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I was never much good but played cricket for 30 years in country NSW and have a real love for the game. I used to open the batting and was a change bowler with my dibbly dobbly medium pacers. .. I also played League as a halfback till my career was cut short due to a tragic lack of talent. .. I have been a farmer most of my working life.

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The frog in a blender

He must have superb balance. I can guarantee you if I tried that I’d end up doing face plants more often than not 😁

The frog in a blender

Yeah, I suspect the top order bats would have been able to disregard the eccentric action once they got used to it but I still reckon the lower order might not have found it so easy. Not that it matters Paul, just an observation based on personal experience. In grade cricket in the bush there was a medium pacer who had the weirdest action I ever came across and most of our lower order fell for the trap of watching the bowler and not the ball. No matter how many times I told them to just block it out and concentrate on the ball they all played really late, too late, and got cleaned up by him.

The frog in a blender

I wonder how many of his wickets came about through batsmen being mesmerised by his highly unusual action. Top order players could probably block it out and just concentrate on the ball but I suspect quite a few tail-enders where stunned into inaction once the ball was in flight. .. Not trying to knock him btw, it’s just something I think could have been a genuine factor.

The frog in a blender

I notice that Ray Lindwall has a bowling average of 2.4 as does Keith Miller. Between them they have about 200 wickets at less than 2.5 !!! .. I’m a little surprised Ben Stokes isn’t an option in the all rounders. I’ve put him in my team.

Help us pick the greatest Ashes XI of all time

What did he think of it Bushy? Did he like it or think it was rubbish.

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

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Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

What Joe needs is a shameless Hussey.

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

It’s not as though we haven’t been Warned. No point in gilding the Lillee.

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Hear hear 👍 👍 : Very entertaining and educational as well. Thanks Matt.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letters Q, U, X and Z

Hmmm, given all that, it may be that the ashes ends up being one of first series played when cricket resumes.

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

” .. and couldn’t hide his delight when told it had stirred something in Root when he started watching it too.” – Come on, you can’t just leave it there. What did it stir up in Root? Empathy, disgust, anger, respect, half a woody?

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Finally, some realism. Fully agree with all of this. Things are worth what the market is willing to pay, with the caveat that the market is free to adjust at any time. Clubs and leagues that organise their finances around future hypothetical earnings (as opposed to what they actually earn today) do so at their own risk. I don’t know this for sure, but I get the feeling that many of them have been doing just that.

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

Hmm, I was thinking the title should go to a team whose mascot most closely resembles a mythological airborne reptile. With that minor adjustment your logic is faultless. 😂

The future of Australian sport Part 1: Bigger isn’t better

Yeah. The cynic in me can’t stop thinking the bigwigs at CA are secretly rubbing their hands in delight at being handed the perfect reason to call off a series that no-one seemed overly interested in.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

Overseas player availability is a major problem I’d say. Smith, Warner, Cummins etc are supposed to be playing for Australia in England in July but whether that goes ahead is anyone’s guess atm. I’m not at all sure about other countries schedules but July/August is peak cricket season in the northern hemisphere so it’s very likely that most will have engagements scheduled around that time.

The impact of COVID-19 on the IPL

Yep, so I’ve heard 😔

The ICC is going for gold

I don’t disagree with any of that Jeff. I’d also add that cricket probably has more participating nations than some recently added olympic sports such as skateboarding and surfing. .. I’m not actually quite sure why I don’t think it will be added anytime soon but I just don’t think it will. I’d love it to be included but just can’t see it happening. Call it a gut feeling I guess.

The ICC is going for gold

But there are a number of other sports that take multiple days to complete. Golf majors take 4 days, the Tour de France takes 2 weeks, many sailing events take days if not weeks while track and field decathalons, heptathalons and pentathons are also run over multiple days.

The ICC is going for gold

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Yallop. He was a bit like Border in the sense that he was far and away the best player in a very weak side. The senior statesman trying to carry 10 other blokes on his overworked shoulders.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

This teams motto could be “Y bother”. It would be a huge surprise if they could even come close to beating any of the other alphabet teams.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

I guess that would work for the Commonwealth games but what do they do with the West Indies? Don’t the island nations compete under their own flags, e.g Jamaica, Barbados etc. .. Can’t see it ever making the Olympics though. Too small a sport globally. It’s really only the commonwealth countries that are interested in the game to any major degree.

The ICC is going for gold

Going a bit further back how about guys like Keith Stackpole, Eric Freeman, Doug Walters, Kim Hughes, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thompson. .. I think you could put up a case that almost anyone with a bit of skill, a decent eye and an aggressive attitude might have been a decent T20 player.

Australia's born-too-early T20 XII

Yep. That sums it up. A thing of considerable beauty.

The most popular English captain in Australia

Agreed. My wife would never have noticed me way back then if it wasn’t for that 😊

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter W