Open Question: Name this family?
Surname: Smith, Rinder, Mahlone, Swann
FN: Phillip, Peter, Harry, Robert
MN: Thomas, Ian, Edward, Alan
FN: Anne, Linda, Allison, Tina
MN: Maria, Susan, Kimberly, Margaret
FN: Emily, Catherine, Belle, Margo
MN: Valentina, Nicole, Charlotte, Abigail
FN: Grace, Arielle, Ella, Mia
MN: Matilda, Samantha, Victoria, Jasmine
FN: James, Luke, Jack, Nate
MD: Shaun, Bailey, Cameron, William
FN: Rose, Bethany, Shannon, Kylie
MN: Caitlin, Kathleen, Ruby, Juliet
FN: Matthew, Michael, Eric, Alexander
MN: Marcus, Nathan, John, Grant **Malone**
Posted on 7 October 2015 | 3:49 am
Resolved Question: Have the Australians now
Should he fall on his sword, or wait to be sacked?
Should Graeme Swann have a quiet word about how to retire with dignity?
Posted on 17 July 2015 | 10:41 am
Resolved Question: Do some people not
Prior may never come back either.
Lots of people seem to be brushing it off as a 'transition' phase but those three are a massive loss to England. England's number 3 and 4 are gone, the backbone of our batting attack for the past five years. No one is experienced enough to fill the shoes of TWO top order batsmen.
Swann is out as well, the orchestrator of a historic series win in India. No spinner in England is as good as him, we simply don't have a replacement.
The sudden loss of those three is pretty huge for England. Compare it to the loss of Smith and Kallis for SA, who have been allowed to play on past their prime, being gently phased out with replacements waiting in the wing.
There is no simple 'transition' for England, no one saw the three losses coming. It will just be a case of throwing people in the deep end and seeing who sinks or swims.
Posted on 21 May 2014 | 5:53 pm
Resolved Question: Who played well in eng vs
Posted on 25 August 2013 | 4:35 pm
Resolved Question: Who would you back in the
England - Most Runs (1st Innings)
Alastair Cook 4.50
Jonathan Trott 4.50
Kevin Pietersen 4.50
Ian Bell 5.00
Joe Root 5.75
Jonny Bairstow 11.00
Matt Prior 13.00
Chris Woakes 34.00
Stuart Broad 41.00
Graeme Swann 81.00
Chris Tremlett 101.00
Simon Kerrigan 101.00
James Anderson 151.00
Steve Finn 201.00
Australia - Most Runs (1st Innings)
Michael Clarke 3.75
Chris Rogers 5.00
David Warner 5.00
Shane Watson 6.00
Usman Khawaja 6.50
Ed Cowan 6.50
Phil Hughes 7.00
Steve Smith 8.50
Brad Haddin 9.00
Matthew Wade 9.00
James Faulkner 17.00
Mitchell Starc 26.00
Ashton Agar 26.00
Peter Siddle 41.00
Ryan Harris 67.00
Nathan Lyon 151.00
Jackson Bird 201.00
I'd go 100 Clarke, 50 Warner, 50 Rogers, 10 Pietersen. What do you think is best? Given the current balances
Posted on 19 August 2013 | 8:41 am