Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
What and the Aussie's don't chew sweets or gum and then rub saliva on to the ball at all do they? The ICC has also said we can't stop players eating on the field so won't take any action and it's there is no definitive evidence as to what the effect on the ball is anyway.
Baroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 4): I'd be curious to know how many crabs have ended on cricket balls since the 1850s, what with all the ball scratching to scratch the balls, if you get the drift...
Are you suggesting that is what makes the ball go sideways?
Most to the point, what happened after 2005 to the supply of minties? Or do Kookaburras prefer gobstoppers? They are actually partial to a nice snake, so maybe the lack of familiarity with snakes has something to do with it. Calm down Wunala, not trouser snakes!
The way Strauss batted in 05, you would think without Warne present he would never have got out, but alas, that seems not to be the case. Tempus fugit. AND. O tempora o mores, Oh Times oh Daily Mirror.
Davehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
Quoting Baroque (Reply 5): The way Strauss batted in 05, you would think without Warne present he would never have got out
No one knows what goes through Strauss's head. One minute he looks like he can bat all week, the next edges to slip for 5 and wanders off with that 'Ummmm that wasn't meant to happen' look on his face.