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Well I did watch him bowl in those games and at times he struggled and at other times he bowled well. He also had a few chances missed off him as I recall which might affect that average that you hold so dear from all of 4 games.

We all talk about players dominating Shield cricket should get a chance with the national team instead of dropping people because the don’t set the world on fire straight away. Holland has done it for a long time which is better than just about any other spin bowler can say. He should get more than one tour to show he has it.

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

Because they also lost a bunch of key players and the have also not gotten flogged every game either, like they would have if everyone had “worked them out”

I am sick of this nonsense that if you play a different brand of footy than the norm you have to win everything all the time for it to be valid. Suggesting picking the Walker Brothers does not mean we think they will romp in the NRL grand final. They will hopefully win but if they make the finals they that is a whole lot better than what has come before.

They will bring a different style of football which would be fantastic from a comp where the style of game is becoming very stale for many.

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Darwin should definitely have a team…in the QRL.

The five expansion clubs that could replace the Titans

I am not suggesting they should, I have just heard that is why he is in line to be picked. They should just pick a 17 or just pick 12 and have the others playing County or A games.

He wasn’t that poor, you are over selling it.

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

But I answered that it shouldn’t be different, it should be a dead ball in both scenarios.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

I thought I heard them talking about playing two spinners if the deck looks to take spin. Hence why Holland is more than likely to get picked

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

Are you saying he is not a PONI? That is not a sledge in this instance, it is a term they themselves use. I have seen Head bat very poorly in tough circumstances in Shield cricket. He is improving but I still personally am not sold on him yet, but I will change my mind if he does keep getting runs, but he will get picked.

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

Well that is why the Strikers and I think the Bullets wear those colour, many are aware. But in reality Brisbane’s sporting colours have been Maroon and yellow for a long time.

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Rubbish

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

The colours are perfect for the club and actually represent the area.

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Are you replying to me? Because that makes no sense if you are.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Plus add in a rule that if in the umpires opinion a fielder purposefully tried to hit a batsmen with a throw then that is unsportsmanlike conduct. I am pretty sure that would already be covered

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

When is Richardson ready to play?

Second test I heard

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

I thought they had now sorted out their finances after the COE disaster.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 17

The super overs should be with the last two batsmen at the crease at the end of the regular 50 overs each team as well.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

No ones knows clearly

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

No, this is a suggestion to tweak the game in the future

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Or QLD

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Well if you take the Bears colours of Maroon and White……

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Yes, from the article in question

However, according to Law 19.8, pertaining to “Overthrow or wilful act of fielder”, it would appear that England’s second on-field run should not have counted, making it a total of five runs for the incident, not six.

The law states: “If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side, and the allowance for the boundary, and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.”

Pretty big mistake to make if that is the case.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Clearly not.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

“So what would you do if a thrown ball deflected off a batsman and ran him out?”

It should be a dead ball. Steve Smiths run out in the Semi would be the perfect Test case on how making the ball dead if it hits the batsmen would work.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

I think the Bears spring will take as long as GRR Martins winter to arrive.

The five expansion clubs that could replace the Titans

I get the feeling sometimes there is a bunch of hard core Bears fans who co-ordinate these articles to try and make it seem like it is a real chance they are coming back.

The five expansion clubs that could replace the Titans

I am not sure Usman is a lock, you would think so but I wouldn’t bet on it. The only ones I think are a lock for the squad are
Paine
Warner
Smith
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
After that there are a few who are probables like Carey and Marcus Harris, just depending on how they structure the 16 man squad. Carey is probably a lock as at a pinch he can play as a batsmen. I have heard that they are picking Holland so he is close to being in the squad.
Back in the days of proper Ashes tours they would pick
3 openers
5 middle order batsmen
2 keepers
5 paceman
2 spinners
Then that morphed into when we picked 17
6 batsmen
2 All-rounders
2 Keepers
5 paceman
2 spinners
Now that we are only picking 16 one of those groups has to loose a player. I can’t see the 5 paceman being reduced so I am going to guess they might pick
2 or 3 openers
3 or 4 batsmen
1 All-rounder
2 Keepers
5 paceman
2 spinners
I am expecting them not to pick Burns and just go with Warner and Harris as openers, but I could be wrong on that, I just feel the selectors don’t rate Monty Burns. Trying to pick those last 5 batsmen looks to be the most up in the air as Starc, Cummins, Pattenson, Richarson, Hazelwood are probably already picked. Although Hazelwood might miss out.
The batsmen are to all over the place with Smith and Warner coming back. Do they go with incumbents? Given Head is one of the star PONI’s I would assume he gets a spot. After that Usman probably will as he gives them that back up opener spot plus he is one of the main stays of the team. But like Burns I think the selectors are almost looking for a reason not to pick him. Just a gut feeling mind you.
Then we are down to guys like Patterson, Labuschagne, Bancroft, Wade, Pucovski, Maxwell, M.Marsh and Burns. It could go many ways.

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases