Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: *Official* Associate Cricket Thread

  1. #1
    Hall of Fame Member HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rummaging through Iain O'Brien's dustbins.
    Posts
    15,212

    *Official* Associate Cricket Thread

    I had a look to see if there was an existing thread, so if there is please merge...

    Anyway - a great article on Cricinfo about PNG cricket here: Tim Wigmore on Papua New Guinea's rise | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo

    They're about to make their official ODI debut - taking on Hong Kong in two matches in Townsville on 11th and 13th September. Great hearing that all the PNG team (except Geraint Jones) are local home-grown players and they will count as locals for the Big Bash. Should certainly put them in a more robust position than some nations.
    zorax and Rotkohl like this.
    >>>>>>WHHOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHH>>>>>>
    Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
    Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
    Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
    Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.


    Vimes tells it how it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Heath worryingly quick.

  2. #2
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Trapped
    Posts
    12,822
    Interesting article and good to see Geraint Jones putting something back- seems like WICB could usefully watch and learn as well

  3. #3
    Hall of Fame Member HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rummaging through Iain O'Brien's dustbins.
    Posts
    15,212
    I like the fact that South Australia have had PNG playing in their comp - even though it's expensive for them. I couldn't see the harm in Pacific Island teams (Fiji, for example used to be more than half decent) taking part in, say the Hawke Cup in NZ.

  4. #4
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    14,075
    The ODI series will actually be streamed live iirc. Think I read it on the ACC facebook page.


  5. #5
    International Coach uvelocity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    seamy road
    Posts
    12,128
    go png
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I just love all kinds of balls.

  6. #6
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    14,075

  7. #7
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    14,075
    Nice to see a couple of Hong Kongers playing that have come from the age group system. Quite different from the side they put up in the T20 qualifiers.

  8. #8
    International Regular zorax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,813
    Can't wait till HK puts out a side with a few local Chinese in them.

    I think the T20 qualifier side was a serious one, aimed at winning (and hence all the seniors), while they are treating these ODIs more like developmental games for the younger talent.

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member stumpski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Medway valley
    Posts
    5,861
    So PNG win their first game, overcoming HK with 11 overs to spare - though at 76-5 chasing 203 it was looking dicey for them. The fifth ODI team to win their first game, the identities of the other four might surprise some ...

  10. #10
    State Vice-Captain anil1405's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    India
    Posts
    1,345
    PNG need 93 from 13 overs with 7 wickets remaining to win the 2nd ODI

    Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhxLPzP0ii4

  11. #11
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    14,075
    Top stuff. Read a few comments saying Hong Kong underrated PNG, but I really think they didn't and they just placed more emphasis on giving a few youngsters more exposure rather than the outcome of the matches.

    Good to see the dude who just turned 17 hit a 50.

  12. #12
    International Regular Kippax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Central Districts
    Posts
    3,940
    Got a request for a ball-by-ball of Afghanistan giving Auckland their beans tonight.

    This was a game where their teenager Usman Ghani and his opening partner put on 198 for the first wicket against an attack featuring Kyle Mills and Mitchell McClenaghan. The Afghans won by nine wickets and with about 15 overs to spare.

    anil1405 and Daemon like this.
    Don't squander the gold of your days making a shrine of cricket videos, trying to improve the hopeless failure, giving your life away to the Blockys, the Devciches and the Weerasundaras! Surrender your devout little cricketing heart to the inured agribusinessman.

    NZ RAIN RADAR . AGRIBUSINESS MONITORING . KIPPAX CRICKET . DOOR TO THE VAULT

  13. #13
    International Regular Kippax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Central Districts
    Posts
    3,940
    Last edited by Kippax; 10-11-2014 at 07:22 AM.
    Daemon likes this.

  14. #14
    State Vice-Captain anil1405's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    India
    Posts
    1,345

  15. #15
    Cricket Spectator
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    World
    Posts
    13
    This may have been mentioned elsewhere but Phil Simmons is leaving his job to take up the west indies post. I'd say he did a good job with the team and was widely respected. Good luck to him with WI and let's hope ireland can find a suitable replacement




    Ireland's next assignment is a home ODI against england on 8th may. I'm curious about what sort of odds the bookies will offer for that but i think we can all agree that the gap between the two teams has never been smaller? It'll be a full strength ireland vs. an england side without the test players, although they'll possibly be able to call upon the services of Moeen and Woakes. Could be a close affair IMO. The good news is that Murtagh is back in training so that should shore up the bowling a bit


    Let us hope that the rain will stay away

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Associate Draft - Voting Thread
    By HeathDavisSpeed in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 21-05-2014, 02:02 AM
  2. ***Official*** Associate Tri-Series
    By roseboy64 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 24-08-2008, 02:44 PM
  3. ***Official Irish Cricket Thread***
    By DCC_legend in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-02-2007, 12:30 PM
  4. Official Sydney Grade Cricket Thread
    By AussieDominance in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 20-06-2006, 01:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •