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Title: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: SteveandViv on January 06, 2011, 04:19:40 PM
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 :-[ Any one else looking for a UK Passport. Thought I might apply.. Were running out of things that were really good at. Kiwis have the Rugby and the League. Now the Poms have the Ashes. What do we have left
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Post by: baldheadedgit on January 06, 2011, 04:23:18 PM
Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, that i like London Town.... lol  ;D
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Post by: DaveT on January 06, 2011, 04:25:32 PM
Weathers crap and they dont have campertrailers  !!! But we can play Cricket !!!!!!!!!!! :cheers:
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Post by: dazzler on January 06, 2011, 04:51:02 PM
Our cricket winning days are over.  There are just not enough kids playing anymore. And the current crew are more interested in getting tatts than actually training.
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Post by: NewcastleKnight on January 06, 2011, 05:02:43 PM
Our cricket winning days are over.  There are just not enough kids playing anymore. And the current crew are more interested in getting tatts than actually training.

Whilst I agree our winning days are over, I don't agree that kids are not playing anymore because they certainly are.  Also when you dominate at the top for so long, a period of approximately 15 years and you keep that ageing team together once they move on you have massive gaps in experience at test level.  Our previous winning ways has really resulted in us losing a whole generation of cricketers and it will take another generation for the team to rebuild.

It was not that long ago the English cricket team was in a similar boat of course an influx of South African cricketers have not done this current team any harm.

To answer the original question however, "yes we do suck..." :laugh:
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Post by: speewa158 on January 06, 2011, 05:29:07 PM
If your camped out in the bush & the world turns to Sh1t  who cares , so lets treg up .  :cheers:
I would still rather be here than anywhere else ! 
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Post by: cancan on January 06, 2011, 05:33:36 PM
Its not over yet, there's still tomorrow and the hope of rain
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Post by: speewa158 on January 06, 2011, 06:08:31 PM
Pack up Treg up Make dust
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Post by: SteveandViv on January 06, 2011, 06:29:48 PM
Yea Speewa.. And this was all in fun. But - We are loosing the cricket in the street type of thing that I would do after school etc. There is no one down at the nets in Broome at the Moment, like my 10 year old.. Rather play play station. We grew up with a yard that let us stage the entire game. On the fence on the full - OUT. Hit the veggies - OUT. nick behind - OUT.

Well you get the drift.. I know there are more serious matters at hand such as QLD at the mo but it sort of stinks to see us loose so bad..
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Post by: ET4Runner on January 06, 2011, 08:21:40 PM
Let's take 'em on at the true campers game: bocce  :cup:
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Post by: GSK33 on January 06, 2011, 08:41:43 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

 :-[ Any one else looking for a UK Passport. Thought I might apply.. Were running out of things that were really good at. Kiwis have the Rugby and the League. Now the Poms have the Ashes. What do we have left

The Southern Stars are doing us proud  ;D

http://www.cricket.com.au/commonwealth-bank-southern-stars (http://www.cricket.com.au/commonwealth-bank-southern-stars)
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Post by: pommiedic on January 06, 2011, 09:12:35 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

 :-[ Any one else looking for a UK Passport. Thought I might apply.. Were running out of things that were really good at. Kiwis have the Rugby and the League. Now the Poms have the Ashes. What do we have left

Well said old boy ;D
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Post by: chrisroche on January 06, 2011, 09:26:04 PM
things are sad - poms win the cricket and the pies the flag.  Back to marbles for me....
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Post by: Bird on June 03, 2013, 08:36:54 PM
And its going to happen again, I can feel the poms will hand our pretend captain his arse on a platter.


Sadly Ch 9 have won the rights again to the Cricket.. I was really hoping for some new commentators.. the current crop of 1 eyed biased loafers are a disgrace....
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Post by: @fnq4now on June 03, 2013, 09:09:41 PM
I love that you've resurrected this thread after two years. And I will forever be chanting Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, whether it be from the crowd or from in front of my TV, regardless of how good or how bad we are doing.
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Post by: GXL4X4 on June 03, 2013, 10:27:31 PM
The Aussie will lose every thing over there so why get excited we have no one in the side that's will do any thing.

That's my 2bobs worth lol


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Post by: lino6 on June 03, 2013, 10:41:14 PM
Love my cricket, but not so much these days. If the Indian tour is anything to go by our national team is in for a world of pain. We are starting to move towards the England model for cricket now, our "all rounder" can't bat or bowl like the poms used to  ;D. And appointing a washed up keeper as VC, may as well have got Healy out of retirement (then we wouldn't have to listen to him commentate). Should just pick 10 bowlers for the first test as they seem to be the only ones making runs!

All I ask for is a decent crack against South Africa "A" in England and the return leg on home soil! And solid performances from P Sids and J Pat - coz they are Victorian  ;D
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Post by: Mace on November 21, 2013, 02:31:28 PM
We still suck at cricket.

Fair dinkum, if Clarke or Watson were playing any other sport except cricket their fittness issues would have ended their careers by now!  8)

EDIT:
Except tiddly winks!
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 21, 2013, 02:42:28 PM
What a disgrace  :-[
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Post by: UIZ733 on November 21, 2013, 02:44:32 PM
We still suck at cricket.

Fair dinkum, if Clarke or Watson were playing any other sport except cricket their fittness issues would have ended their careers by now!  8)

EDIT:
Except tiddly winks!
Harsh...................................... but true!
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Post by: Bird on November 21, 2013, 03:08:29 PM
all the Shit they give broad, he has owned everyone in teh crowd, who are for some reason still booing him.

I agree - Watson and Cluck have to go... but I feel that clarke wont move without a bulldozer

the comments on the live feed on the age are priceless!!!
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Post by: krisandkev on November 21, 2013, 04:30:57 PM
I think you are missing some very important points, as explained by sports commentators.  While the English team were here playing games against Aust A and others, our team were still overseas.  In other words the English have got used to our conditions, the Australian team have not.  Does not make sense and it is not the English fault.  So maybe things will improve for the Aussies as the series goes on.  I hope!!!!   ;D  Also, there are still a number of top players unavailable due to injury.  ???   Kevin
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Post by: gibbo301 on November 21, 2013, 05:58:52 PM
Looks like the bowlers have to do the batting as well maybe they should get rid of all the batters and field a side of allrounders and wicket keepers  ;D
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Post by: alnjan on November 21, 2013, 06:13:28 PM
Just replace the batters with bowlers, we might do okay
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Post by: lino6 on November 21, 2013, 06:21:20 PM
So I reckon the 11 should look like this;

Rogers
Finch
Falkner
M Marsh
Maxwell
Hastings
Agar
Paine
Siddle
Harris
Who ever is fit out of Starc Pattinson Cummings

Bowlers seem to make more runs anyway. Rogers because it would be disrespectful to the opposition to have no "batsmen". Finch for the entertainment, Paine to give him a go but would be happy to have Wade back. Make Agar captain. Whats the worst that could happen, we loose a few tests?
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 21, 2013, 06:27:03 PM
I think you are missing some very important points, as explained by sports commentators.  While the English team were here playing games against Aust A and others, our team were still overseas.  In other words the English have got used to our conditions, the Australian team have not.  Does not make sense and it is not the English fault.  So maybe things will improve for the Aussies as the series goes on.  I hope!!!!   ;D  Also, there are still a number of top players unavailable due to injury.  ???   Kevin

At an elite level though they should be able to play their sport anywhere I realise all wickets and grounds play differently but the aussie's should be able to play on these grounds and grounds in India, England, New Zealand etc that is what they get paid for.  If hack players stopped getting games just because and they tried some others they might go a little further.  I hope though that you are right and that things improve as the series goes on.   :cheers:
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Post by: Bird on November 21, 2013, 06:35:45 PM
Quote from: krisandkev
I think you are missing some very important points, as explained by sports commentators. 
Ch 9 making excuses?

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While the English team were here playing games against Aust A and others, our team were still overseas.  In other words the English have got used to our conditions, the Australian team have not.
Our team lives here... if they aren't used to it... then they never will be.

also I believe that nobody has played on this new "drop in" pitch before..
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 21, 2013, 06:51:12 PM
Never been a Clarke fan, but it seems he's pretty hard to knock off the perch for some reason. Don't know why, he's not a captains A$$hole  ???
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Post by: Bird on November 21, 2013, 06:58:36 PM
Quote from: Black Diamond
Never been a Clarke fan, but it seems he's pretty hard to knock off the perch for some reason. Don't know why, he's not a captains A$$hole  ???
sad but true..
Same as many though, once they are in the team, and their roots are embedded they are there for life, no matter how Shit they are
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Post by: Brutus on November 21, 2013, 07:20:30 PM
Wait for it from Clark, "let's take the positives out of it". Stuff that mate, how about rebuilding the team with talented youth and players deserving of a crack. Seriously how Watson still gets a game is bewildering??? He better bowl well as Faulkner should have played before Watson.

Going to be a long summer with a mouthy pom at work >:(
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Post by: lino6 on November 21, 2013, 07:30:09 PM
Going to be a long summer with a mouthy pom at work >:(

Used to work with a mouthy pom, I shut him up by asking if he has a South African passport too!!!  ;D
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Post by: nbd73 on November 21, 2013, 08:23:43 PM
... Also, there are still a number of top players unavailable due to injury.  ???   Kevin
Since we batted today, please tell us all who the injured batsmen are that would have made the team...
Seriously, the reactions here are sooo negative yet nobody has put forward a serious alternative top 6 that could do much better.  Analysis first, and the prime candidate for venting frustration at should be one D Warner.  This guy simply has NFI when it comes to batting in 2 innings cricket under pressure, and for the sake of our country's cricket future should be immediately confined to short format games forever.  Move the maligned Watson back to open and bring in a BATSMAN, not a half breed "all rounder" who can't hold his place in the team as a bowler or batsman alone.   My suggestion: select haddin as a batter and bring in Hartley from our sunny state to keep.  Ridiculous?  Maybe, maybe not, but at least haddin plays positive and within his limits, unlike Warner who has a head swell commensurate with the God like status afforded the players of the modern era. And give guys a go > Hughes, Kawaja, Cowan these guys must wonder what the heck they have done wrong.  Pick a side for a SERIES, give that team a go, and then assess/drop/etx.  The recent English series had so much chopping & changing in the top 6 nobody except Clarke knew what was what.
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Post by: Mace on November 21, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
Yeah, some reasonable comments.

Firstly, let Watson prove he can stand up and play for more that three tests in a row, and learn how to move his feet. Lost track of now many times he has got out cheaply just before lunch and put pressure on those down the order. His records speaks for itself, only three test hundreds in his career, but still considered the great white hope!

Haddin, you must be joking, yep he is a good keeper, put putting faith in a 37 year old as a batsman for the future is crazy.

Hughes, kawaja and co, agree completely, let them consolidate.

Clarke, great bat, but is being restricted by his inability to hit across the line, hook or sweep. Stood there unable to move today and got picked of.

I'll stand by my initial comment, any other sport but cricket Clarke and Watson would be pensioned off.  Playing at this level makes it very hard to hide if you can't adapt your game to match your physical ability.  Peitersen to his credit has done so reasonably well.
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Post by: nbd73 on November 22, 2013, 07:05:16 AM
My suggestion RE Haddin was for this series only. I'm not saying he is a long term solution, but there isn't anyone else putting their hand up at the highest level.  At some ooint a team has to be selected that can possibly win a test or series NOW. You can't always be planning for the future. Watson is simply not technically good enough at the highest level against the best bowlers under test match rules & conditions. He is very much a flat track bully and destroyer of average attacks in the mould of David Hookes in the 70's & 80's. In short form cricket he knows roughly the line and length of each delivery he is going to receive (otherwise the ridiculous rules make it wide or no ball). This allows him to pre meditate his shots to an extent. He sets himself very early, has firm wrists (hence lots of nicks) and shuffles across his stumps playing for deliveries outside off, knowing full well that in short cricket any ball on the stumps that is even marginally heading towards leg is called wide. Unfortunately in test cricket this leads to him being highly susceptible to LBW. But who else is better? At least he has 3 tons, don't forget it took S Waugh 27 tests to get his first, then he fell in a hole and was dropped, and then returned with the grit and determination that made him an all time top 10 Aussie batsman.
That's my take on the situation anyway.
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Post by: Bird on November 22, 2013, 10:25:39 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/streaking-bacon-spectator-smuggles-pig-into-gabba-20131121-2xyry.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/streaking-bacon-spectator-smuggles-pig-into-gabba-20131121-2xyry.html)
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: alnjan on November 22, 2013, 10:45:25 AM
bit of bad luck for Haddin, never was a second run in it
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Post by: Bird on November 22, 2013, 02:38:46 PM
Look for an indian bookmaker in the crowd....
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Post by: boxxy on November 22, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
England 8 for 91
Looks like our bowlers at least are having a dig
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Post by: muzza01 on November 22, 2013, 02:44:41 PM
Maybe we don't suck today ;D
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Post by: Mace on November 22, 2013, 03:05:42 PM
Quote from the Age online from twitterverse.

"This is the worst batting since yesterday",

 ;D

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Post by: krisandkev on November 22, 2013, 03:08:21 PM
Just put the TV to check the score, England 8 for 99.....   Early in the game, but I think some Myswagers should get ready to apologise.....  Come on Aussies....  Beat the poms and certain Myswagers.  :cheers:   Kevin
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 22, 2013, 03:51:41 PM
Maybe we don't suck today ;D

Nah, our team still sucks and badly, but in this case, the Poms suck even worser and worser.  :D
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 22, 2013, 03:53:09 PM
Let's see if they can do any better in the second innings

 A few people eating humble pie I think



GG
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Post by: swanny on November 22, 2013, 03:56:29 PM
Let's see if they can do any better in the second innings

 A few people eating humble pie I think


GG

I think ur onto something there....hahaha.... :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Murph on November 22, 2013, 04:00:02 PM
We suck at cricket! Not as good as the Poms!
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Post by: lino6 on November 22, 2013, 04:09:13 PM
3 years ago we knocked the poms over cheap in the first with a Siddle hat trick. Then n their second innings were 1/500 odd so I'm not counting any chickens yet, but well done to the bowlers. I absolutely hope Johnson proves me wrong and manages to bowl that good all season. But the biggest problem for a while hasn't been the bowlers as they are making plenty of runs!  ;D
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Post by: Mace on November 22, 2013, 04:53:49 PM
Let's see if they can do any better in the second innings

 A few people eating humble pie I think


Not me for one, stand by everything I've said about Watson and Clarke.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Bird on November 22, 2013, 05:13:58 PM
Not me for one, stand by everything I've said about Watson and Clarke.

 :cheers:
x2
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 22, 2013, 05:29:17 PM
Not me for one, stand by everything I've said about Watson and Clarke.

 :cheers:

X3 mostly mine is about Watson and a bit Haddin.  I wont be sorry for saying things about them I am not saying I can play better but they get paid to do this so do a good job or bugger off.  Glad to see at this stage still 0 for 63 would love to beat the poms this summer
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 22, 2013, 08:02:48 PM
 
Quote from the Age online from twitterverse.

"This is the worst batting since yesterday",

 ;D
:cup:
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Post by: booga on November 22, 2013, 09:08:47 PM
Whats ironic is it was a batting wicket lol
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Post by: Mace on November 23, 2013, 02:29:55 PM
Yeah well done clarky.

Another great effort from watto!

 8)
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Post by: froggy on November 23, 2013, 06:15:37 PM
Some seriously uneducated people here.
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Post by: nbd73 on November 23, 2013, 09:07:30 PM
Some seriously uneducated people here.
Care to elaborate? Interested to know who is "seriously uneducated" in this discussion.  Everyone has an opinion, from MY opinion/point if view I'm yet to read anything offensive or completely dumb. I am ready to eat humble pie RE warner, was wrong wrong wrong. Watson: best not discuss in a public arena.
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Post by: kylarama on November 23, 2013, 09:27:57 PM
Can't say I really had any real interest in cricket until Australia appointed a coach with the nickname Boof!

I've certainly enjoyed the last 2 days :cheers:
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Post by: alnjan on November 23, 2013, 09:56:18 PM
Been a real different two days to the last several years.   Wait to see the end result of the series though
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Post by: froggy on November 24, 2013, 04:31:58 AM
Care to elaborate? Interested to know who is "seriously uneducated" in this discussion.  Everyone has an opinion, from MY opinion/point if view I'm yet to read anything offensive or completely dumb. I am ready to eat humble pie RE warner, was wrong wrong wrong. Watson: best not discuss in a public arena.
Uneducated - sorry that was too harsh, but a few people are a fair way off the mark IMO.
For starters people flying off the handle before  England have batted, you really need to wait until both teams have batted to put it into perspective.
For someone to say clarkes not a captains arsehole wtf? He's a great captain, statistically better than Ponting and Waugh with a 10x worse team. Tactically he's a far better captain than ponting. And he's been our best  batter for the last couple of years.
Someone else flew of the handle about warner, not being able to handle test cricket, well his second innings was well measured.
No issues with Watson never getting a game again.
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Post by: UIZ733 on November 24, 2013, 08:09:10 AM
Wonder if the Pommy press are roasting their team yes?  ;D
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 24, 2013, 08:24:56 AM
For someone to say clarkes not a captains arsehole wtf?
That must have been me squire ;D I apologise for hitting your soft spot, just my opinion   :-*

Let's see if your mate Clarke can back up in the next test, or should I say let hope :)

:cheers:
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Post by: froggy on November 24, 2013, 08:42:29 AM
That must have been me squire ;D I apologise for hitting your soft spot, just my opinion   :-*

Let's see if your mate Clarke can back up in the next test, or should I say let hope :)

:cheers:
I can understand people have a dislike of him as a person (even though to me he comes across as a good person, not arrogant. But he obviously has issues as a few former players have issues with him. Although the average person pot shotting him wouldn't know him, they're not in the dressing room.) But cannot understand how someone can fault him as a cricketer or captain. I think people confuse his personality with his cricketing nature/achievements when they shoot him down.
Can you fault him cricket wise?
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Post by: Teabag on November 24, 2013, 09:24:29 AM
IMO, Clarke is Austealia's best batsman by a margin. He is also a pretty good tactician of the game but there is more to being a Captain than these qualities. His ability to unite a TEAM is lacking hence the fractions throughout the team. He appears to be quite selfish and not understanding of his players and their requirement. Understanding your team mates and respecting their needs and processes is just as important. This is exactly what Boof brings to the team.....There is more to Captancy than being a great player, it is a team sport.....:-)
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 24, 2013, 09:30:52 AM
IMO, Clarke is Austealia's best batsman by a margin. He is also a pretty good tactician of the game but there is more to being a Captain than these qualities. His ability to unit a TEAM is lacking hence the fractions throughout the team. He appears to be quite selfish and not understanding of his players and their requirement. Understanding your team mates and respecting their needs and processes is just as important. This is exactly what Boof brings to the team.....There is more to Captancy than being a great player, it is a team sport.....:-)
Well said TB, hit the nail on the head :cheers:

BD
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Post by: Rumpig on November 24, 2013, 09:36:58 AM
Well said TB, hit the nail on the head :cheers:

BD
yep can't say i disagree with that sentiment at all either
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Post by: lino6 on November 24, 2013, 03:49:21 PM
Bit more confident nor Cook is out!
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Post by: UIZ733 on November 24, 2013, 08:33:54 PM
Jason Day, Wallabies and Cricketers......
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Post by: 03GV on November 24, 2013, 09:33:03 PM
IMO, Clarke is Austealia's best batsman by a margin. He is also a pretty good tactician of the game but there is more to being a Captain than these qualities. His ability to unite a TEAM is lacking hence the fractions throughout the team. He appears to be quite selfish and not understanding of his players and their requirement. Understanding your team mates and respecting their needs and processes is just as important. This is exactly what Boof brings to the team.....There is more to Captancy than being a great player, it is a team sport.....:-)

I'd agree with that except for I'd add get rid of that useles flog Watson, who is the fracture in the team! He's easy to understand, and his needs are he is an injury prone whinger. :-*
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Post by: Teabag on November 24, 2013, 09:51:03 PM
I'd agree with that except for I'd add get rid of that useles flog Watson, who is the fracture in the team! He's easy to understand, and his needs are he is an injury prone whinger. :-*

Mate, I agree to a point with Watson. Is he a talented player? Yes. Is he used correctly by his Captain and respected by him? Unknown. Does Watson deserve to be dropped? Yes. He needs to go back to Sheild cricket and prove consistency and fitness for both aspects of the game. I also don't think Clarke uses him correctly and the respect between to two isn't good for each other, nor the team. Clarke has been at the centre of most of the personality fractions in the Aust team since joining. Clarke and Symonds, Clarke and Katich, with it now spilling over to Clarke and Watson. Common denominator is? Should Clarke be in the team, enphatic yes but not Captain nor Vice IMO. As Captain, Clarke needs to unite the team for one goal and this is the one major attribute Clarke lacks or appears to lack. Watson has the potential and I'm sure would succeed under the right leadership....IMO
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Post by: alnjan on November 24, 2013, 09:58:08 PM
It is all Empire Building.  Same has happened before.  If Captain doesn't like them regardless of how good a player they are they are out of the team. 
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Post by: Teabag on November 24, 2013, 10:07:51 PM
It is all Empire Building.  Same has happened before.  If Captain doesn't like them regardless of how good a player they are they are out of the team. 

To some degree, I agree with that. I played the game for many, many years at 1st Grade level and the politics in the game is beyond crazy even at my level. Was one of the main reasons I retired early was due to that as it was affecting the fun. Sport needs to be about fun and if the players are not enjoying it then you have a major problem. I have always believed that your No 3 batsman is your best batsman in the team. Hence, I think this is where Clarke should bat and if Watson is to persist in the side as an All-Rounder then he bats at 6. Watson isn't mentally strong enough for the rigours of Test Cricket. ODI and T20 is his gig....
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Post by: bluejay on November 24, 2013, 10:19:10 PM
lets get thommo/lillee ,marsh  border a couple of chappells back so it fun again we can drop our pants and bowl a few under arms and hit people with the bat  those were the days!!
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Post by: achjimmy on November 25, 2013, 06:33:55 AM
I just hope Mitch keeps the pornstache . Reminds me of the good old days  :laugh:
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Post by: froggy on November 25, 2013, 06:35:03 AM

It is all Empire Building.  Same has happened before.  If Captain doesn't like them regardless of how good a player they are they are out of the team.
This with all due respect is rubbish, Watson has been played throughout his career, even when he hasn't been in great form. Also now the captain isn't a selector, which he shouldn't have been on the first place.
People also forget there were personality clashes both under ponting and Waugh. So are people going to slam them for not uniting the side. These days it just been a little more publicly aired and not by Clarke.
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Post by: D4D on November 25, 2013, 06:37:54 AM
I just hope Mitch keeps the pornstache . Reminds me of the good old days  :laugh:


Indeed, he is channelling big Merve O0

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2013/11/24/1226767/330011-d4b2b1c8-54ec-11e3-ac26-8e8f2d160a68.jpg)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: lino6 on November 25, 2013, 06:56:13 AM
So 1-0 up, is the opposite to where I thought we'd be! And I hope Johnson keeps going and doesn't do a "Johnson" and only perform in 1 test a year this time.

As for Watson, he must have some photos or something to blackmail the selectors with. How many players are given 40+ innings between hundreds but are told they can hold a place as a batsman? Where was Shaun Marsh's 40+ innings grace period?

For now, I have my fingers crossed the poms don't bounce back and kill us off 1-3 in the series. Cook looked to be getting back into the swing of things and I will trust Jimmy Anderson is out of form if he had a broken leg or his bowling arm fell off. They just don't seem to be a team that will roll over and our bloke still don't look like world beaters just yet (in my opinion). But all of that aside, watching bad cricket is still better than the best ever day at work  ;D
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Moggy on November 25, 2013, 08:39:14 AM
Wow, What a difference 3 days makes. A real Red letter weekend for OZ sports fans
Thursday 4pm sitting on a boat drinking tinnies, heading to reef after listening to cricket for best part of the day. A little despondent with Aus at 7/180,   :'( oh well at least its good having one K. O'Keefe on the radio again. Pondering whether i had jumped the gun for my boxing day test tickets  :'(  :'(  :'(.
Reception lost, concentrated on drinking & fishing.
Fast forward to Sunday arve after much liquid gold consumption, smashed up fingers & a moderately successful trip, i start to ponder the weekends sports news.
Oh well... lets review based on Thursday
1. A. Scott & J. Day tried really well, but after Adam Scott had a 9 on a hole on thursday.......oh well maybe next time.........WRONG.......... they bloody won.  :cup:
2. Walabies, well lets be honest they havent been the most inspiring national team of late............WRONG...........they bloody won.  :D
3. Kangaroos......well at least they're certs, though for a minute pondered the embarrassment if the fijians knocked us off........NEVER......Look out kiwis  :D  >:D
4. Cricketers..... i was thinking at least by us batting first we wouldnt have to follow on...You can imagine my utter amazment that by the time we got some reception, they were walking off due to rain with Poms at 9/179???, WTF has happened in the last three days, had nothing on how Aus 1st innings ended or the Poms or Aus 2nd innings. Frantically trying to get phone reception for some updates & info & then gobsmacked when i do & see Aus got 295 & 7/401 WOW  :D what a turnaround. And then bowl them out for a pissy 136 & 179.  :D
All of a sudden feeling a bit more enthusiastic about Melbourne trip.
But what is really interesting is reading the preceding days comments here after the event. Now I'm no expert just a diehard Aus fan no matter what sport, but some people must be having humble pie for breakfast because i dont think anybody anticipated an Aussie victory.
Now some of the comments may have some validity, but really unless your directly involved with the team & selections none of us have any idea, and i do sort of agree with some of them, but hey if they keep winning & we get ASHES back i dont give a sh!t.
So BRING IT ON.  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2013, 01:32:25 PM
Some classics here

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/as-england-whinge-about-ashes-sledging-we-remind-them-of-the-beauty-of-this-cricket-artform/story-fndpt0dy-1226767824860 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/as-england-whinge-about-ashes-sledging-we-remind-them-of-the-beauty-of-this-cricket-artform/story-fndpt0dy-1226767824860)

Glenn McGrath to West Indian batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan: "What does Brian Lara's c..k taste like?

Sarwan didn't take kindly to the inference that he and his team-mates worshipped the great Brian Lara. His reply was both swift and deliciously crude: "I don't know, ask your wife".

McGrath didn't deal kindly with that and uttered all sorts of obscenities. It's worth mentioning that at the time, the late Jane McGrath had not yet been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Glenn McGrath - "You mention my f..cking wife again and I'll rip your f..king throat out!"
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Moggy on November 25, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
Another i remember reading about (tho cant remember the players involved) was something like this
Bowler said to batsman after delivering 5 consective bouncers that went through to the keeper " hey its red & round & your supposed to try & hit it"

Batsman after dispatching the next ball to the stands duly replied " You know what it looks like, so now go & get it"

Not sure but think one DK Lillee was involved & perhaps Viv Richards (could be urban myth)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 25, 2013, 03:12:39 PM
Another i remember reading about (tho cant remember the players involved) was something like this
Bowler said to batsman after delivering 5 consective bouncers that went through to the keeper " hey its red & round & your supposed to try & hit it"

Batsman after dispatching the next ball to the stands duly replied " You know what it looks like, so now go & get it"

Not sure but think one DK Lillee was involved & perhaps Viv Richards (could be urban myth)


Read that one this morning on ninemsn Viv and Greg Thomas.  Here is a link to a few others they had on there.

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/slideshowajax/130638/crickets-most-memorable-sledges.slideshow (http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/slideshowajax/130638/crickets-most-memorable-sledges.slideshow)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2013, 06:49:26 PM
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271)

Jonathan Trott has dropped a bombshell on the England team by quitting the tour of Australia immediately due to a stress-related illness. 
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Teabag on November 25, 2013, 07:13:56 PM
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271)

Jonathan Trott has dropped a bombshell on the England team by quitting the tour of Australia immediately due to a stress-related illness. 


Coincidence or was Warner onto something? Wish him well but maybe Warner was right?
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 25, 2013, 07:25:27 PM
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/embattled-england-no3-jonathan-trott-flies-home-with-a-stressrelated-illness/story-fndpt0dy-1226768146271)

Jonathan Trott has dropped a bombshell on the England team by quitting the tour of Australia immediately due to a stress-related illness.


Regardless of the sport or what country he is from or what country he plays for wish him well in his recovery that would be a tough decision to leave the tour.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Black Diamond on November 25, 2013, 08:06:42 PM
Yep would be tuff alright, who knows what's happening in his personal life. Good luck.

BD :cheers:
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: gibbo301 on November 26, 2013, 03:46:16 PM
lol
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: mrdenn1s on November 27, 2013, 12:20:55 PM
Dodgy plug for our cricket podcast:

Take a listen!

https://soundcloud.com/cant-bowl-cant-throw/ep-3-cant-bowl-cant-throw
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 07, 2013, 01:06:47 PM
Mitch on a hat trick, poms 7/117 chasing 570, doesn't get any better than that :)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: alnjan on December 07, 2013, 01:26:34 PM
About time he learnt to bowl at the wickets. 
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: krisandkev on December 07, 2013, 02:20:48 PM
The non believers here must be very upset that the Aussies are doing so well. Hang your head in shame!  :-[ 
Go you good thing.  ;D
Kevin
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 07, 2013, 02:30:14 PM
Mitch finishes them off with 7/40 from 17 :cup:
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: nbd73 on December 07, 2013, 03:02:09 PM
Watson, under no pressure whatsoever, has failed yet again. He certainly will be saving on sun screen this summer given how little time he spends batting.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Teabag on December 07, 2013, 03:43:08 PM
Watson, under no pressure whatsoever, has failed yet again. He certainly will be saving on sun screen this summer given how little time he spends batting.

Agree but bowled OK. Plus, I'm sure they where sent for quick runs but yes failed....:-)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Murph on December 07, 2013, 04:06:56 PM
It's not that Watto failed but the way he failed !
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: alnjan on December 07, 2013, 04:45:28 PM
same can be said for Clark, just as inconsistent   
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: nbd73 on December 07, 2013, 05:36:32 PM
same can be said for Clark, just as inconsistent
Inconsistent? 2 centuries in 4 innings this series thus far. That ranks with any player in any series ever played. Bit early to call him inconsistent. Check his average over the last 2 years> that's usually a good indicator of consistency, rather than career average. Ignoring England where EVERY batsman struggled, he has been a superior player.
Disagree, please prove me wrong....
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: alnjan on December 07, 2013, 06:04:13 PM
http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3067 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3067)

As inconsistent as any other batter I guess,  Just sick of the commentators referring to Clark as as the worlds best batsman, some comments making him better then Bradman.  I don't know what they base that comment on

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=0225 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=0225)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: nbd73 on December 07, 2013, 07:11:30 PM
http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3067 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3067)

As inconsistent as any other batter I guess,  Just sick of the commentators referring to Clark as as the worlds best batsman, some comments making him better then Bradman.  I don't know what they base that comment on

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=0225 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=0225)

Every player who does well for a period is inevitably compared to the incomparable . Rather than the Don's chart, how about putting up the best 3 or5 of the current players: I am sure Clarke's batting would compare favourably. Leave him alone as a player, captaincy & personality are separate issues. If you don't like him just state why, but don't say his contributions as a batter are inconsistent compared to any other modern day player.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Moggy on December 07, 2013, 07:40:14 PM
My boxing day tickets have increased in value exponentially
Although we may well haqve ashes secured by then  :D
Well i guess the VIP Breakfast will be chirpy   ;D
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: kylarama on December 07, 2013, 09:36:07 PM
Looks like Ian Botham's prediction of a 5 - nil series could be bang on...       


Man we suck at cricket ;D
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Pog on December 08, 2013, 08:22:14 AM
I just arrived at the Adelaide Oval. Can't wait to see smith get to 50, Warner get his Ton this morning, and then maybe try to pile a few more on quickly.... Then to get the Poms in and bowl them out this afternoon / this evening would be good.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 08, 2013, 10:05:29 AM
I just arrived at the Adelaide Oval. Can't wait to see smith get to 50, Warner get his Ton this morning, and then maybe try to pile a few more on quickly....

You won't see that as Clarke has declared without another ball being bowled...
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: lino6 on December 08, 2013, 03:33:53 PM
I've never been happier to be wrong about Mitch Johnson. Wonder how long it will last this time?

This 4th innings is more like how the series will finish I reckon. The poms batting a bit better and our bowlers not getting it as easy with the ball.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Moggy on December 08, 2013, 04:10:48 PM
Good to see Aussies laughing with each other, good team karma. Some players have finally realized there's no "I" in TEAM

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Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: achjimmy on December 09, 2013, 09:26:25 AM
Weather is not looking good in Adelaide.  ???
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: bushbandit on December 09, 2013, 11:10:53 AM
Go the Aussies you good thing. One more boys.

https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/sustainability-and-community/community/partnerships/our-club.html (https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/sustainability-and-community/community/partnerships/our-club.html)

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Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 09, 2013, 11:11:29 AM
All over :cup:
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2013, 11:13:17 AM
As happy as I am to see the poms smashed, I still don't have a lot of confidence. But as a cricket lover, I hope the boys prove me wrong!  :cup:

Would still love to see Watson replaced as well as Haddin. The last Aussie to make a test 100 was dropped 4 tests later so maybe history will repeat?!
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: muzza01 on December 09, 2013, 11:16:09 AM
Well done and dusted
 Score two/sh!t.
 :cup:
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Malcur on December 09, 2013, 04:11:55 PM
Quote
Would still love to see Watson replaced as well as Haddin. The last Aussie to make a test 100 was dropped 4 tests later so maybe history will repeat?!

Strange comment regarding Haddin. As far as I recall, the last Aussie to make a test 100 was Haddin himself in this test. Previously Clarke in same test, Clarke in first test, then Smith and Watson in 5th test in England and before that Chris Rogers in 4th test in England. None of these guys have been dropped yet  ???

Haddin is keeping well and batting well. Why would you even consider dropping him.

Mal
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2013, 06:19:36 PM
Strange comment regarding Haddin. As far as I recall, the last Aussie to make a test 100 was Haddin himself in this test. Previously Clarke in same test, Clarke in first test, then Smith and Watson in 5th test in England and before that Chris Rogers in 4th test in England. None of these guys have been dropped yet  ???

Haddin is keeping well and batting well. Why would you even consider dropping him.

Mal

My bad was supposed to say last aussie keeper. Just can't understand why they bang on about youth then appoint a 37 year old keeper VC. Wade was batting better, but his keeping not up to it I will concede. But Haddin in England not much better.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: nbd73 on December 09, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
Wade was batting better, but his keeping not up to it I will concede. But Haddin in England not much better.

Wade batting better? Evidence.....
 http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3910 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=3910)
 http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=2707 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerBatGraph.asp?PlayerID=2707)
Now look at the last part of the 2 graphs, and then qualify that against the opposition, the venues, and the circumstantial pressure.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Pog on December 09, 2013, 08:58:34 PM
I think Haddin is doing a good job with the bat and the gloves. Why dump him when he's playing well?
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: booga on December 09, 2013, 11:00:55 PM
Far out some of these comments make me wonder if perhaps half the posters are in fact poms - whinge much?

Change the topic to we rock at Cricket....

I've not enjoyed a test series as much as the last 2 games in years, The mind games being played by the 'mo' (hes so gotta keep it) remind me of the glory days of Australian cricket and the next test is at the wacca holly smokes look out it's only going to get bouncier and faster...... $100 says Johnson tops 155kph and takes Broads head off.

I doubt England will top 200 for both innings on that pitch, the only chance they had was at Adelaide and they blew that by playing conservative.... dont they understand you have to be aggressive on these fast Aussie pitches? Adelaide being the exception obviously.

Bring it on I say and boo to the neigh sayers

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Garfish on December 10, 2013, 05:48:36 AM
Oi oi oi

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 10, 2013, 06:03:10 AM
$100 says Johnson tops 155kph and takes Broads head off.


In a Shield game recently at the WACA, Johnson bowled a bouncer that hit the sight screen on the second bounce :cup:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/cricket/the-express-pace-of-mitchell-johnson-captivating-a-nation-breathing-life-into-test-cricket/story-fnii0bxd-1226778270491 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/cricket/the-express-pace-of-mitchell-johnson-captivating-a-nation-breathing-life-into-test-cricket/story-fnii0bxd-1226778270491)
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2013, 07:32:09 AM
I think Haddin is doing a good job with the bat and the gloves. Why dump him when he's playing well?
I agree. It's interesting that we wants to play on until 2015 World cup. Its a shame Tim Paine got injured as i thought he was looking like a good prospect at the time.
The trouble with/for keepers now is that Gilly set such a high standard, both with bat & gloves, that anyone who follows is always on a flogging to nothing
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 16, 2013, 08:52:07 AM
That was a ripper inswinging ball form Johnson that took out Broads foot and his wicket.

The urn is within our grasp, can the poms stand up and win/draw, I doubt it...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2013, 08:54:31 AM
They should declare now and at least attempt to make a game of it (not that they have chance anyway), not the snooze fest it is now... no point scoring 1200 runs and making it boring as Shit.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 16, 2013, 10:20:07 AM
Due to the 40+ heat Clarke needs to give his bowlers a rest so they can come out fresh and take 10 wickets. If you can call Warner's 100 a snooze fest then you should be watching 20/20 cricket instead of a test match.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2013, 10:26:59 AM
Quote from: D4D
Due to the 40+ heat Clarke needs to give his bowlers a rest so they can come out fresh and take 10 wickets. If you can call Warner's 100 a snooze fest then you should be watching 20/20 cricket instead of a test match.

Maybe its just me, but in any sport I'm happier when its nailbiting than just a one sided boring game. if I had tix to boxing day, I'd give em away.

Then again you'd have got good odds on the poms before game 1... I'll look out for a indian bookie in the crowd...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Thruster on December 16, 2013, 10:30:30 AM
Even if we end up 600 ahead after our second innings, it isn't going to be boring to me. I wish I was at home where I could then watch every ball of the Aussies seeking to win the match and put the series beyond doubt. Yes the poms will play boring cricket and try and survive rather than win, but even if we declared overnight, they will still do the same like they did in Adelaide. I would like to see us bat until either just before or just after lunch to sap some more strength out of the Poms in the Pert heat as for the first time in a little while, we have the bowing attack that can win games and win them well. Plus Watson needs some time in the middle to get some form back.

I had the great plessure of a rare lazy day yesterday and nearly watched the entire day's play. Being in QLD, the Perth test is one of my favourites because there's still a few hours play left to be watched after work.


They should declare now and at least attempt to make a game of it (not that they have chance anyway), not the snooze fest it is now... no point scoring 1200 runs and making it boring as ****.
Title: Re: We suck at cricket....
Post by: Pog on December 16, 2013, 01:04:50 PM
As happy as I am to see the poms smashed, I still don't have a lot of confidence. But as a cricket lover, I hope the boys prove me wrong!  :cup:

Would still love to see Watson replaced as well as Haddin. The last Aussie to make a test 100 was dropped 4 tests later so maybe history will repeat?!

Watson appears to be seeing them alright today...

End of over 77 (22 runs) Australia 295/3
76.6   Swann to Watson, SIX, floated up, Watson is on the rampage and this goes many a mile over wide long-on again. This is like watching a
          man kicking a kitten

76.5    Swann to Watson, no run, pushed through on the stumps, pushed back down the track
76.4    Swann to Watson, SIX, another maximum, into the stands at wide long-on, he came out to the pitch and blootered the ball way back over
           the fence
76.3    Swann to Watson, no run, flatter, on the stumps and defended
76.2    Swann to Watson, SIX, more punishment, this time Watson smokes Swann back over his head and straight into the crowd
76.1    Swann to Watson, FOUR, tossed up and hammered down the ground, easily beating the man at long-on to the rope

Warner has been seeing it alright, Smith, Clarke, Haddin and Rogers all with respectable scores in the last few tests...

The Bowlers are going alright, so I don't see too many reasons to go changing the team just yet, and I reckon that might be Boofs rationale as well. Shows that the rotation policy of the last few years was floored IMO.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 16, 2013, 04:46:25 PM
Poms 3/76, at least it is a quick death :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: booga on December 16, 2013, 06:01:57 PM
The bloody POMS are playing for a draw, I really hate watching this style of cricket so damn boring (ROOT 18 of 88 FFS have a go mate) at least it seams the Aussies are in good spirits and enjoying what will eventually be the return of the Ashes.

And whats with Root challenging his own wicket without even questioning his team mate, just very poor sportsmanship that and all too common

I think the english team gave up TBH barely a captains knock and discipline so low it almost resembles a 12yo game.

Not sure I'd bother watching the boxing day test, but I just brought a 12v TV so I can watch it on Moreton will be too easy to switch it off and go fishing me thinks
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Thruster on December 16, 2013, 07:14:27 PM
They're temporarily making a game of it at the moment!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: muzza01 on December 16, 2013, 07:35:06 PM
5 for 228. Knocking on wood.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Thruster on December 17, 2013, 06:21:22 AM
I'm with you Muzza - we should still do it. I think the end of the day came at the right time for the Aussies. Refresh overnight, let them sweat it out a bit more and have to start from Scratch again in the morning.

This has been some really good cricket!!!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 06:32:00 AM
Good to see Stokes standing up, pity the rest of the English team didn't take the same attitude.

Last test we cleaned them up in the 5th day morning session, hopefully we can do the same today.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Mandrake on December 17, 2013, 01:43:17 PM
Is it time to panic or worry ?

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: broncos11 on December 17, 2013, 01:52:44 PM
Nope don't panic
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 01:53:00 PM
Have faith :)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: swanny on December 17, 2013, 02:39:12 PM
Have faith :)

X2
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 03:24:50 PM
Stokes gone, the end is near :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: alnjan on December 17, 2013, 03:32:48 PM
Still good to see a test go to the 5th day and have some interest in it
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Clouty on December 17, 2013, 03:38:18 PM
One more wicket need.. Woohoo :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 17, 2013, 03:45:49 PM
Ashes back in oz

GG

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 03:49:22 PM
Job done, good on Boof for getting rid of the rotation policy and creating a tight knit team :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock - all happy Just Jinxed the team you know We suck at cricket....
Post by: Clouty on December 17, 2013, 03:49:37 PM
Ashes back in oz

GG

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Where it belongs :cup:
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Post by: swanny on December 17, 2013, 04:02:17 PM
Where it belongs :cup:

x11tymillion....yerhaaaaa  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: booga on December 17, 2013, 04:16:18 PM
x11tymillion....yerhaaaaa  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

Only 11tymillion  ;D
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Post by: Darren253 on December 17, 2013, 05:20:31 PM
The English were under direct orders from the "shared" head of state to let the Aussies win something before the nation pulls out of international sport all together...

The rugby trophy cabinet is empty, a 20 year low at the Olympics and Australia hasn’t touched the ashes since 2005/6.  :cheers:
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Post by: swanny on December 17, 2013, 05:42:41 PM
The English were under direct orders from the "shared" head of state to let the Aussies win something before the nation pulls out of international sport all together...

The rugby trophy cabinet is empty, a 20 year low at the Olympics and Australia hasn’t touched the ashes since 2005/6.  :cheers:

Spoken like a true POM hey ????
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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 06:05:43 PM

The English were under direct orders from the "shared" head of state to let the Aussies win something before the nation pulls out of international sport all together...

The rugby trophy cabinet is empty, a 20 year low at the Olympics and Australia hasn’t touched the ashes since 2005/6.  :cheers:


The dedication of the English Team to Queen & Country is commendable.
To hand over the Ashes for the good of the British Empire is above and beyond the call of duty.
At least they can now go back to flogging the Aussies in the last too matches.


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Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 06:14:20 PM
The dedication of the English Team to Queen & Country is commendable.

Great dedication, the poms haven't taken 20 wickets in a match yet and only 1 player scoring a century in a losing team.
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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 06:19:10 PM
Keep up mate the dedication is loosing the game for Queen & Country. Imagine the embarrassment if our boys put too many runs on and the Aussies couldn't catch up. Jezz that would take some explaining. No better to be safe than sorry.


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Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 17, 2013, 06:23:56 PM
The stats are not quite up to date after the third test >:D

GG
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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 06:25:20 PM
Here's a stat. The Aussies have had the Ashes for 1 hour in the last 7 years lol


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Post by: ozbogwam on December 17, 2013, 06:46:58 PM

Here's a stat. The Aussies have had the Ashes for 1 hour in the last 7 years lol


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And? The Poms had them and we have now beaten them, pretty simple.
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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 06:59:23 PM
That's true and all banter aside the Aussies deserve the win as they outplayed England in every way.

I'm back in England on Saturday, I might pop in and have a look at the little jug.


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Post by: D4D on December 17, 2013, 07:42:05 PM
This just in on Broad's foot  ;D

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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 07:57:19 PM
Lol


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Post by: Mobi on December 17, 2013, 08:02:37 PM
That's true and all banter aside the Aussies deserve the win as they outplayed England in every way.

I'm back in England on Saturday, I might pop in and have a look at the little jug.


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You must be going back for Xmas with the family :cup: considering what the weatherise like. Have a safe trip and I was worried at lunch.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Rumpig on December 17, 2013, 08:04:19 PM
This just in on Broad's foot  ;D

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/12/16/1226784/058649-372377ae-65f3-11e3-879d-630c394bcc3d.jpg)
comment i heard on ABC radio the other day in regards to a Twitter posting about Broad's foot...He always did have trouble walking  :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Jasen on December 17, 2013, 08:50:09 PM

You must be going back for Xmas with the family :cup: considering what the weatherise like. Have a safe trip and I was worried at lunch.

 :cheers:


It's a great place to come from as long as you don't have to go back too often lol


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Post by: swanny on December 18, 2013, 05:35:46 AM
It's a great place to come from as long as you don't have to go back too often lol


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Hahaha......theres only one prob with the place...its full of POMS...bugger that....!!!!!

 :cheers: :cheers:
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Post by: FZJ on December 18, 2013, 06:40:32 AM
The barmy army have a new song for when Warner is batting.

Crickets Chirping Sound Effect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0#ws)
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Post by: Jasen on December 18, 2013, 09:21:52 AM

Hahaha......theres only one prob with the place...its full of POMS...bugger that....!!!!!

 :cheers: :cheers:


I think there are more Poms here in Perth than Aussies and you can't more for Aussies in London.


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Post by: D4D on December 22, 2013, 11:13:13 AM
Another one bites the dust...

Test spinner Graeme Swann retires from England duty with immediate effect
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/test-spinner-graeme-swann-retires-from-england-duty-with-immediate-effect/story-fndpt0dy-1226788284350 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/test-spinner-graeme-swann-retires-from-england-duty-with-immediate-effect/story-fndpt0dy-1226788284350)
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Post by: D4D on December 26, 2013, 09:06:20 AM
I would have bowled today too but denying the crowd of a Boxing Day 100 from Warner hmmm...

10:04 Surprise, surprise! Michael Clarke has won another toss, four in a row for Australia! However, today Clarke has said his side will bowl first. He says the overhead, overcast conditions helped make his mind up with a bit of grass and moisture on the pitch.
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Post by: Garfish on December 26, 2013, 10:28:23 AM
0/44 of 13 why are we bowling, when I heard the score I assumed we were batting
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Post by: alnjan on December 27, 2013, 01:12:53 PM
Yep the worlds best batter just let one go and got bowled out for 10.  Aus 3/66

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Post by: lino6 on December 27, 2013, 02:35:26 PM
Yep the worlds best batter just let one go and got bowled out for 10.  Aus 3/66

3 so far in the match have left balls that hit the wickets. Must be doing a little bit
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Post by: alnjan on December 27, 2013, 09:29:50 PM
Poms all out for 255 and Aus 9/164
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 05:48:31 AM
So the poms are winning then?


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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 01:21:22 PM
So the poms are winning then?

Not @ 4/ 87 ;D
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Post by: Murph on December 28, 2013, 01:32:52 PM
Mitch just shut up the weight challenged lady!
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 02:49:13 PM
England 5/131, not much of a lead...
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 03:55:42 PM
England 7/174 the end is near...
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 03:56:43 PM
England 8/174 can it get any worse...
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Post by: alnjan on December 28, 2013, 03:58:42 PM
and Nathan Lyon on 4 for 49
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Post by: Doweymex on December 28, 2013, 04:06:17 PM
Now he's 5'fa.
Good work getting Peterson
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Post by: alnjan on December 28, 2013, 04:15:19 PM
Yep finished up 5 for 50 bowling well
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 04:25:56 PM
Last 5 wickets fell for 6 runs...
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
What were that actual innings scores?


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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
What were that actual innings scores?

Poms didn't make enough
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 06:22:32 PM
I find cricket confusion at the best of times but I'm trying to search the scores online.

Any Australian newspaper I look at is saying Australia has already won all 5 tests and its a white wash and then I read UK sites and they say the forth test is still running and the scores are

First innings England 255 - Australia 204 am I missing something? Didn't England win the first innings?

Second innings England 179 - Australia 30/0

Can anyone explain this honestly without Aussie BS?


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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 06:25:07 PM
Can anyone explain this honestly without Aussie BS?

Typically not over until both sides have batted twice, so AUS need to make 200 tomorrow or the Poms take 10 wickets. Now given the Poms have only taken 10 wickets once this series and 200 runs will take about 50 overs when there are 180 overs left to play, at the end of play tomorrow it will be 4-0.
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Post by: Moggy on December 28, 2013, 06:34:46 PM
It'll be all over by tea. One way or another. I'll try & post a pic tomorrow

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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 06:44:16 PM
Ok thanks for the predictions and I'm sure you are right and Australia will have a mighty victory hurrah!

