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Title: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Barlow 21 on October 10, 2011, 06:41:37 PM
Seeing as Club cricket starts this weekend post how you played and in what divison you are in. It will
be good to watch FF players Cricket season stats. :P

Title: Re: Real life cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 10, 2011, 06:50:28 PM
You're lucky barlow, i don't start until next week, when school comes back. I play u17 grade, opening batsman last season although i might ask for a drop to 5/6 when we play a bottom side. Just to see how i go.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 10, 2011, 06:52:03 PM
My season started last weekend i played B Grade and Under 16s batted in under 16s and made 12 not out havnt got to bowl yet we field next week then played B grade and got 0 for 16 off 5 overs but didnt get a bat cause i was at number 11
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 10, 2011, 06:56:24 PM
Nice ph :) where do you bat what do you bowl?
 
I bat right-handed and our no. 1 team rule is that i can't bowl. My left arm orthodox is way too inconsistent.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 10, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
i am a bowler PB i can't bat too well but i am starting to improve but i bowl right arm medium fasts and usually bat at 11 in B grade but more middle to lower order in under 16s
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 10, 2011, 07:10:52 PM
i play indoor
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 10, 2011, 07:31:12 PM
No outdoor cic?
 
Sweet ph! You dominate last season? I finished 6th in our league, 1 spot off making the best side. :( my captain came top, he beat everyone by heaps.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: valkorum on October 10, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
This will be my 8th season retired :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 10, 2011, 07:48:34 PM
i got the 6th most wickets in my league in under 16s last year but thats about all
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 10, 2011, 08:08:13 PM
That's good. Can't be the best at everything. It's something to improve on. I want to make another 50, every week i'd get a start, get to thirty odd, then play a loose shot. I managed to make 3 40's in a row last season >:( I'll take those scores but want to get past the half this season.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 10, 2011, 08:31:36 PM
No outdoor cic?
 
Sweet ph! You dominate last season? I finished 6th in our league, 1 spot off making the best side. :( my captain came top, he beat everyone by heaps.

nah dont play outdoor

indoor is more fun but i find that my concentration as a keeper is worse if im batting first
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie Monster on October 10, 2011, 08:44:06 PM
ATM i am 17/2's and i am a bowler, i play C Grade also taking 2 fa on the weekend

I came 2nd in bowlin average in the league last season and 5th for wickets.

won my club one's though.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 10, 2011, 08:52:13 PM
That's good. Can't be the best at everything. It's something to improve on. I want to make another 50, every week i'd get a start, get to thirty odd, then play a loose shot. I managed to make 3 40's in a row last season >:( I'll take those scores but want to get past the half this season.
yeah i am always happy just to make it past 10 runs cause i don't usually end up getting much of a bat and when i do i often get out early  :-\
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: cookie311993 on October 11, 2011, 12:05:19 PM
I am playing div 2 cricket. Last season was leading wicket taker with 25 wickets at an average of 10.25. Opening bowler with my right-arm medium fast. Get my wickets with my swing. Not rated as a batter in seniors although I have a number of 50's to my name
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 11, 2011, 05:40:14 PM
I am an opening bowler and bat at number 3 or 4.

Last year I won the batting and bowling average for my school team, batting and bowling average for my club and also bowling average and most wickets for the league, so was a pretty good year ;)

Had the 2nd Phase of the North West Wizards (regional team) try outs on Monday, got another 3 sessions for that, hopefully I make the cut :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Barlow 21 on October 11, 2011, 06:11:44 PM
We've got some star cricketers on FF. :)
I play U14A in CMCA and play U15 Hatch too.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Maca24 on October 11, 2011, 09:50:23 PM
I play Cricket with Pothead in B Grade.
I suck though  :P
I'm more of a footy man..
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie Monster on October 11, 2011, 10:07:24 PM
i like my footy more aswel, but seem to be equally as good at both.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Maca24 on October 11, 2011, 10:37:37 PM
i like my footy more aswel, but seem to be equally as good at both.
I use to be handy at cricket... Got Cricketer of the year in juniors.. but since then.

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Title: Re: Real life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2011, 02:45:09 PM
Playing now. Just got out for 15. Played a loose hook on a pitch which is greener than the lawn at st. Andrews. >:(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 16, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
i played my worst game for 3 years on friday night

run out 3 times

dropped 2 catches

bowled 4 wides and had 4 4's and a 6 taken from my two overs
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Barlow 21 on October 16, 2011, 03:18:00 PM
i played my worst game for 3 years on friday night

run out 3 times

dropped 2 catches

bowled 4 wides and had 4 4's and a 6 taken from my two overs
How can you get out 3 times?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 16, 2011, 03:19:13 PM
have you never played indoor?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 16, 2011, 03:27:36 PM
played U16s and B grade yesterday i bowled 0 for 2 off 5 overs and made 0 not out then in B grade i bowled 1 for 12 off 8 overs and made 0 not out again
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 16, 2011, 04:12:19 PM
Made 48* yesterday, it was a one dayer and the new rules are we have to retire at 50, my last shot was a slog sweep against a spinner, it bounced just next to the boundary line and was called four, but my coach thought it was a 6 and he took me off thinking I had made 50 -_- Haha

Bowled alright - only got 2 overs as it was the first game of the season and the coach wanted to get a look at everyone's bowling...what have you been doing all the net sessions then?? ::)
Title: Re: Real life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2011, 04:17:38 PM
All out for 109. In reply they are 0/74 off 29 overs. Going to lose :'(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: SAMCRO on October 17, 2011, 09:46:07 PM
Right arm bat/bowl. Can bat anywhere I get told to and bowl leggies but can bowl mediums if needed.

I play Div 3 so far this season in the WDCA (Warragul Disctrict Cricket Association, anyone else play this league?)

Round 1 we lost by 16 runs, I made a hard hitting 2 and took 0-38 bowling mediums. Not what I usually bowl but we had a few players unavailable so I had to.

On Saturday, I took 5-26 off 8 bowling leggies and made 9 not out. We lost by 7 runs, ended up 5-159 chasing 166. Not too bad considering they were 2-117 after 16 overs. I had 0-12 off my first over, then in the next 4 overs took 5-9. I got the 3rd to 7th wicket  :)

I think I'll be a bowler this year.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 17, 2011, 09:57:58 PM
Right arm bat/bowl. Can bat anywhere I get told to and bowl leggies but can bowl mediums if needed.

I play Div 3 so far this season in the WDCA (Warragul Disctrict Cricket Association, anyone else play this league?)

Round 1 we lost by 16 runs, I made a hard hitting 2 and took 0-38 bowling mediums. Not what I usually bowl but we had a few players unavailable so I had to.

On Saturday, I took 5-26 off 8 bowling leggies and made 9 not out. We lost by 7 runs, ended up 5-159 chasing 166. Not too bad considering they were 2-117 after 16 overs. I had 0-12 off my first over, then in the next 4 overs took 5-9. I got the 3rd to 7th wicket  :)

I think I'll be a bowler this year.

i play in the LDCA leongatha district cricket association so not far from you one mate
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie Monster on October 17, 2011, 10:01:53 PM
3/2 of 12 in C Grade and 1/9 of 8 in juniors.

Bowled juniors out for 72 and atm are 0/28

Bowled C Grade out for 116 and atm 7/30
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on October 19, 2011, 07:34:59 PM
My cricket days are over, couple of tons and quite a few +5fers. Fielding all rounder was probably my forte. Batting mostly at 6/7 and coming on first change with the ball.

I played District Cricket in Darwin for four years (1 season D, 2 seasons C, 1 season B grades). I have two great memories from that time, firstly playing in a match that saw my team mate Adam (Geelong boy) claim TWO hat tricks in the same game and I took two of the catches at first slip! He had his face on the front of the NT News holding ALL the stumps representing his scalps, he ended up with 7 for 20  8)
Secondly was watching my A Grade side be demolished by Merv Hughes. I think he played for Pints (Pints is the ACTUAL Club name, not how they paid him) when he took 9 fer. The only wicket he didn't get was a guy who was run-out trying to get off strike from big Swervin Mervin. I reckon I've told RB this story as I reckon don't you play with Merv's son RB?  - Apologies if I'm wrong.

Playing back here in Adelaide I played in The Torrens Valley District (B Grade Country Cricket). My favourite story from those days was one day I was stand in Captain (Skipper had a CFS emergency and Vice was playing in the A's) so I put everyone up the order to give them a hit, it didn't work too well until Hillsy and I came together for what I still believe is a record partnership for the 9th wicket (157) - of this partnership I made 37. Hillsy was actually the wicket to fall, scoring 159 - including one over in which he sent the first five balls back over the long on boundary and blocked the sixth. The opposition team were sledging him for not going for the last one to which he replied ' It was a good nut, well bowled'. What he said to me mid pitch at the change of over was a bit different, he said 'he was flowered'. I fell for 51 a couple of overs later, leaving the Junior (who had never scored double figures before) at the other end on 9 not out  :'(

That Junior went on to become a Disrict Keeper at East Torrens and made many more runs over the years than I did at Senior level in our side.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 19, 2011, 07:50:52 PM

Secondly was watching my A Grade side be demolished by Merv Hughes. I think he played for Pints (Pints is the ACTUAL Club name, not how they paid him) when he took 9 fer. The only wicket he didn't get was a guy who was run-out trying to get off strike from big Swervin Mervin. I reckon I've told RB this story as I reckon don't you play with Merv's son RB?  - Apologies if I'm wrong.


Correct, actually gave him quite a nice bruise at training tonight! He's a pretty good batsman, not quite as good a bowler as his old man though ;)

But trust me, playing backyard cricket at his house keeps you always keeping an eye on the doorway to make sure Merv isn't coming out to roll his arm over ;) :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 19, 2011, 11:40:00 PM
My cricket days are over, couple of tons and quite a few +5fers. Fielding all rounder was probably my forte. Batting mostly at 6/7 and coming on first change with the ball.

I played District Cricket in Darwin for four years (1 season D, 2 seasons C, 1 season B grades). I have two great memories from that time, firstly playing in a match that saw my team mate Adam (Geelong boy) claim TWO hat tricks in the same game and I took two of the catches at first slip! He had his face on the front of the NT News holding ALL the stumps representing his scalps, he ended up with 7 for 20  8)
Secondly was watching my A Grade side be demolished by Merv Hughes. I think he played for Pints (Pints is the ACTUAL Club name, not how they paid him) when he took 9 fer. The only wicket he didn't get was a guy who was run-out trying to get off strike from big Swervin Mervin. I reckon I've told RB this story as I reckon don't you play with Merv's son RB?  - Apologies if I'm wrong.

Playing back here in Adelaide I played in The Torrens Valley District (B Grade Country Cricket). My favourite story from those days was one day I was stand in Captain (Skipper had a CFS emergency and Vice was playing in the A's) so I put everyone up the order to give them a hit, it didn't work too well until Hillsy and I came together for what I still believe is a record partnership for the 9th wicket (157) - of this partnership I made 37. Hillsy was actually the wicket to fall, scoring 159 - including one over in which he sent the first five balls back over the long on boundary and blocked the sixth. The opposition team were sledging him for not going for the last one to which he replied ' It was a good nut, well bowled'. What he said to me mid pitch at the change of over was a bit different, he said 'he was flowered'. I fell for 51 a couple of overs later, leaving the Junior (who had never scored double figures before) at the other end on 9 not out  :'(

That Junior went on to become a Disrict Keeper at East Torrens and made many more runs over the years than I did at Senior level in our side.
what team did you play for up in darwin? I played for palmerston for a year a couple of years ago, i loved playing cricket up there
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on October 20, 2011, 08:49:46 AM
what team did you play for up in darwin? I played for palmerston for a year a couple of years ago, i loved playing cricket up there
I played for Darwin CC (Eagles), our home ground down is down at Kahlin Oval. Loved running into the nets there with Cullen Bay as the backdrop and having a laksa at Mindl Beach Mkt on Thursday nights after training  8)

Palmerston (Magpies) were the enemy at the time (1998-2002), not sure if the rivalry still exists. I must say I really loved the relaxed atmosphere of D Grade when I first started, all one day matches on a Sunday and Beers on from as soon as the last ball was bowled, often with the opposition and a BBQ. C and B were a bit more serious with more expectation on me in the nets to keep bowling to the A Graders because of my fitness and speed. We used to rotate alot of bowlers in the nets to the A Grade batsmen that had come up from South (which frustrated me) but it had to be done to make sure the quality fringe talent from South had a chance to get better and also strengthen our comp too.

We lived at Palmerston for a while in 'The Chase' and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 23, 2011, 06:04:37 PM
Well well well, today was an absolute diasater. From last week the other team was 0/74 chasing out 109 and with 72 overs to get the runs, us winning was never going to happen. To make matters worse we only had 9 players >:(

They batted until halfway, declaring on 3/208. So we only needed to bat out 34 overs with 9 players to avoid an outright defeat. Did we do it?? No :( all out for 63 just after halfway. I myself though, batted from the start to the finish ending on 32* :D Very happy with the way i played but wished that we had another 2 players coz i felt like there was a fifty out there for me :(

So we start the season with an outright loss.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pothead on October 23, 2011, 09:28:34 PM
only got to play Under 16s yesterday as B grade got called off but we batted and i opened and made a slow 18 then got caught 2 balls before drinks
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: cookie311993 on October 24, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
Played div 2 yesterday and we had a tie. Came to the crease at no.10 with the score at 8-115. Departed 8 overs  later witht he score on 9-200. I scored 31 off 28 , in a match defining partnership. Then bowled and got 1-24 off 8, bowling the death overs as well and picked up 1-8 in those 4 overs at the death
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: SAMCRO on October 25, 2011, 10:41:46 PM
Washout number 1 for the season.

Last year we had heaps, I batted a total of 9 times, including finals...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 27, 2011, 09:30:09 AM
Had training last night, and it turns out that i'll be the permanent captain, as i filled in on Sunday and our old skip is no longer playing. Good for me, bad for the team ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Voldemort on October 30, 2011, 12:24:37 PM
What happened to your old skipper PB? Did you poison him  ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 30, 2011, 12:35:06 PM
What happened to your old skipper PB? Did you poison him  ;)
No, i didn't poison him, it's too hard for him to make all trainings. He'll probably play some games with us, but i'm captain :P Got me game in 1 hour.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Barlow 21 on October 30, 2011, 06:29:34 PM
Play U14A and made 27 n.o and took 3/7. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 30, 2011, 06:46:20 PM
We bowled first, got them out for 250~. We had this one end which an absolute dud, and no-one wanted to bowl from it, so i bowled myself to the tail; took a solid 1/11 off 4 overs with my slow left armers.

Then when batting we needed to survive 11 overs to make stumps. My partner fell LBW early, and the No. 3 was playing really well, i just sat at my end and blocked. Then the 10th over was bowled by a spinner, i faced the last ball, tried to cream the fielder under the helmet, ball went straight under it, clean bowled >:( Gone for 9.

I was so annoyed with myself, i was so stupid to play something like that so close to stumps. So next week we need another 212 starting from 2/38.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 30, 2011, 10:25:31 PM
Play U14A and made 27 n.o and took 3/7. :)
What association?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Voldemort on October 31, 2011, 08:28:13 AM
We bowled first, got them out for 250~. We had this one end which an absolute dud, and no-one wanted to bowl from it, so i bowled myself to the tail; took a solid 1/11 off 4 overs with my slow left armers.

Then when batting we needed to survive 11 overs to make stumps. My partner fell LBW early, and the No. 3 was playing really well, i just sat at my end and blocked. Then the 10th over was bowled by a spinner, i faced the last ball, tried to cream the fielder under the helmet, ball went straight under it, clean bowled >:( Gone for 9.

I was so annoyed with myself, i was so stupid to play something like that so close to stumps. So next week we need another 212 starting from 2/38.

haha good luck Bug, you're going to need it  ;) 8) :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 11, 2011, 05:46:13 PM
Just got the call-up today to play in the 1st team for my school this week...very nervous, seeing as I'm in year 8 and the team is pretty much made up of all year 10 or 11 players. Gulp.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 11, 2011, 06:03:34 PM
Just got the call-up today to play in the 1st team for my school this week...very nervous, seeing as I'm in year 8 and the team is pretty much made up of all year 10 or 11 players. Gulp.
Good luck buddy :) Would never have guessed you were a year 8, but that's the way things are online. :)

Show 'em whose boss. !
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 11, 2011, 06:16:08 PM
Haha thanks PB :) I'll give it a go ;)

I think most people knew my age from FB/etc...but if you didn't then I guess you do now!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: MajorLazer on November 11, 2011, 06:28:48 PM
I knew from another method. ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on November 11, 2011, 06:29:34 PM
I knew from another method. ;)
:-X
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on November 11, 2011, 06:37:32 PM
my team won by more than 100 runs last week and i picked up 6 stumpings
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: MajorLazer on November 11, 2011, 06:39:25 PM
I knew from another method. ;)
:-X
No, it wasn't stalking. I could find out way more by stalking.  :-X  :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on November 11, 2011, 07:27:59 PM
I knew from another method. ;)
:-X
No, it wasn't stalking. I could find out way more by stalking.  :-X  :P
I found out by the same method as you :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 11, 2011, 08:10:06 PM
The most basic method? I told you :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on November 11, 2011, 08:11:58 PM
The most basic method? I told you :P
I know. I wasnt inferring I found out through some fancy shower or whatever :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 11, 2011, 11:53:55 PM
Well, my team is looking to gets its first win tomorrow, against the other side who is in the same position as us, one outright loss, one first innings loss. When i looked through their squad i didn't really find anyone who stood out, so hoping to bat first, gets some runs on the board, come back the next week and clean them up.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: MajorLazer on November 12, 2011, 10:44:43 AM
The most basic method? I told you :P
I know. I wasnt inferring I found out through some fancy shower or whatever :P
Same RB. When did I say I did anything out of my way to find out. :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 12, 2011, 07:34:17 PM
The most basic method? I told you :P
I know. I wasnt inferring I found out through some fancy shower or whatever :P
Same RB. When did I say I did anything out of my way to find out. :P
Yeah that's what I meant :P I probably should have replaced the question mark with a comma :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 13, 2011, 10:18:49 PM
Played away today, won the toss, bowled first on a terrible pitch. Knocked them over for 130. That wasn't the surprise, the surprise was i took 2/19 off 7. Both wicket taking overs being maidens too :)
(Left arm half-trackers FTW!!!)
I got the ball turning fo rthe first time in a very long time, and i actually enjoyed bowling for a bit there, but my last two overs were all long-hops ;D ;D

In reply we are 4/53 :-\ Our no. 4 is on 23* and i just joined him at the crease, yet to score.

