• Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: How good is the cricket?

Walter the baker How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #1

Walter the baker
As each year goes by the gap between footy seasons seems to get longer and longer. For a couple of days last week I felt like I had a bit more bounce in my bungee as I focussed in on our new recruits and the possibilities that they represent before being brought back to the reality of 11 Australian men running around in the white slacks for 30 hours in the hope of beating a non competitive team (wearing the same white slacks) that happens to play meaningless two games in Australia every four or five years, with the winner presumably taking home a recently dusted off trophy. When the highlight of a game is someone grinding out a squillion runs over what seemed like three months of batting I start thinking that a game of darts over a pint of bitter has more appeal.
When does the AFLW start?
Login to reply,

shane How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #2

shane
The Scorchers are in the WBBL finals on the weekend.
Login to reply,
jezzaargh said You Beaut

dddocker How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #3

dddocker
WTB even in football we get grossly one-sided contests. The Pakistan bowling brigade were largely 16-18 year olds. Say no more. However the Kiwis are a different proposition. They are ranked 2nd in the world after India in Test matches. You might be singing a different song shortly. NZ has a population of about that of Melbourne yet they are the consistently the best Rugby team in the world and now the second best cricket test team. And were robbed of the OD cricket world cup recently!
I'm looking forward to Aust v NZ starting soon enough.
Login to reply,

shane How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #4

shane
Who Zealand?
Login to reply,

Corporal Agarn How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #5

Corporal Agarn
Is there an Old Zealand?
Login to reply,

jezzaargh How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #6

jezzaargh
yes, except being the original, it’s just Zealand.

part of Denmark (the Scandinavian one, not the town in the Great Southern)
Login to reply,
Corporal Agarn said You Beaut

dddocker How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #7

dddocker
And they are about to take the test 'series' 1- nil against the poms in NZ.
First test against NZ is at Optus. I expect good crowds even though there are no West Aussies in the team (as yet).
Login to reply,

shane How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #8

shane
Are you on a cut of the ticket takings or something?
Login to reply,

pollyanna How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #9

pollyanna
And the players have numbers now - that'll bring a whole new group of people to test cricket, number guys like Biz.
Login to reply,

hypen How good is the cricket? 1 week 5 days ago #10

hypen
The ACB just don't know how to market the game. The adds are freaking dreadful, no-one knows the schedule, the admission prices are too high. Cricket is my preferred game but even I am bored with this garbage. They have to get one of India, South Africa or England out here every year in some form.

Australia are touring India in January.

And if wasn't for the little battler Davee and his gorgeous wife (surely Australia's very own Melania) the game would be dead.
Login to reply,
goodie said You Beaut

shane How good is the cricket? 1 week 4 days ago #11

shane
They do know how to market the game, it's just that you're not in the target market anymore. They're selling a product to Indian tv. India loves big scores and one sided contests. Ratings would have been through the roof watching Warner belt some Pakistani kids around the park.

And they go mad for pointless never ending one day series.
Login to reply,

Bizkit How good is the cricket? 1 week 4 days ago #12

Bizkit
With the day/night games Polly, I'll be at every day of the Perth test except the Sat when I have my own cricket. There's no greater game for statistics and analysis, perfect for mathematicians.
Nathan: When did you get balls?
Simon: I've always had balls you've just never seen them.
Nathan: That's the gayest thing I've ever heard.
Login to reply,
pollyanna said You Beaut

blockerhall How good is the cricket? 1 week 4 days ago #13

blockerhall
The stat that matters is that I got my third rank lbw decision against me this year.
Login to reply,
Bizkit said You Beaut

Corporal Agarn How good is the cricket? 1 week 4 days ago #14

Corporal Agarn
No reviews available at your level Blocker?
Login to reply,
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2