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It should come as no surprise that Saeed Ajmal's serpentine action has been sent for review. Should. Up until recently, though, the ICC has appeared to have been running a protection racket for bowlers with dodgy actions lest they be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at AGB Cricket
"Sorry, I meant absolute c---": Andrew Strauss apologises for calling Kevin Pietersen the c-word on air Sky Sports commentator Strauss, believing he was off the air in a break in play during the Lord's bicentenary match between MCC and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Bloody hell, Lou Vincent. That's not how it is supposed to go. I was taken in context? I am sorry I offended everyone? I have not been misquoted? You are supposed hire a public relations outfit (he probably did that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at AGB Cricket
JJ wrote an excellent comment in a previous post: SAEEDING IS BELIEVING The technology for in-game testing is almost upon us, but it will be blocked by the usual suspects. But if the ICC ever has the balls to implement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
June 16 Footy Classified discussed the Essendon supplements saga. Craig Hutchison and Caroline Wilson were in broad agreement the 34 players should cop the six months on offer. Hutchy (3.23): "Is there not a really strong case here for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Now, well, ya see, this is where you'll get an argument from me: There's more grey to chucking than we might think Suspect actions can be deliberate but they can also be functions of the mechanics of human bodies we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Where there's a will, there's a way... around a problem. Integrity intact: Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball The great Muttiah Muralitharan, clad in an Australian team-issue shirt, has been teaching Nathan Lyon to bowl a delivery that can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Off spinner is reported for chucking: Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake reported for suspect action during ODI against England SRI Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the one-day international against England at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Yes. I know! But what are the chances Ajmal maintains his arm inside 15° all the way through this delivery? One. Two. Match fixing has been a boon for chuckers, but a dent in the UWA Rubber Stampers' business model,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Sadly Michael Clarke is not, ahem, Yankin' our chains: Clarke urges Cricket Australia to spend on entertainment Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, fresh from witnessing major American sporting events, will urge Cricket Australia to invest more in entertainment at matches... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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 Apr 17, 2014 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