ICC Trophy 2004

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Looking forward to this one, unfortunately haven't been able to get any tickets for the games. Crazy time to hold the tournament though, expect most matches will be rained off although weather has been good of late. Should have played the tournament in mid July-August between the New Zealand and West Indies test series.

Anyway the nature of the tournament is such that an outsider has a big a chance as any to win the thing.

My money's on New Zealand to beat Pakistan in the final.

I don't think the Aussies or the South Africans will make the Semi Finals.

England rely too much on Flintoff and are not strong enough yet to challenge, plus their record in recent World Cup tournaments / ICC trophy series is dismal.
 

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With teams only scheduled to play 2 matches in the qualifying round, the weather might make a farce of it, eg if Australia v NZ gets rained off and that group is decided by whoever beats USA most convincingly.

That would be a risk at any time in an English summer, but the time of year may also make the toss more even more significant than usual.

That said, I hope there are some good matches and that England at least reach the final
 

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I've got tickets for the final, but I'm not very hopeful to see any play to be honest!

I know September so far has been glorious weather wise, but can't see the weather being great at the end of the month :(

Crazy really to organise a tourlament of this magnitude so late on in the year
 

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i'm going :sorted:

england v sri lanka at southampton

should be lots of :beer: :beer: :alcoholic :laugh: :drunk: :jester: :D
 

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England v Zimbabwe, Zim won the toss and put us into bat. 1st over, we're 7-0 with their young bowler having bowled 7 wides.
 

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what do thy mean when they say its the second biggest cricket tournament after the world cup,how many other world tournaments are there.
 

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Kenya going along nicely...then lose 9 wickets for around 25 runs. The collective total of 8 batsmen is 4 !!!

This tournament is pretty embarrasing :sad:
 

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emel bee said:
what do thy mean when they say its the second biggest cricket tournament after the world cup,how many other world tournaments are there.
Its a minority sport. This is the "second" World Cup. :confused: The W Indies, who are a shower at present have Bangladesh at 24/4.

Seems like the other nations have a lot of catching up to do.
 

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I've been enjoying watching bits of games, though the interesting ones start tomorrow. All 8 group games so far have eliminated the 4 minnows, and given one big side in each group a slight upper hand if it rains this weekend.

16th Australia v New Zealand, The Oval
17th Sri Lanka v England, The Rose Bowl
18th South Africa v West Indies, The Oval
19th India v Pakistan, Edgbaston
 

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Well, NZ recovered to 198-9 and Australia 4-1 after one over - Game on
 

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131 all out :eek:


Inzuman wins toss and against all expectations, decides to bat - bad bad move by the looks of it.
 

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Well, I think it's fair to say the Windies ****ed it, winning by 7 wickets with 22 overs to spare. Roll on Saturday. :)
 

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Anyone know where I could get a couple of tickets for the final on Saturday??

It's me old man's birthday on Sunday and I think he'd like the chance to see the Windies in a 'major' final.
 

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Mad Bee said:
Anyone know where I could get a couple of tickets for the final on Saturday??

It's me old man's birthday on Sunday and I think he'd like the chance to see the Windies in a 'major' final.
You'll be lucky Jim !!!

Its officially sold out so I'd reckon its a case of ebay and/or touts on the day.

Could always go to one of those rip off ticket agencies up town as well. Whatever way though you'll pay through the nose methinks if you get some
 

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GABS said:
You'll be lucky Jim !!!

Its officially sold out so I'd reckon its a case of ebay and/or touts on the day.

Could always go to one of those rip off ticket agencies up town as well. Whatever way though you'll pay through the nose methinks if you get some
Hmmm, tickets are £40 face value so a few of those aren't too bad.

Just done a search and came up with this site:

http://www.gumtree.com/

Some decent sales on there. Also some real fruitcakes! Have a look at the 'missed connections' page! :eek:
 

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Mad Bee said:
Hmmm, tickets are £40 face value so a few of those aren't too bad.

Just done a search and came up with this site:

http://www.gumtree.com/

Some decent sales on there. Also some real fruitcakes! Have a look at the 'missed connections' page! :eek:

Would say I'd join ya if got tickets but I am gonna be at the Christening in Solihull... HOW near to the Bees game !!! :cry:
 

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