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Posted 3 days ago at AGB Cricket
Remember that catch by Martin Van Jaarsveld? Steve Smith catch: watch video of incredible catch and decide if it was fair or not AUSTRALIA’S Steve Smith pulled off a spectacular and highly unusual catch to dismiss Pakistan’s batsman Fawad Alam... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at AGB Cricket
My very first post on chucking from almost 12 years ago: DROLL MODEL During todays' lunch break in the cricket Ashley Mallett was giving a spot of coaching to an Under 17 hopeful: "Just reach high and chuck it up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at AGB Cricket
If only the authorities had listened to the AGB: Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach World cricket's delayed action to enforce the law against throwing has given rise to a generation of spinners who can't bowl... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Under previous conditions you would expect Steve O'Keefe to be about to issue a Professional Apology for telling chuckers to piss off, but given the current clampdown it would appear players may be freer to speak out. Then again, it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Yay us! We rock: Is cricket finally ready to throw the book at chuckers? A month ago, after a Test match in Sri Lanka, Ajmal was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action by two Test umpires, one of whom,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Well, knock me down with the light roller: Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling "An independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's offspinner Saeed Ajmal to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Surely the public is entitled to know exactly what Michael Clarke said to Dale Steyn - feel free to speculate wildly in the comments. What the public does not need to know, since we already know, is that professional apologies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Over to you, Richard Tea: The Sir Robert Flower Best & Fairest Award – Nathan Jones. 3 time (consecutive) Bluey Truscott medallist. Only Jim Stynes and Allen La Fontaine have won more times (4). For the record – Mueller, Fowler (not Flower – who surprisingly only won 1) and Mann... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at AGB Footy
That is the kind of comment that will be aired this summer as Meg Lanning joins Nine to call the Matador BBQs Cup (no, I've never heard of them either): Meg Lanning to break glass ceiling in Channel Nine cricket... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Who's the bigger actor: Adam Goodes when his is appealing for frees, or Shane Warne when he was appealing for wickets? Shane Warne and Adam Goodes in Twitter feud over ‘staging’ claim during Sydney-Richmond clash Come on tigers beat those... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at AGB Cricket
"Captain fires in rare 300-plus chase," shouts the headline. Rare? Last night's chase by South Africa did not even make it into the top 10 300-plus chases. And Australia have done remarkably well to hold positions 1, 2, 3 and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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