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Topic: General Cricket Chat
Posted By: admin
Subject: General Cricket Chat
Date Posted: 20/December/2005 at 10:35
noticed we dont have anywhere to talk about cricket other then england. well now we do peeps. one story inparticular made me make this thread. but ill get to that later. i think for south africa to draw the first test against australia going into the last day with only 8 wickets left is amazing. they only lost 3 at that. warne yet again bowled too many overs. and for ruddolph (how appropriate) to bat through the whole innings when hes in for an injured player AND get a century is good. special mention to justin kemp for the support. now for the story that caught my eye. because justin langer has an hamstring injury. on boxing day at the MCG phil jacques is going to make his test debut. here is a guy that less then two years ago was unknown and just played for new south wales. then he came to my beloved county yorkshire and averaged 80 with the bat in the season. obviously noticed by australia at long last. and all yorkshire fans will be wishing him the best of luck. we had him and ian harvey last season as overseas players. with lehmann coming back next season he wasnt needed no because we have jason gilespie now.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 20/December/2005 at 13:19
Good job we haven't signed him up for this season or we wouldn't be seeing much of him.  Hopefully both overseas players will be with us for a full season.


Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 17/January/2006 at 20:07
What a pointless test match between India and Pakistan.  Why do they always insist on having such flat batting surfaces, 1100 runs for 8 wickets is not entertaining.  Looks like England could be in for a very tough time in India taking wickets against the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Sehwag.


Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 27/February/2006 at 12:33
Well I dont fancy Englands chances in India starting this week with the horrendous injury problems they've got.  It was going to be difficult with a full strength team but now with no Vaughan, Trescothick, S Jones and Giles, and Pietersen and Collingwood still not 100% it looks like another whitewash could be on the cards.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 27/February/2006 at 22:44
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Vaughan on way home as tour descends into a farce
By Nick Wood
ENGLAND skipper Michael Vaughan was on his way home from India today as Yorkshire's chief executive Stewart Regan questioned the wisdom of including the Yorkshire batsman in the touring party.
The 31-year-old's departure with his troublesome right knee is the latest misfortune to beset England who have already been denied the services of injured spinner Ashley Giles – who was left behind in England – and Marcus Trescothick, who returned home at the weekend for personal reasons.
And on a day the tourists will choose to forget, paceman Simon Jones collapsed with a twisted knee and will miss the first five-dayer which begins in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Vaughan will miss the whole Test series and must be doubtful for the one-dayers that follow.
He had his right knee cleaned up in an operation prior to the 2002-03 Ashes campaign and underwent surgery again in December in a bid to be fit for the nine-week tour. The problem flared ahead of the first Test in Pakistan, forcing him to sit out, and he missed the one-day series later on that tour to undergo surgery.
The catalogue of disasters means that Andrew Flintoff will now captain his country for the first time in an international, leading a side woefully short of experience having been shorn of its two most senior players.
Regan said: It's been one disaster after another in the past few days.
"Fans will be wondering whether the team has been properly prepared for the tour.
"All the bad news has put India in a stronger position for the Test."
It was felt that Vaughan had put his injury problems behind him but Regan added: "It was always a difficult call over Vaughan.
"He's had surgery but he took advice from professionals and they said he was fit enough to play.
"I spoke to him three weeks ago and he said he felt fit and was looking forward to it.
"You either have to accept or disagree with the medical advice.
"These things happen and in hindsight it would have been better if he had rested longer.
"But he's a lynchpin for England. It's all very disappointing."
Who now will line up in Flintoff's first match in charge is a matter of debate, with the back-up fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and James Anderson risks for differing reasons.
Plunkett has a bruised left heel, which is still causing a concern, while Anderson only arrived in India last night after being summoned from the England A tour of the Caribbean.
Dash
His partner on that 48-hour worldwide dash, Essex opener Alastair Cook, is now favourite to form a new first-wicket alliance with Andrew Strauss.
England's other option at the top of the order is Matt Prior, Geraint Jones' understudy as wicketkeeper.
Meanwhile England's chairman of selectors David Graveney has played down suggestions that Vaughan's withdrawal from the first Test against India has serious implications for the captain's career.
Graveney said: "People will talk in those sorts of terms but let's not be too emotional about that and let's see what the medical advice is when he gets back to the UK."
Graveney refused to discuss the possibility of vice-captain Trescothick returning to India after he left the tour because of an undisclosed personal problem.
But he insisted the selectors had not gambled on the fitness of key players.
"We select our teams on the basis of professional medical advice. Michael Vaughan took part in the first practice game and there wasn't any problem and Simon Jones also took part in that."
 
i too am worried about how we will go on in india. vaughan doesnt have the best of luck in the sub continent one way or another. trescothicks marriage is in tatters with him being away from home so much (why is there so much cricket ?). i think freddie will be up for the task of captaining the side with his enthusiasm and ability. lets give the tour a chance first though.


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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 28/February/2006 at 09:27
I'm not sure on how we are going to do. Our side lost to the President's XI, so I am a bit worried on how we will do against the first team. With Vaughan, Trescothick and Jones is a real blow, especially with Vaughan out till the Summer, but I'm sure Flintoff is up to the job of captaining the side.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/March/2006 at 20:13

i think its worth a small mention that tonight australia got tonked badly by south africa. and when i say badly i mean BADLY. cant remember the last time australia lost by so many and scored so few runs.

http://ls.cricket.com.au/HomeFullScorecarddbb474c8-bff1-42c8-a571-6f04f2d10de5.html - http://ls.cricket.com.au/HomeFullScorecarddbb474c8-bff1-42c8 -a571-6f04f2d10de5.html



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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 03/March/2006 at 20:26

Ha Ha Ha...Always good to see the Aussies get beat and it seems to be coming a more regular occurence.  Think that leaves them 2-0 down in the series.

Anyway on to England and they've surprised me in this test so far.  Didn't think 393 would be enough but it looks like a good score now and Hoggy proved today why he's in the side.  Never gets the credit he deserves and when he's at his best he's unstoppable.  Could be a close finish to this match and either side can still win yet.



Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 04/March/2006 at 09:17

Yeah and it looks like England are going to extend their lead by quite a bit, Pietersen and Cook maintain this partnership then its looking like England could post a pretty high score. As for Australia I was shocked to see the score this morning, but hats off to South Africa they played well.



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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 04/March/2006 at 20:20

Well done to Cook on his debut for getting a century and it could cause some real selection headaches when everybodys available.

Its gonna be tough to bowl out India on the last day but I know if it were England batting then we wouldn't stand a chance of surviving.



Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/March/2006 at 17:27
well we couldnt win the match after being in a great position. i think winning one test match was always going to win this series. cook can be very pleased with his debut and hoggard played fantastic and is still underated. to say both vaughan and trescothick were missing i reckon we did very well indeed.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 12/March/2006 at 16:10
worth a mention is the 5th one day international between south africa and australia i have just watched. without a doubt the best cricket match EVER bar none. australia got over 430 in 50 overs which beat the greatest ever one day score by 30 odd runs. only for south africa to WIN the match by one wicket with one ball to spare. they have now won the best of 5 series 3-2 and proved they are the best one day team in the world.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 13/March/2006 at 09:51

It was a great match, when I saw the Australia innings score I thought that there was no way that South Africa were going ot beat it, but it surprised me. Now they just have to win the test series.



