Cricket: NZ vs Aus



  • So bring it on!!!!!
    Oz in Oz!!!
    It’s our best opportunity to win over here but the Ghosts of cricket past still haunt me.
    Whitney holding Hadlee at bay in particular!
    Can get $4 on the NZ and $8 on the draw so I took both of those.
    If we bowl first I reckon they’ll struggle to bowl us out twice.
    How often has that happened in the last few years?
    Going to the Sydney Test with my 21 & 23 year old boys who have not experienced “real” cricket!
    NZ playing in Perth at the MCG and SCG will be lucky if I live long enough to see that again!!!
    Ultimate Summer of Cricket!!



  • @Xpat61 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    So bring it on!!!!!
    Oz in Oz!!!
    It’s our best opportunity to win over here but the Ghosts of cricket past still haunt me.
    Whitney holding Hadlee at bay in particular!
    Can get $4 on the NZ and $8 on the draw so I took both of those.
    If we bowl first I reckon they’ll struggle to bowl us out twice.
    How often has that happened in the last few years?
    Going to the Sydney Test with my 21 & 23 year old boys who have not experienced “real” cricket!
    NZ playing in Perth at the MCG and SCG will be lucky if I live long enough to see that again!!!
    Ultimate Summer of Cricket!!

    Fucking hollow. That LB was so fucking plumb McDermott should have walked. Unless it was going under.

    Fuck.

    That is all.



  • @Xpat61 I'm too haunted.

    I fear we're going to end up wishing we had a couple of 6'6 bowlers who can bowl 145+ kmh.



  • @booboo said it before, but it's nostalgia time. I asked Whitney about it. He told me his teenage son, Fergus, once watched a replay and exclaimed, that's ssooo plumb Dad. Mike couldn't deny it.

    I'm bricking myself about this series. Don't actually mind losing but can't shake the history, in Oz, demons. So much want us to sneak up on the Aussies - as modest and humble as they are!



  • @booboo
    Do not start on the Oz in Oz decisions
    The Sneddon catch?



  • @Chris-B
    Or one!



  • @Xpat61 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @booboo
    Do not start on the Oz in Oz decisions
    The Sneddon catch?

    I'm still spitting about 'it could ahve come from anywhere'. FFS, thankfully modern DRS is much better than that - I think that was early doors. Still, cost us a very very rare chance of a win



  • @Xpat61 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @booboo
    Do not start on the Oz in Oz decisions
    The Sneddon catch?

    There were several bad calls in that match. Aussie umpires were as bad as south African rugby refs back then



  • well i have boxing day tickets (so it will probably rain)..

    if it doesn't rain, then I look forward to attending a once in a 30 year outing...just need to decide on clothing and choice of sandpaper



  • Several dodgy decisions to save the series for Oz in this one, as well.

    Ian Robinson responsible mainly responsible, as I recall.



  • @Chris-B big Steve Waugh nick off Vettori to Parore....



  • @Siam Yep - Gillespie clearly out but not given as well.



  • We’re caught in a trap!!!
    From my understanding not one of the NZ team contesting this series has played at any of the three grounds!
    Oz coming off a Pink ball test into one!
    No warm up match?
    Feels like Wales taking on The ABs.
    Good luck with that.......
    However we have the best team we have ever put out against Oz barring one opener who looks like a BC of days of yore!
    Should we throw him or someone else to the wolves?
    He’s already lacking any sense of confidence so why not chuck someone in who is not totally failing in their role?



  • @nzzp said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @Xpat61 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @booboo
    Do not start on the Oz in Oz decisions
    The Sneddon catch?

    I'm still spitting about 'it could ahve come from anywhere'. FFS, thankfully modern DRS is much better than that - I think that was early doors. Still, cost us a very very rare chance of a win

    That one was the absolute worst. Just reading that phrase makes me angry.



  • @TeWaio
    Deans try 1905 as well!!
    Bastards!!!



  • @Xpat61 I'm loving your enthusiasm!



  • Lance Cairns no ball v Jim Higgs

    Chris Cairns to Langer 4th ball of the first test 2000/01 at Brisbane

    Greg Dyer in the above mentioned test.

    Never forget.
    Never forgive.
    🙂



  • @voodoo
    This is the first time in 25 years (please correct me if wrong stats dudes) that the New Zealand Cricket Team have been given the big three venues!
    The Oz public are pretty ambivilous cause its just The Kiwis and Wagner (who they’ve never heard of) is ranked 3rd in the world and just taken 2 Michelle’s?
    Our best batsmen are both coming off undefeated centuries?
    What’s not to be excited about 🤓



  • @booboo another doozy was an ODI in Aus. Stephen Fleming batting. For 3 balls the Aussies had one too many in the outfield for that particular phase of the match.

    Fleming, correctly, pointed this out to the umpire. The field was corrected, ( not the no balls of course), and Flem got fined 1500 bucks for bringing the game into disrepute!
    Challenging an umpire !😂

    Edit: got a few details wrong but the jist remains



  • @Xpat61 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    We’re caught in a trap!!!
    From my understanding not one of the NZ team contesting this series has played at any of the three grounds!
    Oz coming off a Pink ball test into one!
    No warm up match?
    Feels like Wales taking on The ABs.
    Good luck with that.......
    However we have the best team we have ever put out against Oz barring one opener who looks like a BC of days of yore!
    Should we throw him or someone else to the wolves?
    He’s already lacking any sense of confidence so why not chuck someone in who is not totally failing in their role?

    Short memory. Rosco completed the highest innings scored by an overseas batsman as he and Kane put on a 265 run partnership


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