Shield Game Day Thread.

69er

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CA has changed the schedule again because Victoria's can't prepare because of CoVid 19. What a lot of garbage, they've had over 4 weeks from the initial announcement to get their act in order, that's plenty of time. Now Qld have to fly home for 2 weeks, I hope there is no outbreak in Qld in the next 2 weeks, that would severely damage the season being played out. Or is this some BS from SA government, the players have been tested and are clear.

there is going to be a meeting in Dubai with the top officials of the board to discuss and decide on India’s tour of Australia later this year. UAE as a back up option for tour but the final call will be with the hosts, in this case, Cricket Australia.
 
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baggygreen man

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CA has changed the schedule again because Victoria's can't prepare because of CoVid 19. What a lot of garbage, they've had over 4 weeks from the initial announcement to get their act in order, that's plenty of time. Now Qld have to fly home for 2 weeks, I hope there is no outbreak in Qld in the next 2 weeks, that would severely damage the season being played out. Or is this some BS from SA government, the players have been tested and are clear.

there is going to be a meeting in Dubai with the top officials of the board to discuss and decide on India’s tour of Australia later this year. UAE as a back up option for tour but the final call will be with the hosts, in this case, Cricket Australia.
India is the problem re the virus not Australia. As the series is being played at home surely CA has no issues about it being called off. Get the India team here early and quarantine them.
 

69er

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India is keen on a reduced quarantine and wants the players to be allowed to train in a bio-secure bubble instead of being restricted to a hotel room, which, the BCCI fears, can take a toll on the fitness of its players. Fair call by India it is 14 days of sitting around in a hotel room

India believe that they may not be able to prepare properly because of the mandated quarantine period and interstate travel quarantine rules. They're probably right so it is going to be a nothing test series, their training will be severely hampered. As if CA will agree to UAE, our bowlers can't bowl there.
 

baggygreen man

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Both Qld and WA did deserve to get the outright, they were all over their oppositions. Though I had doubts about the wickets, a result did occur in 4 days making all work for the win, without assistance of doctored pitches and weather conditions, so the wickets were good.

The best players were obviously Labuchagne, Weatherald, Marsh, Inglis, Neser and Agar

Xavier Bartlett with 7/96 would be the No 1 pace bowler of the round, with Cameron Gannon 5/103 on his heals, and I would never have picked them at the start of the round. Qld must be strong in the bowling to not be able to keep Gannon the leading wicket-taker last year, but he is 32, that must be the reason.

Others I was impressed with
Ben McDermott his 74 in the first innings was all class
Beau Webster 82 runs and 2/78

Travis Head was consistent scoring 85 runs across both innings, but also consistent in playing poor shots against nothing deliveries to get out. But that is world cricket today
LLoyd Pope was brilliant just got no assistance from the other bowlers and suffered in the end.

Cameron Bancroft had a typical Bancroft game, good starts but could not convert either innings, but 116 runs across both innings is good
Cameron Green was solid

Bryce Street was very impressive as was Renshaw till he was run out
Jimmy Pierson still pushing his name forward as Australian keeper with a solid game

Biggest disappointment was Mark Steketee last year took 27 @ 24, didn't see much from him this round.
Other disappointments was Wes Agar as last year was No 3 wicket taker with 33 @ 24. Nick Winter, but not as surprised as last year could only manage 18 wickets @ 35, and now his last 7 matches over the last 18 months he has 18 wickets @ 43, that is not FC standard.
Pretty much covers the post mortems . Agar and Neser by far the best performers and worthy MOM recipients. I have the West Aussie just pipping Neser as he took one more wicket. Another solid performance by him and he is in the frame for a Test this summer. I agree that Bartlett holds the mantle as bowler of this portion of the round.. with one more match to be played on Monday. The big Qlander quick impresses me.
 
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baggygreen man

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Round 2 matches start today. All a bit confusing without the Vics playing. Looking at the schedule for the remaining two matches there was ample time to play one further game before the annoying BBL break. Why was it not played CA.


WACameron Bancroft, Sam Whiteman, Shaun Marsh (c), Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis (wk), Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, Cameron Gannon, Liam Guthrie
NSWDaniel Hughes, Nick Larkin, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Daniel Solway, Jason Sangha, Peter Nevill (c) (wk), Sean Abbott, Trent Copeland, Nathan Lyon, Harry Conway

WArriors win toss and bowling against the Blues on what looks a well grassed deck.


