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  1. vic_orthdox

    David Warner vs KP

    Who will play the "I'm available if required boys" game better having been pushed out of the picture? KP plays social media a lot better. David Warner has youth on his side.
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    Cricket Australia's new junior rules

    Interesting to see that Cricket Australia is pushing towards a large change in junior rules, that I'd imagine will be pushed out nationwide in a year or two. Revised junior formats aim to attract and keep Australian kids in cricket | Cricket Australia Greg Chappell told to take his hands off...
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    Death Bowling - A Case for the Defence

    Let me just vent for a bit here. One of the most enjoyable trends in cricket is for commentators to only refer to yorkers when they don't get hit. Start with our favourite, Sir Geoffrey... England were bloody stupid against Australia - their World Cup campaign is already in crisis - Telegraph...
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    Doubts over Champions League

    Uncertainty lingers over Champions League for BBL finalists If one of the partners in its establishment isn't crowing about it, and it's really the main aim for a lot of BBL sides, then something must be up, right?
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    Dhoni retires from Test Cricket

    Kohli to captain in Sydney, Dhoni still to play ODIs and T20s.
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    Golden Ball

    Who will it end up being? OK, I really just started this thread to ask, what's the earliest that a Golden Ball winner has been out of the WC?
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    Road to the 2015 Ashes in England

    Schedule out. North misses out on a Test. 1st Test: Cardiff, July 8-12 2nd Test: Lords, July 16-20 3rd Test: Birmingham, July 29-Aug 2 4th Test: Nottingham, Aug 6-10 5th Test: Oval, Aug 20-24
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    Cricket Bloggers/Tweeters

    There are a few floating around, particularly those from England. Am thinking Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek), Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket), etc. Are these guys just simply people like ourselves who bothered to get themselves more organised and blog properly? Or do they have some sort of...
  9. vic_orthdox

    ***Official*** Under The Lid thread

    Anticipating this on being the thread with the most posts in it... Just like the short leg who is out of ear shot of everyone else and likes to get lippy, try and keep the convict/whinging pom repartee in here. Comments and conversations that are toeing the trolling line can expect to be moved...
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    David Warner's drunken tweeting

    Haha, Warner. Thick as a post.
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    ***Official*** Australian Domestic Thread 2012/13

    Well, lets kick things off with some old-fashioned predictions, mainly so we can laugh at ourselves come March/April. Reckon it's a pretty wide-open race this year, as much as any other. Shield: Queensland Ryobi Cup: Western Australia Big Bash: Perth Scorchers Non-capped player to get a game...
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    Duncan Fearnley Bats

    Was thinking before about how much I'd love to see someone come out with an old school DF and take the attack apart. Anyways, for the record, how many of the stars of the 1980s used them? Richards Border Crowe What others? And is there any reason why they haven't managed to have any sort of...
  13. vic_orthdox

    ***Official*** Basketball Thread

    According to twitter, Belinda Snell just nailed a half court buzzer beater to tie the game up for the Opals against the French. I want to see this, but cbf getting back out of bed.
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    *Official* Big Bash League 2012/13

    May as well get it started, probably should have earlier when all the signings were going in, but CBF then. Stuart MacGill puts on the charm Adelaide Strikers Johan Botha, Theo Doropoulos, Callum Ferguson, Jon Holland, Phillip Hughes, Michael Klinger, Nathan Lyon, Andrew McDonald, Michael...
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    ICC Twenty20 2012 WC Squads

    Australia: George Bailey, Travis Birt, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Dirk...
  16. vic_orthdox

    RIP Tom Maynard

    Twitter saying that he has died in a car accident, aged 23.
  17. vic_orthdox

    Article on Coaching

    Thought this was a good read. Old school vs new school coaching | Paddy Upton
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    UDRS and Neutral Umpires

    An issue for a number of umpires on the international circuit is the constant travel, which isn't conducive to family life, and has been a contributing factor to losing some umpires at the top level. In a series where UDRS is involved and in this modern era with all games televised and much...
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    My Local Team and T20 Cricket

    So, the situation of my local club has become front page news this week. We're under the jurisdiction of Boroondara Council, and as of this year we've been banned from playing T20 at our ground. Twenty20 cricket banned from Melbourne parks | Herald Sun To put some background to the situation...
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    Ashley Mallett: Memo to Nathan Lyon

    A very good read about the basics of off-spin bowling. Ashley Mallett: Memo to Nathan Lyon | Opinion | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo