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Posted by: jimmyd 21st Jun 2005, 04:32am

Oh my god ,the English press are going into raptures,they have beat the Aussie's twice, a one dayer and 20/20 game.Its almost like the euphoria at the end of WW2.Now they have decided that the ashes are as good as back in Englands hands.This at the start of a series ,where you have an Aussie team , who have not had much cricket lately. What is in the English Psyche that makes them this way, how silly they will look if the Aussie team hit form and take them to the cleaners . Aussie ! Aussie ! Aussie ! Oi! Oi! Oi! biggrin.gif

Posted by: weesmasher 8th Aug 2005, 03:42am

Well Jimmyd I bet you were glued to your seat yesterday, what a game it certainly was one of the most exciting cricket games I have seen for awhile.

Posted by: jimmyd 8th Aug 2005, 04:46am

Sure was Weesmasher,unfotunately I am only visiting here in Darwin ,and have a son in Law who hates cricket. So never go to see much of it he would rather watch wee motors going round in round in circles, and he reckons cricket is boring. lol. Guess both teams have to be commended for a great display,never mind we will get them in the next one.Flintoff was awesome ,has really put some backbone into the England team.Nice to see a fellow devotee on the boards ,cricket fans are as scarce as hens teeth aroon here. BTW see you went to Williamstown High ,you still living in that area . I lived in Osbourne St for a while back in the early 60s. Great place Williamstown.,best pubs in Melbourne then lol.

Posted by: weesmasher 8th Aug 2005, 09:38am

I have always enjoyed watching the cricket although I much prefer the one dayer's rather than the test's, but yesterday has certainly made it very interesting, roll on Thursday.

I lived in Williamstown for a number of years just off Champion Road, I now live in Point Cook.

Did you ever drink in the Rose of Australia? We had many a great night there, a couple I use to babysit for use to sing there on a Saturday night and they use to get a great crowd in.

There were some great pubs in Williamstown some have now gone, Williamstown has probably changed a lot since you were last here.

Posted by: jimmyd 9th Aug 2005, 12:42am

Well Weesmasher we are in trouble now ,McGrath,out Lee now doubtful,for next Test.Though talk of using another spinner, and brininging in McGill so might not be too bad.Yes I love the one day games also,though not sure on this 20/20 game.I used to drink in the Bristol and Steam packet way back when it was 6 o'clock closing time . biggrin.gif

Posted by: weesmasher 11th Aug 2005, 11:35am

Well Jimmyd I see that McGrath and Lee are back in the side should make it very interesting if the poms have brushed up on their fielding skills.

The Bristol is still there but there is a sign out the front of it I haven't really read the sign properly, but it looks like they are building about 30 apartments behind it and they are leaving the outside of the Bristol intact.

Haven't been to the Steam Packet for a while, but it's always been a great pub I use to get in there every Friday night and have a ball.

Most of the pubs are still there, but a lot have gone now.

Hope you get to watch the cricket last score I saw was England 1/97.

Posted by: jimmyd 11th Aug 2005, 12:44pm

Oh my .143 for 1 at moment,am not going to watch it tonight bed is calling me . :

5 th Test
Have to do this in edit, hard to find a cricket fan on here. This crucial test match at moment is England 134 for 4 ,Shane Warne has taken 4 for 34. Go Aussie Go, 10 46 pm Aussie time
Where are you Weesmasher LOL

Posted by: mitchell 8th Oct 2012, 06:31am

Well done to the West Indies in their win over Sri Lanka in the T20.
Some massive 6s by Sammy and Gayle, great to watch.

Posted by: tombro 8th Oct 2012, 08:01am

Does the fact that this topic was dead and buried for seven years suggest that Glaswegians have little or no interest in the game ?

Tombro huh.gif huh.gif

Posted by: mitchell 8th Oct 2012, 12:15pm

Used to be a regular at the West of Scotland cricket ground in Partick in the 60s.Hamilton Drive I think.
Due to the climate change in this world, you would have to be wearing flippers and a snorkel now days in the summer weather in Glasgow to watch the game. wink.gif

Posted by: Doug1 8th Oct 2012, 06:55pm

QUOTE (tombro @ 8th Oct 2012, 09:16am) *
Does the fact that this topic was dead and buried for seven years suggest that Glaswegians have little or no interest in the game ?

Tombro huh.gif huh.gif


Glasgow has never been a cricket loving city but that doesn't mean no one likes the game. I'm sure the West of Scotland Cricket Club has been going for a very long time so they must have a following of supporters who watch their games. My younger brother was educated at the High School of Glasgow in the late 50's to early 60's and I know they had a strong cricketing tradition. Cricket audiences in England have been falling for many years now in the County game but the new shorter game has brought new fans, with many grounds now installing floodlights to enable limited over games to be played and I'm sure I read of some grounds pulling in full houses with the fans enjoying the very fast pace of the LO game, so it's not all doom and glom

Posted by: tombro 9th Oct 2012, 08:46am

Good reply, Doug !

As an ex-pat living on Oz for over fifty years, I am a cricket fan ! I even had a bet that Scotland would out-perform Ireland in the recent T20 World Cup, although it's a form of the game that I think belittles cricket !

I remember passing through Anniesland on a number 20 bus bound for Drumchapel in the late 1950s and seeing some 'flannelled-fools' playing on the gorounds there !

Tombro rolleyes.gif

Posted by: zascot 9th Oct 2012, 10:33am

Trouble is cricket was not played in the majority of Glasgow schools. Our school had football or cross country running ie football you played on the field and the latter you ran round the field. I have been in S.A. for 42 years and now love cricket, especially the atmosphere at the grounds.

Posted by: Duns Stoshious 23rd Oct 2012, 09:18am

QUOTE (zascot @ 9th Oct 2012, 11:48am) *
Trouble is cricket was not played in the majority of Glasgow schools. Our school had football or cross country running ie football you played on the field and the latter you ran round the field. I have been in S.A. for 42 years and now love cricket, especially the atmosphere at the grounds.

Like yourself I had no interest in cricket until I came to Australia. My wife from North America also became a fan. In Glasgow it was considered a "girls game". When I first went to St. Gerards They had a rugby and a cricket team. As the school was in the throes of becoming a "secondary modern" comprehensive school, and no qualifications were subsequently needed to enter, any and every sport was dismissed in the name of "fitba". The schools academic record died along with the sports as the influx could not get their mind around the rules let alone spell the words.
I was on the out field on one of the last cricket games at the school when responding to "catch it!"

I did right on the forehead and was rendered unconscious.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 26th Nov 2012, 05:52am

Oh dear got our backs against the wall in the last day of the test against the Aussies, dont think we can even manage a draw sad.gif

Posted by: mitchell 26th Nov 2012, 08:33am

One of the best drawn games in a long time, well done S.A.
And if they get it right by leaving out that Tahir in Perth, they have a good chance of beating the World's number 1 slegers.
The man of the match was brilliant, considering doctored Aussie wickets.

Posted by: tombro 26th Nov 2012, 08:46am

Dave,

Congratulations, it was a Titanic battle and your boys did manage a draw.

