Sheffield Shield Round 6: Victoria v Western Australia @ MCG

VIC v WA result

  • Draw, VIC with more bonus points

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  • Draw, WA with more bonus points

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  • Draw, equal number of bonus points

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  • Tie

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  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .

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BobbyMorri

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Lol all these non Victorians wanting the Boxing Day test taken off Melbourne. Yeah lets play it in Tasmania. :drunk: :$
sounds good to me.

just think, the sydney to Hoabrt yachts are sailing up the Derwent during day 3-4, fantastic dry weather and a packed house. Whats not to love.
 

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Tugga27

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We all hear about the extra pace and bounce in WA and how WA batsmen handle the short ball well and you get a few sit up and the walk off.

What do you want? If it does nothing it’s a road if it does something it’s unsafe
Get real.

The pitch is making Siddle look like Curtly Ambrose.

The batsmen don't call it off either, it's the umpires.
 

Woody15

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Imagine being so precious over criticism directed towards your home pitch that even after..

-The players say its dangerous
-The umpires says its dangerous
-The match referee says its dangerous
-A Victorian past player at the ground said he could move the surface and divots were being created
-Media at the ground who after speaking to ground staff and other people involved at the ground are questioning whether the match will continue due to continuing safety concerns

.. Bigfooty posters put it down to whinging and players techniques.

Bigfooty wizardry at its best.
Lol it's just modern batsmen having poor techniques. The pitch doesn't have variable bounce and isn't two-paced, the ball is just bouncing more than normal for Australian wickets. Play on the ******* back foot ffs
Lol. Pretty much everyone at the ground has said the opposite. Soft surface, divots being created and variable bounce.
 

Admiral Byng

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Is there a punishment for Victoria putting out such a crap wicket. Would hate to miss out on six points because of their sh!thousery.
No, Points will be shared if the match is abandoned completely - 3 each. But more likely they will get back on for some play by the middle of tomorrow once the pitch has dried out and hardened up a bit. Whether WA resume at 3/89 or they start again I am not sure. Either way they will both just be playing for a first innings points with to much time lost for an outright result.
 

new breed

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No, Points will be shared if the match is abandoned completely - 3 each. But more likely they will get back on for some play by the middle of tomorrow once the pitch has dried out and hardened up a bit. Whether WA resume at 3/89 or they start again I am not sure. Either way they will both just be playing for a first innings points with to much time lost for an outright result.
I thought the away team gets the points if abandoned ...but might be wrong .
The curator will play safe for the test wicket though now .
 

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Yoda_

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A good old Bellerive green top.

what could go wrong.......


Well, at least it is not making Siddle into a dangerous bowler like the G atm
Wished more FC pitches were like this. Would improve the Australian batters rather than flat track bullies we’ve prepared for some time now


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eth-dog

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Look, it's obvious that the pitch was unsafe. Foolish to say otherwise. However why are people asking why the BD test is still in Melbourne?

Past 2 years: "Take it off them! It's too boring!"
This year: "Take it off them! It's too dangerous!"

Do you guys honestly think that the ground staff won't adjust to this accordingly?
 

Aussie_boy

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Look, it's obvious that the pitch was unsafe. Foolish to say otherwise. However why are people asking why the BD test is still in Melbourne?

Past 2 years: "Take it off them! It's too boring!"
This year: "Take it off them! It's too dangerous!"

Do you guys honestly think that the ground staff won't adjust to this accordingly?
Their track record isn’t great so I can understand people not having much faith in them.
 

dont bowl there

Norm Smith Medallist
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That full ball that struck Stoinis in the ribs was surely the last straw, what a joke of a pitch. Not sure why we split the points but I'm glad they aren't playing on a pitch that dangerous.
 

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