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#1061 zxb

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 11:47 PM

No. It was for Surrey.

One hell of a match. :eek:
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#1062 traveller

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Posted 08 July 2003 - 02:47 PM

Bit of hiccup for SA here. 79/4 after 72/2:rolleyes:
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Posted 08 July 2003 - 06:34 PM

Bit of a recovery though. Got a bit of a fight on our hands I think. :(
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Posted 08 July 2003 - 07:36 PM

Vaugn and Flintoff steadyingthe ship, now.
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Posted 08 July 2003 - 08:36 PM

Good game, got one back. I reckon this Flintoff guy will be a good star for the poms for the next few years.:)
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 01:03 AM

You may have heard of one Gary Lohmann. He picked up 112 test wickets at 10.75 each in the late 1800's. This was his best bowling performance, where he picked up 15 for 45 against South Africa. Lohmanns superb precision and variation resulted in 13 of them being bowled.
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 01:10 PM

Sydney July 11. Australian Test greats Arthur Morris, Steve Waugh and Bill Brown claim Don Bradman would still be averaging around 100 runs per innings if he was playing Test cricket today. As 150 of Australia's 197 living Test players attended a gala function here on Friday to receive commemorative baggy green caps, the incomparable deeds of the `The Don' remained the subject of widespread discussion and disbelief.

``He'd be averaging 99 these days, believe me, and he might even get himself up over the 100 mark because Sir Donald Bradman was a unique batsman,'' said Morris, who was a member of Bradman's 1948 Invincibles that toured England.

``He was a great, great player. He had tremendous determination and concentration and he had all the shots. He was amazing. We really can't compare anyone with. Nobody comes close. There have been very good fast bowlers over the years but there were very good fast bowlers in his day, too. Bodyline (England's 1932-33 tour to Australia) was impossible to bat against.

``If you had all the fast bowlers of today, bowling straight at the head with six fellas on the leg side, how would they go?

``Bradman had to play against that, and he didn't have a helmet,'' Morris said.

The question of how Bradman, who averaged 99.94 in 52 Tests between 1928 and 1948, would fare against the finest bowlers of recent times such as Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Wasim Akram, Richard Hadlee and Muttiah Muralitharan is one that fascinates contemporary cricket followers.

Brown and Morris, who both played with Bradman, and current Test captain Waugh, Australia's most capped player, believe Bradman was so good he would have dominated any era.

Waugh nodded to the suggestion Bradman's average would be 100, saying: ``If he dominated his era, I think it's fair to say he'd dominate any era, including ours. A genius is a genius. That's probably the most simple way you can put it.''

Brown agreed. ``He would have been successful whenever he played, one-day cricket, anything,'' said Australia's oldest Test survivor, 91 later this month.

``He was just the complete player who seemed to be able to bat as long as he wanted to. He would just go on, 100, 200, 300 and on one occasion 400. That's just unbelievable to the average bloke. His record would be little different, I think.''
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 01:17 PM

S Africa, 107 ao. Should be a cake walk surely. :confused:
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 02:17 PM

Should be, but don't put the mokker on 'em.:eek:
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 02:21 PM

England 90/3 with Sir Andrew Flintoff at the crease.:D

South Africa deserve to lose because they left Lance Klusener out of the team.:D

Go, England! Go!
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Posted 13 July 2003 - 02:57 AM

England are now third in the ODI international rankings.
So much for the doomsday predictions about English cricket.:D
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Posted 14 July 2003 - 03:18 PM

3rd isn't bad. Hopefully we can consolidate this in the test series. :)
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Posted 14 July 2003 - 04:44 PM

You will. Blood a few more youngsters and see what happens.
You need more Jimmy Andersons, Chris Reads, and Vikram Solankis.
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 01:41 PM

Australia Bangladesh, 1st test starts Friday I believe. What are the odds on any of the Bangas reaching double figures with the bat? :D
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 04:11 PM

Even money. At least a couple each innings, I reckon.:D
Now wagering should be on which margin they would lose by.:D
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 09:33 PM

Or the least unsucessful Banga batter? :D

Perhaps I'm being too mean here. They have ay least won 1 or 2 of their tour matches. More than we did. :(
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 01:22 PM

I think the biggest problem with the Aussies will be complacency. Expect to see some loose fielding tomorrow if they lose the toss. If they win the toss expect some big slogs and silly lost wickets.:confused:
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 10:42 AM

Stats tell the tale




Darwin July 17. Steve Waugh has played more Tests, taken more wickets and accumulated more runs than the entire Bangladesh team put together.

The 38-year-old Test campaigner, who will lead Australia into the first Test at Marrara Oval here on Friday, is also thought to earn more than all the Bangladesh team.

The gulf in experience between cricket's leading team and the Test minnows is graphically illustrated in Waugh's 18-year record.

His 160 Tests eclipse the 126 played by the whole Bangladesh touring party, who have scored only 4,508 Test runs between them, well under half of Waugh's 10,265 runs.

Even Waugh's part-time medium-pacers have netted him 91 wickets, compared to the 71 extracted by cricket's newest Test nation. Waugh and the rest of the Australia side will receive AU$11,000 ($7,200) each per Test. The Bangladesh players earn about AU$1,700 ($1,100 USD) a game, captain Khaled Mahmud said here on Thursday.

Leading Bangladeshi players are contracted at $1,000 per month. The top-ranked players under Cricket Australia contract scheme earn 20 times that amount.

While the Bangladesh wages appear dwarfed compared to those paid to Australia's cricket elite, they appear lucrative in Bangladesh.

Mahmud said he is content with his remuneration, because Bangladesh is a new cricket nation. "As a start it is not bad, I think, because we just started cricket," Mahmud said.

"Australia has a big reputation from more than 125 years. We are just two or three years into Test cricket. The time will come when the Bangladeshi people will get more." Money aside, Mahmud said representing Bangladesh, home to more than 130 million, was a reward in itself. "Definitely (there's) a pride," he said.
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Posted 19 July 2003 - 01:43 PM

And his 100no now gives him the honour of being the first ozzie to score test tons against every test playing nation. What record will he break next? :)
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Posted 19 July 2003 - 01:47 PM

Ha
Bangas got 4 in double figures (plus extras, of course)
2 in doubles in the second
What's the money on aussies batting again?
Ag, how many bucks you got on?
z, how many records are left to break?
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