I just can't wait to read tomorrow morning's papers to see who they are going to blame for Australia's failure.

It's a pity the journalists aren't sent out to play in the field. I'm sure they'd quickly change their 'we know best' attitudes !

Well done to South Africa !

Tombro smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: tombro 26th Nov 2012, 08:50am

Mitchell,

Your last sentence doesn't even deserve a comment !

Good game, no winner but lots of guts shown by both sides !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: mitchell 26th Nov 2012, 10:25pm

Tombro it has always been doctored wickets in Australia, made to suit their pace attack, especially Perth and Brisbane.
Then when Warne was playing. they did the same to Sydney and Melbourne.
The only ground that is difficult to do is Hobart.
Kevin Mitchell senior even admitted that he used to doctor the Gabba pitch a few years ago.
South Africa stand a good chance of winning starting Friday, that's if Styn can manage to fire, as his figures at the moment are not that good.
Please leave out Tahir. ohmy.gif
Good result for England in India, a ten wicket win.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 27th Nov 2012, 05:45am

Only caught the highlights last night but it was an excellent performance.

Now 1-1 and all to play for should be like a home game for us in Perth tongue.gif

Posted by: mitchell 27th Nov 2012, 05:46am

I will for sure agree with you on that on! wink.gif

Posted by: Dave Grieve 27th Nov 2012, 06:43am

As you say lets hope Steyns on his game, problem is often with him it depends on his mood

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 27th Nov 2012, 07:15am

There are many international cricket matches that are lost by the visitors because, let's face it, the home team is used to playing on their own wickets and has an advantage.

When will someone come up with a reliable "drop-in" wicket, which would be neutral for either team? I've heard of these wickets being used but not internationally.

I have been a follower of cricket for 30 years but the current state of NZ cricket puts me right off! Have to say though, NZ going a bit better in Sri Lanka. They scored 412 and have Sri Lanka 120/5 ......... but can they keep it up?

Posted by: zascot 27th Nov 2012, 07:54am

The whole of SA were hoping we could keep them at bay for the last 2 hours. What a debut for Faf Du Plessis who was sent over as a replacement 78 and 110 not out to get us a draw, brilliant.

Posted by: mitchell 27th Nov 2012, 08:30am

Yes it sure was.
But Wait ohmy.gif
AS I said earlier, the wicket has been made for the quickies.
Australia believe it or not is talking about 6 fast men, dumping Lyon.
Fancy bringing back Mitchell Johnston, that is a joke and an insult to a lot of up and coming Aussie bowlers.
I do hope that he plays, as the guy is a complete jerk.

Posted by: tombro 27th Nov 2012, 08:53am

Mitch,

Not sure you've really noticed !

I think any cricket fan throughout the world would have to admit that the South African fast bowling attack that started out this test had a superior record to Australia's fast bowling attack.

So, if the pitch was doctored for the Australian attack, surely that had to be to the advantage of the South Africans !

As for Perth, I'm sure both teams will be relying on a full pace attack so what way should the curator go to satisfy your claims of doctoring pitches to the advantage of the Australians ?

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Doug1 27th Nov 2012, 09:50am

Ruthless England wrap up victory
England complete a memorable 10-wicket win over India in the second Test in Mumbai to level the four-match series.

Well done to the England squad for leveling the series. Now we look forward to the 3rd test in Calcutta. Test cricket at it's best

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 29th Nov 2012, 10:21am

I still can't believe it - New Zealand has just beaten Sri Lanka in the second test. Most unexpected but to give credit where it is due, NZ did play well. Don't quite know what motivated them - maybe the new coach - but well done anyway. Maybe they can go on and win the series.

I've just heard about Ricky Ponting's impending retirement. He has been an amazing player and captain, a tremendous role model for kids and a terrific ambassador for Australia. Good luck for the future, Ricky.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 30th Nov 2012, 06:36am

By all accounts SKL a good effort by the Kiwis, Sri Lanka are not the easiest team to beat especially on their own patch.

Its sad to hear Ricky Pointing call it a day but its been obvious for a couple of years now he was not the same player.

Well part three started in Perth and I am quietly confident even with Ricky Pointings retirement announcment to spur on the Aussies thumbup.gif

Posted by: mitchell 30th Nov 2012, 09:02am

Helped along by pathetic decisions by G Smith to bat first again, ( the Gabba being the first one)
Perth have had a fair bit of rain and the pitch would have suited the quickies bowling first. (just like the Gabba)
S.A going in with 7 batsmen and batting first on this wicket is committing suicide.
Well done for one of the best overseas player seen here in years making a great score, DU Plessis.
G.Smith I am afraid has lost the plot in this series.
Kiwi Lass, New Zealand are a very good side side.
At least they do not bowl under arm. ohmy.gif

Posted by: Dave Grieve 30th Nov 2012, 10:27am

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

Posted by: mitchell 1st Dec 2012, 06:24am

Yes you are , Aussies out for 163, well done.

Posted by: zascot 3rd Dec 2012, 05:16am

Graham Smith does not look stupid this morning does he?

Posted by: Dave Grieve 3rd Dec 2012, 05:19am

Touch wood , its looking good for the win

Posted by: tombro 3rd Dec 2012, 08:35am

Just finished, Aussies thrashed !

So much for doctored pitches !

Tombro laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: mitchell 3rd Dec 2012, 09:11am

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

Posted by: mitchell 3rd Dec 2012, 09:26am

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.


Posted by: Dave Grieve 4th Dec 2012, 05:59am

Onward and upward, the next home series is against the Kiwis I believe, should be good. thumbup.gif

Posted by: tombro 4th Dec 2012, 08:44am

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.

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif


Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 4th Dec 2012, 12:10pm

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.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 24th Dec 2012, 06:25am

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

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Dec 2012, 10:44am

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.

Posted by: mitchell 29th Dec 2012, 07:16am

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.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 29th Dec 2012, 07:40am

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?

Posted by: Doug1 29th Dec 2012, 08:55am

So sad. Tony Greig RIP

Posted by: mitchell 29th Dec 2012, 07:46pm

QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 29th Dec 2012, 08:57am) *
Another great player lost to SA cricket because of Apartheid.

Whats the story about the key and square?



Paul Hogan a few years ago did a Tony Greig lookalike on one of his shows. Tony used to do the pitch reports before the game, and he used a key to test the moisture in the ground.
Paul Hogan did it and the pitch took off.
While T,G was dong his pitch report at the Waca in Perth a few years ago, his key fell into one of the cracks in the notorious wicket over there.

Posted by: Doug1 1st Jan 2013, 06:18pm

Listening to cricket will never be the same again R.I.P. CMJ

Posted by: Dave Grieve 1st Feb 2013, 11:50am

Congratulations due to South African skipper Graeme Smith, captain today for the 100th test, a world record and still only 32 years old.

Posted by: mitchell 14th Dec 2013, 10:17pm

Spare a thought for the English cricket team over there in Perth.
Going up to over 42F or 104C

Posted by: tombro 15th Dec 2013, 09:43am

Wrong way around, Mitchell !

Forty two fahrenheit would be pleasant but I don't think too many would be surviving 104 Celsius.

