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Title: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on November 18, 2004, 09:34:45 AM
I know for some of us Tiger nuts footy never ends - But today cricket season officially starts in OZ for lets hope another long hot summer.

Starting with the Kiwis in Brissie - How do you all think we'll go

First test win by Aus by  9 wickets - and a 2 tests to Nil victory is my guess  ;)

Against the paki's lets say we might get some rain somewhere and the way it's been in melbourne of late lets hope it's not here  :shh

2 - 0 win against the paki's - ur thought's
A New Zealander, a sheep, and a dog are the survivors of a terrible shipwreck, and they find themselves stranded on a desert island. After being there awhile, they get into a ritual of going to the beach every evening to watch the sun go down. One particular evening the sky was red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance! Well, that sheep started looking better and better and pretty soon the Kiwi rolled toward the sheep and put his arm around it. The dog was not very happy with this and growled fiercely at him, until he removed his arm from the sheep. They continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but no more cuddling. A few weeks passed by, and low and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was a beautiful young woman. She was in a pretty bad way when they rescued her and they slowly nursed her back to good health. When she was well enough they introduced her to their evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening, red sky, cirrus clouds, warm gentle breeze, perfect for romance, the four of them lying there. The Kiwi started getting 'those' ideas again, so he leaned over toward the girl and said: "Honey, could you take the dog for a walk?"

Sorry - couldn't resist a Kiwi joke  :thumbsup


Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on November 18, 2004, 04:29:35 PM
An oldie but a goodie CUB  ;D

One paper we should win 2-zip especially with their best bowler Bond out injured but the kiwis always gear themselves up when they play the Aussies. We've made a good start -  NZ 5/152. Kaspowicz 3 wickets.

Pakistan on the other hand are a funny side. Brilliant one match; shocking the next. How they go depends on which turns up. Got the Windies as well for the one-dayers.
Title: Re: Cricket season - Aussies in slight trouble
Post by: mightytiges on November 19, 2004, 05:37:18 PM
Aus 4/155 nearing stumps after NZ's tail wagged their score to 353. They always seem to lift against us.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on November 20, 2004, 06:27:32 PM
LOL @ McGrath hitting a six and scoring a 50  :o :rollin. 
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: harry bosch on November 20, 2004, 11:15:41 PM
thank you ch 9...

Title: So much for being unbeatable
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2004, 10:49:40 PM
Turned on the tv earlier today to see Gilchrist smashing the kiwis all over the park and thinking 300+ easy. Then I just turn on the radio tonight to find out the kiwis winning in the last over  :gobdrop.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: cub on December 06, 2004, 12:21:26 AM
I was talking about test matches - not the pyjama game - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  :cheers

Summer in Melbourne and cricket at the Dome WITH the roof closed - Wats up wif dat  :rollin

That 20/20 Game sounds interesting  :thumbsup

An Aussie journalist was in New Zealand doing stories where he saw a Kiwi
farmer doing unnatural things with a sheep. He approached the Kiwi and
firstly asked, "What sort of sheep is that?" He scribbled down the farmer's
reply - "a Merino". The next question was, "Do you shear them?" The farmer
replied hastily, "No! Go and find yer own!"
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Fwoy3 on December 06, 2004, 12:34:09 AM
We lsoe the first one dayer every year it seems  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: cub on December 10, 2004, 01:34:04 PM
Well - bored bored bored. Everyone gone at to xmas lunch at work and me left to babysit(time to get out the telly and watch the cricket i spose)

Whats is up with the Kiwis anyhows are they trying to be the new poms (doctoring the pitch to sabatoge Vettori - yeah right  :rollin :lol)

Sitting together on a train, travelling through the Swiss Alps, were a Kiwi, an Australian, a little old Greek lady, and a young blonde Swiss girl.

The train goes into a dark tunnel and a few seconds later there is the sound of a loud slap.

When the train emerges from the tunnel, the Kiwi has a bright red hand print on his cheek.

No one speaks.

The old lady thinks: That Kiwi must have groped the blonde in the dark, and she slapped his cheek.

The blonde thinks: That Kiwi must have tried to grope me in the dark, but missed and fondled the old lady. She slapped his cheek.

The Kiwi thinks: That Australian must have groped the blonde in the dark.
She tried to slap him but missed and got me instead.

The Australian thinks: I can't wait for another tunnel, so I can smack that Kiwi again.
Title: First Test - Aus vs Pak
Post by: mightytiges on December 17, 2004, 06:25:28 PM
Aus 381

Pak 8/111  :o at Tea.   Kaspar 4 wickets  (Brett who?  ;) ), Warney 3.

Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Ox on December 28, 2004, 04:07:41 PM
The Australian cricket team makes me embarassed to be an Aussie.
Not because of their skill levels but because of their boganistic approach to a sport that the rest of the world play.

LMAOO@stuffheds like Warne,Gillespie,Ponting.

Self-righteous holes playing the big fish in a very small pond.

I hope Pakistan creams the sons of bitches.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on December 28, 2004, 07:38:51 PM
I haven't given a schit about cricket since Dean Jones was shafted from the Aussie team 10 years ago.

Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: froars on December 28, 2004, 07:57:55 PM
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I haven't given a schit about cricket since Dean Jones was shafted from the Aussie team 10 years ago.

I have found a cricket soul mate lol.  Exactly why i stopped watching it - and only watch it now if i am having a bet, and usually have money on the opposition.

Luved watching Deano, and at the time was so frustrated to see him get dropped after one bad innings after watching other hacks get carte blanche no matter what their form was like.  They say he was a prick of a guy, but i couldn't have cared less - he was a great cricketer and that's all that should have mattered.

Stuff cricket - it's boring when there's no competition.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Ox on December 28, 2004, 10:09:50 PM

Here,hear!
Dean Jones.
The last of the mohicans
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on December 29, 2004, 01:24:18 AM
Jones was ten years ahead of his time, especially in terms of the one-day game.

Excitement machine with the best footwork, best innovation in off setting the bowlers, lots of bravado, great fitness, super quickness between the wickets, very good fielder with a great arm.

Was averaging 45 runs an innings whilst the rest of the shmucks in the team were lucky to average over 30. And he did it when it actually meant something, facing the likes of Garner, Walsh, Ambrose, Akram, Younis and Hadlee.

Since then we have seen a bunch of Dean Jones immitators rocking around facing sub standard teams and making a name off it.

Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on December 29, 2004, 01:28:46 AM
Stuff cricket - it's boring when there's no competition.

Agree Moi, if there's to be no competition I hope the game folds. I'd rather that than see hacks like Damien Martyn stand in the limelight as if he's achieving something momentous.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: froars on December 29, 2004, 09:53:12 AM
I was at the "G when Deano told Curtley Ambrose to take off his sweat band - what a fiery match that was lol
The Windies were awesome then - competition and rivalry were just that.

When you take away "superstars" like Deano just so you can get all your NSW cricket mates into one team - you lose supporters like me.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: harry bosch on December 29, 2004, 04:28:32 PM
Jones was a great one day player but at test level was a classic flat track bully making most of his runs
on freeways and against the weaker attacks.

Did stuff all against the Windies...A good test player still , but he was dropped at about the right time...



Anyway good to see us have another good series win...

Looking forward to the ashes now and hopefully a team that can give us some competition...
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: The Undertaker on December 29, 2004, 05:38:05 PM
I was at the "G when Deano told Curtley Ambrose to take off his sweat band - what a fiery match that was lol
The Windies were awesome then - competition and rivalry were just that.

When you take away "superstars" like Deano just so you can get all your NSW cricket mates into one team - you lose supporters like me.
Deano was one of a kind, perfect for the one day game. Him at no.3 and Bevo at around 6 were the best in the world in that form of the game.

As for the crack at NSW players the problem is in your own backyard. Since Deano retired the Vics have lost the plot. Harvey has some flair but is not top class. The rest are bland as batpoo.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: bg25 on December 29, 2004, 06:07:34 PM
I was at the "G when Deano told Curtley Ambrose to take off his sweat band - what a fiery match that was lol
The Windies were awesome then - competition and rivalry were just that.

When you take away "superstars" like Deano just so you can get all your NSW cricket mates into one team - you lose supporters like me.
Deano was one of a kind, perfect for the one day game. Him at no.3 and Bevo at around 6 were the best in the world in that form of the game.

As for the crack at NSW players the problem is in your own backyard. Since Deano retired the Vics have lost the plot. Harvey has some flair but is not top class. The rest are bland as batpooh.

Still managed to win the Pura Cup last year! ;D
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: The Undertaker on December 29, 2004, 06:49:15 PM
Still managed to win the Pura Cup last year! ;D
Whats that? :sleep
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on December 29, 2004, 08:27:52 PM
Jones was a great one day player but at test level was a classic flat track bully making most of his runs
on freeways and against the weaker attacks.

Did stuff all against the Windies...A good test player still , but he was dropped at about the right time...


That's true to an extent, but let's not forget his heroic 210 in Madras, till this day considered one of the best if not the best innings of all time.

He also made a 216 against the Windies at Adeliaide. True the series result was already over, but it was a great innings nonetheless.

I think Dean Jones got dropped just at the time when he was ready to mature into a fine Test player.

At any rate, he got dropped at a time when Mark Waugh had made 4 consecutive ducks, and Mark Waugh never went on to do anything at Test level that would have been better than what Dean Jones could do (except slip fielding).
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: froars on December 29, 2004, 10:31:07 PM
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As for the crack at NSW players the problem is in your own backyard.
I would if i cared enough - haven't followed it for years!
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2004, 12:42:51 AM
The Aussies are simply too good for everyone else at Test cricket. Pakistan could have had the Aussies on the ropes a couple of times if they had one more world class fast bowler and batsman. The Aussies could fill two test sides whereas other countries struggle to fill one especially fast bowlers and opening batsman. We always have other countries 2 down for hardly any all the time which puts more pressure on their middle orders.

Australia's domination has been 20 years in the making with the set-up of the cricket academy pumping resources into our best young talent because we got a fright in the mid 80s when we were crap and lost woefully to everyone after Lillee, Marsh and Greg Chappell all retired at once and we had no one to replace them. Other countries are behind us both off-field as well as on-field.

The main thing that has hurt Windies cricket is the bright lights of the NBA attracting kids to basketball. Similarly in England over the past decade more kids want to be like Beckham and play soccer rather than be a Michael Atherton lol.

One-dayers thankfully are closer and at least competitive although the Aussies know how to turn it on in games that matter (world cup for example).
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2004, 01:48:03 AM
At any rate, he got dropped at a time when Mark Waugh had made 4 consecutive ducks, and Mark Waugh never went on to do anything at Test level that would have been better than what Dean Jones could do (except slip fielding).

Deano was outspoken and upset officialdom. I'd reckon that had at least partly something to do with his axing. In hindsight he was outted as a number 3 when Boony moved down to first drop and Taylor opened with Geoff Marsh then Slater. Boony was a better test batsman than Deano and there was no other spot left for Deano.

We use to call Mark Waugh the kamakazi kid because he would normally get himself out going for a stupid (hook/pull) shot rather than the bowler dismissing him. Cricket's version of Bowden pre-2004  ;).
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on December 30, 2004, 02:32:28 AM
lmfaoooo@Joel Waugh

I'd accept that Boon was a better test Batsman than Jones, but Jones didn't spend much time at number 3 in test cricket. He was on the whole a number 4 or 5 batter, and so should not have been in battle with Boon for his spot in the team. It was really Jones or S.Waugh that were vying for the 4th or 5th spot, with Border and Waugh pretty much holding down the other two batting spots.

Mark Waugh was really a talent, but he was soft as butter. In my opinion Waugh was kept in the team on potential more than results, and as you say MT, Jones was outspoken and it probably made it all that much easier to make the call.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: julzqld on January 03, 2005, 04:51:05 PM
Speaking of Boony - did anyone see him on the news the other night talking about his walk from Melb to Hobart for leukaemia research.  I swear they showed Richo walking alongside with him.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 03, 2005, 07:52:30 PM
Jones was a great one day player but at test level was a classic flat track bully making most of his runs
on freeways and against the weaker attacks.

Did stuff all against the Windies...A good test player still , but he was dropped at about the right time...

Deano was OK against the Windies....

I remember being at the Adelaide Oval way back in either 85, 86 or maybe 87 when Deano took on the might of the west Indies and scored a ton - down the other end was one Merv Hughes who copped a battering from the West Indies - his massive girth covered in bruises. I think Merv made about 91 in that innings.

I also remember it was hot - damn hot! Coolest day of my three week stay was 34 degrees apart from the day I came home - it rained for the first time in about a month and dropped to 23 degrees.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 03, 2005, 07:55:33 PM
Speaking of Boony - did anyone see him on the news the other night talking about his walk from Melb to Hobart for leukaemia research.  I swear they showed Richo walking alongside with him.

Your eyes were not decieving you Julz (they never do when it comes to Richo spotting I might add ;)) - Richo was due to walk with Bonnie for a couple of hours - not sure of the day but it was advertised he'd be doing it :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Fishfinger on January 03, 2005, 08:16:48 PM
Richo was there at the start of the walk. 3rd day of the Test. Couldn't miss him, he was a foot taller than everyone else and had a big grin as he did the lap with all the others on the walk.
Big Merv was there as well.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: froars on January 03, 2005, 09:39:34 PM
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Your eyes were not decieving you Julz (they never do when it comes to Richo spotting I might add )
She's good isn't she - what's she gonna do when he retires lol
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: julzqld on January 04, 2005, 09:30:57 AM
Never fear Moi - already worked that one out.  A big hunk named Troy Simmonds ;)
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: froars on January 04, 2005, 09:35:39 AM
Must congratulate you on your taste Julz - i was sizing him up for myself when i went to see the cricket match a while back.
A very imposing lad  :o
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: julzqld on January 04, 2005, 09:37:11 AM
Apart from the snakes - he can keep those :o
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2005, 07:04:59 PM
Never fear Moi - already worked that one out.  A big hunk named Troy Simmonds ;)

Cementing your presidental role for years to come I see Julz  :rollin

Poor Richo. How quickly he'll be forgotten  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: harry bosch on January 05, 2005, 11:55:43 PM
Well with that over bring on the poms , i doubt they will beat us but they should be pretty competitive..
Though they would want to play better than they have this test match ..


Good too see Punter back to form , can't beleive MacGill got motm ahead of him and
Gilchrist..Oh well something  for Macgill to savour as he looks on from the sidelines  :D
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: cub on January 06, 2005, 12:13:33 AM
We will clean sweep the poms to.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2005, 05:07:45 PM
When the Poms play the Aussies it's like us up against the bombers over recent times  :(. They freeze from being intimidated and in awe of their opponents and are already beaten mentally before the game has even started. If they can come at us then it'll be at least competitive (Aussies will still win though) but the last couple of Ashes series have seen a supposedly in-form and improved English side cave in straight from the start of the series.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on January 10, 2005, 06:03:41 PM
World XI - 8/344 after their 50 overs

Punter made another century, Cairns bashed 69 off 47 and Lara also got a 50.

Warney got a yellow card for running off the ground before the innings was actually finished lol.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Fishfinger on January 10, 2005, 06:18:09 PM
I believe Warney doing that was planned MT. My son told me before the innings that if Warne walked someone said they would donate $10,000, so Warne said he would do it.
Seems Billy Bowden wasn't in on it, nor the commentators, because the yellow card looked fair dinkum.
Mind you, I've never heard of a yellow card in cricket before. ???
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on January 11, 2005, 03:51:08 AM
First time I knew about a yellow card too FF  ???

On ebay Warney's shirt for the game has a current bid of $143,000 :o.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: JohnF on January 11, 2005, 01:30:59 PM
The moment Tendulkar withdrew from the match it was over.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 11, 2005, 08:02:50 PM
I believe Warney doing that was planned MT. My son told me before the innings that if Warne walked someone said they would donate $10,000, so Warne said he would do it.

Yeah Andrew Denton said to Warne on the telethon on Saturday evening that he would donate $10k if Warne would "walk" whether he was out or not. Warne said he would I can only assume that's what he was trying to do.

The moment Tendulkar withdrew from the match it was over.

Agree JohnF - no Sachin no contest. Ganguly batting 3 hurt the Asian side big time.

And I would like to nominate West Indies player Chris Gayle as the most laid back cricketer in the world  :bow :bow :bow

More of it I say - as Michael Hokding said after Ian Chappell but it sounded better coming from Michael Holding a "COOL DUDE"
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: cub on January 16, 2005, 11:27:06 AM
Is it just me or does anyone else think Andrew Symonds is in desparate need of a haircut.

(http://www.geocities.com/~gipsytoo/picgollywithhand2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: Fwoy3 on January 16, 2005, 01:41:49 PM
Nah, he just needs a purple jacket, candy striped pants and white gloves :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2005, 04:05:23 PM
Aus 3/127 off 26 overs

Symonds 47 (41)
Martyn 24 (36)

btw Hayden was dropped.

At least Pakistan have been competitive the last few games.
Title: Re: Cricket season
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2005, 05:40:40 PM
Aus all out 236 (49.1 overs)

Symonds 91 (101)
Martyn 53
Gilly 24


 
Title: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 05, 2005, 06:20:09 PM
Aus 8/255

Tiger supporter Katich top scored with 58.

Martyn's career must be on thin ice after another duck.

Murali and Vettori got 6 wickets b/w them.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 05, 2005, 07:08:38 PM
And another Aussie makes a stupid prediction and then fails miserably......... :banghead

Take a bow Shane "I'll be as good as if not better than Flintoff" Watson

Don't try and talk the talk if you cannot walk the walk.... pardon the pun but put some runs on the board  :banghead :banghead

Can someone tell me why Cam White is only "super-subbing" rather than being in the eleven :help >:(

And to top it off Watson dropped asitter at first slip  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on October 06, 2005, 02:19:39 AM
When he can win the Ashes back in 14 months time in a man of the series effort then Watson might be able to make such as huge claim. He did bowl well last night though.

Nice to see we brought back home our bout of butterfingers from England. Sheesh! :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Fishfinger on October 06, 2005, 07:58:06 PM
A couple of World XI players said the TD surface was slippery. Where do they get off? You'd never hear anyone in Australia say such a thing. 8)
I reckon they should tell someone who cares. (Not Collo)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on October 07, 2005, 03:33:46 PM
LOL FF  ;D

Aus 0/89 from 17 overs

Gilchrist 50*
Katich 36*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on October 07, 2005, 04:37:47 PM
Aus 2/194 off 32 overs

Gilchrist got 103 off 79 balls :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on October 07, 2005, 06:01:32 PM
Aus 4/328

51 runs off the last 4 overs  :o. Symonds 30 from 14.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2005, 06:33:30 PM
Sad to see the state of Windies test cricket now especially their bowling. It looks like its going to be a 3-0 whitewash.

You would hardly know the cricket has started unless it was live on the tellie. Lee's smash for six yesterday was awesome though :thumbsup.     
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 06, 2005, 04:56:42 PM
You would hardly know the cricket has started unless it was live on the tellie. Lee's smash for six yesterday was awesome though :thumbsup.     

Chris Gayle's 2 sixes off McGarth were awesome too :thumbsup When that bloke is hot he is a joy to watch - it's just a pity he is so inconsistent :banghead

Looks like this seriesis going to be rather lop-sided (unfortunately)

perhaps Mikey Holding could make a comeback for the Windies ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on November 07, 2005, 01:54:34 AM
Slightly off topic, but i opened today and got 0-21 off 5 overs, but the dumb, bald, fat captain didn't ball me after that, idiot!  :banghead :'( :lol

He also thought it a good idea to only bowl 5 people when the team has like 9 bowlers and no batters in it!  :help

As far as my batting goes, no comment!  :help :help :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 10, 2005, 04:58:04 PM
Good to see Hodge get his chance, even at the expense of tiger supporter Kat.

Also glad to see Symonds in there, hopefully both will start. I'm a big fan of Symonds, not only as a Qlder, but also because he offers something different - if Gilchrist fails then not many in the middle order can really take to the bowling in a big way. I think that showed in England, and he is the sort of guy that raises standards in the field. Katich, Martyn and Lehman in the past have been accumulators rather than aggressors and Clarke gets himself out more often than not when he goes after the bowling.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2005, 05:34:56 PM
Losing Steve Waugh left a big hole in the middle order. He was someone who would consistently accumulate in normal circumstances but could sum up a hairy situation quickly and bat in a clever unorthodox way (such as his famous slogs over midwicket) to save the Aussies. Agree Jake that Katich, Martyn and Lehmann don't and didn't have that ability.

I'm also a big fan of Symonds. Delivers in the big games and would enable us to play with one extra batsman (hopefully Hodge) as 3 quicks + Warney + Simmonds' off-breaks and medium pacers should do the job. Let's hope the selectors give both of them a few tests in a row to prove themselves.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on November 10, 2005, 06:58:51 PM
Hodge should of gotten a go at least 2 years ago!

About bloody time the australian selectors started playing people who have duly earned spots in the team, not simply because they play for NSW!
Title: Clarke Dropper
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 21, 2005, 05:54:19 PM
Just heard on the Ch 10 news that Michale Clarke has been dropped for the 3rd test agaisnt the Windies. No surprise there!

Only surprise is that Symonds didn't join him  ;D :banghead ;D
Title: Re: Clarke Dropper
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2005, 04:56:35 PM
Just heard on the Ch 10 news that Michale Clarke has been dropped for the 3rd test agaisnt the Windies. No surprise there!

Only surprise is that Symonds didn't join him  ;D :banghead ;D

About bloody time too for Clarke. I would give Symonds a couple more tests as he normally starts each one-day series slowly too.

btw well done to Hodge on his debut.

Did anyone else about Afridi alleged cheating in the Pakistan-England match on SEN?

The story goes that the drinks cart came onto the ground during the mid-session break and the pressurized gas cylinder on it exploded with a large bang. Given the place and the modern times we live in, all the security forces apparently charged onto the field in case it was a terrorist attack while the players were going "WTF"! While all this was going on supposely a wide camare shot of the field showed Afridi on the vacated pitch taking the opportunity to do the "twist" with his spikes then walking up and down it. Classic!  :lol 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on November 22, 2005, 07:25:58 PM
Yeah they had the footage on the news, so obvious what he was doing!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on November 23, 2005, 01:25:53 AM
Yeah saw that too ! I really dont get it, how much of an advantage would you get from a little twist and is it worth the risk.

1 test and 2 one day games ban - stiff about the 1 dayers, but the test match could cost them big time. I don't understand cheats especially one's as talented and exciting to watch as Afridi, has all the talent in the world, no need to resort to cheating. ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2005, 04:56:41 AM
I didn't see the footage on the news but it would only give him an advantage you would reckon if he could of enhanced the foot-holes in front of the batting crease so he could get more movement off the pitch as the ball spun.

Didn't Izzy get run out in unusual circumstances as well? He played the ball back down the pitch and Harmison who was bowling threw the ball back in his Izzy's direction and as Izzy jumped in the air to avoid it, the ball hit the stumps and he was given run-out.  
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Fishfinger on November 23, 2005, 07:45:38 AM
That decision to give Inzi out was a disgrace in terms of spirit of the game and was a wrong decision anyway. Up there with Andrew Hilditch being given out for picking the ball up and handing it back to the bowler (Sarfraz Nawaz) back in the 80's.
Not sure why it was even referred to the 3rd umpire. It should have been called 'dead ball'.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on November 23, 2005, 09:55:01 AM
Spirit of the game seems to have gone out the windows the last couple of years, especially with umpires.

3 weeks ago i got a warning for getting in the batters way when he was running, despite the fact that i was moving to the stumps to catch the incoming throw!  :banghead ::)

On the other hand, you have the occasional umpires who are actually quite decent, for example this smart ass guy thought it'd be a great idea to bowl a bouncer to this 16yo kid (who's really small) we had playing with us, and the umpire warned him for "unsportsmanlike conduct"! Funny stuff!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 23, 2005, 03:48:26 PM
the standard of international umpiring is disgraceful at best and poohouse at worst.

I mean some of the decisions Brian Lara has copped have been the pits. Shows what a great sportsman he is that he walks off without any carry on becuase he'd be justified in going off his cruet (sp?)

The Inzi decision in Pakistan was just terrible. And although I don't condone the Poms and their appealing for it you have to say you cannot blame them for appealing. Why?

It is just another example of how bad umpiring has become.

Players now appeal for everything and anything because they know that there is bloody good chance these incompetent fools like Kuertzen and Dahl will just nod and put their finger up. You're more likely to given out when you're not out these days that you were 20 years ago.

When it comes to run outs - most umpires wont make a decision because they know they don't have to. A bloke can be 2-3 metres out and they'll call for the 3rd umpire or the player can be past the stumps and they'll call for the 3rd umpire. Umpires have become very lazy and as result IMO the standard has declined to its present pathetic level.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2005, 05:42:25 PM
the standard of international umpiring is disgraceful at best and poohhouse at worst.

Agree WP. What's worst is the poor decisions usually favour the home side as we've seen here with the Kiwis last year and Lara so far this summer and in England during the Ashes when a dozen incorrect LBW decisions were made and all but one were in favour of England  :banghead.

As FF pointed out, the Izzy run-out was disgraceful. It is against the laws of the game to be given out like that. I think the umps were both Aussies (Hair was one of them) so they should have known the rules.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 24, 2005, 10:55:26 AM
As FF pointed out, the Izzy run-out was disgraceful. It is against the laws of the game to be given out like that. I think the umps were both Aussies (Hair was one of them) so they should have known the rules.

Yeah both Aussies - Taufel who is without doubt the best umpire in Cricket today by a mile the other one
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on November 25, 2005, 12:09:52 PM
Larf my arse off - how we are playing the west indies but we are talking about England v Paki's.

Good series the pom's paki's - been watching a bit on fox.

Hopefully the celth afrikkuns can put up a show otherwise we will be waiting till the poms come back over here until we get a contest  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on November 25, 2005, 05:22:03 PM
LOL CUB.

At last the Windies are making a game of it (well so far). Lara was lucky not to be out LBW early on but he deserves some luck after copping some dodgy decisions. He's on 136* and only needs about another hundred to pass AB's all-time runs record.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on November 25, 2005, 05:43:18 PM
Brian Lara is a frikkin legend - He deserved to play when the Windies were a powerhouse and go down as a true legend of the game - Not that he wont, but gee he has carried this side for 10 years.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on November 27, 2005, 06:56:42 PM
UPDATE: Razorblade has been officially sacked from his local cricket clubs 4th's for abusing the captain with some of the most vile phrases you will ever hear, which i then expected to be heavily criticized by my teammates but was applauded for it!  :o ???

I know a few of you have been longing for an update on my cricket career!  :lol :lol :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2005, 06:14:58 PM
Looks like another one-sided series - NZ 8/83  :o in the one-dayer and that's without McGrath playing.
Title: Andrew Symonds innings today
Post by: mightytiges on December 07, 2005, 11:27:59 PM
156 off 127 balls, 12 fours and 8 SIXES

Sheesh  :gobdrop

Oh and the poor kiwis fell short by just 2 runs all out after needing 6 runs off the last over with 2 wickets in hand  ;D.
Title: Re: Andrew Symonds innings today
Post by: Fishfinger on December 07, 2005, 11:56:04 PM
156 off 127 balls, 12 fours and 8 SIXES


100 off 109 balls, then 56 off 17 balls (went out on the 18th). Awesome hitting. :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2005, 06:54:19 AM
Looks like we might be finally getting a close home series. The South Africans have been on top for most of test. A big day today coming up for our suspect middle order  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on December 19, 2005, 01:59:30 PM
Onya Hodgey - 104*  :thumbsup

Aus 5/337

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on December 19, 2005, 02:30:20 PM
Hodge should of been in the team 2-3 years ago instead of that chronic underperformer Martyn, who was allowed to fail again and again yet would have one good innings amongst 10 poo ones and was kept in the team!  :banghead :banghead
Title: Hodge 200*
Post by: mightytiges on December 19, 2005, 05:49:29 PM
Hodge 200* and doing as he pleases :bow  :bow  :thumbsup


Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 19, 2005, 08:04:33 PM
And Symonds fails again - it's time for him to go. Unfortunately he isn't a test cricketer.

Actually, I think we should bring in a 6th batsmen and forget about this all-rounder search. I think we may already have one in the team - Brett Lee ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on December 19, 2005, 08:39:53 PM
Yes Lee is becoming more of an all rounder everyday!

Australia need to stop trying to make everyone who's good at one dayers a test player!

Have a group that plays the one dayers, and a group that plays the tests, it'll make the Australian side have more depth and prolong careers!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on December 20, 2005, 09:29:57 PM
So much for a fifth day pitch :-\.

Symonds will most likely be the only change but does anyone else think McGrath might sadly be nearing the end  :(. He's still bowling accurately but he seems to lost that zip and has dropped in pace.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2005, 09:36:58 PM
The middle order fails again  :-\. Sadly for Symonds a golden duck will end his test career. The selectors will probably bring Michael Clarke back in but I wouldn't mind giving someone like Cosgrove a go.

Poor Hodgey. It was on the cards he'd miss out today in front of a home crowd as he had little to gain after scoring 200 in the last test.

The completed MCG looks fantastic btw. Can't wait for when there's 70-80k at a Tiges game again.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 29, 2005, 03:09:42 PM
The middle order fails again  :-\. Sadly for Symonds a golden duck will end his test career.

Well it looks like Symonds lives to see another test - very lucky fella. Amazing what happens when he has to go out there play like it's a one day game and doesn't have to really think about things.

I still don't think he is a test player but his 72 should see get a game in Sydney and ticket to South Africa in February
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on December 29, 2005, 03:39:32 PM
His not a test player, but today he simply played his natural (aggressive) game and, well the results speak for themselves!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 02, 2006, 12:29:27 AM
Symonds has always been funny like that even in the one-dayers. He takes a while to get going in a series then one good innings and he's away. His bowling saved him as much as his 72 IMO although his innings was awesome to watch. He just went sick. That six that went 25 rows back and down the stairs at the back of the stand ... woh!  :o

As Razor said he's an aggressive player. Gilchrist is the same. They can go in and out of form without warning. Gilchrist has been struggling with the bat since the Ashes.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on January 02, 2006, 02:50:59 AM
Gilchrist won't be able to play both for much longer!

They need to blood Haddin more!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2006, 06:47:46 PM
Good to see Gilly find some form today. Aussies still in major trouble though unless they can bowl over SA tomorrow cheaply.

LBW is a bit of a joke with these umps. Hussey is given not out when plum yet Symonds is given out when the ball is clearly missing the stumps  ::).

Gilchrist won't be able to play both for much longer!

They need to blood Haddin more!

Agree Razor. Haddin's been brought for the twenty20 game. Gilchrist should take a rest from the one-dayers coming up as well.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2006, 05:13:43 PM
A wins a win but Graeme Smith declared way too early.

Sheesh Ponting is in form  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 06, 2006, 06:21:11 PM
Credit to Smith for making o game of it. Most teams would have played it safe and thaken the draw and settle for a 1-0 lossand blamed the weather instead of 2-0.

And please don't get me started on the umpiring.

And can anyone explain to me the sudden crackdown on some of the Aussies borish behaviour? It's been going on for years and they've been aloowed ot get away with it and sudden in 2006 the ICC want to do something about it :banghead And if Lee showed dissent then Warne is the luckiest cricketer in the world >:(

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2006, 07:11:20 PM
That's true about Smith making a game of it WP. Ponting's decision to send England in to bat in the second test of the Ashes was a far greater stuff up.

And can anyone explain to me the sudden crackdown on some of the Aussies borish behaviour? It's been going on for years and they've been aloowed ot get away with it and sudden in 2006 the ICC want to do something about it :banghead And if Lee showed dissent then Warne is the luckiest cricketer in the world >:(

The ICC are apparently cracking down on players showing dissent towards the umpires yet mouthing off at the opposition is fine going on Andre Nel being allowed to run down the pitch to the batsman after nearly every delivery and act like a clown. The umpires might do themselves a favour if they didn't make so many wrong LBW decisions.

 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2006, 11:12:36 PM
Andrew Symonds was made for 20/20 cricket. Sheesh he can thump a cricket ball  :o :thumbsup. Game was over after the Aussies innings. Martyn may have regained a spot in the Aussie one-day side.

The 20/20 form is great to watch with all the big hits one after the other within only 3 hours but it kills off spin bowling IMO unless you had someone like Warney who can get wickets with a newish ball.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: tiga on January 10, 2006, 02:17:50 PM
That was one of the very few cricket matches I've seen that had a true football atmosphere. I think it's a great concept. :thumbsup
I agree MT, spin bowling is no good for this type of format but it sure does provide more opportunities for medium paced swing bowlers.
I thoroughly enjoyed last nights game and I think it will really take off in the near future. You couldn't take your eyes off the game (like footy) or you'd miss  something. In a test match I could go out, wash the car & mow the lawn and come back in and miss very little.
When I played grade cricket and we had a bye we played 4 a side 8 over cricket whch was a great smash and bash affair.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on January 14, 2006, 06:06:43 PM
Andrew Symonds was made for 20/20 cricket. Sheesh he can thump a cricket ball  :o :thumbsup. Game was over after the Aussies innings. Martyn may have regained a spot in the Aussie one-day side.

Roy was definitely made for 20/20 and One-day cricket. Personally don't think Test cricket is his calling, building an innings isn't his style.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2006, 03:34:37 AM
Gilchrist definitely needs a break from the international side to rediscover some batting touch and get his feet moving again.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on January 16, 2006, 12:33:36 PM
Well thats what happens when you play him ALL the time in both one dayers and test cricket, put him in one and Haddin in the other!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 16, 2006, 12:54:15 PM
Well thats what happens when you play him ALL the time in both one dayers and test cricket, put him in one and Haddin in the other!

Agree Razor - bring Haddin in and get Hussey to open. It is really quite simple when you thin about it :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: julzqld on January 16, 2006, 01:00:58 PM
How was that catch by Hussey? :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2006, 06:59:54 PM
How was that catch by Hussey? :bow

Unreal  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on January 18, 2006, 10:51:35 AM
How was that catch by Hussey? :bow

take a bow hussey
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2006, 02:33:45 AM
We have a habit of putting the Sri Lankan batsmen into form when they tour here. An official spanking last night. It might of helped if the selectors had gone with a full-time spinner or two in the starting 11 on the SCG. The selectors should also listen to WP and move Hussey to opener now that Gilchrist isn't in the side. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on January 23, 2006, 08:58:16 AM
The selectors screwed up big time. Dropping Jaques probably cost us the match last night. The kid is 26 (ie a potential long term opener), blasted 94 on debut, and his style is a bit reminiscent of Gilchrist. Jaques can notch up big scores quickly, something which Katich cannot. And if Jaques was playing last night, we probably wouldn't have lost  :banghead  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on January 23, 2006, 01:10:03 PM
Dropping Jacques was and is a stuffing disgrace and typically Martyn done nothing again, yet his one good innings this summer, where he went out for 0 on a no ball, will save him!

Pathetic!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on January 23, 2006, 09:50:50 PM
Although Gilchrist and Jaques both play in a similar swashbuckling fashion, i see no reason why they both can't open. Twice as much excitement IMO  :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on January 27, 2006, 09:17:18 AM
IMO Out : Katich, Martyn             In: Jaques (opener), D Hussey (middle order fireworks  :thumbsup)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2006, 11:53:05 PM
Gilly's back  :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 02, 2006, 08:55:24 PM
Gilly's back  :bow

Gilly's century at the WACA was f***ing brilliant
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 03, 2006, 11:13:46 PM
Hussey and Symonds innings weren't bad either today  :thumbsup. When they wind up they just go nuts  :bow.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Razorblade on February 04, 2006, 01:50:00 AM
I didn't see Clarke's run out, but methinks he might on the chopping block, his that sort of player who will get content very easily and won't bother "trying" to keep his position and thehy should keep him on his toes and drop him.

Katich should be playing test matches, IMO his just too slow of a batter for one dayers.

Shame to hear that the reason McGrath didn't play was because his wife has had a reoccurence of breast cancer, her along with Belinda Emmett are the "poster girls" for fighting breast cancer so be prepared for a media poostorm over this.

I have one question about Hussey, why wasn't he in the team 2-3 years ago instead of Damian "give me another chance" Martyn?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2006, 05:38:56 AM
Clarke's got the natural ability but he hasn't been consistent at international level.

I'm surprised Hayden hasn't been given a shot as opener in the one-dayers this summer.

Shame to hear that the reason McGrath didn't play was because his wife has had a reoccurence of breast cancer, her along with Belinda Emmett are the "poster girls" for fighting breast cancer so be prepared for a media poohstorm over this.

Yep sad news.

More and more younger (20, 30 y.o) women are developing the disease. I know of somone who had breast cancer a couple of years ago when they were just 29. Fortunately it was discovered early and she's doing ok now with no reoccurences. Took basically a year out of her life though. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Moi on February 04, 2006, 08:44:07 AM
Good luck to Mrs McGrath - she has the most amazing, delightful personality - you can see why he fell for her.  She is a fighter and I wish her all the best.

I am having my first screen in March.  Been putting it off and having a battle with my doctor for the last year.  But Breastscreen sent me a letter offering me a freebie, so decided to bite the bullet and have it done.  I've heard it's not the most pleasant thing to have done, and being the coward i am to pain and an aversion to having my boobs squashed lol, have put it off.

Apparently it's free for old girls like me - would like to see some time where it's free for all women, and if they can't do that, to make it free for women/girls who have a family history.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 05, 2006, 07:44:01 PM
Gilly's back  :bow

Gilly's century at the WACA was f***ing brilliant

Today's was awesome as well. Going at 10 runs an over at one stage  :o

and Hussey's a freak. How about that catch running back with the flight  :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 07, 2006, 01:15:52 PM
Old butterfingers himself Phil Tuffnel obviously hit a raw nerve last night. Apart from the Warney-Gibbs line it fell flat but Ponting wasn't a happy boy ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 07, 2006, 08:16:14 PM
Old butterfingers himself Phil Tuffnel obviously hit a raw nerve last night. Apart from the Warney-Gibbs line it fell flat but Ponting wasn't a happy boy ;D.

A bit like his bowling and especially his batting
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: julzqld on February 08, 2006, 08:34:53 AM
Very tacky.  What on earth were they thinkin? ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 11, 2006, 03:42:30 AM
I think the Aussies broke the record for dumb run outs last night  :help. They got showed up in all areas. The score flattered us in the end.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 11, 2006, 06:25:17 PM
I think the Aussies broke the record for dumb run outs last night  :help. They got showed up in all areas. The score flattered us in the end.

Katich should be dropped because of the stupid stuff up that ran out Ponting. Ponting was running to the danger end and it was his call
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 12, 2006, 02:22:57 PM
Gilly just got out in the 2nd VB Final  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 12, 2006, 06:19:34 PM
Yeah but Ponting and Symonds did the job  :thumbsup. 3/10 to 5/368  :o with 133 off the last 10 overs  :gobdrop.

That catch that wasn't looked like it hit the ground first to me on the replay ???.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on February 12, 2006, 07:26:44 PM
That was good stuff  - being on night shift woke up when aussies were 3/68 and thought we were gone, then settled in for a relax before work and quite enjoyed that. Especially Murali getting hammered - great stuff. Cant stand Murali and he should not be playing IMO.

Later in the innings when a lankan dropped a catch in the outfield - my little boonie said watermelon hands. Haven't heard that one before  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: tiga on February 14, 2006, 09:18:21 AM
Richie is always right! No catch! it did hit the ground first.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2006, 04:48:00 PM
Richie is always right! No catch! it did hit the ground first.

Tony Greig hates our guts ;D. LOL @ him explaining the camera made it look like the ball hit the ground. Even the Sri Lankans knew it hit the ground are seeing the replay.

Sri Lanka is off to a pretty good start today so it could be a close game..
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2006, 08:24:47 PM
How awesome is Gilly's 100 tonight!  :bow

He either scores a duck or smacks the bowlers all over the park all night. No in between with Gilly lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 15, 2006, 02:23:03 PM
How awesome is Gilly's 100 tonight!  :bow

He either scores a duck or smacks the bowlers all over the park all night. No in between with Gilly lol.

Watching him smash that 100 and the one at Perth makes you wonder why he only has 14 ODI centuries
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 15, 2006, 02:24:06 PM
Does anyone know the squad that will be going to SA. I hope Lewis gets in!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Fishfinger on February 15, 2006, 02:46:13 PM
Test and one-day squads are announced today. Haven't seen the test squad yet but here's the one-day squad:

Adam Gilchrist (wk), Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (capt), Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Mick Lewis, Mitchell Johnson.

http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/AUS/

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on February 20, 2006, 09:50:15 PM
I'd have Tait over Johnson in that squad
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2006, 04:46:42 AM
I'd have Tait over Johnson in that squad

I think Tait missed out because he has only just come back recently from injury.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 07, 2006, 04:17:56 PM
Good to see the selectors going with youth bringing back Damien Martyn ???

Test Squad:

Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist (vice-capt), Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Michael Kasprowicz, Justin Langer, Brett Lee, Stuart MacGill, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Shaun Tait, Shane Warne.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 07, 2006, 04:28:34 PM
Disgraceful dropping Brad Hodge :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on March 09, 2006, 09:37:41 PM
Disgraceful dropping Brad Hodge :banghead :banghead

Makes it even worse when they call up Martyn   :(
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 11, 2006, 02:55:33 PM
Too bad last night's one-dayer was during the middle of the night. Sounded like one of the best one-dayers in ages. Martyn made only 1 but Hodgy today in the Pura Cup did himself no favours scoring only 14  :-\.
Title: Aussies make 434 off 50 overs and still lose!
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2006, 03:33:03 AM
WTF!  :gobdrop.

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005-06/AUS_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/AUS_RSA_ODI5_12MAR2006.html

Ponting is arguably the no. 1 batsman in the world as he showed again tonight but he stuffed up yet again as captain.

Lewis should have been taken off as he was going for 10+ an over but instead of bringing back Lee, Symonds or even Michael Clarke who all hadn't gone for anywhere near those runs Ponting bowled Lewis out and Lewis finished with 0/113 off 10 overs which must be some kind of record :help.

Warney keep your mouth shut!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mjs on March 13, 2006, 03:48:06 AM
Felt sory for Lewis - they were hitting his good balls for 6 - I think that ground was a bit mickey mouse - too small and the pitch was a road.

Everybody going feral but we only lost at the death and they were 9 for and we were 4 for.

Lee wasn't much better than Lewis, (his runs conceded  is a world record,) - you can always count on Lee to bowl a couple of no-balls when it's tight, or a bouncer that's a no ball.

It's not real cricket anymore - some new game - almost 900 runs in two 50 over innings  :o

You watch everybody go for Ricky -
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2006, 04:08:44 AM
Agree MJS about it being mickey mouse. The ICC has made ODI a batsman's game with the roping of every ground to make them the same size and the rules to retrict what a bowler can do. It use to be a skill to run 3's and 4's at the 'G. Warney use to get heap of wickets there too beating sloggers with flight and drift. Now that's all gone. Even mis-hits now clear the rope.

Given all that Ricky still IMV only has himself to blame if everyone goes after him over his decision-making as captain. The Aussie cricket team is also too smug. It was ok to trash-talk when they could back it up on the field. But they aren't the side they use to be without McGrath, Waugh and Warne. If you give lip then don't win then you can't complain when cop criticism back. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on March 13, 2006, 04:21:55 AM
Agree MJS about it being mickey mouse. The ICC has made ODI a batsman's game with the roping of every ground to make them the same size and the rules to retrict what a bowler can do.

So how does that explain Katich 79 runs off 15 overs - That is total pooe compared to all the other batsmen that were in for more than 3 odd overs. Just never liked this bloke.

Gotta feel for Mick Lewis - At least he got to the level to play for his country.

Heard around the traps ponting is a thicko - I am starting to believe.

Well it is the pyjama game after all and we cant expect to be champions forever. Looks like the test side may follow sooner rather than later. As long as we beat the poms this time round I'll be satisfied for a few years at least.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2006, 05:14:15 AM
Gotta feel for Mick Lewis - At least he got to the level to play for his country.

Yep anyone can have a bad day (Murali got smacked for 0/99 in Oz) and Lewis has won at least two games for us before so I not saying he's a dud. It's up to the captain to decide who bowls when and for how long.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mjs on March 13, 2006, 11:05:21 AM
"So how does that explain Katich 79 runs off 15 overs"

um...I think that's normally considered excellent - he didn't have the benefit of knowing what was to come and was setting a score, not chasing one. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 13, 2006, 11:54:29 AM
Mick Lewis is a severely limited bowler and should never have been rewarded with a place in any Australian team. I think the right thing for him to do now is to retire from international cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on March 13, 2006, 12:42:16 PM
Agree MJS about it being mickey mouse. The ICC has made ODI a batsman's game with the roping of every ground to make them the same size and the rules to retrict what a bowler can do.

So how does that explain Katich 79 runs off 15 overs - That is total poohe compared to all the other batsmen that were in for more than 3 odd overs. Just never liked this bloke.

Gotta feel for Mick Lewis - At least he got to the level to play for his country.

Heard around the traps ponting is a thicko - I am starting to believe.

Well it is the pyjama game after all and we cant expect to be champions forever. Looks like the test side may follow sooner rather than later. As long as we beat the poms this time round I'll be satisfied for a few years at least.

I can't see how the selectors can continually persist with Katich but not Lewis  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on March 13, 2006, 12:45:42 PM
Pontings knock of 164 in Johansberg goes down as probably my all-time favourite knock  :clapping  :clapping  :clapping. Absolutely scintillating, even better then Gilly's knock at the WACA earlier in the year
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 17, 2006, 02:42:49 AM
So much for the run fest in the one-dayer. South Africa knocked over for 205 in the first test. Stuart Clark got a fiver on debut. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 18, 2006, 05:01:56 AM
Middle order fails again apart from Symonds. Lost our last 9 wickets for just 133  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 19, 2006, 04:41:06 AM
Aussies won easily in the end by 7 wickets although we lost 3/5 towards the end. Stuart Clark with 9 wickets for the match.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 25, 2006, 04:50:08 AM
Another century to Ponting  :clapping. His captaincy might be a bit iffy but sheesh he's on fire with the bat.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 29, 2006, 02:41:09 AM
Aussies 2-0. Warney on fire  :bow.

I bet he is persuaded to come out of ODI retirement next summer so he can play in the 2007 World Cup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: julzqld on March 29, 2006, 08:22:36 AM
Go the Bulls  :bow 6-900 :woohoo
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 29, 2006, 01:17:30 PM
Go the Bulls  :bow 6-900 :woohoo

The Bulls played very well and deserved the Pura Cup ...but.............. 6dec for 900 was a joke. Was not one of Jimmy Maher's greatest moments dragging that 1st inning on like that
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: cub on March 29, 2006, 02:04:33 PM
Go the Bulls  :bow 6-900 :woohoo

The Bulls played very well and deserved the Pura Cup ...but.............. 6dec for 900 was a joke. Was not one of Jimmy Maher's greatest moments dragging that 1st inning on like that

Thems the rules - If it was me I would have gone for 1000 - Wont be a chance for that again in a long time. Dont forget we did the same to them.

Were not anywhere near good enough - Lets hope they learn something from it.

That said, it makes for a pretty boring game of cricket for a final - should do something to change that. ???

Then again if Richmond won a game by 50 goals, I wouldn't be bored  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on March 29, 2006, 04:57:56 PM
Qld won fair and square and within the rules so they can't be accused of playing for a draw. The Vics were just shocking.

Then again if Richmond won a game by 50 goals, I wouldn't be bored  :thumbsup

cough ... 1980 GF... cough   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mjs on April 04, 2006, 07:24:10 PM
Great win by the Aussies.............. :thumbsup

Where can I buy an Aussie cricket membership ¿
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 05, 2006, 03:50:20 AM
A clean sweep away in South Africa is a great effort.

Trevor Hohns retiring might have opened the door for Hodge but Martyn's century looks to have shut him out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: julzqld on April 05, 2006, 07:28:26 AM
Did anyone else see the Richmond supporter in the crowd over the weekend?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 05, 2006, 12:59:06 PM
Did anyone else see the Richmond supporter in the crowd over the weekend?

Yeah I think it was Sunday night Julz - I saw a bloke in the Tiger's jumper. Pretty sure he would've been glad to be in Joeburg watching the Aussie that at Telstra Dome on the Friday ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 05, 2006, 04:27:44 PM
Did anyone else see the Richmond supporter in the crowd over the weekend?

If it's the same one, that Tiger fan must have done the whole SA tour as there was one at an earlier game in the series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 12, 2006, 09:28:33 PM
Aus 4/206 nearing stumps.

101 needed to win. Lost 3/33 since Hayden was run out. Ponting 71 not out with Gilly just in.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mjs on April 12, 2006, 09:31:29 PM
It's amazing how often a run-out turns a game.

Clarke - he'll make it one day ...............because they keep giving him chance after chance after chance. Eat ya heart out Hodge.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 12, 2006, 09:56:24 PM
The selectors don't base selection on test batting averages

Hodge  58
Clarke  35
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 13, 2006, 04:19:12 PM
17 runs needed and 3 wickets left. Ponting still in and with another century.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 13, 2006, 05:18:43 PM
Aussies won by 3 wickets. Ponting unbeaten on 118.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 01:31:09 PM
Dizzy's first Ton :clapping :clapping :clapping

Ran out punter on the way so was probably too scared to go back to the sheds

Must have been the haircut, nice one Dizzy :bow :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 01:45:25 PM
Now the highest ever score by an Aussie nightwitchman :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 19, 2006, 04:07:58 PM
Now the highest ever score by an Aussie nightwitchman :thumbsup

He's freaking 186 not out :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 04:19:58 PM
Fingers crossed for the double :pray :pray :pray
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 04:24:49 PM
http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/bdeshvaus/engine/match/238172.html?view=frameset;wrappertype=frameset

Check this out, 9.5 average with the ball and 216 with the bat

Previously struggling to get a gig :clapping :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 19, 2006, 04:37:02 PM
Could our All-Rounder search be over  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 04:41:11 PM
I'd play him at #4 get rid of Martyn ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 19, 2006, 04:44:18 PM
I'd play him at #4 get rid of Martyn ;D

Sub him for Hayden :shh :o ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 05:06:21 PM
197 I can't bear to watch

They have been listing top order players that he has overtaken for high scores

M Waugh, Kallis, Atherton etc etc
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 19, 2006, 05:08:08 PM
He's done it  :rollin  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 05:10:21 PM
Unbelieveable 201 Not Out :clapping :clapping :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 19, 2006, 05:18:45 PM
Gillespie's series averages - 231.0 with the bat and 9.50 with the ball  :o.

If the selectors are consistent he'll now be dropped for an out of form NSWman  ;).   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 05:39:26 PM
Would be funny if it wasn't true MT :banghead

Bracken is a likely candidate, 9 runs last season and a bowling ave of 25
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 19, 2006, 09:00:57 PM
The Banglas got off to a good start but are now 3/164, trailing by 220 runs

Why hasn't Dizzy got a hat trick ?? Getting slack ??
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Capt. Revenge on April 20, 2006, 05:40:46 PM
go the diz!  must be near the tops of the rankings in batting and bowling!

hey general, have me met?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 20, 2006, 05:47:21 PM
We have charged from the rear many a time my good man :cheers :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Capt. Revenge on April 20, 2006, 05:56:13 PM
have the good folk of oer granted u asylum too man?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 20, 2006, 07:42:25 PM
It's all a bit hush hush Captain :shh

Loose lips sink ships and all that wot
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Capt. Revenge on April 22, 2006, 03:36:05 PM
if devitos mama finds u man, u are for it!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 25, 2006, 10:22:25 PM
As usual I shall blame it on you

Does she read OER??
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: bluey_21 on April 29, 2006, 09:49:54 AM
Awesome innings from Cosgrove  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 29, 2006, 02:40:17 PM
Bit of a walk in the park for the B team
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Capt. Revenge on April 29, 2006, 05:02:18 PM
i love it when little fat blokes hang their guts out on the world stage!!!!

i wish the tigers had a little fat bloke running around the forward line, eating burgers and snagging goals from bizarre angles!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: General Disregard on April 29, 2006, 07:45:23 PM
We should try and recruit Rioli Captain??

Unless you are up for the job??
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: Capt. Revenge on April 29, 2006, 07:53:21 PM
ok man, i guess i could run around for a bit if they asked me!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2005/06
Post by: mightytiges on April 30, 2006, 06:22:33 PM
Awesome innings from Cosgrove  :clapping

He should have been in the team much earlier than this  :clapping
Title: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 16, 2006, 11:31:18 PM
Aussies playing India in a one-dayer in Malaysia and we made 244. Shane Watson got 79 and Michael Clark 64. Martyn failed again. India in big trouble at 5/35. Young queenslander Mitchell Johnson opened the bowling with McGrath and took 4 wickets in just 12 balls including the wickets Dravid and Tendulkar  :clapping.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/dlfcup/engine/match/256608.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 23, 2006, 03:36:59 AM
LOL @ Ponting stupidly going off his nut over a ball that missed Tendulkar's bat by a foot which was initially given out before the decision was rightly reversed. Sheesh you'd hope decisions like that initial one doesn't decide the Ashes  :help.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on September 23, 2006, 04:15:38 PM
LOL @ Ponting stupidly going off his nut over a ball that missed Tendulkar's bat by a foot which was initially given out before the decision was rightly reversed. Sheesh you'd hope decisions like that initial one doesn't decide the Ashes  :help.

In the end the umpire did the right thing but struth I've said it before and I'll say it again the standard of international umpiring is shocking.

Take away Simon Taufel and you have ...............er............. not very much.

Those 2 last night were shocking and as an ex umpire I just shake my head in disbelief. They called for replays when they didn't have to and they seemed to make decisions based on how much pressure the players put on them in their appeals.

And please will umpires start calling blokes for no-balls -  :banghead :banghead

And BTW did you hear Sooky McGarth after the decision was reversed? He said to the umpire something along the lines of "you're at the highest level now" What the...... smack him on report you fools
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: PuntRdRoar on September 23, 2006, 06:59:29 PM
Why did Mitch Johnson get sent home for. He'll be a good player for us down the track.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 23, 2006, 07:11:19 PM
Why did Mitch Johnson get sent home for. He'll be a good player for us down the track.

Seemed he suffered the same fate as Brad Hodge. Silly boy took 4 wickets in 12 balls including Tendulkar and Dravid. We can't have a non-NSW cricketer doing that lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 24, 2006, 08:29:36 PM
Aussies 6/240 and the Windies 2/18 off 9 overs. Lee got Gayle LBW for a golden duck first ball of the innings.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 24, 2006, 10:18:44 PM
Aussies 6/240 and the Windies 2/18 off 9 overs. Lee got Gayle LBW for a golden duck first ball of the innings.

Windies now 8/112 in the 33rd so the Aussies are pretty much home in the final. Bracken has 3 wickets with Lee and Watson two a piece.
Title: Cricket thread 2006-7 - it's in the Herbs
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 18, 2006, 04:55:41 PM
I have heard some ripper stories as to how athletes have gotten illegal subtances in their systems but this is a newbie from Pakistan

 ;D

==========

Shoaib may have been doped by herbs: trainer
Reuters
October 18, 2006

KARACHI: Pakistani pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif pleaded innocent to charges of knowingly using a banned substance when they met Pakistan Cricket Board officials last night.

Saleem Altaf, the board's director of cricket operations, said he had met both players, who were recalled from the Champions Trophy in India yesterday after testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone.

"They have said they don't ever recall taking this substance knowingly," Altaf said. "They have indicated they will press for another test when they appear before the drugs tribunal which will hear their case."

The players face a ban of one to two years under World Anti-Doping Agency regulations. The International Cricket Council has said that as Pakistan conducted the tests internally it should decide on their punishments.

Shoaib was accompanied to the meeting by his personal trainer and doctor, Tauseef Razzaq, who has said that the fast bowler could have taken nandrolone inadvertently while being treated with herbal medicine.

"After undergoing surgery in Australia earlier and subsequent treatment for the stress fracture, Shoaib has been seeing a hakim (doctor) in Pakistan. It is a possibility that nandrolone drug was mixed in herbal medicines that he has been taking," he said.
Altaf said the PCB would constitute the drugs tribunal by Friday. "We want to settle this matter as quickly as possible but in a fair manner."

Until the tribunal reached a decision the players remained suspended, he said.

"Obviously if they are found guilty their central contracts will be cancelled," he added.

Sources in the board said Shoaib and Asif had met Altaf separately for more than an hour and both looked worried.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20601879-2722,00.html



Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on October 21, 2006, 10:57:39 PM
ICC Champions Trophy tonight:

England 169 (all out in 45 overs).

Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson got 3 wickets a piece ripping through the Poms middle order. Strauss and Bell opened with 83 so England lost 10 for just 86 runs :o  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on October 22, 2006, 02:58:23 AM
Aussies win easily after a shakey start  :thumbsup. Aus 4/170 off 36.5 overs.

Martyn probably saved his career again with quick 78. Hussey made 32*. The Aussies went after Poms' test players with the Ashes coming up. Harmison got smashed for almost 10 an over off his bowling. The only negative is Ponting is in a batting slump at the moment.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on October 30, 2006, 03:29:41 AM
The Aussies have got through to the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals. Aus 4/252 in the 46th over chasing India's 249.

Watson has cemented his spot as opener in the one-day side with a quick 50. Ponting back in some form with a half-century too as did Martyn who finished 73 not out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on October 31, 2006, 01:52:11 PM
Rodney Hogg on SEN has come up with his First XI for the Brisbane Ashes test:

Hayden
Langer
Ponting
Hussey
Martyn
Watson
Gilchrist
Lee
Warne
McGrath
M.Johnson

I hope Mitch Johnson gets in the side too. Still alot of sameness to the batting though :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: the_boy_jake on October 31, 2006, 02:23:07 PM
I'm not sure who you could bring in to Hoggy's side MT.

Top 4 picks itself. Too early for a Cosgrove (who I think will leap-frog Jaques) to displace Langer, for instance.

Its a straight choice between Martyn, Clarke and Hodge for the number 5 position. There is an argument for all three. Hodge must feel unlucky averaging 60 and not getting there, but on the other hand IMHO he adopts a more cautious style and looks a much more limited batsman in Tests than domestically. Still he hasn't done too much wrong. Clarke has technical problems, but he is still the best youg batsman in Australia, and if he isn't backed now the effects on his confidence long-term could be worrying. I don't like Martyn and think his best innings come when he batters tired bowlers around after the hard work has been done, but he is very experienced and a better in the field than Hodge.

If you are going to have an all-rounder it has to be Watson. Allows you to play MacGill who will trouble England again. Symonds just isn't made for test match cricket.

Lee, Warne, McGrath pick themselves.

The last quick - Kasper is too old, Gillespie I think will be mentally questionable after the 05 ashes series. England are going to need to bat and bat at times and the third quick needs to be someone who can both trouble them once their eye is in. Not sure about Clark in this regard. Will take wickets when they are falling, but doesn't do anyhting special. Would like to see Tait given another go, but Johnson's left-armedness gives the attack an extra option.

MacGill for Johnson in Sydney and possibly Adelaide.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 01, 2006, 01:53:43 AM
Fair enough Jake and hard to argue with anything you've said. It's just a concern that we may have a few international batsman retiring around about the same time in the next few years. I think after the Ashes guys like Cosgrove, Hodge, Clarke and others need to be given a(nother) go if they have clocked up the runs at state level and earnt a national call-up.
Title: Aussies through to the ICC Champions Trophy final
Post by: one-eyed on November 02, 2006, 04:00:16 AM
Aussies 9/240 won by 34 runs in the end after having the Kiwis 6/35 at one stage. McGrath back to his best in the last two games. Got 3/22 from his 10 overs last night.
Title: Re: Aussies through to the ICC Champions Trophy final
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 02, 2006, 12:56:02 PM
McGrath back to his best in the last two games. Got 3/22 from his 10 overs last night.

It really worries me that we continue to rely on these older blokes ( e.g.McGrath, Martyn, Hayden, Langer and thrown in Warne) to win us games of cricket.  :help

Title: Re: Aussies through to the ICC Champions Trophy final
Post by: mightytiges on November 02, 2006, 09:58:29 PM
It really worries me that we continue to rely on these older blokes ( e.g.McGrath, Martyn, Hayden, Langer and thrown in Warne) to win us games of cricket.  :help

With our frontline bowlers especially. Apart from Lee we have a gap between the experienced old guys who are nearing the end and the young newbies coming through like Tait and Johnson.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 04, 2006, 11:14:34 PM
Saw on the news that Ponting was awarded Cricketer of the year and he, Hayden, Gilchrist, Warne and McGrath made it into the best world test side. Just shows again we still rely heavily on the old guard. Hussey was named one-day player of the year.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 05, 2006, 12:37:25 PM
See that Darrell Hair has been given the chop from the umpiring panel in a 7 to 3 vote ::) ::)

I actually feel sorry for the bloke - he's had the guts to make a tough call by follwoing the rules of the game as they are written and he has been shafted for it both times.

Hair calls a bloke for chucking and what does the ICC do? Re-write the rules to appease certain countries, which basically meant that the player in question was chucking :banghead :banghead Gee I bet Ian Meckith would have loved the rules changed for him - no he just lived with never being able to play the game again

Hair lodges a report for ball tampering and then correctly calls a match off because Pakistan think they are bigger than the game and refuse to play and what does the ICC do? Says there was no ball tampering but Inzamhan bought the game into disrepute - give me a break.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2006, 05:27:32 PM
The cricket world is split between the subcontentient countries and the rest. The ICC relies on the $$$ generated on the subcontentient where cricket is a religion. Once again money talks.

I'd still like to know how bowlers with allegedly suspect actions reach international level before being questioned. If the ICC had independent umpires/judges watching state/provincial cricket around the world where suspect bowlers could be analysed then they would avoid these international incidents.

As for ball tampering, the English can hardly complain about the Pakis doing it  ::). 
Title: Windies 138 all out
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2006, 11:27:26 PM
West Indies all out for 138 in just 30 overs  :clapping.

Bracken with 3 wickets and McGrath and Watson 2 each. Only 3 Windies made it into double figures.

