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Post by Mabbsy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:51 pm

Randall wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
Amazed anyone in oz or nz ever wants to be a bowler
Easy life for the fielders with the ball coming off the bat ever so slowly, especially when one pops up in the air to mid wicket !!!!

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Re: cricket thread

Post by Randall » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:34 pm

Mabbsy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Randall wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
Amazed anyone in oz or nz ever wants to be a bowler
Easy life for the fielders with the ball coming off the bat ever so slowly, especially when one pops up in the air to mid wicket !!!!
Compare that to the one he took in the ashes.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by thegentle » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:33 am

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:27 am
Those pitches in NZ were fucking pathetic, 1st match would have been a draw too if not for some poor batting from England.

Adelaide pitch was also lifeless, hardly any wickets fell during the day.

3 Tests against Kiwis start next Thursday. First is a Day Nighter at the new ground in Perth. Hopefully that is a contest, as the MCG pitch for Boxing Day is going to be as dead as ever as well.

To continue my rant, Test cricket outside Aus/Eng/India is just about dead. Changes need to be made ASAP. No one wants to watch 5 day grind-fests on flat pitches featuring substandard teams.

My suggestions. 4 day tests with 100 overs a day, get some life in the pitches, and a new ball every 40 overs. Shit batsmen trying to protect their 50 averages can get fucked.
Agreed, 4 dayers in first-class cricket works fine, and could push teams to set better pitches. Here the pitches are very bowler-friendly, with the match done and dusted before day 5 more often than not. Only thing is, it's a risk for countries with less resources, they'd need a big increase in crowds to risk losing out on the 5th day
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Re: cricket thread

Post by thegentle » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:33 am

Randall wrote:
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Amazed anyone in oz or nz ever wants to be a bowler
The current crop of Aussie bowlers are a different breed man
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Post by thegentle » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:35 am

South Africa up next for England, should be a far more interesting series. The pitches there normally offer a lot to the bowlers, their batting lineup is fragile, and there's plenty of turmoil off the pitch too. Wouldn't bank on us winning though!
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Post by Captain Hobo » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:28 am

thegentle wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:33 am
Captain Hobo wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:27 am
Those pitches in NZ were fucking pathetic, 1st match would have been a draw too if not for some poor batting from England.

Adelaide pitch was also lifeless, hardly any wickets fell during the day.

3 Tests against Kiwis start next Thursday. First is a Day Nighter at the new ground in Perth. Hopefully that is a contest, as the MCG pitch for Boxing Day is going to be as dead as ever as well.

To continue my rant, Test cricket outside Aus/Eng/India is just about dead. Changes need to be made ASAP. No one wants to watch 5 day grind-fests on flat pitches featuring substandard teams.

My suggestions. 4 day tests with 100 overs a day, get some life in the pitches, and a new ball every 40 overs. Shit batsmen trying to protect their 50 averages can get fucked.
Agreed, 4 dayers in first-class cricket works fine, and could push teams to set better pitches. Here the pitches are very bowler-friendly, with the match done and dusted before day 5 more often than not. Only thing is, it's a risk for countries with less resources, they'd need a big increase in crowds to risk losing out on the 5th day
Certainly the trend to flatter pitches in Australia in the last 20 years has been about making sure a match lasts 5 days. A 3 Day Ashes Test would be a disaster for the State that hosts it.

But Australia and England are the only countries where Test Cricket is still well attended, in places like India, West Indies and Pakistan (UAE) having 4 day Tests would probably save them money.

I don't really think pitches in England are that bowler friendly most of the time. Good batsmen can make runs and those with bad techniques get found out. That is what Test Cricket should be.
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Post by Captain Hobo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:51 am

Aus v NZ Series starts in Perth tomorrow, 1pm local time.

Weather forecast for Perth, very fucking hot and very fucking sunny.

http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/perth.shtml
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Post by Randall » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:14 am

Another huge 100 for warner then
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Post by Captain Hobo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:23 am

Aussies keeping the same side. Could be hard work with 4 bowlers in that heat.
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Post by Captain Hobo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:16 am

2 matches at home against England not preparing the Kiwis for the pink ball at night in Perth.
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Post by Captain Hobo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:42 am

Captain Hobo wrote:
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Aussies keeping the same side. Could be hard work with 4 bowlers in that heat.
3 bowlers now. Hazlewood done his hamstring.

Wade bowls the 8th over.
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Post by 9farter » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:41 pm

AUS all out 416
NZ 5/109

gonna be tough for the rest of our bowlers

https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/live-s ... 2020/45882

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Re: cricket thread

Post by Randall » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:27 pm

The aussie number 3 is a run machine
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Post by 9farter » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Kiwis have sussed out how to remove Smith. Aussies still well on top.

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Post by 9farter » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:59 pm

another big win.


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Post by Captain Hobo » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:57 am

9farter wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:59 pm
another big win.

We would never lose a test at home if all the pitches were like that. :)

Unfortunately the MCG will be flat as a pancake, and I don't like Pattinson as a replacement for Hazlewood. 3 flat out quicks with only Wade to provide any back up. Almost makes me want Mitch Marsh back.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by Captain Hobo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:18 am

Kiwis win the toss and bowl. Aussies only playing 4 bowlers.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by Kimmy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:34 am

Decent ball

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Post by Captain Hobo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:47 am

Kimmy wrote:
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Decent ball
Evening Kimmy.

Seems like there's more Kiwis there than Aussies.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by Kimmy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:55 am

Dont know how much of this I am going to watch.

I am probably going to wake up for the England horror show tomorrow

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