Can someone tell me the actual score now and not a premonition of the scores at the end of the test serious?

Looks to me like England are actually in front?


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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 06:46:55 PM
Looks to me like England are actually in front?

LOLOLOL
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Post by: nbd73 on December 28, 2013, 06:48:37 PM
The definition of who is in front in test cricket is a little hard to give. At any one particular point in a time a team may be doing well, but it depends who you support and it can change so quickly. To suggest Aus will win for sure is not being fair to the poms, or respectful of history. Collapses happen as both teams have demonstrated this series, and in England 5 months ago.
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 06:52:14 PM
Collapses happen as both teams have demonstrated this series, and in England 5 months ago.

The only collapse tomorrow will be Pietersen into his beer when we win by 5 wickets ;D

What's with him pulling away every over and time wasting, not really in the spirit of the game.
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:02:02 PM
As I said before, again with the prediction lol

Can some just tell me what the scoreboard says right now?

I really can't find it anywhere because anyone that knows anything about cricket turns into a politician and talks Shit.

The scoreboard I found said England won the first innings by 41 points and got 179 in the second and Australia was now batting at 30/0.

I will be the first to admit I know nothing about cricket but it looks like a fact that England won the first innings?

And are ahead in the second innings?

And if Australia were unable to continue batting right now, England would win.

England are ahead right now?

England could still win this game?



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Post by: alnjan on December 28, 2013, 07:05:32 PM
http://www.sportsfan.com.au/cricket/ausvengland/theashestests/ausvenglandscorecardashes1314/tabid/1039/match/3154/default.aspx?cid=BP_SPORT_ASHES_T0_scorecard#Tab_Scorecard (http://www.sportsfan.com.au/cricket/ausvengland/theashestests/ausvenglandscorecardashes1314/tabid/1039/match/3154/default.aspx?cid=BP_SPORT_ASHES_T0_scorecard#Tab_Scorecard)
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 07:13:42 PM
I will be the first to admit I know nothing about cricket but it looks like a fact that England won the first innings?

And are ahead in the second innings?

And if Australia were unable to continue batting right now, England would win.

England are ahead right now?

England could still win this game?

You don't win until it is over. AUS are ahead at this stage due to the Poms not being able to take 10 wickets in the series. The Poms can win tomorrow if AUS don't turn up :)
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Post by: alnjan on December 28, 2013, 07:15:45 PM
or fail again like they did in the first innings
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:16:07 PM
Ok so England is winning, hurrah!

Australia lost the first innings by 41 and now have to equal the 179 England got in the second innings plus the 41 that Australia lost by in the first inning to catch up and win.

I'm sure Australia will win but they have a bit of catching up to do.


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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:19:09 PM

or fail again like they did in the first innings


Yes looks like Australia had a shocker in the first innings.

You guys must have been very disappointed in the Australians failure in the first innings.

Good to see the Poms getting back on top!


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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 07:23:47 PM
You guys must have been very disappointed in the Australians failure in the first innings.


Yeah, really disappointed ;D

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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:30:40 PM
I don't think that's how cricket is scored is it? I thought it was 3.0 in the matches and then wiped clean for the 4th match in which England is winning. I don't think you get to pick your 3 highest scoring batsmen and claim the win.

As I said I don't know much about cricket but I'm sure someone will be able to explain how it works?


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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:32:03 PM
Ok the cricket is on the UK news now and they don't sound very positive lol


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Post by: alnjan on December 28, 2013, 07:47:05 PM
Just wondering where you come from Jasen that you don't know much about cricket
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Post by: D4D on December 28, 2013, 07:49:37 PM
I don't think that's how cricket is scored is it? I thought it was 3.0 in the matches and then wiped clean for the 4th match in which England is winning.

Nobody wins until it is finished...

Ok the cricket is on the UK news now and they don't sound very positive lol

I just watched Botham talking about the Pommy team, he was scathing and said 'they just weren't turning up to play test cricket'. Pretty accurate and comes from a respected ex-Pom player.

Just wondering where you come from Jasen that you don't know much about cricket

He's a Pom :laugh:
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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:51:33 PM
I'm from a small town in the UK called Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

I grew up in that 17 year Ashes black hole where cricket was hardly mentioned lol


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Post by: Jasen on December 28, 2013, 07:57:03 PM
At least I have my Australian passport to get back into the country with so I don't have to suffer the humiliation dished out at the boarder!


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Post by: DarWen on December 28, 2013, 08:11:30 PM
I'm from a small town in the UK called Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

I grew up in that 17 year Ashes black hole where cricket was hardly mentioned lol


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Hi Jasen, I hope that this explains how to win a Test a match for you. Each team gets 2 innings to bat and bowl, if one of the teams can bowl out the other team in both innings for less runs than they have scored then they win. if they can't bowl them out inside the 5 days then it's a draw. As the 4th test stands Aus. has to score just over 200 runs without losing 10 wickets in 2 days to win. i hope this helps.
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Post by: lino6 on December 28, 2013, 09:20:44 PM
How is the big bash? If nothing else its entertaining. I can understand why some people like T20, but I much prefer the skill and patients of test cricket. An love the  :cheers: at a 50 over game live!
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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 05:02:15 AM
Make sense and there is still hope lol


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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2013, 06:14:52 AM
Me thinks Jansen maybe bullish!tying us here. Comes from england & just happens to be here when ashes series is on & claims to know nothing about cricket. Doesn't seem likely. :-)

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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 06:29:30 AM
Lol no you are a bit confused. I'm originally from the UK but have lived in Australia for 6 1/2 years and have duel nationality.
I'm back in the UK now for Christmas.
I went past Lords on my way through and the Ashes are still there!


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Post by: achjimmy on December 29, 2013, 06:36:26 AM
Me thinks Jansen maybe bullish!tying us here. Comes from england & just happens to be here when ashes series is on & claims to know nothing about cricket. Doesn't seem likely. :-)

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Me thinks Jasen is trolling. Cricinfo, smh and the other fairfax media outlets all have the exact to the minute scores without reference to either side having won before they have. His constant referral to the p155y little cup that some 11 year old girl made also suggests it.

Hopefully it will be another 16+ years before the Yorkshire county side with a mix of former commonwealth players ever get to claim the title of ashes winners again for England.
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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2013, 07:00:16 AM
Me thinks Jasen is trolling

Yup
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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 07:00:21 AM
Me thinks that the banter between the English and the Australians regarding the Ashes predates the term "trolling" and is therefore inappropriate in this context.

My prediction would be that England will win the Ashes back before NSW win origin again lol.


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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2013, 07:15:22 AM
For someone who claims to not understand cricket you certainly understand the " ASHES" (judging by earlier posts I' d say BS). And whilst as a Qlder I hope your right about NSW not winning for 3 yrs but I think.

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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 07:30:00 AM
This is a first, someone arguing that I know more than I say I do lol


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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2013, 07:31:27 AM
This is a first, someone arguing that I know more than I say I do lol

Agreed, usually you're a deer with no eyes...
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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 07:33:49 AM
Another first, thanks for the support mate.


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Post by: alnjan on December 29, 2013, 09:03:50 AM
Lol no you are a bit confused. I'm originally from the UK but have lived in Australia for 6 1/2 years and have duel nationality.
I'm back in the UK now for Christmas.
I went past Lords on my way through and the Ashes are still there!


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Maybe he can stay there
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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2013, 11:17:21 AM
Free entry from 1:10

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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2013, 11:35:17 AM
110 odd runs in the first session for the loss of 1 wicket, going to be an early day.

Cook and co. are time wasting, very negative cricket. You think they'd apply some pressure and see what they can make happen rather than play like it is over already...
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Post by: doc evil on December 29, 2013, 12:55:24 PM
110 odd runs in the first session for the loss of 1 wicket, going to be an early day.

Cook and co. are time wasting, very negative cricket. You think they'd apply some pressure and see what they can make happen rather than play like it is over already...

Gotta agree d'fer, especially that peterson knob. Every innings he's been in, he has moved away from his guard whilst the bowler has been on his run up, at least twice, if not 3 times. Woeful tactics.
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Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2013, 01:06:59 PM
2/201 and the poms are still "winning". Anyone nervous?  ;D
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Post by: muzza01 on December 29, 2013, 01:27:32 PM
Aussie Aussie Aussie!
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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2013, 01:28:07 PM
Job done, now to Sydney for 5-0 :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
Poms are officially not winning now!  ;D
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Post by: Hairs on December 29, 2013, 01:50:17 PM
So the poms are winning then?


Hmmm,
nup
All over red rover.
Smashed is a word that comes to mind atm.
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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2013, 02:38:33 PM
Good game. Good atmosphere. Great result. Thnx Melbourne , but boy oh boy I'm over ques & crowds. I wanna go home!!!!!!!

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Post by: Jasen on December 29, 2013, 03:36:03 PM
Looks like a pretty convincing win. Congratulations Australia.

I've just read Australia won by 8 wickets. What happens now, do they keep playing to run their noses in it and turn the wickets into runs or does it just finish there?

Has there been a 5-0 white wash before?


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Post by: Mandrake on December 29, 2013, 03:52:44 PM
Looks like Tjupurula is back ....M
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Post by: alnjan on December 29, 2013, 03:58:34 PM
Yep
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 29, 2013, 04:01:34 PM
Looks like Tjupurula is back ....M

X2
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Post by: Bird on December 29, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
When will the corruption investigation begin?
Poms would have made a pretty penny betting against themselves to start with, add in a couple of dodgy bookmakers and you have the current series.

even though the game was pretty much over early yesterday one example
Quote
Rogers was dropped twice – once when on 19 at a time when his dismissal would have put Australia under significant pressure – and then on 81 when wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow's scrappy glove work was to blame.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/australia-coasts-to-victory-in-fourth-ashes-test-20131229-301cd.html#ixzz2or0DlmTz (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/australia-coasts-to-victory-in-fourth-ashes-test-20131229-301cd.html#ixzz2or0DlmTz)
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Post by: Jasen on December 30, 2013, 01:23:29 AM
O I see, that make sense lol


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Post by: firecracker on December 30, 2013, 04:06:15 AM
A guy in my town invented the compound cricket ball  :-[ and we can't play the game for toffee  :-[ :-[ :-[
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Post by: Rumpig on December 30, 2013, 10:52:49 AM
Me thinks that the banter between the English and the Australians regarding the Ashes predates the term "trolling" and is therefore inappropriate in this context.

My prediction would be that England will win the Ashes back before NSW win origin again lol.


i agee with the term "trolling" being wrong in this instance....it gave me laugh anyhow Jasen, seeing you trying to get someone to admit England won the first innings   ;D ;D
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Post by: SteveandViv on December 30, 2013, 11:29:41 AM
Looks like Tjupurula is back ....M

I keep trying to find him every time I go out there.... >:( >:D
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Post by: Pog on December 30, 2013, 02:05:33 PM
Looks like Tjupurula is back ....M

Looks a lot like it.

I dont think that any englishman that has lived in Australia could not know anything about cricket....
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 30, 2013, 02:11:47 PM
I keep trying to find him every time I go out there.... >:( >:D

You know when you are out there those are the times he has been flown out by the RFDS that is why you always miss seeing him  ;D
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Post by: Pog on December 30, 2013, 02:16:33 PM
Would still love to see Watson replaced as well as Haddin.

mmm... Haddin (as well as Mitch) is the difference between the 2 teams. He has batted well and kept even better , as opposed to Prior and the other Clown that played for the poms in Melbourne.

Wattos gone ok too. I dont think I would be dropping any of them in a hurry, but I would be managing the pace bowlers as they are bound to start getting sore, and with a trip to South Africa in Feb, it would be nice to have them fresh.
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Post by: Murph on December 30, 2013, 02:54:28 PM
Our top order batsmen ,yes including Clarke ,are all suspect to adopting plan B when it's needed ! We saw that again in the first innings in Mel .In my opinion if it's a cop out for people to say " Ah it's the way Peterson plays" as many in the media are saying it surly holds true for Warner ,Watson ?
Onwards to Sydney and hopefully another win ! But thinking that this team is going to do as well against SA as they have done against the Poms is drawing a long bow!
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Post by: lino6 on December 30, 2013, 06:10:58 PM
mmm... Haddin (as well as Mitch) is the difference between the 2 teams. He has batted well and kept even better , as opposed to Prior and the other Clown that played for the poms in Melbourne.

Wattos gone ok too. I dont think I would be dropping any of them in a hurry, but I would be managing the pace bowlers as they are bound to start getting sore, and with a trip to South Africa in Feb, it would be nice to have them fresh.

Haddin has hit some form, but after the Argus report I can't believe they gave him another go. If the team needed youth why appoint a 37 year old keeper vice captain. Yep, Wade was probably not up to it but is every other keeper in Australia older than 37? Haddin has done enough to keep his spot, but I don't think he should have got it back.

As for Watson, he could hit a triple hundred in Sydney and he still wouldn't convince me he is a test player. Too inconsistent and too injury prone. He wen 40 odd innings between hundreds, not many get that. And during those 40 innings you can't say he was winning games with the ball, he spent most of that time injured and unable to bowl.

While the team is winning I have no doubt they will go unchanged. Lets see how they the whole team) go in South Africa against some quality opposition on tracks not made to suit their strengths like the spinning tracks in India.

These are my opinions, and neither of these players have done anything this summer to make me change my mind. But, Mitchel Johnson, I am glad to say, has. I'm glad he is back and hope he can continue bowling like this for the rest of his career.
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 07:04:04 AM

i agee with the term "trolling" being wrong in this instance....it gave me laugh anyhow Jasen, seeing you trying to get someone to admit England won the first innings   ;D ;D


Someone's got to try and keep the banter going, the England side isn't giving me much to work with though!

O well at least a win in the final test will be something to look forward to.


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Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2013, 07:16:57 AM
O well at least a win in the final test will be something to look forward to.
You are being very optimistic  Hmmm
 :cheers:
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 07:22:28 AM
Will anyone actually admit that there is a chance that England could win?


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Post by: Bunyip on December 31, 2013, 07:25:06 AM
There is a chance England could win.

There is also a chance that I could win the lottery.

I would put my money on me winning the lottery before England winning the last test, however there is a chance. :)
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Post by: Mandrake on December 31, 2013, 07:32:48 AM
As I see it for England to win they need --

1 - A new fresh alive awake and jumpy keeper !!

2 - A.Cook has to change from defensive mode to attack mode !!

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Post by: Bunyip on December 31, 2013, 07:47:34 AM
Mandrake,

Last time England won in Australia I seem to recall they had a large contingent of South African born (like KP) players. Perhaps a few more imports into their team might help. :)
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 07:56:53 AM
I think England's best chance is for that dirty Mexican to damage his bowling arm.

He is about as popular with the English as Johnny Wilkinson was with the Aussies in 2003.

At least the English are not crying one man team lol


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Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2013, 09:19:25 AM
Will anyone actually admit that there is a chance that England could win?
Nope  ;D

 :cheers:
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 06:18:32 PM
Ok would you admit that it could be a draw?


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Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2013, 07:25:52 PM
 :laugh:
Nup

 ;D
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 08:14:47 PM
Confident enough to put the Ashes back on the table for the last test?


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Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2013, 08:26:08 PM
England are a shattered team atm.
A lot has to change for their attitude to believe they winners again.
Hey, I could be wrong, but their body language says a lot about how they are playing atm.
Teams go through these periods at times.
And unfortunately, I am not a betting man, never have been, never will be.
 ;D

 
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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 08:50:10 PM
I'm not a betting man either but I would like to think that they will come out fighting to save a bit of dignity.


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Post by: Hairs on December 31, 2013, 08:55:17 PM
Hey I agree.
They need a bit of mongrel.
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Post by: Thruster on December 31, 2013, 09:43:38 PM
Mate,

The English are just crying so uncontrollably that they can't do their usual whinging! Can't even blame an umpiring decisions it has been so comprehensive!




I think England's best chance is for that dirty Mexican to damage his bowling arm.

He is about as popular with the English as Johnny Wilkinson was with the Aussies in 2003.

At least the English are not crying one man team lol


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Post by: Jasen on December 31, 2013, 09:51:49 PM
I had forgotten how unpopular cricket is in the UK. Lucky if you get 2 minutes on the news. No one is interested in the Ashes.
It's all about the football here.


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Post by: Thruster on January 01, 2014, 07:59:43 AM
Serious question, does that have anything to do with the fact they aren't playing well at the moment?

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Post by: muzza01 on January 01, 2014, 08:23:28 AM
I had forgotten how unpopular cricket is in the UK. Lucky if you get 2 minutes on the news. No one is interested in the Ashes.
It's all about the football here.
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It only needs 2 minutes on the news to cover all of the English highlights. :D
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Post by: Jasen on January 01, 2014, 10:11:15 AM

Serious question, does that have anything to do with the fact they aren't playing well at the moment?


It goes a lot deeper, 17 years without the Ashes lost a generation. 


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Post by: Jasen on January 01, 2014, 10:17:48 AM

It only needs 2 minutes on the news to cover all of the English highlights. :D


True that but I would have liked to have seen some of the Australian highlights lol


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Post by: Thruster on January 02, 2014, 06:44:48 AM
It goes a lot deeper, 17 years without the Ashes lost a generation. 


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So what you're saying is England is used to not having the Ashes so when it came time to give them up, it wasn't 'real' news rather than just the inevitable???  ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 02, 2014, 07:36:00 AM
No, I'm saying they were so crap at cricket for so long that most people lost interest in the sport.

England has never handed over the Ashes, you know that right? Lol


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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 07:41:50 AM
For the Cricketers amongst us or those that are just loving the Pom's in pain.

Q. What is the height of optimism?
A. An English batsman applying sunscreen.

Q. What does Ashley Giles put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?
A. A bat.

Q. What would Glen McGrath be if he was an Englishman?
A. An all-rounder.

Q. What advantage do Kevin Pieterson, Andrew Strauss and Geraint Jones have over the rest of their team-mates?
A. At least they can say they're not really English.

Q. What do you call an Englishman with 100 runs against his name?
A. A bowler.

Q. What is the most proficient form of footwork displayed by English batsmen?
A. The walk back to the pavilion.
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Post by: Jasen on January 02, 2014, 07:44:31 AM
Haven't heard any of those jokes for the last 7 years lol


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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 07:57:45 AM
Haven't heard any of those jokes for the last 7 years lol


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Only when the Poms are losing, I think there is some around about the Poms doctoring the pitches last series though ;-)
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2014, 08:01:42 AM
Yes I know, I am a numpty when it comes to the web.
How do I see the results for the 4th match, without the complications.
Just got home, I assume we won, but can't find a score card.
Help please ?
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Post by: D4D on January 02, 2014, 08:03:54 AM
How do I see the results for the 4th match, without the complications.


http://livescores.cricket.com.au/scoreboard_2817_4.html (http://livescores.cricket.com.au/scoreboard_2817_4.html)

Australia 2/ 231 (51.5) & 204 (82.2)
England All Out 179 (61.0) & 255 (100.0)
Australia won by 8 wickets
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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 08:04:45 AM
Yes I know, I am a numpty when it comes to the web.
How do I see the results for the 4th match, without the complications.
Just got home, I assume we won, but can't find a score card.
Help please ?


is this what your looking for

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/592400.html?CMP=OTC-GCN (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/592400.html?CMP=OTC-GCN)
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2014, 08:08:15 AM
is this what your looking for

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/592400.html?CMP=OTC-GCN (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/592400.html?CMP=OTC-GCN)


Thanks for that, and thanks for so easily confirming my Numpty status....  ;D
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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 08:09:26 AM
I assume we won

We even gave them a start and the Poms still embarrassed themselves.
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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 08:11:53 AM
Thanks for that, and thanks for so easily confirming my Numpty status....  ;D


Na if I thought you were a Numpty I would have done this for you http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ashes+cricket+score+4th+test+ (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ashes+cricket+score+4th+test+)
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2014, 08:16:40 AM
Na if I thought you were a Numpty I would have done this for you http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ashes+cricket+score+4th+test+ (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ashes+cricket+score+4th+test+)

Now ya gonna get me started.
I did that, even i can manage that, but to then go from there to a simple score card.............................................well, I gave up.
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Post by: BBwilly on January 02, 2014, 08:21:13 AM
Now ya gonna get me started.
I did that, even i can manage that, but to then go from there to a simple score card.............................................well, I gave up.

lol Happy Google year!

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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2014, 08:25:29 AM
We even gave them a start and the Poms still embarrassed themselves.
That bit makes me happy, kida wish I was still FIFO there for work still, just for the millage this would have given me in winding them up.
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Post by: Jasen on January 02, 2014, 07:12:25 PM

Now ya gonna get me started.
I did that, even i can manage that, but to then go from there to a simple score card.............................................well, I gave up.


I was the same, there was so much gobbldigoop that was confusing. I just wanted the simple score to make my own mind up.


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Post by: alnjan on January 03, 2014, 11:24:29 AM
just put telly on to watch the worlds greatest batsman give his wicket away.  Wow at least he made double figures :cup:
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Post by: D4D on January 03, 2014, 11:35:54 AM
Australia 4/ 94 (25.4) at lunch, going to be interesting from here...
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Post by: alnjan on January 03, 2014, 12:29:03 PM
5 for 97
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Post by: Thruster on January 03, 2014, 12:48:04 PM
If Australia had won the toss and bowled, we'd still be batting now anyway as the poms would be all out already.
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Post by: lino6 on January 03, 2014, 01:42:37 PM
Might have been a good toss to loose, looks like there is a bit in the wicket. Hopefully square turn in the 4th innings!
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Post by: D4D on January 03, 2014, 02:13:09 PM
Australia 5/201 (52.0) at tea, what a difference a session makes, Haddin and Smith doing it with ease, partnership 104 Runs From 143 Balls (R/R: 4.36)
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Post by: Murph on January 03, 2014, 02:24:15 PM
Warner got the ball of the day ! Ok he missed it ! Rodgers was unlucky! The ball could have gone any where ! BUT Watto !! Same old ! Ugly ! And Baily ! Well leave him in hit and giggle ,not cut out for test cricket !!!!   So we have the old man Haddin saving another first innings ! Ably assisted by the lad who everyone recently said " why is he in the team" well I ask the same about the top four !   This team is going to get a rude awakening in South Africa !!!
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Post by: Pog on January 03, 2014, 02:48:07 PM
75 from Haddin... Another great innings, just when the Aussies needed it. If Mitch wasnt on fire, then you would think that Haddin would have to be player of the series.
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Post by: muzza01 on January 03, 2014, 04:22:10 PM
The tail has wagged again!
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Post by: lino6 on January 03, 2014, 04:38:46 PM
The best player for England this series - a Kiwi. Breaks the tradition for their best player being South African!
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Post by: D4D on January 03, 2014, 05:24:36 PM
Interesting quote

There is a great stat doing the rounds saying the first innings aggregate in this Commonwealth Bank Ashes series has Australia's bottom 5 wickets outscoring the top 5 wickets by 362 runs! Brad Haddin has a lot of credit for that.
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Post by: DaveR on January 03, 2014, 06:47:34 PM
The best player for England this series - a Kiwi. Breaks the tradition for their best player being South African!

And they sent a South African here to be our Coach so we'd lose all the time.
Go Dazza! Hasn't he made a difference.
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Post by: Jasen on January 03, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
Arr good so England can still win!


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Post by: D4D on January 03, 2014, 07:01:13 PM
Ahh Jasen, always the optimist ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 03, 2014, 07:03:04 PM
Well they did ok in the last test.
They won 1 innings and lost 1.
All they need to do is win the right innings this time lol


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Post by: D4D on January 03, 2014, 07:05:47 PM
I think you need to read the rules...
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Post by: Jasen on January 03, 2014, 07:08:14 PM
Far too complicated for me. 


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Post by: DaveR on January 03, 2014, 07:12:09 PM
Don't let the rules get in the way of a good wind up, come on, what have the rules got to do with it?
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Post by: lino6 on January 03, 2014, 07:15:09 PM
Don't let the rules get in the way of a good wind up, come on, what have the rules got to do with it?

Exactly what Stuart Broad reckons!
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Post by: Jasen on January 03, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
I might me wrong but I think the rules of cricket are very simple.
I think the problem is with the cricket tragics including a few of you lot on here. You try to make cricket sound like a science involving intricate layers of statistics, guesses and BS but just look like John Howard bowling and Sir Humpfry explaining government policy in Yes Prime Minister lol


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Post by: alnjan on January 04, 2014, 08:49:10 AM
Arr good so England can still win!


Just keep telling yourself that
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Post by: Bird on January 04, 2014, 10:40:57 AM
Sorry no team goes from that good to that bad on just a flight overseas.. Maybe downhill a bit, but 5.23??
No way I'll believe that is genuine and they are actually *REALLY* trying.

I'll wait for the corruption enquiry to be over...

what were the odds on 5-0 drubbing before the first aussie test the other week? ???

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdGJOv_CUAAnwdB.jpg)
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Post by: D4D on January 04, 2014, 04:03:50 PM
England All Out 155 (58.5) Did someone forget to tell the Poms this is a test match not a one day game?
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Post by: D4D on January 04, 2014, 06:29:35 PM
At least something interesting happened at the cricket today (don't forget he is 84)

Bob Hawke skolls a beer at the cricket
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/bob-hawke-skolls-a-beer-at-the-cricket/story-fndpt0dy-1226794955287 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/bob-hawke-skolls-a-beer-at-the-cricket/story-fndpt0dy-1226794955287)

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Post by: alnjan on January 04, 2014, 10:57:24 PM
Been out all day and come home to find the poms have imploded.  So has the Aussie batsmen, including the worlds greatest batter, who failed to make double figures this time.   Do I dare watch it tomorrow, or go out again?
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Post by: Pog on January 04, 2014, 11:49:52 PM
If you want to watch any more test cricket this summer, you better watch tomorrow, because it could all be over tomorrow night.

More likely it will finish sometime on Monday.
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Post by: Bird on January 05, 2014, 08:46:02 AM
Quote from: alnjan
  Do I dare watch it tomorrow, or go out again?
go out again.. the result is a forgone conclusion...
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Post by: Pog on January 05, 2014, 10:33:07 AM
A nice ton by Rogers. He has been the highest run scorer in the last 10 ashes games (here and England).
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Post by: lino6 on January 05, 2014, 11:26:44 AM
A nice ton by Rogers. He has been the highest run scorer in the last 10 ashes games (here and England).

Yeah good on Buck!
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Post by: D4D on January 05, 2014, 01:52:11 PM
England 3/59 chasing 458 to win, where's Jasen now :)
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Post by: lino6 on January 05, 2014, 02:03:49 PM
England 3/59 chasing 458 to win, where's Jasen now :)

Probably trying to sign up that kiwi that hit a 36 ball hundred against the windies the other day!
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Post by: alnjan on January 05, 2014, 02:09:19 PM
England 3/59 chasing 458 to win, where's Jasen now :)

making plans to stay in Pomland
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Post by: muzza01 on January 05, 2014, 02:36:56 PM
And half an hour later it's 5/90
The English are cr@p ???
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Post by: Clouty on January 05, 2014, 02:40:05 PM
The fat lady is warming up her throat ;D ;D
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Post by: Clouty on January 05, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
Wow.. 6/ 91.
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Post by: Hairs on January 05, 2014, 02:44:35 PM
The fat lady is warming up her throat ;D ;D
:cup:

Hey    Jasen,
Not looking good.
England have some serious soul searching.


And another one bites the dust  :cup:

 :cheers:

Edit;
Bad spelling  ;D
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Post by: D4D on January 05, 2014, 02:46:33 PM
England 7/95, maybe Jasen could make the team ;D
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Post by: Hairs on January 05, 2014, 02:57:44 PM
It must be disheartening for those down the order to come out every time with that much pressure on them to bat.
England are in a mess.

Edit;
8/139
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Post by: Pog on January 05, 2014, 03:25:31 PM
Well done Aussies!

A massive effort, outplayed the Poms in every aspect of the game!
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Post by: muzza01 on January 05, 2014, 03:27:51 PM
Five-sh!t :cup:

Too bad if you had a ticket for tomorrow or the next day. Not even three days of cricket for a five day teat.  How embarrassing for England. Not even close to being competitive for the entire series.
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Post by: Pog on January 05, 2014, 03:28:41 PM
Been out all day and come home to find the poms have imploded.  So has the Aussie batsmen, including the worlds greatest batter, who failed to make double figures this time.   Do I dare watch it tomorrow, or go out again?

I hope you stayed home to watch, because there is no more test cricket this summer...
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 05, 2014, 03:34:53 PM
Fantastic 5-0 whitewash didn't quite think they would fall quite so badly England just imploded and the Aussies played well enjoy the win fellas
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Post by: Garfish on January 05, 2014, 03:51:16 PM
If your 5 nil up  please stand up,   Will actually miss Kerry next year when he's not on the radio


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Post by: D4D on January 05, 2014, 04:06:37 PM
Haddin was robbed for man of the series. To keep and bat means he did a double effort rather than just take wickets like Johnson.
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Post by: Hairs on January 05, 2014, 04:20:58 PM
Yep,
Agree D4D, I was surprised with that choice.
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2014, 04:24:25 PM
x 2
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 05, 2014, 04:24:35 PM
Haddin was robbed for man of the series. To keep and bat means he did a double effort rather than just take wickets like Johnson.
Either way they both hit good form, well done lads :cup:

BD
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2014, 04:28:04 PM
Actualy, I'n gonna whinge about the result.
Why?
Well, I just finished tinkering with the CT and TUG, cleaned up the shed, painted a box with natural stain ready to put near the BBQ.
Came inside, turn the idiot box on, went for a beer, came back, change it from ABC 3 to 9 (or what ever it is now) ready to park my Ar*^ on the couch to watch some cricket, and there is Tubbs in a stupid pink suit.
Well, I turned it off, and moved to the pool instead, until 4 kids followed me.
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Post by: D4D on January 05, 2014, 04:31:26 PM
That's why you need a TV in your garage :cup:
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Post by: Rumpig on January 05, 2014, 04:32:53 PM
It must be disheartening for those down the order to come out every time with that much pressure on them to bat.

that could be said for both teams at stages of this test series i reckon
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Post by: Hairs on January 05, 2014, 04:35:11 PM
Yeah, true mate.
Some of the 'Tail' are bowlers as well, so they do their job and more.

Dave,
Gotta agree, i was set to do the same.
Fixed some stuff in the shed(Stuff that you know ya should of done a couple of weeks ago, but only takes a couple of minutes) and though, 'A couple of coldies and the cricket, pretty disappointing, having to find other stuff now to fill in the arvo,
Dohlt, just found it,


Myswag      ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


 :cheers:
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Post by: Rumpig on January 05, 2014, 04:44:14 PM
i went downstairs and washed the fourby after our recent beach visit over NY's and England were 3 for whatever...finished washing the fourby and turned the radio on to move the vehicle, only to hear Tubby doing the presentation....was certainly a quick end to the game  :o :o
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Post by: D4D on January 05, 2014, 04:49:05 PM
2.5 hours to take 10 wickets :cup:
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Post by: BBwilly on January 05, 2014, 05:07:07 PM
2.5 hours to take 10 wickets :cup:


Think you need this one
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Post by: Moggy on January 05, 2014, 10:37:38 PM


what were the odds on 5-0 drubbing before the first aussie test the other week? ???

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdGJOv_CUAAnwdB.jpg)


WelI I know there's 1 happy punter somewhere in oz. apparently was to collect 6 figures for bet on Australia winning 5-0. Good on him



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Post by: Jasen on January 06, 2014, 11:18:03 AM
Sorry no team goes from that good to that bad on just a flight overseas.. Maybe downhill a bit, but 5.23??
No way I'll believe that is genuine and they are actually *REALLY* trying.

I'll wait for the corruption enquiry to be over...

what were the odds on 5-0 drubbing before the first aussie test the other week? ???

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdGJOv_CUAAnwdB.jpg)


They must have made a fortune. I hope they don't get court, I don't think the Aussies could take it.

Everyone seems to be focussing on England playing so badly. Don't you think a big part of it is Australia playing so well? It seems like Australians are more interested in England losing than they are in Australia winning. Feels like little brother syndrome. Australia is all grown up now, time to let it go guys!

O and one more thing, AUSTRALIA DID NOT WIN THE ASHES! For Australia to to have won the ashes, the ashes would have to now be in Australia and they are not and they never will be.

Australia have won the Ashes Test, get it right boys!


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Post by: BBwilly on January 06, 2014, 12:44:33 PM
They must have made a fortune. I hope they don't get court, I don't think the Aussies could take it.

Everyone seems to be focussing on England playing so badly. Don't you think a big part of it is Australia playing so well? It seems like Australians are more interested in England losing than they are in Australia winning. Feels like little brother syndrome. Australia is all grown up now, time to let it go guys!

O and one more thing, AUSTRALIA DID NOT WIN THE ASHES! For Australia to to have won the ashes, the ashes would have to now be in Australia and they are not and they never will be.

Australia have won the Ashes Test, get it right boys!


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lmao nice rant.

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Post by: nbd73 on January 06, 2014, 01:03:33 PM

Australia have won the Ashes Test, get it right boys!


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This sentence, along with the rest of your contributions, sums up perfectly the fact that you are not familiar with cricket in any way so perhaps its time you stopped making an a#$ of yourself and bow out of the thread, unless of course you are going to ask questions to educate yourself, or alternatively add something worthwhile.
For the record Australia won the test "series" and yes we did win the ashes, its how it has been described since the beginning.
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Post by: lino6 on January 06, 2014, 02:05:49 PM
Winning the ashes Australia did, they just didn't take possession of them. England have suffered enough, to take the precious urn off them as well would cruel. And we don't want these poms whinging more than they already do  ;D

Actually, handing the urn over sounds a bit like Indian cricket, if you don't do what they want they take their bat and ball and go home. Perhaps if England had have done that after Adelaide they would have only lost 2-0 and not have made history as the only English team to lose 100 wickets in Australia!  ;D
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Post by: Bunyip on January 06, 2014, 02:19:33 PM
Don't you think a big part of it is Australia playing so well?
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Aside from a couple of bowlers and two batsmen, Australia didn't play that well. When the lower order batsmen score more runs throughout the series than the higher order batsmen and you still win 5-0 then that speaks volumes for the opposition. The English bowlers had no answer for our tail end.
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Post by: Jasen on January 06, 2014, 03:24:45 PM
This sentence, along with the rest of your contributions, sums up perfectly the fact that you are not familiar with cricket in any way so perhaps its time you stopped making an a#$ of yourself and bow out of the thread, unless of course you are going to ask questions to educate yourself, or alternatively add something worthwhile.
For the record Australia won the test "series" and yes we did win the ashes, its how it has been described since the beginning.


Whilst I agree with you assessment of my cricket knowledge and bow to your superior understanding go the game, I believe you are underestimating my valuable contribution to continuing the banter sir!

Did anyone see Koshy this morning making his contribution to continuing the banter with his call to have the Ashes urn delivered by Will and Kate on there fore coming visit lol



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Post by: Pog on January 06, 2014, 05:46:15 PM
Did anyone see Coshy this morning making his contribution to continuing the banter with his call to have the Ashes urn delivered by Will and Kate on there fore coming visit lol

Koshy is a dic&, and most Australians know it!
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Post by: Hairs on January 06, 2014, 06:30:37 PM
Whilst I agree with you assessment of my cricket knowledge and bow to your superior understanding go the game, I believe you are underestimating my valuable contribution to continuing the banter sir!

Well played  :cup:

 :cheers:
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Post by: Moggy on January 06, 2014, 08:56:39 PM
Koshy is a dic&, and most Australians know it!
Ain't that the truth

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Post by: Jasen on January 06, 2014, 09:19:26 PM
Koshy does have a point though.

I'm sure there must be technology available now that would enable the safe transport and storage of the ern.

Let's wait and see if the Abbot returns his call.


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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2014, 09:25:42 PM
The Virgin Airlines guy was behind a big push once to get it out here last time we won 5 - 0, not sure what happened.
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Post by: SteveandViv on January 06, 2014, 09:26:10 PM
Haddin was robbed for man of the series. To keep and bat means he did a double effort rather than just take wickets like Johnson.

Well I don't agree, there was no robbed, it was close. I know it was close but to be in the form Mitch is in is a game changer. Haddin batted well but so do others, only Mitch bowled like that all series.
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Post by: Pog on January 06, 2014, 09:39:23 PM
Well I don't agree, there was no robbed, it was close. I know it was close but to be in the form Mitch is in is a game changer. Haddin batted well but so do others, only Mitch bowled like that all series.

I agree, Haddin was very good, but I think Mitch was a game changer and the difference across the series.
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Post by: Moggy on January 06, 2014, 09:40:54 PM

Well I don't agree, there was no robbed, it was close. I know it was close but to be in the form Mitch is in is a game changer. Haddin batted well but so do others, only Mitch bowled like that all series.

X222222222
MJ's contribution t'out changed the whole direction of the each game. Granted Haddin's was contribution was outstanding, it didn't change the game direction but rather changed the Australian confidence. Johnson on the other hand shattered the Poms & boosted the Aussies confidence. Those wicket taking bursts were the difference


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Post by: TheWall on January 06, 2014, 09:51:41 PM
Johnson v Haddin

Easy one. Johnson...if a bowler has five wickets as their '100' (this is still harsh on bowlers btw) Johnson avged 3.7 wickets per innings which would therefore be equivalent to 74 as a batsmen and consequently outpointing Haddin and the other Batsmen. Johnson also contributed with the bat and some pretty awesome fielding as well.

Matt

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Post by: lino6 on January 06, 2014, 10:10:25 PM
Warner was a bit stiff for man of the series, he did send Trott home early!
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Post by: kylarama on January 07, 2014, 06:46:29 AM


AUSTRALIA DID NOT WIN THE ASHES! For Australia to to have won the ashes, the ashes would have to now be in Australia and they are not and they never will be.
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Ummm, the 'Ashes' in that little clay urn you speak of has never been the trophy, nor do the country's play for the 'Ashes'.
The urn was a private gift from a few Melbourne women to the then English captain as a personal keepsake.  It wasn't referred to the Ashes series until some 20-30 years later and the urn was donated to Lords years after that by the English captains widow.

So in reality England had an old perfume jar (yes, that's what the urn is) with an unknown contents (never been verified as burnt bails) and once again a bunch of convicts have humiliated the mother country... >:D
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 07, 2014, 08:34:51 AM
Well I don't agree, there was no robbed, it was close. I know it was close but to be in the form Mitch is in is a game changer. Haddin batted well but so do others, only Mitch bowled like that all series.

X however many its up to lol
I think Mitch was consistent at a high level the whole series without great bowling there are not catches there for the wicket keeper to take.  I also thought his attitude stayed pretty good throughout sure he had the stare going on but that is a mind thing instead of letting his results bring in more attitude he just used them for confidence to bring more results
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Post by: Jasen on January 07, 2014, 05:58:33 PM

Ummm, the 'Ashes' in that little clay urn you speak of has never been the trophy, nor do the country's play for the 'Ashes'.
The urn was a private gift from a few Melbourne women to the then English captain as a personal keepsake.  It wasn't referred to the Ashes series until some 20-30 years later and the urn was donated to Lords years after that by the English captains widow.

So in reality England had an old perfume jar (yes, that's what the urn is) with an unknown contents (never been verified as burnt bails) and once again a bunch of convicts have humiliated the mother country... >:D


That's a great story, has it been verified? Lol


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Post by: D4D on January 08, 2014, 11:58:51 AM
and it starts...

England coach Andy Flower reportedly not prepared to work with kevin Pietersen any longer
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/england-coach-andy-flower-reportedly-not-prepared-to-work-with-kevin-pietersen-any-longer/story-fndpt0dy-1226797247915 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/england-coach-andy-flower-reportedly-not-prepared-to-work-with-kevin-pietersen-any-longer/story-fndpt0dy-1226797247915)
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Post by: Thruster on January 08, 2014, 01:18:42 PM
Pietersen's always been a little 'different', probably why Shane Warne gets on with him.
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Post by: BBwilly on January 08, 2014, 01:49:37 PM
Darren Lehmann!  :cup:

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Post by: achjimmy on January 08, 2014, 02:02:32 PM
They should flick flowers and keep Petierson. He's a game changer, so what if his a knob. Warner's a knob and they are working with him to get the results for the team. But alas the dopey stuck up English mangement will do what they have always done to ensure they go back to the cricket dark ages  :cheers:
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Post by: Teabag on January 08, 2014, 05:03:44 PM
Just read that Dale Steyn has a broken rib and is in very much doubt for our SA tour. Cricket gods are on our side.....:-)
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Post by: lino6 on January 08, 2014, 06:04:56 PM
Just read that Dale Steyn has a broken rib and is in very much doubt for our SA tour. Cricket gods are on our side.....:-)

Hopefully Mitch can fix up Smith again in the first test too, he has a habit of braking his bones!
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Post by: Jasen on January 10, 2014, 07:57:23 AM
So what's the prediction for the onedayers, England back on top?


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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2014, 08:00:17 AM
So what's the prediction for the onedayers, England back on top?

Well Mitch isn't playing the first match so you may win one ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 10, 2014, 08:03:15 AM
And there I was thinking I was the optimistic one lol


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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2014, 08:08:29 AM
Although you have Pattinson, Tait, Bird and McKay that can replace Mitch and still send thunderbolts down, don't hold your breath ;D
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Post by: achjimmy on January 10, 2014, 08:56:18 AM
I can't belive England aren't playing Peiterson and they are playing Cook?
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Post by: Jasen on January 10, 2014, 09:19:16 AM
I won't be holding my breath this time.

I'm sure him not playing is coincidence and nothing to do with the denied rift.


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Post by: achjimmy on January 10, 2014, 12:03:13 PM
I wot be holding my breath this time.

I'm sure him not playing is coincidence and nothing to do with the denied rift.


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Aprantley neither him or Flowers the coach are part of the one day squad. Bizarre??
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Post by: Jasen on January 10, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
I'm not surprised at all.
Teach them both a lesion.

Anyone know how the women's Ashes are going?

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Post by: achjimmy on January 10, 2014, 08:59:41 PM
Broads not playing the first two games either!
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Post by: lino6 on January 10, 2014, 10:05:07 PM
Broads not playing the first two games either!

Broad is probably still comforting Cook after talking him down from the bridge!
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Post by: achjimmy on January 11, 2014, 06:04:36 AM
Broad is probably still comforting Cook after talking him down from the bridge!

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: BBwilly on January 11, 2014, 10:24:41 AM
I'm not surprised at all.
Teach them both a lesion.

Anyone know how the women's Ashes are going?

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Not sure but ours are hotter then yours :-P
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Post by: Jasen on January 11, 2014, 12:30:29 PM
Really I better have a look at that.

I generally find that the sun is kinder to English women ;)


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Post by: lino6 on January 11, 2014, 12:35:48 PM
Really I better have a look at that.

I generally find that the sun is kinder to English women ;)


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Bit of a beetroot fan are you? Anything over about 20 degrees turns poms bright red!
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Post by: Jasen on January 11, 2014, 12:41:36 PM

Bit of a beetroot fan are you? Anything over about 20 degrees turns poms bright red!


Let's just say I'd rather a beetroot than a crock handbag lol


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Post by: D4D on January 11, 2014, 01:57:56 PM
Interesting selection, no Pattinson. Finch and Warner opening, is the MCG big enough...

Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Clint McKay, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Shane Watson.
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Post by: Pog on January 11, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
Glen Maxwell is one of the most over rated players IMO.

When you listen to James Brayshaw commentating on him, you would think he is possibly his love child!
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Post by: lino6 on January 11, 2014, 03:18:15 PM
Let's just say I'd rather a beetroot than a crock handbag lol


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See I think you are getting confused, it is normal for women to have teeth. I don't think her is anything to compare, snog marry avoid showcases the best class in pommy land  ;D

Interesting selection, no Pattinson. Finch and Warner opening, is the MCG big enough...

Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Clint McKay, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Shane Watson.


Heading to the G tomorrow to watch this game. I'm a bit disappointed Jimmy Pat isn't playing.
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Post by: lino6 on January 12, 2014, 04:47:39 PM
Poms batted with a bit of heart, can't be the test team!

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Post by: D4D on January 12, 2014, 04:48:26 PM
Yeah I missed the last few overs, they did well to get to 270. It was looking like 240 for a while there.
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Post by: lino6 on January 12, 2014, 10:30:18 PM
Well done Aaron Finch, helped by the poms who can't catch!

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Post by: Jasen on January 13, 2014, 09:29:59 PM

See I think you are getting confused, it is normal for women to have teeth. I don't think her is anything to compare, snog marry avoid showcases the best class in pommy land  ;D

Heading to the G tomorrow to watch this game. I'm a bit disappointed Jimmy Pat isn't playing.


Lol I know pommy women with teeth.


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Post by: Jasen on January 13, 2014, 09:31:06 PM
1-0 to England in the women Ashes!!!!! Come on England!!!!!!,


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Post by: swanny on January 13, 2014, 09:32:09 PM
1-0 to England in the women Ashes!!!!! Come on England!!!!!!,


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Slap yourself.....!!!!!!
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Post by: Jasen on January 13, 2014, 09:40:35 PM
I'm over mans cricket lol


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Post by: achjimmy on January 14, 2014, 01:38:55 AM
Your team played like a bunch of girls.
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Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2014, 05:11:19 AM
Your team played like a bunch of girls.
Maybe the sheilas would do a better job than the lads.
No harm in trying, hey England, what have you to loose?     ;D

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Post by: Jasen on January 14, 2014, 09:23:16 AM
At the moment a 10.0 obliteration.


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Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2014, 11:26:52 AM
At the moment a 10.0 obliteration.
;D
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Post by: kylarama on January 14, 2014, 08:36:08 PM
At the moment a 10.0 obliteration.


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Chin up!  You guys just flogged the Mad Monk's XI...

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England finally notch a win in Australia, beating Prime Minister's XI by 172 runs

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Post by: Jasen on January 14, 2014, 10:40:57 PM
Thanks for the good news.

I was starting to see how the New South Weshmen feel ;)


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Post by: nbd73 on January 15, 2014, 07:55:03 PM
Since this thread is now similar to the AFL one and is more just "cricket 2013/2014" I feel comfortable stating that the commentary on ch 10, for the most part, is a breath of fresh air. Ch 9 have persisted with THE worst 3 recently retired players, Brett Lee excluded, for far too long. They redefine boring and cliche, and constantly contradict themselves and speak verbal diahorrea. Ponting is so far beyond his former captain in commentary as well as batting ability it's scary, the guy actually brings modern humour and relevance to the sport whereas fat man remains the pain he was as a batter: boring and predictable. All ten needs is to poach the ch 9 camera & production team and they can take over cricket. Kerry is in his grave and it's fairly apparent junior packer doesn't share his dad's passion for the summer national sport.
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Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
apparent junior packer doesn't share his dad's passion for the summer national sport.

I think he sold it all long ago and bought a big chunk of 10. May explain some of your thinking perhaps?
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Post by: nbd73 on January 15, 2014, 08:59:29 PM
I think he sold it all long ago and bought a big chunk of 10. May explain some of your thinking perhaps?
Indeed, never considered that....thanks for pointing out my ignorance ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Thruster on January 17, 2014, 07:35:57 AM
Whilst I agree with some of what you have written below, I very much prefer the Channel 9 cricket coverage in direct contrast to Channel 9's Rugby League coverage. I cannot stand Ray Hadley's commentating, the dribble that Gould goes on with and Fittler, what a clown, can't be serious for 5 seconds. Then there's Johns, all he does is repeat stuff he must have read in other media (have you ever read his column on Ninemsn? It is a repeat of things other commentators have raised), he hasn't had an original thought since he stopped popping pills (assuming he has even stopped of course). I hoped that they would lose the rights to any channel the other year when they were up but no, we got treated with the same contempt as viewers as every other year.

Now, sorry, rant over, loving the cricket at the moment including the BBL on Channel 10!

Since this thread is now similar to the AFL one and is more just "cricket 2013/2014" I feel comfortable stating that the commentary on ch 10, for the most part, is a breath of fresh air. Ch 9 have persisted with THE worst 3 recently retired players, Brett Lee excluded, for far too long. They redefine boring and cliche, and constantly contradict themselves and speak verbal diahorrea. Ponting is so far beyond his former captain in commentary as well as batting ability it's scary, the guy actually brings modern humour and relevance to the sport whereas fat man remains the pain he was as a batter: boring and predictable. All ten needs is to poach the ch 9 camera & production team and they can take over cricket. Kerry is in his grave and it's fairly apparent junior packer doesn't share his dad's passion for the summer national sport.
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Post by: lino6 on January 17, 2014, 03:40:24 PM
I like Damien Flemming commentating, as well as Gilly and to some extent Mark Waugh. But I am a bit sick of hearing Ponting say "no doubt about that". Once I realised how much he says it that's all hear! And Andy Maher sounds like he knows nothing about cricket! But after years of listening to Tony Greig I have learnt how to watch without listening...

