Bad light? Bad decision

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by vignes1.. » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 00:31:21


The eastern side of the ground is still wel lit with the direct
sunlight.

There are even patches of sun rays in the playing square.

All because the ball came back and hit Lee, Buckor offered the light to
close Day 2.

Interestingly, Bucknor was still in thick dark sun glasses when he made
this decision.

Now Langer may come to bat as well.

Vicky:
[By the way, well batted Hussey]

 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by Mad Hamis » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 22:59:35


Quote:

>The eastern side of the ground is still wel lit with the direct
>sunlight.

Which might well make it harder to adjust to dull light in the centre.

Quote:

>There are even patches of sun rays in the playing square.

again, won't help batsmen pick up the ball if they've got bright light
at the corner of their vision and the ball's in a dull area.

Quote:

>All because the ball came back and hit Lee, Buckor offered the light to
>close Day 2.

It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
the batsman.
Quote:

>Interestingly, Bucknor was still in thick dark sun glasses when he made
>this decision.

>Now Langer may come to bat as well.

>Vicky:
>[By the way, well batted Hussey]

--
"Hope is replaced by fear and dreams by survival, most of us get by."
Stuart Adamson 1958-2001

Mad Hamish
Hamish Laws


 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by Bob Duber » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:33:30

Quote:

> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
> the batsman.

Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.

Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).

 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by Mang » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:48:59


Quote:


>> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
>> the batsman.
> Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
> on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.

> Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
> light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
> previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
> bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).

Its hard to tell watching on TV because the technology makes it appear
brighter than it really is, but I was amused by the commentator saying at
the start of the previous over that there will probably be only 5-10 minutes
of play left, and then complain when they went off an over and a bit later.
 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by Larry de Silv » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:27:10


Quote:


>> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
>> the batsman.
> Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
> on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.

> Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
> light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
> previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
> bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).

I STILL cant believe that this is the VERY SAME Bucknor who kept the match
going in Pakistan a few years ago in absolute terrible light until England
finally won the test match!! It was SO dark that the Moin Khan had trouble
keeping to the spinners due to not seeing the ball well. Talk about double
standards! The sooner Bucknor retires the better in my humble opinion. He
has become far too inconsistent.

BTW, is it only me that finds it weired that he stops for bad light while
still wearing his dark glasses??

Laz

 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by ColinKynoc » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 19:06:14

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:27:10 +1000, "Larry de Silva"

place for knowing the following:

Quote:




>>> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
>>> the batsman.
>> Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
>> on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.

>> Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
>> light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
>> previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
>> bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).

>I STILL cant believe that this is the VERY SAME Bucknor who kept the match
>going in Pakistan a few years ago in absolute terrible light until England
>finally won the test match!! It was SO dark that the Moin Khan had trouble
>keeping to the spinners due to not seeing the ball well. Talk about double
>standards! The sooner Bucknor retires the better in my humble opinion. He
>has become far too inconsistent.

Larry, Bucknor offered the batsmen the light  they declined.  Moin
Khan got what he deserved, he had slowed the bowling rate to about 9
overs per hour in order to thwart England.

I remember watching that match and laughing when Moin appealed for the
light and was basically told to get on with it  by the umpires.

<snip>

Colin Kynoch

 
 
 

Bad light? Bad decision

Post by Mike Holman » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 19:05:03

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:27:10 +1000, "Larry de Silva"

Quote:




>>> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
>>> the batsman.
>> Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
>> on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.

>> Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
>> light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
>> previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
>> bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).

>I STILL cant believe that this is the VERY SAME Bucknor who kept the match
>going in Pakistan a few years ago in absolute terrible light until England
>finally won the test match!! It was SO dark that the Moin Khan had trouble
>keeping to the spinners due to not seeing the ball well. Talk about double
>standards!

Bucknor offered the light to the English batsmen at Karachi. They
turned the offer down. Yesterday he offered the light to the batsmen
and they took it. Where are the double standards?

Cheers,

Mike