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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 13/March/2006 at 20:43
I saw quite a bit of the Aussies innings and didn't give SA a chance.  The crowd were cheering dot balls like wickets they were getting that badly hammered and I bet no one expected them to even get close let alone win.  Without doubt the best game of cricket ever played and it'll be talked about for years to come.  Think they beat the previous record for aggregate runs in a match by about 170.  Just shows how good the Aussie bowling attack is without Warne and McGrath.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13/March/2006 at 20:50
now onto the shite that is england against india. that is what you get when you play bloody negative. the first 7 overs yesterday we got 7 runs. they were playing for a bloody draw with 5 sessions left so got what thet deserved. they should have carried on playing there usual game.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 13/March/2006 at 21:01
Totally agree.  There was just too much time left to play out a draw and if they had scored at a decent rate the India might not have had enough time to get the runs.  Seems like we're scared of facing spinners and most of the batsmen contributed to their own downfalls.  Now their heads will go down and it'll probably end up 2-0.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 25/March/2006 at 10:49
vaughan, trescothick, giles, harmison, and jones all missing and we still won in india a test for the first time in 22 years. what a great team performance and we did it by a huge margin too. i think we will do better in the one day matches because we know we have to start upping that side of our game with the world cup coming up next year.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 25/March/2006 at 11:55
It is looking like we are going to beat the Presidents XI today, if we do pretty well in the one-dayers then it will take some confidence going into the summer against Sri Lanka and Pakistan when we will have our full first team back.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 15/April/2006 at 18:24
the one day team was shocking again today. they dont seem to care as much as they do in the tests which is a shame with the world cup only a year away. australia in recent years have played 40 or so more one day matches then england. that is a bloody lot and we should be playing more one day matches this summer then we are.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 16/April/2006 at 11:17
How crap was the England line up.  So many players were missing that the team was barely up to county standard.  None of the 5 test bowlers played and there was only really Strauss, Pietersen and Collingwood in the batting.  Pitersen is just unbelievable averaging 65 after 30 ODI's yet he always gets out to a bad shot.  Guess thats just the way he plays.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 17/May/2006 at 10:09
How lucky were Sri lanka to get a bloody draw ? Saved by the weather which is sods law. Heard Ł140,000 was put on England to win when they were 1/20 to win at one point. Well some people just have chuffing money to blow. Bowling twice in a row wasn't what fucked them up. It was simply dropping NINE CATCHES that did it. How you manage to drop so many ? Even Freddie dropped one with his bucket hands. On a sidenote last saturday i was going to watch my village play cricket but it got rained off. The reason for this was that our opponents have former Sri Lanka batter Ravindra Pushpakumara playing for them. Our local cricket league as had some test players over the years playing for teams. Wasim Jaffer still plays for one when he can and my village had Darren Gough back in the day.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 17/May/2006 at 12:55
We were just waiting to win rather than trying to force the issue and dont forget we're still missing 3 first choice bowlers.  Dont think they'll make the same mistake again.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07/June/2006 at 22:31
Dropping Mahmood was stupid because he was doing great. They expected the third test to be easy whoever they picked. Letting someone chuck the ball to eight wickets in such a short space of time was piss poor. I love Monty Panesar though and think Giles won't get back in the team now. Vaughan got 99 for Yorkshire today to put us in a strong position which is good. He's got 230 or so runs in 4 innings for us so i would expect him back for the one day series for England which starts next week.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 09/June/2006 at 09:41

It's a shame that they are not bringing back Vaughan for the One Day series with the form he is in for Yorkshire, but lets hope the new guys that they have brought in playing well, especially against the bowlers that Sri Lanka have got.



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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 17/June/2006 at 14:09
England really need to pick up their form against Sri Lanka, they lost the Twenty- Twenty match, they need to win the One Day Series to give the team confidence going into the series against Pakistan later in the summer. From the look at it at the minute we are playing pretty well, if we can restrict Sri Lanka to the lower than 250 then we stand a pretty good chance of winning to.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 31/July/2006 at 17:39
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Read called up as England drop Jones

Cricinfo staff

July 31, 2006



Geraint Jones feel the pain after being struck on the second day at Old Trafford © Getty Images
England have recalled Chris Read, the Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper, for the third Test against Pakistan on Friday, replacing Geraint Jones. They have also drafted in Jon Lewis, whose bowling is expected to be ideal for Headingley, at the expense of Jamie Dalrymple.

Although Jones sustained a finger injury in the second Test at Old Trafford last week, the selectors confirmed the decision to replace him was based on Jones's form with the bat.

"Geraint has kept very well this summer, but he has been short of runs and the selectors feel that this is the right time to make a change," David Graveney, the England chairman of selectors, said. "We have taken this decision regardless of the injury to Geraint's finger. The key factor for the selectors was his form with the bat and we believe that he will benefit from having a break from international cricket and spending more time in the middle with his county."

Somewhat ironically, it was Jones who replaced Read in 2004 owing to his poor form with the bat. Until this season, it was Jones's ability behind the stumps which caused so many to call for his head. Yet despite considerable improvement with his glovework, it is his batting which has forced the selectors' hand: in his last ten matches, he has passed fifty just twice. Read, meanwhile, has scored heavily for his county in the past two seasons; since 2004, he has hit 3843 runs for Nottinghamshire and England A, with 20 fifties and eight hundreds. Earlier this month he struck an unbeaten 150 batting at No.8 against the touring Pakistanis.

"Chris Read was selected in the England Development Squad earlier this summer and he has also performed well for the A team against Pakistan," Graveney added. "There is real competition for places in the wicket-keeping department at present and I am sure Chris will want to make the most of his opportunity."

Read admitted his delight at his recall to the England side - he last played against the West Indies at Bridgetown in 2004 - while adding that he has worked hard on improving the supposed weaker facet of his game, batting.

"I felt that I kept well in the West Indies two years ago, but I knew that if was I going to get back in the Test side I would have to work on my batting because I hadn't scored enough runs," he said. "So I made a conscious effort to look at my batting and analyse where I can improve and have worked hard with the help of Mick Newell and Paul Johnson at Nottinghamshire as well as the staff at the ECB National Academy.

"Things have gone well for me and I feel that I have reaped the rewards by scoring well in both first-class and one-day cricket over the last couple of seasons," he said.

Jones was understandably disappointed at losing the place he has held for over two years, but remained confident of pushing for a place on the plane to Australia for this winter's Ashes.

"It's a blow to lose my place, but the selectors have explained the reasons why and I will be working extremely hard to win it back," he said. "I have been very pleased with my wicketkeeping this summer but I am also conscious of the fact that I am in the side as a batsman as well as a keeper.

"Your performances in Test matches are always going to come under intense scrutiny and what I need to do now is recapture my best form away from the international arena. It's up to me to go back to Kent, and as soon as my finger has recovered, look to score plenty of runs and put myself back in the frame for the Ashes this winter."

England squad Andrew Strauss (capt), Marcus Trescothick, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Chris Read (wk), Sajid Mahmood, Jon Lewis, Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison, Monty Panesar.

Jones innings  against Pakistan with the bat was shocking. He was being hit too much by the ball and only just made the six he hit. About time he was dropped because bad form can not keep you in the team when their is about 6 wicketkeepers who could keep stumps. His batting average is the worse out of the top 8 test nations. That shows just how poor he's been. The first ashes hero to be dropped due to something other then injury.


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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 01/August/2006 at 11:59
His batting innings have been a bit disappointing but you can't take away that he has made some improvement behind the stumps, it is a shame that Alec Stewart retired, no one has been able to replace him properly. Lets hope at Headlingly and The Oval that Read can perform well with both bat and ball and then he will be a definate for the Ashes tour in the winter.
 
On another note who is going to England's number one spinner; Panesar or Giles?
 
I personally can see it being Giles despite Monty's performance at Old Trafford, Giles is a lot more confident with the bat and fielding whereas Monty isn't and we are going to need that when we face Australia, we are going to need torestrict the Aussies to as little runs as possible and we can't go making mistakes out in the field.


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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 01/August/2006 at 20:09
About bloody time Jones was dropped.  Last time Read was in the side against the Windies he got dropped from a winning side after 3 tests yet Jones has been crap with both the gloves and the bat for a year and only now he gets dropped.  No doubt that Read is better with the gloves and he cant exactly do any worse than Jones with the bat.
 
As for the spinner selection its a tough call.  I'm a big fan of Monty but the Aussies will target him.  They'll go after his bowling and try to pick him out in the field.  Whether he can handle that we wont know whereas with Giles you know what your going to get.  The main difference between the 2 of them though is that Giles only bowls to keep the runs down whereas Monty actually tries to take wickets by bowling a more attacking line and length and by actually spinning the bowl.  I'd go for Monty but he's got to improve in the field. 


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08/August/2006 at 19:05
A great performance by England today to win the series. At the start of the day anything could happen. But great bowling soon brought an end to the Pakistan innings alot quicker then expected. What makes me prouder is the main two bowlers were British asains proud to play for us. You can see how happy Monty gets with a wicket. And last week Mahmood wouldn't give his own parents tickets unless they cheered for England. The captain also lead by example with his century. The team looks stronger at the minute then it has in ages. It's the one day team we have to worry about.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 09/August/2006 at 18:40
The match was brilliant especially the final day, it was good to see that it wasn't the two main bowlers getting all the wickets, Monty and Mahmood played awesome, especially yesterday. I was expecting Pakistan to hold out but was disappointed with some of their batsmen especially after their performance in the first innings.
 
There are questions now on whether to have Flintoff or Strauss as captain during the Ashes. I personally would go for Strauss with him having a good series here and it would take the load off Freddie and then he only needs to concentrate on his bowling.
 
As for the one day series I am not sure what is going to happen, we could stand a chance with us coming off with the series win but Pakistan have got a very good one day side and it is going to be difficult for us to beat them, but we'll have to see what side they are going tio use and at the end of the day we have got Monty.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 20/August/2006 at 18:51
WTF just happened this afternoon in the cricket ? So with no evidence the umpires say Pakistan are tampering with the ball. You cannot go accusing a team of something like that without proof. They were likely to win the test so wouldn't have refused to play if it was something they were guilty of. The whole afternoon has been a shambles. I cannot see the match being played 2moro on the final day. Daryl Haire is a very stubborn umpire so will not back down on his choice. Inzi is fully in his rights to not make his players continue. I support just like all the comentary team does. Never seen anything like this in cricket before.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 21/August/2006 at 11:03
Well it has been a shock to me, as far as I know there was no evidence that it had been Pakistan who had tampered with the ball. There will be no play today, as the game has gone down as forfeit and England have won the series 3-0.

From the way it is looking I can see Pakistan refusing to take part in the Twenty-20 match and the One Day Series, definately if Daryl Hair is going to be one of the umpires.


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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 21/August/2006 at 13:30
Hair hasn't been appointed for the one dayers so they should go ahead without any problems as there is no problem between the 2 teams.  But if he has penalised them for ball tampering without any proof then he should never be allowed to umpire again.  There doesn't seem to be any evidence to back up his allegation yet and it seems like he just presumed that the scuffed ball was done by the pakistan bowlers.  However I dont think it justifies the Pakistan team refusing to carry on with the match.  People have paid good money to see the game and why should they be the ones to suffer because the players feel aggrieved at a decision by the umpire.  They should have at least carried on till the end of the day to try and come up with a solution so that the match could end with a proper result.  If it had been England I think we would have stayed out there and not taken our bat and ball home like they did.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 25/August/2006 at 17:42
I heard South Africa were going to step into the one day matches if needed but it's all ok now. Hair is a true pro offering to resign for 500,000 US dollars. It would have gave him money for loss of earnings without Pakistan going on about pulling out of matches. Now because of this offer Hair is seen as the bad guy now and not Inzaman. I don't think race comes into it like some reports suggest. The ICC aren't helping themselves with no proof to all that's suppose to have happened.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 02/September/2006 at 19:15
Our one day team showed once again just how shocking they are. We have coming up in less then 12 months the ICC Champions Trophy, VB Series, and the World Cup. God help us with the current one day team we have. Broad looked in trouble from the start with his wayward bowling. Pieterson flopped with the bat again and really needs to regain some confidence in the shorter form of cricket. I still don't get why the top short form nations make a couple of changes between the test and one day teams. But we have to go and have almost a completely different team altogether which is totally pointless.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 02/September/2006 at 21:58
Will we ever win a one day game ever again?  Dont know which is worse the batting or the bowling.  Outplayed in all departments by Sri Lanka and now Pakistan.  How can we be so good in test and so crap at one dayers.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/September/2006 at 13:11
At least one was washed out so it cannot be another whitewash. I thought Pakistan putting us in was stupid. I also thought we got a good scored with it being over five an over under lights. Bloody stupid thinking that because Pakistan still won easily. Mahmood is a joke of a bowler and Broad isn't much better. Only Jon Lewis is any good at the moment bowling. Oh lets blame Akhtar for rubbing the ball with his thumb. Jesus what excuse will they come up with next when we lose ? Too many changes between the test and one day teams compared to other nations. Why Hoggard and Panesar don't play in the one day game is beyond me.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 06/September/2006 at 13:47
Panesar isn't in the one-day team and from the look of it might never will be because they want him just to be a test player, I think that his batting and fielding is going to have to improve if he wants to gets into the one-day team.
 
We can't complain too much about Mahmood and Broad, they are still learning and during the match they both did bowl a few good overs. Mahmood is still getting his confidence back after being expensive against Sri Lanka and back in 2004 when he played. Broad has only played a couple of matches and not bowled that many overs, which is what ours bowlers lack. Our players should be given the chance to play more games for their counties to help them with their batting and bowling confidence.
 
Akhtar rubbing the ball I think was unintentional, so far nothing has been done about it and I can't see anything being done as it wasn't clear actually what he was doing. Now there are talks about the ICC doing forensic tests on the ball that was used during the Oval test.
 
It has also been announced that Trescothick has been removed from the squad for the ICC trophy due to medical reasons.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 10/September/2006 at 20:13
Well the past two matches have been different. Mainly because England actually won some one day matches to draw with the 3rd best side in the world. Pakistan haven't had the best summer over here and it will be one they will wanna forget. Inzaman needs to stop cheating though or his reputation in a excellent career which is coming to an end will be ruined. The ball to Strauss didn't carry but he claimed it did which is bad. Bell is showing himself to be a very good player. I would talk about the Ashes squad being announced this week but i will save it for an official thread of it's own lol.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/October/2006 at 13:19
Right time for some ICC Champions Trophy talk i think. I am liking them having these qualifying matches to save time. Too many nations are far too weak and it's shown already. We have to play the hosts and the best team in the world. Well that's our chance of even winning a game with our poor one day team buggered. We have easily the hardest group to try and get anything from. I would hope some would put themselves in the shop window for ashes places with a good tournment in India. If we can win these matches and reach the semis then confidence will be high.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 11/October/2006 at 14:45
Is there any point to this competition when the world cup is just around the corner.  The England players will be more bothered about not getting injured for the Ashes than winning so I'd be surprised if we beat India or Australia. 
As for the preliminary stage at the moment it seems a bit drawn out for me.  Okay they dont have any non cricket playing countries in but surely the 4 qualifiers should only need to play one game rather than a group format.


Posted By: Blues919
Date Posted: 12/October/2006 at 11:53
aussies will own all and in the ashes we wil win 5 zip you all know it

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 12/October/2006 at 16:57
Bring it on fella.  Seem to remember a similar comment from a Mr McGrath just before the last series and look what happened then.  Hope you stick around while the ashes is on so we can have posters from both sides.


Posted By: Blues919
Date Posted: 14/October/2006 at 11:05
yea besides that test you won by a run or something kaspa didnt even hit it we would of won the last one if it wasnt rained out mark my words austrlalia will wipe the floor with england and flintoff will not make one 100 coz he is overrated warne will carve and is jones the keeper playing for you or has he been droped

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 14/October/2006 at 21:30
Funny how you forgot to mention the Old Trafford test when you were saved by rain.  In those 5 tests England were the better side in 2 (3rd and 4th), Australia better in 1 (1st) and the 2nd and 5th could have gone either way.  Overall England just about deserved to win the series.  You didn't even manage to pass 400 in 9 attempts.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 15/October/2006 at 19:29
That England performance was even more shit then i expected it to be. In the end we didn't fall too short of winning, but the comeback didn't happen quick enough. Too many cheap wickets thrown away early. We need to learn to give the bowlers something to play with. Speaking of the bowlers. They were well too expensive in the match today. Singh did nothing for Yorkshire but saw India home again. What a poor batting pitch to have such a low scoring game. I don't hold my breath for playing Australia next. But i can see us beating them, and Australia beating India. Then it will be tight and depent on run rates.

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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 18/October/2006 at 09:58
Grrrrr!!!! that was such a dreadful game, I am not going to hold my breath about us beating Australia because I can't see it happening. If Flintoff was bowling then maybe we might have the slightest chance.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 20/October/2006 at 09:57
After seeing abit of the Australia and West Indies match the other day. I reckon we stand a good chance of beating them. A defeat for either puts the other team out. Chris Gayle deserved to be fined 30% of his match fee. He was looking for trouble and not letting it drop. Credit to Gilchrist and Clark for letting it go. Gilchrist was man of the match for me. Wicket keeping in late 30s weather wise. Then he comes out and opens the batting for more then 40 overs and gets over 90. Still one of the daddies of world cricket is Gilly.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 28/October/2006 at 18:32
Got to watch the last bit of the England match when i got home from the football. When the run rate was over 7 with only 3 wickets left. I did think things were going to be hard. Credit to Mahmood for his batting. I believe the partnership between him and Kevin, had a strike rate of over 200. Chris Read threw away his wicket to the slower ball. He should have taken his chance behind the stumps with both hands. Instead he is not impressing me at all. Like today when 3rd umpire had to back the call. And if Read had have caught it the run out would have happened.

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Posted By: The Ayatollah
Date Posted: 29/October/2006 at 08:47
Man England, you won one Ashes.
How many have we won in recent years?
Yeah, thought so.
 
We will win this year, you guys fluked it. :P


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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 29/October/2006 at 11:44
Is there such a thing as a sporting loser in Australia...No thought not.  Yes you have been a far better side than us for 20 years and yes your probably gonna win the ashes at a canter this time round, but to say we fluked winning the last ashes is ridiculous.  Even most of your players accepted that we deserved to win and you only outplayed us in one of the five tests.  If we get beat in the upcoming ashes I'll admit that we were beaten by a better side, why cant you do the same.


Posted By: The Ayatollah
Date Posted: 29/October/2006 at 12:16
chill man, i was joking, i know you won fair and square.
 
At the time it came as a surprise was we had rarely been beaten for ages.
 


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/November/2006 at 17:26
Because the ashes is on it's easy to forget that other cricket is going on around the world. Congratulations to Mohammad Yousuf on his fantastic achievement that he passed today. To score more runs in a test calendar year then anyone ever by overtaking Viv Richards in the same amount of games shows the class of the guy. Scoring 8 centuries in a calendar year was also a record overtaking Richards and Da Silva. He got a 100 with a good strike rate and by not even getting a six on the way. I doubt he will stay underated for much longer.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 01/December/2006 at 04:12
^ Holy shit! I just went onto the cricket site http://www.baggygreen.com - www.baggygreen.com and found out that he made all those centuries. He's actually made 9 100's in the calender year with the average off 99.93. You can check this out at http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/BATTING/1000_RUNS_IN_CALENDAR_YEAR.html - http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/BATTING/1000_RUNS_IN_CALENDAR_YEAR.html , but yeah Mohammad surpassed Viv's record off 1710 runs by 78 (he's made 1788 this year alone).
 
Mohammad Yousuf
2006 Batting Scores On His Way To The Record
 
vs India - 1st Test, Test #1781
173 runs (270 balls)
 
vs India - 2nd Test, Test #1782
65 (161) and 126 (232)
 
vs India - 3rd Test, Test #1783
0 (2) and 97 (232)
 
vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test, Test #1796
17 (47) and 14* (41)
 
vs England - 1st Test, Test #1809
202 (468) and 48 (92)
 
vs England - 2nd Test, Test #1811
38 (84) and 15 (42)
 
vs England - 3rd Test, Test #1813
192 (343) and 8 (13)
 
vs England - 4th Test, Test #1814
128 (349)
 
vs West Indies - 1st Test #1815
192 (501)
 
vs West Indies - 2nd Test #1816
56 (179) and 191 (420)
 
vs West Indies - 3rd Test #1818
102 (158) and 124 (195)
 
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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07/December/2006 at 10:47
Well over here before bed i watched some live coverage of New Zealand and Sri Lanka. My god the Jade stadium in Christchurch was dead and they look to be hardly anybody in the ground. Dunno what sort of pitch was made for 14 wickets to fall on the first day. That tends to happen once the games has reached the later stages. This match will probably be over in 3 days at this rate. Shane Bond was devestating taking 3 of the top 4 batters out cheaply. But he didn't really get the support he wanted from the others. Looking at the economy rate of both sets of bowlers shows that runs are very hard to come by for batters.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 08/December/2006 at 12:25
Little bit off cricket facts here:

There has been 634 players who have represented England in Test Cricket, 397 for Australia, 299 for South Africa, 265 for West Indies, 256 for India, 233 for New Zealand, 186 for Pakistan, 104 for Sri Lanka, 74 for Zimbabwee and 45 for Bangladash.
 
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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 19/January/2007 at 07:01

Quote Cullen and Cosgrove head AIS squad list

Cricinfo staff

January 19, 2007



Mark Cosgrove is one of two players with international experience included in this year's squad © Getty Images

Australia's desire to turn first-class cricketers into ready-made Test and ODI back-ups has continued with established players dominating this year's Australian Institute of Sport intake. Dan Cullen and Mark Cosgrove, who have already played for Australia, head the 16-man list who will spend nearly five months working with the Centre of Excellence culminating in a tour to India in August.

Last year the Australia selectors moved away from choosing young, relatively untested players as the need to blood future national representatives became apparent. The latest group includes Luke Ronchi, Aaron Heal, Brendan Drew, Ed Cowan, Luke Pomersbach and Craig Philipson, all of whom have established places in their state teams.

Michael Hill and Philip Hughes, both of whom are available for selection in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, were also offered places. This year's squad will compete in an emerging players tournament at Brisbane in July against teams from South Africa, New Zealand and India's Karnataka State.

Andrew Hilditch, the chairman of selectors, said the line-up had been chosen carefully to give Australia options in the coming years. "We have selected these players to benefit the short-term and long-term future of Australian cricket and believe we have an even distribution of batsmen and bowlers who are all capable of playing at the next level," he said.

"With the Australian side currently reaching new heights in regards to fielding and fitness we think it is imperative that this next generation of players is exposed to the benefits the Centre of Excellence can provide." Last year's intake featured two players who have made a mark within the Australia team: Ben Hilfenhaus, who made his ODI debut on Sunday, and Adam Voges, who was briefly called into the Test squad when Damien Martyn retired.

"The 2006 AIS scholars are having a tremendous domestic season this year," Hilditch said. "We are confident that this trend will continue as all involved reap the benefits provided through accessing the best cricket coaching and facilities this country has to offer." Hilfenhaus was one of six players offered a part-time place this year, while three development cricketers will attend the centre during school holidays.

AIS squad Mark Cosgrove (SA), Dan Cullen (SA), Ed Cowan (NSW), David Warner (NSW), Philip Hughes (NSW), Craig Philipson (Qld), Grant Sullivan (Qld), Luke Ronchi (WA), Luke Pomersbach (WA), Aaron Heal (WA), Shawn Gillies (WA), Brendan Drew (Tas), Matthew Wade (Tas), Peter Siddle (Vic), Michael Hill (Vic), Aaron Finch (Vic).

Part-time squad Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas), Luke Butterworth (Tas), Cullen Bailey (SA), Shaun Marsh (WA), Moises Henriques (NSW), Andrew McDonald (Vic).

Development squad James Pattinson (Vic), Kumar Sarna (Vic), James Faulkner (Tas).

As you can see Australia are keeping up in developing future stars for the Australian cricket team with the following guys been selected. Im glad to see 5 Tasmanians get selected for this as it shows Tasmania has some star cricketers in the waiting.
 
Here is some fact on the following that got selected for this:
 
Mark Cosgrave: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/4818.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/4818.html
 
He is an excellent batsmen who has already played ODI for Australia, he has played 3 games and has scored 112 runs at 37.33 in ODI. In First-Class he has played 42 matches and scored 2939 runs at 40.81 with his highest score being 233.
 
Dan Cullen: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/4882.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/4882.html
 
Some say Dan is the next Shane Warne as he does bowl spin real well. He has already played 1 test for Australia and has bowled 1 wicket at 54.00. He has also played 5 ODI's, gaining 2 wickets at 73.50. In First Class he has played 42 matches and has taken 87 wickets at 42.49, but good thing is, he is still young and learning which is a good sign for Australia.
 
Ed Cowan: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/4531.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/4531.html
An up-comer who hasnt played much cricket at state level, he has played 12 matches with 728 runs at an average of 34.66. He has a lot of potential and may come in handy down the track.
 
David Warner: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/219889.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/219889.html
Another young player who is 20 years and hasnt yet played first class cricket, has played 20-20 with 3 matches and scoring 55 runs at 18.33. Another young player who will one day maybe represent Australia.
 
Philip Hughes: Not much is known about Hughes. So I cant really say anything about him.
 
Craig Philipson: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/7173.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/7173.html
Another young star of a batsmen, he has played 16 first class matches with 831 runs on his name at an average of 33.24. He is one player to keep an eye on, as he has potential to be a star of a batsmen.
 
Anyway I will let you's look them up at http://www.baggygreen.com.au - www.baggygreen.com.au as me telling u about them, meh, anyway its good to see Australia in the process of delevoping new stars for the countries future.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/January/2007 at 10:43
It's the move from county/state cricket, up to test level that so many people have struggled with in the past. For example you mentioned for England playing Crawley, Ramprakash and Hick because they have great county records. Thing is when they made the step up all three were rather crap. I like how Darell Haire is back being a umpire in the upcoming minor countries tournment. I hope some of these little countries go and make the step up. It would be awesome to see cricket growing and becoming more worldwide. Like America for example is such a big country that they shouldn't struggle to find enough for an excellent team.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 19/January/2007 at 11:08
The USA actually have a cricket team. A one day team and they played New Zealand and Australia in 2004. I think with baseball, cricket will get over-shadowed, as baseball is America's number 1 game with the NFL and the hockey league they have.
 
Here are the results:
 
New Zealand vs USA http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/usa/engine/match/66197.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/usa/engine/match/66197.html
New Zealand won by 210 runs and made 4/347.
 
Australia vs USA http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/usa/engine/match/66200.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/usa/engine/match/66200.html
USA batted first and only made 65 runs, Australia made that in 7.5 overs.
 
I found this also:
Quote 2004 USA wins ICC Six Nations tournament and qualifes for the Champions Trophy
2004 ICC anounces Project USA, a multi-million dollar plan to expand the game. This scrapped in 2005 after a major falling out with the USACA and serious governance issues within the US administration
2005 USACA suspended by the ICC (see above) and banned from all major events
 
ICC have pretty much suspended USACA from all major events, thus USA will no longer be able to play cricket internationally. Anyway here are USA major cricket teams http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/USA/LEAGUES.html - http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/USA/LEAGUES.html


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/January/2007 at 17:37
Seems like an eventful first day of the 2nd test between South Africa and Pakistan. For 16 wickets to fall on the first day you have to look at the pitch. Questions will be asked about the state of the Port Elizabeth surface. Nice to see Yorkshire's 2nd overseas player Younis Khan get the highest score. Shame he fell so close to getting an half century. Shoib looks back on top of his game. It didn't take him long to put the recent drug problems behind him. A lot of the wickets seem to fall to poor batting as much as anything else.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 23/January/2007 at 21:30
Yorkshire have pulled off a good deal getting a 3rd overseas player for this season.  Rudolph should be a good signing and an unexpected bonus considering the fact that the limits supposed to be 2.  Apparently cos he will always put Yorkshire over his country then its allowed.  Cant understand why anyone would want to stop playing for their country though just to play for a county.  He's effectively ended his international career at 25.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/January/2007 at 17:11
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The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of South African batsman, Jacques Rudolph under the Kolpak ruling on a three year deal.

Yorkshire sign Rudolph

Aged 25, the left handed middle order batsman has played 35 Test Matches for South Africa, scoring 2,028 runs with an unbeaten highest score of 222 made during his Test debut in 2003 against Bangladesh. Averaging 36 at Test level, Rudolph has a similar average in the one day format, scoring 1,174 runs at an average of 35 during 45 One Day Internationals.

Commenting on his new contract, Rudolph said, “Cricket is a game where you have to learn and improve all the time, and I believe that playing county cricket for Yorkshire will give me new and valuable experience. They have some great players at Headingley Carnegie plus some knowledgeable supporters; I can’t wait to get started”.

Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said, “Obviously we are delighted to have signed a quality player such as Jacques for the next three years. He is a proven performer at the very highest level and we are sure his undoubted ability will add strength to our 2007 campaign. For Jacques to commit his future to Yorkshire proves beyond any doubt that we are making progress with the cricket side of our business and will indeed prove to our members and supporters that we are serious about competing in all forms of the game this season”.

Rudolph will join up with his new Yorkshire team mates for pre season training towards the end of March.

 
This is a cracking deal with the Kolpak deal. Basically if someone signs a contract to say they will not play for their country during their county time you can have as many as you want. Ruddolf and Younis have strengthened the batting no end. We even have Matthew Elliott back to replace Younis when he goes to the World Cup. Gilespie will be able to build on a good season last year with the bowl. I hope now we can presuade Anthony Mcgrath to stay as we have shown ambition to do something with these signings.


