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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2050 on: December 28, 2021, 11:35:30 AM »
You'd be happy to have paid for tickets for last 3 days LOL

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2051 on: December 28, 2021, 11:58:21 AM »
You'd be happy to have paid for tickets for last 3 days LOL

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 :laugh: :laugh: I guess Botham will be slinking away with a paper bag over his head, till he can catch a flight home.  :laugh: :laugh: :angel:

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2052 on: December 28, 2021, 11:59:02 AM »
Roland had a Blinder.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2053 on: December 28, 2021, 12:01:30 PM »
I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go…

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2054 on: December 28, 2021, 12:09:32 PM »
Boland too :)
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2055 on: December 28, 2021, 05:22:14 PM »
You'd be happy to have paid for tickets for last 3 days LOL

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 :cheers:

We have tix for the Hobart test.  Well the first three days anyway.....
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2056 on: December 29, 2021, 09:32:27 AM »
Most runs for ENG in Tests in 2021
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2057 on: January 14, 2022, 03:18:57 PM »
The curator of Blundstone Arena must be English...
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2058 on: January 14, 2022, 05:09:31 PM »
The curator of Blundstone Arena must be English...

The climate certainly is

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2059 on: January 16, 2022, 08:42:20 PM »
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2060 on: January 17, 2022, 06:18:29 AM »
Dunno what the curator was thinking. Prepare a green top for the first and only Ashes test in Tassie so it last just 3 days instead of 5...
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2061 on: January 17, 2022, 07:07:40 AM »
Dunno what the curator was thinking. Prepare a green top for the first and only Ashes test in Tassie so it last just 3 days instead of 5...

He was doomed to have a green top after the oval was under water the week before the test.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2062 on: January 17, 2022, 07:55:55 AM »
He was doomed to have a green top after the oval was under water the week before the test.

Ah I wasn't aware of that. We haven't had rain for over a month so I assumed it was the same down there.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2063 on: January 17, 2022, 08:14:08 AM »
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Dunno what the curator was thinking. Prepare a green top for the first and only Ashes test in Tassie so it last just 3 days instead of 5...

england gave up in the end.. last few wickets were fk it. lets go home
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2064 on: January 17, 2022, 08:43:45 AM »
It's times like this that make having a frightfully British friend in the UK, most satisfying! :laugh:
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2065 on: January 17, 2022, 11:49:42 AM »
It's times like this that make having a frightfully British friend in the UK, most satisfying! :laugh:

Since 1986 they have one only six tests in Australia, 11 ashes series, 55 tests, not a great record considering they one three of those in 86 I think.
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2066 on: January 17, 2022, 06:42:56 PM »
Here’s My match report….
Got tickets for the first three days when they came online prior to Christmas….   Thanks Cricket Australia earlybird booking option.  Row 1 or 2 in the David Boon Stand.
Tuesday 4th.  Positive RAT test result after feeling crap for a day or so and having to drive all over town to find a test kit.   Bugger… 
Thursday 6th.  Finally get a positive PCR test.  Into definite isolation.  Snotty nose and feeling crap for a few days (im triple vaxxed, all good).
Thursday 13th, 8:15 AM. TasHealth Text, you’re clear to go….  No symptoms, but takes me until 11:00 every day to get mobile.
Friday.
Day1, The big day.  Meet up with family who have flown in from Melbourne to attend. Bay 13, front Row.  Right next to the Channel 7 commentary set up on ground.  Mel is cute….  Huss very friendly. Warny and Vaughney both engage with the crowd.  You have to give Warny some slack, like him or not, he had kids queuing up along the fence in a line 30 long for selfies, he did each one before leaving.
Brother in law asks what I reckon is a Par Score, I answer 250. At 3 for 12 he says “do you want to change that prediction”.  I stand by it.
Warner 0, Ussy 6, then Smith 0. Pitchis seaming, which it does down here. Yes, the outfield was underwater a week out, but the bigger issue was that the curator couldn’t uncover the centre square until 4 days out.  The pitch preparation was 3 days delayed.  The outfield was immaculate, Bellerive is one of the best drained ovals in Australia.
Head played a blinder.  Afterwards he said he played like he was in England on a seamer. Question – why coudnt the Poms do the same for the entire game?   The pitch most like their own they failed dismally most of the game. Green did well, and the GOAT knocked a few out of the park.
Play suspended because of “rain” as Wood reckoned he couldn’t bowl without falling over after delivery. FFS, the Poms play in these conditions all spring..

