Jan 1, 2015 -- 9:20AM, Canaletto . wrote:
180 too much for perth with this line up
Agree but that's not the bowlers fault.
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:20AM, DStyle wrote:
no pressure on carberry now. doubters should probably judge him based on how he goes now, and then think about how such a free flowing player has been broken by england.
First class strike rate of 51. Hardly a free flowing player. Maybe for England standards, but come on now.
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:35AM, Blake84 wrote:
I have no doubt spot fixing occurs in the BBL as in all forms of cricket. Big leg side wides on the first ball of the over always seem suss to me. But teams do not conspire to lose a match. There's no way that wouldn't get out.
A lot of people think this way. But where can you actually place those bets? With what bookies?
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:41AM, therhino wrote:
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:35AM, Blake84 wrote:I have no doubt spot fixing occurs in the BBL as in all forms of cricket. Big leg side wides on the first ball of the over always seem suss to me. But teams do not conspire to lose a match. There's no way that wouldn't get out.A lot of people think this way. But where can you actually place those bets? With what bookies?
He is even worse with tim watson's hand up his arse moving his lips
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:53AM, BJT wrote:
You would only need 1 batsmen in your pocket.
Jan 1, 2015 -- 10:52AM, King of Dubai wrote:
Betting on wides and no-balls is apparently big business in India, that was mentioned after the Pakistan scandal a few years back.
This is what I mean. How do these markets still exist after recent history. On what basis would anyone back a wide or a no ball? I can't see them being liquid markets, so let's say a bookie takes 500 bucks on a no ball from bowler A for the first delivery of a spell, and then some big boy comes in and puts 50 grand down. Red flags everywhere, even blind freddie can see what's happening.
No idea how it still exists anywhere.
Jan 1, 2015 -- 11:11AM, King of Dubai wrote:
Their bottom line is increased if they know what will happen and can adjust odds accordingly. They can get away with it because they're unlicensed, as I said.
Don't think we're on the same wave length. The example I gave above was of a non liquid market that suddenly has massive money come in. Impossible for the bookie to balance his book and he would be looking at a massive liability. Don't see how it's in his interests.
Jan 1, 2015 -- 11:14AM, Blake84 wrote:
Not saying he's trying to lose, it's point shaving which can lead to losing.
Please! Lebron is a business in the hundreds of millions. Why would he risk that for another million to shave points? If he turned it over a few times and missed some free throws it's because his head ain't in the game. Certainly not shaving points. People think the bookies are all powerful and can get to anyone. Rubbish.