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Cricket 2017/2018

Post by Aussie Mark » 17 Oct 2017, 09:20

Time for a new thread!

Does anyone else have Ashes tickets? I'm going to day one of the Sydney test, which has been an indulgence for a few years now.

And to kick off this thread, here's a proud father moment - my son played in the Kookaburra Cup U12 tournament in Canberra during the recent school holidays, and hit his first six in a competition game. This photo is from that innings, taken by another dad, so I'm not sure if it's the actual six, or another of his boundaries that day.

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Post by NotTheFish » 17 Oct 2017, 09:30

Top photo ! Middled it perfectly.

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Post by Aussie Mark » 17 Oct 2017, 10:21

NotTheFish wrote:
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Top photo ! Middled it perfectly.
He's red/green colour blind, so I think he really liked batting against a white ball that week

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Post by BazzBass » 17 Oct 2017, 13:33

surely with a stroke like that, it must be Afghanistan ? (the forgotten Waugh) :)

wow playing cricket with red green colour blindness must present him with a challenge, good on him,keep us posted on his progress Mark.

Sadly,a one day ticket to Adelaide Oval for tests is way too expensive,especially as you have to drink luke warm mid strength Qld beer hmmpf while over in the members it's champagne,lobsters and Pimms.......we get soggy chips.

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Post by Aussie Mark » 17 Oct 2017, 13:44

BazzBass wrote:
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wow playing cricket with red green colour blindness must present him with a challenge
He's been playing cricket for 4 years now, and only realised last year that the ball is RED! We were talking one day and I said "I'm amazed at how good you are in the field given how hard it must be to see red ball against the green grass" He looked at me puzzled and said "Are cricket balls red? I thought they were black". So yes, he's doing remarkably well considering.

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Post by Ox Boris » 17 Oct 2017, 14:34

Got tickets to the first three days in Adelaide. Really looking forward to the first day/night Ashes. I don't envy anybody trying to get accommodation now, it's totally bonkers. I booked ours a year ago and managed to find somewhere that hadn't updated their calendar yet, so were still charging standard rates.

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Post by BazzBass » 17 Oct 2017, 14:43

Ox Boris wrote:
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Got tickets to the first three days in Adelaide. Really looking forward to the first day/night Ashes. I don't envy anybody trying to get accommodation now, it's totally bonkers. I booked ours a year ago and managed to find somewhere that hadn't updated their calendar yet, so were still charging standard rates.
hopefull we have a gig around then and can catch up :)
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Post by NotTheFish » 17 Oct 2017, 16:48

My father is red/green colour blind too and worked as an artist all his life. I seem to remember reds came out more as browns for him. Hopefully this is no long term impediment to playing for Australia for this young fella.

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Post by Ox Boris » 17 Oct 2017, 22:47

BazzBass wrote:
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hopefull we have a gig around then and can catch up :)
Sounds good. I get there on the 23rd, leave on the 6th.

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Post by Petebass » 17 Oct 2017, 22:50

I'm having trouble getting away from my business to a live game this season. Worse still, I'm having no luck whatsoever convincing the wife that we need a TV in our shop. Might have to sign up for online streaming.
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Post by BazzBass » 17 Oct 2017, 23:16

Petebass wrote:
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I'm having trouble getting away from my business to a live game this season. Worse still, I'm having no luck whatsoever convincing the wife that we need a TV in our shop. Might have to sign up for online streaming.
"the TV is not for me, it's for our customers to keep track of the cricket while waiting to be served, it helps keep them in the shop a little longer..WE NEED A TV HONEY" :bat:
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Post by BassLine » 18 Oct 2017, 00:31

Congrats Mark!! Proud father moment.

Pete - I'd "borrow" the home TV during the Test Match days. Or, ask a friend to bring one down in lieu of free ice cream.
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Post by slave » 18 Oct 2017, 06:17

Aussie Mark wrote:
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He's been playing cricket for 4 years now, and only realised last year that the ball is RED.
Congrats Mark - the first six is a big moment.
My 10-yr old hit his first 4 last season, he was so happy he could have shit a rainbow. I can only imagine how happy your little fella must have been.

I've played cricket for 20-odd years myself, only recently stopped due to finally accepting my chronic shoulder joint issues. Being red/green/brown colourblind myself, I totally understand how your boy might see the world. Thing is, as long as light conditions are good, he shouldn't stuggle at all. I don't. For me, the hard bit is around sunset when the light starts to dip, it's pretty tricky picking up the ball where others don't seem effected as much.
2 or 3 years ago my old cricket comp adopted a white ball for the whole season. They ditched it after the end of the season, due to complaints from players that they couldn't see the ball, and of course a natural preference to the red.
The white ball they chose to use picked up all the grass stains quickly, turning the ball green as grass within 20-30 overs or so. For me, wasn't a problem batting or fielding, maybe I was used to picking out the moving target? For others not so easy I guess.

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Post by Petebass » 18 Oct 2017, 08:05

FWIW, Chris Rogers opened the batting for Australia, and he is colour blind.
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Post by Aussie Mark » 18 Oct 2017, 09:50

Petebass wrote:
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FWIW, Chris Rogers opened the batting for Australia, and he is colour blind.
Yes, and Garry Ballance for England. Both struggled with the pink ball the most from what I've read.

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