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Re: India v Australia ODI Series

Aust 3/91.
Finch LBW 50/50 at best
Watson LBW - An Absolute SHOCKER !!!!! Seriously, What in the F** K are these umpires looking at?
by jackpot jim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:24 am
 
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Whats wrong with the points system now? Persoanlly i dont know too much about it and some tinkering may improve it slightly but what i do know is the the GSFL last season was probably one of the most even it has been for a long long long time with injury lists seemingly deciding matches quite often.
by jackpot jim
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:51 pm
 
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Re: FARCE

Farce my arse. The Ground looked as tho it was a fair size to me. Think the NZ batsmen made it look small by their enormous hits. The Windies bowling was cannon fodder. Would've thought whoever their coach is would be looking for another job tomorrow. Totally unacceptable performance. All the same, it was an incredible batting performance and for same one to say the size of the ground was the key factor in the MASSIVE score is the real farce.
by jackpot jim
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:26 am
 
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Re: 2013/14 BIG BASH

a couple of dodgy lbw's are gunna get the scorchers over the line by the looks

Lol. Typical JOKE umpiring for a JOKE of a competition. What happened to benefit of the doubt for LBWs let alone balls swinging 6 inches down legside? Lmao So why dont they have DRS ? Is it because it's more important to keep the game moving than getting the RIGHT decisions ? haha, laughable, Cricket followers will soon see through this gimicky crap and crowds will plummet in the next year or 2. My nephew who loved it start with is already sick of it and said he wont bother going again. If they limited it to just a few games it might survive but flog it like they did the 50 over game and it will be dead and buried in no time.
by jackpot jim
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:52 pm
 
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Re: Minor International Cricket

What a run chase by India today in their ODI against NZ.
NZ made 314 and India after being 6/184 looked dead and buried but Ashwin with 65 off 46 balls put them back in with a chance. With 1 wicket in hand and 18 required off last over, NZ looked home but Jadeja with 66* n.o. off 45 balls got them to a TIE :shock: with a few wides and a boundry, 12 were needed of last 3 balls. A 4 followed by a 6 had them needing 2 off the last ball. Only a single was got to see a tie. Great game of cricket
by jackpot jim
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:30 pm
 
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Re: Round 12 - live scores, results & gas bagging.

Lance cleared

Put him in a Hawthorn guernsey and he gets one. (or any other guernsey apart from a Swans one)
There was no difference between this hit and the one on Malceski last year, apart from the squealing by Malceski and the Swans.

Don't get me wrong I think it was a fair bump and the right decision has been made this time.

Fair bump?
How the hell do you figure that?
Chose to bump and got him in the head.
Reckless, careless, unnecessary, does it every week and the MRP continue to look the other way.
Absolute FARCE the MRP are, bordering on corrupt !
by jackpot jim
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:29 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH) 2014/15.

I see strath are putting in turf training pitches. It always amazed me that clubs with turf decks don't have turf to train on. Defies logic really.

Agreed, but I think the cost of installation and ongoing management are big reasons why they don't or can't. Strath must be doing OK financially.


Amazed ? Seriously Newkid?
Yes, in an ideal world turf practice pitches would be great BUT do you have any idea of the cost and time involved in the upkeep of a center square for small country clubs? It's a luxury for country clubs to have turf pitches to start with let alone have turf practice pitches.
With some good management, Club can organize center wicket practice from time to time anyway.
In regards to Strath putting in turf practice pitches, it certainly helps that one of their players is a fully qualified curator who has the expertise, time and desire to install and maintain them. Would still be a significant cost involved id imagine?
by jackpot jim
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:33 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH) 2014/15.

Roxy the Rat Girl wrote:
jackpot jim wrote:Could be a bit depleted this week due to Weddings (FFS )


Who the @#$% gets married during cricket season? :?


Inconsiderate pricks that have no respect for our great game. :lol:
by jackpot jim
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:51 am
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH) 2014/15.

Roxy the Rat Girl wrote:Damm rain :evil:


Creeks 4/156 off 48 overs when the rain set in and play Abandoned for the day.
Creeks to face 11 overs next week whilst the "Bulls" will have 59 overs.
The early day definitely an advantage for Ashbourne
At this stage looks to be a 50/50 game next week
by jackpot jim
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:01 pm
 
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Re: SA v Vic Nov 16-19

mal wrote:8/431 DEC
Botha 40*
The Ferg 140
Ludeman 106 LBW :shock: Tremain

Adam Zampa played a Maxwellesque innings of 33 in 12 balls
Could be the fastest 33 in Sheffield Shield cricket ?


If he did that 3 times over plus 1 run, still not as quick as Hooksey's Ton just to put it in perspective.
by jackpot jim
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:39 pm
 
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Re: SA v Vic Nov 16-19

Went today
The game was at the mercy of Cam White and if he would declare
His prerogative for whatever reasons to bat till stumps
Time will tell if VI conjure a win from here
However the game as a spectacle has snuffed out for SA , now seemingly out of winning contention

My intentions were to see day 3 and day 4
Thats all changed after the VI batfest , I wont be attending day 4 at this stage
Should I blame
White ?
The Curator?
The SA bowlers ?

Utter DISGRACE.
Have been a Saca member for over 30 years and going to games there for well over 40 years.
This will be the last year im a member of SACA.
Cricket is DEAD
Drop in pitches are a DISGRACE !!!!!!
Shield cricket has become a bore. (Its FREE anyway so no benefit being a member). Cant even sit in the stand behind the bowlers arm anymore. DISGRACE !
The one day comp is a FARCE that we dont even get to see any more.
The Big Bash is a FARCE that has NO relevance. No one could re call who won it last year. No one knows who is playing where.
That leaves the International matches as the ONLY games of relevance. Well thats not true either.
The recent T20 was a JOKE that no one cared about.
That leaves the Test match. Yeah that should be good but hardly can justify paying a years subscription to go for a couple of days to the Test.
Back in 1992 my membership got me into the World Cup matches BUT NOT this time.
Yep, its Goodbye SACA to me
:butthead:
by jackpot jim
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:17 pm
 
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Re: Sack Chuck

Its now beyond a joke.
He should save what ever little credibility he has left and RESIGN NOW !
FFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by jackpot jim
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:09 pm
 
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Re: Aus v Ind Test Series

Pathetic, ultra cautious declaration..Cricket is about entertaining the spectators.
Spectators want to see their team WIN.
Ultra cautious declarations like this one do nothing to promote the game.
Neither does the road of a pitch.
Mal will be ecstatic about drawing stumps 24 balls early with only 4 needed to win the match.
Calling early finishes when its still possible for a win to be obtained is paramount to MATCH FIXING !!
DISGRACE !!!!!!!! Punters who backed Aust for a win should be sending their losing tickets to Smith asking for a refund.
Not for the declaration but calling the game off early. Why is there even a rule that allows it?
Whilst a result other than a draw is possible , the game should be played till its conclusion.
Meaningless 4th Test coming up to go along with the meaningless Big Bash crap.
May as well bring on the footy season now.
by jackpot jim
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:59 pm
 
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Re: Aus-Eng-Ind One Day Tri Series

There's a saying that you get what you deserve.
Sucked in Cricket Australia for messing with tradition
by jackpot jim
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:47 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH) 2014/15.

I think you will find SInka's is heavily committed to work during the TDU.

Anyway good to see a weakened HCA still take out the shield, has to be close to the best Country comp in the state.

Most Association teams are rarely near Full strength at the best of times let alone when its played on KI.
It is what it is and Hills generally perform better than the other associations so well done.
Close to the best Country Comp in the state? Maybe? Who Knows, pretty hard to compare i guess ?
Hills may have some good players in their league like most Comps BUT nothing beats playing in an Association that has some decent turf pitches to play on instead of that matting crap which is all the Hills have. ;)
by jackpot jim
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:15 am
 
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Re: Qld v SA

Smart by Klinger and Dumb of SACA i guess ?
by jackpot jim
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:33 pm
 
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Re: Qld v SA

Another wooden spoon for the trophy cabinet?

YES !!!!!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

Utterly EMBARRASSING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile Michael Klinger has just phoned SACA to say Thank You for not re newing his contract and is currently laughing his arse off with another 161 and into a Shield Final.
by jackpot jim
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:56 pm
 
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Re: West Indies v England

Whilst the Poms batting was fairly average, The Windies pace bowling is not the pop gun attack of a few years ago.
I think Curtly has instilled a bit of mongrel and discipline into them that has been missing for a long time.
by jackpot jim
Mon May 04, 2015 11:52 pm
 
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Re: Great Southern Football League

966 days ago (about 2 1/2 seasons) Yankalilla squared off against the Creeks for the 2012 Premiership on Yanks home ground.
Creeks prevailed by 21 points 14 - 9 to 11 - 6.
Fast Forward to their Round 6 2015 clash and the only similarity to that day is the scoreline.
Creeks again prevailing in a hard fought scrap to win by 9 points 13 - 10 to 12 -7.
What was different today to back then?
Beers have gone up a $1
Crowd was down about 85%
Perfect conditions today compared to the strong Northerly back then.
Only 26.190476 % of players from that GF day battled it out today.
Thats 11 from 42.
Creeks had 5 (Basir, D.James, Saunders, Dave & Nick Warren)
Yank had 6 (Bond, Brannigan-Fisher, P.Fittock, Hunt, James and Sidebottom)
With such a large turnaround of players and loss of experience and some serious talent in a relatively short time it's not surprising
that these 2 clubs have plummeted so quickly.
Tho neither will threaten finals this year they should still be able to provide competitive efforts in the remaining 12 Minor
round matches.
Yank losing playing coach Thomson for the game in the 2nd Qtr with concussion ? was unlucky for them.
by jackpot jim
Sun May 17, 2015 1:35 am
 
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Re: England v NZ

Balance is a spud
Gone for a Duck !
Eng 2/31 Trail by 103
by jackpot jim
Sun May 24, 2015 3:48 am
 
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Re: England v NZ

How bloody good is this Test match?
NZ in trouble in their 1st dig and still make 350
Poms cruising at 1/215 then slump to 8/267 then tail wags to make 350 as well.
NZ then in big trouble at 2/23 in 2nd dig and then Taylor & Guptill have responded by smashing the poms for 94 stand so far off only 72 balls!
Beats the crap out of the T20 rubbish !!!!!!!!!!!
by jackpot jim
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:50 am
 
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Re: 2015 Frank Worral and Ashes Tours

Australia need Warner to find some form so they'll probably bat again.
Yeah definitely, we ne
ed Warner to make some runs. Looks a bit out of sorts at the moment

Well if the knob actually adjusted his mind to Test cricket and not T20 he might stay in a little longer?
1st Innings
1st ball - Defends a good ball on off stump 10/10 :D
2nd ball - Slashes wildly at a ball about 3 1/2 feet outside off stump and misses :roll:
3rd ball - OUT Caught in slips to a ball that kicked a little BUT he had no need to even play at it anyway. :roll: :roll:

The 2nd and 3rd balls just showed to me that his mind wasn't attuned to the job at hand.

Just my 2 cents worth from a park cricketer.
by jackpot jim
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:45 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Ashes

Too gutless to make a decision?
So saying "Not Out" isn't a decision ?
So the umps get blasted for being too gutless to give LBW appeals out but when they give them out they get blasted for not giving the batsman the benefit of the doubt such as Wattos in the 1st test when they were both umpires call.
Warne carried on like a dick last night.
Basically saying the umpires should be giving the bowler the benefit of the doubt and its up to the batsman to appeal and conclusively prove them wrong.
So Warne wants to do a 100% about face to a guideline that has served the game well for its entire history?
He was obviously a bowler?
Maybe stick to your Poker Warney.
I believe the review system in regards to the LBW is one of the few things the ICC have got right.
The howler will always be overturned which is what we all want.
The exception being if either team have no referrals left when a howler occurs.
Thats maybe something they could look at. Even agree with Warney on that one in that a team doesnt lose a referral if they are on the wrong end of a "umpires call" decision.
by jackpot jim
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:09 pm
 
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Re: The Final Round - Round 23

CENTURION wrote:Why is Butcher playing AFL?


Just like the question of how the pyramids were built?

We may never know?
by jackpot jim
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:00 pm
 
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Re: Great Southern Football League

old fullback wrote:So where would OUT IN THE STICKS be exactely footytrip?


Im guessing anywhere but the South Coast he means?

Just because the other towns dont have a Maccas or KFC doesnt mean they're out in the sticks? :roll:

Tho to some people it must?
by jackpot jim
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:15 am
 
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Re: Horse Racing Tips & Discussion

WTF ?????? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Win Pool of $5733 so there was $2 invested on it for a win.

So the race was on at about 7.30am yesterday with a $5700 win pool. Nest race there was $600

Winner was $18 Fixed odds on SuperTab.

Someone stuffed up BIG time by putting about a $5,500 bet on the fave or there was some deliberate funny business going on.
by jackpot jim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:19 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup

2/233 off 31 overs

Seriously, Redbacks SHOULD cruise in from here but we all know what usually happens?
by jackpot jim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:29 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup

Zartan wrote:We still need these two to bat majority of the last 20 overs - lot of work to be done.. be great to see if Trav can double up!

Has anyone in Aus limited over stuff scored 200?


