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“Don’t Blush Baby”: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Sexual harassment is a form of workplace bullying. Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by an employer, employee, colleague (or manager), or another person or group of people at work. […]

Workplace bullying can happen in any type of workplace, from offices to shops, cafes, restaurants, workshops, community groups and government organisations. According to the United Nations General Recommendation 19 to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN, 1992), sexual harassment includes: unwelcome physical contact, verbal remarks and sexual advances. Sexual harassment in the workplace may involve a demand for sex in return for a job benefit or other actions that create a hostile, humiliating or intimidating working environment for the victim.

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  1. David January 17, 2016 at 10:26 PM #

    Perhaps of she were Black suspension? lol

    No sanction for BBC’s Carol Kirkwood over ‘cold as f*ck’ weather forecast

    Saturday 16 January 2016 by Neil Tollfree

    No sanction for BBC’s Carol Kirkwood over ‘cold as f*ck’ weather forecast

    Carol Kirkwood

    The BBC has announced that there will be no punishment for popular weather presenter Carol Kirkwood’s use of the phrase ‘cold as fuck.’

    She used the phrase during an outside broadcast on a hill in the North York Moors on Friday morning in response to a question from colleague Bill Turnbill.

    “And now to Carol for the weather,” said the avuncular bee-keeper.

    “Carol, it looks a bit chilly where you are?”

    “That’s right Billy,” she responded chirpily.

    “It’s cold as fuck.”

    “I’m sorry?” replied a visibly shocked Turnbill.

    “Cold. As. Fuck.” She repeated, forcefully.

    “Bastard cold. Shitting cold. Cold as an eskimo’s arse. Cold as a witch’s tit. Cold enough to worry any brass monkeys. It is abso-fucking-lutely fucking cold as fucking fuck.”

    “I see,” stammered Mr Turnbill.

    “Um, so is there any detail on the forecast for-”

    “No. Cold as fuck. Probably some rain in Scotland and the North, I mean, I haven’t checked but it’s a fair assumption. Now, sod this, I’m going to get off this God-forsaken blasted bastard heath and try and find somewhere in this hellish backwater with the ability to make a decent cup of coffee.”

    She then dropped the mic and stalked off muttering about being a proper scientist, not a performing penguin.

    The BBC has issued a statement saying there would be no sanction for Miss Kirkwood because “after investigation we have discovered that on the North York Moors on Friday morning, it was indeed cold as fuck.”

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  2. Jeff Cumberbatch January 17, 2016 at 10:39 PM #

    Would have been even more colorfully amusing to hear a Bajan use the equivalent local parlance…lol

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  3. David January 17, 2016 at 10:42 PM #

    Come on Jeff, out with it, surely you are equally versed in expressing using the colloquial form?

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  4. Sargeant January 17, 2016 at 10:50 PM #

    This woman should have been suspended for exaggerating, she doesn’t know what cold is, the cold she is probably speaking of is Tee shirt and shorts weather for the hardy folks hereabouts.

    This is cold

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/23/nunavut-photographer-creates-online-stir-with-iced-tea.html

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  5. Well Well & Consequences January 18, 2016 at 5:26 AM #

    I gotta tell ya….she really don’t know what cold is..one winter in Waterloo, Ontario was tear drawing cold particularly when the ice dropped the power lines and there was no heat for 2-3 days. It was brutal, any cold more vicious would have to be minus 60 in the Yukon region..it was quite the experience, the winter of 2015 was another doozie minus 47 in some placse…even my heart felt frozen.

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  6. ac January 18, 2016 at 8:47 AM #

    I hate hypocrisy .i just hate hypocrisy and with good reason . The above article is laced with profanity not one to imposed moral judgement on anyone freedom of speech. However i am at liberty to cast judgement at those in society who set standards that does not apply to themselves.Whether black or white she should have been suspended . A precedent has been set that can be repeated .Not good.

