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Title: Cricket- KP Genius
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 02:26
Pretty much everyone is here, so why not?

We saw the end of the Big Bash, that England are gash, India are beyond comment and a whole lot of sh*te in the past week.

Dhoni has said that he's willing to step down as captain  if the selectors want him to. Please go.

A crazy stat that I was scouring, unsuccessfully, when asked about it.
Pair of batsmen dismissed in the same manner for the same 100+ Test score by the same named bowler:
210
DM Jones b NS Yadav, Aus v Ind, Madras, 1986-87
MJ Clarke b U Yadav, Aus v Ind, Adelaide, 2011-12

118
FS Jackson b E Jones, Eng v Aus, The Oval, 1899
CH Lloyd b IJ Jones, WI v Eng, Port-of-Spain, 1967-68

115
DW Randall b GF Lawson, Eng v Aus, Perth, 1982-83
SR Waugh b JJC Lawson, Aus v WI, Bridgetown, 2002-03

106
Mushtaq Ali lbw DStE Atkinson, Ind v WI, Calcutta, 1948-49
Wazir Mohammad lbw EStE Atkinson, Pak v WI, Kingston, 1957-58
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on February 01, 2012, 02:53
Australian press are enjoying England's failures in Dubai.

Me less so.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 03:00
To be fair, everyone enjoyed that collapse. It was beyond sh!te.
Kudos to Jos Buttler, he's been brilliant in the Lions tour to Lanka. Ian Belf has to go, from the OD team not the tests yet.

Indian media are all optimistic again, new format fresh start for India. ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: craig1985 on February 01, 2012, 04:50
T20 on tonight. Can't say I will be watching.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 04:55
I'll be watching it, not just because I watch any sh*t cricket but I really want to see George Bailley captain the team. I've heard the weather forecast isn't too optimistic. Sublimit, our resident weather expert, should help us out.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: timmy on February 01, 2012, 05:00
I'll be watching it, not just because I watch any sh*t cricket but I really want to see George Bailley captain the team. I've heard the weather forecast isn't too optimistic. Sublimit, our resident weather expert, should help us out.

i will, personally i like t20 (odi i dont like)

hoping india can at least show why they're t20 w/champs.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Arb on February 01, 2012, 05:01
i will, personally i like t20 (odi i dont like)

hoping india can at least show why they're t20 w/champs.

They aren't, ENG are :P ODI WC the Indians are.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 05:03
i will, personally i like t20 (odi i dont like)

hoping india can at least show why they're t20 w/champs chumps.
There, fixed it for you. ;)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Arb on February 01, 2012, 05:05
Anyway I think India will win, don't trust the Australian batting lineup to play in the manner required to win the match (see Melbourne Stars).
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: timmy on February 01, 2012, 05:08
depends on warner.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 05:10
Aye, it looks a bit flimsy. Bailey's out of form, hopefully Marsh can buy a run today. Mitch in and Georgie Hogg is back.(http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png)

Not the youngest Australian team one would see.
Hopefully we'll see a match and not a procession like the last three tests.
Aussie Women struggled today to 7/92. Shouldn't be a super high scorer.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Arb on February 01, 2012, 05:16
Marsh will probably score more runs than he did the whole test series, but not quickly enough, ill go for something like 32 (29). Agreed that Warner is definitely the key.

Ramjam do you know of any dodgy streams? It's on a 3 hour delay here.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 05:20
crictime.com will be streaming this match, cricket-365.net should also be doing something. I'll post a link when it is on.

I think Marsh had the second worst series for a batsman in a 4 or more test series. Ken Rutherford had the worst.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 07:58
The streams are already on- www.crictime.com (http://www.crictime.com)
An hour's build up seems a bit much for a twenty20 match. Match should start in half an hour. Enjoy the ESPN Star commentary, you'll hear a lot of the pits- Ravi Shastri.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 08:24
A bit worry when there's so many teams capitulating in Test cricket atm. Really disappointed about Marsh, looked the goods then epically failed. With only Watson and Khwaja in the wings its a bit of a worry.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 08:29
Sage. India's gashness papered over opposition weaknesses, both England and now Australia.
In other news Phil Jaques has retired from cricket in Australia and will play as a domestic player for Yorkshire. Cook Jaques opening partnership for England?;)

Arbiter, match has started- Stream (http://www.crictime.com/live-cricket-streaming-1.htm)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 08:38
Am disappointed about Jaques, his morale must have been shot to play so poorly afterwards. Really stupid they didn't try and get him back to 100% fitness and back into the test side. flip P*** H****s, he has years ahead of him to learn technique.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 08:44
Aye, Fuse was, and is, an absolute waste. Jaques never was the same post his back injury. Wrong place, wrong time and wrong injury.

Switch hit sweep six from Warner.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 08:52
Oh lol we have words that filter into others?  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 08:56
here is a stream, if anyone wants it http://www.crictime.com/live-cricket-8.htm (http://www.crictime.com/live-cricket-8.htm)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 09:03
Tuarts- aye, Hughes and Haddin are so sh*t that even the swear filter won't do its job. I can type Indian cricket team without being edited as well.

I'd posted this in the shoutbox yesterday and I'll post it here as well. Crazy Bangles umpire story (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/umpire-kills-bangladeshi-cricket-fan-with-bat/story-e6freonf-1226256816300)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Arb on February 01, 2012, 09:42
Go Wade, every run you score is a nail into Fumblin's coffin.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 01, 2012, 11:07
I was wondering when you would get around to this, Ram. ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 11:17
It was just a matter of time.

Hoggy!(http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png)
And a wicket with his fourth ball. Hogggyyyyy
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 01, 2012, 11:19
I know it's only T20 but I just dont see the value of picking Lee and Hogg . They are never going to play test or ODI cricket again so give some young guys ago.

Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 11:24
But it's Hoggy, the best spinner in Australia since Warne's retirement.

Bung could be dropped.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 01, 2012, 11:31
To be fair though that isn't saying much really much  ;D. Another pitiful effort by the Indians on the way by the looks of it.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 11:43
He has still effortlessly farked up the Indian batsmen.
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400427_2787086750728_1065085959_32322263_2087269324_n.jpg)
 8)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 12:24
Another day another defeat. Apt that their sponsor is Sahara, their dry run never ends.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 01, 2012, 12:34
Do you think they will bite the Bullet and tell the older blokes it's time to retire
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 12:42
Laxman is better off gone now. Dravid- I love him as a batsman, but if he's going to have a series like this one, he has to go as well. Three going at once would be too much of a transition.

I'd want the board to cut the youngsters down to size and send them for a county gig whenever possible by telling them to skip the IPL every now and then. Worcestershire resurrected Zaheer Khan's failing career.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 16:10
After Ian Bell's case of Diarrhoea and India's consistent rubbish, a change in title was necessary.

Dubai food has hit a bum note among the English batsmen, the Tourism ministry is gutted about it. Victory looks farter and farter away with Morgan looking to be a sure pick for the next test.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: craig1985 on February 01, 2012, 22:35
Ram there is something cynical about your posts that I like  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: timmy on February 01, 2012, 22:42
sehwag  ::)

what a summer for hogg. Big bash boys generally went well.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 03:02
Ram there is something cynical about your posts that I like  ;D
Why thank you Craig. I do have to mention that my optimism about India could be mistaken for cynicism, after all Ian Belfohl was walking down the track and stonking our spinners for sixes.

Mohammad Aamer released from prison.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Arb on February 02, 2012, 04:29
Something a little wrong with this.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 05:12
Aye
Quote
Pakistan great Imran Khan says Tendulkar should have retired after the &.....
What sort of grammar is that?;)

sky hgh *snigger*

Live stream of SA against Victoria (sheffield shield)
http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/live-stream (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/live-stream)
No commentary, refreshing really.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Arb on February 02, 2012, 05:24
The SACA actually had a couple of guys talking for a game I was watching earlier in the season, at one stage they had Lyon in for a chat, wasn't bad actually.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 05:37
Was it a televised match?

SA are bowling awfully at the moment. The gifted wicket of Quiney is all they've got. Cam Williams has been erring in two lengths, full toss and half tracker.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Arb on February 02, 2012, 05:59
Was it a televised match?

Just one of the CA Shield streams.
Title: Re: Cricket- Bats balls English diarrhoea Indian rubbish
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 11:10
Victoria threw away a very good start with some sh!te shots, McDonald and Keath playing the two worst. Handscomb got his first FC century today.

Sh!tey Whitey scored a mighty 3.
Title: Re: Cricket- : What the English batsmen are missing
Post by: craig1985 on February 03, 2012, 02:03
Lackluster performance by New Zealand against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Dunedin by being bowled out for 248, with the exception of Martin Guptill (70), no batsman making the most of their starts. I'm not as confident by this as you can't underestimate Zimbabwe in ODIs as Zimbabwe could easily chase this down (they chased over 300 in the last ODI between the two teams) or could collapse in a heap. Did anybody see the return catch by Shingirai Masakadza to dismiss Kane Williamson? One of the best return catches by a bowler you will see.
Title: Re: Cricket- : What the English batsmen are missing
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 02:36
Can't see the match. I'm now torn between SA Victoria stream or a radio stream for this one. Zimbots disappointed me too much with their ineptitude in the tests.

A change of title is necessary, Dubai is the only place to colonise England.
Title: Re: Cricket- : What the English batsmen are missing
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 02:47
Lackluster performance by New Zealand against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Dunedin by being bowled out for 248, with the exception of Martin Guptill (70), no batsman making the most of their starts. I'm not as confident by this as you can't underestimate Zimbabwe in ODIs as Zimbabwe could easily chase this down (they chased over 300 in the last ODI between the two teams) or could collapse in a heap. Did anybody see the return catch by Shingirai Masakadza to dismiss Kane Williamson? One of the best return catches by a bowler you will see.
Craig- Mockers? Reverse Woofing? 3/20.
Title: Re: Cricket- : What the English batsmen are missing
Post by: craig1985 on February 03, 2012, 05:51
Can't see the match. I'm now torn between SA Victoria stream or a radio stream for this one. Zimbots disappointed me too much with their ineptitude in the tests.

A change of title is necessary, Dubai is the only place to colonise England.

I would hate to think what would happen if Brendon Taylor had to miss a match for Zimbabwe. In the 3rd Test, Pakistan win the toss and opt to bat with Cheema coming for Junaid Khan.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, 3rd test, Pakistan batting
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 05:57
and the title has been changed. Good change by the Pakistanis, the pitches have been a bit slow for Junaid's pace, Cheema has more control.

Zimbots are impersonating an international team now. Clearly international series are a bit too far for them.
Thread title to be changed after India's impending loss.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, 3rd test, Pakistan 7/1 Umar lbw
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 06:13
An Asian opens up a sweet shop.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, Pakistan 5 down, WTF! 21/5
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 06:57
Wow this is an unbelievable score.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, England will follow on today, Pakistan 7/53
Post by: DinZ on February 03, 2012, 08:11
Oh god england all out already?

Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, England will follow on today, Pakistan 7/53
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 08:19
:D

It's been brilliant bowling from the fast bowlers. Enough fun made of England, now it's BCCI's turn.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, England will follow on today, Pakistan 7/53
Post by: Arb on February 03, 2012, 08:24
Australia wins the toss and bats, having made unnecessary changes to the team.

I haven't had the TV on, Broad bowling well?
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI boosting averages since 1932
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 08:27
Aye, pacers have been very good. Swann's wicket was a bit crazy.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI-boosting averages since 1932
Post by: just some guy on February 03, 2012, 08:30
any dodgy streams for OZ - IND ?
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI-boosting averages since 1932
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 08:34
www.crictime.com (http://www.crictime.com)

Any of the channels, enjoy the Ravi Shastri commentary.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI-boosting averages since 1932
Post by: Arb on February 03, 2012, 08:54
Nicely done Shaun.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI-boosting averages since 1932
Post by: DinZ on February 03, 2012, 08:58
Nicely done Shaun.

Wow when some players lose it they really lose it. guy cannot buy a run.
Title: Re: Cricket- Live now, a test and a T20, BCCI-boosting averages since 1932
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 09:15
Morgan can't bat, Morgan can't bowl, Morgan can't field. A stunning investment indeed.
Title: Re: Cricket- This just in, England have saved the follow on
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 09:56
99 all out. Good effort from the bowlers.
9/130. WTF
Title: Re: Cricket- This just in, England have saved the follow on
Post by: craig1985 on February 03, 2012, 11:26
India to collapse and be all out for 129 IMO.
Title: Re: Cricket- This just in, England have saved the follow on
Post by: just some guy on February 03, 2012, 11:27
Hogg - Busy  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- This just in, England have saved the follow on
Post by: just some guy on February 03, 2012, 11:50
3 balls to go and India finally get there 1st win of the tour 
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: Frank71 on February 03, 2012, 14:48
India took their time for that last run needed.
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 14:52
I feeling right in the dumps that I missed England's collapse. Belf's ineptitude even got a funny remark from dickinfo
"Bell. Ajmal. Doosra. Complete the sequence ... Out!"
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: Arb on February 03, 2012, 15:07
So I was right about the Aus batting lineup, just a game late.

Nice work by the Pak bowlers to keep them in it, Rehman still unplayable?

Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 15:11
Aye, fair call. I really couldn't understand why they changed a winning team though. Bog should go back to Shield cricket. He's been a pile sh!te since his crocked back.

England- Great effort, they're in the lead. Broad even got a nightwitchman.
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: craig1985 on February 03, 2012, 23:46
Aye, fair call. I really couldn't understand why they changed a winning team though. Bog should go back to Shield cricket. He's been a pile sh!te since his crocked back.

England- Great effort, they're in the lead. Broad even got a nightwitchman.

They were talking about it on ABC radio (and BTW I wish Ch 9 would bother to get Harsha Bogle, but he probably wouldn't go well with the cheerleaders of Healy, Slater, and Brayshaw) and they were of the opinion that the selectors felt they needed to give everybody a go and if the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka this year was actually 12 months later than Warner would be the T20 captain by then. I kind of feel some sympathy for George Baily, he is asked to captain Australia before he has even played a game!
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 04:00
True, but Bog has been dreadful. The Big Bash could have been a pointer to the selectors to which player should be picked.

SA have been dreadful, Tom Cooper has been the best spinner in the match.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a victory after a mammoth 38 lead
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 07:36
Pakistan rocketing along at 1/18 after 9 overs. They may get 100 by the end of day.
Title: Re: Cricket- India were due, now they'll be the best again after a few JAM ODIs
Post by: craig1985 on February 04, 2012, 10:18
True, but Bog has been dreadful. The Big Bash could have been a pointer to the selectors to which player should be picked.

SA have been dreadful, Tom Cooper has been the best spinner in the match.

I've watched Ch 9 during the Tests and all the commentators go on about how 'incredibly talented' Marsh is (unless they are confusing him for Mitchell), but if you look at his FC stats and with 7 FC centuries and an average of less than 38, is it perhaps he just isn't good enough at Test level and after a century on Test debut, maybe there is a clue there? Unless I'm missing something so obvious to me. Scoring Test centuries on debut don't mean anything, even Dwayne Smith scored on debut FFS.

BTW ramjam, have you been following the IPL auction? I don't care much for the IPL like I don't care much for the BBL, only just to see how much players go for.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 10:38
About Bog, he's been pretty decent in the past couple of years in Shield cricket and definitely earned a spot in the tests, albeit as much due to Khawaja's failings as it was due to his successes. He got injured at the wrong time and hasn't reached that level of form yet. He definitely needs to go back to WA and get some runs.

I haven't seen the auction, but I know that it has resulted in quite a stir for Indian cricket. Sahara, India's sponsors have pulled out of sponsorship after a dispute over the players' auction (or it could be that even Sahara are fed up with India's drought). Here's a list (http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/content/current/story/552053.html) of all the players bought in the auction.

Pakistan crushing England now.
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Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Dim on February 04, 2012, 10:46
Our first spammer, weve made it.

(you only get spammers when youve made it)
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 10:49
Congratulations.

My post got deleted though. :-\

Anyway here's a celebratory video
Monty Python - Spam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE#)
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Dim on February 04, 2012, 10:53
Congratulations.

My post got deleted though. :-\

i accidentally anti-spammed you
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 10:54
Makes sense, most of my posts are gibberish.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Tuart on February 04, 2012, 10:58
And Anti-English atm. ;)
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: sublimit on February 04, 2012, 11:51
An Indian supporting Pakistan... ???    England are rubbish though to be fair and deserve derision. 
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: craig1985 on February 04, 2012, 12:22
Younis Khan brings up his 20th Test century. I have to say I'm bit of a fan of Azhar Ali.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: sublimit on February 04, 2012, 12:44
Younis is a fantastic player so well done him.
When Pakistan try they are formidable..but a shame they throw so many matches by lack of effort or other dodgy stuff.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Arb on February 04, 2012, 13:28
What a partnership, can't see England winning from here.
Title: Re: Cricket- England on course for a crushing defeat after a stellar partnership
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 14:24
An Indian supporting Pakistan... ???    England are rubbish though to be fair and deserve derision.
Not really, we're so sh!te that we're beyond criticism. A hopeless cause.
And Anti-English atm. ;)

I actually like England, most of my favourite cricketers are English, they've just been sh!te in this tour.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 03:20
You can see it's just a meaningless ODI (JAM ODI) by the attendance.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Arb on February 05, 2012, 06:46
It's OK, only 13 more to go.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: craig1985 on February 05, 2012, 07:41
You can see it's just a meaningless ODI (JAM ODI) by the attendance.

More Indians in Bay 13 than Australian fans. Azhar Ali gets his ton, not Dave Warner-esque, but just as important.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 08:22
It's OK, only 13 more to go.
More Indians in Bay 13 than Australian fans. Azhar Ali gets his ton, not Dave Warner-esque, but just as important.
Oh my goodness. How many losses would that mean for India? It also says a large amount about this match and the "Swarmy Army".

I heard that the legend known as Ian Healy said that Haddin was the closest to Gilchrist in cricket nowadays and is going through a bad patch.
To be honest- Mushfiqur Rahim is more of a Gilchrist than Haddin.

Pakistan have made this a dull match, might as well declare now.

D/L calculator, for those interested in such (http://www.duckworth-lewis.com/CalculatorforT20ODI/tabid/56/Default.aspx)

South Australia should change their sponsors. They're not the West End redbacks, they're the Bell End redbacks. Even Cam White got a wicket :o
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: craig1985 on February 05, 2012, 09:01
If Misbah ul-Haq is not the most dull batsman in Test cricket than Faisal Iqbal wasn't picked because of his famous uncle (or played as much Test cricket).
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Arb on February 05, 2012, 09:06
It's ok, James Hopes came out and said on Friday that Chris Hartley should be playing international cricket - I think I'd almost prefer this "as good as Gilchrist" character (Healy et al have said crap like that for years about Haddin).

Must be so hard for the selectors to pick a highly talented individual in Wade knowing that they want to have the road clear for the Golden Boy. Pick the best team ffs, and that includes Wade in all three formats ATM.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Sizzle on February 05, 2012, 09:12
I haven't followed cricket in donkey's years and couldn't give a toss about the toss, or what unfolds from there.

Just came on to congratulate Ramjam on his thread title. Gave me quite a chuckle.   :)



(Even though the story of those Roebuck spankings is actually sad and rather disturbing.)
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 09:51
Good effort from India, resurrect Ponting's career and make the struggling Australia look like the '95-'06/07 Australia. Now all Australia have to do is include ShyT Whitey and he'll score a magnificent hundred and take a five fer.

I haven't followed cricket in donkey's years and couldn't give a toss about the toss, or what unfolds from there.

Just came on to congratulate Ramjam on his thread title. Gave me quite a chuckle.   :)



(Even though the story of those Roebuck spankings is actually sad and rather disturbing.)
(http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab213/chitbcom/Smileys/toppa.gif)With a million title changes, at least one had to hit the right note.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 10:04
Yuvraj diagnosed with cancer, he's undergoing chemo now. Been a hard run for him since the World cup, best of luck to him and his recovery.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/552170.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/552170.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Arb on February 05, 2012, 10:20
Felt some news like that was going to come out, best of luck to Yuvraj to be back on the park soon.

Ramjam - thoughts on the great MS making a match winning 100 off 70 balls? :D
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: craig1985 on February 05, 2012, 10:22
I've never been a fan of Yuvraj, given how many chances at Test level to prove how sh*t he is at that form, but nobody deserves to go through what he is going through.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 10:29
Felt some news like that was going to come out, best of luck to Yuvraj to be back on the park soon.

Ramjam - thoughts on the great MS making a match winning 100 off 70 balls? :D
Definitely happening. Cannot envisage anything but an Indian victory now, they're making Dan flipping Christian look like Harmison 2005.
I read a tweet on Test match sofa a couple of days ago when they were comparing Misbah to Mourinho. One bloke (an Indian) tweeted that if Misbah is Mourinho then Dhoni is Colin W@nker (an anagram of Neil Warnock).

Apt.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: sublimit on February 05, 2012, 12:56
Nice  title Ram.. like it.     ;D
Kiind of shocked Roebuck topped himself though..

England have a glimmer of hope 33 - 0 chasing 330 or so.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 13:32
England doing brilliantly, 20 overs bowled, not lost a single wicket with only one dropped catch and helping Azhar Ali and Younis cure thousands of cases of insomnia. This is getting too much for a single mind.
Title: Re: Cricket- India, winning the toss and ready to take a Roebuck spanking again
Post by: craig1985 on February 05, 2012, 20:20
England doing brilliantly, 20 overs bowled, not lost a single wicket with only one dropped catch and helping Azhar Ali and Younis cure thousands of cases of insomnia. This is getting too much for a single mind.

TBF Younis had a strike rate of over 57, Misbah, now he is the one who cures insomnia.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: craig1985 on February 06, 2012, 01:51
Zimbabwe makes India's Test team look like world class in the field  8) But seriously, the fielding, it has been abysmal. Rob Nicol get's his century and Todd Latham (who looks like he hasn't started shaving yet) has played quite well.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 02:24
I've just been pampered by a bowler dominated series. Any non Sehwagian strike rate is dull. Misbah is brilliant but also a dour, defensive thundermuppet.

372, one wagers that would be enough.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: DinZ on February 06, 2012, 03:16
Zimbabwe makes India's Test team look like world class in the field  8) But seriously, the fielding, it has been abysmal. Rob Nicol get's his century and Todd Latham (who looks like he hasn't started shaving yet) has played quite well.

Which used to be something they prided themselves on. I remember zimbabwe being one of the better fielding teams
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 03:22
That went away with Dion Ebrahim's retirement.

Ervine, Sean not Craig, says he wants to play for England.;D He's eligible for Zimbabwe, Australia and England in a few months.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: craig1985 on February 06, 2012, 08:46
91 runs off 50 overs. No wonder nobody is at the ground. Do they honestly lack the skills to look for short singles to keep rotating the strike, especially with the left and right hand combination.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 08:55
No no, no talking sense. They'll have to sweep every ball and hope a few top edges go to fielders. Pietersen gets a four down the ground as I type.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Zam on February 06, 2012, 09:00
Ramjam do you remember this : "I'm in, if he is banned I'll have a Kriss Akabusi picture"  i.e. if alberto is banned
(http://www.theeventscompany.co.uk/Media/P0018600001.JPG)
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 09:02
Aye, I remember but I did think everyone else forgot.:D
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: just some guy on February 06, 2012, 09:30
Cook gone and well as KP in the last 2 overs

Pakistan to win 3 - 0
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Arb on February 06, 2012, 09:35
Ervine couldn't hold his WA contract - IMO has the potential to be a decent 50/20 over player but not good enough for international cricket.

Surprised to see England 4 down already, pathetic strike rates, it's inevitable that you will lose if you're going to bat in such a fashion.



Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: craig1985 on February 06, 2012, 09:42
England can't play spin in the Middle East, India can't play on bouncy wickets that offer a bit of movement, is there really a true number 1 Test team in the world?
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 09:44
Wasn't Ervine's only catch in WA Swamp's daughter.
Two of the worst out batsmen against spin playing now. England desperately need Jos Buttler, he smacked Malinga Bandara for many runs today.

Saffies are not number one. I truly hope not.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Arb on February 06, 2012, 09:49
Wasn't Ervine's only catch in WA Swamp's daughter.

Yeh, was trying to withhold from saying the only reason he was in the team was due to "connections".
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Tuart on February 06, 2012, 11:49
Speaking of WA, was QLD asleep on the pitch today? Terrible run rate.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and Pakistan- on the voyage to cure insomnia
Post by: Ram on February 06, 2012, 11:59
I was watching the first few hours of that match. Rivetting stuff, they also went in a batsman short in helpful conditions. Thankfully the Duleep trophy was around, though the south were sadly sh!te.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 03:06
Domestic cricket again

bcci.tv is streaming the Duleep trophy semi final between South zone and Central zone live, and it's pretty decent quality too. South zone deep in the sh!te, final day today.

Bog will be batting today for WA in what seems like bowler friendly conditions. NSW's brave declaration not going perfectly. Tassie 0/63 in 27.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: DinZ on February 07, 2012, 03:18
Reading article about Akram giving Starc bowling advice.

Think it is great that an all time great is excited by seeing the talent of a youngster, no matter where they are from and willing to give him advice.

see a lot of that it cricket
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Tuart on February 07, 2012, 03:20
Ram, "Bog"?

Anyway, WA looking ok so far, nice run rate too!
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 03:27
Bog is a sort of mini swamp. Think you got it now.

Spoiler (hover to show)

Stat for today


Team losing 6 or more wickets to overtake a 1st innings total of less than 100 (score at loss of last wkt prior to lead being taken shown)

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Tuart on February 07, 2012, 04:02
Ah, I follow you now
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 04:44
You'll get used to my drivel the more you read this thread.

Vic 5/63. Bell End Redbacks doing decently, but not strengthening the argument that they can't concentrate for more than 20 overs.

Bog 43*. Queensland Balls have been rubbish this match.

Sh!te zone have all but lost to Central.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Tuart on February 07, 2012, 04:54
Yes as much as I'm annoyed at Queensland's ineptitude to play this match into a draw, WA winning by first innings should mean they're through to the final, barring any major flipups in future matches.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Arb on February 07, 2012, 05:26
VIC 7/113. Unlucky guys.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 06:43
Just heard that the rain pouring down in Tassie and the forecast remains sh*t for the next few days, draw seems likely now.

Bog gone for 79. He can score runs.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Arb on February 07, 2012, 07:19
The Redhacks are half way to chasing down 123... yet remarkably also half way to losing too.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 07:49
 :o

This is into BelfTM End territory.

ME Waugh on fox-
Quote
Cam White wearing many hats- all rounder captain

All rounder ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Arb on February 07, 2012, 07:54
LOL, I was talking with a mate a couple of days ago, the point was made about Bailey being chosen as a "specialist captain", someone who isn't good enough to get in the team as a bowler or batsman or all rounder. sh*tey is the classic example though, I will not be surprised if soon we see him not bowling, batting at 8 or 9 (where he belongs) but being chosen for Victoria purely for his captaincy.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 08:13
8/100, squeaky bum time. Siddle has been a bucket of sh!te today.
Title: Re: Cricket- England and India- chanting along "We are the Champions"
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2012, 15:49
Quote
The PCB has attempted to clarify comments made by Saeed Ajmal about his bowling action by issuing a statement that suggests the spinner's arm is not naturally straight. Ajmal had apparently suggested that he was allowed 23.5 degrees of extension when bowling by the ICC - rather than the limit of 15 - but the Pakistan board said this figure included the angle of Ajmal's elbow joint, which was affected by an accident some years ago.

