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Old 12-29-2020, 01:23 AM   #511
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I always was told that cheats never prosper.


Obviously, that does not apply any more








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Old 12-29-2020, 07:27 PM   #512
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I always was told that cheats never prosper.


Obviously, that does not apply any more










Suppose a good few years ago any bloke clearly caught cheating would have been disgraced, hounded out and condemned into the sporting wilderness. Every time his name was mentioned it would be cursed. Nowadays when caught out a couple of tearful appearances on TV, along with the wife and kids, and all is well. Fuck knows why the wife (or life partner to be PC) and kids are dragged into it but there you go.
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:58 AM   #513
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Bye-bye Joe. Watch out Trav. You might be next




I got that bit right regarding Burns & Head. Didn't need to be Einstein to work that out.


Now it's bye-bye time for Wade. He's had too many chances for mine.


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Old 01-19-2021, 05:15 AM   #514
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This came up on Foxtel the other day


It bought a tear to my eye. We could do with a few like him in the current Australian Test team








Oh, and if I reckon Australia has not been going too flash at the moment, I just have to remember the mid-80's


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"The 198687 Australian season brought another Ashes series and another series loss. After England won the First Test, consecutive centuries by Border at Perth and Adelaide enabled Australia to secure consecutive draws.[25] However, Australia was defeated by an innings in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne and the team had won only two of their last 22 Tests, and none of their last 14."




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Old 01-19-2021, 06:49 AM   #515
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Bazza, kangarooos..dame edna.......your guys take a hell of a wupping...
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I'm on a roll


Wade's gone from the Test squad to hopefully tour South Africa. Sent packing to be vice-captain of the Australian T20 squad which he excels at.


Bloody selectors brought back Head They also picked the Portuguese bloke, Moises Henriques. FFS he is nearly 34 years old and averages 23.42 in Tests. Last played a Test in 2016. Good at Sheffield Shield level but near useless in Tests. He and Steve Smith own racehorses together so that is probably why he is in the squad.


There is a guy sitting at home in Australia playing grade cricket. He does not play Big Bash. He averages 144 in Test cricket in the last two years yet does not make the Test squad



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At 18 years and 206 days, he became the youngest batsman to score a century on Sheffield Shield debut for New South Wales when he hit 157 against Western Australia in November 2011. However, it was not until nearly two years later that he played his second first-class match, and his breakthrough season came in 2015-16 when he piled up 737 runs, including two centuries, to be the leading Shield run-scorer for New South Wales and sixth on the overall tally.




The poor bastard is going to end up like Brad Hodge.



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The selectors are fucking blind. They keep regurgitating failed players. No wonder Australia is sliding down the Test rankings




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There is a guy sitting at home in Australia playing grade cricket. He does not play Big Bash. He averages 144 in Test cricket in the last two years yet does not make the Test squad.
Well I've Googled that Baz and I am coming up with Kurtis Patterson. Is that correct? Discounted the likes of Keith Miller who also came up.

Funnily enough the first "proper" bat I had was a Keith Miller Autograph, given to me by a cousin. Was a lot better than the "Hand Hammered" (whatever that means) Paki bats that us young lads usually got from Woolies.
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Well I've Googled that Baz and I am coming up with Kurtis Patterson. Is that correct? Discounted the likes of Keith Miller who also came up.

Funnily enough the first "proper" bat I had was a Keith Miller Autograph, given to me by a cousin. Was a lot better than the "Hand Hammered" (whatever that means) Paki bats that us young lads usually got from Woolies.

That's him, mate. Because of the poxy T20 Big Bash, he and many others are not playing first-class cricket. It should be played off-season and not clash with the more traditional versions of cricket.

That will never happen which will lead to the demise of Test cricket


I am probably old-fashioned and completely out-of-touch with the realities of modern cricket but JMHO
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That's him, mate. Because of the poxy T20 Big Bash, he and many others are not playing first-class cricket. It should be played off-season and not clash with the more traditional versions of cricket.

That will never happen which will lead to the demise of Test cricket


I am probably old-fashioned and completely out-of-touch with the realities of modern cricket but JMHO
Totally agree Baz. Test Cricket should take priority over everything else. However Cricket Boards world wide just follow the cash. Whatever earns the most takes priority. Totally ignoring the fact that Test Cricket requires far higher levels of skill, concentration and fitness. FFS a bowler can only bowl a max of 4 overs in a T20 game. Could have to bowl 50 plus in a Test. A massive workload and if your not up to it you will be found out.
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Talk about doctoring wickets in favour of the home team.

Betcha can't name a Test where a quick bowler never bowled a single ball in either of the last two innings of a completed Test match.

When the likes of Anderson, Broad, Archer and Bumrah, some of the greatest names in the history of the game, are mere passengers, questions need to be asked.


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