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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:58 am

Daryl Cullinan was on his way to the cricket
Shane Warne told him he had been waiting 2 years to humiliate him again

"Looks like you spent it eating " Cullinan replied
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:11 am

" It is also a disgrace that the West Indies were allowed to drag the over rate down to 12 or 13 an hour
Its easy to keep 4 fast bowlers fresh when each is bowling a maximum of 6 overs an hour
When Brian Statham and myself opened for England we rarely dropped below 16 or 17 overs per hour though we were just as fast and our run ups were long
We gave the paying public value for money ."

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Im engrossed reading articles by and about about Fiery Freddy
It would have been great to have seen this cricketing great playing
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Post by robranisgod on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 am

Scrappy wrote:" It is also a disgrace that the West Indies were allowed to drag the over rate down to 12 or 13 an hour
Its easy to keep 4 fast bowlers fresh when each is bowling a maximum of 6 overs an hour
When Brian Statham and myself opened for England we rarely dropped below 16 or 17 overs per hour though we were just as fast and our run ups were long
We gave the paying public value for money ."

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Im engrossed reading articles by and about about Fiery Freddy
It would have been great to have seen this cricketing great playing

As an 8 year old, I saw Freddy playing for England at the Adelaide Oval in 1962-63. My greatest memory of him isn't of his bowling, but the pantomime he performed at Deep Fine Leg as a 21 gun salute went off at the Torrens Parade ground. He was waving a white handkerchief to surrender before rolling on the ground pretending to be shot. The crowd seemed to think it was hilarious at the time. I remember seeing him get his 300th test wicket, Neil Hawke, on TV highlights in 1964. He was the first bowler to achieve that milestone. His victim, Hawke, was the first to congratulate him. The other highlight I remember seeing on TV as a 9 year old in 1964 was Trueman running out one of the Australian batsmen, maybe Brian Booth, from short leg in one of the early tests. The remarkable thing was that Trueman threw down the stumps with his left hand, even though he was right handed.
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:49 am

" The worst fielding side Ive ever been in. It was a total disaster. I could never have believed that any side I was in charge of could be so inept."
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Graham Gooch
Australia v England 1990-1991 Test Series
Australia won 3-0

I cant understand what Gooch was on about
England fielded 3 excellent fieldsmen in this series !!!
Eddie Hemmings
Devon Malcolm
Phillip Tuffnell
Gooch had the luxury of all 3 in the one team in the 3rd Test of that series!

Can anyone remember in the 1980s when a pig ran out on the field with Hemmings name written on the pig ?
No disrespect to Eddie, but he is not film starish looking ala David Hemmings , and it was very funny seeing this happen

Heres another quote from the times
" The good thing about his bowling is that when hes doing it hes not fielding."
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Ian Chappell
In reference to Phillip Tuffnell

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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:05 pm

T20
Australia v West Indies
13/02/2013
Gabba

47 needed
12 balls remaining

Pollard bowling to Coulter Nile
18.1 slow looping bouncing ball Nile swishes and misses
18.2 slow looping bouncing ball Nile swishes and misses
18.3 slow looping bouncing ball Nile swishes and misses
Nile yells out in frustration ""Awww come on.""
18.4 slow looping ball Nile swishes, missess and hit tamely in the back/shoulder area
18.5 slow looping ball Nile swishes and hoiks it over mid wicket for 6
Pollard claps Nile for at last hitting him
18.6 slow ball , short, does not rise, Nile smashes it over mid wicket for 6




"Cricket can getcha wont it , cricket will getcha every time ,you play the smartarse you'll pay the price."

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Channel 9 commentator Mark Nicholas
Obviously not impressed by Kieran Pollards antics


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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:20 pm

After watching the Aussies bat, my impression that they are so low in the T20 rankings is that they cannot bat with flair in having a go at it often enough. So many are nudged and prodded to fielders when there are openings everywhere.

They looked like they surrendered tamely in the last 4 to 5 overs, despite a couple of lofty blows.

They just seem to play much too safe and within a formula and it was the same against Sri Lanka a few weeks ago.

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Post by Scrappy on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:25 am

David Boon facing Malcolm MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMarshall , after Boon had played and missed a couple of times

" Now David , are you going to get out now or I am I going to have to bowl around the wicket and kill you ?"
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:05 am

'' So your the bloke who taught him all those terrible words."