Not even the Global Warning devotees would survive the impact of that kind of temperature !

Tombro tongue.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 15th Dec 2013, 09:48am

Well spotted, Tombro ! laugh.gif

Posted by: Dave Grieve 27th Nov 2014, 06:53am

Condolences to the family of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who died as a result of being hit on the head with a full toss cricket ball, I know its not a topic normally commented on here but nobody should have to die playing a sport.

Cynically the safety hat manufacturers were already pointing out yesterday that he was not wearing their latest model safety hat



Posted by: mitchell 27th Nov 2014, 07:16am

Yes Indeed very sad, it has hit a lot of players and fans of the game here quite hard.
I just wish that Australian bowlers would stop this short pitched deliveries.
Thomson and Lillie still teach the young bowlers this.
Sad to say but the pitches here are the only ones in the world which are suited to this.
Condolences to Phill and his family, and not too forget Sean Abbott.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 27th Nov 2014, 09:38am

Devastating news about the tragic death of Phil Hughes. Not many of us think of such accidents occurring in cricket - rugby maybe but not cricket.

My heart goes out to this young man's family and also to the bowler, Sean Abbott.

I've just heard that the NZ Black Caps and Pakistan have agreed to abandon Day 2 of their test match in Sharjah out of respect.

There was apparently quite a delay in getting an ambulance to the SCG but not sure if more urgent action could have saved the young man's life.

Sad day indeed for the cricket world.

Posted by: Elma 27th Nov 2014, 04:26pm

This was reported on our local news this morning, what a terrible accident to happen. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 10th Mar 2015, 06:53am

To all the Cricket fans on the board, and I know there are hundreds if not thousands laugh.gif
Whats the difference between an African Lion and the Three England Lions?
ans - An African Lion has got a tail biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Oh I love it when that country suffers.
Out the world cup again, how can that be how can the mighty Engerland lose to a mickey mouse team and not even reach the knockout stages? thumbup.gif

Posted by: zascot 10th Mar 2015, 07:33am

Last time the England cricket team came to South Africa most of them stayed with their parents biggrin.gif

Posted by: mitchell 10th Mar 2015, 07:35am

I was glad to see this bunch of overpaid tossers getting gubbed.
Why on earth they persisted with this Morgan is beyond me?
Anyhow I had a punt on India to win this cup with the Kiwis runners up.

Posted by: zascot 10th Mar 2015, 08:28am

Don`t know about the Kiwi`s but I also fancy India but my heart says South Africa if we don`t choke.

Posted by: ashfield 10th Mar 2015, 08:47am

After Scotland's performance, ah'm sayin' nothin' tongue.gif

Posted by: Billy Boil 10th Mar 2015, 11:39pm

QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 10th Mar 2015, 07:10am) *
To all the Cricket fans on the board, and I know there are hundreds if not thousands laugh.gif
Whats the difference between an African Lion and the Three England Lions?
ans - An African Lion has got a tail biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Oh I love it when that country suffers.
Out the world cup again, how can that be how can the mighty Engerland lose to a mickey mouse team and not even reach the knockout stages? thumbup.gif

What do you call an English cricketer with 100 after his name on an innings?

A bowler!.

Posted by: mitchell 24th Mar 2015, 10:13am

Well done N Z.
What a great game, beating South Africa with one ball to spare.
Let's hope that India can beat Austrlalia, then I can collect my quinellla.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Mar 2015, 10:30am

So proud of our Black Caps. Into the final for the first time. It was an amazing game and went right down to the wire, NZ winning with a 6 off the second last ball.

My blood pressure must have gone through the roof but it was so worth it.

South Africa were very good and just about pulled it off but the Kiwis never gave up and deserved the win in the end. My cricket mad daughter who lives in London watched the whole game and was going straight into work without any sleep.

Sorry, Mitchell, I can't see India beating Australia but then, who knows in the game of cricket? NZ beat Australia in their pool game but the final will be a very different ball game. Who said cricket was boring?

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Mar 2015, 10:33am

I would also like to say how refreshing it was to see the respect between New Zealand and South African players. No sledging or any nastiness between the teams. Well done to all the players.

Posted by: mitchell 24th Mar 2015, 01:56pm

It would have been interesting if India were in that position against Australia on Thursday. Australia would probably bowl underarm again. laugh.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Mar 2015, 08:43pm

Now, now, Mitchell, we're not supposed to keep bringing the under-arm episode up. Mind you, I still remember it well!

All set to watch the final on Sunday with my son and family. Not sure if I am wise, having respect to my heart valve problem! Still, there's no way I would miss the game. Do you think the Kiwis have any chance against Australia, should they beat India tomorrow?

Posted by: mitchell 25th Mar 2015, 05:19am

Yes indeed they have a great chance but they have got to get Warner out cheaply.
Also if McCallum keeps the heid the Black caps will win it.
Enjoy the game as I will here in Oz, and supporting the Kiwis, watch out for the underarm bowling by Australia. rolleyes.gif
By the way Neither will Brian ????? Forget that fiasco by Trevor Chappel.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 25th Mar 2015, 09:48am

Brian McKechnie was the unfortunate NZ batsman (No.10) so of course there was only a slight chance he could hit the ball for six to win the game (unlike Grant Elliott yesterday). I think I would have thrown the bat at Trevor Chappell instead of throwing it on the ground! McKechnie has long since left the fiasco behind him but Trevor is not very keen on talking about it, though he will never be allowed to forget it!

I could be wrong but I think McKechnie was censored for throwing the bat but the ICC subsequently declared under-arm bowling illegal.


Posted by: tombro 26th Mar 2015, 08:11am

SKL, if Australia overcome India, New Zealand have a big chance, especially if they get to bat first. Aussies are no good when chasing a reasonable score. David Warner and the guy who calls himself 'The Big Show' are nothing more than sloggers, brought up on T20. Smith is the only batsman the Aussies have who is in total form, the rest are in and outers, as are their bowlers. Me, I've backed NZ to win, I've backed India to win and, irrespective of if Oz beats India tonight, I'll be backing NZ, mainly because I can't stand the way the Aussies sledge !

Tpmbro smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: mitchell 26th Mar 2015, 08:55am

Totally agree with you about this arrogant Australian side.
Watching it now India 80 for 2 and the Aussies are at it again with the sledging.
that Johnston is a right prat. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 26th Mar 2015, 11:12pm

I couldn't agree with you two guys more regarding the Aussies arrogance and aggression. I watched most of the semi between Oz and India but went to bed when the Indians needed around 16 an over. I was a bit disappointed with them as they looked like they just wanted the game to be over!

Can't stand sledging myself and don't see a place for it in cricket. A friend once said to me that the best sportsmen need a certain amount of arrogance but I am not so sure - confidence certainly but we can do without the glaring and threatening looks by Aussie bowlers every time the opposing batsmen have a lucky let-off or their stupid OTT celebrations when a batsman is given out. I think Clarke is a good captain but the bowlers do my head in and David Warner is such a twat. Yes, NZ will need to get him out early but we have some great bowlers now, so here's hoping for the best outcome on Sunday. I think NZ have got heaps more confidence now and a bit more "hardness" but God forbid they ever get the Aussie attitude.

