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@TKYC
And speaking of shield: "Shield teams have been skittled for sub-200 scores in six of 10 innings this season."
Didn't Tassie knock out +400 over the WAfflers? So the pitch is a monster, or a road?

Meedjya love to bee selective these days.

@TKYC

...and no love for Jeff Thomson, Tone?
[SEN website] "Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson"

Lou

You can't use the Warriors to prove or disprove any argument as they'd probably get skittled before lunch by a decent county u15 team, then let them rack up 300 or so by the end of play first day.

Tony Tea

I enjoyed listening to Thommo, but he was a bit too "things were better back in my day" for my taste.

Tony Tea

"Toss Michael Clarke has won the toss and Australia will bat." That will confuddle Hoggy, who, without even the slightest hesitation, stated that whoever won the toss should bowl.

m0nty
"The wicket looks pretty good, I think there might be a little bit in it in the first hour or first session but generally as per usual Hobart looks outstanding," Clarke says. "I'm confident this wicket is a bit different to what the boys have played on in first-class cricket this summer."

Cow Corner nicks one just in front of third slip in the first over. Hmm.

Tony Tea

Nicks are Cowy's sour dough bread and nutellex.

m0nty

Actually it was Cowan, and it carried but was dropped. First ball. Hmmmmmm.

Tony Tea

Nicks are Cowan's sour dough bread and nutellex... ummm, no. More like leaving balls on off stump, or getting LBW falling over an inswinger.

Tony Tea

According to Crooky Kula got his hand under Cowan's nick. Yes? No? (I can't see it.)

m0nty
UWMBCA Welegedara has the ball now

Did his mother name him after a cricket association? Upper West Megaswewa Boys? That's way too many middle names.

m0nty
Full name Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara

Oh, that's alright then. o_0

The Don has risen

what if Peter Senior had a boy and named him Peter Senior as well.
Then you would have Peter Senior senior and Peter Senior junior

Tony Tea

Rank name.

Tony Tea

Rank shot.

1/18

Tony Tea

Australia - none out, three out? (Again!)

m0nty

So much for Cowboy's local knowledge.

Russ

Horrific shot. Not much of a ball either. Can't help but think Warner would have dumped it in the river. Anything less than 500 against this attack is a failure.

m0nty

Hughes is likely to score heavily in this series then fall in a heap in the Ashes. Like the rest of the team.

Tony Tea

The Festive Season of Kidding Ourselves.

Russ

They'll get a chance to fail in India before they go to England. Although who knows what will happen there. A contest to see who can self-destruct the least.

Tony Tea

I actually like Hugo Hughes' chances of making his career work. He has shown he can get runs, now if he can shore up his technique he is set for bigger things.

Tony Tea

India are rubbish, but they are less rubbish in India than in Australia.

m0nty

We are more rubbish in India.

Tony Tea

LET'S GET READY TO RUBBISH!

Tony Tea

Warner run out in Clarke time. IDIOT!

m0nty

A stupid run out in Clarke time, that's all we needed.

Russ

Our Phil orders a fried beef burger for lunch. Nice.

Tony Tea

Nothing like a klutzy run out in Clarke time to ruin your lunch. Collapse starter? Never underestimate the power of a run out against the run of play to cause chaos.

Time for the Hughes Watson show. Hughes should run out Watson like Watson ran out Hughes in Melbourne against the Poms.

M. Patard

That run out looked totally Warner's fault. He called the run, Hughes did the right thing and bolted, then halfway up the pitch Warner calls "no". Too late mate. You ran yourself out.

Tony Tea

This Test was a dead rubber, but it was a good Test nevertheless. Why I remember it is for the way David Boon was run out in the second innings. Boonie bunted the ball to square leg, strolled off for a run, but did not see the wicket-keeper scamper from behind the stumps over to square, retrieve the ball, take a ping at the bowler's end, and run out a clearly shocked (then clearly cursing)Boon. Australia was 2 for 277, then in the blink of en eye, were 5 for 277. That was in a Australia trailed by 80-odd on the first innings and could not afford to be blase. Fvcken Boonie.

Tony Tea

Jeeves just said Hughes got "pounded by Harmison".

Tony Tea

I reckon Drew Muppet is on the verge of a "plucky little Sri Lankans."

The Don has risen

luvaduck,

Glen McGrath as a commentator?

He is boring as Mark Taylor and about as incisive. Warnie might look stupid these days but at least he isn't boring and provide some insights.

Just as well I was doing something else.

Tony Tea

Here is another aggravating run out in Clarke time: Damien Martyn at Edgy in 2005. As a matter of fact, 2005 is the birth of the Clarke time legend.

Tony Tea

"D'oh ball" AND "Mo ball".

Tony Tea

Watson with yet another start & stop.

Tony Tea

Shane Watson has converted yet another 100 into a 30-50.

The Don has risen

clarke time is almost stumps.

m0nty

Welly kind of creeps up on you, doesn't he? Looks like crap, goes for plenty but somehow gets poles. Got a Pfeiffer when the Lankans knocked off the Saffers a year ago.

The Don has risen

a lefthander bowling around the wicket to a lefthanded batsman and it ain't spinning much!

Why?

Tony Tea

When Clarke bunted to gully after he copped that ball which bounced uncomfortably and gully subsequently threw at the bowler's end, was Hussey out of his crease?

Big Rammer Tunga Downerthroata

Some clowns at work listen to the cricket on the AM radio. The drafties over in the drafties corner, to be exact.

Walked past, and within .01s of hearing the radio the name "Ramatunga Downathroata" popped into my brane.

Isn't that funny... I hadn't thought of the 12th man in yonks, and Ramatunga isn't even my favourite Sri Lankan.

Tony Tea

Even Billy Birmingham has given up on Sri Lankan name pisstakes.

The Don has risen

Just remember not one not two but sri lankans!!

Tony Tea

Donny, good to see you living down to your reputation for bad puns.

Peanut Butterjarz

I hear ya, big Tone.

The Paki ones were the original and best. So who is yer fave Sri Lankan, Rammer?

Big Ramifications

Brendon Kangaroopoo.

The only wicketkeeper to score a 200 on debut. You KNOW this.

Tony Tea

Biggy (and Peanut), amuse yourselves with 2012's weirdest baby names. No Polly. An outrage! Perhaps we will nickname her Hippo, Turbo or Haven'T.

Big Rammer [serenading Joe Root]

You're turning heads when you walk through the door. Don't need make up to cover up. Being the way that you are is enough. Everyone else in the room can see it, everyone but you.

Baby you light up my world like nobody else. The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed. But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell you don't know [oh oh] you don't know you're beautiful.

Tony Tea

I prefer Stephen Root.

Tony Tea

This pitch looks as though it has been imported from Colombo. Sangers and Jaya must already be rubbing their hands in anticipation.

Russ

Nice biggy. One of several songs, someone noted, by one direction that essentially say they like the girl for her low self esteem. The one that pretends to play guitar looks a lot like Clarke. International singing fame has worked wonders for his batting though.

Tony Tea

I might take up international singing fame.

Vindicate

Forfucksakerer. Best used when he drops a sitter.

@tkyc

Clarke out on reverse Clarke time

Tony Tea

Clarke's a nicker I tells ya. Again.

Tony Tea

Never previously noticed that #Cricket9 have Darryl Hair calling Murali behind its opening credits.

Lou

I haven't seen any of this game apart from about 5 mins of highlights on Sky. How did our Phil look?

Sumptious and Slats seemed to be having a growling competition. Frackin' idiots.

Tony Tea

Extended replay of Australia v Pakistan at Bellerive in 1999 was rudely interrupted by the restart after the rain delay. Can't bowl, can't throw, say it ain't so, Joe.

m0nty

Clarke declares at 5/450. Henry must have jizzed in his pants.

Tony Tea

Best thing about the declaration is that is came before the Nine honkers had a chance to tell him to declare.

Tony Tea

Not that I think he should have declared.

Lou

Yes he should have... or in current parlance, should of.

M. Patard

That declaration's looking pretty stupid.

Tony Tea

If you ask me, just about all declarations look pretty stupid. Grind 'em. Now that Hilfenhaus is injured, will Siddle miss the next Test with tiredness? Will Hilfenhaus ever play Tests again? (Stupid question, that.) Will Australia win even one Test this summer?

Vindicate

Forfucksakerer Wade! Had as Baddin...

Tony Tea

I was also moved to remark on Haddin.

Revere my tweets:

Andrew ‏@andrew_54 Good catch by Gary Pratt. #AUSvSL

50mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Jordan Silk is the best fielder in the side. Never looked like missing that catch. #AUSvSL

57mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
I am never wrong. Revere me. #Howler #AUSvSL

58mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
That LBW is less out than the previous LBW.

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Jesse_Hogan Always looked pad-bat, that's why the ball went to backward square. Umpire should have given it first up. It was plumb.

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Plumb. Just give it out first time, umpy. #AUSvSL

Tony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Bring back Brad Haddin. #AUSvSL

6mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Will such a monumental keeping howler affect Matty Wade's batting confidence? #AUSvSL

8mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Matty Wade = Kamral Akmal #HackKeeperMaths #AUSvSL

10mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Matty Wade - can bat, can't keep. #AUSvSL

10mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Matty Wade has missed the easiest stumping in Test cricket history.#AUSvSL

12mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Matty Wade - you are a terrible, terrible keeper for stumpings.#AUSvSL

27mTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Mitchell Mk II is a lot like Mitchell Mk I. "Pie, Pie, Pie, Pie, Wk, Pie."#AUSvSL

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
At lunch Peter Siddle had 1 for 41 of 13. At tea he has 2 for 42 off 22.#Tight #GoodAreas #AUSvSL

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
How long until Nine is scraping the bottom of the barrel with Underbelly Party Noise?

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Top wicket for Sizz, after an excellent spell of accurate pace bowling.#AUSvSL

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@jasejtaylor Good as a drop. My power is uncanny.

1hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
A million play-and-misses, then when they finally get an edge, no one appeals. #AUSvSA

2hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
I feel a dropped catch coming on. #AUSvSL

2hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Ti-Di needs a bat-pad AND an under-pad. #CaughtShort #AUSvSL

2hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The Shree batsmen touched fists after Ti-Di went to the toilet. #Ewww#AUSvSL

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Excluding this Test, Ti-Di has a Test average of 41.53, but a Test average against Australia of 29.28. #AUSvSL

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Bewdy! Raining in Hobart. Get back to #Bellerive1999 #Channel9#AUSvPAK #AUSvSL

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Amul82 @Swearycat All my friends drink so there's not much for me to do when they go to bar at 11:30. I stay home where the view is better.

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@martinj_blake @Jesse_Hogan Basil pesto on scones? What next? Vegemite on strawberries?

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Poll. Who will be "rotated" out of Boxing day: Starc, Watson, or Siddle? #AUSvSL

4hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Not good signs for test cricket in Hobart... get more people to shout at the Warriors' end of season trip.

5hMarcus North ‏@Marcus_North
Not good signs for test cricket in Hobart....get more people to a Sheild game. #AusvSL

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko Often gets out trying to tonk the wrong ball.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Amul82 @Swearycat As a teetotaller there is no reason for me to go to the cricket. Cost, effort, inconvenience, view all better at home.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Swearycat @Amul82 A little acknowledged fact: cricket is better on television.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@ahleach @rustyjacko @plalor A seat and a personal waiter (who is included in the attendance).

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@ahleach @plalor Killer Fact! ALL tattoos are ugly.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko MJ's averages are 31 ball and 21 bat. Switch that around and you would have some cricketer.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko The Other Mitchell?

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@GregBaum @plalor @iamtheoracle Enjoy the solitude and quiet contemplation on offer at Bellerive.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@plalor @iamtheoracle @GregBaum You know what they say: one's company, one's a crowd.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@FakeHauritz Boot Arena has twigged to the same solution as the Gabba: coloured seats.

5hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Been nice knowing you, Hilfy. Good luck with your future projects.#AUSvSL

6hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Packenham Upper #SwearyMelway

6hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
There is a massive Sportsbet ad over the CrookInfo commentary page. How do I make it go away? #AUSvSL

6hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The Age subbies sure have had the #ShoeHorn out this weekend with "How's it Phil?" and "Hobart that!" #CrowBar #AUSvSL

18hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Mike and the McKennas will be out in force spinning the crowd numbers. #ChristmasParties #BeddingDown #ShirtsNotBackFromLaundry

19hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
I remember when Neil Simon was all the rage. He gets right up my shnozz. #BarefootInThePark

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko No. Dad never worked blue. He worked dag.

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko My dad was a "Squizzy".

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@jimmaxcricket Right. Sammy was out in "Clarke time".