 "The ICC's level of tolerance of 15 degrees relates to the degree of elbow extension that is permitted in the bowling action, ie. the amount by which the arm is straightening," Pakistan team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said. "Previous tests conducted on the action of Saeed Ajmal show that the degree of elbow extension is well within ICC's tolerance levels."

 "Saeed Ajmal was referring to the angle of elbow abduction, ie. the angle of the upper arm to the forearm and not the degree of elbow extension. This angle is approximately 23 degrees in Saeed's case."

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 Ajmal said: "Someone is telling me my action is bad because the ICC allowed me as a bowler 23.5 degrees, because my arm is not good. A few years ago I had an accident. Otherwise, no problem, the action was cleared by ICC."

An ICC spokeman denied that was the case. "There is no dispensation for anyone," he said. "It is worth remembering that his first language is not English and this may have been a slip of the tongue."

Article (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/552462.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Tuart on February 08, 2012, 09:02
Bloody Queensland, first the bat slower than Geoff Allott then they invoke the rain gods to suspend play. Almost no chance of an outright victory tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 10:24
Chris Tavare was arguably faster than Queensland  in the first innings, and Tavare's slower than a turtle on sleeping pills.

Meanwhile, Lanka are giving India a chance of victory in JAM ODI.
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 03:15
WA choking struggling to chase down a mammoth total, 16 runs remaining 3 wickets in hand and the score is 7/52.

They lose a further couple of wickets before crawling over the edge. 9/68
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Tuart on February 09, 2012, 04:55
Geez that was a monumental f.uck up. Thank f.uck for Rimmington. Look at McDermott's insane 2nd innings figures - 7/24  :o
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 05:55
You'll also have to thank Ben Cutting, he bowled dross apart from the last two wickets. Thank fark he got injured and Pattinson got into the test team.
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 09:16
Continuing from Zam's post in the shoutbox, Yuvraj to meet Lance Armstrong.
Article (http://www.asianage.com/cricket/yuvraj-singh-looking-forward-meet-lance-armstrong-wear-indian-jersey-765)

He may be maligned and he may have been a tw@t in cycling, but fair play to LA on this.
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Zam on February 09, 2012, 09:39
Continuing from Zam's post in the shoutbox, Yuvraj to meet Lance Armstrong.
Article (http://www.asianage.com/cricket/yuvraj-singh-looking-forward-meet-lance-armstrong-wear-indian-jersey-765)

He may be maligned and he may have been a tw@t in cycling, but fair play to LA on this.

I think it was back in 2003 ish when Ivan's  mom had the cancer, lance was very helpful as well.
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: just some guy on February 09, 2012, 09:50
I think it was back in 2003 ish when Ivan's  mom had the cancer, lance was very helpful as well.

2004 was included in Overcoming the video about csc

Think this is the section

IVAN BASSO VS LANCE ARMSTRONG - TOUR DE FRANCE 2004 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etwi_V6AorU#)
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 09:57
Credit to him for his support of Basso's mum too.

Craig must be happy with NZ now. sh*tting all over the Zimbots. If the Saffies lose to NZ, are they in the running for number 1 as well?

I do realise that they won't be.

Cheers for the video JSG. Is there a reference to his mum's ailment in the video?
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: craig1985 on February 10, 2012, 00:09
Credit to him for his support of Basso's mum too.

Craig must be happy with NZ now. sh*tting all over the Zimbots. If the Saffies lose to NZ, are they in the running for number 1 as well?

I do realise that they won't be.

Cheers for the video JSG. Is there a reference to his mum's ailment in the video?

Not really, it is to be expected though, if McCullum does this against South Africa, then I'll be impressed or it will be the typical McCullum of bashing the the minnows but goes MIA when the going gets tough against the big boys. That they are being ruthless even to Zimbabwe is refreshing though as it's been a major problem for New Zealand in the past. I mean there is no way Saqlain Mushtag, Jerome Taylor, Harbhajan Singh should ever get a Test century, certainly not against a team that is meant to be Test standard. I have to say I was fuming when McGrath got his half century back in 2004. Finishing the innings off is an under-rated skill for mine and something that hasn't always been displayed. in the past. Still, it will be 3-0 to South Africa though in the Tests.

In other news, I see Pakistan is playing Afghanistan today in an ODI. 
Title: Re: Cricket- Saeed Ajmal- no, he doesnt chuck, he just lobs it with a bent arm
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 03:30
Possibly Harbhajan was okay but Taylor and Saqlain were unimaginable on a different scale.

In more other news (not good for the English), the only in form English six hitter, Jos Buttler has split his webbing. 3-1 defeat in this series, Pakistan have to have one match go tits up in the series. Looks like Fat Sam (there's one in every sport isn't there) and Bell*1.15 Ravi Bopara.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: craig1985 on February 10, 2012, 05:33
I have to say I'm impressed by some of Sri Lanka's ground fielding in this match. Even India's in T20 and ODI's, just wish they would do that in Tests.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 05:40
Another Lankan pinger then. Senenayake seems suspect. Why not just get Randiv or even better Herath in the team.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 05:42
Geebus what a catch by Kulasekara.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Arb on February 10, 2012, 06:24
Vintage Australian ODI peformance.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: just some guy on February 10, 2012, 06:45
Ram when he writes Mamy on the tape plus in the next stage basso gives LA the stage to say thanks for the support Riis was not happy.

It is a good video try get a copy there are subtitles normally
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 07:24
Cheers JSG.

Australia are England OD in disguise?
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: DinZ on February 10, 2012, 07:38
Cheers JSG.

Australia are England OD in disguise?

England have found someone they can beat in a ODI
they have just bowled England out for 96.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 08:17
 :)

That lions team looks poor without Buttler. Sad part is Jade Dirtbag got a few wickets. Even headbanded wonder Jack Brooks can bowl at 6 an over in ODI cricket.

I hope they don't include Jimmykins Taylor for the OD team and can't buy a boundary against spin on a ground larger than Hove or Wantage road. Even Bairstow has been a pile of sh!te in the Lions' tour of Bangles and Lanka. Buttler on the other hand, fantastic.
Title: Re: Cricket- Please Mark Nicholas, the nose does not belong in Warner's backside
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 10:10
http://www.espnstar.com/live/ (http://www.espnstar.com/live/)

I'm not sure if this is geo restricted but it's the official live stream.
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 20:41
I'm bored, so here's a stat (and a tiresome one it was too)
5th bowler used in a Test innings taking 8 wickets:
Spoiler (hover to show)

The 5th bowler taking 7 wickets:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Ram on February 11, 2012, 18:41
More stats

One player making partnerships of 250+ and 300+ in consecutive Test innings with 2 different players:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Spider1964 on February 12, 2012, 09:47
Mark Nicholas??? WTF!

Does he annoy anyone else as much as he does me!!!
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 09:53
Mark Nicholas??? WTF!

Does he annoy anyone else as much as he does me!!!
The title between post 136 and #144, I'd say you're not alone.
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 12, 2012, 10:22
Mark Nicholas??? WTF!

Does he annoy anyone else as much as he does me!!!

Yes  :D

India need another 76 to win, from 10 overs.  6 wickets left for the Aussies to get - should be quite a close finish.
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 10:34
I heard Jos Buttler needs stitches for his split webbing, we'll have to tolerate  Ravi Belf *1.15 Bopara for some time in this series now.

Another obscure stat
A Pair in Tests but playing over 100 Test innings before suffering that fate:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Arb on February 12, 2012, 11:17
What a flipping joke, McKay hands DHONI of all people the match, terrible bowler.
Title: Re: Cricket- Chris Gayle, star of the Barisal Bunsen Burners
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 11:23
India won a match against Australia \o/
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 04:22
I've lost confidence in the team and they could take a shellacking against England, who despite their batting gashness against spin take wickets regularly.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 13, 2012, 10:42
1st ODI, England win toss and bat.  Pakistan playing 4 spinners...  :o  Unless something dramatic has happened to England's batting since the tests, they're screwed
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2012, 10:46
Clarke out of the next ODI with hamstring

Capt will be

Warner ?
Ponting ?
Hussey ?
Haddin ?
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: sublimit on February 13, 2012, 12:00
Clarke out of the next ODI with hamstring

Capt will be

Warner ?
Ponting ?
Hussey ?
Haddin ?

Probably Mr cricket - Hussey. 

England just lost 2 in 2 balls now 57-2 , Trott out first ball.    ???
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2012, 12:01
anyone seen the Ire - Zim test thats some crazy stuff going on there
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Arb on February 13, 2012, 12:03
Haddin is officially vice of the ODI team I think (in Watson's absence at least). I hope they pick him and give him the armband, just for teh lulz.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 12:22
Haddit is still VC. Wow. While he's at it, he should also keep and hit the ball.

I'd  like Warner to be captain but I think it will be Huss.
anyone seen the Ire - Zim test thats some crazy stuff going on there
I'm sure you mean Ire Kenya. Sweet sh*t going on there. Unbelievable.

England's awfulness against spin is a Saffie and Elvish conspiracy- Trotts, KP, Belf and Morganna. Waits for impending England collapse against spin.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2012, 12:24
Haddit is still VC. Wow. While he's at it, he should also keep and hit the ball.

I'd  like Warner to be captain but I think it will be Huss.I'm sure you mean Ire Kenya. Sweet sh*t going on there. Unbelievable.

England's awfulness against spin is a Saffie and Elvish conspiracy- Trotts, KP, Belf and Morganna. Waits for impending England collapse against spin.

That the one  :-[

Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 12:32
4 spinners and they bring Wahab Riaz into the attack. Come on Misbah, surely he knows that England can get out to Jonty Rhodes doing a spin bowler's impression (India would get out to Haddin bowling at 110+kph).
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 13:27
Chef gets a hundred and Bopara a 50. This is too much for a single day.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2012, 13:32
Warner or Ponting for Capt. next ODI

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/future-star-and-old-hand-favoured-for-captaincy-20120213-1t28i.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/future-star-and-old-hand-favoured-for-captaincy-20120213-1t28i.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 14:02
Why? why is the geriatric farker even in the OD team. He's barely got into test match form, mind you the same could be said of Hussey.

Chef 132*. Good innings by Craig Bedwetter.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Zam on February 13, 2012, 14:32
260/7 could very well be enough but i did not watch the match so i don't know anything about the pitch.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 13, 2012, 14:42
Haddin might struggle to captain Oz as he's being rested (I think?) - hence Wade is playing.  My vote would go to Warner - read somewhere that he has been earmarked for limited overs captaincy in the future.

Quality from Cook, distinctly average at best from his batting colleagues.   >:(
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 15:09
Dancing- Haddit has been dropped. He is in the test match plans though as he is rested for a Shield match.

Zamzam- flat, super flat pitch. England need Hafeez's wicket to fall quickly.

I heard on another forum a pretty sage comment. It was an innings which will paper over England's OD cracks, only 22 boundaries all innings and only 8 without Chef.

If cricket betting were legal in India, I would have bet under 250 (in an over/under bet) after Bopara's wicket.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 13, 2012, 18:55
Indeed, take away Cook's ton and England produced another fairly poor batting performance.  However, can't argue with a run-a-ball hundred.  The big hits have got to come from the likes of Pietersen, Morgan, Kieswetter etc.  The only problem with that is that the first two are woefully out of form, and Kieswetter looks out of place coming in in the middle order.  His off-side orientated game is best suited to the opening power play overs.  A more 'complete' player, like Buttler looks a better fit.  However, I'm not sure how good Bairstow and Buttler are at keeping - although both can do it, neither do it first choice for their counties.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 19:15
Buttler will do better as a batsman and Morganna better up his game but I didn't like his keeping when he did for Somerset when bedwetter was playing for England. Johnny Bairstow needs to play spin properly, he's quite useless against the spinners and so too is Jimmykins Taylor. Some way to go for them.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 13, 2012, 19:36
Useless against spin?  Sounds like any other English batsman then  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Tuart on February 14, 2012, 00:13
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/553124.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/553124.html)

Gosh darn, now aint this a suprise?  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: just some guy on February 14, 2012, 05:04
Ponting to capt. Oz again
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 22:29
Big welcome to Waterloo Sunset  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 15, 2012, 05:15
Queensland need to get rid of Ryan Broad from the OD team. He's done diddly squat in this format.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 15, 2012, 10:15
What a sad situation this is-
Pietersen given a day off England duty for a farking IPL photoshoot. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9082327/Pakistan-v-England-Kevin-Pietersen-given-a-day-off-from-tour-for-IPL-photo-shoot.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Arb on February 15, 2012, 10:34
Queensland need to get rid of Ryan Broad from the OD team. He's done diddly squat in this format.

He's hardly the only culprit.

How was Lynn running himself out :D

Only turned the TV back on again to see Tasmania doing it very easy, which isn't usually the case for anything over 250 in this competition.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 15, 2012, 10:39
That was mental. So too was Cowan's, he went for a run when the ball was under Dunk's foot.:D

Only 8 overs for McDermott was a bit baffling. Broad has scored 160 runs in 8 innings this season and one of them was a score of 90 odd. Been a bit useless opening.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Tuart on February 15, 2012, 11:41
What a sad situation this is-
Pietersen given a day off England duty for a farking IPL photoshoot. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9082327/Pakistan-v-England-Kevin-Pietersen-given-a-day-off-from-tour-for-IPL-photo-shoot.html)

God bless the BCCI ICC.  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 15, 2012, 11:48
If the ECB had a semblance of actual sense they'd be stopping this rather than saying internet streams are the bane of cricket. Can't blame the sh!te BCCI for this. That said, I don't think they'd have allowed him to go if he'd been scoring hundreds on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Tuart on February 15, 2012, 13:52
It's more a reflection on how the money of Twenty20 is talking and how its affect all facets of the game. I guess we always knew something was going to give (and the dam hasn't burst yet) and using the same analogy, when a crack appears in the dam wall (ODIs) you know where it'll burst from.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Zam on February 16, 2012, 11:08
 :) this here is amazing extract from pietersen press conference agenda
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg576/scaled.php?tn=0&server=576&filename=76802481.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 16, 2012, 15:42
Pietersen speaks with young cricketer. :)
That would have been delayed by an hour. I remember that Hyderabad IPL team was supposed to come to a part of Mumbai where I lived. They were supposed to arrive at 2:30 pm and stay there for an hour and so they did, at 5pm. Left after 20 minutes. >:(

News that will matter to most posters here- Ronchi has quit WA and is looking to qualify for NZ. He will be eligible to play for NZ in Jan 2013.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Arb on February 17, 2012, 00:36
Ronchi is packing his bags and moving to NZ to get a few international caps...

Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Tuart on February 17, 2012, 02:25
Haha. Hasn't he played for Aus in nationals though? Would have thought cricket would've caught up with the nation switching that happened in the ol' days.
Title: Re: Cricket- 4-0? Forgotten already
Post by: Ram on February 17, 2012, 06:43
Where are you Craig? NZ are ace. They've crushed all opposition that has faced them in the past couple of months.

Kyle Jarvis signs for Central Districts for the remaining part of the season and took 3/40 odd on debut.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2012, 06:59
Andrew Symonds retires for all form of cricket

Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Arb on February 17, 2012, 13:39
Haha. Hasn't he played for Aus in nationals though? Would have thought cricket would've caught up with the nation switching that happened in the ol' days.

4 years is the cool off period apparently, for a player who has played for a full member nation.

All the best to him I say, as long as that Johnson hack doesn't play another game for WA.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 17, 2012, 14:34
Nah, most state grade cricket is at sh*t level and teams need a change pace bowler every now and again :P
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 17, 2012, 15:56
Andrew Symonds retires for all form of cricket
Of all the things that he did, it was the shoulder barge to the streaker that will stick in my memory most closely.

Kaneria the go between in the Westfield case.
I'd have never believed that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16979759 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16979759)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/554036.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/554036.html)

Quote
Mark Milliken-Smith QC, defending Westfield, said that Essex players had repeatedly "turned a blind eye" to conversations instigated by Kaneria about spot-fixing and that they had seemingly not taken them seriously. Only after instructions in 2010 from the players' union, the Professional Cricketers' Association, to report any suspicions did attitiudes change.

 It was revealed that Kaneria had spoken openly about fixing in the Essex dressing room but Mark Pettini, the former captain, said in a statement that he had not taken the claims seriously. Essex's coach Paul Grayson also admitted he had heard Kaneria's talk of fixing, as had captain James Foster and bowler David Masters, but before seamer Tony Palladino, who now plays for Derbyshire, reported Westfield no players had taken action. Former Essex batsman Varun Chopra, who now plays for Warwickshire, was named as another player who had been approached.

Ban them all. All those in the second para aren't exactly fledgling county cricketers.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 18, 2012, 10:33
Enjoy the card WA fans

(http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/11/54/44/17/snap_c10.jpg)
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 18, 2012, 11:46
Great stuff! Think Voges should be re-considered for the test team imo...even before this game, has had a great first class season.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: DinZ on February 18, 2012, 12:01
Pakistan struggling in the one day game again

5 for 3 off there last 5 overs
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Arb on February 18, 2012, 14:13
Great stuff! Think Voges should be re-considered for the test team imo...even before this game, has had a great first class season.

He's been only an average Shield batsman his entire career though, almost like he's just not good enough for the next level. On the other hand, he's the only middle order player making decent runs at the moment so he could be considered that way.

Heading for WA's best total in a long long time. Can you remember the last time they made over 500?

Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 18, 2012, 14:43
Isn't it better to have someone younger and likelier to improve like Forrest. Tommy Cooper and Quiney have also been having decent seasons. Considering all these names, I'd rather have Ponting and Hussey (he only had two bad series) in the team. Ponting needn't be in the OD team anymore, he's not playing the WC in 2015 (it is the only OD tournament that really matters), might as well retire now.

Pakistan have recovered pretty decently to 222.

This one really baffled me, Zimbabwe's Kyle Jarvis signed for Central districts and took 5/58 in the first dig off 25 overs. In the second innings he got 2/9 from five overs and Northern Districts happily recovered to 2/114 after losing two early wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 18, 2012, 19:17
Well we've tried a lot of youth already (Hughes, Khawaja). Voges has form, a decent first class average compared to others in the mix and an exceptional season. Least be considered as an emergency 12th man or even "15th" man on tour.

I really think we need to shy away from trying to use limited overs matches (both forms) as a selection criteria for the test team. It was almost a necessity this summer because of the BLL being the only thing on but I'd rather see someone get there ala Cowan than Warner.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 19, 2012, 04:26
If age is no factor- David Hussey, by far the best domestic batsman to not play a test. His form in Shield and international cricket is a pointer to his ability. Much more successful than any current Shield player in England and in the Shield as well.

Forrest was picked in the ODI team on his shield form and not his D-OD form. Cooper hasn't been shabby but needs a lot more runs to get into the team. As much as Hughes and Khawaja failed in tests, they too were picked on Shield form.

I'm sorry English fans, three more years of KP for you. :) Good innings it was. Finn's looking top now.

Stat- This is the first time since 2009 that England have won 3 straight ODIs away from home in matches not involving Bangles, Eire or the Zimbots (2 matches in WI and two in the CT). Prior to that they won 4 straight matches in Australia (06/07), one against NZ and 3 against Australia.

I'm sorry Indian fans, that would be me, we're so bollockless that we can't tell Tendulkar to retire from ODIs. Like Ponting, he'd put his hand up for selection even as a corpse.

Ponting 2,1,6,2. Top series.

Where is thee Craig? Munroe scored a hundred and thirty. ???
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Tuart on February 19, 2012, 05:05
Davis gets his triple century! Amazing stuff

Runs, Balls, Fours, Sixes, Strike Rate
LM Davis   not out   303   524   41   6   57.82
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Arb on February 19, 2012, 07:12
Having a beer - celebrating Haddin getting a pair.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 19, 2012, 09:36
WA have Murali in their squad.  Serious rectal prolapse for NSW.

Richard Levi, stunning innings to crush the all conquering Black caps, postage stamp of a ground notwithstanding.

Kohli- fark off, you were out thundermuppet.

Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Spider1964 on February 19, 2012, 22:37
WA have Murali in their squad.  Serious rectal prolapse for NSW.

Richard Levi, stunning innings to crush the all conquering Black caps, postage stamp of a ground notwithstanding.

Kohli- fark off, you were out thundermuppet.

Hey Ramjam, remember I told you about this bloke when I was over in SA? Just goes for it from the 1st ball... T20, ODI... doesn't matter... bludgeons the ball.  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/richard-levi-smashes-117-off-51-in-hamilton/story-fn67w6pa-1226275471459 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/richard-levi-smashes-117-off-51-in-hamilton/story-fn67w6pa-1226275471459)

Talking about bludgeoning the ball... Was that helicopter shot Dan Christian played off Vinay Kumar the hardest hit ball you've seen in a long while? Smoked it.  Kumar red lighted it, but if he had tried to catch it he would have lost digits.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 03:56
Aye, I remember, very good call that.

I saw the highlights of the Christian Hussey partnership, basically a replay. Great hitting.
It's almost a relief that India are back to their charitable best, I almost thought they were going start winning matches regularly, even if they are just meaningless ODIs.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Spider1964 on February 20, 2012, 05:29
Ponting dropped from ODI squad. Tough but fair call.

Wonder if India's selectors will get the memo?
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 06:07
India's selectors couldn't take a hint if it smacked them in the face. Tendulkar should have retired post the World cup victory, what many consider the zenith of his career. Hastily adding that I don't, his innings against Pakistan in a narrow defeat in Chennai was my most memorable moment of his career.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 21, 2012, 16:44
Sad to see Ponting dropped from the ODI side, but hope that he will continue to perform in the Test arena for a while yet - a fitting swansong would be the next Ashes series (he can score lots of runs, but Australia still lose = ideal scenario!)

England making heavy weather of their run chase - Pakistan spinners strangling England but Pietersen looking ominous.  Currently 81-4 in the 20th over chasing 238 to win.  Inauspicious start to his ODI career for Buttler however, 2nd ball duck.  However, as a Hampshire supporter, was delighted to see Danny Briggs go well and pick up a couple of wickets on debut.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 21, 2012, 18:42
Special innings from KP.  Kieswetter played well also to help rescue England from 68-4. 

So England win overall 4-3 (including the test series?)  ;D :P
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 21, 2012, 19:57
Who was that Saffie plodder who played the tests? Don't remember seeing him in the last two matches. I only saw a gun English player.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Arb on February 25, 2012, 11:38
One Day final went alright. Good finish and happy with that result.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 27, 2012, 05:43
Wowzers, good final I missed. I don't know what's more shocking- a tied final or the fact that the Bell Ends actually won something.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: DinZ on February 27, 2012, 06:02
Who was that Saffie plodder who played the tests? Don't remember seeing him in the last two matches. I only saw a gun English player.

assuming you are talking about KP then love the way that so soon after a disastrous test series, 2 hundreds in ODI's and everything is cured. till next month when Sri Lanka take him apart. Have a feeling it is going to be a long summer
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 27, 2012, 06:10
Aye, I was. It wasn't really a fully serious point though. He's still shoite against left arm spin, but at least he didn't get out lbw or bowled early in the last two matches.

I think Lanka won't be as big a challenge as Pakistan, they have one good spinner and scant backup. Ajmal, Rehman and Hafeez should be a tougher proposition than Herath and possibly Randiv or Seekuge Prasanna, and most pitches in Lanka are normally much flatter than what we saw in Dubai.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: DinZ on February 27, 2012, 06:21
Aye, I was. It wasn't really a fully serious point though. He's still shoite against left arm spin, but at least he didn't get out lbw or bowled early in the last two matches.

I think Lanka won't be as big a challenge as Pakistan, they have one good spinner and scant backup. Ajmal, Rehman and Hafeez should be a tougher proposition than Herath and possibly Randiv or Seekuge Prasanna, and most pitches in Lanka are normally much flatter than what we saw in Dubai.

You may not have been serious but can only assume Flower said the below with a straight face

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-v-england-2012/content/current/story/555324.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-v-england-2012/content/current/story/555324.html)


Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 28, 2012, 20:38
How on earth did India manage to pull that out of the bag?!?
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 03:53
A fire was lit under India's arse. It wasn't just a spark, it was a flame, a roaring flame. Slinga got burnein the process.

Stat from yesterday's match
India's successful 321 in 36 and a bit overs was the second fastest successful chase in (terms of RPO) of over 300 in meaningless ODIs. The fastest was the 438, India could have surpassed that with Dhoni and Coaly going the way they were.

Slinga had the most expensive figures for a bowler who bowled at least 5 overs in a meaningless ODI. 7.4 overs for 96 runs. It all looked so rosy when Tendulkar got out. It is also the second most expensive figures for a player who conceded 60 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on March 01, 2012, 08:54
Rohit Sharma & Praveen Kumar abusing a drunk punjabi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr09IDqpb-g#ws)

Rohit Sharma, irate: You're asking me, what I am; what are you, sisterf*cker? You come around to behave like a f*ckhead.....Telling me (unclear)....who the f*ck are you?

Allegedly drunk, dickhead, fan: I'm no one.

Rohit Sharma, incensed:Then keep shut....

Allegedly drunk, dickhead, fan: Difference is, difference is (Unclear, seems to slur his words)

Rohit Sharma, accusatory: You're drunk, aren't you, coming around, speaking $hit

Probably another fan: No, no, he's drunk, let it go....

Same drunk dickhead, or maybe another fan: I'm saying apologize, apologize..

Rohit Sharma, gunslinger: I'm going to come there and whack you with the bat..

Praveen having decided he's waited long enough, makes this contribution We'll break your ar$se, ar$ehole....

Not sure who, drunk fan? Oi! You...

Praveen, ramps it up Mother's d!ck! (close enough to motherf*cker)

Not sure who, several voices Let it go, let it go....

Rohit Sharma, reasonable: Let it go? You guys don't understand, you're Indians....

Not sure who That's right.........

Not sure who, some fan You fellows are our guests....

Rohit Sharma, bitter:Don't let us practice or play in peace....

Not sure who, several voices Muttering, etc

Praveen, ramps it up again Come here I'll tell you, your mother's c*nt!

Rohit Sharma, apathetic Let it go (turns and plays a forward defensive stroke)


Don't mess with Praveen or a stump in the arsehole beckons. :)
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: DinZ on March 04, 2012, 07:10
Warner destroying Sri Lanka in the final. Be thankful Ram imagine what he would have done against the already depressed Indian attack.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on March 04, 2012, 07:11
Flinga's on fire. Brilliant recent form, against India and now today. Mashrafe Mortaza would score a century against India, let alone reinventer Warner.
Title: Re: Cricket- New Zealand- vanquished en route to dominating the world of cricket
Post by: Ram on March 04, 2012, 07:27
Warner bowled. What a softcock.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 05, 2012, 07:58
Runako Morton passes away in a car crash.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 05, 2012, 08:25
And continuing on the sombre theme
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/556203.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/556203.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 05, 2012, 10:36
more details about Morton. 
http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/West-Indies-cricketer-Runako-Morton-dies-in-road-accident-Reports/12044 (http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/West-Indies-cricketer-Runako-Morton-dies-in-road-accident-Reports/12044)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 08, 2012, 02:22
Good to see WA are playing like they don't want the Sheffield Shield final to be at home. ::)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: DinZ on March 08, 2012, 03:52
Vettori doing what Vettori does
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: DinZ on March 08, 2012, 03:55
Good to see WA are playing like they don't want the Sheffield Shield final to be at home. ::)

Tasmania beat them and one of Queensland or Victoria win then there will be no final for them at all.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 08, 2012, 04:03
Vettori's batting never ceases to amaze. To think that he was a lousy plodding duck when he started.

Some quality names in the Shield today. Foxsports are streaming all the matches, by the way. SA always plunge to new depths, 6/105. Good for Queensland.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 08, 2012, 07:26
Philander really does seem like  the real deal - admittedly he's not been to the sub continent yet which is where fast bowlers have to prove themselves imho, but 4 more wickets is not too shabby! 

Australia reach 231ao.  Excellent opportunity for Sri Lanka to take the win and the series.

Finally, Dravid looks set to announce his retirement; http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/556624.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/556624.html)
If he does, then I would just say that he has been a truly phenomenal cricketer throughout his career, a wonderful batsman - saw him at Lord's last summer - and  hasn't always received the recognition that I felt he deserved, having been overshadowed by Tendulkar.  It's right however that he is making the decision, not being unceremoniously axed. 
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 08, 2012, 07:33
Just to add on Philander, he has the best FC average among bowlers all around the world in the last five years.

Dravid :(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: DinZ on March 09, 2012, 04:32
Looking like a Tasmania Queensland sheffield shield final
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 09, 2012, 04:47
 :'(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: DinZ on March 09, 2012, 04:49
:'(

look like they are not even putting up a fight.....
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 09, 2012, 04:59
Which is a real shame. From a record-breaking game against NSW to now this... If we made it to the final WA would have deserved to be there and be favourite but choking before they even manage to play? /fail
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: DinZ on March 09, 2012, 05:12
Which is a real shame. From a record-breaking game against NSW to now this... If we made it to the final WA would have deserved to be there and be favourite but choking before they even manage to play? /fail

Looks like they suffered from decision to drop Ponting from ODI's as difference between the teams has been massive partnership between Ponting and Cowan
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 10, 2012, 08:51
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/-/sport/13077169/plague-of-chuckers-in-wa/ (http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/-/sport/13077169/plague-of-chuckers-in-wa/)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 10, 2012, 11:52
Yeah, I read that in last weeks Saturday paper. Won't be any Aussie spin bowlers coming out of WA for awhile. :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 12, 2012, 07:24
Mrs Dravid
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/556979.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/556979.html)
Interesting read that.

Isa Guha retired the same day as Dravid for anyone who gives a fark.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 12, 2012, 20:31
Interesting read.  Imho, nice to see an 'established' player looking to give back to a nation that has no significant cricket record.  Best of luck to him and to PNG as well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/17333579 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/17333579)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 13, 2012, 06:59
Interesting read. Not a very good contribution today, duck against Afghanistan.

Di Venuto and Gareth Berg are playing for Italy in the Twenty20 World cup qualifiers.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 06:05
http://quipu.tv/html/live.html (http://quipu.tv/html/live.html)
Official live stream for the ICC qualifiers and thank fark it's free. Namibia USA being streamed now, Louis van der Westuizen seems a gun player for Namibia. USA, on the other hand, are quite frankly beyond sh*te.

England's first tour match started earlier today. Finn playing there.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 07:30
Lousy final over and Namibia's score is 4/177, should be well enough.

Italia 7/100 in their 20 overs against Eire after a last ball six. Michael Diva Di Venuto scored an electrifying 23 in 44 balls.

Hong Kong 8/81 in 20 overs against Canada, they may need Dermot Reeve to play for them, that's how sh*t they are.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 13:19
Kenya beat Oman by 35 runs to finally win
Italy were edged out by Eire by 2 wickets
PNG beat Nepal by 35 runs
Scotland beat Uganda 34 runs
Netherlands beat Bermuda by 4 runs
Namibia beat USA comfortably, can't be arsed to check again

Five fer for Panesar today.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 15, 2012, 13:56
Five fer for Panesar today.

Looks like he comprehensively out bowled Swann again
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 14:00
Swann needn't worry though, two spinners for this series is pretty much sure.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Frank71 on March 15, 2012, 15:36
 Namibia USA being streamed now, Louis van der Westuizen seems a gun player for Namibia. USA, on the other hand, are quite frankly beyond sh*te.

Ram, I'm glad you like our team and Van der Westhuizen. He's been excellent the last three games. I hope they can continue their form to the end of the tournament. Woudl love to see them at the T20 WC September.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 15:51
Didn't realise that you were from Namibia Frank.
Aye, watching the way they've played has been very entertaining. It isn't regular often that an non permanent member nation can score at good Twenty20 rates and the Ireland match was just stunning. It would be good to see Namibia back in an ICC tournament, they seem much better now.

Have the matches against South African ODD teams been helpful?

My major gripe is that this tournament isn't being shown live on the telly. The Associate and affiliate nations deserve some time in the limelight.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Frank71 on March 15, 2012, 16:14
Ram,
We normally (but not always) get a hiding against the SA domestic teams, but lessons must somewhere somehow be learned. With help from the ICC there are improvements.

I think our best chance of success in cricket would be the T20 format. In tests and ODIs our limitations are seriously exposed. The shorter format is levelling the playing field a bit.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 16:39
Aye, tests will be a bridge too far for a while. After all, even Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are having trouble at that level. Expecting a young cricket nation to do so would be a bit too much. On the positive side, at least they're getting exposure at a higher level. What would be gold is if a Namibian equivalent of Andre van Troost arrived (rapid bowler, sometimes faster than Waqar according to Mark Butcher).

How organised is club cricket there? Could it become a proper domestic system, something Ireland are trying to set up.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 19:19
11 years ago today, I was recovering from a fantastic match in Kolkatta. If not anyone else, the Australians should know. Great match and a rare sight to see that great Australian side be beaten.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 16, 2012, 03:30
Rare? I dont think that great Aussie team ever won over in India. One milestone too many:D

Do you think a way to get the affiliate nations up to speed in Test cricket is to have their own 3-4 day version of test matches, similar to first class cricket? Would that even be feasible?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 03:43
Remember the first test? India were right crushed in Mumbai. They won the series in 2004 too.

I think that associates would be beaten easily inside 3 or 4 days against the best nations in FC cricket. I'd say Zimbabwe took a decent route in their comeback to test cricket. They played a lot of cricket against 'A' teams before their first test, even then, they came up well short in an overseas tour. A good team, backed up by a decent domestic cricket league, should be essential for consideration to tests. Can't have another Bangladesh like team, stumbling poorly against a semblance of resistance (at least 4 day cricket is okay in Zimbabwe).

It will take a lot of time for another test nation and it will be from the top bracket of associate nations, but a promising sign of a future cricket nation is all the way in Serbia. They have a rule of a maximum of four expats per side in their domestic club tournament. Maybe, if all countries had a similar system, it could work.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 16, 2012, 03:50
Oh I don't mean the Associate nations play 3-4 day cricket against proper Test Nations, but surely amongst themselves that would help boost their skills.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 03:56
They already do that. The Intercontinental cup.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 16, 2012, 04:00
Ah, cool!
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 09:47
I really don't know what the ICC were thinking by live streaming a Netherlands Denmark match whose winner obvious.

Namibia Uganda, on the other hand, top match that (only good match today, so far).

Canada and Scotland eased past Bermuda and Oman as expected.

Belf gone for a golden duck today.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 14:03
Looking more and more like a Namibia Afghanistan final.

It's great to hear Tony Cozier's voice again. Top man.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 16, 2012, 14:22
Sachin has finally done it.  Amazingly, I'm almost disappointed that he has reached the milestone.  Firstly, I was rather enjoying seeing Indian fans who are friends of mine, and the Indian media get more and more worked up as the wait went on and on, and secondly, I had sort of convinced myself that he would finish on 99, and it would be one of cricket's little and loveable quirks, like Bradman's average.  That said though, I can't begin to imagine the sort of pressure he has been under since hitting no. 99 in the World Cup, and it is an amazing achievement, so chapeau Sachin!
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 14:30
Aye Dancing, well played to the man. Definite all time great of the sport and a top achievement no doubt. That said, the situation is perfect for him to concentrate on tests and let a younger player take over in ODs. This certainly wasn't the perfect backdrop for his hundredth.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Frank71 on March 16, 2012, 14:36
Looking more and more like a Namibia Afghanistan final.

It's great to hear Tony Cozier's voice again. Top man.

I certainly hope so. To have both teams in the T20WC would be excellent.


Ram, our domestic club league is well organised, albeit small. All in all 10 clubs registered with Cricket Namibia and the premier league consists of 7 teams (6 clubs). Most clubs are very small with a lot of 'weekend warriors'.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 14:48
Cheers Frank. Is it an expat dominated league or do teams mainly consist of locals?

As for the tournament, the only tricky match Namibia will face is Kenya, and they've been right rubbish in the tournament, and possibly Italy (who have a couple of decent overseas players). Afghanistan will have to play Canada, so that's a bit more open.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Frank71 on March 16, 2012, 15:21
They are mostly locals, although some of them may have RSA passports hidden away somewhere ;)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 15:38
:)
Good that it's predominantly a local tournament. Certainly bodes well for Namibia. Bit like Irish cricket then, predominantly Irish, with some English and Australians.

India are farking up, Bangladesh need 16 off 13 balls and have 6 wickets in hand.  :)

Edit- Now a no ball and four. 11 to win from 12.

2 to win now with one over to go. Tendulkar's slow century will be the difference.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Frank71 on March 16, 2012, 15:53
:)


India are farking up, Bangladesh need 16 off 13 balls and have 6 wickets in hand.  :)

Edit- Now a no ball and four. 11 to win from 12.

2 to win now with one over to go. Tendulkar's slow century will be the difference.

They lost!! Wow, the state of India's cricket is worse than I thought.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 16, 2012, 15:56
 ;D

We've got a lousy team, awful performance. May need to head over to the ICC Qualifiers soon, even then India will sweat over qualification the way things are.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 16, 2012, 17:41
Bangladesh you little beauties  8)

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 04:15
Shield Final's a beauty. Any similarity between Tweety Bird and Jon Lewis? Look similar bowlers, look similar too.

WI were lousy :fp and England were rescued by an unbeaten 163 by Cook again. Belf duck :fp
NZ's batting :fp 5 wickets for no runs in the first innings, then came their second
India, world champion performance. Deserve all the kudos they get. :win

At least there should be some good and entertaining cricket in the Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 05:52
On some better news, the final playoff will be live on the telly. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 18, 2012, 10:58
The Indian team are thundermuppets. Dhoni is a blundermuppet, the bowling's a bunch of wondermuppets. Can't even take it seriously, that's how lousy they've been.

Pakistan are 2/256 in 40 overs. The two wickets they lost were in the PP period.

I can't believe that a Pakistan team that lost 4-0 to England in meaningless ODIs is that good a ODI side.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on March 18, 2012, 11:04
Tendulkar bowled and dropped a caught and bowled hurting himself in the process. Not sure how badly
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 18, 2012, 11:16
Hehe. Haven't been watching these matches, only turned it on after 35 overs. Still this brilliant effort by India requires to be commended.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 18, 2012, 11:44
The Indian team are thundermuppets. Dhoni is a blundermuppet, the bowling's a bunch of wondermuppets. Can't even take it seriously, that's how lousy they've been.

Pakistan are 2/256 in 40 overs. The two wickets they lost were in the PP period.

I can't believe that a Pakistan team that lost 4-0 to England in meaningless ODIs is that good a ODI side.

Or it could be that India are monumentally sh*te atm...  ::)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 18, 2012, 11:45
Possibly....

Kenya 1/84 to 108 all out in 8 overs, even the players of Indian origin are useless.
Namibia 0-20 off 4 overs
Afghanistan 8/174, scored at around 11 an over in the last ten overs.
Ireland 5/159 and Scotland at 1/10 in one over.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 18, 2012, 14:11
Hmm... Whilst India's bowling is undoubtedly useless, and their fielding terrible, their batting seems to be ticking along rather nicely.  Kohli going along very nicely indeed...
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 18, 2012, 15:33
Kohli is playing an absolute stunner.  Goes past 150 with three 4's in a row. 

In contrast, Riaz has gone for 50 runs in just 4 overs   :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 18, 2012, 15:41
 :win

Winning? Hope it isn't an almighty woof.

That said, I'd rather not hear Sunil Gavaskar's wet dreams about Kohli.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 18, 2012, 20:32
Decent match at Caribbean land. Arnos Vale's a noice stadium with good attendance too, hopefully WI don't sh*t this one too.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 19, 2012, 05:27
Good win by the WI, this a team with not the best possible batting lineup for them. No warm up matches for Australia though.

No Gayle and no Simmons. At least the bowling's in good form.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 19, 2012, 17:41
Fantastic Sheffield Shield Final for a top tournament. Congratulations to Queensland but massive kudos to Tasmania for producing such a good team on comparably low resources.

Final league stage round of ICC Twenty20 world cup qualifiers

Tue Mar 20
06:00 GMT | 10:00 local
11:30 IST    49th Match, Group A - Afghanistan v Bermuda
 ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai      16 - 27° C     

Tue Mar 20
06:00 GMT | 10:00 local
11:30 IST    50th Match, Group B - Kenya v Uganda
 ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground No 2, Dubai      16 - 27° C     

Tue Mar 20
06:00 GMT | 10:00 local
11:30 IST    51st Match, Group B - Ireland v Oman
 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi      16 - 28° C     

Tue Mar 20
06:00 GMT | 10:00 local
11:30 IST    52nd Match, Group A - Hong Kong v Netherlands
 Sharjah Cricket Stadium      16 - 27° C     

Tue Mar 20
10:00 GMT | 14:00 local
15:30 IST    53rd Match, Group B - Italy v Namibia
 ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai      16 - 27° C     

Tue Mar 20
10:00 GMT | 14:00 local
15:30 IST    54th Match, Group B - Scotland v United States of America
 ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground No 2, Dubai      16 - 27° C     

Tue Mar 20
10:00 GMT | 14:00 local
15:30 IST    55th Match, Group A - Denmark v Papua New Guinea
 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi      16 - 28° C     

Tue Mar 20
10:00 GMT | 14:00 local
15:30 IST    56th Match, Group A - Canada v Nepal
 Sharjah Cricket Stadium      16 - 27° C     

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 20, 2012, 17:10
Chapeau Bangladesh.  Would be fantastic if they could pull it off in the final   :win
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 20, 2012, 17:15
Aye, hats off to them. Also well done to ColeS.Law, good for him.

In the Twenty20 world cup qualifiers,

Ireland vs Canada
Scotland vs Netherlands

Namibia will play Afghanistan in the preliminary final
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 20, 2012, 21:43
Windies and Aussies tie in the final over of their ODI, Roach and Sammy combining with a brain fart to gift the Aussies a run out
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 21, 2012, 05:36
Top match this, we're suddenly being treated to some fantastic matches in all formats nowadays. Good few months for cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 21, 2012, 11:15
So Ram, got some mates I'm competing with in an IPL fantasy sportal competition so any tips or news about the teams would be much appreciated. Especially any young guns who will have secure spots on their respective teams, or players who did sh*t last year but should bounce back. :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 21, 2012, 11:21
May take some time T, I'll check the list of players.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 21, 2012, 11:23
No rush and its not like its a demand just I know you keep up with the news, you'd have a fair idea about the strengths of all the sides. :D

What's the deal with the dirty Foreigners - limit per team, are they all allowed to play?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 21, 2012, 11:28
No worries, I'll scour out some. There will be some unheard of player who'll succeed, that I can guarantee.

Why question rules? It's pyjama cricket after all. Seriously though, it's something practised all over the world. County cricket has one international player per side rule (of course Kolpak is different), most countries have two as their limit.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 21, 2012, 11:31
How are the Dutchies doing?

Canada vs Nepal sounds thrilling :P
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Ram on March 21, 2012, 11:36
They should make it to play against Ireland. Can't see Eire losing to Canada and unfortunately can't see them losing to Netherlands either. They have some very good players and were expected to top their group, they lost one match to Namibia.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
Post by: Tuart on March 21, 2012, 12:00
No worries, I'll scour out some. There will be some unheard of player who'll succeed, that I can guarantee.

Why question rules? It's pyjama cricket after all. Seriously though, it's something practised all over the world. County cricket has one international player per side rule (of course Kolpak is different), most countries have two as their limit.

I'm questioning them so I know how likely it is that the Aussies I know will get a game. :D So is it 2 per squad? Are squads allowed to have more but say only 1-2 playing in a match?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 21, 2012, 12:06
4 per team. Some extreme number for the squad.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 07:34
Canada 8/106. Poor effort, should be a stroll for Eire
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 07:44
Canada 8/106. Poor effort, should be a stroll for Eire

especially with 15 off the first over

stirling going off
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 07:54
42 in 3.2 overs now. Stirling's gone berserk. Robin Jackman came up with an unbelievably insightful line, "The way Stirling's batting, I suppose we may be up for an early lunch"
Well I never.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 07:58
The other game looks closer

Netherlands 40/1 chasing 166
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 08:20
That was a slight bit too quick.

Netherlands need to score quickly now, all the better that Tom Cooper's in the middle. He's a dubber in sozzie land.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 08:21
And as you say that cooper gets 3 sixes in a row.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 08:27
Certainly gone are the days of PJ Bakker, Andre van Troost, Bas Zuiderent and Tim de Leede. The best dutchie now is Kervezee? Or Seelaar? All imports and rejects from around the world.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 08:29
Certainly gone are the days of PJ Bakker, Andre van Troost, Bas Zuiderent and Tim de Leede. The best dutchie now is Kervezee? Or Seelaar? All imports and rejects from around the world.

what happened to ten Doeschate
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 08:30
after a dodgy first couple of overs Bangers going well.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 08:33
what happened to ten Doeschate
Tendo's not playing this tournament. He's a Saffie too.
Borren falls, 4/130, 5 overs to go, 37 to win.

Wowzers, got too involved with the Netherlands match and forgot about the Bangles.

Dinzy, is Hampshire your team? Considering Southampton is your club.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 08:39
Tendo's not playing this tournament. He's a Saffie too.
Borren falls, 4/130, 5 overs to go, 37 to win.

Wowzers, got too involved with the Netherlands match and forgot about the Bangles.

Dinzy, is Hampshire your team? Considering Southampton is your club.

I did go to Hampshire matches when i lived there. as a student it was great to go to some of the mid week matches, things like pakistan A v Hampshire. buy some beer, get in for free and watch the game with 6 other people

however my first team was Kent. I grew up in Kent and used to go to games as kids. was a member when in my teens and tried to get to as many games as possible. all my best mates at the time hat i rode with also played cricket so was always going to games
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 08:45
Noice, if only watching cricket in India didn't involve sitting in a baking sun for hours. Still gone to a few Ranji matches, with possibly the same six peole that you watched Hampshire with.
21 to win 16 balls 5 wickets and Cooper still in.
England 1/100
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 08:55
Pietersen gone for his 50. dutch need 4 of the last. close but no cigar for scotland

Bopara now got his 50 too. pitch looks too easy to tell us anything about form

wonder if Sri Lanka have deliberately prepared no spinning pitches to stop England adapting
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 08:57
Netherlands win
7/169
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 10:36
Afghanistan-2/70 in 8.4 overs

Frank's insight into this match would be noice.

3 minutes later, it's 3/77. Lucky runout, the bum flicked the bails off before the ball. Simon Taufel didn't refer it to the third umpire.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 22, 2012, 11:20
Afghanistan - 146. enough? reckon it will be. Just.
Pakistan not looking like they have enough but will not know until Bangs start batting

England playing 50 and out it seems
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 11:28
Don't think that will be enough Dinzy, not against an in form Namibia. Will be a tight match though.

Pakistan are 9/206 now, good tournament so far for the Bangers.

And Bresnan's just fallen for 14.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 11:41
van Schoor falls first ball, bowled by Zardran, van der Westhuizen in.

I'm sorry I doubted your soothsaying Dinzy, 2/1 (Australian format). Snyman falls too, two form players gone.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 13:11
Afghanistan - 146. enough? reckon it will be. Just.
Pakistan not looking like they have enough but will not know until Bangs start batting

England playing 50 and out it seems
As it turns out, it was comfortably enough. They're in the Twenty20 world cup.

England won by chasing down 6/360 in 60 overs. Pretty trivial match though. Swanner finished off with a 4,6 and a 4.

Bangers looking good for a win, 0/58 in 14 overs chasing 237. Tamim will guide them home.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 15:43
Squeak bum, squeak squeak. 30 to win off 21 balls to win the Asia Cup for the Bangers. Carn you Bangers.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 22, 2012, 16:20
Pakistan are Asian champions, won by two runs. A pointless tournament lit up by Bangladesh, massive credit to them, 3 runs from the outright win. Cruel, pretty much the whole team's in tears now. Fair play Bangers.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 23, 2012, 06:30
As it turns out, it was comfortably enough. They're in the Twenty20 world cup.

England won by chasing down 6/360 in 60 overs. Pretty trivial match though. Swanner finished off with a 4,6 and a 4.

Bangers looking good for a win, 0/58 in 14 overs chasing 237. Tamim will guide them home.

Nice.  Shame about Bangladesh, so close and would have meant so much more to them than it will to pakistan

See Haddin is out of west indies tour and if Wade plays well that may be it..
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 23, 2012, 08:33
3/95 chasing 115 with 33 balls to spare, easy win for Eire

They won with 20 balls to spare
Ireland Namibia tomorrow, the winner of the match qualifying for the Twenty20 World Cup.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 24, 2012, 03:03
Watching the south africa batting.

Petersen getting runs to probably keep his palce on team. Must be tempting for JP to try and run him out
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 24, 2012, 18:38
Oireland beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets to win the tournament.
Australia, WI and Ireland grouped together
England, India and Afghanistan.

Not sure which team I'd rather be at the moment.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 26, 2012, 04:16
Philander becomes second faster bowler to 50 wickets. just 7 matches.
at an average of 13.68

ridiculous


NZ need 12 to avoid the follow on and the man himself walks to the Crease.

Chris Martin. can he last long enough for me to type this update...
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 26, 2012, 04:33
And he does. 2 not out and survives long enough for NZ to force South Africa to bat again.

27 overs left today, can South Africa smash some runs to force a result?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 26, 2012, 05:24
Fat Sam making his debut after Ravi's injury.

Lanka winning the toss and batting first, Randiv and Herath are the two spinners for Lanka.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 26, 2012, 05:56
Not a half bad start for England, Lanka are 3/15.

Dilshan is thick, nuff said.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 26, 2012, 06:08
Not a half bad start for England, Lanka are 3/15.

Dilshan is thick, nuff said.

Sanga first ball. Great effort. Maybe they can finish the innings before fat sam starts to sweat off some weight
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 26, 2012, 06:25
Don't get ahead of yourself, Samit losing weight? I'm sure he'll have a stash of sandwiches hidden somewhere.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 26, 2012, 06:48
Don't get ahead of yourself, Samit losing weight? I'm sure he'll have a stash of sandwiches hidden somewhere.

6 runs off the last 10 overs. at this rate fat sam has got time to set up a three course meal in the out field
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 26, 2012, 16:57
Monty's fielding seems to have slackened off again, he was right lousy.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 26, 2012, 19:01
Lalit Modi screwed with a 1.5 million quid fine for the twunt. Sod off bastard, the bankruptcy claim went well.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 27, 2012, 00:21
random statistic

AB's record till date

Test - 123 innings - 13 centuries, 28 half centuries - average of 49.09
ODI  - 123 innings - 13 centuries, 28 half centuries - average of 49.00"
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 27, 2012, 05:20
Aye, saw that a couple of days ago, truly stunning. Check his catches tally too.

And a stat that was mentioned yesterday in the shouting box
VD Philander (the best name in the sport) has become the fastest to 50 wickets by number of balls bowled, 1240 balls. Charlie Turner's second fastest by balls bowled. He took 1727 balls.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 27, 2012, 11:14
Jayawardene still batting. Nothing changed from when i left the office....
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 27, 2012, 11:28
May have changed now, but ominously, it's the same score as in the first innings.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 27, 2012, 14:09
Jeebus...  England's batsmen need to take a long hard look at themselves.  On a good pitch, against some bowling that is nothing special, they allowed themselves to be bundled out for under 200.  Their shot selection was atrocious.  Their execution even worse.  Strauss, Trott, Pietersen, Patel and Prior, all got themselves out, the first two particularly when they looked fairly comfortable.  The top 4 contributed 41 runs - on a wicket that offered neither excessive turn to the spinners, or anything special to the quicks.  It is quite frankly, pathetic, and the bowlers really need to start holding their colleagues to account imho.  In contrast, their bowlers contributed 88 runs, putting things into a bit of perspective.  Broad and Swann smashed it around, Jimmy was driving, sweeping and reverse sweeping comfortably enough, and even Monty did all right.  There were no demons in the pitch, it is just a criminal lack of application, and as a fan, it is unbelievably disappointing to see.  No doubt we will get the usual load of bs in the close of play interviews, which I am getting sick of.  Stop talking, and start scoring some meaningful runs, or get someone in the team who understands the value of protecting their wicket and who therefore doesn't give it away.

Rant over.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 27, 2012, 14:32
Sage Dances.

On the positive side, they were looking for runs today. Maybe if they weren't brainless, they'd have got a decent total. England need to score runs though, bowling can't win it every time.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 27, 2012, 22:47
Jeebus...  England's batsmen need to take a long hard look at themselves.  On a good pitch, against some bowling that is nothing special, they allowed themselves to be bundled out for under 200.  Their shot selection was atrocious.  Their execution even worse.  Strauss, Trott, Pietersen, Patel and Prior, all got themselves out, the first two particularly when they looked fairly comfortable.  The top 4 contributed 41 runs - on a wicket that offered neither excessive turn to the spinners, or anything special to the quicks.  It is quite frankly, pathetic, and the bowlers really need to start holding their colleagues to account imho.  In contrast, their bowlers contributed 88 runs, putting things into a bit of perspective.  Broad and Swann smashed it around, Jimmy was driving, sweeping and reverse sweeping comfortably enough, and even Monty did all right.  There were no demons in the pitch, it is just a criminal lack of application, and as a fan, it is unbelievably disappointing to see.  No doubt we will get the usual load of bs in the close of play interviews, which I am getting sick of.  Stop talking, and start scoring some meaningful runs, or get someone in the team who understands the value of protecting their wicket and who therefore doesn't give it away.

Rant over.

Pretty much sums it up
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 09:41
pee poor in the field by England. Swann could have had 8 on another day but the last two wickets was pee poor.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 10:40
It's right Trotture watching England bat.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 10:44
Hopefully that will whack some sense into him and will force him not to walk past a full toss.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 10:51
Tests, by far then Twenty20s and lastly ODIs. The rule changes have been decent, still the fact is ODIs will always be formulated cricket. Nonetheless, the sport and fans have been lucky to have some exceptional cricket over the past year. A trend that could well be connected to the fact that bowlers are more successful nowadays.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 11:05
Aye, dull tests really grind the gears and could kill the form. There has apparently been a trend to make pitches more bowler friendly in the last couple of years or so.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 14:09
2/111, England will still fark up and lose this but at least they reached three digits with a respectable two wickets to fall.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 28, 2012, 20:30
2/111, England will still fark up and lose this but at least they reached three digits with a respectable two wickets to fall.

Shhh... An England fan is daring to dream... 

Of course, when my radio wakes me up early doors tomorrow morning and I then doze for an hour or so before having to get up with TMS keeping my company, England will no doubt contrive to cock this up in truly monumental fashion, at which point I will despair, somehow struggle through the day, and then find a pub and drown my sorrows. 
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 28, 2012, 20:52
In non international cricket news, we had our first outdoor practice session of the year today.  It was B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.   :)
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 05:44
Well, played Pietersen. Farking sod. That's England done. Will end up 145 all out
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 29, 2012, 07:32
177-4 at lunch.  Trott 76*, with Prior for company.  Confidence waning by the  over
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 29, 2012, 09:00
These two seem to be going well now. Just need Prior to stay calm, not sure anything could get Trott excited, as the ball does not seem to be doing too much.