Looking forward to Sunday's game of course and it would be just brilliant if our Black Caps win but I don't know if my nerves will stand up to it as it will undoubtedly be a tense game.

Posted by: zascot 27th Mar 2015, 10:13am

Well SKL I will be backing the Kiwis as I support South Africa and anyone who is playing the Aussies. Most of our team are back and they got a great welcome, they done us proud and took the defeat like men, no blame on the rain break etc, good luck on Sunday I will be up at 03:00 our time so you had better win.

Posted by: lianmy 29th Mar 2015, 03:33am

I hope the Aussie's win

Posted by: zascot 29th Mar 2015, 05:45am

Not looking to good for the Kiwis at the moment but still a way to go.

Posted by: mitchell 29th Mar 2015, 08:08am

As I said in an earlier post McCullum has got to keep the heid.
What does he do rolleyes.gif
Also get rid of that arrogant twat WArner earlier.
This game will be over in less than 35 overs.

Posted by: Billy Boil 29th Mar 2015, 09:58pm

QUOTE (mitchell @ 26th Mar 2015, 09:12am) *
Totally agree with you about this arrogant Australian side.
Watching it now India 80 for 2 and the Aussies are at it again with the sledging.
that Johnston is a right prat. rolleyes.gif

Well the arrogant Australians lost Warner early and went on in their true arrogant fashion to defeat a side that might as well not have bothered turning up for the lack of performance they exhibited.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 30th Mar 2015, 08:36pm

I agree with you about Brendan McCullum - I wish he had played it safe for a couple of overs - but, true to form, it's all or nothing with Brendan.

The Black Caps still looked like doing well at 150 for 3 but on the day the Aussies were just too good. I am very proud of our guys as they went further than any previous NZ team. They were gracious in defeat, their manners and respect for the opposition is impeccable, unlike the Aussies who persist to this day with dreadful sledging and sneering. They seem to regard themselves as gods and boy would I love to see them getting taken down a peg or two.

I sometimes think how lucky I am that my parents changed their minds about emigrating to Australia in the early 50s - I would have grown up an Aussie!!!

A big thank you to Brendan and the team - you gave us one hell of a journey getting to the final.

Posted by: mitchell 31st Mar 2015, 02:43am

Still wondering WHY NZ elected to bat first.
When the typical Melbourne wicket would have suited Vitttori to bowl late on, Very mystified with this decision.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 2nd Apr 2015, 09:36pm

I was pleased when Brendan won the toss and decided to bat as I had heard that the Aussies were not so good at chasing. Also, I felt if they batted first they could have scored near enough to 400 - an uphill battle for the Kiwis.

There is a general feeling here that the Kiwis were so delighted to make the final (for the first time) that they were a bit too contented with that achievement and didn't really have enough belief they could actually win the Cup.

Ah well, maybe next time!

Posted by: mitchell 3rd Apr 2015, 10:39am

SkL, it is well known the the MCG is a second I innings batsmans wicket, but there is a difference if you have a couple of good spinners and a good swing bowler, then you have a chance of early wickets.
Sorry but wrong call by NZ on this one.

Posted by: lianmy 5th Apr 2015, 08:30am

If the Kiwi team did have enough belief they could win the cup they shouldn't have gone into the competition.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 5th Apr 2015, 11:03am

QUOTE (lianmy @ 5th Apr 2015, 08:47am) *
If the Kiwi team did have enough belief they could win the cup they shouldn't have gone into the competition.


Did you mean "If the Kiwi team did NOT have the belief they could win the cup, etc."

If so, does the same apply to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, or UAE, who are all minnows and surely didn't have high hopes of winning the cup but who all competed well and represented their countries with pride, just like New Zealand did. Without lower rated countries entering to the World Cup competitions (be it football, rugby, rugby league, etc.) they could not truly be called "World Cups", could they?

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong but I have a sneaking suspicion, lianmy, that you are a bit peeved because New Zealand knocked South Africa out in the semi!!! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: mitchell 5th Apr 2015, 02:14pm

Would not worry about it SKL, another arrogant Australian supporter.
Not all cricket nations have an academy of cricket, like the arrogant Aussies have.
I also believe that there were a few cricketers who paid their own fares.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 5th Apr 2015, 07:43pm

No worries there, Mitch. I've enjoyed the competition big time, not just the top teams either. We were lucky enough to have the opening game here in Christchurch, where our stadiums have been decimated by the earthquakes 4 years ago. The Oval in Hagley Park, in the central city was vastly upgraded for the opening game NZ v Sri Lanka. I went to the game with my sister and brother-in-law, all in our 70s, and we had a great day - entertaining play and a terrific crowd atmosphere.

Cricket New Zealand has a lot to be proud of and the boys have been a joy to watch the last couple of years. Now looking forward to their tour of England in the summer there.

Cheers,

Posted by: mitchell 6th Apr 2015, 01:59am

SKL the Kiwis should do quite well over there as the pitches are a lot slower and similar to the ones in NZ.
Australian fast bowlers struggle over there, as it is a seamers paradise.
At least England and NZ play the game in good spirit, unlike Australia does.
Remember the Warner incident for starters?
How that man is still playing is beyond me, as he was even worse at the sledging when Australia played India.

Posted by: lianmy 6th Apr 2015, 02:50am

I would hope all teams that entered the competition would have had the belief they could win it regardless of where they came from. How dare you Mitchell call me another arrogant Australian supporter. You don't know anything about me.
Yes I would have liked to have seen SA in the finals maybe they would have put up more a fight.

Posted by: mitchell 6th Apr 2015, 05:45am

Don't want to anything to do about you, as you come across by the way you describe your posts as a typical Australian sports arrogant d........ so called supporter.
Enough said, you dished it out to your unfair comments about NZ, so if you know anything about the game, post a fair comment, if not,, keep out of a perfectly sensible conversation.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 6th Apr 2015, 10:39am

I am looking forward to the English tour by the Kiwis, Mitchell, and hope they do well, though I expect England's test team will do a lot better than the 50-over team. The main problem is of course the time difference but I hope to see some of the games at least.

My daughter who lives in London has tickets for one of the one-day games (to be played at Southampton). Every time I've been in London, I always hope to get to a game at Lords but haven't made it yet.

It's a big year for World Cups, with the Rugby one coming up in September - I can't wait!

Cheers,

Posted by: lianmy 6th Apr 2015, 10:53am

You are a very rude man Mitchell I did not come on here calling people names unlike you.
I asked the question why would NZ compete if they did not think they could win?
The Aussie's win games because they believe they can. Also I wanted Scotland to win but sadly they didn't. I wanted India to win but they didn't.
The reason I got on the Aussie band wagon for that last game only was because I live here.

Posted by: tombro 6th Apr 2015, 11:21am

In other words, you obviously know nothing about cricket but are willing to slag off people who don't share the same opinion as you ! Get a life !

Tombro mellow.gif mellow.gif

Posted by: mitchell 6th Apr 2015, 12:20pm

QUOTE (lianmy @ 5th Apr 2015, 08:47am) *
If the Kiwi team did have enough belief they could win the cup they shouldn't have gone into the competition.


Say no more.
Saying one of the host nations should have not gone into the competition.
That's like saying, Australia should not have gone into the competition.
Do you understand the rules and regulations of all formats of the game?
it came down to the four best sides in the world to make up the semis.

Posted by: zascot 7th Apr 2015, 10:24am

SKL from the South African side we think NZ did themselves proud and we did not complain when they beat us (well not out loud anyway) biggrin.gif There has to be winners and losers and at least the losers did not whine like the Aussies do and blame everything on anything else but themselves.

Posted by: Billy Boil 9th Apr 2015, 01:14am

QUOTE (mitchell @ 6th Apr 2015, 12:37pm) *
Say no more.
Saying one of the host nations should have not gone into the competition.
That's like saying, Australia should not have gone into the competition.
Do you understand the rules and regulations of all formats of the game?
it came down to the four best sides in the world to make up the semis.

So you do concede that in spite of all that "arrogance" Australia if only by default must be the best in the world; or at least one of the best?

Posted by: lianmy 9th Apr 2015, 05:09am

Really?

Posted by: zascot 9th Apr 2015, 09:20am

QUOTE (lianmy @ 9th Apr 2015, 06:26am) *
Really?

Yes Really

Posted by: Billy Boiling 10th Apr 2015, 12:28am

QUOTE (zascot @ 7th Apr 2015, 10:41am) *
SKL from the South African side we think NZ did themselves proud and we did not complain when they beat us (well not out loud anyway) biggrin.gif There has to be winners and losers and at least the losers did not whine like the Aussies do and blame everything on anything else but themselves.

Could you define for us what this "Whining" was? Seems to me that graciousness in defeat, although you would have us believe that this is a prerogative of all but Australia is only a "Freddy Feel Good" posture on behalf of those disappointed to the "Angst" degree, that Australia won and did so convincingly.

Posted by: mitchell 10th Apr 2015, 03:28am

R I P Richie.

Posted by: lianmy 10th Apr 2015, 05:02am

Richie Benaud a truly wonderful cricketer and commentator R.I.P

Posted by: mitchell 10th Apr 2015, 05:29am

He also played the game in a gentleman manner, not like the way those Australian morons play the game now.

Posted by: mitchell 14th Jun 2015, 10:47am

Great cricket between England and New Zealand in the one dayers.
Played with good spirit and no sledging, unlike the Australian side who are about to hit the English shores in the summer.
Watch the agro happen then by the Australians. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 14th Jun 2015, 12:20pm

Mitchell, wouldn't be Aussies if they didn't indulge in sledging, would they? They are accepted now as the world's best, unfortunately.

What upsets me more is that this New Zealand tour of England is being widely regarded as "warm-up" games for England as they get ready to face Australia. A bit of respect would be appreciated!

I am watching the third 50-over game right now but as it is now well after midnight, I won't be watching much longer. Go the Kiwis!! Love you guys.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 15th Jun 2015, 06:24am

I woke at 5.00 am and watched the final overs. Well done, New Zealand. England committed the cardinal sin of not batting out their 50 overs and they paid the price.

It was disappointing that our best bowler, Trent Boult was out injured and will take no part in the rest of the tour. NZ has some very good players now and here's hoping we can win the tournament.


Posted by: tombro 15th Jun 2015, 10:13am

Love the comments about Aussie sledging, and totally agree with them. All sport in Oz is now besmirched by the same thing, even in Junior Sport. It's such a worry for someone who gave up coaching Junior Sport, just for that reason !

Tombro sad.gif sad.gif

Posted by: mitchell 15th Jun 2015, 12:46pm

Which one Tombro?

Posted by: mitchell 18th Jun 2015, 10:21am

Great stuff between England and New Zealand, roll on the 5th game, should be good depending on the weather.
All that is going to change quite soon when the likes of Johnston, Warner, Starc and a few other sledgers arrive in England. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 18th Jun 2015, 10:58am

These two teams are pretty well matched and the final game is looking to be a good one. At one time, the team batting first and scoring 349 would have been considered the favourite to win but not in these high-scoring days. Makes it great for the spectators.

I have a lot of respect for the English team but don't think I will be getting up in the early hours to watch the Aussies!

Posted by: mitchell 18th Jun 2015, 11:36pm

thumbup.gif
Weather permitting.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 19th Jun 2015, 08:33am

If the weather does intervene, I hope the game is called off altogether then the series will be drawn. I hate this Duckworth Lewis carry-on as it doesn't always seem fair.

To be honest, England would have won the third game if the D/L had not come into play!

Posted by: tombro 19th Jun 2015, 10:00am

Back to Mitchell, played football from four year old to 35 years old and coached juniors from 14 years old till I was 40 years old. Got sick of pleading with parents on the sideline not to slag the kids or the referee !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: mitchell 23rd Jun 2015, 12:40am

Tell me a sport that does not have the parent anger in this world?
SPL, I suppose it was a fair thing to,say but the D/l worked both ways in this great game between the two evenly matched teams.
New Zealand I felt were let down with the Rash McCullum again, he should bat at number five in my opinion.
Anyhow TOMBRO all ashes and one dayers are LIVE on nine all over Australia.
Mind you, they start about 10 at night and go right through till the morning.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 23rd Jun 2015, 06:30am

McCullum is the first to admit he has not performed on the English tour. I have often felt he should play himself in a bit more cautiously but I've been told by my son and daughter that's not the way he plays and we don't mind if when he has scores big time. Maybe they are right but I am looking forward to seeing the fist Twenty-20 game early Wednesday morning (NZ) time.

I didn't see much of the final one-dayer and when I switched on the TV a couple of times during the night, rain had delayed play. I was surprised to hear the result but am told NZ fielded badly and lost a game they should have won. Ah well, better luck next time.




Posted by: tombro 23rd Jun 2015, 10:53am

True Mitchell, but only if Wimbledon doesn't intervene, as has been the case over the past four years !

Tombro wink.gif wink.gif

Posted by: mitchell 23rd Jun 2015, 02:06pm

Apparently it will be shown on Gem.

Posted by: Billy Boil 24th Jun 2015, 12:14am

Wimbledon will be presented "Ad Nauseam" on T.V. Australia. Coupled with the fact we are now in the Mid season of N.R.L. (League) A.F.L. and the Super Rugby finals coming up there will be little room for coverage of the Ashes this year. Cricket, apart from 20/20 and one day is very much taking a back seat in the sporting venue of Australia

Posted by: mitchell 24th Jun 2015, 12:54am

One up for England in the T20, are they managing to find some form before the ashes?
Hope so.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Jun 2015, 09:57am

Mitchell, I think they have been studying New Zealand's attacking style of play and last night they beat them at their own game!

Even John Cleese has publicly thanked Brendan McCullum for his contribution to the series.

Test cricket is something else of course but I hope England can compete as well against the Aussies. They have certainly had a good warm-up. Well done, England.

Posted by: tombro 27th Jun 2015, 09:49am

Ah Mitchell, but Channel Nine's agreement is to provide the programme on prime time television on their major channel. Being greedy, and determined to stamp all opposition out, they continue to pay out for services they can't provide, just to prevent the opposition from gaining an advantage. To be honest, I probably won't be watching too much anyway. I love my sleep and I love to sleep at night time !

