Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: Errata and other things

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  • giovanni tiso,

    I mean, yes, it would be cooler if the NZ Māori toured New Zealand in a series against a nation like Japan or Italy

    They'd barely work up a sweat against Italy. Give them some decent opposition, I say.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7383 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    Give them some decent opposition, I say.

    The Pacific Islands would be awesome. Imagine if they played that match in Auckland - the atmosphere would be incredible.

    But failing that how about Scotland? Better than Italy, probably a good chance that they would send their best players.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 181 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    BTW as someone who has been stuck beside a drunken idiot whop vomited on his seat halfway thorugh an ODI I totally support this

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 181 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    Friend at work updated me from Cricinfo:
    "Ryder's on 197, but it will take a while to hit 200 cause he's crawling. Or he'll get out hahahaha"
    5 seconds later...
    "4! There ya go, good work. Commentary says Focus. Concentration. Patience. Oodles of class."
    5 seconds later...
    "Wait, out..."

    =?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1721 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    re: Ichiro, i am glad you cleared that up for me, because i have been too lazy to look at any MSM sports news to find out what happened. i walked past a pub the other day at lunchtime during the final and there seemed to be a lot of cheering and gasping going on...
    and glancing at various headlines on the train in the last day or two suggested that Ichiro had done something quite good. but now i know. thanks. saved me from having to look through news.google.co.jp

    just to bore you a bit more about Ichiro, i used to watch baseball on TV a bit (up until a couple of years ago) and for years i used to say to people that i wish he would hurry up and ditch this baseball hobby and become a proper batsman. his ability to see the ball early and his hand-eye co-ordination is so good, he does not look at all like any other baseball player i have ever seen. he looks like a Crowe or a Gower or a Lara, except with a funny round bat sticking up in the air. He would be a natural. Quick, someone tell Lalit Modi to buy Ichiro off the Mariners!

    And, BTW, well done Ryder, Taylor (and Franklin) and hopefully another ton from McCullum!

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    201!
    That man deserves a beer...

    Since Jan 2007 • 147 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    @ Stephen
    Currently the Indian bowling attack to McCullum is Sehwag and Yuvraj so he should get there..... (kiss of doom)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 181 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Your (not clearly spelt out) theory about contracted players seems rather weak given the performance of some of our other batsmen at times.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6201 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I totally support this

    lol.

    ISS even did a Madonna concert recently.

    Middle-aged woman acting very lewd and walking around only in her bra. Oh, wait, it's Madonna.

    (Okay, so I made that one up.)

    Since Nov 2006 • 6201 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Vettori dropped.

    If India had taken a decent number of catches this innings, we could have all been out for under 400.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6201 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    McCullum makes it and I breathe a sigh of relief

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 181 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    and just before tea, too!
    well done the man from Otago

    (i hate to rain on this parade, but if NZ can put on 600-odd, how easy will it be to bowl out India once? twice? ouch)

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    (i hate to rain on this parade, but if NZ can put on 600-odd, how easy will it be to bowl out India once? twice? ouch)

    Yeah not likely.

    But if NZ can declare 650+ and put India in for 10 or so difficult overs before stumps, at least it puts pressure on India and makes the only possible result a win or a draw. Few early wickets, game is on.

    Even if India batted for two innings and got 400 in each, it would only leave us 150 to get (assuming the time works out).

    Since Nov 2006 • 6201 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    ... and Vettori brings up his 50 and NZ's 600 in the same stroke.

    Back to more personally pertinent things: Attend the Derby if you are in Wellington tomorrow night! I have watched the girls train for almost a year and a half and the bigger the crowd the more fun it'll be for everyone.

    I undestand there is a seating capacity, and if it's reached people will be turned away - so get in quick once the doors open!

    See you all there.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy,

    ... and Vettori brings up his 50 and NZ's 600 in the same stroke

    Tell ya what, How, Guptill and McIntosh must be feeling a bit like muppets at about this point.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    noizy, I made the exact same observation to a workmate about an hour and a half ago.

    I can't believe they brought in How.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    ... and McCullum goes for 115, following Vettori who went for 55.

    Time to declare, methinks.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    just to bore you a bit more about Ichiro

    I cut a large bit out of the original post because I figured (rightly) you'd all rather talk about the cricket. But it was all about how the first baseball game I saw was the day I landed in Osaka for a school trip and the bus driver had it on while we were stuck in traffic on the motorway

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    @ simon,
    Come say "Hi" tomorrow

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    why didn't Vettori declare when McCullum went out?
    one of those NZ bowlers could get hurt out there!
    (all for the sake of a couple of runs?)

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    koshien? or professional?

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Hadyn: I'll be wearing a stripy shirt, you can't miss me.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    Haydn - go on, tell us your baseball story.
    Mine's all about going to see the Dodgers in LA when I was 10

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 181 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    btw, it's only the 3rd time NZ has got over 600...

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Individual pursuit is pretty dramatic, yeah, but compared to a Madison or Keirin? There's significantly less threat of crashing in a pursuit. That said, go Alison!

    Personally, I'm just annoyed that the kilo sprint was dropped from the Olympics.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

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