Hobart Hurricanes review

Predicted: 4th

Result: 6th

 

The Summary

The Hurricanes finished on four wins and four losses and nearly scraped into the finals but were knocked out by a whirlwind batting display by the Brisbane Heat in the last game of the home and away season.

 

Hobart had a bad four day stint in Melbourne in December when they lost to both the Stars and the Renegades – it proved very costly in the end. The side probably wasn’t helped by having to play their first 4 games away from home.

 

The Hits

Ricky Ponting

Two half centuries and a total of 236 runs in 7 innings was a great return from Punter. Also had a couple of stints at the bowlng crease and picked up a wicket.

 

Tim Paine

260 runs at the top of the order and tidy behind the stumps. Definitely must have cut The Weapon as his fitness advisor as he had no injury concerns wth his badly mutilated finger.

 

Ben Laughlin

14 wickets made BL the leading wicket taker in BBL|02 so he took home the coveted “Brown Sweat Band Award”

 

Xavier Doherty

Bowled 2 maidens (as did Doug the Rug) and also took 9 wickets at 16 at 6.12 runs per over.

 

The Misses

Travis Birt

Big Birt couldn’t recapture the form of last season and managed just 116 runs at 16.6 . Half his runs came in one dig of 57 not out and he also registered two ducks.

 

Scott Styris

5 all round games of ordinairiness: 26 runs at an average of 8.66 with the bat coupled with 2 wickets at an average of 57.50 at 8.62 runs per over with the ball. Not brill.

 

 

What they should do

Hire a Private Investigator to find where The People’s Mullet (aka Ranan Naved) has dissapered to. The cult hero Pakistani paceman’s bowling and general charisma were missing from the #canetrain in BBL|02.

Sign Ricky Ponting on for next year and keep giving him a bowl – he was in great form and the Hobart crowd loves him.

Say sayonara to Billy Ray Styris and give LUKE BUTTERWORTH a go. He could do no worse!

Cross their fingers and hope Travis Birt hits his straps next season.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ross Slater

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