Favourite way to watch cricket is on the front row, no commentator's there, which makes up for the $9.50 mid strength scotch!
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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 08:34:00 PM
Poms might win a game tonight

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Post by: nbd73 on January 17, 2014, 08:38:01 PM
Poms might win a game tonight

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The shame is that we are at home watching and not out in our CT's enjoying our country. Deplorable attitude by all batsmen tonight: look at the dismissals and realise its arrogance personified
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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 08:39:12 PM
look at the dismissals and realise its arrogance personified

Yeah some pretty soft dismissals tonight
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Post by: muzza01 on January 17, 2014, 08:43:54 PM
A good wake up call.
Hopefully we can learn from it and quickly realise that we can't just turn up to win against the Poms. Maybe a little arrogance tonight?
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Post by: nbd73 on January 17, 2014, 08:47:30 PM
Yeah some pretty soft dismissals tonight
Finch: flash in the pan, may as well play Simmons (last night's efforts won't go unnoticed); Warner: i am invincible, will be dropped if ever hit to fielder; Clarke: I have done enuff for last 18 months, CBF boys I'm tonking or out; Bailey: just has NFI full stop, commentators should stop cr@$ping on about average & strike rate for short term players when anybody with a skeric of intelligence knows that these stats become ore relevant with quantity of info; Maxwell: Complete foolishness....
No more needs to be said.
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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 08:48:07 PM
Well the way I see it is there is the ashes, then the PM's 11 then the 1 day series. Australia won the Ashes and England won the PM's 11 so that's 1:1 and we have it all to play for now ;)


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Post by: nbd73 on January 17, 2014, 08:50:23 PM
Well the way I see it is there is the ashes, then the PM's 11 then the 1 day series. Australia won the Ashes and England won the PM's 11 so that's 1:1 and we have it all to play for now ;)


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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 08:55:40 PM
England had the ashes for 7 years and in true form all Australians forget that the instant they lift the cup and the arrogance sets in.
A couple off weeks with the Ashes and Australia is playing like it is impossible for the Pomms to ever beat them again.
Your pride will be your undoing yet again!


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Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2014, 08:57:51 PM
26 off 14
doable
 ;D
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Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2014, 09:02:53 PM
13 off 8  ;D
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Post by: SteveandViv on January 17, 2014, 09:03:18 PM
The shame is that we are at home watching and not out in our CT's enjoying our country. Deplorable attitude by all batsmen tonight: look at the dismissals and realise its arrogance personified

Nothing enjoyable about being out in a camper if you live up here. Getting down to 29c tonight with 90% humidity, good news is it's only getting up to 30c tomorrow...  ;D
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Post by: muzza01 on January 17, 2014, 09:05:07 PM
12 off 6 ;D
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Post by: muzza01 on January 17, 2014, 09:06:39 PM
Win or lose, Faulkner is the King. :cup:
4 off 4
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Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2014, 09:06:56 PM
4 off 4 needed  :cheers:
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Post by: nbd73 on January 17, 2014, 09:07:16 PM
England had the ashes for 7 years and in true form all Australians forget that the instant they lift the cup and the arrogance sets in.
A couple off weeks with the Ashes and Australia is playing like it is impossible for the Pomms to ever beat them again.
Your pride will be your undoing yet again!


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Forget years, quote series wins in succession (ie holding a trophy/title for 7 yrs means SFA if only 1 series was contested in that time). You boys were walloped beyond belief from 1989 till 2005, and in that time the series locations were : 89 eng, 90/91 Aus, 93 eng, 94/95 Aus, 97 eng, 98/99 Aus, 2001 eng, 02/03 Aus, 05 .......
What series did you win??
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Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2014, 09:08:22 PM
Done  :cup:
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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 09:08:28 PM
Faulkner you ripper!
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Post by: nbd73 on January 17, 2014, 09:09:55 PM
England are losers. Jim Carey did the perfect rendition of it in his ace Ventura movies.
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Post by: lino6 on January 17, 2014, 09:09:59 PM
Faulkner you ripper!

You Falkner ripper!

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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 09:11:51 PM
Congratulations to Australia, what a great finish.


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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 09:12:22 PM
Poor Jasen ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 09:19:20 PM
There is no poor Jasen.
I have duel nationality so win what ever happens!
After going back for Christmas for the 1st time in 6 1/2 years I really don't know how anyone could live there lol


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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 09:21:42 PM
Come one Jasen, we know you were barracking for Old Blighty :D
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Post by: lino6 on January 17, 2014, 09:25:28 PM
Hope this proves 50 over cricket isn't dead.  More entertainment than T20 IMO

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Post by: D4D on January 17, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
I think the T20 has shown 12 an over is gettable for the last few overs, you just need somebody who can execute.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 17, 2014, 09:27:36 PM
Gave the poms a bit of a look in then BAM ripped it away
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Post by: alnjan on January 17, 2014, 09:27:50 PM
Just wish the tv commentators would just shut the %*&$ up
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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 09:28:33 PM

Come one Jasen, we know you were barracking for Old Blighty :D

I normally barrack for Australia in all sports as Australia is my home and the only exception is Rugby Union because that's my game.
For reasons unknown I decided to barrack for England this Ashes but it was really hard because I've been away for so long and don't really know any of the team whereas I know all of the Aussie team as they are on the TV all the time.
I think I am the jinx for the Ashes as who ever I go for looses.
I have picked the loosing team every ashes for the last 24 years.


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Post by: SteveandViv on January 17, 2014, 09:28:43 PM
What a finish  :cup:
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Post by: krisandkev on January 17, 2014, 09:35:12 PM
I thought they were gone. I felt sorry for the poms.  Well for a second anyway. Yep, what a finish.  Kevin
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Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2014, 09:38:40 PM
Just wish the tv commentators would just shut the %*&$ up
:cup:
Agree
 ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 09:40:32 PM
I wish I could get ch10


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Post by: Rumpig on January 17, 2014, 09:44:02 PM
I thought they were gone. I felt sorry for the poms.  Well for a second anyway. Yep, what a finish.  Kevin
you felt sorry for the POMS  :o :o i was loving every minute of it. at 9 wickets down and over 30 runs still to get, there's no way we should have won that game  8) 8)
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Post by: oldmate on January 17, 2014, 10:14:46 PM
I'll say. Myself and 1000 others that left with 4overs to go can't believe Aussies won.


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Post by: oldmate on January 17, 2014, 10:15:38 PM
I wish I could get ch10


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It was on 9.

Edit. My bad. So you can watch the 20/20. Bit tired lol
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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 10:17:36 PM
 I watched it on 9 but loads of people are saying the commentary is better on 10


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Post by: Jasen on January 17, 2014, 10:19:01 PM

I'll say. Myself and 1000 others that left with 4overs to go can't believe Aussies won.

You lot give up too early, the English will sit there till the end and even then won't accept we lost lol


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Post by: Pog on January 17, 2014, 11:07:50 PM
Awesome finish... I turned it off and went and washed my Prado when we were about 7/230.

Just jumped on my iPad and see we have won... I went to the Cricket Australia website and watched the last 2 overs.
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Post by: Watty2975 on January 17, 2014, 11:56:45 PM
Was at the game. Thought we were gone. :-[
Great finish. Atmosphere was fantastic :cheers:
Not so great for the poms on the buses and trains on the way home ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 18, 2014, 01:04:20 AM
There was no shame in that game, it was very close and could have gone either way.
Most Poms will be thinking at least we didn't get thrashed!


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Post by: D4D on January 18, 2014, 06:31:31 AM
Most Poms will be thinking at least we didn't get thrashed!

Yes that is some consolation but you know what they say, whether you win by an inch or a mile it is still a win. 10-0 is still alive :)
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Post by: kylarama on January 18, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
How to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Had friends over and were in the garage with the tv on in the back ground.  No one had taken much notice of the game until Faulkner hit 2 six's in a row to halve the run chase in the 2nd last over.

Reminded me of Micheal Bevan's effort back in 95 against the Windies.  Was sitting in Apollo Bay Hotel at the time and not many in the place were watching the game.  The last 2 overs however the whole place was glued to the TV cheering, awesome atmosphere.
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Post by: Garfish on January 18, 2014, 07:10:15 AM
Yes that is some consolation but you know what they say, whether you win by an inch or a mile it is still a win. 10-0 is still alive :)

13-0 is on the cards don't forget the t20s.       
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Post by: BBwilly on January 18, 2014, 07:14:27 AM
For all that missed it you can find the video, legal. http://www.cricket.com.au/video/latest (http://www.cricket.com.au/video/latest)

Cook couldn't front the media conference what a bloody coward people may give clark crap but at least he had the balls to take it on the chin when things were bad.

Jensen repeat after me Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi, you are now an Australian!

Welcome
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Post by: Steffo1 on January 18, 2014, 07:39:27 AM
Maybe Broncos11 could give us a précis of the match as the bugger was there with his young fella! I still think Oz was in control strategically. Well.....I do after the event  ;D
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Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2014, 08:03:23 AM
It was great to see Falkner do what he did as well as Maxwell and Marsh get a few.

The most encouraging thing was seeing an all rounder bowl well and bat well and not get injured in the same game. Haven't seen that since Falkner did it in India last ODI tour there!
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Post by: Jasen on January 18, 2014, 09:49:52 AM

Yes that is some consolation but you know what they say, whether you win by an inch or a mile it is still a win. 10-0 is still alive :)

Good to see you concentrating on Australia winning and not England loosing!
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Post by: Jasen on January 18, 2014, 09:52:52 AM

Jensen repeat after me Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi, you are now an Australian!

Did you mean Jasen? If you did Oi Oi Oi

I'm going for Australia from now on in the game but I will still be going for England here in the banter lol
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Post by: broncos11 on January 18, 2014, 10:50:22 AM
What a fantastic night.
My ten year old is nearly as tall as Warner!!!!

Dave
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Post by: nbd73 on January 18, 2014, 07:11:32 PM
What a fantastic night.
My ten year old is nearly as tall as Warner!!!!

Dave
Was he standing on anything at the time?
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Post by: achjimmy on January 18, 2014, 07:48:55 PM
 :cheers:
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Post by: broncos11 on January 19, 2014, 06:00:47 AM
Was he standing on anything at the time?

Earth


I was highlighting that it's amazing how far and hard he hits the ball for not a big bloke.
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Post by: D4D on January 19, 2014, 07:19:04 AM
The downside to winning the Ashes... :)

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722 (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722)

Australia is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s
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Post by: oldmate on January 19, 2014, 08:18:11 AM
What a fantastic night.
My ten year old is nearly as tall as Warner!!!!

Dave

Nice pics mate.

Myself and my young bloke were in the top tier just to the left of that screen directly opposite you lol. Was a good night.
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Post by: lino6 on January 19, 2014, 01:09:37 PM
http://youtu.be/RcQ3ptLUiw8 (http://youtu.be/RcQ3ptLUiw8)
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Post by: Pog on January 19, 2014, 02:00:11 PM
Cooks learnt how to bat properly.

Oops, as I type, he's just been caught by the most over rated player in the Australian Team (Maxwell).
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 06:11:51 PM

The downside to winning the Ashes... :)

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722 (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722)

Australia is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s


The British invade the British Empire?
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 06:13:17 PM
Let the Australian batting collapse commence! ;)
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2014, 07:00:07 PM

Australia is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s

That explains all of the whinging about the heat last week...

Sunscreen and warm beer sales to skyrocket ;D
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 07:02:27 PM

That explains all of the whinging about the heat last week...

Sunscreen and warm beer sales to skyrocket ;D

You don't know what whinging is till you have been to a walkabout bar in London in the middle of winter ;)
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2014, 07:10:25 PM
You don't know what whinging is till you have been to a walkabout bar in London in the middle of winter ;)

Understand.  Warm beer will make any Aussie cry...
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Post by: Moggy on January 19, 2014, 07:15:13 PM
Understand.  Warm beer will make any Aussie cry...
Even if we're in siberia. Beer has to be cold, no matter what the climate. Just ask a Taswegian
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 07:15:23 PM
The UK now has refrigeration, the whinging is about the cold.

Trust me I did enough of it when I was there ;)
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Post by: Rumpig on January 19, 2014, 07:41:22 PM
The UK now has refrigeration, the whinging is about the cold.

Trust me I did enough of it when I was there ;)
i don't go South of the Qld border in Winter due to the cold...there's no F'ing way i'd go to England at that time that's for sure...lol
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 07:45:51 PM
Trust me I won't be going again at Christmas. (Unless my mum tells me I have too)
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2014, 08:19:05 PM
Let the Australian batting collapse commence! ;)

Brilliant move by Cook. Avoid wickets at all costs to ensure Faulkner doesn't make it to the crease.



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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 08:20:16 PM
I can't see him batting today. :(
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 08:44:09 PM
Aussie Aussie Aussie!
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2014, 08:55:46 PM
The UK now has refrigeration, the whinging is about the cold.

Trust me I did enough of it when I was there ;)


Don't worry, I'm from Victoria.  I think it's state law that we must complain about the weather four times a day...


Trust me I won't be going again at Christmas. (Unless my mum tells me I have too)

Enjoy your 2014/15 white (cold) Christmas  >:D
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Post by: Jasen on January 19, 2014, 09:26:19 PM
I'm not going back for 5 years or the next time England win the Ashes which ever come first!

Please insert sarcastic comments below ;)
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Post by: broncos11 on January 20, 2014, 01:05:17 PM
I see Baileys been dropped from test squad for SA??????

Dave
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 20, 2014, 02:05:42 PM
I see Baileys been dropped from test squad for SA??????

Dave

I guess in the article on cricinfo their reasons for leaving him out might be founded if they think he will not do well against SA bowling attack they are going to want to take the best team they can.  Would of liked to see him go over there lets hope the ones who have been brought into the squad prove they are meant to be there.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 20, 2014, 02:38:00 PM
Obviously they need Watsons bowling and whole lot more than his batting?
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Post by: Jasen on January 20, 2014, 10:59:40 PM
I think Australia should field their under 16's to give poor old England a chance!
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Post by: muzza01 on January 21, 2014, 04:59:13 AM
I think Australia should field their under 16's to give poor old England a chance!

That could be really demoralising if the U16s got lucky and beat them.
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Post by: lino6 on January 21, 2014, 06:55:56 AM
Obviously they need Watsons bowling and whole lot more than his batting?

The way Falkner is going I think he is a better option than Watson.

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Post by: achjimmy on January 21, 2014, 07:27:14 AM
The way Falkner is going I think he is a better option than Watson.

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Agree totally. The world knows how to get Watson out now, and I think they will continue  to trap him.
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Post by: Steffo1 on January 21, 2014, 08:27:28 AM
Liz welcoming home the English cricket team!


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Post by: Jasen on January 21, 2014, 09:22:34 AM

Liz welcoming home the English cricket team!

A little harsh me thinks.


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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2014, 08:04:13 PM
Remember when we beat Pakistan in the world cup final long ago by a ridicules score, they didn't go home for weeks after.
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Post by: Hairs on January 21, 2014, 08:06:36 PM
Remember when we beat Pakistan in the world cup final long ago by a ridicules score, they didn't go home for weeks after.
Are you suggesting they might have an extended holiday here ???
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2014, 08:18:09 PM
I think it was in the UK actually.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 21, 2014, 08:25:37 PM
Remember when we beat Pakistan in the world cup final long ago by a ridicules score, they didn't go home for weeks after.

LOL yeah but actually do shoot them over there Dave, bit like Sth American footballers.
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Post by: Jasen on January 21, 2014, 09:40:59 PM
Q. What is the height of optimism?
A. An English batsman putting on sunscreen.

Q. What would Glenn McGrath be if he was English?
A. An all-rounder.

Q. What is the main function of the England coach?
A. To transport the team from the hotel to the ground.

Q. Why is Darren Gough the unluckiest bowler on tour?
A. Because he was born in England.

Q. What's the English version of a hat-trick?
A. Three runs in three balls.

Q. Why don't English fielders need pre-tour travel injections?
A. Because they never catch anything.

Q. What's the English version of LBW?
A. Lost, Beaten and Walloped.

Q. What do you call a Englishman with 100 runs against his name?
A. A bowler
A. Dead

Q. What's the most proficient form of footwork displayed by Stewart?
A. The walk back to the pavilion.

Q. Who has the easiest job in the England touring party?
A. The guy who removes the red ball marks from the bats.

Q. What advantage do Nasser Hussein, Mark Ramprakash, Dean Headley, Alex Tudor and Graham Hick have over the rest of their team mates?
A. At least they can say they're not really English.

Q. What does "Ashes" stand for?
A. Another Sad Horrific English Series.

Q. What do English batsmen and drug addicts have in common?
A. Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.

Q. Who spent the most time at the crease of anyone in the Ashes series squad?
A. The lady who ironed the cricket whites.

Q. Why are English cricketers cleverer than Houdini?
A. Because they can get out without even trying.

Q. What does Gough put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?
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Post by: Pog on January 21, 2014, 10:26:59 PM
Q. What does Gough put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?

A Bat
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Post by: Jasen on January 21, 2014, 10:28:20 PM
Lol the answer didn't copy, lucky you were here
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Post by: Pog on January 21, 2014, 10:30:00 PM
It's an old one, but still funny!
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Post by: Jasen on January 21, 2014, 10:45:11 PM
For you maybe :(
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Post by: HEM19X on January 22, 2014, 04:28:47 AM
I see Baileys been dropped from test squad for SA??????

Dave

ChappellI was about the only bloke in OZ that reckoned Bailey was not up to Test Cricket, guess he might have been right - at least for now.
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Post by: Jasen on January 24, 2014, 04:22:10 PM
A last England is going to win one!


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Post by: muzza01 on January 24, 2014, 04:38:58 PM
A last England is going to win one!
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Lets just say,
At last, England may get a respectable score.
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2014, 04:52:41 PM
Lets just say,
At last, England may get a respectable score.
Are we still in the pub from last night.....?
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Post by: Steffo1 on January 24, 2014, 05:10:24 PM
Geez this could be interesting!
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Post by: D4D on January 24, 2014, 05:47:14 PM
Easy 8)
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Post by: Jasen on January 24, 2014, 06:03:16 PM
Has it started yet?
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Post by: D4D on January 24, 2014, 08:20:53 PM
Hmmm Australia 'A' had better get cracking...

Australia need 113 runs from 75 balls
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Post by: nbd73 on January 24, 2014, 08:31:31 PM
Hmmm Australia 'A' had better get cracking...

Australia need 113 runs from 75 balls
Sick of hearing "as long as there are wickets in hand" from the commentary team: lose a wicket as they just did and they better get cracking their bags for home. Odds of Faulkner doing another rescue are slim.
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Post by: lino6 on January 24, 2014, 09:20:24 PM
Gee Cook looks like the turbo lax just kicked in to fix a 3 month constipation!

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Post by: Clouty on January 26, 2014, 03:04:00 PM
4/79 at the moment.. Not looking good
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Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 03:11:22 PM
Indeed you think the poms would let us win on Australia day :)
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Post by: Clouty on January 26, 2014, 04:18:38 PM
Indeed you think the poms would let us win on Australia day :)
Fingers crossed they won't spoil the party. >:(
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Post by: lino6 on January 26, 2014, 04:39:28 PM
Looking forward to the Aussies bowling so I know if we batted crap or the poms finally worked out how to bowl in Australia.
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Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 06:13:10 PM
England 2/29 (8.3), I'd suggest game on!

Edit - not looking good now, 17 off 2 Watson overs :'(
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Post by: lino6 on January 26, 2014, 08:02:31 PM
England 2/29 (8.3), I'd suggest game on!

Edit - not looking good now, 17 off 2 Watson overs :'(

Good all round performance from Watto in this game....

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Post by: nbd73 on January 26, 2014, 08:51:42 PM
Good all round performance from Watto in this game....

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Totally agree with your sarcasm: 2games this series for 2 donuts.  Simply awesome  >:(
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Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 08:52:00 PM
England 8/204 (47.0)

Surely the poms can't clutch defeat from the jaws of victory...
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Post by: nbd73 on January 26, 2014, 08:55:41 PM
England 8/204 (47.0)

Surely the poms can't clutch defeat from the jaws of victory...
Why not? Its what they have been doing since day 1 at the gabba way back in november.
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Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 09:08:55 PM
Finally Watson did something right :)

That Bopara stumping was genius :cup:
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 26, 2014, 09:10:51 PM
Bit of a nailbiter
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Post by: lino6 on January 26, 2014, 09:22:12 PM
Good on ya Finch!

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Post by: Jasen on January 27, 2014, 12:40:40 PM
Yah England won a game lol
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 29, 2014, 07:04:20 PM
Finch is off to a flyer, playing a lot straighter now. Some of those straight hits down the ground were superb :cheers:
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Post by: Pog on January 29, 2014, 07:06:51 PM
It still amazes me how the Poms cant catch.

That drop of Roots at 1st slip will cost them dearly I think...
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Post by: Swannie on January 29, 2014, 07:09:12 PM
Loving the aussie batting tonight
Swannie
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 29, 2014, 07:09:29 PM
It still amazes me how the Poms cant catch.

That drop of Roots at 1st slip will cost them dearly I think...
Its like poetry in motion  :-*
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Post by: D4D on January 29, 2014, 07:23:59 PM
That drop of Roots at 1st slip will cost them dearly I think...

52 :)
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 29, 2014, 07:31:03 PM
LOL No ball :cup:
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 29, 2014, 07:36:50 PM
LOL No ball :cup:

I would of LOL'd even more if that LBW ball had of been a front foot no ball.  Good knock from White
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Post by: Nick74 on January 29, 2014, 07:40:36 PM
Go Maxwell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Pog on January 29, 2014, 07:46:45 PM
Switch hit for 6..... Not too bad.

Now he's out!
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Post by: D4D on January 31, 2014, 07:11:26 PM
England 4/56 (7.1)  and they were going to so well for the first 2 overs :)
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 31, 2014, 07:37:24 PM
6/94 now, I wonder if they will get more runs than the ladies earlier in the day  :D

GG
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Post by: D4D on January 31, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
7/98 it will be an early night
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Post by: Pommy Simon on January 31, 2014, 07:54:51 PM
Puts bag on head in shame.........
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Post by: oldmate on January 31, 2014, 08:42:20 PM
I don't watch cricket, but when does the England A grade team arrive?
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Post by: kylarama on January 31, 2014, 09:20:56 PM
Boundary line master class.:-D

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Post by: Swannie on January 31, 2014, 11:03:26 PM
Loved being at the mcg tonight. 65,000 people the atmosphere was great
Swannie
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Post by: Doweymex on January 31, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
White early must've been seeing pumpkins!!!
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Post by: achjimmy on February 01, 2014, 06:04:56 AM
In the immortal words of Bill Lawry "Flower gooone"

Sport: Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach

Flower has stepped down as coach of the English cricket team in the wake of the squad's recent Ashes thrashing against Australia. After the 5-0 Test series whitewash in Australia, the 45-year-old Zimbabwean had said he wanted to stay on as coach but after a meeting at Lord's, he issued a statement pointing to the heavy defeat, saying the ECB needed to rebuild with a new set of values and goals. "Following the recent very disappointing Ashes defeat, it is clear to me that this is now time for England cricket, led by (captain) Alastair Cook, to rebuild with a new set of values and goals," Flower said in a statement on the ECB website. "This has been a very difficult decision to make and I remain committed to England cricket and would like to wish Alastair Cook and (England Cricket...

Read the full story
http://ab.co/1kmeOSF (http://ab.co/1kmeOSF)

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Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 08:47:09 PM
It's ok it will be all over soon :)

England 1/11(2.5) Current Run Rate: 3.88 Required Run Rate: 10.78
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Post by: Sami on February 02, 2014, 08:48:29 PM
Yep gg
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Post by: Paul (SA) on February 02, 2014, 08:50:48 PM
Farewell England. You have been a disappointment.
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Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 08:53:27 PM
England 2/19 (4.0)
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Post by: Clouty on February 02, 2014, 08:54:42 PM
Another one bites the dust.. 3/25
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Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 09:01:02 PM
(http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/172000/172063.jpg)
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Post by: kylarama on February 02, 2014, 09:56:44 PM
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Just when you think England could not get any more crap, they dig deep and surprise us ;D

Ashes 5 - 0
ODI 4 - 1
T20 3 - 0

12 out of 13!  Heads need to roll at Cricket Australia...
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Post by: lino6 on February 02, 2014, 10:06:07 PM
Now we are all on a high, I bet South Africa hand our ar$e$ to us! :'(
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Post by: firecracker on February 03, 2014, 04:44:48 AM
AAHHH But !!!!! if it had bin rainin every other day like over here, the boot would have bin ont tother foot  ;D ;D we are'nt used to good sunny spells. ???
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Post by: D4D on February 05, 2014, 06:10:55 AM
Another one bites the dust

Kevin Pietersen's England career is over after the brash batsman was not selected for the tour of West Indies and the subsequent World Twenty20 tournament.
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/kevin-pietersen-dumped-as-england-attempt-to-usher-in-new-era-after-ashes-debacle/story-fndpt0dy-1226818147756 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/kevin-pietersen-dumped-as-england-attempt-to-usher-in-new-era-after-ashes-debacle/story-fndpt0dy-1226818147756)
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Post by: Pog on February 05, 2014, 07:48:28 AM
This puts a new spin on the 5 - 0....

Australia 5-0
1. Trott
2. Prior
3. Swann
4. Flower
5. Pietersen

We really won the summer 12 - 1, so does that mean there will be more casualties?
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Post by: achjimmy on February 05, 2014, 06:41:28 PM
This puts a new spin on the 5 - 0....

Australia 5-0
1. Trott
2. Prior
3. Swann
4. Flower
5. Pietersen

We really won the summer 12 - 1, so does that mean there will be more casualties?

Yep and we will give up Watson for our "1"
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Post by: lino6 on February 05, 2014, 06:46:38 PM
Yep and we will give up Watson for our "1"

That's no sacrifice, that's a necessity  ;D

Its a bugger that the 2 best allrounders in the country are unable to play in South Africa, Falkner (injured) and Perry (female)
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Post by: alnjan on February 12, 2014, 08:47:59 PM
Lunch on day One against South Africa, Aust 3 for 83

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Post by: achjimmy on February 13, 2014, 06:20:18 AM
Highlights for all those without foxtel  >:( I can't have imagined Watson saving our arses like Marsh did?

http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2014/2/12/australia-south-africa-first-test-day-one (http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2014/2/12/australia-south-africa-first-test-day-one)

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Post by: D4D on February 13, 2014, 06:21:39 AM
Yeah who would have thought Marsh and Smith would put on 199. Warner was too busy thinking about the $1M he's going to get from the IPL...
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Post by: achjimmy on February 13, 2014, 07:30:55 AM
Warner needs to shut his trap, seen him on the news sprouting off about what they'll do to the Sth Africans.
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Post by: D4D on February 13, 2014, 07:38:01 AM
Yup, he should let his bat talk rather than his mouth...
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Post by: Sami on February 13, 2014, 10:35:45 AM
Thanks for the link Jimmy. I'm overseas and looks like I missed a good innings. Go lads!
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Post by: SteveandViv on February 13, 2014, 09:38:50 PM
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The ashes ??? Well would be if they burnt it  ;D
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 13, 2014, 09:41:25 PM
Warner needs to shut his trap, seen him on the news sprouting off about what they'll do to the Sth Africans.
I thought he would have learnt by now.
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Post by: Pog on February 13, 2014, 10:27:14 PM
SA 3/23 chasing our 397... Johnson is on fire - 3/5 off 3.3 overs... And Harris is just plugging away at the other end keeping it fairly tight!
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Post by: SteveandViv on February 13, 2014, 11:21:27 PM
Bl00dy beauty. Glad Mitch has continued that good test form. He has grown the Mo back though. Looks like his wife will have to get used to it. Well it is for the good of the country ;D
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Post by: Pog on February 14, 2014, 07:25:28 PM

Johnson has another 5 for...

http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-africa-v-australia-2013-14/engine/match/648673.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-africa-v-australia-2013-14/engine/match/648673.html)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Pog on February 14, 2014, 07:54:05 PM
Make that 7 and South Africans all out for 206 chasing 397.

Aussies to bat again, pile on 325, then send them in with 1 3/4 days to go.
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Post by: lino6 on February 14, 2014, 07:57:59 PM
Good stuff, I hope they can continue this for the series.
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Post by: achjimmy on February 15, 2014, 08:45:21 AM
See warner fired, but dropped three times, bloody lucky. Be interesting with the new boys firing might not be room for Wato next test.  :cheers:
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Post by: DropBearRacing on February 15, 2014, 08:46:56 AM
Saw Warner on the news this morning. He was running off at the mouth again describing the South Africans fielding as being equivilant of backyard cricket. It was very funny but he's gotta make sure he keeps making runs on this tour.
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Post by: DropBearRacing on February 15, 2014, 08:49:34 AM
See warner fired, but dropped three times, bloody lucky. Be interesting with the new boys firing might not be room for Wato next test.  :cheers:

Let's hope Watson never returns to the team, we don't need that cancer undermining the harmony of the team any further.
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Post by: Teabag on February 15, 2014, 10:09:43 AM
Saw Warner on the news this morning. He was running off at the mouth again describing the South Africans fielding as being equivilant of backyard cricket. It was very funny but he's gotta make sure he keeps making runs on this tour.

It was a joke and a funny one. I like his cocky Aussie laracism.....:-)

He wasn't far from the truth eith. SA fielding was woeful.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: DropBearRacing on February 15, 2014, 10:29:31 AM
I agree with you teabag. Warner is a good cricketer and is great for the Aussie team. He brings that larikin attitude back into the team that we haven't seen since the days of Boonie, Big Merv etc. we need that. Not only that he's got a hell of a lot of mongral in him and hates everyone he plays against. Take for example the fight he had in the pub in England in 2012. He was standing up for his team mate and was prepared to do something about it. We need that type of attitude in the team. We showed it in the last ashes series. The Aussie bowlers led by Mitch Johnson were aggressive and wanted to hurt the poms with every ball. The Aussie team needs the Warner's  and Johnson's to fire them up and intimidate the opposition.
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Post by: Moggy on February 15, 2014, 05:35:54 PM
Take for example the fight he had in the pub in England in 2012. He was standing up for his team mate and was prepared to do something about it.
I thought it was that he took exception to something Joe Root said about H. Amla being a muslim???
"Sources indicate Warner lost his temper, believing Root was impersonating and ridiculing Hashim Amla, the South African Muslim batsman who has a large beard."
When he's good, he's brilliant, but i find it interesting that the poms will get rid of Pietersen for getting out with rash shots, but Warner is guilty of that to often as well.
I like an Aussie larrikin, but he needs to consistently talk with his bat before i'll rate him.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: achjimmy on February 15, 2014, 06:45:08 PM
I thought it was that he took exception to something Joe Root said about H. Amla being a muslim???
"Sources indicate Warner lost his temper, believing Root was impersonating and ridiculing Hashim Amla, the South African Muslim batsman who has a large beard."
When he's good, he's brilliant, but i find it interesting that the poms will get rid of Pietersen for getting out with rash shots, but Warner is guilty of that to often as well.
I like an Aussie larrikin, but he needs to consistently talk with his bat before i'll rate him.

Poms are getting rid of Peiterson cause there idiots and the establishment can't bring itself to blame one of there own upperclass boys in Cook. That's there failing, if I was Pieterson I would play for Sth Africa next tour of UK for free and murder them with the bat.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: DropBearRacing on February 15, 2014, 06:52:50 PM
I thought it was that he took exception to something Joe Root said about H. Amla being a muslim???
"Sources indicate Warner lost his temper, believing Root was impersonating and ridiculing Hashim Amla, the South African Muslim batsman who has a large beard."
When he's good, he's brilliant, but i find it interesting that the poms will get rid of Pietersen for getting out with rash shots, but Warner is guilty of that to often as well.
I like an Aussie larrikin, but he needs to consistently talk with his bat before i'll rate him.

I stand corrected Moggy. 
I still like his attitude, I just hope his batting can keep up with his mouth.
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Post by: westvic on February 15, 2014, 07:30:24 PM
2 fa....already  :cup:
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Post by: achjimmy on February 16, 2014, 12:34:26 AM
One up in the series, great start.  :cheers:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Pog on February 16, 2014, 06:39:48 AM
Aussies win by 281 runs with a day to spare... This was a absolute flogging of the South Africans.

Mitch was awesome with 12 wickets, Marsh, Doolan, Smith and Warner good with the bat. Harris, Siddle and Lyon all good with the ball to support Johnson.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 16, 2014, 06:42:46 AM
Very good team effort, SA will come back hard in the next test.
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Post by: lino6 on February 16, 2014, 08:18:37 AM
Yeah I reckon SA have a bit more ticker than the poms I'd expect them to come out swinging in the next. And probably bat first!

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: DropBearRacing on February 16, 2014, 08:28:17 AM
Yeah I reckon SA have a bit more ticker than the poms I'd expect them to come out swinging in the next. And probably bat first!

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Agree with you X 100.
They are a good team the SA and want revenge for the recent ashes loss  >:D
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Post by: Garfish on February 16, 2014, 10:49:21 AM
Clarke must get some runs soon or he will be dropped,,,,,,, ;D
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Post by: lino6 on February 16, 2014, 10:59:56 AM
Clarke must get some runs soon or he will be dropped,,,,,,, ;D

Nah if Watson gets 40 odd innings between hundreds, surely Clarke will get 40 odd tests  ;D
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 20, 2014, 06:59:18 PM
South Africa 2/11 (5.3) ground hog day...
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Post by: Moggy on February 20, 2014, 07:49:03 PM
Looks like Amla could be SA answer to J.Trott, either that or he's a bunny caught in the headlights  ;D
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Post by: Bunyip on February 21, 2014, 01:43:19 PM
5/214 isn't too bad if their lower order can pile on a few, however with the Aussie bowlers having a good nights rest I doubt it.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 22, 2014, 06:49:38 AM
Australia 4/112 (25.0) chasing 423, game on!
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 22, 2014, 06:55:44 AM
Australia 4/112 (25.0) chasing 423, game on!
More like game over I reckon :(
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 22, 2014, 06:56:38 AM
O ye of little faith :)
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Post by: lino6 on February 22, 2014, 07:36:35 AM
Australia 4/112 (25.0) chasing 423, game on!

This is more like what I expected over there. It will be a good indication of how good they really are.

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Paul (SA) on February 22, 2014, 10:01:26 AM
I reckon Warner, Smith and Haddin will bat really well on this dead track and then this game will peter out to a dull draw.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: nbd73 on February 22, 2014, 02:12:14 PM
I reckon Warner, Smith and Haddin will bat really well on this dead track and then this game will peter out to a dull draw.
To quote another quote "oh ye of little faith"... the difference that the current team has over previous sides of the last 5 yrs is the inner belief that they can win from virtually any situation.  History, logic, and extensive cricket experience/knowledge tells us that yes, the game is leaning towards SA, but Smith, Haddin & Johnson have not batted yet, and in the recent Ashes series the lower order, held together by Haddin, was the second biggest advantage Aus had over the Poms (after Mr Moustache). So, no don't give up yet.  Warner needs a HUGE ton and then declare with a shortfall, knock em over quick and let Warner get 30 of 3 balls and set up a memorable win!!!!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Paul (SA) on February 22, 2014, 02:29:45 PM
Considering the Ashes series and this one, I actually don't think we have been in a batter position on the scoreboard than we are now.

To quote another quote "oh ye of little faith"... the difference that the current team has over previous sides of the last 5 yrs is the inner belief that they can win from virtually any situation.  History, logic, and extensive cricket experience/knowledge tells us that yes, the game is leaning towards SA, but Smith, Haddin & Johnson have not batted yet, and in the recent Ashes series the lower order, held together by Haddin, was the second biggest advantage Aus had over the Poms (after Mr Moustache). So, no don't give up yet.  Warner needs a HUGE ton and then declare with a shortfall, knock em over quick and let Warner get 30 of 3 balls and set up a memorable win!!!!
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Post by: nbd73 on February 22, 2014, 09:19:19 PM
So it didnt happen this time, but all is not lost, at least not yet. Early 2nd innings wickets will be required.
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Post by: Pog on February 23, 2014, 06:39:34 PM
I've been camping since Friday and just got home.

I deliberately didn't listen to the cricket too much, as I wanted to enjoy myself.

I just checked the score, it doesn't look good, but hopefully the Aussies can salvage a draw from this position...

Bring on game 3.
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Post by: lino6 on February 23, 2014, 07:26:07 PM
Need to start doing a SA rain dance!

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 06:22:52 AM
Rogers made a ton, Warner 60 odd, and not 1 other made double figures. Worst than losing is the prospect of Watson returning to the team

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Post by: D4D on February 24, 2014, 06:25:43 AM
Yep pretty poor performance other than Rogers and Warner. At least it has made the last test interesting.
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Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 07:05:06 AM
Yep pretty poor performance other than Rogers and Warner. At least it has made the last test interesting.

I wonder if there will be some team changes? They don't really have much backup over there, not that there is much at home either!

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Post by: D4D on February 24, 2014, 08:06:05 AM
Just prey for a 'green' pitch for Mitch :)
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Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2014, 08:10:11 AM
Just prey for a 'green' pitch for Mitch :)

A green top for Mitch means a green top for Steyn too.... So maybe a green top for Mitch and gastro for Steyn??
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Post by: Banjo16 on February 24, 2014, 06:10:02 PM
Strange that during the SA first innings the commentators described the pitch as dead & used that as an excuse for our bowlers.
Low and behold the SA bowlers must have been using a different pitch/ ball. Time we had some commentators that are not so biased.
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Post by: D4D on March 01, 2014, 06:34:34 PM
19:04 The news at the Toss is that Australia have won it and will bat first. 2 changes for Australia with Marsh and Siddle making way for Watson and Pattinson
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Post by: nbd73 on March 01, 2014, 06:43:02 PM
19:04 The news at the Toss is that Australia have won it and will bat first. 2 changes for Australia with Marsh and Siddle making way for Watson and Pattinson
2 tests ago Marsh 140 & 40 > last test 3 balls faced for zero runs in 2 innings > gone.  I am fairly confident that a statistical nut could find that record somewhere in Watson's career.  Don't get it, if the nature of cricket is that you cant succeed every innings then why do new selections have so much pressure on them to perform?  Players should be given extended opportunities in a variety of conditions IF they are deemed worthy enuff to be picked in the first place. Or was MArsh sim ply covering for Watson? This guy seems to be leading a charmed life, and unlike the happy hooking under achiever from the mid 80's he did not marry the chief selector's daughter.
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Post by: D4D on March 01, 2014, 06:44:11 PM
Dropping both Marsh and Siddle seemed odd to me too
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Post by: nbd73 on March 01, 2014, 06:49:48 PM
Some players are loved whilst others are despised.  Brad Hodge is a classic case, Krejza another (can't spell his name so guessed, and too lazy to ggogle).  These guys should have had extensive test careers.  Whilst protected species such as Watson keep getting picked on "potential".  Well I'm sorry, but if "potential" were a governing factor the late D Hookes would have been Aussie captain forever with 1 test century against sri lanka when they were garbage, and an average of 32. 
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Post by: Pog on March 01, 2014, 06:51:50 PM
Watsons bowling might be the difference? He's not bad in the field, he can bowl and relieve the other quicks for a spell. Hopefully he makes some runs, otherwise he may be dropped for good.
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Post by: nbd73 on March 01, 2014, 06:52:17 PM
0-26 after 4 overs, streuth!!
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Post by: mrdenn1s on March 01, 2014, 06:54:59 PM
Ok

Small tiny plug for my cricket website

DennisFreedman.com

I write some stuff that should amuse....and link to my cricket podcast. I interviewed Paul Harris last week.

Please take a look???
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Post by: Black Diamond on March 01, 2014, 06:59:21 PM
Good start so far :)
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Post by: D4D on March 01, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
Australia 1/100 (20.1)
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Post by: Pog on March 01, 2014, 11:21:29 PM
Aussies, 2 fa 195 at tea.

Clarke has struggled to 20 against good short pitch bowling from Morkel. Steyn has been off the field for a fair bit of the day.

Another 120+ from Warner. I hope doesn't throw it away, he deserves at least 200 the way he been playing lately.
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Post by: D4D on March 02, 2014, 06:35:05 AM
Australia 3/331 (88.0)

Pretty good days play in the end, Clarke 92 no
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Post by: Pog on March 02, 2014, 08:43:55 AM
Perhaps one of Clarke's better innings.

I took a lot of balls from Morkel on the body, head and hands, and is still there. It would be good to see him and Smith go on to get tons tonight.
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Post by: westvic on March 02, 2014, 07:36:09 PM
still there at drinks and motoring nicely

Smith seems in a bit of a mood with a few 6s, looking like a BIG first innings
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 03, 2014, 06:48:09 PM
South Africa 1/24 (9.1) Smith fails again, trail by 470 runs
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Post by: nbd73 on March 03, 2014, 06:56:19 PM
South Africa 1/24 (9.1) Smith fails again, trail by 470 runs
Aaahh, the planets are all falling into alignment.  I don't care what the international cricket team ratings are, as long as we beat SA on their home turf all will be good.
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Post by: D4D on March 03, 2014, 07:48:11 PM
South Africa 3/95 (21.2) will SA fight or collapse...
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Post by: Black Diamond on March 03, 2014, 09:35:40 PM
De Velliers off for a shower! :cup: good onya chopper :cheers:
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 03, 2014, 09:50:25 PM
6/146 and they are in strife, the follow on is a ways of yet

GG
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Post by: nbd73 on March 04, 2014, 06:41:03 AM
Another one bites the dust: Graeme Smith to retire from international cricket after this match. The aussie team has left some carnage in its wake this summer.
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Post by: achjimmy on March 05, 2014, 07:08:08 AM
Everybody has written the proteas off and I hope there right. But if one side could bat all day it would be this one, will feel more secure if and when they get de villers.
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Post by: D4D on March 05, 2014, 07:21:05 AM
Agreed, SA are the supreme stone wallers.
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Post by: lino6 on March 05, 2014, 07:31:00 AM
I'll be happier when Faf is out too, having flash backs of Adelaide a few years ago

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Post by: D4D on March 05, 2014, 06:37:43 PM
Looks like SA have shut up shop
South Africa 4/82 (49.3)
This Partnership: 14 Runs From 77 Balls (R/R: 1.09) 
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Post by: Kangaron on March 05, 2014, 06:41:59 PM
Havn't seen a field like this for a while,  9 behind the wicket.

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Post by: achjimmy on March 05, 2014, 07:39:50 PM
I like this field set for Abbott.

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Post by: lino6 on March 06, 2014, 05:04:49 AM
Unlike Adelaide a few years ago, 10 South African wickets fell in the second innings. Great effort to win a series against the best team going around for the last 5 years. And the first series SA have lost in 5 years. Now for the T20 world cup!

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Post by: Black Diamond on March 06, 2014, 06:38:14 AM
:cup: well done lads was a great victory :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on March 06, 2014, 07:26:10 AM
I thought we were done but the boys didn't give up, dug in and got the job done :cup:
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Post by: achjimmy on March 06, 2014, 07:29:39 AM
Sounds like they really lifted in the end. Harris especially as his knee is apparently shot completely now.
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Post by: Kangaron on March 06, 2014, 07:43:34 AM
Was a long night but worth it,  last wicket fell at 2.55am, 5 overs left.
Just in time, only had one stubbie left.
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Post by: achjimmy on March 06, 2014, 07:49:33 AM
Was a long night but worth it,  last wicket fell at 2.55am, 5 overs left.
Just in time, only had one stubbie left.

I gave up following for the good of the team. Seems they only got a wicket when I walked away or switched browsers so decided to go to bed!
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Post by: westvic on March 06, 2014, 11:08:26 AM
In hindsight Pup and Boof got the declaration timing just about perfect....but I bet they were a bit anxious towards the end. I know I was.

Harris is a legend!
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Post by: Black Diamond on March 23, 2014, 08:13:41 PM
Good to see brad Hogg/Hodge out there tonight. Hope they have a big game, the Pakis are knocking us around the last few overs go Aussies! :cheers:

BD
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Post by: mrdenn1s on March 24, 2014, 02:06:09 PM
Seems the English are blaming Duckworth - Lewis for their T20 loss to NZ

How does the system work anyway?

http://wp.me/p4m7ir-bu (http://wp.me/p4m7ir-bu)
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Post by: broncos11 on March 24, 2014, 05:48:24 PM
Good to see brad Hogg/Hodge out there tonight. Hope they have a big game, the Pakis are knocking us around the last few overs go Aussies! :cheers:

BD

Not sure if this is they way to go with these 2. Hogg in particular was ordinary and drop a sitter. I think he's too caught up in trying to promote the tongue chewing cult figure that they've pushed in the big bash here. He may struggle bowling his Chinaman's to batsmen from the sub continent as they have no trouble reading his wrong un.  Hodge was a bit unlucky though and deserves another chance.
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Post by: D4D on April 06, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
Australia 0/16 (2.1) chasing 105 for victory in the Women's World Twenty20 final :)
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Post by: tanz on April 06, 2014, 08:17:44 PM
 :cup:
Australia 0/16 (2.1) chasing 105 for victory in the Women's World Twenty20 final :)
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Post by: D4D on April 06, 2014, 08:57:15 PM
Australia win by 6 wickets, pity the men couldn't do the same :)
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Post by: lino6 on April 06, 2014, 11:27:51 PM
Shame 9 didn't televise it. Good on the ladies most consistent aussie team!

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Post by: Moggy on May 01, 2014, 08:28:20 AM
It's official we are #1 Test & Odi side

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Post by: Pog on May 01, 2014, 10:31:38 AM
It's official we are #1 Test & Odi side

Awesome News - We played well this summer.
I like where this team is going, and I think it can better with a more consistant top order.
The fast bowling stocks are good, if we can keep them fit and un-injured.
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Post by: mrdenn1s on May 01, 2014, 01:13:04 PM
Here's the non official press conference

wp.me/p4m7ir-ky
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Post by: D4D on May 07, 2014, 07:32:39 PM
Nice work Starc :)

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/video-west-indian-cricketer-kieron-pollard-throws-bat-at-australias-mitchell-starc/story-fndpt0dy-1226908737282 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/video-west-indian-cricketer-kieron-pollard-throws-bat-at-australias-mitchell-starc/story-fndpt0dy-1226908737282)
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Post by: lino6 on May 07, 2014, 07:51:07 PM
I saw this earlier!

Most entertaining thing about thru IPL is this stuff, cricket is usually ordinary. I remember IPL 1 (I think) when Harbajan slapped the yappy Indian fast bowler (think it was Shreasanth) and made him cry. They should script stuff like this for every game!
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Post by: nbd73 on May 07, 2014, 08:44:29 PM
Without knowing the full story I say good on Dennis Lillee for telling Cricket Aus to shove it: Johnson was doing zero and was a washed up has been, and he was THE difference last summer and in SA, thanks in no small way to the greatest fast bowler of all time (IMO) stepping in and coaching his ar$e back into gear. I think its only fair that DKL should have expected a pay rise, hell's teeth so called businessman vote themselves massive bonuses for completing public works projects all the time, only to see said project in receivership 3 months later (Clem Jones Tunnel in Brisvegas is one recent example that comes to mind).
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Post by: mrdenn1s on May 08, 2014, 08:26:54 AM
Here's my open letter to Dennis Lillee

http://dennisdoescricket.com/open-letter-dennis-lillee/

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Post by: lino6 on May 08, 2014, 09:24:13 AM
Here's my open letter to Dennis Lillee

http://dennisdoescricket.com/open-letter-dennis-lillee/ (http://dennisdoescricket.com/open-letter-dennis-lillee/)

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Post by: Nay-DMAX on May 08, 2014, 07:03:11 PM
Here's my open letter to Dennis Lillee

http://dennisdoescricket.com/open-letter-dennis-lillee/ (http://dennisdoescricket.com/open-letter-dennis-lillee/)

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That's gold
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Post by: mrdenn1s on May 08, 2014, 07:26:15 PM
Thank you.

I would love it if you subscribed to my newsletter on the site :-)

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Post by: cancan on May 08, 2014, 09:40:38 PM
Great letter MrDenn1s.... Best read of the week

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Post by: mrdenn1s on May 08, 2014, 09:51:53 PM
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Post by: mrdenn1s on July 08, 2014, 10:24:52 PM
Thought I'd share my latest podcast where I interview Craig McDermott.

http://cantbowlcantthrow.com/craig-mcdermott/ (http://cantbowlcantthrow.com/craig-mcdermott/)
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Post by: D4D on October 13, 2014, 06:36:51 PM
3-0 to the Aussies

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/steve-smith-catch-watch-video-of-incredible-catch-and-decide-if-it-was-fair-or-not/story-fndpt0dy-1227088373426 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/steve-smith-catch-watch-video-of-incredible-catch-and-decide-if-it-was-fair-or-not/story-fndpt0dy-1227088373426)

Was the catch legal? I didn't think you could move that far out of fielding position but according to the rules you can...
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Post by: broncos11 on October 13, 2014, 06:39:05 PM
3-0 to the Aussies

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/steve-smith-catch-watch-video-of-incredible-catch-and-decide-if-it-was-fair-or-not/story-fndpt0dy-1227088373426 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/steve-smith-catch-watch-video-of-incredible-catch-and-decide-if-it-was-fair-or-not/story-fndpt0dy-1227088373426)

Was the catch legal? I didn't think you could move that far out of fielding position but according to the rules you can...









I'm pretty sure he was fine as once the ball leaves bowlers hand you can move in slips. Which is what Smith did when he saw the batsmen about to reverse sweep.
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Post by: lino6 on October 13, 2014, 06:57:11 PM
Yep, you can't deviate (but can move on) when the bowler is running in. As soon as the ball has left the hand the field is free to move. Was brilliant anticipation regardless.

