NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Blacktown, 3rd day November 1, 2013

Clarke reprimanded for DRS signal

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Tasmania 239 (Doolan 56, Bollinger 6-62) and 1 for 18 need 277 more runs to beat New South Wales 288 and 245 (Henry 65, Smith 63, Rose 4-64)
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Michael Clarke has been reprimand for making a DRS 'T' signal while captaining New South Wales against Tasmania.

The incident occurred on the second day of the Sheffield Shield clash, when a Tasmania batsman was given not out when New South Wales claimed a low catch in the gully. Clarke then made the 'T' signal towards the umpire, which is used in international cricket to ask for the review system to be utilised.

Cricket Australia has amended their code of behaviour to make it automatic dissent if a player, whether in jest or not, uses the 'T' sign during domestic cricket where the DRS is not available. Clarke admitted guilt and accepted match referee Daryl Harper's proposed penalty of a reprimand so a hearing was not required.

Clarke made 88 on the first day of the match, his first innings since the one-day series against England following a flare-up of his long-standing back problem, but had less success in his second innings - bowled for 7 by a delivery from Ben Hilfenhaus which nipped back - although the Blues were handily placed to claim victory after setting the Tigers a target of 295 which would be the highest total of the match.

By stumps, the Blues had already claimed one wicket in the eight overs available with Josh Hazlewood removing Ed Cowan to leave the Tigers 1 for 18.

The visitors had begun the day significantly behind in their first innings, but closed the gap as the final-wicket stand between Luke Butterworth and Sam Rainbird extended to 56, cutting the deficit to 49. They then chipped away at the beginning of the Blues' second innings and when Clarke departed the home side were 3 for 77.

However, Steve Smith (63) and Scott Henry (65) added 114 in 26 overs to stabilised the Blues' position before the Tigers came back strongly to claim the final seven wickets for 54. The left-arm spinner Clive Rose and seamer Evan Gulbis took seven scalps between them.

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  • xtrafalgarx on November 2, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    I was thinking exactly that @Mitty2. Second year blues for Silky, a bad ryobi and bad start to shield. Look at Doolan though, i think that's the right sort of age for a player to be coming in, he now knows his game and is now showing consistency but also young enough to have a long career. I think a lot of guys should be waiting to get to that stage.

    Like Ussie and Hughes, maybe should cut their teeth in the shield for a few seasons before coming back?

  • Mitty2 on November 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Outstanding game. Doolan's century was class - he's a class player. Conn says he's the best batsman to watch in the Shield and with an innings like that it's hard to disagree. He's in with a chance for the Ashes if he continues.

    Lyon + SOK were really good, as is expected. Those two should've been playing in India, instead of Maxwell and Doherty... Really intense game so all the more congrats to Doolan. Disappointing from Silk though - second year blues coming in?

  • xtrafalgarx on November 2, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    What a good game in the end! Also good to see spinners coming into play now..Lyon and O'keefe nearly stole a victory from Tassy's hands with 6 wickets in around an hour. Ahmed and White ripped through WA's order and in Boyce and Hauritz giving SA a hard time with spin they have taken 8 wickets in quick time as i speak, a few years of this should see us better players of spin!

    There actually a few young spinners across the country some of whom are starting to step up. Zampa, Rose, Boyce, Agar, it's not all that bad.

  • Bonehead_maz on November 2, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    wow at 1651 this game is exciting ! Sad another young batsman didn't steer it home when dominant (yet well played Doolan).

  • deeplongon on November 2, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    Big game for the Cow. I had more sausages for dinner than he made runs. And I'm on a diet.

  • firey1 on November 2, 2013, 2:48 GMT

    Clarke should have been fined at least.

  • Rowayton on November 2, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    It's nothing - more of a concern was that Clarke had the top of his off stump hit again. Yes Frontfootlunge, it was not great bowling by Anderson and Broad in England - I reckon Clarke has a little technical problem there. Getting too front on maybe?

  • Mitty2 on November 2, 2013, 0:07 GMT

    @FFL, what's the best is how you constantly denigrate Clarke and yet Cook would have to one of the most tactically clueless captains going around in world cricket right now, if not the worst. Australia's fourth in the ICC test rankings, NZ sixth or seventh, and yet Cook sets fields of 9 men on the boundary (he'd have the keeper on the boundary if he could) against the both of the, what a joke!

