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Warnie's gone mad with cute photos on Instagram - "SHANE Warne has developed a disturbing obsession with cute animals. Particularly lions. They invariably come with nauseating captions, most of which include the word 'Awwwww', accompanied by far too many exclamation... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AGB Cricket
According to the Herald Sun's Antony Pinshaw, the Shane Warne's Warnifesto was initially treated as a bit of a joke "but fast-forward about 14 months and several of Warne’s forecasts have remarkably come true, while others appear on the cusp... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Stuart Broad joins Paul Collingwood and Peter Roebuck as England captains who have lost to The Netherlands: Netherlands humiliate England There is a great deal of competition for the lowest point in the history of English cricket. They have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at AGB Cricket
R Ashwin on the new bowling action during the Asia Cup I’d never bowled in full sleeves before, so I wanted to see how it would feel to bowl in full sleeves. That’s point number one. And I just wanted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at AGB Cricket
"Ryan Harris was literally on his last legs." ~~ Tom Moody extols Spearmint Ryno's match winning wicket. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at AGB Cricket
"It's been great to pick the bones out of his brain." ~~ Brad Hogg consults Shane Warne Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Since David Warner has already admitted Australia tamp... works on the ball - "They did it better than what we did, or more obvious than what we did. At the end of the day it comes down to who can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at AGB Cricket
"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." ~~ Mark Twain Tim Lane's article in today's Age is a straight bat affair - since becoming captain Michael Clarke is making shed loads of runs, etc -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Another Gideon Haigh book, you ask: Oh no, don't say it's true. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Mentioned this yesterday: Brilliant. Hash Alma is claiming the "momentum". Australia has the 3rd Test in the bag. #Nomentum — Tony Tea (@AfterGrogBlog) February 25, 2014 And Crooky has done the right thing by us Nomentum fans, putting it on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Authentic replicas: Cricket Australia says it will investigate eBay baggy green caps Cricket Australia advised Fairfax Media on Monday that its legal department would investigate the flood of replica Australian Test cricket caps on eBay that were being manufactured in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
We've been outscuffed: Umpires must reverse South Africa’s dodgy ball work, says Australian Test opener Dave Warner OPENING batsman David Warner says Australia will seek clarification from match referees over South Africa - in particular AB de Villiers - pushing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Carrot is right: we keep outbatting teams. Not bad when you consider we slump to 4 for 100-odd in most every first innings. No doubt we will soon start 0 for 200 then, from shock, get bowled out for 250.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Scape quote: ‘Pitch to blame for Johnson’s 12 wicket haul’ Well, that is not exactly what Graeme Smith said: “I truly believe that the wicket played a big role in the success that he had. He was able to extract... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Hard to know which way to call this series. South Africa, in South Africa, should win. But cricket is won in the bowling so it's even Stephen. Where cricket is lost for Australia, is in the dismal batting collapses. South... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Alana Schetzer mixes in different circles to me. I do not know anyone who hails the underarm as a glorious day for Australian cricket: Thirty three years on, Chappell's move is still hailed as a glorious day for Australian cricket... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Tommy "the Brain" Heenan and David Dunstan insinuate Don Bradman was special in more ways than one; that The Don was an all round rat to the point of autism: Shattering the Don Bradman myth Monash University academics David Dunstan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Three English journalists set to be sent home after failing to get extensions on working visas In a bizarre twist of bureaucracy, British tabloid journalists John Etheridge (The Sun), Dean Wilson (The Mirror) and Paul Newman (Daily Mail) look like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Shaun Marsh was picked for the South African tour because "He's in a good space at the moment Shaun," according to John Inverarity. Ignoring Inverarity's backward sentencing ("he's ... Shaun"), which much surely appal Invers the Headmaster, and the seemingly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Bailey axed for South Africa Michael Clarke(c) Brad Haddin (vc) Jackson Bird Alex Doolan James Faulkner Ryan Harris Mitchell Johnson Shaun Marsh Nathan Lyon James Pattinson Chris Rogers Peter Siddle Steve Smith David Warner Shane Watson At least if Bailey... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at AGB Cricket
The email arrived: I don't suppose I can interest you blokes in training tonight? It will be none but the brave. Como Park. 52 years old. (Not "of age".) Haven't played for 22 years. Malingering somewhere between unfit and unhealthy.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Now, people, what you must keep in mind is that the England Cricket Board Fast Bowling Group did not start tinkering with Steven Finn's action because they thought it just needed a little tweak. What you need to ask yourselves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Good oil reaches the AGB that the England camp has been warned about the, shall we say, architecture and harmony of Steven "Skinny" Finn's action. Read Barney Ronay and pay special attention to what he has written between his lines:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at AGB Cricket