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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 12:55 pm

Reckon Hurricanes have a fair bit on the rest at the moment. Faulkner to come back in for Meredith and they're very strong both bat and ball. Stars, if they make it, have the firepower to knock them off. Don't think Rengades bats are good enough and Sixers are solid but not up to the others at their best.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Dusty » February 10, 2019, 1:20 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Reckon Hurricanes have a fair bit on the rest at the moment. Faulkner to come back in for Meredith and they're very strong both bat and ball. Stars, if they make it, have the firepower to knock them off. Don't think Rengades bats are good enough and Sixers are solid but not up to the others at their best.

I agree with all that...

My only concern for the Hurricanes is if Wade and Short fail, their middle to lower order haven’t had much batting time, which ‘could’ prove difficult


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 1:38 pm

Dusty wrote:
February 10, 2019, 1:20 pm
Northern Raider wrote:Reckon Hurricanes have a fair bit on the rest at the moment. Faulkner to come back in for Meredith and they're very strong both bat and ball. Stars, if they make it, have the firepower to knock them off. Don't think Rengades bats are good enough and Sixers are solid but not up to the others at their best.

I agree with all that...

My only concern for the Hurricanes is if Wade and Short fail, their middle to lower order haven’t had much batting time, which ‘could’ prove difficult


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That may prove their achilles heel. Milenko at no6 has hardly batted this series except for a couple of late over slapathons. If they lose a few early and need him to play a longer innings he could get found out. What I found really bizarre was yesterday when they had a chance give these guys some time at the crease they stuck with their regular batting or order.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 10, 2019, 2:03 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Ok you obviously know what was going to happen in the following 17 overs that didnt take place. I don't. I was using some examples if how games can turn around, particulary with the team in question. You have stated mitigating factors in those games assuming none of those could have taken place in this match had it continued. Fair enough as you obviously have far greater insight than me into circumstances that didn't get the opportunity to play out.
This makes almost no sense regarding what I wrote (apart from the sarcastic bit about me having greater insight. That’s on the money without the sarcasm Image). If you can link the rest to something I said that’d be helpful.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 2:07 pm

No prob gangers. You win the argument. Enjoy the rest of the BBL.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 10, 2019, 3:03 pm

The lights have just gone out at my place, shall we split the points and call it a tie?

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Post by I'm Bate Man » February 10, 2019, 4:34 pm

The Stars won so it’s all moot anyway, glad our season wasn’t decided by a single set of lights going out at the ground.


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 10, 2019, 5:16 pm

I don’t mean to upset you when you’ve found peace with what’s happened...

But Thunder with the extra point would have gone through ahead of the Stars on run rate.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 5:54 pm

Haha, let it go fellas. Its tough enough being a Raiders fan. Don't beat yourselves up following Thunder as well.

I don't think this has worked out too wells for Hurricanes having to face Stars in the semi. Probably the team thats the biggest threat to them. Winner of that game should win the final.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 10, 2019, 6:08 pm

But that’s the whole point NR, it means we can get let down by lime green teams all year round!

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 6:25 pm

gangrenous wrote:
February 10, 2019, 6:08 pm
But that’s the whole point NR, it means we can get let down by lime green teams all year round! ImageImage
You're in a world of hurt.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 10, 2019, 6:30 pm

BBL semi-finals are set

SEMI FINAL 1
Hobart Hurricanes Vs Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena
Date: Thursday February 14, 2019
Time: 7pm AEDT

SEMI FINAL 2
Melbourne Renegades Vs Sydney Sixers at Marvel Stadium
Date: Friday February 15, 2019
Time: 7.30pm AEDT

Early tips are Hurricanes and Sixers.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 12, 2019, 8:28 am

Pat Cummins wins the 2019 Allan Border Medal.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 12, 2019, 8:49 am

-PJ- wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:28 am
Pat Cummins wins the 2019 Allan Border Medal.
Healy took out all the womens awards.
Those Healy/ Starc kids are gonna be gooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

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Post by Azza » February 12, 2019, 9:04 am

Well deserved. Might be the first bowling captain we've had in some time for the national side.

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Post by -PJ- » February 12, 2019, 10:08 am

Fantastic performance from Pat Cummins the past two years really..

