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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2019, 6:20 pm

Got in for the last session, went for a walk and someone gave me their ticket on the way out. One advantage of living one block away from Manuka Oval!
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 5:52 am

Do the right thing GE and send CA $50 in an envelope.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by T_R » February 3, 2019, 8:09 am

-PJ- wrote:Do the right thing GE and send CA $50 in an envelope.
It's like stealing from the junior development system
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 8:17 am

T_R wrote:
February 3, 2019, 8:09 am
-PJ- wrote:Do the right thing GE and send CA $50 in an envelope.
It's like stealing from the junior development system
Exactly, think of the kids.

I'll wait for a response from Fergus.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by T_R » February 3, 2019, 8:53 am

-PJ- wrote:
T_R wrote:
February 3, 2019, 8:09 am
-PJ- wrote:Do the right thing GE and send CA $50 in an envelope.
It's like stealing from the junior development system
Exactly, think of the kids.

I'll wait for a response from Fergus.
Not online. He's probably off robbing an orphanage or something.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 9:48 am

T_R wrote:
February 3, 2019, 8:53 am
-PJ- wrote:
T_R wrote:
February 3, 2019, 8:09 am
-PJ- wrote:Do the right thing GE and send CA $50 in an envelope.
It's like stealing from the junior development system
Exactly, think of the kids.

I'll wait for a response from Fergus.
Not online. He's probably off robbing an orphanage or something.
Probably walking around outside Manuka Oval trying for another free entry...
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by T_R » February 3, 2019, 10:06 am

Hoping some old lady or little kid will 'give' him a ticket, I guess.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 11:31 am

Lunch day 3.

SRI 7/215
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Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 12:14 pm

Starkers strikes straight after lunch..he has 4.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 12:17 pm

And now they're 9 down.

That's all out cuz one of their batsmen retired hurt.

SRI all out for 215

Trail by 319

AUS will bat again..no follow on enforced..good decision skip..
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 12:47 pm

AUS 1/16

Harris out 14

Koala in, needs a score.

AUS lead by 335
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 12:49 pm

Harris misses out again. Caught 2nd slip for 14. This time it was more good bowling than ill disciplined batting. Ball angled across and shaped back in a little before seaming away off the deck. Perfect ball to grab and edge.

There will be criticism of Harris again but sometimes you need to simply credit the bowler for a good delivery.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm

Burns out 9.
AUS 2/25

Can you hear the drums Fernando ?

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Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm

Burns gone now. Most identical to Harris dismissal but this time left hand bowler to right hand batter.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 1:08 pm

Who's Rick Nixon ?

If you ask FOXCRICKET commentator Mel Jones he's SRI fielding coach.

I thought he's name was Steve Rixon..but we'll move on.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 1:36 pm

Marnus back in the pavillion. Caught behind again. 1st innings it was a good ball. This time it was a classic 'hang the bat out to dry' type shot. Not good.
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Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 1:37 pm

AUS 3/37

Labuschagne out 4.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 1:48 pm

Haha, Brendan Julian on Fox saying "Australia 3 down and in a bit of trouble. Badly needing a partnership." Does he know we're 370 ahead??
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Brewdle » February 3, 2019, 3:02 pm

-PJ- wrote:
Azza wrote:
February 1, 2019, 6:59 pm
Hard to get too excited about this when the runs are being scored against a bowling attack that would get flogged by most d grade teams.

Anyway, Warne is right. Khawaja needs a spell, been terrible for most of the summer
Khawaja will slap a solid 50* in the 2nd innings and secure a plane ride to ENG.

This is the last test until the Ashes in August.
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Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 3:25 pm

Khawaja was always going to England. It just helps that he's going with some runs under him.

Still pretty funny listening to Dickwella behind the stumps giving it to Usi. "Really hope you get some runs here. Don't want you feeling bad watching your team play on TV." :D
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 3, 2019, 3:42 pm

Brewdle wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:02 pm
-PJ- wrote:
Azza wrote:
February 1, 2019, 6:59 pm
Hard to get too excited about this when the runs are being scored against a bowling attack that would get flogged by most d grade teams.