Equation: 78 runs off 72 overs. Should do if we hold our wickets. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on November 14, 2011, 12:09:42 AM
Well done PB. Looks like you have the game wrapped up if you and your number four take it slow. Get your eye in mate. Plug away and move on from there.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on November 14, 2011, 01:00:48 AM
i got two wickets in two balls bowling right arm slingers on friday night but we lost :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on November 14, 2011, 01:30:02 AM
Guy in my team a couple of years ago had to have a shoulder reco. He bowled slingers and threw sidearm a lot.
Good stuff though cic.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on November 14, 2011, 01:37:12 AM
i normally bowl offspin tho

but i was struggling to get my line right so i bowled a couple of slingers and they came out okay lol
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on November 14, 2011, 10:33:47 AM
Hahaha that's the stuff ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: SAMCRO on November 16, 2011, 10:26:15 PM
Our league 20/20 comp started last night. I wasn't playing but I went to watch. Ended up having to umpire.

flower I hate umpiring!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 20, 2011, 07:48:07 PM
Played away today, won the toss, bowled first on a terrible pitch. Knocked them over for 130. That wasn't the surprise, the surprise was i took 2/19 off 7. Both wicket taking overs being maidens too :)
(Left arm half-trackers FTW!!!)
I got the ball turning fo rthe first time in a very long time, and i actually enjoyed bowling for a bit there, but my last two overs were all long-hops ;D ;D

In reply we are 4/53 :-\ Our no. 4 is on 23* and i just joined him at the crease, yet to score.

Equation: 78 runs off 72 overs. Should do if we hold our wickets. :)
We made 6/140 by halfway, so got the win. I made 24 and the other guy who i was battign with made 34.
We declared, sent them back in, and they creamed us, 3/200 off 35 overs. there was a 94, a 90* and 2 ducks in that score.

But we won the first innings, and that's what counts.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: SAMCRO on March 04, 2012, 02:02:06 PM
Anyone in finals?

We finished 2nd, semi next weekend   :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on March 05, 2012, 01:55:45 AM
we lost on Friday although we needed 30 from the last 4 overs

because the last pair didn't run aggressive enough and our best batsmen got out twice in an over :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on March 06, 2012, 05:04:00 PM
Yeah my team's in the finals, also playing a T20 tomorrow night for school..should be fun :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on June 29, 2012, 12:26:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrgs8FXBYYM&feature=related

Indoor WC Final from 2011 if you have a spare 2 hours lol
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 10:45:39 PM
Looking forward to T20s being included in my comp next year :)

Does anyone play indoor? I was thinking of starting up a team to play with a few of my mates while its off-season for outdoor? Is it worth it???
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 02, 2012, 10:49:52 PM
Can any South Aussies suggest a district club for me to join for next season? Under 16's ex- West Torrens so dont say there, that was a horrible time. Am a tidy leg-spinner :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 02, 2012, 10:54:59 PM
Can any South Aussies suggest a district club for me to join for next season? Under 16's ex- West Torrens so dont say there, that was a horrible time. Am a tidy leg-spinner :)
haha, move to the east buddy. :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 10:59:22 PM
Can any South Aussies suggest a district club for me to join for next season? Under 16's ex- West Torrens so dont say there, that was a horrible time. Am a tidy leg-spinner :)
looking for a district representative team or just a club? :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 02, 2012, 11:00:16 PM
ahahahaaha WT refused to let my contract thingo or whatever go. Then they worked out that my uncle was their greatest ever player and played for SA. It was *ahem* slightly easier after that. :P


Jayman, representative team.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:04:39 PM
Jayman, representative team.
well it depends where about your living... lol alot of the clubs are strong, east torrens is dodgy tho  ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 02, 2012, 11:06:01 PM
Jayman, representative team.
well it depends where about your living... lol alot of the clubs are strong, east torrens is dodgy tho  ;D

ahahah I live in Hindmarsh, so Inner West, but dont wanna go to either WT or those Woodville scum.  ;D Their lower teams are so dodgy (u14, u16, u17 etc.)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 02, 2012, 11:08:03 PM
Prospect is pretty good from the people i know that are there.
Kensi is a load of bull.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:09:37 PM
Tea Tree Gully is a decent club
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 02, 2012, 11:10:15 PM
I got approached by Kesignton actually, their Junior manager saw me at Adelaide High cricket trials three years back ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:16:00 PM
Oh and btw...here is my cricket bio:

Right-handed batsman who bowls a bit of leg spin

Batting: middle-order although it has been suggested that i open...havent got the balls to do that yet tho ;) i am very defensive and go through patches where I struggle to score and lose my wicket playing a silly shot but most of the time im a solid accumulator.......i got chosen for a representativ side a couple of years back, which im quite proud of! Im involved in an academy as well :)

Bowling: i get a lot of turn but struggle to land it in the right areas consistently...had some 1-on-1 coaching with peter mcintyre (played for australia) and im improving :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:20:16 PM
I got approached by Kesignton actually, their Junior manager saw me at Adelaide High cricket trials three years back ;D
Good cricket school...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 02, 2012, 11:24:17 PM
No guts to open! :P Gutless. I opena nd i have no footwork lol. May explain why i average 30 and score 30 every week without getitng a duck or a 50 :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:32:32 PM
No guts to open! :P Gutless. I opena nd i have no footwork lol. May explain why i average 30 and score 30 every week without getitng a duck or a 50 :P
Too much pressure  :P  plus the old man is games & run record holder for my club and he's an opener, makes it even tougher on me...but i think ive gotta change things up this year and might give opening a shot as i had my worst season ever last year and felt like quitting multiple times so ya never know, opening may be my forte :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 02, 2012, 11:35:03 PM
I never used to bat at all, i was down at 9 (this is bakc in U13s) then one game in a 2nd innings i got a chance to open, yet to be pushed outta my stop since. One game i asked to bat at 6 (since i'm captain that went ahead easily) but was pushed back to no. 1 once figured no-one else can open.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:38:34 PM
I never used to bat at all, i was down at 9 (this is bakc in U13s) then one game in a 2nd innings i got a chance to open, yet to be pushed outta my stop since. One game i asked to bat at 6 (since i'm captain that went ahead easily) but was pushed back to no. 1 once figured no-one else can open.
gotta bat where the team needs you most! Well done PB! fyi, i too am a captain  :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 02, 2012, 11:45:31 PM
Oh and btw...here is my cricket bio:

Right-handed batsman who bowls a bit of leg spin

Batting: middle-order although it has been suggested that i open...havent got the balls to do that yet tho ;) i am very defensive and go through patches where I struggle to score and lose my wicket playing a silly shot but most of the time im a solid accumulator.......i got chosen for a representativ side a couple of years back, which im quite proud of! Im involved in an academy as well :)

Bowling: i get a lot of turn but struggle to land it in the right areas consistently...had some 1-on-1 coaching with peter mcintyre (played for australia) and im improving :)


wow, very,very simmilar to mine!

Leg-Spinner and RHB, not an allrounder, more of a bowler who can bat. Like a Jason Gillespie  or a Harbhajan Singh

Lower order, usually about 7-8, basically I come in when our team has fallen apart, I score 70 percent of my runs behind the bat. However, I possess a vicious square cut and a decent ability to take batsmen down the ground occasionally. I am a very conserative batsmen. Very simmilar to Ed Cowan in that aspect. It has been suggested a plethora of times I open. But I dont have the balls. :P Ive never been bowled or caught behind. Only caught and run out. I have 3 diamond ducks to my name.
I play with a Screaming Cat bat http://screamingcat.com.au/.

Bowling, Im quite loopy in my bowling style and get taken down the ground a fair bit. I generate a fair bit of turn, which wrist exercises have helped with. I got coaching from Terry Jenner just before he became ill, and that has helped a lot. I get most of my wickets by mistimed shots, however I can deliver one that spins on and one that stays ridiculously low. Im hopeless at the wrong-un. I have a strike rate in the low 20's (yes I worked it out :P)

Fielding, I have cat like reflexes, I usually field close in or at cover, but I can be sent anywhere. Im a very safe pair of hands except in the outfield. I have a very weak but scaringly accurate arm.

and yeah, Jay, currently in yr 10 there. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 02, 2012, 11:51:42 PM
Oh and btw...here is my cricket bio:

Right-handed batsman who bowls a bit of leg spin

Batting: middle-order although it has been suggested that i open...havent got the balls to do that yet tho ;) i am very defensive and go through patches where I struggle to score and lose my wicket playing a silly shot but most of the time im a solid accumulator.......i got chosen for a representativ side a couple of years back, which im quite proud of! Im involved in an academy as well :)

Bowling: i get a lot of turn but struggle to land it in the right areas consistently...had some 1-on-1 coaching with peter mcintyre (played for australia) and im improving :)


wow, very,very simmilar to mine!

Leg-Spinner and RHB, not an allrounder, more of a bowler who can bat. Like a Jason Gillespie  or a Harbhajan Singh

Lower order, usually about 7-8, basically I come in when our team has fallen apart, I score 70 percent of my runs behind the bat. However, I possess a vicious square cut and a decent ability to take batsmen down the ground occasionally. I am a very conserative batsmen. Very simmilar to Ed Cowan in that aspect. It has been suggested a plethora of times I open. But I dont have the balls. :P Ive never been bowled or caught behind. Only caught and run out. I have 3 diamond ducks to my name.
I play with a Screaming Cat bat http://screamingcat.com.au/.

Bowling, Im quite loopy in my bowling style and get taken down the ground a fair bit. I generate a fair bit of turn, which wrist exercises have helped with. I got coaching from Terry Jenner just before he became ill, and that has helped a lot. I get most of my wickets by mistimed shots, however I can deliver one that spins on and one that stays ridiculously low. Im hopeless at the wrong-un. I have a strike rate in the low 20's (yes I worked it out :P)

Fielding, I have cat like reflexes, I usually field close in or at cover, but I can be sent anywhere. Im a very safe pair of hands except in the outfield. I have a very weak but scaringly accurate arm.

and yeah, Jay, currently in yr 10 there. :)
HAHA! wow that is very similar to me! You even added thing in yours that i forgot to put in mine that are identical :D

Well good luck in your cricket KK and remember, school work comes before cricket going into year 11...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 03, 2012, 12:03:01 AM
Does it Jayman?? :( Bummer. :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 03, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
ahahah cheers Jay, yeah I know it does. =)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on July 03, 2012, 04:43:08 PM
Oh and btw...here is my cricket bio:

Right-handed batsman who bowls a bit of leg spin

Batting: middle-order although it has been suggested that i open...havent got the balls to do that yet tho ;) i am very defensive and go through patches where I struggle to score and lose my wicket playing a silly shot but most of the time im a solid accumulator.......i got chosen for a representativ side a couple of years back, which im quite proud of! Im involved in an academy as well :)

Bowling: i get a lot of turn but struggle to land it in the right areas consistently...had some 1-on-1 coaching with peter mcintyre (played for australia) and im improving :)
If I managed to land it in the right areas consistently I'd be alright, I can generate decent spin using all 4 fingers (thumb doesn't count) and placing them 1 by 1 one the seam (not all at once).
However I haven't been able to play competively yet so I will realize most likely I'm actually not good.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on July 03, 2012, 08:23:57 PM
When I am in form I can swing the ball as much as those indoor players . This is with an outdoor cricket ball though. Very wristy action I have. I would say I am a bowling all-rounder. Use to be a batting all-rounder in juniors. I played div 2 last season and have had 4 sides seeking me to play div 1 for them next year. 19 years of age. Interesting to see how I go this year as I have gotten a boilermaker apprenticeship. Lifting all the metal and stuff has seen me add on 15kg in 6 months, combined with gym and mma and jiu-Jitsu training

I am a very aggressive batter but have a switch where I can be defensive then all of a sudden bang just start teeing off. For instance last season in t20 it took me 6 balls to get off the mark. I was struggling big time. 4 off 10. There opening bowling  gives me a juicy half volley I smash over covers,1 bounce 4. He decides to try and sledge me. It's on. His next over I hit him for 4 fours and a six. Finished up on 38 off 20
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on July 03, 2012, 09:12:16 PM
Good to hear more and more about your guys cricketing careers! Sounds like we have quite a few quality players round here. ;)

My pre-season cricket training is now building up more and more, after having a month or two off bowling after the end of the season (I am a pace bowler and had a few injuries during the season) to give my body a bit of a rest, have been batting as much as I can but with so much rain lately it is a bit of a struggle to find dry nets! (unless we book an indoor net)

But after starting bowling again a few weeks back I have been getting back into it, still not 100% by any means and struggling a bit for rhythm but that will come. Have been invited to go to the Victorian trials next thursday at the G so that should be fun!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 03, 2012, 09:19:27 PM
Good to hear more and more about your guys cricketing careers! Sounds like we have quite a few quality players round here. ;)

My pre-season cricket training is now building up more and more, after having a month or two off bowling after the end of the season (I am a pace bowler and had a few injuries during the season) to give my body a bit of a rest, have been batting as much as I can but with so much rain lately it is a bit of a struggle to find dry nets! (unless we book an indoor net)

But after starting bowling again a few weeks back I have been getting back into it, still not 100% by any means and struggling a bit for rhythm but that will come. Have been invited to go to the Victorian trials next thursday at the G so that should be fun!

Dude, your advanced, I havent even touched a ball for 3 months ;) I get back into it in 3 weeks though. :/
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 03, 2012, 09:23:43 PM
Good to hear more and more about your guys cricketing careers! Sounds like we have quite a few quality players round here. ;)

My pre-season cricket training is now building up more and more, after having a month or two off bowling after the end of the season (I am a pace bowler and had a few injuries during the season) to give my body a bit of a rest, have been batting as much as I can but with so much rain lately it is a bit of a struggle to find dry nets! (unless we book an indoor net)

But after starting bowling again a few weeks back I have been getting back into it, still not 100% by any means and struggling a bit for rhythm but that will come. Have been invited to go to the Victorian trials next thursday at the G so that should be fun!
just interested, what speed u bowl at RB?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 03, 2012, 09:26:39 PM
Jayman, which club you at?

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on July 03, 2012, 09:51:54 PM
Indoor cricketer here. Very social!  Far too aggressive batsman, leg break bowler.

Any other yellow ball players on here?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on July 03, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
Indoor cricketer here. Very social!  Far too aggressive batsman, leg break bowler.

Any other yellow ball players on here?
I wanted to, couldn't find an indoor junior club near to me.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on July 03, 2012, 10:01:17 PM
What part of the country you in BB?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on July 03, 2012, 10:10:09 PM
Indoor cricketer here. Very social!  Far too aggressive batsman, leg break bowler.

Any other yellow ball players on here?

i have been playing for 5 years
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on July 03, 2012, 10:11:50 PM
What part of the country you in BB?
Victoria.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 03, 2012, 10:43:21 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 03, 2012, 11:19:57 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on July 03, 2012, 11:26:42 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on July 03, 2012, 11:43:04 PM
Good to hear more and more about your guys cricketing careers! Sounds like we have quite a few quality players round here. ;)

My pre-season cricket training is now building up more and more, after having a month or two off bowling after the end of the season (I am a pace bowler and had a few injuries during the season) to give my body a bit of a rest, have been batting as much as I can but with so much rain lately it is a bit of a struggle to find dry nets! (unless we book an indoor net)

But after starting bowling again a few weeks back I have been getting back into it, still not 100% by any means and struggling a bit for rhythm but that will come. Have been invited to go to the Victorian trials next thursday at the G so that should be fun!
just interested, what speed u bowl at RB?
tbh never had it officially tested, but have been told by people who know their stuff and using some rough measurement techniques I'd say I'm around the 110-120km/h mark, remember I am a bit younger than some of you guys ;)

But like I said, don't know officially. Hopefully sometime soon it will be tested!
Indoor cricketer here. Very social!  Far too aggressive batsman, leg break bowler.

Any other yellow ball players on here?

i have been playing for 5 years
A group of me and my mates formed a team to hopefully play some matches over winter, in our first game we had no idea what was going on and lost by about 130 runs lol and that week at footy I broke my arm so missed the next 5 or so matches and when I was all set to come back our team folded (dunno why :P)

It was very different to 'real' cricket, an interesting experience. Doubt I'd go back to it but you never know.
 
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 04, 2012, 11:02:01 AM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on July 04, 2012, 04:56:42 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on July 04, 2012, 06:39:36 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pyronerd on July 04, 2012, 07:08:27 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: CrowsFan on July 04, 2012, 07:12:00 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Me neither...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on July 04, 2012, 07:38:16 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Me neither...
Me neither...
But I will be next year, providing there's spaces, I made the requirements needed.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: chrisuzz on July 04, 2012, 07:39:34 PM
I take all yr 11 subjects
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pyronerd on July 04, 2012, 08:03:02 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Me neither...
Me neither...
But I will be next year, providing there's spaces, I made the requirements needed.
won't you be in like, year 4 next year BB, going a little TOO far ahead in your schooling for mine :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on July 04, 2012, 08:30:26 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Me neither...
Me neither...
But I will be next year, providing there's spaces, I made the requirements needed.
won't you be in like, year 4 next year BB, going a little TOO far ahead in your schooling for mine :P
Haters gonna hate.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on July 04, 2012, 09:00:43 PM
Jayman, which club you at?
a club (not district) in S.A.....wont go into too much detail on a public forum :P

ahahah, looks like Ill be pulling on the Glenelg whites next season. Got hand-picked by Cullen Bailey of all people at their special invitational tryouts ;)
good on ya mate...obviously a better cricketer than me ;) oh well i enjoy it although it isnt at a high level compared to you & RB
And me too :P Tried out for Kensi a couple of times, didn't get in, and now just given up on going further with cricket, i'll just play out where i am. :D

ahahah :P You wouldnt pick me being a cricketer either, I look like a total nerd, glasses and everything. And I take 2 year 11 subjects already as well. ;)
onya, I only take the 1 yr11 subject. :
wow I must be stupid, I take no year 11 subjects....
Me neither...
Me neither...
But I will be next year, providing there's spaces, I made the requirements needed.
I didn't, but I wouldn't do one anyway.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on July 07, 2012, 02:58:59 AM
http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/thebuzz/archives/2012/07/six_in_six_balls_then_out_of_t.php


Kieran Gray is only 11 years old and yet he might already have enjoyed the most memorable day of his cricketing life.

Kieran, who plays for Maidenhead & Bray's U13 side, a picturesque Berkshire ground on the banks of the River Thames, took a wicket with every ball of an over - inviting speculation from club officials that the feat might never have been achieved before in a competitive match.

He was surely the first bowler to be removed from the attack after taking six wickets in an over. As other juniors got a chance to bowl, he preserved remarkable figures of 1-1-0-6.

The first five batsmen from Taplow CC were all bowled and, with tension rising on the banks of the Thames, his sixth ball was struck straight to cover. Taplow, 0-6 after one over, were all out for 21 and lost by 131 runs.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on August 10, 2012, 10:33:17 PM
I'm thinking about having a 'return', one of my golfing buddies is my old Cricket Clubs' President and has been in my ear about returning to the fold. 
I'm thinking about it, B Grade Captaincy perhaps, bat at 6, bowl 2nd change - will my back hold out at 40?

*keep you posted, training starts at end of September.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 10, 2012, 10:39:56 PM
I'm thinking about having a 'return', one of my golfing buddies is my old Cricket Clubs' President and has been in my ear about returning to the fold. 
I'm thinking about it, B Grade Captaincy perhaps, bat at 6, bowl 2nd change - will my back hold out at 40?
*keep you posted, training starts at end of September.

Good luck Roost :P

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on August 11, 2012, 12:24:17 PM
You got a SCat KK?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 11, 2012, 12:25:05 PM
You got a SCat KK?

I do indeed, best bat Ive ever owned. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on August 11, 2012, 12:43:28 PM
Not surprised! Never had one but have heard great things + for that money they're not going to be planks :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 11, 2012, 12:56:01 PM
Not surprised! Never had one but have heard great things + for that money they're not going to be planks :P

Haha yeah theyre certainly not planks :P And all the great things youve heard are true. :P Saved up for 2 years and have no regrets :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on August 19, 2012, 08:37:33 PM
Getting keen for the new cricket season. Full off season of training under my belt has since me bulk up from a 6ft  60 kg opening bowler to a 6ft 84kg bowler. Should hit the deck harder now
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:23:03 PM
Started pre-season training for the Seahorses, coming out nicely at the moment. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on August 25, 2012, 04:24:28 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:25:14 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on August 25, 2012, 04:29:01 PM
Rego night last night - keen for the new season...only way is up from last year!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:31:13 PM
Rego night last night - keen for the new season...only way is up from last year!

Nice Jay! what club?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on August 25, 2012, 04:41:54 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:43:15 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).

Oh cool! Im just above you in the 16s :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on August 25, 2012, 04:45:36 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).

Oh cool! Im just above you in the 16s :P
I'm hoping no one knows how to play a spinner  ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:47:25 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).

Oh cool! Im just above you in the 16s :P
I'm hoping no one knows how to play a spinner  ;D

Haha Im a spinner too! leggie or offie? Not many people know how to at this grade. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bomberboy0618 on August 25, 2012, 04:50:16 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).

Oh cool! Im just above you in the 16s :P
I'm hoping no one knows how to play a spinner  ;D

Haha Im a spinner too! leggie or offie? Not many people know how to at this grade. :)
I think leggie, I'm not too sure  :-[
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:51:24 PM
Finally going to start playing this year :).

Nice BB! :) What grade?
U15s  8).

Oh cool! Im just above you in the 16s :P
I'm hoping no one knows how to play a spinner  ;D

Haha Im a spinner too! leggie or offie? Not many people know how to at this grade. :)
I think leggie, I'm not too sure  :-[

haha :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on August 25, 2012, 04:51:54 PM
I too am a leggie. Can get some serious rip, but like a lot in my grade, struggle to land them consistently
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on August 25, 2012, 04:57:30 PM
I too am a leggie. Can get some serious rip, but like a lot in my grade, struggle to land them consistently

Haha same, one will bowl them around the legs, the next will go way off into the offside net :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on August 26, 2012, 11:59:29 AM
i play indoor and cannot bowl at the death  :-[

picked up 3 stumpings tho on friday night :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on August 31, 2012, 08:09:49 AM
The one time I played indoor cricket that was the 1 thing I was good at - bowling at the death haha. So different to normal batting in cricket, hard to adjust.

Yeah KK my pre-season is going pretty well too, training about 4 times a week at this stage (POTENTIALLY could train about 6 or 7 but I don't want to break down before the season even starts :P)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on October 04, 2012, 09:24:47 PM
Took 10 wickets in my first weekend of cricket for the season in t20
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 17, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
what are people's advice for overcoming pre-game batting nerves?

I'm not sure why but I just get really nervous in the lead-up to a game; didn't fare too great in the last summer with the bat and was wondering what people's tips are on beating these pre-game nerves? Thanks guys
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 17, 2012, 04:54:45 PM
what are people's advice for overcoming pre-game batting nerves?

I'm not sure why but I just get really nervous in the lead-up to a game; didn't fare too great in the last summer with the bat and was wondering what people's tips are on beating these pre-game nerves? Thanks guys
i have no tips :P same as you on this one mate...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: T Dog on October 17, 2012, 05:13:05 PM
what are people's advice for overcoming pre-game batting nerves?

I'm not sure why but I just get really nervous in the lead-up to a game; didn't fare too great in the last summer with the bat and was wondering what people's tips are on beating these pre-game nerves? Thanks guys

Hey Big Tom

Best advice I was given back in the dark ages was...

Relax and just be confident with what you can do.(whatever level that is..opening bat or in at 7th drop)
You are already as good at the sport as you are going to be by the time the game comes around, so stop worrying now.
(If you need/want to be better then thats a training issue)
You should just think about having some fun competing with your team mates in the sport you are playing..
Think of it as fun and much of the nerves should settle once the game starts.

There you go..some old peoples advice...lol  8)

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 17, 2012, 06:24:30 PM
what are people's advice for overcoming pre-game batting nerves?

I'm not sure why but I just get really nervous in the lead-up to a game; didn't fare too great in the last summer with the bat and was wondering what people's tips are on beating these pre-game nerves? Thanks guys

Hey Big Tom

Best advice I was given back in the dark ages was...

Relax and just be confident with what you can do.(whatever level that is..opening bat or in at 7th drop)
You are already as good at the sport as you are going to be by the time the game comes around, so stop worrying now.
(If you need/want to be better then thats a training issue)
You should just think about having some fun competing with your team mates in the sport you are playing..
Think of it as fun and much of the nerves should settle once the game starts.

There you go..some old peoples advice...lol  8)



cheers T-Dog... anybody else's input is also valued too
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 17, 2012, 06:57:07 PM
Different people get nerves more so than others, everyone is different. One thing to remember is, it isn't bad to be nervous. A little bit of nervous energy can make you switch on a little more, but if it gets to the point where you can't concentrate on your game then it is a bit of a problem. You just have to back yourself, you're there for a reason and a lot of the game, like most other sports, in between the ears. You have to ask yourself, every time you go out to bat are you in fear of failure? If you are then you're in trouble...I know it sounds easy but just relax and hit the ball! If you don't make runs, so what? There'll always be another innings and you have to have a positive mindsight every time you play.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Windigo on October 17, 2012, 07:02:37 PM
I always get nervous before I go out to bat. Best thing is to pretend to be 'super confident' before hand.  :P

Be arrogant about going out there. I said to one of my mates before I went out to bat that I'd smack a 6 near thy yonder shed.....

I did hit that 6 right where I said I would, and made 53 not out.  :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 17, 2012, 08:38:41 PM
go out to bat thinking you need to be a hero to chase a big total

have no fear and be confident in your ability
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 17, 2012, 08:44:50 PM
thanks for all your help guys, cheers for all of you   :)

if you got any more ideas keep em coming!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 17, 2012, 08:47:58 PM
start your innings by playing your favourite shot regardless of the delivery that comes
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on October 17, 2012, 09:08:52 PM
My tip is to not be too stationary before going in to bat. Get in the nets, play practice shots, do whatever you can to keep moving.

Works for me anyway!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: BB67th on October 17, 2012, 09:16:37 PM
My tip is to not be too stationary before going in to bat. Get in the nets, play practice shots, do whatever you can to keep moving.

Works for me anyway!
I would agree with this. Not that I do play cricket for a team, but in any sport I play, I've found that moving around, playing a few practice strokes or having a kick can really settle the nerves before a match.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 17, 2012, 09:38:40 PM
start your innings by playing your favourite shot regardless of the delivery that comes
Hmm no  :-\ I wouldn't try that, play every ball on it's merits.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 17, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
start your innings by playing your favourite shot regardless of the delivery that comes
Hmm no  :-\ I wouldn't try that, play every ball on it's merits.
+1 RB ... my favourite is the cut shot, but im not gonna play that if the ball is full on my pads am I?  :o

some really good thoughts here, great question Tom
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on October 17, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
start your innings by playing your favourite shot regardless of the delivery that comes

Hahaha. Yeah, even if your fav shot is a hook and they bowl a Yorker  ;D

Might not be effective, but great for comedy value!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 18, 2012, 02:42:06 AM
my favourite shot is a reverse sweep and i have tried a few in indoor............
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 18, 2012, 07:59:02 AM
my favourite shot is a reverse sweep and i have tried a few in indoor............
No matter where the ball is pitched? You're not going to play a reverse sweep first ball in if their opening bowler is on and gives you a bouncer....
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 18, 2012, 01:25:18 PM
why not? indoor cricket balls don't bounce as much nor do they hurt when you are hit by them
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 18, 2012, 04:45:36 PM
why not? indoor cricket balls don't bounce as much nor do they hurt when you are hit by them
Dont think Tom was talking about indoor...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 18, 2012, 08:44:30 PM
i play indoor though and he was referring to my shot selection
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: tbagrocks on October 18, 2012, 09:47:02 PM
I coppied Warnie in 1992 when I was 12, so no supprises I had some success as a Leggy, well I haven't played for four years but looking to this summer (as did last summer ::)), only 32 and with a best of 5 for 13 I think I have something to offer, but we'll see
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on October 18, 2012, 10:05:23 PM
Check this out for real life cricket... http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/batsman-tonks-302-in-40-over-match/story-fndpt0dy-1226498336057?sv=3fe73866480f3859ed02b9cda4e61964  :o

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Mailman the 2nd on October 18, 2012, 10:12:44 PM
Check this out for real life cricket... http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/batsman-tonks-302-in-40-over-match/story-fndpt0dy-1226498336057?sv=3fe73866480f3859ed02b9cda4e61964  :o

:O
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 18, 2012, 10:47:06 PM
Wow Roost! :o

Quote
"He wasn't even sweating," Eldridge said. "He goes: 'I didn't do a great deal of running mate'."
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on October 19, 2012, 07:43:20 PM
Favourite shots?

Cut shot for me, love slogging a quick bowler back between second slip and point (I hope for the fielding sides sake that no-one is at gully) :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 19, 2012, 08:04:08 PM
Favourite shots?

Cut shot for me, love slogging a quick bowler back between second slip and point (I hope for the fielding sides sake that no-one is at gully) :P

that would generally be me   ;D


My favourite shots are the cover drive and the pull. Love spanking a short ball for six over deep square leg  8) doesn't happen all too often but its nice when it comes along!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pyronerd on October 19, 2012, 10:52:59 PM
Favourite shots?

Cut shot for me, love slogging a quick bowler back between second slip and point (I hope for the fielding sides sake that no-one is at gully) :P

that would generally be me   ;D


My favourite shots are the cover drive and the pull. Love spanking a short ball for six over deep square leg  8) doesn't happen all too often but its nice when it comes along!

I don't actually play, but favourite shot for me is straight back over the bowlers head :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on October 19, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
The little leg glance that goes for 4 between the keeper and fine leg, tells the bowler to stop bowling at my toes, as Im very good there. :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 20, 2012, 02:02:37 AM
chasing 43 in the last 4 overs got them with 2 balls to spare despite losing 2 wickets along the way
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on October 25, 2012, 11:01:51 PM
How old are you cic? That play your favourite shot statement sounds like something a kid would say.

On the question, I too get nervous before I go in to bat and before I bowl. Batting at 7 and opening the bowling.

I get real fidgety when I am the next man in. Walk around heaps, drink heaps and piss like a race horse. Walk out at your speed and breathe , take centre and take your time. I am nervous until that first run is scored. I find I like to get bat on ball early. Have faith in your ability. Play each ball on its merits. Once I get bat on ball the tension goes and I relax

Batting at 7 many don't expect me to be able to bat. So have some fun. Stick around, score runs piss the fielders off. You will feel good and relaxed

Bowling wise I have been very successful since coming up from juniors 120 wickets in 3 seasons. I have a routine of stretching, drinking water and loosening up. Before I bowl my first ball I like to do a jingle like you see swimmers do with their arms. Get them moving release tension

As a bowler I hate being hit straight back past me. Whether in the air or along the ground. Batting wise my strength is from mid wicket to cover in front of the batsman

Yesterday I faced the club bowling machine on 141km/h bowling inswinger yorkers. Got bowled once. Was good fun till I chopped it on to my big toe
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 25, 2012, 11:08:56 PM
cheers for all the tips re nerves and stuff last week

For your information, we won our game by 5 wickets and I came in and made 13 not out batting at 6. Hit the winning runs too   8)

Batting at four this Saturday in a two-day match so my aim is to make at least 30 and bat for a long time... Big score coming I can feel it!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on October 27, 2012, 08:38:35 PM
Just want to gloat a bit  :D

Took my first ever 5-for today after switching to bowling leggies this season. Only knocking around in C grade at the moments so the wickets came cheap, but the celebrations were still impressive :)

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 27, 2012, 10:32:08 PM
How old are you cic? That play your favourite shot statement sounds like something a kid would say.

On the question, I too get nervous before I go in to bat and before I bowl. Batting at 7 and opening the bowling.

I get real fidgety when I am the next man in. Walk around heaps, drink heaps and piss like a race horse. Walk out at your speed and breathe , take centre and take your time. I am nervous until that first run is scored. I find I like to get bat on ball early. Have faith in your ability. Play each ball on its merits. Once I get bat on ball the tension goes and I relax

Batting at 7 many don't expect me to be able to bat. So have some fun. Stick around, score runs piss the fielders off. You will feel good and relaxed

Bowling wise I have been very successful since coming up from juniors 120 wickets in 3 seasons. I have a routine of stretching, drinking water and loosening up. Before I bowl my first ball I like to do a jingle like you see swimmers do with their arms. Get them moving release tension

As a bowler I hate being hit straight back past me. Whether in the air or along the ground. Batting wise my strength is from mid wicket to cover in front of the batsman

Yesterday I faced the club bowling machine on 141km/h bowling inswinger yorkers. Got bowled once. Was good fun till I chopped it on to my big toe

Sounds like you dont even have faith in your own ability Cookie rather than being nervous
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on October 27, 2012, 10:38:45 PM
I have faith in my ability I am just big on being successful. I hate failure. When I am close to batting or in there I am worried bout failing
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on October 27, 2012, 10:55:50 PM
Just want to gloat a bit  :D

Took my first ever 5-for today after switching to bowling leggies this season. Only knocking around in C grade at the moments so the wickets came cheap, but the celebrations were still impressive :)



Very impressive Spink! 8) Did you get the match ball? Still yet to crack the 5 for, 4/7 is my top figures so far. :/

Thought I might gloat a bit too, me being a very conserative batsmen is an understatement, my high score before today was 7 and that came off 38 overs in the middle, I just leave anything outside off, block on the stumps, and occasionally guide one through the slips or arund the corner if Im feeling risky. I usually bat 11, which allows for a healthy last wicket partnership if the other guy is established, so we lost 4/17 this morning in a 70 over game and we were only 6 overs in, so I was sent in a number 6, nek minnit 70 overs is done, 4/198, the other guy made 147, And I batted for 64 overs for a new top score of 19, including a 6 over point which left me dumbfounded Id actually connected and the guy at the other end pissing himself laughing. Mind you I felt dead when I got home.

But guess what the hilarious thing is?........

I was dropped on the first ball I faced! 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 27, 2012, 10:57:47 PM
HAHA koop thats gold
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on October 27, 2012, 11:01:44 PM
Come against me in seniors koops and you will get a barrage of the short stuff ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pyronerd on October 27, 2012, 11:03:45 PM
How old are you cic? That play your favourite shot statement sounds like something a kid would say.

On the question, I too get nervous before I go in to bat and before I bowl. Batting at 7 and opening the bowling.