Ben Dunk last year at Nth Sydney Oval made 229 in Tasmanias score of 1/399. Qld replied with 3/402 :shock:
by jackpot jim
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:32 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup

Cooper out - doesn't look impressed.. perhaps no bat?

SA 6/80

Shiiits me no end when umpires stand there for an eternity and then finally put their finger up as if they've been conned into it.
Can understand taking a little time with an LBW but a caught behind appeal like that one, you should know in your mind in an instant whether you think its out or not out. To take the time he did, clearly showed he wasnt at all sure and was talked into it. PATHETIC UMPIRING !
This CRAP from the commentators about the umpire giving the batsman the chance to walk is UTTER CRAP. Any umpire that has that rationale shouldnt be umpiring. Extremely unlikely to have had a bearing on the result but thats not the point.
by jackpot jim
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:51 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup

Why isn't Mark Cosgrove in this team?


Resting from his English County season......plus still working on his fitness back in Adelaide ;)

Heard that Siddons has set him some non negotiable fitness standards and some doubt whether these will be achieved and could be a no show for the entire season ?
by jackpot jim
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:20 pm
 
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Re: 2015 Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup

3 wins
WTF were they thinking keeping Chuck for so long?
Shouldve been sacked years ago
Siddons the Messiah :prayer: :prayer:
by jackpot jim
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:56 pm
 
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Re: TROTS Talk

Interdominion starts next week in Perth. Not that anyone would know.
Having it in Perth at one of the WORST tracks in Australasia is a disgrace.
The quality is looking very shallow.
Appears to be no NZ runners going there. Who could blame them?
Kinda defeats the purpose of the series.
Results of heats and Final will be decided by barrier draw.
:roll: :oops:
by jackpot jim
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:51 pm
 
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Re: Australia v Windies - Test series

Bored of this test series already


Bring on the Redbacks............oh wait

Exactly !!!!!!!!!!!

Season is F****D

Tests are a non event. Playing on lifeless flat roads apart from Adelaide of all places is a Test of nothing. Just inflates average batsmans averages.
Big Bash crap is about to start which has as much meaning as the Nab cup in footy. It may entertain a few but the results mean ZILCH !
by jackpot jim
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:34 pm
 
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Re: Aust tour squad v NZ announced - Sayers in.

exactly right, our blokes need to grow up and accept the umpires decision, lets not forget adelaide and wellington where we were extremely fortunate


Spot on.
Embarrassing dummy spitting at its worse by Smith & Hazelwood. Their behaviour was a disgrace and a shocking example to to all the younger players in particular watching on telly. There are times when a shocker of a decision has been made that it's hard to control ones emotions but in this circumstance there was ZERO excuse for Smith and Hazelwood to carry on like cry baby flogs whilst representing their Country.
by jackpot jim
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:09 pm
 
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Re: Sheffield Shield Season 2015/2016

Got the best pace attack in the SS, back them in. They have done the job all season

We have the best 3 pace bowlers, should have played Andrews as the pitch is turning & bouncing all ready. Also Andrews would have given us a bit more batting also.

So the Redbacks play NO spinner whilst Victoria play 2.
Now that must be a hell of a rarity.
Cant believe they have gone in with 4 pacemen.
If 3 cant get the job done then 4 isnt going to.
Not to have a specialist spinner going into a 5 day match is inconceivable imo.
May well get away with it in the end but............................................
by jackpot jim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:49 am
 
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Re: Sheffield Shield Season 2015/2016

5 of ya Top 7 batsmen making 16 or less aint gonna win ya too many games.
Out selected
Out played
Simple as that.

Future does look bright tho, i'd expect a Shield title in the next few years.
by jackpot jim
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:44 pm
 
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Re: Sheffield Shield Season 2015/2016

FFS
What the F*** happened in the last 15 minutes?
1/ WTF is Jake Lehmann bowling for?
Oh thats right, bcos the selectors F****D up !!!!!
They picked 4 pace bowlers, win the toss and BAT !!!!!!
I AGREE that you bat 1st 99% of the time BUT if you pick 4 pace bowlers and NO spinner you're basically obligated to bowl 1st if given the opportunity!
Ok, So they stuffed that up, ok lets try a part time spinner
Hmmmmmm Head, Has bowled about 200 overs for for 14 wickets in 1st class cricket at an ave of 58.85
OR
Jake Lehmann who has bowled a Grand total of 2 overs in his 1st class career !!!!!!!

These were our spin options that the selectors were confident to go with in a 5 day FINAL !!!!!!!!!

