2015/2016 D Grade And Below

Tongs

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Why would he want to retire at 50? He's an A Grade bowler who rarely gets a hit. Here he has an opportunity to make a hundred, why wouldn't he bat on.
And if he retires, he is deemed out. What happens if the team get a run on and they fall 3 runs short and Morgan can't go back into bat?

Of all players to drop down grades, a genuine number 11 who bowls spin, is hardly scary. Although, it still shouldn't happen, he's hardly a flat track bully in this case.
 

cricket master

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Warwick,

But at 0 for 152, and chasing a low score, maybe retire a 50 and give someone else a go. Would have been a different scenario if they were 9 for 152.

Shouldn't be able to drop more than 2 grades without DVCA approval.

DC still win the award, when they could have played Harley Smith in their F1 team, but chose to play him in their F3 team. their F1 team lost on the day.
The team still have 68 overs to bat Saturday. Why retire after 8 overs and make someone else have to face the last 10 overs of the day (arguably the hardest time to bat)
 

Underarm28

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The team still have 68 overs to bat Saturday. Why retire after 8 overs and make someone else have to face the last 10 overs of the day (arguably the hardest time to bat)
They won after 12 overs. Where your arguement falls is that he took 12 and 19 off consecutive overs and I dont think facing a 60 yo opening bowler is going to be too threatening (Sorry Greg).
 

Underarm28

Active Member
You're really fixated on a tailender getting a few runs in a lower grade.
Its not about the individual, its about clubs who use these plays to get results to push other teams out of finals. As it stands this week even with dropping this bloke down and he making a century, they appear that they will only win on 1st innings and the team below on the ladder is going to win outright tipping them out of the finals. He was in the team for his bowling hoping to dismiss LE cheaply and it didn't work. So they open him and he did what he did.

Same with Harley Smith. He was available to play F1, but instead played F3. The F1 team lost and the beat up on a F3 team. This then lets them play finals, but without him, they wont beat Epping.

In reality, its about using higher grade players to falsely promote the teams strength to play finals. And as seasoned low grade cricketer, it takes away from the competition.

PS

I would like to call a century a few runs :)
 

_Blackhawk_

Active Member
Yeh, 40 wides or something, if the pitch is still the same as the last time I played there, it's a terrible strip, skinny and has a hump in the middle of it!
 

PremiersAgain

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Can anyone clarify what happens with Banyule winning the E grade flag boy their 2’s already in D grade?

Will Laurimer as runner up move to D grace or will Hurstbridge survive the drop from D to E?
 

Underarm28

Active Member
Can anyone clarify what happens with Banyule winning the E grade flag boy their 2’s already in D grade?

Will Laurimer as runner up move to D grace or will Hurstbridge survive the drop from D to E?
Would the DVCA have the courage to drop two teams from C Grade back to D Grade.

Clearly Lower Plenty and Banyule have been very strong in this grade and probably would be more than handy in C Grade. This would see Banyule's E Grade move to D Grade, where given their dominance in the finals would surely see them being comfortable in D Grade.

May be its time for 2 up/2 down for all grades except Balclay/Money and Mash.
 

cricket master

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Can anyone clarify what happens with Banyule winning the E grade flag boy their 2’s already in D grade?

Will Laurimer as runner up move to D grace or will Hurstbridge survive the drop from D to E?
The exact same thing happened last season with riverside winning E but not coming up cause their threes were already in D. North eltham came. Ild assume it would be the same thing. Laurimar to enter D.
 

Warwick Todd

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If Bundoora Park and Rivergum come into the DVCA, as has been suggested, there's 2 sides into Mash/Money plus 6 sides that will need to slot into C grade and below.

Some of the weaker teams might find themselves relegated, despite not finishing bottom.

It wouldn't be a bad thing to be honest.

Toddy is a big fan of promotion and relegation, but perhaps there should be more scope for the Executive to reorganise the lower grades.

Some grades have more than one team that is hopeless but only one can get relegated, while other teams are too good but only 1 can get promoted.

It doesn't always make for competitive cricket.
 

PremiersAgain

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Would the DVCA have the courage to drop two teams from C Grade back to D Grade.

Clearly Lower Plenty and Banyule have been very strong in this grade and probably would be more than handy in C Grade. This would see Banyule's E Grade move to D Grade, where given their dominance in the finals would surely see them being comfortable in D Grade.

May be its time for 2 up/2 down for all grades except Balclay/Money and Mash.
With us winning the flag in D grade last season I can honestly say both Lower Plenty and Banyule 2nd XI would be easily have made the 4 in C grade this year.

This is why 2 up and 2 down has to happen sooner rather than later. Its very very hard to win a flag but a lot easier to be shit year on year but someone else has had a little bit worse year
 
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