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Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick  
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Marcus Trescothick claims England got the ball to swing during the 2005 Ashes series by shining the ball with saliva after sucking on Murrays Mints. Interesting.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/cricket/t...shes/2008/08/24/1219516264596.html

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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1300 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.


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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Not like it makes a difference.. We know who has The Ashes now - and who will keep it for another few more years too.. Not like it was a white wash anyway.


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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1239 times:

Everyone does odd things with the ball. Hardly the worst thing done!

More to the point I miss Tresco in the England team, a proper opening batsman!


User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1164 times:



Quoting Davehammer (Reply 3):
Everyone does odd things with the ball. Hardly the worst thing done!

Indeed. 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...

 biggrin 


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1102 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.


User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1087 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.


User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1034 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 4):
Indeed. 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...

They do talk about a "sticky wicket"...  Smile



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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 999 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 5):
Are you suggesting that is what makes the ball go sideways?

Or give it "itchy" rebounds...  Smile

Quoting Allrite (Reply 7):
They do talk about a "sticky wicket"... Smile

Well, the day your balls take your "wicket" down, it's time to go see the doctor, mate...  biggrin 

The worst would be for your leg to be in front... ouch.


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