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Andrew Mellor

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Sports Enthusiast. Head of Health & PE @ Como Secondary College, Hockey Coach! Perth, Liverpool, Freo, Boston, Claremont, UWA!

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I love Cricket, and one of the positives from T20 is that players, both batsman and bowlers have had to “reinvent” (find creativity) themselves.

The downside, which is evident in our test team is that one of the most important skills, mental toughness (along with concentration) has gone by the wayside!

I would love for the tribalism and parochialism of the BBL to come back to Shield and one day cricket!

Tribalism alive and well in the BBL

https://www.bigbash.com.au/news/bbl-player-availability-stanlake-turner-marsh-zampa-strikers-scorchers/2019-01-11

Peter Siddle named for first ODI in eight years as Finch reveals Australian XI

It’s true. The Scorchers have relied on some pretty handy top order batsmen (Gibbs, SMarsh, North, Katich, Klinger).

No problem with Klinger playing the anchor role. Great to see Bancroft make some runs. The batsmen and the order isn’t shabby.
Turner struggled early in the season, and Cartwright recently (is that two golden ducks in a row??).

Bosisto, not quite there.

In the early editions of the BBL the Scorchers would normally have an import batsman (Gibbs, Collingwood, Carberry). It must be on the cards with Usman Qadir barely getting a game and the batting not up to scratch.

But if this lineup can find form……

1 – Klinger (S. Marsh)
2 – Bancroft (WK) (Whiteman and/or Inglis)
3 – Cartwright
4 – Turner (Bosisto)
5 – Agar
6 – Willey (M. Marsh)
7 – Coulter-Nile
8 – Richardson
9 – Tye
10 – Behrendorff (Paris)
11 – Qadir

The gap between bat and ball is finally showing for the Perth Scorchers

How?

Bizarre finish to Stars-Scorchers clash leaves everyone confused

Thanks for the information.

The long path to Belgium's ultimate hockey glory

Thanks so much. As an outsider looking in, it has been great to watch the rise of Belgian Hockey.
I had the privilege to be involved with the Aussie Schoolboys (U17) teams in 2012, 2015 & 2017, and on each trip we had games against the Belgian U18 or U16 teams. They were all tough!
Please share!
https://www.facebook.com/fihockey/videos/221598568731122/

The long path to Belgium's ultimate hockey glory

Thanks. Yes, seems an autocorrect error there with Joel Rintala!

Agreed that Hockey in Australia is dominated by what I dub the “Big 4” (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA). So it is was good to see Tasmania win a few years back!

Whether Queensland is “the” dominant hockey state is debatable.

The Queensland Scorchers are 6 from 17 in Finals in the last 21 years, but 3 of those wins have been in the last 5 years, so maybe they have shaken a bit of a hoodoo off, I know in the 11 years between 2000-2010 they played in 10 finals for only 1 win!

That hoodoo was almost as bad as the Victorian Vipers on the men’s side who made 17 consecutive semi-finals between 1999-2015 before finally winning one in 2016.

Cheers

Hockey: Victoria on top down under