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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by tonysoprano » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:42 pm

I reckon Patterson from NSW fits that mould.

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by ealesy » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:53 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
ealesy wrote:
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ealesy wrote:That's changed, just read an article about how Australia's humiliating loss has been further compounded by the loss of Shan Marsh for the rest of the season with a broken finger.

f*** me, I would call that the f****** silver lining of the cloud. Pity someone didn't break his, equally unworthy of being an Australian Test player, brother's finger as well.

Question marks over Voges as well who appeared to twinge a hamstring in the field as well.

Burns, who is coming off a double failure in Queensland's Shield game and Callum Ferguson have been added to the squad.
What a surprise...Shaun Marsh injured :roll:

Ferguson is probably deserving of selection. But he's just as injury prone as Marsh. Maddinson and Handscomb stiff.
Ferguson did just score a ton for South Australia, but did he have a good summer last year thought he only averaged 30 odd in First Class Cricket.

Personally, instead of going a 30+ player with an average first class record, I would go a younger player with plenty of natural talent and potential, a Maddison, Handscomb, Dean or Lehmann, even if their FC record does not necessarily warrant it yet. I mean it worked with Clarke and Smith.
Yeah, I'm with you. Time to inject a young punk into the team. Dunno how it would look if Jake Lehmann got selected while Boof is team coach. Might be awkward for both of them.
You would assume that his father would be removed from all selection decisions if that was to occur, although given the nepotism evident in Australian cricket , that suggestion might be too sensible.

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by ealesy » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:11 pm

Done some research

Ferguson averages 39 in FC cricket, would probably average more if he was better converting 50s into hundreds, having scored 33 50s but only 13 hundreds.

Patterson, Maddison, Handscomb and Head average mid 30s in first class cricket. Lehman and Dean each average 44 in first class cricket with a breakdown of 4/4 and 3/4 of 50s to 100s, in 16 and 11 games respectively.

Of course Patterson and Maddison have the added advantage of playing for NSW and thus will get a look in before Lehman or Dean.

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:27 pm

ealesy wrote:Done some research

Ferguson averages 39 in FC cricket, would probably average more if he was better converting 50s into hundreds, having scored 33 50s but only 13 hundreds.

Patterson, Maddison, Handscomb and Head average mid 30s in first class cricket. Lehman and Dean each average 44 in first class cricket with a breakdown of 4/4 and 3/4 of 50s to 100s, in 16 and 11 games respectively.

Of course Patterson and Maddison have the added advantage of playing for NSW and thus will get a look in before Lehman or Dean.
It's a funny thing about averages. The Big Show averages above 40 in FC cricket, but is basically labelled a limited over player. And even then, he was dumped from the ODI side...
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by tonysoprano » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:36 pm

Cro info has Patterson at 42 - I think.

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:24 am

Young punks in FC ranks (aged 25 and under);

Kurtis Patterson (23) - averages 42
Nic Maddinson (24) - averages 38
Sam Heazlett (21) - averages 38
Marnus Labuschagne (22) - averages 31
Travis Head (22) - averages 33
Jake Lehmann (24) - averages 48
Jake Weatherald (22) - averages 49
Travis Dean (24) - averages 35
Peter Handscomb (25) - averages 38
Marcus Harris (24) - averages 31
Cameron Bancroft (23) - averages 37
Hilton Cartwright (24) - averages 47
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by j-mac31 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:37 pm

I would definitely go for a younger guy. And White.

And while Nevill was good yesterday, surely they have to be thinking about going back to Wade if he doesn't make many more runs.
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:08 pm

f****** lol, after announcing "no changes", we've seen Shaun Marsh, Siddle and Voges fall to injury...
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by F111 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:29 pm

BenDoolan wrote:f****** lol, after announcing "no changes", we've seen Shaun Marsh, Siddle and Voges fall to injury...
Might be the last of Sids & Voges and Marsh must be on shakey ground as he's as fragile as a used and stretched prophylactic.

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:40 pm

F111 wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:f****** lol, after announcing "no changes", we've seen Shaun Marsh, Siddle and Voges fall to injury...
Might be the last of Sids & Voges and Marsh must be on shakey ground as he's as fragile as a used and stretched prophylactic.
One has to lament the constantly injured. FFS, Marsh has barely ever played 3 consecutive matches. What about Pat f****** Cummins? When was his test debut?? 4 - 5 years ago??? And he's still only playing the short form of the game ffs. Why isn't playing Shield? It's got me f***** how someone can be injured for 5 years. Throw James Pattinson in that bag as well. FMD. These guys need to evaluate whether they're in the right game. Take up chess or some other pastime.
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:33 am

2nd Test;

Magnificent start to this test. Smith loses another f****** toss. We bat on a greenish, moisturised wicket. Enter the collapse...

AUS 6/35 (V. Philander 3-3) v SAf

Every batsman's dream on debut - come in facing a hat trick with the score 4/8 :shock:
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by grassy1 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:45 am

We've scrounged 4 runs without loss since I last heard on Perth's Racing Radio. O:) :-" :twisted:

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by Sismis » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:05 pm

Thank f*** for Starc...

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:48 pm

2nd Test;

AUS 85 (S. Smith 48*, V. Philander 5-21, K. Abbott 3-41) v SAf 5/171 (H. Amla 47, M. Starc 3-49, J. Hazlewood 2-36)
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by grassy1 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:48 pm

Somebody did a Big Rain Dance over Tassie.

Day 2 Abandoned Without a Ball Being Bowled!

Hooray! :D

Farcical way to get out of Gaol and we're still not out of Gaol,but hooray!

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by j-mac31 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:37 pm

Thank f*** for rain. Hopefully it continues for another three days.
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by F111 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:59 pm

Hobart 4-day Weather Forecast

Nov 13 16C Mon Showers 80% chance of rain < 1mm
Nov 14 20C Tues Possible shower 40% chance of rain < 1mm
Nov 15 19C Wed Mostly sunny 10% chance of rain < 1mm
Nov 16 27C Thurs Sunny

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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by j-mac31 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:14 pm

Oh well, here we go. Perhaps we should set an early goal of getting to 50 with no more than 3 wickets lost.
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:05 pm

j-mac31 wrote:Oh well, here we go. Perhaps we should set an early goal of getting to 50 with no more than 3 wickets lost.
Or maybe bat for longer than a hour...
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Re: Australia v South Africa Test Series

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:41 pm

2nd Test;

AUS 85 (S. Smith 48*, V. Philander 5-21, K. Abbott 3-41) & 2/121 (U. Khawaja 56*, D. Warner 45, K. Abbott 2-55)v SAf 326 (Q. de Kock 104, T. Bavuma 74, H. Amla 47, J. Hazlewood 6-89, M. Starc 3-79)
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