Brilliant!Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
Brilliant!Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
The Daily Blast
The Black Attack
by Berry True
Whilst the Cricket Web Red and Green teams may be struggling, the Cricket Web Blacks claim to be on the other end of the spectrum. Out of the Black camp is pure optimism and confidence. This is somewhat understandable when you consider that they're unbeaten in the 5D competition thus far, with crushing defeats over England A and CW Red. However, considering that they have lost both of their Chef deGroot matches and stand middle of the pack in 25Smash, it's not been a complete dream of a season.
The CW Black is admittedly a force to be reckoned with though. A batting lineup that hinges on Test stars Rich_2001 and Eclipse and the bowling spearheaded by the Ginger Wizard - Neil Pickup. Indeed Pickup is also the captain of the team, a job which he has done quite impressively. The team is so well-balanced that it's hard to see any chinks in its game. Still, there is always room for improvement.
Like the other Cricket Web teams, the fielding does leave a bit to be desired. Neil Pickup in particular has floored some sitters both off his own bowling and that of his charges. That certainly hasn't set a reat example and his team does tend to break down mentally in the field at stages when the Blacks are on top. The best of teams close in with killer instinct, but the CW Black doesn't appear to have that edge quite as yet. Some suggest that perhaps it's due to English leadership rather than that of an Australian.
Another potential weakness for the Blacks is in the batting department. Too much has been placed upon the shoulders of Rich_2001, Eclipse, Ash Chaulk and C Buts. Only one other batsman has crossed 50. Undoubtedly those four are the best batsmen on the team, but others need to step up because, in a long season such as this, there are bound to be lapses by those in question. Add to that, the Test players will not be around all season long. As such, it is my prediction that the Blacks will be at their strongest early in the season and may level off or fade later in the piece.
The bowling looks pretty set and consistent, although the only one with a 5-wicket haul is Neil Pickup, all of the top four bowlers have taken at least 12 FC wickets this season. That has resulted in bowling out teams for totals of 172, 217, 94 and 171 in 4 consecutive innings. Overall opponents to Cricket Web Black have averaged 230 runs per complete innings, whilst the Black batting has averaged 477 per complete innings (5 innings, 3 complete). That's a massive difference.
Overall the Cricket Web Black cricketers are big on confidence with some basis to that. However, they must be aware that at their best there is very little to choose between these teams. This means that over-confidence could cost them a title.
That matter is internal, so it is unlikely - however a media statement may be released if there is sufficient demand.Originally Posted by Adamc
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Pfft...typical Black over-confidence. Our performances in the 25Smash Cup have highlighted that we can play cricket and we seem to be pulling together as a team just recently - a marked improvement over the earlier efforts, although those were not by any means poor. The Greens have the ability to win AT LEAST one trophy this season and that is what we aim to, nay - what we will, do.
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Yes, well we are (as long as I havent missed anything) unbeaten...
Stop the garbage flowing.. there's a long way to go in this season and all this negative press is effecting our performances. All teams can go through a form slump, and with that last win in the 25Smash we're back. we have confidence under our belts and a red team with confidence is unstoppable.
It's clear for all that we have the classisest side out there, that's why all of your are revelling in our misfortune, so when we come out and beat you we'll revel in yours. Our best is definaely still in the tank but it will comeout.
There's no real disharmony in the team, that's all talk.. we're all happy as larry. I'm sure you all saw over at the pool table at the bar, the other night following our win what team harmony's all about.
Leave us alone!! All of you will be forced to eat your words soon!
Don't lack confidence Reds we are the best, and it's time to show it.
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I like to look at it another way Slats...I say bring on the critisim (sp?), I mean, we deserve it! Hopefully the critisim will bring us together and make us a stronger side, afterall we need something to lift us into action!Originally Posted by Slats4ever
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I'm a member of Club KerryOriginally Posted by Richard
The color of immortality, nature and envy - you are truly a unique person. While clearly the color of nature, you also symbolize rebirth, fertility and hope in the world. On the other side of the spectrum, a natural aptitude to money with green coming to signify money and possibly even *********!
there is no disharmony as i said.. quotes like this by mr wright aren't his true feelings. he's just bluffing you all. my stance stillstands
Yes it is. Unless you know of some suspension ive never heard of...Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
yea true, if dont count warm-ups. and im not how mad is our bowling!! haha bowling in 25SMASH is such a challenge, but a mad one.Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
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I think I imagined it!Originally Posted by Mr. P
Appears to have been Bugssy's ban on the tour to NZ I remembered.
Seeing as this is the media thread, I would like to talk publically about my suspension.
Marc, I would like to take my banning easily and not complain and I know what I have been banned for, but all I ask is why? What was so wrong about the comment? Instead of a continual argument about nothing much, just answer that question an is you give me a good answer I will be willing to accept it...
And I would like to say again that you misinterpreted my comment...
Nah actually don't worry about it, i've talked this through with Liam and I guess it won't matter too much if you give me no answer...
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