    The recent series didn't conclude many things definitely, but what it did do certainly was show what a joke an on-field captain Cook is - especially in comparison to Clarke. :)

  • Sir_Francis on November 1, 2013, 22:48 GMT

    If you guys had bothered to read this article you would have seen that CA has pre-emptively changed the Code of Behaviour to stop this. Therefore, it is unquestionable dissent. Doesn't matter whether it was meant in jest, or an attack on the umpires. Now a precident has been set so no one will get a big penalty if they do it too. Which kind of negates what CA have done. They probably should have punished Clarke or just not bothered to change the rules.

    And what the hell does Cook have to do with this incident???

  • Masking_Tape on November 1, 2013, 22:12 GMT

    LOL what a joke! And why is it a T sign anyways? It's not a timeout RS. Make a D sign.

  • xtrafalgarx on November 2, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    I was thinking exactly that @Mitty2. Second year blues for Silky, a bad ryobi and bad start to shield. Look at Doolan though, i think that's the right sort of age for a player to be coming in, he now knows his game and is now showing consistency but also young enough to have a long career. I think a lot of guys should be waiting to get to that stage.

    Like Ussie and Hughes, maybe should cut their teeth in the shield for a few seasons before coming back?

  • Mitty2 on November 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Outstanding game. Doolan's century was class - he's a class player. Conn says he's the best batsman to watch in the Shield and with an innings like that it's hard to disagree. He's in with a chance for the Ashes if he continues.

    Lyon + SOK were really good, as is expected. Those two should've been playing in India, instead of Maxwell and Doherty... Really intense game so all the more congrats to Doolan. Disappointing from Silk though - second year blues coming in?

  • xtrafalgarx on November 2, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    What a good game in the end! Also good to see spinners coming into play now..Lyon and O'keefe nearly stole a victory from Tassy's hands with 6 wickets in around an hour. Ahmed and White ripped through WA's order and in Boyce and Hauritz giving SA a hard time with spin they have taken 8 wickets in quick time as i speak, a few years of this should see us better players of spin!

    There actually a few young spinners across the country some of whom are starting to step up. Zampa, Rose, Boyce, Agar, it's not all that bad.

  • Bonehead_maz on November 2, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    wow at 1651 this game is exciting ! Sad another young batsman didn't steer it home when dominant (yet well played Doolan).

  • deeplongon on November 2, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    Big game for the Cow. I had more sausages for dinner than he made runs. And I'm on a diet.

  • firey1 on November 2, 2013, 2:48 GMT

    Clarke should have been fined at least.

  • Rowayton on November 2, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    It's nothing - more of a concern was that Clarke had the top of his off stump hit again. Yes Frontfootlunge, it was not great bowling by Anderson and Broad in England - I reckon Clarke has a little technical problem there. Getting too front on maybe?

  • Mitty2 on November 2, 2013, 0:07 GMT

    @FFL, what's the best is how you constantly denigrate Clarke and yet Cook would have to one of the most tactically clueless captains going around in world cricket right now, if not the worst. Australia's fourth in the ICC test rankings, NZ sixth or seventh, and yet Cook sets fields of 9 men on the boundary (he'd have the keeper on the boundary if he could) against the both of the, what a joke!

    The recent series didn't conclude many things definitely, but what it did do certainly was show what a joke an on-field captain Cook is - especially in comparison to Clarke. :)

  • Sir_Francis on November 1, 2013, 22:48 GMT

    If you guys had bothered to read this article you would have seen that CA has pre-emptively changed the Code of Behaviour to stop this. Therefore, it is unquestionable dissent. Doesn't matter whether it was meant in jest, or an attack on the umpires. Now a precident has been set so no one will get a big penalty if they do it too. Which kind of negates what CA have done. They probably should have punished Clarke or just not bothered to change the rules.

    And what the hell does Cook have to do with this incident???

  • Masking_Tape on November 1, 2013, 22:12 GMT

    LOL what a joke! And why is it a T sign anyways? It's not a timeout RS. Make a D sign.

  • Grc1 on November 1, 2013, 22:00 GMT

    It's hardley news. Everyone knows Clarke doesn't know how. To use drs properly.

  • Chris_P on November 1, 2013, 21:26 GMT

    I was at the game & it was done in jest with all the players laughing. I mean seriously, if any of you have actually played a game of cricket, when you have what is a catch given not out, don't you spread your arms out in an expression of incredulous reaction? If you haven't got an intelligent thought to post, don't waste your time. Unbelievable! Again I got there for the last 2 sessions & saw some competitive cricket. Smith looked good, again & watch out for Hazelwood, he has really improved.