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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 27/January/2007 at 05:54
I thought about detailing every country's ODI record since the World Cup in 2003, so here it goes... (as of 27th January), this is after World Cup 2003...
 
Australia (as of 26th January 2007)
Played: 106, Won: 78, Lost: 22, Drew: 1, No Result: 5
 
England (as of 26th January 2007)
Played: 82, Won: 35, Lost: 40, Drew: 2, No Result: 5
 
India (as of 24th January 2007)
Played: 103, Won: 50, Lost: 48, Drew: 0, No Result: 5
 
New Zealand (as of 23rd January 2007)
Played: 81, Won: 40, Lost: 36, Drew: 0, No Result: 5
 
Pakistan (as of December 16, 2006)
Played: 99, Won: 57, Lost: 40, Drew: 0, No Results: 2
 
South Africa (as of 3rd December 2006)
Played: 83, Won: 48, Lost: 30, Drew: 1, No Result: 4
 
Sri Lanka (as of 9th January 2007)
Played: 94, Won: 54, Lost: 37, Drew: 0, No Result: 3
 
West Indies (as of 24th January 2007)
Played: 92, Won: 39, Lost: 47, Drew: 0, No Result: 6
 
Lesser Sides
Bangladesh (as of 17th December 2006)
Played: 76, Won: 25, Lost: 51, Drew: 0, No Results: 0
 
Canada (as of 24th January 2007)
Played: 19, Won: 4, Lost: 15, Drew: 0, No Result: 0
 
Kenya (as of 24th January 2007)
Played: 24, Won: 9, Lost: 13, Drew: 0, No Result: 0
 
Zimbabwee (as of 9th December 2006)
Played: 84, Won: 17, Lost: 64, Drew: 0, No Result: 3
 
Winning % Out Of The Top Sides
Australia: 73.58
England: 42.68
India: 48.54
New Zealand: 49.38
Pakistan: 57.57
South Africa: 57.83
Sri Lanka: 57.44
West Indies: 42.39
 
As you can tell by the winning %'s our biggest threats are Pakistan, South Africa & Sri Lanka in retaining the World Cup. England have the 2nd worst W% after West Indies, but thats not surprising either. Australia have really been on a destructive path since winning the 2003 World Cup.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 27/January/2007 at 12:06
When you pass your test Gibson we need to go watch some Yorkshire action this summer Wink It seems at the minute that most of the test playing nations are around. Apart from the obvious we have.........
 
South Africa home to Pakistan.
India home to West Indies.
Australia home to England and New Zealand.
 
Most of the best are playing currently. Anyway i watched a fantastic innings this morning on Sky Sports. The opener for India in the one day international hit over 70 in about 40 balls. It was a great start to the innings to put them to 9 and over after 11 overs.


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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 28/January/2007 at 03:16
yeah that was http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/india/content/player/35582.html - AR Uthappa , he only made 70 and got out by being caught by Simmons bowled Gayle. In all India got all out for 268, Tendulkar made 60 and Dravid made 53.
 
Lara finally did good making 83 of 119 balls. It was Lara's 62nd ODI 50. It was also Lara's first 50 since playing Australia in Mumbai (October 18, 2006), in the last 10 games of ODI, Lara averages only 22.66.
 
Tendulkar's 60, was his 75th 50 in ODI. Tendulkar in the last 10 ODI's played he averages now 25.80 with the bat. So really Tendulkar and Lara are 2 off the fallen stars tryen to get back there old stance.


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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 16/February/2007 at 05:00
Man are the Aussies weak or what? Getting out for 148 against New Zealand? That is unheard off, lol, man ive never thought id see the day that we'd get our asses kicked, but i guess it shows we need ponting and gilchrist. bond cleaned house and kicked our arses with 5 for 23 of 9.3 overs, hell man what is this? Bangledesh kinda cricket?
 
Mike Hussey did well with 42, but Hayden, Jacques, Haddin, hell the whole team had failed today in a shocking display, hopefully we can deliver in the bowling, without Brett Lee heading that group. We got Watson, we got Hogg, we got Johnson and Bracken and then we got McGrath, the question is, can we deliver and stop New Zealand from making 149? I totally fucken doubt it.
 
I hope we can get the side back up before the World Cup or we are in a lotta trouble in retaining the World Cup.
 
Re-Edit
Australia bowled poorly, it took NZ 27 overs to make 149, and they didnt lose a wicket with Vincent and Fleming batting excellent. Watson bowled poorly as did Hogg and Johnson, why do Australia use Johnson? I have no idea. I guess us not having Clarke, Symonds, Lee, Ponting and Gilchrist affected us badley in this game and it seems we need these 5 players more than they need us, lol. Matthew Hayden did shit and I hope he gets dropped, seriously how many fucken' chances are we gonna give him? Hayden hasnt delivered nothing in some time and I believe he needs to be dropped.
 
-NOT INCLUDING vs. NZ
In Mitchell Johnson's last 10 games he has taken 18 wickets (conceding 356 runs) and averages 19.77, sure that sounds good but looking at his last 5 matches he hasnt done anything that is needed, in the last 5 he has taken 7 wickets for 200 runs at an average of 28.57. I think Johnson should be dropped.
 
Nathen Bracken has taken 17 wickets (in his last 10 games) for 390 runs at 22.94. In his last 5 games he has taken 7 wickets for 237 runs at 33.85. Another shocking average in the past 5 games.
 
Now if we was to include against New Zealand...
Bracken has had 267 runs for 7 wickets averaging 38.14 in the past 6 games.
Johnson has had 249 runs for 7 wickets averaging 35.57 in the past 6 games.
 
Thats not good average for Australia, the plus side is they are young and improving slowly but I think they arent needed just yet and need to improve a bit more, both Johnson and Bracken are good bowlers but it is a must for them to be able to take more wickets quicker.
 
I also think Cameron White needs to go aswell, he hasnt done much either only getting 102 runs at an average of 12.75 (only batting 8 times). He had a good debut with 45 (well his second ODI with the bat) but after that he hasnt shown any promise what-so-ever.
 
If I was picking for Australia i'd have it like this:
The Batsmen:
Chris Rogers replace Hayden, Adam Voges at number 3, Brad Haddin moved down to number 6 (also knocking out White).
 
The Bowlers:
Mitchell Johnson replaced with Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg replaced with Stuart MacGill and Nathen Bracken replaced with Ben Hilfenhaus.


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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 16/February/2007 at 10:33
OMG!!!! There was no way that I would have thought that Australia would slump to a defeat like that, fair enough they didn't have a full strength team out but that isn't the point. You would have thought after losing out to England in the last series that they would come at New Zealand hard to show that they are still the dominant team obviously not.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 16/February/2007 at 10:51
Minus Ponting, Gilchrist, Clarke, Lee and Symonds we had nothing. We had no leadership there, Hayden pfft cant bat and McGrath is the only good bowler there, Australia are in trouble especially with those 5 out for the week.
 
Hussey is the only good batsmen we got and right now he is even struggling, White, Hodge and Jacques didnt do anything but hopefully Jacques can deliver down the track. I think White's chances are up and Watson cant bat or bowl for shit since comen back from his hamstring injury. Way it looks Australia are in a lot of trouble.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/February/2007 at 13:04
OMG you are the laughing stocks of cricket at the minute lol. I would have expected you to come back strongly against New Zealand. You had a fair few players missing. However that should not be used as a excuse. Afterall, when you beat us you never said "We won but England were missing Vaughan, Giles, Jones etc". For the first time in years i believe we are going to see Australia having to up their game. Their form going into the World Cup has to improve. Hussey did a captains job. But then nobody it seemed helped him out.

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Posted By: cgibson
Date Posted: 16/February/2007 at 21:08
Maybe they're just trying to lull is into a false sense of security and make us think we've got a chance when really they're just saving themselves for the big one.
 
The thing that really encourages me for the future though is that theres a definite chink in the aussies armour and its getting bigger.  When they're at their best they're still unstoppable but they cant turn it on every game like they used to and its a sign that times are changing.


Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 18/February/2007 at 07:13
I think its the bowling thats letting us down. McGrath did well but averaged 5.17 runs per over, Bracken averaged 6.60 per over and tho he got 2 wickets its not good enough. I dont wanna go on about the other bowlers but they arent delivering to us and they are getting smashed quite easily.
 
Cameron White should now bowl and glad he did well with the bat, Matthew Hayden again failed as did Jacques, while Hussey did a solid good job as did Hodge, Haddin batted well also.
 
Hayden is so over-rated I just dont know why Australia have kept him in, for the 2006/2007 season he has played 14 games, has made 528 runs at an average of 37.71. Im actually questioning Jacques right now aswell, Australia could do so much more.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/February/2007 at 11:00
Well 2-0 down to Raven and Phoenix's country is mad boy. You posted a massive score that should have easily been defended. Infact you should have got a lot more due mainly to the fact you had so many wickets in hand. You had the same team with minimal changes for years. Now with people retiring and being injured, you find everything is happening at once with you. We are going to see your strength in depth soon enough. Too many of your players are actually irreplacable it would seem. Hussey is your only shining light at the minute.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 21/February/2007 at 09:05
Man another loss to Australia, lol, its actually the bowling I have found that needs to be helped up, the batting is ok at the moment its just the bowlers, in the third game alone, we just got smashed. We made 346, and yet we allowed New Zealand to get there, why? Seriously tho Matty Hayden finally did something, making 181 and hitting 10 sixes, both an Aussie record.
 
Shane Watson needs to go, in 10 overs he bowled 3 for 88, averaging 8.8 runs an over, anyway heres our bowling:
 
Bowling O M R W Econ
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/4185.html - NW Bracken 9.3 0 44 1 4.63 (3w)
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/8076.html - SW Tait 10 0 60 2 6.00 (3w)
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/6033.html - MG Johnson 10 0 81 3 8.10 (2w)
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/8180.html - SR Watson 10 0 88 2 8.80 (1nb, 1w)
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/5681.html - GB Hogg 7 0 40 0 5.71 (1w)
  http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/8119.html - AC Voges 3 0 33 0 11.00

Looking at that, thats just shocking and isnt worth discussing. Tait took 60 runs, Johnson took 81 and Watson 88!, that right there all equals upto 229 runs out of 30 overs (180 balls)! Australia's bowling needs to be improved, and with now Matty Hayden injured with an injured toe or fractured, that could be a big blow to us, especially with him having to miss the first 2 ODI's.
 
The problem with Australia right now is like what Admin said, we have relied on the same people for far too long. We needed Ponting and Gilchrist, we needed Symonds, Clarke and Lee but they were all out injured and McGrath was out resting because Big Bird cant keep going all the time. I feel sorry to say but if this is how we look going into the World Cup then u can expect us not going far because Lee is 50-50, Symonds is most likely going to miss the whole thing and Hayden could be out for 2 weeks, McGrath is a question mark and Clarke is aswell.
 
Shane Watson did "ok" with the bat but only got 68, which is better than what the others have done. It was pretty much the bowling again that let us down.


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Posted By: Red Devil
Date Posted: 21/February/2007 at 18:12
I was really surpried to see that Australia have slumped to a new low. It definately does seem that they really on too many people in their squad. In the years to come pretty much all their current squad will be on the verge on retirement and then what are they going to do, yeah there will still be Clarke and Watson and others in the squad but in the next few years they are going to have to look for players that are going to replace Ponting, Gilchrist, Lee, McGrath to name a few.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 21/February/2007 at 22:19
Well Australia have now lost their last five matches. Not often Australia are connected to a 5-0 defeat scoreline lol. New Zealand took a lot of heart from what we did against the Aussies. I don't even think this is just a blip they are going through. I think simply they kept the old bastards playing on too long. And now they are made to pay for it by having to replace too many people on one go. Hayden rammed all the crap badguy has been saying about him, down his neck haha. A wonderful innnings from him in their latest defeat.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 22/February/2007 at 08:18
Yes Hayden rammed it down my throat lol but its about fucking time tho. He has been dissapointing (sp?) for quite sometime, so im glad he finally delivered. Thing is, Australia have relied on the same people for far too long, u look at our side and they are basically all near 35 and Johnson, Tait, Watson and a few others havent been tried enuff, which has been a blow to us, come this World Cup we might not have Lee or Symonds, Hayden may miss a few, McGrath like i said is 50-50, Australia are in a whole lotta trouble IMO. I'm glad we lost though because it shows, we needa change.
 
The last time Australia lost 3 in-a-row was against the West Indies in the West Indies during the 2002/2003 series, the last time we've lost 5 in-a-row was back in 1997/1998. So yeah we've gone down hill lol, but im sure we can bounce back.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14/March/2007 at 23:15
Ok a couple of none world cup pieces of news. The Drakes league which is the local village league for where I live have some top players who play for them. My own village use to many years ago have a young Darren Gough play the odd match. Pushpakamara who use to play for Sri Lanka plays for Shelley which is the next village down from mine. And Wasim Jaffer also plays for Golcar when not opening for India. We have one of the strongest leagues in the country with Hoggard sometimes playing for Baildon which is where he lives. Also good to see Yorkshire have brought back Martyn Moxon as director of cricket. He played years for us and is a legend. And Anthony Mcgrath being made the vice captain to the returning Goughy gives me high hopes for the coming season.

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 25/March/2007 at 06:21

Tasmania won the Pura Cup sheild for the first time since joining the competition in the 70's. Damien Wright and Ben Hilfenhaus took so many wickets it wasnt funny.

Tassie made 340 and 460 in both there innings while New South Wales only made 230 and 149 in there 2 innings thus giving Tassie an historic win by 421 runs.
 
Australian One Day bowler Ben Hilfenhaus took 3/88 and 4/22 as Damien Wright took 3/38 and 5/13, giving Tassie a good run in the bowling. As for batting, former Aussie One Day player Matt Divenuto who played in the previous 4 finals that Tassie had lost finally got redemption and scored 24 and 64.
 
In the second innings tho it was Butterworths and Clingeleffer made a strong 163 run partnership with Butterworth making 106 and Clingeleffer making a strong 107 down in the middle order. You can read the results here: http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/engine/match/251628.html - http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/engine/match/251628.html
 
This match marks a historic win for Tasmanian cricket, (cos I am Tasmanian), and hopefully we can retain next year. By the way, Australian test and One Day captain, Ricky Ponting, is Tasmanian.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/April/2007 at 19:49
I think first day of the county season is worth a mention. Now then Badguy you know I am a Yorkshire boy and we were playing at Oval against Surrey. Great day for Ruddolf to get a debut century as our Kolpak player. Rashid will be the next England spinner and he did awesome to get over 80 with the bat today. Those two really battered us out of trouble when Craig White, Anthony Mcgrath amongst others flopped. Our bowling attack of Bresnan, Gough, Gilespie and Hoggard has to be the best in the game.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 31/January/2012 at 14:04
How the hell are Yorkshire allowed to sign Phil Jacques on a British passport?

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 31/January/2012 at 14:08
Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

How the hell are Yorkshire allowed to sign Phil Jacques on a British passport?


I've moved your post to here Smile I'd imagine it's because he's spent so long working over here.

I dunno how long foreigners have to work in the UK for before you can get our passport, but i'm guessing that's what it is.

It's a joke we are in the second division. We have to get straight back up.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 31/January/2012 at 14:40
It's still bollocks to be honest, he'll do the same as Jacques Rudolph did, take advantage of the loophole then when your country wants you again you leave and go back to play International Cricket, it shouldn't be allowed.

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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 31/January/2012 at 22:44
ODI squad announced
 

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/michael-clarke" rel="nofollow - Michael Clarke (c)

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/david-warner" rel="nofollow - David Warner

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/ricky-ponting" rel="nofollow - Ricky Ponting

http://www.brisbaneheat.com.au/team/player-profiles/peter-forrest" rel="nofollow - Peter Forrest

http://www.brisbaneheat.com.au/team/player-profiles/dan-christian" rel="nofollow - Dan Christian

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/david-hussey" rel="nofollow - David Hussey

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/mike-hussey" rel="nofollow - Michael Hussey

http://www.melbournestars.com.au/team/player-profiles/matthew-wade" rel="nofollow - Matthew Wade

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/brett-lee" rel="nofollow - Brett Lee

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/ryan-harris" rel="nofollow - Ryan Harris

http://www.sydneysixers.com.au/team/player-profiles/mithell-starc" rel="nofollow - Mitch Starc

http://www.cricket.com.au/players/xavier-doherty" rel="nofollow - Xavier Doherty

http://www.melbournestars.com.au/team/player-profiles/clint-mckay" rel="nofollow - Clint McKay

http://www.perthscorchers.com.au/team/player-profiles/mitch-marsh" rel="nofollow - Mitch Marsh

Awesome team have given the main bowlers a deserved rest to get ready for the Caribean. Dont know why they couldbt bowl Lyon in the ODIs and Mckay is a stupid selection. Khawaja should of been there instead of David Hussey but other then that good team.


Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 27/March/2012 at 12:40
HAHA England CANT play spin. Herath takes 7 wickets? WOW

Now I say England prepare for Cameron Boyce in 2 years. Keep playing on the back foot and the Ashes will be in Australia's possession once again. 


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 27/March/2012 at 12:55
Neither can Sri Lanka by the seems of it!  Still I expect England to fall to something like 97 all out.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 31/March/2012 at 10:53
Start of the domestic season today :D Earliest ever start for us, Adders your guys got a game starting today?

We're playing Oxford Uni, Moises Henriques makes his debut (He's here until North turns up) and we're playing 3 spinners :) bring on the domestic season.


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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 31/March/2012 at 12:01
Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

Start of the domestic season today :D Earliest ever start for us, Adders your guys got a game starting today?

We're playing Oxford Uni, Moises Henriques makes his debut (He's here until North turns up) and we're playing 3 spinners :) bring on the domestic season.
 
3 spinners? Obviously the English Cricket Board has demanded every county team to play 3 spinners so the next batch of international players for England can actually play spin off the front foot LOL


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 31/March/2012 at 12:59
Originally posted by NFaMouZ NFaMouZ wrote:

Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

Start of the domestic season today :D Earliest ever start for us, Adders your guys got a game starting today?

We're playing Oxford Uni, Moises Henriques makes his debut (He's here until North turns up) and we're playing 3 spinners :) bring on the domestic season.
 
3 spinners? Obviously the English Cricket Board has demanded every county team to play 3 spinners so the next batch of international players for England can actually play spin off the front foot LOL


We almost always play two spinners anyway, Cardiff is always a spinner friendly wicket, so it's second nature to us Glammy boys.


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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 01/April/2012 at 08:31
LOL I'm just trolling. I really am starting wave the flag for a Boyce call up to the international side solely so we can regain the Ashes. I get you English will play spin better in England but your tours to the sub continent has finally revealed the crack in the English side.

The reason I'm marking for Boyce is because he's a raw leggy that's got so much talent and he will cause so many more problems then Lyon will.  


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 01/April/2012 at 09:57
Aye, English players on the whole have always struggled against spin, even the South Africans we got in the team can't play spin too well, England should just be grateful Murali retired, as he'd be having a field day there :)

As for you guys, i'll believe you got a decent spinner when he does some damage, until then nobody is close to Warne, or even McGill :D


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 05/April/2012 at 12:51
Adders, how are your Dorkshire team getting on?

We've got Leicestershire 4 down early on, Huw Waters took wickets with the first and second balls of the match, cracking start to the season!

Oh and just for our Aussies friend, Moises Henriques is playing and has bowled lol!


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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 05/April/2012 at 21:37
Moises aint great he'l never represent Australia in test matches. Glorified 20/20 slogger. 


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 05/April/2012 at 21:50
Well he sucked with the ball and the bat, and Glamorgan finished 25/5 in their first innings, nice to see a collapse happen very early in the bloody season, if things go on like that it'll be a long season, roll on when North and Hogan get in.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/May/2012 at 12:58
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/hi/english/static/cricket/statistics/scorecards/2012/05/86996/html/scorecard.stm

England before play yesterday were only 2/1 to win 3-0 and even with the shit weather we are having I can't see us not winning 3-0.

Broad got plenty of wickets but they were the bottom half batters he took.

Poor for Chanderpaul running out of partners. He deserved to get on the Lords honours board for bailing them out again, so he should be disapointed he didn't manage it.


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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 20/May/2012 at 21:12
Oh boy I am getting even more confident for the Ashes now. LOL If yous choke on this run chase against the worse bowling attack in international cricket history LOL

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All Hail Mitchell Johnson and David Warner.


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 20/May/2012 at 21:22
Heyyy Kemar Roach is a very good bowler! However the Windies have a shit batting line up par Shiv, Darren Bravo and Samuels. What I want to know is, why the hell haven't they picked Sarwan? He's scoring big runs for Leicestershire!

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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 20/May/2012 at 21:42
I used to rate Roach but i don't anymore. Their attack was better when Taylor was the spearhead. 

Chanderpaul is pure class and in my opinion the best batsman since Brian Lara so that means I rate his higher then Kallis, Ponting, Sangakarra and Flopdulkar. If Shiv played for a decent team he would get the credit he deserves as being in the top 10 batsman of all time. The amount of times he comes in 3-20 and makes a big score is unbelievable.

Dont rate Darren Bravo much anymore. He can play spin well which was shown on the Indian tour but ever since has struggled against pace

Samuels was definitely in his prime 10 years ago


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All Hail Mitchell Johnson and David Warner.


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 21/May/2012 at 21:22
We just about managed to bring it home! I'm glad the Windies have shown some fight! Heck there's even rumours that Gayle is willing to play for them again after the IPL, that would be a major shock.

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Posted By: NFaMouZ
Date Posted: 21/May/2012 at 22:15
Shouldnt let him play. Someone who chooses IPL over test cricket for their country should get a black line through their name

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All Hail Mitchell Johnson and David Warner.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 21/May/2012 at 22:58
Stuart Broad is only the 4th man to ever get on all three honours boards at the home of cricket.

He was already on twice like his dad for a 100 and a 5 for, but unlike his dad he's now on for a 10 for.

Dunno who the other three are. I'm assuming all will be English as we play there the most. I'll be impressed if one of the names is a foreigner.


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