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Peter Fitness

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Re: The Ashes - for those interested in the Ashes
« Reply #150 on: January 09, 2011, 09:48:34 PM »

Topic tidied up - it is supposed to be about cricket.

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« Reply #151 on: January 09, 2011, 11:36:50 PM »

Come on Pete - what's your predictions for the 20/20 and ODI O0 starting Wednesday %)

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« Reply #152 on: January 10, 2011, 03:55:48 AM »

Topic tidied up - it is supposed to be about cricket.
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Demarcation, everyone out, demarcation {-) {-) {-). You cant moderate your own thread {-) {-) {-).

Only joking. I do think we will do well in the shorter styles of the game. Less time to think about form and just go the tonk. More medium pace bowling and containment then shear pace.

Regards David
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Re: The Ashes - for those interested in the Ashes
« Reply #153 on: January 10, 2011, 04:09:52 AM »

Demarcation, everyone out, demarcation {-) {-) {-). You cant moderate your own thread {-) {-) {-).

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to  %) Well, I did start it David, and it is supposed to be about cricket, so I just did some house keeping O0 :}

Martin, fancy asking me for a prediction after my last debacle {-), however, I think we may just beat England in both the T20 and ODIs. I won't be putting any money on the result, though, given my previous record :((  Nevertheless, I'm an eternal optimist ok2

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« Reply #154 on: January 10, 2011, 06:01:38 AM »

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to  %) Well, I did start it David, and it is supposed to be about cricket, so I just did some house keeping O0 :}

Martin, fancy asking me for a prediction after my last debacle {-), however, I think we may just beat England in both the T20 and ODIs. I won't be putting any money on the result, though, given my previous record :((  Nevertheless, I'm an eternal optimist ok2

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Good stuff Pete,

a). needed to get the thread back on the cricket, and
b). thought I would give you a second chance :-))

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« Reply #155 on: January 10, 2011, 07:55:30 AM »

subject on track.... O0

1. if only our ex-PM John Howard :-))  had been appointed to a Senior position within the ACB
2. none of this white wash would have happened
3. the defeat today of the PM's eleven confirms it all
4. bring back John Howard  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
5.  >>:-( <*< <:( to any of you distractors ...................Derek %)
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Re: The Ashes - for those interested in the Ashes
« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2011, 09:03:55 AM »

Barry is here Martin...

Another easy victory last night. When are you guys going to give us a game????? %% %% %% %%

Oops, I think that is asking for trouble..

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Re: The Ashes - for those interested in the Ashes
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2011, 09:09:48 PM »

When are you guys going to give us a game?

We're just lulling you into a false sense of security %) {-)

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« Reply #158 on: January 10, 2011, 09:22:19 PM »

'1. if only our ex-PM John Howard   had been appointed to a Senior position within the ACB'

Would this be the same 'sporting John Howard' who threw his dollies out of the pram when Australia lost at the Rugby World Cup Final and literally grunted and threw the medals at the English Team with bad grace?  A true gentleman and sportsman. 
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« Reply #159 on: January 10, 2011, 11:08:50 PM »

It would appear that Brad Haddin is the first player to have a go at the Australian selectors. He has been dropped for the 20/20 in favor of Tim Paine. Now I thought that Haddin was best suited in the shorter styles of the game then tests. I really think the selectors are grasping at straws trying to find a quick fix to Australia's wows only they are five plus years too late. They should have been adding young and up coming cricketers in the side one or two at a time so they could benefit from the experienced players. It would appear that these same selectors think that just putting a whole new young team on the park will sort out the problem. Unfortunately they have not learned from the first few Alan Border days when we were the easybeats because we had a very inexperienced young side except for one or two players.

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« Reply #160 on: January 11, 2011, 03:10:27 AM »

It would appear that Brad Haddin is the first player to have a go at the Australian selectors. He has been dropped for the 20/20 in favor of Tim Paine. Now I thought that Haddin was best suited in the shorter styles of the game then tests. I really think the selectors are grasping at straws trying to find a quick fix to Australia's wows only they are five plus years too late. They should have been adding young and up coming cricketers in the side one or two at a time so they could benefit from the experienced players. It would appear that these same selectors think that just putting a whole new young team on the park will sort out the problem. Unfortunately they have not learned from the first few Alan Border days when we were the easybeats because we had a very inexperienced young side except for one or two players.

Regards David

SWMBO TOTALLY agrees with you David.

Martin du and SWMBO keeping a close eye on this post O0 O0
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« Reply #161 on: January 11, 2011, 03:22:17 AM »

Barry is here Martin...

Another easy victory last night. When are you guys going to give us a game????? %% %% %% %%

Oops, I think that is asking for trouble..



G'Day Barry

Ahh. it's only the PM's eleven......can't really call that a game %% %%

SWMBO says hi as she reads this post more than I do.......

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« Reply #162 on: January 11, 2011, 03:33:14 AM »

I can understand Brad Haddin's anger and frustration. Only a few days ago, chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, rated Haddin as the best current Australian wicket keeper in all three forms of the game, then did not pick him :o I am at a loss to understand his reasoning if, in fact there was any reasoning. It's no wonder most Aussie cricket followers, and the press, are calling for the sacking of the selectors >>:-( <*< I think they (the selectors) must have backed England %) I am in no way denigrating Tim Paine, he is a fine young talent and, on current form, will inherit Haddin's job at some stage. At the moment, though, Haddin is the best available and should have been picked for the series against England.

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« Reply #163 on: January 11, 2011, 07:59:38 AM »

Hi Guys,

Martin say hello to your good lady for me.

Peter,

I watched much of the Presidents X1 game and thought Paine was only average at best with the gloves. Haddin is by far the better cricketer. As for that team they put out, I reckon we have some good amateur club sides who field better than they did..

Any way tomorrows game starts at 9am our time, so I will be able to watch it all live for a change.. :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #164 on: January 11, 2011, 08:41:24 AM »

Guys,

There's a rumour that the selectors are ring ins.  O0 O0 O0

How were they infiltrated, shock horror. %) %) %)
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« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2011, 08:56:10 AM »

No doubt about it, they will be back.  In the meantime.............

Q: What is the main function of the Australia coach?
A: To transport the team from the hotel to the ground.

Q: What do you call an Australian with a champagne bottle in his hand?
A: A waiter.

Q: Who spends the most time on the crease of anyone in the Australian team?
A: The woman who ironed the cricket whites.

Q: Why don't Aussie fielders need pre-tour travel injections?
A: Because they never catch anything.

Q: What's the Aussie version of a hat trick?
A: Three runs in three balls.

Q: What do Aussie batsmen and drug addicts have in common?
A: Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.
 
Q: What is the most proficient form of footwork displayed by Australian batsmen?
A: The walk back to the pavilion.

Q: What did the spectator miss when he went to the toilet?
A: The entire Australian innings.

Q: What's the Australian version of LBW?
A: Lost, Beaten, Walloped.

Q: Why do Australians call their favourite drink XXXX?
A: Because they can't spell beer.

Q. What does Ponting put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?
A.  A bat.

Q. What is the definition of optimism?
A.  An Aussie batsman putting on sunscreen before going out to bat.

Q. What's the difference between and Aussie batsman and a formula 1 car?   
A.  Nothing!   If you blink you'll miss both.
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« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2011, 09:43:39 AM »

No doubt about it, they will be back.  In the meantime.............

Q: What is the main function of the Australia coach?
A: To transport the team from the hotel to the ground..

Q: What did the spectator miss when he went to the toilet?
A: The entire Australian innings.

etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,........

 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) I liked em..

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« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2011, 11:55:19 AM »

Very good....Still chuckling to myself.. {-) {-) %% %% {-) {-)
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« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2011, 12:34:58 PM »

Malcolm is not playing cricket  {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2011, 12:49:16 PM »

Malcolm is not playing cricket  {-) {-) {-)

Very true, but it is still funny.....and cricket related!! :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2011, 10:02:34 AM »

Just heard that the Womens 20/20 was played earlier today and it would seem that England won. This could become embarrassing. :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2011, 11:06:09 AM »

I reckon the English side should let us win this first game as it will give the Queenslanders something to smile about. Mind you, it's great to see the English players going around collecting for our flood victims.

Well Done Lads

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« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2011, 11:53:20 AM »


                                 ALMOST :-))

Damn good game - a real cliff hanger O0

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« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2011, 03:14:27 PM »

A cliff hanger it was. A great advert for the game......Mind you, another record for the English,,,,,, 8 consecutive 20/20 wins.... :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #174 on: January 12, 2011, 09:57:08 PM »

It was a nail biting finish and exciting to watch, but it just goes to show how out of touch with reality our selectors are >>:-( They recalled over-the-hill bowlers, Brett lee and Shaun Tait and what happened??? 80 runs taken off their combined 8 overs >:-o By contrast, Shane Watson took 4 for 13 off his allowed 4 overs, and nearly won the game for us. We have arguably one of the best 20/20 bowlers in the world, Victorian Dirk Nannes, whose record in 20/20 is outstanding, yet the selectors ignored him  <*< Unless and until we get a new selection panel it seems we are destined to remain silver medallists O0

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