By Dennis Lillie
To Chester Bennett
About Ian Chappell

Chester Bennett was Ian Chappells English teacher in his college years
Bennett was at Lords 1975 , when the he was introduced to the Australian Cricket team at a luncheon

Bennett a few decades before this played SS cricket for Lillie and Chappells states WA + SA
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:40 pm

Viv Richards hit 4 boundarys in a row of Merv Hughes
Merv stopped half way down the pitch
And farted loudly , and says to Viv

" Lets see you hit that to the boundary."
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 am

" Good state players these days are averaging 35
If you were averaging 35 when I was playing , your Dad would go and by you a basketball or a footy and tell you to play that."

By Ricky Ponting
From Adelaide Hawk

Ponting is very critical of the amount of T20 cricket underage cricketers are playing in their formative years
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:04 am

Reckon he is right.
Players in these formative years, don't seem to get enough cricket grounding in how to build an innings. I think the 3 forms of the are a blur to them at the moment that they have trouble in separating.
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:49 am

'' This bloke has to be the best allrounder in the Southern Hemisphere."

By Tony Grieg

" Tony, hes not even the best allrounder in his own family."

By Ian Chappell
From Chambo
Discussing Steve Waugh
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:50 pm

Australia, a nice place except for 2 things, the climate and its inhabitants

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Douglas Jardine
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Post by Scrappy on Wed May 15, 2013 10:23 am

Merv Hughes and Viv Richards in a test match in the West Indies

Merv didnt say a word to Viv, but continued to stare at him after deliveries
Viv says to Merv :
"This is my island, my culture. Dont be staring at me. In my culture we just bowl."'
Merv didnt reply , but after dismissing Viv , retorted :
" In my culture we just say f..k off."
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:54 pm

" My mother would love to bat against him."

By Geoffrey Boycott
About Nathan Lyon leading up to the 2013 Ashes series in England
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:17 am

I dunno
Maybe its that tally ho lads attitude
You know, there'll always be an England and all that empire crap they dish out
But I never could cop Poms...generally speaking, that is.
As soon as they lobbed here in 1974 , I couldn't wait to have a crack at them.
I thought
"Stuff that stiff upper lip crap, let's see how stiff it is when it's split!

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Leading up to the 1974 Ashes series
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Post by Gingernuts on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Haha, good quote. I hope our fast bowling youngsters dish out a bit of chin music over this series Scrappy!
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:38 am

"Hawkeye has been schoonering up again at lunch time."

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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:40 pm

" If Stuart Broad thinks that being caught at first slip and defying the umpire to give him out, is the way to play the game, then how sad is he?
So he is prepared to win at all costs.
Forget the spirit of Cricket.
It apparently only applies at lower levels."

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In response to Broads edge to slip off Agar's bowling
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:09 am

" I don't care who is replacing who at what end.
All we want to know is who is replacing DRS.
It's killing our game."


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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:14 am

"There is no hot spot on the bat, how can you give him out?
I think he has asked the Umpire if he is out LBW."

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Michael Holding
On the dismissal of Ashton Agar, given out caught behind, in the 2nd Test Lords 2013
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:48 am

That's Gold!
Love listening to Holding
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:32 am

Shane Watson has been out LBW more times than I've been pissed.

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Post by Scrappy on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:41 pm

"Longest in front of the mirror would probably be Brendon McCullum."

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Post by Scrappy on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:18 am



As a 14 year old I played against men in Adelaide Turf cricket
My skipper was a nice man, who encouraged me , and was a great influence in my career.

I mainly batted 8 9 10 Jack in the batting order
I bowled a variation of spin leggies, offies, wronguns, toppies, doosras[yes I had a doosra ball b4 it was fashionable]
I took plenty of wickets in my first season, but could not make runs
In schoolboy cricket it was the opposite , I could bat well, but underachieved with the ball.

After each batting failure the skipper would invariably say bad luck and other encouraging things
He would nearly always say something like
" Don't worry about it, at least your a good looking batsman."

Towards the end of the season I asked him
" You keep calling me a good looking batsman, but I never make runs."

His reply was something like this:
" You are a good looking batsman , the other blokes girlfriends and wives think your a cute kid."

This is a dinkum story
The skip was taking the pizz outa me, I and I believed him !
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