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shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3526New Post! Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:52:24
Well done to the Kiwis who defeated the poms by an innings and 65 runs in the first test.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3527New Post! Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:06:47
Warner has become the 7th Australian to score a triple ton.
Jennifer1984 On about 3 hours ago
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Penzance, United Kingdom
#3528New Post! Dec 06, 2019 @ 05:59:36
Sad at the death of Bob Willis on Wednesday from prostate cancer.

Wisden - The Death of Bob Willis

"Bustling Bob" as he was affectionately known to Warwickshire fans suffered more for his art than most in the game but he never gave up.

He was a kindly character, a true gentleman of the game, except when he had a cricket ball in his hand, and then it was all about business... which is right and proper.... but he always played the game according to its true spirit and served his county and his country well.

He was such a fan of Bob Dylan that he had his name changed to include the great musician's in it. R G Willis on the team sheet became R G D Willis. He always liked that.

As a pundit with Sky Sports he was often quite scathing of the England team, and of players who he felt were underperforming or, heaven forbid, not trying hard enough. Not giving of your best all the time, every time, was the ultimate sin where he was concerned.

But he was also a lovely man. Kind and considerate, a loyal friend and not without a witty quip when the occasion arose.

He will be missed. Like all the great commentators who have left us.... Johnson, Arlott, Martin-Jenkins, Benaud..... lovely men with a deep and knowledgeable love of cricket.

Thanks for everything, Bob. Sleep well. We'll miss you.
Jennifer1984 On about 3 hours ago
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Penzance, United Kingdom
#3529New Post! Dec 16, 2019 @ 19:35:34
Congratulations due to Ben Stokes who was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his performances in helping England win the Cricket World Cup, and his incredible innings against Australia in the Ashes series.

He joins Ian Botham (1981) and Andrew Flintoff (2005) as previous winners from the world of cricket. Strangely, 1981 and 2005 also coincided with Ashes series in England.

Second place went to Lewis Hamilton (F1 world champion..... again....) and third place was won by world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith.

Other nominees were Raheem Sterling (football, Manchester City and England), Alun Wyn-Jones (Rugby Union, Captain of Wales) and Katerina Johnson-Thompson (world champion heptathlete).
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3530New Post! Dec 30, 2019 @ 16:58:12
Went to the G on Boxing Day...along with 80k others. There were probably around 20k kiwis in the stands but it sounded more like 50k. Really good atmosphere.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3531New Post! Dec 30, 2019 @ 16:59:09
Have been really impressed with the performances of Wagner over the course of the test series so far. I really like how he goes about his cricket.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3532New Post! Dec 30, 2019 @ 17:02:16
In many ways the highlight of the 2nd test was the ton by Blundell. Had never opened the batting in a first class match...not ever. And yet there he was on day four making a hundred with his teams back well and truly against the wall. Good on him.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3533New Post! Dec 30, 2019 @ 17:03:25
Nice to see Head get some reward for effort. and good to see Patto back in the team.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3534New Post! Dec 30, 2019 @ 17:05:23
Congrats to the boks on winning the first test against the poms. I saw a wee bit of the match and they had (by RSA standards) pretty good crowds.
shadowen On June 15, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3535New Post! May 28, 2020 @ 18:54:47
Some funny cricket quotes from over the years...

Yorkshire 232 all out, Hutton ill - I'm sorry, Hutton 111.
- John Snagge, BBC News

Ray Illingworth has just relieved himself at the pavilion end.
- Brian Johnston, BBC Radio

Welcome to Worcester where you've just missed seeing Barry
Richards hitting one of Basil D'Oliveira's balls clean out of the
ground.
- Brian Johnston, BBC Radio

He's usually a good puller - but he couldn't get it up that time.
- Richie Benaud, Channel 9

If you go in with two fast bowlers and one breaks down, you're left two short.
- Bob Massie, ABC Radio

This game will be over any time from now.
- Alan McGilvray, ABC Radio

It is important for Pakistan to take wickets if they are going to make big inroads into this Australian batting line-up.
- Max Walker, Channel 9

Glenn McGrath joins Craig McDermott and Paul Reiffel in a
three-ponged prace attack.
- Tim Gavel, ABC News

In the back of Hughes' mind must be the thought that he will dance down the piss and mitch one.
- Tony Greig, Channel 9

It was close for Zaheer, Lawson threw his hands in the air and Marsh threw his head in the air.
- Jack Potter, 3UZ

Laird has been brought in to stand in the corner of the circle.
- Richie Benaud, Channel 9

Chappell just stood on his feet and smashed it to the boundary.
- Jim Maxwell, ABC Radio


On the first day, Logie decided to chance his arm and it came off.
- Trevor Bailey, Radio 3

He didn't quite manage to get his leg over.
- Jonathan Agnew

Q: Do you feel that the selectors and yourself have been
vindicated by the result?
A: I don't think the press are vindictive. They can write what they want.
- Mike Gatting, ITV

The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey.
- Brian Johnston, BBC

It's funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan, it's when you realise that your wife left you in May.
- Denis Norden

Marshall's bowling with his head.
- ABC commentator.

The sight of Bright holds no fright for Wright.
- Jim Maxwell

And Jajeda is dijappointed...Jadeja is ji..da..I'll come again, Jajeda..okay Jadeja looks downcast.
- Tony Grieg on Channel 9.
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