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Charlie Macartney “The Governor General” He liked to belt the ball back at the bowler’s head. “They don’t like it, you know”. Scored three successive Test centuries in England when in his forties. Said to be in tears as he sat in solitude at the SCG later in life watching inept and artless Australian batting. Died Little Bay 1958. You and me both at the SCG today Charlie. May God rest your soul.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2019 on FOURTH TEST: THE SCG at AGB Cricket
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Carrot: they tried EVERYTHING to find replacements but no one was good enough. The Simpsons: We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas! https://legendsofwindemere.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/1599e06bd7b11b9d1e3d414c4cfb97bd3ad4ed044ac06d4ec5625cf4d0d224ec.jpg?w=640
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2018 on THIRD TEST: THE MCG at AGB Cricket
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Look at the bright side. Smith won't have the burden of being compared to Bradman any more. Richie Benaud said in the eulogy for Don Bradman that even his critics conceded he never questioned an umpire's decision.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2018 on THIRD TEST: NEWLANDS at AGB Cricket
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Smith was clearly devastated at his airport media conference. A commentator on Fox Sports noted that Smith left school at 15 or 16 and had been taken under the wing of Cricket Australia after that. Who knows of cricket who only cricket knows? I hope the fallout of this fiasco is that in future captains - Australian or otherwise - presented with the temptation to cheat won't do it.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2018 on THIRD TEST: NEWLANDS at AGB Cricket
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The Mongrel: On second thoughts, neither nation is well served by its players, officials or supporters. Steve Smith: Hold my Gatorade.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2018 on THIRD TEST: NEWLANDS at AGB Cricket
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What a fine ambassador for our nation Warner is. From Cricinfo: Australia’s Vice Captain David Warner was involved in a heated exchange with a spectator......several fans were also ejected for singing songs about Sonny Bill Williams. .....offensive masks were distributed by fans referring to [Warner’s wife Candice’s] brief bathroom encounter with the rugby league player Sonny Bill Williams years before......two Cricket South Africa officials....have been suspended.....after allowing fans wearing the masks to be admitted.....and then posing with them for a photograph. On second thoughts, neither nation is well served by its players, officials or supporters.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2018 on THIRD TEST: NEWLANDS at AGB Cricket
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England: Dear Australia. Please accept this gift of the Ashes for Christmas. With our compliments. Australia: What a thoughtful gift. Unfortunately we cannot reciprocate. Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2017 on THIRD TEST: THE WACA at AGB Cricket
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Smiffy’s jerkiness at the crease yesterday made me think the Robotic Richard Simmons had been released. https://youtu.be/HtDvs4J0Z0A
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2017 on SECOND TEST: THE SACA at AGB Cricket
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Runs scored, but still a wicket falls the first over after Tea.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2017 on SECOND TEST: THE SACA at AGB Cricket
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If memory serves, Australia has lost a wicket without adding to the score after each break so far this Test. Bancroft, Khawaja and Hanscomb. Looks like Clarke Time has moved to after the break😀
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2017 on SECOND TEST: THE SACA at AGB Cricket
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“High & Wide” Handscomb looked like an old spinster trying to defend her honour at the crease today. I lost count of the number of runs nicked through the slips. Still,as Napoleon said, send me lucky Generals.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2017 on SECOND TEST: THE SACA at AGB Cricket
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There is more than a hint of desperation in the boosting of Khawaja's batting against spin. Uzzie's "shot" to the full toss, where he pointed the bat at it and very nearly spooned it straight to slip, is one of the worst I've ever seen from a first class player.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2017 on SECOND TEST: THE SACA at AGB Cricket
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We just won a Shield game for WA and one of our values is to celebrate success “Anne” Bancroft Dear God, is there nowhere the dead hand of desiccated corporate bullsh*t hasn’t rested?
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2017 on FIRST TEST: THE GABBA at AGB Cricket
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Jake Ball is a cornucopia of nickname options. The obvious- "No" Ball "Wide" Ball etc Continuing the theme of RAF fighter aces- Albert Ball, VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English fighter pilot during the First World War. At the time of his death he was the United Kingdom's leading flying ace, with 44 victories. Wikipedia In recognition of a fellow Pom currently a guest of Her Majesty- I'm Jake the Peg, deedle, eedle, eedle, um With my extra leg, deedle, eedle, eedle, um ---- And also I got popular when came the time for cricket They used to roll my trousers up and use me for the wicket Rolf Harris
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2017 on FIRST TEST: THE GABBA at AGB Cricket
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Also more obviously- "Anne" Bancroft "High, Wide and" Handscomb
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2017 on FIRST TEST: THE GABBA at AGB Cricket
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Do we have a nickname for Malan yet? If not, I suggest Sailor (or Hello Sailor). "Sailor" Malan ended the war as one of the top-scoring [fighter] aces on the Allied side. Born in Wellington, South Africa, Adolphus Malan was a man of burly build with an amiable smile that made the men who met him unready for the deep and clinical hatred he had for his German opponents. Fighter, the True Story of the Battle of Britain Len Deighton
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2017 on FIRST TEST: THE GABBA at AGB Cricket
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We just lost three Twenty20 matches against the Injuns, and a Summer of Kidding Ourselves isn't a proper Summer of Kidding Ourselves unless you remain unbeaten in every format. The defence rests. res ipsa loqitur, m'lud
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2016 on CHADLEE at AGB Cricket
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On a similar topic, whenever the commentators mention Dwayne Bravo, I think of Snake from the Simpsons saying "Bra-vo!" As Snake's full name is Albert Knickerbocker Aloysius Snake, that should give us something to work with.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2015 on SECOND TEST: THE MCG at AGB Cricket
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Gather around fellas, for we have an important matter to discuss. The obvious nickname for Kraigg Brathwaite is Daryl (note the single 'r' Trampis). But there are two Brathwaites in the team. What to do? Today I convened a meeting of the Kennel to discuss this (AGB Cricket, bringing families together at Christmas). The Bitch, a Braithwaite tragic, said Daryl has a twin brother named Glenn. The Pup, a soccer tragic, said Toulouse has a gun player named Martin Braithwaite. So - Daryl and Glenn. Or Daryl and Martin. We now return to normal programming.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2015 on SECOND TEST: THE MCG at AGB Cricket
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Haddin dropped the Ashes in the First Test. Assuming that Australia won in Cardiff (still a stretch)- We would be 2-2 now. Hard to see us winning or even drawing the fifth test on current form. Even if we do win at The Oval, it's a dead rubber now. A different ball game had it been 2-2.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on DROP ZONE at AGB Cricket
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Well I'll say this for the Aussies- They've managed to make the drops irrelevant. Their batting in the first innings of the 3rd and 4th Tests has been so diabolical that they've been stuffed whether or not they hold their catches.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2015 on DROP ZONE at AGB Cricket
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he was still top score ....apart from Extras anyway.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on FOURTH TEST: TRENT BRIDGE at AGB Cricket
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Putting the kids to bed, get a text from mum. "Going to bed. Can't stand your father chuckling any more." Father is English. That's not good. Turn on TV. Australia 6/29. Language unprintable. If I boo the Aussies, am I racist?
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2015 on FOURTH TEST: TRENT BRIDGE at AGB Cricket
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Just remembered Lyth is player 666. We should call him the Beast.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2015 on THIRD TEST: EDGBASTON at AGB Cricket
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However you slice it, this match should just make it to the halfway mark. 2.5 days with rain assistance.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2015 on THIRD TEST: EDGBASTON at AGB Cricket
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