I get real fidgety when I am the next man in. Walk around heaps, drink heaps and piss like a race horse. Walk out at your speed and breathe , take centre and take your time. I am nervous until that first run is scored. I find I like to get bat on ball early. Have faith in your ability. Play each ball on its merits. Once I get bat on ball the tension goes and I relax

Batting at 7 many don't expect me to be able to bat. So have some fun. Stick around, score runs piss the fielders off. You will feel good and relaxed

Bowling wise I have been very successful since coming up from juniors 120 wickets in 3 seasons. I have a routine of stretching, drinking water and loosening up. Before I bowl my first ball I like to do a jingle like you see swimmers do with their arms. Get them moving release tension

As a bowler I hate being hit straight back past me. Whether in the air or along the ground. Batting wise my strength is from mid wicket to cover in front of the batsman

Yesterday I faced the club bowling machine on 141km/h bowling inswinger yorkers. Got bowled once. Was good fun till I chopped it on to my big toe

Sounds like you dont even have faith in your own ability Cookie rather than being nervous
I think it's more knowing that anything can happen and that he doesn't want to get out cheaply early.


I find cookie (from my experience of having a hit in the nets, I don't actually play) that when I bat, I need to get my feet moving from ball one. I know it's different from actually playing, but you can get nervous knowing your mates will take the piss if you get bowled straight away :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 27, 2012, 11:06:20 PM
Congrats Koopy :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on October 27, 2012, 11:09:56 PM
Come against me in seniors koops and you will get a barrage of the short stuff ;)

Still afew years off but very much look forward to it. ;)

Congrats Koopy :D

Cheers Jay, good luck tomorrow! :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on October 27, 2012, 11:13:23 PM
Come against me in seniors koops and you will get a barrage of the short stuff ;)

Still afew years off but very much look forward to it. ;)

Congrats Koopy :D

Cheers Jay, good luck tomorrow! :)

Last year came against someone very similar (except he was opening the batting) so we just surrounded him with back pad short mid silly point etc, one of the first bouncers caught the shoulder of his bat and over the keepers head for four. Dude was 23 and shoulda seen the smile on his face apparently first four he's ever hit (wtf?) Next over he gloved one to my short mid ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 28, 2012, 12:15:59 AM
Well done Koop, same thing happened to my side today... 50 over game, slumped to 4/13 and I got us to 4/75 before I got a peach of a delivery and was bowled... Bowled out for 98 though haha

I made 21 btw, my partner got 47
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on October 28, 2012, 07:46:40 AM
My best figures came in the same year. 5/9 in a regular season game and then 6/12 against the same side in the gf, which we lost yet I picked up man of the match

Yeah pyro. I hate getting out if its a stupid shot. Especially early
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on October 28, 2012, 07:50:51 AM
Well done Koop, same thing happened to my side today... 50 over game, slumped to 4/13 and I got us to 4/75 before I got a peach of a delivery and was bowled... Bowled out for 98 though haha

I made 21 btw, my partner got 47

Same thing happened to me last year. I came to the crease at 8/115. Me and the other batter put on 80 runs in 8 overs. We always had good partnerships. In a t20 game we were batting together. We put on 60 in 4. I got dropped 3rd ball for 0. Went on to make 37 off 15. Hit both openers for six. First over cover, second was a straight drive
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on November 03, 2012, 05:49:48 PM
Disappointing loss today. Opened the batting and dismissed for 9 sparking a collapse. All out for 89 batting out only 22 overs. Took 4 with the ball and we looked a show of an upset early, but ended up getting soundly beaten....
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: stew42 on November 03, 2012, 06:09:12 PM
Played my first game of cricket earlier this year. It was a game of college "gentleman's" 20/20 earlier this year. Basically so many people signed up, we had a bowling and a batting team. For my one over, I got 2/14. So many wides, but the ones I put on the pitch were good. One got lofted to the lad at deep mid-wicket, who took a lovely chest mark (great bruise in the morning!). The second one was a slower ball which tore through middle stump :D

Such a good day, I got "unofficial" man of the match for our team (we lost by a fair bit, lol) and so I was in the boot of a car drinking a 2 week old beer which was lying in our captain's car. It was about 30C, but goddamn, it was a delicious trophy!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 03, 2012, 06:14:41 PM
batted for 25 overs today, came in at 3/17 in the 7th over (we were 0/16 after 5) and finished the day at 8/169 after 32 overs, top scored with a slow but unbeaten 52 which should hopefully push my claims to get into the school 1st XI next week   8)

it was a two-day game and we lost in the end but we didn't lose outright so that was good
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on November 03, 2012, 08:28:15 PM
i took 2 catches in the final over of my indoor game to avoid defeat keeping their best batsman off strike  8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 03, 2012, 09:11:07 PM
Good stuff Tom, hopefully you get there sooner rather than later, keep putting the runs on the board like that and you'll be there in no time :)

In juniors this morning pretty uneventful game from a personal point of view, came in at 4 with a couple of overs to go with the opener on 90-ish so got run-out on the last ball of the over trying to get him the strike but that's fine, needed to be done.

In seniors in the afternoon managed to make 53* (one dayer and a new rule this year is that you have to retire at 50 which is a touch gay) and managed to pick up 2 fa so pretty handy day at the office.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 03, 2012, 10:21:47 PM
Congrats on the 50s Tom and RB :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 03, 2012, 10:47:08 PM
Got 2/24 off 5 for Adelaide High this morning vs Prince Alfred College, then for Glenelg in the afternoon got 4/18 of 7.3 overs vs Sturt, came in into the attack relatively early and bowled a 5 over spell which went wicketless for 11 runs, then came on again just after tea when they were 6 down and ripped through their tail, as leg spinners tend to do. Second spell 4/7 off 1.3 :) so 6/42 off the days play, which brings my season total to 10/66 off 20.3 overs, really hitting a purple patch so far this summer. As I only nabbed 7 wickets for school and 8 for District with West Torrens last year makes me the 2nd best bowler in the whole Under  16 whites comp this year (Jayman and Tominator would know what that is.) But thats bound to drop as only 4 out of the 14 teams have confirmed there scores for today with mycricket ( you can check my district scores on mycricket as well just to see Im not lying. ;) )
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 03, 2012, 10:51:19 PM
Well done koopy, keep it up mate! Promotion to the 'reds' in order?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 03, 2012, 10:55:35 PM
Well done koopy, keep it up mate! Promotion to the 'reds' in order?

Id rather not get too ahead of myself ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 03, 2012, 11:03:08 PM
Well done koopy, keep it up mate! Promotion to the 'reds' in order?

Id rather not get too ahead of myself ;)
aha well good luck! You need some Sunday cricket mate! That's where it's at 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 03, 2012, 11:05:11 PM
Well done koopy, keep it up mate! Promotion to the 'reds' in order?

Id rather not get too ahead of myself ;)
aha well good luck! You need some Sunday cricket mate! That's where it's at 8)

hahah 3 games a weekend would absolutely kill me at this stage. :P Did toy with the idea of trying out for Flinders Park, but that never eventuated.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 11, 2012, 08:14:00 PM
(http://animal.discovery.com/guides/wild-birds/gallery/mallard_duck.jpg)

Cricket is a dog of a game. Go out there, get a gem of the ball first up and there is nothing you can do. :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 11, 2012, 08:16:14 PM
Looks like my retirement lasted 3 games, been talked into heading back to training on Thursday.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 11, 2012, 08:40:05 PM
You're not alone there Jay...at least I lasted 3 balls :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 11, 2012, 08:47:58 PM
A pair on the weekend :( 3rd ball leading edge for school and a 9th ball caught behind in District which was given out, clipped my shirt on the way through, was about 5 cm from my bat, nothing you can do though.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 11, 2012, 10:23:45 PM
A pair on the weekend :( 3rd ball leading edge for school and a 9th ball caught behind in District which was given out, clipped my shirt on the way through, was about 5 cm from my bat, nothing you can do though.

don't worry mate, I finished the end of last season with a pair and came out start of this season sh*tting myself - sitting on a pair for 6 months is sooo bad - got that first run off an inside edge through to fine leg, but once that happened my nerves just vanished and I made 28* that day   :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 12, 2012, 08:21:39 AM
See at the moment, Im putting all my focus into batting. Anyone have any other fitness regimes that can help me with my cricket and try to take my mind of just batting? If you get what I mean :-\
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: NoButYeah on November 17, 2012, 07:55:36 PM
Torn my rotator cuff. Bowling figures aren't looking too good so far this season. 4-79 off 18 overs in the 2 games i've bowled with 2-55 off 12 today (didn't have many bowlers so had to bowl a few). Today was the first day of a 2-dayer, bowled them out for 213 in 51 overs on a ground the size of a postage stamp. In reply we're 0-54.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 17, 2012, 07:57:22 PM
Made 17 today and that turned out to be the second highest score of the day. Smashed a spinner straight to short cover but it was right off the middle of the bat f it was half a meter either side of the fielder it was four runs

Finished the school season with an average of 42.5 with scores of 13no, 5, 50no and 17, happy with my batting over the course of the year    8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Spinking on November 17, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
5 with the bat, no action with the ball today. Given out LBW by a bloke from my team who was umpiring, didn't leave me in a good mood :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 18, 2012, 12:14:57 AM
Picked up another 3 today in school and club, takes my combined tally to 15 wickets off 7 games this season. So far this season my figures have been 1/21, 3/5, 2/28, 4/18, 2/24, 1/29 and 2/31, so 15/146 off 51 overs this season, really in a purple patch. :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 18, 2012, 11:29:25 AM
Good stuff KK.

School yesterday, came in at 5/60 odd after about 25-ish and they were well on top but I managed to hang around and get through the tough period and bat until about the 43 over mark to take our tally up to 6/130. Ended up creaming one similar to you Tom but off the opener and to mid-on who took a very sharp catch, half a meter either side or over his head it was 4 but oh well. Ended up with 22 but it was one of the innings I was a lot prouder of, I've made 50*s and 60+'s before but this one I worked a lot harder for and was going against my natural game and playing the anchor role for our gun bat at the other end.

We ended up with 157 off our 50 overs and then bowled them out for 110 in a great bowling effort especially seeing as our spinner was out and our other opening bowler went down with a side strain in one of his first overs leaving a lot on the shoulders of myself and our first changer. Managed to get 3/28 myself which was nice.

EDIT: Not to forget an absolute SITTER dropped at mid-off which as you could guess I wasn't exactly stoked about.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 18, 2012, 06:49:15 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 18, 2012, 06:58:12 PM
Made my comeback and was definitely a bit rusty 0/20 off 7 on a road wssnt a bit average but took a couple catches one ripper diving catch in short mid. Then came out and made 9 before dragging one on. Robbed of a hundred I say.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 18, 2012, 07:28:01 PM
Made my comeback and was definitely a bit rusty 0/20 off 7 on a road wssnt a bit average but took a couple catches one ripper diving catch in short mid. Then came out and made 9 before dragging one on. Robbed of a hundred I say.
Rotten luck.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 19, 2012, 07:40:40 AM
Made my comeback and was definitely a bit rusty 0/20 off 7 on a road wssnt a bit average but took a couple catches one ripper diving catch in short mid. Then came out and made 9 before dragging one on. Robbed of a hundred I say.
Rotten luck.
Wouldn't of happened to quote the wrong person there would you Torp? :P

That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment
Stick with it mate, the good times will outweigh the bad over time.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 19, 2012, 08:25:58 AM
Made my comeback and was definitely a bit rusty 0/20 off 7 on a road wssnt a bit average but took a couple catches one ripper diving catch in short mid. Then came out and made 9 before dragging one on. Robbed of a hundred I say.
Rotten luck.
Wouldn't of happened to quote the wrong person there would you Torp? :P

That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment
Stick with it mate, the good times will outweigh the bad over time.
That sucks Jay.  :-\ stick with it!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: NoButYeah on November 19, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 19, 2012, 05:35:33 PM
Why would you leave a ball on a pair? :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 19, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner? 
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 19, 2012, 08:28:20 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner?
4 inches is a fair way outside off Torp...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on November 19, 2012, 08:33:49 PM
Made my comeback and was definitely a bit rusty 0/20 off 7 on a road wssnt a bit average but took a couple catches one ripper diving catch in short mid. Then came out and made 9 before dragging one on. Robbed of a hundred I say.

Hahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 19, 2012, 08:34:26 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner?
4 inches is a fair way outside off Torp...
Depends if it was a spinner or a seamer.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 20, 2012, 08:03:57 AM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner?
4 inches is a fair way outside off Torp...
Depends if it was a spinner or a seamer.
The fact that he said it "jagged back" would indicate a quickie.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: pyronerd on November 20, 2012, 09:59:13 AM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner?
4 inches is a fair way outside off Torp...
Depends if it was a spinner or a seamer.
The fact that he said it "jagged back" would indicate a quickie.
genius torp :P

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: NoButYeah on November 25, 2012, 06:54:49 PM
That would be flowering right, a flowering horrible umpiring decision gives me my first ever pair. Considering giving it up, would save me from going through disapointment after disapointment

I got a pair once. First one was LBW and the second... Well, I thought it'd be safe to leave... Jagged back about 4 inches and took out my off stump.
Anything 4 inches near the stump you surely have to play at, was it a spinner?
4 inches is a fair way outside off Torp...
Depends if it was a spinner or a seamer.
The fact that he said it "jagged back" would indicate a quickie.
It was their opener.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on March 08, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
boys I need some help... I have been having a good season, but with pretty inconsistent scores, and I wanna know if you guys have any tips on this.

I tend to go on a make decent scores once I can get my eye in, which is generally after I face about 10-15 balls, but until then I am like Mike Hussey, a very nervous starter. This season I've made 31, 4, 50no, 19, 5, 27, 3, 18no, and 1.

The four single-digit scores have been when I've faced less than 10 balls. The 3 was when I chopped a ball on and last weekend I made 1 after attempting a cover drive but getting caught behind. I'm a nervous starter but as I said once I get my eye in I am very difficult to get out and generally make a decent score.

With that in mind, what are people's tips for getting through those first 10-15 balls and getting your eye in before you get out?

Thanks for all advice  :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 08, 2013, 08:59:31 PM
Hey mate, I have experienced a similar problem but I will give you the best advice I can

I would suggest just putting away your cover drive for the first 10-15 balls of your innings and just focusing really hard to hang around. It is always great to get a shot away early in your innings and really gets your confidence up but that reward does not outweigh the risk IMO e.g. you can easily catch the outside edge if you're eye is not it in yet.

Early in your innings just try to push the singles, dont worry about batting too slowly as you can always make that up later when you are settled.

I have always found that run 0-1 is the hardest you have to make in any innings, my plan is just to tell your partner to back up, hit it in a gap and run.

So yeah, just park away your attacking shots early and just focus as hard as you can to face out the first 10-15 balls of your innings. Then look to tick the scoreboard over

Hope I helped :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 08, 2013, 09:01:32 PM
Yea what Jay said ^^
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: upthemaidens on March 08, 2013, 09:57:24 PM
boys I need some help... I have been having a good season, but with pretty inconsistent scores, and I wanna know if you guys have any tips on this.

I tend to go on a make decent scores once I can get my eye in, which is generally after I face about 10-15 balls, but until then I am like Mike Hussey, a very nervous starter. This season I've made 31, 4, 50no, 19, 5, 27, 3, 18no, and 1.

The four single-digit scores have been when I've faced less than 10 balls. The 3 was when I chopped a ball on and last weekend I made 1 after attempting a cover drive but getting caught behind. I'm a nervous starter but as I said once I get my eye in I am very difficult to get out and generally make a decent score.

With that in mind, what are people's tips for getting through those first 10-15 balls and getting your eye in before you get out?

Thanks for all advice  :)
Keep ya head still, bat straight and a good stride forward. Tell yourself "Forward defensive, forward defensive"  :)
     Just block until you have the feel for the conditions (get your eye in)..
    Dont be lured into hitting/chasing the bad ball and getting caught early (your timing might not be there)

 Also take deep breaths and try to slow your heart rate.  Nervousness is normally just an effect of increased heart rate.

    Hope that helps in some way.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 08, 2013, 09:59:23 PM
Or just do what i do, put the cover drive away and look for cow!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 08, 2013, 10:00:23 PM
Or just do what i do, put the cover drive away and look for cow!
haha, yes JB! ;D

Yeah some good advice from UTM there
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on March 08, 2013, 10:25:49 PM
Pretty much what the others have said, always have faith in yourself to pick up the scoring later on so you can confidently play out the first few overs of your innings.

As an example when I came out to bat on Saturday we were 5/20 and they were all over us, my partner and I faced out nearly 8 maidens in a row until he got a single haha, but after that I was seeing the ball nicely and as soon as a change in bowling came I was playing them with ease and ended up getting a 50 probably not much over a run a ball, given I faced about 20-25 dots to start my innings but unfortunately we were 9 down when I brought it up so didn't really get to go on with it.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on March 08, 2013, 11:00:22 PM
I don't have advice on what to do, but I do have advice on what not to do. Don't try to slog every ball. ::) I speak from experience of course.  :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 09, 2013, 01:20:03 AM
I don't have advice on what to do, but I do have advice on what not to do. Don't try to slog every ball. ::) I speak from experience of course.  :P

Dont listen to him he doesnt know what hes talking about :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: NoButYeah on March 11, 2013, 02:45:46 PM
I had a similar year, ended the home and away season with an average of 25.1 but didn't make in the 20's all year. 6 scores of 0 to 19 and 5 scores of 32 to 53... I just go out to bat with the attitude "I'm better than these bowlers". Tended to get myself out though through stupid shots  >:(

I just try to bat naturally. My favourite shot is the cover drive so if anything comes to me that I can drive, I go for it. I found that trying to bat differently to how I usually would doesn't work very well.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on March 14, 2013, 03:04:59 PM
thanks for all your help guys !
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 14, 2013, 04:45:11 PM
thanks for all your help guys !
Good luck man :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Windigo on March 14, 2013, 04:50:19 PM
My 'coach' of the under 12's told me: "The first move you make is back and across, get the feet moving."

