How many years has Blackwood gotten out playing...

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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11/25/21, 8:34:05 PM 
...the same aerial shots. Can't the powers that be see it's time to cull him?

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/26/21, 7:54:44 AM 
In reply to Courtesy

Blacks is no worse than the other players.

they are all lacking and sometimes you wonder how we can see it and the management and coaches cant.


and if they do, why it takes so long to correct

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/26/21, 7:59:12 AM 
In reply to sudden

Blacks is no worse than the other players.

Talk about being focused, that's our Courtesy!

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/26/21, 8:15:20 AM 
In reply to Drapsey

Courtesy is right and so is Openning who often attributes these mistakes to muscle memory and how the corrective procedure is plenty reps, which i doubt our players will appreciate

link silver Joined: Dec 5, 2011
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11/26/21, 9:37:16 AM 
In reply to Courtesy


Both Blackwood and Mayers are playing the wrong format

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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11/26/21, 9:39:21 AM 
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In reply to silver

Blackwood just played is 42nd test match

Mayers his 9th

Blackwood plays the same way all the time

link silver Joined: Dec 5, 2011
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11/26/21, 10:05:59 AM 
In reply to doosra


That’s what am trying to tell you kid. He’s in the wrong business

link Walco Joined: Jun 21, 2008
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11/26/21, 12:31:54 PM 
In reply to sudden
We are in an era where coaches are only permitted to encourage and nudge players. No harsh words or fitness demands allowed. Players can pass fitness tests today, gain 20 pounds in one month, and still get picked to play.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/26/21, 12:59:34 PM 
In reply to doosra

Blackwood plays the same way all the time


Blackwood said this WI squad is great with hunger in their eyes big grin big grin big grin

So alyuh criticizing a great batsman who is hungry big grin big grin

I can VIVidly remember early in Woody's test career....Sir Viv Richards telling Blackwood that he must play his natural game.....

Woody tek dat to heart....aerial is his natural game....he not changing dat big grin big grin big grin

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 7, 2008
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11/26/21, 1:09:20 PM 
When Blackwood first came into the test team, someone asked him about that shot selection, and he said he was preparing for the IPL.

It seems he is still trying to accomplish his goal. Oh well, it seems he will live or die with that shot.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/26/21, 1:16:03 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

you know that Blacks is not the only one in this team that has problems.

Braff still cant dominate bowling after all these years
Bonner tries hard
Hope has stage fright
Mayers is hit or miss and loses concentration in the 40-50 if he gets there
Chase looks lost
Holder is no more an all than he is a rounder
Da Silva still squares up but is a fighter

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 1, 2003
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11/26/21, 2:46:24 PM 
In reply to sudden

you know that Blacks is not the only one in this team that has problems.

Braff still cant dominate bowling after all these years
Bonner tries hard
Hope has stage fright
Mayers is hit or miss and loses concentration in the 40-50 if he gets there
Chase looks lost
Holder is no more an all than he is a rounder
Da Silva still squares up but is a fighter


A good call!


I say bring in the Hetty, Lewis, Pooran and O Smith of this world, they can't do any worse!

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/26/21, 3:19:05 PM 
In reply to XDFIX

From a probability viewpoint, yes, they can, but that should not prohibit them from getting a try

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 7, 2008
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11/26/21, 3:23:43 PM 
In reply to sudden

I know he is not the only one who has that mindset of playing IPL.

I am somewhat repeating what he told a friend when he made that 85 and 47 N O at Kensington Oval.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/26/21, 3:34:26 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

Well you can’t be a fella for trying big grin

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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11/26/21, 3:38:25 PM 
Our guys and our coaches should read the Crincinfo report today on how the NZ batsmen played the Indian spinners and how Boult bowled on a spinner's wicket. It provides excellent coaching tips.

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