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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    ffs, just realised I'll be at schoolies with a bunch of people who don't like cricket for the entirety of this test match, pretty sure we'll have wifi though, so I'm gonna be counting on you ****s
    go and party instead. dead set..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    go and party instead. dead set..
    Nah, it's not one of those schoolies things, it's more of a few mates hanging out kinda thing, it'll still be awesome, but I was hoping the dates wouldn't line up like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooksey View Post
    It's a real pity Finch can't put it together in the longer form of the game. He did score a couple of 50s in South Africa though. But he excelled more in the one dayers over there as he always tends to do.
    give him an extended run in the test side as a spin-bowling number 8 and he'll be good

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    Yeah 17 year old horny girls >> Cricket.

    I think you could do both anyway if you really wanted, cricket during the day, party at night.

    EDIT - just read, not a full blown schoolies thing.

    I think the Australia A game is going to be crucial as to who we select at number 6. There is a big chance that which ever middle order bats performs the best, will be selected in the Test.
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    yep i agree with noofers, go for the girls.

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    as I said earlier, we aren't at the gold coast, there won't be girls

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    England'll just bat at 2.5 rpo, so I think you should go searching for girls rather than wasting your time with the cricket. Good luck to you, Max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    England'll just bat at 2.5 rpo, so I think you should go searching for girls rather than wasting your time with the cricket. Good luck to you, Max.
    hehe, true that, would honestly rather watch shield streams than England bat, and there should be at least some girls at Ocean Grove, perhaps not so bad after-all

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    i will be on the gold coast and at no point will i be in any state to type anything on here

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    i was on the gold coast on schoolies during the jo'burg test in 2011 sitting in sin city following cricinfo's ball by ball commentary. i was very popular with everybody
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    Going to Surfers for Schoolies is terrible IMO. Byron ftw.
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    My god you ****s make me feel old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    ok but what if the most in-form player is a **** like marsh or usman?
    Or worse still, what if it's randomly someone like Raphael?

    There aren't that many Shield games before the first Test so picking purely on form would be ridiculous. Even if it works for a Test, form is cyclical so if the bloke isn't good enough his average will drop back into the 20s soon enough he'll get dropped.

    The selection should be based primarily on technique, temperament and proven ability - ie. the best batsman should be selected. If the bloke is in terrible form then that's different obviously but there should be a minimum requirement for early season form and then actual batsmanship should be used to decide between the qualifiers.
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    Bracewell's selection - given that he's seen as the green pitch specialist - means we've trolled ourselves with the pitch.

    It's very McCullum and a great way for him to bow out.


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    Then we would have a new dumbest guy in the australian team.

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    Who apart from Clarke is accepted as having one of, if not the best technique in Australia?
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