Still heed those words 7 years later. So back foot to off stump every ball and the front foot in the direction you want to hit the ball, depending on where it pitches off course.  :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on March 15, 2013, 11:13:08 AM
got the first day of a two day game this weekend, I prefer the 50-over format (two-dayers) as opposed to the 27-over games (one-dayers) as I take time to get in, get set and then get going

My last 2 two-dayers I have scored 50no and 27, so fingers crossed !
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bowyanger on May 29, 2013, 05:49:35 PM
Anyone play last man stands?

Its awesome stuff
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Shaggy on May 31, 2013, 03:23:56 PM
Hey mate, I have experienced a similar problem but I will give you the best advice I can

I would suggest just putting away your cover drive for the first 10-15 balls of your innings and just focusing really hard to hang around. It is always great to get a shot away early in your innings and really gets your confidence up but that reward does not outweigh the risk IMO e.g. you can easily catch the outside edge if you're eye is not it in yet.

Early in your innings just try to push the singles, dont worry about batting too slowly as you can always make that up later when you are settled.

I have always found that run 0-1 is the hardest you have to make in any innings, my plan is just to tell your partner to back up, hit it in a gap and run.

So yeah, just park away your attacking shots early and just focus as hard as you can to face out the first 10-15 balls of your innings. Then look to tick the scoreboard over

Hope I helped :)

3 games in the winter cricket comp and I have a golden, a second ball duck and a 1*. Both of the ducks caame off absolute ripper balls that were there to drive and swung late to bowl me. Gotta leave the cover drives alone until your eye is in, exactly as you said. ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on May 31, 2013, 06:44:43 PM
Hey mate, I have experienced a similar problem but I will give you the best advice I can

I would suggest just putting away your cover drive for the first 10-15 balls of your innings and just focusing really hard to hang around. It is always great to get a shot away early in your innings and really gets your confidence up but that reward does not outweigh the risk IMO e.g. you can easily catch the outside edge if you're eye is not it in yet.

Early in your innings just try to push the singles, dont worry about batting too slowly as you can always make that up later when you are settled.

I have always found that run 0-1 is the hardest you have to make in any innings, my plan is just to tell your partner to back up, hit it in a gap and run.

So yeah, just park away your attacking shots early and just focus as hard as you can to face out the first 10-15 balls of your innings. Then look to tick the scoreboard over

Hope I helped :)

3 games in the winter cricket comp and I have a golden, a second ball duck and a 1*. Both of the ducks caame off absolute ripper balls that were there to drive and swung late to bowl me. Gotta leave the cover drives alone until your eye is in, exactly as you said. ;)

I had the problem last season. First ball was an absolute gem for me to belt through covers for 4. Of course, things didn't go to plan. I got a massive inside edge onto middle stump
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: its me lads on June 25, 2013, 09:07:41 PM
Not really sure if I want to play cricket in term 4, not feeling much love for it ATM. Hopefully the Ashes will get me back into it.

Used to be a middle order batsmen at club and wicketkeeper but now I decided to give club cricket the miss. Just playing school and am a keeper still however have been batting anywhere from opening to number 5.

I've been playing since Kanga cricket.

It's hard to explain what type of batter I am but I'll give it a go. I am definitely not a hack, and never slog it, even deep into my innings. Depending on how I'm feeling i'll either play shots straight from ball 1 or take a while to get going. Love playing aggressive shots yet never in the air, can't really fabricate shots either, don't think I'd be that good at T20. I love to punish the bad balls but struggle to score well against quality bowling. I generally think of myself as a better player when it's a 2 day game however my best innings this/last season (term 1) was when I came in at 5 looking at a hard run chase, opening order collapsed and I got 50* , won the game with a 4 (perfect cut shot) and that 4 also brang up my 50  ;D. It was poor captaining, they just bowled 2 absolute hacks, they were of spinners and got bowle from either end for about 12 overs  :o. Loved every minute of it dispatching them with classy shots, anyway now this is turning into a life story, a real area I have trouble with, despite playing since I was a little tacker is Blocking  ::) I am a somewhat defensive batter yet I really struggle blocking out ball after ball, usually I just get bowled (which happened the game after i got 50 when I opened, happened to get a quacker  :-[ ) anyway, was just wondering if expert blockers or people who are really solid defensively have some tips for me? What do you do to block well, sounds so simple yet even if i am well into an innings i feel very nervous blocking balls on the stumps.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on June 25, 2013, 09:53:55 PM
Wow there's a thread for this. I myself am a medium pacer, I like to think of myself as a Glenn McGrath type but showerter, love the swing! I once came second in best bowling, best bowling average and most wickets under age in my league which was shattering, :(
I also bat around 8 for my club.

Here are my blocking tips
-Front foot out towards the pitch of the ball (not just straight down the wicket every time, I learnt this the hard way)
-focus the top hand elbow to be high, almost an extension of the bat handle.
-let the ball hit the bat, (don't reach out to the ball
-keep your eye on the ball (of course)
- lastly be sure to keep the bat nice and close to the front pad, wouldn't want to get bowled through the gate,

If you time it write it can ping off with the right bat, ;)

Good luck

P.S. best figures 5/7 best score 51* same game, :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: its me lads on June 26, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
" I like to think of myself as a Glenn McGrath type but showerter" hahaha comedy gold  ;D

Here are my blocking tips
-Front foot out towards the pitch of the ball (not just straight down the wicket every time, I learnt this the hard way)
-focus the top hand elbow to be high, almost an extension of the bat handle.
-let the ball hit the bat, (don't reach out to the ball
-keep your eye on the ball (of course)
- lastly be sure to keep the bat nice and close to the front pad, wouldn't want to get bowled through the gate,

The ones with a strikethrough I got covered...
These tips have made me think of my blocking and I realize that I don't get the foot to the pitch of the ball, I just stick it out in front. I don't exactly reach out to the ball and my bat is right next to my pad, yet way out in front, if that makes sense... I am that nervous about defending I don't even keep my eye on the ball, I just step forward and hope I hit it. Cheers for the advice, I'll need to get down to the nets with the brother and practice, really try to focus on those aspects.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: its me lads on June 26, 2013, 11:09:28 AM
When I'm playing any other shot I do those things fine, foot to the ball, eye on the ball and good technique but when it comes to defense it's a completely different story :P

Most common mode of dismissal for me is either Bowled or LBW, very very rarely caught, never stumped and not ran out often, although I actually get ran out more than caught!  ::)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on June 26, 2013, 11:10:50 AM
Not sure whether I said this before but my batting was reminiscent of Chris Martin from New Zealand...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on June 26, 2013, 05:03:22 PM
Not sure whether I said this before but my batting was reminiscent of Chris Martin from New Zealand...
Classic Nige, Much of a bowler?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: its me lads on June 26, 2013, 06:57:01 PM
Not sure whether I said this before but my batting was reminiscent of Chris Martin from New Zealand...

Hahaha classic.

Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 28, 2013, 06:17:04 PM
Had the first innings of the season on the weekend. Batted for a hell of a long time and as a team we managed about 100 runs in the 30-odd overs that I was at the crease. So you'd expect someone that had been batting that long to get pretty close to a 50 right? Nup, 22 for me, which came all from 1s and 2s :P I reckon I was on 1 for about 8-10 overs, just ridiculous ::)

Anyone got some tips on how to turn the strike over a bit more? I'm feeling alright just gotta learn to push the singles. Any tips?

Oh and, facing spin bowling... Recommend advancing and trying to get to the pitch of the ball or just staying back in the crease? In the nets I'm constantly charging but don't have the balls to do it in a game. So getting bogged down by spinners regularly.

Thoughts? Cheers :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on October 28, 2013, 06:31:54 PM
Gotta love cricket season, where were you batting? and when did you come in?

Early in any innings i like to turn the strike over as much as i possibly can, study the field, where are the fielders the deepest?

If you're really struggling, just mention to your partner to back to a bit extra and tell him you're going to drop it in short and run.

Also with spinners it's crucial you use the crease as much a possible, between a front foot shot and a very deep back foot drop you should be able to mess up their mojo a little bit, Also keep practicing using your footwork, it plays with the spinners mind like crazy if you occasionally come down the pitch and thats when the loose balls appear.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 28, 2013, 06:37:26 PM
Forgot to add before, hit a 3 through mid-on. So it wasn't all 1s and 2s :P

I came in at 6 on the weekend. Was after we'd lost 3 quick wickets for not many at all. So was looking to play defensive to steady the ship a bit since I had an attacking guy at the other end who was really batting well but I could never really get going. Happy that I got to spend a bit of time at the wicket though to start this season, unlike last year ::)

Just gotta get that mindset to hit it in the gaps and run. Plenty of runs available all the time but its just having the confidence instead of "batting to not get out" which I fall into doing quite a lot.

The pitch didn't seem to have much spin in it so I'm not sure how many overs I'll be getting next week with my leggies but should be interesting :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 28, 2013, 06:41:40 PM
scored 12 runs from 2 partnerships.... only role was to get the hitters on strike.... my partners scored 80
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on October 28, 2013, 06:55:02 PM
Ahh, batting collapses are always the worst, ::) but it feels good when you stay out there for awhile, cut shots were always my go to single or two getter,  ;)

Decent effort Cic, gotta love watching a clinic from the non strikers end,  ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on October 28, 2013, 06:58:00 PM
yeah so much nicer than trying to smash my way out of a thrashing
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on October 28, 2013, 07:01:22 PM
Nothing worse than coming in during the last over of a 20/20 at the non strikers end, running 11 in 5 balls and then getting clean ripped for a duck on the last ball,  :-[
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 28, 2013, 07:01:36 PM
Had the first innings of the season on the weekend. Batted for a hell of a long time and as a team we managed about 100 runs in the 30-odd overs that I was at the crease. So you'd expect someone that had been batting that long to get pretty close to a 50 right? Nup, 22 for me, which came all from 1s and 2s :P I reckon I was on 1 for about 8-10 overs, just ridiculous ::)

Anyone got some tips on how to turn the strike over a bit more? I'm feeling alright just gotta learn to push the singles. Any tips?

Oh and, facing spin bowling... Recommend advancing and trying to get to the pitch of the ball or just staying back in the crease? In the nets I'm constantly charging but don't have the balls to do it in a game. So getting bogged down by spinners regularly.

Thoughts? Cheers :)
Haha that's solid mate, different types of innings are always required at different times of the game so don't beat yourself up that kind of knock can be very handy. Sometimes that type of innings is even more fulfilling. For example on the weekend I went in and worked around for a few overs before notching up a relatively quick 32, 20 of which coming off one over of leggies, before holing out straight down the throat of long on. Fell right into their plan, I would have been much better off going back to turning the strike over as there were plenty of ones to be had with the field back. So a hard worked for 20 odd can be a lot more satisfying than a quick fire 40 or so. Sorry to talk about myself again but another example just popped into my head, a few weeks back in juniors I made one of the worst 50s of all time, with 30 of my runs coming in 6s, my wagon wheel would have been mostly the mid on to square leg region haha. Cow corner yehaaa. That afternoon in seniors I grinded out a 50 off a lot more overs which was a lot more satisfying.

As for turning the strike over speck pretty much nailed it, look where the fielders are deepish/flat footed as there will always be one to them. Another tip, and not many do it at our age really so can really be a pretty handy advantage if you can get it right, is to make sure you keep in mind which hand a few fielders throw with. Point especially, as if they've got any brains they'll put a left armer at point (I do) because the majority of shots will be behind square, spinning towards his left. If they've got a right armer there is a single just behind point every day of the week, left hander be careful.

How you play the spinner really depends on the bowler, what he's doing, what the wickets doing and how confident you feel. If you can pick the length early and get to the pitch of it you are absolutely cruising. Don't charge every ball obviously so just work on facing a lot of spin (both leggies and offies as they often have different flight patterns for every bowler) and pick the length really early.

Best of luck with your cricket Jay, sounding good mate!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on October 28, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
If you really want Jay, just let me know when you're playing matches and I'll fly over and play for the opposition... quite ordinary in the field. :P Can throw though, don't mind a run-out. Although, I took a catch once... yeah, just once... in like 7 or so years of cricket. That said, twas a ripper. Batsman top-edged it and it was like a bloody skyscraper... had to wait under it for a while. Had to run a few steps back at the last minute but took it easy on my catch... to everyone's surprise.  ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 28, 2013, 08:54:02 PM
Had the first innings of the season on the weekend. Batted for a hell of a long time and as a team we managed about 100 runs in the 30-odd overs that I was at the crease. So you'd expect someone that had been batting that long to get pretty close to a 50 right? Nup, 22 for me, which came all from 1s and 2s :P I reckon I was on 1 for about 8-10 overs, just ridiculous ::)

Anyone got some tips on how to turn the strike over a bit more? I'm feeling alright just gotta learn to push the singles. Any tips?

Oh and, facing spin bowling... Recommend advancing and trying to get to the pitch of the ball or just staying back in the crease? In the nets I'm constantly charging but don't have the balls to do it in a game. So getting bogged down by spinners regularly.

Thoughts? Cheers :)
If the field is more-so on the off-side, I would try walking across your crease a bit just as the bowler is delivering their ball. Not further than off-stump though. This allows you to work it down to fine leg a lot easier for singles, and also makes it a bit easier to drive as you've already gotten your feet into a good position.

Depending on the quality of the spin bowlers, I would usually advance towards the off-spinners, and stay back against the leg spinners. However, I am left-handed, so if you're right handed, I'd do the opposite. Makes it easier to smash the ball to the leg side :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Master Q on October 28, 2013, 09:08:37 PM
Being a spinner myself I prefer batting against spinners.

Unless the spinner is crap I usually just keep my back foot in the crease and just step forward to everything, however sometimes against an off spinner I just step back and hit place everything on the offside like most people do.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 17, 2013, 10:22:52 AM
How's everyone going so far this season? :)

Played my first game in the seniors yesterday and notched up a 107 run partnership with the skipper. I scored 25 off of 40 overs :P get around that strike rate lol.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 17, 2013, 10:28:09 AM
Stuff playing, umpires ftw! That is a very nice strike rate you have going there however, wish I had that temperment when I played. :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 17, 2013, 10:33:41 PM
Had the first innings of the season on the weekend. Batted for a hell of a long time and as a team we managed about 100 runs in the 30-odd overs that I was at the crease. So you'd expect someone that had been batting that long to get pretty close to a 50 right? Nup, 22 for me, which came all from 1s and 2s :P I reckon I was on 1 for about 8-10 overs, just ridiculous ::)

Anyone got some tips on how to turn the strike over a bit more? I'm feeling alright just gotta learn to push the singles. Any tips?

Oh and, facing spin bowling... Recommend advancing and trying to get to the pitch of the ball or just staying back in the crease? In the nets I'm constantly charging but don't have the balls to do it in a game. So getting bogged down by spinners regularly.

Thoughts? Cheers :)

I've never been a big hitter. Never have been, probably never will be. But I can always generally get a single out to cover, point, or third-man.

I often charge spinners in the nets, but I don't have the balls to do it in a game either. If I get bogged down I always just try and find a single to one of those three aforementioned positions. Just wait for the ball to prop up a bit and glide it away. Helps me turn the strike over and build my innings, run by run.

A few of my mates say I'm a bit like Mike Hussey in the way I push singles around   ::)

Then when you get a short ball you can easily pull away for a boundary, or hit it hard rather than prod it.

The key is not to lose your cool
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 18, 2013, 12:28:39 PM
I'm in my school's first XI this season. Haven't bowled and have been batting down at 9, 10 and 11 so far, hard to get a look in with the Year 12s we have!

Didn't play this week (cos Year 12s were back from exams) but I batted earlier this season twice, and have made scores of 6no off 4 balls, and 3no off 2 balls .... so I have a 1st XI career strike rate of 150   8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: specky92 on November 19, 2013, 10:29:57 AM
I'm in my school's first XI this season. Haven't bowled and have been batting down at 9, 10 and 11 so far, hard to get a look in with the Year 12s we have!

Didn't play this week (cos Year 12s were back from exams) but I batted earlier this season twice, and have made scores of 6no off 4 balls, and 3no off 2 balls .... so I have a 1st XI career strike rate of 150   8)
hahaha, elite, I've never heard of a school's XI, is it just a competition or an actual league?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: CrowsFan on November 19, 2013, 10:39:57 AM
You've school doesn't have first XI teams for cricket, soccer etc?

Maybe it's more of a private school thing. But basically you just compete against the other schools to see who is the best :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on November 19, 2013, 12:33:26 PM
I'm in my school's first XI this season. Haven't bowled and have been batting down at 9, 10 and 11 so far, hard to get a look in with the Year 12s we have!

Didn't play this week (cos Year 12s were back from exams) but I batted earlier this season twice, and have made scores of 6no off 4 balls, and 3no off 2 balls .... so I have a 1st XI career strike rate of 150   8)
Good stuff mate well done.

You've school doesn't have first XI teams for cricket, soccer etc?

Maybe it's more of a private school thing. But basically you just compete against the other schools to see who is the best :)
Yeah....not us as of late :P

Not too sure about the strike rate this year haha don't count the balls but I'll check Mycricket for the scores now

Juniors: 50*, 39, 50
Seniors: 51*, 30*, dnb
School (1st XI like Tom): 23, 26

Bout time to go on with it ay? Haha

Only had a couple games so far this year washed out so I'm pleased, how's everyone else travelling?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on November 19, 2013, 01:47:12 PM
You've school doesn't have first XI teams for cricket, soccer etc?