Congrats Pat.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » February 12, 2019, 10:18 am

Northern Raider wrote:
February 10, 2019, 12:55 pm
Reckon Hurricanes have a fair bit on the rest at the moment. Faulkner to come back in for Meredith and they're very strong both bat and ball. Stars, if they make it, have the firepower to knock them off. Don't think Rengades bats are good enough and Sixers are solid but not up to the others at their best.
Hurricanes are the best batting side but a lot will come down to how the young Afgahni spinner handles the pressure imo.

I also think of the openers fail you can book Hobart in for a loss straight away.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by julian87 » February 12, 2019, 10:19 am

Lyon took out the more important award in a non World Cup year imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 12, 2019, 4:17 pm

julian87 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 10:18 am
Northern Raider wrote:
February 10, 2019, 12:55 pm
Reckon Hurricanes have a fair bit on the rest at the moment. Faulkner to come back in for Meredith and they're very strong both bat and ball. Stars, if they make it, have the firepower to knock them off. Don't think Rengades bats are good enough and Sixers are solid but not up to the others at their best.
Hurricanes are the best batting side but a lot will come down to how the young Afgahni spinner handles the pressure imo.

I also think of the openers fail you can book Hobart in for a loss straight away.
Qais Ahmed looks good so far but agree, we need to see how he goes when the games get serious.

Its hard to say how the Canes other bats will go if Wade and Short both go cheap as it hasn't happened yet. McDermott and Bailey have both looked solid. Not sold on Jewell as yet. Only got one score and that was against Heat bowling massive pies. Milenko might not even remember how to bat.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by greeneyed » February 14, 2019, 6:55 pm

They were saying there were only tickets left on the hill in Hobart. But lots of vacant grandstand seats. Maybe they should become the Canberra Cold Front. They’d sell out here!


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Post by greeneyed » February 14, 2019, 7:26 pm

I think they forgot to tell Tasmania that mullets went out in about the 1980s.


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 14, 2019, 9:41 pm

Stars are first team through to the final on Sunday. Hurricanes didn't set a good enough target. Use of bowlers and field placement not great either. I'll call it a choke by the Canes.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by the bone » February 15, 2019, 12:11 am

Hurricanes were the dominant team throughout the season. It’s fair to call that a choke


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Post by Northern Raider » February 15, 2019, 11:58 am

Whoever wins tonight gets the home final so could be in either Sydney or Melbourne. The latter would almost guarantee a big crowd even though they only have 2 days to promote and sell tickets. Sydney final could be more of a challenge as the public there has shown they need about 6 months to decide whether they will attend an event.

One of the changes for next season could be a pre-determined final venue. I reckon Adelaide would be the perfect one to test this at. Its such a great venue for spectators and the deck is one all teams like playing on. With a full season to promote the game and for people to plan travel it could well be a sell out. Obviously with tickets held back for fans of the teams who make the final.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 15, 2019, 5:32 pm

Northern Raider wrote: Sydney final could be more of a challenge as the public there has shown they need about 6 months to decide whether they will attend an event.
In our defence we need to leave about 6 months commute time.

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Post by Northern Raider » February 15, 2019, 6:07 pm

gangrenous wrote:
Northern Raider wrote: Sydney final could be more of a challenge as the public there has shown they need about 6 months to decide whether they will attend an event.
In our defence we need to leave about 6 months commute time.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » February 15, 2019, 9:54 pm

The Raiders of the Big Bash finally make the final

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Post by Sid » February 17, 2019, 2:21 pm

Wonder if Sticky will start bringing a cricket bat to the games after watching Finch do a number on the plastic chair
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Post by I'm Bate Man » February 17, 2019, 4:57 pm

Looks like the Stars have done it again, pretty keen to see a pan to Eddie right about now.


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Post by I'm Bate Man » February 17, 2019, 4:59 pm

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The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » February 17, 2019, 5:03 pm

So the Renegades take home the Thunder’s rightful Big Bash

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Post by Sid » February 17, 2019, 5:20 pm

Stars are the biggest chokers of any sport I know
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Post by I'm Bate Man » February 17, 2019, 5:25 pm

Sid wrote:Stars are the biggest chokers of any sport I know Image
From 0-93 to lose was great to watch, I’ll never get sick of seeing Eddie’s smug look falling off his face.


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by BJ » February 17, 2019, 5:30 pm

Wow. I think some people use the term choke too often. But feel free to use it as much as you want when discussing the Melbourne Stars

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Post by Dusty » February 17, 2019, 5:43 pm

That was Brian Smith like


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