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Cricket Time!

13 Aug

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by Danilo

Hello Everyone!

Danilo here to bring you the latest news on cricket.

England has regained the ashes! I repeat, England has regained the ashes!

If you’ve been following my posts, you must know the ashes are a series of 5 matches.
Last week England and Australia battled for the fourth time in the series at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire. England won the first and third matches and they needed a victory to regain the ashes and they didn’t disappointed. What a match!
I’ll tell a little bit about what happened.

England won the coin toss and decided to bowl first and something magical happened. Australia was dismissed for 60 runs in just 111 balls. It was the shortest innings in a Test match in history.
Stuart Broad took five wickets from 19 balls, the fastest five-for-in in history, he’s at the top with E. Toshack from Australia, 1947 at the Gabba.
Australia was out before lunch and England started batting. On day two, England declared on 391 runs for 9 wickets, it was time for Australia to bat again. With a target of 331 runs just to even the score, they had much (a lot of) work to be (get) done, but England bowled so well that they didn’t stand a chance. Australia second innings ended 253 all out and England beats Australia by an innings and 78 runs securing the ashes.

Here’s a link to a Recap of what happened – 3 min long.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02z3jhq

Highly recommended for people who wants to improve their listening skills 😉

Next and final match will be held at The Oval, London next Thursday, stay tuned.

See ya!

Cricket Time!

8 Jul

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by Danilo

Hello folks!

It’s summer in UK and that means: Cricket!
The cricket season started a few months ago, but this season is not just any season.

braceThat’s right, The Ashes started today at 7 am BR Time, the venue: Swalec Stadium, Cardiff city, Wales.
The last competition in 2013 went badly for England, ending in a 5-0 loss to Australia or a whitewash as it is called. Now, two years later, they’re playing again in England for the first series of 5 matches. The second and final series will be held in Australia during their (our) summer.
Will England get their revenge on last ashes whitewash? We’ll see.

More info on the topic on http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cricket/
See you later folks!

P.S: If you know jack about cricket and didn’t understand a thing about this post, check this out: https://tribalingua.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/cricket/

It’s just not cricket!

19 Feb

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by Danilo Garcia

 

Hello Folks!

It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog so here I am with some interesting info that you could use to get you to the top!…nope, not really… but that’s ok. You’ll get there eventually anyway. 🙂

Right, today I’m presenting some phrases and idioms commonly used by our fellow friends from Sheffield.
British people love cricket! No surprise there, they invented the damn sport. Because cricket plays a huge part in their culture, some phrases used on the pitch have become part of their daily spoken language. Let’s get started:

“He’s on the back foot” when someone is put on the defensive or outmaneuvered. In cricket it literally means that the batsman has moved their center of gravity onto their back foot – usually a defensive batting technique.

“She’s playing on a sticky wicket” – someone who is likely to get themselves into trouble for one reason or another. Usually as a result of a difficult or embarrassing situation, to mix my metaphors, it is along the lines of “skating on thin ice”. In cricket this describes a pitch with a difficult playing surface (usually wet) causing the ball to behave unpredictably.

“I was stumped” means to have no idea, facing a problem you didn’t see or don’t have a solution for. The stumps are the three upright sticks at the end of the wicket on which two bails (horizontal) sticks sit. In Brazil we call this the “little house”, the bowler or fielder tries to knock the bails off with the ball, in which case the batsman is stumped and out.

“I was hit for six” means to be shocked or surprised and not in a good way. In cricket a “six” is the highest score a batsman can make off a ball (without physically running). Six runs are awarded when the ball is hit past the boundary without hitting or bouncing in the infield.

“She had a good innings” Often used to describe someone who has lived a long life. In cricket a ‘good innings’ is all about perspective, if you are the bowler then it is getting the opposing players out whilst scoring the least number of runs. If you are the batsman then it means the opposite!

“He was bowled over” to be left speechless (in a good way) or pleasantly surprised. The opposite of “hit for six”. In cricket this is where the bowler hits the stumps without the batsman touching the ball with their bat.

“I was caught out” outwitted or outsmarted by another. In cricket it is what it says, when the batsman hits the ball and it is in turn caught by the opposing team.

“It’s just not cricket” You may hear this cry if someone perceives that the rules have been broken. It describes something that is unacceptable, unsportsmanlike behavior.

Hope you enjoyed that…and now show the world what you just learned because if you keep it to yourself, that’s just not cricket.

See you around.