Aussies 2/36 in the 9th over. Martyn 12*, Watson 17*
Title: Re: Windies 138 all out
Post by: mightytiges on November 06, 2006, 01:16:43 AM
Heavy rain looks to have washed out the final  :P. Aus 2/45 after 10 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on November 06, 2006, 01:24:02 AM
You watching on fox MT - I am only on cricinfo and it just says delayed - Is it officially washed out?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 06, 2006, 01:40:15 AM
You watching on fox MT - I am only on cricinfo and it just says delayed - Is it officially washed out?

Nah I'm on cricinfo too now. I was listening to the live coverage on ABC radio before that but they've gone back to normal overnight programming. It doesn't sound too good if the ground is like swimming pool  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 06, 2006, 12:06:38 PM
Good win by the Aussies.

I think the Ashes is the last thing we need to win back to end up with every trophy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 06, 2006, 01:00:59 PM
The cricket world is split between the subcontentient countries and the rest. The ICC relies on the $$$ generated on the subcontentient where cricket is a religion. Once again money talks.


Totally agree - but it just goes to show how spineless the ICC is  :banghead

I just think it shows the game of cricket today has very little credibility - when countries are dictating which rules should be changed.

Quote

I'd still like to know how bowlers with allegedly suspect actions reach international level before being questioned. If the ICC had independent umpires/judges watching state/provincial cricket around the world where suspect bowlers could be analysed then they would avoid these international incidents.


Probably because the coaches at the lower levels probably have/had suspect actions themselves

Good victory by the Aussies but a shocking batting display by the Windies after the first 5 overs - they lost 10 for 89  :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on November 06, 2006, 03:26:15 PM
The ICC are making a rod for their own back and for cricket by changing the rules for Murali.
I have a bit to do with juniors who are learning the basic technique for bowling (very basic from me  ;D) and it is now difficult to tell a kid he/she is chucking when a blatant chucker is allowed to do so at the highest level.

Nice job by the Aussies to humble the Windies after the start they got.  :thumbsup

As for the ICC not backing Darrell Hair, they're weak and it's a disgrace. Worse than not backing him, they've left him to cop the lot.  :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on November 09, 2006, 12:16:43 PM
As for the ICC not backing Darrell Hair, they're weak and it's a disgrace. Worse than not backing him, they've left him to cop the lot.  :o

If the shoe was on the other foot, they would be screaming that trendy R word (racist)  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 09, 2006, 04:05:38 PM
If the shoe was on the other foot, they would be screaming that trendy R word (racist)  :banghead

So true CUB - and that's the saddest bit.

I mean why do they have match referees when they do nothing, what about the other umpire Billy Doctrove - he wasn't even bought before the ICC.

Hair has been made the scape goat. However I will acknowledge he didn't do himself favours when emailed Mal Speed offering to quit for $500k or whatever it was - he probably knew what was coming.

As I said cricket has very little credibility over this
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 09, 2006, 04:12:56 PM
What about the Aussies giving the Indian Cricket representative his marching orders on the dais when receiving the trophy.

1) The entire team wasn't meant to be up there
2) The photos looked pretty bad with Martyn clearly pushing him away
3) For a team that obviously works so hard at cricket, why can't they put in a bit of work and actually become a credit to the sport and the country instead of a pack of yobs?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 09, 2006, 09:26:26 PM
Yeah it looked pretty ordinary when Martyn gave the Indian guy a push to get him out of the way of the team photos.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on November 10, 2006, 03:45:13 PM
PM's XI have smacked the Poms around scoring 5/347 off their 50 overs. Jaques knocked up 112 and Shaun Marsh 78. Cameron White made 30 not out  :thumbsup.

Poms currently 3/107 after 20 overs. Tait 1/5 (4) and White 1/12 (2) have bowled well so far.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on November 10, 2006, 04:45:08 PM
Eng 7/154 after 33 overs. Tait has 3/21 (8)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on November 10, 2006, 05:13:13 PM
England all out 181 off just 38.4 overs. The Poms were only missing Vaughan from their top order too.

PM's XI win by a massive 166 runs.

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausveng/engine/match/249218.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2006, 05:15:18 PM
If Cameron White played for NSW  ::) he'd be in the Aussie one-day side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 12, 2006, 07:12:20 PM
Jaques may get a call up in the First Test with another century today against the Poms.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on November 14, 2006, 12:57:39 PM
Bakpage headlines herald sun

STUPID DIG - English allready victims of racial taunts.

'Stupid Indian'

Fair Dinkum wtf is wrong with people these days - now it is not something I would say (for no other reason than it's stupid).

But a whole back page on what 1 person said - and how is it different from saying stupid aussie 'convict' or Pom - FAIR DINKUM PEOPLE - GIVE IT UP.

Most overused word in reference to the anglo saxon these days is the R word - and I am completly fn sick of it.

Anyway the first test isn't far away and even though most of them are white - I love to beat the pommie gits the most ....  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 14, 2006, 02:42:49 PM
Didn't Botham call us yesterday or the day before "geriatric convicts"  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 14, 2006, 02:49:44 PM
They had Rodney Hogg on SEN talking about the Ashes and Richie Benaud's Ashes XII from the past 30 years. He has Ponting as captain even though Waugh never lost an Ashes series ???. Taylor IMO was our best captain but he didn't make the side.

Benaud's Ashes XII:

Justin Langer
Matthew Hayden
Ricky Ponting (capt)
Greg Chappell
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Shane Warne
Dennis Lillee
Terry Alderman
Glenn McGrath
Craig McDermott (12th man).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 15, 2006, 02:19:46 AM
Onya Hodgey on getting 153 in front of the Aussie captain  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 15, 2006, 01:37:55 PM
See Trescothick has gone home with depression.

England series win at $8.00 before a ball has been bowled. I think the draw is great value at $9.00. Aussies deserved favorites but far too short at $1.18. Pietersen, Strauss are capable of batting all day. Cook we don't know much about.

Sydney press wrote that Stuart Clark had bowled himself into the first test, which I think is presumptuous on their behalf and foolish on the selectors. Perfect opportunity for Tait/Johnson to be blooded and they are pushing for Stuart Clark.

Don't think Hodge's 153 will do much - he only need to look west to see evidence of that - Martin Love made 186 against the WA and is prime example of a great cricketer who came along at the wrong time. Sydney press are pushing for Jaques anyway and I think its fair to say that with left handed openers all the rage and Hayden and Langer getting on he will be next in line.


Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 15, 2006, 02:14:26 PM
If they choose Clark then the selectors are saying they are happy with a attack that could only get England out for 349. We're not going to win many tests if the Poms reach that type of score.

Sad about Trescothick. His wife suffers from post-natal depression too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 15, 2006, 06:32:37 PM
Another Vic who should be on the National selectors horizon but isn't is Cameron White. 150 not out against Tassie on a damp track.
Title: Aussie Squad named
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 16, 2006, 01:19:46 PM
Johnson, Clark, Tait all named in Ashes 13

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark and Shaun Tait have won places in a 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test against England, beginning in Brisbane on November 23.

Watson beat the challenges of fellow Queenslander Andrew Symonds and New South Welshman Michael Clarke to win the number six position in the batting order.

In the bowling ranks Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee are almost certain to play leaving Johnson, Tait and Clark to fight it out for the final position in the XI.

No place was found for in form New South Welshman Phil Jaques, despite his two centuries against England in the past week.

Instead, the selectors kept faith with established opening pair Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

Michael Clarke also missed out, despite scoring a pair of half centuries in the tour match between New South Wales and England.

Watson has been preferred on the basis of his solid all-round form in the one-dayers.

Watson's rapid improvement with the ball would also have counted in his favour at the selection table.

England will not name their side until after the warm-up match against South Australia, which begins tomorrow.

But coach Duncan Fletcher has indicated that Geraint Jones will start as wicketkeeper ahead of Chris Read and James Anderson will win one of the pace bowling positions.

The departure of opener Marcus Trescothick, who has returned to England after suffering a recurrence of a stress-related injury, has robbed England of one of their most experienced players.

Alastair Cook is likely to take Trescothick's place at the top of the order with Ian Bell to move to number three and Paul Collingwood to bat at six.

Australia
Matthew Hayden
Justin Langer
Ricky Ponting (c)
Damien Martyn
Mike Hussey
Shane Watson
Adam Gilchrist
Brett Lee
Shane Warne
Glenn McGrath
Stuart Clark
Mitchell Johnson
Shaun Tait
(one to be omitted).


http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200611/s1790036.htm

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 16, 2006, 01:32:57 PM
Surely Johnson on current form and at the 'Gabba?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2006, 03:09:45 PM
Agree Jake. It should be Mitch Johnson with probably Clark 12th man. The order of that list above has Clark at 11 though  :-\.
Title: Hair voted Wisden's umpire of the year LOL.
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2006, 03:11:56 PM
Just on SEN. Darrel Hair has been voted Wisden's umpire of the year :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 16, 2006, 07:16:05 PM
Just more of the same OLD same OLD by the Aussie selectors.

Watson's ability at test level still worries me - and now he is going to be batting at No. 6 -  :help

I'd be playing Johnson ahead of Clark and Tait.

Just on Tait I am actually surprised he isn't put under more scrutiny for his action - sometimes it looks "borderline"
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2006, 10:04:37 PM
I think Tait falls away in his action more than anything.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 17, 2006, 06:09:46 PM
SEN are saying Watson has injured himself (hammie?).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 18, 2006, 03:53:21 AM
A big day for Tait. If he can bowl a few more deliveries like the one that got Strauss last night he'll get himself in the first test side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on November 18, 2006, 07:54:24 PM
A big day for Tait. If he can bowl a few more deliveries like the one that got Strauss last night he'll get himself in the first test side.

Tait got 3/65 including 9 nb and 5 wides. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 19, 2006, 10:49:38 AM
I think Tait falls away in his action more than anything.

Probably true MT but there is a kid playing for one of the sub-continent countries at the moment I think it's Sri Lanka who has a very similar action who the experts are saying should be looked at.

If officialdom (heaven forbid) are going to be consistent then they would have to look at Tait too :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on November 19, 2006, 11:53:55 AM

If officialdom (heaven forbid) are going to be consistent then they would have to look at Tait too :thumbsup
If they are going to be consistent they'll alter the rules so he can bend his elbow another 5 degrees.  ;)  ;D 

EDIT: My mistake. They already did.  :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 19, 2006, 08:27:12 PM

If officialdom (heaven forbid) are going to be consistent then they would have to look at Tait too :thumbsup
If they are going to be consistent they'll alter the rules so he can bend his elbow another 5 degrees.  ;)  ;D 

EDIT: My mistake. They already did.  :-\

Make it 15 degrees and everyone is happy  :-\.

Another lucky boy looks like being Michael Clarke with Watson most likely missing the first test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 20, 2006, 04:28:50 PM

If officialdom (heaven forbid) are going to be consistent then they would have to look at Tait too :thumbsup
If they are going to be consistent they'll alter the rules so he can bend his elbow another 5 degrees.  ;)  ;D 

EDIT: My mistake. They already did.  :-\

Oh yeah I forgot about that  :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 21, 2006, 02:45:54 PM
Okay Ashes prediction time...

I think the Aussies will win 2-1.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on November 21, 2006, 06:58:40 PM
Watson is out

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Watson-ruled-out-of-first-Ashes-Test/2006/11/21/1163871397997.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 21, 2006, 07:47:38 PM
Aussies to win 2-1

Gabba will probably be a draw I reckon

Biggest test series in years and we are guaranteed 4 terrible umpires during the ashes series:

Rudi Kurtsen (aka as Noddy) - what's with the beard Rudi - auditioning for A Santa gig for when you get kicked off the umpiring panel ;D

Billy Bowden  :wallywink

Steve Bucknor - just not up to it anymore. It's like he flips a coin on ever decision

Arlem Dahl (not sure of the spelling - but his average at best)

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 21, 2006, 08:01:24 PM
5 - 0. 

Seriously.  It is going to be carnage and the betting suggests that.

I am going to enjoy the next 6 weeks.

I copped it every way imaginable last time, and this has meant hanging around in the UK for 16 more months to get some payback.

It begins with the first wicket.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 21, 2006, 08:32:02 PM
Anyone interested in a fantasy league?

Two are on offer.  Free one at Sportal and a paid entry on CricInfo http://cricinfo.fantasyleague.com/
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on November 22, 2006, 12:04:01 AM
http://mastercarddreamteam.sportal.com.au/?p=index
 
LEAGUE CODE: 387600

Ive got one going on the link above   you are all welcome to join in  :)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 12:39:49 AM
http://mastercarddreamteam.sportal.com.au/?p=index
 
LEAGUE CODE: 387600

Ive got one going on the link above   you are all welcome to join in  :)

I'm in  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 22, 2006, 01:36:52 AM
I am in the league too.  Nice prizes on offer
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on November 22, 2006, 07:27:48 AM
Should win SCG with mcgill and warney. lee and tait/johnson at the waca and 1 more at the G maybe. That makes 3 for us.

Will I give them 1 - hmmmmm 3 - 1
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 22, 2006, 01:07:41 PM
Tait is out of the squad so I'm guessing Clark will be 12th man with Mitch Johnson in on his home turf.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Ramps on November 23, 2006, 10:39:46 AM
If Johnson doesnt play its a scandal its time to go for youth...not 30 yo blokes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2006, 04:38:13 PM
Clark is in Ramps  :-\

Aus 3/262 with Ponting comfortably on 91* and Hussey 25*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2006, 05:02:17 PM
Punter has got his ton  :clapping.

Aus 3/285 - Ponting 104*, Hussey 35*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 23, 2006, 05:41:30 PM
Hussey will be the difference this time around. Its been a while (S. Waugh?) since Australia has had a middle order bat who can play safe or really take it to the bowling. Its just amazing to think what he could have done if he had been in the team 2 or 3 years ago. He has scored more than M. Clarke in half the tests IIRC.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2006, 06:32:28 PM
Langer then Ponting and Hussey blew the Poms bowling away  :thumbsup.

At stumps: Aus 3/346

Langer 82
Hayden 21
Martyn 29
Ponting 137*
Hussey 63*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2006, 01:41:21 PM
A walk in the park so far. Only good thing so far about the Poms is Flintoff is in my dreamteam  ;D.

Aus 4/427 at Lunch.

Ponting 177*
Clarke 10*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2006, 02:32:55 PM
Ponting fell short of his 200. LBW for 196. Now Gilly is out LBW for a duck. Aus 6/470.

The Poms are celebrating but they will have to bat on a pitch where there's now something for the bowlers as well.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2006, 05:09:23 PM
The Aussies have declared at 9/602.

Ponting 196   
Hussey 86 
Clarke 56
Gilchrist 0
Warne 17
Clark 39
Lee 43*
McGrath 8* 

         
   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2006, 07:51:01 PM
5 - 0. 

Seriously.  It is going to be carnage and the betting suggests that.

I am going to enjoy the next 6 weeks.

I copped it every way imaginable last time, and this has meant hanging around in the UK for 16 more months to get some payback.

It begins with the first wicket.

You can start bragging over there LT with the Poms in trouble at 3/53 chasing 600  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 25, 2006, 12:23:36 AM
Yes, it is looking very positive for me so far.  The press here are starting to get a little negative.   ;D

I am hoping for 17 wickets to fall on Day 3, cause I really need the sleep.  Starts at midnight and runs through to 7.30am.  Hard work, but ultimately enjoyable.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on November 25, 2006, 08:01:57 AM
So much for Beefy trying to slag off mcgrath - I am not really a great fan of his (to say the least) think he is a jerk actually, but he is a damn good bowler all the same.
Quite enjoyable so far  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on November 25, 2006, 08:28:46 AM
Oooh Ahhh Glenn McGrath! :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 25, 2006, 03:01:15 PM
Eng 9/157  ;D

McGrath with a 5er and Clark 3.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on November 25, 2006, 03:09:56 PM
Australia haven't made the rabble follow on.  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 25, 2006, 03:21:50 PM
Australia haven't made the rabble follow on.  ???

You'd reckon the Aussies will go for the smash and put on 150 then put the Poms back in tonight with about half an hour to go on a pitch that's breaking up. It'll be a nightmare to bat on tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2006, 06:53:01 PM
We missed a second spinner today. Thank gawd for Warney. McGrath is carrying a heel injury and Lee is off the boil in this test. I'm surprised Michael Clarke wasn't given a bowl to change things up.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 26, 2006, 08:29:51 PM
Agree MT - I was surprised Clarke (Pup) was not given a bowl.

But i have to say the in the session between Lunch & tea the Aussie's did not bowl well.

Collingwood (perfect name) suffered an almighty brain explosion (typical C'wood ;D) to go out - shocking  :rollin

Flintoff's dismissal was also very poor - especially from the Captain - to borrow a phrase from one Geoff Boycott - it was DUMB CRICKET

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 27, 2006, 01:04:25 PM
Game over  :rollin

Aussie by 277 runs.

Thumping

Ian Botham - going off his head about England's lack of preparation  ;D

Bring on Friday and the 2nd test :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 27, 2006, 02:35:39 PM
Ian Botham - going off his head about England's lack of preparation  ;D

That's their own fault. The Poms should have learnt from us that you just can't rock up cold and retain the Ashes  :yep.

LT is the happiest man in London  ;D.

It's going to be a tough decision for the Aussie selectors now. Do they bring in MacGill and go with 5 bowlers at Adelaide or bring in Watson and drop Clark after he's taken 7 wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 27, 2006, 08:22:48 PM
Ian Botham - going off his head about England's lack of preparation  ;D

That's their own fault. The Poms should have learnt from us that you just can't rock up cold and retain the Ashes  :yep.

LT is the happiest man in London  ;D.

It's going to be a tough decision for the Aussie selectors now. Do they bring in MacGill and go with 5 bowlers at Adelaide or bring in Watson and drop Clark after he's taken 7 wickets.

What a contrast in hemispheres.  It is wet, cold, dark and miserable in London at the moment, and the press are giving it to the team at the moment.  Will Monty play in the next test?  Hope so, as I think he will offer little to the current side.

I am going to be walking around the office collecting those pounds.  That has just paid for my Richmond membership.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on November 27, 2006, 09:37:41 PM
Could have been very embarrassing had it rained today.
Should have made the Poms follow on
Anyone know the logic in that decision?

Another one-sided summer - go Aussies  :sleep
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on November 27, 2006, 09:47:56 PM

Another one-sided summer - go Aussies  :sleep
As a Richmond supporter growing up when they were the best and were merciless to inferior opposition, I lap it up because it doesn't last forever.
I'm loving the Aussie cricket side being so much better. 25 years ago they were pretty average.  Grind the Poms into the dirt.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mjs on November 27, 2006, 09:57:17 PM
moi

Logic was - give our bowlers a days break and make the poms bowl again to put them under stress because the next test is only a few days away - starts Friday.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on November 27, 2006, 10:19:10 PM
Could have been a draw but MJS if it had rained.
First test and they need a rest lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 27, 2006, 10:35:54 PM
Not the reason we didn't follow on but 5 day tests are good for $$$ too  :yep.

As a Richmond supporter growing up when they were the best and were merciless to inferior opposition, I lap it up because it doesn't last forever.
I'm loving the Aussie cricket side being so much better. 25 years ago they were pretty average.  Grind the Poms into the dirt.

I'm with you FF. In the mid 80s the Aussies were as pitiful as our poor old Tiges were. When the Tiges rise again I hope we rub the opposition into the dirt too like the Aussie cricket team is doing :thumbsup.

Btw Ch 10 news has just said Watson still hasn't recovered from his hammy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2006, 02:54:31 PM
Tait and Johnson are back in the squad for the Adelaide test. No MacGill.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 28, 2006, 03:19:16 PM
Tait and Johnson are back in the squad for the Adelaide test. No MacGill.

Why ???

Neither will play.

Personally would lean towards bringing in MacGill and playing 5 bolwers - get Gilly to bat 6, Hussey at 4, Clarke at 5 and drop Martyn.

I reckon the Poms will drop Giles (thank goodness - average bowler) and bring in Monty. Need to get Vaughan back ASAP and relieve Flintoff of the Captain's duties IMHO.



Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 28, 2006, 09:02:25 PM
All reports suggest Aussies will be unchanged for the second test.

England are having closed sessions at the moment.  Vaughan looks like he will play in a one dayer in WA tomorrow, but I think he will not make it back to the test series.  Maybe the VB series.

The press suggests Monty will come in and Anderson will get dropped.  But that means 2 spinners, and the aussies have not gone down that route.

The other suggestion from left field is that Mahmood replaces Harmison if Harmison is not 100%.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 29, 2006, 01:38:59 PM
They said here that Vaughan is hoping to play in the Boxing day test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 29, 2006, 07:12:26 PM
The Ashes will be well and truly over by then  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 29, 2006, 07:16:50 PM
The Ashes will be well and truly over by then  ;)

 :rollin

On the local news tonight they said the Poms might even rush Vaughan back as a SOS for the third test.

They also said no changes to the Aussie XI.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on November 29, 2006, 11:21:11 PM
Well Vaughan made a duck off 7 balls faced.  BRING him back I say  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 29, 2006, 11:50:07 PM
Well Vaughan made a duck off 7 balls faced.  BRING him back I say  ;D

 :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2006, 05:36:02 PM
Now they're saying McGrath may miss with that heel. Depends on how he pulls up tomorrow morning before the test starts.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 01, 2006, 03:24:34 AM
Pietersen is in trouble now....

-------------------

Pietersen caught in racism storm
THE ASHES
Malcolm Conn
December 01, 2006

KEVIN PIETERSEN may be investigated by the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit after alleging that the game in South Africa is corrupt.

England's best batsman is also facing possible sanctions from the England and Wales Cricket Board for claiming South African cricket is racist.

A key player for England as it bids to win the second Test in Adelaide, beginning today, and level the series, Pietersen may be forced to endure serious distractions from the ICC's corruption watchdog.

His comments have created a storm of protest in South Africa, with a furious Cricket South Africa writing to the ECB and the ICC demanding action.

Pietersen may face the serious charge of bringing the game into disrepute, which covers inappropriate public comment. It carries penalties ranging from a ban of two to four Tests or four to eight one-day matches.

Full article at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20851363-2722,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2006, 12:53:55 PM
Fairly even start to the Test albeit slow going. England 1/42.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on December 01, 2006, 01:06:57 PM
For someone that seems just a straight forward cricketer (without all the bells and baubles) this Stuart Clark is really proving himself 2/7 off 5 so far.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 01, 2006, 01:40:34 PM
2/58 at Lunch. Are England on a go slow?!  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on December 01, 2006, 01:45:31 PM
Chris Tavare or Boycott coaching these days.

Was it Tony Greig said a corpse with pads on -  :rollin OFL
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2006, 04:24:15 PM
Eng 2/144 at Tea  :-\.

Lee can't buy a wicket in this series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2006, 06:44:38 PM
Presumably McGrath isn't right if he didn't get first crack with the new ball. I don't know why Ponting waited 6 overs to take it either  ???.

England 3/266 at stumps. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Ramps on December 01, 2006, 09:34:04 PM
Lee should be dropped for Johnson or Tait if he doesnt fire the rest of this test. Hes a strike bowler bowling rubbish at the moment, pace without swing or without getting movement of the wicket is rubbish. If the poms make it 1-1 then it gets interesting.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 02, 2006, 05:07:34 PM
Thank gawd Collingwood and Pietersen are finally gone. Eng 6/491. 

How about that run out of Pietersen by Ponting. Pick and throw in one action with one stump to aim at and hits.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2006, 03:24:17 AM
Lee should be dropped for Johnson or Tait if he doesnt fire the rest of this test. Hes a strike bowler bowling rubbish at the moment, pace without swing or without getting movement of the wicket is rubbish. If the poms make it 1-1 then it gets interesting.

Not bringing in either Tait or Johnson for their home tests is almost a sign that they won't be used during the whole series  :-\.

Another Aussie out of form is Gilly. Aussies need a big innings from him if they are to get a draw.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2006, 07:08:23 PM
Aussies 5/312 at stumps. Clarke 30*, Gilchrist 13*.

The top order needs fresh blood. The Aussies can't just rely on Ponting and Hussey to save their backsides and make most of the runs all the time.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 04, 2006, 02:06:33 PM
A good session for the Aussies. 6/417 with Clarke 68* and Warne 12*. Good to see Gilly with 68 find some form with the bat.



 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 04, 2006, 04:02:02 PM
Clarke's century = bye bye Martyn.

Aus 6/493 approaching Tea. Clarke 117*, Warne 38*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 04, 2006, 04:48:46 PM
They've got a comedian doing the commentary on cricinfo.

"Suggestions for the collective noun ... "a bore of Gileses" ... "a tedium of Gileses" ... " a misselection of Gileses""  :yep

"Suggestions for a new add featuring Giles. 1 wicket at the Gabba - 121 runs. 1 wicket in Adelaide - 93 runs. Dropping Ricky Ponting - priceless. Ashley Giles - Proud sponsor of the Australian Ashes campaign." lol

Clarke just bowled for 124. Aus 8/505.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 04, 2006, 05:27:47 PM
Aussies all out 513.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 05, 2006, 01:10:32 PM
Well the English are dropping like flies - even Brett Lee has taken a wicket

5/78 - a lead of 116 runs.

Play dumb cricket and this what you get  :banghead

And good to see Sleepy Bucknor hasn't let me down with an absolute shocker of a decision regarding Strauss
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 05, 2006, 01:11:51 PM
They've got a comedian doing the commentary on cricinfo.

"Suggestions for the collective noun ... "a bore of Gileses" ... "a tedium of Gileses" ... " a misselection of Gileses""  :yep

"Suggestions for a new add featuring Giles. 1 wicket at the Gabba - 121 runs. 1 wicket in Adelaide - 93 runs. Dropping Ricky Ponting - priceless. Ashley Giles - Proud sponsor of the Australian Ashes campaign." lol

I'm following the test via baggygreen/cricinfo - I'm enjoying the commentary is quite sarcastic ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2006, 03:35:09 PM
The Poms have got the wobblies  :rollin

Eng 9/120

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2006, 05:32:35 PM
Hayden out again skyrocketing a shot  :banghead. Up to Ponting and Hussey once again to get the runs.

Aus 2/58. Need 110 more to win.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Aussies win!
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2006, 07:16:11 PM
2 - 0  :thumbsup

Top stuff Aussies. All the bowlers were on song today and Hussey's class finished the Poms off. On the other hand surely Martyn has played his last test with Hayden not necessarily safe either.

And thank you Ashley Giles for dropping the Ashes in the first innings  :lol. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on December 05, 2006, 07:43:56 PM
Bloody Marvellous   probably the best Aussie victory I have seen   well done boys :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Aussies win!
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 05, 2006, 08:20:59 PM
Top stuff Aussies. All the bowlers were on song today and Hussey's class finished the Poms off. On the other hand surely Martyn has played his last test with Hayden not necessarily safe either.


Have to say that Hayden has to be looked at - when was the last time he made a decent score against decent opposition? If they can bring up Langer's name every 12 months they should do the same with Hayden.

Martyn - was lucky to survive after the last Ashes campign - cannot keep carrying him. GAWN

And what about England - dumb dumb and didn't Imention DUMB cricket today. I though they were stupid on days 1 & 2 being so slow but struth today.......... in the immortal words of Dr. Phil ....

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!!!!!!!!

Talking about blokes under the microscope - their dopey coach has to be the first  :wallywink. Fancy playing Giles ahead of Panesar on that wicket :banghead

 :clapping :clapping :clapping :cheers

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on December 05, 2006, 08:21:55 PM
How did the Poms lose or at least not draw?
Another long summer  :sleep
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Jackstar on December 05, 2006, 09:28:41 PM
The aussies were Brilliant.
Warney can text who he likes , as long as he bowls like he did today
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on December 05, 2006, 09:29:40 PM
How did the Poms lose or at least not draw?
Another long summer  :sleep

Coz we're the best Cricket team in the world :shh Oh and the Poms are stupid for declaring :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 06, 2006, 12:02:20 AM
The Poms choked big time.

LT's 5-0 prediction is looking pretty good. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 06, 2006, 02:24:51 AM
Just sidetracking from the Ashes, Shoaib Akhtar is free to play again.

Pakistan pace duo bans overturned
The Australian
December 06, 2006

PAKISTAN's relieved new-ball bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif said yesterday they were eager to get their careers back on track after winning an appeal against doping charges.

Neither player was advised on taking vitamin supplements which may have led to them testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone, committee chairman Fakhruddin Ibrahim said in Karachi.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20878889-2722,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on December 06, 2006, 08:47:19 AM
After day 2 I thought the Poms would win, then I began to think right up until 5pm that it would be a draw.  Poor hubby had to wait for the game to finish before I would even start dinner - although he was glued to the tv as well.  Well done Aussies :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on December 06, 2006, 09:21:06 AM
The Poms choked big time.

LT's 5-0 prediction is looking pretty good. 

Oh it is a lovely time to be an Australian in England.  I have not even opened my mouth either.  People just see the smile on my face.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 06, 2006, 03:52:03 PM
They're eating their own already  :rollin.

From THE SUN:
(http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2006560898,00.jpg)
SOFTIES ... that's England Wombles Giles, Anderson, Harmison, Pietersen and Jones
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 07, 2006, 07:27:39 PM
The Poms are finally going to pick Monty after the horse has bolted and in Perth which normally doesn't suit spin  :wallywink.

Martyn must have 9 lives with Watson still injured.
Title: Martyn and Flintoff out of the Ashes
Post by: mightytiges on December 08, 2006, 02:51:43 PM
SEN are saying Flintoff had a scan on his ankle last night and he has stress fractures which means he's out of the Ashes. The Poms are gone if they werent already if that's true.

And Damien Martyn has fallen on his sword.

Quote
AUSTRALIAN Test batsman Damien Martyn has retired from first-class cricket, apparently after being told he would be dropped from the third Test team.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20893277-11088,00.html

Wonder who they'll bring in for Martyn. Hodge?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on December 08, 2006, 02:59:55 PM
Phil Jaques. Deserves a go, plus the number of players from NSW needs to be bolstered.  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 08, 2006, 03:07:35 PM
Phil Jaques. Deserves a go, plus the number of players from NSW needs to be bolstered.  ;D

LOL FF  ;D

It'll be interesting if Hayden keeps his spot too. Jaques would be a straight swap as opener.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 08, 2006, 05:06:33 PM
MArtyn is officially GAWN - retired from both international and domestic cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 09, 2006, 12:26:29 AM
The Aussie selectors have brought in West Aussie Adam Voges as well as Andrew Symonds into the squad for the Perth Test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 03:06:20 PM
Symonds in for Martyn.

Ricky Ponting (capt), Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Stuart Clark, Glenn McGrath, Mitchell Johnson (12th man).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 13, 2006, 05:19:05 PM
Symonds in for Martyn.

What a joke :banghead

Why put Voges in the squad - waste of time.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 05:38:42 PM
Symonds in for Martyn.

What a joke :banghead

Why put Voges in the squad - waste of time.


The selectors didn't realise initially he wasn't over 30  ;).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on December 14, 2006, 12:32:17 PM
Panesar and Mahmood selected - This is the english team we are talking about here ?  :rollin  :santa
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on December 14, 2006, 12:53:22 PM
Pietersen, Jones. Attempted to poach Symonds, Jaques. :D

Dad's Army vs Foreign Legion.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 14, 2006, 01:00:25 PM
Pietersen, Jones. Attempted to poach Symonds, Jaques. :D


More like trying to 're-claim" ;)

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 14, 2006, 02:32:44 PM
LOL. The rest are South African  :D

Aus 1/48.

Hayden just out for 24. He must be on shakey ground now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 14, 2006, 05:24:46 PM
Game on. Aus 4/131. Langer, Hayden and Clarke all got starts too.

Hussey of course still there on 23*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Aussies in trouble
Post by: one-eyed on December 14, 2006, 06:04:50 PM
Aussies in trouble at 6/174. Symonds and Gilly out in quick succession. Monty has 3 wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: 1965 on December 14, 2006, 06:14:41 PM

We are two-nil up in the series...

We will lose this one to put bums back on seats..

It is not about the cricket...

'65
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 14, 2006, 07:16:45 PM
Let me see.........

Hayden - how many more chances ::)

Langer - got beaten by a beauty (well done Monty)

Ponting - average decision by the worst umpire in world cricket - Daar (that should be durr) - looked a bit high for mine

Clark - missed timed

Symonds - STUPID shot - why is he playing TEST cricket that's TEST cricket folks - dumb shot

Gilchrist - walked  :clapping

Warne - another STUPID shot -

Are we still partying from last week.

The Poms have to dirty on themselves for playing Giles for 2 test now after seeing what Monty can do and the Aussie should just be saying "thanks very much and doing this  :bow :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 14, 2006, 07:55:25 PM
Aussies all out for 244. Hussey left stranded not out in the 70's.

average decision by the worst umpire in world cricket - Daar (that should be durr)

Not that we rely on McGrath's batting lol but the ball clearly came off his upper arm  ::).

Lee on the replay was probably out but you have to be a game umpire to give a lbw decision when the bowler is going around the wicket and the batsman has taken a big step forward on a bouncey Perth pitch. Hawkeye had the ball just clipping the top of the stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on December 15, 2006, 08:30:44 AM

We are two-nil up in the series...

We will lose this one to put bums back on seats..

It is not about the cricket...

'65
Yeah I agree.  We will lose this one and then come back and take the Ashes in Melbourne.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 15, 2006, 01:19:19 PM
average decision by the worst umpire in world cricket - Daar (that should be durr)

Not that we rely on McGrath's batting lol but the ball clearly came off his upper arm  ::).


Yep good old Noddy Kurtzsen (sp?) had to join in the party.

Actually I think Noddy maybe Dahl's (aka Durr) hero because Dahl's started "nodding" too  ::) Noddy and Noddy Junior - it's just perfect

 :rollin

McGrath should cop a fine for his "stare" get on with the game Glenn - you've got a few wickets over the years from dud decisions

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 15, 2006, 05:18:05 PM
The Poms in big trouble at 8/156.

McGrath should cop a fine for his "stare" get on with the game Glenn - you've got a few wickets over the years from dud decisions

Grumpy takes his batting seriously lol. He should talk to Strauss and compare dodgy decisions.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 15, 2006, 06:12:17 PM
The Poms tail wagged to 215 all out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 16, 2006, 03:31:09 PM
Tony Greig is already sooking about the umpiring today. Lots of appealing but if it doesn't hit the bat Tony it's not out  ;).

Ouch... Hussey just got smacked on the side of the helmet.

Aus 3/220 at Lunch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 16, 2006, 07:32:12 PM
The Poms have been good value. Lots of Benny Hill stuff today like the England of old  :lol.

Gilly is trying to get back into form by scoring a 100 in a session. At this rate we could declare and put the Poms into bat tonight.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 16, 2006, 09:00:13 PM
How awesome was Gilly's 100 off just 57 balls :bow.

LT, cricinfo have a ball by ball record of it to send to your pommie mates lol....
 
http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausveng/engine/current/match/249224.html?batsman=4176;innings=3;view=commentary
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 17, 2006, 09:06:59 PM
The poms batted bravely today but those 2 late wickets to Mcgrath must be the final blow now. Just 5 more wickets and the Ashes are back.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 18, 2006, 03:38:56 PM
Not much longer to go now - Eng 9/349 at lunch

LOL at Shane Warne having to ask Noddy Koertzsen how Jones got dismissed :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2006, 03:43:02 PM
Why stop for Lunch?  ???

LOL @ Jones' dismissal. Standing outside his crease waiting for the umps decision on a lbw appeal and gets run out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 18, 2006, 03:47:56 PM
Why stop for Lunch?  ???

Yeah that's a strange one because the rule always used to be if there were 9 done when a break wass to be taken you'd keep going for another 30 minutes to see if you cold finish it off.

Maybe the Poms are hoping it rains during the break ;D :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2006, 03:54:18 PM
That's what I thought WP.

Warney on 698 wickets. Nicely set up to take his 700th at the 'G.

Maybe the Poms are hoping it rains during the break ;D :help

 :lol

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 18, 2006, 04:15:41 PM
Game Over - MOnty blowed by Warne who now has 699 wickets

Ashes are Australia's once more ...  :clapping

The Poms need to do some soul searching  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2006, 05:35:44 PM
 :thumbsup

Ashes are Australia's once more ...  :clapping

The Poms need to do some soul searching  ;D

The English press are calling us arrogant lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on December 18, 2006, 08:20:53 PM
 ;D

So much vitriol directed at all the australians in the office today.  (thats just me)

I have not said anything yet.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 19, 2006, 06:16:40 PM
Aussies going into the 4th test unchanged.

Now the Ashes have been wrapped up I would've thought it'd be a good time to give one or two of the younger guys a run with a Windies tour coming up ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 19, 2006, 08:00:21 PM
3aw are pushing a rumour that Warney will retire after the Boxing Day test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mjs on December 19, 2006, 10:08:36 PM
mighty

I really like the fact that Australian selectors never give a player a test match unless they genuinely earn it. They might take a potential player on a tour but they never give away a test spot - ask Healy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 20, 2006, 11:04:31 AM
I really like the fact that Australian selectors never give a player a test match unless they genuinely earn it. They might take a potential player on a tour but they never give away a test spot - ask Healy.


Are you saying that Andrew Symonds deserved his spot? That he earned it?

Because in my view he didn't and doesn't and that player like Jacques or even Brad Hodge (to name 2) deserved a go before him.

But the selectors continue to have this fascination with having an "all-rounder" in the side - whether the "all-rounder" they select deserves a place or not. He isn't a Test player as his dismissal in the 1st innings proved - one day player only IMV
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mjs on December 20, 2006, 01:19:28 PM
nooo - I'm saying that selectors hardly ever

"give one or two of the younger guys a run"

A test match is never taken away from an established player to give someone a run.

As far as Symonds is concerned yes I think he's earned his spot, despite his obvious failure in second innings. He's almost worth a place for his fielding (almost but of course not).

Brad Hodge looks like he's gone from calculations - there's been others before him treated the same way, probably his age is against him.  I think he lost hos spot for good when they chose Martyn ahead of him. Jacques has to wait for Langer or Hayden to retire, he's not going to replace them on form (theirs and his) in the near term.

You have to say it's hard to find an obvious bad selection from Australia over the recent past.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 20, 2006, 05:10:35 PM
I'm not saying the older guys should be tossed out for good but giving them a rest for two dead rubber tests and bringing in someone who, on Pura Cup form over the last couple of years, is deserving of a test shot (Jacques, Haddin or Mitch Johnson) wouldn't be handing out a test spot willy nilly IMO. We don't ever end up again in a situation like the 80s where we lost our champions to retirement all at once and apart from Border had to basically start from scratch with our test side. Michael Clarke was brought in only due to Watson's injury and he's rediscovered his international form.     
Title: Re: Warne and McGrath retiring?
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2006, 11:18:37 PM
3aw are pushing a rumour that Warney will retire after the Boxing Day test.

Tony Jones on Ch 9 news tonight reckons Warney and McGrath will retire after the Sydney test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on December 20, 2006, 11:33:13 PM
Shame they're both considering at the same time.  From the news reports, McGrath barely rates a mention.
 :bow both of them  :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on December 21, 2006, 01:49:50 AM
Looks to be the real deal these annoucements.  :-\  Posted all over the net.  :-[  What a pleasure to see these two in action  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2006, 05:01:52 PM
 Thanks for memories Warney  :clapping :bow

He will retire from all levels of Australian cricket after the Sydney test. Warney will honour his current Hampshire contract in England which still has 2 years to go.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2006, 10:52:00 PM
According to the Herald-Sun, McGrath will stay on until after the World Cup. He wants WC glory.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 22, 2006, 01:43:19 AM
I think this will be the domino effect  ;D

they are now suggesting Langer will be next after Grumpy McGrath.

Good to see a bloke going out on his terms.

Wonder who they will bring in for our next test series? MacGill ?? or will the selectors be really daring and give a young bloke a run ;D


Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 22, 2006, 04:51:09 PM
Wonder who they will bring in for our next test series? MacGill ?? or will the selectors be really daring and give a young bloke a run ;D

MacGill will get first shot. As someone in this thread said before (might've been tiga) there's room for more NSW players in the Aussie cricket team lol. Jacques to replace Langer and Haddin for Gilchrist  ;).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 23, 2006, 12:01:20 AM
Might put a bit of a dent in warney's retirement plans if the Boxing day test is washed out lol. Don't you love Melbourne's weather  :D.

SEN are saying Harmison has retired (pushed?) from one-day cricket because the Poms can't rely on his bowling anymore.
Title: McGrath officially retires too
Post by: mightytiges on December 23, 2006, 06:24:31 PM
Farewell champ  :bow

A big hole now left in the test side after the Sydney time  :-\.
Title: Warney's got his 700th
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2006, 03:22:07 PM
He's got it!  :woohoo

Eng 4/103
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2006, 05:58:10 PM
Warney getting a fiver on the first day of a test when it's wet, cold and the pitch is slow. Says it all about how great a leg-spinner he is  :bow. 

FOUR NIL coming up  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2006, 03:06:46 PM
That century has saved Hayden his spot in the test side  :clapping.

Aus 5/225

Hayden 108*
Symonds 61*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2006, 04:44:43 PM
Symonds has his century also  :clapping. Going for smash now  :thumbsup

Aus 5/322

Hayden   146*
Symonds  119*
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on December 28, 2006, 05:08:53 PM
Not complaining but this is embarrassing for the poor old Poms. Pretty much knocked over in just 3 days  :thumbsup. The Aussies will have won all 10 tests they've played this year  :o.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on December 28, 2006, 05:51:15 PM
ALL OVER!  Warney chaired off the 'G for the final time.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on December 28, 2006, 06:15:30 PM
The Barmy Army sang through the presentation ceremony. Rude and selfish pricks, as usual.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on December 28, 2006, 09:48:14 PM
And its quiet in the office today  :whistle
Title: Langer retiring
Post by: mightytiges on January 01, 2007, 02:50:18 AM
Langer's going as well.....

Quote
Langer set for retirement
Robert Craddock
Herald-Sun
January 01, 2007 12:00am

JUSTIN Langer will today announce his retirement, completing one of Australian cricket's most turbulent months.

The 104-Test veteran will attend a midday press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground to announce his exit from international cricket.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20995300-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Bulluss on January 01, 2007, 09:31:59 AM
Am i wrong in assuming that the 5th test normally starts on New Years Day?

I was all set to kick back on the couch today and watch the cricket.

I must be going crazy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on January 01, 2007, 09:41:16 AM
They'd probably need to hand out buckets at the gate if it started on the 1st. Wouldn't be pretty on a hot day. :P Half the crowd would be telling the other half to keep the noise down.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 01, 2007, 01:22:46 PM
Quote from: Fishfinger
Half the crowd would be telling the other half to keep the noise down.

 ;D

Starting today might have given the Poms a chance lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 03, 2007, 01:23:32 PM
Well the Poms have fallen in a heap yet again lost 6 wickets for 50 odd this morning.
 :-\
All out for 291
Title: Botham wants Ashes urn to stay in Oz
Post by: mightytiges on January 03, 2007, 01:30:04 PM
 :rollin @ the worst lower order in history.

Read 2
Mahmood 0
Harmison 2
Panesar 0
Anderson 0

They're so bad than even Ian Botham is now seriously pushing for the Ashes urn to remain in Australia permanently. It's too embarrassing for the urn to go back to England  :lol.

Aussies 0/22
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2007, 01:49:30 PM
Warney gets a 50 in his last test  :clapping.

Aus 8/361
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2007, 02:58:54 PM
How about the hit Strauss copped in the head from Lee? ..... Ouch!  :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 04, 2007, 06:41:19 PM
Poms continue to give new meaning to the word RABBLE  :help

Game will be over tomorrow 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on January 04, 2007, 07:46:17 PM
Hope its over early, as I need the sleep.  Was up till 4am last night watching Warne with the bat.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2007, 03:45:43 AM
It hasn't really sunk in that today is the last time we will see Warney play  :(.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2007, 12:30:33 PM
All Over 5 Zip  :thumbsup

Farewell Warney, McGrath and Langer  :clapping

5 - 0. 

Seriously.  It is going to be carnage and the betting suggests that.

Well done LT  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on January 05, 2007, 01:29:02 PM
Cam White is in the upcoming one-day squad.

Squad for upcoming one-day international tri-series against England and New Zealand:

Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Andrew Symonds, Cameron White.

Preliminary 30-man squad for World Cup in the West Indies:

Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brad Hogg, Shane Watson, Simon Katich, Brad Haddin, Phil Jaques, Mitchell Johnson, Adam Voges, Marcus North, Daniel Cullen, Shaun Tait, Nathan Hauritz, Shane Harwood, Matthew Hayden, James Hopes, Nathan Bracken, Andrew McDonald, Brad Hodge, Mark Cosgrove, Ben Hilfenhaus, Travis Birt, Shaun Marsh, Cameron White.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 05, 2007, 01:36:08 PM
What an insipid effort by the Poms today - well that's the feeling I got from the commentary from Cricket Info ;D

Stand out performance from Kevin (there's no I in team but there is a ME ;D) Pieterson - that he made poor Monty face 5 balls last night was bad enough but not even a yelp this morning  :wallywink

I hope the 1 day series is a little closer  ::)

 :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: LondonTiger on January 05, 2007, 07:44:41 PM
This is great. I now have 6 months of dropping in the fact we won 5-0 into presentations, conversations, emails, phone messages etc.

Just paying it back. 

Waiting for the English Press to rip into them

And all this betting money is flowing in today.  Its like a second Annual Bonus !  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2007, 06:39:26 PM
Enjoy the spoils of victory LT  :bow

I hope the 1 day series is a little closer  ::)

Believe it or not WP but the Poms are even worse at one-dayers. Pray the Kiwis at least give us a run for our money.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on January 06, 2007, 10:39:40 PM
Pray the Kiwis at least give us a run for our money.
Rolled for 73 by SL chasing 263 today. :-\
In their favour, 5 of their wickets went to the 2 chuckers.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2007, 04:03:43 PM
Rolled for 73 by SL chasing 263 today. :-\
In their favour, 5 of their wickets went to the 2 chuckers.

Time then to bring back Australia A for at least some competition  :P
Title: Always the women who are at fault lol
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 05:17:54 PM
Heard everything now  :lol
Couldn't possibly be because we were absoluely sheizenhausen

Cricket chiefs could bar England players' families from accompanying them on tour in the wake of the Ashes humiliation.

The English Cricket Board (ECB) last night signalled an urgent review of its much-criticised decision to allow wives and girlfriends – known as WAGs – an extended stay on the tour amid suggestions they had become a circus' distracting the players.

At one point, the entourage accompanying the 16 players and 12 backroom staff had swollen to more than 90 people.

England lost all five Ashes Tests – their worst performance since 1921.

David Collier, chief executive of the ECB, is establishing an independent review panel to investigate the national team's failure.

He confirmed the WAGs' involvement would be scrutinised.

It might well be one of the lessons learned from this tour,' he admitted.

While some of the cricketing WAGs are high-profile names in their own right – Kevin Pietersen's fiancée Jessica Taylor is in pop band Liberty X and Andrew Strauss's wife, Ruth, is an Australian actress – they have not rivalled the embarrassing headlines attracted by their footballing counterparts during last summer's World Cup in Germany.

Old cricketing professionals such as Ian Botham, however, are said to be outraged at how much time the England players spent with their families in tow while the Ashes were being lamely surrendered.

Collier said the ECB allowed two weeks' family provision over Christmas for players but he added: What we have to look at is how it extends beyond that.'

England captain Andrew Flintoff was accompanied by his wife Rachael since before the First Test six weeks ago, as was fast bowler Steve Harmison, who cricketing legend Geoff Boycott said showed no heart to play for his country.

England coach Duncan Fletcher admitted: People react differently. There are players who pass on this demeanour that looks like they're tired and disinterested but most of them are not. It is all about how they feel inside.'

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23380743-details/Cricket%20WAGs%20facing%20tour%20ban%20after%20Ashes%20disaster/article.do
Title: Re: Always the women who are at fault lol
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2007, 06:04:39 PM
David Collier, chief executive of the ECB, is establishing an independent review panel to investigate the national team's failure.

For half the money this review panel will cost we could tell them the answer here -> you're crap  :yep :stupid
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - One-dayer dream team
Post by: one-eyed on January 08, 2007, 06:07:53 PM
Anyone interested in setting up and joining in a one-dayer dreamteam comp?

http://odidreamteam.sportal.com.au/

Btw congrats to LT who finished first in our Ashes dreamteam comp  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - One-dayer dream team
Post by: F0551L on January 08, 2007, 07:05:26 PM
Anyone interested in setting up and joining in a one-dayer dreamteam comp?

http://odidreamteam.sportal.com.au/

Btw congrats to LT who finished first in our Ashes dreamteam comp  :clapping.

odidreamteam.sportal.com.au

league code366924

You are all more than welcome to  join in this one  :)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on January 08, 2007, 07:06:41 PM
LEAGUE CODE: 936080
cacricket.virtualsports.com.au

and/or this one as well  :)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 09:02:52 PM
Darn, missed Warnie on Foxtel tonight with Parkinson.
Anyone see it?

Gonna be repeated on Wednesday night on UK channel for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on January 08, 2007, 09:07:04 PM
UKTV+2, Moi. ;) 9.30pm tonight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 09:08:40 PM
Is it?  I'm new to digital, what number is that  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on January 08, 2007, 09:14:04 PM
I'm a bumpkin so I've got Austar. Different channel numbers, I think. 156 for me.
And you probably thought the time-shift channels were useless. W+2 is a real bonus. :-X
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Bulluss on January 08, 2007, 09:14:59 PM
Yeah i watched it Moi.

Was a great interview, i really enjoyed it.

Interesting that he didnt walk for about 12 months as a kid as a result of breaking both legs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 09:16:42 PM
Thanks Fish, I'll watch it tonight  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - One-dayer dream team
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2007, 10:43:14 PM
odidreamteam.sportal.com.au

league code366924

You are all more than welcome to  join in this one  :)

LEAGUE CODE: 936080
cacricket.virtualsports.com.au

and/or this one as well 

Cheers 632. I'm in both  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2007, 10:54:12 PM
Darn, missed Warnie on Foxtel tonight with Parkinson.
Anyone see it?

Gonna be repeated on Wednesday night on UK channel for anyone interested.

The MX tonight had the front and middle pages devoted to Warnie and whether Simone should remarry him :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 10:59:38 PM
My ex-boss was a good mate of Warney, and I had the opportunity to meet him once, only I didn't get invited lol
Warney came to work for some client get together, and I said, me, me, me, can I come?
Boss only wanted nice young furniture at this shindig - i didn't qualify   :banghead
Now you know why I hate him - never forgive him lol

Woe is me  :'(

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on January 08, 2007, 11:00:53 PM
Yeah i watched it Moi.

Was a great interview, i really enjoyed it.

Interesting that he didnt walk for about 12 months as a kid as a result of breaking both legs.
Who would have thought he could speak as well as he did - fantastic interview  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - One-dayer dream team
Post by: F0551L on January 08, 2007, 11:37:48 PM
[

Cheers 632. I'm in both  :thumbsup
Quote

 welcome
my team name in the CA comp is nearly the same as yours MT   :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - One-dayer dream team
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2007, 02:45:14 PM
my team name in the CA comp is nearly the same as yours MT   :rollin :rollin :rollin

Great minds think alike 632 lol. And the kiwis still hate us for it  :rollin.

 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Twenty20
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2007, 08:24:45 PM
What's the record score for Twenty20? Aussies after 11 overs are 129 for 3 already :o.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on January 09, 2007, 08:38:04 PM
How's all those 6's from Gilly? :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on January 09, 2007, 09:56:14 PM
Good to see someone watching - went to the vic v qld game the other day - good fun. Shame the Qld'rs performed like the poms are performing tonight.

Like Gillys throw to the break - ' Aussies on top and England struggling again this summer'  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on January 09, 2007, 10:01:25 PM
And is it just me or does Mark Nicholls give anyone else the poos ... Not as bad as Tony Grieg though  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on January 09, 2007, 10:46:57 PM
Like Gillys throw to the break - ' Aussies on top and England struggling again this summer'  :rollin

Loved his commentating  :lol
I know it's just a bit of fun, but what a pee poor effort but the Poms... again
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2007, 10:57:00 PM
No one is as bad as Tony Grieg  :sleep.

Both Vic boys didn't do their chances any harm  :thumbsup. White was brilliant with both bat and ball (there's your all-rounder selectors) and Harwood wasn't bad either first up. Got the important wicket of Flintoff and then ran out Pietersen with a direct hit from the boundary  :clapping.

It's not going to get any easier for the Poms in the one-dayers. They obviously went to the Phil Tuffnel school of fielding  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on January 09, 2007, 10:59:31 PM
Did anyone see the ad for the Commonwealth bank(I think :-\) during the match.
"Hussey's backyard, Gilly's backyard, Lee's backyard.... the english backyard...poor blokes didn't stand a chance"
Something like that anyway... make me laugh  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2007, 11:10:25 PM
Did anyone see the ad for the Commonwealth bank(I think :-\) during the match.
"Hussey's backyard, Gilly's backyard, Lee's backyard.... the english backyard...poor blokes didn't stand a chance"
Something like that anyway... make me laugh  :rollin

Yep  ;D.

Pietersen's backyard is surrounded by mirrors  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2007, 05:14:05 PM
The Poms are finally making a game of it at 4/190 in the 42nd over. Pietersen copped a nasty hit to the ribcage while trying to charge McGrath ... Ouch!
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on January 12, 2007, 05:56:17 PM
Poms finished with 8/242
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2007, 06:45:14 PM
Flintoff had 11 wides in his first over  :rollin

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Pietersen to miss rest of ODI series
Post by: one-eyed on January 12, 2007, 08:38:28 PM
Pietersen is out for the rest of the summer with a fractured rib. If the Poms weren't stuffed already they are now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on January 12, 2007, 11:53:06 PM
 serves the arrogant bugger right :lol

 glad he isn't captain in my "dream team"
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mjs on January 13, 2007, 01:16:41 AM
Not wearing any protection ? Surely they wear some in the one-dayers as well as the tests? Particularly if you insist on walking down the pitch to Mcgrath.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on January 13, 2007, 11:50:42 AM
Pietersen copped a nasty hit to the ribcage while trying to charge McGrath ... Ouch!
Do you want a tissue, princess :rollin
Looked painful, but I still had a bit of a giggle when it happened :lol

Yeah I know, I'm a bitch :shh
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 14, 2007, 07:00:38 PM
So much for the Kiwis offering a contest. The Aussie pace bowling stocks are looking good though for the future.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on January 15, 2007, 06:50:03 PM
Brad Hodge is back........

AUSTRALIA squad for January 19 match:
Adam Gilchrist (capt), Mike Hussey (vice-capt), Brad Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Glenn McGrath, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Brad Hogg, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White, Ben Hilfenhaus.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on January 15, 2007, 07:36:28 PM
Brad Hodge is back........ and the Captain gets a break
 not sure if i really agree with the rotation system
its playing havoc with my dream teams  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2007, 04:07:29 AM
Brad Hodge is back........ and the Captain gets a break
 not sure if i really agree with the rotation system
its playing havoc with my dream teams  :banghead

That and Pietersen getting injured has stuffed up mine  :help.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2007, 06:30:08 PM
The Poms finally won a game .... :shh
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2007, 05:59:00 PM
Michael Bevan has retired from first class cricket.

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/276643.html

And Michael Vaughan has done a hammy so he'll miss the ODI against the Aussies in Brisbane on Friday.

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/current/story/276659.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on January 19, 2007, 03:49:51 PM
Poms in strife again after losing 3 for 1 in 9 balls  ;D. 5/72 after 19 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2007, 05:49:55 PM
Pathetic Poms 155 all out in just 42 overs with Bracken and McGrath getting 3 wickets each.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Jackstar on January 21, 2007, 04:41:39 PM
Can someone explain to me what ""power play "" means ??
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 21, 2007, 06:28:10 PM
Can someone explain to me what ""power play "" means ??

Not 100% sure but it's 5 overs in a row with so many fielders required inside the circle. A bit like the old first 15 overs fielding rules. There's two of them and the fielding captain decides when to use them.

Speaking of rules, the poor umps have had a couple of costly shockers in the past two ODIs - Hussey against the Poms and then McMillan twice today.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 22, 2007, 04:59:38 PM
Ian Chappell called it a "Fumble-A-thon"

I called it just plain pathetic  :help

But that run-out the Kiwis missed out on - the one with Hussey where he had a chat to Clark and still managed to get back  ;D

How did that happen - shocking  :yep :yep

Cost the Kiwis the game IMHO
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2007, 07:03:30 PM
We really needed a Aussie A side this year just to provide some competition before the World Cup. The Poms might as well go home now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 26, 2007, 08:04:14 PM
Poms = Rabble

What more can you say

Actually on reflection - Rabble is too kind ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 28, 2007, 09:18:07 PM
The Kiwis are at least making a game of it so far chasing with the bat but when visiting sides drop 3 dolly catches in one innings no wonder the Aussies find it so easy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: F0551L on January 30, 2007, 07:22:18 AM
 off to the cricket this arvo taking the youngest son and some of his mates
should be an even and hopefully entertaining game
all im asking for 500+ runs and atleast a dozen wickets
glad that its only going to be 28 and no thunderstorms :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2007, 03:56:47 AM
off to the cricket this arvo taking the youngest son and some of his mates
should be an even and hopefully entertaining game
all im asking for 500+ runs and atleast a dozen wickets
glad that its only going to be 28 and no thunderstorms :thumbsup

The Poms are probably glad to have lost. Means they will head home sooner.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Mexican wave banned at the 'G
Post by: one-eyed on February 01, 2007, 03:04:11 PM
Mexican wave wiped out
Matthew Schulz
February 01, 2007 12:00am
Article from: Herald-Sun

AUTHORITIES have banned the Mexican wave at the MCG from this weekend, amid accusations they have become the fun police.

Queensland authorities successfully banned the popular pastime at the Gabba earlier this year, despite the public backlash.

But today Cricket Australia said fans who attempted to start waves at the one-day international between Australian and New Zealand at the MCG would be marched out of the ground.

Plain clothes police will be hidden in the crowd to spot any breaches of the wave ban, and police will trial new wireless cameras beaming footage of trouble-makers to a central command post.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21152841-661,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on February 01, 2007, 03:12:35 PM
I don't understand why they wanna ban it... come on, it's just a bit of fun and looks cool when you watch it on the TV  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 01, 2007, 11:12:17 PM
The times I've been to the cricket or soccer there always seems to be a rivalry between different small sections of the ground with each trying to be the wave starters. The rest of the crowd just can't be stuffed lol and it dies as soon as it starts.

Btw SEN has just said Hodgey will get another fill-in job tomorrow with Ponting injuring his hip.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 02, 2007, 06:13:57 PM
The Poms have finally made a decent score to chase -  7 / 292

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2007, 10:12:16 PM
They actually won a game or did we tank it to avoid NZ in the finals :wallywink.

A bit hard to come in for one innings at a time and perform but Hodge failing again has probably cost himself a World Cup spot  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 03, 2007, 10:21:49 PM
And the purpose of playing Tait was  :-\

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2007, 06:43:41 AM
Symonds looks like he's going to miss the World Cup.

http://www.news.com.au/sundayheraldsun/story/0,21985,21167572-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2007, 03:10:24 PM
And the purpose of playing Tait was  :-\

Tait and Hodge have survived for another day with McGrath rested and Symonds out injured.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2007, 09:44:40 PM
70k at the cricket, 47k at the soccer on the same time. Melbourne sports capital of the world  :thumbsup.

Symonds' injury gave Hodge another chance at a more natural 3rd drop and good on him for finally taking it at international level on his home turf under pressure :clapping. This game again shows how much the Aussies rely on Ponting's brilliance.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on February 05, 2007, 07:18:06 AM
As a side note, the mexican wave was going by the 2nd over.  ;D
Crafty buggers, it seemed to be pre-planned by a lot of people. Just about all of the lower level at the Punt Rd end of the ground would stand and wave and when they sat down it had started.
The most notable thing was that very little was being thrown in the air. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 05, 2007, 12:58:40 PM
And the purpose of playing Tait was  :-\

Tait and Hodge have survived for another day with McGrath rested and Symonds out injured.

Agree .

The problem with Tait IMHO is for every "1 performance" that we got yesterday, you're likely to get another 10 like what he dished up on Friday night and there in lies the problem. You cannot afford that at the World Cup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 06, 2007, 02:43:28 AM
Congrats to Punter on a clean sweep of the AB medal night  :clapping. No surprise there.

I see Lara Bingle and Michael Clarke are still an item  :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 07, 2007, 02:44:15 AM
The Aussies plan to get the Poms in the finals worked  :yep.
Title: Umpire Darrel Hair to sue Pakistani cricket and the ICC
Post by: mightytiges on February 07, 2007, 10:46:11 PM
Breaking news on SEN:

Darrel Hair is suing the ICC and the Pakistani crickey board for racial discrimination.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 09, 2007, 11:35:21 PM
Good to see the Aussies rotation policy is working a treat  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: 2JD on February 10, 2007, 09:43:06 AM
Just lulling them in to a false sense of security arent we???? It should make for an interesting final series ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 10, 2007, 10:56:03 PM
Very ordinary effort by the Aussie bowlers with the exception of Lee.

Why make such changes? Watson in for White ??? Hogg in for Johnson. ??? What wver happened to the principle of if aint broke don't fix it.

Why did Hogg change his tactic to Flintoff? He was bowling loopies and then changed it to quick through the air and got whacked for a boundary.

Watson's final over was terrible - stil very poor under pressure and his batting showed he hadn't played much cricket.

And what to do about McGrath? Time seems to have caught up
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 11, 2007, 05:11:20 PM
McGrath has bowled well so far today but agree WP that time is catching up with him especially in the field.

Watson has once again been smacked around. Ponting as needed to bowl Hussey to fill in some extra overs. I would've kept White in the side as his batting is no worse than Watson's. Without Symonds the Aussie lack an accelerator in the middle to lower order.

The Aussies throws at the stumps have been awesome today. Direct hits have scored two run outs. 

