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Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:37 pm
by Stitch This
I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreamin......

Loose bus change.......is that an Aussie name :lol:

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:38 pm
by God is an Englishman
I'm sure there will be some excuse for this one.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:55 am
by Bomber
Been a while - Kepler Wessels was the last one wasn't he?

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 am
by God is an Englishman
Bomber wrote:Been a while - Kepler Wessels was the last one wasn't he?
I believe so, been quite a few other nationalities though.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:27 pm
by B.Toomer
Yeah, the Kiwis have been propping the Aussie film industry for decades.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:10 pm
by Bomber
Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:53 pm
by God is an Englishman
Bomber wrote:Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.
Behind some of that glass is the air conditioned bar. I know that's where the England fans are when we play there.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:08 pm
by Bomber
God is an Englishman wrote:
Bomber wrote:Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.
Behind some of that glass is the air conditioned bar. I know that's where the England fans are when we play there.
Makes sense. Still seems like it's a ghost town (despite probably having some of the best indoor facilities going around)

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am
by ozzie owl
Bomber wrote:Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.
Seen bigger crowds at a Div 9 SAASL match.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 am
by Bomber
I think Australia might struggle to win a test in the next two years. Might sneak one in v India at home, but otherwise team looks very ordinary at the moment. Maybe I'm over-reacting and the return of Smith might help down the track, but one wonders how much damage has been done.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 am
by ozzie owl
Bomber wrote:I think Australia might struggle to win a test in the next two years. Might sneak one in v India at home, but otherwise team looks very ordinary at the moment. Maybe I'm over-reacting and the return of Smith might help down the track, but one wonders how much damage has been done.
Do you think Warner will ever be allowed back in, especially if Australia cops a few bad losses?

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:02 am
by Bomber
ozzie owl wrote:
Bomber wrote:I think Australia might struggle to win a test in the next two years. Might sneak one in v India at home, but otherwise team looks very ordinary at the moment. Maybe I'm over-reacting and the return of Smith might help down the track, but one wonders how much damage has been done.
Do you think Warner will ever be allowed back in, especially if Australia cops a few bad losses?
Hard to say, not being privy to all the internal "feelings" of the team are about him.

The openers have done ok this test, so a lot will depend on their form moving forward I suppose

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:55 am
by God is an Englishman
ozzie owl wrote:
Bomber wrote:Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.
Seen bigger crowds at a Div 9 SAASL match.
Seen being the appropriate word.

Just because you can't see them, doesn't mean they're not there.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:01 pm
by Bomber
God is an Englishman wrote:
ozzie owl wrote:
Bomber wrote:Batting average of 0 so far

I guess he can only improve (and at least took a wicket) :wink:

What's the lowest ever crowd to watch a test? Surely this one would be up there, when the camera scans to a crowd shot, at best it's been a couple sitting by themselves with hardly anyone else in sight.
Seen bigger crowds at a Div 9 SAASL match.
Seen being the appropriate word.

Just because you can't see them, doesn't mean they're not there.
Could say that about AO (members tents behind western stand). Usually heaps there, many won't watch a ball of the day's play (not counting tv screens around the area).

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:23 pm
by God is an Englishman
If these two stay there until lunch, this could be an interesting finish.

Are Pakistan out of reviews?

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 am
by Bomber
A good draw (if there is such a thing). Pakistanis sure scored the bulk of the runs in this test. :wink:

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:19 pm
by Stitch This
First Pakistani batsman to score a century against..............Pakistan :P

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:23 pm
by Bomber
Stitch This wrote:First Pakistani batsman to score a century against..............Pakistan :P
Lucky the game is on "neutral" turf, otherwise he could have been in strife. :)

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:15 pm
by Bodø
Bomber wrote:A good draw (if there is such a thing). Pakistanis sure scored the bulk of the runs in this test. :wink:
:D

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:30 am
by Bomber
Seen two of the more bizzare run-outs this test. School boy stuff. :oops:

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:43 am
by Mr Red
Bomber wrote:Seen two of the more bizzare run-outs this test. School boy stuff. :oops:
I wonder if both batsmen could have been run out by getting the ball to the other end and knocking them bails off also for the one where the 2 batsmen where standing in the middle having a chat. :?:

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 am
by Bomber
Mr Red wrote:
Bomber wrote:Seen two of the more bizzare run-outs this test. School boy stuff. :oops:
I wonder if both batsmen could have been run out by getting the ball to the other end and knocking them bails off also for the one where the 2 batsmen where standing in the middle having a chat. :?:
Once one batsman is out, the ball is dead, so not possible. Its not baseball. :wink:

Silly thing is the "saffer" that got out in the Oz first innings, I did myself once playing indoor cricket many, many years ago. My excuse was I was high as a kite at the time though.

Re: Aussies pick a Saffer

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 am
by Mr Red
Bomber wrote:
Mr Red wrote:
Bomber wrote:Seen two of the more bizzare run-outs this test. School boy stuff. :oops:
I wonder if both batsmen could have been run out by getting the ball to the other end and knocking them bails off also for the one where the 2 batsmen where standing in the middle having a chat. :?:
Once one batsman is out, the ball is dead, so not possible. Its not baseball. :wink:
ah ok :wink: