Flaming Hot Summer of Scorching Hot Burning Cricket Heat - 2022/2023

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Post by smellody » December 25th 2022, 5:52pm

jason_recliner wrote:
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I don't know about the game but the umpires are capital fun to watch. And judging by fan and commentator reactions to the plethora of contested replays the umps apparently have worse vision and judgement then their NFL counterparts have — if that is indeed humanly possible.s
Yes indeed, the umpires have been known to provide some entertaining respite on particularly slow days. And a slow day in Test Cricket is slow. Two criteria for the job appear to be 60+ and ailing eyesight.
Does one take tea while watching the match?
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Post by jason_recliner » December 25th 2022, 6:12pm

smellody wrote:
December 25th 2022, 5:52pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 25th 2022, 4:51pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 23rd 2022, 3:09am
I don't know about the game but the umpires are capital fun to watch. And judging by fan and commentator reactions to the plethora of contested replays the umps apparently have worse vision and judgement then their NFL counterparts have — if that is indeed humanly possible.s
Yes indeed, the umpires have been known to provide some entertaining respite on particularly slow days. And a slow day in Test Cricket is slow. Two criteria for the job appear to be 60+ and ailing eyesight.
Does one take tea while watching the match?
That's the fantasy. Reality is typically many, many beers. We still have a break for Tea, though.
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Post by smellody » December 25th 2022, 6:14pm

jason_recliner wrote:
December 25th 2022, 6:12pm
smellody wrote:
December 25th 2022, 5:52pm
jason_recliner wrote:
December 25th 2022, 4:51pm
3Flushes wrote:
December 23rd 2022, 3:09am
I don't know about the game but the umpires are capital fun to watch. And judging by fan and commentator reactions to the plethora of contested replays the umps apparently have worse vision and judgement then their NFL counterparts have — if that is indeed humanly possible.s
Yes indeed, the umpires have been known to provide some entertaining respite on particularly slow days. And a slow day in Test Cricket is slow. Two criteria for the job appear to be 60+ and ailing eyesight.
Does one take tea while watching the match?
That's the fantasy. Reality is typically many, many beers. We still have a break for Tea, though.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 25th 2022, 6:31pm

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Cricket matches sound like spring training games in baseball. Lots of hope, new talent, and plenty of elderly fans reminding the players of how things were done back in the day.
Pretty much, except not too much new talent. New players are often given a hard time as inevitably they are talking a position from a much-loved stalwart who wasn't ready to move on. So we tend to keep our players well beyond their 'best-before' date at the expense of giving talented youngsters a go.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 26th 2022, 5:16pm

A girlfriend-interrupted Boxing Day of cricket - her day with her mother ended in domestic dispute before it even began and the cricket was, sadly, turned off when she awoke around 10. Still, that was enough to pay my repects during the rousing Ode to Warnie and see hometown hero Scotty Bo(w)land take the first wicket. What a deadset legend - next Test Captain? I'll eat my Akubra if he isn't. The only thing better than watching the Aussie 11 taking Pommy wickets is watching Our Boys sticking it to the gormless Springboks. I'm not a racist but I despise South Africans. Not the one I know and work with, they are all actually really solid blokes and we have a great time together, but you just know the rest of them are awful.

The subsequent six or so hours of Test Cricket were most likely (statistically) fairly non-eventful.

The BIG story that began as mere twitterings yesterday after Tea and is now a roaring Dan Brown tsunami of the written word is David Warner's epic comeback. The nags, hacks, naysayers, pundits, et al. had long written young David off - said he was Warn out. Well, speak too soon and your tongue will be cut out and served on a platter with cheeses, cornichons, and other tasty nibbly-bits. His 50 is imminent and you'd be a braver man than me to bet against another 100 on top of that.

You'd be a fool not to heed this Warning. David Warned you - HE'LL BE BACK. (and he is). A true warrior, he's a Knight of Australian - nay, World - cricket. A fixture. A bastion. A rock. Having said that, the selectors must be feeling the pressure and probably best to put him out to pasture before the Ashes.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 26th 2022, 5:29pm

And the elephant in the lion-sized living room. Australian domestic T20. BIG. BASH. I wasn't able to watch but the Mighty Scorchers dominated, CRUSHING those Adelaide campaigners (it's not racist, I grew up there, I know what they're like) in a thrilling 5-ball win. Absolute DOMINANCE by the hottest team in the hottest league of the hottest format of the great sport on earth. I called it early - Scorchers #1.
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Post by bbattle » December 27th 2022, 6:58am

I've read the cricket matches between Pakistan and India can get a bit testy, if not downright violent. Surely Aussies are better behaved.

This is all Greek to me: FOUR! Peter Siddle to Andrew Tye. Leg cutter short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. That's the winning runs! Scorchers win a thriller by three wickets. They lost wickets in clusters in the first half of the run chase but the skipper, Ashton Turner, played a sensible knock to take them home with the support of the lower order. The visitors fought hard with a low total but couldn't steal a win. Ashton Turner is the Player of the Match. Cheers.

And that pitch looks like a giant putting green. Do they use manicure scissors to keep it tidy?
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Post by jason_recliner » December 27th 2022, 5:34pm

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Can we get back on topic?

Women’s Netball
It's doubtless made headlines around the world but just in case, Warner made his DOUBLE CENTURY!!! To all the nags, hacks, naysayers, pundits, et al. who had long written him off, especially those fools who said it's probably best to put him out to pasture before the Ashes - IN YOUR FACE!!!
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