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Tony Tea
Melbourne
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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 7 days ago 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
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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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Shed's the nickname "Warne dog" in a new light.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on WHITE BOWLER, BLACK HEART at AGB Cricket
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Correcting when you are wrong is prime arseholitude.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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I loved the dickhead who last week rang up to correct Dr Turf who had said all the improvements in ODIs were for the benefit of the batsmen. "No help for the bowlers, hey? What about the two new balls, hey? Got you there." Pretty sure he did some gloaty version of "nyah, nyah, nyah." (And if he didn't, he wanted to.) The fact is the two new balls ARE for the batsmen, because the white balls scuff up and are hard for the batsmen to see. Pity Doc was not aware of this fact so he could have given the dickhead the rounds of the kitchen. Correcting when you are wrong is prime dickheaditude. Gloating when you are wrong is prime dickheaditude.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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Good answer. I like the way you think.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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Paks 4 for 1.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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No. You took my comment out of context. See my latest post.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on WORLD CUP XI at AGB Cricket
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Glenn McGrath was having a tough time, so shot an elephant: Former Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath has said he deeply regrets shooting African animals - despite speaking about wanting to do so two years before. The "despite" is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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Ambushed by England, unconvincing against Bangladesh, smashed by New Zealand, reportedly "back on track" against Afghanistan, lucky against Sri Lanka, belated against Scotland, scraping into the quarters. Convince me I'm wrong. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at AGB Cricket
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