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Peter Siddle has an ordinary throwing style. #AUSvSL

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Squizzy Taylor's first arrest was for "insulting behaviour".

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@jimmaxcricket Jeffisoned?

21hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
What's Sinhalese for "Clarke time"? #MozzMaster #AUSvSL

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The Dilsh has not played any shocking shots or rank slaps yet. What gives? #AUSvSL

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
TJ-Sammy has played 78 Tests for an average of 50.78. Possibly#FTB, but not a hack. #AUSvSL

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@DamienBean5 @Supermercado99 We're talking #Nevin here.

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@DamienBean5 @Supermercado99 The problem with the Eggheads is that they are "listers", trivia buffs who swat up facts.#NotRealKnowledge

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Nicho, Chapso, while you are talking about Twitter you may as well reveal that I have corrected you. Again. #Channel9 #AUSvSL

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@DamienBean5 @Supermercado99 There is so much wrong with CJ Twitter cannot do him (in)justice.

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Cumulative total. Ian Chappell, former Australia captain: 0. Tony Tea, current internet sensation: 123. #AUSvSA #Channel9

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Chappelli, Greg Campbell played in the first Test of the 1989 Ashes. Tony Tea 1 Ian Chappell, former Australian captain 0. #Channel9

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Supermercado99 @DamienBean5 My favourite part is when Daphne nods "that's right" but she is wrong.

22hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Shut up, Drew. #DuckOff #AUSvSL

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Sangers should drop himself to No.5. #AUSvSL

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@WillSwanton @danbrettig You mean 15,000 people rocked up to watch people paddle in waves. #SadSacks #NoBallNoSport

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko Roebuck had his flaws, but he knew cricket and, most importantly, provided a critical edge now lacking.#SuckFest

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko Yeah, I agree it is dumb of commentators to get names wrong, but I rate it a lower sin than other things.

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko I don't mind commentators stuffing names. It's hype & shilling & taking listeners for mugs what gets up my hooter.

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Koo Stark took a pie-laden 6-for against South Africa. Now he is bowling jaffas without luck. #Karma #SGW #AUSvSL

23hTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko Once upon a time I liked Rex Hunt.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Big fan of Lyon Nathan. Like the cut of his triangular staysail.#AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@iamtheoracle Jim 'n' Jeeves.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The Big Karuna. #NicknameSorted #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Ranga jokes. Cutting edge material. #ABCGrandstand #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The speed gun at Bellerive was last seen at the Eastlink Wellington Road overpass. #Dodgy #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Seam seems scrambled. Straighten it up, spuds. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko @benno_76 We a suffering through a shocking drought of commentators. #GlobalDribblers

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Ha! Clarke declared before #Channel9 could start urging him to declare. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Knackers Welegedara. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Wade's got tatts. Fvckn Tasmanian. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@eld246 I don't like to have to move when I am watching the cricket.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
That was one full nappy. (Call it a diaper and my secret #yankwankalgorithm will automatically unfollow you.)

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Shrees = Hussey Bunnies. #BeeeotchMaths #AUSvSL

15 DecDaniel Brettig ‏@danbrettig
In six Tests against Sri Lanka, Hussey has five centuries. In the one match he didn't reach three figures, he made 95 instead. #cricket

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Two words, Pigeon: sit, ter. #Channel9 #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Edward Cowan sits next to Hughes and Clarke thinking "Eww, trade."#Cranbrook #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Hot Spot reveals Chappelli has no idea where the edge of the bat lives. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@pmattessi @rustyjacko @benno_76 Thongs? Tatts? Says "back in the day"?

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Play resumes. BOOOOOOO!! #Bellerive1999 #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@DamienBean5 @Supermercado99 I've always loved Eggies, but the Eggheads and the Challengers are freaks.

15 DecSenator J Plum ‏@Supermercado99
Pound for pound there is no uglier TV show than Eggheads. Good format, terrifying people.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The covers are coming off. Damn! #Bellerive1999 #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Inzy Potato was a gun at turning a comfortable three into a quick single. #Bellerive1999 #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Lyon Nathan's catch in Perth is clearly - CLEARLY! - better than Mahela Jayawardene's catch in Hobart. #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
I hope it is still raining at Bellerive. #Bellerive1999 #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
WARNIE! CAN BOWL! CAN BOWL! #Bellerive #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Twitter is more excited by a 13 year old replay than #AUSvSL.#Bellerive1999 #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Australia lost 9 for 45. #CollapsoKings #Bellerive1999 #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Gochrissie Wacky, Acky, Acky, Sacky. #Bellerive1999 #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The third umpire would have been very busy. #Bellerive1999#Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
"Sacky, Sacky, Sacky, bowled, Sacky." #Saqlain #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@scottnietfield It is nice when an Aussie scores loads of runs, but I always look for faults which need to be fixed when the runs dry up.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The batsman once known as Yousuf Youhana. #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@MarkGuinane My hero.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
CAN'T BOWL! CAN'T THROW! #GoodTimes #Channel9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rustyjacko Is that Billy Baxter from the Coodabeens?

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@ahleach Cunning plan by the ground managements.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Oooo! Highlights of #AUSvPAK Bellerive 1999. #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The Bellerive crowd is being dwarfed by the coloured seats. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Said it before, will say it again, will say it right now, here, on Twitter, for all you disbelievers - Michael Clarke is a nicker. #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
According to Sumptuous Nicholas Mike Hussey is a "complete cricketer". But should he not also be a dominant bowler? #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Never previously noticed that #Cricket9 have Darryl Hair calling Murali behind its opening credits. #NoBall #AUSvSL

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Surfing: not a sport. #NoBall #CompetetiveFun #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Nelson Mandela is 94. I would be more surprised if he did not have health problems.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
The argument that if you take guns off Yanks only the crooks will have guns is not an argument. #MyTwoBobsWorth

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@rambogoraya @iamtheoracle Tubby's current weakness is falling over slow leg-side full tosses. #BitToWorkOn

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Bupa picked Mike Hussey as an "ambassador" so that David Hussey can play the other Mike Hussey. #MasterClass #Cricket9

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@Jesse_Hogan If only Hussey could teach Watson to work singles and the strike.

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@SaintFrankly Bring Me the Head of Kurt Tippett. #CrowFlix

15 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
Crowtown #CrowFlix

14 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
@FakeShaneWatson @davidwarner31 @mclarke23 Today in Coles there was a 4-pack of Golden Gaytimes in the cooked curry fridge.

14 DecTony Tea ‏@AfterGrogBlog
This pitch looks as though it has been imported from Colombo. Sangers and Jaya must already be rubbing their hands in anticipation. #AUSvSL

Tony Tea

Fair to conclude the pull shot is not a Cowan natural.

Lou

Still glad Clarke declared. Better to make a game of it than just pad the Huss average against the Shrees.

m0nty

Clarke looking good for that declaration now. Based heavily on rain predictions.

Tony Tea

I reckon that is why Clarke declared - weather forecast.

Lou

Scorchies have Sixers at 16/4. Bet they find a way to fvck it up.

Holy Mother of God! Surely not?

5/18...

The Mongrel

A little OT, but here is the latest ad for the F50 series

http://www.cricket.com.au/video/Commonwealth-Bank-Series-TVC

Heavens forbid that an ad for cricket contain actual cricket.

Tony Tea

I left a polite comment.

Russ

If Clarke was that keen on winning he should have bowled first. As it is, given they were scoring at ~7 rpo when they declared and ~2 rpo now, the declaration has cost time, not gained any.

Missed large slabs of play yesterday, but what I saw wasn't terribly impressive. It is a pity no Taswegians have taken buckets of wickets in the Shield so we could play someone with some local knowledge and decent form...

Tony Tea

Siddle was tight and deserved his wickets. Lyon lacks a spinner's "it". Watson waddled in as if it was a picnic match and he'd eaten all the pies. Starc delivered Watson's pies.

Tony Tea

Is Jackson Bird a Bellerive Track Bully?

Russ

Probably not: 16 in Hobart, 12 in Melbourne, 27 in Adelaide. He hasn't played many games. Plus, if Bellerive is so bad, why have Cowan, Doolan and Cosgrove been in the top few run-scorers the last few years?

Big Ramifications

"Heavens forbid that an ad for cricket contain actual cricket."

Yaaaaaaaaay!

Thanks, The Mongrel. Facking IDIOTS. I can't get enough of this T20 train wreck. Remember how the NBL was packaged as a "yaaaaaaaaay!" sport over here? And isn't the NBL going great guns now.. how quickly we forget.

