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Tony Tea
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Posted 4 days ago at AGB Cricket
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Stuart Broad tries to psych out Steve Smith (or psych in himself): England plot Steve Smith's downfall “He’s obviously had a fantastic 18 months since he’s changed his technique a bit. I’ve got a few ideas to run past a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AGB Cricket
He pitched a tent in his underpants. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Early in 2005 Canterbury lost its most iconic feature - after 200 years the famous lime tree, situated just inside the boundary, was blown down during winter storms. It was the end of an era, but not of a tradition,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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Does this: The collision In the 25th over of the chase, MS Dhoni came into contact with the bowler Mustafizur Rahman while running between the wickets. It was not the first time in the game that the Bangladesh debutant had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at AGB Cricket
For the record, Brendon Julian married money, he was not born with a silver spoonerism in his mouth: “And the cheque and the trophy for the Sir Wank Forrell Trophy has been retained by Australia.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Okay, so the Test started last night. I've got excuses: I was in hospital, I had a back spasm, I got bitten by a dog, my tux didn't come back from the cleaners. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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Australia's recent record overseas, excluding South Africa where the conditions are similar to home, has been astonishingly bad. The bowlers have not looked like taking 20 wickets and the batsmen have not looked like batting for 20 overs. Now that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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You've got your regulation no ball, your faux ball (intentionally overstep to bowl an extended over), your Mo ball (intentionally overstep to spot fix), your Deano ball (run the batsman out as he is walking back to the pavilion because... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at AGB Cricket
I guess when you are six foot twenty you don't very often get told to fvck off, especially when you are the one with the missile, so when someone does eventually tell you to fvck off you are likely to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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There's no "t" in Richie. Hats off, Doyen. Whenever you hear a commentator over the next few days saying he was inspired by Richie, keep it in mind that he is talking rubbish since it is extremely unlikely the commentator... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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Six Age cricket writers, Greg Baum, Malcolm Knox, Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones, picked their First XII from the World Cup. Several players featured highly with Mitchell Starc, AB de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara, Steve Smith, Trent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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People aren't criticising the Aussies for getting on the fuel during post match celebrations - even though I personally reckon Aussies should drink less - they are criticising Warnie for relentlessly shoving booze down the viewers' throats as if he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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(I wrote a shorter version of the following for Footy Town - buy it - but since it contains one paragraph on cricket, and because of popular demand by one person, I will post it here.) Last year troogling (Googling... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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Don't jump to any confusion: With due reportof word uttering yesterday in bw the matchwhile mentioning with Tks toNicholas, not anyother slangword to make any confusion.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 16, 2015 Afridi actually said "Mark Nicholas," but it sounded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Scotland drops Majid Mac, so Majid calls the selectors racist: "Always tougher when you're in the minority! #colour #race" Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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It's kind of comforting to know that the Shrees have stupid fans too: Australian cricketer branded a ‘fag’ at Sri Lanka cricket match A Sri Lankan cricket fan waved a sign branding Australian cricketer Glen Maxwell a ‘fag’ during a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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I recently offered Dean Jones wise council counsel regarding a sin of omission: @ProfDeano You can't compare Viv and AB and not mention the bats: http://t.co/iC6WD4C9rQ via @theage — Tony Tea (@AfterGrogBlog) January 23, 2015 Deano, evasively in my opinion,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at AGB Cricket
"See, if Tones can't conceive of something then there must be no legitimate reason for it existing." You're extrapolating between the lines and jumping to confusions, no doubt on purpose. I don't like killing elephants, but I can see that it needs to be done sometimes, but by experts, not by a thrill seeking fat-headed Aussie cricketer. "Conservation hunting" is just post hoc cover to try to legitimise big game slaughter. You're confusing my opinions on hunting with my opinions on alcohol.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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Biggy, if you want to quote the Aeneid, do it it Latin: Facilis descensus Averno; noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, hoc opus, hic labor est. Easy is the descent from (crater lake) Avernus; (the path to hell is easy;) Pluto's gloomy door is open days and nights; (dance with the devil anytime you want, sizzlechest;) but to retrace the stairs and to escape to the airs, (but to dig yourself out of the shit and recover your reputation,) this is work, this is labour. (that's the hard part.) In short, I think you may be onto something. McGrath has dug a hole for himself, and it remains to be seen whether his reputation is sullied in perpetuum.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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Food for tort:
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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Scotland versus England in New Zealand throws up some interesting historical background.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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Oh, and Cameron. What sort of fat headed comment is that? Pull yer 'ead in, pal?
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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Yes, Prof, McGrath grew up in the country shooting pigs and, I suppose, road signs. But wanting to go to Africa to shoot elephants and lions and rhinos is another kettle of beasties entirely.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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We appreciate the apology from Glenn McGrath: Elephants’ relatives.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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