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Jason Hosken

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Big fan of cricket and rugby league. Studying Post Grad in Sports Media at UTS.

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Thanks mate, happy to take you back.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

On ya Scotty. I’ve got two tips: May 28, 2020 and Manly ????

How to play rugby league in 2020 without the NRL

Great point Aaron. The issue did come up in discussions in both areas I covered. In particular, the shortfall in grade cricket numbers being filled by juniors and the impact that has on u16/17 competitions. Looking back I probably should have covered this. That said, the issues are many and varied, there’s easily enough relevant points to warrant a follow up article.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Cheque’s in the mail kk.

Long term I feel contact league has much more to worry about than cricket at the entry level. Cricket will get it done, plenty to be excited about.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Thank you Billy, I’m guessing these are questions you’ve already followed up with appropriate representatives.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Any runs left in the willow Sheek, I’ll find a spot for you ????

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Kind words Paul, thank you very much.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Special thanks to Daniel Jeffrey and the Roar team for their superb work in glossing this one up. Much appreciated guys. Cheers Jason

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Thanks Paul. Agree, I think the u17 example shows the merit of shorter comps in non-traditional time slots as a way to accommodate different schedules.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

My experience is similar PP, returned after my used by date but it’s so much fun. It’s always great when a youngster fronts and shows up the oldies.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

I’m not sure Favell represented via St George, but yeah, formidable lineup.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Rugby league is also struggling in the city and bush. Although I’ve heard cases in western NSW where there are plenty of juniors wanting to play cricket but not enough adult volunteers to cover the demand.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Thanks Scoop, glad you enjoyed it.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

Great feedback ojp. Demand and acceptance of social offerings is certainly on the up and clearly acknowledged by NSW Community Cricket. I don’t think there is a right of wrong, so long as there are formats that keep more individuals in the game for longer.

The disconnect tugging at Sydney cricket's grassroots

I’m a believer in May 28. I gotta believe in something to keep me going.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Oh yeah, for sure Ben, if your team wins then all premiership tainting bets are off.

A GF with no fans, plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet. Let’s just find a way to get the show safely back on track.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

I like May 28, a proactive stance and educated punt that isolation restrictions will be somewhat reduced in 7 weeks. Conditions are far better now than the govt expected. Much better to take a position than miss an opportunity. The alternative come late May is the usual NRL whinge with hindsight – they should’ve done that in April. Fairdinkum, cut these guys some slack, they’re more business savvy than the media and punters give them credit for.

Lack of details a cause for concern in NRL return

I like May 28, a proactive stance to stay ahead of the curve so to speak. In many respects this is a punt that restrictions will be eased during the next 7 weeks. I’m all for it rather than the standard NRL media hindsight whinge – they should done that back in April.

FFS give these guys a break, they are far more business savvy than the majority of us punters.

Lack of details a cause for concern in NRL return

I agree but having said that, I would argue the best team almost always wins the title.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Too right TIGER, horse before cart, let’s get them back on the park – anything.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Wow. I love the photos from that day, insane. A cracker to have on the resume. Fabulous memories for you!!

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Hang in there TB3, I’m sure it’s something easily fixed. You’re good value mate, be good if you hang about.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Fair enough, plenty don’t see it that way. Fans have a different mind set to players.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Will history translate that as an asterisk?

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

Yeah, Glenn Burgess was fullback. Turvey bombed him all day prompting the rule change regarding catching the pill in-goal.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted