Sports Corner

Road Tennis, a sport which is indigenous to Barbados

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  1. Georgie Porgie March 1, 2015 at 2:55 PM #

    http://caribbeancricket.com/topic/1101320

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  2. David March 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM #

    @GP

    Interesting article although you probably do not agree about Jason Holder. The same cablish squawking occurs in BCA meetings.

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  3. Georgie Porgie March 1, 2015 at 4:25 PM #

    David
    Holder needs to bowl his 10 overs on the trot, especially when he is bowling well
    He also needs to bat well when he gets the opportunity.
    If he does this he will play for a good while.

    I have never made time for a BCA meeting. I joined the BCA as a young doc primarily to ensure that I had a seat at the Oval when I got there late after a ward round.

    What is clear though is that serious Jamaicans know that the President of WIBC IS A TWIT. THE FACT THAT THE RANK AND FILE JAMAICAN SCUM DONT THINK SO IS NOT SURPRISING.

    I ATTENDED A COUNTRY CHURCH THERE FOR 8 MONTHS WHEN I WAS THERE IN 2011 AND FOUND THAT MOST OF THE MEMBERS WERE DOWN RIGHT DUMB. OFTEN THE “PREACHING WAS LOTS OF HEAT BUT NO LIGHT AT ALL.” NOTHING LIKE I HAD SEEN IN KINGSTON 40 YEARS AGO OR BY THE JAMAICANS I HAVE HEARD UP HERE IN FL

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  4. David March 1, 2015 at 4:41 PM #

    @GP

    Agree with your view about Holder, he is the captain and opposing teams will attack him for that reason. He should minimise the opportunity. Always felt like the fuss when we beat bottom ranked Zimbabwe was uncalled for.

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  5. Georgie Porgie March 1, 2015 at 6:10 PM #

    Always felt like the fuss when we beat bottom ranked Zimbabwe was uncalled for.
    I AGREE WITH YOU DAVID
    I PERSONALLY DONT GAYLE VERY HIGHLY AND DONT EXPECT MUCH FROM HIM
    I LIKE THE UNSUNG HERO SANGAKARA. NO HYPE NO FUSS NO SLUGGING HE JUST GOES ABOUT HIS BUISINESS QUIETLY AND PRODUCES CONSISTENT RESULTS.
    AGAINST ZIMBABWE THE BATTING WAS RELATIVELY SOUND, BUT THERE WAS TOO MANY DOT BALLS.
    I NOTICE THAT THE BETTER PLAYERS SCORE A LOT OF1’S , 2’S 3’S
    THEY EXHIBIT GOOD RUNNING BETWEEN THE WICKETS
    WE BLOCK AND SWIPE AND PUT PRESSURE ON OURSELVES.

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  6. DeeWord March 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM #

    GP, that’s an interesting perspective about not rating Gayle highly. As compared to Sangakkara Gayle is certainly on par if not as statistically excellent.

    Sangakkara is an elite player and not many match him in temperament or stats but Gayle can certainly be placed in his zip code.

    Not sure on what standard Gayle falls down your rating scale but he is good enough to find a place in one of Clive Lloyd/Viv Richards’ teams beyond a doubt.

    The man is physically falling apart now and yes he has adopted this stand and deliver type batting but he has also showed discipline and patience against top class bowling in tests.

    As a cricketer it’s unreasonable to suggest he is not one of the WI better players, overall,

    I believe you remember that the boy Gayle suffered from serious heart ailments which some thought may have curtailed his career.

    Did that have anything to do in the past or even now with his attitude/style of play who knows.

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  7. David March 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM #

    Cricket is a team sport and the contribution of individual players must be evaluated with such in mind. Gayle at thi time is fashioning innings based on his physical and mental state and not the necessarily to meet team plan. At his best he was hardly the most consistent however he had the knack of hitting big scores.

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  8. David March 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM #

    The thing about Sangakara is that he has consistently performed at a high level as a batsman after crouching being the stumps for long periods of time.

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  9. DeeWord March 1, 2015 at 7:16 PM #

    David, no dispute. As they say anyone with eyes, let them see.

    The shot Gayle got out to against Pakistan was atrocious for a player of his experience and the one against SA was just as inappropriate.

    And to your point what is the team plan really. Based on the ability of Gayle and to a lesser extent Smith they should be able to get a decent score in the first 10 overs of restrictions without taking undue risks.

    Yes easier said I know but you can’t go hooking a 7ft who has the ball steepling around your ears. That was a high probability top-edge get out shot from the moment he made the attempt. Best case scenario was a top-edge for six.

    And what are the plans for the middle overs. Basically it seems that Gayle is unable to run too much because of injuries and thus it’s block and bash.

    Evidently when he is out then there is a more concerted effort to erase dot balls with more quick singles.

    Death Bowling. A big problem in many teams.

    If you are Jason Holder with Ambrose as a bowling coach why is your execution so off. Either you are up to it or you don’t bowl at the death.

    We know AB is in the very top drawer but with that height Jason has bowling short of a length into the body must be a better option that attempted yorkers.

    Oh lawd, it’s easy to be a Monday morn QB and more difficult on the field but the guys just don’t seem to be hitting their markers and executing very well.

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  10. David March 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM #

    @DeeWord

    We are all fans and love the game of course but a look at the WI team reveals a lack of disciplined approach, poor tactics and low mental capacity to compete consistently at a high level. Why is the WI team the second and third highest paid in the world again?

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  11. David March 2, 2015 at 6:08 PM #

    My my

    Lara ready to take Cameron job

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  12. DeeWord March 2, 2015 at 8:11 PM #

    And Mr Lara should get…no votes.

    Is he kidding?

    Ironic that an article yesterday re Garner highlighted the importance of getting back to a rigorous training regimen and the decline of the WI extensive fitness programs can be traced directly to Lara.

    He was a brilliant player and a very poor leader of men.

    This job is about leading; not his forte.

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  13. Georgie Porgie March 2, 2015 at 9:28 PM #

    IN 1995 PETER SHORT FLEW TO ENGLAND TO STAY ON TOUR INSTEAD OF SACKING HIM
    HE UNDERMINED RICHARDSON
    HE UNDERMINED WALSH
    HE DID ALL HE COULD TO BE CAPTAIN BUT COULD NOT GET EVEN HIS SHADOW TO FOLLOW HIM
    HE MESSED UP THINGS IN 99 IN SA LEADING US TO A 5-0 WHITEWASH

    THEN HE GAVE UP THE CAPTAINCY UNTIL HOOPER WAS TURNING THINGS ROUND AGAIN AND HE UNDERMINED HOOPER TOO

    ONE OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDIES TEAM IN ITS POMP WAS THE rigorous training regimen THAT LARA ENDED

    WHY DOESNT LARA JUST DRINK HIMSELF TO DEATH DURING THE CARNAVAL SEASON? WE WILL ALL FOLLOW HIM TO HIS BURIAL GROUND

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  14. Hants March 3, 2015 at 9:33 PM #

    WITH MORE THAN 300 signatures in hand, surfers yesterday submitted a petition to a number of Government agencies calling for the abandonment of the Sandy Lane Regeneration Beach Project.

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