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    导出博客文章The game of cricket is constantly evolving. Genard Avery Jersey . This week, for instance, there was a choice of vastly contrasting Test matches from three different countries, whereas 40 years ago you were lucky if the last session of a days play was on television.Despite the drawn match at Sabina Park, theres a greater percentage of results in the modern game. Scoring rates are up, largely influenced by the need for haste in T20 cricket, where sixes soar over shorter boundaries, propelled by booming bats. Theres also less pad play, with the threat of the DRS hanging over batsmens heads like a poised guillotine.The game also keeps regenerating, with stars like Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson stepping out of the shadows of retired masters. At the other end of the pitch, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin and Yasir Shah are ensuring that pace and wily spinners continue to be a viable threat in the game.However, if you want a contrast to show how cricket and society have changed drastically, turn the clock back to 1975. It was a scorching summer in England, and perhaps the seasons madness can be blamed on excessive heat.The first indication this summer was different occurred when streaker Michael Angelow painted an amusing picture at Lords in just a pair of sneakers and socks. Having been induced by a bet, he hurdled the stumps at both ends, thankfully (for him) managing to clear the bails comfortably.Legendary broadcaster John Arlott was in the radio booth and I can imagine him describing the aftermath in his distinctive Basingstoke brogue: All in readiness now for the resumption of play… two balls remaining.Where streakers are now slapped with a life ban and hefty fines at many venues, Angelow encountered a judge with a sense of humour. On hearing that Angelow had embarked on his stunt for £20, the judge said: Well have that then, and there was no further punishment. Having survived a streaker at Lords, the Australians moved on to Headingley, assuming the madness would abate in the cooler climes of Yorkshire.We were mistaken but not before an enthralling Test match had unfolded over four days. On the penultimate evening, Australia required a further 225 runs with seven wickets in hand and opener Rick McCosker poised on 95, in sight of his first Test century.McCosker was thwarted, not by good bowling but a pitch that was dug up and had oil spilled on it by a London East End protest group, headed by a man named Peter Chappell. The group arranged a series of protests over London cab driver George Davis 20-year gaol sentence for armed robbery.The match was eventually abandoned because the nature of the pitch had been irreversibly changed. The teams then travelled to London for the final Test at The Oval.The night before the Test, my brother Gregs phone rang in his hotel room. A distinctive Cockney accent enquired: Peet-ur Chappell here. Could I get a couple of tickets for the Test match? Unfazed by his namesakes hijinks at Headingley, Greg replied: Peter, Im happy to get you tickets for the Test as long as you promise not to dig up the pitch.Peter kept his end of the bargain but a plain-clothes policeman told me over a drink after play that some copycats had tried to get under the covers and dig up the Oval pitch the previous evening. I then asked if Davis was actually guilty and the policeman explained there was no doubt in his mind. He then added that if Davis was freed, hed soon be back in gaol because he was a recidivist. Sure enough, Davis was set free in 1976 and two years later he was back in gaol after admitting to an armed bank robbery.Ah, the good old days! The 1950s musical comedy about cockney spivs was spot on with the hit song Fings Aint Wot They Used To Be. Denzel Ward Jersey . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Baker Mayfield Jersey . 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It helps us when he plays well.Kuznetsov had gotten off to a slow start this season, but his goal and assist against the Blues gave him his second multi-point game of the year, and the 24-year-olds skill in the offensive zone will help boost Washingtons offensive attack. Kuznetsov now has three goals this season after leading Washington with 20 tallies last year.I thought (Kuznetsov) was dynamic -- he was really skating, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said after Washingtons win. That was the (Kuznetsov) that we all see that he can be. Hes been getting better and better. You can see he was going to have a breakout sooner or later as long as he stayed with the program, and he has.The Sabres are coming off a hard-fought, 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, but got some good news in the return of center Ryan OReilly, who rejoined the teams top line. He played 22:48 in his return, but may havve also showed some rust after missing five games due to an oblique injury. Cheap Browns Jerseys. .I think at time he was a little extended in his energy level, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma told after Wednesdays loss. Hes a great player, but he extended himself in a couple shifts and got stuck out there in the second, one of those long shifts and then the overtime he got stuck out again.The Sabres (7-8-5) have stressed getting back to even on the season, and will have another crack at it against the Capitals, who have been one of the top home teams this season at 7-3-0.It is a big goal of ours to get back to that .500 mark, but you come out and have a good effort against Washington and you consider it a really good week, Sabres captain Brian Gionta told reporters after Wednesdays game.Buffalos goalies, Robin Lehner and Anders Nilsson, have combined for a .930 save percentage, good enough for second in the league. 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