  • TheDoctor394 on November 1, 2013, 21:19 GMT

    Yep, make sure you stop these players from showing evil things like personalities.

  • on November 1, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    I can see the humour in Clark'e reaction whether it was serious or not. Umpires and associations are getting a bit too "prissy" these days. Clarke is one of the ebst on-field captains around although it seems he may have some work to do off the field. He's a far superior tactician to Cook who is clueless on the field but may well be better off the field than Clarke.

  • thebeardedblunder on November 1, 2013, 17:42 GMT

    If it WAS done in jest it's still a bit naughty. We need to respect our beleaguered Umpires I say, not try and undermine them.

  • Blade-Runner on November 1, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    May be he was asking for a timeout . Who knows :))

  • on November 1, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    Both the rule and the incident are never a big deal! How can that can be a headline! Aussies are never better without Clarke & his sharp captaincy

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on November 1, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Has to be said Pathetic behaviour, but there again his captaincy of Australia must surely be coming to an end soon. Juts how many Ashes series can one Aussie captain get hammered in before he loses his job? Ponting set quite a record, but come the 5th test in Sydney and following another certain thrashing on home soil, many expect Clarke to go. Sutherland would stay as he's already stated. Clarke could at least exercise some self discipline over the next couple of months, even if they may well be his last matches for Australia as skipper.

  • Front-Foot-Sponge on November 1, 2013, 13:04 GMT

    It's no big deal. Good to see hi and smith among the runs and Hilfenhaus getting some wickets too.

  • on November 1, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Pathetic. Why doesn't CA focus on it's KPI's and get Australia back up the test rankings.

  • derpherp on November 1, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    It was done solely in a tongue and cheek manner. Make nothing of it.

  • on November 1, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    No Stephen it was deliberate dissent, in international cricket it takes an age for them to agree to use it.

  • heathrf1974 on November 1, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    @Stephen Follows It's not dissent in test cricket because DRS is allowed in Test crikcet, there is no DRS in first-class cricket. I guess previously players were doing this in first-class matches as a form of questioning the umpires decision. I think it's the correct call. Clarke made an unintentional error due to not having played first-class for a while and the matter has been handled appropriately.

  • on November 1, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Given the amount of non-international cricket Clarke plays, might he not just have forgotten that DRS wasn't available in this match? While we're at it, if asking for a review is dissent at this level of cricket, why is it not dissent in test cricket?

  • on November 1, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    Shows how pathetic Cricket Australia has become.

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  • on November 1, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    Shows how pathetic Cricket Australia has become.

  • on November 1, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Given the amount of non-international cricket Clarke plays, might he not just have forgotten that DRS wasn't available in this match? While we're at it, if asking for a review is dissent at this level of cricket, why is it not dissent in test cricket?

  • heathrf1974 on November 1, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    @Stephen Follows It's not dissent in test cricket because DRS is allowed in Test crikcet, there is no DRS in first-class cricket. I guess previously players were doing this in first-class matches as a form of questioning the umpires decision. I think it's the correct call. Clarke made an unintentional error due to not having played first-class for a while and the matter has been handled appropriately.

  • on November 1, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    No Stephen it was deliberate dissent, in international cricket it takes an age for them to agree to use it.

  • derpherp on November 1, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    It was done solely in a tongue and cheek manner. Make nothing of it.

  • on November 1, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Pathetic. Why doesn't CA focus on it's KPI's and get Australia back up the test rankings.

  • Front-Foot-Sponge on November 1, 2013, 13:04 GMT

    It's no big deal. Good to see hi and smith among the runs and Hilfenhaus getting some wickets too.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on November 1, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Has to be said Pathetic behaviour, but there again his captaincy of Australia must surely be coming to an end soon. Juts how many Ashes series can one Aussie captain get hammered in before he loses his job? Ponting set quite a record, but come the 5th test in Sydney and following another certain thrashing on home soil, many expect Clarke to go. Sutherland would stay as he's already stated. Clarke could at least exercise some self discipline over the next couple of months, even if they may well be his last matches for Australia as skipper.

  • on November 1, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    Both the rule and the incident are never a big deal! How can that can be a headline! Aussies are never better without Clarke & his sharp captaincy

  • Blade-Runner on November 1, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    May be he was asking for a timeout . Who knows :))