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Joshua Kerr is a sportaholic and has been a sportswriter since 2019. Whether it be motorsport, cricket or something different, Josh is always armed with opinions in his articles and in the comments section. Despite being an English Aussophile, he has so far been unsuccessful in his attempts to get interested in the AFL or the NRL. At least he gave it a go. "My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen, then do it; otherwise, shut up." - Richie Benaud.

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4th, 5th, and 6th paragraphs of the article, Bernie 😊

Aussie cricket fans pay tribute to Deano

Show a bit of respect please.

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

You’ve just changed your tune again.

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

Exactly why I have spread positivity all year, Micko.

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

That came about largely through Hamilton’s penalties for doing a practice start in the fast lane of the pit lane.

Although the Russian GP isn’t renowned for being memorable.

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

I don’t get it – you go through the season saying it’s a snoozefest most of the time, and now, at the end of it, you say it was the most enjoyable boring season, something which I would agree with.

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

Not too explosive, mind, there’s six and out to consider, and, perhaps more importantly, windows! Many a ball was hit over the garden wall, and many a warning from Mum to be careful!

Five of the best: Reviewing the most explosive backyard cricket bats

Paul, you’re a man after my own heart, with another great analysis so quickly after the last one, but please do tell, was this to get out of those chores you mentioned yesterday? 😂

There’s always room for improvement and Australia are not out of the woods yet, cracks were papered over in the batting department, especially. The bowling doesn’t need much tweaking, if at all, and Cameron Green was a useful fifth bowling option in Adelaide. Top-order dilemmas have not been resolved, and there are still many questions, the answers to which aren’t going to come easily.

The first Test result should make Australia cock-a-hoop, not cocky

Who’d have thunk it, indeed Paul.

That was one heck of a capitulation from India, which (naturally I suppose) turned the game on its head. At close of play on Friday, as the Australians were coming to the end of their first innings, I said to a mate that Australia should just try to reduce the deficit as much as possible and the bowlers should be able to apply the pressure on what looked to be a bowling-friendly wicket to limit the Indian second innings to a chaseable total. I was right, wasn’t I? But I expected 300 rather than 90!

There were some ripper deliveries that got the Indian wickets and it was quite the onslaught, so they shouldn’t be too hard on themselves, but should obviously still acknowledge that you can’t gloss over their lowest scoring innings ever. Shami out, Kohli back home, Pujara and Rahane the ones to step up to the plate batting wise, against a formidable bowling attack from Australia which makes up for what isn’t exactly the best batting in the world.

That Australian second innings only served to paper over some cracks – can Burns do the same again in Melbourne? Pucovski is still out, buying Burns some more time, perhaps to quote Louis Armstrong, all the time in the world!

Intriguing stuff, of which there is more than what I have dumped out from my brain here, and all boding well for Boxing Day.

This Test cricket’s not too shabby, eh? 😁

Who’d have thunk it? A few takes from the first Test

It’s the Christmas break, cut a little bit of slack if things don’t run as smoothly 😊

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India, first Test

Many people just read, comments aren’t always the best indicator. Plenty of talk about Maradona on the rugby pages with the Pumas in the Tri-Nations.

Tributes pour in for Diego Maradona after football legend's death

Australia has been unlucky with the injury list though.

Marcus Harris brought into Australian squad for first Test, Pucovski ruled out

English, found The Roar when I was googling places to write for, which started a love affair with Australia. I now inadvertently anger people by listening to triple j 😂 .

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

Yup, in England, where I live is in Tier 2 restrictions, you may have heard of those, I think it was on the ABC when I tuned in a while back, so all shops are back open, pubs, restaurants and the like, and I got a haircut yesterday after a brief delay due to the second national lockdown!

I tend to just stay at home though, the anxiety is too great for me, so I just do a daily walk, shopping is taken care of by other members of the household.

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

If people bothered to understand why you were doing what you were doing, that would be a start. I appreciated you taking the time to listen to my questions about the project, which helped my understanding. I’ll admit it’s hard for me to understand, but that doesn’t make it wrong for you to write a series like this, and let’s face it, cricket can be a complex sport to understand at the best of times and I learn more about the sport every single day, for example from thought provoking articles like this to expand my horizons.

Apologies for the earlier confusion and all the best.

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

I did not receive a like notification but no worries anyway, we can draw a line under my misunderstanding, I find it difficult sometimes to gauge reactions and responses with goodness know what mental health stuff I’m dealing with.

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

I think it was underneath the video of Warney talking about slow over rates.

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

Ah, I sent another comment and didn’t know whether you had seen it. No worries then. I’m a stickler for apologising!

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

I apologise Bernie if my feedback the other day was uncalled for. It’s a shame this series hasn’t gone the way that you planned.

Reinventing the DLS method: Part 3b

They use SCH in F2, so they’ll use SCH in F1.

Five talking points from the Sakhir Grand Prix

Haha, sorry to rain on your parade, but hopefully you can see the seriousness of this! 😊

Channel 7 exposed as desperate and naive in cricket’s messy TV stoush

Micko, I don’t normally ask this, but this isn’t a joking matter for me so, while I can see the funny side of your comment, I’ve just got to say don’t joke, please.

Channel 7 exposed as desperate and naive in cricket’s messy TV stoush

Nope, would never be able to decide because I can’t summon up the passion and I didn’t grow up in a football-loving household.

Channel 7 exposed as desperate and naive in cricket’s messy TV stoush

Just an example of namesakes. I suppose NRL’s not big in WA?

Channel 7 exposed as desperate and naive in cricket’s messy TV stoush

Nope, not a big football follower, just big on my cricket and motorsport.

Channel 7 exposed as desperate and naive in cricket’s messy TV stoush

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