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Why not start 20/20 games an hour earlier to allow for rain


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#1 dave_1_

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

This is the 21st century yeah why can't the game start an hour earlier god cricket officials are dumb!! If this was golf they would bring forward the tee time to allow for it Internet weather forecast are very accurate - they know when rain is coming these days Cricket right now is a farce IMO - rain has stopped and we have people standing about!! 20/20 games should be played at 4pm till 7pm - if it goes to 8pm who cares - 9pm who cares...but to restart the game at 10.50 with 5 overs to play is a farce this sport has become a laughing stock this summer oh please please bring on the footy season

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

also while I am at it why on gods earth cant we have some kind of vehicle that sops up water - design it massive big arse vacum system that sucks the water up from the surface or design a system that covers the ground in minutes with covers we can put a man on mars just about surely we can get a cricket game right - clearly not!!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

You should get cracking on the water ideas dave you'd probably be able to pay off your mortgage in no time if you came up with a winner.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Dave, what have cricket officials got to do with this. You can't start the cricket before "A Current Affair", the Bogans would be up in arms

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

One issue they have, is with "the news" Dave. There are allegedly too many old pricks out there who demand to have their TV news service on at 6:00pm every night, not 6:15 or even 7:00 .... it must be on at 6:00pm to fit in with their dinner time meal (served on trays) ..... so moving a game's time is just not going to happen. The trouble is as well, is that 20/20 games go for too long. The longer the game, the more likely it is to be effected by weather Now if it was a 10/10 game, they would probably have been finished before the rain came. If it was a 5/5 game, then it would fit neatly into an hours TV slot, which would be even better.(We'd still have time for the pitch report and the commentators pre game banter). Given Australia's performance these days though, I reckon they should just toss the coin to determine who "won". At least Australia would be a 50/50 chance to win .......... the game would be over quickly, so the oldies could get their news on time, and we would not have to sit and wonder who the hell people like Bailey, Voges, Maxwell, Faulkner were, and how they ever got into the so called National team.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

you serious dave??? how do you know when and what time its going to rain!!! sure there are forecasts but they are not always accurate. also these games are planned months in advance not around the dinner table.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

I think switching to 6:30 (or earlier) is a great idea. Went to the T20 in Sydney on Saturday night and whilst these games are pushed and promoted to get the kids involved I must say it was a late night. We only live 20 mins from the stadium by car and got home just after midnight. Kids were wrecked the next day!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

you serious dave??? how do you know when and what time its going to rain!!! sure there are forecasts but they are not always accurate.
also these games are planned months in advance not around the dinner table.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

also while I am at it why on gods earth cant we have some kind of vehicle that sops up water – design it massive big arse vacum system that sucks the water up from the surface

or design a system that covers the ground in minutes with covers

we can put a man on mars just about surely we can get a cricket game right – clearly not!!

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There is a machine called the 'super sopper' that can be used to remove excess water from the covers. P.s. we only went to the moon NOT Mars Mouldy I would rather watch the cricket early over Grimshaw any day :)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

last night was a joke just start earlier - Start the game at 5 even...people leave work and come down - the game finishes maybe at 8.30 if you lose an hour to rain then it finishes at 9.30 what went on last night was a joke!If 20-20 game is aimed at kids why was the game finishing at 11pm...huh??? OK to boost crowds also - kids get in free! hell give them a free hotdog!! FFS cricket australia - GROW a brain

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

you serious dave??? how do you know when and what time its going to rain!!! sure there are forecasts but they are not always accurate.
also these games are planned months in advance not around the dinner table.

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if they are planned months ahead - yep then they need to THINK when they plan...OK discussion goes like this we want max the crowd figures....having the game finishing as a 10 over game at almost 11.30 is just stupid!! thats NOT going to bring people back if thats planning then they need a knew plan....

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

you serious dave??? how do you know when and what time its going to rain!!! sure there are forecasts but they are not always accurate.
also these games are planned months in advance not around the dinner table.

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if they are planned months ahead – yep then they need to THINK when they plan…OK discussion goes like this we want max the crowd figures….having the game finishing as a 10 over game at almost 11.30 is just stupid!! thats NOT going to bring people back

if thats planning then they need a knew plan….

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What other plan would there be? start the game at 5? scenario OK,kids we will meet dad at the ground after he has finished work come home had a shower gotten ready and driven out to game which started at 5,being at a reasonable location we'll say he lives in nth shore area so at least 30mins to the ground from home THEN he has to find a park. so after doing all that he would prob get to the ground around 730,by then they be into the 2nd innings,thats if the teams havent been bwld out, 1930 is far more reasonable to allow familys to go.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

Slightly valid point... the fact that these two T20's were on a Saturday night and then Public Holiday Monday doesn't hold for this argument though.




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