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Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.

Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.

With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.

News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...


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Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.

Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.

With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.

News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...


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Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

A bizarre technicality has denied the ACT Aces a spot in the Regional Bash semi-finals.

The Aces won just one game in their short three-year existence and hoped it was all they needed to book a place in the Cricket NSW Regional Bash semi-finals.

Charlie Morris. Charlie Morris. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The Aces breezed through round one and sat on top of the standings in the Sydney Thunder conference's Orange pool, but missed out after a downpour in Orange washed out their final two pool matches on Sunday.

Instead, the Orana Outlaws advance on account of being last year's champions. Rules state if 50 per cent of matches are not played, then the highest finishing side of the previous season moves through to the conference final.

The first-placed Aces were scheduled to face the Outlaws and Central West Wranglers on the Sydney Thunder conference's final day of pool games.

But the washout means third-placed...


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Read more: Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

A bizarre technicality has denied the ACT Aces a spot in the Regional Bash semi-finals.

The Aces won just one game in their short three-year existence and hoped it was all they needed to book a place in the Cricket NSW Regional Bash semi-finals.

Charlie Morris. Charlie Morris. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The Aces breezed through round one and sat on top of the standings in the Sydney Thunder conference's Orange pool, but missed out after a downpour in Orange washed out their final two pool matches on Sunday.

Instead, the Orana Outlaws advance on account of being last year's champions. Rules state if 50 per cent of matches are not played, then the highest finishing side of the previous season moves through to the conference final.

The first-placed Aces were scheduled to face the Outlaws and Central West Wranglers on the Sydney Thunder conference's final day of pool games.

But the washout means third-placed...


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Read more: Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

A bizarre technicality has denied the ACT Aces a spot in the Regional Bash semi-finals.

The Aces won just one game in their short three-year existence and hoped it was all they needed to book a place in the Cricket NSW Regional Bash semi-finals.

Charlie Morris. Charlie Morris. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The Aces breezed through round one and sat on top of the standings in the Sydney Thunder conference's Orange pool, but missed out after a downpour in Orange washed out their final two pool matches on Sunday.

Instead, the Orana Outlaws advance on account of being last year's champions. Rules state if 50 per cent of matches are not played, then the highest finishing side of the previous season moves through to the conference final.

The first-placed Aces were scheduled to face the Outlaws and Central West Wranglers on the Sydney Thunder conference's final day of pool games.

But the washout means third-placed...


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Read more: Cricket: Technicality cruels ACT Aces Regional Bash finals hopes - The Canberra Times

Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.

Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.

With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.

News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.

Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.

With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.

News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.

Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.

With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.

News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Channel Nine cricket commentators reveal their nightmare moments with the microphone - NEWS.com.au

Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

Cricket will open the new Perth Stadium, with confirmation the fifth Gillette One-Day International between Australia and England in late January will be played at the new stadium.

The Perth Scorchers will also play their finals games at the new stadium, should the club win hosting rights. Regular season games for BBL|07 will be held at the WACA.

The Scorchers will, however, play the first cricket at the venue with a closed test event against the England Lions on December 11. A second match with limited invite-only tickets for friends and family of those involved in the stadium's construction will be held two days later.

Perth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // GettyPerth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // Getty

The stadium will have seating for some 55,000 for cricket once seats have been blocked out for sight screens at either end.

An expected sell out would set a new Western Australia record for...


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Read more: Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

Cricket will open the new Perth Stadium, with confirmation the fifth Gillette One-Day International between Australia and England in late January will be played at the new stadium.

The Perth Scorchers will also play their finals games at the new stadium, should the club win hosting rights. Regular season games for BBL|07 will be held at the WACA.

The Scorchers will, however, play the first cricket at the venue with a closed test event against the England Lions on December 11. A second match with limited invite-only tickets for friends and family of those involved in the stadium's construction will be held two days later.

Perth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // GettyPerth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // Getty

The stadium will have seating for some 55,000 for cricket once seats have been blocked out for sight screens at either end.

An expected sell out would set a new Western Australia record for...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

Cricket will open the new Perth Stadium, with confirmation the fifth Gillette One-Day International between Australia and England in late January will be played at the new stadium.

