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Dave Grieve
post 30th Nov 2012, 10:27am
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Have to agree with you about Smith sometimes you cant follow his reasoning.

At least we look to be slightly ahead at the close of play today
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post 1st Dec 2012, 06:24am
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Yes you are , Aussies out for 163, well done.
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post 3rd Dec 2012, 05:16am
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Graham Smith does not look stupid this morning does he?


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post 3rd Dec 2012, 05:19am
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Touch wood , its looking good for the win
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post 3rd Dec 2012, 08:35am
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Just finished, Aussies thrashed !

So much for doctored pitches !

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post 3rd Dec 2012, 09:11am
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Tombro your knowledge of Australian cricket is very limited by the way you suggest in your posts.
All those who applauded Ponting need to live in the real world.
He was not a bad player, ( mind you he played enough games).
If those people who run Australian cricket ( NSW) dumped him 2 years ago they would not have been in the position the game is here in Australia at the moment.
Now back to the Game, RSA did well and fully deserved their win.
If they (SA) have a decent leg spinner in their side, they will be hard to beat.
But wait ohmy.gif the three games were suited for the the quickies, Just look at the Australian side.
Strange how SA went in with 7 batsmen don't you think.
RSA even without the medium pace of Kallis did fantastic to beat this lot.
Now I do feel sorry for Sri Lanka when they play.BUT they have good spinners in their side to cause an upset.
WELL DONE SA, a breath of fresh air here in Australia.
Tombro , did you ever play the game or even go to them?
Your last sentence is rather weak to say the least, do some research into the game here before you post bulldust!
Also do the research into the great sporting Australian side of past BEFORE the underarm fiasco, and the Lillie, Marsh Thomson exploits here in OZ.
then the betting scandal the Ashes at Leeds, also the Waughs in India.
What happened in those games.
Bugger all, the ICC was mostly run by Australians.
Sorry pal, but you are way out with your one liners! wink.gif
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post 3rd Dec 2012, 09:26am
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QUOTE (zascot @ 3rd Dec 2012, 06:33am) *
Graham Smith does not look stupid this morning does he?


He took the gamble twice and it paid off, good on him, as the press here were quite amazed at the decisions he made.

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post 4th Dec 2012, 05:59am
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Onward and upward, the next home series is against the Kiwis I believe, should be good. thumbup.gif
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post 4th Dec 2012, 08:44am
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Thank you, Mitchell, for your succinct appraisal of my comments.

My initial reply to your opinions was based on your assertion that the Aussies had doctored the pitches.

I found it hard to believe that you would even dream that a country with, at a pinch, the third best fast bowling attack in the world would ever dream to doctor pitches to suit their third rate bowlers when they were playing against the recognised best fast bowling attack in the world.

Funnily enough, Mitchell, I am a Scot who has lived in Oz for over fifty years, so I do have a little bit of knowledge about the game and, yes, i actually played the game for thirty plus years.

No, I don't consider myself to be an expert on the vagaries of the game but, like you, I have my opinions and GG is a forum where I am usually allowed to express those opinions freely.

I have also noted that, where most other posters on this forum are able to admit to their locations; thus possibly indicating where their loyalties lie; you have chosen not to.

As a result, I do not know whether I am conversing with a Scot with an unusual interest in World Cricket, a South African who is looking for excuse to explain two seeming failures before an absolutely outstanding win, a Sri Lankan hoping for a win in the next series the Aussies face, or with an Australian with an absolutely twisted sense of humour who just can't stand to see his own country win anything !

Simple fact Mitchell, Tombro is a Sports Enthusiast who, at sixty-two, enjoys watching all sports. Like most Sports Fans, he enjoys a two-sided and fair challenge but, like all Sports Fans, he would also like those people who would like to find an excuse for their one-sided attitudes to actually provide pertinent evidence, rather than just ignorant ramblings.

I think I have stated all of my opinions fairly.

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post 4th Dec 2012, 12:10pm
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Mitchell, I was very surprised to hear Ricky Ponting described as "not a bad player". How I wish the Kiwis had a batsman half as good as Ponting. The man has the second highest rate of batting worldwide, second only to Tendulkar. Not bad, eh? Sure, he could have retired a year or two ago but chose to go on a bit longer.

As a captain, he could be a bit arrogant and got under my skin at times but you can't fault the man's amazing skills and natural talent as a batsman. I am told that the best sportspeople need a certain amount of arrogance to be succcessul.

Best wishes for your retirement, Ricky, from a Scots Kiwi!

P.S. I can't agree with you that New Zealand has a good cricket side and despite beating Sri Lanka recently, I don't have much faith in the team but there's always hope for the future. I believe that 2 or 3 of their top batsman need a big change in attitude before the team can become more successful.


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post 24th Dec 2012, 06:25am
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Great game last night and what a finish by New Zealand to take the second Twenty 20 game

Martin Guptil was superb for the Kiwis at 101 not out, and to score a boundry with the last ball of the game to win the game was a great finish.

Well done to the Kiwi's
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post 24th Dec 2012, 10:44am
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Dave

I had forgotten about this game being played this morning. I had put on my computer and saw that the Kiwis were in with a chance, so I switched on the TV and saw the last few overs.

I suppose I am a bit pessimistic but up till the the last ball, I kind of felt they would blow it but was very pleased Martin Guptill pulled it off. There have been big problems in NZ cricket lately and this will do their confidence a lot of good. The final game should be a cracker too (I hope!).

Cheers.


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post 29th Dec 2012, 07:16am
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Tony Greig passed away today after suffering a heart attack in Sydney.
As we all know he was fighting throat cancer.
He will be sadly missed at channel 9.
Loved it when he put the key in the pitch and the square took off.
R.I.P. Tony you will be missed.
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post 29th Dec 2012, 07:40am
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QUOTE (mitchell @ 29th Dec 2012, 08:33am) *
Tony Greig passed away today Loved it when he put the key in the pitch and the square took off.


Another great player lost to SA cricket because of Apartheid.

Whats the story about the key and square?
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post 29th Dec 2012, 08:55am
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So sad. Tony Greig RIP


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