As for Sydney's weather. Rain capital of Australia  :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 11, 2007, 10:06:46 PM
Aussies slighty stuffed  :help with the Poms pulling catches out of nowhere  :o.

At least Hodgey is still hanging in.



Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 12, 2007, 01:34:13 PM
Messrs Duckworth & Lewis have a lot to answer for >:(

How you can come up with a total to chase of 211 off 33 overs when the team batting first only made 246 is a joke.

The Poms played well and the Aussies are right off the boil.

Hate to harp but Watson struggled and again you've got to wonder how he got picked.

The other thing this series has shown is that Australia rely too heavily on Ponting and Hussey - they both fail and so does Australia it would seem
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 12, 2007, 04:54:48 PM
Messrs Duckworth & Lewis have a lot to answer for >:(

How you can come up with a total to chase of 211 off 33 overs when the team batting first only made 246 is a joke.

Not as bad as the 92 WC where South Africa were left with getting 22 runs off just 1 ball lol.

The old system where you just subtracted off the lowest scoring overs of the team batting first favoured the team batting second too much. Now it seems they've gone the other way. If you lose early wickets and then it rains the second batting side is stuffed. 

Australia were gone anyway. Only Hodge put up any resistance with the bat. In those weather conditions you needed to win the toss and bat first.

The Aussie selectors have more to answer for IMO rotating and resting players every game. They did this about a year prior to the last WC and the same thing happened. You don't mess with form.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Squad for WC announced
Post by: mightytiges on February 13, 2007, 04:54:13 PM
Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist (vc), Nathan Bracken, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Andrew Symonds, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21219867-661,00.html

Cameron White the obvious omission  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 13, 2007, 07:45:53 PM
Heard Andrew Hilditch on SEN and he said that White was desperately unlucky because Shane Watson was now available after injury.

Let's hope watson can somehow stay fit. ::)

And that Brad Hogg can by some miracle become a decent batsmen and fielder  ::) :help

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on February 14, 2007, 08:39:04 AM
How come Stuart Clark wasn't picked? :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on February 14, 2007, 12:28:17 PM
I'd say he's asking the same question, Julz.

I'd be interested to know why the winning side was tinkered with in the finals. I thought that would have been done in NZ over the next couple of weeks.  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 14, 2007, 01:03:31 PM
How come Stuart Clark wasn't picked? :banghead

Because his name is not Shane Watson or Shaun Tait.

Are these 2 the selectors love kids?

I want to see new faces in the team but to select someone because he is now fit but has shown no form at domestic level is a joke (talking about Watson here - the selectors just love him) :banghead

As for Tait - yes he will take lower order wickets if he is switched on but when he is not "ON" is average. At a World Cup I don't think you can afford that - that's what trips to NZ are for IMO


I'd be interested to know why the winning side was tinkered with in the finals. I thought that would have been done in NZ over the next couple of weeks. ???

We'll never know Fish - besides there is just a little too much logic in your thought process  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fwoy3 on February 14, 2007, 03:45:24 PM
Bad luck for Cam White...just have to concentrate on bringing home the triple to VIC.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 15, 2007, 04:07:22 PM
Brett Lee has damaged his left knee and ankle after sliding as part of a fielding drill

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21228181-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on February 15, 2007, 07:54:36 PM
Bloody fantastic  :banghead :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on February 16, 2007, 12:01:04 AM
Apart from just tooooo much cricket, I think Warnies is right also (Overtrained).

Think it would be better for the players and the spectators if they all just backed off a bit.

You know - after just having the Ashes (which was built up big time) and just because we won easy takes nothing away from what the ashes is/was all about.
With the world cup just around the corner Who GAF about AUS v NZ.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2007, 12:55:45 PM
Both Jacques and Haddin out for not many. Good to see the selectors experimentation with the one-day side is still working  :-\.

Aussies 2/31. Hayden and Hussey trying to rectify the innings.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 16, 2007, 01:04:58 PM
Both Jacques and Haddin out for not many. Good to see the selectors experimentation with the one-day side is still working  :-\.

Aussies 3/31. Hayden and Hussey trying to rectify the innings.

No great surprises there.

Why was Haddin batting so I high up the order? He aint no Gilly ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2007, 01:10:15 PM
Sorry it's just two down apparently. I thought SEN said Hussey had himself at 5.

Aus 2/45.

Jacques 1.
Haddin 6.

Michael Clarke is out with some injury too and was replaced by Jacques.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 16, 2007, 01:20:35 PM
Yeah they said on the news last night that VC Clarke has a groin injury  :o :shh ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2007, 01:48:44 PM
We're 3 down now. Hayden out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2007, 04:18:31 PM
Aussies all out 148.

Hussey 42, Hode 22 and Hogg 20 were the only ones to reach 20 or more runs.

 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2007, 06:05:28 PM
Kiwis on their way to an easy win - 0/124 after 24 overs.

Watson 0/28 off 4 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2007, 03:43:43 PM
How many blokes with injury queries are we taking in our WC squad -  Watson, Lee, Symonds, Clarke, Tait  :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 18, 2007, 02:13:53 PM
Cam White scored 42 not out off 19 balls yet he misses out on the World Cup behind Watson  ???.

Aussies made 4/336. Hussey 105, Hodge 97*, Haddin 49.

Kiwis are 2/80 off 13 overs.

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/251495.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 18, 2007, 06:41:13 PM
Hurry back Ponting and Lee  :help. Tait did WP proud lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 18, 2007, 10:18:49 PM
Cameron White showed today why he's NOT in the WC squad.

Batting was sensational but his bowling was 4th rate (and I'm probably being kind there  :P). 3 Overs for 29 runs. Hogg wasn't much better 7 overs for 50 odd but White was in a word terrible. Full tosses right on the edge of the pitch.

Some one needs to get in his ear - his action, delivery and his run up need major work - he's all over the shop - no consistency.

Call Terry Jenner, send a SOS pronto :help :help

Tait ..........hmmmmmmmmm told ya ;D :yep :yep :yep

You can throw Watson in there as well - when the pressure was on :whistle :chuck

To be in a postion that the Kiwi's needed 130 runds off 100 balls and to lose  :banghead :banghead Five overs shared between Hogg and Tait cost us with the help of Jacques dropping a sitter

:eyebrow :eyebrow

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 20, 2007, 06:07:44 PM
Our bowlers are getting pummelled again apart from Bracken although they've all taken  wickets. Tait 2/35 (6), Watson 1/43 (4) and Johnson 1/53 (6). Our fifth bowler is looking like our weakness at the moment for the World Cup.

Kiwis 5/162 after 23 overs. Aussies made 346. Hayden hit 10 sixes in his 181  :o.

 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on February 20, 2007, 08:43:13 PM
Aussies lost again :-\. The Kiwis were nine down and needed 10 off their last over. Bracken then bowls a knee high full toss that is hit for six followed by a four.

Bracken 1/44
Tait  2/60
Johnson 3/81
Watson 2/88
Hogg  0/40 (7)
Voges 0/33 (3) 

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Stephanie on February 20, 2007, 08:53:15 PM
It's better for my stress levels if I don't watch the cricket nowadays  :lol

Bring on the footy!  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 21, 2007, 12:54:52 PM
Aussies lost again :-\. The Kiwis were nine down and needed 10 off their last over. Bracken then bowls a knee high full toss that is hit for six followed by a four.

Bracken 1/44
Tait  2/60
Johnson 3/81
Watson 2/88
Hogg  0/40 (7)
Voges 0/33 (3) 

See they didn't even bother with White bowling this time :-\

Our problem is the 15 overs between 25-40 - we fell in a heap again.

Batting was good but when'you've made 300+ you shouldn't lose matches even if the grounds are only slightly bigger than my backyard ;D

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2007, 01:10:02 AM
Aussies lost again :-\. The Kiwis were nine down and needed 10 off their last over. Bracken then bowls a knee high full toss that is hit for six followed by a four.

Bracken 1/44
Tait  2/60
Johnson 3/81
Watson 2/88
Hogg  0/40 (7)
Voges 0/33 (3) 

See they didn't even bother with White bowling this time :-\

Our problem is the 15 overs between 25-40 - we fell in a heap again.

Batting was good but when'you've made 300+ you shouldn't lose matches even if the grounds are only slightly bigger than my backyard ;D

Imagine what the world class batsmen like Lara, Dravid and Tendulkar will do to us if this keeps up :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 22, 2007, 01:49:22 PM
Nathan Bracken said last night that Australia could take positives out of the NZ tour  :gobdrop

He reckons that we did well in that last game to stick with NZ for as long as we did :help :o

We only just lost with 3 balls to spare.

I have a question for Bracken - Nathan are you a Pies, Bombers or Freo supporter because you are totally dillusional :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 23, 2007, 01:03:27 PM
Well we haven't even hit the West Indies yet and our WC campaign is in a shambles.

Lee is out!

Step right up Mr Stuart Clark

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 23, 2007, 04:27:57 PM
Well we haven't even hit the West Indies yet and our WC campaign is in a shambles.

Lee is out!

Step right up Mr Stuart Clark

Will they go with Clark in the one-dayers? They seem to think Tait can replace Lee just because he can bowl just as fast :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on February 23, 2007, 04:33:47 PM
Was listening to SEN an hour or so ago and they said the ACB has written to the ICC asking that Stuart Clark be the replacement for Brett Lee in the W C squad. (that's World Cup, not water closet).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on February 23, 2007, 06:39:18 PM
Was listening to SEN an hour or so ago and they said the ACB has written to the ICC asking that Stuart Clark be the replacement for Brett Lee in the W C squad. (that's World Cup, not water closet).

lol

The WC is where our chances are going down at the minute  :help 
Title: Greatest Aussie one-day side
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2007, 11:08:14 PM
Tonight they had a vote amongst those who have played one-day cricket for Australia on the best Aussie one-day side of all time:


Adam Gilchrist
Mark Waugh
Ricky Ponting (vc)
Dean Jones
Steve Waugh (c)
Michael Bevan
Andrew Symonds
Shane Warne
Brett Lee
Dennis Lillee
Glenn McGrath
Greg Chappell (12th man)
Title: Cricket thread 2006-7: World Cup
Post by: mightytiges on March 15, 2007, 04:14:16 AM
Another ton to Punter  :clapping albeit against Scotland. Still most of the Scot bowlers haven't embarrassed themselves with the ball for a non-test playing country.

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/wc2007/engine/current/match/247458.html

No punches in the face either Sunni Gavaskar  ::) :wallywink.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 15, 2007, 12:30:40 PM
The ICC show again they are toothless tigers. Even though Gavaskar is on some ICC policy committee they have said his comments are between Sunni and Ponting. The ICC makes no comment.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on March 16, 2007, 11:23:52 AM
Ticket prices too high the sun says.
Barely 3500 fans at St Kitts which has a capacity of 10,000.

Freakin stupid ICC like a lot of sporting bodies these days, also they have stopped the West Indians taking in their own Rum and Ice ???

Look I went over in 1999 and made my way around the Islands with friends and taking their own Rum and food and other substances is what the cricket is all about over there. Even beer in glass bottles. Apart from a bit of smashed glass (step over it) and a bit of a ruccus at Barbados (nothing actually happened) was a bit scary for a second or 2 tho.

No problems at all - wouldn't it be better for the game in general if these grounds were near to capacity and the true West indian feel of cricket was in swing.

Over steralization of everything, in a world gone mad .... Things wern't that bad in the 'old' days - Most of us are still alive aren't we ?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 16, 2007, 04:26:47 PM
Over steralization of everything, in a world gone mad .... Things wern't that bad in the 'old' days - Most of us are still alive aren't we ?

And over-liability because of people's own stupidity and lawyers sue, sue, sue attitude  ::).
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on March 18, 2007, 04:11:06 AM
The wheels have fallen off the Pakis. 8/110 against Ireland  :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on March 18, 2007, 10:40:04 AM
Ireland beat them.  ;D
Pakistan 132 def by Ireland 7/133.
Ireland should get through to the last 8 now. Pakistan are gawwwwnnn.

Bangladesh beat India.
India 191 def by Bangladesh 5/192.  :lol

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 18, 2007, 06:40:37 PM
Ex-Aussies doing us a favour :rollin

India need to beat Sri Lanka or they are gawn too.

I will be doing this -> :ROTFL if Canada can cause another upset against the Poms tonight.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 19, 2007, 04:39:23 AM
No upset tonight. Aussies 5/358.

Hodgey smacked the poor Dutch all around the park. He got the last 70 runs of his 123 off just 25 balls  :o.

 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2007, 04:15:55 PM
From SEN - Police are now treating Bob Woolmer's death as suspicious.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on March 21, 2007, 05:07:08 PM
What could make them think such a thing? :o

Just some national uproar, death threats and Woolmer effigy burning. Apart from those trivial things, I can't think why suspicion would be raised.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2007, 05:15:33 PM
What could make them think such a thing? :o

Just some national uproar, death threats and Woolmer effigy burning. Apart from those trivial things, I can't think why suspicion would be raised.

True but that happens after every loss  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Bob Woolmer confirmed murdered
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 12:03:29 PM
It's been confirmed Bob Woolmer was murdered. All the Pakistani players and officials have been fingerprinted.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: DallasCrane on March 23, 2007, 03:14:07 PM
 :-[

I love cricket. I don't know if I am being reactionary but is there any point in continuing this World Cup? (lets forget the issue of $1.1 billionUS tv rights for a moment)
What does it matter who wins the trophy when murder is involved?
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on March 23, 2007, 04:11:32 PM
Congratulations to Tassie for winning the Pura Cup for the first time ever.
Thrashed NSW  ;D  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on March 23, 2007, 05:11:23 PM
Funny listening to the Tassie's singing the Richmond Theme Song lol
Good stuff  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 06:54:42 PM
:-[

I love cricket. I don't know if I am being reactionary but is there any point in continuing this World Cup? (lets forget the issue of $1.1 billionUS tv rights for a moment)
What does it matter who wins the trophy when murder is involved?

I can understand where you are coming from DC but like the Munich Olympics IMHO the tournament should go on. These murderous thugs whoever they are shouldn't be allowed to stop it.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2007, 06:55:21 PM
Funny listening to the Tassie's singing the Richmond Theme Song lol
Good stuff  :thumbsup

Hopefully a good omen  :thumbsup

Well done Tassie  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on March 23, 2007, 09:38:35 PM
I love cricket. I don't know if I am being reactionary but is there any point in continuing this World Cup? (lets forget the issue of $1.1 billionUS tv rights for a moment)
What does it matter who wins the trophy when murder is involved?
I think it was Richie, but he said he thought Bob himself would like the cup to continue

I kind of agree with you, DC, although for different reasons.  If Bob was murdered for what he might have revealed about illegal betting, it's the results of these games that I'd now be querying, and wondering about the legitimacy of the competition.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 24, 2007, 03:25:02 PM
Hodge has been dropped for Symonds despite Hayden and Hogg being out of form  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 - Hayden, Aussies flogging South Africa
Post by: mightytiges on March 25, 2007, 01:51:11 AM
Hayden must have heard all of us knockers. 81* off 55 balls  :o.

Aussies are flying  :thumbsup. 1/123 off 17 overs against the world's "No. 1" one-day  :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on March 25, 2007, 05:38:38 AM
The pitch must be like concrete as the Aussies are now getting spanked with the ball. SA 1/183 off just 24 overs chasing 377 :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on March 26, 2007, 10:20:44 AM
India have been knocked out of the WC.

Final 8 - Aussies, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Ireland.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7 / World Cup
Post by: mightytiges on March 28, 2007, 04:52:29 AM
Aus 6/322. Awesome innings by Hayden  :o  :clapping. Gone from being out of form to seeing it like a beach ball in 2 innings. Now Hussey is the one struggling.

Title: The Warnes have left Oz
Post by: one-eyed on April 01, 2007, 03:17:00 AM
The Warnes have left Oz.

Quote
SHANE Warne left Australia last night to start a new life with his family in England after reconciling with his former wife, Simone Callahan.

Warne and Ms Callahan, who split over the cricketer's serial womanising and later divorced, flew out after deciding to make a fresh start overseas.

Looking content and relaxed, the high-profile couple left Melbourne Airport with their children Brooke, 9, Jackson, 7, and Summer, 5, as efforts were increased to sell the family's mansion in Brighton.

The family is expected to settle on England's picturesque south coast while Warne plays county cricket for Hampshire for at least the next two years.

Ms Callahan has enrolled their children in English schools. She is also travelling with one of the children's football coach, who will act as a male nanny.

Warne owns a property near his English club's headquarters at seaside Southampton.

http://www.news.com.au/sundayheraldsun/story/0,21985,21481045-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Moi on April 01, 2007, 09:35:01 AM
No, Warnie marries Sharon Strzelecki in Kath and Kim this series  :rollin
Can't wait to see that  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 05, 2007, 12:29:55 PM
LOL Moi

The Aussies can pretty much end the Poms World Cup this Sunday  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 09, 2007, 03:17:30 AM
Mixed bag for the Aussie bowlers tonight. Bracken, Tait and Hogg were very tidy with Tait blasting through the pommie openers. McGrath, Clarke and Symonds got smacked around by Pietersen and Bell. Poms all out 247.

Good luck Hodgey.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on April 09, 2007, 02:06:09 PM
Australia won by 7 wickets.

That's 24 undefeated World Cup games in a row since 1999.   :cheers

18 wins in a row.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 09, 2007, 07:27:37 PM
Looking good for the threepeat :thumbsup.

Aussies, Lankans and Kiwis look safe for the semi-finals. One spot left for the Poms, South Africans and Windies.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on April 10, 2007, 08:05:48 AM
Australia has got the No.1 ranking back.  :thumbsup
The South Africans were just baby-sitting it for 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 10, 2007, 05:53:55 PM
Australia has got the No.1 ranking back.  :thumbsup
The South Africans were just baby-sitting it for 3 weeks.

Those rankings are rank lol. How did the reigning back-to-back world cup champions lose their number 1 ranking in the first place to perennial chokers South Africa  ???. The only meaningful ODI comps these days are the ICC champions trophy and the world cup and the Aussies are reigning champs in both.
Title: Brian Lara retires from one dayers
Post by: mightytiges on April 11, 2007, 02:36:18 PM
Brian Lara has announced his retirement from one day cricket. Not good news for West Indies cricket which is in trouble as it is.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 14, 2007, 04:51:38 AM
The poor Irish predictably copped a hiding from the Aussies. The only downside to us winning so easily and quickly is Hodge misses out again on another bat. At least Hussey who opened and Symonds first drop got some badly needed batting practice.

Ireland 91. Tait, McGrath 3 wickets each.
Aussies 1/92. Gilchrist 34, Hussey 30*, Symonds 15*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 17, 2007, 04:44:38 AM
Hayden and Gilly putting on a batting clinic today and Bracken earlier was awesome with the ball. Just as I say that Hayden gets out.

You've got to love the Windies. Swimming pools for the fans inside the ground and old dudes running onto the ground after too much rum, green and dancing in the hot sun lol. No Ian Collins types over there  ;).

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 19, 2007, 02:39:25 PM
Just announced that Melbourne won't get to host a one-day final next summer. As "compensation" we get the 20/20 game instead  ???.
Title: Brian Lara retires from all cricket
Post by: one-eyed on April 20, 2007, 02:39:39 PM
Lara has changed his mind and will now retire from all forms of cricket.

A champion batsman who carried a crap Windies team for over 10 years.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on April 20, 2007, 02:44:01 PM
Shame West Indies cricket has been in such a shambles over his riegn as Captain.
Champion Cricketer and bloke too boot. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on April 26, 2007, 12:24:58 AM
Well we finally make it to the end if everyone is still interested.

Lankans Knock out the Kiwis  :lol

AND SOUTH AFRICA have got some definite mental problem when it comes to playing us, I would dare say game over at 5/27 off ten overs.
With some absolutely pokx efforts from thier batsman so far.  :rollin
Could be an early night  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 26, 2007, 01:30:53 AM
Loving it CUB  :thumbsup. 7/93 in the 27th.

SA choking big time. How many wide balls have they chased after. Tait and McGrath have got them spooked.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fwoy3 on April 26, 2007, 01:57:36 AM
Loving it CUB  :thumbsup. 7/93 in the 27th.

SA choking big time. How many wide balls have they chased after. Tait and McGrath have got them spooked.

8/107 after 32 overs

At this rate, it looks like Huss won't bat again  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 26, 2007, 03:16:48 AM
SA 149 all out. Probably more than it looked like they would reach at one stage but still a great performance by the Aussies  :clapping.

LOL @ Graeme Smith watching from the balcony just shaking his head in disbelief at the carnage. Another team that shouldn't mouth off in the media before they can walk the talk.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 26, 2007, 03:16:55 PM
It's taken forever but at least the two best sides got to the final. Murali is about the only one who stands in the Aussies way.

LOL @ saying to Herschell Gibbs it's hard to take a catch with your hands around your throat  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2007, 01:07:00 AM
Ponting won the toss and we'll bat but it's still raining in Barbados.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Bulluss on April 29, 2007, 04:09:03 AM
Gilchrist on fire and is tearing the Sri Lankans apart!!!

Aussies well on there way
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Bulluss on April 29, 2007, 04:42:43 AM
Gilly out for 149, What a great knock!!! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2007, 05:27:53 AM
Gilly out for 149, What a great knock!!! :thumbsup
Freaking awesome by Gilly :bow. The Aussies could have got close to 400 if it was a normal 50 over game.

Bracken gets Tharanga. One down already  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fwoy3 on April 29, 2007, 07:06:11 AM
Jayasuria clean bowled by Clarke :bow

The Cup looks like it's on our way with rain clouds approaching...
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on April 29, 2007, 10:09:20 AM
Well done to the aussies again 3 in a row.

Managed to see the farce of the century, when the umps said they had to come back tomorrow for the last 3 overs, so Sri Lanka came out and batted in the dark.

The TV cameras make it look lighter but the view from stumpcam was quite something - seriously someone could of been hurt.

Should of bowled Tait  :lol

Sri lanka were right in it until Clarke got jayasuria out and then the combo of rain and aussies attack Sri Lanka were allways playing catchup. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on April 29, 2007, 10:14:15 AM
Weren't the last 3 overs a joke?  Even the Sri Lankan players weren't really trying.  All the officials had proclaimed the Aussies the winners but the umpires were being pigheaded.  Well done to Gilly for Man of the Match and Glenn McGrath for Player of the Series. :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on April 29, 2007, 10:33:34 AM
All the officials had proclaimed the Aussies the winners but the umpires were being pigheaded. 
They were actually being wrong.  ;) I think for a fair reason though, and I'm on their side if that reason is actually the case.
The Sri Lankan players went off for bad light. Once that happens the game can't recommence until the light improves, yet it was darker when they did.
I think the reason they restarted in the dark was that the game had to be played out. Under the WC playing conditions I think they would have had to come back tomorrow and play the 3 overs had they not played on.  :-\
An unfortunate balls up, but less of a farce than the alternative.
Would have been best to let the Sri Lankans concede (which it looked like they did). Seems this was not an allowable option and the match had to run its course.

How about those Aussies?  :thumbsup Bloody awesome.
29 WC games without being defeated now since 1999.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2007, 04:41:50 PM
They should have made the Aussie bowlers to bowl blindfolded to make it fair  :lol. Come to think of it that wouldn't make any difference to Tait as he slings them everywhere anyway lol.

Great stuff by the Aussies  :clapping. The rest of the world must of thought they were a sniff before the WC started with no Warney or Lee but the Aussies are just so far above everyone else it's not funny. 3 in a row and sweet revenge for 96 too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on April 30, 2007, 12:44:33 PM
In a further farce, Ponting almost got arrested by a Windies cop because the Aussies went back to celebrate on the pitch like they usually do after winning a important tournament.

SEN are also saying early drug tests have shown Bob Woolnough was poisoned before he was murdered so he wouldn't be able to fight off his attackers.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on May 02, 2007, 04:37:02 AM
Just two Vics got Cricket Australia contracts.....

Brad Hodge (Vic), Cameron White (Vic)

Michael Clarke (NSW), Stuart Clark (NSW), Nathan Bracken (NSW), Brett Lee (NSW), Phil Jaques (NSW), Brad Haddin (NSW), Stuart MacGill (NSW)

Shaun Tait (SA), Jason Gillespie (SA), Daniel Cullen (SA), Cullen Bailey (SA)

Adam Gilchrist (WA), Michael Hussey (WA), Brad Hogg (WA), Chris Rogers (WA), Adam Voges (WA)

Matthew Hayden (Qld), Andrew Symonds (Qld), Shane Watson (Qld), Mitchell Johnson (Qld), James Hopes (Qld).

Ricky Ponting (Tas), Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas)


Cut:
Simon Katich, Michael Kasprowicz, Glenn McGrath (ret.), Shane Warne (ret.), Damien Martyn (ret.), Justin Langer (ret.)
Title: Sri Lankans not happy about Gilchrist's squash ball
Post by: mightytiges on May 08, 2007, 05:54:30 PM
Anyone been following today this Sri Lankan dude who is seriously threatening to take to court the ICC, Cricket Australia, and anyone else he can blame because Gilchrist had a squash ball in his glove. He even has some very dodgy science to back up his claims. He says Australia should have the World Cup trophy taken off them and given to Sri Lanka because it is on par with ball tampering  ???. Apparently some Sri Lankan cricket official is taking this nutter seriously :wallywink.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: DallasCrane on May 08, 2007, 07:03:45 PM
 :lol mt

The 'science' was interesting to say the least! Even if Gilchrist was getting an extra 10 metres per shot it would have meant that the ball was flying 25 metres over the boundary instead of 35!

In all seriousness though, it is something that Gilchrist should clear up with the umpires before play. It is not part of the normal cricketing uniform, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on May 08, 2007, 09:44:26 PM
The 'science' was interesting to say the least! Even if Gilchrist was getting an extra 10 metres per shot it would have meant that the ball was flying 25 metres over the boundary instead of 35!
:lol

True Gilly probably should have cleared it with the umps first but it didn't affect the bowler pitch or play. You still need to be good enough to hit and place the ball. To compare it with ball tampering is ludicrous as you deliberately change the aerodynamics of the ball to get it to move violently and hence it effects the opposing batsman in a unfair way.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on May 09, 2007, 11:29:36 AM
Thought the lankans had pulled thier heads in after fatatugga left - obviously not.
Makes victory all the more sweet.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 13, 2007, 06:32:33 PM
How long has Ricky Ponting wanted to be known a Rick Ponting  ???. After losing to Zimbabwe in the 20/20 WC he should change his name back  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: julzqld on September 14, 2007, 07:22:24 AM
The funny thing is that on the news report they showed a picture of him with the caption "Ricky Ponting".  Old habits are hard to break.  I'd stick with Ricky.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: cub on September 14, 2007, 11:23:46 PM
20/20

Afetr losing to the Zims.
Peterson has mouthed off.

After 20 overs Pommy Gits All out 135 - LOL 'well lets hope so'
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 14, 2007, 11:55:30 PM
LOL CUB  ;D. Way to go Mitch Johnson  :thumbsup

Didn't realise it was live on Ch 9.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 15, 2007, 12:09:48 AM
Good to see Tiger fans wearing their Richmond guernseys in the crowd  :thumbsup. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 15, 2007, 12:56:41 AM
Hey Pietersen you really showed the Aussies what "humiliation" means today :rollin  :wallywink.

Aussies home with 5 overs to spare. 2/136 with Hayden 67* (43).





Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on September 15, 2007, 01:27:02 AM
Hahahahaha
I would rather lose to Zimbabwe than lose to England.
Just a blip on the radar to get the Poms all cocky and fuzzy and warm
thinking they can beat us.
The monkey will never get off the Poms back. :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Wonder how big the slice of humble pie is in KP's plate come dinner time tonight. :whistle
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: Fishfinger on September 15, 2007, 11:04:12 AM
India and Pakistan tied, then India won 3-0 after a "bowl out". WT....?  ???

Should be decided on best out of 3 sledges. England is already -1 thanks to KP.  :D




Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 15, 2007, 04:07:29 PM
India and Pakistan tied, then India won 3-0 after a "bowl out". WT....?  ???

Should be decided on best out of 3 sledges. England is already -1 thanks to KP.  :D
Or best out of 3 burning effigies  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 16, 2007, 11:36:39 PM
Brett Lee got the first hat-trick in international 20/20 cricket against Bangladesh.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 18, 2007, 11:40:43 PM
Why is the cricket on a hour delay on Ch 9?  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: one-eyed on September 19, 2007, 04:50:46 AM
The Pakis knocked off the Aussies overnight.

Aus  7/164 (20)
Pak  4/165 (19.1)

The Aussies now need to beat Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals.

Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mjs on September 19, 2007, 12:11:31 PM
Why is the cricket on a hour delay on Ch 9?  ???

hmm - I picked up on that when one of the commentators gave the local time.

Channel 9 treats its viewers with contempt on numerous issues.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on September 20, 2007, 09:29:22 PM
Aussies have flogged Sri Lanka by 10 wickets and go into the semi-finals. Sri Lanka only made 101 and Hayden and Gilchrist knocked the runs off in just 10 overs   :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on October 18, 2007, 06:34:15 PM
You can imagine the uproar if Aussie crowds were making monkey chants. Anyway the Aussies won the series so up 'em  ;D and the cricket authorities will be rapted with the publicity with India about to tour Australia.
Title: Re: Cricket thread 2006-7
Post by: mightytiges on November 01, 2007, 03:51:05 PM
No surprises for the 1st test squad. Where there was a tough choice the ACB has chosen both players - Hogg/MacGill

Ricky Ponting (c)
Adam Gilchrist (vc)
Phil Jaques
Matthew Hayden
Michael Clarke
Michael Hussey
Andrew Symonds
Brett Lee
Mitchell Johnson
Stuart Clark
Stuart MacGill
Shaun Tait
Brad Hogg
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 08, 2007, 04:34:16 PM
Aussies coasting at 1/161 at tea on a placid pitch despite the earlier rain.

Jacques 68*
Ponting 46*
Hayden made 43.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 08, 2007, 07:05:54 PM
Jacques made the most of his recall with a century.

Aussies 3/242 at stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 09, 2007, 01:05:49 PM
Lunch - Day 2

Aus 3/359

Hussey 85*
Clarke   64*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 09, 2007, 05:18:35 PM
Aus 4/551 (declared)

Sri Lanka 1/9
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 09, 2007, 10:24:23 PM
Let's hope India put up more of a fight when they get here otherwise it's going to be another one-sided summer  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: bluey_21 on November 09, 2007, 10:44:22 PM
Let's hope India put up more of a fight when they get here otherwise it's going to be another one-sided summer  :P.

richmond getting belted every week kind of balances it out :lol :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2007, 07:19:32 PM
Let's hope India put up more of a fight when they get here otherwise it's going to be another one-sided summer  :P.

richmond getting belted every week kind of balances it out :lol :thumbsup
Nothing balances out the Tiges losing  :nope

This test looks like being over sometime tomorrow. SL 2/80 after following on.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 12, 2007, 01:54:09 PM
All over. Aussies win by an innings and 40 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: bluey_21 on November 12, 2007, 05:00:54 PM
congrats on a impressive debut to johnson but to be honest i'd like to see hilfenhaus in the team before him. there is something special about hilfy  :thumbsup
Title: Gilchrist voted greatest one-day player ever
Post by: one-eyed on November 14, 2007, 11:54:20 PM
Adam Gilchrist has been voted as Australia's greatest ever one-day player in a poll of Australia's 163 one-day international (ODI) players, with 110 taking the opportunity to vote.

Gilchrist  38%
Ponting   19%
S.Waugh 14%

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Gilly-Australias-greatest-ODI-player/2007/11/14/1194766761735.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2007, 05:12:21 PM
Another one-sided test coming up. Aus 3/291 in the last session.

Jaques made another century. Just out for 150  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 16, 2007, 05:55:15 PM
Hussey got his century in the last over of the day

101 n.o.

Australia 3/300 and something

Another exciting test match  ::)

Although I do enjoy watching Hussey bat, was impressed with Jacques today too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 17, 2007, 04:22:48 PM
5/539 now with Gilly going the slog  :thumbsup with Symonds.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 18, 2007, 04:26:30 PM
Sri Lanka out for 246 but Aussies aren't forcing the follow on. Lee another 4 wickets and already 12 wickets from just 3 innings. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 19, 2007, 06:34:54 PM
Good to see Sri Lanka have put up some fight today.

MacGill is no Warney  :nope
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 20, 2007, 02:12:35 PM
Aussies won by 96 runs

Very average to the tail today

Brett Lee = Man of the Match & Man of the Series

MacGill is no Warney  :nope

Shape wise he certainly looks like Warne at the moment ;)

Needs to get fit does MacGill
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 20, 2007, 03:29:37 PM
MacGill is no Warney  :nope

Shape wise he certainly looks like Warne at the moment ;)
;D

With Brad Hogg is top form at State level, MacGill's position wouldn't be safe.

Let's hope the Indians provide more competition for the Aussies when they come out. We've gone from packed houses last year to a man and his dog plus a rent a crowd of schoolkiddies going to the cricket so far this year.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 21, 2007, 09:57:12 PM
Incredible effort by the Vics coming back from making only 113 in the first innings to bowl out Queensland for just 77 and win the game  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2007, 10:30:46 PM
Murali has broken Warney's 709 wickets record today. Interesting if he will be remembered as a great offspin bowler or if there'll always be an asterix against his name for some.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on December 04, 2007, 02:34:20 PM
He flicks his doosra, there's no doubt about that. You aren't allowed to flick the ball, however how is an umpire going to pick that up?

Nonetheless, he is a champion bowler*, and deserves his record.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 04, 2007, 06:00:09 PM
That pretty much sums up Murali* DC  ;)

Speaking of spinners, MacGill is out for possibly the rest of the summer with carpel tunnel syndrome.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 11, 2007, 10:05:17 PM
Just shows how much footy has taken over all year round. Only knew yesterday the 20/20 match was on tonight  :-[.

Awesome sight when Symonds in full flight. 85 off 46 balls  :bow. Lee is bowling bloody quick too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on December 11, 2007, 10:26:38 PM
Has Matthew Sinclair ever actually made a run against Australia?  :D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 11, 2007, 11:51:36 PM
Has Matthew Sinclair ever actually made a run against Australia?  :D
lol. Yeah he is a bit of a bunny.

Not too many Kiwis saw the ball tonight to hit it. Most balls went past their nose  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 14, 2007, 04:24:11 AM
The Kiwis are trying to make out Tait is a chucker because he can bowl at 160kph.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22921427-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 15, 2007, 12:32:34 AM
The last time the Kiwis mouth off for a while lol. Another thumping win by the Aussies thanks to Gilly and Punter.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 18, 2007, 01:21:34 PM
The 12-man squad for the Boxing Day test. Hogg in for the injured MacGill.

Ponting (c)
Gilchrist (vc)
Jaques
Hayden
Hussey
Symonds
Clarke
Johnson
Hogg
Clark
Lee
Tait
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 20, 2007, 01:34:24 PM
Another century to Punter  :clapping - 134 not out off 133 balls. Just a run machine. Aussies made 6/282.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2007, 06:49:50 PM
Poor Kiwis all out for 168 after being 7/88 at one stage.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on December 21, 2007, 10:04:16 AM

Shane Warne fears success has made Australians arrogant
Article from: Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22956964-11088,00.html

Jon Pierik

December 21, 2007 12:00am

CRICKET great Shane Warne says success has bred an ugly, arrogant attitude in the Australian game and has warned officials they could be heading for a fall.

Australia's decade-long dominance has sparked radical suggestions from former coach John Buchanan that fringe Test and domestic cricketers should be allowed to play for rival nations to strengthen competition.

But  Warne claimed in an interview with Herald Sun cricket writer Jon Pierik yesterday that Buchanan was a "goose" and his "verbal diarrhoea" epitomised a worrying big-headed culture.

"The only issue I have got with cricket at the moment is that Australian people and administrators and ex-players and ex-coaches -- a la John Buchanan -- have got to stop the arrogant mindset that Australia is so much better than anybody else," Warne said.

"Yes, Australia is the No. 1 country in the world but all this bulls--- about our players going to other countries and playing, what a lot of crap.

"There is going to be a time in the next two or three years when Australia is tested. Other countries will catch up and they will unearth someone. That's just the cycle."

Buchanan, who has endured a frosty relationship with the former leg-spinner, would not comment when contacted last night.

Warne also revealed his thoughts on:

WHAT cricket needs to do to remain relevant;

WHETHER Brad Hogg is ready for Test cricket;

WHETHER Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden should retire at the end of this summer.

Warne also called for the 50-over one-day internationals to be scrapped and replaced by Pro40, which has been a success in English domestic cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on December 21, 2007, 10:07:54 AM
Gee I can't help thinking that Shane Warne is the last person to be accusing anyone of being arrogant. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Great sportsman but some people would be better off just keeping their mouths shut. I would pay to watch you bowl Shane but not to here you talk or think. lol.

Aussi cricket dominance will come to an end and I reckon it will self destruct eventually. I think we can see it fraying at the edges already.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiga on December 21, 2007, 11:16:53 AM
The game should have been promoted as the New Zealand XI vs the Australian IV!  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2007, 01:27:21 PM
Good old Warnie lol. He, Steve Waugh and the older current Aussie players would thrive on that arrogance and sledging :wallywink.

Lol tiga. When an England XI first toured Australia before test cricket they allowed the Australian side to have 23 players or something ridiculous like that. Look where that's got the Poms now  :lol.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2007, 01:11:41 AM
Hip hip hooray! Finally a decent day's worth of cricket and an even test match. Matty Hayden loves the 'G doesn't he. Six centuries and three 50's in the past six boxing day tests  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on December 27, 2007, 08:47:30 AM
The test is set up nicely after the first day isn't it. Hopefully it's a good one. Interesting how a score of around 350 is seen as a failure for the Australians and some sort of victory for the Indians.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the last two add enough to get us to 350 - 375. Johnson was looking like the master batsman last night playing some lovely cuts and back foot drives. In a way I hope they don't, I would like to see a good contest.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 27, 2007, 10:34:39 AM
It was a very good day 1 - nice to have some competition. Kumble bowled wonderfully - that delivery to Hussey was an absuolute gem  :clapping.

Thought some of the Aussie made the mistake of not playing their natural game of attack - read Gilchrist & Symmonds

Only thing that really let the Indians down was their fielding or more to the point Ganguly's fielding. He is a shocker ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2007, 02:45:09 PM
That was a classic by Ganguly WP  :lol. He doesn't like short-pitch bowling either  :nope.

Aussies made 343. India 3/112 with Tendulkar going after Hogg. Still nicely poised.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2007, 06:05:23 PM
Aussie bowlers just too good especially Stuart Clark. India all out 196 and Aus 0/32 leading by 179 runs at stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on December 27, 2007, 07:21:40 PM
The Aussies stamp their authority again. Perhaps we could send our young RFC team on tour with them to learn how to win and keep winning. Seems it doesn't matter who they have in the team they just don't believe they will lose.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 28, 2007, 10:30:15 AM
Some shocking umpiring decisions yesterday by one Billy Bowden. The non LBW off Lee's bowling, the Kumble dismissal - what was that exactly. Terrible. :wallywink

Then last night I decided to watch the Windies -v- Sth Africa test. And who is the video umpire - one Rudi (Noddie) Koerzten. Noddie isn't even standing in the game but still left his mark with another confusing decision as the 3rd umpire with a run out. The old motto used to be when in doubt give not out. Noddie's motto "when it's up to me, out you'll be"  :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 28, 2007, 05:54:46 PM
Yep some perplexing decisions by Billy WP.

Nearly all of the Aussies got starts today without anyone really going on but good enough to set up a winning lead of just under 500. The test could/should be over by tomorrow on a deteriorating pitch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 29, 2007, 05:50:22 PM
Aussies win in a canter. Let's hope the Indian batsman get their act together or this will be another one-sided series too  :-\. Dravid is painfully out of form but why is he being played as a opener in test cricket?!  The Indians would be better off bringing in Sehweg who likes batting on our pitches. Laughable Indian officials telling Cricket Australia months ago that they didn't need any lead-in practice matches in Australia :o and they'd rather stay home and play Pakistan.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 02, 2008, 07:22:13 PM
The Aussies got out of jail. Some dodgy decisions from the umps again too. Symonds is starting to get into the habit of scoring crunch centuries when the team is under the pump.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 02, 2008, 07:33:05 PM
The Aussies got out of jail. Some dodgy decisions from the umps again too.

Take a bow Captain Snooze  :sleep :sleep..... Steve Bucknor

How is allowed to umpire test cricket defies belief :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 03, 2008, 07:24:44 PM
Take a bow Captain Snooze  :sleep :sleep..... Steve Bucknor

How is allowed to umpire test cricket defies belief :-\
And another shocker today from Bucknor against Lee  :P.

India has dugged in thanks to Laxman but despite his ton they could've been 6 down had the Aussies not made uncharacteristic mistakes like Gilly dropping two chances  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2008, 03:17:14 PM
The little master's century along with Harbajan have saved the Indians. They might even lead on the first innings now as we just don't look like getting either out.

Gilly has got a bit of the buttergloves behind stumps in this test  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 04, 2008, 06:07:04 PM
Aus 0/13 at stumps trailing by 56 runs. India made 532 with Tendulkar 154 not out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2008, 04:01:17 PM
Hayden gets a century and Hussey 50  :clapping.

Damn bloody rain....why can't Sydney have more reliable weather like Melbourne's  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 05, 2008, 07:01:28 PM
Aus 4/282 at stumps. A lead of 213 runs. Hussey on 87* still averaging 80 after 20 tests.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2008, 07:07:16 PM
Finally a great end to a test match. Thought the chance of a win was gone when it got down to just 3 overs left but Clarke then pulls out 3 wickets in 5 balls  :thumbsup.


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on January 06, 2008, 07:14:17 PM
That's 16 in a row now with the next Test in Perth on a paceman friendly wicket with express bowlers of the ilk of Tait Lee and Johnsonb to break the record. I'd say they'd be at unbackable odds to make it 17 in a row especially as that sort of bowling India traditionally struggles against. It's safe to say Harbhajan heroics won't occur this time as they dis in India in 2001 as the Aussies were gunning for a 17th victory after making India follow on.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: TFL on January 06, 2008, 07:37:41 PM
What a cracker of a finish, just before Clarke took his first wicket i declared the game would be a draw at my house.

I was jumping off the couch when he took those 3 wickets.

Well done Pup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2008, 07:47:11 PM
That's 16 in a row now with the next Test in Perth on a paceman friendly wicket with express bowlers of the ilk of Tait Lee and Johnsonb to break the record. I'd say they'd be at unbackable odds to make it 17 in a row especially as that sort of bowling India traditionally struggles against. It's safe to say Harbhajan heroics won't occur this time as they dis in India in 2001 as the Aussies were gunning for a 17th victory after making India follow on.
Agree HT74, Tait should come in. Probably in for Hogg as Symonds and Clarke looked more like getting wickets with spin than Hogg did.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 2JD on January 06, 2008, 08:05:46 PM
ok maybe its just the bitter cynical me but was the two right handed gloves incident a ploy to waste time? if so, i equate it nearly as bad as the underarm incident. The booing of the crowd seemed to indicate the same
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: TFL on January 06, 2008, 08:43:30 PM
Good point 2JD, it was very dodgy, could be the difference between another over.

Anyway, he only lasted two balls  :lol :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 06, 2008, 10:04:00 PM
Good point 2JD, it was very dodgy, could be the difference between another over.

Not as dodgy as the insipid umpiring display.

Poor old Dravid - cannot stand watching him as he is slower than Boyoctt and Travare combined but that decision by Bucknor had a massive bearing on this Test match.  :banghead

As for Captain Snooze Bucknor - 34 days work in 2007 for $120k - no wonder he doesn't want to retire
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 12:12:56 AM
Sharma should have forgotten his bat as well. It wasn't much use to him lol.

Not as dodgy as the insipid umpiring display.

Poor old Dravid - cannot stand watching him as he is slower than Boyoctt and Travare combined but that decision by Bucknor had a massive bearing on this Test match.  :banghead

As for Captain Snooze Bucknor - 34 days work in 2007 for $120k - no wonder he doesn't want to retire
Well Bucknor is consistent WP. At least one shocking decision per day  ;D.

Did anyone else think R.P. Singh was smiling and laughing to himself walking off after he got out? He didn't look too disappointed  ???.
Title: Aussies not playing in the spirit of the game - Kumble
Post by: one-eyed on January 07, 2008, 04:45:03 AM
Aussies not "playing in the spirit of the game"
Herald-Sun | Jon Pierik and Iain Payten | January 07, 2008

RELATIONS between the Australian and Indian cricket teams were in tatters last night after captain Anil Kumble sensationally claimed "there was only one team playing in the spirit of the game".

A stunning last-gasp win for Australia in the dying overs of the second Test at the SCG was dramatically overshadowed after Kumble blasted Australian skipper Ricky Ponting's sportsmanship in the ill-tempered match.

After a series of shocking umpiring decisions against the Indians continued yesterday with Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly given out to contentious catches, Kumble said a pact between he and Ponting to "be honest" in the series had not been observed.

Kumble said the Indian side was upset at being on the end of repeated poor umpiring decisions, and felt aggrieved about the way the Australians played the match.

Kumble pointed to Clarke's dismissal, where he waited at his crease despite edging the ball to slip, as an example of the Australians win-at-all-costs attitude.

"It's for all to see. When you nick it, yes, you stand there for the umpire to give it out. When you nick it to first slip and you wait, I guess that says it all," he said.

Full article at: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23015099-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ramps on January 07, 2008, 06:24:58 AM
the indians behaviour in the crowd and on the pitch in the last 2 hours last night was a disgrace. im glad australia won. the indians can go home. im sick of em already.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 07, 2008, 01:46:05 PM
Harbhajan has been suspended for 3 tests and now the Indians say they'll make a counter claim against Brag Hogg.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 03:12:57 PM
Sour grapes. So it's Australia's fault that Bucknor just guesses half the time ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 2JD on January 07, 2008, 05:24:10 PM
And the effigy burning back home??? Could you imagine if we burnt effigys evreytime the tiges lost or a bad decision against us in a game...lol we'd run out of effigy's. Hey maybe thats an idea for a new business...effigy's made to order..."EFFIGY'S R US"
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 07:03:23 PM
LOL 2JD.

India have suspended the tour pending the outcome of Harbhajan's appeal and are having a big pow-wow in Sydney. I wonder if they would threaten cancelling the rest of the tour if they hadn't lost the series already  :whistle.


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 07, 2008, 07:59:30 PM
Sour grapes. So it's Australia's fault that Bucknor just guesses half the time ???.

I don't think it is sour grapes per se.

I do think Australia have overtime created a rod for the own back with some of their at times boorish behaviour over the years. For me to hear McGarth (a sledging King) speaking about "playing within the spirit of the game" made me wanna do this  :chuck

I will admit that there is a a part of me that understands why they appealed for the Dravid thing because it was Bucknor umpiring but to think they actually appealed for it in the first place in particular Gilchrist left me feeling they had done the wrong thing. Having played cricket and fielded a lot at 1st slip I know there are people around that bat that knew he didn't hit it.

I keep coming back to the ICC have created this mess by1/ having an elite panel of umpires that has perhaps 3 maybe 4 elite umpires on it and not allowing the best umpire, to umpire in this country because he happens to be Australian. No doubt in my mind if Taufel was umpiring this test we wouldn't have had these problems. And 2/ by not being tough enough they have let the "tail wag the dog" for far too long in particular teams from the Sub continent dictating to the ICC

Having said all that

To me there are 2 distinct issues here from the just completed Test match.

1. Is the actual test match which was ruined by disgraceful umpiring. Umpires are human and make mistakes (we all do) but to have so many mistakes in 1 test match is a blight on the game.

2. Is the racial issue. If Harbyjhan Singh did call Symonds a "monkey" and this is what the hearing found then he should be suspended. The Indians claimed that calling someone a monkey is not considered offensive on Indian - that creates another issue - what maybe offensive in one country may not be in another - but at the end of the day it is deemed offensive and racial abuse under the ICC code of conduct. Which brings us to Hogg (who proved he aint no test player btw). If he called an Indian player a B-stard then he has to face the consequences because that term is deemed highly offensive in India and I personally will have no problem with the Indians lodging a complaint. The rules are the rules - IMHO we (the Aussies) cannot complain if they (the Indians) complain about Hogg

Suspending the tour is sour grapes yes - being peeved with the events of the last few days certainly isn't.

Perhaps in the long term this maybe for the betterment of the game because it may force the ICC to do something ....

Well we can only hope
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 10:07:53 PM
If there's one thing sub-continent teams are famous for is appealing for everything and anything when playing at home to put undue pressure on the umpires so I don't think they can have a go at Australia for appealing to the umps.  In any case the umpires are meant to make their own mind up. Unfortunately thanks to the ICC being asleep at the wheel as usual, every bowling side knows Bucknor is prone to making dodgy decisions which only encourages silly appealing. IIRC the Indians were the ones who pushed for neutral umpires.

Kumble seemed more upset in his press conference with the Clarke catch. Perhaps it could have gone to the third umpire although there was no clear evidence either way (which may have resulted in a not out decision). From the vision I had no problem with Clarke saying he caught it.

Agree WP with there being a major problem with the standard of umpiring or lack of it but all countries cop it when playing away. I thought England copped most of the raw decisions this time last year when touring Australia and we copped it on our last Ashes tour to England. The incorrent LBW decisions were something like 13 against Australia to only 2 against the Poms. The Aussies though didn't threaten to go home nor did they whinge after losing that series and accuse England of cheating.

The Aussie cricket team sledges big time but the Indians have just got to accept they were beaten by a better cricket side.

Quote from: WilliamPowell
I keep coming back to the ICC have created this mess by1/ having an elite panel of umpires that has perhaps 3 maybe 4 elite umpires on it and not allowing the best umpire, to umpire in this country because he happens to be Australian. No doubt in my mind if Taufel was umpiring this test we wouldn't have had these problems. And 2/ by not being tough enough they have let the "tail wag the dog" for far too long in particular teams from the Sub continent dictating to the ICC
Too true WP. The ICC will continue to let the tail wag the dog while they rely on the massive $$$ that comes from cricket on the subcontinent. Money talks sadly :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2008, 10:12:27 PM
Ch 10 news now saying the Indians are denying they have suspended their tour and Cricket Australia hasn't received any notice.

One thing the Indians can now expect on the bouncey WACA pitch is some chin-music. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 08, 2008, 01:32:31 AM
i am undecided on this matter. I am a supporter of our team, even going to the carribean for the world cup last but a few things here. Firstly australia are the biggest sledgers in cricket and what did they do when it looked like they would lose. They dobbed in H.Singh. At this precise moment i was so embarrassed and wonder if Steve waugh would've done the same as Punter. I think not. Punter may be a better cricketer but to dob in someone like that is damm right childish.
Top bloke he is and he even sat with me and the mrs in St kitts for a drink but he should've stayed out of it on this occasion.

What happens on the field stays on the field. How many times did pigeon yell abuse at other players and dont one of u tell me it wasnt racial, ever!! please

Like i said i am undecided on this but one thing i do know is if australia lost this test with the same amount of dismissals going against them. Well they would be furious dont u worry about that and complaints just like this would be lodged. Bucknor is a wanker and should retire.
There should be a asterix next to this victory and that belongs to bucknor

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on January 08, 2008, 08:37:25 AM
I think it is because of all the trouble in India earlier on when the locals were attacking Symonds.  Penalty does seem a bit harsh though.  Wonder if the hotel had the rooms booked for someone else after the Indians checked out and then checked back in?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2008, 12:39:24 PM
The Indians have gone for a swim at Bondi beach so they're obviously upset lol.

I agree Julz. This has got way out of hand because of what happened in India and it not being nibbed in the bud over there plus the fact Bucknor should no longer be umpiring. The Indian press are comparing him to Saddam  :lol. Not Australia's fault though that Bucknor is past his used by date.

Apparently this wasn't the first time Harbhajan called Symonds a monkey. I think Michael Slater mentioned this during the test match and they showed Harbhajan interviewed on tv saying he was against such behaviour yet he's allegedly done it again. The ICC also told the captains before the series to report any racist taunts to the match referee so that's what Ponting did. Now days we accept sledging provided it isn't racist. Sure in the past players got away with it but Lehmann copped a 5 ODI ban for calling someone a "black ****".

It would never have got to this if the BCCI and Kumble had told the Indian fans to cut out the monkey chants in the first place. Instead nothing was done about it and it was Aussie fans who were told not to racially retaliate from over the fence. The ICC are toothless tigers anyway and depend on subcontinent for $$$ so you can bet the appeal will let Harbhajan off and the tour will continue. The Aussies will then bowl Tait, Lee and Johnson at the bouncy WACA and the Indians will whinge again when they lose and call the Aussie fast bowling unsportsman-like :yep.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 08, 2008, 01:03:10 PM
totally agree with what u r saying but i wonder i really do how many times pigeon and co taunted other teams with similar distasteful comments in the past.

what happens on the field should stay on the field. simple as that

one thing is for sure cricket is back
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2008, 02:06:01 PM
totally agree with what u r saying but i wonder i really do how many times pigeon and co taunted other teams with similar distasteful comments in the past.

what happens on the field should stay on the field. simple as that

one thing is for sure cricket is back
Yep it certainly is :yep.

I think you're right about teams of the past. There would've been plenty of worse things said on the field than "monkey".
Title: Bucknor dumped from Perth test
Post by: one-eyed on January 08, 2008, 05:49:11 PM
Herald-Sun, January 08, 2008, 04:55pm

BESIEGED umpire Steve Bucknor has been dumped from the Perth Test amid a series of extraordinary measures taken to diffuse the Australia-India cricket crisis.

International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed said New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden will replace Steve Bucknor for the third Test.

The backdown came just hours after the ICC told Indian officials Bucknor would officiate in the third Test against Australia in Perth.

At the time an ICC spokesman said: "Neither team has a right to object to an umpire's appointment."

Speed said the ICC needed to take a "pragmatic view" towards the issue, and needed to be "flexible" to resolve the crisis.

He was confident Bucknor, 61, would umpire again at Test level.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23020332-661,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2008, 06:21:20 PM
The ICC caving in to a subcontinent team's demands. Who would've thought that :wallywink.

ICC = International Comedy Capers.



Title: Re: Bucknor dumped from Perth test
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 08, 2008, 07:55:29 PM

International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed said New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden will replace Steve Bucknor for the third Test.

Terrific - let's replace a dud with a clown :banghead

Firstly australia are the biggest sledgers in cricket and what did they do when it looked like they would lose. They dobbed in H.Singh. At this precise moment i was so embarrassed and wonder if Steve waugh would've done the same as Punter. I think not.

No S Waugh wouldn't have dobbed because he would have been encouraging the sledging - he was Captain when Australia's sledging antics were at their worst. Waugh like Ponting at the moment would get all upset if people were critical of the Aussies behaviour but the facts are our behaviour (and I say our because I am a proud Aussie who wants to see Aust win) has been over the last 10+ years at times deplorable and at the moment it has finally come back to bite them.

I think the old saying goes something like "you reap what you sow"

I agree Julz. This has got way out of hand because of what happened in India and it not being nibbed in the bud over there plus the fact Bucknor should no longer be umpiring. The Indian press are comparing him to Saddam  :lol. Not Australia's fault though that Bucknor is past his used by date.


Agree this has a lot to do with what happened in India - more proof of the incompetence of the ICC :whistle

Great editorial by Robert Craddock in todays HUN. Very balanced on all points I reckon

In part ...

India must not be allowed to run the Game
Robert Craddock

January 08, 2008 12:00am

THE International Cricket Council faces one of the biggest days in its 98-year existence today when it simply must seize control of the game.

India's threat to boycott the Australian tour has come down to a battle of who runs cricket: India or the ICC.

ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed should give ground on one key issue and stand as firm as a brick statue on another.

India wants Steve Bucknor sacked from the next Test in Perth and so he should be.

Every grievance India has against him is a genuine one.

But India's suspension of the tour while it waits for an appeal on the Harbhajan Singh suspension is a veiled form of blackmail and must be treated with the harsh response it deserves.

If the ICC feels Harbhajan was worth suspending, it must not crumble in the face of a pressure from the world's most powerful cricket nation.
.....

....If the ICC buckles and overturns the Harbhajan verdict because of Indian pressure, it may as well shut its doors in Dubai and cease to exist.

Whatever credibility it has will be lost forever.
....

...The Australians have also not come out of the Test well.

Ricky Ponting continues to argue that Australia plays within the spirit of the game, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he failed to walk when he was out, threw his bat when he was dismissed and put his finger up to indicate a low catch had been taken by Michael Clarke.

His decision to protest about Harbhajan's "monkey" taunt to Andrew Symonds has left many Australian fans cold, given his side's lengthy history of verbal warfare.

Ponting's fine reputation as a leader has not been enhanced by his performance during the game or his comments after it.


Full article:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/1,9191,23020350-11088,00.html

Then of course there was the Peter Roebuck piece in the Age calling for Ponting to be sacked - interesting reading although a tad over the top ;D

See: http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/ponting-must-be-sacked/2008/01/07/1199554570948.html

And finally it now appears that Tendulkar started all this tour suspension with SMS back to the chiefs in Indian ::) ::)

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23020438-11088,00.html

"A TEXT message from Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to his country's cricketing chiefs may have led to the suspension of the team's tour of Australia.

Tendulkar was upset at the three-Test ban imposed on teammate Harbhajan Singh for calling Andrew Symonds a "monkey' during the second Test at the SCG.

Harbhajan has denied the claims and the Indian tour is on hold pending an appeal.

According to reports from India, Tendulkar sent an SMS yesterday to Sharad Pawar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),  assuring him of Harbhajan's innocence and suggesting that India should play the third Test in Perth only if the punishment was revoked.
"
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 08, 2008, 07:56:52 PM
Well it now appears the tours back on  :sleep :sleep :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 2JD on January 08, 2008, 08:08:22 PM
Was there really any doubt? ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 08, 2008, 08:19:10 PM
Was there really any doubt? ::)

Nope ;D

But this has sure put cricket back on the main pages of the papers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mjs on January 08, 2008, 10:23:25 PM
evenin' WP

How about a "rate a player" on the cricket thread.

say Andrew Symonds  ;)
Title: Re: Bucknor dumped from Perth test
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2008, 10:42:32 PM
India must not be allowed to run the Game
Robert Craddock

India's threat to boycott the Australian tour has come down to a battle of who runs cricket: India or the ICC.
Apparently 70% of the ICC's revenue comes from the subcontinent. Safe to say who the ICC will side with. A toothless tiger ::). Harbhajan is free to play in Perth as his appeal will probably not be heard by then.

I have no problem with batsmen not walking.  If a batsman is meant to walk if he knows he's out then does that then give him the right to snub the umpire's finger and stand his ground if he knows he's not out?! You cop the bad decisions with the good. It's a players job to play; not adjudicate. That's the umpire's job. One of the reasons Gilly is probably copping it for his appealling is he is strong on walking. He's (excuse the pun) walking a fine high-moral ground.

As for Roebuck's suggestion Ponting should be sacked - just a ridiculous thing to say  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on January 08, 2008, 11:13:51 PM
Exactly right MT Gilchrist is adamant on walking when he's out without waiting for an umpiring adjudication yet he jumps with glee and appeals tumultuously on deliveries that miss the bat by a foot. Double standards if you ask me.

Harbajhan has had incidents with Australia and Ricky Ponting since his debut in 1998. It seems each series Australia has with India Harbajhan has singled out an Aussie to rile and get him off his game. Ponting has been Harbajhan's bunny this series similar to the Cullinan Warne situation.
Alan Border did the same too ripping into an opposition player to get the competitive juices going. What happens on the field stays on the field yeah right. The Aussies cannot cry wolf when they have been the Kings of sledging which I am sure although never reported will have included a racist taunt or two. Not that I think its right but its all double standards.

The ICC should have nipped these sort of incidents in the bud a long time ago but when you look at the World Cup Final being completed in near total darkness, match fixing ,racism, betting scandals, umpiring decisions/standards, third umpiring decisions, a still pending verdict on the Woolmer death/ player official security concerns, then you have B and C Class countries in the World Cup like Namibia Holland Bermuda UAE getting set targets of 350+ whilst they get bowled out for 50. Then you wonder whether those at the top are capable of keeping the governance and organisation of the game under strict control or whether they are happier in making token decisions every now and then to appease a select few whilst in most other cases sticking their head in the sand and pretend that progress is being made on and off the field. :whistle

Also the dominance of Australia in at least one or both forms of the game since winning the World Cup in 1987 has left the sport stale. Who can remember watching the most enthralling Ashes in 2005? We lost but gee it was a rollercoaster. When most of the time you see Australia make 500 bowl an opposition out cheaply twice or win by 300 runs + it can get a little tedious. Then when you have a game on our hands it is ruined by either umpiring standards or the carry on post match of the participating teams. The gulf between us and the rest of the world is well huge. Until someone steps up to challenge long term the game will be much the poorer. Don't get me wrong I think Australia are a great team and I cheer them through and through but the cricket has been very uncompetitive lately and we need more Eng v Aus 2005 series more often for the good of the game long term.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 09, 2008, 12:48:32 AM
I totall agree with u HT..

Let me ask all of you this right now. If australia were leading by say an innings and 300 runs on day 4 would this have still come up and would punter have cried wolf. I think not.

They are sooks when their backs are against the walls and cant handle it when they are challenged as india did to them.

Get over it i mean we r talking about the word monkey for crying out loud. I dont even blame symonds for this as he couldnt care less about it, it was ponting's fault through and through.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 09, 2008, 01:45:57 AM

Get over it i mean we r talking about the word monkey for crying out loud. I dont even blame symonds for this as he couldnt care less about it,.......
Since when?  ???
He certainly cared about it when he was being called it in India.

ps. Crying wolf = saying something happened that didn't.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 09, 2008, 11:50:45 AM
since when.
not sure i read it about it in the paper yesterday.

he probabaly changed his mind when he saw the drama it had caused.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 09, 2008, 12:55:30 PM

not sure i read it about it in the paper yesterday.

he probabaly changed his mind when he saw the drama it had caused.


Could you steer me to which paper you read it in and which article? Thanks.  :)

I've had a look at several articles and can't find any mention that Symonds couldn't care less.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ox on January 09, 2008, 01:12:24 PM
I totall agree with u HT..

Let me ask all of you this right now. If australia were leading by say an innings and 300 runs on day 4 would this have still come up and would punter have cried wolf. I think not.

They are sooks when their backs are against the walls and cant handle it when they are challenged as india did to them.

Get over it i mean we r talking about the word monkey for crying out loud. I dont even blame symonds for this as he couldnt care less about it, it was ponting's fault through and through.

smrt kid. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2008, 01:42:28 PM
Nice article by Peter Lalor in the Australian today.  :rollin @ India's nerve calling us cheats after seeing the footage of Dhoni's "catch" against England. 

-------------------
One Indian senior player claimed the Australians "cheated" in Sydney and the side contained "liars" over the issues of walking, or not, catching and not catching. India is peddling a fair line in hypocrisy here. Or shall we say, let those who have not sinned bat first?

Go to YouTube and type in "Dhoni" and "Pieterson" (sic) or "cheat".   http://youtube.com/watch?v=bOr-81K49Ks  You will see the Indian wicketkeeper, a man with a reputation for his good sportsmanship and for walking when he nicks, claiming a catch off Kevin Pietersen in last year's Test series against England.

For all the world the ball appears to bounce before Dhoni claims it and umpire Simon Taufel raises his finger after Pietersen's decision to walk. Pietersen then turns on his heel after urging from team-mates who had seen the replay. The on-field umpires then decide to refer the incident to the third umpire. Pietersen is given not out and the booing England crowd cheers.

Cameras can lie on these matters, but the Indians believe Clarke claimed to have caught Sourav Ganguly in similar circumstances. If it is such a heinous crime for Clarke why is it not so for Dhoni, the team's leader-in-waiting?

The Indians are upset that Clarke didn't walk until he was given out, but seem quite comfortable with Yuvraj Singh and a number of their batsmen taking an age to walk when actually given out.

And of course, India No11 Ishant Sharma also waited for the umpire's decision after he, too, snicked to first slip for the match-deciding wicket.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23025289-16957,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2008, 02:04:53 PM
I totall agree with u HT..

Let me ask all of you this right now. If australia were leading by say an innings and 300 runs on day 4 would this have still come up and would punter have cried wolf. I think not.

They are sooks when their backs are against the walls and cant handle it when they are challenged as india did to them.

Get over it i mean we r talking about the word monkey for crying out loud. I dont even blame symonds for this as he couldnt care less about it, it was ponting's fault through and through.
Symonds cared about it but chose to publicly not say anything while on tour in India. Sometimes saying something back and showing the namecalling got to you only encourages more namecalling.

As for whether it would have still happened if the Aussies were cruising to a win on day 4 - probably not as the tension of a close game wouldn't have been there for the players to mouth off.

As for sooks the Indians are doing well in that department at the moment. Despite getting their own way with the ICC yesterday, today it's claimed they are still threatening to go home unless Harbhajan is cleared immediately. Well bye-bye then ::). They might first have to pay for the damage their bus did to a parked mercedes outside their hotel  :lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2008, 02:28:06 PM
Exactly right MT Gilchrist is adamant on walking when he's out without waiting for an umpiring adjudication yet he jumps with glee and appeals tumultuously on deliveries that miss the bat by a foot. Double standards if you ask me.

Harbajhan has had incidents with Australia and Ricky Ponting since his debut in 1998. It seems each series Australia has with India Harbajhan has singled out an Aussie to rile and get him off his game. Ponting has been Harbajhan's bunny this series similar to the Cullinan Warne situation.
Alan Border did the same too ripping into an opposition player to get the competitive juices going. What happens on the field stays on the field yeah right. The Aussies cannot cry wolf when they have been the Kings of sledging which I am sure although never reported will have included a racist taunt or two. Not that I think its right but its all double standards.
Yep all countries sledge and the sledging seems to increase the better a cricket team you are. The Windies were famous for it too in the 80's when they dominated cricket. However in recent times when it got to racist taunts the Aussies (Lehmann) accepted the punishment. 

The ICC should have nipped these sort of incidents in the bud a long time ago but when you look at the World Cup Final being completed in near total darkness, match fixing ,racism, betting scandals, umpiring decisions/standards, third umpiring decisions, a still pending verdict on the Woolmer death/ player official security concerns, then you have B and C Class countries in the World Cup like Namibia Holland Bermuda UAE getting set targets of 350+ whilst they get bowled out for 50. Then you wonder whether those at the top are capable of keeping the governance and organisation of the game under strict control or whether they are happier in making token decisions every now and then to appease a select few whilst in most other cases sticking their head in the sand and pretend that progress is being made on and off the field. :whistle
Agree HT74. The ICC have tumbled from one cok-up to another especially over the past 12 months. With the B and C class countries it's more like rugby world cup in trying to make out the game is more internationally competitive than it is. I know the game has to do it for it to grow and we have seen the Sri Lankans go from smallfry easybeats in the 80's to world champions in the 90's but the length of the last cricket world cup was boringly ridiculous. 

Also the dominance of Australia in at least one or both forms of the game since winning the World Cup in 1987 has left the sport stale. Who can remember watching the most enthralling Ashes in 2005? We lost but gee it was a rollercoaster. When most of the time you see Australia make 500 bowl an opposition out cheaply twice or win by 300 runs + it can get a little tedious. Then when you have a game on our hands it is ruined by either umpiring standards or the carry on post match of the participating teams. The gulf between us and the rest of the world is well huge. Until someone steps up to challenge long term the game will be much the poorer. Don't get me wrong I think Australia are a great team and I cheer them through and through but the cricket has been very uncompetitive lately and we need more Eng v Aus 2005 series more often for the good of the game long term.
Too true HT74. Mind you it wasn't much fun watching us when we were crap in the 80's either.

The sad thing about all this is India currently is probably the only country that can really test the Aussies on a regular basis. Sure we lost to England in the last Ashes tour but that was one blip in the past 20 years and we crushed them 5-0 the very next series. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 09, 2008, 08:21:55 PM
Exactly right MT Gilchrist is adamant on walking when he's out without waiting for an umpiring adjudication yet he jumps with glee and appeals tumultuously on deliveries that miss the bat by a foot. Double standards if you ask me.

Totall agree MT & HT74

As I said that's why it probably made "that" appeal all the more terrible, Gilly went up and it seemed like the loudest. You cannot tell me he and first slip didn't know Dravid didn't hit it

It would appear that one of the Indians big bug-bears about this is the fact that at the hearing they took the Aussie's word over Tendulkar. They way it is being reported that is nearly as bad as the Singh verdict and punishment.

I still keep coming back to the ICC and how pathetic they are in handling anything  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 09, 2008, 11:36:52 PM
I reckon Gilchrist thought Dravid hit the ball.
The bat was behind his pad, hardly a foot away from the ball. The mistake was made from front on where the ball clearly hit the pad only. I think it would be less clear from behind where the bat was in the line of the ball.

As for Gilchrist's honesty being questioned, I'm baffled. He walks because he thinks it's personally the right thing to do. He doesn't ask for or expect anyone else to do the same.
I view his walking as testament to his honesty, not as a reason to accuse him of double standards. I'd certainly give him the benefit of any doubt.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 10, 2008, 10:40:34 AM
The way some on the Indians' pads are like mattresses around their legs it probably sounds like ball on wood to poor old Bucknor lol. 

Btw here's more "spirit of the game" youtube highlights from India's tour of England  :wallywink. I can also imagine the uproar if those t-shirt designs were reversed.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23027330-5001505,00.html
Title: Symonds to blame for crisis: Indians
Post by: one-eyed on January 11, 2008, 04:38:46 AM
So much for appeasement  :-\

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Symonds to blame for crisis: Indians
Peter Lalor and Malcolm Conn | January 11, 2008

INDIA's cricket manager Chetan Chauhan has accused Andrew Symonds of breaking a pact made in Mumbai with Harbhajan Singh that the pair would not sledge each other.

"I would say the first person to have broken that pact was the person who has complained. (Symonds) has said it everywhere that it was he who started it. The cause started from there and then the effect came in.

"He has admitted that he had said something to provoke Harbhajan. So there was a cause and an effect.

"We tried our best to scale down the controversy but were told that the Australian players were adamant to press charges.''

Full article at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23034963-5001505,00.html

--------------------------------------------
Pawar, senior players have tour's fate in their hands
Herald-Sun | Jon Pierik | January 11, 2008 12:00am

INDIAN cricket supremo Sharad Pawar has been given unprecedented power to order his team home as it emerged last night senior players are behind the push to boycott this summer's triangular one-day series.

Full article at:http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23035596-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 11, 2008, 05:05:21 AM
Whinge, whinge, whinge :sleep.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 11, 2008, 08:28:42 AM
who gives a f...

just get on with it for crying out loud
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2008, 04:00:50 PM
The Indians now claiming they called Symonds a mother****** in their native langauge which sounds the same as monkey so it's okay as it wasn't monkey  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 13, 2008, 10:10:38 AM
Ahhh, now I get it.
Bastard is offensive in India because their religion forbids having children outside wedlock but mother****** is not offensive because it's ok to sleep with your mother.

Fair dinkum, they'll need a backhoe soon to help make the hole they're digging big enough.
Whinging and whining hypocrites.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 13, 2008, 01:47:30 PM
They picked the wrong time to have a whinge with the Perth test next up.

WACA = chin music  :eyebrow
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: F0551L on January 13, 2008, 01:58:50 PM
Im off to the 20twenty this arvo to watch the action  hopefully the Warriors can whip some Bush Ranger butt   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 13, 2008, 10:58:32 PM
Im off to the 20twenty this arvo to watch the action  hopefully the Warriors can whip some Bush Ranger butt   :thumbsup
Ah umm  ;D.

Go Vics! 3 out of 3 in Twenty20  :thumbsup.





Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 14, 2008, 11:12:49 AM
More whinging this time from Sunil Gavaskar. He's accused his own ICC match referee Mike Procter of taking "white man's word against that of the brown man".

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/01/13/1200159283061.html

It was the ICC who told the captains before the Sydney test to report any racist slurs to the match referee Sunil ::).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 15, 2008, 12:23:59 AM
At last some commonsense has prevailed although this could all flare up again if Harbhajan's appeal fails.

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India drop charges against Hogg
abc.net.au

 A code of conduct charge against Australian spin bowler Brad Hogg has been dropped after a mediation meeting between the Indian and Australian captains in Perth.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/14/2138284.htm
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 15, 2008, 01:33:00 PM
Two changes to the Aussie side for the Perth Test.

In: Tait, Rogers
Out: Hayden (inj), Hogg
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 15, 2008, 07:44:44 PM
evenin' WP

How about a "rate a player" on the cricket thread.

say Andrew Symonds  ;)

I suppose we could mjs - and no I still dont rate him as a Test player yet ;)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 16, 2008, 02:18:17 PM
Indians are batting. 0/46 after 9 overs. Off to a bit of a flyer after getting stuck into Lee (0/25 off 4 overs).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 16, 2008, 09:09:46 PM
Evenly poised after the first day. India 6/297. Aussies came back well late in the day thanks to Dravid and Laxman losing their heads.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2008, 04:03:12 PM
Aussies struggling in their first innings. 3/22 at Lunch. India made 330.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2008, 06:20:41 PM
evenin' WP

How about a "rate a player" on the cricket thread.

say Andrew Symonds  ;)

I suppose we could mjs - and no I still dont rate him as a Test player yet ;)
Another half-century  ;)

Aussies 5/148 at Tea. Symonds and Gilly have put on 87 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 17, 2008, 10:21:21 PM
Another half-century  ;)

 

After again being dropped on what was it about 8 or 10

That was absolute sitter Tendulkar dropped :gobdrop

Still don't rate him ;D

The poor Aussie's don't seem to be able to play well when they are being nice  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2008, 11:23:34 PM
The poor Aussie's don't seem to be able to play well when they are being nice  :rollin
LOL.

We've bowled absolute rubbish in India's second innings. Bowling too short and wide. Pitch it up for god's sake  :scream.



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 18, 2008, 03:33:38 PM
India 5/158 at Lunch. A lead of 276 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 06:12:57 PM
A bit of a comeback today. Aussies keeping their slim hopes alive. India 8/245 at Tea and lead by 363 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 18, 2008, 06:18:22 PM
aussies will win. make no mistake about that.

indians dont know how to keep laxman on the strike for more than 2 balls.

aussies will make anything under 400 in my opinion
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2008, 06:37:17 PM
Ponting will need to finally make a score if we do. Knock the last 2 wickets off quickly and then lose no more than 1 wicket tonight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 04:41:34 PM
Aussies in a spot of bother now as Richie would say. 4/165. Both Ponting and Hussey gone in the 40s. Funny how there's no whinging of lbw decisions in this test even though balls are going over the top. I wonder who is winning :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 07:07:34 PM
Johnson and Clark showing the batsmen how it's done. Go the slog  :lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ramps on January 19, 2008, 08:31:57 PM
Johnson made a well made 50. Hes actually a good hitter of the cricket ball. Good innings has potential to average say 20 to 25 and for a quickie who supposedly doesnt bat thats not bad at all.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 19, 2008, 09:06:53 PM
The tail did their job. It was the batsmen that let the Aussies down especially in the first innings when we were 5/61. Both openers failed both times which put pressure straight away on the middle order. We were always playing catch up. Hayden will probably be back for Adelaide thankfully and Hogg will come in for Tait.

The Indians played well and were the better side but you couldn't help laugh at their celebrations. Nothing wrong with it but it was no different to the Aussies after the Sydney test. Same goes for a couple of poor umpiring decisions. The silence is deafening  :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 20, 2008, 02:51:19 PM
The tail did their job. It was the batsmen that let the Aussies down especially in the first innings when we were 5/61. Both openers failed both times which put pressure straight away on the middle order. We were always playing catch up. Hayden will probably be back for Adelaide thankfully and Hogg will come in for Tait.

The Indians played well and were the better side but you couldn't help laugh at their celebrations. Nothing wrong with it but it was no different to the Aussies after the Sydney test. Same goes for a couple of poor umpiring decisions. The silence is deafening  :whistle.

sorry disagree.
the indians were on the wrong end of 9 out of 12 umpiring decisions in the sydney test
yes the aussies got a few against them in Peth but if they got that many bad calls im sure they wouldnt be happy and would be voicing their opinion just as much
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 20, 2008, 04:28:14 PM
The tail did their job. It was the batsmen that let the Aussies down especially in the first innings when we were 5/61. Both openers failed both times which put pressure straight away on the middle order. We were always playing catch up. Hayden will probably be back for Adelaide thankfully and Hogg will come in for Tait.

The Indians played well and were the better side but you couldn't help laugh at their celebrations. Nothing wrong with it but it was no different to the Aussies after the Sydney test. Same goes for a couple of poor umpiring decisions. The silence is deafening  :whistle.

sorry disagree.
the indians were on the wrong end of 9 out of 12 umpiring decisions in the sydney test
yes the aussies got a few against them in Peth but if they got that many bad calls im sure they wouldnt be happy and would be voicing their opinion just as much
The Indians complained about more than just the umpiring though after the Sydney test. They also criticized the Aussies on "over" appealling and their "over the top" victory celebrations at the end. Funny how it's all okay after the Indians win when they do the exact same thing. Sorry IMO the Indians were sore losers after Sydney and Ponting and the rest of the Aussies were unfairly demonised by some in the media.



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 21, 2008, 07:35:32 PM
I know nothing has been said about it but I had to chuckle....

But Ponting was actually out off a No-ball  :o. Look at the tape and you will see Ishy Shantra bowled a no-ball - foot over the line

Sadly this is just another example of the standard of umpiring. I reckon out of ever over 4 at least are no-balls but they don't get called. Lucky if the umps call 1 every 3 overs
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 24, 2008, 04:22:33 PM
India 4/187 at Tea. Aussies haven't bowled too badly on what is a flat wicket. The LBW decisions are still up to their usual standard :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 12:11:43 AM
Our butterfingers gave India the points on the first day. Not sure what's wrong with Gilly but he's been fumbling a few lately behind the stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on January 25, 2008, 01:26:06 PM
That dropped catch was dreadful. Quite embarrassing really, it was so easy that it would've been harder to drop it than catch it.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ramps on January 25, 2008, 02:07:37 PM
Australia will lose again.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Mr Magic on January 25, 2008, 02:10:09 PM
Our butterfingers gave India the points on the first day. Not sure what's wrong with Gilly but he's been fumbling a few lately behind the stumps.

He's getting older.
Soon he and Hayden will depart and this once great Aussie team will be very beatable.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 02:30:45 PM
Yep Magic sadly Gilly and Hayden are getting older. The lack of a high quality spinner has also hurt bigtime. It would've been interesting to see how MacGill would've gone against the Indians.

If India does go on and win this test then IIRC the side that has won the toss has gone on to win every test this series. Making dry pitches seems to be the norm nowdays instead of the old green tinged on the first morning.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: harry bosch on January 25, 2008, 02:40:46 PM
Should be a draw , being 2-1 up you would hope we don't take as many risks as we have been lately..
On this wicket we should be able to get 400+ fairly comfortably..
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 03:15:57 PM
Should be a draw , being 2-1 up you would hope we don't take as many risks as we have been lately..
On this wicket we should be able to get 400+ fairly comfortably..
Yep HB you would hope so.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2008, 11:16:51 PM
After dropping 7 catches  :help at least Hayden and Jaques did their part surviving through to stumps.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2008, 01:52:50 PM
Aussies 0/158 at Lunch. Hayden 86*, Jaques 59*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2008, 03:45:06 PM
Just shows how much we missed Hayden in Perth. Another century  :clapping. Aus 2/200.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2008, 07:10:50 PM
Aussies 3/322 at stumps. Ponting 79*, Clarke 37*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2008, 08:13:38 PM
Funny how appealing for a catch when it clearly came off a arm, not bothering to appeal to the umpire, and staring down an umpire who turned down an appeal is okay when it's not Australia bowling  :whistle. I wonder if the big babies will have another sook and threaten to go home if Pathan is reported by the match referee  ::).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 28, 2008, 04:35:01 AM
The draw is still the most likely result but it would've got very interesting if Clarke had held onto that slips catch that would've got rid of Sehwag :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 28, 2008, 01:22:33 PM
Aussies need MacGill or trial a younger spinner for their next test series as Hogg has been smashed on supposedly spin friendly pitches in Sydney and Adelaide.

India 2/129 with Dravid also off retired hurt with broken finger thanks to Lee. Ouch!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 28, 2008, 01:48:20 PM
im gonna miss the likes of gilly and sehwag smashing them all over the place like its a one day game.

exiting times when punter goes and gets replaced by clarke. the guy has a personality of a 2 cent coin.

i hope he aint the next captain
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 28, 2008, 05:01:10 PM
There's no one else who stands out as future captain after Ponting eventually steps down and retires one day. Looks like a choice between Clarke and Hussey.

If Clarke hadn't dropped that catch we would've probably won this test. Sehwag's century has stopped us rolling them cheaply as the rest of the Indian batsmen haven't lasted long. Great catch by Hayden just before btw.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 28, 2008, 06:33:30 PM
Aussies need MacGill or trial a younger spinner for their next test series as Hogg has been smashed on supposedly spin friendly pitches in Sydney and Adelaide.

Brad Hogg should not be playing test cricket - he makes my mate Andrew Symmonds look like the greatest test player of his generation

It's time to try someone new. Actually an 80% fit MacGill would be a better option than Hogg
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 28, 2008, 08:53:25 PM
brad hogg should have his name changed to the 40 year old virgin.
have a look at them 2 together for a laugh.

clarke aint no captain material id rather hussey all the way.
the only thing he has going for him is his mrs
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 28, 2008, 09:39:42 PM
Stump mike could be used in Harbhajan appeal
The Age | January 28, 2008

India's cricket tour of Australia could hinge on evidence caught on the stump microphone which could be called on in Harbhajan Singh's appeal against a three-Test suspension for racially abusing Australia's Andrew Symonds.

The controversial spinner will have his appeal against the penalty incurred after the second Test in Sydney heard tomorrow at the Federal Court of Adelaide.

Harbhajan was found guilty of abusing Symonds in that he allegedly called him a "monkey", but India hope to have the charge either scrapped or downgraded.

India threatened to pull out of the tour pending the result of Harbhajan's appeal and still might do that depending on the verdict.

"There may also be some additional evidence, such as the transcript available from the stump microphone, which was not available to (ICC match referee Mike) Procter," Justice Hansen said.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/stump-mike-could-be-used-in-harbhajan-appeal/2008/01/28/1201369009453.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2008, 12:13:48 PM
If Harbhajan did nothing wrong then why are Indian cricket officials wanting the stump mike evidence banned from the appeal ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 29, 2008, 03:23:46 PM
SEN are saying a compromise has been done with the Indians over Harbhajan's  appeal to keep them here for the one-dayers. SEN didn't what the compromise is though.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 29, 2008, 05:36:55 PM
SEN saying they believe the charges against Harbhajan have been dropped or downgraded.

Also Shaun Tait has stepped down from all forms of cricket due to "emotional and physical exhaution".
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2008, 05:58:51 PM
The charge has been downgraded to "offensive language"  ::). Harbhajan fined 50% of his Sydney test match fee. Case closed.

Surprise surprise. ICC are weak  ::).   
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 29, 2008, 07:22:01 PM
The charge has been downgraded to "offensive language"  ::). Harbhajan fined 50% of his Sydney test match fee. Case closed.

Surprise surprise. ICC are weak  ::).   

Hmm.. it appears he now admits to using the term that in english means mothersomething :-X but when said in Indian sounds like Monkey....

Now why they couldn't have done this in the first place is anyones guess.

What a joke, what a farce, what a surprsie NOT

As for Tait..... What the.... :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 30, 2008, 09:29:02 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

the icc are as weak as the afl.

they both make me sick.

looks like the afl will be keeping the 3 strikes policy and in my book that makes them worse than the icc.

bunch of wankers the lot of em
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 30, 2008, 01:18:55 PM
For all the bumblings going on at AFL House at least they got racial vilification right 10 years ago. The ICC chickened out. Cricket Australia was also afraid of being sued by ESPN for something like $60 million  :o if India went home so that's why they caved in too. All left Symonds and Ponting hung out to dry even though before the series they told captains to report any racial abuse.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on January 30, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
i will never defend the afl. they are a bunch of money hungry c...ts.
they got the racial vilification thing right, agreed!! but thats all. one thing right and every thing else wrong.


silly demetriou and his side kick anderson, who will be coming out of the closet any day now, are a joke and havent got a clue about leading the afl.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on January 30, 2008, 06:09:04 PM
I love Arjuna Ranatunga's stand. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. A bigger racist I cannot imagine.

"Ranatunga, a former Sri Lankan captain, called for a ban on sledging and hoped the Australians would learn their lessons from this controversy."

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvind/content/current/story/334111.html

What a self righteous, hypocritical prick.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 30, 2008, 08:23:46 PM
Someone better tell Ranatunga that it wasn't the Aussies calling the opposition monkeys and mother*******  :wallywink.

Quote
"Australia have had these issues with some touring sides," Ranatunga told Reuters. "History shows whenever they get it back, they struggle. Sometimes they also need to learn a lesson. I'm a great believer they should stop all shouting in the grounds."
16 winning tests in a row twice, 3 world cups plus being the number one cricket side in the world over the past 10 years at least. Yep history shows the Aussies have struggled with trash talk :rollin.


silly demetriou and his side kick anderson, who will be coming out of the closet any day now, are a joke and havent got a clue about leading the afl.
Twiddledee and Twiddledum :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 30, 2008, 09:31:17 PM
All left Symonds and Ponting hung out to dry even though before the series they told captains to report any racial abuse.

Now it is well documented that I am not a Symonds fan but I really do feel for him, he is been painted as the bad guy. Dean Jones said on 3AW last night that Harby Singh admitted using the indian word that sounds like monkey but means mudderF but he didn't call Symonds a monkey.

Facts are it sounds like monkey and that's what Symonds heard - Singh should be made to publicly apologise to Symonds but I suppose there are 60 million reasons why he isn't being made to do that.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 31, 2008, 03:03:25 AM
 ???

Judge blasts Andrew Symonds for Harbhajan Singh race row
Herald-Sun
Jon Pierik
January 31, 2008

ANDREW Symonds was last night blamed for sparking cricket's great race row.

New Zealand judge John Hansen dropped the bombshell when he claimed Symonds instigated the ugly spat during the Sydney Test, in which the Australian all-rounder was allegedly called a "monkey".

Full article at: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23135048-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on January 31, 2008, 08:35:37 AM
As I said before, it all goes back to what happened to Symonds when the Aussies were in India.  Singh saying he said mother****** instead of monkey - sounds very childlike.  Like kids mouthing the word "vacuum" which lip-read looks like f*** u (pardon my language).
Title: ICC accepts blame for Harbhajan bungle
Post by: one-eyed on January 31, 2008, 11:07:56 AM
ICC accepts blame for Harbhajan bungle
January 31, 2008 - 9:53AM

International Cricket Council chief Malcolm Speed says the ICC accepts responsibility for the bungle which allowed Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh to escape possible suspension.

Harbhajan was fined half his match fee by ICC appeals commissioner Justice John Hansen on Tuesday after his original charge of racial abuse was downgraded.

Hansen revoked the three Test ban imposed by match referee Mike Procter after a hearing following the Sydney Test, the charge downgraded due to a lack of conclusive evidence proving Harbhajan had used the word "monkey" in abusing Australian player Andrew Symonds.

Harbhajan was instead found guilty of the level two charge of using abusive language towards Symonds.

That could still have seen Harbhajan incur a one Test ban due to his list of prior offences but Hansen was not made aware of three past indiscretions until it was too late.

Justice Hansen said yesterday that after learning that Harbajhan had a suspended one Test ban on his record he considered reviewing his decison to fine him but concluded he couldn't do so.

The Indian spinner could count himself lucky he benefited from "these database and human errors", he said.

Speed today acknowledged the ICC had been at fault.

"It is very unfortunate that human error led to Justice Hansen not having the full history of Harbhajan's previous Code of Conduct breaches and the ICC accepts responsibility for this mistake," Speed said in a written statement.

Speed also took the opportunity to issue a warning to players.

"One thing that has come out of this is the need for players to review their on-field behaviour," Speed said.

"In this case, it is clear that Harbhajan verbally abused an opponent having been provoked to do so by that opponent. This is not acceptable behaviour on the cricket field.

"I expect all players to use this was a wake-up call that on-field behaviour must improve."

Harbhajan and three other Indian players had been fined 75 per cent of their match fees and given a suspended one Test ban for dissent following an incident in November 2001.

The offence took place during the second Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.

"At the end of the day Mr Singh can feel himself fortunate that he has reaped the benefit of these database and human errors."

The ICC urged players to learn from the row and improve their on-field behaviour.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/we-blew-race-hearing-icc/2008/01/31/1201714099477.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Moi on January 31, 2008, 06:05:10 PM
The curry munchers are one big breed of racists.
Isn't the caste system just an excuse for racism?
Fuggem!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 31, 2008, 08:14:29 PM
Just getting back to the actual cricket for a minute lol

Aussie upcoming ODI squad has just been announced:

Ponting, Gilchrist, Bracken, S.Clark, M.Clarke, Hadden, Hayden, Hogg, Hopes, M.Hussey, Johnson, Lee, Symonds
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 01, 2008, 01:58:41 PM
The curry munchers are one big breed of racists.
Isn't the caste system just an excuse for racism?
Fuggem!
Thank you Greg Evans  ;D. The caste system is more a social status trap based on religious grounds (Hindu). People of different castes aren't meant to marry for instance. If you're poor you stay poor. 

Very convenient for the ICC that the judge that was picked had been living on Mars before the appeal and knew nothing of Harbhajan's past history. Easier to say afterwards we made a mistake yet still let spoilt brats get off scot free. Then there's the original claims where Harhajan didn't deny he said monkey but instead accused Symonds of starting the on-field argument. The "sounds like monkey" excuse only came after when he said he would appeal. What a joke! ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on February 01, 2008, 09:00:06 PM
India all out for 74 in the 18th over at tonight's Twenty20.

Don't want to be premature seeing the Aussies haven't batted but......Haaaarrrrrgghh Haaaarrrrrgghh Haaaa!

They'd better devise some excuses during the innings break to appease the effigy burning morons back in India.

Can't play the cheating card - already have. Incompetent umpires - nah, done that too. Should have buggered off home when they had the chance.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 01, 2008, 09:59:05 PM
 :rollin FF

HA HA HA Sweet Justice and with 10 overs to spare :thumbsup

ROLLIN @ Harbhajan dropping a high ball sitter  :lol :rollin.

Harbi it's called ....

KARMA

 :jump
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on February 01, 2008, 11:15:48 PM
As Daryl Kerrigan would say "suffer in your jocks"!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 2JD on February 02, 2008, 08:32:30 AM
How loud was that crowd! It was like a grand final! LMAO @ dropping that catch in front of 80,000+ !!! Lots of people on that karma bus!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 03, 2008, 04:09:02 PM
Great bowling by Lee and Johnson today. Got India back on the ropes at 5/98 off 23 overs. Johnson stiff with two dropped slip catches off his bowling in one over.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 08, 2008, 06:03:56 PM
Aussies 6/253 after their 50 overs. Clarke made 77* and Gilly 61.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 08, 2008, 09:01:52 PM
Sri Lanka 125 all out. Bracken got a fiver. Aussies 1, India 2 and daylight to the rest based on tonight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 10, 2008, 06:24:11 PM
Rudi Koertzen is becoming our Bucknor. That Gilly LBW was an utter disgrace. You had to be blind as a bat to not know it hit the bat  ::).

Anyway the Indian bowling was just too good. Hopefully the Aussies can get the ball to swing as much tonight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 10, 2008, 10:22:43 PM
Aussie quicks bowled well but to no avail with such a small total to defend. Can someone explain to me why Haddin is in the side when Gilly is keeping ???. No way is Haddin a specialist batsman. It was like playing with just 10.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 15, 2008, 05:19:32 PM
Gilly turning it on in his last game in Perth. 76 at a run a ball. Hopefully he goes on to get his century. A fitting way to say farewell to his adopted state.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Moi on February 15, 2008, 06:26:18 PM
Well done Gilly, a ton  :thumbsup

 :bow :bow :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2008, 03:58:43 PM
Well done Gilly, a ton  :thumbsup

 :bow :bow :bow
Gilly's retiring in style  :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2008, 05:49:03 PM
Top order crumbles again against India  :-\. Sheesh Ponting is in shocking form with the bat.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 17, 2008, 09:58:43 PM
Top win by the Aussies defending a small target and knocking over the Indians for only 153 :clapping :thumbsup. No Lee in the bowling attack either.
Title: Re: Cricket thread - IPL auction
Post by: one-eyed on February 20, 2008, 05:55:18 PM
The IPL player auction has started.

Gilly for $700k to Hyderabad
Warney for $450k to Jaipur

MS Dhoni went for the most at $1 million to Chennai (Madras)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 20, 2008, 09:05:06 PM
Dhoni went for $1.65m.

Symonds was the most expensive from Oz at $1.35m to Hyderabad :o. Ponting was $400k so Symonds is worth 3 times Ponting  ???. Hussey was overlooked  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2008, 03:45:13 AM
The Indian Premier League teams so far after the player auction:

Bangalore Royal Challengers
Cameron White, Nathan Bracken, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher,  Dale Steyn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Wasim Jaffer

Chennai Super Kings
Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Jacob Oram, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Stephen Fleming, Parthiv Patel, Joginder Sharma, Makhaya Ntini

Delhi DareDevils
Glenn McGrath, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Mohammad Asif, Daniel Vettori, Dinesh Karthik, Shoaib Malik,  AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof

Hyderabad
Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist, R. P. Singh, Rohit Sharma, Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, V. V. S. Laxman, Chaminda Vaas, Scott Styris, Nuwan Zoysa, Chamara Silva

Jaipur
Shane Warne, Justin Langer, Mohammad Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Graeme Smith, Munaf Patel, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal 

Kolkata
John Buchanan (coach) 
Ricky Ponting, David Hussey, Sourav Ganguly, Ishant Sharma, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum,  Shoaib Akhtar, Murali Kartik, Ajit Agarkar, Umar Gul, Tatenda Taibu

Mohali
Tom Moody (coach) 
Brett Lee, Simon Katich, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Kumar Sangakkara, Sreesanth, Mahela Jayawardene, Piyush Chawla, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ramesh Powar

Mumbai
Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga, Loots Bosman, Dilhara Fernando

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Premier_League#Player_signings
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on February 21, 2008, 06:22:40 AM
Not a pom in sight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2008, 11:36:44 PM
Not a pom in sight.
Duds!  :lol

Good to see the Indians rate Victorians more highly than the Aussie selectors  :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2008, 05:13:57 PM
If Clarke hadn't decided to stay home he'd earn a fortune in the IPL. As for poor Punter - gone again cheaply running himself out  :P. Aussies 4/138 off 41 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 22, 2008, 06:08:49 PM
Aussies finished with 7/184.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 24, 2008, 10:55:46 PM
Go Aussies. Another win :thumbsup.

It was a flat track but great to have Punter finally find his old form.
Title: Indians lodge complaint against Aussie 'bully boys'
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2008, 03:30:07 AM
Indians lodge complaint against Aussie 'bully boys'
 Jon Pierik
February 26, 2008 12:00am

TENSION between Australia and India exploded last night when the tourists lodged an official complaint against the alleged bully-boy tactics of Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds.

A summer of discontent continued when India complained to match referee Jeff Crowe about Australia's "provoking" behaviour in Sunday's fiery tri-series clash at the SCG, prompting the tourists to threaten to take "befitting action" if the situation did not improve.

The Herald Sun has learnt the tourists were particularly incensed with Hayden, claiming that while batting at the SCG, he continually labelled spinner Harbhajan Singh a "mad boy".

Team insiders last night would not rule out the possibility of India boycotting next week's tri-series finals, assuming it qualifies.

Rest of article at:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23276836-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on February 26, 2008, 08:52:45 AM
What a pack of whingers ::)  Do us all a favour and just go home.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on February 26, 2008, 09:48:38 AM
What a pack of whingers ::)  Do us all a favour and just go home.

i was fence sitting throughout this whole tournament now ive had enough.
go home u idiots

Title: Harbhajan an obnoxious little weed - Hayden
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2008, 03:06:58 AM
Matthew Hayden launches 'weed' spray of Harbhajan Singh
Ben Dorries and Robert Craddock
February 27, 2008 12:00am

MATTHEW Hayden yesterday labelled Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious little weed" as India was told to stop whingeing.

Hayden unleashed a stinging verbal attack on Harbhajan on the same day former Test firebrand Rodney Hogg demanded India stop moaning about trivial on-field clashes.

Hayden and Harbhajan locked horns at the SCG on Sunday, with Hayden yesterday claiming he had called the controversial Indian a "bad boy" rather than a "mad boy".

"It's been a bit of a long battle with Harbhajan, the first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now," Hayden said on Brisbane radio yesterday.

"His record speaks for itself in cricket.

"There is a certain line that you can kind of go to and then you know where you push it and he just pushes it all the time.

"That's why he has been charged more than anyone that's ever played in the history of cricket."

Last night Rodney Hogg said India should grow up.

"I've really had a gutful of their whinging, this is international sport, obviously people are going to say things to try to unsettle you," Hogg said.

"It's not tiddlywinks. So long as it's not racial they shouldn't have a problem."

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23282390-11088,00.html
Title: Brett Lee wins AB Medal
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2008, 03:08:29 AM
Allan Border Medal count winners

Allan Border Medal: Brett Lee

Test Player of the Year: Brett Lee

One-day International Player of the Year: Matthew Hayden

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Luke Pomersbach

Women's International Cricketer of the Year: Lisa Sthalekar

Border Medal voting

1. Lee                    125 votes
2. Hayden              107
3. Ricky Ponting       64
4. Andrew Symonds 54
5. Michael Clarke      52
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2008, 03:26:20 AM
Congrats to Brett lee. He's really stepped up to lead the bowling attack after McGrath and Warne retired. A deserving winner  :clapping.

What a pack of whingers ::)  Do us all a favour and just go home.

i was fence sitting throughout this whole tournament now ive had enough.
go home u idiots
What a suprise. The Indians comprehensively lose their past two one-dayers against the Aussies so out comes the whinging and sooky sooky la las ::) :nopity. Shame the Sri Lankans lost yesterday and couldn't send the Indians home early.
Title: Re: Harbhajan an obnoxious little weed - Hayden
Post by: richmondrules on February 27, 2008, 07:41:13 AM
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MATTHEW Hayden yesterday labelled Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious little weed" as India was told to stop whingeing.
...

lol. Tell us what you really think Matthew.

Will be interesting to see what the fall out from this is. Sounds like the players are just about as fed up as the spectators with the Indian crap. I felt they took the last barrage on the chin for the good of the game and the series and copped a lot of flack in the process. Don't blame Haydos for not putting up with it a second time.

Stuff the money, tell them to go home CA. Find your bollocks would you.
Title: Re: Cricket thread - Brad Hogg retires
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2008, 03:02:01 PM
Hayden is also Symonds best mate  :thumbsup.

Just on SEN - Brad Hogg has announced he'll retire from international cricket at the end of the current one-dayer series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread - Brad Hogg retires
Post by: Francois Hackson on February 27, 2008, 03:47:18 PM
Hayden is also Symonds best mate  :thumbsup.

Just on SEN - Brad Hogg has announced he'll retire from international cricket at the end of the current one-dayer series.

40 year old virgin has had enough has he.

pretty average player its no wonder really
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2008, 07:05:42 PM
CA to look into Hayden remarks
Cricinfo staff
February 27, 2008

Cricket Australia has assured the Indian board that it will investigate Matthew Hayden's remarks regarding Harbhajan Singh. Hayden referred to Harbhajan as an "obnoxious weed" on a radio station.

Niranjan Shah, the BCCI secretary, told Cricinfo that Cricket Australia had assured the BCCI it would look into the issue. "Mr Sutherland [the Cricket Australia chief executive] wrote to me that he is aware of the comment and is dealing with it," Shah said.

Harbhajan was quoted by NDTV, an Indian news channel, as saying: "I have nothing to say, everyone knows who the bad boys are. The Australians have been provoking us throughout the series." Shah has asked the Indian team manager Vimal Soni not to react to what Hayden said.

Hayden and Harbhajan clashed during Sunday's CB Series game between the two sides and the Indian team later complained that Hayden had called Harbhajan a "mad boy". Clarifying what he had said, Hayden told the radio station: "I called him a bad boy."

He also said: "It's been a bit of a long battle with Harbhajan, the first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now. His record speaks for itself in cricket."

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/340013.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2008, 07:45:11 PM
Harbhajan was quoted by NDTV, an Indian news channel, as saying: "I have nothing to say, everyone knows who the bad boys are. The Australians have been provoking us throughout the series."
Get me a shovel :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread - Hayden reprimanded
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2008, 11:39:11 PM
Just on SEN

Hayden has been reprimanded for his "obnoxious weed" comment about Harbhajan.
Title: Hayden reprimanded as spat escalates
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2008, 03:06:26 AM
CA reprimands Matthew Hayden
Jon Pierik
February 28, 2008

AUSTRALIAN Matthew Hayden was last night reprimanded at a Cricket Australia code of conduct hearing for his war of words with Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

The spat has set up an explosive one-day finals series after Harbhajan yesterday reacted with venom to Hayden calling him an "obnoxious little weed".

Harbhajan said Hayden was one of the most disliked figures in world cricket. He also claimed captain Ricky Ponting had told him to "f--- off" during a one-day match in Adelaide.

The spray came before Hayden's reprimand at the hearing in Melbourne after being charged under Rule 9 of CA's code of behaviour for making detrimental public comments about an opponent.

Unlike verbal barbs on the field, Hayden's decision to air his views on Brisbane radio, which were then run by national newspapers, left him open to sanction by CA.

He could have been suspended or fined up to $5750.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India took a dim view of Hayden's remarks and lodged a protest with CA.

"We condemn such comments by the Australian players," the board's chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said.

Harbhajan, however, could not contain himself yesterday and had another crack at Hayden.

"Who is Matthew Hayden?" the Indian spinner said.

"I don't want it to be a slanging match, but you only need to speak to international cricketers and international teams to know in what opinion they hold Hayden."

Harbhajan also accused Australia of trying to cover up its sledging by hiding among their teammates to avoid detection.

He claimed during the one-day international in Adelaide this month that Ponting had continually asked him to "show what he had got" while the Indian was batting.

Harbhajan responded with a cheeky: "Mate, whatever I have shown in the middle has been better than yours in the series so far."

Ponting, at that stage, was struggling with the bat.

Harbhajan then claimed Ponting told him to "f--- off" after the Indian was dismissed. Harbhajan turned to see the Australian captain yelling abuse while celebrating with his teammates.

"They do it so well," Harbhajan said.

"They keep their back to you when they have something nasty to say to the opponent."

It's understood the pair exchanged words later that night outside the dressingroom.

These comments have poured more fuel on what will be an explosive finals series, beginning in Sydney on Sunday.

Relations reached a new low on Sunday when the tourists filed an official report against alleged verbal abuse from Hayden, Ponting and Andrew Symonds during Australia's 18-run win at the SCG.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23288804-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 28, 2008, 07:02:03 AM
A pathetic and weak decision by CA.

When they could have made a stand and been tough on a player thus setting the example on how to deal with stupid players they turn into the ICC :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on February 28, 2008, 08:30:49 AM
Yeah and still Harbhajan is mouthing off and no-one is doing anything about that.  Double standards.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 28, 2008, 08:41:34 AM
Yeah and still Harbhajan is mouthing off and no-one is doing anything about that.  Double standards.

True Julz.. and to be honest I wish Indian would just go home as they are the biggest bunch whingers and sooks ever to tour...The Indians think they are bigger than the game and how they chose to handle their players is something CA have no control over....

But ... Cricket australia is responsible for Australian Cricket and it's players and they have contol over that. And I reckon they had a chance to show that we won't put up this sort of crap and they did nothing. Be the leader if you like

We shouldn't let what others do be the way we do things.

Suspending him for 1 game this Friday - granted a meaningless game with a further 1 match suspension hanging over his head would have sent a pretty clear message... I reckon
Title: Re: Hayden reprimanded as spat escalates
Post by: Fishfinger on February 28, 2008, 10:09:26 AM

"I don't want it to be a slanging match, but you only need to speak to international cricketers and international teams to know in what opinion they hold Hayden."

Good one, dipstick.
As opposed to their opinions of you. :D They'd love you, you're such a good bloke.  :stupid
The turban must be to hide the labotomy scar.

How pathetic. What action should or shouldn't be taken aside, at least Hayden said what he thought and not hide behind every other international player and team.

If only Harbhajan was so quick to reveal what he actually said to Symonds on the field as he is to point out what was said to him.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: bushranger on February 28, 2008, 10:31:21 AM
I think they are a mob of turban wearing bomb throwers and I will never watch another match that they are involved with. Its okay for them pricks to say poo but we have to shut up because we are the best and we have to set a good example. Well stuff em and tell them to pee off back to where they come from and if they feel this way don't come back so we can fine their arses off. Mob of racists is what they are if you look at it. But not us Australian are the racist we alway are according to them. No more of these here ever would make me happy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on February 28, 2008, 10:50:02 AM
I think they are a mob of turban wearing bomb throwers
:o A bit over the top there, Bushie.

I think only one of the team wears a turban (on the field, anyway). Bomb....... ???

I think the one who wears a turban is a thrower, but cricket ball thrower.  ;) I said I thought he chucked some of his deliveries long before India got here for this tour. Haven't changed my opinion.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2008, 05:16:31 PM
The Aussies tour India in October so we'll have to go through all this crap again in 8 months time  :P. It's got out of hand because the authorities are weak and didn't put a stop to it from day one with all the monkey chants. Reprimands are harding punishment.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2008, 03:58:12 PM
How is Haddin getting a game (as a batsaman) ahead of David Hussey  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2008, 02:56:43 PM
Maybe the Aussies should whinge and threaten to take their bat and ball home over Koertzen's umpiring. Another clear incorrect decision this time against Clarke :P. Ponting failed again  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 02, 2008, 05:44:02 PM
Aussies 8/239 off their 50 overs.

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/cbs/engine/current/match/291371.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2008, 11:12:21 PM
I don't think those Swisse multi-vitamin pills are helping too much Punter  :lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 03, 2008, 02:51:55 PM
Harbi allegedly in trouble again

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23308130-2882,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 03, 2008, 03:54:38 PM
Everyone is just waiting for them to go home.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2008, 09:28:35 PM
Well if you can't beat them .....


go after the streakers  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on March 04, 2008, 10:30:47 PM
Good to see a closeish game, albeit we lost.
Hopefully some other sides can step up also and make it a bit more interesting in future.
But unlike others I want to see us win all the time, I remember the bad old days and we wont be up there forever so I will make the most of it and enjoy it while it lasts.

Not sour grapes but India are the worst sports, I'll pack my bags and go home is real schoolyard stuff harbatowliehead sucks and I hope we subtley remind them who won the real stuff, before they go home to be pack raped by their MENTAL supporters.

GOODBYE cricket thread till next summer - Had enough - Bring on the FFOOOOTYYYYYY - YEAH
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mjs on March 04, 2008, 10:48:24 PM
With 1.1 billion people and India getting their act together regarding youth development we had better get used to them beating us. With Gilly retiring they are probably now better than us in both forms of the game.

Stand by for the feral Aussie supporters calling for selectors to be sacked etc etc.

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=706552WGY5M (http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=706552WGY5M)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 04, 2008, 11:07:48 PM
India is a third world country just like Pakistan. Just like Pakistan failed miserabely after their 92 world cup success, failing to capitalise on the gifted cricketers they had due to politics within their cricket board and corruption as well as some the players believing they were Gods rather than mortals the same will happen to the Indians. Look at the Pakis now they have not recovered and have fallen much in the same way as the Tigers we all support vigorously in the last 10 or so years with the same problems haunting them, scandal after scandal and an ineptitude to climb out of a mighty big hole they have dug for themselves.

India may have a great period of 2 to 4 years which may involve a major test series win or a World Cup win but the same issues that afflicted Paki cricket will beseige the Indians. They will be heroes at home and treated like Gods and that eventually will take hold of them to the point where average performances will become more and more prevalent to the point where they will be cricketing enigmas.

Love it or loathe it though they got under the skin of the Aussies and fought fire with fire with the seeds sown from the Aussie one day tour to India last year. The Indian sledging, undermining of Australia wore the Aussies down to the point where perhaps the handing over of the baton of no 1 team elect took place at some point in time this week with the last couple of results, and with an ageing list and the retirement of Gilly and others last season as well as subsequent retirees in the near future. Perhaps motivation was a factor post world cup success or what not but the cracks from Ashes 2005 onwards have been rearing their ugly heads more regularly and the Aussie reign is unfortunantely flickering its last strands of light at best.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2008, 11:53:39 PM
Stand by for the feral Aussie supporters calling for selectors to be sacked etc etc.
Not asking for their sacking but the selectors should cop their fair whack and be held to account when the State that makes all 3 domestic finals can't get a single representative in the struggling National side . We deserve to lose when the likes of Haddin are selected as the 6th best batsman in the country  :o ahead of the likes of David Hussey. It wasn't like previous years where the National team was in all-conquering form and hard to break into. The top order struggled big time. Apart from Hopes who was terrific we didn't blood one other new player.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2008, 11:59:04 PM
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=706552WGY5M (http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=706552WGY5M)
:lol

http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m3/mar2008/0/5/79556BAF-08E2-145F-CB1253BBB33A13F9.jpg (http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m3/mar2008/0/5/79556BAF-08E2-145F-CB1253BBB33A13F9.jpg)
High contact
High impact
Intentional

Demetriou would give Symonds 6 weeks for that  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on March 05, 2008, 08:24:49 AM
There's talk that Symonds could be charged with assault or face suspension from the ICC. ::)

The sooner some of these officials get their heads out of their backsides and take a gulp of fresh air, getting some much needed oxygen to their pea-sized brains the better.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on March 05, 2008, 08:51:29 AM
bottom line. credit where credit is due aussies played all over australia in this whole series and parts of the tests eries as well.
aussies were beaten at the own sledging game. the indians clearly came here with a plan and they did exactly what the aussies have been doing to other teams for years..

everyone knows that test series should've been a draw and then to win this on aussies home turf. sorry to saw future looks dim without punter at top form and no spinner. ooh yeah and pup as captain, thats gotta be a joke, id rather hussey or symonds than him.


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: bushranger on March 05, 2008, 09:58:42 AM
Loved what Symonds done. Stop that bloody idiot in his tracks. Just cause he wanted to get his limp dick on tele. If Symonds is fined we all should help hiom pad for it as he stop a bloody idiot for once and for all. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: julzqld on March 05, 2008, 01:52:05 PM
Would have been even better if Symonds did it to Harbahjan.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 2JD on March 05, 2008, 06:08:10 PM
I'm glad this series is over, it's been a joke from the start, more about off field and non cricket issues than actually playing the game...bring on the footy!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 05, 2008, 11:36:56 PM
Harbhajan loves Australia and wants to come back :lol

Quote
On whether he would like to be back in Australia, he said, "Surely. I love playing here and would want to be back. It wasn’t that everyone hated me here. Whenever I went out people would come and meet me, maybe they liked me, but just that, on the ground they supported the Australian team. The crowds here like fighting cricketers and I am one. They did tease to distract me but that’s fine."

http://cricket.indiatimes.com/News/InterviewsId_love_to_play_in_Australia_again_Harbhajan/articleshow/2838040.cms
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: harry bosch on March 06, 2008, 07:32:22 PM
meh the only one day cricket that counts is the world cup..
let them win their plastic trophy

plenty of time to tinker and remodel the team for the next one..

Main thing we won the test series  :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 11, 2008, 05:46:10 PM
Just announced - The Aussies tour of Pakistan has been postponed due to bomb fears. Another bomb went off last night. 2009-10 is the next chance of a tour.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 26, 2008, 01:13:17 PM
Finally they're telling Sunil Gavaskar to make up his mind if he's a cricket administrator or a biased journo  :whistle

----------------------------------------------
Either columns or chair, ICC tells Sunny
Anand Vasu, Hindustan Times
Chennai, March 26, 2008
 
Sunil Gavaskar may have to give up writing his occasionally provocative syndicated columns (a fortnightly for years in Hindustan Times) or step down as chairman of the International Cricket Council’s powerful Cricket Committee.

In a recent ICC executive committee meeting in Dubai, members voted unanimously to declare that Gavaskar would have to choose between his honorary high-profile position, and his media work, which is highly lucrative. Gavaskar has served as chairman for eight years now.

The conflict between Gavaskar’s roles came to the fore when he criticised Mike Procter in an HT column for banning Harbhajan Singh for alleged racial abuse. He fanned the flames further, when he wrote, “Gone are the days when England and Australia had the veto power in international cricket, even though the dinosaurs may not open their eyes and see the reality."

link (http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=dbd142eb-242a-499d-af1b-e1a6bdde7352&ParentID=57918e79-cd3d-4e41-8a78-c95bdfaa4c48&MatchID1=4673&TeamID1=4&TeamID2=8&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1177&PrimaryID=4673&Headline=Either+columns+or+chair%2c+Sunny+told)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on April 27, 2008, 06:59:34 AM
What a surprise.


Harbhajan suspended over slapping row

    From correspondents in New Delhi, India
    April 27, 2008

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23605301-23209,00.html

THE Indian cricket board suspended spinner Harbhajan Singh pending a disciplinary hearing into a slapping incident involving compatriot Shanthakumaran Sreesanth in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game.

The Hindustan Times daily reported Harbhajan had slapped the young fast bowler after Friday night's match.

Television pictures showed Sreesanth sobbing after his Mohali team defeated Mumbai, who were captained by Harbhajan in the absence of the injured Sachin Tendulkar.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah said the spinner was asked to explain his actions before a later statement announced the suspension.

“Based on...video evidence as seen and reviewed by match adjudicator and referee Farokh Engineer, a decision has been reached to suspend with immediate effect Harbhajan Singh of the Mumbai Indians pending an inquiry into the incident on Monday,'' said IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

The hearing will be held in New Delhi and a final verdict announced by Engineer.

“The BCCI condemns the behaviour of Harbhajan Singh as a contracted player of the board and he is called upon to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him and has been asked for clarification by Monday evening,'' Shah said.

The 27-year-old spinner has had a poor disciplinary record since making his India debut in 1998.

On tour to Australia this year, Harbhajan was initially banned for three Tests after being found guilty of making racist remarks against all-rounder Andrew Symonds. He was subsequently let off with a fine on a lesser charge following an appeal.

“It was unacceptable what happened,'' Mohali captain Yuvraj Singh said. “Harbhajan came back to the dressing room and apologised to Sreesanth.''

Harbhajan said the media were trying to sensationalise the incident.

“It is not such a big issue the way people are making it out to be,'' he said. “It is between me and 'Sree'.

“What you're showing on TV, it is between us.''
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2008, 02:48:36 PM
Well at least this time Harbhajan and India can't threaten to take their bat and ball and go home   ::).

Quote
Harbhajan said the media were trying to sensationalise the incident.

“It is not such a big issue the way people are making it out to be,'' he said. “It is between me and 'Sree'.
Yep it's always someone else's fault Harbi  :whistle
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on April 29, 2008, 06:44:07 PM
Harbhajan has been outed for 11 games and the Indian cricket board stage managed a handshake and hug between Harbhajan and Sreesanth.


Singh out to tune of 11 games
Jamie Pandaram
April 29, 2008

INDIA spinner Harbhajan Singh has been banned for 11 IPL matches after being found guilty of slapping national teammate Shantha Sreesanth.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/cricket/bslap-happyb-singh-cops-11game-ban-for-slapping-opponent/2008/04/28/1209234803304.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on April 30, 2008, 07:38:05 AM
We had issues with these two - Arthur

Ajay S Shankar

April 29, 2008

A day after the Indian Premier League (IPL) banned Harbhajan Singh for slapping Sreesanth after a match in Mohali on Friday, it has emerged that the behaviour of both players had come under the scanner during the recent South Africa series in India, too.

Harbhajan had to apologise to Ashwell Prince, the South African batsman, for abusing him during the third Test of that series in Kanpur last month and the South Africans "lost a lot of respect for Sreesanth" when he went after AB de Villiers, Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, told Cricinfo.

Asked about the IPL incident, Arthur said he was not surprised because "when there are two such volatile players on the field, anything can happen."

Harbhajan was banned on Monday from the first season of the IPL after Farokh Engineer, the match referee, found him guilty of slapping Sreesanth. The BCCI has initiated a separate probe into the incident.

"At the end of the day, we are not squealers," Arthur said. "We strongly believe that what happens on the field stays on it. Besides, we were very happy with the general spirit in which the series was played in, and we left with very pleasant memories of the tour, especially the cricket that was played."

However, Arthur admitted that the behaviour of Harbhajan and Sreesanth during the India series "was not great" and said that the South Africans took up the Kanpur incident because Prince felt very strongly about it. "There was an incident in Kanpur. There was a hearing by the match referee (Roshan Mahanama) during which Harbhajan apologised to Prince. It was settled and we were happy with the apology. I am not 100 per cent sure what was said. But Ashwell felt very strongly about it at that time and that's why we took it up," Arthur said.

"Sreesanth was just Sreesanth. Perhaps our players lost a lot of respect for him on the tour. He constantly abused AB de Villiers and it was very personal. But considering the general spirit in which the series was played, we didn't feel strongly enough to complain," he said.

South Africa's three-Test tour of India ended in a 1-1 draw after the visitors won the second Test in Ahmedabad by an innings and 90 runs before India came back strongly to level the series in Kanpur.

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/ipl/content/current/story/347912.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on April 30, 2008, 07:41:23 AM
I would say the Australians put up with a lot during India's recent tour. The leopards spots are beginning to show.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 30, 2008, 03:22:48 PM
I would say the Australians put up with a lot during India's recent tour. The leopards spots are beginning to show.
Some certain Aussie journos who were carrying on hysterically blaming the Aussies are looking like fools.

Anyway the Aussies can now take the money from the IPL and run off to the West Indies tour. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 20, 2008, 08:34:47 PM
What do we all think of talk Warney is willing to make a comeback at 40 years of age if Ponting askes him to?

MacGill won't be happy if it's true lol.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: richmondrules on May 21, 2008, 12:22:29 PM
What do we all think of talk Warney is willing to make a comeback at 40 years of age if Ponting askes him to?

MacGill won't be happy if it's true lol.


Love ya Warnie but time to go now. You've retired, we need to move on. Enjoy your IPL and reap some rewards but mount your Baggy Green above the fireplace, put your feet up and watch the Ashes on the tele.

Warne did say he would only play if MacGill wasn't available. At least that's what I read in the MX last night.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on May 21, 2008, 11:28:06 PM
Warnie should never have retired. OK the body starts to go on you, but hey it's Warnie, send him to Germany with Cogs, just do whatever it takes to get him out there, he wont mind, heck he took masking agents for steroids so why would he care?

Warney with a fat gut at 45 is still a better option than MacGill, Casson, Bailey or McGain.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 22, 2008, 07:21:31 PM
Warnie should never have retired. OK the body starts to go on you, but hey it's Warnie, send him to Germany with Cogs, just do whatever it takes to get him out there, he wont mind, heck he took masking agents for steroids so why would he care?

Warney with a fat gut at 45 is still a better option than MacGill, Casson, Bailey or McGain.
Agree DC, Warney could've gone on. He retired more due to off-field/personal issues as he was still at the top of his game when he retired.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 31, 2008, 07:02:00 PM
Congrats to Punter - 10,000 runs  :clapping

Geez you wouldn't know the Windies tour was on unless you watched the news  :-\. 20 years ago it would a must see.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on June 02, 2008, 10:46:03 AM
Stuart MacGill has announced his retirement due to his wrist injury. He hasn't been able to get back to pre-injury form since the op. He'll retire immediately after the current second test in the Windies.

And speaking of leggies, Warnie led his Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural IPL title in the final overnight.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/06/02/schoul102.xml
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: bushranger on June 06, 2008, 02:15:23 PM
Stuart MacGill or as we call him Mr. Angry, as he always looks angry has retired good on him. He was just born at the wrong time so Warney has a lot to blame there.
Warney wanting to make a come back if asked by Punter. I would say you are retired so stay that way. As I think he's making more money from Indian cricket at the moment, so why spoil something that is going good for you.
One way to keep Warney away is to give him an mobile phone with text and a camera. That will be enough to keep him more than happy.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mjs on June 22, 2008, 11:07:14 AM

The Aussies lost the 11/eleven game because they didn't pace themselves through their innings.   ;D

What a farcical notion - an 11 over game - what are they doing to cricket?

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 22, 2008, 07:56:56 PM

The Aussies lost the 11/eleven game because they didn't pace themselves through their innings.   ;D

What a farcical notion - an 11 over game - what are they doing to cricket?


Junk cricket that just adds to the number of meaningless international matches. Unless it's a World Cup people don't get excited about the shorter versions of the game anymore.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on June 22, 2008, 09:39:41 PM
Has International test cricket ever been in such bad shape?

I can understand why Twenty20 and the like are getting attention - if you look throughout the world you can count on one hand the number of bowlers who can turn a game in a session.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 23, 2008, 05:37:14 PM
The ICC has to take a lot of the blame for the state of cricket at the moment. Weak as water on every issue and zero leadership.

I guess also with kids turning to footy more and the rules and flat pitches now favouring the batsmen we shouldn't be surprised. Mind you in the mid 80s cricket fell away badly at least in Australia.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 24, 2008, 02:06:05 AM
Cricket is all about entertainment with 20/20 and the likes. There will be no such thing as a green top that will suit the bowler. From now on pitches to suit batters as watching wo teams belt 700 runs in a 50 over international despite 1 team winning by 120 runs is more entertaining than watch two teams hit 450 despite on team winning by a handful of runs.

The leadership in world cricket was exposed from the farce that was the World Cup Final last year ending in darkness to the lay down on the Harbajhan issue here in Oz during the last summer to the 11-11 game we saw on Saturday morning. Garbage. W.G Grace must be spinning in his grave. Power has shifted from Marylebone to New Delhi Kolkatta and Madras to the detriment of the sport only trying to appease the sub continental market at the expense of the other nations.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 25, 2008, 03:51:06 PM
Well the Aussies are popular in the West Indies  :P.
Title: Aussies cheated, says Sehwag
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2008, 03:01:29 AM
Aussies cheated, says Virender Sehwag
Jon Pierik | October 09, 2008

AUSTRALIA and India are set for an explosive showdown in today's first Test after Virender Sehwag claimed the tourists cheated to win last summer's Sydney Test.

The veteran opening batsman sensationally declared on a late-night Indian sports show that Australia wouldn't have won the infamous SCG clash had it not successfully claimed contentious catches.

In a spiteful match better remembered for the racial spat between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, poor umpiring, Michael Clarke's catch at slip to dismiss Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting's appeal for another catch also had the Indian players' blood boiling.

"We suffered the most in the catches pact during the last series," Sehwag told ESPN-STAR.

"There is no point in having such an arrangement when the Australians are claiming one-bounce catches. We'd have won the Sydney Test if they hadn't claimed catches off half-volleys in that game."

Ponting returned fire yesterday, declaring Sehwag's remarks were an insult but could work in Australia's favour.

"That's fairly insulting, yeah, especially in the first innings (when) I didn't claim catches that I wasn't 100 per cent sure on," Ponting said.

"But the fact they are still thinking about that, thinking about a Test match that they lost, is a good thing for us going into the series."

Full story here:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24467676-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2008, 07:13:30 PM
Aussies 1/152 after 50 overs in the first test vs India.

Hayden  0
Ponting 88*
Katich   58*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 09, 2008, 07:34:26 PM
Cam White making his debut

DOn't really think it is fo rhis bowling ... more to do with his batting me thinks  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 09, 2008, 09:13:43 PM
I must have missed Sehwag calling Hayden back after the ball missed the edge of Hayden's bat by a mile  ::)  :stupid.

