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A SOLUTION FOR VICTORIAN CRICKET

Posted on 27 May, 2020 at 18:10

So I must ask; Cricket Victoria! where do we go from here?

 

You've removed some dead wood; but what plans have been put in place for the future of the game in our State. The link below tells us you have; no idea!

 

https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/club-association-news-update-25-may-2020/

 

Cricket Statistics! Don’t lie and I’ve laid them out for you in previous posts proving the last two decades; have been the worst in our cri...

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Stats Prove The Point On Payroll Decision

Posted on 22 May, 2020 at 2:40

I have researched some facts to put an end to the criticism that continues over Cricket Victoria’s (CV) decision to remove a number Regional Cricket Managers (RM’s) from its payroll. Many pushing the following statement by a renowned commentator; “This will be the most incompetent decision in its entire History”. 

 

Now that’s saying something, when you think about the decision to “Give up the rights to the MCG”!

 

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Cricket Victoria Clearing the Dead Wood

Posted on 14 May, 2020 at 4:05

This post will be too much for most to get behind but, I don’t care it needs to said.

A lot of criticism has been directed towards Cricket Victoria (CV) in regard to its decision to cut staff. But nothing of any substance about it’s responsibility to mitigate the effects of the current global crisis.

In truth... we can only hope that the decisions made in the Board room are in the best interests of Cricket in this State based on credible information.

If you reca...

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Cricket 's Case of Disappearing Shares

Posted on 14 May, 2020 at 4:00

I’ve found that we don’t always agree but nevertheless from discussions agreement can be reached and plans formulated.

The same principle applies to business and cricket’s a business.

What I cannot accept though... is the changes made to the way the game is governed in Australia.

The wind of change began mid to late 1990’s at a time when Australian cricket had entered one of its highest performance eras of all time; we were the envy of the world in th...

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100 up for the RDCA

Posted on 2 April, 2020 at 21:00

This season, marks the 100th year for the Ringwood and District Cricket Association (RDCA) in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. As a ”Life Member” of the association I thought I should write this opinion piece, not only to congratulate them but to thank them for providing my club Heathmont a competition to enable and further the careers of others.

I was lucky to have so many mentors around me at that time; my father Lloyd, Bill Dean, Chris Healey, Keith Barrett, Alan...

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The Future of Coaching Pacemen

Posted on 10 September, 2019 at 19:30

To follow on from my Facebook Post Friday Sep 5th re: the Jofra Archer article in the Age newspaper.

If you were able to read the article the “Fast Man” is expected to change the face of fast bowling for years to come. And I for one hope he does, because Jofra has everything a fast bowler should have.

However, this will mean the re structuring of cricket development programs world wide along with a revision of the content provided to those it is supposed to benefit: Wh...

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Old Trafford

Posted on 4 September, 2019 at 21:15

The 4th Test at Manchester’s Old Trafford gets underway tonight and it is a must win situation for England.

The toss and the weather will determine the result here... this time of year in Lancashire; the cricket seasons in the various leagues around Lanc’s are drawing to a close.

A drawn Test is not what England want either.

There are are so many variables that could effect this result and must fall into place for England to win, otherwise they’ll go to th...

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Is Jofra corrrect?

Posted on 2 September, 2019 at 8:20

England's new fast bowling sensation Jofra Archer has played all of 2 Tests and I might add; on wickets that have done plenty. He won’t find these condition everywhere he plays but this hasn’t stopped him from sledging opponents.

The question I ask is; has he experienced enough of the game to be in a position to make such bold statements? In other words, has he earned his stripes? There is no longevity here... that’s for certain!

Most new arrivals to Test match c...

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More on the "Concussion Rule"

Posted on 20 August, 2019 at 0:55

Yesterday I said the concussion rule cost England Victory at Lords because Australia were allowed a replacement batsmen. This prompted immediate response in defence of the rule and the severity of concussion.

 

Still, I am not convinced a replacement player should be allowed. Just as we accept an umpires decision when we are dismissed... why is it that we cannot accept a medical decision on the matter?

 

Concussion after all, is an injury and if sustain durin...

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Cricket's The Concussion Rule

Posted on 20 August, 2019 at 0:45

The “Concussion Rule” denied England a series levelling win at Lords last night.

 

In the course of any sporting event, injuries happen. Jim Anderson if you remember suffered a recurrence of a calf strain in the first innings of the Edgbaston Test; having completed just 4 overs he was unable to contribute for the remainder of the match. England played on with a substitute fielder but were a bowler down for the most of the Test Match.

 

On the othe...

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