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Old 16th November 2015, 10:18   #101
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When I had a tour of the ground back in 2006, the groundsman said the problem was the clay being washed out of the square. The pitch is like an upturned saucer and the wicket is noticeably much higher when you stand on the boundary edge. I'm sure he said it used to be about 70% clay, but is now less than 50%. Something like that anyway.
Thanks for the clarification Petarea.
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Old 16th November 2015, 10:21   #102
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Excellent captain's knock from Smith to shut the door on the Kiwis along with Voges. I can't really see Australia declaring to set NZ a target on this pitch.
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Old 16th November 2015, 10:42   #103
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Excellent captain's knock from Smith to shut the door on the Kiwis along with Voges. I can't really see Australia declaring to set NZ a target on this pitch.
Nz do have a line up which looks like it could be skittled. I quite fancy Oz to win.
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Old 16th November 2015, 10:47   #104
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In a 'Let's see how Adelaide this pitch is?'
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Old 16th November 2015, 13:01   #105
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I think Johnson has enough left in him to pass Lillee's 355 but never his 23 5fers and 7 10fers.

311 wickets at 28.52 econ 3.33 s/r 51.3 12/3 - Johnson (73)
310 wickets at 30.81 econ 3.46 s/r 53.3 10/0 - Lee (76)
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Old 16th November 2015, 13:09   #106
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If these are the kinds of pitches served up at home, Johnson would be well entitled to retire.

Don't think there's a result in this game. Don't see enough upside in a sporting declaration and there's not going to be much time left once they get over 300 on.
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Old 16th November 2015, 13:12   #107
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If MJ makes it through this series, seems unlikely he will go on beyond this summer. In test matches at least. He has mentioned retirement recently. Has lost quite a bit of pace, starting to get on a bit and doesn't seem like he is really into it any more...311 wickets@28.5. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 16th November 2015, 13:17   #108
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That's solid then.

Who cares?
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When I had a tour of the ground back in 2006, the groundsman said the problem was the clay being washed out of the square. The pitch is like an upturned saucer and the wicket is noticeably much higher when you stand on the boundary edge. I'm sure he said it used to be about 70% clay, but is now less than 50%. Something like that anyway.


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I think Johnson has enough left in him to pass Lillee's 355 but never his 23 5fers and 7 10fers.

311 wickets at 28.52 econ 3.33 s/r 51.3 12/3 - Johnson (73)
310 wickets at 30.81 econ 3.46 s/r 53.3 10/0 - Lee (76)
Did Brett Lee really get that many wickets?
Just goes to show those counting stats are being devalued by the relentless modern schedule.
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Old 16th November 2015, 13:19   #109
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Dirk Nannes
Dirk who..?

Any relation to Diggler?
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If MJ makes it through this series, seems unlikely he will go on beyond this summer. In test matches at least. He has mentioned retirement recently. Has lost quite a bit of pace, starting to get on a bit and doesn't seem like he is really into it any more...311 wickets@28.5. Nothing wrong with that.
I think 3 bad series would see the end of a bowler, especially at his age. Who are Australia playing next?

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Entire playing surface was relaid in '85 according to the website, so I was out a bit with 90's. Only going from memory. Including new turf and soil for the centre square. I'll find a link to the problems they have had with the grass since, when I get a chance. It's had it's share of problems, along with the unavailability of soil.
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I think 3 bad series would see the end of a bowler, especially at his age. Who are Australia playing next?

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We've got 3 test series against the Windies next, for the second half of the summer. Starting in December.
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Dirk who..?

Any relation to Diggler?
Diggler Nannes? I think you've gone off piste now.

Agree about Lee, gbg. Can see why people got excited about him as a test bowler but he wasn't close to the other Aussie (not as) quicks around at the time.
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Old 16th November 2015, 16:42   #114
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ps.if you had bothered to read the thread and look at the post below the one Peterea responded to, you would have found the following. With links to explanations from the curator from around '06. Straight from the source as they say. Was being too polite to point it out to him/her.


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"The problem, according to the groundsman, Cameron Sutherland, is that supplies of the special alluvial soil, found in a Western Australian river bed, with which the Waca's pitches were once constructed, have long since run out and the soil that was substituted was unable to match the clay content. "More like 60%," Sutherland reckons, "compared to 80% before."

"That the Perth pitch is not the fast and bouncy strip it once was is well known. Mostly that is because the wicket square has gradually been replaced in recent years, with a different kind of soil to what was used originally."



http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blo...rliesinthesoil

http://www.theage.com.au/news/news/p...685617465.html
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Diggler Nannes? I think you've gone off piste now.
So Dirk (Diggler) Nannes has a negative opinion. No big deal. Probably sour grapes at being a reject we sent back to the Netherlands. Was an excellent skier though, apparently.
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Old 16th November 2015, 17:29   #116
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So Dirk (Diggler) Nannes has a negative opinion. No big deal. Probably sour grapes at being a reject we sent back to the Netherlands. Was an excellent skier though, apparently.
Jeez, just applaud the ****ing innings and don't be a douche. It's not difficult, cricketers have always done it, but if they can't do that, then no-one's going to arrest them. It's OK, you can lower the shields.
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ps.if you had bothered to read the thread and look at the post below the one Peterea responded to, you would have found the following. With links to explanations from the curator from around '06. Straight from the source as they say. Was being too polite to point it out to him/her.
I wasn't point scoring or anything, just found that a particularly enlightening post, particularly around the shape of the surface and how that meant clay was washed away.

I've seen that Grauniad article before.
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So Dirk (Diggler) Nannes has a negative opinion. No big deal. Probably sour grapes at being a reject we sent back to the Netherlands. Was an excellent skier though, apparently.
I like "Diggler" Nanes, although I admit I didn't hear this particular bit of commentary, so possible he went over the top but if his point was that it was rather boorish not to applaud a score of 290 then he probably wasn't far wrong.
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Johnson retires immediately from international and first-class cricket at the end of the match.

You would have thought he would carry on with the white ball.
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Jeez, just applaud the ****ing innings and don't be a douche. It's not difficult, cricketers have always done it, but if they can't do that, then no-one's going to arrest them. It's OK, you can lower the shields.
Are you referring to the Nannes beat up? I agree he should have concentrated on the great innings itself, rather than feign disappointment and try to find some negative, in effort to beat up some imaginary controversy.

If not, could you use a bit more in the way of clarity, perhaps a bit less hysterical tone would help this?

Was a great innings.
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