How good was Matty Wade's run out yesterday!
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Post by: D4D on October 26, 2014, 07:24:38 PM
Clarke says he needs to do more, understatement of the year at 7/149 trailing by 288 runs :'(
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Post by: lino6 on October 26, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
Need a Dizzy Gillespie type double from one of the bowlers to get out of this one.....
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Post by: mull dog on October 26, 2014, 07:57:13 PM
Have some faith
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Post by: D4D on October 26, 2014, 09:33:41 PM
It will take divine intervention 9/213 trail by 224 runs
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Post by: Pog on October 26, 2014, 09:34:55 PM
Johnsons little stanza of 61, is over, and so will be the game soon...  >:(
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Post by: D4D on October 26, 2014, 09:41:22 PM
It's all over Australia All Out 216, Pakistan win by 221 runs :(
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Post by: lino6 on October 26, 2014, 10:08:31 PM
Damn.....
Title: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-) Obviously I wasn't :-(
Post by: SteveandViv on October 26, 2014, 10:26:22 PM
Hmmmm, going to be a long summer if our batters not remember to get them selves in. Where did that trait go. It seems every game is a 20/20 - it's giving me the sh1ts
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Post by: booga on October 27, 2014, 01:55:26 AM
Time to revert the thread back to original title "We Suck at Cricket"  :police:
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Post by: Bird on October 27, 2014, 09:18:57 AM
A new captain would be a good start..
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Post by: paceman on October 27, 2014, 09:22:18 AM
A new captain would be a good start..

the ability to play spin and swing bowling would be better.

i'll take clarke as captain, if we can get batsmen that can play spin and swing bowling.

also, a bowler in the terry alderman mold who could swing it both ways in all conditions would also help...
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Post by: lino6 on October 27, 2014, 09:41:46 AM
Swings both ways, isn't that a description of Shane "useless" Watson!

But yes, some who can play swing and seam and spin bowling would be a good start. Does Matty Hayden have kids?
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Post by: paceman on October 27, 2014, 09:47:26 AM
Swings both ways, isn't that a description of Shane "useless" Watson!

But yes, some who can play swing and seam and spin bowling would be a good start. Does Matty Hayden have kids?

what a waste of time and resources watson has been... :(

one of the most over-rated cricketers in recent memory...
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Post by: lino6 on October 27, 2014, 10:05:31 AM
what a waste of time and resources watson has been... :(

one of the most over-rated cricketers in recent memory...

x infinity

There are plenty of others out there that could play in his spot. Faulkner, Marsh, even someone like Coulter-Nile would be better. For that matter, anyone with a bit of ticker...!
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Post by: Bird on October 27, 2014, 10:08:25 AM
Quote from: lino6
Swings both ways, isn't that a description of Shane "useless" Watson!

But yes, some who can play swing and seam and spin bowling would be a good start. Does Matty Hayden have kids?
its been the same since the dawn of time, it appears almost as once your in the team, your there until you retire..
As long as you score once in a tour, your safe... I still say Cluck needs to go too.. hes more up and down on form than a pogo stick
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Post by: paceman on October 27, 2014, 10:24:30 AM
x infinity

There are plenty of others out there that could play in his spot. Faulkner, Marsh, even someone like Coulter-Nile would be better. For that matter, anyone with a bit of ticker...!

if they only realised that they have an allrounder already - mitchell johnson.

then they could pick another bowler (like coulter-nile, for example) and also put in a batter that actually has some technique and give them 5 tests to prove themselves.
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Post by: D4D on October 31, 2014, 09:17:37 PM
Batting practice...Pakistan 3/ 503 (149.0) :(

Younis Khan* 201
Misbah-ul-Haq 101
This Partnership: 180 Runs From 313 Balls (R/R: 3.45) 
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Post by: lino6 on October 31, 2014, 10:00:53 PM
Hopefully it's a flat track......
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Post by: Bird on October 31, 2014, 10:08:24 PM
Quote from: lino6
Hopefully it's a flat track......
... everything that's wrong with test sleeping.. cricket. pointless games with at least 1 captain happy to have no result.
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Post by: lino6 on November 01, 2014, 08:45:39 AM
... everything that's wrong with test sleeping.. cricket. pointless games with at least 1 captain happy to have no result.

What I meant was hopefully it wasn't the aussies bowling crap, it was just a dead wicket. Its usually only the poms who like to play for draws. Bur when the aussies are 1 for FA perhaps we were just bowling crap and now time to bat the same....  :'(

On the plus side for the summer of cricket at home I have my tickets for Aus vs South Africa ODI this month, Aus vs Poms opening world cup game and tickets to the world cup final. 3 ODIs in the 1 season will be a PB for me, looking forward to it. Might even sneak a couple of big bash games to top it all off!
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 01, 2014, 12:39:10 PM
Take nothing away from Pakistan - they are playing very good cricket at the moment. I am not sure if we can blame the pitch yet, have to wait until the Aussies bat.

Despite that, we have to get better playing on low, slow turning decks. Can't keep whinging and pining for a fast bouncy pitch or a green top.  Australian pitches are not the centre of the cricket universe anymore.
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 01, 2014, 08:28:05 PM
Don't know if anyone is watching the cricket. Aust are just being outclassed by Pak. Take nothing away from them, some of the wickets are top drawer. I wish Pak played like this all the time, it would make test cricket more interesting.
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Post by: D4D on November 01, 2014, 08:28:55 PM
Good on Marsh for getting his 50 but nothing much else to be happy about...
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Post by: lino6 on November 01, 2014, 09:29:43 PM
Bugger out for 87....
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Post by: alnjan on November 02, 2014, 10:22:53 AM
It's doable
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Post by: D4D on November 02, 2014, 07:33:16 PM
Pakistan lead by 600 runs :(

Over 60.2: Starc to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, swings hard, takes an outside edge and flies through the vacant cordon, too fine for third man, into the rope.
Equals the record for the fastest ever test 100.
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Post by: Pog on November 02, 2014, 08:16:41 PM
Only 600. They will declare when the lead hits 1,000.
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Post by: Bird on November 02, 2014, 08:27:43 PM
Quote from: Pogasauras
Only 600. They will declare when the lead hits 1,000.
... and the whole point is ???
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Post by: Pog on November 02, 2014, 08:33:28 PM
... and the whole point is ???
We are going to loose (badly)...
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Post by: lino6 on November 02, 2014, 08:36:22 PM
And 2 fa already....
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Post by: Bird on November 02, 2014, 08:43:04 PM
We are going to loose (badly)...

(http://www.troll.me/images/kells/well-captain-obvious-strikes-again.jpg)
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 03, 2014, 06:41:34 PM
Some of the dismissals look way too soft. Michael Clarke never plays down the wrong line like he did in his second dig.

I reckon the fact we are coming off a long layoff is showing. We are just not match hardened at the moment - soft as butter.
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 05, 2014, 09:35:54 PM
Struggling to remember when Australia last won a game cricket  ???
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Post by: D4D on November 06, 2014, 05:49:58 AM
At least we lost it due to SA's really good bowling then batting and not throwing it away easily.
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Post by: paceman on November 06, 2014, 06:20:25 AM
At least we lost it due to SA's really good bowling then batting and not throwing it away easily.

and south africa's bowling was some of the best short-form bowling i have seen for a long time....

once again, stupid shots from our top order.  even in a t20, you don't need to throw away your wicket on a track like that....
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Post by: lino6 on November 07, 2014, 08:00:46 PM
Better bowling effort tonight
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Post by: D4D on November 07, 2014, 08:02:33 PM
Agreed and Boyce looks good.
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Post by: lino6 on November 07, 2014, 08:05:26 PM
Agreed and Boyce looks good.

Yeah looks a likely type. Bowled well the other night too.
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Post by: lino6 on November 07, 2014, 09:24:12 PM
Well batted Aaron Finch
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Post by: wilson79 on November 08, 2014, 12:15:32 AM
Blitzed them!!!
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 14, 2014, 03:51:03 PM
Clarke and Watson are earning their dollars again today I see.

Watson would have to be the most over paid cricketer in the country.
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Post by: Bird on November 14, 2014, 03:52:47 PM
Quote from: Paul (SA)
Watson would have to be the most over paid cricketer in the country.
and Clarke the most overrated captain in the game... bring back Kim Hughes even...
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Post by: muzza01 on November 14, 2014, 04:01:39 PM
and Clarke the most overrated captain in the game... bring back Kim Hughes even...
:cup: that's Gold!
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Post by: lino6 on November 14, 2014, 04:24:46 PM
Making hard work of a great start....
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Post by: DarWen on November 14, 2014, 04:30:09 PM
Clarke's gone (Hamstring).
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Post by: lino6 on November 14, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
If only Maxwell could bat consistently. Actually, any of our top 6......

Would love to see Michael Beer play against the Safas. Not because he is good, more to do with possible news headlines. Can picture it now.....

"Beer makes De Kock look soft"!

Or "Flat Beer struggles to handle De Kock"

Or how about "Flaccid De Kock ruined by Beer"
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Post by: Bird on November 14, 2014, 06:32:38 PM
Clarke's gone (Hamstring).
hes a greyhound... ****in shoot him.
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Post by: lino6 on November 14, 2014, 08:30:09 PM
Nice to see Watson bowling as well as he batted......
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Post by: lino6 on November 15, 2014, 04:15:45 PM
Just out in time for the summer
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Post by: Paul (SA) on November 16, 2014, 08:56:16 PM
Good to see Watson craft his way to a skillful 11 today.


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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 16, 2014, 09:12:42 PM
Good to see Watson craft his way to a skillful 11 today.

When he took that catch I said to lino6 there ya go that will keep him his spot for awhile  ::)
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Post by: D4D on November 21, 2014, 09:41:58 PM
Top order failed again but Smith bought it home, nice innings by Faulkner at the death ;D

First time we have beaten SAF at the MCG too :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on November 22, 2014, 09:12:25 AM
Top order failed again but Smith bought it home, nice innings by Faulkner at the death ;D

First time we have beaten SAF at the MCG too :cup:
Yep it was. Wade batted well too. Was nice to get the win with Smith making the highest score against S.A. at the G and Wade/Smith the highest 6th wicket partnership.

Still can't understand how the can keep Falkner out of the team like they do. Even the 1 test he played he took 6 fa and hit an entertaining 50. If a certain number 3 did the right thing by his country and retired problem solved!
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Post by: kylarama on November 22, 2014, 08:18:59 PM


First time we have beaten SAF at the MCG too :cup:

Pity only 14,000 people turned up to see it...

That's got to be a record low for anything at the G in a long time.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 22, 2014, 08:33:44 PM
Pity only 14,000 people turned up to see it...

That's got to be a record low for anything at the G in a long time.

Yep going to a lot of footy it was really noticeable how few were there, we had thought the crowd might of filled up more once people finished work but even then not a lot coming in. Was good to be there sitting front row for some cricket history
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Post by: D4D on November 23, 2014, 09:37:21 PM
Geez they're making hard work of finishing this off
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Post by: lino6 on November 24, 2014, 07:03:48 AM
Yep that was uncomfortably closer than it needed to be
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Post by: Pog on November 24, 2014, 08:42:06 AM
Glenn Maxwell needs to have his nick name changed from 'The Big Show' to 'The No Show'...

I reckon he threw his wicket away last night when all he had to do was rotate the strike to Smith. Maxwells wicket then started the collapse...

I can't stand the bloke, but James Brayshaw seems to think he is God.
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Post by: paceman on November 24, 2014, 09:15:09 AM
Glenn Maxwell needs to have his nick name changed from 'The Big Show' to 'The No Show'...

I reckon he threw his wicket away last night when all he had to do was rotate the strike to Smith. Maxwells wicket then started the collapse...

I can't stand the bloke, but James Brayshaw seems to think he is God.

agreed.  watson and maxwell, most overrated cricketers getting around.

and brayshaw is a knob to boot.  the fact that he loves maxwell says a lot...
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Post by: wilson79 on November 24, 2014, 09:40:54 AM
agreed.  watson and maxwell, most overrated cricketers getting around.

and brayshaw is a knob to boot.  the fact that he loves maxwell says a lot...

X2
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 24, 2014, 02:55:54 PM
agreed.  watson and maxwell, most overrated cricketers getting around.

and brayshaw is a knob to boot.  the fact that he loves maxwell says a lot...


Best commentary call yesterday was Brayshaw "oh and it's raining where the heck did that come from" little bit of silence then Taylor "well clearly it came from the sky"  hahahaha
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Post by: lino6 on November 24, 2014, 03:09:22 PM
Sad part is Watson and Marsh will keep Falkner out of the side in the world cup. Marsh deserves his spot, but its sad that Watson will push a truly talented alrounder out of the side. There has been many a game, including against the poms in Brisbane last year, would have gone down a a L instead of a W without Falkner's ability to bat out the impossible. Think Falkner is a better test option to IMO as he can both bat and bowl and usually do it consistently and in the same game!
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Post by: achjimmy on November 24, 2014, 03:27:47 PM
Yep there certainly needs to be a bit more discipline brought into the side. Smiths attempt to belt it out of  the  MCG the other night to win reeks of ego the side doesn't need.
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Post by: paceman on November 25, 2014, 02:45:37 PM
never liked phil hughes as a batsman, but this is sickening for phil as a sportsman and very distressing for his family (who were in the stands when it happened) and teammates:

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/phil-hughes-hospitalised-after-being-knocked-unconscious-during-sheffield-shield-match-at-scg/story-fn5k3dxv-1227134415326 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/phil-hughes-hospitalised-after-being-knocked-unconscious-during-sheffield-shield-match-at-scg/story-fn5k3dxv-1227134415326)


here's hoping he pulls through and gets back to playing cricket soon.

also, thoughts go out to the bowler as well.  just an unfortunate accident, but i'll bet he feels terrible.
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Post by: Bird on November 25, 2014, 04:07:56 PM
never liked phil hughes as a batsman, but this is sickening for phil as a sportsman and very distressing for his family (who were in the stands when it happened) and teammates:

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/phil-hughes-hospitalised-after-being-knocked-unconscious-during-sheffield-shield-match-at-scg/story-fn5k3dxv-1227134415326 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/phil-hughes-hospitalised-after-being-knocked-unconscious-during-sheffield-shield-match-at-scg/story-fn5k3dxv-1227134415326)


here's hoping he pulls through and gets back to playing cricket soon.

also, thoughts go out to the bowler as well.  just an unfortunate accident, but i'll bet he feels terrible.
Doesn't sound flash at moment with all the reports and dozens of vulture reporters

hasn't been many helicopters land on the SGC due to an incident.

had surgery now etc so see where that leads
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/phil-hughes-knocked-out-by-bouncer-at-scg/story-fndpt0dy-1227134397193 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/phil-hughes-knocked-out-by-bouncer-at-scg/story-fndpt0dy-1227134397193)
(http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/153700/153719.jpg)
Thoughts also with the young bowler... hope he is getting support
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Post by: lino6 on November 25, 2014, 04:52:34 PM
Holy crap...... I'm the same, didn't think much of him as a cricketer, but don't think he (or anyone for that matter) deserves this. Feel for the bowler also. Fingers crossed for Phil that he pulls through and thoughts go out to his family.
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Post by: Moggy on November 25, 2014, 05:53:30 PM
Jeez, I'm glad you blokes aren't selectors, we wouldnt have a team. Is there any current players youse do like ????

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Post by: xcvator on November 25, 2014, 06:21:07 PM
Not good for Phill at all  :'( :'( but I have always thought that batsmen really should not be wearing helmets ( tailenders facing quicks excepted) as a lot of them get lured into playing a shot that is potentially dangerous when they should just take evasive action
 :cheers:
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Post by: lino6 on November 25, 2014, 06:29:46 PM
Not good for Phill at all  :'( :'( but I have always thought that batsmen really should not be wearing helmets ( tailenders facing quicks excepted) as a lot of them get lured into playing a shot that is potentially dangerous when they should just take evasive action
 :cheers:

Hopefully this doesn't bring about some knee jerk rule changes. Might bring about some equipment changes though. They might go back to the motorbike style helmets like in World Series days. Lots of water to pass under the bridge first though.

Most importantly, hopefully Phil pulls through this.
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Post by: D4D on November 25, 2014, 06:57:00 PM
Thoughts and prayers for all involved
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Post by: Bird on November 25, 2014, 07:40:30 PM
Quote from: lino6
They might go back to the motorbike style helmets like in World Series days.
Like Michael Carbery
(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/11/22/1226766/112365-8686eb68-5316-11e3-b7b4-89041ea3763d.jpg)

how many thousands of balls bowled each year, how many bad injuries... but like most sports business these days it will hit the fan.
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Post by: paceman on November 25, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
Jeez, I'm glad you blokes aren't selectors, we wouldnt have a team. Is there any current players youse do like ????

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hartley, hopes, burns, feldman, doolan, khawaja, bird, faulkner, klinger, o'keefe ... plenty to like in the shield...
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Post by: lino6 on November 25, 2014, 08:26:56 PM
hartley, hopes, burns, feldman, doolan, khawaja, bird, faulkner, klinger, o'keefe ... plenty to like in the shield...

Starc, Johnson, Harris, heaps of WA quicks, Cam White, the leggy from QLD staring in the t20s. Of the preferred IX there is probably only a couple I'd drop. Watson for Falkner. Haddin for anyone, though Luderman looks a likely type. Then there is Jimmy Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Siddle, Stoinis. Heaps to choose from.
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Post by: dales133 on November 25, 2014, 08:42:10 PM
They get the big bucks to play the in the big league.
He coped a beauty and it sucks but that's what thier paid for, tallent vs risk vs longevity.
At least he's got less risk than league or union...afl he'd be safer lol
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Post by: macca on November 25, 2014, 10:02:18 PM
They get the big bucks to play the in the big league.
He coped a beauty and it sucks but that's what thier paid for, tallent vs risk vs longevity.
At least he's got less risk than league or union...afl he'd be safer lol

I dont think anyone gets paid to be maimed or possibly lose their life also dont think Phils family or friends would like to be reading this at the moment
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Post by: Moggy on November 25, 2014, 10:04:41 PM
hartley, hopes, burns, feldman, doolan, khawaja, bird, faulkner, klinger, o'keefe ... plenty to like in the shield...
Liking them doesnt mean their up to test standard, as some of them have already shown. Test cricket is a huge leap from shield.
Sure there are guys that may be test standard, I just get a little sick of all the critics, a lot of people wanted Clarke, Watson & others gone but hey we won the ashes 5-0 last summer so they cant be all bad.

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Post by: dales133 on November 25, 2014, 10:11:39 PM
I dont think anyone gets paid to be maimed or possibly lose their life also dont think Phils family or friends would like to be reading this at the moment
I realy think you missed my point dude.
They are paid to do what they love and paid extremely well for it and that is because it's a short career that carries some risk.
You can't tell me that facing the world's best bowlers dosn't come with a risk of serious injury or death if you coped a freak impact.
Lighten up a bit dude, I wasn't enjoying his demise
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Post by: paceman on November 26, 2014, 06:16:19 AM
Liking them doesnt mean their up to test standard, as some of them have already shown. Test cricket is a huge leap from shield.
Sure there are guys that may be test standard, I just get a little sick of all the critics, a lot of people wanted Clarke, Watson & others gone but hey we won the ashes 5-0 last summer so they cant be all bad.

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agreed, but you can only get to test standard by actually being given a fair dinkum chance.  a lot of these blokes get one shot and that's it or in hartley's case, none at all.  someone like watson seems to have as long as he likes to make runs, then he gets one score and is set for the next two years.

stats don't lie.
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Post by: paceman on November 26, 2014, 06:18:54 AM
Starc, Johnson, Harris, heaps of WA quicks, Cam White, the leggy from QLD staring in the t20s. Of the preferred IX there is probably only a couple I'd drop. Watson for Falkner. Haddin for anyone, though Luderman looks a likely type. Then there is Jimmy Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Siddle, Stoinis. Heaps to choose from.

agreed.  more emphasis on performing in the shield for getting your spot in the test team is needed, not ODI's or T20's...
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 26, 2014, 08:01:08 PM
I dont think anyone gets paid to be maimed or possibly lose their life also dont think Phils family or friends would like to be reading this at the moment

Agree Macca they are played to play sport. All thoughts with Phil and his family.
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Post by: Bird on November 26, 2014, 08:04:26 PM
Agree Macca they are played to play sport. All thoughts with Phil and his family.
nothing against Phil, but it hasn't been a sport in 20 years with the 100k's they are paid.. its purely a business - the players are the workers.
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Post by: D4D on November 26, 2014, 08:11:56 PM
but it hasn't been a sport in 20 years with the 100k's they are paid.. its purely a business - the players are the workers.

That's a pretty uninformed comment
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Post by: Bird on November 26, 2014, 08:14:46 PM
Quote from: D4D
That's a pretty uninformed comment
how do you work that out?
same as NRL, AFL, NRU, Nearly any full time sport. etc...
There is very little "sport" involved in being full time sports people/cricketers. that's professional.

Back in the day when they played games practiced twice a week, beers after game had to have a job to support their families - it was a sport
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Post by: D4D on November 26, 2014, 08:19:09 PM
Right so being a professional sportsman means they don't need any sporting ability  ::)
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Post by: Bird on November 26, 2014, 09:04:49 PM
Right so being a professional sportsman means they don't need any sporting ability  ::)
Yes!!! that's exactly what I said ::) ::)
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Post by: paceman on November 27, 2014, 06:22:42 AM
how do you work that out?
same as NRL, AFL, NRU, Nearly any full time sport. etc...
There is very little "sport" involved in being full time sports people/cricketers. that's professional.

Back in the day when they played games practiced twice a week, beers after game had to have a job to support their families - it was a sport

what??

it's still a sport.  they are professional sportsmen.  this type of accident could have happened in grade cricket in your local competition.

whether they get paid or not is completely irrelevant to the topic of this man getting gravely injured.

if you disagree with the amount of money that these professional sportsmen are getting paid, then don't watch the games, and don't buy products advertised during the television coverage and don't buy the supporters gear and don't buy any gear advertised by a sportsman.

then you will not be adding to the problems you perceive about sportsmen getting paid.
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Post by: alnjan on November 27, 2014, 11:20:10 AM
Just because they get paid to play does not make them 'professional' 

As soon as $$$$ are involved it stops being a sport and being played as a sport and becomes a business and like any business, they want a return for the $$$$ paid.  Occasionally an act of sportsmanship is displayed by some of the paid sports people but most are a low way from being professional
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on November 27, 2014, 11:29:55 AM
Just because they get paid to play does not make them 'professional' 

As soon as $$$$ are involved it stops being a sport and being played as a sport and becomes a business and like any business, they want a return for the $$$$ paid.  Occasionally an act of sportsmanship is displayed by some of the paid sports people but most are a low way from being professional


according to the accepted definition linked below, these players are professionals.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/professional (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/professional)


the payment alone does not define them as professionals, as the definition describes.  it can define them, but does not necessarily have to.

if people deem your skills worthy enough to pay you to perform them, then why is that not deemed 'professional'?

you can be a 'professional' in whatever you do and still act like a knob.  that applies to everything, not just sport.

if they are not playing sport, then what are they doing?  cricket, by definition, is a sport. 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on November 27, 2014, 11:55:03 AM
You pay a plumber to do his job as you do an electrician, don't hear of too many Professional Plumbers or Electricians do you? 

Further if you applied the basic definition of Professional than their source of income becomes a 'Profession' not a sport. 

Think back to the old Olympic Games where the competitors had to be amateurs, no 'professionals' allowed. 
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Post by: paceman on November 27, 2014, 11:58:16 AM
You pay a plumber to do his job as you do an electrician, don't hear of too many Professional Plumbers or Electricians do you?

like i said earlier, it's all about how you use the definition of professional.

each to their own.  i mainly define them as professionals for the application of specific skill sets, not necessarily on the fact that they get paid.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on November 27, 2014, 12:13:00 PM
Each to their but I do not see a specific skill set that would come close to justify the amount they are paid and there is a lot more to being considered a Professional then just the time spent performing your 'Profession' (rather than playing sport).  Being professional also continuous off the field, not just the pay packet. 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on November 27, 2014, 02:51:25 PM
The cricket world has been left shattered by the death of Australian batsman, Phillip Hughes.

The 25-year-old suffered devastating head injuries when he was struck while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.

His family has made the heart breaking decision to switch off his life support.

Hughes had been in a critical condition in an induced coma after being struck by a ball during South Australia's Sheffield Shield match with NSW at the SCG on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old on Tuesday underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and doctors said they expected to know the outcome of the procedure by Thursday.

Hughes' life-threatening injuries sent shock waves through the cricketing world, with messages of support pouring in from current and former Australian cricketers as well as players from around the world.


http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/11/27/cricketer-phillip-hughes-has-died.html?cid=BP_RSS_sn-topstories_1_cricketer-phillip-hughes-has-died_271114 (http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/11/27/cricketer-phillip-hughes-has-died.html?cid=BP_RSS_sn-topstories_1_cricketer-phillip-hughes-has-died_271114)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: macca on November 27, 2014, 03:02:39 PM
RIP Phil, too young but doing what you loved
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Post by: lino6 on November 27, 2014, 03:13:07 PM
Sad news about Phil Hughes. Thinking of his family and friends. Hope Abbott can get any help he will need too.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: wilson79 on November 27, 2014, 04:05:00 PM
Tragic news...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 27, 2014, 05:38:55 PM
RIP Phil thoughts with your family and loved ones.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2014, 05:22:42 PM
Cricket Australia confirm the first Test will be delayed for Phillip Hughes’s funeral 
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-australia-confirm-the-first-test-will-be-delayed-for-phillip-hughess-funeral/story-fndpt0dy-1227139401684 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-australia-confirm-the-first-test-will-be-delayed-for-phillip-hughess-funeral/story-fndpt0dy-1227139401684)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2014, 11:11:43 AM
watching this last night for a while, what a game, 200, 192, 3x50's.. new record amount of 6s in an innings..

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/recordbreaking-brendon-mccullum-heartbroken-for-phillip-hughes-20141129-11wyvz.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/recordbreaking-brendon-mccullum-heartbroken-for-phillip-hughes-20141129-11wyvz.html)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 09, 2014, 03:19:04 PM
A good innings from Warner well done.
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Post by: paceman on December 09, 2014, 03:29:41 PM
and what a total shock, clarke has retired hurt.

can someone explain to me why alex kountouris still has a job?  and what kind of 'fitness' test did clarke 'pass' to make it into the team?

he was out there for less than two hours.  what a joke.
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Post by: mrdenn1s on December 09, 2014, 04:01:03 PM
Agree. Selfish decision to play.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 09, 2014, 04:21:15 PM
I have to agree also when they were saying he wouldn't play I don't see how a couple more days was going to be enough when he has had so much trouble with it.  If he had waited till the next test then he might of stayed fit for longer.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: wilson79 on December 09, 2014, 04:28:33 PM
typical Clarke, he is selfish,
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Post by: D4D on December 09, 2014, 04:37:54 PM
Whilst I agree, I think you're being a bit harsh on Clarke in the current circumstance. He was going to play no matter what for Phil. Would you have denied him a spot if you were a selector?
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Post by: Moggy on December 09, 2014, 04:42:17 PM
Whilst I agree, I think you're being a bit harsh on Clarke in the current circumstance. He was going to play no matter what for Phil. Would you have denied him a spot if you were a selector?
X2

And besides the bloke who was gonna replace him is unavailable

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Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2014, 05:02:41 PM
Whilst I agree, I think you're being a bit harsh on Clarke in the current circumstance. He was going to play no matter what for Phil. Would you have denied him a spot if you were a selector?

I'm not a Clarke fan or hater, but knew he was always going to play. Even if he only had 1 leg. Plus he did make 60, which is more than Australia's best #3 made.....
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Post by: paceman on December 09, 2014, 05:11:47 PM
Whilst I agree, I think you're being a bit harsh on Clarke in the current circumstance. He was going to play no matter what for Phil. Would you have denied him a spot if you were a selector?

If you're not fit, then you shouldn't play, regardless of emotion. 
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Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2014, 05:21:09 PM
If you're not fit, then you shouldn't play, regardless of emotion.

I 100% agree, but the selectors would not. The whole aftermath of the Hughes death, Clarke was the front man. Despite what anyone thinks, the selectors were always going to play him because of what he had done after the death. Right, wrong or indifferent, it was always going to happen.

If it was me in Clarke's position, I would have wanted to play too, and probably would have lied about my fitness to do it. I would have been wrong, but I still would have done it.
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Post by: paceman on December 09, 2014, 05:24:53 PM
Not doubting the gesture, but still the wrong decision for the team and the series.
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Post by: D4D on December 09, 2014, 05:26:12 PM
Not doubting the gesture, but still the wrong decision for the team and the series.

Last time I checked he did make 60 today...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2014, 05:30:07 PM
Last time I checked he did make 60 today...

60 more than the keeper......

Poor finish to a great start of the day....
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Post by: paceman on December 09, 2014, 07:26:34 PM
Last time I checked he did make 60 today...

but now he is possibly out for the game (possibly the series) because he came back too early...

no doubting the skill and the runs (which are welcome, considering our great number 3 covered himself in glory again), but needs to put the team first.
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Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2014, 07:36:17 PM
They were talking today on the radio about the eventual replacement for Rogers. But they didn't put up any names. Wonder would Rob Quiney get another chance? If Clarke is out I'd reckon Shaun Marsh will fill that spot.

First thing is first though, to get out of the hole they dug in the last session. Looks like a flat track that 600 would be chased down on.....
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 09, 2014, 07:46:36 PM
It might be time to give Finch a go with Warner. It would be a risk to have two dashers at the top, but it might pay off. Rogers has done well but Test cricket has passed him by.

And what a skillful 14 by Watson. Worth a few more zeros on his next contract. Fair dinkum the guy is a spud.
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Post by: lino6 on December 09, 2014, 08:06:51 PM
It might be time to give Finch a go with Warner. It would be a risk to have two dashers at the top, but it might pay off. Rogers has done well but Test cricket has passed him by.

And what a skillful 14 by Watson. Worth a few more zeros on his next contract. Fair dinkum the guy is a spud.

Unfortunately for Finch there is one sure way to get him out, bowl a red ball at him! You'd be nervous with Warner and Finch at the top though coz you could be 2 or 3 for FA in a hurry.

Quiney did make 92 today. Ed Cowan made 140 odd also.
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Post by: Brutus on December 09, 2014, 08:25:31 PM
Whilst I agree, I think you're being a bit harsh on Clarke in the current circumstance. He was going to play no matter what for Phil. Would you have denied him a spot if you were a selector?
It was clear before Phils tragedy that Clarke wanted to play the first test in Brisbane. Talk of him playing grade cricket and all then after Phil, Clarke and the selectors got sucked into the emotion of it all. IMO he put himself above the team, he could have honoured Phil Hughes a lot more by sitting this one out and getting himself right for Boxing Day.

With all the talent we have in this country we fill the side with old players that did something once. It's time to bring some youth into the team.
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Post by: Pog on December 09, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
Clarke shouldn't have retired... He should have played on until he got out. Retiring was a soft option...
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 09, 2014, 09:12:38 PM
It was clear before Phils tragedy that Clarke wanted to play the first test in Brisbane. Talk of him playing grade cricket and all then after Phil, Clarke and the selectors got sucked into the emotion of it all. IMO he put himself above the team, he could have honoured Phil Hughes a lot more by sitting this one out and getting himself right for Boxing Day.



I agree and no I would not deny him wanting to play for Phil and yes he put on some runs and more than others who I already think should not have a spot in the team, people say that is harsh you hate everyone in cricket but I don't I just want to see players get picked for what they have shown not get injured play no games and come back (this is at Watson not Clarke) my point was more that if he had of waited one more test no one would of thought he wasn't honouring Hughes and he still could of in the next game or in Melb.
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Post by: Garfish on December 10, 2014, 05:43:52 AM
Sorry but Clarke's injury prior to the game was a torn hamstring, which has recovered, he has hurt his back this time different injury / symptoms.  His back is dodgy, and will never be fine, so based on this he should not of played any tests as his back is always about to give out.   

But on a different note, please drop Watson, 2 singles in 30 odd balls.     That is not how a top order batsmen should play, bring back Usman at 3. 
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Post by: Brutus on December 10, 2014, 05:45:47 AM
I agree and no I would not deny him wanting to play for Phil and yes he put on some runs and more than others who I already think should not have a spot in the team, people say that is harsh you hate everyone in cricket but I don't I just want to see players get picked for what they have shown not get injured play no games and come back (this is at Watson not Clarke) my point was more that if he had of waited one more test no one would of thought he wasn't honouring Hughes and he still could of in the next game or in Melb.
I'm with you man but just don't think in a team game you can take someone in who is under injury cloud. His speeches and media statements over the last two weeks are all the evidence I needed that he was honouring Phillip not him striding out to bat.

Oh and don't get me started on Watson.........
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 06:19:16 AM
Sorry but Clarke's injury prior to the game was a torn hamstring, which has recovered, he has hurt his back this time different injury / symptoms.  His back is dodgy, and will never be fine, so based on this he should not of played any tests as his back is always about to give out.   

But on a different note, please drop Watson, 2 singles in 30 odd balls.     That is not how a top order batsmen should play, bring back Usman at 3.

lower back and hamstring go together.  he has had ongoing trouble with both.

totally agree with khawaja coming back into the side... :)
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 06:24:56 AM

totally agree with khawaja coming back into the side... :)

Khawaja to replace Watson, not a hope. Khawaja left NSW and Watson moved to NSW, so he has no hope!  >:D

Honestly, I'd be happy to see anyone. How about giving Alex Doolan another crack? Who ever it is only needs to make more than 14..... the way the commentators pump up Watson you would think he is netter than Bradman.....
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 07:15:03 AM
Khawaja to replace Watson, not a hope. Khawaja left NSW and Watson moved to NSW, so he has no hope!  >:D

Honestly, I'd be happy to see anyone. How about giving Alex Doolan another crack? Who ever it is only needs to make more than 14..... the way the commentators pump up Watson you would think he is netter than Bradman.....

agreed.  happy to see khawaja, doolan or even ed cowan given another crack...
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 09:22:38 AM
agreed.  happy to see khawaja, doolan or even ed cowan given another crack...
But can they bowl?

Watson has an uncanny ability to take wickets that he probably has no right to & usually at crucial moments in a game.
I do agree though, he really has to start performing with the bat.

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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 09:40:12 AM
But can they bowl?

Watson has an uncanny ability to take wickets that he probably has no right to & usually at crucial moments in a game.
I do agree though, he really has to start performing with the bat.

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australia already has an all-rounder in the team.  his name is mitchell johnson.  making him the all-rounder opens up all sorts of options.

if they must have a true all-rounder, faulkner would be an ideal replacement to allow khawaja, doolan or cowan to slot in at number 3...
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 09:42:13 AM
But can they bowl?

Watson has an uncanny ability to take wickets that he probably has no right to & usually at crucial moments in a game.
I do agree though, he really has to start performing with the bat.

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But when he bowls he gets injured then misses games. Plus it seems they want him to bat only and Mitch Marsh be the allrounder. So does he need to bowl? If he does then how about Faulkner? Reasonably consistent with bat and ball. In his only test made a 50 and took wickets. Watson seems to be Ponting like late in his career, dead rubber specialist!
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Post by: Pog on December 10, 2014, 10:16:45 AM
I hope Clarke can go onto a Ton... Good to see him back at the crease, he really had to get back out there.
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 10, 2014, 10:26:33 AM
I hope Clarke can go onto a Ton... Good to see him back at the crease, he really had to get back out there.

He's back out there. In the spirit of the 12th man he has called for the sticky tape a la Bruce Reid and is having another go.
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 01:28:57 PM
australia already has an all-rounder in the team.  his name is mitchell johnson.  making him the all-rounder opens up all sorts of options.

if they must have a true all-rounder, faulkner would be an ideal replacement to allow khawaja, doolan or cowan to slot in at number 3...
I really dont think that CA want to look to MJ as an all-rounder, whilst he can be brilliant with a bat, he more often than not throws his wicket away.
Plus i dont think he would handle the extra pressure to perform as an all rounder, he's only just got his action under control to be the main strike bowler.
As far as the others they may get a chance & derservedly so, but thay have been tried & tested.

But when he bowls he gets injured then misses games. Plus it seems they want him to bat only and Mitch Marsh be the allrounder. So does he need to bowl? If he does then how about Faulkner? Reasonably consistent with bat and ball. In his only test made a 50 and took wickets. Watson seems to be Ponting like late in his career, dead rubber specialist!
But he also takes wickets.
I agree that MM looks a likely candidate for the allrounder spot, but he's not long in the test side so they wont throw him to the wolves at #3, that plus there is & has always been a natural progression up the batting order for the middle order.
I also think that CA would prefer a batsman who can bowl rather than a bowler who can bat to fill the all rounder slot.
I agree that watson must produce with the bat but also believe he does have some value to the current team.
I do think though that Rogers will most likely be dropped before watson.
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 01:37:33 PM
I really dont think that CA want to look to MJ as an all-rounder, whilst he can be brilliant with a bat, he more often than not throws his wicket away.
Plus i dont think he would handle the extra pressure to perform as an all rounder, he's only just got his action under control to be the main strike bowler.
As far as the others they may get a chance & derservedly so, but thay have been tried & tested.

if he was given the task as the team all-rounder, with the understanding that he is a bowling all-rounder, i think he could handle it.  especially now that he has his bowling under control.

he only throws his wicket away at the moment because he is 'just' a bowler and is not expected to make runs as his primary task in the team.

and i would hardly call a handful of tests for khawaja and doolan (in particular, with stops and starts thrown in) 'tried and tested'.  watson can continually fail and is still there.

if you are going to blood someone, give them an assurance that they have 10 tests to prove themselves.  that might ease the pressure that debutantes are probably feeling, especially with how our selection panel go about their business at the moment.  with the amount of cricket these guys play now (plenty of whinging about it), 10 tests is nothing.
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Post by: Bird on December 10, 2014, 02:50:42 PM
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 04:27:50 PM
But he also takes wickets.
I agree that MM looks a likely candidate for the allrounder spot, but he's not long in the test side so they wont throw him to the wolves at #3, that plus there is & has always been a natural progression up the batting order for the middle order.
I also think that CA would prefer a batsman who can bowl rather than a bowler who can bat to fill the all rounder slot.
I agree that watson must produce with the bat but also believe he does have some value to the current team.
I do think though that Rogers will most likely be dropped before watson.

The real question is when Watson takes his wickets, is it worth the failures with the bat? Or would it be better to find a consistent #3 that makes runs and takes a bit of pressure off the bowlers? As does those wickets Watson takes worth the 3 or 4 tests between overs? In my opinion, no. Not even close.

I agree that Rogers will go before Watson, but I wouldn't agree with that. I reckon Rogers is at the end of his short career, but I think Watson was at the end several seasons ago. Lets give the number of chances Watson has had to Doolan or even Shaun Marsh, or George Baily and see how they go, even Ed Cowan. Or if we have to have a batting allrounder, Cam White? IMO.

https://twitter.com/SMHsport/status/542513448744017920/photo/1

 :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 05:03:51 PM
Geez Steve Smith is in some form at the moment. Good on him too. We saw him make a ODI hundred at the G last month and he looked like he was facing beach balls!
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Post by: D4D on December 10, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
Where are all the Clarke haters today?
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 05:07:57 PM
I think some of you guys should go here to check the statistics of some of players you suggest

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerCountryList.asp?Country=AUS (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerCountryList.asp?Country=AUS)

That might shed some light on why they dont get selected
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 05:10:36 PM
Where are all the Clarke haters today?
He should play injured every game  ;D
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Post by: D4D on December 10, 2014, 05:17:52 PM
He should play injured every game  ;D

He's batting very upright just like Mark Waugh did, doing ok too.
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 05:23:25 PM
Where are all the Clarke haters today?

happy to be called a hater if i disagree with him being in the team, whilst obviously injured.

never once doubted his skill.
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 05:38:41 PM
Geez Steve Smith is in some form at the moment. Good on him too. We saw him make a ODI hundred at the G last month and he looked like he was facing beach balls!
Playing like Dean Jones,  sure he's not from Victoria

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Post by: D4D on December 10, 2014, 05:40:26 PM
Playing like Dean Jones,  sure he's not from Victoria

Smith played some very David Hookes style front foot shots today...
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 06:09:59 PM
Playing like Dean Jones,  sure he's not from Victoria

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+1 to that... :) 
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 06:12:29 PM
I think some of you guys should go here to check the statistics of some of players you suggest

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerCountryList.asp?Country=AUS (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerCountryList.asp?Country=AUS)

That might shed some light on why they dont get selected


i'd say khawaja, faulkner, burns and cowan are doing OK...

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/sheffield-shield-2014-15/engine/records/averages/batting.html?id=9339;type=tournament (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/sheffield-shield-2014-15/engine/records/averages/batting.html?id=9339;type=tournament)

doolan, not so much... :(
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 06:14:34 PM
Geez Steve Smith is in some form at the moment. Good on him too. We saw him make a ODI hundred at the G last month and he looked like he was facing beach balls!

no doubt.  i'd like to see him bowl a bit more...  he was handy a while back...
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Post by: Moggy on December 10, 2014, 06:20:13 PM
Smith played some very David Hookes style front foot shots today...
Is he a Victorian???

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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 06:39:51 PM
Hooks hated Victoria, till he coached them!

I'm happy for Smith. In his earlier career his technique looked a little ordinary but is sure working for him now. The way he is playing he must have been born in Wodonga I reckon!!!
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 10, 2014, 07:46:00 PM
happy to be called a hater if i disagree with him being in the team, whilst obviously injured.

never once doubted his skill.

X2 and I was at work hence no comments on his batting today. I still stand by my comment about it being risky to play with injury cloud over him and back and hamstring injuries do often go together. I am not a hater I just wish the selectors could open their eyes a bit more at selection time. I would love for Clarke to stay fit and make some consistent runs and not miss games.  Watson however I would like to not see him in the team.
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Post by: westvic on December 10, 2014, 08:23:44 PM
re the Watson comments....why the f#$% should the number 3 spot in the Australian Test Team have to be justified by taking the odd wicket while bowling???!!!

This is supposed to the the slot for the best batsman in the team (I know, not always). Excuses for under performing as a batsman at that spot is just not acceptable.

If an allrounder is needed or required for "team balance" then great but not for number3 unless they also deserve that spot for their batting stats.

rant over, but get rid of under performing number 3 batsmen!!
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Post by: paceman on December 10, 2014, 08:36:49 PM
re the Watson comments....why the f#$% should the number 3 spot in the Australian Test Team have to be justified by taking the odd wicket while bowling???!!!

This is supposed to the the slot for the best batsman in the team (I know, not always). Excuses for under performing as a batsman at that spot is just not acceptable.

If an allrounder is needed or required for "team balance" then great but not for number3 unless they also deserve that spot for their batting stats.

rant over, but get rid of under performing number 3 batsmen!!

preaching to the choir around here, mate... :)

get us on the selection panel!  our team wouldn't lose... :)
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 08:38:56 PM
preaching to the choir around here, mate... :)

get us on the selection panel!  our team wouldn't lose... :)

 :cup: :cup:

How easy is this selection job!!  :-*
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Post by: westvic on December 10, 2014, 08:48:52 PM
now...having vented...cutting a crap performer is easy....replacing with long term stability isnt so easy

probably should shift to the drunk thread now  ;D ;D :cheers:
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Post by: lino6 on December 10, 2014, 08:54:21 PM
At least it was a good day (despite the rain). Still, looks a very flat track though. But good to see more runs than wickets. Hopefully our bowlers can do a bit better than theirs.
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Post by: mrdenn1s on December 11, 2014, 12:18:24 PM
If any cricket fan is interested, I've done a 'Top 50 Cricketing Moments of 2014' on my blog

http://dennisdoescricket.com/top-50-cricketing-moments-2014-41-50/ (http://dennisdoescricket.com/top-50-cricketing-moments-2014-41-50/)


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Post by: paceman on December 12, 2014, 06:49:51 AM
looks like i am not the only one who thinks brayshaw is a tool:

http://www.rippa.com/category/cricket/australia-v-india-first-test-sportingbet-twitter-account-201412110003/ (http://www.rippa.com/category/cricket/australia-v-india-first-test-sportingbet-twitter-account-201412110003/)


not sure about the healy reference.  i don't mind heals as a commentator.  at least he talks sense.
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Post by: alnjan on December 12, 2014, 10:38:56 AM
It is the commentators that put you off a lot of sport, the crap they go with. 

Good to see Australia fielding so well and as I type they just dropped a sitter
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Post by: Moggy on December 12, 2014, 01:46:51 PM
looks like i am not the only one who thinks brayshaw is a tool:

http://www.rippa.com/category/cricket/australia-v-india-first-test-sportingbet-twitter-account-201412110003/ (http://www.rippa.com/category/cricket/australia-v-india-first-test-sportingbet-twitter-account-201412110003/)


not sure about the healy reference.  i don't mind heals as a commentator.  at least he talks sense.

And sadly the ABC commentary just isn't the same without Kerry O'Keefe.

Damien Fleming is another the ABC let get away, i find his commentary very insightful with just a dash of humour.

I agree that brayshaw may be there to make up the numbers, but has apparently played state cricket i think so not a complete bunny.

But really cant stand warney, they make him out to be the messiah, (must be because he did some horizontal folk dancing with Liz Hurley  >:D)
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Post by: lino6 on December 12, 2014, 01:51:29 PM
Yep Flemmo and Skull were the main reason I listened to the ABC. Kerry O'Keefe would speak for his commentating stint and wouldn't make one comment about the play he was watching!! And Flemmo - gotta love the avenue of apprehension! Or his club of 1 (Australian bowlers with hat tricks on test debut). made the test match even more entertaining!
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Post by: Moggy on December 12, 2014, 02:01:05 PM
Yep Flemmo and Skull were the main reason I listened to the ABC. Kerry O'Keefe would speak for his commentating stint and wouldn't make one comment about the play he was watching!! And Flemmo - gotta love the avenue of apprehension! Or his club of 1 (Australian bowlers with hat tricks on test debut). made the test match even more entertaining!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf0zw6Mhrhs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf0zw6Mhrhs)

One of his best  :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on December 12, 2014, 02:27:15 PM
One of my favorite Skull calls was when the late Phill Hughes was having a rough time against the kiwi's. He'd be caught at slip by Martin Guptil 4 time in 4 innings. Skull pipes up with "it P Hughes nicked himself shaving Guptil would jump out of the shaving cabinet with a bandaid"! Thought that was hilarious!
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Post by: alnjan on December 13, 2014, 02:31:27 PM
Clarke broken again
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 13, 2014, 02:53:51 PM
Clarke broken again

Yep you would think cant be great if they sent him for scans these hammi/back flare ups might end his career
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Post by: D4D on December 13, 2014, 04:35:54 PM
4 for, 5 for, 6 for, can Lyon finish them off Warne style...
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Post by: D4D on December 13, 2014, 04:45:16 PM
7 for, Marsh almost dropped that...
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Post by: Moggy on December 13, 2014, 04:54:44 PM
Another one bites the dust......

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Post by: D4D on December 13, 2014, 05:24:48 PM
All done, well played all, great win!
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Post by: Moggy on December 13, 2014, 05:28:36 PM
Great match, down to the wire.  What a player Kohli is. India's next superstar.  I like him

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Post by: Clouty on December 13, 2014, 05:35:56 PM
Good match..

Hope every match in the series will be like that.. India showed some good passion and fought till the end.. :cup:
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Post by: paceman on December 13, 2014, 06:03:28 PM
Great match, down to the wire.  What a player Kohli is. India's next superstar.  I like him

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agreed.  his after-match speech was all class too....
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Post by: Cage on December 13, 2014, 06:34:47 PM
It was one of those matches where you didn't really want to see a loser.

However, being just a tad parochial, I have to say I was happy with the result.

And well done Nathan Lyon, often maligned, but bounced back, BIG TIME !!
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Post by: alnjan on December 13, 2014, 07:56:05 PM
Michael Clarke wants to be fit for Australia's World Cup campaign but admits the latest hamstring setback means there's a chance he "may never play again".

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8938958 (http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8938958)

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/12/13/captain-clarke-out-for-rest-of-series.html?cid=BP_RSS_sn-topstories_1_captain-clarke-out-for-rest-of-series_131214 (http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/12/13/captain-clarke-out-for-rest-of-series.html?cid=BP_RSS_sn-topstories_1_captain-clarke-out-for-rest-of-series_131214)

Australian captain Michael Clarke has ruled himself out of the remainder of the Test series against India.
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Post by: D4D on December 13, 2014, 09:03:41 PM
He's done :(

“There’s certainly a chance I could never play again,” said Clarke after the match.
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Post by: macca on December 14, 2014, 06:54:17 PM
Got to feel for the Dandy West guys this weekend.
Highest score 2,
7 ducks,
all out for 5, that's got to be a record
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Post by: Moggy on December 14, 2014, 06:59:51 PM
Got to feel for the Dandy West guys this weekend.
Highest score 2,
7 ducks,
all out for 5, that's got to be a record
SERIOUSLY..........
With a name like that it's no wonder

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Post by: macca on December 14, 2014, 07:09:12 PM
Sorry Moggy it's not that bad, it's Dandenong West , my stomping ground when I was a kid
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Post by: lino6 on December 16, 2014, 08:44:59 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/15/f30e79f21ce1d92ceb22b55622d61303.jpg)

And do you reckon I'm excited much! What do they reckon about bears in the woods?!!
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Post by: mrdenn1s on December 16, 2014, 08:51:42 AM
How much??
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Post by: lino6 on December 16, 2014, 09:23:03 AM
How much??

The low low price of $295 plus all the BS charges they charge for tickets. But I was always going to go no matter the price, who knows if the 50 over game will last long enough to see another world cup in Australia again.

Tickets to the Australia v England pool game I am going to were $65 I think.
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Post by: Moggy on December 16, 2014, 01:56:37 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/15/f30e79f21ce1d92ceb22b55622d61303.jpg)

And do you reckon I'm excited much! What do they reckon about bears in the woods?!!

To quote Monty Python
You lucky bastard.....you lucky lucky bastard........

