These Guyanese Pitches

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link mkcharles Joined: Feb 26, 2010
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9/23/22, 10:08:28 AM 
In reply to ray

I don’t believe it’s a batsman wicket. There is carry in the wicket and the ‘keeper is not taking the balls below the waist which is the tell tale.

If you bowl quick like Alzarri or even heavy like Odean then you can express yourself.

The big difference is that the lollipop spinners no longer look like Murali and Warnie.

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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9/23/22, 10:41:58 AM 
In reply to mkcharles

Well, Deyal looked the part for a few overs! razz

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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9/23/22, 10:55:53 AM 
Different pitch.

link Castled Joined: Aug 20, 2022
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9/23/22, 11:29:43 AM 
In reply to Maispwi

Big up Pitch Consultant, Kent Crafton


The same geezer responsible for pitches touring teams complain about??

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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9/23/22, 1:09:29 PM 
In reply to anthonyp
The pitches at Providence were relayed recently.. De entire square is new.

Isn't the head curator still Wasim Habib?

link mkcharles Joined: Feb 26, 2010
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9/23/22, 1:34:20 PM 
In reply to StumpCam

It would be curious to know who is responsible.

The point is that the pitches CAN obviously be better with more care and attention.

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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9/23/22, 1:46:50 PM 
In reply to mkcharles

Yes, of course! cool

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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9/23/22, 2:17:20 PM 
In reply to mkcharles

Head curator awarded Hero CPL Groundsman Award

Looks like he was still there a year ago

That is why i asked Anthony as he is a man in the know ...

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/23/22, 3:11:37 PM 
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he's done an even better job this time

Providence looks like it could be the ideal test wicket

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/23/22, 3:15:56 PM 
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Bullshit!!!Thank Crafton of the Darren Sammy stadium who told y'all how to prepare proper pitches!!!!

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/23/22, 3:17:29 PM 
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He was mandated by the CWI to work with the Guyana pitch rollers who somehow didnt know anything about proper pitch preparation.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/23/22, 3:17:40 PM 
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well Crafton gets the win then

i heard the commies talking about lead groundman here...but clearly i missed that part

well done Crafton ...

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/23/22, 3:18:46 PM 
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Yes! Credit should be given where due.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/23/22, 3:19:55 PM 
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well we need the info...why don't CWI have him do more work with the others...most of the pitches around are terrible

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/23/22, 3:22:08 PM 
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well we need the info...why don't CWI have him do more work with the others...most of the pitches around are terrible


While many of the pitches are terrible, Guyana's was terribler. He was sent there after the last fiasco of a pitch that Guyana's local craftsmen produced.

link Castled Joined: Aug 20, 2022
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9/23/22, 3:29:15 PM 
In reply to doosra

Isn't same person responsible for pitches at international grounds in WI. Most of those pitches are in poor shape ask the Englishmen about the Antigua and Bim pitches. Disgraceful.

link Larr Pullo Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/23/22, 3:30:30 PM 
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No he's definitely not responsible for Barbados and ANU.

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9/23/22, 3:30:30 PM 
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No he's definitely not responsible for Barbados and ANU.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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9/23/22, 7:17:34 PM 
In reply to Kay

Yes he still is the grounds man at Providence.. After the first Warriors match Hetty was praising him, saying it's one of the best pitches he ever played on at Providence.

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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9/23/22, 8:16:23 PM 
So St Lucia wicket is similar?

I wasn't paying attention to their pitch.

Who is Crafton and if he's a pitch expert, why is he not involved with all regional pitches?

What credit does the local GT curator get? We can't discount his efforts, he's the every day guy.

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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9/23/22, 9:24:33 PM 
In reply to anthonyp

Thanks. So where does this Grafton fella come in?

link Castled Joined: Aug 20, 2022
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9/23/22, 11:41:52 PM 
In reply to Curtis

Who is Crafton and if he's a pitch expert, why is he not involved with all regional pitches?

CWI peeps reading mb should clarify. Read somewhere he is accountable for regional pitches. Larr says he isn't. Somebody is lying.

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