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I like it Johnny !

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner

If you give it Donny, you have to take it. One cant expect to carry on the way Warner has, for years and not have some history eventually brought up that displeases you !

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner

You have a different view of “the history of Australian sport” than most of us, Ev. – we dont cheat mate. I’d never play them again !

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner

It’s a paid position in which one travels the world and watches cricket, Q – do it properly or get out !

Greg Chappell saw the writing on the wall, and hopefully the mess his panel has made this summer

Dreadful bias – each state should have a selector – Head and Wade not picked and have no one to push their barrow – ridiculous !

The problems in Australian cricket won’t be solved by the current selectors or any former great

Agree, Donny – he will probably need to tighten up a bit in England but should be able to adjust (play the V a bit more !) Things must be slow in the optometry game with Lawson selling such moronic tripe to make a quid ! Perhaps he was picking a 20/20 team !

VOTE: Pick your Australian XI for the Ashes

Totally agree !

Greg Chappell saw the writing on the wall, and hopefully the mess his panel has made this summer

Wonderfully worded Doc. The most harmful has been his dismissal of district and shield cricket, in favour of promoting the ” young guns”. His legacy will take some time to be erased ! (and I loved him as a barsman, also)

Greg Chappell saw the writing on the wall, and hopefully the mess his panel has made this summer

Spot on Richard – exquisite batsman but terrible selector and before that, state coach. He set South Aussie cricket back years and we have never fully recovered

Greg Chappell saw the writing on the wall, and hopefully the mess his panel has made this summer

Haha , well played Timbo. Sheedy had the windsock tied down that day!

Classic AFL/VFL matches: “This is murder, absolute murder” (Adelaide v Fitzroy Round 12, 1991)

Well written Lucas, I presume as a Fitzroy supporter. I clearly recall Jammo’s free but not so clearly the others in the build up. No way was it a free kick and also, no way would it have been paid if the opponent were Collingwood, Carlton, Essendon or any other “power club” ! Sadly for us Crows, that was the last free we have ever received.

Classic AFL/VFL matches: “This is murder, absolute murder” (Adelaide v Fitzroy Round 12, 1991)

Amen, brother !

Beth Mooney: The stuff heroes are made of

Youtube up Gillian Rolton riding Peppermint Grove to an olympic show jumping gold medal – falling off and climbing back on with a broken collarbone to finish – there’s some courage ladies ???? – dont worry about a game of beach cricket !

Beth Mooney: The stuff heroes are made of

To be fair Maximus, there arent as many kids staying in their country towns anymore but the AFL certainly have not helped leagues cope in any way. We still run chook raffles to buy our juniors guernsies while the AFL play games in China !

What do you mean AFLW starts this weekend?

Well put IAP – this is pretty much the norm for 95% of the “non elite” male players in the country – and Mary, the AFLW players are certainly “non elite”. It’s a very ordinary spectacle, with nowhere near enough scoring

What do you mean AFLW starts this weekend?

Mine did and I can name a lot more for you if you like, from country SA !

What do you mean AFLW starts this weekend?

Thank God Pope, I thought no one was going to mention the great man, DKL – surely our toughest and best fast bowler – ever. Graham McKenzie was the first test bowler I saw live, as a boy. His action was beautiful !

The five bowlers with the greatest engines of all time

Criticising the selectors cost Deano as well, Rob. Any bloke who scored 200 in India, putting his wellbeing at serious risk, should have been given a lifetime selection guarantee !

Echoes of 1985-86: The blessing of a forced rebuild

Great points lads – only time will tell if the damage to our batters techniques can be reversed. If we have to have this rubbish, make it a state based format with all players in their home teams and maybe one o-seas import in each team. The kids could then barrack for their own state and identify with the players. At the moment – who cares ?

What's wrong with this season's BBL?

Sorry Bushy – poorly worded perhaps – Smith is my exception to the norm and would be my first pick

Echoes of 1985-86: The blessing of a forced rebuild

If his name was Johns or Williams and he played in another state, we would never have heard of him – let it go lads !

Wounded Marsh vows to return to the Test arena

Terrific article DB and a great analysis, liquor. The players come from a different mould now and your points cant be understated. Their exposure and paypackets must have a huge effect on their character and therefore their ability to perform at test level. Like you, I cant think of anyone to bat for my life (oh, except for S. Smith !)

Echoes of 1985-86: The blessing of a forced rebuild

Thanks Nuwan, all cricket lovers share your pain and beg you to stay loyal ! (and share your beautiful lunches with those around you ) One of my most indelible test memories came after Australia batted for over 5 sessions in Adelaide and then your boys made 100 in the last hour. Jayasuriya cover drove McGrath for 6 – I still have not seen such an audacious stroke !

A day in the life of a Sri Lankan cricket fan

Beautifully phrased Rowdy – a perfect assessment – “whispering death” indeed !

Who are the five greatest West Indian cricketers of all time?

He was extremely lucky never to have faced the best, most lethal bowling attack world cricket has ever seen !

Who are the five greatest West Indian cricketers of all time?