SAJake Weatherald, Henry Hunt, Brad Davis, Travis Head (c), Callum Ferguson, Harry Nielsen (wk), Liam Scott, Chadd Sayers, Kane Richardson, Wes Agar, Lloyd Pope
TASJordan Silk, Alex Doolan, Charlie Wakim, Ben McDermott, Jake Doran, Tim Paine (c) (wk), Beau Webster, Tom Andrews, Nathan Ellis, Peter Siddle, Jackson Bird

In the other match the Tigers have lost the toss against the Redbacks and are also bowling . Two changes to the Redbacks.. Callum Ferguson and Kane Richardson in. For the Tigers specialist tweaker Tom Andrews comes into the attack. Karen Rolton Oval pitch looks a touch green. Good bowling conditions.
 
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baggygreen man

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If Weatherald wants to continue to make a claim for a Test opening spot this summer he does not need to be dismissed after only facing 14 balls.

Ellis strikes in his first over.
 
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baggygreen man

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Patterson hooks down fine legs throat. Poor execution to a poor ball.

Ball dominating bat in the first session of both games.

Both decks are settling down now with batting becoming easier as we approach tea.
 
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baggygreen man

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Boy what an enigma Moises Henriques is. He was an outstanding underage cricketer, but has never came to grips with state level red ball cricket..For a large portion of his career he made mediocrity a by word yet the past two years has been a complete contrast. At a time when he has reached retirement age the man called Moie is in the best form of his career. Go credit it.
He just posted his century to get the Blues out of a hole and into a fairly solid position at stumps.
 
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baggygreen man

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Beau Webster is a handy cricketer.. fair to say he is a multi tasker for the Tigers. He is a top order batsman who has run into some good form the past two seasons. He is also a not too shabby off spinner and now he is showing us that he bowls perfectly acceptable medium pace. So much so that he has three of the last four Redback wickets to help roll the SAussies for a piddling 185. Redback attack has struck back twice before stumps.
 
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baggygreen man

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Karen Rolton deck looks like it will crumble and assist the tweakers come the last two days.

Agar breaks the Henriques/Solway partnership. Then he induces a lofted drive from Sangha that just fails to clear long off. Rather reckless play so early in his innings.

Ben Mac was unlucky not to get a ton. He has started the season in fine touch.
Tassie looking like posting a big first innings.
 
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baggygreen man

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Cameron Green follows Sam Whiteman in the ton stakes for the WArriors. Specially pleased for Whiteman as he lost a lot of cricket and eventually the gloves to Inglis due to a terrible finger injury. Is he a smokie for a Test opening spot. 53, 110, 51, 18, 65, 114 are his past 6 FC scores.

Centuries galore with our national skipper Tim Paine now bringing up triple figures for the Tigers on top of a rare one from Doran.

Green showed selectors what Australian cricket has been screaming out for. Someone that can bat all day.. a herculean task in concentration. It is his second big hundred in last four FC matches.

Anytime Travis Head gets a century there is a sigh of relief from selectors. MOM

WA/NSW ends in a predictable draw. MOM Cameron Green. special mention Abbott, Whiteman, Henriques.
 
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baggygreen man

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ROUND 3:

WA/TAS: WArriors batting on a raging greentop. Bird with 3 back in sheds after less that 30mins play.

QLD/NSW: Blues win toss at Karen Rolton Oval and bowl.

VIC/SA: Vics bowling against the Redbacks at Glenelg..
 
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baggygreen man

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The Vics , wow wee
Now you have posted something here I will continue to.

Has Pucovski batted himself into a Baggy Green or do we wait and see him play a full Shield season first.

The Blues in a nail biter against those Bananabenders..wow wee.

Travis Head has come of age and batted his Redbacks to a draw. Vics declared coupla hours too late..

Tassie v WA was also a close one.
 
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baggygreen man

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I think young pucovski is an absolute star , I think there still question marks about the short ball against the genuine sharp stuff. I wouldn't be rushing him
To be brutally honest Puck needs to dump the hook shot. Anything around the noggin has been his achilles heel in the past. Steve Waugh did and see what a batsman he turned out to be.
 
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