Thursday, 21 January 2021

Around the Traps 22/1/21

 It is time again for Around the Traps.

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy,

Northern America

Europe

Asia

Wonk

General

Climate

Andrew Gelman ( mainly stats)

Econometrics

Dianne Coyle (quirky + book reviews)

Vox wonk

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

What a test what a series

 I did not see that coming.

This was a magnificent win by essentially  India's B side against us. There was a lot of Headingl and Stokes in this win. In essence our batting let us down, India had two bowlers who weren't anywhere near test class yet they got us out twice! Then our bowling did. Starc and Lyons were missing in action in both Sydney and Brisbane.

Let us go back for a minute

 India got thrashed in Adelaide. However the 36 was a one-off. Good balls got edges and catches were taken. It will never occur again. Good balls will be missed and catches will be dropped. It should be noted before India's second innings they were in charge.  Australia got over confident over this  whereas India gained strength . India lost players but grew another leg.

They totally outplayed us in Melbourne. They ALL did. Everyone played their part the captain more so.

In Sydney They almost won as our bowlers tired. More on that later.

I have already written about Brisbane. Clearly they have some promising palyers,

What of Australia. The big L had a good average but that hides how very lucky he was, Dropped catches and a lot of snicks means you are not in good form. We have problems at the top of the order and in the middle.

We also have problems in bowling. Starc has lost his late inswinger. It is because his right foot is pointing to the Keeper not first slip. thus he is open chested. He loses swing and pace. Lyons was unimpressive. He never looked like taking wickets.

It was an enjoyable test and an enjoyable series.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Spam on the net

 I am getting a bit of spam at present.

Most of it has an unsubscribe link which merely takes to a website about the scam involved.

It is a bit tedious putting it into my spam box but once in it then always goes there.

Very annoying

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Around the Traps 15/1/21

 It is time again for Around the Traps

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy

Northern America

Europe

Asia

Wonk

General

Climate

Andrew Gelman ( mainly stats)

Econometrics

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Dianne Coyle ( quirky +book reviews)

Vox wonk

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Was Trump censored by Twitter?

 Of all the nonsense I have heard Twitter censoring Trump is the worst. A sitting President can hold Press Releases and issue press releases but Katherine Gelber outlines why this censorship argument is complete and utter nonsense.