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Post by: paceman on December 16, 2014, 02:06:41 PM
siddle and harris out.  hazelwood and starc in.

interesting.

with a gabba special on the cards, starc might be swinging the ball a mile... hope so...
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Post by: paceman on December 17, 2014, 01:16:11 PM
and there goes khawaja.  out for up to 9 months.  they're dropping like flies...

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/usman-khawaja-injured-reportedly-snaps-acl-during-sydney-thunder-training/story-e6frf3kl-1227159282328?nk=6128bf198bf28ba2718df11c8e0e29fd (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/usman-khawaja-injured-reportedly-snaps-acl-during-sydney-thunder-training/story-e6frf3kl-1227159282328?nk=6128bf198bf28ba2718df11c8e0e29fd)


mitch marsh as well...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 17, 2014, 02:53:02 PM
Injuries aren't great, but gives opportunities to others. Feel for Marsh, he was just looking like the goods.
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Post by: Bird on December 17, 2014, 02:54:10 PM
another awesome decision goes the aussies way - caught off the helmet. ??? I didn't know the rules had changed to allow this...
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Post by: lino6 on December 17, 2014, 05:23:36 PM
Opening the bowling in the second innings, Rogers and Warner?
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 18, 2014, 02:34:47 PM
Another classy innings from Watto. 25 skillful runs just when we needed them.

Has there ever been a better number three for Australia?
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Post by: Moggy on December 18, 2014, 04:29:29 PM
Another classy innings from Watto. 25 skillful runs just when we needed them.

Has there ever been a better number three for Australia?
That ice is getting thinner with every innings.
But who goes first him or rogers???

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Post by: lino6 on December 18, 2014, 04:35:57 PM
Also, who replaces him? If Shaun Marsh comes good after getting dropped maybe him at 3, Jimmy Faulkner at 6. Then find another to replace the injured Mitch Marsh. Maybe Doolan
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Post by: paceman on December 19, 2014, 09:23:21 AM
because he's a card-carrying knob, that's why:

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-shane-watson-given-gleeful-send-off-after-another-frustrating-mid-range-score/story-fn2mcu3x-1227161006098 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-shane-watson-given-gleeful-send-off-after-another-frustrating-mid-range-score/story-fn2mcu3x-1227161006098)


he's the first one to start yapping when things are going well for the team, but can't back it up with his own performances.

no wonder india love getting him out. 
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Post by: Moggy on December 19, 2014, 10:59:32 AM
Haddin also must be close to gone. My guess is they'll probably get one more test, then blood a heap of young guys in last test in preparation for ashes tour

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Post by: lino6 on December 19, 2014, 11:06:23 AM
Tim Ludeman batted alright last night! Not sure if the test team needs a 90 odd N.O. off 40 balls but would be entertaining!!
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Post by: paceman on December 19, 2014, 11:08:27 AM
Haddin also must be close to gone. My guess is they'll probably get one more test, then blood a heap of young guys in last test in preparation for ashes tour

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+1.  haddin since end of ashes. 0, 9, 1, 13, 3*, 22, 0, 10, 13, 0, 14*, 6.  91 runs at 9.1

selectors can't have it both ways.  if you want a keeper who bats, then haddin sucks balls at the moment.  if you want the best keeper, that's not haddin, either.
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Post by: lino6 on December 19, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
Mitch Johnson seeing them like beach balls!!
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Post by: paceman on December 19, 2014, 11:44:34 AM
Mitch Johnson seeing them like beach balls!!

50 off 37 balls. 

ladies and gentlemen, your new aussie all-rounder.  watson, you're surplus to requirements... :)
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Post by: Swannie on December 19, 2014, 12:16:51 PM
Great Knock so far by Johnson & great century by our new Captain forever Smith

Swannie
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Post by: D4D on December 19, 2014, 12:22:53 PM
Great Knock so far by Johnson & great century by our new Captain forever Smith

I believe Smith's score is the highest by a first game captain...
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Post by: wilson79 on December 19, 2014, 12:24:47 PM
Mitch Johnson seeing them like beach balls!!

That is because he is a good Townsville boy....
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Post by: lino6 on December 19, 2014, 01:03:35 PM
Great Knock so far by Johnson & great century by our new Captain forever Smith

Swannie

X heaps!

I'm glad Smith has hit such form, I reckon this bloke deserved to be captain.
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Post by: wilson79 on December 19, 2014, 01:12:58 PM
so far looks like the decision to make him captain is paying off...

And I must say that everyone seems to like him including the public. With Clarke I was not sure how he got on with "all" the players but he certainly didn't have the all the public on his side..
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Post by: Garfish on December 20, 2014, 05:55:54 AM
I believe Smith's score is the highest by a first game captain...

Kohli got 141 in his first game as Indian Captain last week,  But top effort by Steven Peter Devereux Smith.   
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Post by: D4D on December 20, 2014, 06:22:48 AM
Kohli got 141 in his first game as Indian Captain last week,  But top effort by Steven Peter Devereux Smith.   

I meant to write Aussie captain.
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Post by: Kangaron on December 20, 2014, 02:24:57 PM
Well done Cpt Smith.
Nice to see everyone wearing the baggy green for the duration.
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 20, 2014, 02:37:53 PM
Watson is on fire again

GG
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Post by: sol on December 20, 2014, 02:42:26 PM
Watson is on fire again

GG

He has to go surely ??? ??? ???
It's an embarrassment  >:(

        :cheers:
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Post by: achjimmy on December 20, 2014, 02:47:05 PM
He has to go surely ??? ??? ???
It's an embarrassment  >:(

        :cheers:


Do you think Watson has photos of selectors doing unthinkable things with animals?
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Post by: lino6 on December 20, 2014, 04:34:25 PM
Haddin in fine form too. Glad India fired up Johnson yesterday  ;D
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Post by: D4D on December 20, 2014, 04:39:06 PM
Could they have made that any harder to win...
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Post by: Moggy on December 20, 2014, 04:47:36 PM
Could they have made that any harder to win...
Yeah

Could lost 2 more wickets & had 2 overs till Stumps & need 12 runs  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: D4D on December 21, 2014, 06:15:39 AM
I agree with this, although Mitch just scrapes into the hot...

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/australian-test-team-features-fan-favourites-and-whipping-boys/story-fndpt0dy-1227163132921 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/australian-test-team-features-fan-favourites-and-whipping-boys/story-fndpt0dy-1227163132921)

HOT

Steve Smith — Has only been dismissed twice in the series while scoring 376 runs including a century in his debut innings as skipper.

David Warner — Twin tons in the first Test continued a sensational 2014 with the willow. Let’s hope that thumb isn’t serious.

Nathan Lyon — Bowled Australia to victory in the Adelaide Test with a career-best 12 wicket haul and grabbed another five handy scalps in Brisbane.

Josh Hazlewood — Took seven wickets in his debut Test and smacked 32 not out with the bat in the first innings. Everyone’s on board.

Mitchell Johnson — Returned to his best form with the ball in the second innings and smashed 88 from 93 balls to turn the Test.

COLD

Shane Watson — Struggling badly with the bat. Mitch Marsh’s injury may help him survive but many want him dropped down the order — or from the team all together.

Shaun Marsh — Most seemed pretty comfortable with his recall but he needs to make an impact in Melbourne after failing twice in Brisbane. Dropped catches aren’t helping.

Brad Haddin — Keeping well but has lost all confidence with the bat — and that’s important. His last 13 scores read: 0, 9, 1, 13, 3*, 22, 0, 10, 13, 0, 14*, 6 and 1. Wow.

Chris Rogers — Made 55 in both innings but the wolves will be back at the door if he fails in Melbourne. Remains in a dogfight for his career.

Mitchell Starc — Answered his critics somewhat with a nice half century but he’s in this team to take wickets and he only took two. That’s the same as many as Peter Siddle took in Adelaide before he was axed.

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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 21, 2014, 08:25:17 AM
I have to agree D4D - we are far from a settled, high performing side.

Watson badly needs to go as does Haddin. If they like Marsh, they need to let him stay for a few Tests and find his feet.
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Post by: paulo on December 21, 2014, 08:55:25 AM
I think Haddin is still integral to the team. His keeping is pretty much flawless, and he is a wicket keeper. That's his #1 job. Yes he could score some more runs, but last summer he topped all sorts of lists with the bat. People (mostly the media) have short memories sometimes. Watson has been plodding along his whole career. Must have photo's of someone I reckon. The instant he's half fit, he's in the team.
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Post by: paceman on December 21, 2014, 03:53:56 PM
I think Haddin is still integral to the team. His keeping is pretty much flawless, and he is a wicket keeper. That's his #1 job. Yes he could score some more runs, but last summer he topped all sorts of lists with the bat. People (mostly the media) have short memories sometimes. Watson has been plodding along his whole career. Must have photo's of someone I reckon. The instant he's half fit, he's in the team.


flawless?  maybe for this series, but have a closer look at the past three or four series.  missed byes, missed stumpings, dropped catches...

if keeping is the prime reason the wicketkeeper is in there, then there are probably two or three keepers in australia who are far ahead of haddin in pure keeping ability...

and, nice one, joe!

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-joe-burns-replaces-mitchell-marsh-in-boxing-day-test/story-fn2mcu3x-1227163462331 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-joe-burns-replaces-mitchell-marsh-in-boxing-day-test/story-fn2mcu3x-1227163462331)
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Post by: Moggy on December 21, 2014, 05:17:41 PM

and, nice one, joe!

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-joe-burns-replaces-mitchell-marsh-in-boxing-day-test/story-fn2mcu3x-1227163462331 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-joe-burns-replaces-mitchell-marsh-in-boxing-day-test/story-fn2mcu3x-1227163462331)


Joe Who ???

Actually i have heard of him but never mentioned in the same sentence as test cricket.

Bit of a bolter out of the blue or should that be maroon  ;D
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Post by: lino6 on December 21, 2014, 07:07:34 PM
The way Huss is going tonight they should have picked him to play boxing day!
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 21, 2014, 08:27:19 PM
Well done to the selectors on Joe burns.

Would also have been happy with Chris Lynn.
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Post by: paceman on December 21, 2014, 10:04:33 PM
Joe Who ???

Actually i have heard of him but never mentioned in the same sentence as test cricket.

Bit of a bolter out of the blue or should that be maroon  ;D

you wouldn't have heard his name from people down south because of the QLD after his name... :)
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Post by: broncos11 on December 22, 2014, 07:10:26 AM
Burns is a great selection and should have been bloodied 12 months ago. When you factor in that a very high % of all his first class innings have been on the bowler friendly Gabba, his average of well over 40 is one of the better ones going around. No "fly by nighter" either as he's played nearly 50 first class games as well as centuries for Australia A. Plus brings the excellent bonus of being one of the best fielders in the country also. Just google Joe Burns BBL catch at Gabba.
They've got it right this time I reckon. I just hope the give the bloke a chance to settle in like they did Smith and Warner as look how they're reaping rewards from them now.
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Post by: Moggy on December 24, 2014, 12:37:35 PM
Only 2 more sleeps

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Post by: mrdenn1s on December 24, 2014, 01:53:35 PM
Only 2 more sleeps


The Importance of Boxing Day to Melbournians

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Post by: D4D on December 24, 2014, 03:57:46 PM
Interesting commentary from somebody who knows what he is talk about and doesn't have a vested interest in selection...

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-great-matthew-hayden-recalls-his-boxing-day-memories-and-breaks-down-this-years-test/story-fndpt0dy-1227166130590 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-great-matthew-hayden-recalls-his-boxing-day-memories-and-breaks-down-this-years-test/story-fndpt0dy-1227166130590)

The top order is the big issue.

Positions one, two and three have always been key to Australia’s success and you should be averaging 40-plus to stay in the side.

You think of Slater (42.7), Taylor (43.5) and Boon (43.7) or myself (50.7), Langer (45.3) and Ponting (51.9).

Of the current trio — Warner (49), Rogers (35.9) and Watson (35.5) — only Warner is doing that.

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Post by: paceman on December 24, 2014, 04:37:35 PM
Interesting commentary from somebody who knows what he is talk about and doesn't have a vested interest in selection...

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-great-matthew-hayden-recalls-his-boxing-day-memories-and-breaks-down-this-years-test/story-fndpt0dy-1227166130590 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-great-matthew-hayden-recalls-his-boxing-day-memories-and-breaks-down-this-years-test/story-fndpt0dy-1227166130590)

The top order is the big issue.

Positions one, two and three have always been key to Australia’s success and you should be averaging 40-plus to stay in the side.

You think of Slater (42.7), Taylor (43.5) and Boon (43.7) or myself (50.7), Langer (45.3) and Ponting (51.9).

Of the current trio — Warner (49), Rogers (35.9) and Watson (35.5) — only Warner is doing that.



and that's why matty hayden is one of my faves.  tells it like it is.  he's dead right.
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Post by: Moggy on December 26, 2014, 09:43:44 AM
Damn, i have a boxing day tradition with sons watching cricket. First boundary means 1st beer, thought I'd be on my second now with warner batting now I'll be lucky if i get one before lunch with rogers & watson????

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Post by: D4D on December 26, 2014, 09:46:15 AM
Yeah that duck will bugger Warner's average for the year, maybe he should have focused on net practice rather than mouthing off to the media...
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Post by: Moggy on December 26, 2014, 10:00:33 AM
Yeah that duck will bugger Warner's average for the year, maybe he should have focused on net practice rather than mouthing off to the media...
That's probably why he wasn't considered for captaincy duties i imagine
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 26, 2014, 12:56:46 PM
For those playing Watto Lotto, he has gone for 52.

He will be disappointed as he was looking good for 60.
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Post by: D4D on December 27, 2014, 10:30:12 AM
Smith another 100, Haddin out for 50, hopefully Mitch can hang around on a perfect batting wicket and day!
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Post by: lino6 on December 27, 2014, 01:25:34 PM
I wish Ryan Harris could play for ever! What a gun!  :cup:
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 27, 2014, 01:25:46 PM
Ryan Harris is putting on a clinic. Go Rhino!
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Post by: achjimmy on December 28, 2014, 10:07:43 AM
Wow that ball from Johnson that hit vijay whilst he was on 63 was a bit of Déjà vu
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 28, 2014, 08:27:04 PM
I noticed Kohli spicing things up in the end of day press conference - perhaps probably should have left it on the field. Especially when your side is 2-0 down in a 4 Test series.

I think he may have just painted a target on himself for the rest of the summer.

It is very easy to shoot your mouth off after scoring a hundred on a flat road.
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Post by: Pog on December 28, 2014, 08:41:22 PM
I've made no secret that I can't stand Glenn 'The Big Show' Maxwell... More often he should be called 'The No Show'...

Anyway, his 1st ball effort in the big bash tonight made me smile...

http://www.cricket.com.au/video/video-glenn-maxwell-leaves-gets-bowled-big-bash-league-stars-v-heat/2014-12-28 (http://www.cricket.com.au/video/video-glenn-maxwell-leaves-gets-bowled-big-bash-league-stars-v-heat/2014-12-28)

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Post by: Kangaron on December 28, 2014, 10:08:01 PM
Anyway, his 1st ball effort in the big bash tonight made me smile...

a few punters smiled as well, but no bookies.
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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2014, 07:31:28 AM
It was a shocker

Maxwell suffers most embarrassing dismissal ever
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/glenn-maxwells-run-of-twenty20-outs-continues-after-shouldering-arms-to-be-clean-bowled/story-fng7sibl-1227168764376 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/glenn-maxwells-run-of-twenty20-outs-continues-after-shouldering-arms-to-be-clean-bowled/story-fng7sibl-1227168764376)


Some sense from AB on Watto

Shane Watson is frustrating his fans, writes Allan Border
http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-shane-watson-is-frustrating-his-fans-writes-allan-border/story-fn2mcu3x-1227167268116 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-v-india-2014-shane-watson-is-frustrating-his-fans-writes-allan-border/story-fn2mcu3x-1227167268116)

Next week will be the 10-year anniversary of Watto’s Test debut, way back in 2005.

In a decade of Test cricket he only has four centuries at a batting average of 35.

There have been bursts of good form but the consistency of performance that you really want just hasn’t been there.



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Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2014, 10:48:52 AM
Not a bad read about Andrew Flintoff

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/andrew-flintoff-reflects-on-fascinating-cricket-journey-with-robert-craddock/story-e6frf3g3-1227168127938 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/andrew-flintoff-reflects-on-fascinating-cricket-journey-with-robert-craddock/story-e6frf3g3-1227168127938)

Was never a fan of his when he was smashing us, but he's been good with the big bash commentary. 1000% better than Andy Maher.....
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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2014, 01:46:51 PM
My number for watto lotto is ...43
$5 in winner takes all (or closest number)

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Post by: Moggy on December 29, 2014, 01:48:53 PM
Or 17

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Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2014, 02:06:05 PM
4 in a row for Rogers! Good on you gramps!
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Post by: Paul (SA) on December 29, 2014, 02:25:40 PM
Or 17

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43 was always going to be way too high.

That well composed 17 will cement his place in the Ashes squad though.
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Post by: paceman on December 29, 2014, 02:37:48 PM
43 was always going to be way too high.

That well composed 17 will cement his place in the Ashes squad though.

The 50 he got ten tests ago would have done that.  They seem to be of the opinion that they will never drop him.
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Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2014, 03:00:42 PM
The 50 he got ten tests ago would have done that.  They seem to be of the opinion that they will never drop him.

Sad really. If they picked everyone on talent rather than results then Funky Miller would have played 200 tests. Shaun Marsh will play forever!
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Post by: bentnose on December 29, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
Burns 13 in the first innings 9 in the second.
I hadn't heard about him before he got his baggy green. Is he worth persevering with?
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on December 29, 2014, 05:32:40 PM
Burns 13 in the first innings 9 in the second.
I hadn't heard about him before he got his baggy green. Is he worth persevering with?

The same could be argued about Watson yet still he gets a game I don't think one test is enough to see how someone will go Michael Hussey first test innings made 1 then 29 so not many more than Burns has done I this test what if they had never played him again. Now in relation to the start of my comment I would cheer Watson out of the side with most of Australia I would be happy to see new players get a go in the hope one of them will replace him.
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Post by: paceman on December 29, 2014, 06:04:23 PM
Burns 13 in the first innings 9 in the second.
I hadn't heard about him before he got his baggy green. Is he worth persevering with?

sure is.  he's a queenslander!

give him as many tests as watson has had and he'll average 50...
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Post by: D4D on December 29, 2014, 06:19:38 PM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)
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Post by: achjimmy on December 29, 2014, 06:22:36 PM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)

Enjoy mate, should be a good day
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Post by: paceman on December 29, 2014, 07:30:52 PM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)

prediction:  either over really quickly, or really late in the day.... but a result, no doubt...
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Post by: Kangaron on December 29, 2014, 09:32:55 PM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)
A good day it will be, thought about it myself, but good days turn into good nights, and I'll end up in some Greek joint breaking plates at 0200, so will stay home and tune in on the radio.
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Post by: raider on December 29, 2014, 10:09:02 PM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)
After play has finished you should rock on over to Etihad and watch the Big Bash.
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Post by: D4D on December 30, 2014, 07:35:16 AM
I actually need to get some work done this morning, I might stroll up from the office after lunch.
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Post by: lino6 on December 30, 2014, 10:23:43 AM
Just printed my MCC Members ticket for tomorrow, hopefully it will be a good day :)

Mightn't be any action till after lunch......
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Post by: D4D on December 30, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Mightn't be any action till after lunch......

2 out already, almost 3..
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Post by: D4D on December 30, 2014, 12:55:40 PM
Now 3 out
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Post by: D4D on December 30, 2014, 03:58:09 PM
4 out, pity I left at tea :(

Nice day to be at the cricket though :)

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Post by: Black Diamond on December 30, 2014, 07:24:04 PM
4 out, pity I left at tea :(

Nice day to be at the cricket though :)

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A win would have been nice but we have won the series so that's all that counts. Ground surface looks amazing in that pic :cheers:
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Post by: Bird on December 30, 2014, 07:48:13 PM
A win would have been nice but we have won the series so that's all that counts. Ground surface looks amazing in that pic :cheers:
a declaration last night with 280 lead would have been nice, so there was some chance of an exciting competition....
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Post by: Homer_Jay on December 30, 2014, 08:29:42 PM
a declaration last night with 280 lead would have been nice, so there was some chance of an exciting competition....

They would have been worried that kholi and Rohane might have got a go on again.
They were two up in a four game series, so a draw wins them the series where as a loss means it all goes to the last game to decide. They were always going to play it safe.
But yes, an earlier declaration would have made for a more exciting end.
Still surprised they didn't finish out the last 5 overs though. Australia had nothing to loose. might have only taken one more wicket for the cards to fall.


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Post by: bentnose on December 31, 2014, 01:34:14 PM
4 x overs left and smith gives up. Watson was about due to get a hat trick and Johnson could have finished off the tailenders. Gutless by smith should have kept going at them until the very last ball!
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Post by: D4D on December 31, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
4 x overs left and smith gives up. Watson was about due to get a hat trick and Johnson could have finished off the tailenders. Gutless by smith should have kept going at them until the very last ball!

Agreed
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Post by: SteveandViv on December 31, 2014, 02:41:09 PM
There would have been team orders. Don't be to hard on Smith. I really like him as a cricketer and Captain so all good to be honest. He will get a better fell the more he is captain and what is the point in risking injury for 4 overs?
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Post by: lino6 on December 31, 2014, 02:50:59 PM
Ashton Agar added to squad for Sydney. Doubt he'll play though but still good to see he is in the selector's minds. Unless Watto does another fingernail they wouldn't be able to fit Agar in the team.
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Post by: Black Diamond on December 31, 2014, 02:53:48 PM
Ashton Agar added to squad for Sydney. Doubt he'll play though but still good to see he is in the selector's minds. Unless Watto does another fingernail they wouldn't be able to fit Agar in the team.
Was having a chat with a mate about him the other day, good to see the young bloke is still on the radar :cheers:
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Post by: Moggy on December 31, 2014, 05:57:05 PM
Was having a chat with a mate about him the other day, good to see the young bloke is still on the radar :cheers:
Isn't that CA policy? Name them in the squad just to keep them contracted so their not totally lost to T20, IPL & BBL

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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on January 06, 2015, 09:33:51 AM
Australia to bat...surprise surprise.  With the flat decks being prepared this summer is there any point to a toss as such? No need to walk out in the middle to inspect, all know that it will be a concrete strip so that the game goes 5 days.  The cynic within suggests that our curators 'may' have been given suggestive instructions on how the pitches were to be prepared.  Johnson's form of the last 2 summers heavily points to why Perth did not get a test match this summer.  Or maybe I'm just a grouch that sees demons every where.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 06, 2015, 10:44:07 AM
Is it very often that both opening batsmen are on similar amount of runs feels like usually at the start at least one is making the runs and the other is just going along slowly
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Post by: Moggy on January 06, 2015, 02:07:17 PM
Is it very often that both opening batsmen are on similar amount of runs feels like usually at the start at least one is making the runs and the other is just going along slowly
Ashes selections coming up. Dont be surprised if Watto makes a big score. God knows he's due.
Watto lotto number ----63

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Post by: lino6 on January 06, 2015, 02:15:11 PM
Ashes selections coming up. Dont be surprised if Watto makes a big score. God knows he's due.
Watto lotto number ----63

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I reckon the flattened this track as much as they could so even he could make runs just to get the public off his back. I reckon he could have ran Smith out without facing a ball then kneecapped him and they still wouldn't drop Watson.
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Post by: Bird on January 06, 2015, 02:15:38 PM
Ashes selections coming up. Dont be surprised if Watto makes a big score. God knows he's due.
it wont matter, hes set for life...
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 06, 2015, 03:13:45 PM
Watto Lotto for me is 52
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Post by: lino6 on January 06, 2015, 04:24:29 PM
it wont matter, hes set for life...

Think the father of his kid might be Mark Waugh.....
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Post by: D4D on January 06, 2015, 04:39:42 PM
Watto dropped on the 2nd last ball of the day, pmsl.
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 07, 2015, 11:27:26 AM
Watto Lotto is 81.

Threw away another century in a dead rubber- SMH.
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 12:10:28 PM
Quote from: Paul (SA)
Threw away another century in a dead rubber- SMH.
yep.. FFS declare and make a game of it.
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Post by: bentnose on January 07, 2015, 02:10:07 PM

yep.. FFS declare and make a game of it.
[/quote]With you on this one Bird. 5 for 540 or something. Tea break coming up in a few mins.
Smith dad better declare and make a game of it
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 02:13:55 PM
yep.. FFS declare and make a game of it.
With you on this one Bird. 5 for 540 or something. Tea break coming up in a few mins.
Smith dad better declare and make a game of it
Hope he doesn't end up being one of those 'kill the game' captains that's happy to win 1 game and draw the rest with sleepy boring Shit cricket...
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Post by: D4D on January 07, 2015, 02:20:32 PM
It's only the 1st innings, plan will be to make 650+ and only bat once, then spend the next 3 days talking 20 wickets. It's not that hard if you understand cricket...
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 02:25:34 PM
Quote from: D4D
It's only the 1st innings, plan will be to make 650+ and only bat once, then spend the next 3 days talking 20 wickets. It's not that hard if you understand cricket...
depends how you look at cricket..
I know for one I'd rather an exciting finish where it comes down to the last overs to get runs than fall asleep watching a team try and survive and not score runs...
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Post by: D4D on January 07, 2015, 02:27:31 PM
I know for one I'd rather an exciting finish where it comes down to the last overs to get runs than fall asleep watching a team try and survive and not score runs...

Watch T20s then :)
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 02:33:33 PM
Quote from: D4D
Watch T20s then :)
doesn't do it for me.. still a big fan of 50 overs but cant see that lasting many more years..

I guess I like a close competition something in sport.. car/bike racing, cricket/footy... Which most bogans don't judging by the comments section on the age live streaming gig...
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Post by: Snow on January 07, 2015, 02:34:56 PM
An outright win would be a great way to finish an already won series. They just need the flat Sydney track to start breaking up a little to give our bowlers the edge.
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Post by: paceman on January 07, 2015, 02:54:41 PM
It's only the 1st innings, plan will be to make 650+ and only bat once, then spend the next 3 days talking 20 wickets. It's not that hard if you understand cricket...

trouble is, if a result is to happen, then this pitch better start breaking up from the concrete strip it is at the moment.

or else india's top order (who aren't in terrible form either) will just keep batting as well...

i love how our commentators start looking for the superlatives when our batters make runs, when the pitch is an absolute batters paradise...

i am willing to bet my leftie that if the ball was moving a bit, half those runs don't get scored...
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Post by: D4D on January 07, 2015, 03:09:15 PM
1 down, 19 to go :)
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Post by: xcvator on January 07, 2015, 03:11:47 PM
Dontcha love the unbiased commentary  ??? ??? ??? If the Indians have a cuddle circle you never hear the end of it, but when the Aussies did it, it never rated even a mention ffs  :-*
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 03:21:38 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Dontcha love the unbiased commentary  ??? ??? ??? If the Indians have a cuddle circle you never hear the end of it, but when the Aussies did it, it never rated even a mention ffs  :-*
welcome to 15 years ago. its always been the same... worse when Healy is in there
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Post by: paceman on January 07, 2015, 03:25:26 PM
welcome to 15 years ago. its always been the same... worse when Healy is in there

i'll take healy over brayshaw, any day of the week.  at least healy can talk sense and actual cricket tactics, instead of just wanting to boof aussie players...

here's a new drinking game for channel 9 cricket:  take a shot when someone says 'outstanding'.

pissed within minutes... :)
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Post by: Bird on January 07, 2015, 03:28:52 PM
Quote from: paceman
at least healy can talk sense
but how to you turn him off??? once he starts...

When something good happens for the aussies, hes like Bill Lawry on the 12th man when Merv gets his caught and bowled...
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Post by: paceman on January 07, 2015, 03:30:07 PM
but how to you turn him off??? once he starts...

When something good happens for the aussies, hes like Bill Lawry on the 12th man when Merv gets his caught and bowled...

'i love 'im!.  i want to boof 'im!... :)

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Post by: lino6 on January 07, 2015, 04:23:05 PM
Need DW Flemming to leave the BBL commentary and start talking some sense on 9!
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Post by: paceman on January 07, 2015, 04:25:39 PM
Need DW Flemming to leave the BBL commentary and start talking some sense on 9!

and junior as well... :)
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Post by: lino6 on January 07, 2015, 04:26:44 PM
and junior as well... :)

10 can keep Andy "no idea what's going on" Maher
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Post by: Moggy on January 07, 2015, 05:55:26 PM


i'll take healy over brayshaw, any day of the week.  at least healy can talk sense and actual cricket tactics,

And FFS GET RIDE OF WARNE & SLATER.
Not sure who is more overrated that pair or kochsie.
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on January 08, 2015, 10:35:22 AM
A few years ago everyone was bagging the "old" commentary team, but based on comments here it seems that the late Mr Greig would well and truly be welcomed back from the grave should that highly unlikely event ever transpire.
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Post by: paceman on January 08, 2015, 10:40:15 AM
A few years ago everyone was bagging the "old" commentary team, but based on comments here it seems that the late Mr Greig would well and truly be welcomed back from the grave should that highly unlikely event ever transpire.

don't know what you've got until it's gone...

greigy told it how it was and gave it to the aussie muppets in the comm box...

legend.
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Post by: Mace on January 08, 2015, 10:47:57 AM
A current run rate of 2.16!

About as exciting as watching:

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Post by: Homer_Jay on January 08, 2015, 01:48:52 PM
It's a slow old day today.

They really need pitches with a bit more life.

Be no result in this game.


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Post by: Bird on January 08, 2015, 01:55:20 PM
Quote from: Homer_Jay
Be no result in this game.

Plenty are hoping for this cause "we won" then and they feel better about themselves.
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Post by: D4D on January 08, 2015, 03:59:50 PM
Watson picks up a couple of quick wickets. That'll keep him in the team for at least the next season...
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 08, 2015, 05:31:42 PM
Watson picks up a couple of quick wickets. That'll keep him in the team for at least the next season...

Or 10 seasons  :cup:
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Post by: bentnose on January 09, 2015, 10:44:00 AM
Day 4 BORING draw coming up YAWN
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Post by: Bird on January 09, 2015, 11:22:43 AM
Day 4 BORING draw coming up YAWN
Australia will go back into bat, leave 20mins for India to get 12,000 runs.
Awesome.........
(http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/t_article_image/w0krz4izdd5lsf95h0tr.jpg)
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Post by: paceman on January 09, 2015, 11:28:46 AM
cricket australia want tests to go for five days, hence the flat wickets.

all about the cash.

day 4 and we haven't even started the second innings for either team.  riveting.
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 09, 2015, 11:33:18 AM
C'mon India. Have a bleeping go!

This test is slowly grinding into a cure for insomnia.
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Post by: Bird on January 09, 2015, 12:04:57 PM
Quote from: Paul (SA)
C'mon India. Have a bleeping go!

This test is slowly grinding into a cure for insomnia.

NO no, this is the technical excitement of test cricket.. you just don't understand it....
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Post by: paceman on January 09, 2015, 12:49:11 PM
NO no, this is the technical excitement of test cricket.. you just don't understand it....

i think anyone with half a brain would agree that this is not good test cricket. 

but i'll take half decent test cricket over t20 hit and giggle any day of the week.
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Post by: Bird on January 09, 2015, 12:55:05 PM
i think anyone with half a brain would agree that this is not good test cricket. 

but i'll take half decent test cricket over t20 hit and giggle any day of the week.
yea I'd take 50 over over both of them
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Post by: lino6 on January 09, 2015, 01:12:22 PM
yea I'd take 50 over over both of them

ODI's are my favourite. Still requires skill and endurance. I got to at least 1 at the G a year. Will go to 2 world cup games this year
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Post by: Mace on January 09, 2015, 01:55:19 PM
Watto Lotto is on again!

17
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Post by: achjimmy on January 09, 2015, 01:59:19 PM
i think anyone with half a brain would agree that this is not good test cricket. 

but i'll take half decent test cricket over t20 hit and giggle any day of the week.

X20
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Post by: achjimmy on January 09, 2015, 02:00:36 PM
My Watto lotto is 12
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 09, 2015, 02:32:06 PM
Watto Lotto >>> 8
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Post by: Pog on January 09, 2015, 02:34:54 PM
Watto Lotto = 43
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Post by: Pog on January 09, 2015, 02:38:21 PM
I had too much faith...

He's gone for 16!
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Post by: Bird on January 09, 2015, 03:09:40 PM
I had too much faith...

He's gone for 16!
Gee the Sydney crowd are a bit low... Watto deserved a better send off than that in his last test.
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Post by: bentnose on January 09, 2015, 03:47:11 PM
surprised smith hasn't conceded yet.
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Post by: Bird on January 09, 2015, 03:48:01 PM
Quote from: bentnose
surprised smith hasn't conceded yet.

they don't have a 600 lead with 1 hour to go yet....
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 09, 2015, 04:38:36 PM
I had too much faith...

He's gone for 16!

Bugger, never even got a look in!
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Post by: Swannie on January 09, 2015, 04:47:31 PM
Great knock by burns
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Post by: D4D on January 09, 2015, 04:57:58 PM
Great knock by burns

x2 and I missed watching it as I was driving home :(
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Post by: Pog on January 09, 2015, 05:25:23 PM
With a 350 run lead, bat a little in the morning (10 - 15 overs) and then put them in and give yourself a chance for the win.

Ashwin has taken 4 already, so the pitch might break up a little more for Lyon to tear through them tomorrow afternoon.
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Post by: Moggy on January 09, 2015, 08:13:31 PM
My bet is he'll declare overnight. Good chance to test Kholi, if he's any sort of captain he'll have a dig & go for it in which case the aussies could clean up. If the aussiez bat it will likely only be for a couple of overs so they can goad Kohli & hope his ego will get the better of him. Apart from the captain the indians can be a bit fragile under pressure & might just capitulate.
Thats my bet anyway
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 10:38:56 AM
1 down, 9 to go
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Post by: Pog on January 10, 2015, 12:51:24 PM
2 down, 8 to go....

With the Indians this summer, when you get 1 out, often you get another very soon...

What to got the break through... He'll get another series.  ;D
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Post by: Pog on January 10, 2015, 12:55:56 PM
Vijay plumb LBW on 46, hitting middle & leg.... Not sure what Umpire Kettlebourgh was looking at (or getting paid) to not give that out!
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Post by: paceman on January 10, 2015, 01:05:48 PM
Vijay plumb LBW on 46, hitting middle & leg.... Not sure what Umpire Kettlebourgh was looking at (or getting paid) to not give that out!

Yes he was plumb on that one, but be sure to check out the plenty of correct decisions he has made as well.  Easily the best umpire getting around at the moment. 

About time India got a dodgy decision to go their way...
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Post by: Pog on January 10, 2015, 01:11:42 PM
That decision was a howler! He is a paid professional.

I agree he has made many very good decisions this series, however, this particular decision could not have been any easier for him to give out..
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Post by: paceman on January 10, 2015, 01:15:54 PM
That decision was a howler! He is a paid professional.

I agree he has made many very good decisions this series, however, this particular decision could not have been any easier for him to give out..

human error.  you've never made one?   :angel:

i would much rather the quick decisions (even some wrong ones) than the junk that is the DRS.

brings back the human element and the drama of test cricket.
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Post by: Pog on January 10, 2015, 01:31:40 PM
I prefer the accuracy of science. Give me the DRS any day. It removes howlers like this from the game, which could easily change the result.
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Post by: Bird on January 10, 2015, 01:54:26 PM
I've always loved Drews commentary...
Channel 9 need to get him on the phone YESTERDAY!
Quote
Local ABC staff were mostly stunned to silence yesterday, after the public broadcaster's cuts were revealed - including veteran Victorian sports presenter Drew Morphett being given the axe
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 03:22:02 PM
Here we go, 5 down, 5 to go!
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
6 down, 4 to go!

Who said test match cricket is boring :)
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Post by: Moggy on January 10, 2015, 04:07:09 PM
I've always loved Drews commentary...
Channel 9 need to get him on the phone YESTERDAY!
Apparently has a head for radio .
He wouldn't fit in with all the pretty boys on 9
But he's probably the best of the commentators  (after skull of course ). He also called tha afl didn't he?
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 04:12:53 PM
7 down...
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Post by: Kangaron on January 10, 2015, 04:17:34 PM
What a top day.
Rain on the tin roof.
Fire blazing.
Cold beer
Watching test cricket.
Drama at its absolute best

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 10, 2015, 05:59:28 PM
Well done Australia and India. Was a very interesting series. I think we had the edge in the bowling department and that was the difference.

Saying that though, I didn't think we ever looked threatening enough to take the final wickets today.

Back to the pyjama cricket now....
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 06:01:05 PM
Saying that though, I didn't think we ever looked threatening enough to take the final wickets today.

Agreed, 10 wickets in a day on a flat track against the best 'match savers' in the business was always going to be a tough job. I was hoping Lyon could pull off what Clarke did a couple of seasons ago and take 3 wickets in the last over to get them out...
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Post by: paceman on January 10, 2015, 06:17:33 PM
Agreed, 10 wickets in a day on a flat track against the best 'match savers' in the business was always going to be a tough job. I was hoping Lyon could pull off what Clarke did a couple of seasons ago and take 3 wickets in the last over to get them out...

that means he'd actually have to bowl a decent line and length...  not much of it today.

hazelwood very impressive with the old ball today, though.  may have just booked his ticket for the ashes with his bowling today...
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Post by: Moggy on January 10, 2015, 06:30:04 PM
Its a worry though, twice in the series they couldn't bowl them out.
Australia are just missing that strike bowler to wrap up an innings.
Perhaps Cummings will be the man!!!!!!
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Post by: D4D on January 10, 2015, 06:35:14 PM
Australia are just missing that strike bowler to wrap up an innings.

Always have been since Warne, McGrath etc. retired...
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Post by: Black Diamond on January 10, 2015, 06:36:29 PM
Always have been since Warne, McGrath etc. retired...
Pretty hard acts to follow :cheers:
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Post by: paceman on January 10, 2015, 06:47:25 PM
Its a worry though, twice in the series they couldn't bowl them out.
Australia are just missing that strike bowler to wrap up an innings.
Perhaps Cummings will be the man!!!!!!

you could say the same thing about india. 

give them a ryan harris and it would have been a lot closer test series...
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Post by: Bird on January 11, 2015, 09:16:50 AM
Australian squad: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty.

just goes to show no matter how Shit and out of form you are, some players will never get dropped...
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Post by: alnjan on January 11, 2015, 10:41:30 AM
Could say that for some other names there like the first one
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Post by: Bird on January 11, 2015, 10:44:30 AM
Quote from: alnjan
Could say that for some other names there like the first one
bingo...
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on January 14, 2015, 09:55:25 PM
Top of my hit list would be Maxwell (James Brayshaw's love child) who "apparently" has sooo many shots. All I have seen is a reverse sweep that works sometimes, and a slog to mid wicket that either goes straight up in the air and is taken by the keeper or caught on the rope.
Watson will prob be player of the series and thus book himself a plane flight to England. He simply loses the plot when wearing white.  And yet guys like Dan Christian (who is horribly out of form sadly) cant get a game. New blood time. Nathan Reardon comes to mind too. Im looking for a new job, might look up "national cricket selector" on job seek.com ? dont need any knowledge of the game or current players judging by who gets selected.
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Post by: paceman on January 15, 2015, 06:22:28 AM
Top of my hit list would be Maxwell (James Brayshaw's love child) who "apparently" has sooo many shots. All I have seen is a reverse sweep that works sometimes, and a slog to mid wicket that either goes straight up in the air and is taken by the keeper or caught on the rope.
Watson will prob be player of the series and thus book himself a plane flight to England. He simply loses the plot when wearing white.  And yet guys like Dan Christian (who is horribly out of form sadly) cant get a game. New blood time. Nathan Reardon comes to mind too. Im looking for a new job, might look up "national cricket selector" on job seek.com ? dont need any knowledge of the game or current players judging by who gets selected.

maxwell is there for his bowling as well, which unlike his batting at the moment, is pretty good...  the fact that xavier doherty is our first-choice ODI spinner says a lot about the state of spin bowling in this country, both with what is currently available, and selectors who don't have the balls to pick someone who is a bit out of the box (cameron boyce comes to mind).
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 15, 2015, 10:15:20 AM
Brett Lee to make an announcement at a media conference today.

My tip is he is going to turn his back on retirement and replace Watson at 3.
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Post by: Swannie on January 15, 2015, 04:20:57 PM
Brett Lee to make an announcement at a media conference today.

My tip is he is going to turn his back on retirement and replace Watson at 3.
so what was the announcement?
swannie
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Post by: Sami on January 15, 2015, 04:23:30 PM
He is retiring after this year..
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Post by: paceman on January 16, 2015, 01:43:02 PM
england capitulating.... starc on fire...
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Post by: achjimmy on January 16, 2015, 04:58:42 PM
Can't Mark Nicolas say anything in an interview without mentioning Phil Hughes?
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Post by: lino6 on January 16, 2015, 05:38:50 PM
Wish Mitch Starc could bowl like that with a red ball....
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Post by: achjimmy on January 16, 2015, 06:11:10 PM
Watto lotto 18
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Post by: D4D on January 16, 2015, 06:24:06 PM
Watto lotto 18

24
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Post by: paceman on January 16, 2015, 06:33:00 PM
Watto lotto 18

close, but no cigar... 16 is the winner!
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Post by: achjimmy on January 16, 2015, 07:09:10 PM
close, but no cigar... 16 is the winner!

Okay let's start a supplementary system. Lbw, bowled etc?
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Post by: Moggy on January 16, 2015, 07:18:46 PM
close, but no cigar... 16 is the winner!
Is that total for both innings
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 16, 2015, 07:52:14 PM
I had 17 in Watto lotto today.....can't believe I missed by 1.
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Post by: Pog on January 16, 2015, 08:18:24 PM
Maxwell.... Australia's most over rated one day player!

He made Watson look classy with the bat.

I know, he was unlucky... Yeah yeah yeah... But he's still sh!t.
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Post by: Moggy on January 16, 2015, 08:21:25 PM
$hit is it just me or does James brayshaw make you want to go and hang yourself. Jeez hes a suckup to the players
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Post by: D4D on January 16, 2015, 08:22:03 PM
Even Bumbles is better than Brayshaw.
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Post by: Pog on January 16, 2015, 08:22:30 PM
It's been said a thousand times.... He is a complete Tool!
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Post by: Moggy on January 16, 2015, 08:25:04 PM
Mister Ed is better than this bloke. I thought is was the 12 cans of fosters that made him intolerable.
I have to say channel 9 is fast becoming the worst sports commentary team around.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 17, 2015, 08:20:42 AM
Mister Ed is better than this bloke. I thought is was the 12 cans of fosters that made him intolerable.
I have to say channel 9 is fast becoming the worst sports commentary team around.

There commentary team has lost that quality since Richie went away a few years ago. The newer guys seem to babble on more. Pray they don't replace Chappelli anytime soon?  Maybe give Taylor a more senior role.
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Post by: D4D on January 18, 2015, 06:54:31 AM
Got to love this inswinger from Starc. Lets hope he can bowl like this at the world cup.

http://bcove.me/ju9vaxcv (http://bcove.me/ju9vaxcv)

Interesting stats.

(http://www.cricket.com.au/news/statistics-from-australia-england-odi-opener-scg/~/media/07EBF20F7B0A4057A4B8EDBC8BC8C902.ashx)
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Post by: paceman on January 18, 2015, 03:44:39 PM
Geez, Brayshaw...  Just ask maxwell to marry you, FFS...
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 18, 2015, 03:58:24 PM
How early does watto lotto start for each game and should there be one for what he will get hit for in his bowling?
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Post by: Pog on January 18, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
Geez, Brayshaw...  Just ask maxwell to marry you, FFS...

It's over the top isn't it.

Considering he made a duck in the last game and didn't do anything with the ball, he better do something today.
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Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2015, 04:53:06 PM
Starc at it again  :cup:

Wonder will Warney take credit for his form?

Good on ya Starc, please learn this form with a red ball....
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Post by: Swannie on January 18, 2015, 05:10:57 PM
Brilliant bowling from starc
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Post by: D4D on January 18, 2015, 05:18:49 PM
Brilliant bowling from starc

x2

6-43, wait until Mitch comes back, then they'll be fighting for wickets!
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 18, 2015, 05:36:11 PM
Watto lotto is it open now I am going for 13
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Post by: raider on January 18, 2015, 05:57:46 PM
I'll be a bit ambitious and go 35.
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Post by: Swannie on January 18, 2015, 05:59:50 PM
Watto 32
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Post by: Pog on January 18, 2015, 06:02:56 PM
Watto Lotto - I'll go for 7.
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Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2015, 06:10:13 PM
19 and LBW for WL.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 18, 2015, 06:23:24 PM
22 and caught probably over cover.

Edit plus he will slow the magnificent run rate to get that 22
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Post by: Moggy on January 18, 2015, 06:28:42 PM
Watto. ....47
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 18, 2015, 07:17:02 PM
And today's Watto lotto is 41!
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Post by: achjimmy on January 19, 2015, 09:56:10 AM
Disclaimer, Iam probably better talking about cricket than playing it. But I feel my knowledge is reasonable.

But wtf do they see in Maxwell??? His fielding is outstanding but what a crazy batsmen he is. Is he going to be like another Watto where he is carried because 1 in 10 times he hits a zillion of 3 balls to win the game?  At least Watson has paid his dues for AU even if they are now overdue. But Maxwell?

I see Sth Africa scored 400+ will aB getting the fast ton ever.  We will need to be on our toes for the WC.
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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 10:09:33 AM
Disclaimer, Iam probably better talking about cricket than playing it. But I feel my knowledge is reasonable.

But wtf do they see in Maxwell??? His fielding is outstanding but what a crazy batsmen he is. Is he going to be like another Watto where he is carried because 1 in 10 times he hits a zillion of 3 balls to win the game?  At least Watson has paid his dues for AU even if they are now overdue. But Maxwell?

I see Sth Africa scored 400+ will aB getting the fast ton ever.  We will need to be on our toes for the WC.

he's another watson.  his bowling potential keeps him in the team.

oh and james brayshaw talking him up every chance he gets on national tv...
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Post by: alnjan on January 19, 2015, 10:25:41 AM
I know I don't follow cricket a great deal, so excuse my ignorance, but just who is James Brayshaw, not a cricketing name from any Australian Team I can remember?  He just seems to talk a lot of dribble not unlike some of the others who just talk about how great they are/were.
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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 10:27:11 AM
I know I don't follow cricket a great deal, so excuse my ignorance, but just who is James Brayshaw, not a cricketing name from any Australian Team I can remember?  He just seems to talk a lot of dribble not unlike some of the others who just talk about how great they are/were.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brayshaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brayshaw)
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 19, 2015, 10:31:57 AM
He just goes waaaaaaayyyyy over the top with the superlatives. Every one is a superstar and everything is phenomenal.

I also don't see what they see in Maxwell. He is such a loose cannon and fails more than he succeeds.

It's the X factor that appeals to the selectors.
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Post by: alnjan on January 19, 2015, 10:38:04 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brayshaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brayshaw)


saw that thought there may have been more to him then that.  Just goes to show
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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 10:38:36 AM
saw that thought there may have been more to him then that.  Just goes to show

trust me, there's not.  he's a spanner...
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 19, 2015, 10:54:33 AM
What did everyone think of David Warner getting fined for shouting at Rohit to speak English?

I don't condone what he did, but it it's interesting that the Indians can say whatever they like in Hindi and practically get away with it, yet those who speak English get pulled up all the time.

I think it is a tad unfair.

I recall monkeygate when India cried that Singh was speaking in Hindi and not English and therefore did not call Symonds a monkey.

This could open a can of worms.
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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 11:03:58 AM
What did everyone think of David Warner getting fined for shouting at Rohit to speak English?

I don't condone what he did, but it it's interesting that the Indians can say whatever they like in Hindi and practically get away with it, yet those who speak English get pulled up all the time.

I think it is a tad unfair.

I recall monkeygate when India cried that Singh was speaking in Hindi and not English and therefore did not call Symonds a monkey.

This could open a can of worms.

to be honest, i thought it was disgraceful.

warner is on the record only a few weeks ago, taking the high road and saying everyone should tone it down. 

and then today, he comes up with this gem:

"We've just got to keep trying not to cross that line, because we're all about playing cricket the right way."

the right way??  what a f**king joke.

he's a little punk who needs an attitude re-adjustment.

do australians speak indian in india?  i think not.  in the heat of battle, it's no surprise that the indian native language takes precedence.  no excuse for warner.
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Post by: Kangaron on January 19, 2015, 11:12:19 AM
Rohit took a run after a throw from Warner was deflected, which as we all know, is against the spirit of the game.
It has been an unwritten law since the game started.
As most of the Australian team have a very basic knowledge of Hindu, I think they may have been discussing that situation.
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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 11:17:48 AM
Rohit took a run after a throw from Warner was deflected, which as we all know, is against the spirit of the game.
It has been an unwritten law since the game started.
As most of the Australian team have a very basic knowledge of Hindu, I think they may have been discussing that situation.

i have no doubt that is what they were discussing... :)

look at the footage.  if you can make out a deflection, you're doing better than me.  at the speed the ball was travelling, if it took a deflection, i would guess that it would be noticeable. 

perhaps haddin should have been a bit better in his backing-up technique, then no run would have eventuated?

as for the spirit of the game, if australia was in the world cup final and had a chance to win the final from a run off a deflection like that, are you suggesting that they wouldn't take it??

australia should start playing 'in the spirit of the game' before complaining about other teams...