Saturday.
Day 2.  The Aussies make it to 303.   Told you so, I say….
Poms bat..  During the early afternoon.  The best batting conditions.
Burns Run out for 0.  Great start.  The rest get a start, but no real application.. Warney drops Woakes on 0.  He top scores with 36  FFS.
Late evening…  Were back in again….  Wood is on fire.  Warner another donut.  He’s negative 36 for the match.  Zip runs in 2 spells and gave Woakes another 36….  Ussy unlucky.  Brute of a ball. Barrel Boland arrives and sees out the remaining time.

Sunday. 
Day 3.
Now seated in the Bay next to the main Wet Area Bar.  A few characters here:
A couple of big guys engaging with Mulan and Robinson over the fence, along with subs (fine leg). Quite a lot of banter, but Security had a few issues here and they are on the lookout for trouble.
I sit here quietly amongst them, knowing that this is exactly the place I don’t want to be when my daughter arrives later in the day.  She’s a Hurricanes supporter, and has been out to a free work lunch with drinks…  (many).    The canes crowd enjoy a good time.
She arrives, and instantly connects with the guys in front.  FML…  No one can whistle like my daughter except perhaps my wife who taught her to whistle before she bad to get a false bottom plate…..
Wood still on fire, but seriously, why cant we put the hook shot away…
Steve Smiths dismissal was an absolute disgrace.  Picture the field.
Deep forward square leg on the boundary.
Deep Backward square leg.
Deep fine leg.
The keeper.
Crawley near us  at long stop.  I have never seen a long stop in test cricket before….. We asked him if their keeper was that bad….
A gully.  No slips at all.
Smith has a look around the field, including all those behind leg, and next ball hits a bumper straight to Mulan at deep backward.  He did not move in inch to take the catch.. Another FFS moment…  The whole crowd could see what  the set up was.
Security officer comes and sits in front of our Bay.  Ask daughter to stop encouraging blokes around her.  Get the “have fun dad, you only live once lecture.”  The mum of one of the blokes on the seat behind us (my age) taps her on the shoulder and says good to see you are enjoying yourself dear… 
Carey lucky, bowled of a no ball – crowd erupts.  Then he gets a favourable DRS.   Crown go mad.
155, missed opportunities.
Poms up.
The daughter goes to catch up with friends.  Blokes seem to have reached their limit, or the bar has closed….. 
0-68.  Heck, this is not looking good at the moment.  Burns going ok.  He has an unusual stance, and moves his upper body a long time before moving his feet. Seems to be working. Nearly tea…   Next ball, the red light bails go flying….   Pi##er.
The next 2 hours I can only explain as the most inept batting display I have ever seen. Root was unluck, he got a shooter, the first one for the match.

So there we go..  A memorable match. Had the Poms stuck it out it should have gone well into day 4.  I feel lucky to have attended, considering the circumstances.  Im still stuffed.  Thank goodness I can still work from home…

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2068 on: March 16, 2022, 02:58:13 PM »
Day 5 vs Pakistan about to start, should be a cracker of a days play. Hope we can get reverse swing going again.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2070 on: December 09, 2022, 02:35:28 PM »
Strange attire to go to cricket these days... dont think you'd have got away with it on the hill at SCG back in the day...



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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2071 on: June 07, 2024, 10:45:47 AM »
Does anyone honestly believe this result? You could have named your odds...

World Cup hosted in USA tryin to break into the market there... USA wins against dodgy nation.. When I lived there... Americans couldnt give 1/1000000000000000000000000000th of a **** about cricket...

https://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/this-is-insane-united-states-stun-cricket-world/news-story/f0fa3faf42e66e8f2d1c23107556795c
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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2072 on: June 07, 2024, 02:37:50 PM »
US still doesn't give a rats about cricket . It's only ex-pats who play ......... Indians , Pakistanis , West Indians , Afghanis , Saffas etc .

Cricket will have as much success in the US as baseball does in Europe. Cricket administrators are dreamers.

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Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
« Reply #2073 on: June 07, 2024, 07:21:33 PM »
Does anyone honestly believe this result? You could have named your odds...

World Cup hosted in USA tryin to break into the market there... USA wins against dodgy nation.. When I lived there... Americans couldnt give 1/1000000000000000000000000000th of a **** about cricket...

https://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/this-is-insane-united-states-stun-cricket-world/news-story/f0fa3faf42e66e8f2d1c23107556795c


It looks like most, if not all, the USA team are actually Indians. Dot, not feather.
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