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  7. Sargeant January 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM #

    @AC
    However i am at liberty to cast judgement at those in society who set standards that does not apply to themselves.Whether black or white she should have been suspended . A precedent has been set that can be repeated .Not good.
    ++++++++++++++
    The use of the acronym For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge has been sanctioned by the Courts in Britain since Penguin Books was prosecuted and acquitted for publishing Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Those in polite society avoid using the word in private though I know it is sprinkled liberally in their private conversations.

    Bush T could write you a synopsis as the book was his constant childhood reading material

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  8. David January 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM #

    Those who watched Big Bash this morning saw Gayle did a 360 wave to the crowd after a 17 ball 56. He definitely knows he will not be back, or so it seems.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences January 18, 2016 at 9:50 AM #

    AC… she is white in a majority white country, for whatever reason she got one pass, does not mean she will get 2. You are all vibrating to give Gayle a free pass for his behavior that actually offended a female, despite his reputation, so live with it..

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  10. ac January 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

    Do not give a f..u..c..k if she is whit poka dot or green…her f..u.c.k.ing.a.sss should have been suspended he lack of professionalism should not be encouraged or even tolerated. Her bosses are even worst

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  11. Georgie Porgie January 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    reThose who watched Big Bash this morning saw Gayle did a 360 wave to the crowd after a 17 ball 56. He definitely knows he will not be back, or so it seems.

    perhaps he chose not to be back

    he cant carry on for ever

    ponting stopped glichrist stopped hussey is set to stop
    others of lessr consequence has stopped
    cant he stop too
    after all he has made his money

    if he stops it will be a loss to the big bash— he is the biggest drawing card

    he made an error and the BU herd and chapelli would have him killed despite the fact that he apologized and the stupid woman accepted his apology

    he did not really get a free pass his team asked him to make a small donation to the Mcgrath foundation

    it is time all this bull shit stopped

    THE DLP GUVMENT DOING MORE SHITE
    BU BRIMBLERS DOES TALK MORE SHITE DAILY FOR YEARS THAN THE FAUX PAS GAYLE MADE
    GIVE IT A REST

    FOR US WHO READ CRICINFO DAILY ALL THESE WOMEN ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS ON CRICKET GROUNDS IS MOST NAUSEATING

    GAYLE SHOULD HAVE HAD NOTHING TO SAY TO THE WOMAN IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

    THE HRD CAN COME CUSS ME NOW——-AS USUAL
    BUT QUID DIXI SCRIPSIQUE, DIXI SCRIPSIQUE

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  12. Sargeant January 18, 2016 at 11:37 AM #

    Those in polite society avoid using the word in public

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  13. David January 18, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    @Sargeant

    Crass is crass.

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  14. Well Well & Consequences January 18, 2016 at 12:28 PM #

    Gayle can retire wealthy, he has made his money and managed to not have anything too serious sticking to him…he got lucky and can move on.

    Unfortunately, as distasteful as the female weather person was, her bosses already made the call. She stays.

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  15. ac January 18, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

    True dat GP !especially when his comments holds nothing or says nothing of importance to world affairs where it can make a positive difference.
    His statement only seem to be of great importance to femi Nazis who were able to sissyfied and muzzle more of the male gender
    In addition a group of weak kneed board room administrators who were able to siphoned off some of Gayles money under tge disguise of sexual harrassment

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  16. Georgie Porgie January 18, 2016 at 1:39 PM #

    WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE SO CALLED FINE WAS TO PLACATE THE PUBLIC
    THE RENEGADES DID NOT REALLY CARE TOO HOOTS WHAT HAPPENED

    THE JANE FOUNDATION DIDNT MAKE MUCH MANY THIS YEAR AT THE PINK TEST SO THEY GAVE THE MONEY TO THEM TO KEEP EVRYBODY HAPPY AND SO THAT GAYLE COULD SOME HOW GET THE RENEGADES TO THE FINAL OF THE BIG BASH……………OFF COURSE HE COULD NOT DO IT ALONE EVEN WITH THE OVER RATD BRAVO TO HELP HIM

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  17. ac January 18, 2016 at 2:01 PM #

    GP another very interesting analogy.sooner or later the Truthwould come out to the sinster motives surrounding this all unimportant issue and why Gayle was effectively used to generate ten thousand dollars for various organizations and foundations. Good grief that woman eyes worth a whole lot of money .