Still a long way to go though
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 29, 2012, 09:20
 :'(
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 29, 2012, 09:36
Gap under a 100 but Sam not looking confident. Trott on the other looks like he is about to fall asleep
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on March 30, 2012, 01:39
India playing a single 20 -20 match against south africa.

is that it.

am i missing something
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 03:21
Nup, you're not. It's both the boards whoring for money, South Africa because they've lost sponsors and struggling (see the suspension Majola and the whoress Kass Naidoo, it's to do with the IPL) for money and India because they can.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 04:52
Bharath and Darren Bravo not playing today, sent to play some 4 day cricket in preparation for the tests. Sage, now bring back Gayle.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 31, 2012, 03:26
West Indies :rasmussen :daotec

Now win the bloody tests
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on March 31, 2012, 03:36
HOw can anyone twist their knickers with a Windies win? I'd do a nude yodel if they won the tests.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 01, 2012, 18:21
Sunil Narine likely to choose IPL ahead of a possible WI test debut. Sure the WICB are muppets, but I've never seen Lankans (who also don't get paid regularly) skip tests for the IPL. Shorten tours maybe, but never skip tests. Right whore.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 02, 2012, 02:59
Well, just remembered that Lanka cancelled an England tour in 2009. They're whores too, all whores, everyone prostitutes.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Tuart on April 02, 2012, 10:35
Is it suprising? People have chosen IPL before other commitments as well. Money speaks and the Indians have far too much of it when it comes to cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 02, 2012, 13:34
Quote
Rupert Murdoch-owned Star ran out Sony to bag the broadcast and digital media rights from the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a whopping Rs 3,851 crore.

 This contract is for six years, covering 96 matches in India, at an average price of Rs 40 crore per match, up from Rs 32.25 crore received from Nimbus Communications earlier. “This is a substantial improvement for us,” said Mr N. Srinivasan, President, BCCI.

 The contract starts with the New Zealand tour of India, followed by England’s visit. Apart from all international matches held in India, the contract also covers domestic tournaments such as Ranji and Duleep Trophy.

 Five parties – Star, ESPN Software, Multi Screen Media, Times Network and Zee – picked up the bid documents. Only Star and Multi Screen Media submitted bids, which were opened on Monday in Chennai. Runners-up Multi Screen Media, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, had quoted Rs 3,700 crore.

 The winner was chosen after a “transparent process of verifying the eligibility of each bidder,” said Mr Srinivasan.

 Addressing a press conference, Mr Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India, said: “This is a great asset for us. We will, in collaboration with our partners ESPN Star Sports, spare no efforts in exploiting our rights and ensuring the BCCI calendar gets a pride of place.”

 ESPN-Star already has the rights to all ICC events and the rights of domestic cricket in England and Australia.

 Asked whether Star could look at more channels, Mr Shankar said, while it was adequately covered, it could look at a new channel if the number of matches increases significantly.

 On whether the dip in TRP was a concern, Mr Shankar replied in the negative.

 The contract with Star involves two years remaining from the Nimbus contract.

 In 2009, BCCI struck a four-year deal with Nimbus valued at Rs 2,000 crore. It was to expire in 2014. But BCCI scrapped the contract last December citing payment defaults by Nimbus, which owns Neo Cricket and Neo Sports TV channels.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/marketing/article3272801.ece?ref=wl_industry-and-economy (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/marketing/article3272801.ece?ref=wl_industry-and-economy)

Only 2 bidders... interesting that.
I'm whoring the system now.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 04:07
not a good sign for the test matches WI cricket board 11 were at 78/6 before a bit of tailendery got them to 200.

4 for Harris and 4 for Beer
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 04:14
Will England score 300 today? Or over the course of two innings in the test?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 04:20
Will England score 300 today? Or over the course of two innings in the test?

was going to ask if there was any news on pitch but grounds keeper will be sacked if it does not start spinning from 3rd ball
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 04:27
England may have a new song now-
P Sara Sara, whatever will be will be, the future's not ours to see, P Sara Sara


Just seeing some of the matches and there's good news for England. Spinners have been successful in the first innings too.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 05:25
Englands batsman may last the day after all. Sri Lanka to bat first

and with no broad (please tell me he is injured) and no Panesar (because England are so terrified of being bowled out for under 200) unlikely to get Sri Lanka out any time soon

Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 06:00
Panesar was sh*te in the last match though. He barely threatened to take wickets, even in the first innings I thought Swann was better.

Hat trick ball for Anderson coming up now, Sanga getting another first ball.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 06:16
Thirimanne leaving a ball that would have hit middle stump, well played. 3/30
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 06:19
is it True Bresnan has never lost a test?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 06:24
Yup. England have won all the tests he has played in.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 07:16
Jayawardene ruining my day again
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 07:21
2 millionth run in Tests scored by Samaraweera with his first four, according to the commentators anyway.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 09:22
Time to update the dictionaries.

Negative- Johann Strauss
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 11:44
I'll let the Australians defend themselves, tis pretty easy to.

Jayawardene hundred, top innings.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 11:58
That's obvious. The question now is- will Jayawardene beat England by an innings?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 12:05
Which is better- Monty Panesar's fielding or England's batting?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 12:11
Gone gone gone..... Jayawardene replaces Jayawardene.

Top bowling, now stay farking around the bloody wicket.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 12:33
It was a bit pointless to play three spinners in the first test in my opinion, the Lankans are much more comfortable against spin than pace and it was a flawed strategy. Now they need these last four wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 13:08
Top day of test cricket, tight bowling and some great batting too. Can't expect much more on the first day.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 04, 2012, 07:40
Sri Lanka opening bowlers both average over 55
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Archieboy on April 04, 2012, 07:43
So England got to 11-0 at lunch, that leaves all afternoon to muck it up ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 04, 2012, 07:48
It is an improvement from Galle, they got the tail before adding too much and they got to lunch without losing four wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 04, 2012, 10:48
No, they're now impersonating people who know how to hold a bat. One wicket could still result in a heap.

They've stopped the silly sweep shot, thank fark.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 04, 2012, 12:40
Not great unfortunately, only- 3/1 Even Mazhar Majeed couldn't winkle out better odds.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Zam on April 04, 2012, 12:43
England on top at stumps on day 2 as they reach 154-1, trailing Sri Lanka by 121 runs
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Archieboy on April 04, 2012, 13:54
So England got to 11-0 at lunch, that leaves all afternoon to muck it up ;D ;D

Sometimes it just feels good to be wrong :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 04, 2012, 23:59
hang on did the IPL start?

BYOP, Cook and Trott Reckless abandon??????
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 03:25
Whilst they may not have the highest S/R in the team, they can score quickly when needed. Pretty sure one of them will get out early tomorrow due to some sh1te shot selection.

Yeah there was an IPL game today, no idea whi played or the result though.
Albert Trott's dead and Nick Cook could bat as quick as Alastair O0
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 09:43
KP having fun in the cricket.
Sri lanka now throwing the toys out the pram. Dilsan does not like KP switch hitting.

seems a bit like saying Daaaaad he keeps hitting it tell him to stop

so KP reverse sweeps and spanks a 4

thats ridiculous, KP goes to switch hit, Dilsan refuses to bowl and KP is warned for wasting time. Dilsan is the one refusing to bowl. KP is ready to play. what he is doing is within the rules. Farce.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 10:27
You'd think the umpires know the rules. I'll ask a WA umpire about this sh*te, but from what I know, the lbw rules have been changed to accommodate the switch hit.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 10:42
They claimed the issue was he was switching as bowler ran in and then bowler is entitled to stop. if he waited will Dilsan bowled it would be fine
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 10:50
and who got warned for time wasting?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 05, 2012, 11:01
and who got warned for time wasting?

KP i think. so they did not say he could not switch hit. but as he kept switching his grip as Dilsan ran in. Bowler kept stopping and KP kept switching. so apparently Umpires warned KP for wasting time. That was what commentators where saying anyway. not watching any more, been kicked off TV
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 11:20
Leicestershire 3/1, 3 wickets for one run
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 11:24
And Glamorgan are ace?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 13:52
Dilshan is a farking joke of a joke. Bastard sooks about a switch hit when he has his Dildoscoop and then has a nightwitchman for opening?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 04:16
Nope they're just sh1t, which is a level above.
Not very sure about that, their overseas signings for the season are Henriques :fp :fp, Mitch Jonhsnon :fp, Marcus North and the decent one Michael Hogan. Also, 5/25.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 06, 2012, 06:03
Balls up by Prior but gone in next over. Anderson to slip. text book
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 06:29
He's been very good so far in this second dig, should've had both the openers, the actual openers, not imposters like Dilshan.

And nearly gone again. Don't think anyone but Thirimanne could've got it.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 08:53
Sanath Jayasuriya as a player was great, but he's a dreadful commentator.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 14:58
Swanner you farking beauty, wouldn't have bloody harmed anyone if you took the wickets the over bloody before it was taken. Right after I turned off the telly. :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 04:37
Glamorgan and Leicester, mirroring each other's innings. Brilliant teams, now Reeks will get a hundred :fp

England still need two wickets, two of Mathews and the Jayawardenes. Could yet be a long day for England.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 04:41
Kent scoring some runs, but with 5 scores over 50 think it may be the pitch
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 05:39
But that's against Yorkshire, they don't really count as runs.

England could do with a Thirimanne at short leg, Chef is sh*te there.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 06:40
[Ien smeth]Swann hes hed a cetch dropped end a stumping missed, he's still on course for the morel ten fer[/Ien smeth]
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 09:26
KP the selfish sod leaves cook stranded on 49

good to see the man firing again.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 09:27
Farking hell, no heart attacks too, bar the impending Strauss duck. Top match, now MotM, Swanner for me or Ian Belf for gracing his presence on this match.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 09:30
Farking hell, no heart attacks too, bar the impending Strauss duck. Top match, now MotM, Swanner for me or Ian Belf for gracing his presence on this match.

nah bowler friendly pitch? got to be KP
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 09:40
I support my fellow species, Swanner ahead of KP. O0 Belf or Herath man of the series.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 10:10
Neither, as it turns out, Jayawardene of the Mahela kind man of the series.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 16:50
Decent start for the Windians, seems a flat flat pitch though.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 14:02
A FC match scorecard :fp
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 21:24
WI's is 12th instance of all eleven batsman reaching double digits in tests. Chanders is still ace O0
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 09, 2012, 00:39
A FC match scorecard :fp
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)

wow. was reading through thinking what am i looking for. oh 18 all out

not often you can get 3 for 4 and not have the bset figures in the innings
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 09, 2012, 00:52
Australia used 8 bowlers and 6 got wickets.

looks a bit flat. another high scoring west indian draw?
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 09, 2012, 04:10
Along came a Chander, the crabbiest of all, only to be topped the crab known as Katich. The years flew along and a baby arrived on scene, the crabbiest of them all, the Tavare, Krab Brathwaite.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 09, 2012, 11:25
A FC match scorecard :fp
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542470.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)

Having played in, and been around the MCCU set up quite recently that is pretty disappointing.

Stokes looks like he is over his injury troubles of last season though which is good news from an England perspective.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 09, 2012, 11:30
That's the positive from that match, learn to play spin and he's more than a pretty decent player.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Arb on April 09, 2012, 15:58
23.6 FH Edwards to Watson, Watson has run Ponting out. Complete brain freeze 84/3
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: DinZ on April 09, 2012, 23:46
Counties doing their bit for England again. Somerset giving Philander time to adjust to English conditions. Cause he has been struggling a bit recently. in his last innings he did not even get a five for
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 10, 2012, 07:28
Fair play to Shane Watson, wants to hasten an already impending retirement.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 10, 2012, 20:57
Farking muppeting day for the Windians, rubbish.
Title: Re: Cricket- Vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 03:01
Bloody Windians :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 16:50
Pollard is marmalising Rajasthan.  He hits the ball fornicatingly hard!  But just been dismissed for 64 from not very many deliveries.
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 16:57
And I'm watching his teammates take the sh** at 9/141 against Australia. Farking softcocks.
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 17:02
Ouch, just seen the scorecard in the test.  Looks like the Windies are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory (or at least a draw)

Or Roach could steam in and knock the Aussies over in a session...  :-*
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 17:09
Bloody Fidel needs to get some good form, right lousy towards the end with the ball and a lousy wicket too. Now the Windians need to get to a 200 lead. Rubbish.

Hopefully Rampaul will be back for the next match.
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 17:16
:fp
Woofed them right up- Australia need 192 to win.
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 18:12
Ace Shah, the forgotten man of English cricket is currently playing a doozy of an innings.  Just gone to 50 with a 6 off Pollard
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 18:28
And as I say that, he goes, bowled by a Malinga special.  Darn  :(
Title: Re: Cricket- vale Craig Walsh
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 22:34
Blimey this test match is getting tense.  Australia 177-6, needing another 15 runs for victory.  The light is going fast (according to Cricinfo).  Still possible for both sides to win, or for it to be a nailbiting draw.  I love test cricket  :)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 03:31
Farking hell, missed the match and just been watching the highlights. How important were those last two wickets in the first innings for Australia.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 05:01
Missed this, Johan Botha is the new Sozzie captain. Klinger didn't deserve it after that season, they could've been relegated from Grade cricket the way they played.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 05:07
Now jobless in Tasmania- Brendan Drew, decent bowler and he should find a job fast enough.
Nick Kruger
Brady Jones, never was going to make it after being second choice to Triffit and Paine also possibly coming back next season
Jon Wells, Ashton May and Matt Day, never seen them play
Ben Laughlin, has to be one of the most useless Australian ODI players. They really got desperate back then.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 05:15
not just Philander, now Alviro Petersen going to Essex to help South Africa neat England.

Essex head coach defended his teams approach by saying 'eff off'
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 05:22
Articulate enough.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 10:27
Durham should have a sterner test this time around, I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 12:28
Wow, wickets falling all over the county championship
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 12:35
What a good time April is, perfect even for a half arsed dobber to take an 8fer. Far better than July entertainment wise, best will appear in July and beyond though. Yorkshire aren't playing today, them playing would've meant at least one team could score 400.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 12:40
Meanwhile Gayle is getting his compulsory heavy hitting innings in to guarantee next years wages
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 12:42
In the IPL? Have to say, Gayle is the gun player in Twenty20 cricket. He'll likely be back for the England tour next month.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 12:47
In the IPL? Have to say, Gayle is the gun player in Twenty20 cricket. He'll likely be back for the England tour next month.

yep RCB 154/1 after 15, Gayle 63 at 200%
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 12:51
Durham should have a sterner test this time around, I'd imagine.

notts proving you wrong
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 12:54
One run eight wickets, bum squeaking time now.

Highlights will be something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 12:59
Chris bloody Wright is running through Somerset :fp
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 13:10
Chennai take a team hatrick, bollinger misses out on the personal one though

205 total in the end. nice score. Chennai managed to get to 5 wickets in 6 balls at the end
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 14:05
5 wickets in 6 balls?

Lancashire are sh**ting bricks against Sussex, Magoffin bowling well. 12 overs 11 runs and 2 wickets. Could've been an Aussie test player if he was a slight bit faster. James Anyon also going well too.

Rikki Clarke taking quick wickets too :fp Somerset 8/97, being screwed.

Highlights will be fun.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 14:08
5 wickets in 6 balls?

Lancashire are sh**ting bricks against Sussex, Magoffin bowling well. 12 overs 11 runs and 2 wickets. Could've been an Aussie test player if he was a slight bit faster. James Anyon also going well too.

Rikki Clarke taking quick wickets too :fp Somerset 8/97, being screwed.

Highlights will be fun.

yep the end of the IPL game started to look like stick cricket
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 12, 2012, 14:20
Come on Hampshire!!!    :win

All county batsmen seemingly unable to play the moving ball in April.  As a bowler, it rectifies the balance from the IPL that I am currently watching, but it is a rather damning indictment on modern batsmen.  Sir Geoffrey will be having a fit!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 14:21
Come on Hampshire!!!    :win

All county batsmen seemingly unable to play the moving ball in April.  As a bowler, it rectifies the balance from the IPL that I am currently watching, but it is a rather damning indictment on modern batsmen.  Sir Geoffrey will be having a fit!

34 wickets down already in 7 games. nuts
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 14:26
Just been watching IVA Richards' 189, by far the best ODI innings played. O0
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 14:34
Murali still taking wickets
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 14:44
Shame about Namibia's performances in the 50 over format, still got a way to go. Carn Namibia.

Hope Wakely makes a century today, only 69 runs required. Northants need a firing youngster, not David Sales. Also hoping that Hougego becomes a regular this season. He went through quite some effort over in the winter to play in Lanka (not FC cricket). May be Steven Peters or even Sales to go if Hougego comes in.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 14:56
Just heard that there's a thunderstorm in Wales.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 12, 2012, 15:01
Albie Morkel comes in and is currently 28 from his first 6 balls.  Gets the equation from nigh on impossible down to 15 needed off the last over...

Edit: and gone
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 12, 2012, 15:15
CSK needed 43 from 12 balls.  They win with a 4 off the last ball, chasing down 205.  I know it can't match the finesse of a test match, but that was pretty exciting to watch. 





Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 15:19
Woofed up Wakely, gone and Northants are 9/117. Even Darren bloody Stevens got a wicket.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 15:45
3 sub 150 innings. April is a perfect time for dobbers. Only Yorkshire can concede runs in April.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 03:53
County championship round one highlights-
http://ecb.co.uk/news/domestic/lv-county-championship/lv-county-championship-video,1422,BP.html (http://ecb.co.uk/news/domestic/lv-county-championship/lv-county-championship-video,1422,BP.html)

missed out on Georgey Dockrell's second innings effort.
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Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 13:30
Nottinghamshire leading comfortably, Ben Phillips taking four. Now there's a trundler if ever there was one.

I clearly need to get on with the times, didn't realise that Wainwright left Yorkshire for Derbyshire. One sh*t to another. Now he can compete with Wes Durston. Glamorgan, genius brains. For their signings alone.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 13, 2012, 14:06
Balcombe's taken 6 for Hampshire  :o  Still playing catch up though  :fp

Delighted for Yardy, after all that he has been through to start the season so well. 

Oxford could do with some wickets sharpish...  ::)

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Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 14:10
And now a seventh for him, looks much better than ten minutes ago for Hampshire.

At least Worcester can score against University teams. I didn't have much faith in that.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 13, 2012, 14:13
Gloucestershire now 9 down against Hampshire.  Cue an all too familiar batting failure from the Hampshire top order, with the honourable exceptions of Adams and Carberry.  I should know this, but when is Mackenzie coming back - any takers, Ram?   Bates at 7 = a mighty long tail...   :fp
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Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 14:22
Weird that, with his Kolpak status I'd have thought he'd be one of the earliest picks. Have to check up with some plebs about that. Bates is sh**e as a batsman, at least he's a decent stumper for his age.

8fer for Balcombe. Now for James Vince to show that he's worth the hype and not just a Vaughan impersonator, though I'd say the crab Katich will be the messiah apart from Carberry.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 13, 2012, 14:27
He's a very good keeper, but his batting is fairly weak.  Time for him to step up this year now that he is established in the side, which hopefully he will do.

Derbyshire vs Glammorgan - wickets falling all over the shop  :o
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Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 14:39
Don't get me started on Glamorgan, thick thundermuppets run the team and their signings (yes, even the top man Matthew Maynard). Why not try for a proper Australia, a Noffke or why not Magoffin. Henriques is the fast bowling Steve Smith, sh**. All up to Graham Wagg now O0

As I finish typing, Henriques gets a wicket ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 16:31
Top read this, about Alan Igglesden
http://www.cricketyorkshire.com/headlines/alan-igglesden/ (http://www.cricketyorkshire.com/headlines/alan-igglesden/)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 03:48
Michael Lumb, could be a pretty decent signing. Surely winning a match for Notts now.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 04:54
Sshhh... He just scored a hundred yesterday. Last year he was returning from an injury and Hampshire, sorry Dancing, do suck in comparison to Notts.
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Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 06:53
Yorkshire-
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542472.html?CMP=OTC-RSS (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542472.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)
Brilliant.

At least round 2 highlights are on the ecb website now
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 14, 2012, 09:23
Sshhh... He just scored a hundred yesterday. Last year he was returning from an injury and Hampshire, sorry Dancing, do suck in comparison to Notts.

How very dare you sir!   :P
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 10:07
:D

Some better things for your lot, at least one of your lot
http://www.ecbtv.co.uk/video/20120413/hampshire-v-gloucestershire-day-2-balcombe-bags-eight_2276246_2734800 (http://www.ecbtv.co.uk/video/20120413/hampshire-v-gloucestershire-day-2-balcombe-bags-eight_2276246_2734800)
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 14, 2012, 10:50
Unfortunately, it was a rather solitary effort (although Katich played well also).   I'm slightly biased, but watch out for Ed Young this year.  Established himself in the Gloucs one day side last year, and now getting a run in the 4 day - should be there 1st choice spinner this year, and hopefully will go well in his first full season.  Very good batsman as well.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 15:19
Will do. Bates played well.

Northants, useless. Davey Sales 42, must be his age too.
Yorkshire are brilliant. ;D The other roses are also in fine form this round, got an even 300 in 2 innings. At least Notts should win again, again without batting points.
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Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 17:14
Durham- the good- Ben Stokes taking 3 wickets in the match and their pace attack. The bad- everything else, sh*te.
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Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 18:14
Good match between Middlesex and Surrey, and it's on the radio too :win

A big dark cloud has suspended play now :fp

Leeds/Bradford Uni leading Yorkshire by 200 runs.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 15, 2012, 12:02
What a match, Middlesex beating Surrey by 3 runs. Chasing 40 and with 6 wickets, should've been a doddle. But :win
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 15, 2012, 17:58
Bates stepping up to the mark and playing a doozy of a knock for Hampshire.  61 runs required, 3 wickets left, and 11 overs to go... They couldn't could they...? 

Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 15, 2012, 18:03
Brilliant.  The first lot of IPL matches that haven't been shown on TV here and I miss seeing Rahane and Shah going banana's  :(
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Post by: Ram on April 15, 2012, 18:18
Bates stepping up to the mark and playing a doozy of a knock for Hampshire.  61 runs required, 3 wickets left, and 11 overs to go... They couldn't could they...?
Almost, if only the England hopeful Sean Ervine scored 20 in the match.

Windians bowling well, some pearlers from Roach.

I forget, Pakistan will host internationals again. Bangladesh touring for a paltry solitary ODI and Twenty20, almost seems reluctant.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 16, 2012, 10:04
I forget, Pakistan will host internationals again. Bangladesh touring for a paltry solitary ODI and Twenty20, almost seems reluctant.

Baby steps.  Although, if I was Pakistan, given the success that they have enjoyed in the UAE, I would be reluctant to go back to Pakistan!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 10:24
Watson is a highly frustrating player, how often will he score a fluent 50 and chuck it away :fp
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 10:28
Watson is a highly frustrating player, how often will he score a fluent 50 and chuck it away :fp

ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT  O0
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 12:11
muppet in every sense of the word, schoolgirl like behavour and sh*te after 50 too.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 17:51
Bloody hell, how can a team be so good against the top order and so clueless against the tail?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 19:40
Tony and Michael on the comms

Nice
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Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 19:44
The only good in the middle of this plethora of gash. Why Fidel? I'm sure Castro would be more effective than Edwards. why not Rampaul?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 20:11
just watched a few overs most amount I have watched in 10 years I think

Not much happening
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Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 20:15
Gooone Gone gone gone.
To Deonarine ;D

Well played JSG
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Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 20:17
The Bricklayer in the up the tempo
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Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 20:19
Gone, brilliant.

The tiler's brother's gone.
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Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 20:39
OZ all out 311

Roach - michelle
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 20:46
Roach- very good. Fidel edwards- dog's bollocs.

Not a bad effort by the Windians, now to get shat on with the bat.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2012, 21:02
Michael Beer opening the bowling
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 16:43
MEK Hussey, how can you get out to a straight dobbed ball from MEK Hussey? As if that's not enough, he goes on to refer one that's hitting middle of farking middle. Bravo indeed.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 17, 2012, 21:53
Ram is this you?  From cricinfo live text, '"Watching live costed WI 2 wickets. I am back to cricinfo. Everybody hail cricinfo" Thanks Ram. We need you'
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:56
Nup, not me. I'm watching the Windians collapse on the telly.  Who's that arse licker? I don't like the crockinfo live commentary, can't take a joke if it were offered on a plate. Well, at least Nitin Sundar.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 17, 2012, 22:05
An imposter!   :police:
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 07:03
http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/Former-local-cricketer-killed-20120417 (http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/Former-local-cricketer-killed-20120417)

Apparently, he was a wonderkid at school level, but never fulfilled his promise in FC cricket.  Frank should know more about him.

RIP Louis Vorster
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Post by: just some guy on April 18, 2012, 07:19
the battle of Beer Verse a Lion in the spin department seems to have been won by a Lyon  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 07:25
Beating Beer to the spinners spot is Nathan, it's like crushing an opponent in a Lyon cloth armour in a duel.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on April 18, 2012, 15:49
At least Beer is firming himself as the backup spinner to Lyon for a few years...at least until someone shows some form.

As for right now - Watson! >:@ If you're not going to have him open put him at number 5/6 ffs. Number 3 should always be to your best batsmen (who's not opening) so Clarke should be putting himself in the line instead of Bubble Boy.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 15:53
Agree regarding Watto, don't agree regarding Clarke, he sh*ts bricks at 3 and 4. His record there is pretty average. At the moment, he's the best batsman and should bat where's best for him.

Lancs against Warwickshire on the radio tomorrow O0
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 18, 2012, 16:03
Samuels is on a warning, or something like that, for Pune Warriors in this IPL.  Watching his fellow Windian, Sunil Narine atm, and he also has a definite kink in his arm....  Doesn't look right at all watching him bowl  :(
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 16:10
Samuels pings his quicker ball like mad, even Windian fans don't like that. Watching Shillingford bowl, he still seems a pinger. Can't ban them when Ajmal and Murali took wickets left right and centre though. Lanka have a new pinger now, Senenayake, check his straightening arm when he bowls.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on April 19, 2012, 00:24
Ben Hollioake kit stolen but refound.

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/relief-as-ben-hollioakes-england-kit-is-found-20120418-1x7fg.html (http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/relief-as-ben-hollioakes-england-kit-is-found-20120418-1x7fg.html)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 19, 2012, 02:43
Good un.
Hollioakes... desperate times for England those. Belf playing for Warwickshire today, reckon Gary Keedy will spin a web around him, reckon Cameron White could spin a web around the spineless player.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 19, 2012, 09:46
http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/Former-local-cricketer-killed-20120417 (http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/Former-local-cricketer-killed-20120417)

Apparently, he was a wonderkid at school level, but never fulfilled his promise in FC cricket.  Frank should know more about him.

RIP Louis Vorster
All sorts of reports coming in about this, possible targeted shooting also not out of the equation.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 19, 2012, 11:35
High Court in Bangladesh has issued a stay order on Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan and questioned the legality of BCB's decision to send the team over to Pakistan.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 19, 2012, 11:41
Kevin Pietersen opening the bowling for the Delhi Daredevils  :o


Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on April 19, 2012, 11:57
Agree regarding Watto, don't agree regarding Clarke, he sh**s bricks at 3 and 4. His record there is pretty average. At the moment, he's the best batsman and should bat where's best for him.