Ok Given that, youd think Head would have 1st crack but no, Lehmann takes the ball.
Full toss SIX !!!!!
Half tracker 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There you go 5% of the total score required off 2 balls FFS

2/ Why the F**K do captains allow the ONLY slip to stand wide, like around 2nd or 3rd slip ? If ya gonna only have 1 slip, stand at 1st slip FFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Surprise surprise, genuine edge STRAIGHT THROUGH WHERE 1ST SLIP SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Carey makes a huge dive but cant get it whilst the slip just stands there and watches it go for 4. FFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theres a saying in this game that you make your own luck !
Well to do that, you gotta make decisions that will give you the best chance for that to happen.
When bad decisions are made, generally you lose.

Still hoping for a miracle tomorrow but i think that happened for SA to jump from 4th to 1st in the last Round.
by jackpot jim
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:25 pm
 
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Re: Sheffield Shield Season 2015/2016

Could someone help me out with the following

1/ Who are the selectors

2/ Did anyone hear an explanation from anyone important (i.e. Selectors or captain) before, during or after the match as to why they went into the game without a specialist spinner?

3/ Why would they play an all out pace attack and then bat 1st after winning the toss when theoretically the most help in the pitch for the pace bowlers would have been early on day 1?
Only logical explanation i can see is that after seeing that Vic had named 2 specialist spinners, they didnt want them to have last use of a day 5 pitch.
Which then lends more weight to the argument that it was poor selection as its risky business to put all your eggs in the one basket as they did when its only 50/50 you're gonna win the toss and also not knowing the make up of the oppositions team.

We'll never know now whether selecting a specialist spinner would have made a difference or not but i agree with Stampy, the batting simply didnt stand up to be counted in either innings with significant collapses in both innings after very solid starts.

Lots of positive signs for years to come and lets hope they dont do away with the Shield Final as i think it was a fantastic game and the Best side did win!
Also worth remembering that if the Shield was won by the TOP finishing team this season it would NOT have been the Redbacks as quite simply the game in Alice would NOT have ended in a draw under those circumstances and SA would have finished 2nd.
by jackpot jim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:50 pm
 
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Round 5 winners:

Compass over Ebay @ Compass
Strath over McLaren Vale @ Strath
Willunga over Victor @ Victor
Yank over Pies @ Yank
Creek over Mudlarks @ the creek

2 out of 5 not totally unexpected as apart from Strath over McLaren the other 4 games could have gone either way with no surprise as most of them did.

In the night game at the Creek last night played under PERFECT conditions with not a drop of the forecast rain in sight, Creeks burst out of the blocks and dominated the 1st 7 - 8 minutes to put 2 - 2 on the board to nothing. From that point on until half time, Myponga / Sellicks completely dominated the game to kick the next 8 - 5 without the Creeks looking like scoring. Pongy looked very sharp and precise with their movement of the ball with plenty of run and support whilst the Hawks just couldnt get their hands on the ball and as a consequence were forever chasing jumpers and when they did get the ball were put under enormous pressure resulting in many turnovers.
With the game all but over at half time, Creeks being 9 goals down, they at least showed some of their earlier season form and ran the game out hard to outscore the Mudlarks by a few goals in the 2nd half. Myp 17 -11 Def Creeks 10 - 10
by jackpot jim
Sun May 08, 2016 11:40 am
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)

Luigianna by the sounds of it mate you have written the proposal....... Anyway this topic has intrigued me. As a former player in Country cricket, i am completely and totally perplexed by this proposal and how it increases participation and the standard of the game. I have taken a keen interest in this comp since retirement called my name and have no idea why the association feels the need to do this? This proposal suits only 1 part of the game and that is batting, all it means if you aren't very good at batting you get to have a hit every week and show everyone week in and week out you aren't good! It doesnt suit bowlers who like to bowl big spells, and doesn't suit bowling all rounder's. To me it seems all to be catering for in the bowling department is the 5th or 6th bowler who isn't that great. My issue with this proposal is you are changing arguably the strongest comp in the Hills. Why would anyone want to do that?? I tell you why, cause some old batsmen who cant make a run to save himself wants to have as many hits as possible before father time calls him! MTCA went to one day cricket due to the fact it had to and to be honest the standard of cricket there is downright deplorable! It will do the same to this Comp if the association aren't careful! All credit to TVCA to continue with a mixture of both and clearly the Hills comp will have both as well. That is a great decision. The sticking point will be with this proposal is certain clubs want 40-45 overs a side while Strath want 50 each. (Talk about a stupidly long day) Rumours have it Strath wont vote for the any less while other clubs wont vote for any more! The only hope for the die hard cricketers who love 2 day cricket and who enjoy having a week off bowling to talk rubbish is that the clubs cant agree on the overs and the Comp stays the same way. For the sake of the game, i hope thats the case!

Not having a look at this thread for 3 or 4 weeks, its good to see there's a bit of emotion out there and also a variety of thoughts about the proposal.
The theory with the bowlers that usually bowl long spells is that instead of bowling say a 20 over spell every 2nd week, they get to bowl 10 overs every week.
From a personal point of view, I think the combined format of a mix of 2 day and 1 day matches are a good mix but the facts are that, thats not everyones preferred choice and having been part of the selection process in my club for decades, rarely does a 2 day match selection occur without plenty of headaches had, trying to juggle replacement players.
Our club will study the proposal in detail in coming weeks, strongly taking into account the views of our current A grade players.
At this early stage my feeling is that we wouldn't lose anyone by going to an all 1 day comp but by remaining as is, a few players may well just restrict themselves to the one dayers or T20 comp or not play any cricket at all.
As ive said b4, There's no perfect format that will suit everyone, so i guess it's the challenge to find the format that suits most for not only the present but the future as well.
Interesting to hear that Strath wont vote for anything LESS than their full proposal as presented.
As Luigianna stated, The main decision to be made is surely whether the A grade comp becomes an exclusively ONE DAY COMP.
If it is decided to go that way, then i think the Playing conditions are on the table to be decided upon.
I find it hard to see how Straths proposal in it's entirety could / will be voted in, in one hit.
I can understand Straths stance on its insistence that it is 50 overs per side, and even tho 50 over cricket is played in some other country comps successfully apparently. i have my doubts about it in regards to the possible length of the day.
A few 45 over games were trialed several years ago in A&EHCA but not much came of that as the general consensus was that it didnt make much difference. 50 overs is certainly a significant difference tho imo and whilst most A graders may be happy with that, i think the time available is the real concern.
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Tue May 31, 2016 7:47 pm
 
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Re: Round 11 chit chat

Joke of a deliberate call. Butler tried to keep it in but the ball bounced the wrong way

OMFG ! :shock:

Just saw the replay of that.

No doubt the WORST WORST WORST deliberate out of bounds call i have EVER seen.

That umpire is an UTTER DISGRACE for making that call and obviously has no feel or understanding for the game whatsoever !
Cost West Coast a goal.
Seriously, it would be an utter embarrassment if a decision like that was paid in a Grand Final and cost a team a flag.

Decisions like that is why i rarely watch footy these days because it just makes a farce of the game.
Easier just to watch a few of the highlights to save the frustration.
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:08 pm
 
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Re: England vs Sri Lanka

And we see another example of a poor review system. Pradeep clean bowls Hales but ump calls no ball. On replay it was a clear legitimate ball but bowler can't review it and ump can't overturn it.
Yet every time a batsman is dismissed they check for a no ball

Just seen it.
Yep, Agree.
The system has become a joke.
Its inexcusable for an umpire to call a No Ball when its actually NOT !
Would rather see them err on the side of not calling them knowing that there will be a review if the do make a mistake off a ball a wicket falls.
Theres 2 ways to solve this issue.
1/ Bowlers should always have some part of their foot COMFORTABLY behind the line to take any doubt out of the mind of the umpire.
2/ Umpires not to call No Balls for overstepping at all and just leave it solely to the 3rd umpire to review every ball

Now Cook has been caught in front LBW but wasnt given out. Sri Lanka havent reviewed it becos of losing a review just a few overs earlier for a close LBW. Ball tracker shows it hitting in line and going on to smash into the stumps.
2 blokes still out there batting when neither should be, :roll:
Surely its not that hard to put a system in place with the technology available to get the RIGHT decisions.
by jackpot jim
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:17 am
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)

i see you raised the selection issue jackpot, I think this will not change either, the fact is people aren't as committed to the game as much as they used to be, so you will still be looking for people every week. The clubs point of view is it will be easier to get people to play A grade when they know they will be doing something. This is farcical! Imagine being a okay bowler in the 2's and then having to front up to Nairne and getting dispatched onto the main road regularly, you think they are putting there hand up again? No! The simple fact is and its harsh, people who are capable of playing A grade who are playing in the 2's are simply not mentally tough!! The Comp will degenerate with this proposal and don't be shocked if some youngish cricketers don't play the game in the hills anymore!

All clubs are in different situations when it comes to what format suits them most and circumstances can change very quickly.
Our club went from a situation of virtually begging players to make up an A grade team for a few years to having a squad of about 15 - 16 wanting to play A Grade every week. That turned around in the space of 12 months. The general perceived lack of commitment to the game by the current day player is certainly nothing new, ive seen this issue going on for the last 30 years. Clubs that are looking for players every week (my clubs been in that position many times) generally have the right intentions of putting in a certain number of teams, ensuring no one will miss out on a game. Unfortunately sometimes that is 1 team too many and has the opposite effect in commitment as players then know they can always get a game when they want as they'll be generally short. One thing we did notice in the last season in having too many players was the commitment levels to training and availability pick up as they knew spots were at a premium. This created tough selection decisions but it made for a better culture among the playing group and took away the frustration of having to chase players.
The selection issues involving 2 day matches for clubs with an A Grade occur from a combination of scenarios. Obviously starting with the unavailability of one or more players for both weeks. From my observations it's about 50/50 when it comes to having a genuine excuse not to play and simply a lack of commitment. Everyone has an opinion on whats genuine or not but the fact is most clubs go through the same circumstances of having players unavailable from week to week for whatever reasons. Throw into the mix the 'Bye' the following game and things then really get complicated as replacement players then didnt have the ability to drop back to the lower grades the following match.
The fact is that it gets very messy and with all grades aligning with the one day format would make it a lot easier.
You mention what bowler would want to come up and get smacked around? Thats a good question?
We've had situations where a 2nd grade bowler has been called up as a replacement in a 2 day game and has been pasted around the park all afternoon in a 2 dayer. Result - Im not playing A grade again. Then we've had the situation a few years ago in A Grade when they experimented with the one day games being stopped as soon as a result is achieved. We had several matches in which we batted 1st and made low totals. The teams chasing took 16 and 8 overs to get the runs and the game ceased. Result - Fill in bowlers said - "Thats it, not playing A Grade again, didnt get a bowl".
The point is, whilst changing to all one dayers will help with selection in some instances, i agree it will not solve all.
Every club is unique in their circumstances in regards to player numbers, availability, talent, commitment, ambitions etc and theres no one perfect format and set of playing conditions that are gonna come close to suiting all, and there within lies the difficulty of formulating policy that all will agree with in keeping playing country cricket an attractive option for the following generations of players to enjoy.
I dont have the perfect solutions but i like to think i have an open mind to change and the ability to digest different opinions in an attempt to formulate a program that is somewhat amicable to all clubs desires.
All change brings gains and losses but generally with no change, theres no future.
by jackpot jim
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:48 am
 
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Re: Great Southern Football League

McLaren cant take a trick and look destined for the spoon.
Leading by 33 points early in the last quarter and looking all over a winner, the Creeks burst to life slamming on 6 - 2 to Nil from that point on to grab a 5 point win in the last minute of the game.

Willunga and Bays having a DRAW has enabled Strath to leap frog into 2nd spot

Goolwa easily over Victor?

GSFL really is full of surprises week in week out.
by jackpot jim
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:15 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)

Interesting to note that so many people are keen to have a say on the matter and there's certainly nothing wrong with that,at all, but when it came to filling a vacancy on the Executive committee, no one was willing to accept the position thus leaving it 1 short. :?
My preference would be for the A Grade to retain the 2 day / 1 day mix of games but with the A Grade comp being reduced from 11 teams in 2011/12 down to 8 teams in 2012/13 and then down to only 7 since 2014/15 with NO sign of any other club looking remotely close to returning A Grade i think the all 1 day comp is worth a crack at luring a few teams back to A Grade. Whilst it may not have an immediate effect this season, one would hope that a few clubs will be working hard to return in the following season or 2.
The positives and negatives of the predominantly 2 day format have been well documented and there will be new positives and negatives with the new structure no doubt but without giving it a go we will never know.
If for some reason the new structure is a complete disaster then contrary to some peoples beliefs, i dont see it as a huge problem to revert back if thats the consensus of the clubs.
by jackpot jim
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:04 am
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)



Jackpot I know certain clubs have people on the executive committee as well, one who was very heavily involved in the proposal, was he allowed to vote? I would hope not! Simple fact is I was speaking to guys from other associations and they are shocked that this Comp would make this decision. It's going to fun to watch when it goes downhill!

