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Hopefully, because that will mean he is a really excellent bowler.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Technically, this is only the 2nd highest level, as it is a shield match not a test match.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

I do it all year round Micko. We have a winter season as well. Generally a four week lay off between summer and winter seasons and 2-3 weeks between winter and summer. Then during the boxing day test, there is a 4 day carnival in Brisbane called country week, and mid January a week long Christian Brothers Schools carnival where schools compete from places as far away as Perth, Tasmania and even New Zealand. They are looking to select their first and second XIs for the upcoming Term 1.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Quite right about no test tons in 2007 – forgot about that year, though only played 4 tests. Also, he was reliable on his last two tours of India with a ton and 4 halfs in 6 tests. Also made heaps of runs in one day cricket there.

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

Umpiring both days in Brisbane. Turning 48 on saturday.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Is that ‘BOND!’ … SHANE ‘BOND’!?

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

Yeah I also have a thing for lone hands like 167 not out in a total of 295 as opposed to four tons in a total of 659.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

And Simon Jones (Wales) can make up a squad of 13.

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

I wasn’t necessarily meaning Green per say and I don’t think his reaction was all that bad, and no obvious dissent was shown. I was just making a light hearted comment about comparing 197 in a first class match to my own highest score in the bush as a 14 year old of 30 not out.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Not according to Mark Taylor when inducting him into the hall of fame. According to Taylor, Mark Waugh had the same penchant as Victor Trumper (although he didn’t mention Trumper) to give his innings away once the pressure was off and there was no challenge any more.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

No more frustrating then if his batting partner had run him out, or for a bowler who misses out on his maiden 5 wicket haul or 10 wicket match haul because one of his team mates drops a relatively straight forward catch. Or for anyone in any team who finishes on the losing side because their captain made a tactical blunder or two. But yeah great knock and let’s hope (quietly) that he is the next big thing in Australian cricket. Any of those scenarios would be potentially character building in any case.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

That would be rather sooky of a professional cricketer to say the least. I would take 197 in a first-class match, on the 2nd highest stage of all cricket, ending with a contentious decision, any day over a highest score of only 30 not out at the lowest level of the game there is i.e. junior cricket in the bush. Anyone at any level of the game who gets to 197 should be leaving the crease feeling nothing but absolutely stoked irrespective of how the innings ends. It’s all about perspective.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

That’s the result of white privilege keeping black people down trodden economically, whether this comes under the strict definition of systemic or not. Slavery officially ended in 1865, but it didn’t ensure equality for black people in the south, and still hasn’t to this day, irrespective of fancy looking laws that supposedly guarantee it. A good movie I watched a couple of weeks ago called ‘A Time to Kill’ portrays this reality very well.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Fair enough. I guess my new windscreen will have to wait then.

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

And here’s my one-day team of the 21st century using the same restriction of one player per country:
Jason Roy (England), Kumar Sanggakara (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Babar Azam (Pakistan), Eoin Morgan (Ireland), Ben Stokes (New Zealand), MS Dhoni (India), Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh), Dale Steyn (South Africa) Joffra Archer (West Indies), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), 12th man Heath Streak (Zimbabwe)

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

Not a bad side at all Sp M … perhaps a little light on in batting with your 6 and 7, but you have some class at 1 – 4 and your bowling attack is top notch, with Shakib to back it up as a 5th bowler. Only thing is, isn’t O’Brien a bits and pieces allrounder? If so, you don’t need a 6th bowler, but obviously to strengthen the batting you is a delicate rejig with only one player per country allowed. How about sending O’Brien back to fix windscreens, open with Ed Joyce instead of Azhar Ali and bring Babar Azam into number 5 and Flower drops to 6? Or better still Mohammad Yusuf or Younis Khan, as it doesn’t have to be a current player, just a 21st century one … Even big Inzy had some pretty special performances post 31 Decemeber 2000.

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

I did an in-depth calculation recently based on Smith playing to the same age as Ponting did, how many tests Australia might play in that time, his current rate of innings per test, as well as innings per not outs, and found he will need to average no less than 38 to keep his average above 50. I think he will need to average 49 from this point to better Ponting’s record test run aggregate for Australian players.

My all-time Test XI of the 21st century

Neither agreeing nor disagreeing, is there no possibility the deviation was due to the quality of the ball, rather than full on contact with the bat? Could it not have just faintly grazed the bat while deviating as per the delivery that the bowler was able to effect?

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Just because it may have made contact with the bat does not make it a massive edge. Are there no grey areas with you such as a ‘tiny faint edge’? The commentators when viewing the replay do not seem to share the assertion of even a definite edge, let alone a massive one.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Well that’s a bit of a bugger … he seems like such a once in a generation promising prospect.

Cameron Green intensifies calls for Test debut with scintillating unbeaten 185

Hang on a sec … does the umpire out in the middle have the luxury of freezing it at 35 seconds and then zooming in on it?
And you kind of did say in a round about way that it was a terrible decision by use of the hyperbole ‘massive edge’.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

Right … sounds like he’s a bit injury prone then?

Cameron Green intensifies calls for Test debut with scintillating unbeaten 185

That’s right. Boy is it frustrating for me as an umpire when a captain makes a poor bowling change which prolongs the game, or a fieldsman drops a sitter when the side batting first in a one day game is 8 for 60 and then they put on an unlikely 130 run stand … but I sure as heck fire have no right to comment on those things then and there at the time.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton

What kind of bowler is he? Is he fast? Andy Roberts I think it was used to be fond of saying “If he’s got pace, pick him while he’s quick!”

Cameron Green intensifies calls for Test debut with scintillating unbeaten 185

Yeah don’t go into your shell, but step up the tempo … Dizzy’s first 100 came off 300 deliveries, his second 100 was a run a ball.

Rough decision? Young gun falls agonisingly short of a Sheffield Shield double ton