Aussies coasting at the moment 2/213 and another century for Ponting  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 10, 2008, 07:19:51 PM
Aussies 7/404 approaching tea on Day 2

Hussey's got his ton too 128*. Lee is 21*. Ponting made 123.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 11, 2008, 04:28:06 AM
Stumps Day 2

Aussies   430 ............ Hussey made 146
 
India  0/68


Link to Cricinfo Scoreboard (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/current/match/345669.html)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 11, 2008, 09:43:09 AM
The Aussies never looked like getting a wicket....
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 11, 2008, 05:25:19 PM
Aussies have got a few today. Mitch Johnson with 3 wickets.

India 4/133 at Lunch Day 3. Dravid and Ganguly in.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/match/345669.html



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 11, 2008, 10:41:49 PM
Let India off the hook. Bloody Harbhajan........ Ah thank gawd Watson just got little big-mouth out  :thumbsup.

India 8/312
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 12, 2008, 06:04:00 PM
India all out for 360

Aussies 0/19 in their 2nd innings just after lunch on day 4.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 12, 2008, 11:21:57 PM
Aussies 5/193 at stumps. A lead of 263 runs.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/current/match/345669.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 13, 2008, 03:36:30 PM
Aussies have just declared at 6/228.

India need 299 to win from 83 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 13, 2008, 06:58:58 PM
India 3/93 with 48 overs left to go.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2008, 10:04:28 PM
It's going to end in a draw. The bad light means the Aussies can only bowl the spinners and we need 6 wickets from the last 16 overs. They've just gone off again due to bad light again anyway.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 14, 2008, 12:04:19 AM
First Test drawn.

Zaheer Khan sledged the Aussies as he received his man of the match award - "I have never seen an Australian team play such defensive cricket, which is a good thing for us"
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 17, 2008, 05:02:24 PM
India won the toss in the 2nd test and batted.

India 1/104 at Lunch.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 17, 2008, 08:13:03 PM
India 4/188 just after tea. Tendulkar has broken Lara's all time test runs record.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 18, 2008, 04:35:43 AM
India 5/311 after the first day.

Siddle's first wicket in test cricket was Tendulkar.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/match/345670.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 18, 2008, 11:37:34 PM
Aussies in strife. 4/102 at stumps. Up to Hussey to save the test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 19, 2008, 05:45:30 PM
Aussies 7/174 at Lunch Day 3  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 19, 2008, 08:43:20 PM
Aussies 268 all out. Two runs short of the follow on but India won't enforce it and will bat.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on October 20, 2008, 09:22:44 AM
Heard Lee and Hayden are being bagged and blamed, Lee 3 wickets and Hayden 13 runs for series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 20, 2008, 07:09:55 PM
India have declared at 3/314 midway through day 4. Aussies need 516 to win - currently 0/17 after 3 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 20, 2008, 08:02:11 PM
Heard Lee and Hayden are being bagged and blamed, Lee 3 wickets and Hayden 13 runs for series.
Hayden only made 29. When you're not in form all the dodgy decisions go against you. Another around the wicket delivery given out lbw  :-\.

Aussies are stuffed. 2 wickets down already for only 50 and there's still 4 sessions to go.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on October 20, 2008, 09:18:51 PM
Heard Lee and Hayden are being bagged and blamed, Lee 3 wickets and Hayden 13 runs for series.
Hayden only made 29. When you're not in form all the dodgy decisions go against you. Another around the wicket delivery given out lbw  :-\.

Aussies are stuffed. 2 wickets down already for only 50 and there's still 4 sessions to go.

That 29 will double his series average then, he's on the up ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 20, 2008, 09:41:48 PM
Aus 5/102  :help. Aussies were 5/58 after losing 5/9.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 21, 2008, 05:49:13 PM
Heard Lee and Hayden are being bagged and blamed, Lee 3 wickets and Hayden 13 runs for series.
Hayden only made 29. When you're not in form all the dodgy decisions go against you. Another around the wicket delivery given out lbw  :-\.

Aussies are stuffed. 2 wickets down already for only 50 and there's still 4 sessions to go.

That 29 will double his series average then, he's on the up ;D
This summer could be Hayden's last.

Aussies collapsed to be 195 all out. A record test win for India. The Indian bowlers can move the ball all over the place while the Aussies can't and of course we have no decent spinners.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on October 21, 2008, 08:47:43 PM
I think we need to bring back Dutchy Holland
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on October 22, 2008, 12:54:54 PM

This summer could be Hayden's last.


If he keeps going ordinary selectors may have a look before the NZ games.

What is really interesting...

After the India tour he will be on 98 tests.
If he is going ordinary they might grant him a farewell test at the gabba - would leave him stranded on 99 tests.
Would they let him get to 100 in Adelaide?

People up here have long memories and havent forgotten the way that the selectors forbid Healy a farewell game in Brisbane.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 22, 2008, 07:49:15 PM
True Jake. Aussies selectors have a history of being fairly ruthless even with greats of the game when they thought their time was up. Dizzy Gillespie went to England as one of our top 3 bowlers and within a few poor tests his international career was over.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 29, 2008, 03:42:21 PM
3rd test starts today. India won the toss.

Ind  1/22 after 9 overs.  Lee has the wicket.

Edit: Make that 2 down. Sehwag and Dravid both out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 29, 2008, 08:39:06 PM
India 3/207 just after tea.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/match/345671.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 30, 2008, 03:07:51 AM
The end of Aussie domination of cricket  :(

India 3/296 at stumps
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on October 30, 2008, 08:48:39 AM
Not too sure about that OE.

The sub continent has never been a good place for our test side, IMO it has only been in the last decade or so with our top class batting line up and the bowling prowess of Warne and McGrath that we were successful on a few campaigns over there.

I think anywhere else in the world we still have the side to continue our dominance.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 30, 2008, 01:05:00 PM
Can you bowl spin?

Apply within -> Cricket Australia

White, Katich and Clarke are really only like part-time spinners.

Mind you our pace bowlers haven't been able to get wickets either. Only Mitch Johnson has consistently been able to take top order wickets on this tour.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 30, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
Getting very ugly  :-\

India  6/515  at Tea
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 30, 2008, 10:54:42 PM
India declared at 7/613.

Aussies made it through to day 2 stumps unscathed - 0/50

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 31, 2008, 05:19:39 PM
Lunch Day 3

Aussies 1/151

Katich     64
Hayden   59*
Ponting   14*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 31, 2008, 10:33:47 PM
Aussies finished 4/338 at stumps.

Hayden   83
Katich     64
Ponting   87
Hussey    53
Clarke     21*
Watson     4*

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 02, 2008, 03:57:32 AM
India are 2/43 at stumps and lead by 79 runs with a day to play. Aussies made 577.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 02, 2008, 05:20:26 PM
India 4/99  (lead by 135) at lunch. Still looking like a draw but a few quick wickets could make things interesting.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 02, 2008, 08:31:41 PM
Is Sunil Gavaskar serious ???

His rantings about foul language on the field is a joke ..... did he slam Harbi when he swore at Symonds in Aust last summer...NO  :banghead Who could forget Sunny's sooking in the early 1980's when he was given out and didn't like it so he wanted tried to take his entire team off the field.... continues to be one set of rules for the Indian team and another set for everyone else

And to top it off Mark Nicholas just sits there and lets him get away with it... :banghead :banghead


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 02, 2008, 09:24:49 PM
Gavaskar is ridiculously biased  ::). He shouldn't even be allowed to commentate international matches.

The game has just ended in a draw btw.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 03, 2008, 05:08:54 PM
Well that was a relief, I thought the Indian spinners may rip through us in the latter days of the test.

C'mon boys big effort for the last test and lets draw 1 all.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 04, 2008, 06:31:32 PM
C'mon boys big effort for the last test and lets draw 1 all.
One all is enough to keep the trophy in Aussie hands  :pray. The Aussies have taken back some of the momentum in the series too which they can carry into the final test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 04, 2008, 09:21:52 PM
One all is enough to keep the trophy in Aussie hands  :pray. The Aussies have taken back some of the momentum in the series too which they can carry into the final test.

Wonder what the last tests pitch is like, probably a flat goat track
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 04, 2008, 10:08:51 PM
One all is enough to keep the trophy in Aussie hands  :pray. The Aussies have taken back some of the momentum in the series too which they can carry into the final test.

Wonder what the last tests pitch is like, probably a flat goat track
Ponting will need to win the toss that's for sure.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on November 04, 2008, 10:12:20 PM
He's from Tassie. Surely he can rustle up a two-headed coin.  :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 05, 2008, 05:59:12 PM
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir will have to miss the Nagpur Test because the ICC Appeals Commissioner has upheld the one-Test ban imposed on him for elbowing Australian all-rounder Shane Watson in third Test in New Delhi. However the BCCI (Indian cricket board) is still refusing to accept the decision.

http://cricket.ndtv.com/cricket/ndtvcricket/AusInd08/news_story.aspx?ID=SPOEN20080071315&Keyword=news
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2008, 07:50:21 PM
Surprise surprise the BCCI having a sook over a tribunal decision  :sleep.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 06, 2008, 06:33:41 PM
Krejza has gone for a few runs but good on him chasing wickets. 2 so far on debut.

India 3/157
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 06, 2008, 09:07:52 PM
Good on ya Krejza :thumbsup

Did Gambhir the Goose play, I heard some dribble that the Indian Cricket Board were going to play him regardles of what the ICC said
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 06, 2008, 11:32:43 PM
India 5/311 at stumps. Krejza took 3/138 and Tendulkar made his 40th century.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 07, 2008, 12:44:14 AM
Good on ya Krejza :thumbsup

Did Gambhir the Goose play, I heard some dribble that the Indian Cricket Board were going to play him regardles of what the ICC said
Nah he's not playing. Their sooky sooky la la didn't work this time.

The Aussies gave Tendulkar about 3 lives to get his century. Dropped twice and missed a run out with the little master in the middle of the pitch  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 07, 2008, 08:40:57 AM
Oh well that's probably done it for this test and the series.

Lets hope our boys can make a big score and don't get routed.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 07, 2008, 05:25:38 PM
India 5/404 at lunch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread - Krejza gets 8 wickets
Post by: mightytiges on November 07, 2008, 06:50:10 PM
8 wickets in one innings to Krejza on debut!  :clapping

He crashed through India's mid and lower order after lunch. They lost 5/19 and Krejza got all five. All out for 441.

It's now up to the Aussie batsmen to bat well over the next 2 days and try to get a first innings lead if we have any chance of winning the test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 07, 2008, 07:47:16 PM
Aussies 1/43 at Tea.

Hayden   run out   16
Katich                  18*
Ponting                  7*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 08, 2008, 12:25:32 AM
Stumps day 2

Aussies  2/189

Katich   92*
Hussey  45*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 08, 2008, 04:06:58 PM
Katich got to his century  :clapping

Aus 2/214
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 08, 2008, 08:26:22 PM
Not looking so good now  :-\. India has put everyone to sleep with their negative 8 on the off side field and wide bowling  ::). Just 100 runs scored in 60 overs  :sleep.

Aussies 6/295 just after tea.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 08, 2008, 09:42:30 PM
8 for 330 odd now and the Indians have put down a few sitters as well

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 09, 2008, 03:00:51 AM
Aussies finished all out for 355 and trail by 86 runs.

Lee has 'Delhi belly'.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 09, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
India 6/166 at Tea. A lead of 252 runs.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvaus2008/engine/match/345672.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 09, 2008, 09:14:27 PM
We needed 4 wickets after tea and had two new Indian batsmen at the wicket so Ponting bowls Hussey and White  ???. Stuff the over rate we needed wickets. Now the test is gone  ::).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 09, 2008, 10:56:05 PM
India all out for 295. Watson and Krejza got 4 wickets each.

Aussies 0/13 at stumps needing a further 369 on the 5th day tomorrow to tie the series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 10, 2008, 09:56:32 AM
Well done to Krejza 12 wicket match on debut.

Our sub continent specialist
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 10, 2008, 10:01:03 AM
Ricky in a bit of trouble as well for turning to part time bowlers to fix the slow over rate and has got a bit of flak

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24627442-5001023,00.html
By Jon Pierik

November 10, 2008 12:00am


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 10, 2008, 04:03:54 PM
Here's my claim to fame. 

I would have played against Jason Krezja back in that time.  Can't say I remember him but I do remember his brother.

South West play in Collingwood outift = enough said

http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-1047-0-0-0&sID=53282&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=7206180&sectionID=53282
Australia's latest cricket test debutant Jason Krejza is a former player of the Moorebank Sports Magpies (formerly known as South West Sydney).Krejza, who is making his debut in the fourth test against India in Nagpur, played 37 games (including 18 senior games) for South West Sydney from 1999-2001

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2008, 07:12:33 PM
Are you a batsman Chuck? The Aussies could do with one now big time - 7/189 :-\.

Apart from Hayden, there's been not a yelp from anyone in the run chase. Ponting's had an ordinary 24 hours on the field. The overrate stupidity cost us 100 runs more and then today he committed hurry curry when the last thing we needed was a run out  :scream.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 10, 2008, 08:57:21 PM
Are you a batsman Chuck? The Aussies could do with one now big time - 7/189 :-\.


Left arm quick bowler MT, couldn't hit the same part of the pitch twice in one over though ;D.

Oh and No11 bat (I tell myself it was a strong 11 though).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2008, 10:05:06 PM
Go the lefties  :thumbsup

Geez they don't have much of a gap between series these days. First test at the 'Gabba starts in 10 days! The Kiwis have a few injuries too so we'll probably getting back to winning at home.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 20, 2008, 12:12:57 PM
Aussies 3/20 odd against the Kiwis OMG
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 20, 2008, 06:36:39 PM
Aussies all out 214. Clarke last out on 98.

Kiwis are 0/7.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 20, 2008, 07:28:51 PM
How about part of the top of the Gabba grandstand being blown away  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 21, 2008, 03:44:58 PM
Kiwis all out 156 at Tea.

Aussies 1/5. Hayden out first ball.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 21, 2008, 03:53:40 PM
Kiwis all out 156 at Tea.

Aussies 1/5. Hayden out first ball.

What a shame. Prob his last innings at the Gabba, too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 21, 2008, 04:48:01 PM
What a shame. Prob his last innings at the Gabba, too.

I wonder if it will be his last innings full stop  :-\

He struggled in India and now this...
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 21, 2008, 05:21:53 PM
What a shame. Prob his last innings at the Gabba, too.

I wonder if it will be his last innings full stop  :-\

He struggled in India and now this...

Like I said earlier in this thread - it would leave him stranded on 99 tests...

Would the selectors get ruthless?

I don't think he will be dropped. But they may well let him no that the next test is his last chance.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 21, 2008, 05:37:27 PM
It's a tough pitch. Basically a thin dry layer on top yet soft mud underneath due to the torrential downpour they had up there. 24 wickets and counting in 2 days is proof of how hard it is to bat. So I'd reckon they'll give Hayden his 100th test at the more batting friendly Adelaide Oval.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on November 21, 2008, 05:57:49 PM
Amazing how a couple of dodgy decisions early on in India have turned Hayden's batting brittle.

He copped a good one first up today. On top of that, Chris Martin's run up would give John Cleese's silly walk a run for its money and would have put him off.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 21, 2008, 06:53:30 PM
Martin must be the worst batsman in test cricket. Taking a bat out to the middle is really a waste of equipment lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 21, 2008, 07:39:53 PM
Aussies 6/131 at stumps. A lead of 189. Katich is 67*

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/current/match/351679.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 22, 2008, 03:44:43 PM
Aussies scored 268. Katich made 131* batting through the innings.

NZ 2/36 at Tea. The target is 327.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 22, 2008, 09:52:56 PM
6/143 at stumps looks like thats the ball game folks with 180 odd to get with only four wickets in hand.

However Taylor is still in and the pitch is getting a bit better by the sounds of it.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 23, 2008, 10:01:21 PM
Watson is a bit stiff to be dropped as Symonds current form isn't anything to write home about but good to see Krejza back in Aussie side. We'll need him against South Africa.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on November 23, 2008, 10:57:21 PM
I don't rate Siddle at all, although he is young by cricket standards so maybe the selectors are trying to push him on.

That said, I'd much rather Watson, especially if it means we can play a spinner in England with Watson being our Flintoff and the 4th seamer.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2008, 03:36:48 PM
It sounds like they are bringing Siddle in only to carry the drinks while Watson can still get some overs into him playing state cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 24, 2008, 04:48:23 PM
Go Roy, keep them on their toes

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/11/24/Andrew_Symonds_in_bar_fight
Andrew Symonds is in hot water again, and his cricketing future could be in doubt, after he was allegedly involved in a pub fight in Brisbane last night.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 24, 2008, 08:58:10 PM
The Hotel is saying it's a non issue and that Symonds was being harrassed by an aggressive fan. Looks like another media beat-up.

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/11/24/Andrew_Symonds_did_nothing_wrong_Pub_plays_down_fight_reports
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 26, 2008, 05:56:10 PM
Ch 10 news said Krejza is out after rolling his ankle at training. Nathan Hauritz replaces him in the squad for the 2nd test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on November 26, 2008, 06:16:30 PM
Hmmm. Where does Nathan play these days?  :D

Fair dinkum, you'd think it was an opportunity to blood a young spinner who might actually turn out to be decent.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 27, 2008, 07:22:46 AM
Fair dinkum, you'd think it was an opportunity to blood a young spinner who might actually turn out to be decent.

Why would they want to do that  ???

that aint the Aussie Selectors way Fish.... seriously
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 28, 2008, 01:11:38 PM
NZ 1/101 at Lunch

Hauritz 0/29 off 3 overs. He conceded 17 runs off his first over!

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/current/match/351680.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on November 28, 2008, 01:17:40 PM
Hopefully Nafe can hit back.
You treat the opposition with contempt and you get what you deserve. Playing a state 3rd string spinner as the national main spinner is asking to get spanked.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2008, 02:17:24 PM
Nafe has picked up 2 wickets since lunch  :o.

NZ 3/130
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 28, 2008, 05:20:44 PM
The Aussie spinners curse continues. Hauritz rolled his ankle fielding on the boundary and he's off the ground.

NZ 6/237 btw.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 28, 2008, 06:39:18 PM
NZ 6/262 at stumps

Hauritz 2/63 off 16 overs

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/current/match/351680.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 29, 2008, 09:26:14 PM
Hayden must have been real pleased with Katich not running on his call and getting him run out in his 100th test with his career on the line.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 29, 2008, 09:41:21 PM
Hayden must have been real pleased with Katich not running on his call and getting him run out in his 100th test with his career on the line.

LOL yeah he owes him one there.  It was Hayden's call all the way I dont know what Katich was doing.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on November 29, 2008, 09:43:39 PM
Martin must be the worst batsman in test cricket. Taking a bat out to the middle is really a waste of equipment lol.

Oh my goodness I just seen footage of him facing Lee, he was practically walking off the field as Lee was running in.

I havent seen a bunny in that in quiet a while.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2008, 03:12:47 PM
LOL. Yep the ball hits the bat rather than the bat hitting the ball.

Well done to Clarke and Haddin. Both have centuries  :clapping. Aussies 5/424.
 


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 30, 2008, 05:35:05 PM
Aussies all out 535. Haddin made 169.

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/match/351680.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 01, 2008, 04:42:03 PM
Martin must be the worst batsman in test cricket. Taking a bat out to the middle is really a waste of equipment lol.

Oh my goodness I just seen footage of him facing Lee, he was practically walking off the field as Lee was running in.

I havent seen a bunny in that in quiet a while.
I think Martin now holds some record for pairs of ducks lol. He'll have a few sore teammates as well. Poor Kiwi batsmen getting hit by Lee bouncers.

Test and series all over. Hopefully the South African series is at least competitive or it's going to be a dull summer of cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 01, 2008, 07:31:47 PM

Test and series all over. Hopefully the South African series is at least competitive or it's going to be a dull summer of cricket.

Is there a one day series  ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 01, 2008, 09:55:53 PM
Ripper of a catch from Ponting  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 03, 2008, 03:25:59 AM

Test and series all over. Hopefully the South African series is at least competitive or it's going to be a dull summer of cricket.

Is there a one day series  ???
Yep WP although I'm not sure if it's a tri-series like it has always been.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 03, 2008, 08:52:30 AM

Test and series all over. Hopefully the South African series is at least competitive or it's going to be a dull summer of cricket.

Is there a one day series  ???
Yep WP although I'm not sure if it's a tri-series like it has always been.

Yeah there was talk of the tri-series being finished but I am not sure how that ended up
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 08, 2008, 09:45:52 AM
Is there a one day series  ???

Looks like two one day international series.

Aus vs SA five games between 16/1 to 30/1

AUS vs NZ five games between 1/2 to 13/2

No tri series by the looks of it just best of 5 times 2

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/australia/content/match/schedule.html?country=2&season=2008/09;future=1
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 17, 2008, 02:55:28 PM
For those who have forgotten it is meant to be cricket season lol. First test against South Africa....

Aussies 3/58 after being 3/15 at one stage. Ponting and Hussey made ducks. Katich 25* and Clarke 18* in now.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/current/match/351681.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2008, 07:50:30 PM
SA 3/210.

Our bowling just seems to lack variety and we've run out of ideas. A wicket only looks like coming from Krejzas' spin or Mitch Johnson's left armers. Lee is bowling too short for mine.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 18, 2008, 09:20:28 PM
LOL at my midas typing  :rollin. The Aussies didn't look like getting a wicket and then all of a sudden Mitch Johnson picks up 5 in the last 20 minutes or so.  Massive choke by the South Africans. Some real shocking shots.

SA 8/243 at stumps and on the ropes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 19, 2008, 03:40:46 PM
Poor Hayden out cheaply again for just 4 unluckily as it came off his pad but he was lucky not to go for a duck lbw earlier than that.

Aussies 1/49 at Lunch and lead by 143 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 19, 2008, 04:07:18 PM
Yep the voice of a certain rotund lady is getting louder.

Chances are lessening that he will go to South Africa and then be involved in another Ashes campaign.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 19, 2008, 08:10:18 PM
Hayden copped a shocker of a decision. It missed his bat by a clear  4 inches! The umps have made a couple blues this test.

If the Aussies can get to 200 and lead by 300 then that may be enough room to knock over the South Africans in the 4th innings. 

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2008, 05:29:29 PM
Halfway thru Day 4

Aussies made 375 thanks to Haddin's 94 including four sixes and a wagging tail.

SA 1/19. Mitch Johnson has the wicket.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/match/351681.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 20, 2008, 10:05:43 PM
SA 3/227 at stumps. They need a further 187 to win tomorrow.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 21, 2008, 07:05:52 PM
Cricket Australia advertisement:

If you can bowl and swing/cut the ball please come down to the MCG Dec 26 10:30am. We desperately need you!




It's hard to bowl out a side twice with just one bowler (Johnson) in form. We just lack depth and variety in attack. Johnson covered up the deficiency in the first innings but it was exposed for all to see today. Lee can buy a wicket at the moment and although he was unlucky 1 wicket in a whole doesn't cut it as a frontline bowler. Siddle will be dropped. Krejza had a shocker of a 2nd innings but he'll be persisted with as the WACA isn't reknowned as a spinner pitch. After that it's ...ummm  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 21, 2008, 08:37:10 PM
Sadly Australia is suffering for not bringing young blokes through over the last couple of years.

Nearly every debutant in the last 2 seasons has been over 30.

Langer retires and they bring back Katich (who is betting well no doubt, thank gawd he is there)

Warne retires and they rely on MacGill and then we he got injured instead of bringing in a kid, they play Hogg.

Siddle they are expecting to be McGarth, aint gonna happen... he has played 15 first class games and now 2 tests, he is learning

We need to be patient and give these kids a chance, not cast them off after 1 bad game.

Watson finally shows something in India and deserves his spot but no our selectors drop him for Symonds who is horribly out of form..

Australian cricket may have to go through some pain but I'd rather go through it watching new blokes coming through than watching some of these older guys struggling who are getting a game on past deeds not current form
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 22, 2008, 03:19:45 AM
True WP. We are paying for not bringing into the side younger players over time. Having said that it still won't surprise me if the selectors keep Hayden in the side due to his past record at the MCG. As you say WP the selectors are persisting with the older blokes based on past deeds.

I see Ponting has told Lee his place in the 11 isn't guaranteed. A frontline bowler is there to take wickets. Lee has struggled to do so now in 3 series - India, Kiwis and South Africa.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 22, 2008, 11:51:52 AM
Not too sure about that OE.

The sub continent has never been a good place for our test side, IMO it has only been in the last decade or so with our top class batting line up and the bowling prowess of Warne and McGrath that we were successful on a few campaigns over there.

I think anywhere else in the world we still have the side to continue our dominance.

Ooops good call this  :wallywink, is it too late to change my call  :D

Ricky pondering his moves

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/12/22/Desperate_Ponting_ready_to_wield_the_axe
I think he (Lee) will be in the squad. There's no doubt he's under a bit of pressure now and if you asked him he'd be disappointed with only taking one wicket this week as well."

Ponting added: "There were a lot of passengers in the team."

The skipper said he would be speaking to chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch on Sunday night about the team for the second Test in Melbourne on Boxing Day.

"Maybe Ben Hilfenhaus ... who can use a new ball for us, I think he'll come into calculations," Ponting said.

"Doug Bollinger will definitely come into calculations because he was so impressive with the work he did in India.

"If we think those guys are better than what we've got in the current side and will help us win the game in Melbourne then we'll look at them.

"To take only four in the fourth innings was very disappointing for everybody.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 22, 2008, 04:49:08 PM
Boxing Day squad of 13:

In: Offspinner Nathan Hauritz and paceman Ben Hilfenhaus

Out: Jason Krejza


Lee, Hayden and Siddle have survived.

Australian squad: (from) Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Matthew Hayden, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24833640-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 22, 2008, 06:31:20 PM
No surprise the newbie makes way while the oldies under pressure survive. Typical Aussie selectors policy  :yep.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 22, 2008, 07:20:26 PM
No surprise the newbie makes way while the oldies under pressure survive. Typical Aussie selectors policy  :yep.

That's right MT, policy that could be covered by the amount that we were far and away the best team of the test playing nations.

However now that we would appear to be sliding down they are going to have to change their policy soon.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 22, 2008, 07:42:26 PM
Boxing Day squad of 13:

In: Offspinner Nathan Hauritz and paceman Ben Hilfenhaus

Out: Jason Krejza



this is exactly what is wrong with Australian cricket

Krejza has one bad test and gets dropped for someone who isn't up to Test standard in Hauritz

While Matt Hayden survives after a dozen poor tests  :banghead :banghead

They better play Hilfenhaus ... seriously...absolutely no point him being in the squad if they aint gonna play him
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 25, 2008, 07:43:11 PM
They better play Hilfenhaus ... seriously...absolutely no point him being in the squad if they aint gonna play him

Well Hilfenhaus ins't playing but Hauritz is ...nuff said really :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 25, 2008, 08:58:54 PM
They better play Hilfenhaus ... seriously...absolutely no point him being in the squad if they aint gonna play him

Well Hilfenhaus ins't playing but Hauritz is ...nuff said really :banghead
Hilfenhaus should move to NSW  :whistle

We lack bowling depth yet we're going into the Melbourne test with that same bowling-type combo. Watson should come in for Symonds if Symonds isn't going to bowl and be a allrounder.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on December 26, 2008, 12:49:54 AM
Krejza has one bad test and gets dropped for someone who isn't up to Test standard in Hauritz

While Matt Hayden survives after a dozen poor tests  :banghead :banghead


Loved watching him bat but Hayden shouldn't be playing today, he is taking someone else's spot and he knows it.

Agree MT, Watson should be in front of Symonds in any case, better form.

Why have a 'panel' of selectors if people can't get a game on form  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2008, 04:18:03 PM
I think Hayden may be finally saying goodbye come the second innings. The selectors will find it hard to resist debuting another NSWman Hughes at the SCG.

Another who is dreadfully out of form is Mike Hussey. His confidence looks shot at the moment and he's in two minds when he bats. A cheap dismissal again with the ball clipping the bottom of the bat as he tried pulling it away too late.

Too bad about Ponting. A great captain's century  :clapping.

Game evenly poised at 4/223.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 27, 2008, 09:09:49 AM
Dumb shots = Hayden and Symmonds.

If we are going to show Hayden the door then Symmonds can go with him. Selfish shot that one he got out on yesterday  :banghead

Poor Hussey - I reckon the extra SA pace is his big problem at the moment
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 27, 2008, 12:36:43 PM
Aussies all out 394. Clarke 88 not out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on December 27, 2008, 03:07:28 PM
Dumb shots = Hayden and Symmonds.

If we are going to show Hayden the door then Symmonds can go with him. Selfish shot that one he got out on yesterday  :banghead

Poor Hussey - I reckon the extra SA pace is his big problem at the moment

The shot from Symonds looked bad given the situation, what I thought was the worst thing about it was that it should have been 4, it was a terrible ball.
 
Your probably right about Hussey WP, I reckon open up with him and shake up his mind a bit, he has to tackle this problem head on, we need him to sharpen up for the next 2 test series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2008, 06:12:03 PM
SA 7/198 at stumps.

An excellent comeback by Siddle after Perth  :clapping. Looked a completely different bowler. He was bowling with pace and moved the ball both ways targetting the top of off stump. LOL at his face when he bowled De Villiers but didn't realise the stumps were broken  :lol.

The test is there for the taking by the Aussies and square up the series  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 28, 2008, 01:32:24 PM
Geez the Aussies bowled crap before lunch and now Ponting puts one down in the slips :P.

Edit: WTF was Hussey doing ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on December 28, 2008, 07:30:57 PM
Painful day to be at. Atmosphere was non-existent. Third day is usually the best cricket.
I think 1 or 2 blades of grass have grown in the front yard which has peaked my interest since I got home.

Poor Hussey - shine a very bright light in a good fielder's eyes to turn him into a gumby. Lucky the ball didn't scone him to rub salt in.
Steyne should get a Tatts ticket straight away. Several Tatts tickets. Duminy should buy them for him.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 28, 2008, 10:02:47 PM
It seemed like the Aussies weren't mentally switched on and just expected that all they needed to do was turn up and the SA tail would fold within half an hour.

One of the Aussies great strengths in modern times has been their far superior fielding in all forms of the game. It's really dropped away now. You're not going to win many tests dropping 3 catches and giving away overthrows from not backing up properly. Compare that to the South Africans who caught everything that went their way. Even against India and the Kiwis, the Aussies fielding was below the level we've come to expect.

With Lee injured even though he's out of form it's going to be tough to bowl the South Africans out again as we found out today and in Perth. Mind you Katich's chinaman spin could had been used by Ponting against the SA tail. In the past Warne would've had SA all out for no more than 200. The test is now heading for a draw or a SA win. I wonder who the selectors will go with in Sydney if Lee is gone for the series. There's talk of him having stress fractures.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 29, 2008, 10:10:53 AM
Well done Aussie selectors  :clapping :clapping

Granted they couldn't have forseen the Lee injury, but to play a bloke who is supposed to the teams' "all-rounder" who cannot bowl is a joke (read: Stmmonds)

 :banghead

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 29, 2008, 11:47:10 AM
Aussies 3/57 and still trailing

Hayden gone first again although he got a start this time and Hussey wrongly given out when the ball clearly hit his helmet.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 29, 2008, 01:00:22 PM
... and Hussey wrongly given out when the ball clearly hit his helmet.


Argh yes Mr Dahl supposedly one of the world's best umpires  :whistle :banghead

2 tests in row and 2 absolute shocking decisions...

Oh well at least he is consistent ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 29, 2008, 02:13:45 PM
Clarke gone and now Symonds out for a duck. The selectors have a lot to answer for selecting him injured when Watson could have played and more importantly bowled ::).

South Africans fielding and catching once again far superior to ours. They've held onto everything even the tough ones.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 29, 2008, 03:26:27 PM
Aussies 7/180 at Tea. The test could be over by today. Only Ponting is resisting on 87*.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 29, 2008, 05:01:37 PM
Will they give free admittance tomorrow seeing it is likely ot be over by lunch..

Ponting dreadfully unlucky

Hayden & symmonds must be under the microscope...but then again...they will probably drop Katich ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 29, 2008, 09:38:13 PM
Two tests in a row the Aussies have been clearly on top after 2 days only to meakly cave and lose. Ponting no matter how great he is can't carry the whole top order.

With the likelihood of Sydney now being a dead rubber will the selectors finally bring some youth into the side? I won't hold my breath though. Hayden, Symonds and Hussey surely are skating on thin ice. Maybe history will repeat itself with David Hussey replacing his brother on debut just as Mark Waugh did when Steve Waugh struggled against the bouncers from the West Indies.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 30, 2008, 12:47:36 PM
Shane Watson has stress fractures in his back is out for 6 weeks and won't be able to bowl for 6 months.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24855625-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 30, 2008, 03:07:58 PM
3rd Test Squad has been named:

M Hayden, S Katich, R Ponting (c), M Hussey, M Clarke, A Symonds, B Haddin, D Bollinger, M Johnson, A McDonald, N Hauritz, B Hilfenhaus, P Siddle

Out: B Lee (inj)

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24855916-23212,00.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2008, 03:51:07 PM
So much for consistently poor batting performances being punished  ???. If there weren't injuries forcing guys out it looks like the selectors would've stuck with the same side  ::).

Australia's first home series loss in 16 years and first ever to South Africa in the 100 years the two countries have met. We've had a good run but 1984 has returned  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 30, 2008, 04:11:46 PM
Firstly let me say that the better TEAM has won this serries. Well done to South Africa they have out played Australia in the 2 tests so far..

Now onto our selectors ..... what a joke they are and they should hang their collective heads in shame

Time for tough decisions and they dish up this

3rd Test Squad has been named:

M Hayden, S Katich, R Ponting (c), M Hussey, M Clarke, A Symonds, B Haddin, D Bollinger, M Johnson, A McDonald, N Hauritz, B Hilfenhaus, P Siddle

Out: B Lee (inj)

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24855916-23212,00.html

 :gobdrop :gobdrop

What an absolute joke.... Hayden survives for what ... sentimentality?  Let's hope he does the honourable thing and announces his retirement. Sadly his form at the moment doesn't justify his selection

Hauritz did OK in stopping runs but he didn't spin it enough.... in Sydney you need someone who can actually tweak more than a millimetre

Symonds gets another go as a specialist batsmen... you are kidding me....

I am sorry but we cannot afford to carry 3, that's right 3 batsmen who are out of form, the only one I'd keep at the moment is Hussey because he deserves a few chances.

Hayden has had what seems like 12 months of chances and ....

Symonds should never have been bought back into the side after missing India. He should have been made to earn his spot and he didn't - no wonder we scratch our heads in confusion

Hilditch, Hughes, Boon and Cox have a lot to answer for as they appear to not have a clue

FFS blood some kids you insipid bunch of nuff nuffs

(PS: I have given myself another rap over the knuckles for typing FFS)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: 1965 on December 30, 2008, 05:08:09 PM
3rd Test Squad has been named:

M Hayden, S Katich, R Ponting (c), M Hussey, M Clarke, A Symonds, B Haddin, D Bollinger, M Johnson, A McDonald, N Hauritz, B Hilfenhaus, P Siddle

Out: B Lee (inj)

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24855916-23212,00.html



I think you might find that Symonds is out as well.

 :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2008, 05:37:12 PM
I can't believe they haven't given Rogers or Hughes a go before they head off to South Africa. We've still got another 3 tests over there after the Sydney test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on December 30, 2008, 10:46:41 PM
Oh for the long lost days of Cullinan and Warne
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 31, 2008, 09:49:24 AM
I couldn't believe what I was hearing when I saw Hilditch on Fox Sports News "explaining" their selection policy

Here's the story about it from the Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/cricket/not-time-to-chop-change-side-hilditch/2008/12/30/1230399210869.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

Not time to chop, change side: Hilditch
Chloe Saltau and Alex Brown
December 31, 2008

AUSTRALIAN cricket's apocalypse has not been enough to convince the national selectors of the need for generational change, as struggling opener Matthew Hayden last night was endorsed to bat on in the series finale in Sydney and beyond if he wants to.

In a breathtaking display of denial in the aftermath of Australia's thumping series loss to South Africa, selection chairman Andrew Hilditch said the rebuilding process was progressing well and asserted that now was "not a time for chopping and changing".

The changes to the squad for the third Test at the SCG have been forced by injuries to Brett Lee, Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds, ensuring that Victorian allrounder Andrew McDonald will make his Test debut against the Proteas along with either of the uncapped quicks, Ben Hilfenhaus or Doug Bollinger.

Lee (foot and ankle) and Symonds (knee) will have season-ending surgery this week, and Watson will be sidelined for six months with back stress fractures.

The trio join Stuart Clark (elbow), Shaun Tait (hamstring), Ashley Noffke (back) and Phil Jaques (back) as the Cricket Australia-contracted players who will begin 2009 on the injured list, while the uncontracted Bryce McGain (shoulder) is also out of action. Those injuries, along with retirements and form concerns, have prompted Australia to field 23 Test players in 2008, six of whom made their debuts. Not since 1998 has an Australian team fielded so many players in a calendar year.

Hayden, 37, has made 79 runs at an average of 11.29 in four Tests this summer, and Hilditch took exception to the suggestion that his selection for the next Test amounted to a lap of honour for the batsman.

"I don't like testimonial Tests for anybody. He is in the side because he is in our best Australian side. That is not an issue at all for our perspective," Hilditch said.

"He deserves the opportunities he has been given. He is having a rough trot. He is having some issues with decisions not going his way, he has had some run-outs, and it hasn't been an easy return from injury but we are really confident he will do the job for us in Sydney."

Hayden made an encouraging 23 before getting out to an anxious shot in the second innings at the MCG, and it is difficult to envisage him continuing to the autumn Test tour of South Africa or the subsequent Ashes. Hilditch denied Hayden's career would be on the line in Sydney.

"It is not a time for chopping and changing a side. It is a time for supporting our young players as they come through. I have always said this rebuilding process comes down to senior players stepping up as Ricky (Ponting) did in this game. If the senior players perform their role, we really are very pleased with how the young players who are coming in are going. Despite the results, we think the rebuilding process that is obviously a difficult one is going well."

Hayden has continued to rage against the twilight of his career, saying last week that he had no plans to retire but also declining to commit to any tours, leaving the door ajar for an announcement after the Sydney Test.

Given Australia can no longer save the series, the Sydney Test could have been used to blood young NSW opener Phil Hughes or recall the experienced Chris Rogers to establish a new order for the important tours of South Africa and England.

Hilditch also defended the decision to take an injured Symonds into the second Test knowing he would be unable to bowl his medium pacers. "The reality is we got exposed because Brett Lee came down with injury."

Australia's physiotherapist, Alex Kountouris, yesterday conceded that Australia's heavy schedule — the Test side has played 38 of the past 82 days across two continents — contributed to the side's massive injury toll, although Hilditch denied that was the case.

"Obviously, we've played seven or eight Tests now in a short period of time and it's taken its toll on the players. I would probably double my salary if I knew the answer to (the workload) question," Kountouris said.

Hilditch had a different view. "It's not a workload issue at all," he said. "These are all quite unique things. Brett is actually coming off quite a lay-off so I don't think it's a workload issue. Andrew has played a fair bit of cricket but he has also had a bit of a lay-off so I don't think they're issues to do with how much cricket we have played."


 :gobdrop :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 31, 2008, 10:19:18 AM
And from the Australian (well part of it anyway)

Matthew Hayden survives MCG wreckage
December 31, 2008

.....A HOBBLING Andrew Symonds will have knee surgery this week, allowing unheralded Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald to claim a most unlikely Test cap, but Matthew Hayden continues to survive despite Australia's first home series loss in 16 years.

As three players are ruled out with long-term injuries - Symonds, Brett Lee and Shane Watson - Hayden continues to enjoy the unequivocal support of the selectors and captain Ricky Ponting.

Hayden, 37, is averaging just 11 in four Tests this summer.

NSW left-armer Doug Bollinger and Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus are vying for Lee's place in the final Test at the SCG, beginning on Saturday, leaving Ponting with a dreadfully inexperienced attack.

......

Despite Australia's first collective failure at home since 1992-93, chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch and his panel of David Boon, Merv Hughes and Jamie Cox continue to plan for the future by clinging to the past.


"We're not going to be chopping and changing," Hilditch said. "We're going to be supporting the senior players and we're going to be supporting the younger players coming in." ......

....Hilditch insisted Hayden was part of Australia's long-term planning for tough tours of South Africa and England next year.

Hilditch did admit Hayden's summer would be assessed along with everyone else when the selectors meet in a month to pick the touring side to South Africa.

.... full article at

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24857574-2722,00.html

=====

"we are going to be supporting the young players coming in"  :gobdrop

What the..... I am sure Krezja thinks he was shown wonderful support after Perth  :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on December 31, 2008, 11:12:01 AM
That is a disgrace.
How can Hayden be part of the planning for Sth Africa and England. 
The way I see it, Jaques never really lost his spot, so the squad for opening batsmen for those 2 tours, in my book, is Jaques, Katich, and one of either Hughes or Rogers. Maybe even both Hughes and Rogers because Katich can bat down the order if need be or Jaques may be not be right. So they should be using the Sydney test to give Rogers another go or blood Hughes if they are serious about planning for these 'tough' tours.
It's a must.

The 'unlucky' thing doesn't wash with me. You make your own luck. Anyone that has played the game or watched it over a long period of time knows this. If you are in bad form you get extra bad 'luck'. Brett Lee's wicket off a no ball is a perfect example of this.

I am astonished at the attitude of our no.1 selector. And I totally understand why WP is breaking his own swear filter rule about this, it's so frustrating!


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on December 31, 2008, 11:32:35 AM
What a cricket team we've had! I've lapped up every minute of the 16 years of world domination. I enjoyed Australia smashing all comers year after year. Never got tired of it.
Being so good and so much better was always going to end, eventually. What a run, though.

Well done to South Africa. That 414 set for victory in Perth was a big ask and they did it with ease.
On day 3 in Melbourne they did to us what we've been doing to everyone for so long - demoralizing the opposition, grinding them into the dirt before going for the jugular.

I hope the ACB go the way of rebuilding mostly with youth. There are some talented cricketers around 30yo who have missed out due to the national team being so good. Hopefully a few will get a go now but it could be a chance to promote some gun youngsters.

If the likes of Krezja and Hauritz are going to be persisted with, then I think the team will be a long time average.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 31, 2008, 02:55:27 PM
(http://www.mentalacrobatics.com/think/images/mss.jpg)
A current Australian cricket team selector


Hilditch said last night he expects Hayden to be around past the Sydney test.... WTF! ??? You can carry blokes when you're dominating and winning everything but not when you have just got spanked in a home series which could end up a 0-3 whitewash.

As for the selectors supporting youth....please! Spot the younger stronger side ::)

Hayden    37       McKenzie   33
Katich      33       Smith       27
Ponting    34       Amla         25
M.Hussey 33       Kallis         33
Clarke     27        De Villiers  24
Symonds 33        Duminy     24
Haddin    31        Boucher     32
Lee         32         Harris       30 
Hauritz    27        Morkel       25 
Johnson   27        Steyn        25
Siddle      24         Ntini         31
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 31, 2008, 03:56:45 PM
Hilditch said last night he expects Hayden to be around past the Sydney test.... WTF! ???

A severe reprimand is coming your way for the WTF  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 31, 2008, 04:28:46 PM
Hilditch said last night he expects Hayden to be around past the Sydney test.... WTF! ???

A severe reprimand is coming your way for the WTF  :rollin
I've accepted my 10 minutes in the naughty corner lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 01, 2009, 04:01:13 AM
Calls for Hilditch to axe himself
Robert Craddock | January 01, 2009 12:00am

AUSTRALIA'S selectors were under attack last night with calls for heads to roll over the Andrew Symonds injury fiasco.

Former Test players Rodney Hogg, Darren Lehmann and John Benaud yesterday slammed the panel's handling of selections this summer.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24861167-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 01, 2009, 11:43:59 AM

I've accepted my 10 minutes in the naughty corner lol.
Some punishment.  :D
I'd happily accept more than 10 minutes in a naughty corner.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 01, 2009, 03:36:06 PM
Some punishment.  :D
I'd happily accept more than 10 minutes in a naughty corner.

Ok - 11 minutes for you  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 01, 2009, 03:54:35 PM
Just got to find someone to be naughty with me in the corner then.  :gotigers
Not Jen Hawkins. Doubt I'd last 11 minutes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 01, 2009, 07:24:10 PM
Just got to find someone to be naughty with me in the corner then.  :gotigers
Not Jen Hawkins. Doubt I'd last 11 minutes.
Need to give up the ciggies you've been smoking since a baby  ;).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 01, 2009, 08:00:03 PM
He's 37. The pic is from a week or 2 ago.

Coffin nails stunt your growth. Apparently.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 01, 2009, 08:25:44 PM
He's 37. The pic is from a week or 2 ago.

Coffin nails stunt your growth. Apparently.
He has a worried and fearful look on his face. You sure his name isn't Damien Barrett dreading about the reawakening of the Tigers ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on January 01, 2009, 11:51:22 PM

Matty Hayden Andrew Symonds and Brett Lee must never wear another baggy green again.
Thanks for your service, goodbye and goodluck. Although I really enjoyed watching Haydos bat he just seems lost now. If any of these blokes go on their way to England next year expect the Poms to definentely regain The Ashes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 02, 2009, 01:51:41 PM
Symonds and Lee should never have been selected in the first place because they were injured. Sure the Aussies have comeback to the pack but this series loss is on the selectors' heads for refusing to play younger, fit and in-form players. Compare that to South Africa who brought in young Duminy for the injured Prince.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 02, 2009, 03:30:26 PM
The final Aussie XI have been named. Andrew McDonald will make his debut along with Bollinger.
 
Matthew Hayden
Simon Katich
Ricky Ponting (capt)
Michael Hussey
Michael Clarke
Andrew McDonald
Brad Haddin
Mitchell Johnson
Nathan Hauritz
Peter Siddle
Doug Bollinger
Ben Hilfenhaus (12th man)

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24864852-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 03, 2009, 03:18:41 PM
Aussies 4/155 at Tea.

Katich      47
Hayden    31
Ponting      0 (first ball)
Hussey     30
Clarke      22*
McDonald 12*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 03, 2009, 06:51:21 PM
Aussies 6/267 at stumps. Clarke 73*, Johnson 17*

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/match/351683.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2009, 01:11:24 PM
Aussies 6/368 just after Lunch.

Great batting from Clarke and Johnson this morning. You probably could class Johnson as almost an allrounder now. The South African fielding and catching as dropped off this test when it was only the Aussies dropping catches in the first two tests. As the cliche goes catches win matches.

Hayden and Hussey's positions in the side must surely be in doubt now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2009, 12:56:32 AM
No surprise but we're going to struggle to win any tests in the next few years with our current bowling attack. Sure they are newbies but you can't see them bowling out oppositions twice. Apart from a few good balls now and then the Aussie attack is very tame. How Hauritz is in the team is mindboggling when we need bowlers who can take wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 05, 2009, 04:11:04 PM
SA 5/285 and their tail wagging again.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2009, 05:19:17 PM
The Aussies have been unlucky with the ball hitting the stumps twice without the bails dislodging  :P. Siddle finally cleaning up their tail quickly. A 100+ run lead will be handy on this dying cracking pitch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 05, 2009, 06:51:19 PM
Hayden survived to stumps. Aussies 0/33 and lead by 151 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: F0551L on January 05, 2009, 07:16:12 PM
Mrs H looked very nervous for the last overs of the day
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 05, 2009, 07:35:55 PM
How Hauritz is in the team is mindboggling when we need bowlers who can take wickets.

No he is playng his role  :yep Hilditch said so, Hauritz is there to stop runs not get wickets

Oh how a really top notch spinner would be getting wickets on that pitch

Just on the pitch... what a disgrace, day 3 and it is in that condition  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2009, 03:19:25 AM
How Hauritz is in the team is mindboggling when we need bowlers who can take wickets.

No he is playng his role  :yep Hilditch said so, Hauritz is there to stop runs not get wickets

Oh how a really top notch spinner would be getting wickets on that pitch
LOL it's funny because it's true. If a spinner can't get wickets on that pitch with all its footmarks, cracks and uneven bounce then he's never going to take wickets.


Just on the pitch... what a disgrace, day 3 and it is in that condition  :banghead
Shhhh we're winning lol.

Ian Collins must have been curator for this pitch it's so bad.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 06, 2009, 12:34:38 PM
Aussies 1/119 at Lunch and lead by 237.

Hayden fell again after getting a start of 39.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 06, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
Aussies 3/219 at Tea and lead by 337.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/match/351683.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2009, 04:12:42 PM
Katich was stiff to be given out lbw. Technically it was out going by hawkeye but since when does a right arm faster bowler going around the wicket with the ball heading towards leg get an lbw just by eyesight and with a weak appeal from the fielding side  ???.

Ponting has just declared with a lead of 375. The pitch hasn't played that badly today compared to yesterday.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 06, 2009, 06:23:17 PM
SA 1/62 at stumps. Bollinger got his first wicket in test cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on January 06, 2009, 08:40:16 PM
Katich was stiff to be given out lbw. Technically it was out going by hawkeye but since when does a right arm faster bowler going around the wicket with the ball heading towards leg get an lbw just by eyesight and with a weak appeal from the fielding side  ???.

Ponting has just declared with a lead of 375. The pitch hasn't played that badly today compared to yesterday.

From an umpiring point of view, it was a gutsy decision. You are on a hiding to nothing as an ump if there is only 1 weak appeal to a decision like that.
Having said that, Katich was stiff, they are hardly ever given.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2009, 08:49:29 PM
Katich was stiff to be given out lbw. Technically it was out going by hawkeye but since when does a right arm faster bowler going around the wicket with the ball heading towards leg get an lbw just by eyesight and with a weak appeal from the fielding side  ???.

Ponting has just declared with a lead of 375. The pitch hasn't played that badly today compared to yesterday.

From an umpiring point of view, it was a gutsy decision. You are on a hiding to nothing as an ump if there is only 1 weak appeal to a decision like that.
Having said that, Katich was stiff, they are hardly ever given.
Yep true DC. The only thing I can think of is Katich has a habit of moving across his stumps and that may have played a part in the ump's thinking. As you say DC they are normally not given out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 06, 2009, 09:06:30 PM
Yep true DC. The only thing I can think of is Katich has a habit of moving across his stumps and that may have played a part in the ump's thinking. As you say DC they are normally not given out.

Yeah I think Katich played a part in his own downfall with his side shuffle
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on January 07, 2009, 05:27:38 PM
WOW minimum of 4 overs left and SA 9 for, with Smith and Ntini batting.

Wouldn't that be something if they held on for a draw, talk about rubbing it in.  Also leave the selectors with nothing to fall back on if they dont win this one.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2009, 05:35:57 PM
WOW minimum of 4 overs left and SA 9 for, with Smith and Ntini batting.

Wouldn't that be something if they held on for a draw, talk about rubbing it in.  Also leave the selectors with nothing to fall back on if they dont win this one.
Especially when Ntini was dropped  :scream.

Super gutsy effort by Smith btw :clapping.

..... Aussies win with just 10 balls to spare. Johnson just cleaned up Smith's stumps ... phew!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 08, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
Twenty20 squad

Ricky Ponting (c) (Tas, 34)
Michael  Hussey (vc) (WA, 33)
David Hussey  (Vic, 31)
Ben  Hilfenhaus (Tas, 25)
James Hopes (Qld,30)
Nathan Bracken (NSW, 31)
Brad Haddin (NSW, 31)
Shaun Marsh (WA, 25)
Shaun Tait (SA, 25)
David  Warner (NSW, 22)
Ryan Harris (Qld ,29)
Cameron  White (Vic, 25)
Nathan Hauritz (NSW, 27)

One-day squad
Ricky Ponting
Michael Clarke (NSW, 27)
Brad Haddin
James  Hopes
Nathan Bracken
Shaun  Marsh
Michael  Hussey
David Hussey
Nathan Hauritz
Ben Hilfenhaus
Cameron White
Shaun  Tait
Peter Siddle (Vic, 24)

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24886718-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on January 08, 2009, 02:24:17 PM
What I would do to the test squad now

1) Hayden dropped. Hughes in.
2) Katich dropped - he's in decent form now and still looks awkward and unsettled at the pitch. Rogers/North in.
3) Stop messing around with B-grade fast bowlers. Siddle did decent but he is B grade. Bollinger is B grade. A grade bowlers in Australia are Clark, Johnson, Hilfenhaus, Noffke, Lee.
4) No point playing Hauritz. Useless. Symonds and Watson are the only two allrounders worth punting on. Symonds and for that matter Clarke are just as effective bowling off-spin in tests as Hauritz.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2009, 05:29:19 PM
1) Agree Jake. Hayden's been a champion but father time has caught up.
2) The problem with Katich is he could slip down the order but there's no room at 3, 4 or 5 unless you drop Hussey who is out of form. Maybe forget about an allrounder at 6 given Mitch Johnson is effectively an allrounder with the bat and put Katich down at 6 to strengthen up the middle order. He can bowl his chinamen too if Ponting would use him.
3) With Lee injured and slowing down and Clark injured we don't have quality right arm fast around to team with Johnson. Tait has the speed but is unreliable and the others are B-graders or first change bowlers at best. Watson is too injury-prone.
4) Our choice of spinner is even more a worry. Most are batsman who can bowl offspin part-time whereas Hauritz is the JON of cricket. LOL only 1 wicket on that pitch. Krezja appears the most likely to take wickets but is probably B-grade too. We need a leggy but Bryce McGain is another Aussie who is injured.

Twenty20 squad

Ricky Ponting (c) (Tas, 34)
Michael  Hussey (vc) (WA, 33)
David Hussey  (Vic, 31)
Ben  Hilfenhaus (Tas, 25)
James Hopes (Qld,30)
Nathan Bracken (NSW, 31)
Brad Haddin (NSW, 31)
Shaun Marsh (WA, 25)
Shaun Tait (SA, 25)
David  Warner (NSW, 22)
Ryan Harris (Qld ,29)
Cameron  White (Vic, 25)
Nathan Hauritz (NSW, 27)
Victoria has dominated Twenty20 over its 3 or so years of its existence yet can only get 2 in the National squad while a NSWman who hasn't played a shield or one-dayer for his state gets in lol. Charity begins north of the Murray  :whistle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on January 09, 2009, 12:01:17 AM
Lee is not A grade and has never been.

His express pace is what gained him a baggy green. He has the occasional 5 for here and there but he does not swing it at all. Now that he is slowing down at pace and has no swing he won't trouble many world class batsmen. He's hardly got out top order batters in the last few series. Spare us the trouble and give someone else a go. The last thing I want to see in England this year is Lee persisting on bowling a leg side line to blokes like Pietersen and Flintoff and playing them into form. His bowling was woeful in 2005 and although the team as a whole was down then his bowling eased any pressure we had on the Poms in that series and I can't see it improving now even though he has been injured. Time to let him go he has been carried at Test Level for far too long.

In the past he was carried by McGrath Warne Gillespie Clark Kasprowicz and co and as someone said a B grader like Siddle is now outdoing him also. Give Hilfenhaus a go he is the future not Lee.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 09, 2009, 06:12:04 PM
Lee is not A grade and has never been.

His express pace is what gained him a baggy green. He has the occasional 5 for here and there but he does not swing it at all. Now that he is slowing down at pace and has no swing he won't trouble many world class batsmen. He's hardly got out top order batters in the last few series. Spare us the trouble and give someone else a go.
It will sound harsh about someone who has taken over 300 test wickets but I agree with you Tucker. Lee's never taken 10 wickets in a test match and averages 30. A-graders are in the low 20s. He's a second banana; not a bowler that can lead a bowling attack. Lee's been far more effective in one-dayers than test cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2009, 04:58:56 AM
It was only Twenty20 but fairs fair to the selectors who got it right pulling Warner out of NSW district cricket. An awesome 89 off just 43 balls  :clapping. Good to see Tait back and bowling well too.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on January 12, 2009, 11:34:41 AM
Great innings by Warner last night, great entertainment all round.
Also enjoyed the commentary last night.
Jake named his test squad, I'd like to nominate the new Ch 9 commentary squad.

Ins:
Gilchrist
Warne
Brayshaw

Outs:
Greig
Chappell
Nicholas

Pension off/PT jobs:
Lawry
Benaud

On notice:
Healy

Never gone for Brayshaw's faux blokey commentary but it fits in well with the recently retired players now behind the mike.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2009, 03:59:57 PM
Ins:
Gilchrist
Warne
I don't think they would work together anymore DC. Agree though that Warney has been a breath of fresh air in the commentary box. Tony Greig should've been put out to pasture 15 years ago.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 12, 2009, 07:56:56 PM
It was only Twenty20 but fairs fair to the selectors who got it right pulling Warner out of NSW district cricket. An awesome 89 off just 43 balls  :clapping. Good to see Tait back and bowling well too.

Agree about Warner but Tait    :banghead

The carry on of the commentators about him had me wanting to do this  :chuck

"Let's hope he can back up in a couple of days" - he bowled 4 overs for crying out loud if he cannot back up by Tuesday then he shouldn't be playing  :-\ ::) >:(

"He's going to concentrate on the shorter forms of the game" - nope sorry playing for Australia is an honour and he should be available to play all forms of cricket.... he doesn't get to pick and choose. that's what we have incompetent selectors for  ;)

Actually apert form his first over I didn't think he bowled that well actually
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on January 12, 2009, 08:36:29 PM
Ins:
Gilchrist
Warne
I don't think they would work together anymore DC. Agree though that Warney has been a breath of fresh air in the commentary box. Tony Greig should've been put out to pasture 15 years ago.

Tony Greig is a jinx. Can remember the 99 World Cup in England. Every time he was not on we would be in control he would then come on and we would lose a wicket or our bowlers would be dominated. That semi final thankfully he went off air when Warnie started his spell as SA where 0 for plenty chasing about 211 and Warnie took 3 quick wickets only for him to come back on when Klusener came to the crease. Thankfully he was replaced by Bill for the final few overs. Hate his anti Australia agenda and bias and can't stand his crap.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 12, 2009, 11:06:11 PM
It was only Twenty20 but fairs fair to the selectors who got it right pulling Warner out of NSW district cricket. An awesome 89 off just 43 balls  :clapping. Good to see Tait back and bowling well too.

Agree about Warner but Tait    :banghead

The carry on of the commentators about him had me wanting to do this  :chuck

"Let's hope he can back up in a couple of days" - he bowled 4 overs for crying out loud if he cannot back up by Tuesday then he shouldn't be playing  :-\ ::) >:(

"He's going to concentrate on the shorter forms of the game" - nope sorry playing for Australia is an honour and he should be available to play all forms of cricket.... he doesn't get to pick and choose. that's what we have incompetent selectors for  ;)

Actually apert form his first over I didn't think he bowled that well actually
Agree WP the commentators carried on about Tait. Although after the tameness of the test bowling line-up it was refreshing seeing someone with genuine pace put some fear into the South African batsman even for a couple of overs. We sure have missed that from Lee since he's lost his pace.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on January 13, 2009, 11:25:22 AM
Hayden retires. Right decision. Should be paraded at the 'Gabba tonight. Actually it would be great if they gave him a bat!

Can retire with his head high and one of the great Australian opening bats. At the very least he retires with a better record than that umbrageous little germ Neil Harvey.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on January 13, 2009, 01:09:38 PM
Here's the news article if anyone is interested

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2009/01/13/ITS_OFFICIAL_Matthew_Hayden_retires_from_international_cricket
A tearful Matthew Hayden has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, finally drawing the curtains on a sparkling career at the pinnacle of the game.

"Today I'm announcing my retirement from international cricket, effective immediately," the 37-year-old Queenslander began.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 13, 2009, 11:04:25 PM
Yep right decision by Hayden. Leaves the game on his own terms and as a champion.


Aussies win by 6 wickets. Good to see Michael Hussey find some form with bat after Boucher let him off the hook.

Awesome catch by Duminy tonight btw. One of the best ever if you haven't seen it. Thankfully he misjudged the second chance. The Aussies were home after that.




Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 14, 2009, 07:18:55 AM
Yep right decision by Hayden. Leaves the game on his own terms and as a champion.



Agree was a champion but I am not so sure we can say he left on "his terms" the decision by the selectors to drop him sealed his fate I reckon.

The only thing I'm disappointed about was that he waited a little bit too long to make his "decision" - should have happened at the start of the summer

Having said that congrats on a great career Matthew :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 14, 2009, 07:55:47 PM
Agree was a champion but I am not so sure we can say he left on "his terms" the decision by the selectors to drop him sealed his fate I reckon.
Yep the writing was on the wall but he was able to "retire" before the selectors publicly dropped him from the test side. He at least got to say goodbye in Brisbane last night.

Interesting to see who they bring in to replace Hayden. Out of Jaques, Rogers and Hughes you would think.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 14, 2009, 08:07:09 PM

Interesting to see who they bring in to replace Hayden. Out of Jaques, Rogers and Hughes you would think.

Yeap you'd think it would be out of those 3. I'd go with Hughes because he is young but I reckon they'll go for Jacques once he is fit
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 15, 2009, 03:13:25 AM
Yeap you'd think it would be out of those 3. I'd go with Hughes because he is young but I reckon they'll go for Jacques once he is fit
Both come from NSW so the selectors will be happy either way lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 17, 2009, 02:56:45 PM
Jaques is injured apparently so it's down Rogers or Hughes.

What a poor crowd to the one-dayer yesterday. Not sure why you would schedule a 50-over game in Melbourne so soon after the more popular 20/20 and on the same day/night as the Soccer. But even forgetting that the 50-over game is dying outside the World Cup. It's too much cricket having 20/20 and 50-over games together.

Michael Hussey should be batting middle order and not as opener. I guess a spot opens up in the middle order for him with Clarke out now and Warner coming in to open with Marsh.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 17, 2009, 06:34:47 PM
Still trying to work out how Australia managed to lose that game last night :-\

Don't know why they played Clarke, clearly troubled by that thumb injury.... :banghead

We (australia) make some very strange decisions  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 18, 2009, 01:59:18 PM
Aussies 9/249 from their 50 overs after being 1/152 after just 29 thanks to Marsh and Ponting.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/current/match/351685.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 18, 2009, 02:05:38 PM
Aussies 9/249 from their 50 overs after being 1/152 after just 29 thanks to Marsh and Ponting.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/current/match/351685.html

The last 10 overs bordered on embarrassing. There seemed to be absolutely no desperation... and some very soft dismissals .....

And where is Tait by the way?  :-\ Please odn't tell me he couldn't "back-up" after Friday night
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2009, 06:11:38 PM
The old rotation policy I'm guessing  ???.

Anyway the Aussies won (just)  :thumbsup. South Africa tried to do the old early 90s thing of building up the innings slowly keeping wickets in hand then going the bash in the last 10 overs but the Aussies bowled well enough that they left the South Africans too much to do (just).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2009, 04:03:14 PM
Aussies off to a flyer thanks to another smash and bash from Warner  :clapping. Bugger Marsh just got stumped.

Aus 2/144 after 23 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2009, 10:07:41 PM
Aussies got done by 3 wickets with over 3 overs to go. Aus 269; SA 7/270.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 23, 2009, 10:41:23 PM
Tait  :banghead :banghead :banghead

 ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2009, 11:06:58 PM
Tait  :banghead :banghead :banghead

 ;D
Tait banging his head for each dropped catch off his bowling  :scream.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2009, 05:43:47 AM
Could end an expensive few beers if Symonds gets his $500k contract torn up.


http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24959669-11088,00.html

CRICKET Australia is under pressure to tear up Andrew Symonds' $500,000-a-year contract after his fourth off-field incident in five months.

Australian cricket's governing body will launch an investigation on Tuesday into Symonds' rant on radio station Triple M on Friday night, during which he labelled Kiwi Test star Brendon McCullum a "lump of s---".

The Sunday Herald Sun has learned:

SYMONDS was drinking at a pub before the six-minute radio interview, which he conducted from his home on the Gold Coast.

SYMONDS has denied being drunk when he spoke to Roy and HG.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2009, 03:32:12 PM
Aussies 2/96 after 16 overs. Ponting has 50 at a run a ball.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2009, 05:25:54 PM
Another soft middle order collapse  :scream. Micahel Hussey cops an iffy lbw and the Aussies fall to pieces hitting balls on the up straight to SA fielders  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 26, 2009, 05:57:30 PM
Can we please do something about bowling actions.....

Botha bends his arm, Tait bends his arm we complain about Murali but struth something has got to give it is no longer a joke  :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 26, 2009, 06:03:25 PM
Botha was sent home last time SA were here because he was a chucker. Correct decision.

The rules were then changed by the weak as pee ICC to pander to Murali being a chucker which means Botha is no longer officially a chucker.

Officially or not, he is still a chucker. You don't even need slow motion to see it, as you would for Tate.

Putting Botha's chucking aside, the South Africans have a fair side together atm.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 26, 2009, 06:08:22 PM
Botha was sent home last time SA were here because he was a chucker. Correct decision.

The rules were then changed by the weak as pee ICC to pander to Murali being a chucker which means Botha is no longer officially a chucker.

Officially or not, he is still a chucker.

Yeah I know, if I was umpiring I'd be reporting him again - it was shocking what he was doing today, ditto the other night
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 27, 2009, 06:03:39 PM
Symonds has been charged by Cricket Australia after his little drunken radio interview.

-----------------------------------------
Andrew Symonds fined for interview abuse
Ben Dorries | January 27, 2009 03:32pm

ANDREW Symonds has been charged by cricket authorities for a radio rant in which he described a Kiwi cricketer as a 'lump of s---'.

The controversial all rounder was charged with a Code of Conduct breach following a rambling and alcohol-fuelled radio interview in which he labelled New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum ""a lump of s--t.''

The report alleges that Symonds breached the Code of Behaviour provisions relating to detrimental public comment.

Did Symonds deserve to be charged for his outburst? Comment below

Symonds will face a hearing presided over by CA Code of Conduct Senior Commissioner Gordon Lewis in Melbourne on Thursday.

It is likely he will give evidence by phone and could face a possible suspension or a fine.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24970224-661,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 27, 2009, 06:33:54 PM

It is likely he will give evidence by phone....
That's how he got into strife this time.
Hopefully he won't get the call just after he gets home from the pub.  :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 27, 2009, 08:46:50 PM

It is likely he will give evidence by phone....
That's how he got into strife this time.
Hopefully he won't get the call just after he gets home from the pub.  :cheers
:lol

If he was to call ICC officials the things he called McCullum the public would agree with him  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 27, 2009, 09:12:23 PM
If he was to call ICC officials the things he called McCullum the public would agree with him  ;D.

Forget ICC officials, just our selectors he'd have the nation agreeing with him
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on January 28, 2009, 02:57:07 PM
Agree that Tait is a chucker.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 29, 2009, 07:36:26 PM
Symonds was fined $4000 for his radio comments.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24980687-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on January 29, 2009, 08:58:28 PM
Had to laugh at his comments over Matthew Hayden's wife.

Not too sure what Matthew would be thinking though, but as there wasn't too much in it and since they are good mates he probably wouldn't care.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 29, 2009, 11:44:35 PM
If Symonds had called McCullum a monkey instead Cricket Australia would've let him off  :whistle
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 30, 2009, 07:44:25 PM
SA made 6/288 off their 50 overs

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/current/match/351688.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2009, 05:11:21 PM
Spanked by South Africa's B side .... ouch!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 01, 2009, 07:19:50 PM
Aussies 181 all out to NZ. Back to 1985  :help.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 01, 2009, 09:24:24 PM
Back to 1985  :help.

Certainly starting to look like it  :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: F0551L on February 01, 2009, 11:57:08 PM
Kiwis get winning runs off final ball
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2009, 04:24:16 PM
Kiwis get winning runs off final ball
The bowlers did well last night to almost pinch it with the Kiwis chasing a small total. Mind you they did bowl 11 wides to the Kiwis only one.

The Aussies fielding has also really gone to the dogs when compared to a couple of years ago at our height. Dropped catches and crucial fumbles even by the keeper Haddin  ::) mar most games now. 

As for the batting - woefully soft dismissals plus the two dumb runouts  :scream. I don't think we can have Marsh and Warner both opening in the ODIs. They are both sloggers and neither is the type to bat through an innings. It puts too much pressure on the middle order. Likewise Haddin. Sure he can get 30-50 runs at times but he never goes on and often gets out playing dumb shots at the wrong time.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 02, 2009, 07:32:37 PM
Likewise Haddin. Sure he can get 30-50 runs at times but he never goes on and often gets out playing dumb shots at the wrong time.

Don't get me started on Haddin

I reckon that's 3 games in a row when he has got out playing just dumb selfish shots

And as for the Broom dismissal  :banghead

Having played cricket and done some keeping for Haddin to say he didn't know his gloves were in front of the stumps until he saw the replay is well .......... er......... a just a little bit hard to believe
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2009, 10:01:41 PM
Likewise Haddin. Sure he can get 30-50 runs at times but he never goes on and often gets out playing dumb shots at the wrong time.

Don't get me started on Haddin

I reckon that's 3 games in a row when he has got out playing just dumb selfish shots

And as for the Broom dismissal  :banghead

Having played cricket and done some keeping for Haddin to say he didn't know his gloves were in front of the stumps until he saw the replay is well .......... er......... a just a little bit hard to believe
Agree WP. Very ordinary by Haddin. It should have been a no ball anyway if the keeper has his gloves in front of the stumps (?).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 03, 2009, 07:14:57 AM
Agree WP. Very ordinary by Haddin. It should have been a no ball anyway if the keeper has his gloves in front of the stumps (?).

Yes well that brings me to my other great gripe in cricket = the standard of umpiring

Canot blame Bucknor as he would not have been 100% sure standing at the bowlers end

But Oxenbould (the Aussie bloke) should have said something, you cannot take the ball or touch the ball in front of the stumps - pathetic umpiring of the highest order
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 03, 2009, 06:49:09 PM
Symonds won't be going on the South Africa tour.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25003000-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2009, 01:27:52 AM
Ponting and Michael Clarke were joint winners of the Allan Border medal last night.

Test players of the year: Michael Clarke
One-day player of the year: Nathan Bracken

State player of the year: Michael Klinger (SA)
Women's player of the year: Shelley Nitschke (SA)
Young player of the year: Phillip Hughes (NSW)


Steve Waugh was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 04, 2009, 05:36:50 PM
Agree WP. Very ordinary by Haddin. It should have been a no ball anyway if the keeper has his gloves in front of the stumps (?).

Yes well that brings me to my other great gripe in cricket = the standard of umpiring

Canot blame Bucknor as he would not have been 100% sure standing at the bowlers end

But Oxenbould (the Aussie bloke) should have said something, you cannot take the ball or touch the ball in front of the stumps - pathetic umpiring of the highest order
Yep and not too mention either the many incorrect lbw decisions over the past 4-5 years.

As for Haddin, I'd have Luke Ronchi from WA in the side before him anyway. A much better wicketkeeper IMO.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 05, 2009, 02:33:08 PM
THE Australian squad for the tour of South Africa:

Ricky Ponting
Michael Clarke
Doug Bollinger
Brad Haddin
Nathan Hauritz
Ben Hilfenhaus
Philip Hughes
Michael Hussey
Mitchell Johnson
Simon Katich
Andrew McDonald
Bryce McGain
Marcus North
Peter Siddle

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25006872-5011420,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 05, 2009, 10:27:21 PM
Nathan Hauritz
SA shaking in their boots :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 06, 2009, 06:27:50 PM
Aussies made 5/225 off their 50 overs with Clarke top scoring with 98 as opener and Michael Hussey 75.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/current/match/351690.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 06, 2009, 11:06:33 PM
NZ coasted to 4/226

5 straight one-day losses by the Aussies  :P

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 07, 2009, 09:11:14 AM
NZ coasted to 4/226

5 straight one-day losses by the Aussies  :P



Aussie were awful

Playng with no spark or intensity

I am all for bringing on the kids (keep playing Warner I say) but some of the others who have been around a couple of years now are starting to get question marks against their names. When thigns are going well they are very good, but now things arent they are not handling pressure
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on February 07, 2009, 05:28:33 PM
Forget its over they are crap now. Such success would always end like this. Cant have it all the time

David Beckham oops sorry i meant Michael Clarke should NEVER captain Australia. What a fool that guy is.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 07, 2009, 11:06:42 PM
NZ coasted to 4/226

5 straight one-day losses by the Aussies  :P



Aussie were awful

Playng with no spark or intensity

I am all for bringing on the kids (keep playing Warner I say) but some of the others who have been around a couple of years now are starting to get question marks against their names. When thigns are going well they are very good, but now things arent they are not handling pressure
The Aussies are making dumb decisions in every area. I guess when the current selectors have no idea that shouldn't be a surprise. Your No.3 should be your best batsman yet we put Haddin at 3  :scream. The Aussies will continue to struggle to make competitive scores while they are 3 or 4 down inside the first 15-20 overs. David Hussey is another who is struggling at international level with the bat.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 08, 2009, 06:39:07 PM
Aussies have finally made a decent score - 9/301

Haddin opened and made 109 with Clarke 64 and Michael Hussey made 51.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 08, 2009, 10:10:03 PM
Aussies won by 32 runs. NZ all out for 269.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 10, 2009, 05:58:40 PM
NZ made 8/244 from their 50 overs.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 11, 2009, 08:16:22 AM
A good comfortable win by the Aussies last night. One-dayers don't mean much nowdays but still this will haunt NZ if they lose the series after being 2-0 up. David Hussey saved himself from the chop too although Haddin probably didn't talk to him for a while after being left out to dry in that run out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2009, 05:38:29 AM
The Aussies were very very lucky it rained and washed out the game so they retained the trophy. NZ were heading for victory.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 14, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
The Aussies were very very lucky it rained and washed out the game so they retained the trophy. NZ were heading for victory.

Agree

Aussies have massive problems with their bowling.... we though the batting was suspect but the bowling  :help :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 14, 2009, 07:03:37 PM
Aussies have massive problems with their bowling.... we though the batting was suspect but the bowling  :help :help
Yep even if we get early wickets we can't finish off an innings. We also struggle big time bowling during those batting power-plays. Once the opposition batsmen get some momentum our bowlers can't stop it. How many times this summer have South African and NZ lower orders spanked us around the park  :scream.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2009, 03:55:54 AM
Aussies beat NZ in the Twenty20 game by just 1 run.

David Hussey 41 (39)
Warner 23 (15)
Siddle 2/24 from his 4 overs.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/match/351696.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2009, 10:02:04 PM
That was a catch and half literally by Voges last night  :o  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 22, 2009, 09:48:30 PM
Two massive chokes in the one weekend. The Dees yesterday in the footy and Victoria's batting tonight in the cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on February 24, 2009, 12:00:01 AM
North's 6 for raises an interesting test selection dilemma- him or McDonald?

I'm a fan of McDonald, but you would almost have to lean towards North, actually it's possible they could both play if both Hauritz and McGain get left out which is a possibility.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 24, 2009, 06:37:14 PM
North's 6 for raises an interesting test selection dilemma- him or McDonald?

I'm a fan of McDonald, but you would almost have to lean towards North, actually it's possible they could both play if both Hauritz and McGain get left out which is a possibility.
I would go North and McGain. I know his figures in the tour match were ordinary but you need a full-time spinner so McGain would get the nod from me. North's batting prowess puts him ahead of McDonald for mine too. Strengthens what was a fragile middle order in the Aussie test line-up.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2009, 12:50:40 PM
Aussie 12 named for the first test against SA tonight in Johannesburg.

Philip Hughes
Simon Katich
Ricky Ponting (c)
Michael Clarke (vc)
Michael Hussey
Brad Haddin 
Marcus North
Andrew McDonald
Mitchell Johnson
Peter Siddle
Doug Bollinger
Ben Hilfenhaus
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2009, 06:14:30 AM
Aussies 5/254 at stumps day 1 of the first test after being 3/38 early on.


Hughes made a duck on debut
Ponting  83
Clarke    68
North     47*
Haddin   37*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2009, 03:31:42 AM
Aussies on top after day 2 of the first test.

Marcus North made a century on debut  :clapping. Mitchell Johnson score 96 not out.

Aus 466

SA 3/85



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ramps on February 28, 2009, 11:08:03 AM
Johnson is becoming quite the player. Siddle should hang his head in shame with how he got out leaving Johnson stranded on 96. Anyway I reckon our side for the ashes is really taking shape.

In McGain Out McDonald

and Mitch Johnson moves up 1 spot in the batting order.

Bowling attack would then be

Johnson - pace
Hilfenhaus - pace
Siddle - pace
McGain - spin
North - spin

We need to persist with young Hughes. He'll learn.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2009, 03:55:46 PM
J-burg is a seamers pitch that's why McDonald got the nod ahead of McGain. You'd expect a swap for the next test.

Clark still has to come back into the bowling line-up too when he returns which should strengthen our bowling for the Ashes. I think Lee is gone now he has lost that blistering pace.

Hughes got out to nerves playing a half shot non-shot. The selectors fault that he should have debuted on his home deck at the SCG before touring.

Johnson would be in the Aussies top 3 best players now. On the lefties  ;D.

Today is the crucial day of the test. Aussies had terrible day 3s at home giving the momentum straight back to South Africa. The Aussies need to bowl well and try to knock the SA's over for less than 300 then try to score a quick 250 themselves. A 400+ lead late on day 4 and day 5 will be hard to chase down.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2009, 09:22:21 PM
SA in big trouble at 7/154

Johnson and Siddle 3 wickets a piece.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2009, 11:02:06 PM
SA 8/205

Let's hope the Aussies can knock over these last two wickets. Already a 50 run partnership b/w De Villiers and Steyn.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 01, 2009, 06:55:41 AM
Another good day for the Aussies

At stumps Day 3

Australia      466 & 1/51
South Africa  220

A lead of 297 with 9 wickets in hand.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2009, 07:58:10 PM
Hughes got his first half-century  :clapping.

Hussey is terribly out of form. Another duck (golden this time) :-\. You should leave those short deliveries alone on your first ball faced. His spot in the side must be on shakey ground.

Now Clarke is out too for a duck. Aussies lost 3/0 off 4 balls  :P.

Aussies 4/100



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 01, 2009, 08:54:48 PM
Another good day for the Aussies

It was a good day but it should have been a great day

South Africa got about 40 runs they shouldn't have because of Haddin's botched catch off De Villiers in front of 1st slip. That was definitely slips catch not the keepers.

I am sorry but Ive tried to give Haddin a chance but his keeping is not up to scratch and although he made a half century in the 1st, the shot he played to get out on was a shocker. Actually my old coach from junior days would have said it was just selfish ....

I know he will probably be one of the top scorers in this 2nd innings but primarily his job is to keep and we cannot afford to have dropping catches if we want to win this test

Siddle should hang his head in shame with how he got out leaving Johnson stranded on 96.

Don't forget Benny Hilfenhause in there too Ramps all he needed was to get in behind it not have the bat hanging out like some wand

Disappoitning effort with the bat in this 2nd innings so far....
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2009, 09:24:42 PM
South Africa got about 40 runs they shouldn't have because of Haddin's botched catch off De Villiers in front of 1st slip. That was definitely slips catch not the keepers.

I am sorry but Ive tried to give Haddin a chance but his keeping is not up to scratch and although he made a half century in the 1st, the shot he played to get out on was a shocker. Actually my old coach from junior days would have said it was just selfish ....

I know he will probably be one of the top scorers in this 2nd innings but primarily his job is to keep and we cannot afford to have dropping catches if we want to win this test
I'm not a fan of Haddin's keeping either and think he's only holding onto his spot because he can bat/slog and score quick half-centuries at sixth spot. He's hit 2 sixes and is second top scorer in the 2nd innings so you're right WP he'll maintain his spot.

Aussies 8/174 btw. A lead of 420. Up to the Aussie bowlers to do their job and win the test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 01, 2009, 09:27:07 PM
Aussies 8/174 btw. A lead of 420. Up to the Aussie bowlers to do their job and win the test.

I would like another 50 odd runs for comfort

Although with that flake Harris for SA spinning the ball, we should be OK ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2009, 09:37:50 PM
I would like another 50 odd runs for comfort

Although with that flake Harris for SA spinning the ball, we should be OK ;D
What happened to their chucker Botha? Captain of their one-day side but not in the test side  :whistle.

Haddin out to another lame shot!

I'll doubt we'll make another 50 now. Still if we can't bowl them out for less than 400 in the second innings we don't deserve to win.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 02, 2009, 04:47:25 AM
Stumps Day 4

Aus 466 & 207
SA 220 & 2/178

SA need another 276 runs on the last day to win.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2009, 04:33:37 PM
Pretty much anybody's game  :-\ although 450 is still a hard ask on the 5th day. The Aussies will have to obviously bowl better than they did in that last session. Runs coming too easily for SA so there's little pressure on their batsmen.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 02, 2009, 07:27:01 PM
Would not surprise me in the slightest if SA win and we lose the "un-loseable"  :P

270 odd on the final day is achievable

It's deja vi ... just like the tests here - one bad day .... and we go from being dead set certs to a 50/50



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2009, 08:22:49 PM
SA 4/211.

Amla gone and now De Villiers (given the finger twice  ;D after it was referred).

C'mon Aussies  :thumbsup

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2009, 08:56:36 PM
This referral system undermines the authority of the umpire. Poor Billy Bowden gave Kallis out lbw but as it pitched outside leg stump so Kallis challenged the decision and it was given not out.

SA 4/227
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 02, 2009, 09:37:35 PM
A good first session by the Aussies. Picked up 3 wickets - Amla, De Villiers and Kallis.

SA 5/247 at Lunch
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2009, 11:48:32 PM
7 down now for 277.

Go Aussies!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 03, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
SA 8/289 at Tea.

Only the bowlers left to knock over.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 03, 2009, 01:08:19 AM
SA all out 291

Aussies win by 162 runs  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 03, 2009, 07:22:06 AM
Very good result...nerve racking but a great win

Can we please play a recognised spinner next time  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 03, 2009, 02:06:03 PM
Fantastic win  :thumbsup. One of the best wins Australia has had when you consider 3 debutants and another who has played only a couple of tests and the Aussies were playing away.

J-burg isn't a known spinners wicket unless you're Warney. The 4 seamers did their job  :clapping. Johnson is killing them at the moment. McDonald will probably be dropped now for McGain for the next test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on March 03, 2009, 05:05:40 PM
If Mitchell Johnson can be classified as a batsmen we might be able to bring in another bowler  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 03, 2009, 08:24:35 PM
McDonald will probably be dropped now for McGain for the next test.

That's true but I reckon he bowled really well. Frustrated the hell out of the South Africans with his accuracy, which resulted in crucial wickets at crucial times

And BTW the referral system is a joke
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 03, 2009, 08:33:37 PM
McDonald will probably be dropped now for McGain for the next test.

That's true but I reckon he bowled really well. Frustrated the hell out of the South Africans with his accuracy, which resulted in crucial wickets at crucial times
I agree he bowled well WP (they all did) and Ponting was umming and ahhing what to do after the test. The dilemma is Durban is a spinners wicket and as a medium pacer McDonald would be the obvious bowler to make way for McGain.

And BTW the referral system is a joke
Absolutely! It undermines the authority of the umpires in charge and it's laughable when a plum lbw decision is overturned because half the ball was outside the line and half in line  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 06, 2009, 10:30:05 PM
Hughes has scored a century in only his second test  :clapping. Brought it up with a couple of lazy 6s  :o.

Aussies 0/171

Hughes  106*
Katich     56*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 07, 2009, 05:30:35 AM
Katich also made a century  :clapping.

At stumps day 1

Aussies  4/303

Hughes   115
Katich     108
Ponting       9
Clarke         3
Hussey      37*
North        17*

Aussies unchanged from the first test.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 07, 2009, 06:32:18 PM
The Aussie selectors refusal to play young players back in the home series is looking more stupid by the day.

Hopefully the Aussies can bat out most of the 2nd day out to over 500 and then put SA in and knock a couple over before stumps.

Go Aussies!  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on March 07, 2009, 10:11:14 PM
Hopefully the Aussies can bat out most of the 2nd day out to over 500 and then put SA in and knock a couple over before stumps.


I think you put the mockers on them MT  ;D

Bad lower half collapse all out for 350 odd.  Mitchell Johnsen got an early breakthrough though 1 for 1.

Can't say I am a big fan of the referral system though seeing a plumb decision like Johnsons take an eternity to adjudicate.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 08, 2009, 12:43:47 AM
LOL Chucky. Yep a pretty brittle effort from the Aussie lower order to collapse like that. Mind you Mitch Johnson has literally just smashed through SA's top order. Smith has another broken little finger and is out for 2-3 weeks and Kallis' jaw got hit when the 150kph ball snuck underneath the guard on his helmet. Ouch!  :o Both off retired hurt so at 4/62, SA is effectively 6/62. Aussies well on top  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 08, 2009, 05:51:40 AM
SA 7/138 at stumps.

With Smith gone the South Africans only have two wickets left. Kallis returned but was dismissed not long after.

Johnson and McDonald have 3 wickets each.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 08, 2009, 09:54:04 AM
Another exceptionally soft dismissal of Haddin  :banghead :banghead

Correct me if I am wrong but it was almost a carbon copy of his effort in J-Burg... I'll admit he is in my gun

North's was soft as well

Sadly looks like SA will avoid the follow on

But great effort by our bowlers  :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 08, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
Johnson was bowling some scarey quick quality stuff last night. That Kallis delivery was nasty  :o and the yorker that got Boucher out was unstoppable  :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on March 08, 2009, 09:18:21 PM
What about the NZ v India one dayer.

India bat first and make 360 odd with Tendulkar 160 odd retired hurt and then NZ fall just short in reply.

It looked like a small ground though and must have been as flat as a North Melbourne recruitment drive as well.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 08, 2009, 09:33:07 PM
At Lunch. Siddle cleaned up the tail without them adding a run.

Aussies   352 & 1/91
SA   138

Katich   30
Hughes 43*
Ponting 17*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 09, 2009, 01:09:44 AM
Hughes makes it a century in each innings :clapping. The youngest player ever to do it.

Go Aussies! 450 runs in front with still 8 wickets in hand :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 09, 2009, 09:28:23 AM
506 run lead at Stumps

Aussies  3/292

Hughes 136 not out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on March 09, 2009, 02:37:07 PM
It looked like a small ground though and must have been as flat as a North Melbourne recruitment drive as well.

Hehe nice one Chuck.

Well done to our bowlers.

Note to WP- Brad Haddin is not Adam Gilchrist. Yes he's had a couple of cheap dismissals. If we go back thru Gilchrist's last couple of years I'm sure you'd find some very disappointing dismissals!  8)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 09, 2009, 09:23:43 PM
At Lunch Day 4

Aussies declared at 5/331. Hughes made 160. A lead of 545 runs.

SA 0/35.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 09, 2009, 09:45:23 PM
What a joke is this referral system  :banghead.

Why have a umpire stand behind the bowler's end stumps if we are going to refer every lbw and no ball decision upstairs  ???. You might as well have just one ump behind a tv in the box  :-\.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 09, 2009, 09:53:57 PM
Note to WP- Brad Haddin is not Adam Gilchrist. Yes he's had a couple of cheap dismissals. If we go back thru Gilchrist's last couple of years I'm sure you'd find some very disappointing dismissals!  8)

Dallas - that is exactly my point re Haddin. He aint no Gilchrist certainly not as a batsmen and more importantly certainly not as a keeper ....

But our selectors have tried to unearth another Gilchrist type rather than finding the best long term keeper available and promoting him. Their focus seemed to be on finding a batsmen/keeper rather than keeper/batsmen.

Gilschrist was a once in a lifetime player.

What we need now is a very good keeper who can bat, who in time hopefully will become a great keeper (eg Marsh in the 70's and Healy in the 90's)

IMHO we don't have that in Haddin we have a guy who's keeping at times is ordinary and who gives up his wicket to easily with soft (or what my old coach would call selfish) shots

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 10, 2009, 04:50:05 AM
SA 2/244 at Stumps. They need a further 302 on the last day.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 10, 2009, 07:12:17 AM
SA 2/244 at Stumps. They need a further 302 on the last day.

Struth I hope dropping Kallis when he was on 0 doesnt come back to bite us....
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 10, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
Did Haddin drop a catch last night that might have been snicked WP?  ;D

SA 4/295. Effectively 5 down with Smith unable to bat.

Siddle and Johnson knocked over Kallis and De Villiers just shy of centuries  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 10, 2009, 09:40:55 PM
Did Haddin drop a catch last night that might have been snicked WP?  ;D

SA 4/295. Effectively 5 down with Smith unable to bat.

Siddle and Johnson knocked over Kallis and De Villiers just shy of centuries  :thumbsup.

no Haddin didn't drop Kallis. North did

Haddin dropped Duminy today and then claimed he wasn't sure if had caught it or not ...give me a break..... de ja vu me thinks -  :banghead goodness gracious I can't stand this bloke  ;D

great bowling by Siddle and a great catch right on tea. Good to see Ponting being a bit daring giving Katich the ball  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 10, 2009, 09:53:26 PM
SA 6/310 just after Lunch.

4 wickets to go and one of those is Smith.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 10, 2009, 11:06:59 PM
7 down now and only the bowlers left. Go Aussies  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 10, 2009, 11:13:12 PM
41 overs left to get two wickets. :bow

Aussies should win go 2-0 up in the series and retain their no 1 test playing status :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 10, 2009, 11:17:24 PM
Morkel now gone SA 8 down. :bow
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 10, 2009, 11:25:09 PM
World order about to be restored lol :thumbsup

no Haddin didn't drop Kallis. North did

Haddin dropped Duminy today and then claimed he wasn't sure if had caught it or not ...give me a break..... de ja vu me thinks -  :banghead goodness gracious I can't stand this bloke  ;D
Nah it wasn't the North one. Haddin failed to take a ball that looked like it may have got a faint edge. I can't remember who was the batsman but it was on the Sports Tonight highlights. It doesn't matter now as the Aussies only need one more wicket to win :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 10, 2009, 11:31:10 PM
 Aussies win the series  :thumbsup

 :clapping  :clapping  :clapping

 :jump

 :woohoo



ps. 5 dismissals for Haddin in the innings WP  ;D.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 10, 2009, 11:35:23 PM
Aussies win the series  :thumbsup

 :clapping  :clapping  :clapping

 :jump

 :woohoo



ps. 5 dismissals for Haddin in the innings WP  ;D.

Great effort to go to SA and comprehensively beat them after being outplayed here in OZ. Proves the OZ spirit is greater than than the SA mindset and the fragilities they have always had. :clapping


Haddin is akin to Milne kicking 7 for the Saints against us last year. :banghead
WP will not be recognising that nor calling it a feat or effort :rollin :lol :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 10, 2009, 11:53:35 PM
LOL Tucky  :lol

The win also proves how wrong the selectors got it back home not playing young guys like Hughes when the oldies were clearing struggling :yep.

Aussies still number one!  :thumbsup

Man of the match - Phil Hughes  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 11, 2009, 07:19:33 AM
Haddin is akin to Milne kicking 7 for the Saints against us last year. :banghead
WP will not be recognising that nor calling it a feat or effort :rollin :lol :rollin

You are right Tucker

Haddin to me is like Milne ... an annoying little twirp  ;D

Look it's great he took 4 catches and 1 stumping but that doesn't hide his deficiencies...  :help

I am just happy he managed to remember to take the ball behind the stumps for that stumping  ;)

Great win by the Aussies... sensational effort by Siddle

But I will say it again we need to play a proper spinner
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 11, 2009, 09:05:58 AM

Haddin to me is like Milne ...


Who do you want instead of Haddin WP? Hartley I think is generally regarded as the best gloveman in Australia, but he doesn't make too many runs and is is a gritty batsman at state level.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 11, 2009, 01:11:48 PM
Who do you want instead of Haddin WP? Hartley I think is generally regarded as the best gloveman in Australia, but he doesn't make too many runs and is is a gritty batsman at state level.

Hartley is an option Jake. So to is young Wade who now plays for Victoria (although that would count against him  :P) and scored a ton in the recent game against QLD. But you've hit the nail on the head when you say "best gloveman"

My biggest beef is that we did not select the best available keeper after Gilchrist retired. It was just seemed to be some automatic thing that it "had to be" Haddin. Well I am sorry it didn't nor should have been that way if he was not the best available. On top of that Haddin is over 30 so how many years is he going to be around?

As said previous we seemed to have gone down the path of batsmen/keeper rather than keeper/batsmen.

We are not the first country to do it. Look at the Poms. When they were last out here they had Geriant Jones keeping for them - terrible keeper but an OK batsmen. While he was scoring runs his inept keeping wasn't an issue, however once he started to not score runs everyone was on about his keeping. Fast forward to the 5th test in the West Indies and their current bloke Prior. He scored a century and half century in the game (may have even been named MOTM) but he gave up over 30 byes in the Windies 1st innings. No one is saying anything because he is scoring runs.

Keepers are in the team to keep first and score runs 2nd.

Again as I said before I'd rather go down the path of playing a good young keeper and watch him develop, a scenario that we are now witnessing with Hughes
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on March 11, 2009, 11:26:12 PM
Have to say WP, even though I was mocking you a little earlier about Haddin, imo I would've rather have seen a WK/Batsman rather than vice versa.

Especially, and I mean especially, when you are blooding a new attack. In particular seamers/workhorses such as Siddle and Hilfenhaus. You want every single nick taken where possible. My view is somewhat biased, as an ex lowly domestic bowler myself I know the value of a good keeper, they are absolute gold, i've got full respect  :bow

Haddin has a problem with first slip. Unfortunately, for a wicketkeeper, it is akin to a footballer who can't kick. He is the Andrew Raines of cricket. (Sorry couldn't help that). He goes to 1st slip when he shouldn't. He often leaves them when he should've gone. Let's face it, Gilchrist had those moments as a keeper too. Jake mentioned Hartley, I was reading today that Manou may have booked himself the 2nd keeper spot for the ashes tour. It can be hard to separate them, and yes, does Wade's ton put him into calculations?

Having said all that, I'm happy with Haddin, at the least he is a good 'bridging' keeper after Gilly.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 12, 2009, 07:20:12 AM
Have to say WP, even though I was mocking you a little earlier about Haddin, imo I would've rather have seen a WK/Batsman rather than vice versa.

Especially, and I mean especially, when you are blooding a new attack. In particular seamers/workhorses such as Siddle and Hilfenhaus. You want every single nick taken where possible. My view is somewhat biased, as an ex lowly domestic bowler myself I know the value of a good keeper, they are absolute gold, i've got full respect  :bow

Agree with you there Dallas. Having been a spin bowler when I played, when our teams best keeper was behind the stumps I was always confident on those stumpings. When the number 1 was injured for part of a season and we tried at least 3 differnet options there weren't too many stumping chances taken and a number of "nicks" missed

Quote
Haddin has a problem with first slip. Unfortunately, for a wicketkeeper, it is akin to a footballer who can't kick. He is the Andrew Raines of cricket. (Sorry couldn't help that). He goes to 1st slip when he shouldn't. He often leaves them when he should've gone. Let's face it, Gilchrist had those moments as a keeper too.

Glad I am not the only one thinking that  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on March 13, 2009, 03:26:51 PM
VIC  2/160 (59.5 overs)

Vics on the way to squashing the toads - couple early but Vics have settled. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2009, 03:38:41 PM
VIC  2/160 (59.5 overs)

Vics on the way to squashing the toads - couple early but Vics have settled. :thumbsup
Rogers must be close to getting a baggy green.


ps. mmmm chupa chups CUB  lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 13, 2009, 05:13:04 PM
Vics 3/244 (82 overs)

Hussey 103*
Rogers 105
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 13, 2009, 06:12:10 PM
A mini collapse against the new ball at the end.

Vics 6/281 at stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 15, 2009, 04:09:57 PM
Heading towards a draw which would mean the Vics would win the Sheffield Shield.

Vics  6/397 at Tea, Day 3.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 16, 2009, 05:44:32 PM
Vics 510

Qld 200

Symonds and Watson failed with the bat as far as trying to get into the Ashes squad.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on March 16, 2009, 05:50:14 PM

Symonds and Watson failed with the bat as far as trying to get into the Ashes squad.

 :clapping Good they're krap ....

Vics to bat and rub thier noses in it  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 16, 2009, 06:54:03 PM
Ridiculous that the final is not 5 days and/or that there is not a rain day reserved.

But well done Vics, remarkable season.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 16, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
Ridiculous that the final is not 5 days and/or that there is not a rain day reserved.

But well done Vics, remarkable season.
It is a 5 day game Jake  :). Tomorrow is the fifth day. Not that makes any difference as the Vics will bat on and then give themselves the last two sessions to try and bowl Qld out to rub it in.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 16, 2009, 09:58:24 PM
Ridiculous that the final is not 5 days and/or that there is not a rain day reserved.

But well done Vics, remarkable season.
It is a 5 day game Jake  :). Tomorrow is the fifth day. Not that makes any difference as the Vics will bat on and then give themselves the last two sessions to try and bowl Qld out to rub it in.

Should have made Qld follow on. I'd rather them win than draw

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 17, 2009, 08:08:44 AM
It is a 5 day game Jake  :).

 :-[

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on March 17, 2009, 01:43:22 PM
592 lead at lunch on day 5. 2 sessions left in the match.
5 wickets in hand. Keep batting boys.

This should be sweet in view of a couple of years ago. Keep batting. Do to them as they have done to you.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 17, 2009, 05:47:11 PM
Vics have just won the Sheffield Shield  :clapping

Vic   510 & 5/282 dec.

Qld  200 & 1/221

Match Drawn.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 17, 2009, 07:08:49 PM
This should be sweet in view of a couple of years ago. Keep batting. Do to them as they have done to you.
:thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 17, 2009, 07:36:36 PM
This should be sweet in view of a couple of years ago. Keep batting. Do to them as they have done to you.

Actually Fish what happened a couple of years ago when Maher kept Qld batting until they made what was it? 800 odd was the reason I would have preferred them to enforce the follow on and win that way

What Qld did was pathetic ... now we've lowered ourselves to their level

 2 wrongs dont make a right as Ma Powell used to say
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 17, 2009, 10:22:23 PM
This should be sweet in view of a couple of years ago. Keep batting. Do to them as they have done to you.

Actually Fish what happened a couple of years ago when Maher kept Qld batting until they made what was it? 800 odd was the reason I would have preferred them to enforce the follow on and win that way

What Qld did was pathetic ... now we've lowered ourselves to their level

 2 wrongs dont make a right as Ma Powell used to say


Maybe so WP but in a final your main aim is to make sure that you win no matter how.
As Ron Barrassi once said Grand Final Day is murder day. I tend to agree.
If Richmond won a grand final 4 0 24 to 2 11 23 by pinching it ala Hawks last year or Carlton 99 prelim would the euphoria at the final siren felt by any of us be any different if we had won the same match 23 21 159 to 9 24 78. Based on what we have seen over the last 26 years I wouldn't think it would matter. Hence based on the fact Victoria have lost two finals narrowly this year ensuring they would not put themselves in a position to lose this match would have been at the forefront of the Bushrangers minds first and then if applicable going for the win would be the next step in a game like this.

Sure it might be nice to win outright and within the spirit of the game but on Grand Final day winning is the most important thing regardless how it comes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 18, 2009, 04:55:01 PM
The Sheffield Shield winner use to be the state on top of the table at the end of the season. There was no final in the olden days. When they introduced the final it was on the basis that the state second on the table could challenge the ladder leader to one final game to see who was the best state team. The onus then was on the challenger to beat the top state rather than in footy where the two sides enter the Grand Final on equal terms and it's winner takes all.

23 21 159 to 9 24 78.
As Paul Keating once said that was a beautiful set of numbers  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 18, 2009, 05:27:17 PM
Maybe so WP but in a final your main aim is to make sure that you win no matter how.

As Ron Barrassi once said Grand Final Day is murder day. I tend to agree.
If Richmond won a grand final 4 0 24 to 2 11 23 by pinching it ala Hawks last year or Carlton 99 prelim would the euphoria at the final siren felt by any of us be any different if we had won the same match 23 21 159 to 9 24 78.

Agree with you in principle Tucker but.....

Victoria were 300 runs ahead with a day to go they were not going to lose.

Simple because the weather gods had smiled on them over the first 3 says they were always going to win the Shield not the game but the shiled...

As I said above after they bowled QLd out they were 300 odd runs ahead, they could not lose and instead of actually making it vaguely interesting by enforcing the follow on they played safe and batted again...

If there was the slighest chance they could have lost I would say employ the tactics they did but wasn't the case and IMHO it spoils the overall result
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 18, 2009, 06:28:55 PM
592 lead at lunch on day 5. 2 sessions left in the match.
5 wickets in hand. Keep batting boys.

This should be sweet in view of a couple of years ago. Keep batting. Do to them as they have done to you.

Quote from: WilliamPowell

What Qld did was pathetic ... now we've lowered ourselves to their level

With due respect fellas, absolute rubbish - Victoria were the ones who set the level this low.

What Qld did in 2005-06 was payback for 2003-2004 when Victoria batted and batted and made 710 and killed the game. In fact Maher declared at 6/900 when the all-time record score of 1107 would have been in the firing line.

The real issue is that Qld's bowlers weren't able to take wickets on two pitches in Victoria two weeks running, but also that groundsman havent adapted to the modern era where the top batsmen spend hours in front of bowling machines. Compared with 10 or 20 years ago the standard of batsmen in Australia is much higher that the standard of bowlers. There are absolutely fantastic batsmen playing state level cricket and very few fantastic bowlers. If a groundsman prepares what he thinks is a 5 day pitch for a test match, the chance of getting a result in 5 days in a domestic game is less that in a Test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 18, 2009, 09:52:01 PM
After choking in the 20/20 and one-dayer finals the Vics probably didn't care about what was good for the game of cricket. They just wanted the Shield and made 100% sure they got their hands on it.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 18, 2009, 11:19:14 PM
Exactly Victoria didn't need to win, Qld did. All Victoria needed to do was draw the game to claim the Shield and they did with plenty of room to spare.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 19, 2009, 09:05:06 PM
Aussies won the toss and batted. McGain in for North.

0/49 with Hughes 29* and Katich 19*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 19, 2009, 10:16:43 PM
2 for 66

Ponting gone for a duck

hughes out for 30 something
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 20, 2009, 04:06:44 AM
A shocker of a day for the Aussies at Capetown.

Aus 209  - Katich 55, Haddin 42, Johnson 35, Hughes 33.

SA 0/57
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 21, 2009, 04:06:20 AM
Stumps Day 2:

SA 3/404

McGain   0/102 off his 11 overs  :gobdrop
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2009, 06:24:35 AM
Warney got clobbered in his first test for something like 1/160 so there's still hope for McGain lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 22, 2009, 04:23:21 AM
Stumps Day 3

SA 651  ............. Katich took 2/9 off 3 overs whereas McGain finished with 0/149 off 18.

Aus 209 & 2/102
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 22, 2009, 02:32:24 PM
I had high hopes for Bryce McGain

Now I think it will be a case of Bryce McGawn

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 22, 2009, 07:34:57 PM
Now I think it will be a case of Byrce McGawn
The only saving grace is Warne had a shocker on debut too vs India 1992 - 1/150 off 45 overs - and it took him a year to get going at international level. The following year he made his name destroying England in the Ashes over there.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 22, 2009, 09:01:13 PM
McGain is 36 and is not the future of Oz cricket. I would think there won't be that much improvement left in him. Warnie was 23 at the time of his debut. After all Bryce had been through it was great to see him play but it was all too much for him. At least he can tell his grandkids he played Test cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 22, 2009, 09:21:56 PM
McGain is 36 and is not the future of Oz cricket. I would think there won't be that much improvement left in him. Warnie was 23 at the time of his debut. After all Bryce had been through it was great to see him play but it was all too much for him. At least he can tell his grandkids he played Test cricket.

Have to agree Tucker

Actually the SA batsmen were very smart. It seemed their plan for McGain was to attack him no matter what, thereby putting him under pressure. McGain didn't cope well and started to try too hard and try too many things

It's easy to say but what he needed to do was not try and spin it so much and just bowl line & length...

The saddest part of this is that the selectors are likely to revert back to Haurizt as our number 1 spiiner and that isn't the answer either
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 22, 2009, 09:30:16 PM
Unfortunantely we have no real quality spinner coming through the ranks.
I don't think Krezja nor Hauritz are the answer. Agree there WP.
Someone has to come through otherwise we will never get the team balance right and hence inconsistency in team results will occur.
All great teams bar the fearsome Windies attack of the 70's and 80's had at least a quality spinner in their XI.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 22, 2009, 09:35:09 PM
All great teams bar the fearsome Windies attack of the 70's and 80's had at least a quality spinner in their XI.

100% spot on

It just seems the Aussie selectors see the spinners role in the Aussie side as being one of containment and not taking wickets. The wicket taking is the job of the quicks.

Katcih proved yesterday and in the last test (especially against the tail) a spinner who can really rip the ball can get some pretty cheap wickets. Ponting should have used him more

Having said that I reckon Ponting did the right thing trying to persist with McGain. They needed to see what he had, result was terrible but I suppose at least now we know
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 22, 2009, 10:13:35 PM
At Lunch:

Aus 3/142

40 runs today off 30 overs  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 23, 2009, 04:58:02 AM
Aussies flogged by an innings and 20 runs. Mitch Johnson scored a century though and of course the Aussies had already won the series.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on April 09, 2009, 04:23:01 AM
Symonds in back in the Aussie one-day line-up...

The Australian squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistant from April 22-May 7.

Michael Clarke (c) NSW
Brad Haddin (vc) NSW
Nathan Bracken NSW
Callum Ferguson SA
Brett Geeves TAS
Nathan Hauritz NSW
Ben Hilfenhaus TAS
James Hopes QLD
David Hussey VIC
Ben Laughlin QLD
Brett Lee NSW  (Subject to fitness)
Shaun Marsh WA  (Subject to fitness)
Andrew Symonds QLD
Shane Watson QLD

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25307473-2882,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 16, 2009, 05:04:45 PM
Johan Botha is finally getting "tested" for chucking

http://content.cricinfo.com/rsavaus2009/content/story/399669.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 16, 2009, 07:45:57 PM
Johan Botha is finally getting "tested" for chucking

http://content.cricinfo.com/rsavaus2009/content/story/399669.html

He chucks just like Murali. It's his doosra and fast ball that are the problem they say

Whatever....

He will get off  :banghead :banghead

Title: The Ashes squad
Post by: one-eyed on May 20, 2009, 03:26:43 PM
The Australian squad for the Ashes tour of the UK in June-September.

Ricky Ponting - (Captain). Age 34. Tasmania. Right-handed batsman. 131 Tests. 10,960 runs. Average 56.21. Highest score 257. 37x100s. 46x50s. 148 catches. Won 38 of 56 Tests as captain with nine losses.

Simon Katich - Age 33. New South Wales. Left-handed batsman. 38 Tests. 2,649 runs. Average 43.43. Highest score 157. 7x100s. 15x50s. 26 catches.

Phillip Hughes - Age 20. New South Wales. Left-handed batsman. Three Tests. 415 runs. Average 69.17. Highest score 160. 2x100s. 1x50. Two catches.

Mike Hussey - Age 34. Western Australia. Left-handed batsman. 37 Tests. 3,041 runs. Average 55.29. Highest score 182. 9x100s 14x50s. 31 catches.

Michael Clarke - (Vice-captain) Age 28. New South Wales. Right-handed batsman. 47 Tests. 3,204 runs. Average 47.82. Highest score 151. 10x100s 13x50s. 39 catches.

Shane Watson - Age 29. New South Wales. All-rounder. Right-handed batsman and right fast-medium bowler. Eight Tests. 257 runs. Average 19.77. Highest score 78. No catches. 14 wickets at 35.57.

Andrew McDonald - Age 28. Victoria. All-rounder. Right-handed batsman and right-arm fast medium bowler. Four Tests. 107 runs. Highest score 68. 1x50. 2 catches. Nine wickets at 33.33.

Marcus North - Age 29. Western Australia. Left-handed batsman and right-arm offspin. Two Tests. 160 runs. Average 40.00. Highest score 117. 1x100. Two catches. Two wickets at 49.00.

Brad Haddin - Age 31. New South Wales. Wicketkeeper. Right-handed batsman. 15 Tests. 901 runs. Average 37.54. Highest score 169. 1x100 2x50s. 55 catches, one stumping.

Graham Manou - Age 30. South Australia. Wicketkeeper. Right-handed batsman. Yet to make Test/ODI debut and selected as a backup to Brad Haddin.

Brett Lee - Age 32. New South Wales. Right-handed batsman and fast bowler. 76 Tests. 1,451 runs. Average 20.15. Highest score 64. 5x50s. 23 catches. 310 wickets at 30.82. 10x5wkts.

Mitchell Johnson - Age 27. Western Australia. Left-handed batsman and fast-medium bowler. 21 Tests. 694 runs. Average 34.70. Highest score 123 not out. 1x100 3x50s. Six catches. 94 wickets at 28.01. 1x10wts, 2x5wkts.

Stuart Clark - Age 33. New South Wales. Right-handed batsman and fast-medium bowler. 22 Tests. 210 runs. Average 13.13. Highest score 39. Four catches. 90 wickets at 22.97. 2x5wkts

Peter Siddle - Age 24. Victoria. Right-handed batsman and fast-medium bowler. Seven Tests. 106 runs. Average 11.78. Highest score 23. Four catches. 29 wickets at 27.66. 1x5wkt.

Ben Hilfenhaus - Age 26. Tasmania. Right-handed batsman and swing bowler. Three Tests. 28 runs. Average 7.00. Highest score 16. One catch. Seven wickets at 52.29.

Nathan Hauritz - Age 27. New South Wales. Right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler. Four Tests. 72 runs. Average 12.00. Highest score 41. One catch. 14 wickets at 32.29.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/20/2575892.htm
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 21, 2009, 08:49:17 PM
Good to hear the Poms calling the squad one of the worst sides us Aussies have sent over to England. The last time they said that we won 4-0  :D
Title: Andrew Symonds expelled from Ashes tour
Post by: mightytiges on June 04, 2009, 09:39:13 PM
Symonds sent home apparently according to Ch 9

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/06/04/1243708565666.html

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25588987-661,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 04, 2009, 10:13:02 PM
Sent home due to being on the booze again and other misdemeanour allegedly according to Hutchy. WP will be so disappointed lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on June 05, 2009, 09:12:58 AM
At least one of our cricketers is playing true to form  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 06, 2009, 04:21:56 PM
England lost to the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 07, 2009, 02:50:37 AM
We lost easily to the Windies in 20 20.
After a horror start where we were 2/3 after one over we finished 7/169.
Windies cruzed home thanks to an explosive start by Chris Gayle.

Surely Brett Lee's career should be over. Once upon a time he had express pace.
Now as he is older he is a little slower and with no stock ball or an ability to swing the ball either way he will play POoms like Kevin Pietersen into form with his continual persistence on leg side line. Ponting erred giving him the first over he went for plenty and we never recovered. Should have given the ball to Johnson or Bracken. Of all our front liners who did struggle too Lee will struggle the most. I would hate to see the chainsaw in the Ashes series after he goes for 2/100 after dismissing tail enders like Hoggard or Panesar.

Still it must be said the group may still be be in shock after Symondsgate. All in all a dirty day in the office.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 07, 2009, 05:20:28 AM
Aussies were probably 20 runs on that concrete pitch but having said that our bowling was all over the place too short and wide and once Gayle got going they were totally rattled. Yep Tucky, Lee is too predictable now. Our fielding and catching was ordinary too but that's not an excuse as the Windies put on a Benny Hill show out in the field.

A couple of those sixes Gayle hit were unbelievable  :o. Even Gilly would've been impressed by the bullet that hit the roof of the old pavilion at the Oval.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on June 09, 2009, 03:42:29 PM
It's only Twenty20 but the Aussie pace attack got smacked again last night. They just can't get early break throughs in this format.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 06, 2009, 03:36:39 PM
Just reported on SEN that Australia is now officially ranked below Bangladesh in 20/20 cricket  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 08, 2009, 08:44:45 PM
Great catch by Hussey at Gully  :clapping. Aussies needed that one on what looks a good bouncy pitch. Eng 1/22.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 09, 2009, 03:35:55 AM
England 7/336 at stumps day 1
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 09, 2009, 01:17:10 PM
Can anyone explain to me the following:

1/ Why didn't North bowl - seeing he is in the team as an all-rounder

2/ Why did Hauritz play

IMHO we are a bowler short
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on July 09, 2009, 01:27:14 PM
Can anyone explain to me the following:

1/ Why didn't North bowl - seeing he is in the team as an all-rounder

2/ Why did Hauritz play

IMHO we are a bowler short

1. Not sure but if you have a specialist offie who is bowling pretty well then might as well keep bowling him.
2. I think Hauritz is part tactical. Think we edge them in the fast bowling stakes. If we go with 4 quicks they will be tempted to prepare low slow turning pitches. I think they will probably swing the ball better so this would hurt them less than us. Over the years a 4 quicks policy hasn't really fared well for us with part time tweakers often favoured over them as a bit of variety is required. Kasper was often the victim of this IIRC.

Hauritz was getting a bit of turn and shaping the ball nicely. The fact is we don't have Warne anymore and the reality is we are not going to see anyone like him for Australia anytime soon if ever.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 09, 2009, 06:54:23 PM
Not sure how the media has us in front. The pitch is docile once the shine of the ball comes off but there was plenty of bounce and movement with the new(ish) ball. 350 isn't a bad score on this pitch and the Aussie top order will need to get through 20 overs say of swing bowling with the new ball to post a similar or better score.

The concern is most of the wickets were the Poms getting themselves out rather than being beaten by good deliveries.  LOL at Pietersen  :wallywink. Hilfenhaus bowled very well and was unlucky not to pick up more than 2 wickets but the others struggled for large parts of the day. Johnson was good just before lunch and Siddle picked up with the second new ball but they weren't threatening for most of the first day. Hauritz isn't a wicket taker so not sure why he is in the side. He would've been wicketless if it wasn't for Pietersen's brainfade sweep.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 09, 2009, 09:09:58 PM
Well despite just getting a wicket, Hauritz's efforts this session have again highlighted why he shoudn't be playing.

I'd have more confidence in Katich bowling his left arm "china men" and getting wickets than Hauritz spin bowling (and I am using the term spin very loosely). It is terrible to watch especially against the tail  :scream
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 09, 2009, 09:30:11 PM
England 435 all out  :P. We made their dud tailenders look like superstars bowling too wide :scream.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on July 10, 2009, 12:35:18 AM
Good start.

Katich has to be the most boring Aussie batsman since god knows who.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 10, 2009, 03:13:14 AM
Aussies 1/249 at stumps day 2

Katich   104*
Ponting 100*
Hughes   36
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 10, 2009, 08:48:02 PM
If the Aussies can get through the new ball without losing more than 2 wickets they should be able to go on and build a good first innings lead. They'll need it with this pitch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 11, 2009, 02:57:37 AM
Aussies 5/479 at stumps day 3

Hughes    36
Ponting  150
Katich    122
Hussey      3
Clarke      83
North      54*
Haddin      4*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 11, 2009, 11:51:19 PM
LOL the Aussies could easily end up with 700 here. 4 centurions in the one innings  :o.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 12, 2009, 03:50:04 AM
England 2/20 at stumps day 4 and needing still another 219 to avoid an innings defeat.

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/345970.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 12, 2009, 08:58:28 PM
Pietersen and Strauss gone already in the first hour. Go Aussies  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2009, 09:55:54 PM
And Hauritz is taking wickets

Goodness gracious ME

England desrve to get thumped for the way they played yesterday - disgraceful
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 13, 2009, 04:35:59 AM
Oh dear  :banghead

You would think a captain would bring on his best strike bowler in Hilfenhaus with No.10 and 11 batsman at the crease and just get him to bowl consistently straight at the stumps. Nup Pointing has Hauritz and North in tandem at the end and the Poms survive to draw the test  :banghead. Not the first time Punter has worried more about the time left and stuffed up a winnable game :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 13, 2009, 07:10:17 AM
Pathetic is a word that springs to mind

We might as well have lost.... how could you not get a bunny like Panesar out  :banghead

Hauritz will play at Lords but he still is not and test standard bowler. Good spinners clean up the tail. And surely a seamer on one end and a spinner at the other was the way to go.

Terrible Australia, just terrible
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 13, 2009, 04:47:11 PM
how could you not get a bunny like Panesar out  :banghead
It's hard to get any batsman out if the bowlers keep bowling wide of the stumps and the batsman can just let every ball fly through to the keeper  :P. As for bowling two spinners at the end - even Anderson said afterwards he was rapt to see it. They never looked like getting out to those lollipop deliveries :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 13, 2009, 06:12:19 PM
We are still one front line bowler short.
Would prefer to have Stuart Clark in the side who will be well suited to English conditions than Hauritz and when we need to use a spinner use Clarke Katich or North.

Right now we have no front line spinner and we won't for a few years after the riches and success Warnie gave us. It was inevitable. Right now we are back to late 80's early 90's where we had Peter Taylor Greg Matthews Peter Sleep and Tim May in and out of the side at times but not cementing their spot which was one critical reason why we never were number 1 in the world and we were never able to win in Pakistan India and the Carribean.

We are living on reputation at the moment and aura is clearly diminishing. We need to get a world class spinner through the ranks otherwise we will fall further down the pecking order. Even SA perennial chokers beat us at home.

Pace is good batting is good we just fall a class spinner short that will inhibit this side from being a great side and keep us as just a good side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 13, 2009, 06:18:05 PM
We are still one front line bowler short.
Would prefer to have Stuart Clark in the side who will be well suited to English conditions than Hauritz and when we need to use a spinner use Clarke Katich or North.

Totally agree tucker  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 15, 2009, 10:24:38 PM
We are still one front line bowler short.
Would prefer to have Stuart Clark in the side who will be well suited to English conditions than Hauritz and when we need to use a spinner use Clarke Katich or North.

Totally agree tucker  :thumbsup
Agree as well Tucky.

The problem is there doesn't appear to be a class spinner on the horizon :-\. I guess we still won in 1989 in England without one but we had some very good medium pacers in that side to compensate on English pitches.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 16, 2009, 02:16:23 AM
Flintoff will retire from test cricket at the end of this Ashes series. His body is stuffed.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25787072-11088,00.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 16, 2009, 09:32:02 PM
Good to see our bowlers have left off where the first test ended  :P.

Johnson is having a shocker of a series so far. All over the shop.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on July 17, 2009, 02:02:59 AM
So much for no spitting  :rollin @ that one.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 17, 2009, 03:08:26 AM
England 6/364 at stumps

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/345971.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 17, 2009, 07:00:32 AM
terrible day

And Haddin comes after play and says he thinks we may have been "overawed by playing at Lords" ...please give me a break.

Brad I suggest you work on what we pay you to do... keeping bloody wickets.. not muffing them  :wallywink

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mat073 on July 17, 2009, 12:10:23 PM
Very Very lucky to still be in the game.

Young Mitchels form is a massive worry.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 17, 2009, 12:41:21 PM
Still exposed Englands brittleness in the middle order.

Went from 1/222 to 6/364.

Johnson had got reverse swing with the old ball and a few wickets fell and then Ricky decides to take the new ball and guess what no dramas on a docile pitch.

Some of the decisions are baffling.

Liked Marcus North bowling from one end and Clarke took the wicket of the Skunk.
Which leads to my next point which I have mentioned. We have spinners albeit part timers who can do a job in Katich North and Clarke. They are so good that Ponting whilst trying to bowl England out in the 2nd innings at Cardiff had them on  at the end. Here's something out of left field don't play Hauritz and bring in Stuart Clark who has the best control is the most economical and whose bowling will be suited to English conditions ather than watching the run rate tick over at a run a minute. ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 17, 2009, 09:18:15 PM
A bit too much common sense there Tucky  :thumbsup.

425 is still a decent score for the Poms but not a bad recovery by the Aussies from 1/222. We're back to where we were in the First Test. Aussies now need to get through the new ball (seems to be more swing today) and build an innings on a decent batting pitch with a fast outfield.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 18, 2009, 02:55:52 AM
Aussies from 2/103 to 6/139.

Poor shot selection and the Aussies are in a spot of bother with still needing to get to 226 to avoid the follow on. It seems to me at this stage the Aussies are going to rue their missed opportunity to win in Cardiff.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 18, 2009, 03:25:34 AM
Aus 8/156 at stumps  :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 18, 2009, 03:27:17 AM
Hasn't got better for the Aussies.

Brad Haddin gets into the ears of the umpires regards the light. Ok no worries.

The putz then starts chasing bouncers and then goes out miscuing a short pitched ball to backward square leg. :banghead

The light is then offered to the batters soon after who take it and the Aussies trudge off at 8/156 still 70 short of avoiding the follow on with Hauritz and Siddle both on 3 the not out batters.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 18, 2009, 03:40:37 PM
Hasn't got better for the Aussies.

Brad Haddin gets into the ears of the umpires regards the light. Ok no worries.

The putz then starts chasing bouncers and then goes out miscuing a short pitched ball to backward square leg. :banghead

The light is then offered to the batters soon after who take it and the Aussies trudge off at 8/156 still 70 short of avoiding the follow on with Hauritz and Siddle both on 3 the not out batters.

Don't get me started on Haddin

It is an abslute indictment on cricket in this country that he is the 3rd highest paid contracted player and he is a pathetic wicketkeeper and not the best keeper in the country but he representing this country

the fact that he gives his a wicket away time and time again to what can only be described as selfish shots is another issue entirely

and Tucker totally agree with you regarding our bowling attack.. S Clark should be in or even MacDonald to tie up and end and then let the other do the damage. IIRC it worked in South Africa
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 18, 2009, 05:49:22 PM
5 Aussies out hooking/pulling. That says it all. They just threw their wickets away.

Ponting was stiff too as the ball clearly missed the bat although he was probably out lbw even if poor Kuertzen had his glasses on.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 19, 2009, 04:30:42 AM
Aussies made 215.

England  425 and 6/311

Still two whole days to go  :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 19, 2009, 08:44:08 AM
Ponting was stiff too as the ball clearly missed the bat although he was probably out lbw even if poor Kuertzen had his glasses on.

Good old Rudi in his 100th test match shows his consistency, that is how consistently bad he is.

That Ponting decision was a shocker.

Here's a tip for you Rudi when you get a chance watch the tape and you will see the bowler was and keeper were not appealing for a catch they were going for LBW.  :banghead There was enough doubt on the LBW to give that not out as well. After watching the tape Rudi you should then QUIT. That you are considered one of the best umpires in the world shows why cricket is in the mess it is

But aprt from that I reckon you are doing a terrific job  :banghead

Very good decision by Strauss not to enforce the follow on... the only question is how long will they bat for today?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 19, 2009, 09:06:34 PM
Is this crap umpiring day or something?  ??? :help

Two wickets down and both were not out. Flintoff no balled and then the ball bounced before Strauss  :banghead.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 20, 2009, 06:22:09 AM
Aussies 5/313 at stumps Day 4

Target is 522.

185 unbeaten run partnership between Clarke  125* and Haddin  80*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 20, 2009, 10:01:17 PM
Game over all out for 406

Thank you Haddin for another NUFFINK shot

Nice to see Mitch Johnson get some runs  :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 20, 2009, 10:17:15 PM
Yep once Haddin was out in the 2nd over of the day playing away from his body it was pretty much over. At least every Aussie today was actually out after the farce of yesterday. 100 tests to Keurtzen. Was that a pair of glasses they gave him as a present?! lol

The test was lost in the first 2 days though. Lee and Clark will be pushing for spots at Edgbaston. Possibly Siddle and Hauritz both out. As Tucky said Clarke, North and Katich can rotate as spinners. Johnson's bowling has been pretty ordinary as well but he still is picking up wickets and he's new all-rounder status gives our batting greater depth.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 21, 2009, 08:00:50 PM
Would rather Siddle play and Clark with his line and length replace Hauritz.

