The Australian cricket non-official thread!

Brendan_B

OZCT Supporter
Messages
6,464
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Real Name
Brendan
eBay User
Brendan3767
Great spectacle, that Bryant is definitely one to watch moving forward. Not only is he a clean striker and hard hitter but he is developing some smarts. Apparently he was a gun league player also.

Very happy for Cutting. Being a Heat fan he just cops it on the forums, great to see him shut those keyboard warriors up.

Now lets hope results go their way and we get to see Baz go around again!
 

BLOWN8

Such is life!
Messages
4,039
Location
Devonport Tasmania
Real Name
Darren
eBay User
dazza_1563
Meredith out Faulkner in for the finals. His first half of the season was pretty good but the last 2 games he’s lost the plot. Too many wides and no balls and can’t hit a consistent length when he needs to.
 

220

OzCardTrader
Messages
398
Location
NSW
Real Name
Sean
eBay User
220928357
Hopefully the Stars get up today.
Would hate to see the Heat qualify simply because they refused to play 2 overs to get a result when they knew chances were they would loose the match.
Either way looks like the Thunder have been robbed of a finals spot.

Surely Tap N Play can bring out a card commemorating their refusal to play as the play of the tournament.
 

Brendan_B

OZCT Supporter
Messages
6,464
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Real Name
Brendan
eBay User
Brendan3767
Hopefully the Stars get up today.
Would hate to see the Heat qualify simply because they refused to play 2 overs to get a result when they knew chances were they would loose the match.
Either way looks like the Thunder have been robbed of a finals spot.

Surely Tap N Play can bring out a card commemorating their refusal to play as the play of the tournament.
Thunder definitely hard done by but unfortunately that is sport. They did lose more games than they won (same as the Heat) and had other ample opportunity to make the finals but didn't take them.

I am a Heat fan and if they make it through then they should feel extremely lucky. Not just because of the Thunder no result which they were very likely to lose (still had Bryant at the crease with Burns, Cutting and Ross to bat though) but they have been so inconsistent, not just game to game but innings to innings.
 

Matty76

OzCardTrader
Messages
2,825
Location
Mount Gambier, SA
Real Name
Matt Gartside
eBay User
matt2009g
The Australian Cricket Awards (formerly known as the Allan Border Medal) are on tonight in 7Mate and Fox Cricket. It’s an early start, folks: 7pm EDST. Looking forward to it, I must say!
 
Reactions: 220

Brandboy20

OzCardTrader
Messages
501
Location
Western Australia
Real Name
Reece
eBay User
brandboy20
Cricket sucks 😢
Bring on the footy.
They need to reward 1st and 2nd in the finals example:

Game 1: 1st v 2nd (Winner straight through to GF)

Game 2: 3rd v 4th (Loser eliminated)

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 Vs Winner Of Game 2

Granfinal: Winner of game 1 v Winner of game 3


Just a thought, other wise there is zero value of where you finish on the ladder
 

Sports Nut

OzCardTrader
Messages
168
Real Name
Michael
eBay User
slicky-micky
They need to reward 1st and 2nd in the finals example:

Game 1: 1st v 2nd (Winner straight through to GF)

Game 2: 3rd v 4th (Loser eliminated)

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 Vs Winner Of Game 2

Granfinal: Winner of game 1 v Winner of game 3


Just a thought, other wise there is zero value of where you finish on the ladder
Totally agree. Something needs to change. I think it is something like 6 out of the 8 years of the BBL that the team finishing top hasn't made the final. The best team all year needs to be rewarded. I think it is a bit too simplistic to say someone choked.
 

bigrob2307

OzCardTrader
Messages
3,156
Location
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Real Name
Rob
eBay User
bigrob2307
They need to reward 1st and 2nd in the finals example:

Game 1: 1st v 2nd (Winner straight through to GF)

Game 2: 3rd v 4th (Loser eliminated)

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 Vs Winner Of Game 2

Granfinal: Winner of game 1 v Winner of game 3


Just a thought, other wise there is zero value of where you finish on the ladder
Plus adds an extra game to rake in the cash for all involved
 

Wookiedragon

OzCardTrader
Messages
2,255
Real Name
Daniel
eBay User
Wookie-dragon
They need to reward 1st and 2nd in the finals example:

Game 1: 1st v 2nd (Winner straight through to GF)

Game 2: 3rd v 4th (Loser eliminated)

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 Vs Winner Of Game 2

Granfinal: Winner of game 1 v Winner of game 3


Just a thought, other wise there is zero value of where you finish on the ladder
Would think there would be no objections to this as it adds another game and makes sense.
 

Matty76

OzCardTrader
Messages
2,825
Location
Mount Gambier, SA
Real Name
Matt Gartside
eBay User
matt2009g
I thought that the season just seemed a bit too long for the Hurricanes - their home stretch included heavy defeats to the Strikers and Sixers, a narrow defeat to the Thunder and they only JUST snuck over the line against the Scorchers.

It’s a catch-22 situation for them with the batting too: Wade, Short, McDermott and Bailey did 90% of the heavy lifting during the season and the rest didn’t face a lot of deliveries. This of course isn’t a problem when your 4th wicket falls at 150+ rather than 120-130.

I think the season is long enough without adding extra finals games - I think 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 is a fair way to do it. It’s more a fault of the team that loses on the day in my opinion. I’m a Sixers fan so I had no vested interest in the result last night.
 

mounteverest

OZCT Supporter
Messages
1,302
Real Name
craig everest
eBay User
1169everest
Totally agree. Something needs to change. I think it is something like 6 out of the 8 years of the BBL that the team finishing top hasn't made the final. The best team all year needs to be rewarded. I think it is a bit too simplistic to say someone choked.
Totally agree the top team should get a double chance
 

Scotty_WCE

West Coast card collector!
Messages
3,087
Location
Perth
Real Name
Scott
eBay User
scotty_wce
One of THE most remarkable Test matches of all time has just finished. Sri Lanka, after being 9/226 chasing 304, have defeated South Africa - in South Africa - by one wicket. This is the highest tenth-wicket partnership in the fourth innings to win in Test history. Kusal Perera was the hero finishing on 153*. How good is Test cricket hey?
 
Last edited:
ozgameshop FOR THE GAMERS
Top Bottom