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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    I would say New Zealand is worse in terms of the pitches. But that's countered by the fact that you're bowling against NZ batsmen.
    Spinners dominate the club scene around hamilton, dustbowls are pretty common.
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    The ghost of Nathan Hauritz should be enough to warn the selectors of the perils of debuting a new spinner on a whim on the eve of the Ashes.

    Sick of the crap Lyon cops, especially considering he's superior to Swann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post

    Sick of the crap Lyon cops, especially considering he's superior to Swann.
    Lay off the drugs pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Sick of the crap Lyon cops, especially considering he's superior to Swann.
    pull your head in mate, lyon's jaw's like half the size of swann's and he's not even a funny guy
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    This Ahmed thing is actually great, he is the best leggie and probably the best spinner in Australia. With his 3 FC games he was playing on very unhelpful surfaces (twice at Melbourne and once at Hobart), so he did very well to average 28. He has also impressed at list a level, he bowled well against the England lions and for Victoria. Don't rubbish Lyon though, his 7 for in the last game in India was probably the best bowling performance of the tour (both teams). Also don't forget Ashton Agar, who had a similar summer to Ahmed despite playing a few times at Perth, he is only 20 years old as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Amit Mishra came to England and took 3 wickets at 107. You do actually have to be decent.
    He also bowled flat, arse, gash.

    The guy that bowled in England was far removed from the guy who we'd seen in India. Forget conditions, had nothing to do with the pitch, how the ball got there was like watching a 90km/h medium pacer, not someone who got the ball to dip and drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Lay off the drugs pal.
    They're the only way he's going to get through the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Doesn't matter how many times you say it Burgey........doesn't make it so.
    Keep defending the indefensible. Horrible player. Plastiscine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Must have been a dead rubber if Bell got runs. The duddest bash in world cricket.
    You win this round Burgey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Keep defending the indefensible. Horrible player. Plastiscine.
    At least I'm prepared to back my opinion......you're all fluff and nonsense fella.
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    I was going to say its sad to see Australia reduced to this, then I pictured Burgey and uve crying as we rolled to a whitewash. It's not sad at all.

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    there would be some serious toys thrown out if that was to happen.

    luckily it wont
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    You win this round Burgey
    Nah, I reckon I Bell has won this round....what say you Burgmeister?? No dead rubber here son.
    Last edited by Adders; 08-06-2013 at 06:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Were I to be Australian that would sum up my opinion perfectly
    The biggest issue (which no one at Cricket Australia seems to want to talk about) is that Australian kids are turning away from the game. CA released a report recently that took great liberty in fudging junior participation numbers; it's as if they think telling people it's booming will make it boom - never mind that no one is listening. American sports (particularly the NBA) and "extreme" sports are catching on in a big way, and Aussie Rules has devoured the nation's sporting talent. If you can imagine a sport with soccer's draw in England, but that demands every type of athlete you can think of, and will offer them big dollars to walk away from their sport having never kicked an aussie rules ball, you have the challenge CA faces. And they don't seem to have the faintest idea what to do about it.

    The profile of the Australian sportsperson is changing dramatically. I increasingly wonder how much relevance the ashes will hold in Australian culture in say, 20 years.
    Last edited by 3703; 08-06-2013 at 11:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Nah, I reckon I Bell has won this round....what say you Burgmeister?? No dead rubber here son.
    They won despite him. Rigid innings from a turgid player.



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