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Daily review 11/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 11th, 2022 - 26 comments
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  1. gsays 1

    Ross Taylor has finished his test career by taking the final wicket in the 2nd test against Bangledesh.

    A beautiful ending in front of his parents, wife and 3 children.

    If ya don't weep, ya don't have a heart.

    Captain Tom Latham awarded Man of the match 252 and a few catches, including off Taylor’s bowling.

    • Patricia Bremner 1.1

      smiley Yes it was a fitting ending indeed. I'll bet Smithy was watching every ball too.

      It improved Ross’s bowling figures. from 2 for av 24 to 3 for av 16 Great stuff.

      Latham is the only person to have scored 6 catches and over 250 runs in the same game.

      • Puckish Rogue 1.1.1

        Based on averages The Boss is the greatest all rounder to have played the game wink

        and I'm ok with that

        • Jilly Bee

          Too right PR – I have been a great fan of his for a few years now. It still rankles with me the undignified way he was stripped of the captaincy a few years ago now, but he had the cojones to stick with the Black Caps, whereas a lesser guy may have given N Z Cricket the middle finger and walked away. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for him.

          • Puckish Rogue

            Not only came back but came back with a vengeance (with the bat)

            I really hope that he encourages more Polynesians to take up the game, the bigger the player the better the team will be

            • Puckish Rogue


              The bigger the player pool the better off the team will be…

              • Gezza

                Aww. I really liked the uncorrected version. I had amusing visions of polynesian giants routinely thwacking the ball right out of the parks & stadiums. 😀

                • Puckish Rogue

                  To me hitting the ball is hand-eye coordination which Polynesians are blessed with, add natural muscle mass and you have a recipe for cricketing excellence and no one can tell me that you couldn't produce some pace bowling talent either

                  • Gezza

                    You first have to entice them away from kilikiti.

                    Kilikiti is one of several forms of the game of cricket. Originating in Samoa (English missionaries introduced their game of cricket in the early 19th century), it spread throughout Polynesia and can now be found around the world in areas with strong Polynesian populations. The game is the national sport of Samoa, and is played in many other Pacific countries, including amongst the Pacific Islander diaspora in New Zealand.


                    Though when you see the bats used for kilikiti & the unpredictable directions the ball goes in after being hit, one can see why someone especially skilled at this game might find cricket a breeze by comparison.

                    I’m not a fan of cricket. My lack of interest was doubly spurred by getting clobbered in the side of the unprotected head by the ball thrown directly at me by a boarder notorious for this in the 3rd form. I was a pretty weedy youngster and found the bats too heavy to wield confidently. Seeing stars after that episode was enuf for me.

                    But I do occasionally watch an hour or two of a special game involving the Black Caps. The game’s got more interesting with improved tv coverage, mics & commentaries. And I’ve enjoyed reading the comments here lately.

                    • Puckish Rogue

                      'You first have to entice them away from kilikiti.'

                      Its from four years ago but I couldn't find anything more recent with provincial players so I'd imagine its gone up by now


                      AT A GLANCE

                      New Zealand Cricket men's player payments for 2018-19 under the new Master Agreement:

                      Black Caps contracted players (August 1-July 31):

                      Retainer for top-ranked player: $236,000

                      Retainer for No 18-20: $100,000

                      Match fees: Tests $9000, one-day internationals $4000, T20 internationals $2500

                      Domestic contracted players (September 1-April 15):

                      Retainer for top-ranked player: $53,000

                      Retainer for No 16: $27,000

                      Match fees: Plunket Shield $1650, one-dayers $800, T20 $575

                    • Gezza

                      Those are pretty eye-watering enticements. NZ cricket probably needs to get out into the schools & attend kilikiti games & hard sell cricket to Polynesian players who play kilikiti here for the strong social & cultural bonding & other emotional rewards of the game.

                      Would be good to see Ross Taylor being such an agent & ambassador (if he’s not acting as one already?).

  2. Anker 2
    • Fabulous and emotional ending of the marvellous Ross Taylor’s career.

    you couldn’t have scripted it better.

    will miss Taylor enormously

  3. Anker 3

    Latham exceptional too

  4. joe90 4

    At the height of the Cold War diplomacy, flexibility and cooperation rid the world of the variola virus (smallpox). And here we are fifty something years later, polarised, self destructive, and too fucking stupid to agree on how to rid ourselves of another virus.



    • Ed 4.1

      That is an inspirational story.

    • Anne 4.2

      Yes. You had to have a smallpox injection before travelling overseas. As far as I am aware most countries mandated as much. I did my OE in the late 1960s and had to have the injection before I left and again before returning. No-one batted an eyelid because most people were sane enough in those days to know it was in everybody's interest.

      And it wasn't a pleasant experience. I was below par for a fortnight both times.

  5. joe90 5

    Gorgeous as a grown up, too.

  6. Jilly Bee 6

    Oh dear – Granny Herald (and Thomas Coughlan) just can't help themselves, they have to have a dig at a Labour MP, who travelled to the Netherlands to visit her elderly parents over the Xmas break – she ticked all the boxes, but hey she's a Labour MP so must be rorting the system. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/covid-19-delta-outbreak-labour-mp-marja-lubecks-summer-break-in-europe-after-securing-miq-slot/WHONX2JOP5MIUXEAZAU3LBPPIE/

  7. According to Worldometer, Australia 90,847 cases of covid, NZ 23.

    I know where I'd rather be. Thanks, Jacinda.

  8. Adrian 8

    Oh I don’t know Tony, I think we should just let her rip! Fuck all those doctors and nurses that have to clean up the mess.

    • Won't someone please, please, think of the economy?

    • Anne 8.2

      Now that's a silly thing to say Adrian. If Aussie has 90,847 cases and NZ has only 23 then logic tells me NZ as far less of a mess to clean up than Aussie – and for that matter most other countries. I'm sure the doctors ands nurses are very thankful they are not coping with as big a mess as the rest of the world. Long may it last but I fear we still have a long way to go because… Omicron.

  9. Anne 9

    Now that's a silly thing to say Adrian. If Aussie has 90,847 cases and NZ has only 23 then logic tells me NZ as far less of a mess to clean up than Aussie – and for that matter most other countries. I'm sure the doctors ands nurses are very thankful they are not coping with as big a mess as the rest of the world. Long may it last but I fear we still have a long way to go because… Omicron.

    Or are you blaming Jacinda Ardern for the Omicron variant?

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