Tombro tongue.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: mitchell 27th Jun 2015, 11:35am

Can't see prime time starting at 9pm at night Tombro.
Between 6and 9 maybe but not after that time.

Posted by: tombro 28th Jun 2015, 10:14am

As far as I'm concerned, Mitchell, Prime Time now starts only after the profusion of 'non' reality shows has finished. That means any time after 9.30 pm !

Tombro biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: mitchell 29th Jun 2015, 06:30am

Prime time TV in the middle of the night, you can't make this up. laugh.gif

Posted by: Billy Boil 1st Jul 2015, 08:39am

Every one hates a winner especially if its never them.

Posted by: mitchell 9th Jul 2015, 06:42am

Well SKL looks like what i said earlier about the slow wickets in England might haunt the Aussies.
England have got good seamers in their squad, and that must be a worry for them. (Australia)
I would like to see England play Sidebottom in a couple of tests, he is back in form.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 11th Jul 2015, 09:18pm

I must admit I didn't see much of the first test but good on England - they are playing well. I sometimes feel that some of the Aussies (not all) feel that they just have to turn up to win!

Posted by: mitchell 11th Jul 2015, 11:20pm

Watched all if it right through till the finish.
The problem that Australia has is that a few of them have got use by dates written all over them.
Watson, Clarke, Voges, Haddin.
Well done England, now lords will be a different game for Australia, it will take spin probably in the last two days, so look out for Engalnd playing a couple of spinners.

Posted by: mitchell 14th Jul 2015, 08:20am

For goodnesss sake 😂 the Australians are whinging about the slow pitches, don't hear them complaining about the pitches in Australia.
The only country to complain in this world, yes it has to be Australia, pathetic.

Posted by: Betsy2009 14th Jul 2015, 08:29am

Sulking!

Michael Clarke snubbed an invitation by opposite number Alastair Cook for the tourists to join the hosts for a beer after first Test

Australia refused to share a drink with England after their thrashing in the first Ashes Test, it emerged on Monday.

James Anderson confirmed Michael Clarke snubbed an invitation by opposite number Alastair Cook for the tourists to join the hosts for a beer following their 169-run defeat at Cardiff.

Anderson revealed England and New Zealand had shared drinks after both of their Test matches earlier this summer and Cook was eager to reach out to Australia in the same way.


But the captain was rebuffed, with Anderson admitting to being in the dark as to why that was ahead of Thursday's second Test at Lord's.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/ashes-2015-australia-refused-to-share-a-drink-with-england-reveals-james-anderson/ar-AAcVzE1?ocid=iehp

Posted by: mitchell 14th Jul 2015, 08:59am

Betsy the Australians are disgusting when it comes to losing in most sports.
Yes I did see that on the Guardian here.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 14th Jul 2015, 12:46pm

You are so right Mitchell. I recall a few years ago, during an Olympic swimming event, the young Aussie girl who came second was interviewed afterwards.

She was understandably disappointed she didn't win but what astounded me was her indignation that she had been beaten by, of all people, a New Zealander (her own words).

Unfortunately, this is the type of arrogance which seems to be part of the Australian sports men and women, the only exception possibly being their rugby teams who are generally quite sporting, IMHO.
Kia Ora,

Posted by: Dave Grieve 10th Aug 2015, 07:50am

Surely this is a conundrum? a mistake even, a headline printed in jest? how is it possible for any English Ashes hero to modestly accept the victory?

English Modesty conquers the world? I don't think so

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3191688/DOMINIC-LAWSON-hero-s-proved-English-modesty-conquer-world.html

Posted by: mitchell 13th Sep 2015, 05:54am

SKL, should be a great final decider between England and the Aussies tonight.
Really quite mystified why Australia has been made favourites for this game.
Whoever wins the toss will surely bat first, hopefully England, as this wicket will suit the England spinners who might have to bowl last.

Posted by: mitchell 5th Nov 2015, 05:43am

This would have to go down as one of the worst bowling efforts from New Zealand.
Mind you losing the toss did not help, as Australia seemingly those days seem to call right.
They would do all right in a two-up school. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: tombro 5th Nov 2015, 08:43am

Oz wins today but game could be decided by rain ... a bit is on the way and it's heading NE !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 5th Nov 2015, 09:32am

I watched some of today's match but it got a bit boring for me, so I spent most of the time gardening!

New Zealand bowlers were pretty shocking, so maybe rain will interrupt and give them a breather. See what tomorrow brings.


Posted by: mitchell 5th Nov 2015, 11:37pm

Yesterday's conditions were ideal for swing bowling,cloudy and hot and humid.
New Zealand bowled short, wide and not at the stumps.
Only rain will save them in this one, I say Australia to declare just after tea, then unfortunately skittle the kiwis out within a day and a half.
Terrible performance from them.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 6th Nov 2015, 05:03am

New Zealand has some talented players but sadly they are inconsistent. I think there will be too much pressure on the batsmen and it is an uphill battle that sadly I don't think they can save the test.

Posted by: mitchell 6th Nov 2015, 06:26am

SKL, where in earth did they get this Taylor from, through the years he has been as useless as a one armed paper hanger.
Surely N.Z have got somebody better than him? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 6th Nov 2015, 09:58am

Mitchell, Ross Taylor is a bit of an enigma. He has been around for a while and captained the Black Caps for a while. He is a classy player but, like the French Rugby team, you never know which Taylor will turn up!

I saw very little of the game today and didn't miss much.

Posted by: Billy Boil 7th Nov 2015, 01:03am

QUOTE (mitchell @ 14th Jul 2015, 09:07am) *
Betsy the Australians are disgusting when it comes to losing in most sports.
Yes I did see that on the Guardian here.

You are the one who was bitten by a kangaroo when you were a kid????

Posted by: mitchell 8th Nov 2015, 05:07am

Come on N.Z make them stay in the field for as long as possible, weather permitting.
N Z have a classy player in Williamson, let's hope I am wrong about Taylor.
NZ currently 2/129 after 48 overs.
Yes SKL I do know Ross Taylor's history. wink.gif wink.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 8th Nov 2015, 07:26am

Sorry to see Williamson going out, so its Taylor's chance to make up for his first innings. I see rain stopped play (for the day I suppose). Its a big ask for the team to cling on for a draw but who knows? Smith was quite annoyed when the umpires called it off during the first rainfall.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 9th Nov 2015, 10:52am

It has to be said. Mitchell Starc thoroughly deserved his $8,300 fine for his disgusting effort to hit Marc Craig, a tailender in the NZ innings. This was put down to "frustration" that the two last batsmen were proving stubborn. So what, that's what they are there for! The NZ batsmen had collapsed and were 200+runs behind - obvious to all that it was just a matter of time till the last wicket fell. This guy needs to get himself together. It was more than competitive aggression and was in fact dangerous. Good on the umpires. Good on Kiwi commentator Ian Smith for making it clear to the biased Aussie commentators what a despicable act it was.

