Hampshire Cricket History

Yes you did, No I didn’t
March 8, 2017, 10:58 am
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Interesting squabble developing between the Aussies and Indians, which you can read about at


I saw it live on TV. I didn’t realise immediately what was happening but the key for me was that umpire, Nigel Llong, intervened immediately, telling Smith to stop – as far as I could see, before Kohli came across to complain.

Nonetheless the Aussie CEO calls the Indian’s claims “outrageous” …


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Was watching the New Zealand v South Africa first test last night (and into the early hours of this morning!!) and the incident was discussed – at length – by both Kiwi and Protea.
Both were united in their conclusion that Smith and / or Handscomb were in the wrong, and that in an age when umpires are continually called into question, that Nigel Llong was 100% for the way in which he dealt with it!
I wonder how it would have been dealt with if a Mr Nigel Owens from the Valleys had been “refereeing” or how a Premier League footballer may have reacted when confronted by Mr Llong’s interaction!

Comment by simon.cage4all@gmail.com

Looking at the changing rooms would seem a bit obvious – but what about that chap standing next to the sightscreen who after each appeal glanced at his smartphone and then swapped his red and green hats? (I’m just theorizing of course!)

Comment by Hedgehog

A bit like those blokes who used to walk in front of trains?

Comment by pompeypop

Why is there always controversy when Australia play? They seem incapable of growing up. The fact that Cricket Australia have launched an attack on Virat Kohli demonstrates just how insular they have become. Such a pity.

Comment by Alan Edwards

Smith’s behaviour does seem to be against the spirit of the game but at least he has apologised. However, as Hedgehog has pointed out, the system is crying out to be abused and probably is by others in a more sophisticated way. Maybe it is time to have the third umpire automatically intervene when necessary?

As for controversial behaviour we shouldn’t forget the continual turning of a blind eye by our own authorities to the unsavoury on-field behaviour of Anderson and Broad and others in recent times.

Comment by James

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