Maybe it's more of a private school thing. But basically you just compete against the other schools to see who is the best :)

Yeah pretty much an intra-schools competition. 1st XI is for cricket and soccer, 1st XVIII is for footy, 1st VIII for rowing, etc, etc
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on November 28, 2013, 07:08:02 PM
I just got the call my body has been dreading, looks like I'm donning the whites this Saturday for the first time since playing District in Darwin 11 years ago 😳

It's gonna hurt.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 28, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
I just got the call my body has been dreading, looks like I'm donning the whites this Saturday for the first time since playing District in Darwin 11 years ago 😳

It's gonna hurt.

haha good news mate. just tell them you have a problem with your leg or something. park yourself at first slip.

good luck, here's to a comeback century mate

(http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/beer_cheers.jpg)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on November 28, 2013, 08:04:06 PM
Had a bit of a break from cricket since winning the bowling trophy for the 16 whites Glenelg district cricket team last season due to mental issues, but put the whites on again on the weekend to play community under 17's, man, I tell you, I missed it so bloody much, got to bowl 1 over at the end, apart from the first ball being hit back over my head for 6 and the next one a close LBW appeal that got turned down, it was great. Theyre coming out the hand really well too, pitching just outside leg and turning back onto an off-stump line with plenty of flight. Good to be back, even if it is in the bottom leagues. 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on December 01, 2013, 04:55:31 PM
We made 231 off our 40 overs, I came in with two balls to go, 1 not out. Fielded in gully and took two catches to have them 5 for 92 at drinks. We bowled them out for 115 soon after. I didn't bowl but I am feeling the pinch of running to deep third man when the keeper missed a few. Good team effort and a great bunch of lads, fun times.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: nas on December 01, 2013, 05:04:18 PM
Post 2morrow after the poppa nap.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on December 01, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
Played against brodie smith in a charity t20 today. Nice guy!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on December 01, 2013, 08:02:42 PM
Onya Roost! Is that you done for the season? Time to hang up the spikes again?

Talk about feeling the effects.... 128 overs in the field yesterday. Bowled 25 of them. Fair to say little movement was had today on my behalf haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: McRooster on December 04, 2013, 09:57:23 PM
Post 2morrow after the poppa nap.
That post was the day after, (and after the wife's Xmas show) and I am feeling it old mate 😣

Onya Roost! Is that you done for the season? Time to hang up the spikes again?
Doesn't look like it RB, Stereosonic is on here in Adelaide this week and the younger brigade have already bailed, meaning I'm suiting up again this week.
I have to remember to not rock up in my whites otherwise it's another fine.
It's pretty cool these days to see your results in Weetbix MyCricket hey 😎
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on December 14, 2013, 12:07:18 AM
watch this catch from Trent Boult

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zQR3SwnwTH4
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Vinny on December 14, 2013, 12:19:07 AM
watch this catch from Trent Boult

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zQR3SwnwTH4

That's fuccccking craaaazzzyy!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 14, 2013, 12:31:27 AM
watch this catch from Trent Boult

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zQR3SwnwTH4

That's fuccccking craaaazzzyy!
PB linked it on chat earlier, flowering insane. Almost got a hat-trick in that match as well I believe.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on December 14, 2013, 12:31:28 AM
Hahaha, some are saying the best ever!! :o
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on December 14, 2013, 09:28:41 AM
Doesnt come close to Mcgrath's catch in the outfield ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on December 14, 2013, 09:39:13 AM
Don't think there are too many better than Boult's effort, if any.  :o
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on December 14, 2013, 09:42:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMEXP4G9sM

This has always been the catch I've considered the greatest, but I think Boult's wins, only because it's his opposite hand.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on December 14, 2013, 09:48:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMEXP4G9sM

This has always been the catch I've considered the greatest, but I think Boult's wins, only because it's his opposite hand.
Was a ripper that one!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Vinny on December 14, 2013, 10:01:11 AM
Boults was probably the best but some of these are pretty sick.

http://youtu.be/14_9cXQ3wto
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on December 14, 2013, 11:30:43 PM
played my first game for club today  (local grade)  with a couple of mates

I came in at 2/40, batting at four, and then our opener got out so it was me and my mate both on naught with the score 3/40. He and I put on 89, and he made 66 of them   ::)   But I managed to chip away with him and then the No. 6 (who made 29 before getting out the ball after me) while I made a pretty slow 27 - creamed a pull shot straight to mid-wicket who took it on the dive. When I got out it was 5/171

Didn't win but it was nice to get some good runs on the board! Haven't really had many opportunities at school level so this was my first innings batting above 9 this summer haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Capper on December 14, 2013, 11:54:48 PM
Does indoor count??

HAvent played outdoor for about 17 years and have started playing indoor this year and am loving it
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cicjose on December 15, 2013, 10:31:06 PM
my season finished this week not back for another month now
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on December 16, 2013, 09:27:09 AM
Fielding 112 overs in 1 weekend is too much :-X
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: NoButYeah on December 31, 2013, 06:53:03 PM
Halfway through our season so far, my first year captaining and we're currently just out of the top 4 by half a game. I'm also the only batsmen in the team to have made more than 100 runs this season  :-\ Hopefully we can get our shower together in the run to finals
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bowyanger on February 18, 2014, 09:19:54 PM
Boults was probably the best but some of these are pretty sick.

http://youtu.be/14_9cXQ3wto

Yeah some absolute belters in there...

I always liked this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuT2rRxcr0k

Ol' Greiggies commentary is gold - then fatties chat a few minutes later about winning a car

check the size difference between big bird and alfie

I remember when this one happened as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WVl0NgdsDk

shooper shtuff thatt
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 16, 2014, 01:52:28 PM
Dad's work had a cricket match on today against some other peeps, and I got to play to make up the numbers. First time playing in a few years. It was 25 overs a side, and I had to open the batting as no-one else wanted to. Top scored with 36, with a few boundaries in there. Opened the bowling as well, took 1 wicket off the first over with my good old outswingers to get the edge. Took 2 running catches as well, and a runout. Almost took an absolute sccreamer in the last ball of their innings, fielding at mid wicket and the ball went just over my head, jumped up and back and just got my fingertips to it.

Now my legs are absolutely flowered, but was good to play again :)
Wouldn't mind starting up again this year.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on March 17, 2014, 05:06:05 PM
Fielding 112 overs in 1 weekend is too much :-X
Have done 180! Bowled 35 of them too...jeepers
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 17, 2014, 06:14:41 PM
Semis this week!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 17, 2014, 06:49:15 PM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 23, 2014, 10:37:42 AM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
#FlowerAmateurUmpires
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 23, 2014, 10:42:21 AM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
#FlowerAmateurUmpires

Umps tried the best to stop us but to no avail GF baby!!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 23, 2014, 11:28:51 AM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
#FlowerAmateurUmpires

Umps tried the best to stop us but to no avail GF baby!!
Only took the 1 day?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 23, 2014, 11:34:28 AM
Well at least I know I wasn't umpiring JBs match. :P (Coz I'm too shower to play, so I umpire) $100 cash for watching a cricket from 1 - 6pm is alright. Still reckon we should get paid more though. :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 23, 2014, 01:28:39 PM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
#FlowerAmateurUmpires

Umps tried the best to stop us but to no avail GF baby!!
Only took the 1 day?

Just playing one day cricket this year!

Nah PB our umpires were like 60-70yrs old haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on March 23, 2014, 05:10:36 PM
Well at least I know I wasn't umpiring JBs match. :P (Coz I'm too shower to play, so I umpire) $100 cash for watching a cricket from 1 - 6pm is alright. Still reckon we should get paid more though. :P

100 bucks for 5 hours 'work'. Not too bad ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 23, 2014, 05:36:35 PM
Well at least I know I wasn't umpiring JBs match. :P (Coz I'm too shower to play, so I umpire) $100 cash for watching a cricket from 1 - 6pm is alright. Still reckon we should get paid more though. :P

100 bucks for 5 hours 'work'. Not too bad ;)
For someone that just wants a little money whilst getting through high school yeah I'm more than happy. :D



So that means JB I can narrow down who you play for down to 12 teams haha.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 23, 2014, 05:43:39 PM
Which 12 teams? Lets see if your right :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 23, 2014, 07:43:14 PM
Oh wait, I'm assuming your playing under Adelaide Turf (ATCA). If so then there's 6 Limited Overs Grades, and since your playing in a GF next week, you'd be one of the 12 teams that have made it. :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 24, 2014, 06:28:27 PM
Semis this week!
Sure is! Get around it lads.
#FlowerAmateurUmpires

Umps tried the best to stop us but to no avail GF baby!!
Only took the 1 day?

Just playing one day cricket this year!

Nah PB our umpires were like 60-70yrs old haha
LOAs?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 24, 2014, 07:18:58 PM
Haha nah LoDs, my hammy is too flowered to play anything too serious this season.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 24, 2014, 07:34:23 PM
Haha nah LoDs, my hammy is too flowered to play anything too serious this season.
LoDs haha, would get some retards out there :P great fun though.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 24, 2014, 07:43:21 PM
Yea we smashed most teams, final will be a good game though as we are both clear standouts.

Club president wouldnt take me up on my bet that our one day team would beat our A grade lol.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 14, 2014, 10:38:46 PM
How are we all feeling? Ready for a big summer of cricket?

First game next Saturday for me.. Hopefully the new GM gets a bit of use ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on October 14, 2014, 10:41:50 PM
lol what is irl cricket? :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 14, 2014, 10:45:02 PM
lol what is irl cricket? :(
Only the greatest sport in the world, no big deal :P

Not playing anymore, Coop? :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: KoopKicka on October 14, 2014, 10:48:56 PM
lol what is irl cricket? :(
Only the greatest sport in the world, no big deal :P

Not playing anymore, Coop? :(

Nah, I got bullied severely in my high school's cricket program and politics was involved way too much where I played, took out the bowling trophy in all 5 seasons I played but bowled an average of 3 overs a game in a 40 over format. So just gave up.

I hope to one day return though, maybe at Uni for the Adelaide Uni side or something. Ive let my body go since the end of 2 seasons ago and have put on close to 15kg, something Im not proud of, and will be something I have to remedy if I ever want to get back into it. Remember how good it felt to make my first representative squad (got selected in the initial U14 state squad a few years back but getting cut when the final squad was announced) and its those sorts of things I miss dearly, being part of a team
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 15, 2014, 03:22:48 PM
lol what is irl cricket? :(
Only the greatest sport in the world, no big deal :P

Not playing anymore, Coop? :(

Nah, I got bullied severely in my high school's cricket program and politics was involved way too much where I played, took out the bowling trophy in all 5 seasons I played but bowled an average of 3 overs a game in a 40 over format. So just gave up.

I hope to one day return though, maybe at Uni for the Adelaide Uni side or something. Ive let my body go since the end of 2 seasons ago and have put on close to 15kg, something Im not proud of, and will be something I have to remedy if I ever want to get back into it. Remember how good it felt to make my first representative squad (got selected in the initial U14 state squad a few years back but getting cut when the final squad was announced) and its those sorts of things I miss dearly, being part of a team

That's terrible to hear mate. It's a new life outside of school though, I'm in the closing few days of school myself and that's what I keep hearing.

Once you get out of school I'm sure you'll find success at another club mate. Sounds like you got talent you can use.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2014, 08:12:59 PM
Yay Cricket season :D 2nd season of umpiring the game (Yes I'm an umpire). It's enjoyable though, and someone's gotta do it ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on October 16, 2014, 08:16:57 PM
Yay Cricket season :D 2nd season of umpiring the game (Yes I'm an umpire). It's enjoyable though, and someone's gotta do it ;)

Whats the $$ like?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2014, 08:19:27 PM
Yay Cricket season :D 2nd season of umpiring the game (Yes I'm an umpire). It's enjoyable though, and someone's gotta do it ;)

Whats the $$ like?
I get $110 for a day (4.5 hours/80 overs maximum). Pay before the start of the day, in cash. Have received that money for only 3 hours work before though, match finished early on the 2nd day :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 16, 2014, 08:22:01 PM
if they gave me a chair to sit on that'd be an awesome job
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on October 16, 2014, 08:22:12 PM
Yay Cricket season :D 2nd season of umpiring the game (Yes I'm an umpire). It's enjoyable though, and someone's gotta do it ;)

Whats the $$ like?
I get $110 for a day (4.5 hours/80 overs maximum). Pay before the start of the day, in cash. Have received that money for only 3 hours work before though, match finished early on the 2nd day :D

Not bad at all man! 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 16, 2014, 08:25:39 PM
Yay Cricket season :D 2nd season of umpiring the game (Yes I'm an umpire). It's enjoyable though, and someone's gotta do it ;)

Whats the $$ like?
Including the bribes he receives from me? #MatchFixing
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 16, 2014, 08:27:55 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2014, 08:37:38 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Idk, do I umpire someone from here? I've played against Jayman before, haven't umpired him because he doesn't play high enough
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 16, 2014, 08:39:10 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Idk, do I umpire someone from here? I've played against Jayman before, haven't umpired him because he doesn't play high enough
Cop that Jay :P

Keen for cricket lads!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 16, 2014, 08:40:30 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Idk, do I umpire someone from here? I've played against Jayman before, haven't umpired him because he doesn't play high enough
ah okay, thought Jay was saying you've umpired him before. thought ya might umpire a few of the FFers
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2014, 08:42:05 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Idk, do I umpire someone from here? I've played against Jayman before, haven't umpired him because he doesn't play high enough
ah okay, thought Jay was saying you've umpired him before. thought ya might umpire a few of the FFers
Well If I have, they'd probably know since I'd be the only young umpire out there, so they better speak up :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 16, 2014, 08:44:05 PM
who do you umpire that posts here PB?
Idk, do I umpire someone from here? I've played against Jayman before, haven't umpired him because he doesn't play high enough
Cop that Jay :P

Keen for cricket lads!
flower that's rough, PB :P First full season of seniors coming up (only played 6 games last year as was still an U/17), you'll umpire me soon enough ;D

I'd like to take partial credit for PB's move into umpiring actually. Should hear about the time PB cost his team the game by dropping me ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2014, 08:49:13 PM
Let's not bring that up
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 16, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
never played junior cricket. played indoor for years and uncle asked me to play for his team when I was about 14/15, then asked if I wanted to play outdoor with him so went straight into "seniors" I guess you'd call it when I was 16. last game I played I was 18. grand final. last memory I have on a cricket field is looking back at the keeper as he caught me for 1 :(

have fun this season fellas 8)

Let's not bring that up
haha what happened?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 16, 2014, 09:05:31 PM
Let's not bring that up
haha what happened?
Don't think I can bring it up without PB breaking down :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 18, 2014, 06:13:21 PM
Nothing like a whole day in the field to get back into cricket season
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 18, 2014, 06:58:12 PM
So suddenly every spinner from with a subcontinent background is a chucker, only on the Doosra though...

Coach of the losing team today decided to have a 'chat' to myself about the idea that the spinner that destroyed his team clearly has a bent arm on his Doosra.

flower off I say (I didn't actually say this, I wanted to though)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: roo boys! on October 18, 2014, 08:02:41 PM
Yeah like you two, had a bloody shocker of a day today. Onwards and upwards I guess
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on October 18, 2014, 08:04:59 PM
Decided to retire this year to focus on footy after my first training the other day i re-tweeked my adductor from last year.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on October 18, 2014, 08:11:06 PM
I'm sticking to watching cricket on TV and playing Stick Cricket.

No more real life cricket for me.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: stew42 on October 18, 2014, 08:37:56 PM
Mate of mine got 185, then followed up with a 92... short of 100!!! Fickle game...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 18, 2014, 09:00:56 PM
Mate of mine got 185, then followed up with a 92... short of 100!!! Fickle game...
Lesson #1: Cricket is a dog ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on October 18, 2014, 09:19:12 PM
I'm sticking to watching cricket on TV and playing Stick Cricket.

No more real life cricket for me.
tennis season, get into it mate.  :D

Gotta get involved in an Indoor league this season though.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on October 19, 2014, 02:04:51 PM
first game of the season yesterday, made a solid 26 then smoked a lofted drive straight to the man on the boundary at long off!   >:(

Good start and a good win but it was a fine deck for batting so I probably missed out, considering our number 3 made 45 and two blokes made 70s as well.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: jobe#4 on November 27, 2014, 12:34:44 PM
I'm sticking to watching cricket on TV and playing Stick Cricket.

No more real life cricket for me.
i'll second that
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Cookie311993 on December 12, 2014, 02:50:44 PM
Got my new stick today. Grant cricket bats. Made by a fella in Victoria, Caleb Grant
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: R.Griffen on January 18, 2015, 10:57:18 PM
First game of cricket for 3 years, batting at number 11

Team was 8/28 until the next pair put on 39 and lasted 25 overs until one of them got out. After we failing to get my partner on strike for the next over I was forced to face. To not look like an idiot I thought I'd block, the ball got between bat and pad and goes through to the wicket keeper. For all that I know I thought the ball hit the stumps and I was walking off until I turned around after taking a few steps. 2nd ball I was told just have a swing. The field come in cause i looked like s spud batsmam, full delivery outside off I hit a cover drive out the middle and the ball smacked a short cover on the wrist (saving 4 not trying to catch it cause he didn't move) I got off strike. Next ball my partner gets out. Opponents chased it down in 23 overs ending up 4/76

At about 6:30 tonight I received a message the guy I hit has a slight fracture in his wrist

Thats my cricket career
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Tominator on January 23, 2015, 09:46:51 AM
did something similar in footy once.

Went to spoil a ball and an opponent came in from the side, so instead of punching the ball I punched (and fractured) his jaw. Broke my hand too hahah.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on January 25, 2015, 07:02:21 PM
The junior team I umpired today managed to bowl 20 overs in 54 minutes in the final session. They fell that far behind their over rate they needed to bowl that quickly to finish on time. The overs went 90/4 as well so it wasn't overly poor bowling either.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 06:48:45 AM
Chasing down 200 for a spot in the Granny!

