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Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:12 am

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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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:46 am

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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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:12 pm

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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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:40 pm

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!
 
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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:39 am



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...

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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:34 am



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.
 
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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:24 am



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.
 
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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:16 am



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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RE: Cricket: We Cheated - Trescothick

Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:23 pm



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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