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Tony Tea
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Sachin Tendulkar has pretty much kept his opinions to himself. Apart from changing his evidence. But now he has a book to promote: Sachin Tendulkar blasts Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting over Monkeygate SACHIN Tendulkar has launched an attack on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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Posted Nov 5, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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Dean Jones is yet another pundit who fails to draw the key distinction between the intentional flexing of the arm to "bowl" a spinner and the incidental flexing of an arm (courtesy of centrifugal force, etc) to bowl fast. Although... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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Your guess is almost as good as mine. Pakistan has a habit of getting ahead in a series, then serving up roads. Back the draw. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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Stakeholders Sutherland to Stakeholders Dodemaide. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Country Total City Date India 212 Perth 16-Jan-08 West Indies 167 Kingston 22-May-08 West Indies 251 Bridgetown 12-Jun-08 India 268 Mohali 17-Oct-08 India 195 Mohali 17-Oct-08 India 209 Nagpur 6-Nov-08 New Zealand 214 Brisbane 20-Nov-08 New Zealand 268 Brisbane 20-Nov-08... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at AGB Cricket
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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