Cricket Crap

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  1. mozza91

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    How can he leave out Rowdy Mallett and John Snow?

    You'd have a helluva time facing either of those two. Facing Warne and McGrath would be a damn sight easier.
     
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    He would have had 9 slips in too because he was a helluva attacking captain.
     
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  3. AlwaysGreen

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    Jason Sanga scored 133 against England in the tour game.

    At 18 this lad could be anything and is seen by many as a future great.
     
  4. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    watched him bat for a bit, hates a short ball
     
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    The second youngest ever to score a FC ton against the Poms, the other bloke was some plodder named Tendulkar.
     
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    well that takes the leg glance out of his game
     
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  9. Bazal

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    No it doesn't...it just turns it into a straight drive!
     
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    George is literally giving the opposition the arse.
     
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    Just watching the WBBL, it's a real shame that North Sydney Oval isn't a slightly bigger playing surface. It'd be a great spot for a third Sydney BBL side somewhere down the road.

    You'd have sides notching up 300 in a men's T20 side there these days.
     
  13. Bazal

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    Is that really a problem, though? I mean, the crowds seem to want bulk runs...yeah it'd be artificial big scores thanks to the boundaries, but T20 is pretty much artificial anyway
     
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    Each day of the upcoming inaugural four-day Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth will need to have a minimum of 98 overs per day, as per the ICC's playing conditions. That is, eight overs more must be bowled every day than what is required in five-day cricket. Also, a lead of 150 will be enough to enforce the follow-on; in five-day cricket the mark stands at 200 runs.

    Timings for the first four-day Test
    • First session: 1.30pm-3.45pm

    • Tea interval: 3.45pm-4.05pm

    • Second session: 4.05pm-6.20pm

    • Dinner break: 6.20pm-7pm

    • Third session: 7pm-9pm
    To accommodate the extra overs, the ICC's playing conditions state that play will run for six and a half hours in all each day, instead of the usual six hours for five-day Tests. The home board shall determine the hours of play and duration of the sessions, with each session lasting a minimum of two hours and a maximum of two and a half hours. In Port Elizabeth, the normal hours of play are set to run from 1.30pm local time to 9pm, with the first and second sessions being two hours and 15 minutes each, and the final session running for two hours. An extra 30 minutes will be available to the fielding team to complete the minimum required overs each day.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21758123/four-day-test-98-overs-day

    An extra half an hour a day and extra overs, Pat Howard will probabaly want to rotate our squad if we ever had to do this.
     
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    This is the boxing day test India cancelled so they can accommodate playing SL in 3x T20s

    I don't like it but I guess game wouldn't go near into a 5 day anyway, so playing against minnows this format might be ok IF IT MEANS THEY PLAY MORE TEST CRICKET eg Zimbabwe, Bangers, Ireland?
     
  16. Bazal

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    Which is exactly the purpose of four day tests. It basically takes matches that are probably going to run four days anyway and makes up for that dead final day that selfish money grubbing boards are leery of.
     
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    They canโ€™t even bowl 90 overs in a day in 7 hours let alone 98.

    Keep eroding the traditions of the game all in the name of a buck.
     
  18. Bazal

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    Four day tests means smaller countries play more test matches. Simple.

    No one wants to bring Zimbabwe or Bangladesh out to Australia because day five (and often a big chunk of day four) is a write off but you have to wear the associated costs. They wind up playing endless series amongst themselves, the odd stat-padding Indian series, and maybe a Sri Lanka or a Pakistan or New Zealand if they're lucky. Zimbabwe is right next door to South Africa and they have only ever player eight tests against each other. They haven't played in Australia in 14 years and India in 15 years. So how do these sides ever become anything more than minnows?

    Four day tests give them more of an opportunity to come out to Australia, or England, or India more regularly and improve as test playing nations. This is the first decent innovation the ICC have come up with in years
     
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    Thats where it starts, you see in less than 5 years everyone will be playing 4 day tests.
     
  20. Bazal

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    No they won't, for exactly the reason you mentioned earlier. No one is going to sacrifice the monetary draw of a potential fifth day Ashes result. Or a Boxing Day test that goes down to the last session against South Africa. Even India, despite preparing fifth day wickets day one these days, won't sacrifice the advantage of that potential fifth day minefield
     

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