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5 hours ago, taipan said:

Just anyone else think it's odd but Domingo goes, AB returns and JP retires?

Klop!

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Looks the son of a Kiwi rugby league international had a few too many jars and decided that punching on at 2am with Joe Public was a good idea. If he gets knicked for a serious assault he might find Border Force telling him to fuck off when he pitches up in Australia on account of his record.

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37 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

He's got issues.........definitely!!

 

30 minutes ago, taipan said:

Seen the footage. He totally loses it. I blame his mother.

Nothing good ever happens at 2am out the front of nightclubs (unless your a dentist).

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True story. When Stokes started playing CC some of the upright gentlemen on my cricket forum were taking the piss about his buck teeth and gingerness. Mommy must have been googling her pet and as no one else cared about him she discovered us. She then threatened the owner with libel charges if all the comments were not deleted.

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17 hours ago, taipan said:

True story. When Stokes started playing CC some of the upright gentlemen on my cricket forum were taking the piss about his buck teeth and gingerness. Mommy must have been googling her pet and as no one else cared about him she discovered us. She then threatened the owner with libel charges if all the comments were not deleted.

What would be the basis of her action? He is a wranger and looks like he has buck teeth. We also now know he is a shit drunk and has dopey tattoos

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Question is: Are the batsmen better or are the bowlers kak?  Anyway, well done to the young man! Just the shear agony to be standing so long is worth a mention.....

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Cape Town - Border batsman Marco Marais made headlines this past weekend when he smashed the fastest triple century in the history of first class cricket.

READ: SA batsman hits record 490 off 151 balls!

The 24-year-old made 300 not out off 191 balls in a three-day match against Eastern Province in East London.

Marais' heroics saw him beat a long-standing record which stood for 96 years.

The record was held by Australia’s Charles Macartney, who took 221 balls to reach his 300 for Australia against Nottinghamshire in 1921.

According to the DispatchLIVE website, Marais brought up his century off 68 balls, before going on to break the South African record for the fastest double century, reaching his 200 off 139 balls.

He hit 35 fours and 13 sixes as Border amassed 512/4 in 80 overs.

Eastern Province were bowled out for 212 in their first innings, while Border were 66/2 in their second innings when the game ended in a draw.

According to Netwerk24, Marais is a farmer from Stutterheim who travels 95km to East London four times per week to practice.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Marais has played 34 first-class games, scoring 1 773 runs at an average of 37.

In List A one-day games he has scored 852 runs at 42.60, while in T20 games he boasts 396 runs at 26.40.

Marais is yet to receive a call-up to the Warriors franchise.

Fastest recorded triple centuries in first-class cricket - via Cricket.com.au:

Marco Marais, 191 balls - Border v Eastern Province, 2017

Charles Macartney, 221 balls - Australians against Nottinghamshire, 1921

Frank Wooley, 230 balls - MCC v Tasmania, 1912

Ken Rutherford, 234 balls - New Zealanders v DB Close's XI, 1986

Viv Richards, 244 balls - Somerset v Warwickshire, 1985

Kusal Perera, 244 balls - Colts v Saracens, 2012-13

Kithuruwan Vithanage, 245 balls - Tamil UC & AC v SL Air Force SC, 2014-15

Graeme Smith, 249 balls - Somerset v Leicestershire, 2005

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hawk_Eye said:

READ: SA batsman hits record 490 off 151 balls!

The 24-year-old made 300 not out off 191 balls in a three-day match against Eastern Province in East London.

i'm confused............not unusual :110104_emM5_prv[1]:

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50 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

i'm confused............not unusual :110104_emM5_prv[1]:

READ: SA batsman hits record 490 off 151 balls! ((Eventual total))

The 24-year-old made 300 not out off 191 balls in a three-day match against Eastern Province in East London. ((Fastest 300 runs - from 191 balls))

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More confused - how do you make 490 off 151 balls and "only" 300 off 191 balls?

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Some useless information................100 - The gap in years between the introduction of the box in cricket (1874) and the helmet (1974).

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23 hours ago, J1M1 said:

Some useless information................100 - The gap in years between the introduction of the box in cricket (1874) and the helmet (1974).

The population explosion was obviously not a problem at the time. One head was more important than the other.

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On 1/9/2018 at 1:40 PM, WeDaFaKaWe said:

The population explosion was obviously not a problem at the time. One head was more important than the other.

Just shows where the priorities lie.

I started watching cricket when batsmen didn't wear helmets (mid 70's). The only fatality of note I have observed in this time was a when a batsman was wearing a helmet.  

Wearing a box helps a bit but you still wear your balls for earrings for a period if the area on or around the bed flute gets struck.

 

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23 minutes ago, Docker said:

Just shows where the priorities lie.

I started watching cricket when batsmen didn't wear helmets (mid 70's). The only fatality of note I have observed in this time was a when a batsman was wearing a helmet.  

Wearing a box helps a bit but you still wear your balls for earrings for a period if the area on or around the bed flute gets struck.

 

When I started playing batting gloves had cute little green spikes. Looked pretty but I doubt if they were much help. Pads had leather straps and buckles and we're always breaking. Have never used a helmet, thigh pad, inner thigh pad, forearm protector, chest protector or any other protector that they might have invented 

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Those "cute green spikes" are well remembered - zero protection!!

What I miss a LOT is the smell of linseed oil on a bat and if it were a new bat,  having to "hammer it in" with an old ball in a sock.............

 

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3 hours ago, taipan said:

When I started playing batting gloves had cute little green spikes. Looked pretty but I doubt if they were much help. Pads had leather straps and buckles and we're always breaking. Have never used a helmet, thigh pad, inner thigh pad, forearm protector, chest protector or any other protector that they might have invented 

True, but you would have reconsidered if were to face Steyn?

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12 hours ago, taipan said:

Steyn - phurt 

 

we we had real quick bowlers I those days.

Thommo reckons that is bullshit (mind you being a contrarian he would). He reckons the methodology used to measure bowlers speed has changed and that he would be up around 170kms under the current system. He was quick especially pre injury but was hardly an all time great unlike DK Lillee.

The first choice Aussie seamers in the Ashes have apparently recorded the highest average speeds for a Test series for a seam trio since appropriate records have been kept. Like a lot of cricket stats it is largely meaningless because bowlers like McGrath, Anderson and big Vern are/were very effective bowling at 135 and doesn't cover earlier periods like the Windies on their pomp and Wasim/Waqar and Ahktar.

What is does tell us is that the upcoming series is going to be a highlight for fast bowling fans like me where Australia and South Africa, subject to injury, will both have three seamers capable of bowling 145kms. 

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1 hour ago, Docker said:

the upcoming series is going to be a highlight for fast bowling fans like me where Australia and South Africa, subject to injury, will both have three seamers capable of bowling 145kms. 

Klop! It's going to be a great series. Both teams have a lot to prove.

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