Just what I felt we would get sooner or later from an Australian bowler - you do your country no good by your attitude, Starc. GROW UP FOR PETE'S SAKE!

Posted by: mitchell 9th Nov 2015, 06:36pm

Missed that SKL, but I managed to see Hazlewood cursing at one of the Kiwi batsmen earlier on.
By the looks of things the tests in Brisbane might be given the flick, as the place was empty.
What do you expect if it is was forecasting to rain for the five days.
Also the Sydney ground is having massive problems with the pitch, they abandoned the NSW and Victoria game as it was too dangerous to play on.
NZ will struggle over in Perth next week, as it will be the usual doctored wicket to suit their ( Australian) fast bowlers.

Posted by: tombro 10th Nov 2015, 09:18am

Typical Aussie reaction when things aren't going their way ! They can talk the talk all they want but, when it comes to things not going their way, Aussies are the biggest whingers in the world ! But, what more can you expect when their Vice-Captain is one of the world's greatest sledgers !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: mitchell 13th Nov 2015, 07:52am

No excuses, absolutely disgraceful bowling from N.Z.
On a wicket that assists pace.
Sorry SKL but turned off watching this pathetic performance.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 13th Nov 2015, 11:19am

No argument from me, Mitchell - I gave up before you did! To say they are disappointing is an understatement but I often feel that the only consistent thing about NZ cricket is their inconsistency.

I don't think I will be watching tomorrow either, just to see the Australians getting some batting practice.

Posted by: mitchell 15th Nov 2015, 03:58am

That's better N.Z well played Williamson 103 n.o and Taylor 73 n.o
As I said months ago, you have to keep Australia in the field for a long time.
Nice to see an N.Z player use is feet well.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 15th Nov 2015, 06:03am

Great to finally see some fight back from NZ and pleasing to see Ross Taylor hitting a bit of form. Score right now is 2/335, with Williamson on 165 and Taylor on 120. The pitch doesn't seem to be giving the bowlers much help either. I bet Brendan McCullum is itching to get out there too, but not too soon I hope!

A bit of heartening news on a dreadful day for world peace.

Posted by: mitchell 15th Nov 2015, 06:32am

Yes it is terrible news from France.
Anyhow the Aussies are now whinging about the ball, how many times is that it has been changed by them?
Did not see N.Z complain when Australia hit 500 odd runs with it.
Williamson just out with ANOTHER change of ball, this is pathetic Australia.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 16th Nov 2015, 10:26am

Well done to the Kiwis, especially Ross Taylor - just a shame he couldn't make the 300.

I see that not one of the Aussies shook his hand when he was dismissed - no surprises there! The last day should be a good one but it is looking more and more like a draw.

Posted by: tombro 17th Nov 2015, 10:03am

No SKL, Aussies more interested in congratulating no-name substitute, who we will never hear about again, for taking the catch, rather than recognising the outstanding performance of an opponent. Mr Smith, the Captain, is protecting his figures, as shown by the fact that he continued to bat on, giving NZ absolutely no chance of going for an unexpected victory. Sadly, if Oz has no chance of winning a game, they make sure no one else can, either ! The immature Mr Smith has to be the most insecure Australian Captain, ever !

Tombro laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 17th Nov 2015, 10:19am

I was enjoying the last two days of the Test till it became obvious it would end in a draw. I think most captains would have gone for a draw rather than risking a loss (except perhaps Brendan McCullum).

What I didn't particularly like was Mitchell Johnson announcing his retirement when the game was not even finished. Talk about taking the limelight! Reminds me of Clarke doing the same thing when Australia lost the Ashes earlier in the year, all designed to take the spotlight off the loss and on to his impending retirement (IMHO).

Posted by: tombro 18th Nov 2015, 09:16am

Well, SKL, that's just the Aussie way !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: mitchell 26th Nov 2015, 08:15am

Love it. laugh.gif South Africa bowled out for 79 in their first innings against India in the test match.

Posted by: mitchell 28th Nov 2015, 05:44am

You must be pleased SKl, keep it up N.Z, you are more than half way to history.
Especially with Australia's no 1 arrogant bowler unlikely to bowl. ohmy.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 28th Nov 2015, 06:38am

Great to see Warner getting out for 1. NZ have played well but that completely stupid decision by the umpires in giving Lyon not out when clearly he was, has given the impetus back to the Aussies. Even the commentators were completely stumped (no pun intended). The batsman had walked off and was recalled.

I've had enough and going to watch another channel!

Posted by: mitchell 28th Nov 2015, 06:46am

Had enough of watching the two n.z spinners, get the medium pacers on.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 29th Nov 2015, 10:28am

Well, the 3rd test is finally over. I had a slight hope that NZ could pull off the win but in the end they were just not good enough, although at least two glaringly wrong umpiring decisions didn't help.

Still, they did make the Aussies work for their runs!

What I can't understand is why Australia sent Starc out at the end, though there were batsmen ahead of him. I understand the reason for playing him in the first innings but surely they didn't need him in the second. Here's hoping he didn't do any more damage to his foot when he didn't need to.

Roll on 2016, when NZ will be hosting Australia for a 3-match ODI series and two tests. We live in hope!

Posted by: tombro 30th Nov 2015, 09:36am

I have an opinion about that, SKL, but I'll keep it to myself as I am so impressed by the way the Kiwis took it simply as rub of the green. I would suggest that, if the shoe was on the other foot, then all hell would have broken loose with the extremely biased Australian Press Room. Let's just replace my opinion with one word ... arrogance !

Tombro rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 2nd Dec 2015, 10:29am

Tombro, after New Zealand Cricket requesting an explanation, the ICC have agreed that Nigel Llong made the wrong decision when he ruled Nathan Lyon not out - not that it does the Kiwis any good now.

Thank goodness the Black Caps didn't descend to Australia's level and behave like spoilt kids on the field. Now looking forward to seeing the Sri Lankans here for their tour, starting next week, I think. The two teams know each other well though several top Sri Lankans have now retired.


Posted by: mitchell 2nd Dec 2015, 10:45am

Must admit SKL, I wonder how the Aussies would have reacted if this disgraceful decision happened to them.
Murdoch's press would have had a field day. (No pun) laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: mitchell 7th Dec 2015, 10:13am

Well done India, you gave South Africa an absolute hammering.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 8th Feb 2016, 10:22am

New Zealand have unexpectedly won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, beating Australia in the final game of the 3-game ODI series.

What a thriller, though I have to admit I had doubts of a win when NZ were all out for 246 in the 46th over, bearing in mind the Aussies have some hard-hitting batsmen.

The Aussies were going along nicely but as they chased a paltry 247 for victory, in the 34th over Mitchell Marsh was given out in controversial circumstances when it appeared the television replay on the big screen influenced an appeal and decision that saw Marsh given out caught. The allrounder struck a delivery from Black Caps bowler Matt Henry onto the toe of his boot, and Henry caught the ball low-down in his follow-through. Marsh was livid, as was Smith, but the decision was made. At that stage Australia were 164-6 and NZ then ripped through the lower order batsmen, ending when Boland was spectacularly run out in the 44th over.

