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Dan Liebke

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The Liebke Ratings: Pakistan vs Australia

Off to Taunton for the Australians, where they faced Pakistan, a team more often described as ‘mercurial’ than even Rami Malek’s performance in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie. Here are the ratings for the World Cup match between Australia and Pakistan. Rain Grade: D The main miracle of the match was that it was taking place […]

Nah. I didn’t say 144 was a base 12 number. But when you score as many runs as Steve Smith did in the first innings, that’s when you reach three figures in base 12. I think it’s pretty reasonable to therefore call 144 runs a century in base 12.

The Liebke Ratings: First Ashes Test

One of my favourites

The Liebke Ratings: First Ashes Test

To be fair, they were some remarkable sixes

The Liebke Ratings: Second semi-final, Australia vs England

I will be starting a GoFundMe to help finance my ongoing battle to provide alternatives to articles about Israel Folau. Please donate generously. I estimate I need approximately $3M.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Bangladesh

Surely when a sport is played at so many grounds with ‘cricket’ in the title it just makes sense to use that as its name. Saves a lot of explanation.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Thanks Pete. Truth be told, I may have dozed off a little in the middle overs of Pakistan’s run chase. But I got the gist and woke up again in time to see the ending. And that’s all that matters.

The Liebke Ratings: Pakistan vs Australia

It’s very dumb, very obscure and not actually all that funny. I fully accept that I may be the only person even faintly tickled by the idea that ’63’ upside down looks enough like ‘Eg’ that I can do a bit of wordplay on that. I don’t care. It made me happy.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India

The font used on this page more or less gets the job done. If looked at in the right way.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India

Bonus points to anybody who deduces what my favourite joke in this entire piece is. Hint: it’s not very funny and is overly reliant on both font typefaces and spatial rotation. But I don’t care. It’s my favourite.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India

Paine should definitely be demoted to vice-captain immediately. What, he thinks he’s better than everybody else?

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Sri Lanka, first Test

Curse Sri Lanka and their determination to collapse over a long weekend

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Sri Lanka, first Test

Thanks for buying the book. You’re the true hero here.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India, second ODI

My parents have had a shocker. But they’re lovely people and I expect them to come good any time now. Deserve more opportunities at the highest level of my family.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India, fourth Test

They have the golden touch

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs South Africa, first ODI

Glad to be back. Our long dark winter of assorted football code tomfoolery is over and a fresh cricket summer is about to dawn. The most magical time of the year.

The Liebke Ratings: Pakistan vs Australia, first Test

I like to make people suffer through a whole lot of nonsense before I get to the one good line.

The Liebke Ratings: Pakistan vs Australia, first Test

I think the ‘Home of Rugby Keague’ reference is a typo. But it may be a very subtle joke that I just don’t get.

The Liebke Ratings: State of Origin One

Thanks Peter. Good luck reattaching that a@#*

The Liebke Ratings: South Africa vs Australia, fourth Test

Indeed. I still recall de Villiers bowling South Africa to victory in Sydney in 1993/4, somehow defending a target of 117 in the fourth innings. Amazing longevity.

The Liebke Ratings: South Africa vs Australia, second Test

This is great. Furthermore, the third umpire should specifically search as hard as possible for a reason to give the batsman out.

The Liebke Ratings: South Africa vs Australia, first Test

Excellent advice, Don. Thanks.

The Liebke Ratings: South Africa vs Australia, first Test

You and me both, Arcturus

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs England fourth ODI

I’ll try to do better/worse next time.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs England second ODI

Thanks Riordan. Very kind.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs England second ODI

The Wood on fire joke was irresistible, I’m afraid.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs England, first ODI