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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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Mappa said:
I’ll have a go at answering the initial question.

BBL adds absolutely nothing to cricket in Australia other than revenue.
And unfortunately CA are addicted to that. There’s far too much BBL now.
 

jb03

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Jan 28, 2004
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The BBL could be a great comp but like always, self interested officials milk it for all its worth and ultimately kill it. THe number of games they are playing this season is absurd). Similar to Leysy earlier, I would play it through January with a game each night (games commencing once the Sydney test is over) and with each team playing each other once and then a top 4 with 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 etc. Allow more imports and have the best Aust players playing as well.

Play Shield games up to Xmas.
 

tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Ian4 said:
Its a novelty that has already seen its best days behind it. Crowds are down over 25% this season so far. And will probably slide even further considering the extended season.
I was wondering about crowds for the BBL and how they were going for this season. TBH I’m not surprised they’re down. I have several theories: too many games, too many players we’ve never heard of (and not enough we have heard of!) and dull games.
 

Legends of 2017

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Mar 24, 2005
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Ian4 said:
Its a novelty that has already seen its best days behind it. Crowds are down over 25% this season so far. And will probably slide even further considering the extended season.

Test cricket went too long so they brought in the 50 over game.
The fifty over game seems to go for too long now for the youth of today so they brought in Twenty20.
Now that seems to be waning and goes too long so I see there is a Ten10 competition that was going on just recently.
Pretty soon it will just be the captains going out to see who wins a coin toss and that will be all
 

Midsy

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Jan 18, 2014
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Legends of 2017 said:
Test cricket went too long so they brought in the 50 over game.
The fifty over game seems to go for too long now for the youth of today so they brought in Twenty20.
Now that seems to be waning and goes too long so I see there is a Ten10 competition that was going on just recently.
Pretty soon it will just be the captains going out to see who wins a coin toss and that will be all

The one constant through all the nonsense formats that come and go, will be tests. (They may become 4 day tests, but they will still be tests.)

They are they only format that truly means anything.
 

23.21.159

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Aug 9, 2003
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I live OS and have the Cricket Australia app and I have a logon but have not paid for anything.
This allows me to watch most (not all) Big Bash games. For example, the one on now is not viewable.
Does anyone know what the difference is?
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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Why people waste time and money on this rubbish I'll never know. It's more boring than watching a training run.
 

The Big Richo

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23.21.159 said:
I live OS and have the Cricket Australia app and I have a logon but have not paid for anything.
This allows me to watch most (not all) Big Bash games. For example, the one on now is not viewable.
Does anyone know what the difference is?

My guess would be something to do with the ones that Seven are showing and Fox are only taking the feed from them.

Some games Fox are doing solo, some games both are covering and other games Seven is doing and Fox are taking. They were using the full Seven feed with commentary but copped flack so they are now calling it off the TV from a studio.
 

23.21.159

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TigerForce said:
Why people waste time and money on this rubbish I'll never know. It's more boring than watching a training run.

I agree it's junk but it's cricket and I can have it sitting there on the ipad while I also do something more important.
 

DjJazzyPete

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Sep 8, 2014
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had no power for a week here :'( .. finally back... oh yeah Renegades you Beauty :clap :clap :clap :clap .. even better beating Eddies Collingwood Stars in the Final :banana
 
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DjJazzyPete

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Looking for the bIg Double again this year as in 2017-18 ..in 2020-21
Richmond Tigers and the Melbourne Renegades -Premierships :cupgold:cupgold
 

CarnTheTiges

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Looking for the bIg Double again this year as in 2017-18 ..in 2020-21
Richmond Tigers and the Melbourne Renegades -Premierships :cupgold:cupgold
The Renegades are more the #lolnorf of the BBL. They Bradburyed the championship a couple of years ago, but have been woeful ever since.
 
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mrposhman

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Oct 6, 2013
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Crap season for the Mighty Renegades :(.. but a least we beat the Stars :cool: woooooo

I was wondering if the Stars even knew what a yorker was last night. Watching them smash Coulter Nile around in that penultimate over. He then thought, yeah I'll try a yorker (not at the feet despite needing a wicket) but out wide to the guy that was 2m tall and not the short guy at the other end.

Cricketers aren't brain surgeons haha.

But boy can Mackenzie Harvey kit the ball, ironic that this website says he's a rightie. I'm pretty sure I was watching a leftie last night.

 
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DjJazzyPete

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Sep 8, 2014
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I was wondering if the Stars even knew what a yorker was last night. Watching them smash Coulter Nile around in that penultimate over. He then thought, yeah I'll try a yorker (not at the feet despite needing a wicket) but out wide to the guy that was 2m tall and not the short guy at the other end.

Cricketers aren't brain surgeons haha.

But boy can Mackenzie Harvey kit the ball, ironic that this website says he's a rightie. I'm pretty sure I was watching a leftie last night.

Yeah the Renegades have a few promising kids in there line up ..Mackenzie Harvey ,agree mate going to be a top player in a few years , Jake Fraser-McGurk is another one .