If Brett Lee plays I will go out on a limb and guarantee Pietersen will make a century at Edgbaston and will play himself into form achilles injury or not as Lee still thinks he is 23 and can persist bowling with pace and will persist with this leg side line that will be picked off easily on the small English ground. Last time we were in England I don't think I saw a fast bowler go for as many fours or sixes as Lee did. Furthermore I don't want to see him bring out the chainsaw when he yorks a tail ender to take his figures to 2/115 with England 9/530. :whistle

If Lee has any part in this series we may as well hand The Urn back to the Old Enemy and not worry about the next 3 tests. The man is useless.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 23, 2009, 08:00:35 PM
Some positive news for the Aussies. Pietersen out for the rest of the Ashes.

It seems the selectors are more interested in how Watson will go in the Northampton match than Clark  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 30, 2009, 09:19:20 PM
The first day looks a write off. Puddles everywhere. Maybe a good thing so the selectors can explain why Watson is suddenly considered a test opening bastman  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on July 31, 2009, 01:59:44 AM
Gunna get in 30 overs. Can I just say before they start S Watson is a wacko  :scream
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on July 31, 2009, 04:29:28 AM
Stumps day 1

Aussies  1/126  off the 30 overs they played.

Katich   46
Watson 62*
Ponting  17*


Manou has replaced Haddin as well after Haddin broke his index finger just before the start of the test in practice on the ground.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on July 31, 2009, 04:49:01 AM
I didn't say wacko, makes me sound like a wacko   :scream
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 31, 2009, 06:38:59 PM
Watson made me eat my words. Batted very well and looked comfortable out there opening. Up to him now to go on and hopefully the Aussies can build a big first innings tonight and put the pressure back on the Poms.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 01, 2009, 12:02:27 AM
Aussies all out 263.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 01, 2009, 06:33:59 AM
England  2/116 at stumps day 2 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mat073 on August 01, 2009, 11:31:53 AM
That morning session is the type of session that loses Ashes series.....However looks like the weather may ruin this Test.

Sack Rudi. :banghead :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 01, 2009, 07:36:34 PM
Sack Rudi. :banghead :wallywink
Disgraceful non-decision. Time for the retirement home for Rudi and a glasses prescription  ::).
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 02, 2009, 02:57:42 AM
Day 3 all washed out thank gawd.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 02, 2009, 10:10:16 PM
Hmmm another iffy lbw decision goes England's way from Rudi yet Mitch Johnson was given out for the same thing - ball hitting the kneeroll which hawkeye saying it was just going over the top  ::)

Seriously the Aussies should make an official complaint.

England 4/159 at Lunch. They should be at least 5 down as Bell was plum as plum yesterday and quite possibly 6.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mat073 on August 03, 2009, 03:49:51 AM
I am gonna call this now...England are going to win 2009 Ashes series 2-0

Bring in S Clark for Siddle.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 03, 2009, 04:56:30 AM
England  376

Aussies 263 & 2/88 ....... at stumps Day 4. Watson and Hussey in.

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/match/345972.html



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on August 03, 2009, 08:32:51 AM
If we lose this series we have to reevaluate our leadership. I don't think Punter is a good captain.

We haven't done our homework on England. We are too arrogant. Steve Waugh was too but you knew that Steve Waugh's teams had always worked harder at their cricket than anyone else. Our play of swing bowling is absolutely terrible. Too much short form cricket and players looking to score of every delivery.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 04, 2009, 12:36:01 AM
Rudi blind as a bat again  ::). Thankfully he referred it to the 3rd umpire for once who told Rudi the ball missed Clarke's bat by a mile.

Aussies 150 runs in front with 6 wickets and 42 over left. If North and Clarke can bat out at least another 15 overs then you'd reckon we'll be safe. Strauss' dropped catch did us a favour.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 04, 2009, 06:07:09 AM
Aussies batted out the final day - 5/375 - to draw the test. Clarke made 103* and North 96  :clapping.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 04, 2009, 10:25:44 PM
I am gonna call this now...England are going to win 2009 Ashes series 2-0

Bring in S Clark for Siddle.
And Lee for Hauritz if he ever gets fit. We need someone who can bowl the Poms tail out cheaply if we're ever going to level the series. Let's hope Flintoff doesn't come up in 3 days. He could hardly move yesterday in the field.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 07, 2009, 10:01:43 PM
I am gonna call this now...England are going to win 2009 Ashes series 2-0

Bring in S Clark for Siddle.
And Lee for Hauritz if he ever gets fit. We need someone who can bowl the Poms tail out cheaply if we're ever going to level the series. Let's hope Flintoff doesn't come up in 3 days. He could hardly move yesterday in the field.

Not yet Hauritz gone for Clark. England 6/72 at lunch. Clark 7 overs 3 maidens 3 for 7.
Hello selectors 3 test matches too late.
Series will finish tied 1-1.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 07, 2009, 10:13:53 PM
Not yet Hauritz gone for Clark. England 6/72 at lunch. Clark 7 overs 3 maidens 3 for 7.
Hello selectors 3 test matches too late.
Series will finish tied 1-1.
Thank gawd Hauritz was finally dropped and they selected a decent bowler instead. The record lowest innings score in the Ashes is 87. The Poms might struggle to reach it at this rate. Go Aussies  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 08, 2009, 01:04:26 AM
So good so far till just after Tea. Aussies 1/73 after rolling the Poms for just 102  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 08, 2009, 04:40:28 AM
4th test - Stumps day 1

England    102  ................. Siddle 5/21, Clark 3/18

Aussies  4/196 ................. Ponting 78, Watson 51, Clarke 34*, North 7*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 09, 2009, 03:39:47 AM
Stumps Day 2

Aussies  445 ......... North 110, Clarke 93, Clark 32

England  102 & 5/82 ......... Johnson 3/21, Hilfenhaus 2/37


Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2009, 05:34:15 AM
What's the record for the shortest test match? This one should be over by Lunch Day 3  :thumbsup.

Mitch Johnson has finally found form. That fast full inswinger that got Collingwood plum in front was the best ball of the series so far :clapping.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ramps on August 09, 2009, 05:39:53 AM
The Poms were always going to crack under the pressure of trying to regain the ashes. Itll be 1-1 by this time tomorrow and we just need a draw to retain what is rightfully ours. It would also be a massive injustice for Ponting to be known as the Australian captain who lost the Ashes twice.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 09, 2009, 11:23:25 AM
Order has been restored  :rollin
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mat073 on August 09, 2009, 01:06:52 PM
 :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo

Should of taken the extra half hour to finish the game off in 2 days. :lol

How humiliating for England....as for those bloody English commentators-suffer in your jocks. :woohoo
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 09, 2009, 10:40:18 PM
terrible first session by Australia

Stupid stupid bowling

Stick to what got you into this position in the first place - not try and bounce the tail out and bowl wide of the stumps

Stupid stupid  :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 09, 2009, 10:46:01 PM
terrible first session by Australia

Stupid stupid bowling

Stick to what got you into this position in the first place - not try and bounce the tail out and bowl wide of the stumps

Stupid stupid  :banghead :banghead

Gentlemans agreement WP between the ECB and the Aussies.

Give the fans who have paid for tix some entertainment to prolong the inevitable please and then its on to the Oval for a last man standing affair.

I agree it is pooe bowling and I don't agree with my above sentiments but surely thy are not that stupid. You don't want to win the game and lose the momentum. If Australia bat again after England get to 50 or less from making us chase a small total then England have had a win after they were 7/119.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 09, 2009, 11:05:33 PM
All over within 3 days. :clapping

England out 263.  :thumbsup

Aussies win by an innings and 80 runs.  :bow

Series tied at 1-1.  :cheers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 09, 2009, 11:17:51 PM
 :thumbsup

A bit lucky with the Swann dismissal but after all the bad calls against the Aussies in the previous tests thanks to Rudi we'll take it.

All square and all the pressure on England now at the Oval. If the Aussies can post a 400+ first innings then the old urn looks safe in the Aussies hands.

The Aussies will probably keep the team the same although Hussey must be under pressure to keep his spot at No.4. Please don't bring Hauritz back in  :nope
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 09, 2009, 11:31:52 PM
:thumbsup

A bit lucky with the Swann dismissal but after all the bad calls against the Aussies in the previous tests thanks to Rudi we'll take it.

All square and all the pressure on England now at the Oval. If the Aussies can post a 400+ first innings then the old urn looks safe in the Aussies hands.

The Aussies will probably keep the team the same although Hussey must be under pressure to keep his spot at No.4. Please don't bring Hauritz back in  :nope


In the post match interviews MT they said the Oval is traditionally a turning wicket.
I could see Hauritz in maybe. :banghead I hope not.  :pray
Keep the same 11 and use North Clarke and Katich. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 10, 2009, 02:26:20 AM
Keep the same 11 and use North Clarke and Katich. :thumbsup
Exactly  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 20, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
England won the toss and are batting.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 20, 2009, 10:09:52 PM
Ordinary first session by Australia

Got an early wicket in Cook

But the session on top at luch at 1 for 100 and something

Not smart bowling at times
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 21, 2009, 04:27:13 AM
England 8/307 at stumps Day 1.

Siddle with 4/63
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 21, 2009, 07:34:55 PM
A big day or two for the Aussies. If they can knock over these last two wickets cheaply and bat out most of the next 2 days they can bat England out of the Ashes. The pitch is a dustbowl so you won't want to be chasing or needing to survive on the last day.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 22, 2009, 04:44:08 AM
A disasterous second day for the Aussies  :help

Aussies   160

England  332 & 3/58

England lead by 230 runs with 7 wickets in hand.

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/345974.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 22, 2009, 01:32:20 PM
I know the Oval pitch has been doctored to help England  ::) but still how do you lose 8 wickets in a session at international level after being 0/61 at Lunch :help. Just handed the Ashes to England in one session.

A few careers over as well. Hussey has been struggling big time for a long while. I'd doubt he'll be in the side this summer.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 22, 2009, 04:02:41 PM
Don't forget to add in a couple of dodgy upmire decisions as well

But geez it was an insipid batting display....

Hussey has been saved this series by the squad they took.

Unless there is a minor miracle we've just about gifted the Ashes back to the poms  :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 22, 2009, 05:03:15 PM
Yep North and especially Hilfenhaus were not out. But Strauss was given out of a clear no ball in England's first innings. Too many incorrect umpire decisions in this series. Not sure why the ICC didn't bring the referral system in straight away. Then again apparently the referral system was a stuff up as well when trialled in the West Indies.

A very timid display by the Aussie bats. A number getting themselves out playing back in the crease and padding for the ball with zero footwork. It looked like they were too worried about the pitch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 23, 2009, 04:10:18 AM
England declared at 9/373 after their tail wagged from 6/200.

Aussies 0/80 at stumps Day 3. Katich 42*, Watson 31*.

Target is 546. So 466 runs to go with all 10 wickets in hand.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 23, 2009, 08:35:06 PM
2 wickets in down in the first half an hour  :-\. The last thing the Aussies needed.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Tigermonk on August 23, 2009, 09:25:58 PM
Ponting & Hussey will settle in dont worry  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 23, 2009, 10:56:53 PM
Ponting lucky there. A nick onto Collingwood's boot at slip and then up into the air just out of reach. We need all the luck we can get  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 23, 2009, 11:46:28 PM
Luck running out MT.

Ponting run out from Hussey's call from Flintoff's 1 in a 100 direct hit. Flintoff has been as cumbersome as an elephant in gestation yet moved like a panther to run out Ponting.

3/217

Then a freakish in close run out next over of Michael Clarke off Cook's boot to Strauss with bat just on or off the line impeded by Bell's foot in one image and maybe the bail not yet out of the groove. Another 1 in a million Ashes moment. :banghead

4/220.

Run outs cause collapses. Ricky gets run out in Ashes test again and Australia may have found their Ashes scapegoat in Hussey regardless of how many he makes beyond the 51 he has already made.

Ricky has captained an Aussie side twice to lose the Ashes. In 2005 we lamented the non selection of Hussey with Martyn struggling as a contributing consequence of losing the Ashes this time round Hussey struggling has not helped our cause either along with some other issues as well. More change on the cards going forward it looks like for the Aussie 11. Losing to crappy England in a test series is like losing a Grand Final to Collingwood. I can't describe it any differently and in the current transition period Aussie cricket is in we may lose to the Old Dart at home in 2010/11. After all we could never envisage a series loss at home to South Africa could we 12 months ago?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 24, 2009, 12:05:02 AM
Ponting's fault that run out. He was asleep at the non-strikers end ball watching. Hussey was running towards the danger end and made it easily. Ponting hesistated and that was enough to get himself run out. They were both looking comfortable too and then we throw away a wicket to the first Aussie run out of the series :scream. Clarke was unlucky. It wasn't conclusive either. Probably looked like the bat was on the crease line from the tv angles they had. The problem was the bat was angled so what part and how much of the bat was touching the ground? The tv angle they had was the shorter side. You needed the tv angle where Bell's foot was in the way.

Anyway that's the Ashes then and there. Making just 160 in the first innings is what has cost us the test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 24, 2009, 12:17:42 AM
North is know gone stumped trying to go for the big sweep over cow corner and not being able to regain full balance and get his back foot past the line. 5/236.

Aussies need a miracle. Where is that glum English weather that saved England in the 4th day of the first test and all that rain. How ironic. ::)

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 24, 2009, 12:31:33 AM
Only 300 to go  :P

Their arguing that Hauritz should have played as he would've made a difference. Did they watch the first 3 tests  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 24, 2009, 04:43:09 AM
Aussies all out 348 ...... Hussey 121

Last 5 wickets went for only 21.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on August 24, 2009, 06:59:19 AM
With the season Richmond and Coburg have had, Collingwood in the top four,  Carlton in the eight, and now losing the Ashes, 2009 has really been a sporting "annus horribilis".
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 24, 2009, 03:59:37 PM
With the season Richmond and Coburg have had, Collingwood in the top four,  Carlton in the eight, and now losing the Ashes, 2009 has really been a sporting "annus horribilis".
XXVII horrendus annus  :-\

Selectors need to come under scruntiny. Took a dud like Hauritz who they couldn't rely on to take wickets. So much so they couldn't even select him for a spinners wicket in the last test. With Lee injured we were a man down in the squad from the start.

Hussey's position in the side at his age must still be under threat despite last night's ton. Failed too often especially in the first innings.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 24, 2009, 05:41:19 PM
The selectors need to decide are we re-building or are we just going to stagger from one series to another an hope we get it right?

Personally, I'd rather play the Hughes's. Krejzers, Siddles and Fergusons of this world and lose the odd series with youth than put up with what we've just witnessed
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 25, 2009, 05:09:37 PM
Give Krejza or McGain a game anyday ahead of Hauritz. At least they can take wickets.

The selectors need to decide are we re-building or are we just going to stagger from one series to another an hope we get it right?
I think they're trying to follow the Geelong model  :whistle ;D

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on August 25, 2009, 05:16:11 PM
The selectors need to decide are we re-building or are we just going to stagger from one series to another an hope we get it right?

Personally, I'd rather play the Hughes's. Krejzers, Siddles and Fergusons of this world and lose the odd series with youth than put up with what we've just witnessed

Agree WP.

And if they change the captaincy I hope they think long and hard about it. The last 2 appointments were automatic. In each case really the best batsman was given the job. It worked great with Waugh, who inherited a great team and whose winning mentality made that great team unbeatable. Ponting has been a poor captain IMO but had less to work with. Some of his decisions are a little baffling at times.

If Clarke gets the job then great. I really don't know who is best for the job, but I hope they are looking for a Mark Taylor style tactical and innovative captain rather than giving it to the person most immune from being dropped.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on August 31, 2009, 05:00:45 AM
The first 20/20 game was washed out

Australia 4/145 .... White made 55 off 36

England 2/4 ... 1.1 overs

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/350050.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on September 05, 2009, 06:08:03 AM
Aussies win the first ODI by 4 runs.

Aus  5/260 ........ Ferguson 71*, White 53, Watson 46, Clarke 45

Eng  8/256 ........ Johnson 3/24, Hauritz 2/44

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/350043.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 06, 2009, 11:21:12 PM
Not a bad recovery by the Aussies thanks to Mitch Johnson. 8/249 is a defendable score if the Aussies bowl well enough. Ferguson having a good series with the bat so far. He's given stability to the middle order in both games. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on September 07, 2009, 04:19:48 AM
Aussies go 2-0 up in the ODI series.

Aus  8/249

Eng  210

http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/350044.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 10, 2009, 04:02:42 PM
Cameron White has turned himself into a handy No.3 filling in in one-dayers. Move over Punter lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on September 13, 2009, 04:33:17 AM
Aussies 4-0 up and have won the 7-match ODI series.

England   220 all out  .......... Lee 5/49

Aussies  3/221 ......... Clarke 62*, Paine 51, Ponting 48.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 20, 2009, 07:54:06 PM
LOL James Anderson saying 6-0 flatters the Aussies. What series has he been watching  :wallywink. Apart from the first ODI it's been a walk in the park for the Aussies.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/james-anderson-says-6-0-lead-flatters-aussies/story-e6frf9if-1225777077550
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on September 21, 2009, 02:53:46 AM
Aussies got done but won the series 6-1. Cameron White man of the series.

Aussies 176

England 6/177
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 01, 2009, 02:46:01 AM
Aussies collapsed from 2/140 to 8/187 but hung on to win and go through to the semis of the Champions Trophy.

Australian vs England      @ Centurion
Pakistan vs New Zealand  @ Johannesburg

http://www.cricinfo.com/iccct2009/engine/current/match/415283.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 03, 2009, 01:11:20 PM
Aussies through to the Champions Trophy final.

Eng 257 ....... Siddle 3/55

Aus 1/258 (41 overs) ...... Watson 136*, Ponting 111*

http://www.cricinfo.com/iccct2009/engine/current/match/415285.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on November 05, 2009, 11:45:17 PM
The Aussies just made 4/350 in India. Shaun Marsh made 114.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 06, 2009, 06:22:22 AM
The Aussies just made 4/350 in India. Shaun Marsh made 114.
Even with that big total the Aussies just snuck home by 3 runs. India all out for 347.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/aussies-win-three-run-nailbiter/story-e6frf9if-1225794880183

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 08, 2009, 04:19:29 PM
India 7/80 after 31 overs. Bollinger with 4/11 and Johnson has 3 wickets.

http://www.cricinfo.com/indvaus2009/engine/current/match/416241.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on November 08, 2009, 04:52:40 PM
watch online here
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Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 08, 2009, 09:22:16 PM
Fantastic series win by the Aussies given all the injuries and constant team changes. One good side-effect of all the injuries is younger Aussies were given a go and they stood up in tough foreign territory. Even the blokes that have been around for a while like Cam White have found greater consistency and look more comfortable at international level now. If Michael Clarke remains hampered by injury then White is looking the ODI successor to Ponting. Now it's up to the selectors to put a quality test side on the park as we still look the strongest ODI and 20/20 country in the world.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 19, 2009, 03:11:30 PM
Australian squad for the First Test:

Simon Katich,
Shane Watson,
Ricky Ponting (capt),
Michael Clarke,
Mike Hussey,
Marcus North,
Brad Haddin,
Mitchell Johnson,
Peter Siddle,
Nathan Hauritz,
Ben Hilfenhaus,
Doug Bollinger.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/selectors-persistence-with-shane-watson-as-an-opening-batsman-continues-to-divide-opinion/story-e6frfg8o-1225799500315
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on November 22, 2009, 11:39:25 AM
If Stuart Clark is fit, he should be playing test cricket. For mine he is a mile in front of Bollinger, I know if I were a captain I'd be much more confident of handing Clark the pill.
He has just got a great knack of getting 2-3 wickets in a spell.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 22, 2009, 01:44:33 PM
Very disappointed to see Haddin back  ;D

He's a DUD  :yep :yep


:eyebrow :eyebrow


:outtahere :outtahere
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on November 22, 2009, 01:46:33 PM
Our fourth test victory over the Poms in August was Stuart Clark inspired taking 3 or 4 in the first session that had them reeling by lunch on day 1. I agree with your comments Dallas. Selectors should forget about who could market and concentrate on who will get the job done. Fortunantely we are playing the Windies below strength and the Bollinger experiment won't cost much. As long as Brett Lee does not play I can live with that.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 22, 2009, 02:03:25 PM
The other great thing about Stuart Clark is if he isn't getting wickets he is tying down an end for someone else to get wickets

What concerns me is Hauritz - he is likely to take wickets because it is the West Indies and the selectors will pat themselves on the back and say they got it right.

Because it is the Windies I saw it as the perfect chance to bring back Krezja (sp?) and let him get some more exposure at test level. I still think he is the best and most promosing spinner in the country by a long long way 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2009, 03:53:34 PM
Aussies 3/210 at tea

Going along like a one-dayer. 4 runs an over in a test match.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 28, 2009, 05:37:03 PM
Game should be over today (day 3)

Windies woeful

If Mr Cool (Gayle) and Chanderpaul don't score they are gawn before the really begin

Things weren't helped by Sarwan not playing
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2009, 07:39:37 PM
Let's hope the Pakistanis put up a fight otherwise it's going to be a dull summer of cricket. The Windies are in a total mess and have been sadly increasingly so since the decline from their halcyon days of the 70s/80s. They seem more interested being a 20/20 side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 30, 2009, 08:43:47 PM
Let's hope the Pakistanis put up a fight otherwise it's going to be a dull summer of cricket. The Windies are in a total mess and have been sadly increasingly so since the decline from their halcyon days of the 70s/80s. They seem more interested being a 20/20 side.

not holding my breath about the Pakistanis - they just lost to New Zealand  :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 30, 2009, 10:04:36 PM
Let's hope the Pakistanis put up a fight otherwise it's going to be a dull summer of cricket. The Windies are in a total mess and have been sadly increasingly so since the decline from their halcyon days of the 70s/80s. They seem more interested being a 20/20 side.

not holding my breath about the Pakistanis - they just lost to New Zealand  :-\
True WP but at least the Pakis lasted the full 5 days  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 04, 2009, 06:49:46 PM
At least a more competitive effort today from the Windies.

6/336 at stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 04, 2009, 06:58:54 PM
Challenge system results 1-1
One decision caught behind given not out reversed.
One LBW given out reversed.

The interesting thing about this system is they look for a no ball first. So if the batting side uses their challenges and someone is given out ofs a no ball that is not picked up by the umpire its tough cheddar. Don't know why they they don't go the whole hog and just have the third ump review every decision.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2009, 04:42:15 PM
It's good to make sure decisions are right but the challenge system does undermine the umpire's authority making the decision and it holds up the flow of the game. I guess it's just a case of getting use to it. That caught-behind appeal looked out live on tv at full speed so well done to the ump to give it correctly not out.

Windies made 451. Once again the Aussie bowlers fail to knock over the tail after we had them 6/273. That's why I don't rate Hauritz. He should be bamboozling the bunnies with spin and ripping right through them. Our fast bowlers also bowl too short to the tail. Just bowl at stumps and if they miss them it's either lbw or the timber gets sent flying.

Aussies 0/103. Test heading for a draw at this stage.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 05, 2009, 06:28:22 PM
One of the things i dont like about the challenge system is exactly what you mention MT, it undermines the umpires decision. I can just see kids all over the country calling for a challenge when they feel they should not be out. It should be all or nothing.

I dont agree about the draw. It could be like when we played the poms a few years ago. They scored 400 odd and we scored 600 odd from memeory and bowlded them out on a deteriorating wicket. Benn looks like he could be a handfull on the last day if the aussies have to chase down a total.

Ponting comes in for a lot of critism, some of it valid, some not, but sending in night watchmen really annoys me. Hauritz was padded up towards the end of play. Weak as pee ponting, one of the best batsmen in the world and you want to send a bowler in to do your job. Like hiding behind a woman in a fight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 05, 2009, 10:00:57 PM
True the Windies could crumble in their second innings on the fourth and last day if the Aussies rack up a massive score in the 600+ range but that Adelaide pitch looks like a batsman's paradise. Runs are coming very quickly.

Is there a limit on the number of challenges a team can make? It looked like the Windies' batsmen were challenging even the obvious plumb lbws.





Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 06, 2009, 10:03:06 AM
there is no limit as long as you get the challenge right. Once either side, batting or bowling, makes two challenges that are incorrect then they can cannot make any more challenges.

For the challenge to be upheld (umpires decision reversed) the third umpire must see obvious evidence the decision was wrong. They use the hotspot, which only shows up if the bat is facing the camera at contact but they cannot use snicko.

The Windies wasted their challenges on obvious outs yesterday and then had a batsmen given out that may have been overturned if they had a challenge left. So, while you could argue that it is their own fault, the system still allows for incorrect decisions, so is kind of self defeating
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 06, 2009, 11:31:58 AM
The challenge system is a joke if the referral umpire over rules the man in the centre when there is no reason to do so.

That Chanderpaul decision was a disgrace. The field umpire got it right, there was massive doubt, Rauf (who's a goose at the best of times) gave him out ..WHY  :banghead

Under this system a decision can only be over ruled by the 3rd umpire if there is conclusive proof that the wrong decision has been made. In this case that clearly wasn't what all the replays showed so Benson's decision should have stood that it didn't brings the whole referral system and its worth into question.

The referral system was bought into to get rid of the "howlers" on Friday it just createda new form of "howler"

Anyway moving on...

DAY 3:

Watson out 2nd ball of the day playing what can only be described as a STUPID shot. Healy said everyone would be devastated for him  :-\ Have to say I wasn't I was laughing (I know I shouldn't  ;D) but I actually said over dinner last night that Watson wouldn't make his ton, that he'd go out in the 1st couple of overs  :P

Katich just gone as well

Aussies 2/193
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 06, 2009, 05:05:25 PM
All Aussie batsmen got starts if not decent scores but none have gone on to make a century. The Windies could even end up with a first innings lead at this rate  :o.

Aussies 7/392

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 06, 2009, 06:38:35 PM
All Aussie batsmen got starts if not decent scores but none have gone on to make a century. The Windies could even end up with a first innings lead at this rate  :o.


Well the did all 12 runs

Seriously good on them - the bowled and fielded really well today
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 06, 2009, 07:01:58 PM
glad to see the west indies hopefully making the test go to day 5.
if the west indies have a good day tomorrow i could see them goin for the draw.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 06, 2009, 08:39:47 PM
If the windies have a good day tomorrow they will have a fair shot at winning!
Australia lost 10 nwickets for around 270 today. Benn worried most batsmen and watson in particular seems thave a lot of trouble with him. Siddle did not take the field tonight so i dont know what the story is there, but if we are a bowler down tomorrow then Hauritze really needs to step up.
If the windies make 300 tomorrow the aussies will struggle to save the game on the last day, let alone win it, particularly if the pitch breaks up.
On the other hand, they do have a fragile middle order and if we bowl well they could fall cheaply so there is a lot of interest. Hauritze could hold the key, which is a worry.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 06, 2009, 10:49:43 PM
If the windies have a good day tomorrow they will have a fair shot at winning!
Australia lost 10 nwickets for around 270 today. Benn worried most batsmen and watson in particular seems thave a lot of trouble with him. Siddle did not take the field tonight so i dont know what the story is there, but if we are a bowler down tomorrow then Hauritze really needs to step up.
If the windies make 300 tomorrow the aussies will struggle to save the game on the last day, let alone win it, particularly if the pitch breaks up.
On the other hand, they do have a fragile middle order and if we bowl well they could fall cheaply so there is a lot of interest. Hauritze could hold the key, which is a worry.
The Windies will have a big decision when to declare if they do make 300. Do they play it safe so they get the draw if they can't bowl the Aussies out or do they give the Aussies a sniff chasing after the win?!

Siddle has done a hammy apparently.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 06, 2009, 11:20:58 PM
Siddle has pulled up with a tight left hamstring thats what hussey told ABC grandstand after the days play but hopes he will be on the field tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 07, 2009, 05:52:56 PM
Windies 6/252. If the Aussies can knock over the tail fairly quickly we may still be a chance to win. Gayle on 138 not out is the crucial wicket the Aussies need.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 07, 2009, 11:45:19 PM
our bowlers arent weapons anymore not like we use to have. Hilfy is our best and his not playing this test his the type of bowler that would of gotten Gayle before he could reach 100.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 08, 2009, 11:39:03 AM
Windies all out 317

Aussies need 330 runs to win which would be a record run chase in a 4th innings at the Adelaide Oval they are saying.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 08, 2009, 08:33:27 PM
Aussies fortunate to get out that test with a draw. We looked a bit shakey at 5/140. The Windies played very well over the whole 5 days.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 08, 2009, 09:07:47 PM
Aussies fortunate to get out that test with a draw. We looked a bit shakey at 5/140. The Windies played very well over the whole 5 days.

Absolutely agree

We need a bowler who can clean up the tail; CHEAP

The Windies are not as bad people think, when they stick to the basic they are very very competitive. They have some very promising kids coming through  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on December 08, 2009, 10:18:40 PM
We have no top line spinner and no top line new ball bowler. Hence we struggle.
We are lucky to get out of this one and in a few years when the Pontings of this world go we won't. Noone coming through. All these blokes on ACB contracts yet they only play 20/20 and very few new players playing test cricket. The winds of change must start a blowing.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 08, 2009, 10:25:30 PM
Aussies fortunate to get out that test with a draw. We looked a bit shakey at 5/140. The Windies played very well over the whole 5 days.

Absolutely agree

We need a bowler who can clean up the tail; CHEAP

The Windies are not as bad people think, when they stick to the basic they are very very competitive. They have some very promising kids coming through  :thumbsup
As Tucky said the Aussies attack lacks class. Mitch Johnson can bowl A-grade stuff but he can also bowl wayward rubbish at times as well. The rest are triers. We've really come back to the field at test level especially in regard to our bowlers.

Agree WP about the Windies. Some promising youth which they need to persevere with. Perth will be a big test (excuse the pun) for them to show Adelaide isn't just a one-off good game.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 09, 2009, 12:53:02 PM
Hilfy is our best bowler his A-grade none of the rest of our bowlers  can even swing a bowl there crap no offense to all the johnson fans.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: DallasCrane on December 09, 2009, 09:54:14 PM
Agree 101 about Johnson- if you can't swing the ball in England, you won't be able to swing it anywhere.

The batters can be put in the same category- they just cannot play a good swing bowler, nor can they play a good spinner.
The bats are just a bunch of bogans who like smashing medium pace attacks.

Batting: We need to have another look at Hughes, even though his domestic form is poor. Send Mike Hussey off to finish his career in the IPL with the rest of his mates, he should have gone 12 mths ago.
Bowling: Lets blood Clint McKay this summer. And I'm with WP- they need to have another look at Krezja. WP was right, Hauritz is going to come out of this series with good figures against a nothing opposition. Krezja is the type that would bamboozle a tail and get em out cheap.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 09, 2009, 10:30:26 PM
Bring krezja and brett geeves into the side.
Drop Hauritz and  Siddle he is poo and also can be dropped for all i care.
our batting isnt that bad we still make runs yeah hussey has had his day need more youth into the team.
George Bailey or Hughes can step up into the side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 11, 2009, 04:42:46 PM
The rumour doing the rounds (SEN) as to why our selectors won't play Krezja is they don't think he is committed to cricket whereas they reckon Hauritz is 100% cricket supposedly ???. A weird excuse at that level.

Our batting is good enough to consistently put a decent score on the board but it lacks the quality now to be intimidating. There should be generational change but the selectors seem keen on sticking to what they know.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 11, 2009, 05:20:22 PM
The rumour doing the rounds (SEN) as to why our selectors won't play Krezja is they don't think he is committed to cricket whereas they reckon Hauritz is 100% cricket supposedly ???. A weird excuse at that level.

Our batting is good enough to consistently put a decent score on the board but it lacks the quality now to be intimidating. There should be generational change but the selectors seem keen on sticking to what they know.
It seems an age old problem. For years it's been said that it's easier to get into the side than out of it. Hussey is a prime example. I've always been a rap for him but his best is behind him. He hasnt done a real lot over the last 2-3 years yet holds his place. It's frustrating because you dont wish him to fail, but every time he gets a reasonable score ( far and few between these days) he keeps the wolves at bay for another period time. All the while hodge couldnt get a look in.

It reminds me of the days when we were just crap and players like greg ritchie would pull out a ton right when their their position was on the line, then sweet fa untill their head was on the chopping block again.

It's time the selectors starting looking to the future as much as the present or we will continue to slip down the pecking order of world cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 12, 2009, 11:46:45 PM
It seems an age old problem. For years it's been said that it's easier to get into the side than out of it. Hussey is a prime example. I've always been a rap for him but his best is behind him. He hasnt done a real lot over the last 2-3 years yet holds his place. It's frustrating because you dont wish him to fail, but every time he gets a reasonable score ( far and few between these days) he keeps the wolves at bay for another period time. All the while hodge couldnt get a look in.

It reminds me of the days when we were just crap and players like greg ritchie would pull out a ton right when their their position was on the line, then sweet fa untill their head was on the chopping block again.

It's time the selectors starting looking to the future as much as the present or we will continue to slip down the pecking order of world cricket.
Yep al. The selectors still seem to be in the "we're the best in the world" mode where a player out of form was able to be carried. We can't afford such a luxury now  :-\

As for the 1980s - we watched the poor Tiges get flogged in winter and then the Aussie cricket team get flogged in the summer  :-X.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on December 13, 2009, 04:44:11 PM
we're 3rd in the world test rankings ( http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/match_zone/team_ranking.php ) and working down we need more youth in the team.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on December 13, 2009, 05:42:44 PM
Just watched Mitchell Marsh batting for WA against Tassie (son of Geoff and younger brother of Shaun).
Made 92 out of 193 and looks a good prospect at only 18yo.

Apparently a fair footballer as well who had to choose which sport to pursue. We need at least a few good ones to pick cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 13, 2009, 06:17:55 PM
Just watched Mitchell Marsh batting for WA against Tassie (son of Geoff and younger brother of Shaun).
Made 92 out of 193 and looks a good prospect at only 18yo.


Agree Fishfinger appears to be a good prospect.

But I thought (like his big brother old man  :D) for a one day game he needed to pick up the pace a bit
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2009, 07:21:04 PM
What's everyone thoughts on SA's Mark Cosgrove? Seems to be off the radar due to his weight.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 16, 2009, 03:30:48 PM
One change for the Aussies - McKay in for the injured Siddle. Ponting won the toss for a change

Aus  0/106  at Lunch

Watson  69*      ....... dropped when on 7. 
Katich    34*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 16, 2009, 10:48:16 PM
At 3/339 the Aussies look like reaching 500 which would kill off any chance of Windies winning and seal the text series. If Hussey makes a century tomorrow he's probably saved his spot in the side again.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 17, 2009, 07:29:11 PM
A batting paradise pitch in Perth although none of the Aussie bats went on to make a century.

Windies 1/138 after we declared at 7/520.

Gayle just got out on 102 after going to town on our bowlers.

Johnson  0/34 off 4 overs
Hauritz   0/41 off 6

 :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 17, 2009, 07:37:43 PM
How's the innings of Gale? Was watching the TV and listening to the radio. Heard one big hit land on the roof of the Lillie-marsh stand, right above the ABC commentators. Huuuge.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 18, 2009, 10:04:11 PM
16 wickets in a day  :o. Aussies lead by 345 runs with just 2 wickets in hand and 2 days left.

Australia 7/520 dec. and 8/137

West Indies 312
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on December 19, 2009, 09:37:39 AM
I went out last night, and therefore missed the last session. It's just as well that I did,or I'd have probably kicked the TV in. When I got back home and saw the scores I couldn't believe the degree to which we had BLOWN IT :banghead. So has the deteriorating pitch turned into a landmine? (I really hope this is the case). Or did the Aussies slit their own throats with a lot of extravagant cross-bat shots? 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 20, 2009, 02:12:21 PM
I went out last night, and therefore missed the last session. It's just as well that I did,or I'd have probably kicked the TV in. When I got back home and saw the scores I couldn't believe the degree to which we had BLOWN IT :banghead. So has the deteriorating pitch turned into a landmine? (I really hope this is the case). Or did the Aussies slit their own throats with a lot of extravagant cross-bat shots? 

It wans't the pitch it was application or lack of it of our batters - some very very SOFT dismissals. Makes you wonder what the future holds once Ponting goes.

Biggest problem and even Haddin said it after the game - they thought it would be easier and they took it a bit easy  :banghead :banghead IMHO it's called not showing your opponent enought respect....

The Windies aren't as bad as what people think, they have a lot of good young talent coming through.

I must say it's a pity it isn't a 5 test series - I would have gone on Boxing day if the test was agaisnt the Windies 

The Test match is over Aussies win by 30 odd runs.

Final out given by Billy Bowden a woeful decision  :banghead Windies appeal and there is enough doubt to suggest Roach didn't hit it (actually my first reaction was he missed it) - replays showed doubt but more importantly nothing showed on "hot spot" - terrible decision to end a great test match.

The referral system doesn't hide DUD umpires ...  :banghead :banghead

Can someone please explain the value of the referral system in its current form ...actually in any form

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 20, 2009, 02:57:50 PM
And just one more thing  ;D

Shane Watson - how pathetic was his carry on when he got Gayle's wicket yesterday? That is what brings the game into "disrepute". Gayle was all class  :clapping :clapping

Watson was childish, boorish, pathetic and he embarassed the country he represents and his team and teammates.

He also emabarrassed himself but hey I don't I care that people think he is is a bogan....

He should be grateful I am not a selector because I would drop him for what he did... he doesn't deserve the honour to wear that baggy green cap

I see he has been fined ...  :banghead :banghead

BIG BLOODY DEAL!!!!

No wonder cricket is in the mess it is in

Sulie Benn gets suspended for a push after Haddin waves his bat like a bully. Hadden gets fined, Mitch Johnson steps in for no reason and pushes Big Benn and gets fined .... yeah those penalties are tough

And now the one I view as the worst of the lot results in Watson getting a slap over the wrist and a fine 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 20, 2009, 04:45:48 PM
Have to agree with you about Watson WP, it was embarrassing to watch. Justin Langer, for some inane reason, is part of the commentary team on the ABC and he tried to defend him. Geez every time he opens his gob the words immature and child-like come to mind. How the hell did he get the gig as batting mentor?  :banghead

It's sad the decline the Australian team has gone through since Steve Waugh retired, and I'm not just talking about results.

I missed the Benn/Hadden/Johnson incident. Did Benn instigate it by manhandling Johnson when they tangled?

Loved gayle's quip that next time they would beat the "number 4" team.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Darth Tiger on December 20, 2009, 05:35:34 PM
Class in victory has never been an Australian XI trait.

If Ponting's out, I hope George Bailey gets a gig as he is a genuine #3 or #4.

Has some tactical nous as well as skipper for Tassie.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 20, 2009, 05:48:01 PM
Agree WP and with everyone else. What Watson did was a disgrace. The fact he mocked a superstar like Gayle made it even more cringeworthy.

A two-nil series win flattered the Aussies. They will need to bowl much better against the Pakistanis. Once again the tail of the opposition wags.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2009, 04:09:08 PM
Watson out in the 90s again. This time run out thanks to Katich ballwatching and both he and Watson ended up at the same end of the wicket  :P.

Aussies cruising though because the Pakis can't catch.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 26, 2009, 05:48:56 PM
Katich out short of a 100 as well  :-\.

Aussies day though. 3/305 at stumps.



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 26, 2009, 06:37:15 PM
...and Clarke didnt want to go out to bat with 5 overs to go, so he sent out a bowler to face the second new ball.  :banghead :banghead :banghead

Gee thats gets my goat.   :banghead

Katich truly did have a nervous nineties.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2009, 05:42:58 PM
Hauritz made 75  :o. A masterstroke  ;D

Aussies well on top - 5/454 dec. and have the Pakis 3 down for 100 odd close to stumps.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2009, 06:14:43 PM
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Hauritz made 75  Shocked. A masterstroke  Grin
  :whistle ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on December 29, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
Aussies have declared at 8/225. Pakistan needs 422 to win.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 29, 2009, 05:02:49 PM
Watson finally got over his yips in the 90s thanks to being dropped on 99 lol. 120 not out  :clapping. Averaging over 60 since he became an opening batsman.

Pakis in trouble already at 3/116.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on December 30, 2009, 09:34:25 PM
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Hauritz made 75  Shocked. A masterstroke  Grin
  :whistle ;D
and then takes 5 wickets in an innings  :o. His first time in any form of first class cricket.

Must have been an imposter  :rollin

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 31, 2009, 10:07:56 AM
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Hauritz made 75  Shocked. A masterstroke  Grin
  :whistle ;D
and then takes 5 wickets in an innings  :o. His first time in any form of first class cricket.

Must have been an imposter  :rollin



Needs to do it in Sydney, then Hobart and then again, again and again

Once doesn't make a career
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 03, 2010, 06:37:03 PM
Aussies all out for just 127  :P

What was Ponting thinking batting on that green top in damp conditions?!  ???  :help. Now and then he has these complete brainfades as captain.



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 03, 2010, 08:32:31 PM
Normally i would join in the bagging of Punter on this sort of decision, but even though the pakis claimed they would have bowled if they had won the toss, there was some pretty ordinary shots played. There was some help for the bowlers, but it wasn't a mine field. You also have to wonder if Ponting's injury played a part in the manner of his dismissal?

I'd say the position that Australia find themselves in is due a to combination of good bowling and poor batting (see lack of application), rather than solely any real demons in the wicket. Will be interesting to see how the aussies bowl tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 04, 2010, 07:16:15 AM
You also have to wonder if Ponting's injury played a part in the manner of his dismissal?


Thought the same thing. Seemed to be a shot that was in part protectng his elbow

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I'd say the position that Australia find themselves in is due a to combination of good bowling and poor batting (see lack of application), rather than solely any real demons in the wicket. Will be interesting to see how the aussies bowl tomorrow.

Absolutely spot on. Some of the shot selection (or lack there of) by the Aussie bats was diabolical

And BTW went to the KFC Big Bash on Saturday night - FANTASTIC  :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: wayne on January 04, 2010, 03:57:04 PM
Good to see a pitch with a bit of life.

It's called a Test, so it should be a Test for bowler AND batsman.

I still think the Aussies are very iffy.

Despite top scoring, Hussey hasn't long left, North would be under pressure, Haddin is nothing spectacular so why not bring a younger keeper in (I like Tim Paine).

The Australian team at the moment is extremely unlikeable.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2010, 08:37:08 PM
I think Ponting took the history of the SCG too much into account when he made his decision to bat. Normally you would always bat first so your spin bowlers had last use of a dry cracking pitch on the last day. Even when we were rubbish in the mid-late 80s we knocked off the mighty Windies in Sydney a few times thanks to Dutchy Holland, Bennett and Tim May from memory.

Pakistan 200 runs in front. Unless the Aussies can come out tomorrow and reach 450-500 in the next two days then the Pakis have this test match already won.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 04, 2010, 09:07:04 PM
they are lucky today some of the paki batsmen also were a bit indiscriminate with their shot making. Siddle was the only bowler to consistently bowl a good line and length but had no luck at all.

Sometimes I do scratch my head trying to work out Ponting's decision making, but early on today the Paki's showed that if you are prepared to knuckle down and apply yourself you can make runs on the wicket. If and when they loose, the attention should be put onto the performance of the Aussie batsmen though, rather than the decision to bat first.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 04, 2010, 09:28:35 PM
I agree a number of Aussie batsmen played terrible shots yesterday (I wonder if they're too use to playing on flat roads nowdays?) but the Pakis bowlers especially Asif and Sami were making the most of the green top and were bowling some absolute cracker deliveries. Full credit to them.

I think you're right al - there'll be plenty of scrutiny on the whole Aussie team after this test if they lose to a Pakistan side not at full strength  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 05, 2010, 09:29:18 AM
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(I wonder if they're too use to playing on flat roads nowdays?)
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You've nailed it right there MT. Flat track bullies who are too stubborn/arrogant/stupid to adjust their game when the conditions dictate. The last two ashes series in England showed this. I remember in 2005 when they were struggling against the swinging ball, past players such as Taylor, whom made lots of runs in England, were saying things like they needed to shorten their backlift - advice which was rejected outright and the Ashes were kissed goodbye. (Now in that series Ponting did make arguably the worst decision of all time. Faced with  what looked to be a green top, but Slater (another who did well in English conditions) said although it would be difficult in the first hour or two, get through that and it would be good to bat on, they lost the best and only fast bowler to have shown form in the first test, before the start of play due to injury. So what does ponting do? Sends the Poms in for a batting feast, which also denied the opportunity for Warne to bowl last. )

I wonder if things like that play on his mind and that is why he is so reluctant to send sides in now? If so it shows a lack of ability to assess each and every situation on it's merits.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 05, 2010, 04:18:55 PM
I wonder if things like that play on his mind and that is why he is so reluctant to send sides in now? If so it shows a lack of ability to assess each and every situation on it's merits.
I think those things do play on Ponting's mind as captain.

Watson gets out in the 90s again. Aussies were looking on track for a big score earlier today with an opening run stand of 100 but we're now 5/227. North failed again, Ponting must be struggling big time with that elbow, and Clarke seems to be out of form as well. It's going to be a tough ask now to save this test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 05, 2010, 09:19:50 PM
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Sydney over the next 2 days. Everybody please join me in doing a big rain dance. :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 05, 2010, 11:16:51 PM
Normally i would join you in that rain dance RR, especially if we were playing the poms. In this case, though i think it would be a travesty if the game was to be washed out. Pakistan deserve to win and Australia deserve to loose. A weather induced draw may also deflect attention away from what is becoming a major issue with Australia's batsmen. A fully fledged flogging will put the spotlight squarely and fairly on what has been an inept performance.

Got to feel for Watson. My first thought when I heard was not again, this is becoming a problem for him (although getting out in the 90's every 2nd or third innings is a pretty good problem to have). On seeing the replay, he got a ball that jumped sharply of a fullish length so was a bit stiff.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 06, 2010, 08:28:55 AM
Normally i would join you in that rain dance RR, especially if we were playing the poms. In this case, though i think it would be a travesty if the game was to be washed out. Pakistan deserve to win and Australia deserve to loose.
I know what you're saying Al. But cast your mind back to that first ashes test in Cardiff last year. If rain hadn't robbed us of a win then, we could very well still be holding a facsimile of that little brown urn. I reckon the weather gods owe us one for that.
 A weather induced draw may also deflect attention away from what is becoming a major issue with Australia's batsmen. A fully fledged flogging will put the spotlight squarely and fairly on what has been an inept performance.
The only benefit of a loss would be,as you say, to throw the spotlight back on some of the players who are lucky to be keeping their place in the team. Once again, too much was left to too few. Pity that Ferguson from SA is injured. He strikes me as someone who keeps a cool head in a crisis. But there must be someone in Shield ranks more deserving of a spot than North, Hughes and Haddin.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2010, 04:36:48 PM
This Test is getting very interesting. Evens money now after the Pakis have collapsed to be 6/119 still needing 57 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2010, 04:58:20 PM
8 down now with still 43 to get. Aussies would be favourites now  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2010, 05:13:09 PM
All over. Aussies win in a great comeback :thumbsup

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Ox on January 06, 2010, 06:35:23 PM
Spewing.
i enjoy seeing those cashed up bogans being smashed.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 06, 2010, 07:48:37 PM
The Pakistanis blew it. Poor field placings and more dropped catches while bowlings this morning enabled Hussey who got a century and Siddle to eek out another 90 runs. Then when they batted they tried to be aggressive which worked initially with the new ball but in the end most simply through their innings away. The Aussies also held onto everything. Haddin and Hauritz's catches turned the momentum and the Pakis choked.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 07, 2010, 08:18:58 AM
Looks like I was a bit premature with that rain dance eh? ;D
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 07, 2010, 05:59:25 PM
Looks like I was a bit premature with that rain dance eh? ;D
We all jumped the gun lol. Great decision at the toss Punter  :rollin :wallywink.


Btw it's a sell-out at the 20/20 tonight in Adelaide for domestic cricket :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 07, 2010, 07:22:51 PM
...and Ponting is basking in the glory as if they dont have a care in the world. One article said he went from mug punter to smug punter.
He said something in the post match interview about the theory behind batting first is that you try to make more runs in your first inning than the opposition do in their last.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 08, 2010, 12:07:07 AM
...and Ponting is basking in the glory as if they dont have a care in the world. One article said he went from mug punter to smug punter.
He said something in the post match interview about the theory behind batting first is that you try to make more runs in your first inning than the opposition do in their last.  ??? ???

That was funny when he said that and everyone is thinking to themselves "but Ricky 139 is more than 127" :lol. Being good at maths obviously not a prerequisite to be Aussie captain lol.

The poor Vics tonight didn't need to worry about maths either  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 11, 2010, 09:12:26 AM
The Vics lost against WA in the 20/20 in Perth last night. The Bushrangers fell well short chasing a modest total of 153. They seemed to be totally bamboozled by a combination of tight bowling,variation in pace,and the slow bouncer.
I personally think 20/20 can be pretty boring when the ball dominates the bat. It just seems to contradict what the game was designed for.This isn't sour grapes. I'd have been happy to lose a high-scoring contest, with both sides launching more big sixes into the grandstand.   
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2010, 03:53:52 PM
Ponting scores his 39th ton.

Aussies 3/212
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 14, 2010, 06:26:32 PM
Aussies  3/302  at stumps Day 1

Ponting   137*
Clarke     111*
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 18, 2010, 03:57:37 PM
A 3-0 whitewash for the Aussies. Watson named man of the series.

An easy test series for the Aussies especially when the opposition can't catch to save themselves and commit suicide running between the wickets.

Interesting to see if any changes are made for the series in NZ. North's place in the side must be hanging by a thread with the other top 6 Aussie bats scoring centuries. Siddle has probably rescued his spot with his form in this test.

I personally think 20/20 can be pretty boring when the ball dominates the bat. It just seems to contradict what the game was designed for.This isn't sour grapes. I'd have been happy to lose a high-scoring contest, with both sides launching more big sixes into the grandstand.   
Not the greatest fan of 20/20 either but 43k  :o turning up to a domestic cricket game when they usually get a man and his dog to a shield game is incredible even if tickets are really cheap ($10 adults, $5 kids). The test for 20/20 will be whether they are still getting these crowds in 5 years time when the novelty has worn off.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 20, 2010, 12:53:47 AM

I personally think 20/20 can be pretty boring when the ball dominates the bat. It just seems to contradict what the game was designed for.This isn't sour grapes. I'd have been happy to lose a high-scoring contest, with both sides launching more big sixes into the grandstand.   
Not the greatest fan of 20/20 either but 43k  :o turning up to a domestic cricket game when they usually get a man and his dog to a shield game is incredible even if tickets are really cheap ($10 adults, $5 kids). The test for 20/20 will be whether they are still getting these crowds in 5 years time when the novelty has worn off.
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Don't get me wrong. I like all forms of the game. I just don't like it when the ball dominates the bat. To me it's like the cricketing equivalent of flooding, which you and I have discussed ad infinitum.
Incidentally, the Bushrangers have won their way into the final with a comfortable win over the Bulls in Qld ;D in a low-scoring game >:(
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 22, 2010, 04:40:52 PM
The Pakis always know how to get themselves out in ways you've never seen before at international level lol. How about Yousef getting out with the ball bouncing down off the gloves, hits the ground, bounces way up in the air and then lands right on top of the bails and knocks them off. Poor Yousef made no attempt to stop the ball or knock it away from the stumps.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 23, 2010, 12:54:03 AM
Awesome century by White  :clapping. Got the Aussies out of trouble early on and then 3 flat sixers in a row off Afridi made the win a cert.

As far as 50-over cricket goes another poor crowd although not many turned up either to the domestic 20/20 the other night in Brisbane.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2010, 08:46:31 PM
Vics have made 7/166 off their 20 overs in the big bash final tonight in Adelaide.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on January 24, 2010, 09:49:08 AM
The Vics won :cheers with the Croweaters finishing on 9/118. Even more satisfying that we smacked them in front of an unfriendly crowd who were giving our boys hell in the field apparently, with their "kick a Vic" nonsense. Jealous sucks the lot of 'em.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Fishfinger on January 24, 2010, 10:09:31 AM
Good to see some of the crowd stayed around to boo at the presentation in typical SA good sportmanship style.
In fairness to the South Aussies who don't have a chip on their shoulder, there was also some applause.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on January 24, 2010, 10:56:16 AM
Ahh, the old inferiority complex, the further west you go the worse it gets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 24, 2010, 12:47:29 PM
Good to see some of the crowd stayed around to boo at the presentation in typical SA good sportmanship style.
In fairness to the South Aussies who don't have a chip on their shoulder, there was also some applause.

Just on sportsmanship - I thought it was very poor form on David Hussey's part not to acknowledge the Redbacks at all in his speech. Granted he was being interviewed but at any point he could made some sort of reference to the opposition. Manou did - Hussey should have ...

Have said a number of times it can be harder to be gracious in victory than defeat....
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 25, 2010, 10:26:36 PM
Good to see some of the crowd stayed around to boo at the presentation in typical SA good sportmanship style.
In fairness to the South Aussies who don't have a chip on their shoulder, there was also some applause.

Just on sportsmanship - I thought it was very poor form on David Hussey's part not to acknowledge the Redbacks at all in his speech. Granted he was being interviewed but at any point he could made some sort of reference to the opposition. Manou did - Hussey should have ...

Have said a number of times it can be harder to be gracious in victory than defeat....
Wasn't there some history between Hussey and Manou from last time they met? Hussey pushing Manou while they handshaked or something or other. It was mentioned before the game. Great win by the Vics given they were missing a few name players and after they were smacked by SA last time.

No sure why the Aussies are playing 5 ODIs each against the Pakis and Windies when the games are so one-sided.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 26, 2010, 10:34:39 PM
A bit of a renaissance for Victorian cricket. Vics winning their 4th 20/20 title in 5 years while White and Mackay are in very good form in the Australian ODI side.

Still don't know why we play 5 separate games against such ordinary competition. Apart from cameos from Afridi, the Pakis have no one to worry the Aussies.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on January 31, 2010, 11:17:21 PM
What's the point of having all these security guards around the ground if some drunken yobbo can run onto the field and tackle a Pakistani fieldsman to the ground. No one was hurt thankfully and the Paki fielder  laughed it off. We all remember that idiot in the 80s who stuffed up Terry Alderman's shoulder.

Good close finish tonight. Aussies scrape home to win the series 5-zip.

Title: Afridi caught biting the ball during last night's one-dayer
Post by: one-eyed on February 01, 2010, 04:36:33 AM
Afridi bites the ball in bizarre Aussie win
AAP
February 01, 2010

A BRAIN-IMPLOSION from Pakistan stand-in captain Shahid Afridi could cost him a spell on the sidelines as Australia secured a 5-0 series whitewash with an incident-filled two-wicket victory at the WACA Ground.

Afridi, named captain for the day after Mohammad Yousuf withdrew due to a knee injury, was caught on camera biting the ball with Australia precariously placed at 7-178 and needing 35 more runs for victory off 30 balls to chase down Pakistan's 212.

Umpires changed the ball straight away and the game was further marred when a ground invader tackled Pakistan fieldsman Khalid Latif to the ground in the 47th over.

Latif was unhurt in the incident and laughed it off but it cast a deep shadow over the match.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/australia-v-pakistan/story-e6frf9if-1225825114825
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 02, 2010, 01:19:39 AM
LOL at Afridi saying all countries tamper with the ball. We didn't eat at it like an apple because we're losing  :wallywink
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on February 02, 2010, 01:26:34 AM
 :ROTFL
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on February 05, 2010, 10:51:40 PM
If some of the Pakis aren't still match fixing well then I am not watching the same cricket match.

With 30 runs from 33 balls and 5 wickets in hand how can you throw it away. Some of the dismissals are just laughable.They still fell short of their modest target of 128 by 3 runs. :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 06, 2010, 02:14:51 AM
If some of the Pakis aren't still match fixing well then I am not watching the same cricket match.

With 30 runs from 33 balls and 5 wickets in hand how can you throw it away. Some of the dismissals are just laughable.They still fell short of their modest target of 128 by 3 runs. :help
The Pakis have been doing it all summer. I know it looks suss but the Aussie middle order and tail collapsed as well. Pakis just not good enough especially without Afridi.

60k is a decent crowd as well for a hit and giggle 20/20 game. Tonight was one of the few 20/20 matches that had a number of momentum shifts throughout which made it a good game.

Tait was scarily fast. First up 159 km/hr and then the second hit 160km/hr  :o - a record on Aussie turf apparently although I though Thommo unofficially held that record for the same speed.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 07, 2010, 03:27:58 PM
Why would you host a one-dayer at the 'G just a few days after a 20/20 game? One-dayers are struggling for crowds as it is without poor scheduling adding to its woes. There'd be lucky if there were 25-30k at the ground.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on February 09, 2010, 03:07:27 AM
Further evidence one-day cricket is slowly dying.......

Nine's ratings also hit for six
Andrew Stevenson
February 9, 2010


EMPTY seats at the nation's cricket grounds are fast becoming blood on the carpet at the Nine Network with cricket's long-term broadcast partner hit by a major fall in television audiences for the sport.

After surveying empty stands at the MCG on Sunday night, Australian cricket awoke to confirmation that its national TV audience had stayed away too, with Nine smashed on the first night of the rating's year. Its audience was down by 40 per cent on last year.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/nines-ratings-also-hit-for-six-20100208-nn8f.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 09, 2010, 08:41:49 PM
No wonder cricket ratings are falling with the Windies putting in another insipid display and the Aussies winning with still 24 overs in the bank. Once Gayle goes cheaply it's good night Windies.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on February 10, 2010, 10:43:34 PM
20 20 is waht the crowds want. 60000 on Friday night against the Pakis.
Title: Shane Watson won the Allan Border Medal
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2010, 01:02:17 AM
Shane Watson has won the Allan Border Medal and also named one-day cricketer of the year.

Katich was named test player of the year.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/shane-watson-wins-allan-border-medal/story-e6frf9if-1225830690135
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on February 16, 2010, 01:51:30 PM
My first impression was WTF would you wear a dress to the awards as a joke - then the penny dropped  :rollin


























(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/02/15/1225830/695992-2010-allan-border-medal.jpg)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 21, 2010, 09:27:23 PM
One-dayers are one their knees while 20/20 goes from strength to strength going by the Hobart crowd tonight. The advantage 20/20 has is if the result is known 8 overs into the 2nd team's innings as it was again tonight that to another Windies batting collapse you know you don't have to sit there for another 3 hours till the end of the game.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 23, 2010, 08:51:58 PM
Warner just reached his 50 in just 18 deliveries  :clapping.

Another Aussie flogging of the Windies. 0/83 off just 6 overs  :gobdrop

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 23, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
I watched Shaun Tait with interest the other night (didn't see him tonight)

But if officialdom is fair dinkum - they need to have a close look at his action. When he really cranks it up it doesn't look good - dare i say it he looks like he is chucking  :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 23, 2010, 09:05:35 PM
I watched Shaun Tait with interest the other night (didn't see him tonight)

But if officialdom is fair dinkum - they need to have a close look at his action. When he really cranks it up it doesn't look good - dare i say it he looks like he is chucking  :o
If Murali is allowed 15 degrees then it's hard for anyone to get picked up for chucking these days.


Aussies 1/103 over 8 overs lol. I bet CA are going thank gawd this is the last game we'll see the Windies for a while.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 23, 2010, 09:51:27 PM
If Murali is allowed 15 degrees then it's hard for anyone to get picked up for chucking these days.


Yeah I know that is the rule but even under that stupid rule Murali still chucks. And under the 15% degree rule I reckon Tait maybe chucking as well
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on February 24, 2010, 10:28:26 AM
Brett Lee was the same with his effort balls
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: wayne on February 25, 2010, 09:08:18 AM
Tendulkar has made the first ever 200 in an ODI.

Still not as many as my 209n.o. against the Heyfield fourths, but a good effort by the little master none the less  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on February 25, 2010, 07:08:28 PM
Qld spirit alive and well folks :thumbsup great victory in the shield

I just hope that we can pick up another win or two and host the Bushrangers again up here. Then we can bat you lot into oblivion and return the favour that you returned to us that we returned to you.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 25, 2010, 09:58:49 PM
Vics took pity on Qld 'cause we're still on top of the shield table  :wallywink lol.

How about Sachin scoring 200 in that one-dayer against South Africa including 100 of those runs in 4s :o.
Title: Pakistan again in more match-fixing claims (cricinfo)
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2010, 04:40:56 PM
Confusion reigns over Pakistan match-fixing claims
Osman Samiuddin
February 26, 2010




Pakistan cricket plunged itself into wholesale confusion as the sniff of match-fixing rolled around once again, this time as a particularly nasty smell. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) initially seemed to indicate that two players from the current squad were involved in match-fixing, but later insisted that the players, cases and incidents were old ones and that nobody from the current squad was involved. An ICC spokesperson though, told Cricinfo, "The ICC is unaware of the existence of any such reports."

The day began with a report in the News, a Pakistan daily, that a player from the current squad was being investigated by a six-man inquiry committee over allegations of match-fixing on Pakistan's recent tour to Australia. Ijaz Butt, the board chairman, was asked about the story at a press conference in Lahore later in the afternoon. Butt said that he would only comment once the inquiry committee had completed its report and presented its findings.

Having sensed something, journalists began to throw match-fixing questions at Butt. To one query, asking whether he believed match-fixing was now eradicated, he said, "I don't say match-fixing is over or is not happening. I just said that it is very difficult to prove."

Butt then talked about two players against whom the ICC had provided the PCB with definitive proof that they had been involved in match-fixing, without specifying whether they were from the current squad or not. Despite persistent queries he refused to provide further details.

One of the journalists, thinking the players were active ones, asked whether the board would take action against them. "You think we haven't taken action against them?" Butt responded, the implication that the players were current ones, seemingly lost on him. "When we took action, the public accepted that and from my friends sitting around here, no one commented on it."

However, when contacted by Cricinfo, Butt categorically denied that the players and cases he was referring to were current ones. Butt said by bringing up the cases, 10-12 years old, he was merely trying to clarify how the ICC procedure on incidents of match-fixing works between the body and boards.

"I was telling them of the procedure the ICC has evolved about how such cases work," Butt said. "I was telling them that proving match-fixing charges and allegations can be very difficult. One of our friends in Islamabad made allegations against Younis Khan without any proof and look how that has destroyed his career almost.

"If there is any match-fixing allegation you can ask the ICC about them and we did verbally. They communicated the two names to us and showed us incontrovertible proof of it. But I can confirm that the players are not from the current squad. The cases I am referring to are old ones and they didn't happen under our administration."

There remains no clarity on whether the present administration asked the ICC for proof - and thus what sparked the need for such a query - or whether this is an old report sent to a previous PCB administration.

The last nine months in Pakistan have witnessed persistent rumours of match-fixing. They first surfaced during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka last year, where the team - or members of it - were allegedly seen in the company of suspected bookies who were in the same hotel, albeit inadvertently. Pakistan's spectacular batting collapses, resulting in two Test losses from positions in which it looked difficult to lose, fuelled the speculation.

Then, after returning from a semi-final loss in the Champions Trophy in South Africa, Jamshed Dasti, a member of parliament and head of a committee on sports, levelled allegations against Younis Khan and his team, summoning them to a meeting in which Younis handed in his resignation.

Speculation has since continued, centering more often than not around the Sydney Test loss in January and a few other performances in Australia. And just recently, Butt made the same revelations - though about two officials, not players - at a senate committee hearing, though that wasn't as widely reported at the time.

http://www.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/450125.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on February 28, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
Paki cricket in disarray. Not a big surprise sadly.

A great game of T20 between the Aussies and Kiwis. Both sides scoring 214 each with the Kiwis winning the tie-breaker after we scored only six runs off ours.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 28, 2010, 09:45:12 PM
A great game of T20 between the Aussies and Kiwis. Both sides scoring 214 each with the Kiwis winning the tie-breaker after we scored only six runs off ours.

And then we give Tait the ball  ::) - who is always suspect under extreme pressure. Gifted the game to the Kiwis IMO..and BTW the wide he bowled - was a chuck
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 01, 2010, 02:09:54 AM
A great game of T20 between the Aussies and Kiwis. Both sides scoring 214 each with the Kiwis winning the tie-breaker after we scored only six runs off ours.

And then we give Tait the ball  ::) - who is always suspect under extreme pressure. Gifted the game to the Kiwis IMO..and BTW the wide he bowled - was a chuck
Yep dumb decision to give Tait the ball when you're trying to minimise runs against in one over  ???. I would've gone with Harris and his change-ups.

Rodney Hogg on SEN reckons Tait chucks occasionally btw WP. So you're not alone.
Title: John Howard announced Vice-President of ICC
Post by: one-eyed on March 02, 2010, 02:51:56 PM
Just announced on SEN that former prime minister John Howard is the new ICC vice-president.

The new ICC vice-president takes office in June and then assumes the presidency in 2012.
Title: Re: John Howard announced Vice-President of ICC
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 02, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
Just announced on SEN that former prime minister John Howard is the new ICC vice-president.

The new ICC vice-president takes office in June and then assumes the presidency in 2012.

Peter Roebuck wrote this a couple of months back

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/howard-choice-is-the-wrong-way-to-go-20100121-modb.html

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Cricket Australia's decision to nominate John Howard as its candidate for the top job at the International Cricket Council is as pitiful as it is disrespectful. Howard's knowledge of cricket is more characterised by enthusiasm than depth or imagination. Plain and simple he is not qualified for the job.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on March 02, 2010, 03:04:05 PM
He is also a bigot and i can see him putting countries like India off side, which would be a big mistake.
Title: Re: John Howard announced Vice-President of ICC
Post by: Mr Magic on March 02, 2010, 03:13:44 PM
Just announced on SEN that former prime minister John Howard is the new ICC vice-president.

The new ICC vice-president takes office in June and then assumes the presidency in 2012.

 :lol Just when one thought cricket couldn't be in a bigger mess.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 03, 2010, 12:05:25 AM
Give Warney the job instead. At least the rest of the cricket world will know who he is and the subcontinent loves him. Hell make Warney head of the UN while we're at it too. A few lessons showing off how the flipper work will have everyone too interested to start any war lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 03, 2010, 02:39:44 PM
Vics took pity on Qld 'cause we're still on top of the shield table  :wallywink lol.


Gonna be tough for us - raining us here in Brisbane and might continue for the next few days.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
Vics took pity on Qld 'cause we're still on top of the shield table  :wallywink lol.


Gonna be tough for us - raining us here in Brisbane and might continue for the next few days.
Even tougher at 7/86. Hard to see Qld picking up points in this game.

Need Mitchell Johnson back to headbutt a batsman with his helmet on :stupid   :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on March 04, 2010, 01:47:49 PM
Tigers rank with the best: Ponting

http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/sport/general/tigers-rank-with-the-best-ponting/1764499.aspx

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 04, 2010, 02:48:09 PM
Tigers rank with the best: Ponting

http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/sport/general/tigers-rank-with-the-best-ponting/1764499.aspx
Tassie had been the best one-day state side all season so deserved winners.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 04, 2010, 07:27:26 PM

Even tougher at 7/86. Hard to see Qld picking up points in this game.

Need Mitchell Johnson back to headbutt a batsman with his helmet on :stupid   :lol

South Australia all out in a session for 72!  :bow. The Gabba is a real double edged sword for us - we probably lose more days to rain in summer than the southern states, but then when the covers come off it is unplayable so you get results in 4 days.

Vics struggling a bit over in the west. So there could be a change at the top in a few days and a confirmed final two.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 07, 2010, 08:31:36 PM

Even tougher at 7/86. Hard to see Qld picking up points in this game.

Need Mitchell Johnson back to headbutt a batsman with his helmet on :stupid   :lol

South Australia all out in a session for 72!  :bow. The Gabba is a real double edged sword for us - we probably lose more days to rain in summer than the southern states, but then when the covers come off it is unplayable so you get results in 4 days.

Vics struggling a bit over in the west. So there could be a change at the top in a few days and a confirmed final two.
Both top 2 states won and sowed up a spot in the Shield final so it all comes down to the respective last games (Qld vs WA, Vic vs Tas) to see who hosts it. Qld need to win outright and hope Vic don't.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 07, 2010, 11:13:31 PM
Vics should win the Shield. Have a good recent record in Shield Finals.
As we do in the 20/20 form of the game.
It's in the 50 over Finals we tend to choke.
Title: Michael Clarke quits NZ tour for 'personal reasons'
Post by: one-eyed on March 08, 2010, 11:36:25 PM
Vice captain Michael Clarke quits tour Australian cricket team's tour of New Zealand 'for personal reasons'
From: AAP March 08, 2010 9:35PM

VICE-captain Michael Clarke has quit Australia's cricket tour of New Zealand and is heading home to Sydney for personal reasons.

A spokesman said Clarke had left the team hotel in Hamilton on the eve of tomorrow's third one-day international against the Black Caps and it was not known when he would return.

Full article at:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/vicr-captainmichael-clarke-quits-tour-australian-cricket-teams-tour-of-new-zealand-for-personal-reasons/story-e6frfg8o-1225838415168
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 09, 2010, 08:54:09 PM
Mitch Johnson should headbutt helmets more often. Been in great form since and all the booing seems to have revved him up and inspired him.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 11, 2010, 04:02:52 PM
Looks like a Melbourne shield final. Where will they play it?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 11, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
Looks like a Melbourne shield final. Where will they play it?
Good question. The final is scheduled for Mar 17-21. Last year the final was played at the Junction Oval.

There was talk in the Age last year of playing the final at the 'G as the pitch is a drop-in one and they were going to pull it out a few days before our round 1 game.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 12, 2010, 11:41:15 PM
Vics thrashed Tassie. Qld lost to WA.
Victoria will host the final.

I would say the final again would be at the Junction Oval given it runs from March 17-21 and we are scheduled to play the Scum just four days later. Even with a drop in pitch I would say the centre wicket area would be way too hard.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2010, 12:17:17 PM
It could end being the last Shield final if they go back to a pure league system.

The Vics will be hoping to win the toss and build a big first innings like last year to destroy any chance of a Qld win. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 13, 2010, 12:29:56 PM
Final will be at the MCG. If it goes the distance will be a four day break until our round 1 fixture. :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 13, 2010, 02:10:48 PM
Final will be at the MCG. If it goes the distance will be a four day break until our round 1 fixture. :-\
Good for the Vics but not for the footy :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 14, 2010, 01:05:47 PM
Aussies lose last one dayer but still win the series 3-2 to retain the Chappel Hadlee trophy. We have always had a weakness that rears its head with dead rubbers when we have won series whether at test or one day level.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 14, 2010, 10:54:30 PM
Aussies lose last one dayer but still win the series 3-2 to retain the Chappel Hadlee trophy. We have always had a weakness that rears its head with dead rubbers when we have won series whether at test or one day level.
You're right Tucky. Good teams have different gears they can go to. Aussie sides in the modern era just seem to go through the motions when there's nothing to play for yet crank it up when silverware is on offer. We've been able to still dominate despite the loss of so many champion players which probably shows how few top sides there are in international cricket. India and the Poms in England only seem to test us.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 17, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
Qld have Vics struggling, but this partnership between Wade and Hastings could be very influential.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 17, 2010, 09:55:42 PM
9/286 after being 6/75. That's not too bad.
Hopefully Vics bowl them out for less than our total whatever it ends up to be.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 18, 2010, 03:23:04 PM
Vics made 305

Qld currently 4/120

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: the_boy_jake on March 18, 2010, 04:18:55 PM
Vics must bee happy with the Qld run rate.

Qld need a big partnership here to get to 400.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 18, 2010, 10:21:51 PM
Qld 6/198.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 19, 2010, 12:07:56 AM
Good day for the Vics. This go slow cricket is suiting them as they only need a draw to win the Shield.

Tomorrow is crucial. If the Vics can roll the last 4 Qlders cheaply in the morning with at least a 50 run first innings lead and then have a good arvo with the bat then the game would be all but over. If the Qld tail can do what the Vics did then the shield is still up for grabs with two days after tomorrow still to go.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 20, 2010, 07:30:25 AM
Aussies 4/316 ........... Michael Clarke post-bingle 100*



Vics  305 & 2/273 ....... lead by 321 runs
Qld   257
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on March 21, 2010, 07:04:38 AM
Last day of Shield final today. Vics all but home.

Vics  305 & 8/591 dec.

Qld   257 & 0/29
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2010, 02:50:33 PM
All over in the Shield final. Top stuff Vics. Won by 400 runs  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on March 21, 2010, 03:33:39 PM
 :woohoo
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on March 23, 2010, 04:30:24 PM
How about the strong winds at the Basin Reserve yesterday. The poor groudkeepers were being dragged along by the covers as they flew off everywhere lol.

Funny also Hauritz having to chase the ball out of the ground after McCullum hit it for six and when Hauritz came back without the ball he just shrugged his shoulders. Something straight out of local cricket  :lol.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 31, 2010, 09:17:34 PM
Another easy test win against the Kiwis by 176 runs.

Mitchell Johnson man of the match with 10 wickets for the test to go with his pair of ducks.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 08, 2010, 03:42:02 PM
Some odd decisions with regard to the new ACB contracts. David Hussey dumped only because there's not so many 20/20 internationals coming up in the next 12 months yet Brett Lee who has missed a lot of cricket and most likely will be limited to 20/20s himself so he doesn't break down again gets a new contract  ???.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on April 08, 2010, 10:18:09 PM
Brett Lee has retired from Test Match Cricket and with The Ashes up later in the year I find that a baffling decision. Obviously Cricket Australia still want him in the picture possibly with a 50 over World Cup next year. ::)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 09, 2010, 09:57:04 PM
Brett Lee has retired from Test Match Cricket and with The Ashes up later in the year I find that a baffling decision. Obviously Cricket Australia still want him in the picture possibly with a 50 over World Cup next year. ::)
Hard to see Lee get in the side anyway on form with Bollinger, Johnson, Mackay, Harris in there already and if they want express pace that'd go with Tait. Lee doesn't have that express pace anymore.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on April 11, 2010, 01:19:23 AM
0/38 in four overs in his last match in the IPL. Lee is gawn. Too predictable and you're right MT now that his pace is gone no wicket taking stock ball to fall back on.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Carvels Ring on April 16, 2010, 10:04:37 PM
Lee has a busted thumb.  he musta say down too quickly.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 22, 2010, 07:32:08 PM
Almost spilt my cuppa when Lee said on the news last night us playing 4 quicks bowling at 150 clicks would be hard to score against. Ummm based on the IPL batsmen would love facing that kind of attack in 20/20. Get ball on bat and it's more often than not four or six.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on April 22, 2010, 07:39:32 PM
Brett Lee wants a free meal ticket to the 20/20 World Cup. The selectors aren't that stupid Brett. Stay in India and enhance your Bollywood career. :lol :rollin :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on April 28, 2010, 07:50:51 PM
Lee injured again already



PACEMAN Brett Lee looks almost certain to be ruled out Australia's World Twenty20 campaign - and his international career is in limbo - after another injury to the elbow that forced him to retire from Test cricket.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/lee-may-miss-world-cp/story-e6frf9if-1225859266958
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 28, 2010, 09:56:48 PM
I couldn't believe Lee was originally chosen ahead of Bollinger and Harris. One of the latter two to take his place now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on April 28, 2010, 10:18:23 PM
Can they rplace him in the squad?

I think in the last 50 over world cup you could not bring in a replacement from outside the original squad.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 28, 2010, 11:44:43 PM
Can they rplace him in the squad?

I think in the last 50 over world cup you could not bring in a replacement from outside the original squad.
I don't know for sure al. I was just going by the news report that said Bollinger and Harris were in line to come into the squad.

How about us losing to Zimbabwe  :o. No big deal as it was a warm-up game for the 20/20 WC but just another loss in a meaningless game by an Aussie cricket side.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: wayne on April 29, 2010, 10:48:54 AM
How about us losing to Zimbabwe  :o. No big deal as it was a warm-up game for the 20/20 WC but just another loss in a meaningless game by an Aussie cricket side.

Clarke made 49 from 42 deliveries with 3 boundaries. That's ok going for an ODI, but for a T20 that's sluggish.

12 runs in boundaries and 37 from singles and twos (can't imagine there'd be many threes).

Make Cam White captain and send Clarke back home for Trav Birt.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2010, 09:42:39 PM
How about us losing to Zimbabwe  :o. No big deal as it was a warm-up game for the 20/20 WC but just another loss in a meaningless game by an Aussie cricket side.

Clarke made 49 from 42 deliveries with 3 boundaries. That's ok going for an ODI, but for a T20 that's sluggish.

12 runs in boundaries and 37 from singles and twos (can't imagine there'd be many threes).

Make Cam White captain and send Clarke back home for Trav Birt.
Yep Clarke in 20/20 doesn't score faster enough. More suited to ODI and tests where he can hold up an end and the side can build an innings around him.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 06, 2010, 10:31:07 PM
Two from two at the 20/20 World Cup and into the Super 8's where our next opponent is India.

Been a funny tournament for us where we have lost 5/0 in the last over but still scored 191 against the Pakistanis and we were 6/65 against Bangladesh but still went on to make 141 and win.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 09, 2010, 01:57:45 AM
Really gave India a touch up the other night in the 20-20 match winning by 39 runs.

Warner hit 72 runs including 7 sixes. :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 09, 2010, 11:39:08 PM
For the night owls the Aussies are playing Sri Lanka in the 20/20 World Cup at 3:15 this morning. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 10, 2010, 10:27:02 PM
Another huge win for the Aussies making 168 including 85 from 45 from Cameron White who almost beat Sri Lanka on his own as they were bowled out for 87. Undefeated so far with one foot just about in the semi final.
Last Super 8 game against the Wes Indies to come. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: wayne on May 12, 2010, 02:12:12 PM
Flogged the Windies this morning and we're through to the Semi's.

England, Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan ( ??? I have no idea how these guys got through)
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 12, 2010, 10:36:57 PM
Are we playing Pakistan in the semis?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 14, 2010, 02:14:21 PM
Are we playing Pakistan in the semis?
Yep with play the Pakis tonight. On form you'd think it'll be an Aussies vs Poms final but in 20/20 you can't be certain of anything.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 14, 2010, 09:44:15 PM
Are we playing Pakistan in the semis?
Yep with play the Pakis tonight. On form you'd think it'll be an Aussies vs Poms final but in 20/20 you can't be certain of anything.

Could have a final that may be for bragging rights with an upcoming Ashes series in mind. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: cub on May 15, 2010, 05:15:19 AM
Geez they fell in there thanks to Hussey

Australia 7/197 (19.5)
Pakistan 6/191 (20.0)

MEK Hussey not out 60 off 24

Logged on just before that and they needed 48 off 17 balls 7 wickets down  :gobdrop :clapping
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: TFL on May 15, 2010, 07:43:18 AM
Just watching it now.

Seems the tournament isnt working too well if Australia won all their games and Pakistan only won two games and they made it into the Semi's.

Doesnt seem right to me.

Hopefully we can smash the Poms.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mat073 on May 15, 2010, 05:03:46 PM
I know its only T20 but that Hussey innings was brilliant....Talk about back from the dead.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on May 15, 2010, 09:35:33 PM
Hussey 6 6 4 6 off the last 5 balls or something? Unbelievable win :o

Nicely sets up a mini-Ashes final before the real thing in summer. Go Aussies  :thumbsup.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on May 17, 2010, 05:34:24 AM
Aussies got done.

We just didn't make enough runs after losing Watson, Warner and Haddin within the first 13 balls.


Aus  6/147  .... off 20 overs

Eng  3/148  .... off 17
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 21, 2010, 11:23:53 PM
Australia all out for 88  :o

http://www.cricinfo.com/pakistan-v-australia-2010/engine/current/match/426395.html

We really struggle now against swing bowling in England and this is against Pakistan  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on July 25, 2010, 01:26:36 PM
First time in 15 years we've lost to pakistan oh well was always going to happen sooner or later.
we struggle in england. im sure this wont hurt our ashes hopes though Johnson and Bollinger always bowl better on our pitchs. plus by time summer comes around hilfy should be back in some good form his our best bowler at the moment IMO.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on July 26, 2010, 04:06:39 AM
The second series in a row Johnson has struggled on English pitches. Mind you it's our batting that lost us the test. Ponting now and then has brain fades when deciding what to do when he wins the toss. That first day wicket was one to bowl on first. I still don't know how North is getting a game btw ???.
Title: New one-day cricket format
Post by: one-eyed on August 16, 2010, 01:10:15 PM
Cricket Australia has announced changes to the one-day cricket format:


- 45 overs per team with split innings of 20 and 25 overs.
- A maximum of 12 overs by any one bowler.
- 10 wickets per team and 12 players per team - teams can bat any 11 of the 12 and field any 11 of the 12.
- A maximum of two bouncers per over.
- A new ball from each end at the start of the innings and no replacement new balls.
- No power plays
- Fielding restrictions: Overs 1-5 = 2 fielders outside the circle; 6-20 = 4 outside; 21-25 = 2 outside, 26-45 = 4 outside.


The new format will be played in all 31 matches of the national one-day cup, played between all States.

Match points will include one point for a first innings lead which is retained even if the side leading then eventually loses, and four points for a win, with five points if a team leads at the first innings and subsequently wins.

http://cricket.com.au/news-display/New-OneDay-Cup-format-announced/21651
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on August 16, 2010, 01:24:19 PM
6 months out from a world cup and they want to mess with the domestic one day format. Real smart!
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 17, 2010, 01:51:58 AM
6 months out from a world cup and they want to mess with the domestic one day format. Real smart!
Is Adrian Anderson now fiddling with cricket rules and formats   ;D

The 20-25 split is weird. Why not have an even split of 20-20?
Title: Pakistan agent alleges Sydney Cricket Test was rigged
Post by: one-eyed on August 30, 2010, 12:53:14 AM
Pakistan agent alleges Sydney Test was rigged

AUSTRALIA'S extraordinary victory over Pakistan in the Second Test in Sydney this year was rigged, says the player agent at the centre of a match-fixing storm that has rocked the cricket world.

Property tycoon Mazhar Majeed - who also handles the business affairs of 10 of Pakistan's team - alleges key players combined to deliberately lose the SCG match to win $1.4 million for corrupt betting syndicates.

A hefty cut went to "his" players for getting the "right" result, he claimed in conversations captured on film by British tabloid newspaper the News of the World .

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/man-held-after-pakistan-match-fix-claims/story-e6frf9if-1225911405128
Title: Re: Pakistan agent alleges Sydney Cricket Test was rigged
Post by: mightytiges on August 30, 2010, 05:53:36 PM
Pakistan agent alleges Sydney Test was rigged

AUSTRALIA'S extraordinary victory over Pakistan in the Second Test in Sydney this year was rigged, says the player agent at the centre of a match-fixing storm that has rocked the cricket world.

Property tycoon Mazhar Majeed - who also handles the business affairs of 10 of Pakistan's team - alleges key players combined to deliberately lose the SCG match to win $1.4 million for corrupt betting syndicates.

A hefty cut went to "his" players for getting the "right" result, he claimed in conversations captured on film by British tabloid newspaper the News of the World .

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/man-held-after-pakistan-match-fix-claims/story-e6frf9if-1225911405128
Sheesh International Cricket is in a mess. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised when the ICC has been a toothless tiger over recent years.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on August 30, 2010, 11:55:42 PM
what has ICC been doing for the past decade in there attempts to combat match fixing when a news paper can find the complete problem and prove it in one video.
Pakistan has to be banned from international cricket for 12 months or something. ICC has got to finally come out stronge and hard on this issue.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on August 31, 2010, 03:59:01 PM
what has ICC been doing for the past decade in there attempts to combat match fixing when a news paper can find the complete problem and prove it in one video.
Pakistan has to be banned from international cricket for 12 months or something. ICC has got to finally come out stronge and hard on this issue.

Banning Pakistan from international cricket would solve the schedule issue of Pakistan no being able to play "home" games n Pakistan but the problem Cricket has is the number of test playing nations is shrinking given Zimbabwe has been kicked out thanks to their despot leader. Even some of the test nations still around such as the West Indies aren't getting the talented kids coming through as they use to. If your a tall and athletic kid now in the Windies you chase the $$$ in basketball in the NBA rather than try and become the next Joel Garner or Curtley Ambrose.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on August 31, 2010, 07:28:04 PM
The ICC's response to the drama of the Lord's Test has mirrored the incident itself.

Both centre on no balls.

In its infinite wisdom cricket's governing body has chosen to tread water while the tide of opinion flows against them.

Despite what appears to be damning and overwhelming evidence that at least two Pakistani players were engaged in highly ignoble behaviour in the fourth Test against England, the ICC has chosen to sit on its hands and do nothing.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has stated that, "The integrity of the game is of paramount importance. Prompt and decisive action will be taken against those who seek to harm it. However, the facts must first be established through a thorough investigation and it is important to respect the right of due process when addressing serious allegations of this sort.

"Make no mistake, once the process is complete, if any players are found to be guilty, the ICC will ensure that the appropriate punishment is handed out," Lorgat said.

"We will not tolerate corruption in this great game."

If the ICC feels the integrity of the game is of paramount importance surely it should show some form of leadership in one of the sport's darkest hours.

Pakistan is due to play the first of two Twenty20 games against England this weekend ahead of five one-day internationals.

At this point, the ICC says these fixtures will go ahead.

Newly anointed ICC president, Sharad Pawar says, "the primary responsibility lies with the Pakistan Cricket Board" with regard to what action is currently taken against the players in question.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has taken a leaf from the ICC's book of misadministration by stating that no players will be suspended until the "police investigation comes up with solid evidence".

In light of what the News of the World uncovered it is totally indecorous for the ICC to do nothing ahead of the police findings.

If Pakistan fails to act, the ICC must for the sheer credibility of the sport.

The ICC's decision to allow the Pakistan tour to progress may well centre on money.

With the television rights signed and the tickets sold they may well fear that cancelling the matches will result in a substantial legal suit from the TV networks who have contracts in place and advertisers signed up.

But surely, if the ICC is to allow the tour to continue, the very least it can do is demand that Pakistan must suspend the two bowlers at the centre of the heart of the storm - Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - from taking any further part.

Given the pressure both these men will face every time they run into bowl over the next few weeks it seems a mindless decision for the PCB to have not already withdrawn them from the squad.

Can you imagine the reaction from the crowd should either produce a no-ball in the coming weeks?

The Test captain, Salman But, has been interviewed by police about his knowledge of what occurred at Lord's.

At present, no evidence has been produced that he was a party to what unfolded and he will not lead the team anyway now the Tests have been completed with Shahid Afridi the designated limited-overs skipper.

If ever the sport needed firm leadership it is now.

Yet, unsurprisingly given its blighted history, the ICC has chosen to abrogate its responsibilities.

It is a akin to Nero playing his fiddle while his city burned.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/31/2998764.htm?site=thedrum
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on August 31, 2010, 07:40:38 PM
Whats the big issue? Pakistan have been caught caught tanking, but hey, there's nothing wrong with tanking... is there??
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Chuck17 on August 31, 2010, 07:47:19 PM
As Al said I can't see the drama the Paki's are acting true to form, it's not as if this stuff is out of charachter
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on August 31, 2010, 11:44:50 PM
apparently if they get found guilty of treason they can get the death penality.
maybe that is the only way to fix match fixing lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Tigermonk on September 01, 2010, 01:10:44 AM
accidently drop a bomb on thier country & that will fix match fixing  ;D it would also solve the mystery of Bin Laden & all those other million terrorists  ;D will stop immigration of the UK  :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 01, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
Whats the big issue? Pakistan have been caught caught tanking, but hey, there's nothing wrong with tanking... is there??
;D

Players don't tank in the AFL even if their Club is trying to tank for the best picks/kids. Also there's no short-term financial gain from tanking in the AFL. You're only doing it because (i) the current draft system punishes bottom sides for winning games ::) and (ii) you're trying to load up with the best kids to eventually win the ultimate prize in the future.
Title: "Almost every match was fixed": Pakistani opening bat
Post by: one-eyed on September 06, 2010, 01:33:37 AM
PAKISTAN'S cricketing corruption woes deepened yesterday when one of their players allegedly claimed his teammates were fixing "almost every match".

London's News of the World reported it had footage of opening batsman Yasir Hameed expressing his shame at teammates involved in the game's latest match-fixing scandal.

The International Cricket Council has suspended Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer pending investigations into claims they were paid to bowl three no-balls at specified times during the fourth Test against England at Lord's.

"They were doing it in almost every match," the newspaper reported Yasir as saying. "It makes me angry because I am doing my best and they are trying to lose."

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/pakistan-player-allegedly-claimed-his-teammates-were-fixing-almost-every-match/story-e6frf9if-1225914504352
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on September 06, 2010, 05:52:21 PM
'Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bet'‎

 :lol
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 03, 2010, 08:12:37 PM
It says about Cricket at the minute that the test between the Aussies and India has gone underneath the radar. 4-8 years ago it would've been massive news. I still can't understand how North gets a game. Another duck.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 03, 2010, 09:09:11 PM
It says about Cricket at the minute that the test between the Aussies and India has gone underneath the radar. 4-8 years ago it would've been massive news. I still can't understand how North gets a game. Another duck.

Agree drop North. But if they do drop him please oh please bring a younger player that has a long term future rather than another 30y.o. with a limited career

And keep Paine - how good it is to see a decent keeper behind the stumps, who can handle a bat

Rather than pain that is Haddin who's an average keeper and reasonable bat

We need a wicketkeeper who can bat not a bat who can sort of keep

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 05, 2010, 12:08:12 AM
It says about Cricket at the minute that the test between the Aussies and India has gone underneath the radar. 4-8 years ago it would've been massive news. I still can't understand how North gets a game. Another duck.

Agree drop North. But if they do drop him please oh please bring a younger player that has a long term future rather than another 30y.o. with a limited career

And keep Paine - how good it is to see a decent keeper behind the stumps, who can handle a bat

Rather than pain that is Haddin who's an average keeper and reasonable bat

We need a wicketkeeper who can bat not a bat who can sort of keep


100% agree keep Paine in we wanna win these ashes dont risk bringing Haddin straight back in from injury. Plus how good was Hilfy's 7 overs 3 for 22 runs
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 06, 2010, 12:36:57 AM
Bollinger copping some abdominal injury seemed to stuff the Aussies up. We had India 8/124 and on the ropes and yet (once again in recent years) we couldn't bowl the tail out. Not sure what Ponting was thinking bowling North near the end. Hauritz didn't get a go after lunch but he's not much use either. Sheesh we need to find/discover another spinner from somewhere for the Ashes this summer as Hauritz and North aren't up to bowling spin at international test level. Agree with WP that we need some young blood into the side instead of these two.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 06, 2010, 11:35:20 AM
I dont understand why north is still in the team he never makes runs when the chips are down and needs to for the team. He hardly bowls so ricky mustent have much confidence in him to keep it tight when get a wicket when we really need one.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 06, 2010, 05:45:14 PM
It seems the Aussie selectors are hoping two spud spinners can somehow combine to make up for a lack of genuine classy spinner. It says it all when the captain has no confidence in his No.1 spinner to use him at all to bowl out the opposition's No.10 and 11 batsmen. I'd rather give Steve Smith a go ahead of Hauritz and North and then put a real batsman who can make runs consistently at No.6.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 06, 2010, 06:22:44 PM
It seems the Aussie selectors are hoping two spud spinners can somehow combine to make up for a lack of genuine classy spinner. It says it all when the captain has no confidence in his No.1 spinner to use him at all to bowl out the opposition's No.10 and 11 batsmen. I'd rather give Steve Smith a go ahead of Hauritz and North and then put a real batsman who can make runs consistently at No.6.

I don't think Smith is really ready for test cricket but gee anyone would better than Hauritz

As for North - flick him and birng youg Ferguson from SA now he is over his knee reco and bloody well persists with him

Alternatively, drop Watson down to 6 and bring Hughes back into open - these aren't hard decisions
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 06, 2010, 07:21:35 PM
It seems the Aussie selectors are hoping two spud spinners can somehow combine to make up for a lack of genuine classy spinner. It says it all when the captain has no confidence in his No.1 spinner to use him at all to bowl out the opposition's No.10 and 11 batsmen. I'd rather give Steve Smith a go ahead of Hauritz and North and then put a real batsman who can make runs consistently at No.6.

I don't think Smith is really ready for test cricket but gee anyone would better than Hauritz

As for North - flick him and birng youg Ferguson from SA now he is over his knee reco and bloody well persists with him

Alternatively, drop Watson down to 6 and bring Hughes back into open - these aren't hard decisions
I agree WP Smith is ready for test cricket but neither was Warney when he started. Sometimes you've just got to back young talent and as you say anyone is better than 'Horroritz'. I like the suggestion of Ferguson. He always scored runs when I've seen him play or shock horror even a batsman from the reigning back-to-back Sheffield Shield winners ::) such as a David Hussey.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on October 06, 2010, 09:47:07 PM
Ferguson is an interesting one. I really liked the look of him before he did his knee in the one dayers. Made runs under pressure but always looked composed.
His record at shield level is very poor though.
I'd still like to see him given a test cap.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on October 07, 2010, 01:25:42 AM
Need to take a chance the selectors. They are too predictable.

Smith, Ferguson, Hughes, I also like Mark Cosgrove.

As long as Watson is making runs as an opener he won't be going anywhere......

Possibly David Hussey to replace his brother like Mark Waugh replaced Steve in 1991.

Middle order prone to collapse. Hussey North, Clarke happens time and time again.

Oh and leave Paine as keeper. He's young makes runs and is steady behind the stumps.

Held the first innings together last week when we were 6 down and we got to 438 thanks to his patient 92.

Haddin trying to be Gilchrist or play out of his shadow would have been out playing a selfish shot for 30

and we would have been trundled out for no more than 330. Game would have been over on the fourth day.

Bad luck for Haddin.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 10, 2010, 06:36:57 PM
North has made a century today (after 6 straight failures) so no doubt the selectors will now play him in the Ashes  :-\.

Aussies 7/427 btw on the 2nd day
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 10, 2010, 07:40:38 PM
Currently 9/473

Shane Watson 57
Simon Katich 43
Ricky Ponting 77

Great to see the top of the order setting a good base up.
once again the middle order doesnt perform besides for on this case North

Michael Clarke 14
Michael Hussey 34
Marcus North 128

Another great innings from young wicket keeper Paine making 59
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 10, 2010, 10:03:11 PM
Yep good to see Paine cementing his spot as No.1 keeper.

Aus 478 all out

Ind 2/100 approaching stumps. Vijay just dropped by Katich at short-leg.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 10, 2010, 11:53:42 PM
I gotta admit i agree with the guy on offsiders today saying australia is playing above them selfs currently.  Considering we are 4th i would have to agree. What annoys me is we are 4th but letting Haddin walk straight back in for Paine when he is performing greatly its just not good enough by the selectors.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 11, 2010, 10:41:56 PM
Hauritz completely faield today ending with figures of
153 runs 39 overs 4 maidens 3.92 econ. and 0 wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 12, 2010, 03:05:34 AM
Hauritz completely faield today ending with figures of
153 runs 39 overs 4 maidens 3.92 econ. and 0 wickets.

Horroritz is the Jordie of cricket  :P. Sachin was playing with him.

India 5/435 so with just 2 days it seems we are heading for a draw.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 12, 2010, 11:00:24 PM
Aussie middle order fails once again - Clarke 3, North 3 and Hussey 20 (although he copped a dodgy lbw). Inconsistent batsmen who have a run of failures then one big score before failing again ain't going to win us back the Ashes.

Australia 185 runs in front with 3 wickets in hands at stumps so the test has swung back to getting a result tomorrow. 12 wickets in a day is one thing the Aussies can hang onto with the older ball reverse swinging.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 12, 2010, 11:06:09 PM
Aussie middle order fails once again - Clarke 3, North 3 and Hussey 20 (although he copped a dodgy lbw). Inconsistent batsmen who have a run of failures then one big score before failing again ain't going to win us back the Ashes.

Australia 185 runs in front with 3 wickets in hands at stumps so the test has swung back to getting a result tomorrow. 12 wickets in a day is one thing the Aussies can hang onto with the older ball reverse swinging.

is it a middle order fail or just business as usual?
To many times it has happened we need something to change.
Does Hussey have a big home summer test series ahead of him or has his time just about passed him.
We are now 4th in the world and not looking like winning games we must address these situations
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on October 13, 2010, 08:50:58 AM
Aussie middle order fails once again - Clarke 3, North 3 and Hussey 20 (although he copped a dodgy lbw). Inconsistent batsmen who have a run of failures then one big score before failing again ain't going to win us back the Ashes.

Australia 185 runs in front with 3 wickets in hands at stumps so the test has swung back to getting a result tomorrow. 12 wickets in a day is one thing the Aussies can hang onto with the older ball reverse swinging.

Reminds me of the eighties MT. Greg Ritchie was a master of doing sweet FA then pulling a ton out when his butt was on the line, then back to sweet FA until next time he felt his position was under threat. He had a few mates too.

A recipe for continued failure that is.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
The only thing Richie was good at was bad Indian accents. Richie, Hilditch, Dyson (apart from that great catch in the outfield), Rixon, Phillips, Bennett, Holland, etc...... Ah the mid-late 80s when we would start every test series in Australia with an innings loss at the 'Gabba  :P. Hadlee got 9-for IIRC and the Windies would easily intimidate our batsmen into getting out. If it wasn't for Border we would've been a total basketcase.

is it a middle order fail or just business as usual?
To many times it has happened we need something to change.
Does Hussey have a big home summer test series ahead of him or has his time just about passed him.
We are now 4th in the world and not looking like winning games we must address these situations
As the selectors make no changes despite our obvious decline it's sadly becoming business as usual  :-\.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 13, 2010, 03:57:13 PM
Aussies all out for 223.

A lead of 207. Harford said on SEN the record for a 4th innings chase at Bangalore is just 194 so a couple of early wickets could make thigns interesting.

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: gerkin greg on October 13, 2010, 04:06:37 PM
yep but India's highest successful 4th innings chase at this ground is only 151 against the kiwis about 15 years ago
australia chased down the 194
the ball is massively reversing - well, it was for them
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2010, 05:18:11 PM
India 1/73 after just 12 overs at Lunch. They're going the smash before the ball gets old and starts reverse swinging.

Hauritz bowling charity -  0/22 off 2 overs.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: dizza on October 13, 2010, 06:56:55 PM
2-130 before Tea. let's say it aint looking all that good...
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 13, 2010, 07:13:30 PM
India trail by 56 runs 3/150 (29.5)
5.03RR

we need another quick wicket to put some preasure on them
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2010, 07:25:23 PM
Hauritz finally got a wicket. Deceived debutant Pujara with his lack of movement and variation  :lol.

If Australia loses this test which looks likely now and so the series then we drop to 5th on the ICC test rankings. Our worst ranking ever apparently  :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 13, 2010, 08:11:52 PM
India 3/191 now and cruising towards victory.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 13, 2010, 08:32:49 PM
2nd innings
Hauritz 12 overs 76 runs 1 wicket econ 6.33
He just leaks runs you cant even put a attackive field in place when he bowls he has got to go.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: gerkin greg on October 13, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
Bring in Hughes, Smith and Khawaja. Out Huss, North & Haurrie.

stuff know what the fast bowling attack should look like. McGrath is getting his end in again, comeback???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 13, 2010, 09:24:11 PM
Bring in Hughes, Smith and Khawaja. Out Huss, North & Haurrie.

eff know what the fast bowling attack should look like. McGrath is getting his end in again, comeback???
I my self have called for these 3 players to be dropped but sadly we'll be lucky if any of them get dropped and due to England being a weak touring side we will most likely win and all of them stay in the team unless retirements
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 15, 2010, 12:04:33 AM
The problem for Aussie cricket now is if the selectors did wake up to the need to rebuild and finally go down the youth path then these younger players will be forced to debut in the Ashes (albeit a home series) rather than what should have happened and to trial them last summer against the weaker Windies or the Pakistan series in England. We tried a younger side in 1986-87 and got flogged by Poms (our last home Ashes series loss). Looks like things have turned full circle  :-\. Mind you by the return bout in England in 1989 the likes of Boon, Marsh, Waugh, Jones, Healy and Merv got their sweet revenge 4-zip.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 16, 2010, 12:47:26 AM
Sounds like there is push within cricket circles to get Ponting to step down as captain and then retire at the end of Ashes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 18, 2010, 12:43:01 PM
got to agree with SLaters comments on nine world of sports yesterday saying it should have already happened but still pushing for a change in the middle order and due to Norths 100 it has saved him so its Hussey that has to be dropped.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 18, 2010, 02:39:49 PM
North has to go as well. Batsmen who have one good innings after 10 failures followed up by another failure won't win you any test series let alone a 5-test one against England. Clarke is very lucky as well. Has the natural talent but has been struggling.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 28, 2010, 10:31:48 PM
I don't mind the idea of Xavier Doherty being picked in the WC squad as a left-arm orthodox spinner but given it'll be held in India then why wasn't he trialed in the just finished Indian tour? Some very odd decisions by the selectors in recent times ???
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 28, 2010, 11:21:23 PM
One of the Australian selectors faces the axe this week.

Selection boss Andrew Hilditch and new full-time selector Greg Chappell are safe, but either David Boon, Jamie Cox or Merv Hughes will get his marching orders after a Cricket Australia board meeting on Friday.

Hilditch, contracted until the end of the World Cup early next year, will advise the board, but it is free to choose who it wants to go.

Boon and Cox are under the most pressure for their jobs because of a perceived conflict with their respective roles in the South Australian and Tasmanian cricket associations.

Hughes, meanwhile, has been criticised for escorting overseas tour groups while also working as a selector.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket-australia-to-axe-selector-this-week/story-e6frf9if-1225943449328
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 29, 2010, 04:54:44 PM
Merv is the one who has been given the flick according to SEN.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on October 29, 2010, 06:52:44 PM
Greg chappell recently appointed  a full time selector. Now one existing one goes. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Should The chaiman of selectors Andrew Hilditch be the one making the decision who goes? What if he is the one most deserving of going?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 30, 2010, 12:30:24 AM
Greg chappell recently appointed  a full time selector. Now one existing one goes. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Should The chaiman of selectors Andrew Hilditch be the one making the decision who goes? What if he is the one most deserving of going?
Panic stations at CA perhaps given the performance or lack of it of the Australian side at the minute. Surely more than one selector's head should be on the chopping block.

There's also the subcontinent's businesses interest in throwing $$$ at our 20/20 League. That's probably got CA in a spin as well. On one hand the $$$ will be hard to resist but at what cost given how betting over there has corrupted world cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on October 30, 2010, 09:29:20 PM
private ownership in aussie t20 will help the sport. It'll bring in more money and better pay for cricketers. Its just a matter of can our local players break into the teams once they start paying the best from around the world to come play. 1 question I got though is if a player plays for an IPL team and an Aussie state T20 team and they make it through to the championship league what team will they play for.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on October 31, 2010, 05:42:39 AM
Aussie cricket declining both on and off field  :-\

Cricket knocked for six
David Sygall, Jim O'rourke
October 31, 2010

 
PLUMMETING TV ratings, stagnant attendance figures and a fall in revenue are threatening to oust cricket from its place in the national sporting psyche, a confidential document has revealed.

Australian cricket authorities also fear the impact on the future of the summer game of aggressive marketing campaigns by the AFL and rugby league.

A Cricket Australia discussion paper, prepared for 180 Australian cricket stakeholders before a five-day conference in August, reveals:

- TV audiences have tumbled 24 per cent during the past decade.

- Cricket Australia is in financial deficit for the first time.

- There is a significant drop-off in players once they reach age 13.

- Female fans are turning away from the game.

Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that the national Twenty20 competition will expand from six to eight teams from the 2011-12 season and that teams can seek private financial backing. It will be renamed the Big Bash League.

The confidential document, obtained by The Sunday Age, shows that as AFL crowds have soared and NRL attendances have doubled since 1980, cricket crowds have been stagnant - at an average of just under 1 million a year at Tests, international one-dayers and Twenty20 matches.

Figures show that Channel Nine's viewing audience has fallen by 24 per cent in the past 10 years, caused largely, the document reveals, by AFL's tightening ''stranglehold on TV'' through its access to two free-to-air networks and a much larger advertising budget.

Not only have Test cricket ratings declined since a 10-year peak in 2006-07 (for the Ashes series), TV audiences for one-day international matches are at a 10-year low. The ratings for Twenty20 cricket have dropped to their lowest level since its introduction six years ago.

The document challenged conference attendees to ask themselves if cricket was ''a mature sport or a growth sport?''.

They were told cricket must expand beyond its traditional audiences to counter declines in TV viewers and that while there was strong growth in participation by five to 12-year-olds, particularly among females, it was countered by a big drop-off in the 13 to 18 age group.

''We continue to struggle in some areas,'' the document said, ''especially females and young people.''

Australian media buyer Harold Mitchell, who addressed the conference, said cricket needed to embrace new social network technologies such as Twitter to recapture young fans.

Yesterday Cricket Australia public affairs manager Peter Young said information revealed at the conference had acted as a ''wake-up call'' for people in Australian cricket.

He said CA would be reviewing its strategic plan, called ''From Backyard to Baggy Green'', corporate governance and its financial model.

''There was a particular concern that we need to do better at engaging females, the women and girls,'' he said. ''We are restructuring our junior playing program for children aged seven to 10 to increase the number of young players.''

Mr Young said TV ratings for the decade had gone down for all free-to-air sport due the new digital TV networks.

''The audience has been fragmented,'' he said. ''We have also been concerned that the attendances haven't been going up, they've been fairly static. But we've already had monster sales for the Ashes series and Channel Nine is forecasting ratings significantly north of where they were last summer.''

He said Cricket Australia was confident the Big Bash League would revive the fortunes of Australian cricket.

Mr Young confirmed CA had projected an operating deficit in the next three years of its four-year financial cycle but an annual operating profit of $60 million by the end of the cycle.

Belinda Clarke, former captain of the Australian women's cricket team and manager of the CA Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, said participation of women in cricket, whether as players, administrators or spectators, could only benefit because Cricket Australia was tackling problems head-on.

''There have been positive discussions about what we need to do to engage females more effectively and to move things along faster,'' she said.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-knocked-for-six-20101030-1789w.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 31, 2010, 08:22:47 PM
private ownership in aussie t20 will help the sport. It'll bring in more money and better pay for cricketers. Its just a matter of can our local players break into the teams once they start paying the best from around the world to come play. 1 question I got though is if a player plays for an IPL team and an Aussie state T20 team and they make it through to the championship league what team will they play for.

I'm not sure how it works but it seems currently the IPL teams win out as they are paying the big $$$.

Going by that article Cricket is suffering the same problems Soccer in Oz always had. High participation at the very junior level yet kids move to footy as they hit their mid-teens unless they are elite cricketers like an Alex Keath who bucked the trend and chose cricket over footy. The rise in profile of Soccer over the past 5 years and being a summer sport in Oz competiting with Cricket is also probably hurting Cricket and depriving it of players coming through.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on October 31, 2010, 09:32:42 PM
5 down within the first 10 overs tonight :-\ although Haddin and Smith are starting to go for the slog now.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 01, 2010, 12:55:41 AM
I know its only a T20 and we had some new faces in the team but a 7 wicket defeat to Sri Lanka is pretty embarrassing. No doubt they deserved the victory they played better than us all game. There bowlers and top order batsmen done there job.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on November 01, 2010, 09:30:42 AM
Gee when you watch cricket at the WACA you expect the tourists to be the ones to constantly bowl too short, not the aussies.. The aussie bowlers were just plain dumb. On the occasions they started to bowl a better length the Sri Lankans were able to belt them off their length. All it took was a very shot of a good length ball and the bowlers would drop short again.  :help
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 01, 2010, 10:23:32 PM
I guess that happens when you select only NSW and Vic players in the Aussie side to play in Perth  ???. Seriously were the selectors taking the mickey going for a gimmick or were they actually serious?!

The Aussie top order was just as dumb al. Warner, Watson, Clarke and Hussey all getting out trying to hit the big shot over the fence. Clarke is only keeping his spot in the 20/20 side because he's captain and a good fielder. He's only passed 30 runs 4 times in the 34 20/20 matches he's played and only once reached 50. That's an ordinary return for an opener.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 01, 2010, 11:45:55 PM
Surely theres a time to be abit more consistent in 20/20 form of game to make a few runs more than what Warner is doing.
His a big hitter yes, but he hasnt really performed greatly enough times to just be a walk up for every game from what I have seen from him.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 03, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
Aussies 8/239 after their 50 overs. Hussey 71*, Haddin 49 and Marsh 31.

Poor crowd as well. Lucky if there's 15,000 at the MCG.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 03, 2010, 06:34:17 PM
Hussey is very lucky he got dropped. Just like against Pakistan when he got dropped there that ended up saved him self from getting dropped from the team.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: FNM on November 03, 2010, 09:52:22 PM

Poor crowd as well. Lucky if there's 15,000 at the MCG.
Sounds like more Sri Lankans than Aussies
Is cricket dead?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 03, 2010, 09:58:18 PM
How to lose the unloseable 101

Get a tape of tonight's game

Gee our bowlers are DUMB DUMB

And our acting Captain aint gotta clue

Pathetic Australia  :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 03, 2010, 10:34:44 PM
Sounds like more Sri Lankans than Aussies
Crowd looked 80% pro-Sri Lankan on the tv.


Is cricket dead?
The crowds for the Ashes series should be decent as it actually means something traditionally but Cricket is on life-support outside of the subcontinent. 20/20 has killed the 50 over game and way too many 20/20s has over-saturated the game as a whole and the public have turned off in large numbers with the vast majority of matches meaningless. The lack of characters and personalities means Cricket in Australia no longer has a face to attract public interest. There's no one in the Aussie side now that makes you go "I can't miss this". It's back to the 1980s with the patheticness of the Aussie team. What makes things worse for Cricket as a whole is there's also the fact the ICC is weak, spineless and a joke and the game is mired by corruption and thrown games thanks to betting on the subcontinent. If Pakistan were playing Sri Lanka tonight and lost like Australia just did, the allegations of a thrown game would be flying around and no one would be surprised.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 03, 2010, 10:41:10 PM
How to lose the unloseable 101

Get a tape of tonight's game

Gee our bowlers are DUMB DUMB

And our acting Captain aint gotta clue

Pathetic Australia  :banghead :banghead
In the last 25 overs there'd be lucky if there were 6 balls pitched up on line at the stumps especially to No.10 Malinga. Malinga didn't have to worry about being bowled or lbw as nearly every ball was short at stomach height and/or wide ::). As you say WP - DUMB DUMB DUMB!  :scream

What was wrong with Steve Smith (injury?) or did Clarke have a Ponting moment and not bowl the one bowler he had left who could actually turn the ball. Doherty is the only Aussie bowler who can walk off tonight with his head held high.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: RollsRoyce on November 03, 2010, 10:52:24 PM
What an effin' disgrace! How can we have Sri Lanka by the throat at 8/110 or whatever it was, and let them off the hook like that???? What a popgun attack we have.
And how come a couple of tail-enders can blast fours and sixes to all points of the ground as easy as shelling peas, while the best that our top order "batsmen" can manage is to nudge around a lot of singles for the majority of our boring innings?

If this is how low Australian cricket has sunk, then I'm dreading the ashes series already. 2010 really is shaping up to be an annus horribilis in sport. :P
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 04, 2010, 02:09:09 AM
It's been a worrying trend for while now that we can't bowl sides out after having them 7-for or 8-for. We lost the first test in India in the same fashion when they were 8-down still needing 92 runs to win. It shows up our lack of bowling variety. Doherty finished his 10 overs and all seam bowlers pretty much dished up the same too short and/or wide rubbish for the next 20 overs. Blame also needs to go towards our acting captain who didn't appear to have any plan to get the last two wickets except hope the batsman make a mistake and get themselves out.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 04, 2010, 02:18:58 AM
MARCUS NORTH has emerged as a shock contender for Australia's Test captaincy, as Michael Clarke's popularity within the side continues to wane following a bitter tour of India.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/north-firms-as-captain-over-clarke-20101103-17e1p.html

 ??? :o
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 04, 2010, 08:48:11 AM
And people called for Clark to replace Ricky as captain after the India tests.
He should of placed a couple of straight long-on and long-off on either side seeing how most of the hits was going down there. Also should of told the bowlers to cut the crap and place it on the wickets there tail-enders if they miss it there bowled.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 04, 2010, 05:52:56 PM
Hussey a fan of status quo
Mike Hussey has appealed to selectors to stick with the status quo for the upcoming Ashes series and dismissed any speculation of disunity in the Australian camp.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/hussey-a-fan-of-status-quo-20101104-17ff2.html


Yeah good one Hussey we better not change anything seeing how we've been so successful of late.
There needs to be change.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2010, 02:07:21 AM
Hussey a fan of status quo
Mike Hussey has appealed to selectors to stick with the status quo for the upcoming Ashes series and dismissed any speculation of disunity in the Australian camp.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/hussey-a-fan-of-status-quo-20101104-17ff2.html


Yeah good one Hussey we better not change anything seeing how we've been so successful of late.
There needs to be change.

The middle order and spinner would be the first to change.

White should captain the one-dayers and 20/20s.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 05, 2010, 10:38:48 AM
Hussey should of been playing in the W.A 4 dayer against England so see where his at for the ashes.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 05, 2010, 11:12:05 AM
Hussey should of been playing in the W.A 4 dayer against England so see where his at for the ashes.


Absolutely spot on

Our selectors are a joke have been for the last few years

Their "horses for courses" policy has got us into this mess and even though I reckon they know how to fix it they haven't got the guts to do it

I hope Greg Chappell beign on board will lead to some change

I'd rather pick some new blood and lose than lose the way we are at the moment.

At least with new blood it gives you some hope for the future; bit like our Tigers
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 05, 2010, 12:55:18 PM
Hussey should of been playing in the W.A 4 dayer against England so see where his at for the ashes.

Agree tiger. Actually why are we playing any one-dayers in the lead-up to the test series when they all could be playing the longer-version of the game. Doesn't England have something like two or three lead-up games before the first test?
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: wayne on November 05, 2010, 03:58:07 PM
I have to say that I have lost a lot of interest in cricket.

From actually playing the outdoor version of the game (I still play indoor cricket), to watching it live or on TV, I can't be bothered any more.

So I check the scores on cricinfo and, eff me dead, Doherty (4 wickets on Wednesday) has been dropped for Hauritz!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Steve Smith who Captain useless Clarke said was to lame to bowl against Sri Lanka, is in the side and bowling at the moment!

Unbelievable! 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 05, 2010, 11:28:16 PM
Very disappointed about Doherty being dropped. I thought he shown great signs and took a few wickets. Hopefully a series lose like this against SL who we have always had the wood over even though its in the one day format wakes up the selectors at how much some players in the team have fallen off. Well done to SL they have clearly out played us in the 2 ODI's and in the 20/20.

P.S heard North only made 19 in the W.A game against England. He needs a good 2nd innings to earn his spot at the first ashes test I personally think.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 05, 2010, 11:34:09 PM
Aussies were never in the hunt tonight thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Sri Lanka    3/213 off 41.1 overs

Under D/L Aussies needed 242 from 39 overs but were all out for 210.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/current/match/446958.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 06, 2010, 10:42:24 AM
Aussies were never in the hunt tonight thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Sri Lanka    3/213 off 41.1 overs

Under D/L Aussies needed 242 from 39 overs but were all out for 210.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/current/match/446958.html



Arghhhh yes the Duckworth Lewis system...somone care to explain to me how that works exactly?  :banghead

How can it be that the Aussies needed to chase 30 odd more runs than the Sri Lankans made in 3 less overs  :banghead

Despite our inept batting we never had a chance under the DL system ::)

Finally some common sense has prevailed and it's been announced that Ricky Ponting isn't playing tommorrow in the final one dayer. He's going to play for Tassie in the Sheffield Shield instead. I reckon it's the first time he's shield crciket for at least 5 years.

Also read this morning that South Africa have spat the dummie with Australian cricket and will no longer player Boxing Day test matches in Aust because we wont return the favour..  :sleep :lol The way Aussie cricket is going at the minute who cares  :rollin

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 06, 2010, 12:06:45 PM
Its fair enough what the Proteas have done. Games over the festive season equals big dollars and every country wants a piece of the pie. Especially the ones that are ranked high and can push there wieght around and now we've fell to no5 we cant expect to get everything our way.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Penelope on November 06, 2010, 01:16:17 PM
Aussies were never in the hunt tonight thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Sri Lanka    3/213 off 41.1 overs

Under D/L Aussies needed 242 from 39 overs but were all out for 210.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/current/match/446958.html



Arghhhh yes the Duckworth Lewis system...somone care to explain to me how that works exactly?  :banghead

How can it be that the Aussies needed to chase 30 odd more runs than the Sri Lankans made in 3 less overs  :banghead

Despite our inept batting we never had a chance under the DL system ::)

Finally some common sense has prevailed and it's been announced that Ricky Ponting isn't playing tommorrow in the final one dayer. He's going to play for Tassie in the Sheffield Shield instead. I reckon it's the first time he's shield crciket for at least 5 years.

Also read this morning that South Africa have spat the dummie with Australian cricket and will no longer player Boxing Day test matches in Aust because we wont return the favour..  :sleep :lol The way Aussie cricket is going at the minute who cares  :rollin



I dont mind the D/L system because it takes into account wickets lost, which is all important. I always found it frustrating in reduced games where the team batting second could throw the bat because loosing a few wickets would not be such an issue as it would be if they had to face the full 50 overs. Cricket always has been and always should be a game that more often than not, is won by the team who is most capable of bowling the opposition out. At times 50 over games may not seem to follow this thinking, but constant wickets always put pressure on the scoring rate, even this form of the game.

20/twenty is definitely emerging as a game that favours wicket taking bowlers.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 07, 2010, 08:04:26 PM
A younger Aussie line-up has thrashed Sri Lanka in the last of the one-dayers.

SL   115  ......... McKay 5/33, Starc 4/27

Aus  2/119 ........ Clarke 50*, Haddin 31

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/match/446959.html
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 07, 2010, 11:58:34 PM
Sri Lanka also had changes. Plus it was a dead rubber so no preasure on anyone so they finally perform they need to perform when preasures on other wise they can go.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 09, 2010, 11:07:59 PM
Aussies were never in the hunt tonight thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Sri Lanka    3/213 off 41.1 overs

Under D/L Aussies needed 242 from 39 overs but were all out for 210.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/current/match/446958.html



Arghhhh yes the Duckworth Lewis system...somone care to explain to me how that works exactly?  :banghead

How can it be that the Aussies needed to chase 30 odd more runs than the Sri Lankans made in 3 less overs  :banghead

Despite our inept batting we never had a chance under the DL system ::)

Finally some common sense has prevailed and it's been announced that Ricky Ponting isn't playing tommorrow in the final one dayer. He's going to play for Tassie in the Sheffield Shield instead. I reckon it's the first time he's shield crciket for at least 5 years.

Also read this morning that South Africa have spat the dummie with Australian cricket and will no longer player Boxing Day test matches in Aust because we wont return the favour..  :sleep :lol The way Aussie cricket is going at the minute who cares  :rollin



I dont mind the D/L system because it takes into account wickets lost, which is all important. I always found it frustrating in reduced games where the team batting second could throw the bat because loosing a few wickets would not be such an issue as it would be if they had to face the full 50 overs. Cricket always has been and always should be a game that more often than not, is won by the team who is most capable of bowling the opposition out. At times 50 over games may not seem to follow this thinking, but constant wickets always put pressure on the scoring rate, even this form of the game.

20/twenty is definitely emerging as a game that favours wicket taking bowlers.
D/L system is meant to make up for the side batting first not being able to pace their innings. So while it seems weird that 30 runs came out of nowhere, they've done so because the Sri Lankans missed out on the slog in the final 10 overs of a full 50-over game.

The worst thing about the 2nd ODI was the selectors dropping Doherty after he just took 4 wickets in the first ODI and replacing him with Horroritz. They then brought back Doherty for the 3rd ODI. Okay fair enough selectors resting senior players but how's having a youngster/newbie in and out of the line-up meant to help him become an International cricketer.

And now we hear there'll be little change to the test line-up. So North and Horroritz will probably play in the first test  :help. How many times do those in the side have to fail and the side as a whole have to lose before we see real change?  :-\
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 10, 2010, 11:01:35 AM
All this talk of test places up for grabs is nothing but talk from the selectors so they are seen to be trying to replace bad performing players. But just yesterday Greg Chappell announces Hussey is safe. Which shows in realitly the team is not going to be changing. 
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Francois Hackson on November 10, 2010, 11:40:49 AM
what an absolute farce Hussey to keep his spot in the side.

i hope the Poms teach those selectors a lesson and smash them in the first test in Brissy.

Those selectors have no idea
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 10, 2010, 09:47:36 PM
All this talk of test places up for grabs is nothing but talk from the selectors so they are seen to be trying to replace bad performing players. But just yesterday Greg Chappell announces Hussey is safe. Which shows in realitly the team is not going to be changing. 
They just interviewed Greg Chappell on Sports Tonight. He said they want the younger players to develop so they put the senior players in the side under pressure. So effectively the underperforming and non-performing older players are under no pressure to lose their spots for now :P.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 11, 2010, 06:32:48 PM
AB McDonald made 100 in the first innings for Vic
while Hauritz got smashed for 74 runs off 15 overs with 0 wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 14, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
while Hauritz got smashed for 74 runs off 15 overs with 0 wickets.
Well with the current selectors that will guarantee his selection for the first test  :wallywink



Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 15, 2010, 02:20:07 PM
Australian Ashes squad has been named:

Ricky Ponting (capt)
Michael Clarke (vice-capt)
Shane Watson
Simon Katich
Callum Ferguson
Mike Hussey
Marcus North
Usman Khawaja
Brad Haddin
Nathan Hauritz
Steve Smith
Mitchell Johnson
Peter Siddle
Ben Hilfenhaus
Doug Bollinger
Ryan Harris
Xavier Doherty.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2010, 03:51:15 AM
I can't believe Hauritz is still favourite for the spinners spot. Sheesh he failed in the last Ashes series, failed in India and got spanked around by the Vics. The naming of just one Victorian is another joke entirely. This early naming of the squad seems to be just a scam for the selectors to name some young players in an extended squad to pretend they are looking at younger players while keeping the same old failures like North and Hauritz for the first test 11  :help.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on November 16, 2010, 02:03:26 PM
I can't believe Hauritz is still favourite for the spinners spot. Sheesh he failed in the last Ashes series, failed in India and got spanked around by the Vics. The naming of just one Victorian is another joke entirely. This early naming of the squad seems to be just a scam for the selectors to name some young players in an extended squad to pretend they are looking at younger players while keeping the same old failures like North and Hauritz for the first test 11  :help.


You can bet your bottom dollar Hussey will be at 5 North at 6 Haddin at 7 and Hauritz at 8.

By the end of the third test with the Aussies 2-0 expect a token selection change for Boxing Day a festive

favour for the fans. Traditionally we have usually won the last test in Sydney in series we have been

walloped in namely Windies in 84/85 88/89 and England in 86/87. Can't see it this year with Hauritz.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: mightytiges on November 16, 2010, 04:46:32 PM
You can bet your bottom dollar Hussey will be at 5 North at 6 Haddin at 7 and Hauritz at 8.

By the end of the third test with the Aussies 2-0 expect a token selection change for Boxing Day a festive

favour for the fans. Traditionally we have usually won the last test in Sydney in series we have been

walloped in namely Windies in 84/85 88/89 and England in 86/87. Can't see it this year with Hauritz.
Hilditch aiming for the title "worst Australian cricket selector in history"  :scream.

You probably could get decent odds on Australia not passing 300 runs in an innings if those 4 remain as our middle-to-late order  :help.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 16, 2010, 11:22:32 PM
I hope Doherty shows up Hauritz and can be selected before him. I doubt no matter how well Doherty bowls they'll put him ahead of Hauritz for the Gabba test.
Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: one-eyed on November 17, 2010, 12:23:09 PM
Australia A is 5/70 against England  :-\

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2010-11/engine/match/446953.html

Title: Re: Cricket thread
Post by: tiger101 on November 17, 2010, 02:20:27 PM