I believe ALL the Executive members voted on the proposal as they are eligible to do.
Strath put up the motion as Nairne did several seasons ago. Only difference was Nairnes didnt specify 50 overs but just 1 day cricket iirc.
Strath specified 50 overs which i believe was unpopular bcos of the potential length of the day.
Several rounds of 45 over games were trialed 2 seasons ago and seemed to work ok.
Langhorne Creek proposed an amendment to 45 overs max and this became the motion.
Woodside made a further amendment of 40 overs but that was defeated.
45 overs was voted on and was accepted with the 2/3rds majority required.
I am extremely confident that any executives associated with any club make their decisions independent of their clubs viewpoints.
Any changes are always going to be unpopular with certain players / clubs
I know of quite a few players who were anti their own clubs view on this which just shows how hard it is to please all.
Unfortunately the A Grade competition has been in decline in recent years and a club exercised their right to vote for a changed structure and the process ran its course.
If any clubs are unhappy with the process they are more than welcome to put motions forward to change the constitution and the process.
Im still amazed that an executive position remained unfilled after so many have an opinion about how things should be.

Once we get into the season some might be saying why didnt we do this years ago? And if by seasons end, Like Roxy said, if things have gone down hill, then changes can be made , even reverting back to a 2 day competition if there's support for it.
Personally i'd love to see 2 day cricket come back in some form in coming years but the practicality of it isnt like it was 30 - 40 years ago.
by jackpot jim
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:37 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)

Cmon Jaxkpot give me a break! You think those on the exec wouldn't go against there clubs view? thats ridiculous! I believe those votes shouldn't count!

I think that the members of the Executive committee past and present are genuinely independent with the well being of the Association foremost in their minds rather than their own clubs interests when it comes to voting on issues such as this.

You have every right not to embrace the same view and i respect that.

Maybe youre right in that the Executive shouldn't be casting votes but thats how the constitution is written and any club is able to put forward a motion to change it if they feel the need to.

Which ever way the vote went there were always gonna be disappointed and frustrated thoughts on the matter.
by jackpot jim
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:56 am
 
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Re: Australian Test Tour - Sri Lanka 2016

Didnt they just sign Boof for a few more years? :roll: :roll:

And as for sending in nightwatchmen, Thats just a sign of weekness.
FFS No, 1 team in the world are sending out bowlers to do batsmens jobs,
Quite simply PATHETIC and you deserve to be embarrassed with such negative tactics.
Australia became No, 1 in the 90s by taking the game on, not hiding behind a rock.
Not to worry, have a home series coming up and they'll all be heroes again batting on spinless roads
by jackpot jim
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:34 pm
 
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Re: Adelaide Hills Cricket (HCA, TVCA & A&EH)

Tony Clifton wrote:
inside word wrote:What was voted in last night roxy?

They voted in five day test matches :D


Only for finals
by jackpot jim
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:32 pm
 
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Re: GRAND FINAL SYDNEY VS WESTERN BULLDOGS

Has there ever been a harder earnt Premiership than this one by the Western Bulldogs?
1st ever team to win a flag from outside the Top 4 under the current format.
I for one struggled to see it ever happening as the odds are so overwhelmingly stacked against it happening.
What were the Bulldogs odds at the start of the Finals series? $61 ? Seemed to remember seeing about that.
Upsets happen in footy all the time from week to week but to prevail 4 weeks in a row when you're the overwhelming underdog each time is quite simply an amazing achievement =D>
Many times over the years we have seen Premiership teams have a soft final or 2 leading into the GF keeping them relatively fresh for the final assault but this certainly wasnt the case for the Bulldogs who had 4 of the toughest scraps imaginable where every game was only decided late in the match on each occasion.
Final 1 - Defeated West Coast (Last seasons Grand Finalists) in one of the toughest road trips going around in Perth who were full of confidence after defeating Adelaide in Adelaide under Finals like atmosphere.
Final 2 - Defeated Hawthorn, the reigning 3 time Premiers on the back of a grueling road trip to Perth which statistics show teams have a terrible record the following week after playing there.
Final 3 - Defeated an in form GWS in Sydney who had just smashed Sydney and had the advantage of a weeks rest in a truly bruising encounter.

Grand Final - Defeated Sydney who had finished top and had the advantage of an extra days break and had a significant experience advantage in playing in Grand Finals.

Taking the emotion out of it that it was the Bulldogs 1st flag for 62 years, i think in years to come it will be talked about as one of the great Premiership wins of all time simply based on where they were at the start of last season with them being a lot of peoples pick for the spoon and the draw they had to overcome by virtue of finishing 7th.
by jackpot jim
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:14 am
 
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