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Post by: wilson79 on January 19, 2015, 11:26:03 AM
i have no doubt that is what they were discussing... :)

look at the footage.  if you can make out a deflection, you're doing better than me.  at the speed the ball was travelling, if it took a deflection, i would guess that it would be noticeable. 

perhaps haddin should have been a bit better in his backing-up technique, then no run would have eventuated?

as for the spirit of the game, if australia was in the world cup final and had a chance to win the final from a run off a deflection like that, are you suggesting that they wouldn't take it??

australia should start playing 'in the spirit of the game' before complaining about other teams...

Agreed....I love watching cricket love seeing the Aussies play with passion, but geez we look like a bunch of spoilt brats on the field sometimes, I actually get embarrassed for them. the likes of David Warner need to stop the winging and carry on like school girls and get on with what the do best and play cricket..

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Post by: paceman on January 19, 2015, 11:27:38 AM
Agreed....I love watching cricket love seeing the Aussies play with passion, but geez we look like a bunch of spoilt brats on the field sometimes, I actually get embarrassed for them. the likes of David Warner need to stop the winging and carry on like school girls and get on with what the do best and play cricket..

that's the thing that annoys me the most.  we get on our high horse about the spirit of the game, then we have knobs like warner that do this.

perhaps if we started to practice what we preach, then other teams would be more likely to do the same against us.

a bit of banter is great, but this was not banter.
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Post by: D4D on January 19, 2015, 11:39:47 AM
Agreed Warner needs to keep his aggression between the bat and the ball and not his mouth...
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Post by: krisandkev on January 19, 2015, 11:47:52 AM
I am not sure why so many hate Warner?  He plays the game with passion and although at the start of his career for playing for Aust I thought he would be a one hit wonder, but now I love to see him bat at his best. The following is a press release about the incident.
Cricket etiquette dictates that batsmen do not run when a throw deflects off their body or bat.
“When I went over to say something to him, he sort of said something in their language and I said, ‘Speak English,’ because, if you’re going to say something, understand that theoretically I cannot speak Hindi,” Warner said on Monday.
“I did the polite thing and asked him to speak English, therefore he did and I can’t repeat what he said.”
A replay supported India’s position that it wasn’t a deflection and, while 28-year-old Warner admitted he made a wrong call, he said he wouldn’t seek out Sharma to apologise.
“I was in the wrong ... I shouldn’t have engaged him,” Warner told Sky Sports Radio.

Yes he should not have said anything, but hey, it was in the heat of the battle and he has been punished.  And I think we all hate it when we are in the company of others who speak in their native language that we do not understand, unless we are in their country of origin. And you must admit, the India players can be a bit touchy and spit the dummy a bit.  :'(
And boy last night there were so many India supporters I thought the game was being played in India.   ;D   Go the Aussie, so far so good.  Kevin

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Post by: swanny on January 19, 2015, 11:53:47 AM
I kind of disagree, I can remember the Indians for ever coming here and having drama after drama when we play them, were not blameless but a lot of the banter is a product of there arrogance, you only have to look it there standing in world cricket, they think they run the game.

To my mind I don't think what he said was racist at all, simply asking him to use English, prob knowing he was slagging him I guess.

Monkey gate was disgrace, they racially vilified an opposition player in front of a number of other players, and then when they were taken to task over it, decided they were gunna take there bat and ball and head home, which then caused the matter to essentially be swept under the carpet.......

In terms of our manners out there, I think we could do better, but I don't mind seeing them playing hard and fair cricket, and I didn't  see anything untoward with what happened, have your say and get on with it.
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Post by: wilson79 on January 19, 2015, 11:57:42 AM
mate I don't hate warner at all I just can't stand they way some of our cricketers carry on while out in the middle, for me it is embarrassing the way we get up in the oppositions faces and you watch the aussies are always spitting venom / sledging at the batters and as soon as one of them bark back they throw a tantrum and take it to the next level..
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Post by: Pog on January 19, 2015, 01:09:53 PM
James Brayshaw is a twat, however he did have a reasonable First Class Cricket Career, with an average of 42.5 with the bat, he would probably be getting a look at test selection these days. In is hay day, there were a number of very good test batsmen in Australia, hence, he never broke through.

He is the President of the Kangaroos (AFL Club), and has overseen some pretty big changes off the field during his tenure. I wish he would stick to that, and leave the commentary box.

What it doesn't mention on Wikipedia, is that Glenn Maxwell is not only his Love Child, he is also his Lover...

In regard to Warner, I don't like seeing the sledging and confronations on TV like they are, but I don't want him to stop either.

Asking someone who speaks fluent English to speak it, when in an English speaking country is perfectly acceptable. I would not expect Australians to speak Hidi in India, as everyone knows they cant speak it. We know that most of the Indain Cricket team can speak english.

The Indians give as good as they get, and if anyone thinks they are any less arrogant than the Aussies, then we are watching different teams.
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Post by: Moggy on January 19, 2015, 02:08:42 PM
Agreed....I love watching cricket love seeing the Aussies play with passion, but geez we look like a bunch of spoilt brats on the field sometimes, I actually get embarrassed for them. the likes of David Warner need to stop the winging and carry on like school girls and get on with what the do best and play cricket..
X2
Funny how he sees himself as a leader though.
Think he's another one listening to his own press.
As aussies we like a larrakin, but also like those with ability to be a little humble
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Post by: lino6 on January 19, 2015, 04:33:18 PM
With a world cup here next month the biggest issue will be how to contain Devilliers and McCullam on the roads we produce IMO. A bloke who hits 149 off 44 balls, reckon the 2 Mitch's are going to have their hands full!!

As for the behaviour on the ground, I just wish the umps would step in and put their foot down and stomp it out. Sit Warner and Kohli and anyone else involved on their a.... when ever they start chirping. Time to play cricket not yap. Get enough yap from the commentators.....

IMO.....
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Post by: krisandkev on January 19, 2015, 05:22:19 PM
I just read an article saying that maybe they need red and yellow cards?  Imagine the threat of being sent off!   Kevin
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Post by: Bird on January 19, 2015, 06:18:15 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/stuart-macgill-seeks-26-million-from-cricket-australia-20150119-12tftx.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/stuart-macgill-seeks-26-million-from-cricket-australia-20150119-12tftx.html)
is he serious?
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Post by: Pog on January 19, 2015, 08:51:01 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/stuart-macgill-seeks-26-million-from-cricket-australia-20150119-12tftx.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/stuart-macgill-seeks-26-million-from-cricket-australia-20150119-12tftx.html)
is he serious?


Why not? He entered into a contract with Cricket Australia.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 23, 2015, 05:26:35 PM
Watto lotto on hold tonight due to injury.  Should we have a crack at Maxwell?  Maybe nominate the stupid shot he will get out on.
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Post by: D4D on January 23, 2015, 05:48:58 PM
Should we have a crack at Maxwell?  Maybe nominate the stupid shot he will get out on.

Reverse sweep
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Post by: achjimmy on January 23, 2015, 05:51:29 PM
Reverse sweep

Reverse ramp
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Post by: Moggy on January 23, 2015, 05:55:53 PM
Watto lotto on hold tonight due to injury.  Should we have a crack at Maxwell?  Maybe nominate the stupid shot he will get out on.
How about the number of superlatives that one james brayshaw uses when he's batting. ?
I reckon 6pm

Or not shot offered & he watches it rattle the stumps

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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 23, 2015, 08:07:26 PM
Watto lotto on hold tonight due to injury.  Should we have a crack at Maxwell?  Maybe nominate the stupid shot he will get out on.

No!!!!!!! LOL
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Post by: lino6 on January 23, 2015, 09:01:41 PM
Finally an aussie #3 makes a ton. Thank **** Watson was injured  :D
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Post by: Bird on January 23, 2015, 09:12:41 PM
aint this a better finish than a flogging???
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Post by: lino6 on January 23, 2015, 09:20:11 PM
aint this a better finish than a flogging???

Yeah and no. Certainly like to see a team like India get humiliated  >:D

But you can't beat the games that have the Jimmy Faulkner finishes like the Gabba last season.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 23, 2015, 09:30:26 PM
Great game great result.
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Post by: D4D on January 24, 2015, 05:52:16 AM
Great game great result.

x2, timed to perfection by Smith, with Haddin playing an outstanding cameo, not bad for an old fella :)
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Post by: achjimmy on January 24, 2015, 06:02:29 AM
Haden still not striking the ball smoothly unfortunately . The other thing I thought was that solid support role was perfect for smith. Seen him lose his wicket a few times this year when he decides to go after every ball but if he lays his natural game WOW
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Post by: Moggy on January 24, 2015, 07:59:19 PM
I dont normally watch the BBL (just not a 20/20 fan) but what did occur to me is how much of a shame it is to have some of the best cricketers Australia has ever produced, (ie; Ponting, Waugh, Gilchrist & Flemming) relegated to commentating on what is nothing more than novelty fund raising, whilst we have to put up with the $hit commentary from channel 9.
I love cricket bur with the abc getting rid of the premium commentators in recent years & the duds on 9 i might hafta start watching tennis

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Post by: achjimmy on January 26, 2015, 06:17:28 PM
So I guess the crickets off for tonight?

I'd like to see AU have to come out and chase 69 for 16 overs :-)
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Post by: D4D on January 26, 2015, 06:25:42 PM
Still got an hour before they call it quits...
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Post by: achjimmy on January 26, 2015, 07:22:36 PM
All over, India get two points.
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Post by: JCOJ on January 27, 2015, 02:49:57 PM
Another dumb decision by CA to take the Aus Day match from Adelaide and give it to Sydney.  Apart from the weather, which was perfect yesterday in Adl, we would have had over 50,000 at that game!  What was the crowd number before rain stopped play?
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 27, 2015, 04:13:46 PM
Have to agree John. Poor decision by CA.
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Post by: lino6 on January 27, 2015, 04:27:03 PM
If they were playing the poms they might have played in SA, but you'd reckon that the BCCI would set the venues for their games so that they get the surface they want. Reckon the WACA was hard done by because India don't like fast bowlers tracks...
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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2015, 05:08:01 PM
how hard will Cluck spit the dummy when he doesn't get his captaincy back.. looks like they got a good captain of the future in place in the team now....
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Post by: achjimmy on January 27, 2015, 05:12:30 PM
how hard will Cluck spit the dummy when he doesn't get his captaincy back.. looks like they got a good captain of the future in place in the team now....

Rumour is in overdrive about that now. Talk his been set up to fail with the date, also players are happy under smith. Time will tell but you couldn't lay money on Clarke being around for long with that degenerative back issue.
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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2015, 05:16:28 PM
Rumour is in overdrive about that now. Talk his been set up to fail with the date, also players are happy under smith. Time will tell but you couldn't lay money on Clarke being around for long with that degenerative back issue.
You can see that they are happy under Smith - but he ISNT good with the media - actually hes shocking. looks like a deer in the headlights.... bad thing in modern times.



as for cluck, 4 FULL games in the shield to prove himself, then if he doesn't break, he can come back as a 12th man.
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Post by: achjimmy on January 27, 2015, 05:31:47 PM
You can see that they are happy under Smith - but he ISNT good with the media - actually hes shocking. looks like a deer in the headlights.... bad thing in modern times.



as for cluck, 4 FULL games in the shield to prove himself, then if he doesn't break, he can come back as a 12th man.


Bit of media coaching and he'll be right.  Might be a pleasant suprise to have a quiet unassuming cricket captain for a while ?

Michael Clarke on a collision course with Cricket Australia as his teammates move on

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/michael-clarke-on-a-collision-course-with-cricket-australia-as-his-teammates-move-on-20150126-12y7wd.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/michael-clarke-on-a-collision-course-with-cricket-australia-as-his-teammates-move-on-20150126-12y7wd.html)
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Post by: achjimmy on January 27, 2015, 05:36:33 PM
Wow cricket pays, wonder how the old school feel?

The The six-bedroom, five-bathroom, three-level mansion reportedly cost Warner and his fiancee Candice Falzon $6.5 million last year. It was made famous two years earlier as the set for the UK reality TV show Geordie Shore.




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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2015, 05:45:11 PM
Quote from: achjimmy
Might be a pleasant suprise to have a quiet unassuming cricket captain for a while ?
it would be nice...




Quote from: achjimmy
Wow cricket pays, wonder how the old school feel?
shattered, but a few of them have made a good career out of coaching all over the world.
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Post by: Pog on January 27, 2015, 08:19:00 PM
Just announced - Watson wins Allan Border Medal!

Wow - I didn't see that coming!!!!
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Post by: lino6 on January 27, 2015, 08:29:27 PM
Dean Jones second and Phil Tuffnell 3rd
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 27, 2015, 08:36:22 PM
Just announced - Watson wins Allan Border Medal!

Wow - I didn't see that coming!!!!

If he did win I think I would consider emigrating.
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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2015, 09:02:24 PM
Just announced - Watson wins Allan Border Medal!

Wow - I didn't see that coming!!!!
(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/964/a92/925/resized/aflol-meme-generator-round-12-hawthorn-v-geelong-3-votes-chris-judd-4f1a1a.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 28, 2015, 08:58:32 AM
Ditching Michael Clarke as Australia captain discussed by cricket officials

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/65485024/ditching-michael-clarke-as-australia-captain-discussed-by-cricket-officials.html (http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/65485024/ditching-michael-clarke-as-australia-captain-discussed-by-cricket-officials.html)
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Post by: Paul (SA) on January 28, 2015, 11:48:26 AM
Hold on Tony's taken over all awards in Oz.

The winner of the 2015 AB Medal is Prince Phillip!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8WJAoBCYAAUW3r.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 28, 2015, 10:01:35 PM
now that was a finish....
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Post by: D4D on January 30, 2015, 01:32:58 PM
Looks like Watto will be around for a while so he can pay off his new digs...
http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/cricketer-leaves-the-shire-for-9-million-beach-pad-in-the-easts-bronte/story-fncq3era-1227202127022 (http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/cricketer-leaves-the-shire-for-9-million-beach-pad-in-the-easts-bronte/story-fncq3era-1227202127022)
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Post by: achjimmy on January 30, 2015, 09:20:48 PM
England nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 31, 2015, 12:50:38 PM
You can see that they are happy under Smith - but he ISNT good with the media - actually hes shocking. looks like a deer in the headlights.... bad thing in modern times.



as for cluck, 4 FULL games in the shield to prove himself, then if he doesn't break, he can come back as a 12th man.

I don't know that it matters what he is like in the media I would rather see a captain who plays well in his position bat bowl or keep. And one who has the support of the players on and off the field and can make decisions with how the game is going who to bowl next etc.  He can either have media training or select someone else to front the media each game.  I think there is too much hype of sticking cameras in faces like in BBL when they just go out and trying to interview not even off the field yet. If he captains well and the media is his only negative leave him in there
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Post by: Bird on January 31, 2015, 02:16:28 PM
I don't know that it matters what he is like in the media I would rather see a captain who plays well in his position bat bowl or keep. And one who has the support of the players on and off the field and can make decisions with how the game is going who to bowl next etc.  He can either have media training or select someone else to front the media each game.  I think there is too much hype of sticking cameras in faces like in BBL when they just go out and trying to interview not even off the field yet. If he captains well and the media is his only negative leave him in there
couldn't agree more... but Ch9 holds the keys to the wallet.. like NRL / AFL - what the TV man wants the TV man gets.. even what ground, and time they start... if they want someone they can waste an hour a game interviewing instead of 1 word answers - they will get it.. that's one thing that kills me about modern sport :(
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Post by: achjimmy on January 31, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
couldn't agree more... but Ch9 holds the keys to the wallet.. like NRL / AFL - what the TV man wants the TV man gets.. even what ground, and time they start... if they want someone they can waste an hour a game interviewing instead of 1 word answers - they will get it.. that's one thing that kills me about modern sport :(

While I agree nein hold the key to schedule, influence over rates etc. I don't believe they have anything to with selection or players etc that's CA
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Post by: Moggy on February 01, 2015, 04:06:55 PM
Just got home & turned on the cricket.
Jeez Brayshaw must be absolutely wetting himself ????

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Post by: Swannie on February 01, 2015, 04:11:33 PM
Just got home & turned on the cricket.
Jeez Brayshaw must be absolutely wetting himself ????

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Just another wasteful shot by maxwell,bshould of got the century!,
Swannie
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Post by: Moggy on February 01, 2015, 04:14:02 PM
Another brain explosion. He's about as stable as an Iraqi landmine

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Post by: wilson79 on February 01, 2015, 04:53:27 PM
How good is faulkner?

I love watching him play
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 01, 2015, 04:54:39 PM
How good is faulkner?

I love watching him play

Me too and I bet the opposition hate watching him play which makes it even better.
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Post by: Bird on February 01, 2015, 05:24:51 PM
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Jeez Brayshaw must be absolutely wetting himself ????

worst cheapest commentary team in history.
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Post by: achjimmy on February 01, 2015, 05:33:18 PM
How cringeworthy is it watching maxwell play espicially the last 20 runs. You just know his going. To fail the way he was swinging at everything !as opposed to Faulkner who is a ODI freak and you just awe at his talent , with the ball as well.
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Post by: Mace on February 01, 2015, 07:31:02 PM
Great man in the match performance so far by maxwell, 95 and two wickets  :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on February 01, 2015, 08:01:28 PM
An injured Jimmy Faulkner saves the selectors dropping Watto. Shame, Faulkner was in great form.
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Post by: bentnose on February 04, 2015, 04:06:44 PM
world cup coming up. would you put Clarke back into the team or as I reckon say sean marsh. first games against England and the 2cnd is against Bangladesh so Faulkner has abit longer for recovery and I wouldn't rush him as its more important to have him fit and rearing to go come the finals.
whats your thoughts?
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Post by: achjimmy on February 04, 2015, 05:19:04 PM
world cup coming up. would you put Clarke back into the team or as I reckon say sean marsh. first games against England and the 2cnd is against Bangladesh so Faulkner has abit longer for recovery and I wouldn't rush him as its more important to have him fit and rearing to go come the finals.
whats your thoughts?

Leave Clarke to get 150% fit (as fit as he can with his injury ) if that means missing the WC so be it. Make the ashes his swan song as Capt handing over how to beat the poms to Smith.  The ashes are the most important thing to win IMO.
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Post by: paceman on February 04, 2015, 06:32:24 PM
world cup coming up. would you put Clarke back into the team or as I reckon say sean marsh. first games against England and the 2cnd is against Bangladesh so Faulkner has abit longer for recovery and I wouldn't rush him as its more important to have him fit and rearing to go come the finals.
whats your thoughts?

if it's a choice between a fully fit clarke and a fully fit marsh, i'm taking clarke.

but if clarke is not 100% fit, marsh it is...
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Post by: Moggy on February 04, 2015, 07:00:11 PM
I think a half fit Clarke is probably better than a fully fit but out of form Bailey

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Post by: lino6 on February 04, 2015, 07:16:46 PM
Faulkner will be a big loss. Spewing I won't get to see him finish against the poms  :'( ... He has a good record against them
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Post by: achjimmy on February 06, 2015, 04:44:24 PM
i applaud Lee helping Ireland like he assisted Bangladesh. Not sure I like what Hussey is doing though?

It's one thing to help a minow, but to assist a dead set contender to beat Australia!!!


Hussey to help Proteas at World Cup | cricket.com.au

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05)
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Post by: Nick74 on February 06, 2015, 06:29:28 PM
i applaud Lee helping Ireland like he assisted Bangladesh. Not sure I like what Hussey is doing though?

It's one thing to help a minow, but to assist a dead set contender to beat Australia!!!


Hussey to help Proteas at World Cup | cricket.com.au

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05)


Traitorous dog!!!
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Post by: Moggy on February 06, 2015, 06:46:32 PM
Traitorous dog!!!

Not sure I like what Hussey is doing though?

It's one thing to help a minow, but to assist a dead set contender to beat Australia!!!


Hussey to help Proteas at World Cup | cricket.com.au

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mike-hussey-south-africa-2015-icc-cricket-world-cup-consultant/2015-02-05)


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I can never for the life of me understand why this sort of thing happens.

Though nobody offers me big bucks to come & work for them  ??? ??? ???

And who wouldnt take $30k for 6 weeks work
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Post by: paceman on February 06, 2015, 06:55:55 PM
Traitorous dog!!!

All seems a bit hypercritical, considering Australia had a South African coach not too long ago...

National loyalty fell by the wayside a long time ago. 

It's business, that's all...
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Post by: achjimmy on February 06, 2015, 08:30:28 PM
All seems a bit hypercritical, considering Australia had a South African coach not too long ago...

National loyalty fell by the wayside a long time ago. 

It's business, that's all...

Paceman I never agreed with there coaching decision, So no hypocrisy here. It's a Australian National Team it should have an Australian Coach IMO. And when we do we seem to do well.

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Post by: paceman on February 07, 2015, 06:42:47 PM
Paceman I never agreed with there coaching decision, So no hypocrisy here. It's a Australian National Team it should have an Australian Coach IMO. And when we do we seem to do well.

more talking about media in general.

agree on the aussie coach for the aussie team...

if it means that we get more competitive cricket from our blokes helping other nations in a 'consultant' capacity, then i am all for it...
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Post by: achjimmy on February 07, 2015, 07:44:23 PM
Yarpies don't need any help there good enough. IAM with hawk his a Traitorous dog!!!
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Post by: Paul (SA) on February 08, 2015, 04:52:29 PM
Great to see Watto do his selection chances no harm with a stylish 22 today in a World Cup warm match against India in Adelaide.

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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 08, 2015, 04:59:51 PM
Great to see Watto do his selection chances no harm with a stylish 22 today in a World Cup warm match against India in Adelaide.

Will get him that 10 more seasons haha they will let him go out there with a bat in one and a walking stick in the other.
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Post by: achjimmy on February 08, 2015, 07:43:44 PM
was this televised anywhere?  sounds like Maxwell went off?
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Post by: Moggy on February 11, 2015, 07:07:07 AM
Look out India is making a late charge for the WC.
They have finally won a game this summer and beaten Afghanistan ?

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Post by: bentnose on February 12, 2015, 09:29:04 AM
big mistake coming up if Clarke opens the batting. my prediction 2cnd ball duck. watto will come in and save the day with a quickfire 73
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Post by: paceman on February 12, 2015, 09:41:18 AM
big mistake coming up if Clarke opens the batting. my prediction 2cnd ball duck. watto will come in and save the day with a quickfire 73

only opened to get batting practice....  he will slot in at 4, i reckon...
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Post by: bentnose on February 12, 2015, 11:37:14 AM
great news clarkes not playing. now we have chance of winning the game
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Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2015, 11:42:35 AM
Still with Faulkner was playing....  :'(
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Post by: tracker on February 12, 2015, 12:20:48 PM
big mistake coming up if Clarke opens the batting. my prediction 2cnd ball duck. watto will come in and save the day with a quickfire 73
            My opinion is..... both these guy's should retire gracefully.......Cricket Australia's revolving door

                                                                  Cheers Tracker.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 12, 2015, 05:53:01 PM
            My opinion is..... both these guy's should retire gracefully.......Cricket Australia's revolving door

                                                                  Cheers Tracker.

If they go now at least for Watto it wont be graceful he should of gone long ago even fit he wasn't performing.  I think Clark will end up a bit like Ponting just playing for too long, I think if his not going to retire then he should consider stepping down as captain and focusing only on staying fit and playing well.
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 10:41:14 AM
Interesting article in the Guardian about the Channel 9 commentary (or lack of it) team.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy)

Some of these guys think they're bigger than the game unfortunately.
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Post by: achjimmy on February 14, 2015, 12:25:10 PM
Is Watto lotto in today?
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 01:13:33 PM
Is Watto lotto in today?

Yes, I'll take 23
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Post by: achjimmy on February 14, 2015, 01:14:51 PM
What's your supplementary ?

I'll take 16 and lbw
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 01:30:03 PM
Caught in slips
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 14, 2015, 01:39:30 PM
I'll take 13 and lbw. Except I want runs for aussies to win I would say a duck and see you later
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Post by: achjimmy on February 14, 2015, 01:40:48 PM
What's with the picture?  It's soft and the colours are like bleeding, hard to notice details barely watchable.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 14, 2015, 01:46:45 PM
What's with the picture?  It's soft and the colours are like bleeding, hard to notice details barely watchable.

Mine seems ok
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Post by: achjimmy on February 14, 2015, 01:52:26 PM
Mine seems ok

Nah definetly not normal quality look at the softness around shirts, that drive from finch normally you could see the blades of grass or pitch when in slowmo. Also look to when a fields men moves there's a momentary blur.

Ofcourse this depends what your set is, if it's and LCD it's probably just normal lol
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 02:02:42 PM
Normal quality at this end.
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 02:07:49 PM
I'll take 13 and lbw. Except I want runs for aussies to win I would say a duck and see you later

Pity you didn't!
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Post by: D4D on February 14, 2015, 02:08:04 PM
Watto gone for golden duck!
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Post by: tracker on February 14, 2015, 02:09:04 PM

 Watson ...first ball duck...Gezzzzz
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Post by: achjimmy on February 14, 2015, 02:10:36 PM
Surely wattos time has to be soon?  It's ****ing ridiculous
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 14, 2015, 02:18:04 PM
Pity you didn't!

Grr I know should of
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Post by: Paul (SA) on February 14, 2015, 03:16:41 PM
Watto = plonker
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 14, 2015, 03:25:11 PM
Surely wattos time has to be soon?  It's ****ing ridiculous
Not wrong Mate ???
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Post by: Moggy on February 14, 2015, 03:32:17 PM
He'll make a quick fire 50 in the second innings

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Post by: dales133 on February 14, 2015, 03:41:24 PM
Anyone catch the nz game score?
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Post by: Mace on February 14, 2015, 03:42:29 PM
Anyone catch the nz game score?

Unzud made 6/330 or thereabouts.

SLK are/were 9/229
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Post by: dales133 on February 14, 2015, 03:45:59 PM
Choice bro! Theats wicud! 
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Post by: D4D on February 17, 2015, 07:18:57 PM
Looks like Watto won the lotto...

$4.5m Watson tops cricket's rich list
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australian-cricketers-on-brw-rich-list-watson-johson-clarke-warner-smith-faulkner-maxwell/2015-02-17 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australian-cricketers-on-brw-rich-list-watson-johson-clarke-warner-smith-faulkner-maxwell/2015-02-17)
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 17, 2015, 07:25:41 PM
Looks like Watto won the lotto...

$4.5m Watson tops cricket's rich list
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australian-cricketers-on-brw-rich-list-watson-johson-clarke-warner-smith-faulkner-maxwell/2015-02-17 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australian-cricketers-on-brw-rich-list-watson-johson-clarke-warner-smith-faulkner-maxwell/2015-02-17)


Just goes to show though someone is getting it wrong pity at least part of his pay packet isn't performance based. What does he do to get paid so much
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Post by: Mace on February 17, 2015, 07:28:44 PM
Looks like he's on about $4000 per test match run per annum!
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 17, 2015, 07:32:56 PM
Looks like he's on about $4000 per test match run per annum!

I need to get a gig playing for Australia I could make a run or two each match wouldn't be too bad.
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Post by: dales133 on February 17, 2015, 08:28:21 PM
He's paid less and worth less than McCallum. ..and its not even because I'm biased
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Post by: lino6 on March 25, 2015, 09:32:53 PM
Good old Victoria, they're champions you'll agree  :cup:  :cup:

Congrats to the Bushrangers on winning the shield  :cup: :cup:
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Post by: paceman on March 26, 2015, 06:20:43 AM
winner of AUS and IND will win the world cup, i think...

NZ have already played their final, one game too early...
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Post by: Bird on March 26, 2015, 08:40:14 AM
Quote from: paceman
winner of AUS and IND will win the world cup, i think...

Depends who the bookies want to win on this one...

I'd like UnZud to win it.
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Post by: paceman on March 26, 2015, 08:51:19 AM
Depends who the bookies want to win on this one...

I'd like UnZud to win it.

i agree.  i would be happy if NZ won it too...  not real fussy either way, as long as today's game and the final are good games...
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Post by: Bird on March 26, 2015, 09:01:24 AM
Quote from: paceman
not real fussy either way, as long as today's game and the final are good games...
agree
same as some of the recent games, where its down to last over would rock.

Hope no rain comes into it.
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Post by: booga on March 27, 2015, 01:07:33 AM
winner of AUS and IND will win the world cup, i think...

NZ have already played their final, one game too early...

NZ will need to learn to play shots a little smarter at the MCG, they have had it all too easy recently with short boundaries giving them easy runs.

Not saying they cant just going to be a little harder is all.


And I'm a x pat Kiwi but I'm rooting for Australia if and when they sort out the top order (sept for Smith of course) so inconsistent it's ridiculous
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Post by: krisandkev on March 27, 2015, 07:16:34 AM
Yea, looking forward to a good game.  The way Australia fielded compared to the South Africans in the other semi was like chalk and cheese.  I think the result would have been different if the SA’s caught a few catches and hit the stumps!
I hope the Aussie supports come out in force as with any A V NZ game there seems to be so many kiwis in the crowd you would think the game is being played in NZ.  ;D   
And it just happens to be the weekend when my good wife will be away and I will be home alone for the game.  Darn, what will I do.    :'(   or   :cheers:   Kevin
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Post by: dales133 on March 27, 2015, 08:59:36 AM
I realy don't care if the kiwis s
Win or loose, I'm both happy and proud they got as far as they did.
Aussie probably gonna be to tough for us to beat but then again once in a blue moon aussie wins a game of rugby
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Post by: achjimmy on March 27, 2015, 02:37:19 PM
I realy don't care if the kiwis s
Win or loose, I'm both happy and proud they got as far as they did.
Aussie probably gonna be to tough for us to beat but then again once in a blue moon aussie wins a game of rugby

Ha ha yep like world cups. Two rugby world cups each for AU and NZ isn't it?
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Post by: dales133 on March 27, 2015, 03:20:50 PM
Yea but now your cricket team can't win at eden park either....hope that dosn't go on for 29 years...and counting to :)
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Post by: krisandkev on March 27, 2015, 03:22:45 PM
NZ have not had any of their matches in Australia, so I wonder if only playing on postage stamps will be a hindrance?  Could be a few catches in the deep?  Just hope both teams play to their potential but I really want the Aussies to win.   One main reason is that I have been told and told and told by a kiwi relative how good the kiwis are and they will smash the Aussies and they (kiwis) have a secret weapon blah blah blah?  You guys can be a bit touchy about sports.   ;D ;D ;D   Kevin
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Post by: dales133 on March 27, 2015, 04:39:24 PM
"You guys can be a bit touchy about sport" ahahahah
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Post by: Moggy on March 27, 2015, 05:43:43 PM
i agree.  i would be happy if NZ won it too...  not real fussy either way, as long as today's game and the final are good games...
Traitor

Should be taken out & shot for uttering such nonsense ??

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Post by: grantxx on March 27, 2015, 07:21:42 PM
time to warm up the under arm bowlers I think, in case it gets close and NZ needs a six to win
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Post by: krisandkev on March 27, 2015, 07:45:05 PM
time to warm up the under arm bowlers I think, in case it gets close and NZ needs a six to win

You had to bring that up.....   >:D   They still have not gotten over it  :'(   and it was back in 1981 and it was a legal bowl back then.....   ;D  Kevin
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Post by: grantxx on March 27, 2015, 09:08:19 PM
 ;D, no bites from our Kiwi friends, guess they are a little worried. I have a kiwi workmate who has been dishing it out all week, so a solid oz win is on the cards, besides that they will be scared playing in the big smoke at the MCG,
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Post by: dales133 on March 27, 2015, 09:26:00 PM
And if we did win by any chance there would be alot of people saying the next day "nah I didn't watch it"....standard answer to a loss ;)
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Post by: Rumpig on March 27, 2015, 09:55:18 PM
time to warm up the under arm bowlers I think, in case it gets close and NZ needs a six to win
hopefully we'll be winning nicely on Sunday, and just for a laugh the Aussie's send one down under arm to stir the pot some  8) ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: kylarama on March 28, 2015, 06:13:57 AM
Looks like the Kiwi's are worried about the pitch size...

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/hilarious-tweets-pinpoint-kiwis-big-problem/story-fnqpo3wn-1227281178506 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/hilarious-tweets-pinpoint-kiwis-big-problem/story-fnqpo3wn-1227281178506)


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I might sit on the fence for this game.  I was born in NZ to an Australian Mother and New Zealand Father, but have lived in Australia for 90% of my life.
I've loved watching NZ play this world cup and would be great for them to win, but I could never barrack against Australia.
Unless it's All Blacks V Wallabies... >:D
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Post by: D4D on May 17, 2015, 08:15:49 PM
Haddin retires from ODI
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/brad-haddin-australia-announces-retirement-one-day-internationals/2015-05-17 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/brad-haddin-australia-announces-retirement-one-day-internationals/2015-05-17)
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Post by: Moggy on June 05, 2015, 08:13:58 AM
Wattos fine form has continued in the West Indies.
Another stoic 11.
At this rate he could end up number 11 bat
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on June 05, 2015, 08:24:47 AM
Without Voges 130 on debut, we'd be lacking a good score too
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Post by: paceman on June 05, 2015, 08:36:37 AM
Without Voges 130 on debut, we'd be lacking a good score too

amazing how teams can get australia to be 6, 7, 8 wickets down for not much, then they take their foot off our throats...

happens all the time...

good on voges, though... he deserved to be in the team long before this...
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Post by: Pog on June 05, 2015, 10:34:58 AM
Wattos fine form has continued in the West Indies.
Another stoic 11.
At this rate he could end up number 11 bat

Its all about perspective.....

Unfortunately, 11 in that innings was a reasonable score,,, it was only:
7 runs short of Clarkes score
8 runs short of Marshes score
14 runs short of Smiths score
but he did score more than Haddin and Warner....
Without Voges and Extras, he scored 6.4% of our runs, which is a little bit of an under performance.

If in a test match last summer, he could score within 14 runs of Smith, and score more than Warner, you would think he was a god....

I do agree with most people, and believe that he is over-rated, but I think he is useful in the team as a batting / bowling option, and he is reasonable in the field too.
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Post by: Moggy on June 06, 2015, 07:36:52 AM
Easy win to the Aussies.
I see the skipper even rolled his arm over for a couple. Might be looking to fill the all rounder spot after the ashes ????
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Post by: lino6 on June 06, 2015, 08:47:07 AM
Easy win to the Aussies.
I see the skipper even rolled his arm over for a couple. Might be looking to fill the all rounder spot after the ashes ????

Probably a chance since we haven't had a decent all rounder since James Faulkner played his only test....
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Post by: Pog on June 12, 2015, 08:07:11 AM
Aussies 4 / 258 after Day 1 in the 2nd Test.

Smith unbeaten on 135 looks to still be in good form.
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Post by: achjimmy on June 12, 2015, 08:51:28 AM
So hope smiths form continuesonto the UK?  He is such an great batsmen to watch.
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Post by: tk421 on June 12, 2015, 12:23:45 PM
Aussies 4 / 258 after Day 1 in the 2nd Test.

Smith unbeaten on 135 looks to still be in good form.

Yeah but poor start - 6 maiden overs from Taylor with two wickets. 41 balls to score a run...  Warner out for a duck on his 3rd ball, Marsh gone on 11. Its only Smith that's keeping it respectable.

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Post by: D4D on June 13, 2015, 08:38:47 AM
Windies in a spot of bother at 8/143 chasing 399. Nice innings by Smith 199, pity he didn't get to 200.
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Post by: D4D on June 14, 2015, 07:41:39 AM
Windies in a spot of bother again, 2/1 chasing 391 to win.
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Post by: Moggy on June 14, 2015, 08:31:17 AM
Was a rather sporting declaration by Clarke with 2 days to play. Though given the state of carribean cricket we should be able to beat them inside 4 days
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Post by: tk421 on June 14, 2015, 11:13:33 AM
Was a rather sporting declaration by Clarke with 2 days to play. Though given the state of carribean cricket we should be able to beat them inside 4 days


Such a difference from the glory days....

http://youtu.be/9l7qIFu3YDk (http://youtu.be/9l7qIFu3YDk)
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Post by: Bird on June 15, 2015, 10:15:43 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/australian-cricketer-moises-henriques-involved-in-horrific-outfield-collision-20150614-ghnuc4.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/australian-cricketer-moises-henriques-involved-in-horrific-outfield-collision-20150614-ghnuc4.html)

Surrey Cricket Club later on Monday reported that Henriques had broken his jaw in three places in the clash, while Burns had head and facial injuries. Cricket NSW says Henriques will have surgery and will remain in the United Kingdom until he is cleared by specialists to play.
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Post by: achjimmy on June 15, 2015, 05:48:52 PM
 Smith takes No. 1 Test batting ranking | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/887967.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/887967.html)


 :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on June 15, 2015, 06:57:28 PM
Smith takes No. 1 Test batting ranking | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

So he should too :cup:
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Post by: lino6 on June 15, 2015, 07:05:17 PM
So he should too :cup:

X2. He has had an extremely good run of late and hopefully continues in pommy land.
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on July 23, 2015, 09:26:03 PM
Thread gone stale, I am quite surprised there hasn't been a huge celebration of a certain "all-rounder" finally being pensioned off....surely he is gone for good now.  Ranks up there with Carlton finally biting the bullet and giving their coach the DCM.  To the national selectors: Thank you, albeit 6 years late! 
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 23, 2015, 09:29:44 PM
Thread gone stale, I am quite surprised there hasn't been a huge celebration of a certain "all-rounder" finally being pensioned off....surely he is gone for good now.  Ranks up there with Carlton finally biting the bullet and giving their coach the DCM.  To the national selectors: Thank you, albeit 6 years late!

It is all in the Ashes 2015 thread
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on July 23, 2015, 09:32:37 PM
It is all in the Ashes 2015 thread
Aaah...shows how often I'm not here these days. Sorry all.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 23, 2015, 09:37:43 PM
Aaah...shows how often I'm not here these days. Sorry all.

Don't be sorry was just pointing out where all the cricket news is   :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on August 22, 2015, 10:29:51 AM
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/arthur-morris-obituary-died-age-93-invincible/2015-08-22 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/arthur-morris-obituary-died-age-93-invincible/2015-08-22)

Years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a '50 year Invincibles Anniversary' dinner with my Grandfather where I met Arthur Morris. His story's were fantastic as he recounted that tour. RIP
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Post by: D4D on September 06, 2015, 07:57:49 PM
No more Watto Lotto
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-announces-test-match-retirement-australia-cricket-allrounder/2015-09-06 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-announces-test-match-retirement-australia-cricket-allrounder/2015-09-06)
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Post by: achjimmy on September 06, 2015, 08:08:27 PM
Was he pushed or jumped? He needs to go from Odis as well. I watch him last night, not sure he is seeing the ball anymore.
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Post by: D4D on September 06, 2015, 08:11:10 PM
Nudge Nudge

"I've been very lucky to talk to a few people over the last month, but especially the last few days, who have just given me that little bit of clarity; my family, but one (close friend) in particular who went through himself in his career so he just provided a little more clarity about what the right decision was."
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Post by: Paul (SA) on September 06, 2015, 08:28:37 PM
Hang on he might review the decision yet.
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Post by: lino6 on September 06, 2015, 09:40:07 PM
So sad to hear. And by sad I mean WOO FRIKKEN HOOOOOOOO!!!
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Post by: plusnq on September 07, 2015, 04:35:31 AM
Hang on he might review the decision yet.

And he'd still be out :)
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Post by: lino6 on September 09, 2015, 11:20:08 AM
Haddin has retired also.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/brad-haddin-announces-test-retirement-australia-nsw-press-conference/2015-09-09 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/brad-haddin-announces-test-retirement-australia-nsw-press-conference/2015-09-09)

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Post by: D4D on September 11, 2015, 10:17:48 PM
What's with all these reverse sweeps? Stick to 'proper' cricket shots.
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Post by: sol on November 05, 2015, 11:48:23 AM
Aussie openers are looking good  ;D

        :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on November 05, 2015, 12:30:14 PM
Agreed, patience is a virtue. See out the new ball bowlers then have a hit, pretty simple really.
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Post by: lino6 on November 05, 2015, 04:24:39 PM
Wonder will Shabangabang walk away from this because the wicket isn't up to first class standard...?
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Post by: D4D on November 06, 2015, 04:42:36 PM
Sheep shaggers are dropping like flies :)
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Post by: lino6 on November 06, 2015, 04:51:30 PM
And need another 40 odd to beat Uzzy!!
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Post by: Moggy on November 06, 2015, 05:59:02 PM
Shit,  i left the pub they were 1fa. Mowed the lawn & just sit down with a stubby (drink that is) & check scores..... wow.
I was only thinking that this would be good series for new guys to find their groove,  not as emotional as an ashes series or against the curry munchers.

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Post by: D4D on November 07, 2015, 07:43:30 PM
2 days for AU to get 10 NZ wickets. Only the rain will save the sheep shaggers.
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Post by: D4D on November 09, 2015, 04:41:41 PM
2 days for AU to get 10 NZ wickets. Only the rain will save the sheep shaggers.

Well the rain didn't save them. Let's hope they turn up to the next game...
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Post by: Robbo on November 09, 2015, 06:15:16 PM
Well the rain didn't save them. Let's hope they turn up to the next game...

X2, Notice that a certain member has been very quiet on this thread. LOL  ;D ;D
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Post by: Moggy on November 09, 2015, 06:42:08 PM
X2, Notice that a certain member has been very quiet on this thread. LOL  ;D ;D
Probably still pissed from RWC win.

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Post by: plusnq on November 09, 2015, 08:14:52 PM
Probably still pissed from RWC win.

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Now he will have two hangovers  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Bird on November 13, 2015, 12:43:44 PM
Aussie to at until 1 hour before Tea tonight.. somewhere around 400 runs...
Declare.
Unzud will lose 5 tonight.. the rest tomorrow - then enforce follow on.
That way the game will be over before the close of play tomorrow night.... No need to bat again.

I just cant get into 1 sided games in any sport.. ****ing pointless.
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Post by: dales133 on November 13, 2015, 02:39:05 PM
If you ment me i couldnt give a Shit who wins the cricket,
We won the only game i care about
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Post by: lino6 on November 13, 2015, 08:03:41 PM
Bet after today's play there will be a lot more Shabangabangians that are more interested in the bum sniffing than cricket!!

Seems the Warner brother has come a long way. Hope he gets to give Lara's record a crack tomorrow.
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Post by: D4D on November 13, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
Seems the Warner brother has come a long way. Hope he gets to give Lara's record a crack tomorrow.

He sure looks set for a very big one
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Post by: lino6 on November 13, 2015, 08:06:04 PM
He sure looks set for a very big one

Yep hopefully he starts again tomorrow and doesn't throw it away.
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:19:21 PM
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 15, 2015, 06:26:02 PM


Thought you dont give a sh!t about the cricket as you posted in here. Only if you think your team is playing ok???
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:32:00 PM
I said i didnt care who wins we won the only game i give a Shit about.
Didnt say i prefer to get beaten...you havnt lost yet settle down champ
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Post by: swanny on November 15, 2015, 06:40:44 PM
I said i didnt care who wins we won the only game i give a Shit about.
Didnt say i prefer to get beaten...you havnt lost yet settle down champ

Must be KIWI or sure, they only play one sport...apparently... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:42:00 PM
Well we play lots. We just own one
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Post by: swanny on November 15, 2015, 06:43:52 PM
Well we play lots. We just own one

so you've mentioned before....swings and roundabouts friend.. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:46:24 PM
Aussie are consistantly the best in the world at cricket.
Watching nz play you is a forgone conclusion.
Same as you watching the rugby.
My interest gos up slightly when its a closer game
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Post by: swanny on November 15, 2015, 06:49:38 PM
Aussie are consistantly the best in the world at cricket.
Watching nz play you is a forgone conclusion.
Same as you watching the rugby.
My interest gos up slightly when its a closer game

Fair point....I like that we dominate in all sports...were slowly getting back there.... :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:52:44 PM
Yea you do,if there were 21 million of us instead of 4 might be a differnt storry
Good luck bud ill aatch this one out.
Taylors on fire
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Post by: swanny on November 15, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
Yea you do,if there were 21 million of us instead of 4 might be a differnt storry
Good luck bud ill aatch this one out.
Taylors on fire

Yep was waiting for 4 million line...didn't take long..... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 06:55:57 PM
Lol at least you give as good as you get and dont take it to hart.
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 07:34:10 PM
Just as well warner can bat eh
Havnt enjoyed cricket since hadley and cains coney  ect.
Exciting game
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Post by: Black Diamond on November 15, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
Anyone watching the allstars game on Gem what a ripper :cheers:
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Post by: dales133 on November 15, 2015, 10:26:18 PM
I cant deal with indian  comentators,
bbut  they are less impartial than the last jontes playing well
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Post by: plusnq on November 16, 2015, 01:26:07 PM
Now the game is getting interesting
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Post by: dales133 on November 16, 2015, 01:45:28 PM
Man of the match would have to be starc or taylor
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Post by: plusnq on November 16, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
Man of the match would have to be starc or taylor

I'd give it to Taylor, although we might be premature as Boult is chasing him fast  ;D

The tactics from here will be interesting. Will Australia close up shop and play for a draw?
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Post by: dales133 on November 16, 2015, 02:11:01 PM
Yea boults going well
Renewed my interest in test cricket.
Not sure what nz will do but they might as well stay in there and put pressure on smith
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Post by: Bird on November 16, 2015, 02:20:32 PM
Highest Test scores v Aus
1. L Hutton 364 (Lord's, 1938)
2. LR Taylor (Perth, now)
3. RE Foster 287 (Sydney, 1903-04
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Post by: D4D on November 16, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
The tactics from here will be interesting. Will Australia close up shop and play for a draw?

Indeed, especially with only 9 batters. Playing for a draw is un-Australian :)
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Post by: dales133 on November 16, 2015, 08:22:49 PM
Would have been nice to see ross taylors record for a kiwi on aussie turf and 4th highest score against aussie ever shown even 1/4the respect smiths centuary got....pretty ordinary considering what a fantastic test its shaping up to be
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Post by: swanny on November 16, 2015, 08:33:56 PM
Would have been nice to see ross taylors record for a kiwi on aussie turf and 4th highest score against aussie ever shown even 1/4the respect smiths centuary got....pretty ordinary considering what a fantastic test its shaping up to be

There was applause for him, may not have stopped the world turning but I seen Aussie players clapping him off.....I think you will find that he will receive plenty of handshakes from the Aussie players in the sheds after stumps....thats pretty much how they do it here...

Don't listen to that 2 bob idiot commentator, Dirk what ever his name was, he was stirring Shit....
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Post by: dales133 on November 16, 2015, 08:37:56 PM
There was applause for him, may not have stopped the world turning but I seen Aussie players clapping him off.....I think you will find that he will receive plenty of handshakes form the Aussie players in the sheds after stumps....thats pretty much how they do it here...

Don't listen to that 2 bob idiot commentator, Dirk what ever his name was, he was stirring Shit....
I hope so.
 It was an achievement for cricket.
Everytime someone sets the bar higher a game gets better.
Hes only 10 runs off bradmans best on aussie soil.... thats something in its self.
My grandfather was born in bendigo...one of his less endearing qualities was constantly reminding me how good bradman was lol
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Post by: swanny on November 16, 2015, 08:45:08 PM
I hope so.
 It was an achievement for cricket.
Everytime someone sets the bar higher a game gets better.
Hes only 10 runs off bradmans best on aussie soil.... thats something in its self.
My grandfather was born in bendigo...one of his less endearing qualities was constantly reminding me how good bradman was lol

Defo agree.....brilliant batting for sure....be great to see those sorts of digs regularly..
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Post by: dales133 on November 16, 2015, 08:47:29 PM
Yea .
Cheers to tomorrow's compitition brother
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Post by: lino6 on November 17, 2015, 06:34:15 AM
Seems as though Dirk Nannes was more offended than Ross Taylor.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-sportsmanship-new-zealand-ross-taylor-adam-voges-dirk-nannes/2015-11-16?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ausvnz (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-sportsmanship-new-zealand-ross-taylor-adam-voges-dirk-nannes/2015-11-16?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ausvnz)

Given Taylor's reaction to getting out I doubt he wanted to hang around on the field to wait for some hand shakes. I think at some point he will be proud of his achievement but I think he would be disappointed at the time and just wanted to get off the ground.
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 06:51:05 AM
Seems as though Dirk Nannes was more offended than Ross Taylor.

Agreed, Dirk has made many disparaging comments about Steve Smith and his leadership/captaincy during both tests. I suggest Dirk might be the one with the problem/grudge and is using his new found media duties to air them in public..
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Post by: Bird on November 17, 2015, 07:10:54 AM
Quote from: lino6
but I think he would be disappointed at the time and just wanted to get off the ground.

Agree... It wasn't like he'd made a quick fire 50 just with lucky swings at the ball.

Back in the dark ages when I played, even in U10's, rep comps and into seniors our captain would call out "<other team name> Captain", and we clapped him when he came in to bat, applauded 50/100's and I had no issue with shaking the blokes hand when he scored 50 etc, even when I was bowling. Something I made sure the U10-14's I coached did too. I'm surprised Steve Smith didn't do it at least being a batsman..
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Post by: plusnq on November 17, 2015, 11:06:41 AM
Mitchell Johnson has retired from international cricket
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 11:19:18 AM
Mitchell Johnson has retired from international cricket

Well done to Mitch, going out at his home ground, on his terms. Most successful AU bowler behind Lillee, McGrath and Warne is a pretty good effort.