Good luck to anyone else playing today :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 07:59:34 AM
good luck man. where do you bat?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 22, 2015, 08:04:38 AM
good luck man. where do you bat?
He's crap so probs 8
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 08:12:37 AM
good luck man. where do you bat?
Opening up today dude!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 08:25:48 AM
good luck man. where do you bat?
Opening up today dude!
nice man, expect you to be there at the end  8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 22, 2015, 08:30:13 AM
good luck man. where do you bat?
Opening up today dude!
Why are you tanking?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 02:36:33 PM
how'd ya go mate
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: upthemaidens on March 22, 2015, 02:42:51 PM
Chasing down 200 for a spot in the Granny!

Good luck to anyone else playing today :)
Good luck Jay, hope you score the winning runs to go with your unbeaten Century   :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 22, 2015, 06:02:33 PM
Notice he hasn't come on to say what happened? ;)

And I was gonna umpire his match next week if he won :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 06:10:11 PM
could be busy celebrating his match winning unbeaten century!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 22, 2015, 06:22:57 PM
could be busy celebrating his match winning unbeaten century!
Or crying coz they got rolled for 41 and he got a shocker.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on March 22, 2015, 07:47:04 PM
Notice he hasn't come on to say what happened? ;)

And I was gonna umpire his match next week if he won :(
This  would've been great, let's hope Jay won.  :P

Imagine if PB dismissed Jay on a howler decision.   ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 08:51:42 PM
could be busy celebrating his match winning unbeaten century!
Or crying coz they got rolled for 41 and he got a shocker.
:'(

Would have referred the flower out of my caught behind... Smashed my pad, not the ball ::)
But wouldn't have made a difference  :-X

Cricket is a prick of a game.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 08:52:50 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 08:54:04 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 08:55:21 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
damn man, that sucks :(

did you abuse the flower out of the umpire?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 08:59:03 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
damn man, that sucks :(

did you abuse the flower out of the umpire?
Naahh.. The ump was a complete loony. Came up to me after yesterday's days play to say that our team missed out on two LBWs off my bowling by not appealing ::)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 09:02:36 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
damn man, that sucks :(

did you abuse the flower out of the umpire?
Naahh.. The ump was a complete loony. Came up to me after yesterday's days play to say that our team missed out on two LBWs off my bowling by not appealing ::)
haha what a spastic. did he say anything after the match?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 09:05:39 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
damn man, that sucks :(

did you abuse the flower out of the umpire?
Naahh.. The ump was a complete loony. Came up to me after yesterday's days play to say that our team missed out on two LBWs off my bowling by not appealing ::)
haha what a spastic. did he say anything after the match?
Haha no, he got his $100 and was outta there :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2015, 09:06:44 PM
is that legit what happened? I thought PB was just messin
It's true.
damn man, that sucks :(

did you abuse the flower out of the umpire?
Naahh.. The ump was a complete loony. Came up to me after yesterday's days play to say that our team missed out on two LBWs off my bowling by not appealing ::)
haha what a spastic. did he say anything after the match?
Haha no, he got his $100 and was outta there :P
motherrrflowerer
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 09:13:31 PM
Notice he hasn't come on to say what happened? ;)

And I was gonna umpire his match next week if he won :(
This  would've been great, let's hope Jay won.  :P

Imagine if PB dismissed Jay on a howler decision.   ;)
I've already played against him, that was enough PB for my lifetime :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on March 22, 2015, 09:15:34 PM
Notice he hasn't come on to say what happened? ;)

And I was gonna umpire his match next week if he won :(
This  would've been great, let's hope Jay won.  :P

Imagine if PB dismissed Jay on a howler decision.   ;)
I've already played against him, that was enough PB for my lifetime :P
He dismissed you didn't he?  :P I do feel for ya mate, umpires can drive you nuts in any sport.

Remind me why you don't play FTP again? Any cricket fan would enjoy it,  :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 22, 2015, 09:22:26 PM
Notice he hasn't come on to say what happened? ;)

And I was gonna umpire his match next week if he won :(
This  would've been great, let's hope Jay won.  :P

Imagine if PB dismissed Jay on a howler decision.   ;)
I've already played against him, that was enough PB for my lifetime :P
He dismissed you didn't he?  :P I do feel for ya mate, umpires can drive you nuts in any sport.

Remind me why you don't play FTP again? Any cricket fan would enjoy it,  :P
Nah I made 30-odd, he lost, made a duck and dropped me :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 22, 2015, 09:45:52 PM
Yeah we don't talk about that bit haha. He'll always have that on me, I was hoping for some revenge next week :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on September 13, 2015, 05:07:07 PM
First practice match for the season with Monash, and my first match since U15s (like 6 years ago).

Anyway, we bowled first. flowering third over, batsman goes for the big cut, gets some edge, skies it over my head at a wide gully-ish position. Running back with the flight, took the catch 8)
Safe to say I was showerting bricks as it was up in the air though haha :P

Came on to bowl later on, first ball went right through the batter, bowled him middle stump 8)
Only bowled the 3 overs (was only 35 overs each), ended up with 1/9.

Took another catch after that as well, and made a couple of #goat stops in the field.

AND THEN WE BATTED. "Collapse" would be an understatement. After about 6 overs, we were 6/13. Yep. 7th wicket put in a small partnership, but then our #8 fell at 7/45. I came in at #9, needing 60 to win from about 23 overs.

60+ run partnership, flowering GOML. I only made like 20, and about 2000 leg byes, but still :P
Was flowering awesome, especially for my first hit in so long :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on September 13, 2015, 05:47:12 PM
Retire on that one, surely :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on September 13, 2015, 05:50:21 PM
haha nice Davos  8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on September 13, 2015, 05:53:06 PM
Retire on that one, surely :P
Hahaha, not a bad way to go out :P
Might actually start the season at the very least though ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Grazz on September 14, 2015, 02:48:54 AM
First practice match for the season with Monash, and my first match since U15s (like 6 years ago).

Anyway, we bowled first. flowering third over, batsman goes for the big cut, gets some edge, skies it over my head at a wide gully-ish position. Running back with the flight, took the catch 8)
Safe to say I was showerting bricks as it was up in the air though haha :P

Came on to bowl later on, first ball went right through the batter, bowled him middle stump 8)
Only bowled the 3 overs (was only 35 overs each), ended up with 1/9.

Took another catch after that as well, and made a couple of #goat stops in the field.

AND THEN WE BATTED. "Collapse" would be an understatement. After about 6 overs, we were 6/13. Yep. 7th wicket put in a small partnership, but then our #8 fell at 7/45. I came in at #9, needing 60 to win from about 23 overs.

60+ run partnership, flowering GOML. I only made like 20, and about 2000 leg byes, but still :P
Was flowering awesome, especially for my first hit in so long :D

Outstanding Davey well done mate.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Pkbaldy on September 14, 2015, 09:19:06 AM
Nearly as good as my return 2 years ago Wavy.

0/27 off 2 overs
9 runs
2 dropped catches.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on September 20, 2015, 11:31:58 AM
Solid 3/10 yesterday with the ball, and a quick 15 or so with the bat after our opener made 103* :o
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 03, 2015, 12:27:20 AM
I was so not expecting to be umpiring games in the highest division at the start of this season. Been given games in A1 for Rounds 1 and 2 at this stage :D

Kinda funny how the matches I have involve the only two A1 sides I have previously umpired, when I completely flowered the game up I had a shocker. Chance at redemption straight away.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 04, 2015, 10:48:27 AM
Haha nice PB, good luck!

I was picked for our 3rd XI (B-Grade), didn't show up to training, got promoted to 2nd XI (A-Grade). Gonna get absolutely flowered today haha.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 10, 2015, 09:43:40 PM
Nothing beats making a chirpy opposition spend all day (80 overs) out in the field!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 10, 2015, 10:53:08 PM
Turns out I got moved down a division, which sucked. But I guess this was where I expected to be umpiring so got to earn my chance at the top division.

Had a good day today, result already achieved inside the 80 over day.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 11, 2015, 01:06:45 AM
Bowled the other team out for 81, took 3/22 from 9 overs myself. Got the runs with about 14 overs left (45 each)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 11, 2015, 12:28:52 PM
Davos making a late charge for national selection just quietly
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 17, 2015, 07:18:08 PM
Stoked to bring up my first 5 wicket haul with the leggies today! :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 17, 2015, 07:58:53 PM
Stoked to bring up my first 5 wicket haul with the leggies today! :D
Beast 8)

I'm playing tomorrow, promoted to the 2s after last week. Hopefully I go alright haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 17, 2015, 08:10:17 PM
Good. Jay tell me when you make As so I can work out a way to umpire your match :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 17, 2015, 10:10:45 PM
Good. Jay tell me when you make As so I can work out a way to umpire your match :P
Haha still have a long way to go. More than happy in the B grade div at the moment, I get plenty of opportunity (bowled 19 straight today) and still get to bowl to decent bats. Need more experience before working up the grades! But a great way to start the year :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Grazz on October 17, 2015, 11:10:29 PM
Stoked to bring up my first 5 wicket haul with the leggies today! :D

Well done mate, good onya.  ;)
Hope its the 1st of many.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 17, 2015, 11:46:52 PM
Yeah 5fer is pretty impressive.

Part of me wishes I still played :( I just play in the umpires match every season now, and my association has no idea how to play so I am the VIP in the team :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 18, 2015, 08:05:41 PM
Won by 73 runs. Our #3 and #4 batters both made 50s, got us to a total of 171. Outfield was incredibly slow, otherwise would've probably been 200+

Knocked em over for 98. We dropped at least 10 catches I reckon (however I held on to both of mine, goml). Bowling (entire team) was awesome though, only got the 1 wicket myself, but should've had 4 :-X
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 24, 2015, 09:02:51 PM
20 wickets in my game today! :o Both teams forgot how to bat. First team made a showerty 93/10, they hit about 3 shots along the ground all innings. Then had the home team 1/3 in reply (3 wickets that is). Home team limped home but was all out just before stumps. Next week is gonna be interesting!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on October 24, 2015, 09:52:50 PM
Was nice to add 2 more to the wicket tally today, but didn't bowl as well as last week. Was a ripper of a batting deck though so struggled to generate any turn. We did really well to keep them to 200 considering they were 1-100 at tea. We have a strong batting lineup so if we bat sensibly should be able to chase it down comfortably.

Going 2-0 in a tough comp would be a great start for our side! Fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 24, 2015, 10:43:33 PM
Good luck Jayballz!

We're currently 3-0, hoping to continue the win streak tomorrow
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 02, 2015, 06:18:11 PM
How'd you go, GL?

Was nice to add 2 more to the wicket tally today, but didn't bowl as well as last week. Was a ripper of a batting deck though so struggled to generate any turn. We did really well to keep them to 200 considering they were 1-100 at tea. We have a strong batting lineup so if we bat sensibly should be able to chase it down comfortably.

Going 2-0 in a tough comp would be a great start for our side! Fingers crossed :)
Losing this game is going to frustrate me for weeks.. Our top order completely failed having us 6-67 when I went in ::) My old man and I managed to put on about 40 and get through a really tough stretch, and had us kinda looking like we were still a shot. Then, they bring on the part-time offie and I manage to blob the ball straight to silly mid-off >:( game over. Feel like if we'd just been able to put on another 30, the guys below could have finished it off. Frustrating game is cricket!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on November 02, 2015, 07:13:51 PM
A week and a half ago we lost with 3 balls remaining. I took 1/16 from 6 overs.

Game was washed out on the weekend, just as I got promoted to the 1s :'(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 06, 2015, 01:07:19 PM
Making my one and likely only appearance for the year this weekend and straight into the As
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 09, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
Jay any chance of an A Grade callup this week so I can umpire you? :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on November 09, 2015, 06:08:23 PM
Jay any chance of an A Grade callup this week so I can umpire you? :P
Haha give me a couple of years mate ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 28, 2015, 11:32:42 PM
Went up into A1 this week, got a promotion. Turned down about 10 genuine LBW shouts, gave 1. Not very liked by either side at the moment...

However I did umpire the guy that reads the sport on Channel 10 news here in Adelaide.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on December 08, 2015, 10:02:52 PM
And today I umpired Nathan Bassett. Slowly but surely umpiring well known names. Just gotta stop getting the ex-footballers (Ch 10 sports guy Nick Butler played for Port Magpies) and get into the cricketers seeing as that's the sport I'm umpiring!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on January 17, 2016, 11:14:06 PM
Umpired my first hattrick today. 2nd wicket was an LBW which the batsman thought he hit. Swear he didn't hit it but it comes 8 days after I gave another batsman out LBW which he reckoned he hit (And I would believe this guy) so maybe I got this one wrong :-\

Ahh well stuff it, Hattrick!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on January 17, 2016, 11:17:09 PM
Umpired my first hattrick today. 2nd wicket was an LBW which the batsman thought he hit. Swear he didn't hit it but it comes 8 days after I gave another batsman out LBW which he reckoned he hit (And I would believe this guy) so maybe I got this one wrong :-\

Ahh well stuff it, Hattrick!
Haha nice, I still have the ball from my only ever hattrick

Got a promotion from number 9 to number 5 in the 2s today, made 62, which was my first ever half century :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on January 17, 2016, 11:24:56 PM
Congrats GL, well done mate!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on January 17, 2016, 11:30:47 PM
Congrats GL, well done mate!
Cheers Jayballz, made a few 40s back on juniors, but usually had to retire at 40 back then.
Very happy considering this is my first season in 6 years, going alright so far
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on January 18, 2016, 12:32:04 AM
And today I umpired Nathan Bassett. Slowly but surely umpiring well known names. Just gotta stop getting the ex-footballers (Ch 10 sports guy Nick Butler played for Port Magpies) and get into the cricketers seeing as that's the sport I'm umpiring!

Haha I got Simon Tregenza out a few years ago.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on January 20, 2016, 05:28:42 PM
Umpiring the future of SA cricket this week (Under 14 Premier League which is a North, East, South, West and 2 Country teams). We have some good prospects I reckon :)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 05, 2016, 10:51:23 PM
First ball of my 2nd over, batsman chips it straight to midwicket - dropped. The next ball, wrong'un, pitches on middle and leg, bloke doesn't pick it, goes back and leaves it... Hits him about a third of the way up middle and off with both legs covering the stumps. Umpy says not out. Dude goes on to hit another 20 and we have our score chased down in the 2nd last over, meaning we go from sitting 3rd, to just missing the finals.

Why do we play cricket?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: bowyanger on March 07, 2016, 09:27:28 PM
First ball of my 2nd over, batsman chips it straight to midwicket - dropped. The next ball, wrong'un, pitches on middle and leg, bloke doesn't pick it, goes back and leaves it... Hits him about a third of the way up middle and off with both legs covering the stumps. Umpy says not out. Dude goes on to hit another 20 and we have our score chased down in the 2nd last over, meaning we go from sitting 3rd, to just missing the finals.

Why do we play cricket?

Because of what you just posted is fun for most of us...that's just cricket
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 09, 2016, 12:41:56 AM
Catches win matches
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Pkbaldy on March 09, 2016, 08:01:47 AM
Catches win matches

Agreed, we had a season in D grade, where is you dropped an easy catch you had to buy a slab. We had about 5 sitters for the season (About 45 dropped the season before...)  and we won the granny. And I was the keeper so I was stressing worse then anyone else, but I only had to buy one slab.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Grazz on March 09, 2016, 03:49:03 PM
Umpired my first hattrick today. 2nd wicket was an LBW which the batsman thought he hit. Swear he didn't hit it but it comes 8 days after I gave another batsman out LBW which he reckoned he hit (And I would believe this guy) so maybe I got this one wrong :-\

Ahh well stuff it, Hattrick!
Haha nice, I still have the ball from my only ever hattrick

Got a promotion from number 9 to number 5 in the 2s today, made 62, which was my first ever half century :D

So do I, sits in me jock draw because I never trusted the boys not to take it down the nets and ruin it.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 09, 2016, 05:21:43 PM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 09, 2016, 05:27:58 PM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha
How are you still breathing haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Grazz on March 09, 2016, 05:38:51 PM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha

Never in that position, thanks God. :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 09, 2016, 06:14:51 PM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha
How are you still breathing haha

It was spastic C grade leg spin, it didnt deserve it!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 09, 2016, 06:16:03 PM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha
How are you still breathing haha

It was spastic C grade leg spin, it didnt deserve it!
Ah yeah fair enough then :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 09, 2016, 06:57:31 PM
That's what Jayman bowls so watch out JB he won't be happy with that ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on March 09, 2016, 07:43:04 PM
That's what Jayman bowls so watch out JB he won't be happy with that ;)
Oi, I have B1 wickets thank you very much :P Besides, I'm not really sure you should be talking - I haven't forgotten the last time you bowled in a game ;)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 09, 2016, 07:59:03 PM
That's what Jayman bowls so watch out JB he won't be happy with that ;)
Oi, I have B1 wickets thank you very much :P Besides, I'm not really sure you should be talking - I haven't forgotten the last time you bowled in a game ;)
1-0-15-0 and I'm flowering proud of it :P Just looked at that game and reminded me of how our top 6 combined for 1 run...
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 09, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
Thought you guys might find some enjoyment from seeing the scorecard of our last game for the season :'(

http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2095902
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on March 09, 2016, 09:11:52 PM
Thought you guys might find some enjoyment from seeing the scorecard of our last game for the season :'(

http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2095902
Whoa, you had a solid outing when you guys bowled and then the team flowering imploded when you batted hahaha.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: R.Griffen on March 10, 2016, 10:03:37 AM
Umpiring the future of SA cricket this week (Under 14 Premier League which is a North, East, South, West and 2 Country teams). We have some good prospects I reckon :)