Lancs against Warwickshire on the radio tomorrow O0

I don't see the point in that, if he's a good batsman he should adapt or learn to be a #3. We can't just keep having a rotisserie of players in that position. It wont help the team in the short-term nor the long term. Hussey is batting down the order to anchor the team, a ship doesn't need two anchors and it certainly needs someone to lead/steer it.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 19, 2012, 14:36
Well, he's had more than his fair run in the top order and screwed up quite often. If he's not good at 3 or 4, there's no point in playing him there. Some players are just better lower down the order, see Steve Waugh.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 21, 2012, 03:54
Jebus, some counties are dogsh*te. Northants bricking it against Durham university, even Wakely scored only a 10.

IR Bell    c †Cross b Chapple    18   66   41   1   0   


AJ Strauss     b Onions    0   1   2   0   0   

Just posting, no reason at all.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 21, 2012, 13:21
Yorkshire can compete after all, with Jaques carting the opposition all over the park. Still a boggy mess without him. Or maybe it's Essex being so sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 22, 2012, 17:07
Rain saving Notts from an ingnominious 0 point match. At least Chris Read was playing a different sport to his companions.

Lancashire for relegation? 2 defeats and not competitive at all.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 23, 2012, 05:08
and Slurry avoiding a drubbing by Worcestershire, that would've been some sight. Bloody weather.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: just some guy on April 23, 2012, 18:36
anyone see that

Sammy smacking warner on the noodle  8)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 24, 2012, 15:23
Ha haha haha Starc, brilliant.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 25, 2012, 03:45
Bloody Windians, cock up with the ball against Starc and Milfenhaus and then with the bat too :fp
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Post by: thrawn on April 25, 2012, 08:35
Bloody Windians, cock up with the ball against Starc and Milfenhaus and then with the bat too :fp

What are you talking about? With the exception of the series against India, our best batsman for the last 2 years have been Australia's best bowlers!

Great knock from Wade.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 25, 2012, 14:42
Still cocked up with bat and ball. Farking muppeting idiots. Ravi Rampaul's a better bat than Crab Brathwaite.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 26, 2012, 04:52
County cricket today, at least that can't be as awful the Windians. Lancashire Somerset on 5 live extra. Kent Yorkshire, Yorkshire's arses will be handed in by the muppet. Unless Kent decide Sam Northeast is the best talent in England again.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 26, 2012, 20:33
10k runs to Crab Chanderpaul, great player.

Lancs batting half well, 4/360. Taunton, explains a lot. Decided to skip that for Kent Yorkshire, at least Yorkshire got to 240, not drivel by their low standards.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 28, 2012, 04:40
How bad are the Windians :fp
How bad are Yorkshire :fp

At least Northants are doing well, shame the match will be a draw.

And Lancashire, 4/360 to 9/395, good effort.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on April 28, 2012, 05:58
Is Michael Clarke the worst spinner to have bowled his team to 3 test victories?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 28, 2012, 14:12
Is Michael Clarke the worst spinner to have bowled his team to 3 test victories?

Has Paul Harris ever bowled Seth Efrika to a test victory?  Because if he has, then he gets the award.

I think the Windies are definitely going in the right direction.  Ok, they still need to be  tougher in the crunch situations, and their batsmen need to be more greedy and if they get a start, go on, but they've challenged the Aussies throughout the series, and can take a lot from it I feel.  That siad, I think that although they'll be competitive in England, I don't expect them to win a test.  Planning on going to watch day 4 at Lord's, so hopefully will get to see Roach steaming in which should be awesome to watch.   
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on April 28, 2012, 15:57
Has Paul Harris ever bowled Seth Efrika to a test victory?  Because if he has, then he gets the award.

I think the Windies are definitely going in the right direction.  Ok, they still need to be  tougher in the crunch situations, and their batsmen need to be more greedy and if they get a start, go on, but they've challenged the Aussies throughout the series, and can take a lot from it I feel.  That siad, I think that although they'll be competitive in England, I don't expect them to win a test.  Planning on going to watch day 4 at Lord's, so hopefully will get to see Roach steaming in which should be awesome to watch.   

I am sure that worse spinners than Clarke have bowled teams to ONE test victory, but Clarke has done it more than once, 3 times I thought, but it actually only 2 times. Australia lost the game in which he took 6/9 . Allan Border and Michael Bevan both did it once, Katich maybe as well.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 28, 2012, 16:11
Worst spinner to win a few tests? The King of Spain, Ashley Giles, will take some beating, but Hooper may even beat him statistically. That said, I'd say Giles is the worst spinner to take 100 wickets in tests, Hooper may not have bowled enough considering the quicks.

I'm sure Australia would've won without Clarke's bowling though. That's how lousy the Windian batting is.

Dancing- I not sure anymore about the WIndians. I'd love to be optimistic about them, but they were really pooe this time around. It's not that they were playing a full strength Australia. They were struggling with injuries, have many issues themselves and really, are they that flash nowadays? I can't see this Windian batting doing anything in England. Maybe they'll get England out cheaply a few times but with Brathwaite, Barath and Powell up top, they'll fark it up just as quickly. I'd love to be optimistic about them, their batting isn't drawing much confidence though.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 30, 2012, 08:14
bloody rain  :'(  Cricket pitches should not have puddles on them  :(

Also seems idiotic that the championship is so front loaded when the organisers must know that they run this risk of matches being washed out.  And then we get a whole month with no first class cricket and far too much wham bam thank you mam twenty20.  Stupid stupid stupid stupid.  On the other hand, it does swing the balance back in favour of the bowlers again, as it should be (and much to Mark Ramprakash's annoyance  ;D http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/story/562607.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/story/562607.html) )

Yet despite this, Nick Compton, grandson of Denis, has already racked up over 700 runs this season so far  :o  He's been rewarded with a call up to the England Lions who will play against the Windies on May 10th
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on April 30, 2012, 08:31
Been following Compton's season. Been a very good one for him, he'll join the list of Saffie Englishmen if he does get the call up (his accent is still very Jaarpie) :P What can't be discounted despite such a good start is that he plays in Taunton and also scored nearly 250 against a university side. Perfect time to hit some form considering England's number 6 gashness, but maybe not yet the test side. The 200 at Trent bridge was the weird one, really wonky match where Notts dodged a bazooka bullet.

Worcestershire may have to go back to kidderminster due to the rain.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 01, 2012, 21:52
It's all kicking off in Yorkshire - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/563390.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/563390.html)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 02:56
Yeah, and I certainly don't think it's independent of the Mitchell koo Starc transfer. Yorkshire are in the sh*t financially and maybe having both would've been a luxury they couldn't afford. It would also explain why they suddenly signed an overseas player a month or two into the season. The bigger question for me would be- why not Sidearse? Is he on lower wages? Surely not, not with his international record, and what about the blithering waste of time known as Adil Rashid?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 06:27
http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/qualification,317644,EN.html (http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/qualification,317644,EN.html)

Still not applicable to associate nations.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 07:35
Hearing that Lehmann has his eyes on the New Zealand job. Boof and Buchanan? That will end well. They better just get the muppet Buchanan out of the Sheep job.

Rumour mill also suggesting that Phil Hughes, The NSW legend, will be in a new team next season.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on May 02, 2012, 07:41
Hearing that Lehmann has his eyes on the New Zealand job. Boof and Buchanan? That will end well. They better just get the muppet Buchanan out of the Sheep job.

Rumour mill also suggesting that Phil Hughes, The NSW legend, will be in a new team next season.

has always been an issue with NSW, having 3 openers really in Katich, Hughes and Jacques
does not matter who they pick really as they are always the best team on paper and then rubbish on the pitch
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 02, 2012, 07:42
Re Shahzad/Sidearse,  if it's financially motivated, then I would be very surprised if Sidey was on higher wages than Shahzad, and therefore, it makes sense to get rid of Shahzad as they will save more money.  However, because of the catalogue of difficulties between the player and the club last season, it reeks of something slightly deeper  than just wanting to save a bit of money.  If that was the case, why would they not have done it over the winter, not as you say, a month or so into the season?  Also, the suddenness of the announcement, and the rather pointless platitudes from Moxon and Graves, there is clearly quite a lot that is  not being said I think...

Be interesting to hear Sir Geoffrey's take on this...   ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 08:10
I know that Yorkshire avoided signing an overseas player in the winter because of lack of money. The match against Leeds university would've sent the proverbial alarm bells ringing, in my opinion. I don't think they're in a position to fund all three pacemen, maybe the issues meant that Shahzad went and not Sidearse.
Finishing dead last could also happen with the team, only Glamorgan to challenge Yorkies.

has always been an issue with NSW, having 3 openers really in Katich, Hughes and Jacques
does not matter who they pick really as they are always the best team on paper and then rubbish on the pitch
A big change at NSW won't be a surprise after their abortion of a season. Jaques gone already, hearing a lot of Khawaja to Queensland and Hughes leaving too. SA will be making some signings after failing to win a 4 day match all season, wouldn't surprise me if Hughes went there, a flatter than flat pitch and a definite pick. He could even score a few runs there.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bicing on May 02, 2012, 10:34
has always been an issue with NSW, having 3 openers really in Katich, Hughes and Jacques
does not matter who they pick really as they are always the best team on paper and then rubbish on the pitch
Why do the selectors always pick New South Welshmen?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 10:58
Why do the selectors always pick New South Welshmen?
Because Andrew Hildick was a muppet who didn't know any players outside NSW.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 12:28
Hopeless, are Yorkshire. 0/33 and happy.... 3/33 and screwed. Against Leicestershire :fp

Worcestershire have moved their match next week against the Dutchies in the ODD to Kiddy.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 14:36
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/cricket/tensions-lead-to-shahzad-leaving-yorkshire-1-4505166 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/cricket/tensions-lead-to-shahzad-leaving-yorkshire-1-4505166)

Really opaque article about Shahzad's departure. Why walk out after a month if there are issues? Maybe sniffing up Starc was because of his departure.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 02, 2012, 14:41
So the Morgan report seems like it was a bit of a waste of time then...
http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/563445.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/563445.html)

Back to drawing board for the ECB, or they have their heads so far up their own backsides that they try and plough on with implementing Morgan's ideas anyway...
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 14:56
I don't know what's more stupid, the English IPL or the comments that say abolish tests. Ridiculous and a waste of time. Hope that never comes to fruition.

And I forget, why should the County Championship not be played predominantly in July? Why should it accommodate to Twenty20s and not the Twenty20s adjust for the CC. I'm not much of a Twenty20 fan.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 15:15
Good scorecard (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542477.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)

Luis Rees is on a Lancashire scholarship, not half bad for him.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 02, 2012, 16:37
Fark!

One in the eye for all those who were criticising the MCCU's after Durham got rolled earlier in the season.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 02, 2012, 16:46
Nice to see how the respective openers of England and South Africa are getting on ahead of their test series this summer   ::)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/engine/current/match/542569.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/engine/current/match/542569.html)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 02, 2012, 17:13
Could've been worse, at least he didn't get dismissed by Henriques. That would've been the nadir, surely.
Fark!

One in the eye for all those who were criticising the MCCU's after Durham got rolled earlier in the season.
Aye, humble pie eating time. I'll have my share. That said, Leeds/Bradford did cause Yorkshire to sh*t some bricks too.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on May 02, 2012, 23:11
Good scorecard (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/542477.html?CMP=OTC-RSS)

Luis Rees is on a Lancashire scholarship, not half bad for him.

just came on to post that. beat me to it
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 03, 2012, 03:02
Not exactly a close race ;)

Ian Bell scored a fifty, a real fifty.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Ram on May 03, 2012, 05:20
Did I mention the grouseness of Johnny Bairstow? He is grouse, exceptional and brilliant, except against the spin where he's as good as the real Bell.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 03, 2012, 15:59
Are Leicestershire a minor county? If so, the proud, unanswered poll may be redundant.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 03, 2012, 17:07
IAN BELL YOU LITTLE BEAUTY.  Now do it in a test match please  :-*

And Leeds/Bradford have just walloped Sussex, by 79 runs  :o
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 03, 2012, 17:10
More on the Shahzad story
 http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/563622.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/563622.html)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 03, 2012, 17:19
Yorkshire! :win mental, absolutely mental. Belf doing half decently too and Andre Adams is a bloody legend, 7/31.

He really comes off as more than a bit of a muppet in that article, does Shahzad. Will have to wait for his version. It's also surprising (not too surprising, but the media normally would've coaxed out a comment from a sieve mouthed man somewhere) that the main parties in the team, Moxon, Gillespie and Gale have been silent. Not affected the bowling too much has the departure, not today at least.

What are the odds on Shahzad going to Notts ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 04, 2012, 14:59
Sheet not the weather, they were looking for once in the whole season and the weather takes over.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 04, 2012, 15:36
Match restarts. They may yet win Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on May 04, 2012, 17:17
Chanderpaul best bastman in the world atm? ???
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 04, 2012, 17:18
Yes, and how the Crab deserves it. Legend. Meanwhile, Yorkshire are farking it up, Leicestershire 3/85. Bloody hell, where's Shahzad?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 05, 2012, 12:10
Who needs Shahzad when you have Patterson O0 6 to go
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 05, 2012, 16:14
Yorkshire :win Who the fark needs Shahzad!

Who was it that voted that Yorkshire can't? Non believer. As of 5th May 2012, they're officially brilliant.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 05, 2012, 16:28
And Hampshire are officially rubbish at the moment  :'(
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 05, 2012, 16:33
The last two wickets were their best partnership last time though. Not all lost yet, only 123 to go.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 05, 2012, 16:36
Sorry, woofed them up. 9 down
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 06, 2012, 19:45
flip you Kent (need to misspell that slightly next time), flip you very much. Grief and sadness overcoming me now, bah, tis a poo Pro40.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 07, 2012, 08:10
Pro 40 is the poor, arthritic, blind man of the county game.  The players don't like, and the fans don't enjoy it as much as T20...a right puzzler for the powers that be. 

The weather relented sufficiently yesterday that I was able to play an actual real game of cricket...unbelievable scenes  ;)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 08:17
Pro 40 is the poor, arthritic, blind man of the county game.  The players don't like, and the fans don't enjoy it as much as T20...a right puzzler for the powers that be. 
Legendary.
I've got no bitter pills after watching the team crap away yesterday, none at all.

Who voted against Yorkshire? Who? They're as good as South Africa. Not in pro40s, in real cricket. Even I won't say they're legendarily great like the Windians and Australians of past eras.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 07, 2012, 08:56
I got me a thank you!  Thank you Ram  :)

I voted against Yorkshire as there is no way in hell that they are capable of beating a (good) international team.  Sidearse is the leader of  their attack for heaven's sake!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 09:00
Non believer! Blasphemy. Searching desperately for thank you delete feature.

Yorkshire'll vanquish all and sundry. With a face like Mrs. Sidearse, who'd not be sh*tting bricks?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 07, 2012, 09:46
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 07, 2012, 18:42
I take back everything I said about the Pro40 being a waste of time, Hampshire look as if they might do all right in it this year!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 18:59
Hampshire winning? :o Mental, may need a poll about them next.
How rubbish is the Middlesex Gloucester match? I'm an idiot for expecting more, especially a Middlesex without Finn, but every bloody bowler is dobbing it around at 70miles. Bloody hell. Oh and Middlesex have been pooe.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 06:42
Missed this a couple of days ago-
http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2012/may/060512-sports-Indias-1959-tour-of-England-hero-Surendranath-is-dead.htm (http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2012/may/060512-sports-Indias-1959-tour-of-England-hero-Surendranath-is-dead.htm)

RIP Retd Col Surendranath
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 09:02
:o Shahzad Lancashire
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/may/07/yorkshire-ajmal-shahzad-lancashire?newsfeed=true (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/may/07/yorkshire-ajmal-shahzad-lancashire?newsfeed=true)

They're challenging Glamorgan for worst transfer men. Batsman, get a bleeding batsman, your batting is sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 08, 2012, 13:09
Hampshire winning? :o Mental, may need a poll about them next.
How rubbish is the Middlesex Gloucester match? I'm an idiot for expecting more, especially a Middlesex without Finn, but every bloody bowler is dobbing it around at 70miles. Bloody hell. Oh and Middlesex have been pooe.

Yeah, but my boy Youngy got man of the match  :win
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 13:10
Well played Hants, had to get one win somewhere.
Thanks for the voting you lot, I knew people would have faith in Yorkshire's ability.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Tuart on May 09, 2012, 07:57
Go back where you came from, Starc!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 09, 2012, 08:06
Hehe
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: DinZ on May 09, 2012, 23:48
Fantastic performance by Kent

17-5

 :fp
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 10, 2012, 07:27
That's a big partnership they've put on for the 6th wicket.  They were 9-5...
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 10, 2012, 07:30
Fantastic performance by Kent

17-5

 :fp
Was listening to it live O0 Brilliance
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: ram on May 11, 2012, 07:19
Billy McDermott quits as bowling coach, and bloody Langer is still in. Carp, I tell thee. Put in Troy Cooley with Langer, and there's a perfect fit.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Arb on May 11, 2012, 07:39
So the only specialist coach who seems to have had a positive influence quits?
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: just some guy on May 11, 2012, 07:46
Recon they will go with that bloke from Tassie who helped the bricklayer
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 11, 2012, 07:51
A Tassie coach wouldn't be too bad. In fact, I'd say a Tozzie would be brilliant for Australia. The things that they've achieved with their squad and resources over the past few years is brilliant.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Tuart on May 11, 2012, 09:00
Oh flip :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 11, 2012, 09:03
So the only specialist coach who seems to have had a positive influence quits?
To be fair to Langer, he has improved Lyon's batting.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: DinZ on May 12, 2012, 08:44
The Kent score for their current match is crazy

3 highest scores 119,88,6
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 13, 2012, 10:02
Ginger ninja mk. 2, Johnny Bairstow called up for the England squad for the test at Lord's, in place of the injured Bopara.  http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/england-squad,317831,EN.html (http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/england-squad,317831,EN.html)

Clearly very highly rated by the England set up, but conversely, Taylor seems to have slipped back a bit (in not dissimilar fashion to Hildreth a couple of years ago when he was the Lions captain).
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Post by: ram on May 13, 2012, 10:45
Ginger ninja mk. 2, Johnny Bairstow called up for the England squad for the test at Lord's, in place of the injured Bopara.  http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/england-squad,317831,EN.html (http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/about-ecb/media-releases/england-squad,317831,EN.html)

Clearly very highly rated by the England set up, but conversely, Taylor seems to have slipped back a bit (in not dissimilar fashion to Hildreth a couple of years ago when he was the Lions captain).
Taylor couldn't hit the ball over the field in kiddies cricket let alone real cricket, but he did play well in the Lions match. Like ginger minger in the squad, now he has to play spin.
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Post by: ram on May 13, 2012, 18:21
Joe Root? How grouse was that innings? Strauss' replacement defo. Really though, didn't expect him to play so well, and could also be a case of how sh*te the Windians have been in this match. Also, never pick Jade for England again, he's shoite.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 14, 2012, 17:20
The Windies batted far better in their second innings, but a combination of injuries and Sammy being rested meant the final day was a bit of a non event.  Still, you can only get runs against what is put in front of you, so fair play to Root and Carberry (and the Lions in general) for winning by 10 wickets.  Seems very odd that with so little practice time before the first test (although they weren't helped by the rain) that the Windies wouldn't go 110% to try and get something out of the match. 

Root may well be a long term replacement for Strauss but he's not there yet.  Still very inexperienced, but undoubtedly full of talent and promise - would like to see him have a couple of big seasons with Yorkshire, and then step up into Strauss's boots when he steps down, presumably after the next Ashes series.

Ram, is there any buzz about Mayank Agarwal in India?  For my money, has done really well so far in this IPL, played brilliantly today, and has consistently made an impact with the bat.  Possibility of getting into the Indian T20/ODI team in the middle order.  Similarly, what chance for Rahane to get another shot at the top of the order, or will they persist with Sehwag and Tendulkar until they are virtually too old to move?  Surely they need to start looking to the future?
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Post by: ram on May 14, 2012, 18:54
To be honest, I really don't rate Root that much and was saying elsewhere what a shoite pick for the loins he was. Pleasantly surprised.

Mayank Agarwal? Don't like him that much, he has certainly not done enough in Ranji crciket to warrant a call up. Rahane is next in line, could well be in the team straight away with Dravid's retirement. Rohit may come in when Laxman goes. As for the next man in the queue, it's between two players, Pujara and Bist. Bist is in better form though, and I'd prefer him over Pujara at the moment. When will these changes take place? I'd hoped that it took place a while ago and am not predicting when it will happen, especially after being adamant about Tendulkar's retirement in ODIs post the world cup, and we know how that turned out.
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Post by: ram on May 14, 2012, 19:22
Spot fixing and murky shoite say hello to the IPL
link (http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2012/may/140512-Spot-fixing-cloud-over-IPL.htm)

It's a shoite channel much like the news of the world was, but they love their sting operations do India tv. Doesn't surprise me a bit that this may be happening though.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 15, 2012, 07:34
To be honest, I really don't rate Root that much and was saying elsewhere what a shoite pick for the loins he was. Pleasantly surprised.

He's got potential, but the 100 against the Windies was only his second ever first class ton.  Hence, the fact that he needs a few big years with Yorkshire before going into the first team.  As a Hampshire man, my preference would be to see Carberry get another chance if anything happened to either Strauss or Cook, but he's a bit older, and the selectors seem to have a preference for young talent coming through.

Re match fixing, as you say, not in the least bit surprising unfortunately.  The amount of money involved in the IPL, the fact that it is the 'big break' for such a large number of players, and the chance to get rich, plus the location all make it a ripe target for fixing and dodgy deals.  Be interested to see the BCCI's take on 'the strictest action...'
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 15, 2012, 07:39
Money mixed with not much earning players is the main issue with the IPL, ripe for dodgy deals.

If Root's any better than Vince, sorry Dancing, he's the most overrated youngster I can think of now, then that's a start. Definitely Carberry ahead of Root though, somewhat making up for calling Vince shoite.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 15, 2012, 07:56
How very dare you sir!   ;D






(although it would be nice if Vince started fulfilling some of his potential sometime soon....)
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 15, 2012, 08:05
Still it could be worse, he could be...... could be umm, Fark this is hard, Hildreth or Durston ;D

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll get me coat.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 15, 2012, 19:46
Kieswetter?  Surely one of the more overrated (and one dimensional) players to play for England, certainly in recent years.  Never quite worked out what was wrong with Steven Davies in limited overs cricket
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 15, 2012, 19:49
More on supposed IPL match fixing
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/564890.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/564890.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 15, 2012, 20:17
Is it a wonder that they're all Somerset players?

I could give you more on the IPL fixing. The claim is that a beautiful woman was instrumental in dodgy dealings, that alludes to the owners of a couple of teams by the looks of it. There's also a claim that Fc matches have been fixed. It's a scenario calling for trouble when uncapped players have a wage cap of $30000 for one edition of the ipl, especially when there are people earning millions.

If you ask me, I'd say that even a top high demand player like a huge Windian six hitting middle order player would be on a dodgy contract, ie, not completely transparent.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 17:22
New poll for new situation
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 17:44
80 for Bates :fp All Shahzad's fault
burns Shahzad effigy
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 16, 2012, 18:08
I prefer to look on the positive side of things (from a Hampshire perspective) and am happy that Bates looks to have improved a lot as a batsman over the winter, and is now scoring some good runs. 

Elsewhere, more runs for Compton, and Hildreth looks to have finally come to the party as well.

And ram, great poll  :win
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 16, 2012, 18:13
And real cricket starts again tomorrow  :) :-*  :tu :) :-*  :tu

I hope, and fully expect England to win comfortably, but equally, I hope the Windies give a good account of themselves (which I think they will).  Really looking forward to seeing Roach bowl in England for the first time, hope Bravo can go well, and I don't think they will be a pushover by any means.  Of course, I may well be totally wrong and we'll have a succession of 3 day test matches...
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 18:14
Well, McGrath bowled first change (scary the attack must be if he's first change), shame it's bloody Anthony :fp

Yorkshire's attack is pretty weak in non swing conditions, definitely need Starc in fast. Fill the immigration and work permit form better next time, muppet.

To be fair to other counties and players, when Hildreth and Suppiah score hundreds, you know it's a pitch flat as Henin's chest.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 18:19
And real cricket starts again tomorrow  :) :-*  :tu :) :-*  :tu

I hope, and fully expect England to win comfortably, but equally, I hope the Windies give a good account of themselves (which I think they will).  Really looking forward to seeing Roach bowl in England for the first time, hope Bravo can go well, and I don't think they will be a pushover by any means.  Of course, I may well be totally wrong and we'll have a succession of 3 day test matches...
Aye, could well be done by the weekend the way the Windians played in the warm up. The batting looks dire, oh but Gayle arrives for the important 50 over stuff :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 16, 2012, 18:20
To be fair to other counties and players, when Hildreth and Suppiah score hundreds, you know it's a pitch flat as Henin's chest.

Your career as a journalist is going to be spectacular  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 18:23
Your career as a journalist is going to be spectacular  ;D
Hopefully I get in first ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 16, 2012, 21:48
Ok, so I knew it was a long time ago, but what I hadn't fully appreciated was that the last person to score 1000 runs before the end of May was Hick in 1988.  That was before I was born  :o  I really hope Compton gets there.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 22:15
Somerset player, might need to score 3000 before June to be selected ;D Fair effort, but pitches don't get flatter than that.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 06:32
We need a poll for Kent now, Davey Sales scored a hundred. Just imagine what would've happened if Alex Wakely were in the team.
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Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 11:31
Having watched three balls and seen the score so far after 8 overs starting to think this test may compete with the giro for excitement. :sarcasticface
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Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 11:43
Bam. I switch over to watch the croc hunters on nat geo and Anderson gets a beauty
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Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 11:54
Powell played that much like I'd normally. All at sea. Barath has been surprisingly better.
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Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 12:02
Barath teachers england for letting the ranga get too close by spanking a nice 4.

Keep him away, you can catch that sh*t
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 12:17
Anderson's ace, others have been a bit carp. Bloody nick verity knight on the commentary :fp

And i forgot the Jonny Bairstow celebration :win
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 12:32
That is were technology is crap. Multiple replays to see if it touched his knee on edge of boundary. Just say he saved it and move on
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 12:39
Aye, could've been well more patient and waited for the decision to be made, but is it worth the wait? Pretty decent start for the Windians.

Jebus, it's great to see the Ginga minger in the team.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 12:42
Aye, could've been well more patient and waited for the decision to be made, but is it worth the wait? Pretty decent start for the Windians.

Jebus, it's great to see the Ginga minger in the team.

Grwat he got a game but have had to turn my tv to black and white as he clashes with the grass
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 12:52
Grwat? Is that some ginger insult? He's the only bright spot in England so far, weather, performance and hair colour wise.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 13:24
flipping sh*te from England, Bresnan was okay, Anderson good, and Barath played well. Good session, now the rain will come and wash the next four days out.
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Post by: ram on May 17, 2012, 18:42
Decent day, all in all. Great fight from the great crab, shame about the Bravo run out. I personally thought Anderson was the best bowler through the course of the day. Broad was carp early on, but a decent end for him. It's a flattie as always at Lord's.

Was there county cricket on tonight? Can't remember it, phurt, who gives a flip about it anyway O0
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Post by: DinZ on May 17, 2012, 22:52
Decent day, all in all. Great fight from the great crab, shame about the Bravo run out. I personally thought Anderson was the best bowler through the course of the day. Broad was carp early on, but a decent end for him. It's a flattie as always at Lord's.

