Archive for the ‘Adelaide Oval’ Category

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Arjuna the Indomitable: Challenging Aussie Skulduggery in 1995-98 … and More

April 25, 2017

Andrew Fidel Fernando, courtesy of The Cricket Monthly, at ESPNcricinfo … http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1087120/arjuna-versus …where the title is “Arjuna Versus”

 January 1999: Sri Lankan supporters show Ranatunga some love outside Adelaide Oval, where he was facing a disciplinary hearing

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Sri Lanka have played in higher-octane, better contested and far more watchable series, but for pure watershed value none has left its mark on the island’s cricket like this pre-World Cup thrashing in Australia. If Ranatunga had not been at the helm, things might have gone very differently; it was the kind of tour that can run teams aground.

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Neville floored by Hodge’s Flying Bat, 16 January 2017

February 16, 2017

News Item in Daily Mail. 16 February 2016

Peter Nevill was hit in the jaw with a flying bat on Monday night before being taken off for his second concussion check in just two weeks.  The Melbourne Renegades ‘keeper was playing away to the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League when the painful incident took place.

Brad Hodge smacked a ball away to leg side as the Strikers chased a target of 171 when he suddenly let go of the bat, sending it flying toward Nevill. 111-neville-22

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Harper DOWN! Phil Hughes in Mind!

February 16, 2017

Andrew Faulkner, in The Australian,  12 February 2017, where the title runs “Sickening blow to Sam Harper revives memories of Phillip Hughes” …

Every time a ball, or a bat, thuds into a player’s head, which has been happening a lot lately, troubled minds are immediately hauled back to November 25, 2014. Mercifully none of the recent blows has ended as everything ended for Phillip Hughes. But the Sam Harper incident at Adelaide Oval on Saturday had some chilling parallels.

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Jaked! … and hospitalized! Sam Harper hit by Lehmann’s hook-shot

February 16, 2017

Reminding old-stagers of the moment when Ric Darling nearly died from swallowing his tongue when hist by the ball and, more recently, when Peter Neville was floored by Brad Hodge’s flying bat — all at Adelaide Oval –the Victorian keeper Sam Harper was felled by Jake Lehmann’s bat as the latter hit a swivelling hook-shot !!!!!!

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Stirring for the STRIKERS at Adelaide Oval

January 2, 2017

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