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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What. A. Result

Cricket World Cup

What can you say about that result for Ireland today against England? Some online bookies gave away their opinions when, halfway through the game, they were offering 400-1 on an Irish victory! I like a punt and that, but I wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole.

England posted a first innings total of 327-8 which I honestly didn't think Ireland would get close to. At 111-5 the Irish looked dead and buried, and heading for an early bath. However, up stepped Kevin O'Brien who smacked 113 off 63 balls (his century coming off 50 balls - fastest in CWC history), the tail held it's nerve, and Ireland won by 3 wickets... stuff of legend!

The BBC's resident Yorkshire mouthpiece, Geoff Boycott, came out with a memorable (and a little offensive) quote close to the end of the game:

"If you leprechauns can't get over the line now, I don't know... My mum could win it from here."

Nice one Boycs. At least you didn't call us a bunch of fucking Paddys. Can't wait to hear his post mortem on the podcast.

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