The Underarm Ball



  • Didn't know where else to put this



  • @canefan said in Black Caps v India:

    Didn't know where else to put this

    Every town in NZ should erect a cricket bat statue, and once a year all old cricketers should dress up in their beige, shoulder bats, and march past .

    Such a traumatic event in our history, just isnt discussed enough. We need to bring this event back out into the light.



  • @Rapido said in Black Caps v India:

    @canefan said in Black Caps v India:

    Didn't know where else to put this

    Every town in NZ should erect a cricket bat statue, and once a year all old cricketers should dress up in their beige, shoulder bats, and march past .

    Such a traumatic event in our history, just isnt discussed enough. We need to bring this event back out into the light.

    I relive it every once in a while, having bought a B&H WSC replica shirt from these guys

    http://www.retrocricket.com/newzealand.html

    Might need to buy a bigger size soon as it seems to have shrunk in the wash......



  • @canefan oh my god thanks for sharing that website. Awesome.



  • To the old buggers on here, was that incident a really big deal at the time? Or has it gained notoriety as time has gone on? (was before I was born...)



  • @No-Quarter it was MASSIVE mate. Muldoon had a pip, everyone had a go while delighting in all good Aussies being disappointed.

    In the 90s I watched a replay with Lance Cairns in a house somewhere.

    Lance pointed out all the 2s that Edgar didn't run and concluded, " that's where we lost that game". That was his summation of the match



  • @No-Quarter said in The Underarm Ball:

    To the old buggers on here, was that incident a really big deal at the time? Or has it gained notoriety as time has gone on? (was before I was born...)

    No, It was a massive deal! I was only 6 and I can vividly remember it and the aftermath.



  • Bruce Edgar is the real villain. What sort of batsman only scores 102 after carrying his bat? Nowadays that'd be a double.

    Oh and just quietly as a nation we need to stop fucken griping about this. We're worse than Poms sometimes.



  • @MN5 said in The Underarm Ball:

    Bruce Edgar is the real villain. What sort of batsman only scores 102 after carrying his bat? Nowadays that'd be a double.

    Oh and just quietly as a nation we need to stop fucken griping about this. We're worse than Poms sometimes.

    It's more a sense of nostalgia these days I reckon. The beige uniforms, the battles against the green and gold boogeymen. We won so rarely against them back then (until 1985/86), it was just reaffirmation of what we knew all along, the Aussies were cheating bastards!!



  • @No-Quarter said in The Underarm Ball:

    To the old buggers on here, was that incident a really big deal at the time? Or has it gained notoriety as time has gone on? (was before I was born...)

    No it's diminished in importance over time.

    It was HUUUGE in the day and for years after.

    Now it's just another club to beat Aussies with fir being dirty cheating unethical fluffybunnies.



  • Oh. Same match as the Snedden catch. Add that and DK Morrison's non LB against McDermott, and Dyer, and Langer not given first over of the summer against Cairns, and Gillespie caught leg side by Parore off Cairns at Perth, and L Cairns no ball for intimidatory bowling, and Lyon's bat flash that could have come from anywhere...

    ... this could go on...

    Greg Matthews. Well just Greg Matthews ...



  • Oh and Greg Chappell was like the personification of evil to my 8 year old self!! As for the umpires, their South African rugby counterparts would have been proud of the stitch up job they did on us that day, and the Snedden catch that wasn't even the half of it



  • @booboo said in The Underarm Ball:

    Greg Matthews. Well just Greg Matthews ...

    Always good for a few bums on seats



  • I remember seeing on another forum a bitter Welshman ranting about how it was karma for the 1978 grand slam game.
    That was a new angle on the game



  • Dunno if I've ever mentioned it but I don't particularly like Brad Haddin.



  • @MN5 said in The Underarm Ball:

    Dunno if I've ever mentioned it but I don't particularly like Brad Haddin.

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  • Dier the Liar was another example of the Aussie win at all costs attitude



  • @MN5 no griping bro, just basking in a lay down misere 😎



  • "Aussies have an underarm problem" was our version of a meme I guess, in those days

    As a deodorant pun it was a big laugh in those unwoke times



  • @booboo there's a great photo in Hadlees "rhythm and swing " showing Matthew's catching our man on the boundary with a foot squashing the rope.

    No Photoshop in them days.

    Matthews was pretty harmless though. He was equally strange to opposition and teammates alike


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