Anyway, Warne is right. Khawaja needs a spell, been terrible for most of the summer
Khawaja will slap a solid 50* in the 2nd innings and secure a plane ride to ENG.

This is the last test until the Ashes in August.
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Post by Matt » February 3, 2019, 3:43 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:25 pm
Khawaja was always going to England. It just helps that he's going with some runs under him.

Still pretty funny listening to Dickwella behind the stumps giving it to Usi. "Really hope you get some runs here. Don't want you feeling bad watching your team play on TV." :D
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Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 3:46 pm

Matt wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:43 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:25 pm
Khawaja was always going to England. It just helps that he's going with some runs under him.

Still pretty funny listening to Dickwella behind the stumps giving it to Usi. "Really hope you get some runs here. Don't want you feeling bad watching your team play on TV." :D
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Post by gergreg » February 3, 2019, 3:58 pm

-PJ- wrote:Who's Rick Nixon ?

If you ask FOXCRICKET commentator Mel Jones he's SRI fielding coach.

I thought he's name was Steve Rixon..but we'll move on.
Maybe I've got the name wrong I think an upstanding gentleman by the name Rick Nixon was an AFL player manager that got in strife for grooming a minor a few years back, amongst other things.

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Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 4:20 pm

gergreg wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:58 pm
-PJ- wrote:Who's Rick Nixon ?

If you ask FOXCRICKET commentator Mel Jones he's SRI fielding coach.

I thought he's name was Steve Rixon..but we'll move on.
Maybe I've got the name wrong I think an upstanding gentleman by the name Rick Nixon was an AFL player manager that got in strife for grooming a minor a few years back, amongst other things.

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You're 100% spot on..he goes by Ricky Nixon.

Google the bloke and check out his missus..
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Post by Northern Raider » February 3, 2019, 4:22 pm

Khawaja brings up hos ton and the declaration comes. 4 centuries this test for the Aussies after none this summer.

Somewhat ironically, before this test the last player to make 100 for Australia was Khawaja. He once again holds that honour.
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Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 4:23 pm

AUS have declared at 3/196

A lead of 515.

Usi 101* back ya bag son.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gergreg » February 3, 2019, 4:29 pm

I'm surprised it's not raining, it is at my place in South Canberra.

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Post by -PJ- » February 3, 2019, 5:28 pm

Stumps day 3

SRI 0/17

Need 499 runs to win with all 10 in the shed.
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Post by -TW- » February 3, 2019, 5:30 pm

gergreg wrote:I'm surprised it's not raining, it is at my place in South Canberra.

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Post by Matt » February 3, 2019, 6:50 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:46 pm
Matt wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:43 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
February 3, 2019, 3:25 pm
Khawaja was always going to England. It just helps that he's going with some runs under him.

Still pretty funny listening to Dickwella behind the stumps giving it to Usi. "Really hope you get some runs here. Don't want you feeling bad watching your team play on TV." :D
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I agree

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 3, 2019, 7:01 pm

Looks like 'the elephant' just confirmed my suspicions:

"Usman Khawaja has admitted his brother's arrest as part of an investigation into a notebook allegedly outlining plans to kill senior politicians has been weighing heavily on his mind during a form slump on the cricket field."

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02- ... tion=sport

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » February 3, 2019, 11:02 pm

Had a burger from the soul cartel van at Manuka the other day.

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Post by Northern Raider » February 4, 2019, 8:21 am

Matt wrote:
February 3, 2019, 7:01 pm
Looks like 'the elephant' just confirmed my suspicions:

"Usman Khawaja has admitted his brother's arrest as part of an investigation into a notebook allegedly outlining plans to kill senior politicians has been weighing heavily on his mind during a form slump on the cricket field."

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02- ... tion=sport
In hindsight it's fully understandable. Hopefully opening up about it will help him deal with it and return to the form we're more familiar with.
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Post by Brewdle » February 4, 2019, 8:56 am

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