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Better late than never. Our tea change is really taking its toll on my cricket watching, blogging and commenting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at AGB Cricket
Festive dead rubber. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at AGB Cricket
The Sun says the fix is in. Root won the toss and, surprisingly, elected to bat. It all adds up. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at AGB Cricket
A pink ball, a night session, and two English bowlers who are lethal in English conditions: is there no end to the hospitality of Cricket Australia and the valued broadcaster? Fingers crossed Australia is clever enough to organise when they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at AGB Cricket
The leadup to the First Test has been all about Australia's pace attack and the Gabba's greentop. Well, I just watched the first over where the ball dawdled through to Paine. Can't see too much green, despite KP and Tubby... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Fucken Demons. I usually have no interest in the finals when the Demons are not playing. This year I have absolutely no interest. Anyway, cricket... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Imagine being stupid enough to barrack for Melbourne. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at AGB Cricket
No apologies from me, but Steve Smith may want to apologise for losing a series after rashly claiming the momentum, or Virat Kohli may want to apologise for losing a series pretty much everyone expected India to win 4-0. Or,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Crooky optimistically headlines today's Test preview "Back to cricket after all the controversy". Fat chance, chummy. The wild dawgs of controversy are gnawing on the leash, desperate to announce "There's only one team playing cricket out there. Woof!" It would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at AGB Cricket
At least there's now no question that India are flagrant and shameless pitch doctors. Not that there ever was. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at AGB Cricket
So, for the practice match India laid down a road. For the Test match it's a minefield on a tectonic fault line. At least the Indians don't doctor pitches. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at AGB Cricket
When Anthony gave his off-ABC-script answers, the interviewer was totally stumped about what to ask next.
A sunny Melbourne afternoon, perfect for staying home, watching the television and not going to the MCG. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Can't believe the umpires, who appear to love a pause in proceedings, did not delay the start to the Test while I took my daughter to swimming lessons. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at AGB Cricket
My prediction is that Pakistan will win the toss, bat, and be 2 for 60 at lunch. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Pakistan have played thirty-two Tests in Australia, have won only four, two of which were during World Series Cricket, and won only one in the last thirty-five years. (They had good chances to win in Sydney in 1973 and Sydney... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at AGB Cricket
The good old ODI. I've said it before, but it warrants repeating: dumping the ODI in favour of T20 - mooted by idiots like me - is stupid. ODIs, even if the Aussies treat them as practice matches, are relaxing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Forget Australia's pathetic cricket in the first two Tests, the subsequent selectors' scythe and any prospects for the Third Test, the following article is 100% rolled-gold LOOK OVER THERE! I love it. Ben Horne, you win this week's internet: South... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Is it too early to hope that we may be saved by rain? Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at AGB Cricket
So, it's been a mere 16,764 days since the WACA hosted its first Test match. Today the WACA hosts its last Test match. That went quickly. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Soups mentions our ugly record failing to defend big scores. Team Score Overs RR Opposition Ground Match Date South Africa 438/9 49.5 8.78 Australia Johannesburg 12-Mar-06 South Africa 372/6 49.2 7.54 Australia Durban 5-Oct-16 India 362/1 43.3 8.32 Australia Jaipur... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Could the famed Award of Dee-Merit one day soon pop its head above the rim of the bowl to peer upon prosperous sunlit uplands? Over to you, Richard Tea: Just what we needed, another Cattery convulsion. Oh well….on this day 29 years ago we were expectantly ambling down some Footscray... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at AGB Footy
Let's not beat about the stunted flora: Sri Lanka is a pissweak Test team, and yet they are belting us. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at AGB Cricket
Rod Marsh has given up on Australia playing spin on the subcontinent. In other words, he's belatedly come to the same conclusion we came to at least 5 years ago. But while we are boneheads on a blog with rock... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at AGB Cricket