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  18. David January 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

    Gayle may end up having the last laugh if money is the measure.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/media-diary/fairfax-exposed-to-chris-gayle-fallout/news-story/920f522739ecf8568c07cc81bea67c16

    @Sargeant > > Crass is crass. > > >

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  19. Well Well & Consequences January 18, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

    It’s called fairplay. He is also allowed to sue, when someone lies on him.

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  20. Colonel Buggy January 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM #

    Why should we Bajans be so abhorred on hearing a Brit broadcaster using a word that is now common place on all forms of public transport and school buses. In all the streets and avenues of Bridgetown and island wide . At funerals and weddings in the Church yards. In front of women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen.

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  21. David January 18, 2016 at 11:10 PM #

    The article was posted to provoke a little levity, it is obviously a hoax document.

    On 19 January 2016 at 02:47, Barbados Underground wrote:

    >

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  22. Simple Simon January 18, 2016 at 11:23 PM #

    @Well Well & Consequences January 17, 2016 at 7:55 PM “Art…next time Gayle pulls a stunt like that, his wannabe enablers will see the consequences he will feel.”

    Oh please Well Well etc.

    Asking a woman for a date even in a public place, even on public television is NOT A CRIMINAL offense.

    If a man ask a woman on a date there are two excellent responses.

    Either a polite “no”

    Or an equal polite “yes”

    Why are we acting as though grown women are children incapable of saying “yes” or “no”

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  23. Simple Simon January 18, 2016 at 11:24 PM #

    Stupssseee!!!!!!!

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  24. Simple Simon January 18, 2016 at 11:36 PM #

    @Colonel Buggy January 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM “Why should we Bajans be so abhorred on hearing a Brit broadcaster using a word that is now common place At funerals and weddings in the Church yards. In front of women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen.”

    Are you sure that women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen. don’t cuss like pirates too?

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  25. Simple Simon January 18, 2016 at 11:40 PM #

    @Jeff Cumberbatch January 17, 2016 at 10:39 PM “Would have been even more colorfully amusing to hear a Bajan use the equivalent local parlance…lol”

    Dear Jeff: Do you mean cold as rasshole?

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  26. Simple Simon January 18, 2016 at 11:43 PM #

    @Sargeant January 17, 2016 at 10:50 PM “This woman should have been suspended for exaggerating, she doesn’t know what cold is,”

    True dat.

    I got some cousins living in Nunavut and I don’t hear them complaining about the cold.

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  27. Well Well & Consequences January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM #

    Yeah Simple….I see ya point…it cost him $10,000 to attempt to ask for the date, I don’t think he got past the “don’t blush baby” part before he got the fine. Do you think he is dumb enough to do that again, dude was accused before that incident, that he exposed himself, which was found to be a lie, he still went playing fast and loose in front of a camera.

    What do you want to bet that Gayle did not pull that stunt on any other female in Australia in front of a camera after paying the fine. Maybe you would, but he is smarter…he paid.

    Knowing how these people think, they will make it their personal business to work on dude if he persists. How quickly we forget Michael Jackson.

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  28. Hants January 19, 2016 at 12:15 AM #

    The PM’s wife rocks!!!! oh Canada eh!!!

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  29. Hants January 19, 2016 at 12:19 AM #

    Back to the topic.

    Chris Gayle will be playing in the CPL and the IPL.

