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« 2017-Jan-05, 03:14 PM Reply #10000 »


I have an interest in leg spinners as my son just made his 2nd grade debut as a leg spinner and opener :) so we spend a lot of time discussing leg spin. LOL
:thumbsup: good luck to the lad
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« 2017-Jan-05, 09:07 PM Reply #10001 »
Chris Lynn....wow! Wow! Wow!
He just keeps doing it, FREAK!

I especially enjoy the understated way he carries himself and celebrates, in contrast to the over exuberant cringworthy Warner.

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« 2017-Jan-06, 06:15 AM Reply #10002 »
Okeefe spins it less than Alan Border

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« 2017-Jan-06, 08:37 AM Reply #10003 »
Chris Lynn....wow! Wow! Wow!
He just keeps doing it, FREAK!


lynn should have been in the test team 2 years ago

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« 2017-Jan-06, 10:56 AM Reply #10004 »
I wonder if he could make it in US as a baseballer? Seems to have all the skills.
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« 2017-Jan-06, 11:29 AM Reply #10005 »
Lynn is a freak when he's in touch. He must have a decent bat as well some of his shots sail over the boundary with what appears like hardly an effort.

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« 2017-Jan-06, 01:30 PM Reply #10006 »
Lynn is a freak when he's in touch. He must have a decent bat as well some of his shots sail over the boundary with what appears like hardly an effort.

His timing has more to do with his shots then the bat.

But speaking of bats did anyone know McCullum was such a racing fan, names all his bats after racehorses, the one he broke last night was called The United States, he said after the game he would give it to Nick Williams.

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« 2017-Jan-06, 02:37 PM Reply #10007 »
I think his bat has a fair part to play.

Just look at the lump of wood Warner swings around. When it comes off the middle of his bat his "timing" is as good as anyone who has played the game.   :biggrin:

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« 2017-Jan-06, 03:15 PM Reply #10008 »
Did you see the recent photos of Barry Richards comparing his bat to Warners?

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« 2017-Jan-06, 04:50 PM Reply #10009 »
Well there you go.

Everyone should bat with Warner's bat and they'd all be baged for being mug lairs.

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« 2017-Jan-06, 05:01 PM Reply #10010 »
Pakis off to a flyer as well.
Anyone brave enough to take the $21

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« 2017-Jan-06, 05:01 PM Reply #10011 »
No  :lol:

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« 2017-Jan-08, 03:03 PM Reply #10012 »

Mickey Edwards' mother was unaware her son was starring in the third Test

Jamie Marcuson 
Published: January 8, 2017 - 3:59PM

As the Sydney Cricket Ground crowd welcomed a new cult hero on day five of the third Test against Pakistan, that hero's mother, Sarah, was happily oblivious ... watching the tennis at home. 

Mickey Edwards, the star of the final day of Australia's whitewash of Pakistan, had neglected to mention to his parents that he would be running drinks for the Test team. As fate would have it, he made his appearance as a substitute fielder, despite his parents thinking he would be at work.

"I was meant to be working for Budgie Smuggler yesterday," Mickey explained after coming to terms with his new-found fame. "But I called in and told them I have something that maybe is a little bit more important to do."

Sarah, meanwhile, was watching "this really good match" in the tennis when she saw a text from her husband, Phil, that Mickey was supposedly on the field at the Test.

"I noticed this text from Phil, and all the other texts and calls, with people saying 'are you watching Mickey?!'", she laughed. "So then I turned on to watch, but I had to leave a good tennis match."

Described by Shane Warne as "the surfer dude", Edwards was cheered like no other at the ground, to the point that players started purposely giving him the ball just for the crowd reaction.

"I was sort of wondering why they were cheering for me," he said. "I only picked up on it after the first few times I touched the ball, and then Nathan Lyon thought it would be quite funny to keep throwing me the ball. And the crowd would go up every time.

"I think before he bowled one ball he threw it to me like four times!"

Edwards has been recovering from three stress fractures in his back, and admits being out on the ground was the first time he had touched a cricket ball in months.

"I haven't played any cricket in about six months due to injury, so yesterday was the first time I picked up a ball in a while, let alone play for Australia.

"I was sort of praying the ball didn't come to me at all," he laughed. "Just be on there for an over, then go back the the little hideout under the shade and just run drinks." 

Mickey's hair was the catalyst for his rise from obscurity to crowd favourite, and he admits that it was probably unwise to have it waving around on such an important occasion.

"The wind was blowing into my back when Nathan was bowling, so I couldn't really see that well because I kept getting hair in my eyes," he said. "I kept thinking, 'I should've tied this up'".

It's a topic of note for Sarah, who has been arguing with him for weeks that he should cut his hair.

"I've been on at him for the last couple of months to cut his hair," she said. "And now he can't cut it, because he has to keep it [after yesterday].

"His hair has always been a subject of interest as to how to contain it, and with Shane Warne and the picture of him coming up of him in his younger days, it just was very funny."

For Sarah and Phil, it was an incredible experience to see their son playing with the best cricketers in the country, especially after a tough year of injury. And they hope it will be the start of a return for the promising youngster.

"It was amazing. It was wonderful to see him. I was so thrilled, and Mickey was so happy. He was obviously having such a great time. He's had a bit of a tough run with injury and stuff, but to see him back out there and enjoying it was the best thing for me."

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/mickey-edwards-mother-was-unaware-her-son-was-starring-in-the-third-test-20170108-gtnr5p.html


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« 2017-Jan-12, 07:54 AM Reply #10013 »

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« 2017-Jan-12, 08:20 AM Reply #10014 »
Am I the only one who thinks our new elongated fast bowler  Billy Stanlake is a close relation to Bert of Bert and Ernie fame?


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« 2017-Jan-12, 03:19 PM Reply #10015 »
The sooner cricket Australia gets rid of Boof and his boof head attitudes the better.   

http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/comment-from-my-bunny-boof-highlights-everything-wrong-with-australian-cricket-brett-geeves/news-story/9acb32285e52ed8ccfb5e4a788724dd4

About the only mistake Boof made was responding, he would have been better to say nothing, letting Geeves fade away into the irrelevance that he is.


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« 2017-Jan-12, 05:38 PM Reply #10016 »
Sorry Gintara you never played cricket at the elite level your opinion is worthless.


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« 2017-Jan-12, 06:28 PM Reply #10017 »
Sorry Gintara you never played cricket at the elite level your opinion is worthless.

  emthup

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« 2017-Jan-12, 07:42 PM Reply #10018 »
Brett Geeves is one hundred percent correct. Apart from Channel 9 who decreed that if you were a test cricketer then you were also a great commentator.
After listening to a summer of Warne, Taylor and Healy surely we can all recognize that it is not necessarily so . I am great cricket lover but anymore of that dunce Warne will make ensure that I make it mandatory to turn the sound down when watching the cricket. The great cricket callers eg Johnston,
Arlott, Maxwell, Cozier , Roebuck etc weren't great cricketers but they were great callers of the game. If the great Lehman is so above everyone else than why was he regularly left out of test sides because of a weakness against the short ball ?

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« 2017-Jan-12, 09:06 PM Reply #10019 »
Sorry Gintara you never played cricket at the elite level your opinion is worthless.

You miss the point winner, the articles are written by  bloke who clearly has a axe to grind, who knows what happened and when but DL responding only fuels the blokes rant, best say nothing and he'd fade away.

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« 2017-Jan-12, 09:16 PM Reply #10020 »
You miss the point winner, the articles are written by  bloke who clearly has a axe to grind, who knows what happened and when but DL responding only fuels the blokes rant, best say nothing and he'd fade away.

He did not have an axe to grind until Boof opened his idiotic mouth.


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« 2017-Jan-12, 10:06 PM Reply #10021 »
What a match !

The BBL just gets better.

How good will the young century maker turn out to be ? In only his second BBL match brilliant.

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« 2017-Jan-13, 06:24 PM Reply #10022 »
Is there anyone who seriously thought Marsh should bat at 5 :chin:
We all loved Bacchus and Swampy but the devotion to Sean and Mitch is beyond any serious reflection of cricketing ability

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« 2017-Jan-13, 07:19 PM Reply #10023 »
Is there anyone who seriously thought Marsh should bat at 5 :chin:
We all loved Bacchus and Swampy but the devotion to Sean and Mitch is beyond any serious reflection of cricketing ability

We do not have alot of depth. If they are not in the top 6 batsmen they are certainly on the periphery.

Shaun Marsh is a very classy batsmen. Mitch Marsh takes time to get in but once he is in he is a potential match winner.


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« 2017-Jan-13, 07:29 PM Reply #10024 »
If they want him in the team, fair enough but to bat in front of Maxwell and Wade is a joke.

Over the years blokes get pick on potential but the 2 Marsh's gave been huge flops


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