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  • Bit of cricket news around.

    England got smoked at home in the first test against Pakistan to the tune of 9 wickets.

    Kane's Sunrisers made the IPL final, he top scored for them as they made a not-terrible 178. But Fucking Shane Watson went bang! and smoked 117 off 57 to easily lead the Super Kings to the title.

    And spot fixing is back in the news. An Al-Jezeera documentary highlights an England v India test, and and Australia v India test in India where allegedly batsmen took money to fix scoring rates. Denials all-round of course, but there does look to be a serious lack of anything even remotely resembling evidence (despite the specific tests being played). Don't really expect anything to come of it.



  • That test loss caps a pretty miserable sporting weekend for the poms.
    There was a bit of chat regarding the Pakistan players wearing smart watches too. Another way for the bookies to get in touch with a player no doubt..

    Fucking Watson.



  • That England batting lineup is one of their worst ever. Nowhere near test standard



  • I hate it when Shane Watson does well.



  • Had been tracking Kane's great season via Cricinfo for the last few weeks - bloody Watson.



  • @donsteppa Exactly!



  • Watched the AJ doco last night and it is going to be really difficult to prove the England and Australia fix without more evidence (which of course they may have). A slow run rate on the first morning of a test in India is not really suspicious and with no paper trail, denials will be the order of the day (although interesting that there seemed to be a common thread of England quotes that the "claims were outrageous" which appears to be a carefully chosen phrase - they aren't saying it's not true just that it is an outrageous claim.

    Anyway the alleged perpetrators would have to be Australia's openers from that test (Warner & Renshaw) and England's top 3 (Cook, Jennings, Root).



  • @kiwipie said in Cricket Stuff:

    Anyway the alleged perpetrators would have to be Australia's openers from that test (Warner & Renshaw) and England's top 3 (Cook, Jennings, Root).

    Some of the australian quotes about 'integrity' ring a bit hollow in light of SandpaperGate



  • @nzzp Not much integrity in cricket anywhere these days.

    If the allegations are true, guys can pick up US50-100K just for batting slowly in a test match when they would bat slowly anyway .....



  • @kiwipie said in Cricket Stuff:

    @nzzp Not much integrity in cricket anywhere these days.

    If the allegations are true, guys can pick up US50-100K just for batting slowly in a test match when they would bat slowly anyway .....

    ... for an over or two at the end of a session 🙂



  • @nzzp said in Cricket Stuff:

    Some of the australian quotes about 'integrity' ring a bit hollow in light of SandpaperGate

    This would blow SandpaperGate out of the water. I can tolerate a bit of cheating here and there, but DELIBERATELY BATTING SLOWLY???

    Fuck me, I can't think of anything more UnAustralian.



  • @barbarian said in Cricket Stuff:

    @nzzp said in Cricket Stuff:

    Some of the australian quotes about 'integrity' ring a bit hollow in light of SandpaperGate

    This would blow SandpaperGate out of the water. I can tolerate a bit of cheating here and there, but DELIBERATELY BATTING SLOWLY???

    Fuck me, I can't think of anything more UnAustralian.

    Cough cough..

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket-world-cup-australian-go-slow-angers-fans-1096980.html



  • @virgil Entirely different situation. That was going slow so we could fuck over the Kiwis - the most Australian thing of all maaaaaaaaate.



  • @barbarian said in Cricket Stuff:

    @virgil Entirely different situation. That was going slow so we could fuck over the Kiwis - the most Australian thing of all maaaaaaaaate.

    fark it, I laughed out loud. Well played, sir.

    Look, any opportunity to needle the Aussie cricket team is going to be grabbed. Grabbing the moral high ground despite real evidence is what cricket is all about. THERE'S A LINE AND YOU CROSSED IT. BURN IN HELL OCKER.



  • @virgil said in Cricket Stuff:

    @barbarian said in Cricket Stuff:

    @nzzp said in Cricket Stuff:

    Some of the australian quotes about 'integrity' ring a bit hollow in light of SandpaperGate

    This would blow SandpaperGate out of the water. I can tolerate a bit of cheating here and there, but DELIBERATELY BATTING SLOWLY???

    Fuck me, I can't think of anything more UnAustralian.

    Cough cough..

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket-world-cup-australian-go-slow-angers-fans-1096980.html

    That's smart cricket.



  • if I go on to Blackcaps.co.nz (NZC.co.nz) the next internation fixture is June 1 2019 at Cricket World Cup.

    If I go on to Cricinfo, trying to navigate to see fixtures is also a nightmare.

    Anyone know when the Black Caps are playing next? What series are coming up?



  • ladies are playing ireland, 333/1 in the 41st over

    here are the top 3 internation 1 day scores for the girls

    1 490–4 (50 overs) New Zealand v Ireland YMCA Cricket Club, Dublin 2018
    2 455-4 (50 overs) New Zealand v Pakistan Christchurch 1997–1998
    3 418-10 (50 overs) New Zealand v Ireland Dublin 2018



  • @wairau said in Cricket Stuff:

    ladies are playing ireland, 333/1 in the 41st over

    here are the top 3 internation 1 day scores for the girls

    1 490–4 (50 overs) New Zealand v Ireland YMCA Cricket Club, Dublin 2018
    2 455-4 (50 overs) New Zealand v Pakistan Christchurch 1997–1998
    3 418-10 (50 overs) New Zealand v Ireland Dublin 2018

    Got to 440/3 this time.

    232no for Kerr

    Ireland 19/1 after 5



  • Meanwhile the team that plays in sandpaper coloured uniforms is at Lords facing England without DaveyDumbDumb and Wonderboy.

    Doing OK, although as I typed that another wicket fell. Now they have to bat out the last 8 and a half overs at 7 down.

    197/7



  • Another Convict goes down. Maybe 230 would be maximum outcome from here?