Leaves a big gap in the team for an attacking bowler that can bowl all day, unlike Starc who needs to be rested.
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on November 17, 2015, 11:21:26 AM
Mitchell Johnson has retired from international cricket

Had to check this, but yes you are correct.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-new-zealand-2015-16/content/story/941569.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-new-zealand-2015-16/content/story/941569.html)
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on November 17, 2015, 11:23:57 AM
Well done to Mitch, going out at his home ground, on his terms. Most successful AU bowler behind Lillee, McGrath and Warne is a pretty good effort.

Leaves a big gap in the team for an attacking bowler that can bowl all day, unlike Starc who needs to be rested.
Agreed. Well said.
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 17, 2015, 11:45:45 AM
Well done to Mitch, going out at his home ground, on his terms. Most successful AU bowler behind Lillee, McGrath and Warne is a pretty good effort.

Leaves a big gap in the team for an attacking bowler that can bowl all day, unlike Starc who needs to be rested.

Yes my thoughts exactly and also leaves not many senior bowling options a lot of young bowlers in the side now and lots who have had niggly injuries. Good luck Mitch in whatever life brings after cricket a career you should be proud of.
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 01:06:26 PM
Interesting perspective from Stu, who has actually played at test level...

Former Aussie quick Stuart Clarke says fellow fast-bowler Dirk Nannes should apologise to Steve Smith and the Australian cricket team.

Nannes yesterday accused the Aussies of “horrendous sportsmanship” for failing to shake hands and congratulate Kiwi Ross Taylor for his record-breaking 290-run innings on day four.

However, Clark believes the Australians would have congratulated Taylor after the day’s play or before the start of play on day five, rather than immediately after New Zealand’s innings.

He said Nannes was completely out of line.

“I think Dirk’s gone too far and potentially should apologise,” Clark told Sky Sports Radio.

“I don’t think that’s correct at all.

“Dirk’s never played Test cricket so it’s a big statement to make. He’s obviously watching from afar and making a comment from what he’s seeing.

“I tell you what, if he wants to ruffle some feathers and get some guys off-side I’d suggest this is the right way to do it because I think the Australians would be filthy on a comment like that.

“I think his comments are a big deal because they are incorrect.”
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Post by: Bird on November 17, 2015, 02:43:30 PM
Sportsmanship... You don't have to like your opposition, but you should show respect.

(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/l/1/0/u/7/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gkx3ez.png/1447735005248.jpg)
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 06:51:23 PM
I was just thinking, I'm not a fan of Burns at bat pad as he doesn't seem to anticipate the catch, and then he takes the Guptill catch :angel:
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Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 17, 2015, 07:18:25 PM
I was just thinking, I'm not a fan of Burns at bat pad as he doesn't seem to anticipate the catch, and then he takes the Guptill catch :angel:

Then a smack in the arm ouch he might improve there they have to try someone
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Post by: dales133 on November 17, 2015, 07:50:07 PM
Nice to see some respect shown... *proud*
Was a good test what i saw of it,didnt see much of it but aussie aparantly batted well
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Post by: lino6 on November 17, 2015, 07:53:51 PM
Crisis averted, imagine Dirk Nannes's reaction if Johnson had have left the ground without shaking hands with the Kiwi's!!

Now who is going to bounce all these poms?? Glad Johnson proved me wrong that summer. Great finish to an up and down career.
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 07:55:10 PM
Now who is going to bounce all these poms??

Very good question, we're going to have to blood some new talent.
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Post by: lino6 on November 17, 2015, 07:56:37 PM
Hopefully Jimmy Pat or Patty Cummins get fit enough to get in again.
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Post by: dales133 on November 17, 2015, 08:06:52 PM
Crisis averted, imagine Dirk Nannes's reaction if Johnson had have left the ground without shaking hands with the Kiwi's!!

Now who is going to bounce all these poms?? Glad Johnson proved me wrong that summer. Great finish to an up and down career.
I think thats the point mate.
They shook his hand and wished him well
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Post by: D4D on November 17, 2015, 08:10:22 PM
Hopefully Jimmy Pat or Patty Cummins get fit enough to get in again.

I doubt it and that's the problem, they're destined to be T20 specialists...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 17, 2015, 08:13:58 PM
I think thats the point mate.
They shook his hand and wished him well

Ahhh I get it now. Its Taylor's fault because he didn't come back out. He should have done a Johnson and come back out and give them a chance.
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Post by: dales133 on November 17, 2015, 08:20:31 PM
All good bud ,no gripe with you...  sportsmanships ambiguous, its not part of the rules to have respecct.
Just to win
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 27, 2015, 04:26:21 PM
Sheep shaggers 5/102, I'm liking this pink ball cricket :)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 07:19:34 PM
I predicted at start of play

NZ <200..
aussie 800
NZ 128
game over on day 3
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 12:29:53 PM
So Starc gone for the rest of the test. Shabangabang in with a chance now.
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Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 03:30:06 PM
So Starc gone for the rest of the test. Shabangabang in with a chance now.

Let's get through this test first :(
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 03:39:30 PM
Let's get through this test first :(

I know what Billy Birmingham would say.....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: StrvnMrvn on November 28, 2015, 05:07:02 PM
Really..........
How blind can the 3rd umpire get!!!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 05:14:41 PM
22 run 1st innings lead, got out of jail there :)
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Post by: Bird on November 28, 2015, 06:48:30 PM
Quote from: StrvnMrvn
Really..........
How blind can the 3rd umpire get!!!
what a shock that a visiting team got robbed.
maybe one day we will have an umpire in the stands watching 21948230498230948 reviews on a TV so they don't get it wrong....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 07:17:37 PM
Someone turn on the "swing" setting? The ball is doing a bit now. Perhaps this is the best way to get life back into test cricket.
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Post by: Moggy on November 28, 2015, 07:21:06 PM
Geez mitch marsh is terrible, cant bat cant bowl.... bring back WATTO ????

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Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 07:30:49 PM
Geez mitch marsh is terrible, cant bat cant bowl.... bring back WATTO ????

Just as well he got Williamson then :)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 08:01:34 PM
Just as well he got Williamson then :)

Now McCullum...

This test could be over in 3 days...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 08:02:57 PM
Tis a shame he can't make runs though....
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Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 08:17:24 PM
5 for already, I thought we'd struggle to take 10 wickets without Starc. Hazlewood has stepped up.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 08:49:39 PM
Imagine how good things may have been if the slips could hold 1 or 2!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 28, 2015, 08:49:58 PM
Imagine how good things may have been if the slips could hold 1 or 2!

You mean Smith, he's had a shocker.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 28, 2015, 08:53:06 PM
You mean Smith, he's had a shocker.

Think Voges grassed one as well didn't he (first innings)?
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Post by: D4D on November 29, 2015, 03:24:14 PM
187 to win, is that a good or bad omen...
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Post by: Bird on November 29, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
187 to win, is that a good or bad omen...
add the runs the kiwis were robbed of from Mr Magoo the paid off 3rd umpire and it would be a good total
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on November 29, 2015, 05:41:23 PM
add the runs the kiwis were robbed of from Mr Magoo the paid off 3rd umpire and it would be a good total

I'm with you bird!
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Post by: Bird on November 29, 2015, 05:45:01 PM
Quote from: StrvnMrvn
I'm with you bird!

Amazingly so was the most biased (not even 1 eyed - he has 1/2 an eye) commentator in the history of any sport Ian Healey! AND...Ian Chappell!!!!!!!

McCullum should throw his Visa card at the waiting media and say exactly what he is thinking.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2015, 08:22:28 PM
Well done boys, those last couple of overs were nail biters.

Lots said about the DRS decision, remember the on field umpire gave it not out. Before DRS it would still have been not out...
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Post by: jmorgan1981 on November 29, 2015, 08:39:13 PM
Well the pink ball is here to stay.

Two or three tests next year?
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Post by: dales133 on November 29, 2015, 08:40:05 PM
.....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2015, 08:43:34 PM
Well the pink ball is here to stay.

Two or three tests next year?

They won't change MEL or SYD, BNE doesn't have daylight savings and PER would be too late due to the time difference. I'd say they'll make the ADL test day/night and leave the others alone.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: dales133 on November 29, 2015, 08:45:29 PM
Wasnt the pink  ball it was the  decisions.... kinda ironic a chappel brother comentating on robbing the kiwis.... i went to a similar game way way back when with my old man..he looked like a wanker being outspoken then tò... he just played a bigger part


 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 29, 2015, 09:20:48 PM
They won't change MEL or SYD, BNE doesn't have daylight savings and PER would be too late due to the time difference. I'd say they'll make the ADL test day/night and leave the others alone.

Plus I don't think the pink ball held together on any of the other wickets. Even though the game was over in 3 days it was a better game to watch than the run feast tests.

Bit harsh on the Kiwi's though, even the pommy umpires don't like them! Perhaps India are right they should not have DRS and then it would have not been a problem at all.
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Post by: alnjan on November 29, 2015, 09:35:17 PM
Well done boys, those last couple of overs were nail biters.

Lots said about the DRS decision, remember the on field umpire gave it not out. Before DRS it would still have been not out...

That is my understanding he was given Not out by the on field umpire, the Kiwis contested the call and it went to the third umpire.  While there was a spot on the hot spot, there was nothing on the mics to indicate contact with bat and ball, for the third umpire under the current rulings there was inconclusive evidence to overrule the on field umpire, which as I say is my understanding of how it works, it is part of cricket, just like a pink ball and a day/night test.  Given the circumstances the third umpire called it correctly.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 29, 2015, 09:55:37 PM
Not like the DRS hasn't failed before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLpxMSoEIYI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLpxMSoEIYI)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2015, 06:30:03 AM
Quote from: alnjan
While there was a spot on the hot spot, there was nothing on the mics to indicate contact with bat and ball
what did they think it was - a butterfly hitting the bat?
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: krisandkev on November 30, 2015, 06:31:56 AM
OK, there appears to have been an incorrect decision, maybe, get over it!   >:(   And not back to the old underarm incident.  I am sick of hearing about it again and again.  Every sport has had and will have so called bad decisions.  The more we have smart technology and more umpires the more we will witness bad decisions.   Every time we (us Australians) play NZ at something we hear the same old......   GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON......  >:D    Kevin
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Post by: D4D on November 30, 2015, 06:34:30 AM
OK, there appears to have been an incorrect decision, maybe, get over it!   >:(   

Wasn't the first, won't be the last.
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Post by: Bird on November 30, 2015, 06:37:36 AM
Quote from: D4D
Wasn't the first, won't be the last.
agree... and the more and more camera angles etc the worse it will get...
Look at ref's in NRL - they are scared to make decisions anymore without 'referring it' as the commentary team will view it 50000 times even at 500 frames a seconds.
People laughed at 12th mans "Box Cam" joke - just wait... it will happen cause Ch 9 want it to happen

This is one area where technology has failed miserably IMWO.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on November 30, 2015, 06:43:45 AM
Its a pity this test will be remembered for this. It was actually a really good game for a change.
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Post by: Bird on November 30, 2015, 06:51:50 AM
Quote from: lino6
Its a pity this test will be remembered for this. It was actually a really good game for a change.

Imagine the nail biting finish with the extra runs they were robbed of and 3 wickets to get!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 02, 2015, 12:47:57 PM
Some good ones here

His response joins the list of memorable comebacks to sledges in world cricket. Here’s our top 10:

1. Ian Botham (England) and Rod Marsh (Australia)
Marsh: “So how’s your wife and my kids?”
Botham: “The wife is fine but the kids are retarded.”

2. Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe) and Glenn McGrath (Australia)
McGrath: “Why are you so fat?”
Brandes: “Because every time I sleep with your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

3. James Ormond (England) and Mark Waugh (Australia)
Waugh: “Mate, what are you doing out here? There’s no way you’re good enough to play for England.”
Ormond: “Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my family.”

4. Merv Hughes (Australia) and Javed Miandad (Pakistan)
Miandad: “Merv you are a big, fat bus conductor.”
Hughes (after dismissing Miandad): “Tickets please.”

5. Merv Hughes (Australia) and Viv Richards (West Indies)
Richards: “Don’t you be staring at me, man. This is my island, my culture. And in my culture we just bowl.”
Hughes: “In my culture we just say, ‘F*** off.’”

6. Steve Waugh (Australia) and Jamie Siddons (Australia)
In a Sheffield Shield match while Waugh was taking a long time to take guard
Siddons: “For f***’s sake, mate, it’s not a f***ing Test match!”
Waugh: “Of course it’s not ... You’re here.”

7. Viv Richards (West Indies) and Greg Thomas (England)
In an English county match after Richards played and missed a few times
Thomas: “It’s red, it’s round. Now f***ing hit it!”
Richards (after hitting a six): “You know what it looks like, now go and get it.”

8. Fred Trueman (England) and an unidentified young batsman
After Trueman dismissed the batsman
Batsman: “That was a very good ball, Fred.”
Trueman: “Aye, and it was wasted on you.”

9. Daryll Cullinan (South Africa) and Shane Warne (Australia)
Warne: “I’ve been waiting two years for another chance at you.”
Cullinan: “Looks like you spent it eating.”

10. Mike Atherton (England) and Ian Healy (Australia)
Healy called for Atherton to walk after catching an apparent edge
Healy: “You’re a f***ing cheat!”
Atherton: “When in Rome, dear boy.”

GG
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Black Diamond on December 02, 2015, 07:39:19 PM
Some good ones here

His response joins the list of memorable comebacks to sledges in world cricket. Here’s our top 10:

1. Ian Botham (England) and Rod Marsh (Australia)
Marsh: “So how’s your wife and my kids?”
Botham: “The wife is fine but the kids are retarded.”

2. Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe) and Glenn McGrath (Australia)
McGrath: “Why are you so fat?”
Brandes: “Because every time I sleep with your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

3. James Ormond (England) and Mark Waugh (Australia)
Waugh: “Mate, what are you doing out here? There’s no way you’re good enough to play for England.”
Ormond: “Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my family.”

4. Merv Hughes (Australia) and Javed Miandad (Pakistan)
Miandad: “Merv you are a big, fat bus conductor.”
Hughes (after dismissing Miandad): “Tickets please.”

5. Merv Hughes (Australia) and Viv Richards (West Indies)
Richards: “Don’t you be staring at me, man. This is my island, my culture. And in my culture we just bowl.”
Hughes: “In my culture we just say, ‘F*** off.’”

6. Steve Waugh (Australia) and Jamie Siddons (Australia)
In a Sheffield Shield match while Waugh was taking a long time to take guard
Siddons: “For f***’s sake, mate, it’s not a f***ing Test match!”
Waugh: “Of course it’s not ... You’re here.”

7. Viv Richards (West Indies) and Greg Thomas (England)
In an English county match after Richards played and missed a few times
Thomas: “It’s red, it’s round. Now f***ing hit it!”
Richards (after hitting a six): “You know what it looks like, now go and get it.”

8. Fred Trueman (England) and an unidentified young batsman
After Trueman dismissed the batsman
Batsman: “That was a very good ball, Fred.”
Trueman: “Aye, and it was wasted on you.”

9. Daryll Cullinan (South Africa) and Shane Warne (Australia)
Warne: “I’ve been waiting two years for another chance at you.”
Cullinan: “Looks like you spent it eating.”

10. Mike Atherton (England) and Ian Healy (Australia)
Healy called for Atherton to walk after catching an apparent edge
Healy: “You’re a f***ing cheat!”
Atherton: “When in Rome, dear boy.”

GG
Lol Merv you legend :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 11, 2015, 07:31:52 AM
Damn slow start to this test at 7rpo after the first 10...

tappa tappa tappa

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2015, 07:46:34 AM
surely nobody is taking this game serious??

It should be over today.. declare overnight and that's the end of it. but ACB would kill them if they declared!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 11, 2015, 11:09:46 AM
Sad that Windies cricket has slipped as far as it has. Lets hope they put up a fight with the bat.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2015, 11:38:18 AM
Quote from: lino6
Sad that Windies cricket has slipped as far as it has. Lets hope they put up a fight with the bat.
Windies wont even make Marshes score ...


I guess 110 and 87 for their 2 innings.

Why AU didn't declare overnight? At least make *SOME* form of competition out of it... And no records from this innings should stand.. its akin to scoring 200 against the Netherlands
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Post by: Kangaron on December 11, 2015, 01:42:58 PM
Stuff the windies. Remember the 70's?
I do. Grind them into the ground.



Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 11, 2015, 01:46:49 PM
Stuff the windies. Remember the 70's?
I do. Grind them into the ground.

I was born in 79 so no I don't remember! I do remember watching Ambrose bowl at the MCG though so yes I do agree.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2015, 01:55:01 PM
Quote from: Kangaron
Stuff the windies. Remember the 70's?
I do. Grind them into the ground.
I watched many games at SCG on the hill in them days on 'excursions' with our teams when I was playin back then..

Some of the best cricket ever was played back then. Great to watch talented batsmen and bowlers from 2 sides....  Big difference from what is on display.

I'd still much rather a nail biting finish.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 12, 2015, 12:40:51 PM
Surely nobody is taking this seriously?

Do they get paid as much for 1 day as 5 - the windies?
Why would you try or put in any effort....

I pity anyone with tickets to day 3 - or any days for that matter... on the boxing day test.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 12, 2015, 01:46:41 PM
Good to see Jimmy Pattinson take a few wickets.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 21, 2015, 09:04:01 AM
How good will boxing day test be?
Quote
Captain Jason Holder bowled a bouncer to Jake Hancock, who was on 22, which the opening batsman hooked straight to fine leg. Or at least, to exactly where fine leg Jerome Taylor should have been standing, instead of leaning on the fence outside the rope with his back to the game.

Hancock reported that Taylor's teammates – who had alerted him to the incoming missile with frantic screams as it flew from bat to boundary – had "a little chuckle" and got on with things. "They sort of just brushed it off really and kept going. They didn't seem too fazed by it."

He professed admiration for both the commitment and spirit shown by the beleaguered opposition, under Holder's enthusiastic leadership. After Travis Dean popped a Kemar Roach lifter to point in the fourth over, removing one of only two Victorians with first class experience, the locals made largely untroubled progress. Yet Hancock insisted they were made to toil hard for their runs.

"They continued to challenge me for the whole game," said the 24-year-old, who has made five centuries this summer, including two for Victoria's second XI, and was disappointed the rain halted his pursuit of a sixth. "They might have missed that chance there. But the whole time I batted, they tested me."


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/so-bad-you-cant-look-windies-reach-new-low-20151220-gls0vo.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/so-bad-you-cant-look-windies-reach-new-low-20151220-gls0vo.html)

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Post by: plusnq on December 21, 2015, 11:06:18 AM
It may aptly named as it might only last for the one day  ;D ;D

I wouldn't be buying tickets for days four and five myself.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on December 26, 2015, 11:08:56 AM
Did Warner think he was playing a limited over game.  Great start but....
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Post by: tracker on December 27, 2015, 04:58:14 AM
Stuff the windies. Remember the 70's?
I do. Grind them into the ground.

      X2.....They showed no compassion back then...Sooooooo
                                              Cheers Tracker.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Moggy on December 27, 2015, 04:52:16 PM
Did Warner think he was playing a limited over game.  Great start but....
He'd have feel like a goose wouldn't he?
Only Aussie batsman to miss out on a century ????????????

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on December 27, 2015, 05:01:31 PM
With the Windies at 6/91, he's not going to have to bat again either...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on December 27, 2015, 05:16:33 PM
not looking like he will get a second chance.

On a trivia note, has there been another test where four batsmen reach a century in one innings? 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: peter01 on December 27, 2015, 05:36:54 PM
not looking like he will get a second chance.

On a trivia note, has there been another test where four batsmen reach a century in one innings?



Google is your friend  :D

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard.asp?MatchCode=0407 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard.asp?MatchCode=0407)

http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard.asp?MatchCode=1576 (http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard.asp?MatchCode=1576)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: alnjan on December 27, 2015, 05:45:12 PM
Well there you go
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Garfish on December 27, 2015, 07:50:36 PM
not looking like he will get a second chance.

On a trivia note, has there been another test where four batsmen reach a century in one innings?


Around 20 times.  And in 2005 both Sth Africa and the Windies got 4 each in their innings.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/208321.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/208321.html)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 27, 2015, 08:13:19 PM
Quote from: D4D
With the Windies at 6/91, he's not going to have to bat again either...

not even if there were 6 innings...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on December 28, 2015, 07:21:35 AM
On a trivia note, has there been another test where four batsmen reach a century in one innings? 

From the news this morning...

Four Aussies scored centuries in their first innings: Joe Burns (128), Usman Khawaja (144), Steve Smith (134 not-out) and Adam Voges (106 not-out). This was the first time in history Australia has registered four centurions in an innings on home soil.

They last saw four batsmen reach triple figures in an innings against England at Cardiff in 2009, when Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting, Marcus North and Brad Haddin all tonned up. The only other time that HAS happened was in 1955.

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 29, 2015, 12:34:49 PM
WTF is with these no balls? Lucky we aren't playing the Safas....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2015, 12:44:53 PM
WTF is with these no balls?

It's our way of giving them a sporting chance :)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on January 12, 2016, 06:25:55 PM
Is it just me who thinks KP in the commentary box sounds like a chipmunk?
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Moggy on January 12, 2016, 08:50:08 PM
Its the Sith Ifrican accent alvin ????

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Post by: Pog on January 12, 2016, 09:50:46 PM
Yeah.. The sooner he stops talking the better.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 13, 2016, 06:46:46 AM
600+ runs for the loss of 8 wickets yet wasn't really that entertaining.

And yep, KP can retire now.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Pog on January 13, 2016, 07:56:28 AM
600+ runs for the loss of 8 wickets yet wasn't really that entertaining.

And yep, KP can retire now.

Exactly what I said to my wife.

The Wacca pitch was a road, that offered very little for the bowlers, just like the recent test match.

8/619 off 100 overs didn't really do it for me. The game wasn't particularly entertaining, however I have been watching a fair bit of BBL5, so my expectations might be a bit high.

I would have rather a nail biter trying to chase 230 - 250 runs, on a pitch that offered the quick & spin bowlers a chance at turning the game.

Australia were probably lucky to get away with the win, after using a couple of young bowlers who got smacked around, and Bailey being caught off his 1st ball, but given not out. We could have been given an absolute hiding.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: sol on January 17, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
Aussies 3 India 0

       :cheers:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2016, 05:42:04 AM
Was at the game last night for our annual boys trip. Was great to see a vocal Indian crowd go home disappointed!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on January 18, 2016, 09:45:02 AM
Yes it was good to see Maxwell keep his head and actually play mostly 'proper' cricket shots, he deserved 100 though.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2016, 09:46:20 AM
So Watson gets another cap over the likes of Bailey..

who does he have photos of in a compromising position???
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Post by: Kangaron on January 18, 2016, 09:49:33 AM
and wasn't it nice to have it ion high def, the picture was nothing short of brilliant.
Hopefully one day everything will be so.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on January 18, 2016, 09:52:00 AM
So Watson gets another cap over the likes of Bailey..

He has actually been batting and bowling well in the BBL. Probably there for match experience as well. But yeah Bailey must have p!ssed somebody off...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2016, 03:46:43 PM
Yes it was good to see Maxwell keep his head and actually play mostly 'proper' cricket shots, he deserved 100 though.

Yep, would have been deep in it if Maxwell had have fallen early. He is actually a really entertaining cricketer even just playing normal-ish cricket shots.

Probably felt this game was more entertaining because it was closer.
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Post by: Bird on January 20, 2016, 08:44:38 PM
gee the bookmakers won that game....
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Post by: D4D on January 23, 2016, 03:28:48 PM
Is Sean Marsh the new Watto???
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Post by: Alan Loy on January 23, 2016, 07:42:32 PM
many of us fail to live up to expectations, very few of us that publicly
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Post by: lino6 on January 23, 2016, 07:45:11 PM
Is Sean Marsh the new Watto???

Clearly not, Shaun Marsh has been dropped from the team a number of times when out of form  >:D
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Post by: D4D on January 23, 2016, 07:49:18 PM
Just as well he can catch :)
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Post by: D4D on January 23, 2016, 07:56:57 PM
Just as well he can catch :)

Maybe not :(
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2016, 07:59:03 PM
I am at work with a nice gent from India.
He is not happy with me for some reason.
Fact I keep leavening post it notes with score updates around the place could have something to do with it. :)


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Post by: lino6 on January 23, 2016, 08:07:36 PM
Maybe not :(

Yep gone from one extreme to the other....

Dhoni might have been lucky to edge his first ball too
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Post by: D4D on January 23, 2016, 08:33:36 PM
Now the GOAT drops one :(
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Post by: lino6 on January 23, 2016, 08:37:46 PM
Seems to be contagious
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Post by: Bird on January 23, 2016, 09:20:52 PM
that was more exciting than a walk over.. great finish.
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Post by: Bird on January 25, 2016, 02:28:44 PM
thought they changed the helmet design to stop this..
that hadda hurt.

(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/d/g/d/t/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gmdg94.png/1453693364618.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/new-zealander-cricketer-mitchell-mcclenaghan-suffers-facial-injuries-after-being-struck-by-bouncer-20160125-gmdg94.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/new-zealander-cricketer-mitchell-mcclenaghan-suffers-facial-injuries-after-being-struck-by-bouncer-20160125-gmdg94.html)
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Post by: D4D on January 25, 2016, 03:27:07 PM
thought they changed the helmet design to stop this..
that hadda hurt.

Doesn't look like he was wearing the new twin top bar grille design, hence why it was changed...
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Post by: sol on January 25, 2016, 05:27:12 PM
How did Khawaja miss out on one day team  ???

     :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on January 25, 2016, 06:03:57 PM
How did Khawaja miss out on one day team  ???

Because 'Junior' is a knob. Besides KP I found his commentary of the BBL painful. He appears to think he's the best cricket player that has lived, I thought he was ok until the BBL. Now I can understand why certain 'interesting' selection decisions have been made.
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Post by: sol on January 25, 2016, 06:27:25 PM
He's a classy cricketer in all forms of the game. He makes batting look so easy.

     :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on January 25, 2016, 06:35:21 PM
He was a classy cricketer in test and one days games. He made batting look easy.

I fixed it for you :)

I'm afraid if he played cricket today he'd be like Clarke, too technically correct to be able to adapt to T20 and create new areas to hit.
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Post by: lino6 on January 25, 2016, 06:41:46 PM
How did Khawaja miss out on one day team  ???

     :cheers:

Maybe with Finch, Warner and S.Marsh in the squad they had enough openers. Personally I think he should be in, but don't really know who should be dropped.
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Post by: sol on January 25, 2016, 07:27:48 PM
I fixed it for you :)

I'm afraid if he played cricket today he'd be like Clarke, too technically correct to be able to adapt to T20 and create new areas to hit.

I'm talking about Khawaja mate. ;D

      :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on January 25, 2016, 07:42:28 PM
I'm talking about Khawaja mate. ;D

(https://candiesandcrunches.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/my-bad.gif)
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Post by: sol on January 25, 2016, 08:52:45 PM
Fixed it ;D

Khawaja's a classy cricketer in all forms of the game. He makes batting look so easy.

     :cheers:
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Post by: Swannie on January 29, 2016, 11:36:48 AM
Can't wait for the T20 tonight. Will be a great atmosphere at the "G"

Swannie
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Post by: scrapsD40 on January 29, 2016, 12:25:54 PM

Can't wait for the T20 tonight. Will be a great atmosphere at the "G"

Swannie
enjoy, will be a great game
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Post by: D4D on January 30, 2016, 01:29:39 PM
enjoy, will be a great game

If you support India...
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Post by: D4D on January 30, 2016, 04:17:34 PM
Watto the Phoenix...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-named-t20-captain-aaron-finch-injured-australia-india-series-scg/2016-01-30 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-named-t20-captain-aaron-finch-injured-australia-india-series-scg/2016-01-30)
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Post by: Bird on January 30, 2016, 08:59:54 PM
Watto the Phoenix...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-named-t20-captain-aaron-finch-injured-australia-india-series-scg/2016-01-30 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-named-t20-captain-aaron-finch-injured-australia-india-series-scg/2016-01-30)
I still wanna know who he has photos of and is blackmailing them with.....
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Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 09:00:33 AM
'Unfinished business' aka I miss the coin...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/interview-michael-clarke-comeback-today-show-channel-nine-retirement-cricket/2016-01-31 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/interview-michael-clarke-comeback-today-show-channel-nine-retirement-cricket/2016-01-31)
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Post by: lino6 on January 31, 2016, 10:56:40 AM
'Unfinished business' aka I miss the coin...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/interview-michael-clarke-comeback-today-show-channel-nine-retirement-cricket/2016-01-31 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/interview-michael-clarke-comeback-today-show-channel-nine-retirement-cricket/2016-01-31)


Yep, unfinished extension on the house??
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Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 10:59:01 AM
Yep, unfinished extension on the house??


I think he's finished the extension and moving on...
http://www.domain.com.au/news/michael-and-kyly-clarke-selling-sprawling-round-hill-estate-for-65-million-20150323-1m5d6h/ (http://www.domain.com.au/news/michael-and-kyly-clarke-selling-sprawling-round-hill-estate-for-65-million-20150323-1m5d6h/)
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Post by: lino6 on January 31, 2016, 11:00:34 AM
Ahhhhh, unfinished real estate portfolio  :D
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Post by: alnjan on January 31, 2016, 12:06:24 PM
or still paying off the ex
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Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 07:28:11 PM
100 for Watto  ;D
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Post by: lino6 on January 31, 2016, 07:47:46 PM
Dead rubber specialist on fire. Best dead rubber run maker since late in Ponting's career
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Post by: Robbo on February 03, 2016, 04:00:52 PM
Watching the ODI Us vs Blackcaps, we are currently 6 wickets down for 47 runs and chasing 307
I'm thinking we are done here. Worst performance i've seen for a while. :-[ :-[
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Post by: Bird on February 03, 2016, 04:32:38 PM
I thought they scrapped this rule 30 years ago

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/west-indies-mankad-leaves-zimbabwe-players-in-tears-at-under19-cricket-world-cup-20160202-gmk3zo.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/west-indies-mankad-leaves-zimbabwe-players-in-tears-at-under19-cricket-world-cup-20160202-gmk3zo.html)
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Post by: Robbo on February 03, 2016, 05:01:40 PM
Now 8 down for 122 at over 22. Need 308 to win. Think we're gunna need a miracle. 8)
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Post by: DarWen on February 03, 2016, 05:08:12 PM
I thought they scrapped this rule 30 years ago

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/west-indies-mankad-leaves-zimbabwe-players-in-tears-at-under19-cricket-world-cup-20160202-gmk3zo.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/west-indies-mankad-leaves-zimbabwe-players-in-tears-at-under19-cricket-world-cup-20160202-gmk3zo.html)



I thought that you had to break the wickets after the action of bowling.
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Post by: Robbo on February 03, 2016, 05:13:37 PM
All over, we are out for 148 in the 24th over. Total whitewash. :-[ :-[
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Post by: lino6 on February 03, 2016, 05:15:52 PM
All over, we are out for 148 in the 24th over. Total whitewash. :-[ :-[
Wonder what Billy Birmingham would say about that performance?

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Post by: Moggy on February 03, 2016, 06:12:33 PM
Wonder what Billy Birmingham would say about that performance?

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Choice Bro

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Post by: D4D on February 03, 2016, 06:25:51 PM
The AU women's cricket team was on the plane I was on today from CBR to MEL. Some of them looked really fit, maybe they should have played NZ...
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 03, 2016, 06:28:55 PM
Classic stuff ;D
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on February 03, 2016, 07:49:40 PM
Hmmmmm...... Love to play at home but when Aust goes else where, the team plays differently!!!

Aust has a captain for the Tests, ODI's and T20's......

Maybe now they need a captain for away Tests, ODI's and T20's??

 
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Post by: Robbo on February 04, 2016, 05:36:53 AM
The AU women's cricket team was on the plane I was on today from CBR to MEL. Some of them looked really fit, maybe they should have played NZ...

 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: plusnq on February 04, 2016, 06:13:10 AM
X2
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Post by: Kangaron on February 04, 2016, 05:38:36 PM
Funny but true
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on February 04, 2016, 06:49:26 PM
This could be interesting!!

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/02/04/11/29/ambidextrous-sri-lankan-bowler (http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/02/04/11/29/ambidextrous-sri-lankan-bowler)
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Post by: Bird on February 04, 2016, 08:40:27 PM
This could be interesting!!

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/02/04/11/29/ambidextrous-sri-lankan-bowler (http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/2016/02/04/11/29/ambidextrous-sri-lankan-bowler)
just reading that... hate to face this dude.
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/m/4/0/d/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gmm29e.png/1454574524853.jpg)
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Post by: D4D on February 06, 2016, 01:53:31 PM
The bowlers are doing a good job so far, NZ 7/210.
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Post by: D4D on February 06, 2016, 06:25:12 PM
Watto won the lotto, bought for AUD1.98M by Royal Challengers Bangalore in today's Indian Premier League player auction.
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Post by: raider on February 07, 2016, 05:55:35 PM
Watto won the lotto, bought for AUD1.98M by Royal Challengers Bangalore in today's Indian Premier League player auction.

And Usman didn't attract a bid. What's the go there ???
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Post by: lino6 on February 07, 2016, 07:50:44 PM
Seems like Watto has photos of Indian officials too!
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Post by: Bird on February 08, 2016, 07:07:22 PM
Very quiet in here...

no blerting groovy nicknames etc.
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Post by: D4D on February 08, 2016, 07:11:57 PM
Pretty dismal effort by the boys. Marsh was unlucky, umpire must have had some money on the game. No appeal or indication of a review by the NZ team and the ump reviews it anyway. Not in the spirit of the game.
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Post by: lino6 on February 08, 2016, 07:12:48 PM
No real surprise with the result since Australia can't play overseas again. Though has got me trying to think when the last time the sheep shaggers played the odi competition in Australia??
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Post by: Black Diamond on February 08, 2016, 07:46:38 PM
Pretty dismal effort by the boys. Marsh was unlucky, umpire must have had some money on the game. No appeal or indication of a review by the NZ team and the ump reviews it anyway. Not in the spirit of the game.
It was choooice Bro  >:D
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Post by: achjimmy on February 09, 2016, 07:07:29 AM
I agree he was out, but it's interesting to see the supposed "gentleman of the sport  " McCallum turn into a desperate do anything to win captain when his arse was on the line!   Word "Hypocrite" comes to mind.
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Post by: Bird on February 09, 2016, 08:05:27 AM
Quote from: achjimmy
I agree he was out, but it's interesting to see the supposed "gentleman of the sport  " McCallum turn into a desperate do anything to win captain when his arse was on the line!   Word "Hypocrite" comes to mind.

arse on the line? isn't he retiring?
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Post by: lino6 on February 09, 2016, 09:14:08 AM
The umps probably just evened the score with the Nathan Lyon decision from Adelaide.

Wonder will this finally move the focus from when Ross Taylor ran off the ground and wouldn't let any of the players shake his hand in Perth??  >:D
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Post by: achjimmy on February 09, 2016, 03:50:28 PM
arse on the line? isn't he retiring?

As in to win the match
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Post by: Moggy on February 12, 2016, 08:33:34 AM
Kiwis 5 - 51 ????????

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Post by: GQMacca on February 12, 2016, 08:41:19 AM
Siddle 2 wickets for 4 runs off 3 overs..  :D
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Post by: Moggy on February 12, 2016, 08:42:45 AM
Sids must be dancing to Cher this morning

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Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 09:18:08 AM
Problem is if the sheep shaggers get a bowl on this pitch today there could be 20 wickets fall on the first day of the test....
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Post by: cancan on February 12, 2016, 09:43:54 AM
Turned tv on and its not on free to air tv so thats the end of that test match
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Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 12:32:52 PM
2/11 in reply to 183, could be an innings defeat on the cards....  :'(

Must be the exact opposite to the WACA pitch. Think anyone who gets over 10 should get a hand shake from the opposition!!
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Post by: D4D on February 12, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
2/125, Smith & Khawaja going ok...
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Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 02:30:44 PM
2/125, Smith & Khawaja going ok...

Breathing a bit easier now. Clearly these guys have more confidence in the whites as 2/not many in yellows would have been all out for not much more.
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Post by: D4D on February 12, 2016, 04:11:46 PM
Looks like Voges evened up the crap umpiring score :)
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Post by: lino6 on February 12, 2016, 04:29:54 PM
Ump forgot to wait for the big screen replay!  :D
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Post by: D4D on February 13, 2016, 01:48:43 PM
Is Voges Mr Cricket #2?
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on February 13, 2016, 06:14:19 PM
A little way to go yet. Hussey averaged 80 for a couple of years before returning to the domain of mere mortals. 1 season does not make a man. There have been plenty of players who have had golden patches .
The key is consistency over an extended time against all attacks under all conditions.
...but voges certainly has started well, full credit to him.
But what a joke the whole review system is - umps call for replays all the time, surely howlers like the not out on voges is the whole reason we have replays??
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Post by: D4D on February 13, 2016, 06:29:32 PM
Just read this...

In that time, courtesy of successive innings that have yielded 269no (in Hobart), 106no (at the MCG) and today’s 176no, Voges' Test average has swollen to 100.33 which, in his 14th Test match, is even better than fellow Western Australian late bloomer Mike Hussey’s at the same juncture. Even better than a certain Don Bradman, who after 14 Tests averaged a mere 94.45.
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Post by: lino6 on February 14, 2016, 09:00:24 AM
Wonder what the right thing to do now will be. He was out for 7 and now over 200 so do the Kiwi's shake his hand?

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Post by: D4D on February 14, 2016, 09:20:28 AM
Voges finally out for 239, that decision only cost them 232 runs ;D
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Post by: Bird on February 20, 2016, 12:01:25 PM
top effort that!

Quote
12:17pm: No-one saw this coming.  McCullum has overtaken the one and only Viv Richards, the "Master Blaster," to make THE fastest test century of all time.

The West Indies great made his 100 off 56 balls against England in 1984/8


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Post by: D4D on February 20, 2016, 12:02:30 PM
Pretty easy against some ordinary bowling...
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Post by: Moggy on February 23, 2016, 09:43:30 PM
Geez it's diamonds or dog$hit with warner these days. He cant blame the pitches.
Funny how the critics look to burns, kawaja, voges when the team struggles but seems warner is beyond reproach

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Post by: sol on February 24, 2016, 05:21:07 AM
Hey Moggy, I like your new Avatar mate :cup:

            :cheers:
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on February 24, 2016, 05:55:27 AM
Geez it's diamonds or dog$hit with warner these days. He cant blame the pitches.
Funny how the critics look to burns, kawaja, voges when the team struggles but seems warner is beyond reproach

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Warner is basically a flat track bully in the mould of David Hookes and other players of that ilk. On anything other than a concrete pitch he cant survive. Needs to put his head down and grind out innings according to the pitch, the opposition attack and the status of the match when he is at the crease - S Waugh learned how to do this and grew into one of the most reliable middle order players Australia has ever produced. Warner has the skill but is letting himself down by trying to be flamboyant and have a 100 strike rate every time he bats.
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Post by: Kangaron on February 25, 2016, 09:25:42 AM
Wrong spot
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Post by: lino6 on March 15, 2016, 09:04:05 AM
So with the world T20 about to start I reckon this will be a short tournament for the aussies. They'll do an England and be bundled out at the pool stage. Australia is as good at T20 as I am at not being a smart a$#e

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Post by: mrdenn1s on March 15, 2016, 10:58:18 AM
Guys, if you are interested, I run a cricket blog and will be covering the T20 tournament for multiple media organisations (especially in India).

All my stuff (writing, podcasts, videos) can be found http://dennisdoescricket.com/ (http://dennisdoescricket.com/).

Whenever I get off my big fat ar*e and come on a trip to the High Country with you blokes, I'll be the guy talking cricket non stop :)
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Post by: D4D on March 15, 2016, 11:51:05 AM
So with the world T20 about to start I reckon this will be a short tournament for the aussies. They'll do an England and be bundled out at the pool stage. Australia is as good at T20 as I am at not being a smart a$#e

The individual player stats suggest we could win it, however the team/game execution will be what may let us down.
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Post by: lino6 on March 15, 2016, 12:38:09 PM
You'd have to think that on home soil on turning wickets that India looks most likely to win. Dunno why T20 seems to trip up the aussies given the team they have.
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Post by: lino6 on March 16, 2016, 08:38:43 PM
Ok scratch that my vote is now Shabangabang are favorites!

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Post by: lino6 on March 18, 2016, 07:37:41 PM
Further proof Mark Waugh shouldn't be a selector..... Aaron Finch in form and dropped....
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Post by: Black Diamond on March 18, 2016, 07:46:02 PM
Further proof Mark Waugh shouldn't be a selector..... Aaron Finch in form and dropped....
Victorian....   

Bit of a nervous 1st over by Agar  ???
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Post by: lino6 on March 18, 2016, 08:14:44 PM
Victorian....   


How'd ya guess??  :D

And yep, Agar might want to land them to turn them.
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Post by: GQMacca on March 18, 2016, 08:54:25 PM
Well, that was a better result than I expected after the first 5 overs!
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Post by: D4D on March 18, 2016, 09:06:30 PM
Well, that was a better result than I expected after the first 5 overs!

X2
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Post by: D4D on March 25, 2016, 06:18:40 AM
Watto retiring, let's see if he can stomp that big front foot down and make some runs before he goes...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-retires-from-international-cricket-australia-world-t20-wt20-mohli-pakistan-india-ipl/2016-03-24 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/shane-watson-retires-from-international-cricket-australia-world-t20-wt20-mohli-pakistan-india-ipl/2016-03-24)
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Post by: Moxley on March 25, 2016, 06:28:03 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/eb548907a02c6274f04fab16fad084dc.jpg)
 
Poor old Wato. I think he'll go alright. I think he's actually been in cracking form this season, just unlucky not to get more runs. I'm predicting that if Australia make the semis he'll be player of the tournament.
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Post by: D4D on March 25, 2016, 08:09:04 PM
3/57 boys are in a little bit of trouble, hopefully watto's lotto numbers come up tonight...
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Post by: Bird on April 21, 2016, 10:21:29 AM
Impressive!!!

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Wagner's first up haul was the best since 1923 for a debut bowler at Lancashire. His match figures of 11-111 were the second best for a Lancs debutant. His scalps included Michael Lumb, Stuart Broad, Riki Wessels, Chris Read and Australian Jackson Bird.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/neil-wagner-grabs-record-haul-for-lancashire-against-nottinghamshire-in-english-county-cricket-20160420-gobecf.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/neil-wagner-grabs-record-haul-for-lancashire-against-nottinghamshire-in-english-county-cricket-20160420-gobecf.html)
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Post by: mrdenn1s on April 21, 2016, 10:33:42 AM
Impressive!!!


County cricket is a very watered down version of Shield.

18 teams spreading the talent over two divisions (with international top up players to lift the standard) vs 6
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Post by: scrapsD40 on April 26, 2016, 04:51:08 PM
Fair nuf too (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160426/e6495ecc919d21429a676018a6da4c1a.jpg)
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Post by: lino6 on April 26, 2016, 07:11:02 PM
Fair nuf too (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160426/e6495ecc919d21429a676018a6da4c1a.jpg)


Lucky, because if it was Sydney it would be racist....
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Post by: Bird on May 12, 2016, 08:12:08 AM
I thought he had a great voice for commentating :(

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Veteran cricket commentator and journalist Tony Cozier has died aged 75 following a short illness.

Born in Bridgetown in 1940, he was the voice of West Indies cricket for more than 50 years and appeared on TV and radio around the world in addition to writing in several international newspapers and magazines and was regarded as one the most respected figures in the game.

He began his career on Australia's 1965 tour of the Caribbean and was awarded life membership of the MCC for services to the sport in 2011.

Cozier died at his home in Barbados having been admitted to hospital earlier this month for tests related to infections in his neck and legs.

"Tony was the master of going between TV and radio ball-by-ball commentary. He was the master of both," wrote BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew in a tribute on the British website.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/veteran-west-indies-cricket-commentator-tony-cozier-dies-aged-75-20160511-got0oq.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/veteran-west-indies-cricket-commentator-tony-cozier-dies-aged-75-20160511-got0oq.html)
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on May 13, 2016, 07:38:45 PM
I thought he had a great voice for commentating :(
Another of the true doyens of cricket commentary departs. Richie and the 2 Tony's.....God keep them all.
I wonder if we will all miss some others who have taken up the role when they depart?...i suspect maybe not...
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Post by: Bird on May 13, 2016, 09:54:24 PM
Another of the true doyens of cricket commentary departs. Richie and the 2 Tony's.....God keep them all.
I wonder if we will all miss some others who have taken up the role when they depart?...i suspect maybe not...
yea I cant think of anyone I'd miss that's in there now... they are too full of their own exploits and who they rooted last night
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Post by: glenm64 on May 13, 2016, 10:44:42 PM
One of my favorite cricket commentators ever
https://youtu.be/5Y3AXzZqg2k


Cheers Glen

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Post by: Bird on May 13, 2016, 10:52:57 PM
I liked Norman May on ABC... just commentated the game infront of him... brilliant... no bullShit no talking rubbish constantly just to hear themselves talk
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Post by: paceman on May 14, 2016, 09:30:14 AM
I liked Norman May on ABC... just commentated the game infront of him... brilliant... no bullShit no talking rubbish constantly just to hear themselves talk

jim maxwell on the ABC is more in this vein (which i like)... but when he got paired with kerry o'keefe...  legendary...  :cup:

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Post by: Bird on May 14, 2016, 09:45:00 AM
Quote from: paceman
jim maxwell on the ABC is more in this vein (which i like)...
agree.. good aint it.
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Post by: lino6 on May 14, 2016, 01:18:16 PM
jim maxwell on the ABC is more in this vein (which i like)... but when he got paired with kerry o'keefe...  legendary...  :cup:

Yep, those 2 made the game of test cricket enjoyable even when the play was as boring as Ewen Chatfield!
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Post by: Trrrumping Beast on May 14, 2016, 06:38:51 PM
jim maxwell on the ABC is more in this vein (which i like)... but when he got paired with kerry o'keefe...  legendary...  :cup:
Bring Kerry out of retirement i say 😎
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Post by: lino6 on June 07, 2016, 08:56:06 PM
Who the faaaaark would be a bowler????

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/england-one-day-cricket-record-video-highlights-nottinghamshire-northamptonshire-wessels-lumb/2016-06-07 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/england-one-day-cricket-record-video-highlights-nottinghamshire-northamptonshire-wessels-lumb/2016-06-07)

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Post by: D4D on June 22, 2016, 10:36:54 AM
Good to see the big show close out the game against WI. Now for the finals.
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Post by: lino6 on June 22, 2016, 08:43:23 PM
He was due!!
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Post by: D4D on July 30, 2016, 05:35:12 PM
7/151 - AUS trail by 116 runs

We need rain or a miracle...
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Post by: lino6 on July 30, 2016, 08:07:33 PM
7/151 - AUS trail by 116 runs

We need rain or a miracle...

Unfortunately we got neither......
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Post by: Bird on August 05, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Great batting lineup... at least 4 managed to score more than the extras.
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Post by: Shaun99 on August 05, 2016, 09:44:39 PM
Great batting lineup... at least 4 managed to score more than the extras.

The coach will need to play in the third test, he is the only Aussie on the tour that can play spin bowling!

 :cheers:

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Post by: D4D on August 05, 2016, 09:47:13 PM
The coach will need to play in the third test, he is the only Aussie on the tour that can play spin bowling!

Shows how good Clarke was against the spinners
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Post by: Bird on August 05, 2016, 09:59:47 PM
didn't one of the lankans get a hat trick? Sure I heard something on the radio about it.
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Post by: lino6 on August 06, 2016, 10:36:00 AM
didn't one of the lankans get a hat trick? Sure I heard something on the radio about it.

Yep Herath the left armer.

Thankfully we weren't playing India, would have been embarrassing
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Post by: mrdenn1s on August 29, 2016, 03:01:49 PM
For those that are interested, my cricket podcast has made the move to live radio on EON Sports digital radio.
We start tonight. 7-8pm every week.
 
Listen live http://eonsports.com.au/ (http://eonsports.com.au/)or via a podcast on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/cant-bowl-cant-throw-cricket/id783201244?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/cant-bowl-cant-throw-cricket/id783201244?mt=2).
 
Or ignore it. Whatever  ;D
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Post by: sol on September 07, 2016, 07:52:28 AM
Wow the Big Show was a big show last night.
Brilliant batting display  :cup:

    :cheers:
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Post by: Pog on September 07, 2016, 08:35:25 PM
He must have been seeing the ball like a watermelon!
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Post by: Bird on October 03, 2016, 03:39:23 PM
Well done boys
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/faf-du-plessis-leads-south-africa-to-record-142run-win-over-australia-20161002-grterm.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/faf-du-plessis-leads-south-africa-to-record-142run-win-over-australia-20161002-grterm.html)
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Post by: D4D on October 25, 2016, 05:43:35 PM
Finally a good news cricket story
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/james-brayshaw-gone-from-channel-9-cricket-commentary-team/news-story/79791df72d5ab9097f80499f15e8be25 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/james-brayshaw-gone-from-channel-9-cricket-commentary-team/news-story/79791df72d5ab9097f80499f15e8be25)

Channel 9 has announced divisive commentator James Brayshaw will not continue with the iconic commentary team this summer of cricket.
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Post by: achjimmy on October 26, 2016, 09:13:47 AM
Finally a good news cricket story
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/james-brayshaw-gone-from-channel-9-cricket-commentary-team/news-story/79791df72d5ab9097f80499f15e8be25 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/james-brayshaw-gone-from-channel-9-cricket-commentary-team/news-story/79791df72d5ab9097f80499f15e8be25)

Channel 9 has announced divisive commentator James Brayshaw will not continue with the iconic commentary team this summer of cricket.


