MCG Pitches

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  1. typicalfan

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    At the end of the day 6 tests...6 results. Including rain affected Melbourne and Sydney.
     
  2. Pete Cash

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    We get better cricketers. Thats a fact mate. We are the greatest cricketing nation
     
  3. JJ

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    Not debating that at all, cricket is well behind union here and your conditions are great for it. With the rain not only to our wickets encourage putting the ball on a length and using the wicket but we also miss huge amounts of cricket.

    But we've produced our share of genuinely great cricketers, but aside from a brief period or two we don't have enough world class players to compete with the big boys
     
  4. Pete Cash

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    My point is simply that there is an argument that our wickets produce such a good standard of cricketer. The ecb is trying to pressure the counties into producing more "test like" wickets for the same reason.

    Obviously there are physical reasons too. Australia is on average the tallest of the test nations. So even with our smaller population we have a lot of big lads who have been gifted with a fast bowlers frame

    Billy stanlake is like 6'8 and can hit 145km/h at 22 years old if you trust the bbl speed gun. Id like him to put a bit of meat on him but thats such a great build for fast bowling. Haze and starc are both 6'6
     
  5. JJ

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    Your point is correct but in England as with NZ cricket is a second rate or worse sport so the most talented kids are simply playing something else, become that way in the Windies as well
     
  6. Timbo

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    Bump.

    The madness must stop.
     
  7. Eelectrica

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    Same time, next year for this thread?
     
  8. TheParraboy

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    Kholi double or triple ton?
     
  9. Fangs

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    Disappointing again.

    Do curators get sacked? Two shithouse boxing day tests in a row must be worth a councilling session.
     
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  10. hineyrulz

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    I think we should just strip the MCG from the cricketing landscape.
     
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  11. Eelectrica

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    All these questions, and more will be answered in the next exciting (we have to say that don't we) episode of MCG: The Slow Road.
     
  12. veggiepatch1959

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    Equals an MCG pitch.
     
  13. The Mad Hatter

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    The WACA curator is off to MCG. The MCG curator is off to the Gabba. I dunno who is doing Sydney as theirs is leaving too.
     
  14. AlwaysGreen

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    Bring back Chaps ol mate Grassy Bill
     
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  15. hineyrulz

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    Grassy Bill will sort these merkins out quick smart.
     
  16. AlwaysGreen

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    Helluva curator
     
  17. Twizzle

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    take the boxing day test match day from them
     
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  19. Timbo

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    As I said in the OP, if they didn't get 85,000 through the gate on Boxing Day then there would be a pretty compelling argument to move test cricket to a boutique venue in Melbourne.
     
  20. TheParraboy

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    What crowd do you propose before they move?

    You would lose tens of thousands if you move it to a smaller venue. Yup that's what test cricket needs

    Doubt it will be moved anytime soon, stays where it is
     

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