The Perth Scorchers will also play their finals games at the new stadium, should the club win hosting rights. Regular season games for BBL|07 will be held at the WACA.

The Scorchers will, however, play the first cricket at the venue with a closed test event against the England Lions on December 11. A second match with limited invite-only tickets for friends and family of those involved in the stadium's construction will be held two days later.

Perth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // GettyPerth will use the same type of turf that the MCG and Gabba use // Getty

The stadium will have seating for some 55,000 for cricket once seats have been blocked out for sight screens at either end.

An expected sell out would set a new Western Australia record for...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Australia-England ODI to open Perth Stadium - cricket.com.au

'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

It’s that dreaded feeling, you’re hooked on a live stream of the cricket and your flight’s about to take off. Now imagine your own son’s out there batting and about to ton up.

Facing the prospect of a three-hour flight with her son in the nervous 90s against England, Jason Sangha’s mum Sylvia said she would have paid the pilot to stay on the runway to finish watching her son complete his first-class century.  

Sangha derailed England's Ashes preparations when he hit 133 as part of a four-and-a-half hour, 263-run fourth-wicket partnership with Matt Short for the Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.

Sangha joins Tendulkar with England ton

Unfortunately his mum, who never misses a chance to see her son play, had already booked a flight back to Sydney for Saturday afternoon and had to leave the ground at lunch, before losing her live stream as the plane took off.

"He was 94 and facing a...


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Read more: 'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

It’s that dreaded feeling, you’re hooked on a live stream of the cricket and your flight’s about to take off. Now imagine your own son’s out there batting and about to ton up.

Facing the prospect of a three-hour flight with her son in the nervous 90s against England, Jason Sangha’s mum Sylvia said she would have paid the pilot to stay on the runway to finish watching her son complete his first-class century.  

Sangha derailed England's Ashes preparations when he hit 133 as part of a four-and-a-half hour, 263-run fourth-wicket partnership with Matt Short for the Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.

Sangha joins Tendulkar with England ton

Unfortunately his mum, who never misses a chance to see her son play, had already booked a flight back to Sydney for Saturday afternoon and had to leave the ground at lunch, before losing her live stream as the plane took off.

"He was 94 and facing a...


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Read more: 'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

It’s that dreaded feeling, you’re hooked on a live stream of the cricket and your flight’s about to take off. Now imagine your own son’s out there batting and about to ton up.

Facing the prospect of a three-hour flight with her son in the nervous 90s against England, Jason Sangha’s mum Sylvia said she would have paid the pilot to stay on the runway to finish watching her son complete his first-class century.  

Sangha derailed England's Ashes preparations when he hit 133 as part of a four-and-a-half hour, 263-run fourth-wicket partnership with Matt Short for the Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.

Sangha joins Tendulkar with England ton

Unfortunately his mum, who never misses a chance to see her son play, had already booked a flight back to Sydney for Saturday afternoon and had to leave the ground at lunch, before losing her live stream as the plane took off.

"He was 94 and facing a...


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Read more: 'I'd have paid the pilot $1000 to not take off' - cricket.com.au

England prevail as Australia collapse - cricket.com.au

England denied Australia a T20 international series clean sweep on Sunday with a 40-run win in the second-to-last match of the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series in Canberra.

Set 153 to win, Australia’s chase was on track at 0-45 after five overs but a collapse of 4-7 in 16 balls all but ended the pursuit, eventually bowled out for 112 with 12 balls to spare.

Heavy-hitting allrounder Katherine Brunt was named player of the match for her rapid 32 from 24 balls and 2-10 off four overs, a complete form reversal from Friday’s first T20I where she took 1-33 from three and was dismissed for a golden duck.

Brutal Brunt blasts Aussies in second T20

While Australia have already retained the Ashes, England can leave the tour on a high with a win in the final match at the same venue on Tuesday and level the overall series scoreline at eight points all. 

At the toss, England captain Heather Knight...


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Aussie teenager Jason Sangha enters Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting territory - NEWS.com.au

SMASHING England’s Test bowlers to near records set by Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting one week, back playing in suburban Penrith in Sydney’s west the next.

That’s the scenario that awaits 18-year-old Jason Sangha, highlighting his incredible efforts to derail England’s Ashes preparations on Saturday in Townsville.

Sangha scored 133 in a 263-run third-wicket stand with 22-year-old Matt Short (134 not out) to save the game for a Cricket Australia XI, as the visitors took just one wicket on the last day of their final warm-up match before the Ashes.

The pair, yet to play in the Sheffield Shield, had just five first-class games to their names between them before this week, but that didn’t show. They both looked largely unfazed against a Test-quality bowling attack that included Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and potential debutant Craig Overton.

Sangha’s knock was more...


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Cricket: ACT Aces advance to Regional Bash semi-finals - The Canberra Times

The ACT Aces have won just one game in their short three-year existence but its all they needed to book a place in the Regional Bash semi-finals.

The Aces have strolled through to their first Cricket NSW Regional Bash finals appearance after a downpour in Orange washed out their final two pool matches on Sunday.

Charlie Morris. Charlie Morris. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The first-placed Aces were scheduled to face the Orana Outlaws and Central West Wranglers in the Sydney Thunder conference, but instead will begin preparations for the semi-finals on December 10.

It opens the door for a host of Canberra's most promising cricketers to play at the Sydney Cricket Ground, against an opponent to be determined following the final round of the Sydney Sixers conference next weekend.

The Aces will be counting their lucky stars they scored such an emphatic victory to open their campaign against the South Coast Crew...


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Barmy Army reveal new tune for Smith - cricket.com.au

The Barmy Army will use a cheekily-reworked Beatles classic to taunt Australia captain Steve Smith during the Magellan Ashes about his Decision Review System mishap earlier this year.

England's vocal band of travelling supporters - who have famously altered the lyrics of popular music to target the likes of Ricky Ponting and Mitchell Johnson in Ashes battles over the years – have revealed a new song to mock Australia's Test skipper.

Gilly lays down a challenge to Barmy Army

Sung to the tune of The Beatles' 'I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends', the Barmy Army will croon, "What should I do/Should I use a review/Can you stand up and signal to me?" when Smith strides to the crease next week at the Gabba.

Barmy Army organiser Paul Burnham also indicated they have some new material for Smith's deputy David Warner, conceding the tourists might be in need of some support in the...


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Could Sarah Taylor Be Cricket's Best Wicket Keeper? - Huffington Post Australia

It's not every day you see a stumping off a pace delivery, but that's exactly what happened in today's Ashes Twenty20 in Canberra.

Katherine Brunt's delivery whipped past Australia's Elyse Villani and into the hands of Englishwoman Sarah Taylor.

You can watch the ball below:

More brilliance behind the stumps from England's Sarah Taylor! #WomensAshes pic.twitter.com/nVAD1gLJLv

— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 19, 2017

This was one of the wickets that pushed England to their second win in the Ashes series so far. But even if the visitors capture another victory in the last match of the series on Tuesday, it won't be enough to get them over the line.

Australia has won three games in the multi-format series that includes three one-day internationals, three Twenty20 matches and a single four-day test match. A win in either a Twenty20 or a one-day international is worth two points,...


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Boof, Sutherland both proud cricket dads - SBS

James Sutherland and Darren Lehmann are two of the most powerful men in Australian cricket - and they both have children who are very talented at the sport.

The Ashes will ensure it's an intensely taxing summer for James Sutherland and Darren Lehmann, but they will be following the booming cricket careers of their children just as keenly.

Lehmann's son Jake was briefly discussed during the selection meeting that preceded the first Ashes Test, with the national coach having to excuse himself from the room.

Cricket Australia has clear conflict-of-interest guidelines about the situation to ensure there is no nepotism.

"I had to go out ... but I got called back in pretty quickly, so I knew he wasn't in," Lehmann said of his child, who boasts a first-class batting average of 43.85 and recently peeled off a timely ton at the WACA.

"I leave it to the other selectors, let them decide.

"But...


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Read more: Boof, Sutherland both proud cricket dads - SBS

 

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