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    Cruel Cricket

    Atherton declaring on Hick's 98* in Adelaide

    Trent Bridge 05 being Simon's Jones last Test

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post

    Trent Bridge 05 being Simon's Jones last Test
    Whilst on that subject, Jeff Jones' career being finished before his 27th birthday

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    Tragic stuff. From being on the brink of being a possible England legend, to completely finished in a second.

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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
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    Tendulkar making 136 with a back injury against Pakistan in Chennai and the other idiots losing the game for India with very few runs to get.

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    Stuart Law getting just one match, doing well in that and never getting picked up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CricAddict View Post
    Stuart Law getting just one match, doing well in that and never getting picked up again.
    An excellent example - made all the more cruel by dint of the fact that either Law or the other batsman making his debut in that game was going to have to give way in the next Test when Steve Waugh returned from injury - the other bloke got 96, but it should have been a duck, as he was dropped before he had scored - if that one had been held and Punter got a blob, what might Stuey have achieved then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    An excellent example - made all the more cruel by dint of the fact that either Law or the other batsman making his debut in that game was going to have to give way in the next Test when Steve Waugh returned from injury - the other bloke got 96, but it should have been a duck, as he was dropped before he had scored - if that one had been held and Punter got a blob, what might Stuey have achieved then?
    No idea whether Law would have gotten another Test had Ponting failed but I think it's fair to say, of the two guys, Law would have made way for Waugh regardless. Ponting was earmarked early, Law was the fill-in.

    On topic, Australia losing to the WI in '92 at Adelaide was cruel because everyone knew what was coming in Perth.
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    Hick had himself to blame for that 98*. You can see in my vid that he barely made an effort to score near the end.

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    haha, I'm now seeing the motivation behind Rob's uploading of cricket vids - to shut up anyone who makes a dodgy claim.

    On Law - I know there are many who reckon he was hard done by but, tbh, he really only became a run-scoring machine after he'd done his dash for the international side. Had he kicked on in his early 20's like he did in his early 30's, could have been anything but for a long time there, was one of those guys who'd get to 30-40, look safe then play some airy shot. Lacked hunger for big tons. Sad, really, because genuinely had an all-wicket game; you didn't score runs on the 90's 'Gabba strips without knowing how to play the moving ball.
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    100 is just an arbitary landmark.

    98* is as good as a 100*
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    100 is just an arbitary landmark.

    98* is as good as a 100*
    True but the history books look better, what if the Don had one more run to get 3 triple centuries, it would look better, or if Lara had declared on 399*, still amazing but the first to ever get to the 400 mark in a test, amazing, just utterly blows the mind. For Hick he payed the price for being too slow for what Athers and England needed.
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