A welcome win to New Zealand by 55 runs ...... but I expect we will hear a lot more about the Marsh dismissal.

clap.gif ROLL ON THE TEST SERIES!

Posted by: Dave Grieve 8th Feb 2016, 10:50am

QUOTE (Scots Kiwi Lass @ 8th Feb 2016, 12:30pm) *
New Zealand have unexpectedly won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, beating Australia in the final game of the 3-game ODI series.

What a thriller, though I have to admit I had doubts of a win when NZ were all out for 246 in the 46th over, bearing in mind the Aussies have some hard-hitting batsmen.

The Aussies were going along nicely but as they chased a paltry 247 for victory, in the 34th over Mitchell Marsh was given out in controversial circumstances when it appeared the television replay on the big screen influenced an appeal and decision that saw Marsh given out caught. The allrounder struck a delivery from Black Caps bowler Matt Henry onto the toe of his boot, and Henry caught the ball low-down in his follow-through. Marsh was livid, as was Smith, but the decision was made. At that stage Australia were 164-6 and NZ then ripped through the lower order batsmen, ending when Boland was spectacularly run out in the 44th over.

A welcome win to New Zealand by 55 runs ...... but I expect we will hear a lot more about the Marsh dismissal.

clap.gif ROLL ON THE TEST SERIES!
Well done Lass. Sounds like an exciting finish. Perhaps it will wake up this shower in SA as to what can be done.

Posted by: tombro 9th Feb 2016, 09:26am

Well done, NZ ! Once again, arrogant Aussies show their true colours ! Simple fact, Marsh was out, no matter how the decision was made !

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Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 28th Mar 2016, 09:06am

Cricket is a funny old game, that's for sure. I've been watching some of the Twenty20 World Cup games, mostly the one involving the New Zealand Black Caps.

After NZ smashing India in their game, I was surprised that India knocked Australia out yesterday. I only saw the highlights but that man Kholi played a superb hand. I think he must have felt very proud of himself - such confidence in his ability against very good opposition.

I see Kevin Pietersen has all but written off New Zealand's chances of beating England in the semi-final on Wednesday (Thursday here). Well, Mr Pietersen, we will see. Any team can win on the day, though I have to admit England's batsmen are playing well. Bring it on!

Posted by: Dave Grieve 28th Mar 2016, 10:11am

Haven't been following this tournament not even the SA games. But best of luck and lets hope the Kiwis win the final. thumbup.gif

Posted by: zascot 28th Mar 2016, 05:42pm

Agree with Dave. good luck New Zealand.

Posted by: Billy Boil 28th Mar 2016, 11:22pm

QUOTE (mitchell @ 28th Nov 2015, 05:52am) *
You must be pleased SKl, keep it up N.Z, you are more than half way to history.
Especially with Australia's no 1 arrogant bowler unlikely to bowl. ohmy.gif

I have noticed in past post the soubriquet "Arrogant Australians" appearing under your contribution to enlightenment of the "not so arrogant" Is this Jealousy at a country more successful in sport, having the highest of standards of living, having year after year won the most liveable cities in the world for most of its' capital cities has the highest amount of home ownership, and a lifestyle that stands out in the world as desirable and on top of that the highest listed minimum wage.

Arrogant!!! What a petty little put down of a great sporting identity.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 29th Mar 2016, 02:41am

We have to beat England first, Dave, which will be a challenge. Their batsmen are good but so are our bowlers.

Sadly, we don't have Brendan McCullum now and our batsmen have not been exactly consistent. Here's hoping Martin Guptill keeps up his good record this competition. The game is on around 4.00 am Thursday New Zealand, so not such a good time!

Posted by: zascot 29th Mar 2016, 04:53am

We are lucky ScotsKiwi lass we get them around 4pm so no early mornings or late nights.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 26th Mar 2018, 09:11pm

For the life of me, I cannot understand the mentality of the Australians in this latest cricket debacle in South Africa. They have the best players in the world yet feel the need to cheat when the chips are down. They are the world experts in sledging but can't take it from the opposing teams.

I've never rated Steve Smith as a captain. He is probably the top batsman in the world, but as a captain he is not capable (in my opinion). I have no words to describe David Warner but just can't stand the man. All I will say is he is no sportsman.

So pleased I am not an Aussie supporter - they must be cringing at this latest carry-on.

On the positive side, the Black Caps beat England on the final day of the first test yesterday. What a strange game after England were bowled out for 59 in their first innings. Despite two days of heavy rain, I thought England could just about manage a draw but although they rallied in the second innings, NZ stuck with it and won in the end. Well done, New Zealand.

Posted by: ashfield 27th Mar 2018, 07:35am

All this cheating in cricket is outrageous. I’m still trying to figure out how the West Indies got it to rain in Zimbabwe last week to knock Scotland out of the World Cup sad.gif And if I meet those guys, Duckworth, Lewis and Stern, they’d better watch out, that’s all eyebrow.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 27th Mar 2018, 09:43am

The Duckworth Lewis system is supposed to be fair but really, how often it seems to be the opposite! I didn't see the Scotland qualifying game but felt their disappointment. It's just not cricket!

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 27th Mar 2018, 09:45am

The Duckworth Lewis system is supposed to be fair but in reality, it often seems to be the opposite! I didn't see the Scotland qualifying game but felt their disappointment. It's just not cricket!

Posted by: Dykejumper 30th Mar 2018, 06:11pm

The team backing second should try to ensure they are always marginally ahead on the DL system
just in case of rain.

Posted by: wombat 30th Mar 2018, 06:43pm

QUOTE (ashfield @ 27th Mar 2018, 08:35am) *
All this cheating in cricket is outrageous. I’m still trying to figure out how the West Indies got it to rain in Zimbabwe last week to knock Scotland out of the World Cup


unsure.gif voodoo magic ?

Posted by: ashfield 31st Mar 2018, 07:25am

QUOTE (wombat @ 30th Mar 2018, 07:43pm) *
unsure.gif voodoo magic ?


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bU9wLjk4II8

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Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 20th Jul 2019, 10:39am

Just wondering if anyone was interested enough to watch the World Cup cricket final? I was up all night of course as I knew I would be. Got to bed around 8.00 am, feeling a bit sick (at heart), not so much for losing the game but for the manner the winner was decided.

Like thousands of Kiwis, here and in the UK, it was a hard watch and my nerves were jangling, to say nothing of the thumping heart. Anyone who says cricket is boring must be very hard to please.

So proud of our Kiwi team, sportsmen to the end, despite the huge disappointment. Here's to the next World Cup - if I am still around I will be watching, high BP and all.



 

Posted by: ashfield 20th Jul 2019, 12:30pm

We're currently holidaying on the dark side tongue.gif so it was kind of hard to avoid. I enjoy watching cricket and used to follow the test matches when they were shown on the BBC. As you might expect, the media here went into overdrive about the "stunning" victory. We're getting a similar reaction to the netball world cup now rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 21st Jul 2019, 10:06am

I wonder if they would have called it a "stunning" victory if New Zealand had won, which they should have, bearing in mind it is now revealed that the 6 runs given in the Ben Stokes debacle should have been FIVE runs, meaning NZ would have won.