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Recent content by Binkley

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    Heath Davis

    Yeah, she may not have used that exact wording - but that is how I heard it!
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    Heath Davis

    Lol! My wife told me that I seem to have aged over the last year, so I reckon that someone must be messing with that painting!
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    Heath Davis

    Also, as a follow-up, I had a chat to my sister about Heath last night. She was in the same classes as him at school (I was a year older) and she reminded me about what a smiley happy kid he was. And she was right. I think my experiences with him in the nets and on the park obscured that memory...
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    Heath Davis

    I am not trying to be reductive, but I talked about this with a non-binary friend of the same age today, and he felt Heath’s behaviour really reflected his own lived experience. In summary, my friend said he was a real dick as a young guy - and that this dickish behaviour wasn’t about being gay...
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    Heath Davis

    That doco and article were really a revelation to me. I was at school with Heath, and we played cricket for the same club. “Different” is exactly how I thought of him. He always seemed to swing between outrageous and completely absent. Like at club functions he would make a short very loud and...
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    *Unofficial* New Zealand Black Caps Thread

    That is a really good article, thanks for posting it. Apart from boosting Will Williams (who, for me, looks too condition-dependent to succeed at the top level) - I pretty much agree with every point the author makes.
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    Greatest Wicketless Spells

    New Zealand’s first ever win in England (in 1983) involved superb bowling from Richard Hadlee who somehow ended up with innings figures of 0-44 and 0-45.
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    *Official* Ross Taylor's last series memorial thread

    Jesus, I hope Scotty Stevenson isn‘t still commentating at the end of Ross’ last innings. I could not bear to listen to the inevitable endless replays of his final walk off the field.
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    *Official* Ross Taylor's last series memorial thread

    I dunno. Between the radar showing Tickner bowling at 145kmph, showing Jamieson bowling at 145kmph, and with reference to Jamieson’s previous pace readings - I reckon the real issue is that the speedgun needs someone with a screwdriver to do a bit of recalibrating.
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    *Official* Ross Taylor's last series memorial thread

    Up around 145 kmph at his quickest. Much faster than I would have guessed based on watching him previously.
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    ***Official New Zealand Domestic Season 2021/22***

    Gee, I like young Keene’s bowling action.
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    What was the lowest point for your cricket team?

    My old club side once got bowled out for 4 in a 2-day match. It was a train wreck. I remember getting back to the club rooms at the end of the day and someone asking how our day had gone, and as I tried to find the words our fast bowler replied “pretty good, I got 6 wickets”.
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    What was the lowest point for your cricket team?

    The whole of New Zealand Cricket’s centennial in 1994/5 was awful. But for a one-off low point I can’t go past New Zealand in Pakistan in 2002: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/new-zealand-tour-of-pakistan-2002-62114/pakistan-vs-new-zealand-1st-test-63989/full-scorecard
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    *Official* South Africa in New Zealand 2022

    Gosh Blundell plays some beautiful shots.
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    *Official* South Africa in New Zealand 2022

    Williamson still injured, while Boult is off watching his wife give birth. Not something I would recommend from personal experience.

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