    He paid for his “mistake” and then showed why he is one of the top guns in T20.

    http://www.bigbash.com.au/news/chris-gayle-fastest-bbl-fifty-balls-renegades-strikers-big-bash/2016-01-18?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bbl05

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  30. Georgie Porgie January 19, 2016 at 1:30 AM #

    hANTS
    IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THE RENEGRADS JUST GAVE THE MONEY TO THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION AND SAY THEY FINE GALE JUST TO PLACATE CRICKET AUSTRALIA SO THAT GAYLE COULD HAVE GOT THEM INTO TH PLAYOFFS SEEING THAT HE WAS THEIR ONE MAN TEAM EVEN WITH BRAVO THERE
    IT IS POSSIBLE THY DID NOT HIS PAY AT ALL
    I HOPE THY WILL SOON STOP ALL THESE WOMEN TALKING SHIT TO CRICKETRS

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  31. ac January 19, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    The femmi Nazis have done a great ob in “dumbing done the male gender,but they have to be careful in how they cross the line before they get caught like the deer staring in the headlights having to answer black and white questions,
    The ball has already started rolling in such direction with several article weighing in on the heavy nature of the fine and its historical link

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  32. Hants January 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM #

    @ Deorgie Porgie,

    You are very perceptive.

    The Renegades are well aware of Gayle’s popularity and value as a drawing card.

    Renegades will now market that innings for next year.

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  33. Hants January 19, 2016 at 7:01 PM #

    Sorry Georgie for the spelling. lol

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  34. Hants January 19, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

    @David,

    Women are allowed to “hit on” men as they like. Mel had no problem flirting with Mark Waugh.

    Chris should learn that when you are a star the pussy cat comes to you.That lesson should have been passed on to him by the cricket “legends”.

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  35. ac January 19, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    a nod and a wink Chris i’ll drink to that ,,,

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  36. Georgie Porgie January 19, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    hANTS
    WITH ALL THE SO CALLED TOP PLAYERS IN ALL THESE LEAGUES………NONE OF THE PLAYERS CAN MATCH THE WEST INDIAN PLAYRS FOR SKILL FLAIR AND PANACHE

    BADRE GAYLE RUSSEL BRAVO

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  37. Georgie Porgie January 19, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    HANTS
    IF THAT STUPID GIRL COULD INVITE WAUGH FOR A DRINK ON AIR
    WHY COULD NOT GAYLE INVITE HER FOR A DRINK ON AIR
    CLEARLY BOTH OF THEM WERE JOKING

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  38. David January 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM #

    @Hants

    It is all about being aware.

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  39. Hants January 19, 2016 at 8:05 PM #

    @Georgie Porgie,

    THE CALYPSO CRICKETERS ARE THE MOST “POPULAR” IN T20.

    THE IPL AND BIG BASH ARE STRUCTURED AS ENTERTAINMENT ON AND OFF THE FIELD.

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  40. Well Well & Consequences January 19, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

    GP…….it’s called keeping up appearances, time has moved on, in places like Australia, attitudes have not, in too many places in the US, they have not, most majority white countries are still like that…..will it ever change, who knows, but Gayle et al knows perfectly well where they stand and should act accordingly, when you know there is a facade, you do not make yourself vulnerable.

    How many more intend to continue paying to learn this, I mean the people are more than happy to take the money, I would too if people refuse to learn and would prefer paying to learn. What I found amusing is that he opened up himself to what happened and is now angry.

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  41. Well Well & Consequences January 19, 2016 at 8:20 PM #

    By the way, the reporter Mel looks like she has a nice healthy dose of black blood running through her veins….right Vincent..lol

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  42. Georgie Porgie January 19, 2016 at 9:02 PM #

    HANTS
    CHECK THESE STATS AND SEE WHY THE EX PLAYERS ARE CHATTING BS
    THEY ARE JEALOUS BECAUSE THE MAN CAN TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK
    IT MUST HURT THM THAT THY COULD NOT HAVE DONE THE SAM IN THEIR FINISHED AND LIMITD FEEBLE CAREERS

    GAYLE
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 103 182 11 7214 333 42.18 11970 60.26 15 37 1046 98 96 0
    ODIs 269 264 17 9221 215 37.33 10834 85.11 22 47 1038 238 114 0
    T20Is 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 986 142.59 1 13 122 87 12 0
    First-class 180 321 26 13226 333 44.83 32 64 158 0
    List A 336 330 24 11694 215 38.21 25 63 140 0
    Twenty20 234 230 33 8623 175* 43.77 5762 149.65 16 54 669 618 58 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 103 104 7109 3120 73 5/34 6/81 42.73 2.63 97.3 2 2 0
    ODIs 269 190 7222 5739 163 5/46 5/46 35.20 4.76 44.3 3 1 0
    T20Is 45 22 301 360 15 2/15 2/15 24.00 7.17 20.0 0 0 0
    First-class 180 12511 5194 132 5/34 39.34 2.49 94.7 2 0
    List A 336 9366 7112 222 5/46 5/46 32.03 4.55 42.1 4 1 0
    Twenty20 234 118 1776 2250 72 4/22 4/22 31.25 7.60 24.6 2 0 0

    ROGERS SO CALLED TEST BATSMAN
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 25 48 1 2015 173 42.87 3982 50.60 5 14 268 1 15 0
    First-class 297 529 38 24460 319 49.81 73 116 236 0
    List A 167 160 15 5346 140 36.86 5 36 74 0
    Twenty20 43 37 1 627 58 17.41 547 114.62 0 3 65 14 22

    FLINTOFF SO CALLD ALROUNDER
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 79 130 9 3845 167 31.77 6197 62.04 5 26 513 82 52 0
    ODIs 141 122 16 3394 123 32.01 3821 88.82 3 18 308 93 47 0
    T20Is 7 7 1 76 31 12.66 60 126.66 0 0 7 2 5 0
    First-class 183 290 23 9027 167 33.80 15 53 185 0
    List A 282 251 28 6641 143 29.78 6 34 106 0
    Twenty20 39 36 6 683 93 22.76 478 142.88 0 3 63 31 19 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 11 3 0
    ODIs 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2 0
    T20Is 7 7 150 161 5 2/23 2/23 32.20 6.44 30.0 0 0 0
    First-class 183 22799 11059 350 5/24 31.59 2.91 65.1 4 0
    List A 282 9416 6536 289 5/19 5/19 22.61 4.16 32.5 10 2 0
    Twenty20 39 34 657 827 39 4/12 4/12 21.20 7.55 16.8 1 0 0

    SHANE WATSON SO CALLD ALROUNDER
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 59 109 3 3731 176 35.19 7094 52.59 4 24 483 31 45 0
    ODIs 190 169 27 5757 185* 40.54 6365 90.44 9 33 570 131 64 0
    T20Is 49 47 3 1164 81 26.45 808 144.05 0 10 90 69 16 0
    First-class 137 241 19 9451 203* 42.57 20 54 109 0
    List A 265 241 36 7915 185* 38.60 9187 86.15 11 46 88 0
    Twenty20 163 157 17 4329 104* 30.92 3091 140.05 2 29 393 217 47 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 59 93 5495 2526 75 6/33 6/51 33.68 2.75 73.2 1 3 0
    ODIs 190 163 6466 5342 168 4/36 4/36 31.79 4.95 38.4 3 0 0
    T20Is 49 41 768 991 39 4/15 4/15 25.41 7.74 19.6 1 0 0
    First-class 137 12164 6294 210 7/69 29.97 3.10 57.9 7 1
    List A 265 8406 7063 213 4/36 4/36 33.15 5.04 39.4 3 0 0
    Twenty20 163 135 2605 3299 126 4/15 4/15 26.18 7.59 20.6 1 0 0

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  43. ac January 19, 2016 at 9:11 PM #

    GP why doesn/t you and hants the( fisherman) take your/ shitty scripts on to the sport page no body wanted to read a whole long boring table of statictics//// shoot man , there is enough punishment to bear on Bu daily please i beg of you not another punishing ordeal executed on those who visit BU no more

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  44. ac January 19, 2016 at 9:19 PM #

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  45. ac January 19, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

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  46. Well Well & Consequences January 19, 2016 at 9:55 PM #

    Lol…GP and Hants, don’t stop…lol

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  47. Georgie Porgie January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM #

    ac January 19, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

    tHIS IS THE BEST POST YOU HAVE MADE ON BU SINC YOU JOINED IN 2008
    P.S IM NOT A CREEP ORA STALKER

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