Sports fans are what make a sport popular. Sure, you get plenty of hangers-on with an understanding that doesn't go much beyond the scoreboard [yaaay! booo!]. But do you really wanna bet the farm on the allegiance of people with the attention span of a gnat?

"High stakes dice rolls" someone recently called it here on AGB. Absolutely nailed it in four words. I can't get into T20 coz there isn't enough sport, it's just organised cheerleading. Peeps calling the death of the 50 over game should have a rethink. That advert should be a real eye opener.

Mark "50 Overs" Twain

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Tony Tea

Ummmm, Biggy Baby, me old sizzlechest, but that ad was about the 50 over game.

Tony Tea

With respect to yesterday's LBW shenanigans, some irrefutable, unimpeachable, peer-reviewed, science-is-settled science.

Prasana Jayawardene was plumb LBW, but given not out by Tony Hill. Two overs later Rangana Herath smashed the ball onto his pad, but was give out by Tony Hill.

Both wrong, and yet the bells should have rung for Hill based on where the ball went.

In Jayawardene's case the ball hit his pad first, deflected onto his bat, then squirted out to the leg side. If the ball had hit his bat first, then his pad, it would have popped out to the off side.

In Herath's case the ball hit his bat first, deflected onto his pad, then popped out to the off side. If the ball had hit his pad first, then his bat, it would have squirted out to the leg side.

Sorted.

The Don has risen

Watson should be given out LBW. hitting the wicket is soo pedantic

The Don has risen

tony,

you are making a mountain out of a tony hill

The Don has risen

Is the superhero in Ceylon called the green Lankan.
I am on a roll.

Tony Tea

On a parole.

The Don has risen

touche'

Russ

Well that was a debacle. Australia shouldn't lose from here, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did. Better hope Siddle has a good day, because there aren't many options.

Tony Tea

Spot on.

It'snotthe ball,it'sthepeoplewhobowlit

Jeez, this is going to be interesting. Let's hope Lyon manages to get Jeff going or that Koo picks up some cheap wickets.

Big Ramifications

Well then we're all f*cked Tony. That ad was obviously given the green light to SCUTTLE F50's chances of survival.

Either way, I am gloriously correct.

Big Rammer's mum

You idiot.

M. Patard

With regard the injury rate of our bowlers, one thing about the current crop is that they are all large framed, strong muscular blokes. Pattinson, Hilfenhaus, Siddle, Watson and Harris are all of that type, and all have broken down.

Compared to the previous era where our bowlers ranged from whip thin like McGrath, to slim in Gillespie, Fleming and Lee, all of which had long careers not noted for injury.

Maybe cricketers are playing more games, but the difference seems to be physique, rather than a strenuous training regimin, or too much cricket.

Test bowling requires more than endurance of a long distance runner, and you can easily observe the associated physique of long distance runners, as opposed to the sprinter's build.

On that basis Starc should last, as has Johnson. I don't recall Hazlewood's physique.

So, until we get a leading crop of thin to slim bowlers, with the solid types mentioned above as rotation workhorses, this constant breaking down of our bowlers will continue.

M. Patard

Correction: "requires more *the* endurance"

The Don has risen

Hey Rammer's mum what happened to dinner last night?

Russ

Pat, are you talking about the same bowlers I remember? The Fleming who retired at 31? The Gillespie who in the first 3 years of his career didn't play in 3 consecutive tests, before losing all his pace and being retired the day after he turned 31? Need I mention Bruce Reid?

And this is not aimed at you Pat, but.... am I the only person who remembers Shaun Young getting drafted in when the whole squad was knackered? Or that the press thought the attack was inexperienced and useless when they left for the West Indies, 94-95, because McDermott, Hughes and Fleming were all injured? Why exactly do they think Brad Williams and Scott Muller got test caps? Why do people always want to talk up Courtney Walsh's longevity forget Ian Bishop, who was basically crocked by 24? Or that by the time they retired Imran and Hadlee were not much more than medium, whereas footage from the 70s shows some serious pace?

I could go on... I won't but I could.

Tony Tea

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will stroll home here in Blundstone. 2 for 101 with oodles of time left. Once again Australia's addle-headed third innings batting has opened up the game for the side batting fourth (against Australia's toothless bowling).

The Don has risen

we need some lyon eyes, nice catch pup

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