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So you thought Adelaide had rarely hosted a Third Test. Idiot. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AGB Cricket
They still play Tests at the WACA? I trust the nets are up to keep the savages off the oval. (Or to keep the commentators from raving on about the pace of the WACA pitch.) Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Our Phil Hughes. Their Kane Williamson: "Is New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson better than Don Bradman?" Malcolm Knox injects perspective. (Malcolm's "degree-of-difficulty loading" is also a reminder that perspective needs to be maintained when a batsman makes a big score.) Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Bill Collins of film fame once said that you must keep watching films to keep in practice. The same applies to blogging: you've got to keep up the momentum. I've lost momentum. 95% of the way through a post on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at AGB Cricket
The rubber is dead, but a 3-2 scoreline will flatter England. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at AGB Cricket
So. Many. Layers. "In hindsight, it was the wrong decision to bat first in the third Test at Edgbaston." ~~ Ricky Ponting Yes. That Ricky Ponting. The Ricky Ponting who won the toss and wrongly bowled at Edgbaston in 2005,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Nottingham is the "lace" capital of England, hence Paper Lace. Not sure if Nottingham is also the "paper" capital. Or if Nottingham is the "paper and lace" capital. Or even if Nottingham is the "paper lace" capital, as opposed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at AGB Cricket
I trust no Aussies have claimed the momentum. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Back to basics, please. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Given Brad Haddin's "unexpected" dropped catch off Joe Root and that "Hadds usually takes more than he drops" and that Josh Hazlewood doesn't think Australia is "used to dropping catches at the moment," how about we keep track of Australia's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Two words: Ryan, Harris. How much will Rhyno's absence upset Australia? Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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 Jun 28, 2015 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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