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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby MrWoollie on Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:00 pm

jourgo wrote:Meanwhile - because we're headed into that time of the year and you start taking notice of these things - Darcy Short has smacked 257 off 148 balls in a domestic one-day game:

https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/darcy-short-jlt-cup-record-score-western-australia-vs-queensland-257-video-highlights/18ea5ac0-028d-471e-9009-be1df9a6a5e3

Holy snappin' duckshit Batman!

Remarkable feat aside, it's another illustration of just how slanted in favour of batting cricket has become. It wasn't that long ago when 257 was a damn good score for the TEAM to get in 50 overs. Seriously, the bowlers need to be given a chance here. Extend the boundaries, restrict the materials bats can be made from, start using uncovered pitches - anything really. Its become farcical.

Congratulations to Darcy Short, but you are oh so right. Everything is batsman-centric. All is designed as if big scores are all that is good in cricket.
The introduction of boundary ropes, supposedly to protect fielders from sliding into the fence, are now sometimes 20-30 metres from the fence.
Fielding restrictions.
Free hits after a no-ball.
No or limited short pitch bowling.
No leg side bowling.
Restrictive over rates that mean no fast bowler can use a full run-up for even an over as it takes too much time up.

I still maintain that the best ever 1-day match was the Gillette Cup SF where Qld bowled WA out for 77 then WA bowled Qld out for 62. No fielding restrictions, lots of short pitched bowling, edge of seat stuff.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby WCE Booka 89 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:31 pm

MrWoollie wrote:
jourgo wrote:Meanwhile - because we're headed into that time of the year and you start taking notice of these things - Darcy Short has smacked 257 off 148 balls in a domestic one-day game:

https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/darcy-short-jlt-cup-record-score-western-australia-vs-queensland-257-video-highlights/18ea5ac0-028d-471e-9009-be1df9a6a5e3

Holy snappin' duckshit Batman!

Remarkable feat aside, it's another illustration of just how slanted in favour of batting cricket has become. It wasn't that long ago when 257 was a damn good score for the TEAM to get in 50 overs. Seriously, the bowlers need to be given a chance here. Extend the boundaries, restrict the materials bats can be made from, start using uncovered pitches - anything really. Its become farcical.

Congratulations to Darcy Short, but you are oh so right. Everything is batsman-centric. All is designed as if big scores are all that is good in cricket.
The introduction of boundary ropes, supposedly to protect fielders from sliding into the fence, are now sometimes 20-30 metres from the fence.
Fielding restrictions.
Free hits after a no-ball.
No or limited short pitch bowling.
No leg side bowling.
Restrictive over rates that mean no fast bowler can use a full run-up for even an over as it takes too much time up.

I still maintain that the best ever 1-day match was the Gillette Cup SF where Qld bowled WA out for 77 then WA bowled Qld out for 62. No fielding restrictions, lots of short pitched bowling, edge of seat stuff.


I love a good six, but yup a game is much more exciting if you are on the edge of your seat because a guy could get knocked over the next ball, not waiting to see whether they will hit another 6. I'd rather see a match with 20 wickets than 20 6's. The problem is they are trying to cater for what the general public say they want, but they don't even know what they want. End of the day it is much like all sports. Average sports fans don't like defence yet love high octane offence, yet the best games are the defensive ones where the games are anyones until the very end.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby penrith eagle on Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:01 pm

Awesome innings by Khawaja great by the aussies to hold on

Lets hope we can take that form into the 2nd test

Pressure on the Marsh boys again :evil:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby penrith eagle on Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:20 pm

Well another failure by S marsh

All over never to play test cricket again

such a waste of a talent
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby DALBY on Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:50 pm

penrith eagle wrote:Well another failure by S marsh

All over never to play test cricket again

such a waste of a talent


On cue.

Handscombe playing the worst shot to get out to. Wish we could bat better. Finch should stick to the shorter format as well. :(
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby penrith eagle on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:48 am

DALBY wrote:On cue. Handscombe playing the worst shot to get out to. Wish we could bat better. Finch should stick to the shorter format as well.


Yeah I wrote that post about S marsh during the UAE tour...

But he has saved himself again with a good 60.... but so frustrating ..such an enigma..I want him to go well

Hope he and the other aussie bats can score some runs

Such an average batting lineup atm :( :(
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby DALBY on Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:49 am

penrith eagle wrote:
DALBY wrote:On cue. Handscombe playing the worst shot to get out to. Wish we could bat better. Finch should stick to the shorter format as well.


Yeah I wrote that post about S marsh during the UAE tour...

But he has saved himself again with a good 60.... but so frustrating ..such an enigma..I want him to go well

Hope he and the other aussie bats can score some runs

Such an average batting lineup atm :( :(


Our bowlers have a better batting average. I hope the Perth wicket suits us a little better.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Fat Side on Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:23 am

DALBY wrote:
penrith eagle wrote:
DALBY wrote:On cue. Handscombe playing the worst shot to get out to. Wish we could bat better. Finch should stick to the shorter format as well.


Yeah I wrote that post about S marsh during the UAE tour...

But he has saved himself again with a good 60.... but so frustrating ..such an enigma..I want him to go well

Hope he and the other aussie bats can score some runs

Such an average batting lineup atm :( :(


Our bowlers have a better batting average. I hope the Perth wicket suits us a little better.


Perth Stadium has been a bowler's paradise lately.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby HH on Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:08 pm

So much for the bouncey, venomous Perth Stadium wicket reminiscent of the WACA pitches of old.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby penrith eagle on Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:02 pm

Umm

Wicket was great ...and a fantastic result for the aussies

Went to the game....fantastic facilities and great to watch the game..you feel close to the action

Still love the WACA though......but Perth Stadium was good
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby DALBY on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:21 pm

Wow just Wow,

England will destroy us.

Hope Sri Lanka wipes us off too, Still can't believe Darcy Short didn't make the One day squad.

Surely this is not all Warners doing? What has happened to Australian cricket?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Mykidsdad on Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Marsh Brothers dropped for Sri Lanka tests. No surprises there
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Fat Side on Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:58 pm

Mykidsdad wrote:Marsh Brothers dropped for Sri Lanka tests. No surprises there


S Marsh isn't a waste of talent. He simply doesn't have the temperament to succeed in the long game. He is very effective in the shorter forms of the game.

It looks like the same can be said for M Marsh although it is too early to call.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby DALBY on Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:59 am

Awesome win by the Aussies without Smith and Starc.

Langer is the man, besides Cummins of course. Great choking by India. :D
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby domo_the_eagle on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:16 pm

It's great that the cricket is now on foxtel.
I probably stopped watching cricket a year or 2 before m.clarke retired, but i watched games 3 to 5 of the ODI as i have been on leave.
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