3 players from either country team faced each other in the granny on the weekend. 2 of the PL guys were batsman and 1 I don't really know. However 2 outta 3 of them made ducks. Team batting first all out for 78. Other team 8/75, a quite big unit put one straight up in the air down to mid on, both batsman watching the ball..(idiots) drop catch only ran to get 1. Still plenty of overs left at this point, next ball an absolute ripper cleans up middle stump. Needing 2 to win apparently the number 11 batsman had batted 5 times for the season with a total score of 4. Last ball of the over he tries to block it out gets an inside edge past the keeper for a couple runs to win the final
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Pkbaldy on March 10, 2016, 10:21:32 AM
I dropped a hattrick ball once, and it was an absolute sitter! haha

I've been clean bowled as the hat-trick ball... I thought " This old fart won't be able to bowl 3 in a row on the stumps" so i tried to cover drive him and the ball went between my legs and bat and took out middle stump....
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 10, 2016, 10:22:52 AM
Thought you guys might find some enjoyment from seeing the scorecard of our last game for the season :'(

http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2095902
Whoa, you had a solid outing when you guys bowled and then the team flowering imploded when you batted hahaha.
Haha yeah pretty much
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 10, 2016, 10:57:17 AM
Umpiring the future of SA cricket this week (Under 14 Premier League which is a North, East, South, West and 2 Country teams). We have some good prospects I reckon :)

3 players from either country team faced each other in the granny on the weekend. 2 of the PL guys were batsman and 1 I don't really know. However 2 outta 3 of them made ducks. Team batting first all out for 78. Other team 8/75, a quite big unit put one straight up in the air down to mid on, both batsman watching the ball..(idiots) drop catch only ran to get 1. Still plenty of overs left at this point, next ball an absolute ripper cleans up middle stump. Needing 2 to win apparently the number 11 batsman had batted 5 times for the season with a total score of 4. Last ball of the over he tries to block it out gets an inside edge past the keeper for a couple runs to win the final

haha he'd be happy as. stupid batsmen not running would feel like dicks. even the guy who dropped the catch woulda thought he'd lost it. a lot going on there!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on October 16, 2016, 11:53:26 AM
First game of the season yesterday after last week's matches got abandoned. Wind was insane, so a big thanks to our captain for having me bowl into it :P

Bowled 5 overs, and went for just the 12 runs (no wickets). Took a diving catch running about 20m or so after the batsman skied one over my head at mid on, so that was pretty ace. Then made 35 with the bat, but we fell 12 runs short :-\

May have injured my calf whilst batting as well :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on October 16, 2016, 02:26:08 PM
Damn unlucky about the calf but that's a pretty good match :o


So I have a little thing that bugs me, and it has to do with batsmen taking guard. Batsmen can ask for one of 5 things (As far as I'm aware). There's Off stump, Middle stump, Leg Stump, Middle-Leg (Between Middle and Leg stumps) and Middle-Off (between Middle and Off stumps). When I give a batsman his guard I always point to the respective stump at my end so he knows I'm doing the same thing as him.

What bugs me though is that some players use the English way of taking guard, and they don't know what they mean. 2 Centres is pretty explanatory, but then there's 2 legs, and 1 leg, which people constantly get mixed up. 2 legs = Middle-Leg, 1 leg = Leg stump. So yesterday I had a bloke ask for 2 legs, and he lined up on Leg stump. I said "you're on leg stump", and he marked the line like that was what he asked. Okay buddy :P Did the same last week except the bloke was an Englishman so he obviously move his bat away from him coz he wanted Middle-Leg ;)

My rant for the day :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 16, 2016, 02:54:37 PM
I didn't even know that was a thing haha. alqays said "middle n off" or "middle n leg"

that sounds like a pretty sick catch Davos!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on November 13, 2016, 05:20:55 PM
flowerin rain. Been on and off like 7-8 times already.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 19, 2016, 09:51:48 PM
Last game I umpire a 268 vs 272/9 match, today I get a game that ends 200/9 vs 198/10!

Two crackers back to back :D today though in the 198/10 the number 3 ended 99 not out as the number 11 got out on the 2nd last ball of the game (I don't think he knew he was on 99 though)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on November 19, 2016, 11:13:00 PM
Haha fuarkkk, I would've been fuming :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 19, 2016, 11:27:42 PM
It was some innings especially with no one else able to stay with him. First innings was similar with an opening bat lasting 48 overs and making 106 being the 7th man out.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on November 20, 2016, 08:14:06 PM
Guess what? My junior match today managed to top the senior match from yesterday. Team A makes 156/4 from their overs (Batted slowly probably cost them in the end). Team B coasting at 134/3, I had to take drinks early because the fielding side were getting aggro at each other and just being poor. Both set bats throw their wickets away, and it's 153/5 (still game over right?). 153/6 and I tell the bowler as I take his hat a hattrick would make things interesting. Well I didn't get a hattrick but I did the 3 in the over, 153/9....

Numbers 10 and 11 got the batting side home but wow, from ripping into each other only 5 overs before hand, into almost winning.

Next match is a T20 on Tuesday, safe to say I have high expectations now!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on November 20, 2016, 08:17:27 PM
We got knocked over for 125ish today after only 30 odd overs, still had another 15 to go. I had to open in like 34 degree heat cause we were missing both our openers, made 20ish from like the first 5 overs then hit one a bit too well that carried to mid off (almost cleared him, flowering middled it unfortunately :P).

Then we knocked em over for 40ish, and then again for 30ish, to win outright 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 04, 2016, 09:17:22 PM
4/24 with the ball + a catch

30 with the bat

And we lost by 3 runs :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 04, 2016, 09:18:14 PM
good day Davos! individually anyway

was it hot as flower?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 04, 2016, 09:19:22 PM
good day Davos! individually anyway

was it hot as flower?
Extreeeeemely humid
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 04, 2016, 09:21:52 PM
good day Davos! individually anyway

was it hot as flower?
Extreeeeemely humid
ah that sucks. almost rather it to be like sun hot rather than humid hot. if that makes sense
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 04, 2016, 09:22:42 PM
good day Davos! individually anyway

was it hot as flower?
Extreeeeemely humid
ah that sucks. almost rather it to be like sun hot rather than humid hot. if that makes sense
Nah I agree, can't stand bad humidity aha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 05, 2016, 11:59:12 PM
Turns out my flowering bat broke yesterday, didn't even notice until I went to change my grip this evening. Ffs >:(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 06, 2016, 02:20:13 PM
Turns out my flowering bat broke yesterday, didn't even notice until I went to change my grip this evening. Ffs >:(
And Gray Nicolls replaced it for free 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on December 06, 2016, 03:08:17 PM
How much did your bat cost?? :o
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 06, 2016, 03:11:20 PM
How much did your bat cost?? :o
Got it around September last year for ~$320
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: fanTCfool on December 06, 2016, 05:59:51 PM
Clearly your bat only broke because it's not an unbreakable Clarke Spartan  ::)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 11, 2016, 07:46:22 PM
4/24 with the ball + a catch

30 with the bat

And we lost by 3 runs :(
58 with the bat

1/14 from 6 with the ball (should have been 2 but mid-off dropped an absolute sitter)

And we lost by 5 wickets with a few overs left
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on December 11, 2016, 07:50:01 PM
^ Get him into the Australian team right away

Dave to replace Maddinson at 6 8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 11, 2016, 08:28:17 PM
^ Get him into the Australian team right away

Dave to replace Maddinson at 6 8)
Maybe next in line after my boy Sammy!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Jay on December 11, 2016, 09:07:17 PM
Gimme some of your runs please, Davo!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on December 12, 2016, 07:17:32 PM
Gimme some of your runs please, Davo!
Nahhhhh I'm good thanks :P

Last season I made 149 runs from 15 innings, this season 144 from 6 (which included a duck when the game was already over)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on December 24, 2016, 05:19:40 PM
In my last game for 2016, a kid made 42 off 249 balls. Batted for 75.4 overs total.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on January 13, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
my uncle just called, they're playing Saturday and might be short a player, seeing if I wanted to play. haven't played for nearly 11 years and I'm like double the size now, and I can't run (accident), but we'll see what happens. I probably won't play (like 95% sure)  but I'll come along and have a few drinks anyway
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on February 18, 2017, 11:31:39 PM
So first game back this year (early Jan) I injured my shoulder, missed a good month of cricket which sucked. Returned via a casual T20 our club had going on, made 22 from 7 balls and retired (cause it was just casual). Won comfortably in the end.

Then last week played B Grade, got asked to open the batting and their openers were pretty flowering good. Saw out the first 15 overs, making about 10 runs, then when the first change bowlers came on I flowerin went out haha, so annoying. Took one of the catchers of my career though which was awesome, and we won by 40ish runs.

Then today got promoted to A Grade (probs cause I'm not available tomorrow aha). We were fielding first, and while warming up I was just doing catching practice and stuff cause only had one training session of bowling in the last 6 weeks or so. As we walk out to the middle, captain says I'm opening the bowling. I thought he was joking at first, but nah. Ended up taking 1/20 from 9 overs, should have had 3 wickets though if people could catch. And then after opening for B Grade last week, got put down at #9 to bat. Came in with about 30 or so to win, made 12* (give or take), and we won with 2 wickets in hand. Didn't get to hit the winning runs though :'(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 12, 2017, 07:34:43 PM
INTO THE GRANNY YEAH BOIIIIIIIIIIIII
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 12, 2017, 10:31:21 PM
good luck Davos! look forward to hearing about your 66* off 42 balls and match winning figures of 5/19
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 17, 2017, 09:39:29 PM
how's the nerves Davos
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 17, 2017, 10:42:34 PM
how's the nerves Davos
Haha, had our final training session tonight, and now awaiting on the captain to announce the team, as he has to fit 13 players into 11 positions...fingers crossed :P
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 18, 2017, 09:35:49 PM
give us the deets Davos!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 18, 2017, 09:51:02 PM
give us the deets Davos!
I'm in 8)

Pumped for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 18, 2017, 09:55:36 PM
give us the deets Davos!
I'm in 8)

Pumped for tomorrow!
nice 8)

so you don't play on Saturdays?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 18, 2017, 11:09:41 PM
give us the deets Davos!
I'm in 8)

Pumped for tomorrow!
nice 8)

so you don't play on Saturdays?
Different grades play on different days, so that grounds are actually available for teams each weekend :p

So like I've played in A grade and C grade on Saturdays, and B grade on Sundays
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 18, 2017, 11:17:53 PM
give us the deets Davos!
I'm in 8)

Pumped for tomorrow!
nice 8)

so you don't play on Saturdays?
Different grades play on different days, so that grounds are actually available for teams each weekend :p

So like I've played in A grade and C grade on Saturdays, and B grade on Sundays
ah yep! makes sense. do you get 2 days for the grannie or 3? I think we got 3 (could be wrong) so it'd be interesting to see if they played Sunday, Saturday and Sunday or 3 Sundays (that would be weird)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 18, 2017, 11:38:46 PM
ODI! Haha
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 18, 2017, 11:53:44 PM
ODI! Haha
ahhhhhh alright I'm with it now. what's the go with the longer form? is there finals for that?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 19, 2017, 12:06:20 AM
ODI! Haha
ahhhhhh alright I'm with it now. what's the go with the longer form? is there finals for that?
Mostly just for A grade, rest is pretty much all 1 dayers I'm pretty sure (for us anyway)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 19, 2017, 12:29:54 AM
ODI! Haha
ahhhhhh alright I'm with it now. what's the go with the longer form? is there finals for that?
Mostly just for A grade, rest is pretty much all 1 dayers I'm pretty sure (for us anyway)
ahkay, for us the finals were longer format. well I guess it's not really the longer format cos both teams usually batted once. so it was like 2 one dayers... if that makes sense. each team got a day to bat.. I dunno. thinking about it now it's weird. I only played in a showerty country comp though. and synthetic pitches. I think McIntye (which was above A grade) was turf but not sure

anyway go to bed and get some sleep :P good luck tomorrow
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 20, 2017, 07:37:38 PM
give us the goss 'Vos, how'd you go bro

better have won hun

dammit should've left it
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 21, 2017, 11:38:18 AM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2409429

:(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on March 21, 2017, 12:39:03 PM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2409429

:(
Its just coming up with the search page.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 21, 2017, 12:53:33 PM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=2409429

:(
Its just coming up with the search page.
yeah same for me. the :( isn't a good sign though :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on March 21, 2017, 01:15:47 PM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=2409429

I found the match scorecard by stalking GL through his real name and clicking a few links.

Hard luck mate, looks like he made 19 off 58 balls (dat patience) in 99 minutes at the crease :o couple of nice fours and ended up being stumped! Team got rolled for 97, opposition got there 7 wickets down, horrendous oversight by Dav's captain not to bowl him. He's got 28 career wickets god dammit!
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Torpedo10 on March 21, 2017, 01:27:47 PM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=2409429

I found the match scorecard by stalking GL through his real name and clicking a few links.

Hard luck mate, looks like he made 19 off 58 balls (dat patience) in 99 minutes at the crease :o couple of nice fours and ended up being stumped! Team got rolled for 97, opposition got there 7 wickets down, horrendous oversight by Dav's captain not to bowl him. He's got 28 career wickets god dammit!
Still nothing...

 :-\
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 21, 2017, 02:12:20 PM
http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?matchid=2409429

I found the match scorecard by stalking GL through his real name and clicking a few links.

Hard luck mate, looks like he made 19 off 58 balls (dat patience) in 99 minutes at the crease :o couple of nice fours and ended up being stumped! Team got rolled for 97, opposition got there 7 wickets down, horrendous oversight by Dav's captain not to bowl him. He's got 28 career wickets god dammit!
Haha yeah, when you're like 5/30 or thereabouts gotta be very very patient.

For those who can't see the link, just look up monash university in mycricket and go to the 3rd XI grand final scorecard in latest results
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on March 21, 2017, 03:46:26 PM
I'm gonna guess that the 1st and 6th wicket celebrations were pretty huge judging by the runs on the board at that point.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: JBs-Hawks on March 22, 2017, 06:27:07 PM
How flowering shower are losing GFs though
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on March 22, 2017, 06:32:47 PM
How flowering shower are losing GFs though
my last memory on a cricket field is looking behind and seeing the keeper take the catch to dismiss me for 1 run in a grand final

that's also the last memory I have before the accident

I think we lost. pretty sure

lost a few indoor grannies... hurts cos we were the best team every time. we won a few as well obviously
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: elephants on March 23, 2017, 01:13:57 PM
How flowering shower are losing GFs though

My last club cricket game was a losing GF, they were 8 down and needed 10 to win. I was coming on to ball next but they got the runs before I got on. I actually fielded the ball they got the runs off too, pretty shattering. One bloke in our team went ape-shower and snapped the stumps lol
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on April 24, 2017, 05:00:33 PM
Playing winter cricket this year, starts this Saturday. Had a praccy match on the weekend, took 2 wickets, a catch, and got a runout. Made 28 with the bat, but went out in the last over when we needed another 3 runs for the win :'(

Only against other Monash players though so meh :P

Captain called me last night and said the other 3 Monash captains had asked if I could play for them instead ;D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on February 15, 2018, 10:34:10 PM
Just became C of our 2nd XI this week. Unfortunately we play on Sunday, so I can't be VC loopholed :(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on February 15, 2018, 10:58:16 PM
nice, congrats Davos. where do you play?
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on February 16, 2018, 12:25:57 AM
nice, congrats Davos. where do you play?
Club or what ground this week? Play for monash, away game this week though so out in Parkville, across the road from the zoo.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on February 16, 2018, 10:19:57 AM
nice, congrats Davos. where do you play?
Club or what ground this week? Play for monash, away game this week though so out in Parkville, across the road from the zoo.
yeah sick, depending on how I'm feeling I might come watch ya play
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: R.Griffen on February 16, 2018, 10:25:17 AM
Not that I played cricket but SA have got finals of different t20 cup this weekend. My local team ‘Renmark North’ are playing in the t20 country cup final on Saturday in Adelaide. The 5 games or however many it’s meant to be with some being live streamed is a great idea. Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: PowerBug on February 16, 2018, 11:49:25 AM
Not that I played cricket but SA have got finals of different t20 cup this weekend. My local team ‘Renmark North’ are playing in the t20 country cup final on Saturday in Adelaide. The 5 games or however many it’s meant to be with some being live streamed is a great idea. Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Yep, all at Adelaide Oval too :o Gonna be a nice weekend
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: Nige on February 16, 2018, 03:25:09 PM
Little bit different bit different I guess, but I'm coaching a primary school team now. It's basically like Milo T20 Blast/Kanga cricket which I was a little unfamiliar with before today, so I learned some things too.  :P

It's good fun and the kids were pretty willing to listen and learn, plus they played pretty well and won today so things are off to a good start.

What is also kinda interesting is that the inter-school comp they play in is the same one that I played in back in the day, so we're gonna be basically playing all the same schools and stuff which is actually kinda awesome.
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: R.Griffen on February 17, 2018, 10:56:05 PM
Not that I played cricket but SA have got finals of different t20 cup this weekend. My local team ‘Renmark North’ are playing in the t20 country cup final on Saturday in Adelaide. The 5 games or however many it’s meant to be with some being live streamed is a great idea. Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Yep, all at Adelaide Oval too :o Gonna be a nice weekend
Got smashed not too much of a surprise. Hope the other games are decent
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 12, 2018, 09:49:33 AM
Into the GF! :D
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 18, 2018, 10:43:10 PM
Ugh. flowerin 2 years in a row :'(
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: fanTCfool on March 18, 2018, 10:52:45 PM
Carn the Krushers Dav  8)
Title: Re: Real Life Cricket
Post by: GoLions on March 18, 2018, 10:53:35 PM
Carn the Krushers Dav  8)
You suck.