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Posted on 12 August, 2019 at 20:20 Comments comments (0)

There are serious problems facing the game of cricket in Australia: such as

Grass Roots Cricket where participation numbers have been fraudulently portrayed in order to achieve performance bonus’s.


Poor development programs implemented throughout the country; forget that they don’t address the future needs of the game or its sustainability; and


Forget those being attracted to the game... it’s natural resource.


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Posted on 10 August, 2019 at 1:20 Comments comments (0)

To Cricket Australia (CA) if Shane Warne was banned for 12 months for taking a diuretic to reduce weight; and Smith, Warner & Bancroft banned for 12 months for attempting to alter the condition of the ball, also deemed bring the game into disrepute.


You CA are now saying it is fine to take drugs? (To reduce testosterone but not weight); and that it’s ok to tamper with the ball, the balls you're naturally born with / or not, just to pretend your female so you can p...

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1st Test Summary 2019 Edgbaston

Posted on 7 August, 2019 at 20:00 Comments comments (0)

At the “Fortress”, Edgbaston, Australia and as my wife said to me this morning, “Gee Australia really thumped England”. And Yes! They did in the end, but it wasn’t all one way, it was a real battle.


Having won the toss and choosing to bat the Aussies came from behind after their top order capitulated. It took a heroic effort from Steve Smith and Peter Siddle to add respectability; and not wanting to take anything away from Smith and Siddle, Eng...

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Posted on 7 August, 2019 at 19:55 Comments comments (0)

In my post on Thursday morning I mentioned that I had doubts re: the bowling tactics the Australian’s might use; then again on Friday, I raised the issue when Cummins had opened around the wicket to Rory Burns; Burns is now 120 odd not out.


When I first saw this approach being employed; I thought why didn’t the Australia’s select the left arm pace of Starc?


Was the concern, batting depth? Because it couldn’t have been balance... no...

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Preview 1st Test Edgbaston 2019

Posted on 7 August, 2019 at 19:50 Comments comments (0)

With the 2019 ICC World Cup out of the way, it is time to sit back and enjoy the truest form of cricket.


A game of intrigue that encapsulates 5 fluctuating days, whether it be a wearing pitch or the physical demands on its participants; we watch on with anticipation and uncertainty as events unfold under overcast skies; or perhaps with expectations bought about by the magnificence of another English summer afternoon that invariably inspires so many a heroic performances. It...

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Posted on 18 June, 2019 at 19:20 Comments comments (1)

have been taken from our old website 

To the Australian Bowling Coaches

Posted on 16 June, 2019 at 20:25 Comments comments (0)

Well done to India, Australia were not good enough on the day but to walk away from that defeat when falling just short and saying that the Indians were in a class above, is a cop out.

In truth we were let down by our the bowling line up.

But why?

Let’s take a look at them; Cummins who was the best of the bowlers started fairly (3 an over off his first 5), but his last 5 conceeded 40 (10/0/55/1). 

His opening partner, Starc began well also, going for just 2 ...

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The Mankading of the Australian Cricket Willow Project!

Posted on 16 June, 2019 at 20:25 Comments comments (0)

I write this post in reply to Age Journalist "Mark Russell" who was too lazy to do any research.  Instead his derogatory "Article" about me, has remained on the Age website since 2005; And

Because of recent comments on social media about the Australian Cricket Bat Willow Project (ACBWP), Australian Cricket Willow Pty Ltd (ACW), the Australian Cricket Bat Willow Trust (ACBWT) and Australian Cricket Bat Willow Plantation Management Services Ltd (ACBWPMS).

This is my story:

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Posted on 16 June, 2019 at 20:20 Comments comments (0)

There is something I feel I must say on what came to mind at the conclusion of last Sunday’s Carlton v Geelong 1st XI’s Cricket “Final” at the Junction Oval.

Let me paint the picture.


Geelong had batted first and declared 9/409 and in reply Carlton when I arrived were 5/250. I had been following the game on line so I new the Blues Captain Evan Gulbis had taken charge of the game. It was pleasing for me to see him playing and enjoyin...

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Posted on 16 June, 2019 at 20:20 Comments comments (0)

For the past 30 years I have regularly contacted my cricketing mate Jack Houldsworth. Our discussions about family of course and always the Ashes and with the next on our doorsteps, I had been trying to get Jack and his daughters views, so keenly they rub my nose into any Australian defeat.


Unfortunately for the past couples of months my efforts have been in vain because Jack has been poorly.


And then last Sunday I opened an email from Annette (Jack...

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