Was there county cricket on tonight? Can't remember it, phurt, who gives a flip about it anyway O0

yeah Broad seems to do that, think he is a confidence bowler. he was bowling crap when i was watching then i wake up this morning to see he got 6

Chanders is just ridiculous at the moment
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 18, 2012, 04:37
I'll tell you this though, Chander's red ink hunting late in the day was pretty dodgy at best. Fidel Edwards, who should be the bona fide worst number 10 in world cricket, shan't be facing four or five balls in an over.
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Post by: DinZ on May 18, 2012, 11:03
Well that did not take long
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 18, 2012, 12:17
Strauss hundred today and retirement against South Africa, it's destined to happen.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 18, 2012, 17:09
Whoa thunk that'd be true :win now for the Jaarpie prediction.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 19, 2012, 08:23
Personally think he'll keep going until after another Ashes series, so at the end of next summer, hoping to go out on a high after another series victory.  Yesterday, admittedly not against the strongest attack and some dire Windies fielding, showed that he's still got the appetite and ability to succeed this level.

As for the test, England to bat all day, and build up a huge lead, and then maybe have half an hour at the Windies before the close.  I'd be tempted to bat into tomorrow, but annoyingly, for the day that I am planning to go to Lord's, it's forecast to rain, so England may want to try and get a wicket or two before the close.
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Post by: ram on May 19, 2012, 11:45
Kevin Pietersen
‏@kevinpp24
Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!

:pray
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Post by: DinZ on May 19, 2012, 12:28
Close up of Prior very gently putting his bat down against the window after getting out.
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Post by: DinZ on May 19, 2012, 14:27
england have 155 lead after first innings
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Post by: ram on May 19, 2012, 15:32
Beauty by Bres.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: DinZ on May 19, 2012, 15:44
Ginger Ninja run out
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Post by: ram on May 19, 2012, 16:17
Aye, they went apesh*t for a few balls did England, happily rounded off by Ginger minger. O0
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 11:13
Kevin Pietersen
‏@kevinpp24
Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!

:pray

That's why I stick to TMS.  Blowers currently chatting away, observing to Boycs that his grandmother was clearly one of the greatest all rounders that the game has ever seen  ;D
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Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 11:25
Just two twits at sky, beefy and nicholas verity knight. Willis used to be a twunt too, thank flip he's relegated to county stuff. Micky holding is worth listening to at any bloody hour of the night though, legend.
9 balls have fliped the Windians up badly though.
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Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 12:26
Trott's head could well be a good substitute for New Road if that's flooded for the season.
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Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 13:05
Top session for the Windians.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 16:56
Not watching the cricket closely tonight with the World Matchplay championships, but saw the wicket of Sammy. What a flipping muppet.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 17:15
Broad is now on all 3 honours boards at Lord's century, Michele in an innings, and 10 wickets in the match.  I'm not a big fan of his, and he is an obnoxious twit at times, but even so, chapeau.  Good fight from the Windians today.  Lead currently at 165, if that pushes up to 200ish (big ask with only 2 wickets left) then throw in a few early wickets...
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 17:23
Ramdin gone now.  Fidel and the Archangel together, might not last too long. 
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Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 17:40
You know that it's a flat pitch when Castro bats eighteen balls. Shannon Gabriel's a name straight out of the dodgy film heroines.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 18:02
190 to win.  Archangel bowled going for a big heave against Swann.  Place your bets, 7 overs to face for England, how  many wickets do you think the Windies can take?  I'll be pessimistic and say 2, just so I'm not annoyed when it happens...
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 18:34
Well I made my prediction more in jest than actual seriousness, but fml...  ???
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Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 18:48
Well, no worries it's only two tailenders who're out, Strauss is a top order impersonator but is actually Phil Tufnell.

What a fantastic world matchplay championships, I wet meself a bit, well more than a bit, fine I'm drenched.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 20, 2012, 20:26
Just seen this on twitter - someone reminding Jonathan Agnew that he said or wrote this  "There is an inevitability about an England win in the first Test here at Lord's." 19/05/12.  Might need to re-think things tomorrow afternoon!  ;D
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Post by: ram on May 21, 2012, 10:22
Anyway, what an awesome day at the Finca Cortesin, brilliant finale for a good World Matchplay championships, and Nicholas Colsaerts won too. THat dodgy sound you heard in the evening was Grillo having a Gary Neville like wank after reading it in the papers.

Now onto the cricket, Ginga Minga winning it for England, no doubt about that.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 21, 2012, 15:30
 :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win

Go England  ;) 

Good match for Bell, Anderson and Broad bowled wonderfully, Bresnan bowled well at times, but by no means nailed down his spot.  Strauss a welcome return to form, now needs to back it up.  Windies showed a great deal of fight which was good to see, particularly in their 2nd innings and yesterday evening.  Hope they can sustain that level throughout the rest of the tour.  Barath, Bravo and Samuels all looked promising and  looked to support Shiv - they'll need more of the same and then some to try and really put England under pressure.  Only slight negatives for England were not building a biiiiig lead which they would have hoped to do after being only 3 down when they went in front in the first innings, and once again, when they got put under pressure in the field, during the Windies second dig, they got a little bit  petulant and let their frustrations show - not a particularly pleasant trait.   All in all though, a very good start to the summer for England.
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Post by: ram on May 21, 2012, 15:49
Top order still remains a bit dodgy for my liking. Strauss scored a hundred, his next one will be in 2014 if he can maintain his form, Belf was decent and Pietersen carp. Bowling's not a worry, and hasn't been a worry for a long time, though Bresnan was a bit below par. That said, I'm not sure Finn is a magic fix yet.
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Post by: sublimit on May 21, 2012, 15:59
The top 6 batters look kind of stuttering for England of late.      Windies pace attack is reasonable for the first time in ages so a good workout before getting worked over by the SA bowlers.

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Post by: ram on May 23, 2012, 11:23
Just read a report that the Emirates Cricket board is looking to organise a 7 match twenty20 series between Pakistan and Australia. FFS

Not bumped for Dinzy to answer the poll.
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Post by: DinZ on May 24, 2012, 00:03
Kevin Pietersen
‏@kevinpp24
Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!

:pray

Knight gets the last laugh

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18185244 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18185244)

Ridiculous in my book. sportsman not allowed to say anything any more

they are more media controlled than the US army
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Post by: ram on May 24, 2012, 03:12
Unfortunate, but I remember a brilliant quote by Hugh Morris regarding twitter to sportsmen last year-
"It is like giving a machine gun to a monkey. It can be fantastic or it can be an  absolute disaster too."

I'd say that Swanner and Jimmy have got the balance pretty okay in the England team, and Lee Westwood in other sports. Lee even calls a w***er a w***er when need :D

Oh, I so hope Bell or Trotts wrote it, that would've devastated Nicholas Verity ;D
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Post by: ram on May 24, 2012, 13:23
Need a change of poll, Leicestershire are determined to make Kent appear a FC team.
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Post by: ram on May 24, 2012, 17:49
Yorkshire batting half well :win Shame it's a stupid Pro40. Starc's debut wasn't half bad.
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Post by: ram on May 25, 2012, 11:37
Spesh from Anderson, first the catch, then the bowled. sh*t defence by Edwards
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Post by: DinZ on May 26, 2012, 04:22
WTF happened. England well on top when i went to bed. WI on top when i woke up. and not all Chanders this time.

that strong middle order again
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Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 04:25
WTF happened. England well on top when i went to bed. WI on top when i woke up. and not all Chanders this time.

that strong middle order again
Samuels was awesome yesterday, and Sammy, but it's a flat deck for mine. Unless this pair keep on going into day 2, I still think they're a bit light. Let's see though, England's batting isn't exactly flash.

Leicestershire are dire.
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Post by: DinZ on May 26, 2012, 04:28
Samuels was awesome yesterday, and Sammy, but it's a flat deck for mine. Unless this pair keep on going into day 2, I still think they're a bit light. Let's see though, England's batting isn't exactly flash.

Leicestershire are dire.

yeah Kent won so easily does not even feel fair to celebrate
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Post by: DinZ on May 26, 2012, 04:31
Cricket must be one of the only sports where you can win 2 from 7 and be second in the table

Kent not lost a game yet in the championship
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Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 04:38
Blame the weather, there wouldn't have been many draws if it weren't for rain.
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Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 03:36
Decent day for Strauss eh. Suddenly seems to be okay, then again, this does appear to be the flattest piece of sh*t in years.
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Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 12:50
Ginga was terrible,clearly not good enough yet, but he won't be facing anything but dobbers in County cricket.
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Post by: DinZ on May 27, 2012, 13:01
4 of 17 and that is best yorkshire have to offer
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Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 13:03
Say hello to Sam Northeast
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Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 05:07
4 of 17 and that is best yorkshire have to offer
Now closer to 4 for 17.
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Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 12:14
4/32 from Yorkshire's finest.

Kent's finest, Rob Key, is munching away at the local pie shop.

Hampshire's finest is Zimbotic.

So, you lot come back when you're a Nottinghamshire supporter or Lancastrian, Anderson only, all others there are gash.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 28, 2012, 13:42
The pitch might be incredibly flat but Strauss still got stuck in, scored a hundred, and dug in yesterday when the Windies came at England all guns blazing - and overcame his knack of getting out early on having been 100 plus not out overnight.  2 hundreds in 2 games equates to a welcome and authoritative return to form in my book.
Re Bairstow, for sure he looked in trouble, and Steyn and Morkel will no doubt have taken note.  Let us not forget, that no-ball problems aside, Roach is a top quality fast bowler, who has troubled some of the best players in the world in the past.  This article is quite an interesting read (bit on Bairstow starts about half way down) http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/566441.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/566441.html)
Not sure I would call Meaker, Mahmood, Finn etc 'dobbers' but am not sure how many of the genuinely quick bowlers he will have faced due to being in the same division.  Interesting that England seem aware of his 'problem' - an increasing pattern for young players reared increasingly on limited overs cricket and therefore bouncer limitations on bowlers?  A plethora of otherwise talented young Indian batsmen spring to mind who suffer in the test arena due to an ability to play the  short ball; maybe Bairstow might be in the same bracket, and if that is the case, he needs to overcome it asap. 
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Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 13:52
He would've only faced Saj Mahmood in that list, and he's not exactly a Roach.

What's the problem I saw yesterday? His inability to duck the short ball, almost seemed like Athers against Australia '97.

Quote
He will have played with and against plenty of quick bowlers in county cricket over the last few years - Finn, Stuart Meaker, Steve Harmison, Sajid Mahmood, Tymal Mills, Graeme Napier, Chris Tremlett et al
What the flip is Napier doing in this list? He's no 90mph bowler. Finn, Tremlett, Meaker would be promoted from div 2 to 1 and Yorkshire from 1 to 2.

All I'll say is, move on from Bopara, but if Bairstow continues his struggles against short pitch bowling, then maybe Taylor?
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 28, 2012, 14:17
Agree that Napier is a bit out of left field.  Based on what England have done in the past, he's almost certainly got this series, and the one vs Seth Efrika to cement his place for the winter.  He can obviously work on the short ball in the nets, and i have no doubt England will work him hard so we'll see.  I read the other day that Bopara could be worth a re-call purely on the basis of his bowling as a fill-in-a-few-overs-before-the-new-ball would be rather better than Trott's.  Not exactly a convincing argument to base your re-call on.  My personal preference would be Taylor (and hoped for him to play in this series), think the boy is star quality.

In the match itself, England need 107 to win.  Bresnan and Anderson finish with 4 wickets each, Samuels 76*
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Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 14:49
Just hope they buck up, they should've learnt something from Abu Dhabi.
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Post by: ram on May 29, 2012, 03:27
Dampus squibus match.

Samuels, you flipping ledge.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 29, 2012, 17:59
The Netherlands are on fire in the Pro40!  Another win for them this afternoon, and comfortably as well.
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Post by: ram on May 30, 2012, 03:24
Thanks in no small part to Ajmal Shahzad's profligacy, and Essex and Worcester.

Tom Cooper and Cam Borgas? Is this the sh*tty Sozzie retirement home or something?

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Post by: Zam on May 30, 2012, 16:27
Cronje story.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/)
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Post by: ram on May 30, 2012, 17:36
Cheers zam, hope they'll have a download. Mind, most of his life is well known, but the beeb usually find something interesting.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 30, 2012, 21:07
Roach out of the rest of the tour.   :'(
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/566743.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/566743.html)
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Post by: froome19 on May 30, 2012, 22:42
Brilliant days circket at Durham with Luke Procter claiming 5-17 and Lancs ripping apart Durham's batting attack.

We got all the bowling bonus points but the batting ones are looking like a bit of a problem as are currently 141- 8 yet Horton is looking good on 31 and has been the relative mainstay of the innings ;) and Hogg can also compete with the bat, so a 200 is a possibility yet so is the possibility of us losing all our wickets for nought, especially facing Onions and Harmison
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Post by: Zam on May 30, 2012, 22:48
Brilliant days circket at Durham with Luke Procter claiming 5-17 and Lancs ripping apart Durham's batting attack.

We got all the bowling bonus points but the batting ones are looking like a bit of a problem as are currently 141- 8 yet Horton is looking good on 31 and has been the relative mainstay of the innings ;) and Hogg can also compete with the bat, so a 200 is a possibility yet so is the possibility of us losing all our wickets for nought, especially facing Onions and Harmison

Oi  hello!!!!  and welcome.
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Post by: Zam on May 31, 2012, 01:04
Not Cricket 2 - The Captain & The Bookmaker (1/6) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hddd-ZMP7Ig#ws)
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Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 03:26
Narine for Roach, defo.

Brilliant days circket at Durham with Luke Procter claiming 5-17 and Lancs ripping apart Durham's batting attack.

We got all the bowling bonus points but the batting ones are looking like a bit of a problem as are currently 141- 8 yet Horton is looking good on 31 and has been the relative mainstay of the innings ;) and Hogg can also compete with the bat, so a 200 is a possibility yet so is the possibility of us losing all our wickets for nought, especially facing Onions and Harmison
Hello Fromage. Lancastrian eh? Got to admit, Horton's one of the Lancastrians I like, goes over to Zimbabwe every winter, and plays a good role there without much of an ego. flipping Ajmal Shahzad, on the other hand...

When are your lot going to sign that batsman they so need?
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Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 13:03
Pietersen retires from ODIs and Twenty20s. Back to the Belly and Bopara.
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Post by: DinZ on May 31, 2012, 13:07
Durham even avoided getting the lowest score on the day. Derbyshire beating them with a triumphant 95.

I see Yorkshire are managing a none pee poor performance Ram. not great but not pee poor either. Baby steps
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Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 13:14
Derbyshire, top form, 95. Was listening to the Yorkshire Northants commentary. Shame, I like Northants, they aren't Kunt.
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Post by: froome19 on May 31, 2012, 17:12
Narine for Roach, defo.
Hello Fromage. Lancastrian eh? Got to admit, Horton's one of the Lancastrians I like, goes over to Zimbabwe every winter, and plays a good role there without much of an ego. flipping Ajmal Shahzad, on the other hand...

When are your lot going to sign that batsman they so need?
Worried about Narine he was superb in IPL but with Roach gone there goes WI's hopes of winning any game in all reality.

And BTW we have got Prince who has been looking good (forget yesterday) so no need for anyone else.
Yet if he gets called up again though like Kahn and Maharoof then.. >:(
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Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 17:29
Aye, aware of Prince, but he could well be selected for the Jaarpies later on for the England series. Reserve bat for Rudolph at the moment for me.

Looking forward to Narine in tests, but thinking about it, something I rarely do, the question will be two spinners or three pacemen. Wouldn't trust Sammy as one of two quicks though, so Narine for Shillingford is just as likely.
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Post by: froome19 on May 31, 2012, 19:37
A bit of a problem, it has been our luck to get our overseas players into form so that they get called up.
Havent seen much of SA for a while even though I just spent a month there recently as they dont play whilst IPL is going on as they have most of their first teamers playing there, yet Prince is quality and he should get recalled imo even considering there other players.
Unfortunately with the Old Trafford debacle we are in such debt that getting a quality batsman is a bit hard.

Dont think WI have much choice but to play Best and Edwards, yet they could consider dropping one of their woeful batsmen and promoting Sammy as he is looking in fine form with the bat and that would give them the ability to bring in Narine and keep Shillingford.
Of course weakening their already weakened top order seems daft but they arent going to score runs anyway so why not?
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Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 19:43
Sarwan, Gayle and even Nash. There's three that could help them.

Rampaul has to be first choice for me, then Edwards. Best is nigh on the epitome of gash in tests now. Mind, Faisal Iqbal and Sami are challenging him for that after their call ups. That leaves Narine and Shillingford for the last bowling spot, and after the last test, that's not the toughest choice.
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Post by: froome19 on May 31, 2012, 20:00
Sarwan, Gayle and even Nash. There's three that could help them.

Rampaul has to be first choice for me, then Edwards. Best is nigh on the epitome of gash in tests now. Mind, Faisal Iqbal and Sami are challenging him for that after their call ups. That leaves Narine and Shillingford for the last bowling spot, and after the last test, that's not the toughest choice.
Yeh I forgot that Rampaul had been called up, he will definitely get in a head of Best.

The WI situation is verging on ridiculous, they have a line up which are not playing which could easily beat their current one.
Sarwan is a no hopes as apparently the WI coaches (before Gibson) destroyed his confidence and he is only now starting to build it up and Nash is doing a good job over here but he is a bit old and I dont thing he would be that useful an addition.
But Gayle is seemingly coming back for the ODIs, yet they are also missing Dwayne Bravo and Pollard more limited over players yet they both would contribute a lot more than the current set in any form. Also Dwayne Smith has been really impressive and so has Cooper and Russel. All in all it is a tad sad
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 31, 2012, 20:15
Very disappointing news regarding Pietersen, and although it's easy to blame the player who will now undoubtedly play far more T20 cricket in the IPL, the Big Bash and so on, this article from George Dobell makes several interesting pints - http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/566835.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/566835.html) 
In theory, a KP who is 'totally'  focussed on test cricket might no go on and be the truly world dominating player that he has always threatened to be.  We'll see...

Elsewhere, Boycs is criticising Rashid for stagnating somewhat - http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/566751.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/566751.html)

God only know what the Windies do - Rampaul and Sammy are shoe in's.  Edwards vs Tino?  Narine vs Shillingford?  Narine's not played a great deal of first class cricket, but what have the Windies got to lose?  Btw, whatever happened to Bishoo?

And Ram, my boy James Taylor has just smashed 115* from 77 balls  (although Hampshire are on course to win)   :win :win
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 31, 2012, 20:18
blimey.  Just worked out that Taylor got to 50 from 52 balls.  His final 65 runs came from just 25 deliveries.









(I think...)
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Post by: froome19 on May 31, 2012, 20:25
Bishoo is in the West Indies A team evidently just not good enough, for their high standards ;)

His one interview was quite hysterical though, when he just answered yes/no to every question for 2 minutes.
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Post by: ram on June 01, 2012, 03:46
Won't be picking Bishoo, not after Shillingford's efforts against Australia, and Narine's hype train, he surely gets a match.

Nash belongs in the Queensland 2nd XI, but the top order may be even worse than him. They picked Krab Brathwaite for a period FFS

Jimmy flipping Taylor aint no Ginga Minga, the minger would've scored another 50 runs in that period on a flat Rose Bowl.
Who won the match Dancing? ;)

But yeah, drop the bloody Ginga minga now.
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Post by: Zam on June 01, 2012, 11:58
Here is the cronje stories by bbc  podcast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/5lspecials#playepisode2 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/5lspecials#playepisode2)
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Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 03:37
Some cosmetic tweaks to a couple of ODI rules
Linkage (http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2012/06/02&PageLabel=23&EntityId=Ar02300&ViewMode=HTML)
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Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 06:33
And how gash was that Twenty20 yesterday?

As for Pietersen's retirement, the ECB have come out of it as right dicks. If one isn't considered for Twenty20s and plays only 50over cricket, that's fine. But nope, not vice versa.

And Vaughan is a :censored, why the flip does Pietersen deserve slack for his decision to retire? Strauss retired from ODI's and had been bloody useless for an age, but he was a team man? flip this, the English media can be self flogging penis slashers at times. It's cricket, not flipping football, more Selvey and less Vaughan. Vaughan is my arsehole with rashes equivalent for a pundit, the insular :censored, vaseline and now this. Just shut the flip up, and don't flip up the golf interviews like in the Masters.

Oh, and did I forget? Did Micky Vaughan retire at the flipping appropriate time for England? Oh yes, after 2005 he did sweet flip all and killed nearly any progress that England had made due to Hussain, and upto 2005. Tit

Got that out of the system.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 02, 2012, 07:54
Who won the match Dancing? ;)
:fp :'( :fp :'( :fp :'(
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Post by: Tuart on June 02, 2012, 09:32
I'm just waiting for ram to tell us how he really feels about MV...
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Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 09:59
How do I feel about Vaughan? flipping cock.
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Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 16:52
Shame about the weather robbing Compton off the 1000 runs before June landmark. Still a very good year, but remember Ed Smith around 8 or 9 years ago?

And Yorkshire almost, nearly getting there. :censoreds
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Post by: ram on June 03, 2012, 17:53
sh*t a brick,  Notts fall down. Terrible match.
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Post by: ram on June 03, 2012, 18:03
Sweet sh*t, I swear David Bumble reads my posts on my tiny cricket forum. He just called the Barisal Burners, the Bunsen Burners :D

Went apesh*t regarding the twenty20 names, Phil Mustard should play in the French Premier League for Dijon ;D
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Post by: ram on June 04, 2012, 09:15
Quote from:  Ajmal Shahzad
What other cricketers can you mimic?
 When I was younger I really used to bowl like Shoaib, but I had to stop because it put too much pressure on my back. I watch a lot of cricket on TV, so I must admit I've tried bowling like people in the nets. I think I can bowl like Muttiah Muralitharan, and I'm getting decent at it now. I keep saying to Glen Chapple that he should let me try it in a game! Adil Rashid at Yorkshire is brilliant at bowling like Saeed Ajmal in the nets - I used to get him to bowl at me like that so I could practise against it.

flip off you flipping hammerhead shark. Get selected for England, and you may even be forgiven.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/567128.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/567128.html)

At least that explains why Rashid's gash, bowls nothing that he needs to.
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Post by: ram on June 04, 2012, 17:11
Netherlands beating the gash called Leicestershire.

Dancing, will you lot lose to Scotland?
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 04, 2012, 18:39
Hope not!  (Although I am half Scottish, so could technically claim victory both ways...)

And I know Leicestershire aren't exactly the greatest, but the Netherlands are mullering them at the moment!  And if Taylor put his hand up for ODI selection in the wake of KP's retirement with his ton the other day, Bopara is doing the same today - currently 97 not out.  Still, he's had his chance - the likes of Buttler, Stokes and Taylor are the future, in a big big way.
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Post by: ram on June 04, 2012, 18:45
He was quite lucky early on in the innings, went apesh*t later on.

I don't know if Netherlands are great or that the other counties are just dog sh*te, it's not often that Swart gets a hundred. Mind, they do have to South Australians in their team do Netherlands. Only one's a real SA player, Borgas, and Cooper's from NSW.

Wahey, commentary team and stats lot didn't know Impi, a team I knew about O0 [/boast]
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Post by: ram on June 04, 2012, 19:00
Too easy for Essex, Gloucestershire's Tavaresque first half of the innings cost them the match.

Impi are the Jaarpie Unicorns, by the way.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 04, 2012, 19:16
*onto bandwagon*

Carberry finishes on 148 not out.  Get him back in the England side  ;)

*hops off bandwagon*

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Post by: froome19 on June 05, 2012, 09:00
Chris Gayle has been recalled to the WI ODI team after a 14 month fued.

It was expected after he terminated his 2020 contract with Somerset I guess, but... ??? :'(
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Post by: ram on June 05, 2012, 09:02
Aye, but it was reported before the tour itself that he'd be there for the all important ODIs and not the time wasting tests.
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Post by: DinZ on June 05, 2012, 09:06
Aye, but it was reported before the tour itself that he'd be there for the all important ODIs and not the time wasting tests.

could they not come up with some sort of deal where he bats both his innings on the first morning and then spend the next 4 days going round the ground with a collection tin?
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Post by: ram on June 05, 2012, 09:07
he needs a collecting wheelie bin.
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Post by: ram on June 05, 2012, 09:09
*onto bandwagon*

Carberry finishes on 148 not out.  Get him back in the England side  ;)

*hops off bandwagon*


No, i'm not hopping onto any bandwagon. Especially of those who haven't jumped on to mine, and definitely not a Hampshire bandwagon.
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Post by: ram on June 05, 2012, 16:44
Seffer Board dropping the Boxing day test for the 2012-13 season, cock up after cock up they seem to be. Majola and Kas Naidoo may well have to take a lot of the blame for this.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 06, 2012, 11:29
At Lord's this morning, Somerset have lost 3 wickets for 0 runs  :fp

Stokes is looking back to somewhere near his best which can only be a good thing as far as England is concerned.
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Post by: ram on June 06, 2012, 11:42
Don't speak badly about the Durham all rounder, his mum reads forums where he's mentioned (really, even small ones). He's the best.
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Post by: froome19 on June 06, 2012, 11:47
At Lord's this morning, Somerset have lost 3 wickets for 0 runs  :fp

Stokes is looking back to somewhere near his best which can only be a good thing as far as England is concerned.
Would have been there if not for exams :( also have to miss the match on Sunday which is the first time I would have ever been able to see Lancs for real.

Middlesex have a team which is easily capable of challenging for the title if they actually bother, with Murtagh being a top bowler (even if he doesnt get into the Ireland team) and Finn when playing and Roland Jones is developing well, their only problem is they dont have an out and out spinner as you cant really count Reyna.  Their batting is also pretty good with Rogers being a really good find for them + Morgan and co. I guess they could be summed up as perrenial underachievers as of yet whilst Somerset are kinda in the same boat with their inability to win. The 2020 should be theirs for the taking this year though even with the overseas players pulling out.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 06, 2012, 12:32
Don't speak badly about the Durham all rounder, his mum reads forums where he's mentioned (really, even small ones). He's the best.

I was being nice!  He's a quality batsman imho, and will be a fixture in the England team for many years to come, certainly if he can develop his bowling a bit more.
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Post by: ram on June 06, 2012, 12:36
No, the man's brilliant with the ball. DK Lillee!
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Post by: ram on June 06, 2012, 13:04
Not my fault Aunty St.Oks
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Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 03:29
Just to say a big flip you to the ECB for hosting a pointless Australia ODI series and reducing a 7 test summer to 6. Was grating the arse for too long that.
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Post by: DinZ on June 07, 2012, 03:46
*onto bandwagon*

Carberry finishes on 148 not out.  Get him back in the England side  ;)

*hops off bandwagon*

Cannot even bat against Kent and as Ram will tell you kent are a bunch of kents
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Post by: just some guy on June 07, 2012, 06:36
apparently the bowling coach for OZ maybe be Waqar
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Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 16:48
Aye, read that yesterday, still a rumour, and it may not be perfect if he handles himself as he did while coaching Pakistan. Still, plenty of worse coaches around.
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Post by: froome19 on June 07, 2012, 17:04
Sad, sad day for British cricket all over the country
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Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 17:14
Okay, I've had no contact to cricket or sport all day and am not sure, did someone die or was it just your weather?
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Post by: froome19 on June 07, 2012, 17:17
Okay, I've had no contact to cricket or sport all day and am not sure, did someone die or was it just your weather?
Just the weather.
England test played abandoned without a ball being bowled and not much better in any of the county games.
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Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 17:23
That's good, well not good, but not as bad as I thought.
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Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 18:19
Great day for cricket, Billy Dicktrove retires :win
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 08, 2012, 09:16
On the subject of rain and cricket, I've had four, yes FOUR, games of cricket cancelled this week.  I hate the rain   :( :'(
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Post by: froome19 on June 08, 2012, 09:21
On the subject of rain and cricket, I've had four, yes FOUR, games of cricket cancelled this week.  I hate the rain   :( :'(
I had game just now for school where we needed 4 more to win and we had to go off for rain which didnt seem like ceasing anytime soon and so they just handed us the match.
Pretty nice but pretty daft at the same time.
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Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 09:22
On the subject of rain and cricket, I've had four, yes FOUR, games of cricket cancelled this week.  I hate the rain   :( :'(
Right sh*te that. Does the forecast seem any better for the next few days? I went to the nets (outdoor nets) to bowl for the first time in a while yesterday thanks to the electricity and having nothing better to do, and boom monsoons strike :fp Two months for the season to start.
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Post by: ram on June 09, 2012, 03:16
Bangladesh premier league in the bogs then. Non payment of wages, and FICA is taking action against them. What about the Champions league then? Non payment fine there? Can't remember them taking legal action against that tournament. Maybe it was because they're flipping part owners of it along with the Saffers and the Injuns.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 09, 2012, 12:21
So no Broad or Anderson for England as the test finally gets under way.  Windies have just lost their first wicket - 49/1.  Sounds like Finn is bowling rather well at the moment.  No Chanders for the Windies - injured with a sore shin apparently.
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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 08:44
I can't get into this test really, and it's not a good feeling. Massive kudos to Samuels, finally looking ace.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 10, 2012, 12:25
Ffs England.  All credit to Best and Ramdin, but England have been truly awful so far this morning.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 10, 2012, 12:39
let's have some fireworks then Tino...   8)
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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 12:40
And a hundred for Ramdin. Brilliant.

Best's flipping mental.
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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 13:23
Shame 95. Brilliance though.
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Post by: sublimit on June 10, 2012, 13:55
Shame  for sure, his teamates more gutted than himself by the looks of that.
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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 14:11
From Best to Strauss-Cook. Need I say more?
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Post by: sublimit on June 10, 2012, 14:25
 Strauss - Kahn would of been good,   probably would involve a hooker so maybe not.

Cooks out already.   



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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 14:28
Wouldn't mind a good hooker, could certainly handle the short ball well.

Strauss Trott, still not much of an improvement.
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Post by: sublimit on June 10, 2012, 14:50
Hookers that can last more than 25 minutes are good - you get your moneys worth.

 Like Brian Lara in the old days.
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Post by: froome19 on June 10, 2012, 15:14
Strauss is out.

This will really test Englans's resolve, the infamously weak middle orde has always been set up nicely by the top3 so far this summer, now it is down to them to save the innings.

Its not like we will get bowled out twice in the next day and a bit for less than 400 combined but this will tell whether we will have a chance against the Proteas
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Post by: sublimit on June 10, 2012, 15:27
England hoping for rain to save them already.  :fp  Its a pretty lame batting line up to be fair,  Trott OK but the other batters look a bit useless at the minute.   They should of gone with Compton over Bairstow IMO for #6.

Seth Efricans licking their lips no doubt.
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Post by: ram on June 10, 2012, 15:29
Problem is that Compton could be the Ed Smith of 2003. An average player who hits a great run of form, and Taunton. Agree regarding Bairstow, still well below test standard.

Still a way to go, and the light seems terrible.
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Post by: sublimit on June 10, 2012, 15:39
Compton bang on form but who knows, might turn out to be rubbish yes. 
Michael Carbbery is another guy that could play in that position to be fair,  great fielder but destined to be a one cap wonder I reckon.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 10, 2012, 18:25
Its a pretty lame batting line up to be fair

Say what?  Trott, Pietersen, Bell is as strong a middle order as anywhere in the world in my view.  Trott is the rock, KP is undeniably one of the best players in the world - yes he's sometimes infuriating, but he is still the prized wicket and can take a match from single handedly, and Bell is a class act.  For sure number 6 is still a question mark - my preference would have been Taylor, but Bairstow has done the job in ODI's and the England management clearly rate him.  Although England have  been pretty poor so far this test - good as he played, there is no way Timo should have got 95, they have been able to try out a few new things and probably learnt quite a lot in the process, and Onions and Finn have had a good run out and bowled ok - far better that they do it vs Windies than having to come in cold against the Saffa's in my view.

Although the Proteas will be a far sterner test, for all facets of England's game, that's what we (as cricket watchers) want isn't it?  Two top teams going head to head.  4 of the best seam bowlers in the world going at some of the best batsmen in the game - may the best team win.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 10, 2012, 19:04
Point proven re.  KP.  Muppet  :fp

Good opportunity here for Bairstow
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Post by: ram on June 11, 2012, 05:24
Bairstow out, get the flip out now.
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Post by: sublimit on June 11, 2012, 11:55
Say what?  Trott, Pietersen, Bell is as strong a middle order as anywhere in the world in my view.  Trott is the rock, KP is undeniably one of the best players in the world - yes he's sometimes infuriating, but he is still the prized wicket and can take a match from single handedly, and Bell is a class act.  For sure number 6 is still a question mark - my preference would have been Taylor, but Bairstow has done the job in ODI's and the England management clearly rate him. 


Yeah well, on form no problem with KP, Bell, Cook, Strauss but they dont seem to have been consistent for a while now.  Bairstow - the juries out for me, I'm kind of surprised they've gone with him over Bopara,Carberry or maybe Compton.   

Compton has the name and a nice South African accent so inevitably he'll be an England player at some stage IMO.   :-\
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 05:13
Just learnt that Huss has had his baby 3 months premature and is skipping the meaningless ODI series against England.
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 11:42
What a flipping stupid series between Lanka and Pakistan. 5 ODIs and 2 tests
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Post by: sublimit on June 12, 2012, 12:02
What a flipping stupid series between Lanka and Pakistan. 5 ODIs and 2 tests

Cricket authorities chasing cash as usual, its kind of sad they dont mind being made to look a laughing stock as a consequence.

The morons running English cricket are no better,  no England administrator got sacked after the Stanford series debacle for instance so we are still stuck with these particular money grabbing scumbags.
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 12:15
Well, I'm potty at England for a meaningless ODI series against Australia. 7 tests in a summer, this year there will be 5 and a bit tests. All :censoreds, especially that Stanford debacle. Whoring at its worst that was, as bad as the IPL, if not even worse. Then Stanford's arrest just made it hilarious.

All gets me back to this article
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/567972.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/567972.html)
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Post by: Tuart on June 12, 2012, 13:28
Not really sure about that article, is he for one form or the other?
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 13:32
I think it's pretty clear that he's on about the Tests and how India like countries are now sh*t at it because of the OD influence.

See Akash Chopra's article in the article about how Indian spinners are now average at best, and while it's obvious, it's not going to be rectified in the near future.

As for the commercial aspect and viewing figures, it's obvious that the IPL will draw in the numbers. Bit like the Big Bash and Shield cricket, except with tests. It's a money spinner, no doubt, but it's not cricket.
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 17:43
Aaah cricket, even if it's sh*t waste of time known as pro40
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 18:11
Now I realise that it's a twenty20 :fp
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Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 18:23
Now I realise that it's a twenty20 :fp
Yep no more of anything but T20 for a month now.
A bit of a stupid idea if you ask me to group it as such but for squads with overseas players specifically for T20 and the difficulty of adapting to the different forms etc it is easier.
Still a bit harsh on the guys that dont get into the T20 teams.
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 18:26
Leicester remain gash despite the change in format. ;D 6/65
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Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 18:38
This kid Taylor's coming straight off his exams for Loughborough in the morning to play twenty20s in the afternoon.

He's out, by the way.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 12, 2012, 19:44
I particularly liked this from Monga  ;D
Quote
If you play just Super Overs, every match will finish in the last over

Powerfully written stuff, and all totally true.  Rage about it as we might however, until cricket boards all over the world decide to stop chasing the dollar (unlikely to happen any time soon), and players really put their foot down regarding the schedule, jack is going to be done about it.  It would appear that the ECB (and perhaps Australia) are the only boards who are willing to stand up to the BCCI/IPL etc on this - compare the strong (although rather annoying!) stance of the ECB re KP's retirement to that of India allowing Sehwag to play IPL knowing that he would then not be available for the test series, or Malinga who has retired from Test cricket in order to play lots of T20. 

Unfortunately, the paying public will still go and watch the IPL/Big Bash/English T20, and the megastars will still want to play in these tournaments, at the expense of truly improving their games.  And at the risk of sounding rather snobbish and patronising, many observers of these games will watch the huge 6's and love it, completely ignoring the fact that mish*ts fly 15 yards over the shortened boundary, the bowler is neutered as an effective component of a cricket team, and a batsman is able to be the best thing since sliced bread despite having lamentably poor technique.  I've said elsewhere that part of the problem for Bairstow (to pick a current example, Raina or Kohli would serve just as well) is that they have been raised on T20 or limited over cricket, and therfore short bowling limitations, hence their problems when a genuine quick is allowed to bowl on a level playing field and go at the head properly.  Until the ICC and others recognise that their fixation with the shorter forms of the game is having a truly detrimental effect on the quality of both cricket and cricketers that are emerging and playing at the highest (test) level, then much as it makes my blood boil, we are unfortunately stuck with it.  And that makes me truly angry.

 >:(
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Post by: just some guy on June 12, 2012, 19:59
(http://images.theage.com.au/2012/06/12/3369752/ipad-art-wide-katich-420x0.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html)
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Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 20:07
(http://images.theage.com.au/2012/06/12/3369752/ipad-art-wide-katich-420x0.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html)
Thats the problem when you give a member of the playing staff too much power
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 12, 2012, 20:59
Cricinfo aren't pleased with the Ginger Ninja and think he'll be dropped for Seth Efrika - series ratings for England and Windies respectively
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568190.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568190.html)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568192.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568192.html)
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 04:00
Ginga Minga goes, rubbish.He's sh*t and yeah, he'll handle a Steyn bouncer well :fp
May have to go back to Bopara even, the guy's in top form.

(http://images.theage.com.au/2012/06/12/3369752/ipad-art-wide-katich-420x0.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/katich-goes-softly-from-crease-20120612-2089q.html)
Respect the fella who had truly the worst running between the wickets partnership for an Australian with Watson. He's only retiring from FC cricket though, he'll surely be around for the Big Bash, and he'll be representing his real state too. The article's very harsh to concentrate on just his bust up with Clarke, who flipping deserved it for being a poser then, and not his efforts on the pitch. Unspectacular, but definitely not nondescript.

Dancing- I'm not quoting that essay as this may be an essay too, not sure but let's see how long I write this rubbish :D

Cricket Australia does not take much of a stance against IPL and Champion's league like tournaments. See the farce known as the Champions league, BCCI, CA and CSA run this supposed tournament. CA and CSA shorten a test series to flipping 2 tests. NSW weren't paid for their Champions league exploits for a couple of years, and nothing from Paul Marsh. BPL doesn't pay, legal action taken at the click of the fingers.

Is there a place for twenty20 tournaments? The business says it's a necessity, and nobody can deny it. The counties needed it to survive at the start of the past decade. Just some prudency would've been good.

About Sehwag, he should've skipped the IPL. :censored. Mind, any board spinning so much money would not take a stance against such actions. It's not acceptable, but it's money and suits only care about that. How long did county cricket harm England in a similar way?

KP? I think it's stupid that the ECB allows Strauss to play just ODIs for so long and not allow Pietersen to play just Twenty20s. Is it a stance against the BCCI? Don't think so. If it was, they could've easily added a clause barring central contracts to play there. They did once, but it wasn't sustainable.

Point being, all are money chasing idiots. It's just that the BCCI takes it to another level of thunder:censoredry, and that's achieved because cricket's so large here.

As for dwindling attendances in India, there are many reasons for it.
Take Nagpur- you have to buy tickets for all five days or no tickets
Delhi- tickets sold at some tiny bank and not at the stadium ticket counter
Mumbai- apathy to tests
Get tests to second tier cities with less international cricket and it'll still sell a lot of tickets.
And then there's the heat, and having watched matches in India, I can say that it's a draining experience just sitting in the heat and humidity for long hours with lower comfort levels.
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 04:34
Katto's innings that I'll remember, his hundred against the Saffies and his hundred against us for a woeful team in Nagpur, think Cam White played there. Nuff said. His innings in Cardiff setting up the giant total. His match at Lord's against Pakistan, twice scoring 80s in when Australia were scratching around for runs.

But that'll be overlooked. He has to be the most limited player to play for Australia in recent times (maybe Phil Hughes challenges him ;D ) but my did he make the most of his ability.

Ranji changes
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/domestic-cricket/ranji-trophy/Ranji-Trophy-Elite-Plate-League-could-be-history/articleshow/14074615.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/domestic-cricket/ranji-trophy/Ranji-Trophy-Elite-Plate-League-could-be-history/articleshow/14074615.cms)
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 13, 2012, 07:22
He has to be the most limited player to play for Australia in recent times but my did he make the most of his ability.

Absolutely nowt wrong with that  :)  He can keep doing the business for Hampshire for as long as he likes as far as I am concerned  :win
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 07:47
Aye, I like the bloke, and hope he stays in some level in cricket, even if it's twenty20. Mind, the second tirade, against the selectors when he was dropped, was well justified imo. Clueless dropping of one of the few players who'd have got in the team on merit then.
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 11:22
Beat that KP (http://www.sportlive.co.za/oddballs/2012/06/12/graeme-smith-s-wife-tweets-about-his-huge-penis)
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Post by: Tuart on June 13, 2012, 11:57
Katto's innings that I'll remember, his hundred against the Saffies and his hundred against us for a woeful team in Nagpur, think Cam White played there. Nuff said. His innings in Cardiff setting up the giant total. His match at Lord's against Pakistan, twice scoring 80s in when Australia were scratching around for runs.

But that'll be overlooked. He has to be the most limited player to play for Australia in recent times (maybe Phil Hughes challenges him ;D ) but my did he make the most of his ability.

Ranji changes
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/domestic-cricket/ranji-trophy/Ranji-Trophy-Elite-Plate-League-could-be-history/articleshow/14074615.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/domestic-cricket/ranji-trophy/Ranji-Trophy-Elite-Plate-League-could-be-history/articleshow/14074615.cms)

Phil Jaques is still floating around too. Hughes casting too big a shadow even for NSW-bias selectors.
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 11:59
He retired from Australia, and no way is Jaques as limited as Krabitch.
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Post by: sublimit on June 13, 2012, 14:35
Of all the Hughes I can think of only one is any good IMO.   
 Englishman Simon Hughes was a rubbish (minor?) counties standard player but a decent broadcaster to be fair.

For Australia I though Kim was underated as a batsman but not brilliant, Phil, well yes not good,  Merv the swerve could bowl though and wins this particular contest.   :win 
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 16:24
Chesney Hughes ;D
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Post by: froome19 on June 13, 2012, 16:43
Chesney Hughes ;D
Watched him live a couple of times and I must admit  ;D
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Post by: Tuart on June 13, 2012, 16:46
I said Jaques because he was someone who was left out too, although he's still around playing cricket isn't he?
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 16:56
Only for Yorkshire, not for NSW (retired from Australian cricket), and thereby ineligible for Australia.
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Post by: Tuart on June 13, 2012, 18:08
So like Katich now :D
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Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 18:11
Nope, Katich is like Jaques ;)
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Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 16:44
True brains be in Sri Lanka, organising a series in the monsoons. Well thought out.
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Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 14, 2012, 19:41
That tweet by Smith's missus is hilarious!

Trotty's speaking a lot of sense - http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-australia-2012/content/current/story/568377.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-australia-2012/content/current/story/568377.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 19:50
Sagacity from Trotts.

Some Stanford news- Article (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/568390.html)

Quote
Stanford jailed for 110 years
Quote
Prosecutors had asked for a 230-year sentence, with defence lawyers arguing for a lenient term of 44 months.
Not quite the what his defence was hoping for. It could still be construed as a success though, 110 years closer to 44 months than 230 years.
I should try to get into advertising.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 15, 2012, 07:16
Haven't read the articles re Stanford yet, but why don't they just jail him for 'life' as opposed to the rather fantastical idea of a 110 year sentence.  230 even more so!  Or is that just the US legal system.  Any potential ramifications for the ECB or  are any financial deals they had with Stanford/WI cricket board all concluded already?
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 15, 2012, 07:31
No repercussions for Giles Clarke and the ECB that I know of. It's American law is this 230 years and such, can anyone explain it?

All contracts would've been ripped up long ago.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 07:51
I may even watch the meaningless ODIs today. I'm terribly bored today :fp

Mind, that'd be gold compared to the pointless tour de Suisse.
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 16, 2012, 08:38
Chin up Ram, you can always follow Oxford beating Cambridge in the one day Varsity today!  (weather permitting of course) 
 :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win :win
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 08:53
Are you heading over to the Lord's?
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 16, 2012, 08:59
Unfortunately not - I have work today (in Bristol) so can't get there.  Normally it is on a Sunday which would have been infinitely preferable!
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 09:10
Bummer
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 13:23
Belly hundred, in ODIs. Not a fake hundred either.

Kieswetter (bedwetter?) against spin? This is going to go well
Title: Re: Cricket- McDermott gone, now hire Cooley
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 14:25
Still lacking that last surge, should've been well more than 300 the way they were going.

Blame bedwetter
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 18, 2012, 12:47
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/18/tom-maynard-surrey-batsman-dies?newsfeed=true (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/18/tom-maynard-surrey-batsman-dies?newsfeed=true)

No mention of whether it was an accident or suicide.

RIP Tom Maynard.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 18, 2012, 13:01
Had a chance at LOI cricket in the future for England. Too short, can't help but think of Ben Hollioake.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 18, 2012, 15:53
A terrible and tragic loss for his family, friends, Surrey, and the English game as a whole.  Another huge talent, taken far too young, hugely sad.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 18, 2012, 18:42
Yeah, saw that, driving erratically and then fled. It's a shame, but thank flip the press haven't gone hounding Matthew Maynard,

Dernbach, mates with Tom, has been given leave from the OD squad on compassionate grounds.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 19, 2012, 16:01
England should cruise this, that means the match will go to the last ball.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 21, 2012, 03:06
Zimbots beat Saffers :win

Parnell is a flipping block of sh*t, and CSA are coprophiles for selecting him.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 21, 2012, 07:26
Great win for Zim, although not against the strongest SA team.  Even so, well done bots! 

Elsewhere, the issue of rotation/resting players for England has reared its head again, with Broad, Bresnan, and Swann being rested for the third ODI at Headingley.  Cue uproar and suggestions that Flower is cheapening the game by not fielding his strongest team, but I don't buy that.  England's schedule this summer is crazy (unnecessarily so) and it is prudent and sensible to take precautionary measures where possible to minimise the risk of injury or burnout.  Equally, I think it is beneficial for England to develop a strong squad, rather than just a strong 1st XI - be it with Onions/Tremlett/Finn in the test arena, or Woakes/Meaker/Dernbach etc. in limited overs cricket, and then only way that happens is by giving players an opportunity to play when possible.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 21, 2012, 08:29
Mind, Woakes wouldn't strengthen Lancashire 2nd XI if he tried.

Jimmy shouldn't have played this series or the Australian ODIs, should've thought of only the Saffer tests, and the fact is that he's sh*t on flat ODI pitches is Jimmy.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 21, 2012, 14:05
Straiyan contracts coming up. Mitch, Smiff and Hughes to get central contracts ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 21, 2012, 20:55
Looks like Atherton and Flintoff won't be sharing a Sky studio anytime soon!
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/21/andrew-flintoff-slams-michael-atherton_n_1615173.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/21/andrew-flintoff-slams-michael-atherton_n_1615173.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 03:11
Aye, Flintoff is a tit. The more he opens his mouth, the more of a :censored he's becoming. He could just pee off instead of having Cook's cock in his mouth.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 05:56
CA central contracts announced-
Mitchell Johnson has a place
Twenty20 captain George Bailey doesn't
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on June 22, 2012, 06:04
Cowan out? thought he was going well

who are the openers. lost track now
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 06:21
Watson, Warner and Cowan are the openers. It's still only 2 then.
Very few batsmen in that lot, nobody outside the first team. And Haddin whored his way to another contract.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 03:33
flip off Kaneria, yer sh*te and you cheat.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 13:03
Unfortunate for Sanga to be stranded on 199.

Pakistan 5/44 ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on June 23, 2012, 13:09
48 for 5 and Sri Lanka have had 2 hat trick balls in the innings

Ireland losing to Brett Lee. see that photo of him sending the batsman and remembering that i really dislike him

(http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/146700/146702.jpg)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 13:10
WTF aren't you watching the Eire match on the telly then?

That's Porterfield, and Lee's a muppet for being the worst bowler to take 300 test wickets. Absolutely sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on June 23, 2012, 13:17
am not watching on telly as the wife is in charge. watching a doco on Woody Allen.

made the mistake of showing her a photo of a girl i was dated and she is giving me evils
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Tuart on June 23, 2012, 13:24
;D

Has it reached "On-the-couch" level yet? :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on June 23, 2012, 13:27
not yet but she has picked the picture up and looked at it 3 times now.......
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 13:29
Is it a picture of Woody Allen's daughter?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 12:01
What sort of an innings was that? Utterly pointless tripe for Jayawardene and Lanka. What did they achieve? A lead of 500? At lead of 72 could be flipping enough against this sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 24, 2012, 13:23
Cheer up Ram  :)

Zim are doing reasonably against the Saffa's again which is nice to see
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 13:31
At least Pakistan didn't let Lankan stupidity cloud their gashness. 3/36

KM Jarvis playing today 8) Wayne Parnell to concede 60 in his four tonight.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 24, 2012, 14:35
Go Zim!  Elsewhere, Dernbach playing for England.  Hope he goes well, given what's happened in the last week
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 24, 2012, 15:03
Windies making a right meal of this so far.   33-3 off 7 overs, Gayle and Samuels both gone cheaply.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 15:07
Zimbots cruised to victory.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 24, 2012, 15:12
Cracking result for Zimbabwe   :win
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 15:17
Aye, decent result, but still against second string Saffer and Banger teams. Still a way to go.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 24, 2012, 15:26
In interesting cricket stat news, Jon Lodwick is the first individual to play on both sides in the Varsity cricket match since the 1976 (and only the second ever).
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 16:09
Nice one.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 25, 2012, 11:09
Finally Yunus goes. Absolute dour defensive :censored second innings from Lanka.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 25, 2012, 14:23
The good guys won thankfully :win
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 26, 2012, 20:50
Levi and Kieswetter taking Northamptonshire apart at the moment (and literally as I type that, Levi gets dismissed!)  Morgan, Stirling, and Denly have done the business against Kent as well - on the day that Morgan has said the English domestic T20 needs radically overhauling http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/570126.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/570126.html)

And in the MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture at Lord's tonight, Tony Grieg has had a go at the BCCI - http://www.espncricinfo.com/mcc/content/current/story/570134.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/mcc/content/current/story/570134.html) 
Sounds like good sensible and powerful stuff from Grieg.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 26, 2012, 20:54
Saw the Spirit of Cricket thing. Absolutely terrible. Spirit of Cricket lecture from Greig? Next they'll have anti corruption lectures from Salman Butt.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 26, 2012, 21:08
Saw the Spirit of Cricket thing. Absolutely terrible. Spirit of Cricket lecture from Greig? Next they'll have anti corruption lectures from Salman Butt.

Good point well made.  It did strike me as an odd choice when I saw it advertised.  I wonder if he'd like to make the BCCI 'grovel'...
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 28, 2012, 03:26
Phil Hughes joins SA, the Australian equivalent of Taunton :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Tuart on June 28, 2012, 07:35
You know how good WA are? They chase retired batsmen. :fp
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 29, 2012, 03:15
So, they're chasing the good ones.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 29, 2012, 04:58
Hauritz and Khawaja off to Queensland.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on June 29, 2012, 14:26
Theres another Cummins..  Aussie Pat Cummins not Anderson of the W. Indies. 

This kid looks the real thing from watching the ODI - kind of reminds me of James Anderson but quicker.   

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on June 29, 2012, 14:27
Morgan just hit him for a straight 6.   :fp

Morgan is back..
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Tuart on June 29, 2012, 15:45
Theres another Cummins..  Aussie Pat Cummins not Anderson of the W. Indies. 

This kid looks the real thing from watching the ODI - kind of reminds me of James Anderson but quicker.   


Which one is he... not Pattinson or Starc. Cummins was the bloke who was absolutely awesome over in South Africa then got injured straight after his test debut and missed the Aussie summer. Definitely has class and potential and hopefully it translates to a longer stint in proper cricket.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on June 29, 2012, 21:10
Triffit looking at WA
Brady Jones defo taking a break from cricket in the hope of playing in the AFL
Paine signed a contract with Tassie.

One good, two bad. Thought Triffit was a worthy man to keep. Need a back up keeper do Tassie if he leaves.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Tuart on June 30, 2012, 04:04
Triffit looking at WA
Brady Jones defo taking a break from cricket in the hope of playing in the AFL
Paine signed a contract with Tassie.

One good, two bad. Thought Triffit was a worthy man to keep. Need a back up keeper do Tassie if he leaves.

Does he spit poison and kill? :D /coat
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 01, 2012, 08:35
This is quite entertaining...  http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/content/site/page2/wc_quiz.html?week=45 (http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/content/site/page2/wc_quiz.html?week=45)

To my great relief, I scored 25, which means; "To you, cricket is like Seinfeld - those who don't watch it, think there's nothing in it, but real fans know how it truly reflects life as we know it. Football fans are bumbling slow-tops who probably listen to Justin Bieber and think Victoria Beckham's designer label is the cutting edge of fashion."
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 01, 2012, 11:30
Cummins out of the England tour with a side strain - http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-australia-2012/content/current/story/570642.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-australia-2012/content/current/story/570642.html) 

A real shame, and  not the first time he has got injured after only one match of a series.  Is he fragile (like Watson perhaps in his earlier years)? Australia need to manage him carefully - maybe giving him a full domestic season combined with a concerted strength and conditioning programme to make his body stronger?  After all, he is still only a teenager.

In the second ODI, England bring in Dernbach for Anderson.  Forrest and Johnson in for Cummins.  So far, the Aussies are 46-1 from 10 overs, Warner the man dismissed.  Forrest racing along with 5 from 18 balls  :fp

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 01, 2012, 11:33
Think Cummins' injury is a recurrence, and could well be a regular nag for him.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 01, 2012, 11:39
(https://p.twimg.com/AwtbVieCQAAsoyz.jpg)

Says enough really. Was watching on the telly when that popped up.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Tuart on July 01, 2012, 12:02
He's a fliphead, didn't need any confirmation
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 01, 2012, 12:08
Ease off, it was a bet with Bumble and he said that he'd wear the ECB tie if Australia lost the first ODI.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 02, 2012, 03:08
England were sh*te in the field, but Australia were just sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 02, 2012, 03:46
Not sure about this, but it seems like Triffit has signed for WA.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 03, 2012, 18:37
Hamilton-Brown has been granted indefinite compassionate leave by Surrey - very close friend (at school together) and house mate of Tom Maynard, so has been particularly badly affected by Maynard's death.  Gareth Batty steps up as captain for the time being
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 03, 2012, 18:41
I know it's not in good taste, but flip it, it's double mourning for Surrey.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 04, 2012, 06:19
Ramps retiring on Thursday.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 05, 2012, 04:11
Damn, a shortened match with Cook, Bell and Trotts opening would've been fun.

And Lanka having duck mania on the flattest of pitches in the world.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 06, 2012, 07:57
And they got shagged. Rubbish
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 08, 2012, 08:59
Carn Lanka. Just seen that Herath is the third highest Lankan wicket taker, they've had their share of Wickramasinghes in the past. Certainly thought Zoysa would be better than that, and Dilhara Fernando too.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 10, 2012, 11:16
Horrible looking injury for Boucher in the tour game against Somerset.  He's flying home as soon as possible having had eye surjury
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: just some guy on July 10, 2012, 11:18
wonder if the career is over even if he makes a full recovery ?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 10, 2012, 11:26
Hope not - it would be a terrible way for his career to end.  However, he is 35, so time is not on his side.  I don't think the Saffa's will give de Villiers the gloves for the tests as they will prefer him to concentrate on his batting, so most likely, Thami Tsolekile will get called up
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 10, 2012, 14:40
Retired, just hope he hasn't done too much long term damage. A lacerated eyeball, not good.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 10, 2012, 17:22
Bangladesh A beat Bangladesh  ::)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/571786.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/571786.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 10, 2012, 17:25
Only internationally at the moment so there is still hope he will don the gloves in some form of the game

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 10, 2012, 19:51
A poor batting perfomance by Australia once again, you would think they would perform better even overseas against firing and lethal england bowlers but atm it seems like England are literally unbeatable when on the island... looking good for the Proteas tests now..
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 02:38
Succintly put, and how true. Gash series.

Bangladesh A beat Bangladesh  ::)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/571786.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/571786.html)
No surprise there, Bangladesh is used to by the board to give them experience so they can be promoted to Bangladesh A.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:10
46 sixes in 2 twenty20s and 2 ODIs for the Windians. flip me dead if these guys aren't one of the favourites for the 2020 world cup
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 15:14
The irony is that an IPL team of Windians would beat any team of the world without sweat most days, yet the same cant be said of the Windies proper.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:16
No, IPL has many bog standard players. Trust me when I say that some of the bowlers there aren't even Ranji quality. Better teams at international level, and tougher to win.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 15:19
Indeed point was that once they put on a Windies shirt they lose all sense of rationality and order and all that class they show in the IPL goes down the drain
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:21
Aye, and that's because it's tougher facing Swann and Broad than Shadab Jakati and Lakshmipathi Balaji.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 15:36
Partly and partly because of the lack of propierty which goes on behind the media's back in the Windies drawing room, just ask Ramnresh Sarwan
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:44
It's well known what happens in them WICB corridors, but their performances on field can really not be attributed to that. They have improved in recent times despite all sh*te.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: L'arri on July 11, 2012, 15:50
Can't stand cricket, Ram, but I'm glad you're still here.  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:55
:( A Yorkshireman, to a Yorkshire fan.

To a lifeless souled 70 posts a day person, even a 20 post day is a considerable flounce ;) Mind, I will be heading back to college in a short while.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 15:57
Ram that does not concur with what Sarwan said.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 15:59
I know, but the Windian players have not been whiter than white and it's all an in between really, and quality gets wins no matter.

Eire Afghanistan
http://www.cricketireland.ie/live-scoring/cricket-ireland (http://www.cricketireland.ie/live-scoring/cricket-ireland)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: L'arri on July 11, 2012, 16:00
:( A Yorkshireman, to a Yorkshire fan.

To a lifeless souled 70 posts a day person, even a 20 post day is a considerable flounce ;) Mind, I will be heading back to college in a short while.

Aw, sweet fellow.  :) Cricket is for posh people where I come from. Class distinction: we couldn't afford the fizzy wine and the hardcore picnic action that comes with the game. Having said that, the compensation for us paupers was always the near-permanent crap weather that killed the toffs' fun!

Difference is that in India, you suffer neither from class-oriented cricket (afaik) nor from crap weather.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 16:01
From what I have seen from some of the attendances in India for the 5 day game though Larri, they dont exactly care about that too much.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 11, 2012, 16:08
Fromage, it matters
http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/cricket-bats-balls-english-diarrhoea-indian-rubbish/msg37946/?topicseen#msg37946 (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/cricket-bats-balls-english-diarrhoea-indian-rubbish/msg37946/?topicseen#msg37946)

Chennai, on the other hand, is a grouse place to watch test cricket

Aw, sweet fellow.  :) Cricket is for posh people where I come from. Class distinction: we couldn't afford the fizzy wine and the hardcore picnic action that comes with the game. Having said that, the compensation for us paupers was always the near-permanent crap weather that killed the toffs' fun!

Difference is that in India, you suffer neither from class-oriented cricket (afaik) nor from crap weather.
Aye, no class and weather issues here. THough it's been peeing down for a long while now. A look bike isn't a half bad consolation though is it :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 09:00
Not much yesterday, absolute cock up.

Good test going on though. And Junaid is back to mint.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 12, 2012, 15:34
Lancs battling well against Surrey: 425-7 at Tea with Croft currently with an unbeaten 100.
We need to declare soon and have a go at them before close, good to see we are adapting well to the 4 day format and hopefully we can use this as a delayed title push.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 16:05
Test match sofa called it the roadiest of roads ;D Not exactly, but definitely along those lines.

Lanka won their first test series in nearly 3 years.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 13, 2012, 02:08
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/brett-lee-to-retire-from-all-forms-of-cricket-20120713-21zzl.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/brett-lee-to-retire-from-all-forms-of-cricket-20120713-21zzl.html)

flip off you geriatric tripe, why didn't you bowl in the tests against us? Oh yes, did I mention? Rubbishest bowler to 300 test wickets.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 13, 2012, 08:29
Certainly not up there with the Lillee's, Thompson's and Macgrath's, but not that bad either.  300 test wickets by anyone is not to be sniffed at.  Growing up, I always loved watching him bowl - beautiful action, and a great competitor as well.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 13, 2012, 08:55
Not the worst, but his record flatters him. So often did he bowl utter bilge. Border Gavaskar 2003-04, we could count on him to concede us runs to save us from a tight spot. Bichel and Fleming were well sold short towards the turn of the century to keep Lee in, and he had media backing did Lee. I'd say, he's around where McDermott stands for Australia.

He had everything, great action, swing, pace, but he lacked a bit of a brain to make him a great. Basically an improved Tait (I won't bring Brad Williams into this ;D ).
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 13, 2012, 17:51
KP's gone banana's for Surrey, 174 from 148 balls, containing 6 6's, and still going strong.  Warming up for Seth Efrika nicely  :) 

Elsewhere, Joe Root is trying to prove myself and Ram wrong and is piling on the runs against Hampshire - 196* out of a current total of 324/9.  Next highest score is 37  :o
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 13, 2012, 18:39
So Root finishes on 222* out of a total of 350/9 declared.  That's a superb innings by anyone's standards.  KP's gone to his double as well, and Strauss has also scored a ton for Middlesex to go with his 50 in the first innings. 
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: jobiwan on July 14, 2012, 16:29
I know absolutely nothing about cricket, although my Differential Equations teacher did let us watch it for half the class one day. I know a lot more about quidditch, though!  ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 14, 2012, 16:37
Which college is that? Just in case I decide to become a professional arse sitter and enroll for another degree.

So Root finishes on 222* out of a total of 350/9 declared.  That's a superb innings by anyone's standards.  KP's gone to his double as well, and Strauss has also scored a ton for Middlesex to go with his 50 in the first innings. 
Future England Captain that. Watch out Geoffrey, you're record be upRooted in a while.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: jobiwan on July 14, 2012, 16:40
Tennessee Tech University. Engineering school, mind you, so there's not much sitting around to be had. Gotta work hard, most of the time, at least!  :P
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 14, 2012, 23:24
KP thinking he can get away with messing with Flower, seems a bit arrogant to me and I think he may have a hard time going about it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18840220 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18840220)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 14, 2012, 23:27
Not a single one of the 4 day games started last week produced a victor, once again primarily as a  result of the current weather in Britain.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 15, 2012, 02:41
When the Belly gets back to usual meaningless ODI form, cue the panic pick of Afridi Pietersen.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 10:29
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18846735 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18846735)

Imo Bopara deserves it.
Also once again England holding back on choosing which one of the 3- Finn, Onions or Bresnan- will take to the field but I have a feeling they will go for Finn this time as he really hasnt done much wrong when he has had the opportunity and Bresnan was not all together that convincing against the Windies.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 16:29
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18846557 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18846557)

Seems like I was wrong, surprising imo cant imagine Flower himself would be that tolerant but maybe this wasnt up to him.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 15, 2012, 16:48
You might want to read Selvey, Athers and Vic Marks for cricket blags. Vaughan to get yer arse grated off for unreadable sh*te.

Anyway, just wait for the Beer Belly to go back to usual OD form and Pietersen comes back. As it is, Pietersen will be losing any respect he had for being a whinging cock like Afridi and giving a knickers in a twist retirement.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 15, 2012, 21:38
Looks like Flower is not one for turning  :)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/572498.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/572498.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 21:45
Looks like Flower is not one for turning  :)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/572498.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/572498.html)
As I thought...  :P
One thing which is interesting though is the fact that it seems like there seems to be a discretion in opinion between Miller and Flower which is never good in any setup especially an international one where the balance of power is so finely poised...
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 03:05
The tit is KP (I need to make it a sig or something), a big one at that. Miller blew his load too quickly. At least he could've waited till Bell or Bopara lost meaningless odi form :D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 16, 2012, 09:21
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9401891/Kevin-Pietersen-to-demand-open-IPL-window-to-play-in-all-formats-for-England-again.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9401891/Kevin-Pietersen-to-demand-open-IPL-window-to-play-in-all-formats-for-England-again.html)

KP's a muppet.  Wants a guarantee of playing the whole of the IPL, and therefore missing the early tests of the summer - clearly his take on 'managing his schedule'.  ECB and Flower particularly will not be pleased.  Interesting question posed by the article; central contracts are up for renewal in September.  Might KP turn it down, essentially retire from international cricket and become a freelance Twenty20 player, a la Gayle?  No player is bigger than the team, something KP doesn't really seem able to accept.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 09:36
Classy. If that's true, then his intention of returning was just hollow white noise, and in which case he'd have been well aware of it being hollow too. 

If he becomes a Twenty20 whore, fine, as long as he doesn't miss a day for the national team. Samuels did do the same, after all.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 13:00
KP countdown required. How long till he's told to flip off?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 16:07
Not much of an idea really, but here's a report from a few years ago
http://www.tssonnet.com/tss2907/stories/20060218001001700.htm (http://www.tssonnet.com/tss2907/stories/20060218001001700.htm)

They're a pretty reliable source, and I don't seem to remember a massive pay upgrade in recent times domestically.

1 lakh is 100k
1 crore is 10 million

Pretty good money there by Indian standards.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 17, 2012, 08:12
Meaningless ODI and twenty20 series between India and Pakistan in December. Got to be the least meaningless meaningless ODI series around
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 18, 2012, 04:16
Hollioake declared bankrupt, 14m pounds in debt and owing Alec Stewart 400k. Cage fighting wasn't just a fluke, seems it was a desperate act to earn some cash.

Butch cheated Stewart's sister, now this. He hasn't had the best luck with mates.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 18, 2012, 10:07
Old, pointless and desperate. He fits the bill.

Shame though, desperate straits for him. And it seems that he wasn't as smart as Billy McDermott with regards to keeping private debt separate from the organisation's debt, which allowed Billy to get away with a lot of default basically.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 18, 2012, 10:12
That's what happens when one pins their hopes on some Wester Australian :P
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 18, 2012, 10:17
See, you were saved 15 million quid, or at least your creditors were. And your best mate 401k
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 18, 2012, 16:11
Hollioake declared bankrupt, 14m pounds in debt and owing Alec Stewart 400k. Cage fighting wasn't just a fluke, seems it was a desperate act to earn some cash.

Butch cheated Stewart's sister, now this. He hasn't had the best luck with mates.

Wow  :o
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 18, 2012, 19:03
Yep, seems in the dumps.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2172816/Adam-Hollioake-Ex-captain-England-cricket-team-whos-cage-fighter-court-14m-debts.html?ito=feeds-newsxml (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2172816/Adam-Hollioake-Ex-captain-England-cricket-team-whos-cage-fighter-court-14m-debts.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

Whether his creditors or trustees allow him to leave the country is another thing, but he clearly isn't quite clued in to the laws.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 18, 2012, 20:35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18882665 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18882665)

An interesting makeup here, no surprise that it doesnt feature KP after Flower's comments but interesting and a tad worrying that it features Cook as though I appreciate his ability in the ODI format and I was so to speak an advocate of him being picked for the squad long before he was, England always seem to struggle away getting off the mark in T20 and especially if we are batting first on a batting pitch i find it difficult to expect Cook to go at over a run a ball which is a surely a given.

Nice to see Steven Croft there though he most likely wont make the final cut and lets hope they bring back Davies instead of Kieswetter who has gone down quite considerable in my estimation at a time when the majority of the England batsmen have been milking runs.

All in all; a talented squad which has the right mix of young guns like Taylor, Borthwick, Stokes,  Buttler etc and an array of older heads such as Tredwell, Bresnan, Swann etc...

In terms of bowling I wouldnt punt for Anderson as he seems to be very vulnerable in T20 but I sincerely hope they go for Bell who would be a great addition and in my opinion should be a given.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 18, 2012, 20:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18890892 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18890892)

An article which may be treacherous to some loyal fans but imo I think the claim sums up the scenario pretty well.

Just been trying to get tickets for the test in mid late August at Lords, got for one day but trying to get for at least one more day.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 18, 2012, 22:46
Strauss is right imho.  That this series is only 3 tests long is ridiculous.  I was also hoping to go to Lord's but it's on during the week that I work on a summer holiday camp.   >:( :'(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 19, 2012, 00:03
Gareth Batty in the 30 man squad ;D

Next, Ian Salisbury in the probables
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 19, 2012, 10:59
England win toss and bat first at the Oval.  Teams as expected, England have Bopara at 6, no Finn.  Saffa's with AB keeping wicket, Duminy and Rudolph at 6 and 7.  Starting 15 mins late. 

Bring it on!
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 19, 2012, 13:50
Strauss back on form now.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 19, 2012, 14:11
Strauss back on form now.
;D

Morkel has now dismissed him 7 times apparently, 2nd most frequent dismissed of Strauss (behind Warne with 8)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 19, 2012, 14:23
He's a walking wicket, Morkel to Chris Martin.

Are the speed guns down or are all bowlers struggling for pace? Bres has barely hit 85 this summer, or so called. Anderson at around 80, Broad seems to have dropped 5 mph and now Steyn's struggling to hit 140
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 19, 2012, 19:54
An interesting day's play and one which we can only hope will be a precedent for the rest of the Tour, in terms of the weather and the play.

If England can carry on batting as they have been on home soil which seems likely considering today's performance then this may be very difficult for the Proteas who will have to reply likewise if they want to have any chance
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on July 19, 2012, 20:01
Big Kev Pietersen does come out with a lot of crap to be fair.     I Kind of cringe when he speaks so tend to switch off.

The Cookie monster doing OK today for a change with a century.   :win
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 20, 2012, 21:45
England sucked today with reagrds to batting.

And didn't bowl that well either.  Think it's still fairly even - Saffa's batting effort mirroring the stand between Cook and Trott so far.  Still a few early wickets before lunch tomorrow and it's game on - Swann has looked threatening, and should come into the game more and more as it progresses.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 21, 2012, 23:22
Pretty pathetic today.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 23, 2012, 11:10
Skap naai is usually reserved for the Sheep, now it is so for England too.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 23, 2012, 12:05
Bell match saving hundred.  Book it  :tu
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 23, 2012, 15:09
Bell match saving hundred.  Book it  :tu

 :fp :'( :police: :fp :'( :police:
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: froome19 on July 23, 2012, 17:22
Just came back from the Oval and must admit England were pretty rubbish today to put it politely,  they had a bad test which even the best teams are susceptible to but it is imperative they get back to their best for Headingley or this could be rather embarassing..
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 23, 2012, 21:53
A few things that need urgent attention for England imho...

Broad - down on pace, down on venom, down on attitude, down on just about everything?  Why?  Needs to bend his back and hit just back of a length, like Morkel did for the Saffa's.

Swann - Saffa right hander's have clearly thought out their game plan to him - bat on off stump, and milk him with the turn.  Needs to think of something to counter that.

Batting unit as a whole - Cook needed to kick on when he resumed on 114 overnight, Trott game it away twice - first innings particularly poor; Strauss needs a game plan re spin;  how on earth do you rein in KP's ego and get him to try and respect the occasional ball from Morkel or Steyn?  His second innings dismissal was really terrible; Bell - much as I am a fan of his, and although he tried to dig in on the final day, sounds like he played a poor shot as well to get out.  Look at how SA batted.  First hour on the  fourth day, they scored something like 35 runs.  Second hour, 70+.  Risk free, plain and simple good batting.  Here's hoping England learn from it and put it into practice in the second test. 
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on July 24, 2012, 13:56
The batting concerns me also,  Trott and Cook are fairly dependable  but the rest look to be unsecure and patchy.     The usual problem of a lame #6 batsman again for England.     

SA batters Smith, Kallis, Amla can stick it out with the best of them and  when you factor  in their bowlers SA are going to win this 3 - 0

   

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 24, 2012, 14:01
Bowlers' pace. Issue there, everyone's floundering in the trundler region. Finn? Meaker? Why not? He's quick and he's been gun this year. You know the bowling's struggling when Best smacks you for 95.

fliped in the ass, badly.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on July 24, 2012, 14:35
I'm pretty certain Broad will come firing back and maybe start dropping it short like he used to.  Finn for Bresnan possibly.   

Trying Carberry at #6 possibly because he can field and is used to opening so not likely to give it away.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 25, 2012, 12:10
The worry I have with Broad is that maybe the string of surgeries may have taken a bit of a toll on him. It could be without ground, but it's a bit of a worry.

About Carberry, will they go for him now? Mind, he'd be an improvement in the field, over any fielder. England have a proper rigid selection policy, and Root seems to be higher up the pecking order atm, and will Strauss keep up the string of captaincy conclusions in the South Africa tour of England?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on July 26, 2012, 13:06
Carberry should leave Hampshire and join Surrey or Essex then he might get a game.   
Strauss worries me.  Bopara worries me.

Maybe its time for big Kev Pietersen to have another go at captaincy and so take more responsibility and stop throwing it away. 
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 26, 2012, 14:29
Wouldn't want that last situation happening, not the way he's been acting recently.

Surrey need to replace Ramps, unless they do make Jason Roy a hero :D but it's not a closed shop at all.

Yorkshire making their first finals day appearance, small whoop.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 27, 2012, 10:19
stumbled upon this today
Bathiya & Santhush - O Saathi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKPUi15vGC4#)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 27, 2012, 11:48
Oh, and flipping sheep. Useless fielding, and crumbling from where they were.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 28, 2012, 10:01
Watching Archery at Lord's this morning.  Sacrilege! Apparently there are vending machines in the Long Room  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 28, 2012, 10:25
:fp
None else to say. Vending machine? They certainly cheap up a great place.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 29, 2012, 10:55
So many chuckers in this test. Samuels, Narine and Williamson.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 29, 2012, 12:30
Taylor called up for the second test  :win :win :win :win :win :win :win

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/574518.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/574518.html)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 29, 2012, 12:57
Dodgy in my mind. He's a talented player, but only been scoring at around 35 this year and also seems a bit of a dandy. Also, debut against the Saffers? Distinct lack of planning it seems for a meticulous team. It's not only 6 that's a worry though, England do seem crap against a non straight ball.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 30, 2012, 13:10
Shoite hole batting from the Sheep. Top performance by Roach and shagged is a fair enough description. Finally a win for the Windians.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 30, 2012, 13:32
DIdn't realise that Durham just got their first win yesterday. sh*tehouse considering their bowling. Makes sense considering they still have Will Smith.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 31, 2012, 08:05
Philander not get the memo? 

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/image/574704.html?page=1 (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/image/574704.html?page=1)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 31, 2012, 14:07
With the name VD Philanderer, he doesn't need a costume to be dodgy.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on July 31, 2012, 14:30
Dunno much about James Taylor,  but nice to see a fresh player given a go because Bopara and Bairstow are clearly not up to it.   

Bopara bigged up by Graeme Gooch for reasons that I still fail to understand and Bairstow with a well known dad and not very good - so clearly that situation was always going to end in tears.

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on July 31, 2012, 14:39
Dunno much about James Taylor,  but nice to see a fresh player given a go because Bopara and Bairstow are clearly not up to it.   

Bopara bigged up by Graeme Gooch for reasons that I still fail to understand and Bairstow with a well known dad and not very good - so clearly that situation was always going to end in tears.
Essex ;)

I've followed little, no tiny, Jimmy around as much as possible, which isn't much really. He's a good player, no denying that, and he's far better than the ginger minger, but I do question his selection for a debut against Steyn, Morkel and the Philanderer. Not convinced by him yet because of his performance against Lanka A last year.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on August 02, 2012, 10:45
2nd test about to get under way.  Unsurprisingly, Saffa's unchanged.  For England, Taylor confirmed in the team and Swann is left out  :o  Finn comes in for him - injured elbow/dropped/tactical decision?

England win the toss and decide to bowl first.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 02, 2012, 10:58
Has to be elbow. Finn's a poor choice for me, he's been going at 4 an over in the CC, Emla and Smuth will pick off his usual short full dross. Onions, well outbowled Finn last time.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on August 02, 2012, 11:15
According to cricinfo, Swann was fit so selection (or lack thereof) was based on conditions.  Hmmm... Not feeling too optimistic  :(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 02, 2012, 11:24
Even Alviro Pietersen's not out as of now, 950/3 declared.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 02, 2012, 11:33
Did anyone else see the fans in the yellow sky shirts?
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on August 02, 2012, 21:34
Did anyone else see the fans in the yellow sky shirts?

No, but then I wasn't watching!  Will look out for them on the channel 5 highlights when they appear online
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 03, 2012, 02:49
Don't think they'll be on much, it was only a fleeting appearance of them on the sky coverage. Must've been the director hastily asking a cameraman to get a shot of the channel's success.

New Zealand getting fliped, and Roach is the type of bowler England need now. Proper good when he's not bowling no balls.

As for the Jaarpie Pommie test, absolutely no penetration there, and Finn's been balls. Mostly gifted wickets and flukes. Can't see England winning this either, not with the batting available.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on August 03, 2012, 12:44
KP breaks through!   :o :fp :win
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 03, 2012, 13:27
Swann's a pointless bowler, obviously dropping him has made England penetrative. Oh jebus jebus Finn. The ones clamouring for him are the CB40 judging wank stains who've not seen test cricket this year.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on August 03, 2012, 14:12
The Philanderer is in now.       He's  like an SA version of Terry Alderman but not as good but with better rugby skills probably.

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 03, 2012, 14:28
Durham beat Australia A. ;D Blackwell 7fer ;D Durham have only won one game in the CC this year.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 04, 2012, 02:48
Sod the Headingley test, it's going to pee down today and kill any hope of a result. Be watching the grouseness known as the New Zealand Windian test. Samuels top 100 at 70 odd, Gayle 8 off 55, and the sheep leading.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on August 04, 2012, 13:44
NZ v West Indies test brings up memory's of dodgy and biased umpires and Colin Croft losing it.

Crofty still the hardest bowler ever,  the guy was a nutter and not like the usual show ponies of recent times.   Very nice  :)

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 04, 2012, 16:02
England's batting is shoite house. Rubbish. Sheep going okay today.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 05, 2012, 12:36
Oh yeah, Pietersen was just astonishing. What an innings, glad that I watched the cricket and not the Olympics yesterday evening. Special innings.

Shame he's such a dick usually.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on August 05, 2012, 12:37
KP was on a different level yesterday, took South Africa apart.  Taylor played nicely on debut and stuck it out well - far better than Trott and Bell did.  Looked composed at the wicket - more so that Bairstow did for instance.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 05, 2012, 12:55
Aye what sort of a cock knob shot was that from Bell? Must be a Warwickshire thing, rubbish from Trotts too, just not as bad as Bell's stupidity.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 06, 2012, 02:32
At least the WIndians won yesterday. Easily the better side, and definitely improving, now they have to beat the better teams.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 06, 2012, 12:48
What a wankstain of a pitch. What a sh*t bowling performance. England's attack looks cack, and it's been quite a while since that's been the case. Every cock's bowling Woakes.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 07, 2012, 13:29
Captains contrived a match from nothing there. Good effort.Only one good spell in that match from England, and credit to Broad for not looking like Woakes. Speaking of which, how much of a thunder:censoredery would it be if they select super dobber Woakes for the next test.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 08, 2012, 02:59
Got to thank Derek Pringle for this. First time anyone can do that
http://twitter.com/kevpietersen24 (http://twitter.com/kevpietersen24)

http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232941118399057920 (http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232941118399057920)

http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232818253028810752 (http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232818253028810752)

My personal favourite
http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232509656738697216 (http://twitter.com/KevPietersen24/status/232509656738697216)
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 08, 2012, 04:11
People who say Test Cricket is the pinnacle haven't played IPL in front 80,000, slapping Indian medium pacers about at a 141% strike rate.

TEIAM - problem solved. #KPgenius

There's no "i" in "Team" but there's 5 in "individual brilliance.
;D

It's suspected that the account's a team mate btw

Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on August 08, 2012, 06:14
wow not read this thread for a while

appears all i missed was a cricket fan with tourettes
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 08, 2012, 08:22
Dancing doesn't have tourettes :(
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on August 08, 2012, 12:02
People who say Test Cricket is the pinnacle haven't played IPL in front 80,000, slapping Indian medium pacers about at a 141% strike rate.

TEIAM - problem solved. #KPgenius

There's no "i" in "Team" but there's 5 in "individual brilliance.
;D

It's suspected that the account's a team mate btw
Cash for Kevin. The guy has walked away from every team or country he's ever played for starting with SA, Notts, a few games for Hampshire,  Middlesex and then Surrey (seen coming) and now England by the looks of things.    ::)

Waste of a great talent but he wont be missed.     


 
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: sublimit on August 08, 2012, 12:28
KP unraveling .  here is the aforementioned account.      He should be flattered that he has a spoof twitter account.
 
 https://twitter.com/KevPietersen24      ;D
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 08, 2012, 18:30
Got to be the best parody account. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: DinZ on August 09, 2012, 04:51
Got to be the best parody account. Brilliant.

i see he is now having a strop because he thinks it is one of his team mates. or is just peeed of because they are following it. all team mates have denied it and claimed it could not be them as it was tweeting during a test match
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: ram on August 09, 2012, 05:16
Came from the fully English KenPom who called it a possible insider. Not likely looking at what he writes. Allegation must have come after the dinner bills and Sam quip.

JSG- could you split the thread maybe now? Getting hard to see some of my special posts in this now.
Title: Re: Cricket- RIP Tom Maynard
Post by: just some guy on August 09, 2012, 11:27
Came from the fully English KenPom who called it a possible insider. Not likely looking at what he writes. Allegation must have come after the dinner bills and Sam quip.

JSG- could you split the thread maybe now? Getting hard to see some of my special posts in this now.

I can or maybe we have a new thread ?
Title: Re: Cricket- KP Genius
Post by: ram on August 09, 2012, 11:30
Okay. Maybe lock it then? Seriously getting too large this.
Title: Re: Cricket- KP Genius
Post by: just some guy on August 09, 2012, 11:42
On request of Ram - VR 1st cricket thread is locked

new thread - http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/cricket-v2-kp-at-even-more-genius-than-before/ (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/cricket-v2-kp-at-even-more-genius-than-before/)