That's great but the thought of KP and Warnie being on at the same time has me reaching for the bucket!
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Post by: Bird on October 26, 2016, 09:39:14 AM
There isn't much in the way of decent commentators left...
We can look forward to more in jokes and in stories from the "boys club" for the year...

Michael Slater... personally I don't mind him.

Ian Healy with no more than 1 eye, and doesn't commentate, he barracks...
Shane Warne.. full of himself and plastic surgery
Mark Taylor putting you to sleep with his upward inflection...
Ian Chappell telling moronic stories of how something with nothing to do with what's going on on the field reminds him of something from the 1912 tour of Swaziland
Michael Clarke.. knowing the persona he puts out to the world, this should be riveting.

At least they haven't yet fallen for the PC world with the token felame trying to read prewritten questions and comments...
"The announcement also follows speculation Nine was considering adding a strong female voice to the team "

ABC radio is pretty much still the only way to listen to it.. They just commentate the game...

YMMV
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Post by: Bird on October 28, 2016, 09:52:40 AM
We miss you Kerry! If only he knew the bullShit cross promotion of rubbish shows on Ch9 that would be crammed down our throats too!

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The ghost of Kerry Packer still looms large over the Channel Nine commentary team, and this is what he has to say …

"Stop asking questions of other commentators and excluding the viewer;
- stop telling us about Shit weather;
- cut out the in-jokes
- we're not interested in your tennis and golf games or your fish and chips;
- keep women, kids and blokes who don't play the game in the loop by keeping it simple and explaining it for dummies;
- call the fuking game, not the peripherals;
- tell us about the game but don't analyse everything - it's not science, it's a game, and all that analysis is boring;
- call the game;
- know the players, know the figures, know the conditions and take us inside the game.
- Don't lecture.
- Call the bloody game."

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/the-ghost-of-kerry-packer-has-wise-words-for-channel-nine-call-the-bloody-cricket-20161027-gsbty8.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/the-ghost-of-kerry-packer-has-wise-words-for-channel-nine-call-the-bloody-cricket-20161027-gsbty8.html)
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Post by: Bird on November 05, 2016, 09:05:36 PM
Everyones gone quiet.. guess they gave up on the game too..
50/50 will be here soon, everyone can wake up :D
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Post by: alnjan on November 05, 2016, 09:27:16 PM
Don't know how many years it has been now, since Pigeon left, we don't have a consistent bowling attack and when we did Pup let his ego become a tumour to ruin the makings of a good thing and then the whole thing fell to Shit and they are still trying to play back yard cricket on an international stadium. 



just my mild observations
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Post by: alnjan on November 07, 2016, 05:34:02 PM
we that loss took ages to happen
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Post by: D4D on November 07, 2016, 06:18:40 PM
 :'(
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Post by: raider on November 07, 2016, 06:46:26 PM
It's going to be a looooong summer.  :'(
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Post by: Steffo1 on November 07, 2016, 07:01:45 PM
These days the game seems to focus on what tactics to use against an individual player rather than the full state of play.
Why go for a risky run with a chance of a run out, early in an innings, in test cricket????
But then, I've never played test cricket!
Steve
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Post by: lino6 on November 08, 2016, 07:13:15 PM
Might be some changes with 3 injured players.
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Post by: xcvator on November 08, 2016, 09:37:27 PM
I'm thinking that the coach has gotten a bit too close to the players maybe  ???
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Post by: Bird on November 09, 2016, 08:37:07 AM
Quote from: lino6
Might be some changes with 3 injured players.
maybe someone should go there and injure several others so some new blood can get in

Cam White? century other day, leading run maker in the irrelevant cup... hes in some form...
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Post by: paceman on November 09, 2016, 08:52:00 AM
maybe someone should go there and injure several others so some new blood can get in

Cam White? century other day, leading run maker in the irrelevant cup... hes in some form...

cameron white is another shaun marsh... had multiple chances and choked on every one...

plenty of players getting good results over multiple shield seasons to pick from.  selectors just need to have the balls to do it and give them more than one innings of a test match to prove themselves.  rod marsh needs to go. 

bowlers need to get back to how lillee used to train.  run 10klms every day.  none of this concentrating on gym/strength work and resting policy.   get out there and bowl and bowl and bowl.

if we also got back to having different pitches in different states, we might have some better swing and spin bowlers to pick from, instead of the batting paradises that we have now...
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Post by: Bird on November 09, 2016, 09:31:31 AM
Quote from: paceman
Plenty of players getting good results over multiple shield seasons to pick from.  selectors just need to have the balls to do it and give them more than one innings of a test match to prove themselves.  rod marsh needs to go.
Agree totally .. but its always been th way. once your in your cemented... Shane Watson anyone? The selectors are so terrified of offending someone?

I was just chucking up a name of someone better than the Shit that's there currently...
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Post by: paceman on November 09, 2016, 09:47:46 AM
Agree totally .. but its always been th way. once your in your cemented... Shane Watson anyone? The selectors are so terrified of offending someone?

I was just chucking up a name of someone better than the Shit that's there currently...

cameron white would a great replacement for mitch marsh if he was consistent at test level and could bowl medium pace like watson...
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Post by: Bird on November 12, 2016, 09:47:34 AM
off to the perfect start :D
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Post by: D4D on November 12, 2016, 09:58:06 AM
off to the perfect start :D

Oh dear
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Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2016, 10:04:04 AM
Could be worse, could be 2 fa against the poms...
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Post by: D4D on November 12, 2016, 10:08:11 AM
Is it wrong to pray for rain for 5 days?
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Post by: paceman on November 12, 2016, 10:12:27 AM
Is it wrong to pray for rain for 5 days?

Or just pray that our batsmen actually use technique to get through the first couple of hours, instead of going the tonk like our vaunted opening batsman.
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Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2016, 10:24:18 AM
Hmmm, might go and mow the lawn, might catch the 3rd innings this arvo....
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Post by: Bird on November 12, 2016, 10:27:31 AM
Hmmm, might go and mow the lawn, might catch the 3rd innings this arvo....
Yea aussies all out for 12..
SA 0-12 and declare LMAO!!!!!!!!!

4/8
hahahhahahahahahhahahahaha!!

days like these I used to love opening the bowling LMAO!
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Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2016, 11:00:07 AM
Mitch Marsh's reaction to being dropped for this test
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Post by: Bird on November 12, 2016, 11:23:05 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Lnj5QBoU75o/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: tracker on November 12, 2016, 11:41:11 AM
These guy's should take up playing marbles.......Just saying
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Post by: D4D on November 12, 2016, 12:37:24 PM
8/66 The pain is almost over :(
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on November 12, 2016, 12:45:17 PM
What is the record for the lowest total?

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Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2016, 12:47:16 PM
26 by Shebangabang
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on November 12, 2016, 01:01:39 PM
WTF!!

Is australia playing America?
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Post by: sol on November 12, 2016, 01:14:26 PM
Total embarrassment  >:( >:( >:(


           :cheers:
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Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2016, 01:18:08 PM
Sorry my bad, it was 26
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on November 12, 2016, 01:31:11 PM
I respect the australian team because i am australian.....

but....

get over what you think you are and become what you need to be!

Stop blaming the selectors and play like men!

MAN UP!!!! Stop blaming everyone else for your game play!!
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Post by: Bird on November 12, 2016, 04:33:36 PM
Quote from: StrvnMrvn
Is australia playing America?

no, south efrica are playing America...

Why should they play like men? They still have CA contracts worth a squillion. As long as their hair isn't out of place they are happy... looking good is more important.

if it was performance based, they would give a Shit.
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Post by: Banjo16 on November 12, 2016, 05:14:48 PM
Didn't I read yesterday that the players are close to finalising a big increase in their contracts ?
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Post by: Bird on November 12, 2016, 05:16:08 PM
Quote from: Banjo16
Didn't I read yesterday that the players are close to finalising a big increase in their contracts ?

Ch 9 are loving this.. they are in discussions on the next Tv deal...

I reckon they may even break the $10 barrier for the next contract!
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Post by: Steffo1 on November 12, 2016, 05:35:25 PM
These guy's should take up playing marbles.......Just saying
Oy, mate. I played in the Australian Marble Championships two years running at the Caxton Hotel & resent that comment  ;)
Steve
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Post by: scrapsD40 on November 13, 2016, 08:32:46 AM
I respect the australian team because i am australian.....

but....

get over what you think you are and become what you need to be!

Stop blaming the selectors and play like men!

MAN UP!!!! Stop blaming everyone else for your game play!!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/129ada6c926936904103719941b9ed26.jpg)
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Post by: tracker on November 13, 2016, 03:02:05 PM
Oy, mate. I played in the Australian Marble Championships two years running at the Caxton Hotel & resent that comment  ;)
Steve

  Sry. mate......I didn't know  you moved in elite circles...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: lino6 on November 13, 2016, 03:51:55 PM
At least the aussies had there best day of the summer so far. Don't suppose its going to rain for the next 3 days?  >:D
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Post by: Hairs on November 13, 2016, 08:08:03 PM
It will be interesting to see if Leman & Marsh keep their jobs after this test.
The selectors have to have a question mark hanging over their heads too.
 :cheers:

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Post by: Bird on November 14, 2016, 07:45:49 AM
Quote from: scrapsD40
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/129ada6c926936904103719941b9ed26.jpg)
only bout 126 days to go... not that anyone is counting.
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Post by: Bird on November 14, 2016, 11:01:46 AM
Love The Age commentary

"FOUR! Warner doesn't dive and my colleague erupts saying - "If he doesn't dive, it means he has also given up!"
Fuller in length and outside off, de Kock leans into it and drives it just past mid off.
Warner doesn't dive as the ball goes through.
Warner gives it a chase and then puts in a dive to scoop the ball back but to no avail."


LOL!
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Post by: Bird on November 15, 2016, 10:42:44 AM
Lookin good.
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Post by: tracker on November 15, 2016, 12:43:00 PM
Wow...what a hiding.....got our azzes icked so hard our noses are bleeding.    :'( :'(
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Post by: xcvator on November 15, 2016, 01:11:26 PM
Nothing to see here, move along  :'(
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Post by: scrapsD40 on November 15, 2016, 01:46:43 PM
Nothing to see here, move along  :'(
The definition of optimism is an Australian cricketer putting on sunscreen when going out to bat.
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Post by: tracker on November 15, 2016, 03:34:52 PM
The definition of optimism is an Australian cricketer putting on sunscreen when going out to bat.

     Gotta agree with that....
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Post by: D4D on November 15, 2016, 04:34:34 PM
Local under 12's could have done a better job
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Post by: lino6 on November 15, 2016, 05:40:55 PM
Aussie batters "heat map"
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Post by: aussie9 on November 15, 2016, 07:16:19 PM
Maybe the Australian Woman's Team should front up for the next Test. They aren't over paid, the don't have over inflated egos and they can all score more than 1 run per over!


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Post by: mrdenn1s on November 15, 2016, 08:42:47 PM
Hey guys

Small plug for my weekly cricket radio show on EON Sports Radio.

Just recorded this week's rant....

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Post by: Bird on November 16, 2016, 04:38:39 PM
10am: Sutherland says Marsh is going nowhere

4pm: Marsh gone.. but not pushed or asked to go.
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/rod-marsh-quits-as-cricket-australias-chairman-of-selectors-20161116-gsqr6y.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/rod-marsh-quits-as-cricket-australias-chairman-of-selectors-20161116-gsqr6y.html)

panic meeting called already for tonight to jam *someone* into the spot without sitting back and thinking about it.
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Post by: Hairs on November 16, 2016, 05:57:57 PM
10am: Sutherland says Marsh is going nowhere

4pm: Marsh gone.. but not pushed or asked to go.
There was no choice.
He knew it, he's step down for the good of the game, IMHO.
Doesn't what to be seen as the problem.
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Post by: lino6 on November 16, 2016, 06:09:58 PM

panic meeting called already for tonight to jam *someone* into the spot without sitting back and thinking about it.

Probably a Waugh.......
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Post by: Bird on November 16, 2016, 07:14:25 PM
""It is time for some fresh thinking, just as it is for our Test team to welcome some new faces as we build for the future," Marsh said"

Wouldn't that be nice.
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Post by: tracker on November 17, 2016, 03:39:30 PM
The Aussie bob sled team rushed over to the Aussie cricketers to ask....How do you go down hill so fast. >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: cetacean on November 17, 2016, 05:43:44 PM
""It is time for some fresh thinking, just as it is for our Test team to welcome some new faces as we build for the future," Marsh said"

Wouldn't that be nice.
And they name Trevor Hohns as the new Chairman of selectors .He's been around since Adam was a boy and did the job 10 years ago ??
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Post by: Bird on November 17, 2016, 05:57:40 PM
And they name Trevor Hohns as the new Chairman of selectors .He's been around since Adam was a boy and did the job 10 years ago ??
the future's so bright I gotta wear shades
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Post by: paceman on November 17, 2016, 07:56:14 PM
And they name Trevor Hohns as the new Chairman of selectors .He's been around since Adam was a boy and did the job 10 years ago ??

Interim chairman, I believe... while they search for a new permanent chairman...

And to be fair, he presided over one of the most successful periods in Aussie cricket history... part of which was completely down to the caliber of players available, but hey, someone has to pick the team  :D
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Post by: lino6 on November 20, 2016, 04:38:18 PM
Wholesale changes for the last test. I suppose they wanted to play a few Vics before Steve Waugh is appointed chairman and stops any other Victorian playing again.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-test-squad-team-selected-proteas-adelaide-handscomb-sayers-maddinson-wade-renshaw-bird/2016-11-20 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-test-squad-team-selected-proteas-adelaide-handscomb-sayers-maddinson-wade-renshaw-bird/2016-11-20)

Title: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: scrapsD40 on November 20, 2016, 05:53:47 PM
Wholesale changes for the last test. I suppose they wanted to play a few Vics before Steve Waugh is appointed chairman and stops any other Victorian playing again.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-test-squad-team-selected-proteas-adelaide-handscomb-sayers-maddinson-wade-renshaw-bird/2016-11-20 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-test-squad-team-selected-proteas-adelaide-handscomb-sayers-maddinson-wade-renshaw-bird/2016-11-20)

Bird's in to ensure a win in ADL......that'll be fun to watch
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Post by: Bird on November 20, 2016, 06:44:54 PM
Quote from: scrapsD40
Bird's in
Oh yea...
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Post by: Bird on November 21, 2016, 07:00:18 PM
how would you be coming up against the The Bennett Hotel Centurions D5's side this weekend....


http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/the-pub-team-and-the-prince-brian-lara-signs-on-for-country-cricket-20161121-gsu7kb.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/the-pub-team-and-the-prince-brian-lara-signs-on-for-country-cricket-20161121-gsu7kb.html)

top work from Lara!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on November 26, 2016, 01:22:53 PM
Ok....day 3 about to start     Looking forward to it... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on November 26, 2016, 05:35:27 PM
Yep....going alright      steady as she goes..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on December 04, 2016, 11:52:41 AM
Can we remove this ambulance chasers soap box, he's become to big for his boots. I bet he was the kid who got picked on in school...
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/waleed-aly-slams-australian-crickets-disintegration/news-story/c539f90a7266aad84ea99d7ee88a9329 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/waleed-aly-slams-australian-crickets-disintegration/news-story/c539f90a7266aad84ea99d7ee88a9329)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on December 04, 2016, 06:39:22 PM
Steve Smith is still a freak!
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Post by: D4D on December 04, 2016, 06:42:58 PM
Steve Smith is still a freak!

x2
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 04, 2016, 07:29:13 PM
And backs it up with a classic catch

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Post by: lino6 on December 04, 2016, 07:30:28 PM
And backs it up with a classic catch

GG

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That was a cracker of a catch. Can't do wrong the captain!
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Post by: D4D on December 04, 2016, 07:41:00 PM
That was a cracker of a catch. Can't do wrong the captain!

It was either catch it or get smashed in the face by the ball :)
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on December 04, 2016, 08:37:43 PM
Can we remove this ambulance chasers soap box, he's become to big for his boots. I bet he was the kid who got picked on in school...
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/waleed-aly-slams-australian-crickets-disintegration/news-story/c539f90a7266aad84ea99d7ee88a9329 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/waleed-aly-slams-australian-crickets-disintegration/news-story/c539f90a7266aad84ea99d7ee88a9329)


He got a Gold Logie...... thats his license to say what he wants!!

That was a cracker of a catch. Can't do wrong the captain!


Leading from the front!!
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Post by: Bird on December 04, 2016, 09:16:03 PM
**** they come out of the woodwork when Australia does good... could hear a cricket fart when they aren't ...
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Post by: tracker on December 05, 2016, 01:25:55 PM


    The catch of Smiths was first rate....had to be there or there about...and it stuck....Great Captains knock....
  :cup: :cup:.......The Aussie bob sled teaam said they can't hang on like Smith...... :-* :-*
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Post by: Moggy on December 06, 2016, 05:21:24 AM
It was nearly as good as the one punter took a few years back 😎😎

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Post by: paceman on December 06, 2016, 07:14:06 AM
adam dale still the best for me...

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Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 06, 2016, 07:32:55 AM
still not as good as John Dysons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4-fQoxNrAo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4-fQoxNrAo)
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Post by: paceman on December 06, 2016, 07:50:34 AM
still not as good as John Dysons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4-fQoxNrAo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4-fQoxNrAo)

dale had to run 50 metres to get to the ball, and still only could reach it with one hand, full stretch... :)

dyson's was still a great catch, though...  :cup:

smith's catch was excellent, but duminy's catch in the test series was similar, but didn't have aussie commentators (looking in slater's direction) jizzing themselves...
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Post by: Bird on December 09, 2016, 02:50:40 PM
Marsh has cemented his place in the team... :D
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Post by: StrvnMrvn on December 16, 2016, 05:23:30 PM
Got a funny feeling that Lyon may have a big influence on this test!?

Is spinning that ball very well!!

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Post by: D4D on December 16, 2016, 05:33:34 PM
I'm tipping Hazlewood to do the damage :)
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Post by: lino6 on December 17, 2016, 02:10:52 PM
Think Pakistan took all 10 of their own wickets.
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Post by: Bird on December 17, 2016, 02:28:25 PM
Quote from: lino6
Think Pakistan took all 10 of their own wickets.
look for the book maker in the crowd.

... but this say a lot and I agree that to a point technology is ruining it..
Things like this where its splitting hairs, as has been for over 100yrs, benefit of doubt to batsman (when did that rule get the arse?) .

5 replays is more than enough not dozens and dozens- no decision, not out.

.. or they will build more speed humps just off the pitch so bats jump up....
From The Age
Quote
.. and the third umpire determined, after about 927 replays, that when the stumps were broken and the bails fell Rahat's bat was actually in the air (Bounced up off the uneven ground).

(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/t/d/a/i/m/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gtdakk.png/1481948261283.jpg)
made it back in by miles, bat hits uneven ground and skips 1 micron off grass...

In any event, it was a strong indication of how much technology is now helping/interfering with the game of cricket. Third umpires, flashing stumps, zoomed in replays and so on...


I remember back when we had umpire duty when I was playin, if the blokes bat was past the line, he was safe... and our grounds were a tad more uneven than this one...

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Post by: tracker on December 18, 2016, 11:26:58 AM


    I looked everywhere and no marsh to be found.... ??? ???
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Post by: tracker on December 18, 2016, 11:47:12 AM
look for the book maker in the crowd.

... but this say a lot and I agree that to a point technology is ruining it..
Things like this where its splitting hairs, as has been for over 100yrs, benefit of doubt to batsman (when did that rule get the arse?) .

5 replays is more than enough not dozens and dozens- no decision, not out.

.. or they will build more speed humps just off the pitch so bats jump up....
From The Age


     
I remember back when we had umpire duty when I was playin, if the blokes bat was past the line, he was safe... and our grounds were a tad more uneven than this one...

   The bat was quite clearly over the line.....The bunker should never been bought into question.....Umpires need to grow some balls..... >:( >:( >:(

                                                          Cheers Tracker.
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Post by: Moggy on December 18, 2016, 11:51:06 AM
I'm guessing that would be "cricket balls"

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Post by: paceman on December 18, 2016, 01:26:51 PM
   The bat was quite clearly over the line.....The bunker should never been bought into question.....Umpires need to grow some balls..... >:( >:( >:(

                                                          Cheers Tracker.

Have to disagree there...

The bat being on the ground has always been the rule, even in junior cricket.  Was when I played and it is now. 

If you slide your bat properly, it's not a problem.  If you're too lazy to make sure, then it's your problem.

On world class grounds, there shouldn't be bumps big enough to make your bat jump, so it's entirely up to the batsmen to make sure.

No different to the stumping rule.  So a batsman can just have their foot over the line, but not touching the ground??

How far above the ground is acceptable?  One inch, 10cm?  Open to interpretation, which is the bane of umpires in all sports.

At least this rule is clear.  Bat off the ground is out.  Always has been.



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Post by: tracker on December 19, 2016, 04:59:53 AM
   If this had of happened when you played my friend.......It would have been given......NOT OUT.....

            The bat was only milimeters off the ground...to close to decide with the naked eye....So i rest my case...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D......Just my oppinion.....The use of the bunker for every decesion has taken the power of the umpires away....

                         Cheers Tracker.
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Post by: paceman on December 19, 2016, 06:17:55 AM
   If this had of happened when you played my friend.......It would have been given......NOT OUT.....

            The bat was only milimeters off the ground...to close to decide with the naked eye....So i rest my case...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D......Just my oppinion.....The use of the bunker for every decesion has taken the power of the umpires away....

                         Cheers Tracker.

agree that if this particular situation had happened in junior cricket, that it would have been given not out, but only because the umpire wouldn't have seen the bat off the ground

how this umpire saw that the bat was off the ground in the first place in this case is the issue.  the bunker just does what it does.  it saw the bat was off the ground, with the technology that they have.  not their fault.

i don't agree with the bunker being there at all, but it is there, and the umpires are able to use it...

at least there is no ambiguity with this rule and tech, not like with LBW's, which is a total face...  ???
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2016, 06:52:17 AM
Quote from: paceman
If you slide your bat properly, it's not a problem. 
Looking at the photo, at full stretch, how the **** is he not sliding his bat properly? I only played 27 years myself, still don't know much else he could do apart from run off, and have Joel Garners legs sewn on for a longer stride.

You can be quite sure if it was an Aussie batsman, he'd be not out and given a Government grant.

The fact they needed to see it 21948023984023984 times to make a decision shows they were going to great lengths to ensure a result one way or other one way.

I think more people need to open both eyes.
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Post by: paceman on December 19, 2016, 07:07:23 AM
Looking at the photo, at full stretch, how the **** is he not sliding his bat properly? I only played 27 years myself, still don't know much else he could do apart from run off, and have Joel Garners legs sewn on for a longer stride.

You can be quite sure if it was an Aussie batsman, he'd be not out and given a Government grant.

The fact they needed to see it 21948023984023984 times to make a decision shows they were going to great lengths to ensure a result one way or other one way.

I think more people need to open both eyes.

like i said, the problem is that we can see that it was millimetres up in super slow-mo, but how did the umpire see that at full speed?

the actual decision is not the issue, because the decision (according to the rules) is right.  you can't have it both ways.

sometimes, s**t happens in sport. 

i might be naive, but i believe that not everything is corrupt and evil in sport, sometimes it's just bad luck...  :D

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Post by: alnjan on December 19, 2016, 02:00:01 PM
How determined are we to lose this match.  About time to reintroduce the bowlers to what they are aiming for , the wickets.  The batters can let everything go it is not going to hit the wickets
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Post by: D4D on December 19, 2016, 02:48:53 PM
Nice throw from Smith, we made hard work of that...
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Post by: tracker on December 19, 2016, 03:50:18 PM
How determined are we to lose this match.  About time to reintroduce the bowlers to what they are aiming for , the wickets.  The batters can let everything go it is not going to hit the wickets


                X2
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Post by: tracker on December 19, 2016, 03:57:00 PM
Wellllll...that had me on the edge of my seat..... :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Bird on December 20, 2016, 02:07:00 PM
Triple in your 3rd test match... that's pretty fukcin impressive....

Quote
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/karun-nair-triple-century-against-england-fuels-india-to-highest-ever-test-innings-20161219-gtei9z.html

Nair became the second Indian batsman to score a test triple hundred and his 303 not out helped the hosts post a massive 759 for seven before skipper Virat Kohli declared.

He struck his 32nd four off Adil Rashid to bring up his triple century before raising his bat in celebration as his coach Anil Kumble, a keen photographer, captured the moment on camera.

Nair was at the other end when Lokesh Rahul, his partner in a 161-run fourth-wicket stand, fell agonisingly short of his double century on Sunday by playing a rash shot when one run away from the milestone.
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Post by: paceman on December 20, 2016, 02:14:14 PM
Triple in your 3rd test match... that's pretty fukcin impressive....

only the third player ever (behind garfield sobers and bob simpson) to go on to make a triple century as their maiden test century...

doesn't bode well for our upcoming tour there next year...
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Post by: tracker on December 20, 2016, 03:45:17 PM
Looking forward to the Boxing Day Test....



                                             :cheers: :cheers:
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Post by: D4D on December 26, 2016, 07:58:54 AM
Please no, don't fix something that's not broken for the sake of $$$. I can see it going the way of the Supercars :(
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/cricket-australia-to-negotiate-new-broadcasting-rights/news-story/c815f70dc986b1c4dd67f2c060a0033f (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/cricket-australia-to-negotiate-new-broadcasting-rights/news-story/c815f70dc986b1c4dd67f2c060a0033f)
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Post by: alnjan on December 26, 2016, 12:39:11 PM
You would have to contest every lbw, our bowlers still can't hit the stumps
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Post by: tracker on December 26, 2016, 02:39:19 PM
Good old Melbourne.......Weather is so predictable...... :'( :'(
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Post by: scrapsD40 on December 26, 2016, 02:49:00 PM
Good old Melbourne.......Weather is so predictable...... :'( :'(

Not raining at my place(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161226/65a2ec319127d411d946dc98016caad6.png)at the moment
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Post by: tracker on December 26, 2016, 03:31:39 PM
Not raining at my place(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161226/65a2ec319127d411d946dc98016caad6.png)at the moment


    You up in QLD mate....???
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Post by: scrapsD40 on December 26, 2016, 04:43:05 PM
    You up in QLD mate....???
Nah, at home in that little patch with no rain over the top
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Post by: Moggy on December 27, 2016, 09:33:53 AM
Can someone please explain to me why the ABC have a female pom commentating on a test match between Australia and Pakistan?
I know Jim Maxwell has been ill but surely we're not that devoid of cricketing talent that we cant find some decent commentators.
Ruining my day at work.
BRING BACK KERRY

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Post by: alnjan on December 27, 2016, 04:29:23 PM
Can someone please explain to me why the ABC have a female pom commentating on a test match between Australia and Pakistan?
I know Jim Maxwell has been ill but surely we're not that devoid of cricketing talent that we cant find some decent commentators.
Ruining my day at work.
BRING BACK KERRY

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Not sure if it was her or a different lady on Triple M, Ash? I think they called her, but I would rather listen to her then then Micheal Clarke
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Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 10:35:10 AM
Just chucked the cricket on for a minute while waiting for a test pattern to come on another channel, and the size of the crowd is amazing!

Must nearly be into triple figures!
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Post by: alnjan on December 30, 2016, 10:16:40 AM
I'll give it to the commentators, waffling on sounding positive with different strategies for Australia to somehow win this dead test,but really Australia is just happy to bat out a draw.  If Australia was serious about winning, Smith should have backed his team and declared at end of Day 3 or very early Day 4 and pile the pressure on Pakistan to make a game of it.  Just my thoughts. 
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Post by: Alan Loy on December 30, 2016, 06:55:17 PM
Do you still think this?






Great finish :cup:
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Post by: D4D on December 30, 2016, 07:09:07 PM
Great finish :cup:

The question now is, choked or chucked... Considering they do have a convicted spot fixer in the team...
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Post by: rossm on December 30, 2016, 08:54:15 PM
What about all those naysayers from a few months ago  who declared  Test cricket is dead and five days is too long ...

We have seen some results this summer, both here and in the India v England series, that would not have been achieved in a four day game.

Ok, I am a dinosaur and I love the tradition of Test cricket but  they don't  call it a Test for nothing.

And I reckon I know what the players think. Does anybody remember who won the IPL or BBL last year? People will remember this Test match

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Post by: achjimmy on December 30, 2016, 09:15:25 PM
I love test cricket but we have to go back to playing on less perfect pitches. The batting is becoming boring
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Post by: Bird on December 30, 2016, 09:22:24 PM
Quote from: D4D
The question now is, choked or chucked... Considering they do have a convicted spot fixer in the team...
you really need to ask?
Wont someone please think of the bookmakers...  :angel: :angel:
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Post by: alnjan on December 30, 2016, 09:47:55 PM
Do you still think this?






Great finish :cup:

A match of different innings.  A complete form reversal of both Pakistan batting and Australian bowling, our bowlers (for this innings) found the stumps instead of bowling everywhere else. 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on December 31, 2016, 02:23:39 AM
you really need to ask?
Wont someone please think of the bookmakers...  :angel: :angel:

     Hmmmmmmm...
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 31, 2016, 11:46:29 AM
Any one see the Big Bash League Friday/Last night.
Chris Lynn, what an effort, won the Match almost on his own.
He did have a bit of help from some New Zealand bloke I spose. >:D >:D >:D
Even hit a Six over the roof of the BIG grandstand.
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Post by: lino6 on December 31, 2016, 12:44:51 PM
I love test cricket but we have to go back to playing on less perfect pitches. The batting is becoming boring

Agree. The 2 best tests were under lights where the ball was actually doing something. Probably don't need to go to the extreme at Hobart, but much more interesting watching.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on December 31, 2016, 01:30:45 PM
Quote from: Cruiser 105Tvan
Even hit a Six over the roof of the BIG grandstand.
That was an awesome hit, but so were many of his! Highlight reel on his own!
The future of cricket right there.
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Post by: Moggy on January 01, 2017, 07:31:14 PM
And it begins... We know he will be coaching Australia one day

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-01/ricky-ponting-named-assistant-twenty20-coach-australia/8156744?section=sport (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-01/ricky-ponting-named-assistant-twenty20-coach-australia/8156744?section=sport)

Disclaimer: I think Ponting is our greatest ever cricketer....cant wait
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: xcvator on January 04, 2017, 03:24:36 PM
Bring back Micky Arther  :angel:
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Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 04, 2017, 09:44:27 PM
What a finish. Didn't think they'd pull that orrrf.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 04, 2017, 09:46:13 PM
What a finish. Didn't think they'd pull that orrrf.
haven't been able to get into it before, but that was worth watching.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on January 07, 2017, 02:57:29 PM
Finally got a reasonably balanced team and some form. It would have been interesting if we played Pakistan first and then Sth Africa...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 07, 2017, 03:09:38 PM
Finally got a reasonably balanced team and some form. It would have been interesting if we played Pakistan first and then Sth Africa...

Especially now Kyle Abbott can't play for South Africa now!

Bit sad there is no more test cricket this summer  :'(
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on January 07, 2017, 03:40:06 PM
Just waiting for the ODI'S....Could be interesting..... ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: D4D on January 07, 2017, 03:43:32 PM
Just waiting for the ODI'S....Could be interesting..... ;D ;D ;D


Yup, can't wait to see what Lynn does in AU colours...
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-one-day-squad-vb-odi-series-pakistan-lynn-bailey-cartwright-stanlake-khawaja-finch/2017-01-07 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/australia-one-day-squad-vb-odi-series-pakistan-lynn-bailey-cartwright-stanlake-khawaja-finch/2017-01-07)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on January 08, 2017, 04:14:41 AM


     Warner and Lynn at either end ?..... >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: D4D on January 08, 2017, 05:27:55 AM
Warner and Lynn at either end ?..... >:D >:D >:D >:D

I'd think they'd keep Lynn for the middle order. Warner and Khawaja as openers.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on January 08, 2017, 10:48:11 AM
I'd think they'd keep Lynn for the middle order. Warner and Khawaja as openers.


 Yep ...i agree...but just imagine if they ended some how at either end....is what i meant.... >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 13, 2017, 09:43:20 AM
Was at the big bash last night to see 445 runs scored. Although I am sure it was spectacular to watch, it was a very disappointing game to watch as a Renegades fan.

And since when can McDermotts bat... Certainly his old man couldn't.

Oh well, ODI at the G on Sunday to look forward to now.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2017, 09:54:55 AM
Quote from: lino6
Was at the big bash last night to see 445 runs scored. Although I am sure it was spectacular to watch, it was a very disappointing game to watch as a Renegades fan.

If they keep up with these last ball finishes and all action in the game, it will destroy all other forms of the game.. it already is pwning in crowds and TV ratings.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: sol on January 13, 2017, 02:53:34 PM
Here we go again >:( >:( >:(


        :cheers:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2017, 05:41:25 PM
Here we go again >:( >:( >:(

Luckily Matty Wade stood up for once and got us to a reasonable total. It will be interesting to see if we can defend it now...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 13, 2017, 07:29:50 PM
Leading wicket taker might be the heat........ or gastro
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tracker on January 14, 2017, 11:33:30 AM
Here we go again >:( >:( >:(


        :cheers:


    That was my thoughts exactly mate..... :'( :'(
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2017, 02:04:33 PM
Marsh lotto - 0
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Post by: D4D on January 15, 2017, 02:18:27 PM
Ground hog day...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 16, 2017, 03:19:42 PM
I wonder where to from here for the good ol' bouncer
Quote
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been cleared of serious injury after being struck a sickening blow on the helmet during a Test match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

In distressing scenes on day five of the first Test, Mushfiqur was hit on the back of the helmet after he ducked into a Tim Southee bouncer and fell to the pitch around 12.10pm (NZ time).

He began to kneel, then collapsed to the ground and was immediately attended by medical staff from both teams. He still appeared to be conscious and advertising hoardings were shifted to allow an ambulance to drive onto the field.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/bangladesh-captain-mushfiqur-rahim-felled-by-tim-southee-bouncer-taken-to-hospital-20170115-gts1sb.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/bangladesh-captain-mushfiqur-rahim-felled-by-tim-southee-bouncer-taken-to-hospital-20170115-gts1sb.html)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2P3cX9UsAATbQX.jpg)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on January 18, 2017, 10:34:17 AM
I wonder where to from here for the good ol' bouncer

Better coaching at junior levels for handling bouncers? Or maybe ban the helmets so people have to learn to duck properly?

How bad did the lump on Peter Neville's face look the other night after copping the bat handle to the face. Poor bloke.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2017, 10:36:07 AM
Quote from: lino6
How bad did the lump on Peter Neville's face look the other night after copping the bat handle to the face. Poor bloke.

ban the bat....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 18, 2017, 10:40:49 AM
If we can't ban the bat at least make em use "NERF" bats and balls.

Right Bird?
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2017, 11:00:34 AM
Quote from: Cruiser 105Tvan
If we can't ban the bat at least make em use "NERF" bats and balls.
only pink ones.

Shit I'd forgot about Nerf gear LMAO!!!!!!!
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2017, 12:03:27 PM
Hows this going!


Quote
Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat belts T20 triple ton
The most devastating Twenty20 innings in history has been plundered by an Indian domestic cricketer, who blasted an unbeaten triple century just two weeks out from this month's lucrative IPL player auction.

Mohit Ahlawat, 21, hammered five consecutive sixes in the final over of his astonishing knock of 300 from 72 balls while playing for Maavi in Delhi.

"I saw the scoreboard, and I was nearing my 200 with five overs to go, so I decided to go for the kill.

"I reached 250 with just two overs to go, I told my partner, 'let me try if I can make 300', and I got 30 off the last over."
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on February 09, 2017, 08:04:51 AM
an unfortunate side-effect when you are picked before being ready (some handle it, some don't):

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/nic-maddinsons-indefinite-absence-from-cricket-extended-due-to-personal-reasons/news-story/2df2e30ded36aea89741a1c3089a0b26 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/nic-maddinsons-indefinite-absence-from-cricket-extended-due-to-personal-reasons/news-story/2df2e30ded36aea89741a1c3089a0b26)


hope it works out for him.  didn't like his selection, but hope he gets his head right...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2017, 08:11:03 AM
Quote from: paceman
an unfortunate side-effect when you are picked before being ready (some handle it, some don't):

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/nic-maddinsons-indefinite-absence-from-cricket-extended-due-to-personal-reasons/news-story/2df2e30ded36aea89741a1c3089a0b26 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/nic-maddinsons-indefinite-absence-from-cricket-extended-due-to-personal-reasons/news-story/2df2e30ded36aea89741a1c3089a0b26)


hope it works out for him.  didn't like his selection, but hope he gets his head right...


I think in the last 15 yrs the pressure put on young sports people in most sports businesses is way over the top... expectations to instantly be the next Bradman, Abblett snr, Beetson etc is unjustified... the media should wear most of the blame with their lust for a headline or "comment" piece.. Apparently there are 549 'licensed' reporters with the AFL alone... how do they all run 1 genuine article each per day/week?
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on February 09, 2017, 08:26:11 AM
I think in the last 15 yrs the pressure put on young sports people in most sports businesses is way over the top... expectations to instantly be the next Bradman, Abblett snr, Beetson etc is unjustified... the media should wear most of the blame with their lust for a headline or "comment" piece.. Apparently there are 549 'licensed' reporters with the AFL alone... how do they all run 1 genuine article each per day/week?

when big money is involved, the issues (both good and bad) are magnified exponentially...

as for 'licensed' reporters, i think you will find that a fair amount of those 'reporters' are bloggers/podcasters or similar...

far easier to get 'credentialed' these days, from what i understand...

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 24, 2017, 06:46:09 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/marsh.jpg)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on February 24, 2017, 06:48:04 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/marsh.jpg)


you forgot australia's 'saviour', the other marsh brother...

they must have the naked photos of selectors that shane watson had...

what a joke.

but good on renshaw.  showed the fight we need from the openers, instead of warner fiddling outside of off-stump for a ball that could have easily been left...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on February 24, 2017, 10:04:32 AM
At least Mitch has a decent batting average. Mitch Starc that is.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tryagain on February 25, 2017, 06:54:23 PM
Well, just 4 wickets to go and it will be 1-0 to Australia, I'll admit that I didn't think we had a chance going over there, the bit I find most amusing is that in India's quest to doctor the wicket they went too far and it worked to our advantage.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 25, 2017, 06:55:11 PM
the bit I find most amusing is that in India's quest to doctor the wicket they went too far and it worked to our advantage.

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tryagain on February 25, 2017, 07:14:03 PM
just one wicket to go now, might roll them for less than their first innings.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on February 25, 2017, 07:15:37 PM
Just like diveball
(https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder100/62570100.jpg)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: tryagain on February 25, 2017, 07:35:34 PM
just one wicket to go now, might roll them for less than their first innings.

Well they got one more in the second than the first, 106 and 107, Australia win by 333 runs

Just like diveball
(https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder100/62570100.jpg)

You can never rule it out, Australia actually played well for once though, I'll take the win.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on February 26, 2017, 06:00:25 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

(http://blkmav.com/images/3cent.jpg)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 04, 2017, 07:54:12 PM
GOAT takes 8/50, IND all out for 189, interesting to see how we bat now...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 05, 2017, 08:34:14 AM
India doctor up dodgy spinning pitches and then can't even bat on them themselves lmao.
They really deserve to lose this. They have been far too arrogant in their approach to cricket for the last 20 years.
Lol they have finally decided to use DRS this series but their lack of experience in it's use is hilarious - Kohli review was straight out of the Shane Watson batting manual.`
Congrats to Australia, but I still think the Marsh selections will bite us on the rear end sooner than later - maybe even today.  Smith can't save us every innings.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: sol on March 05, 2017, 12:35:48 PM
I agree. Kawaja deserves to be there in my book.


         :cheers:
 
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 05, 2017, 12:58:03 PM
I agree. Kawaja deserves to be there in my book.


         :cheers:
 
x infinity.
Case closed.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 07, 2017, 04:09:58 PM
188 to win with a day and a 2 sessions to bat. Going to be an interesting finish.
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Post by: peter01 on March 07, 2017, 05:51:00 PM
188 to win with a day and a 2 sessions to bat. Going to be an interesting finish.

not looking good 3/68
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 07, 2017, 05:53:33 PM
not looking good 3/68

No need to panic...just yet...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: peter01 on March 07, 2017, 05:56:26 PM
No need to panic...just yet...

BD, no panic, just concern. nothing better then seeing the "press conference" when we win
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 07, 2017, 06:34:29 PM
Dodgy pitch brings Smith undone. What a joke. There should be something in the pitch for the bowlers, but random luck doesn't qualify. Will be close.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 07, 2017, 07:16:08 PM
Start panicking
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 07, 2017, 07:17:17 PM
Lost cause unfortunately.  If we win from here luck will be on our side

GG

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Moxley on March 07, 2017, 07:44:54 PM
Lost cause unfortunately.  If we win from here luck will be on our side

GG

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

Surely it's time to swap Maxwell for Marsh. Your dad being a former player can't get you picked for ever.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 07, 2017, 08:22:27 PM
Surely it's time to swap Maxwell for Marsh. Your dad being a former player can't get you picked for ever.
There's a far better batsman than both of them, he's in the touring party, but apparently he can't play spin. Why was he selected for the tour? Short circuit Qld's run at the shield??...seems the only plausible reason at this stage.
And Rod Marsh was roasted for being a selector, -  well new mob are doing a fine job in his stead...lol
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Moxley on March 07, 2017, 08:25:54 PM
There's a far better batsman than both of them, he's in the touring party, but apparently he can't play spin. Why was he selected for the tour? Short circuit Qld's run at the shield??...seems the only plausible reason at this stage.
And Rod Marsh was roasted for being a selector, -  well new mob are doing a fine job in his stead...lol

I was surprised that he was dropped, but then again I think he's out of form in India. I think Maxwell's experience and achievements there would have put him ahead. Either way, we agree about Marsh.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 07, 2017, 08:34:19 PM
Mitch Marsh is rapidly approaching Scott Muller status as worst player ever (repeatedly) selected for Australia. Cant bat (for more than 50 balls), can't bowl (or isn't allowed to lol) and whether he can field or not is irrelevant since all players of the modern era must field or be banished.
Case closed if I was on the panel.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 08, 2017, 05:58:52 AM
Mitch Marsh has still scored more runs than Virat Kohli this series ;D
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on March 08, 2017, 06:14:39 AM
Mitch Marsh has still scored more runs than Virat Kohli this series ;D

fair comment, but kohli hasn't been utter rubbish in the five series before this one...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on March 08, 2017, 11:03:59 AM
woof...  ???

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/mitchell-marshs-horror-run-reaches-historic-new-low/news-story/50b812a8216a3276784c94cb17707cbc (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/mitchell-marshs-horror-run-reaches-historic-new-low/news-story/50b812a8216a3276784c94cb17707cbc)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on March 08, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
Quote from: paceman
woof...  ???
like to shizzle (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/mitchell-marshs-horror-run-reaches-historic-new-low/news-story/50b812a8216a3276784c94cb17707cbc)


without reading it has he lost the compromising photos of the selectors he was bribing them with ???
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on March 08, 2017, 11:29:16 AM
without reading it has he lost the compromising photos of the selectors he was bribing them with ???

nah, just gave them to his brother...  ;D

although, he hasn't been dropped yet, so he may still have them...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on March 08, 2017, 05:07:28 PM
the timing could not be more suspect...

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-test-series-in-india-2017-injured-mitchell-marsh-to-fly-home-putting-an-end-to-his-horror-tour/news-story/69bd6c1bcaf96aa42a587a13c58f228d (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-test-series-in-india-2017-injured-mitchell-marsh-to-fly-home-putting-an-end-to-his-horror-tour/news-story/69bd6c1bcaf96aa42a587a13c58f228d)
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Moxley on March 08, 2017, 07:21:13 PM
the timing could not be more suspect...

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-test-series-in-india-2017-injured-mitchell-marsh-to-fly-home-putting-an-end-to-his-horror-tour/news-story/69bd6c1bcaf96aa42a587a13c58f228d (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/australia-test-series-in-india-2017-injured-mitchell-marsh-to-fly-home-putting-an-end-to-his-horror-tour/news-story/69bd6c1bcaf96aa42a587a13c58f228d)


'...putting an end to his horror tour...'. Says it all really.

Unclear though who the replacement will be.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 10, 2017, 04:33:53 PM
This isn't good
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mitchell-starc-foot-fracture-australia-india-test-series-highlights-third-test-ranchi/2017-03-10 (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/mitchell-starc-foot-fracture-australia-india-test-series-highlights-third-test-ranchi/2017-03-10)

Australia have been dealt a seismic injury blow with pace spearhead Mitchell Starc ruled out of the remainder of the Qantas Tour of India with a fractured foot.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on March 10, 2017, 04:37:44 PM
Yep that ain't good. Here's hoping the Bird is the word now.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on March 15, 2017, 08:40:34 AM
https://www.google.com/doodles/140th-anniversary-of-the-first-cricket-test-match (https://www.google.com/doodles/140th-anniversary-of-the-first-cricket-test-match)

so.. will it make 150 is the question...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paulo on March 20, 2017, 03:38:18 PM
Hi all,

I would just like to apologise for losing Australia this Test.

I just flicked Cricinfo on to check the score. 2/64, no bad me thinks, but while the commentary page was loading, Renshaw got out, then 3 balls later Smith went, so I turned it straight off. So, for the good of Australian cricket I won't be turning it back on.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 20, 2017, 04:18:19 PM
Yup looks like we'll steal defeat from the clutches of victory...
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: D4D on March 27, 2017, 06:57:08 PM
Oh dear, talk about throwing it all away :(
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on March 27, 2017, 07:01:27 PM
Think there is an ICC clause that India must win at home....

On the plus side Vic's are doing well
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on March 27, 2017, 08:53:38 PM
Australia skittled for 137. Too long have the side relied on Smith me thinks....
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 28, 2017, 03:02:54 AM
Some people are producing a convincing argument that the result was never in doubt.
Always the Indians when they play a home game?
It's always embarrassing for the home team when the Visitors win.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paulo on March 28, 2017, 08:22:54 AM
Unfortunately a mostly evenly contested series looks like going down the toilet due to two bad sessions/innings of Aussie batting. That's cricket I guess.
Hopefully we can bowl 10 great balls and pull victory out of the clutches of defeat.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: terravista on March 28, 2017, 08:46:16 AM
India still may lose, though very unlikely.
I have to admit to having a bit of a snicker when hearing the Aussies saying that "it is a tied test series and now the pressure is all on India"
Pressure........what pressure????
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2017, 08:46:56 AM
Quote from: terravista
Pressure........what pressure????

from the bookies.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: terravista on March 28, 2017, 11:19:16 AM
from the bookies.


Na. Not possible. That would be illegal and we all know cricket has a spotless legal record.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2017, 11:30:03 AM
Quote from: terravista
Na. Not possible. That would be illegal and we all know cricket has a spotless legal record.
... but only in India.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: krisandkev on March 28, 2017, 01:41:33 PM
They are a bunch of sooks but and not only do they produce doggy pitches they have a big say in world cricket. They should win when you add all that up plus the current aussie team are that that good, Yet.....   Kevin
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: achjimmy on March 28, 2017, 04:22:02 PM
They are a bunch of sooks but and not only do they produce doggy pitches they have a big say in world cricket. They should win when you add all that up plus the current aussie team are that that good, Yet.....   Kevin

Yes but we have to stop idolising flat trackers like Warner and start paying them by the run! Or contract him to play Home tests only and find batsman who can play in all conditions
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on March 28, 2017, 04:33:03 PM
Simple: HTF do we get all out 137 3rd innings yet 4th innings they r 2-102...>???
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: lino6 on March 28, 2017, 06:34:13 PM
Easily apparently.

On the plus side, Vics are 238 in front with 8 wickets in hand. 2 days left of the final.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2017, 10:36:29 AM
So where to for this once great game ??? another 'world series' breakaway?
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: paceman on July 13, 2017, 10:46:11 AM
So where to for this once great game ??? another 'world series' breakaway?

if it's not sorted by australia's scheduled tour of india in october, india will sue the a**e off cricket australia, just like they sued the west indies three years ago for cancelling a tour.

Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: Rumpig on July 13, 2017, 11:29:41 AM
Was listening to the radio today and they listed the dollar figures players were offered in the Austraian team for both men and women, aswell as Sheffield Shield team amounts also...reckon I'm on the side of the ACB myself after seeing the pay rises that were knocked back.
Yes the players can make more money overseas then what is on offer (average of just under $1.5 million a year for men's Aussie team...$300K a year pay rise), but so could most of us if we choose to work elsewhere living away from home...it's your choice to make.
Title: Re: OK, Now We Rock at cricket- What was I thinking :-)
Post by: 3rd time lucky on July 13, 2017, 03:22:31 PM
Yes, unlike the WSC days the players are not poor or being ripped off.  My mind wanders to the recent demise of Ch 10 > the bubble that is TV telecasting rights payments cannot continue to escalate forever, nor can the players expect it to.  I read somewhere that Ch 10 barely made a profit out of the 2016/2017 Big Bash yet the demands for TV were going to double....lol.
When is greed going to cease?  Unless the players can demonstrate that a certain faction or element of the cricket admin that collects these fees is profiteering then they are simply being greedy.  We're all entitled to bargain hard for the best possib