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Dan Liebke

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Former Nathan Hauritz impersonator.

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Not now there isn’t

The Liebke Ratings: T20 World Cup final, Australia vs India

Further evidence for my theory that he’s now just a grumpy old retiree. “Marnus? What kind of name is that? Now, Marcus. That’s a proper name. Or Mark, which is even batter. I had a captain named Mark once.” “Brother, too, Steve.” “Hmmm? Oh, yes. I suppose so.”

The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia, first ODI

Also unsportsmanlike. But also funny. So it’s all good.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs New Zealand, third Test

I was ridiculously pleased with myself when the possibility of working ‘one-up-Bradmanship’ into the piece came up.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Pakistan second Test

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