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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1260 on: November 24, 2018, 08:05:12 AM »
I know very little about the old cricket lark but had the radio on in the car on the way home this morning and they mentioned the idea of rotating the keepers between sessions during a test match, especially seeing as we have three half decent ones apparently.

So I obviously came here to see what you lot thought of the idea?

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« Reply #1261 on: November 24, 2018, 10:20:38 AM »
Foakes might have injured his finger. If he needs replacing I can't begin to describe how much I'd laugh if Root gave the gloves to Buttler.

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« Reply #1262 on: November 24, 2018, 12:38:41 PM »
Impressive there from Sri Lanka, that was England levels of collapse. Well done.

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« Reply #1263 on: November 24, 2018, 07:10:28 PM »
From what he has said both before and after the match, the anger seems very much to do with the gloves. I don't know why it's such a big deal for him to wicket keep, seems an ego thing which is why it is annoying.

Glib answer would be "because his father was a wicket-keeper", and the fact that he committed suicide might make it a bigger deal.

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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1264 on: November 25, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
Must be in the bag now. Have to say Sri Lanka have been crap but our game plan has worked consistently.

Would have been interesting to see Sri Lanka bat first in this test though to see how we responded.


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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1265 on: November 26, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
Surprisingly tense finish!

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« Reply #1266 on: November 26, 2018, 09:42:49 AM »
Yeah they've made a great go at this. Can't see them getting the remaining runs but it's a lot closer than I thought it would be.

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« Reply #1267 on: November 26, 2018, 10:07:42 AM »
The NZ collapse is pretty amusing.

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« Reply #1268 on: November 26, 2018, 10:43:06 AM »
Yes... although what's going on there?

Pakistan 418/5 is a reasonable declaration, I suppose... it's a lot of runs - but how did they know NZ wouldn't get close to it? I mean, they won the first test, didn't they?

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« Reply #1269 on: November 26, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Yes... although what's going on there?

Pakistan 418/5 is a reasonable declaration, I suppose... it's a lot of runs - but how did they know NZ wouldn't get close to it? I mean, they won the first test, didn't they?
Slow scoring match, only 207 runs scored on the first day.

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« Reply #1270 on: November 26, 2018, 11:33:51 AM »
I see - they were going for the draw, but NZ shit the bed?

It's a funny old game, Saint.

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« Reply #1271 on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:25 PM »
Just a quick bump to say how much I am enjoying Australia getting battered at home, following-on, and doing a rain dance to avoid the inevitable 3-1 bully-ramming the cheating cunts deserve.

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« Reply #1272 on: January 06, 2019, 08:43:13 PM »
Shame those responsible aren't involved in the losing but hey ho - get to fuck Australia

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« Reply #1273 on: January 06, 2019, 09:14:25 PM »
70+ year old unbeaten streak at home against India as well.

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« Reply #1274 on: January 07, 2019, 12:21:53 AM »
If England were not so erratic its possible they could 5-0 this shower of shite in the Ashes. Smith returning helps obviously, but Warner dunno and Bancroft is nothing special. They are still waiting for Khawaja to get some consistency, while the Marshes hang about doing fuck all. Paine is nowhere as good as Haddin either as a wicket keeper although obviously a better bloke.

Bowlers never seem to be able to keep fit either, expect one of the main guys to go down and tried and er tested Petter Siddle to spearhead the attack.

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« Reply #1275 on: January 17, 2019, 11:27:44 PM »
Based on the performance against India they will lose, Smith back will make it a contest.

Particularly as we will probably not score over 350 in any innings anyway.

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« Reply #1276 on: January 18, 2019, 08:29:26 PM »
Any other year this century and weather permitting there would be a chance of a 5-0 but we will throw in at least one 120 all out which will lose us a test.

Most confident I've ever been heading in to an Ashes series though.

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« Reply #1277 on: January 23, 2019, 10:42:53 AM »
First test vs the W. Indies starts today! I enjoyed Root's comments on Boycott's comments regarding the West Indies squad.

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« Reply #1278 on: January 23, 2019, 10:45:17 AM »
Boycott's a twat, and always has been.  I'm still glad he's around though.  I do enjoy a cantankerous old git commenting on the cricket.  It's almost as if that's what cricket's for.

Excellent withering riposte from Root though, yeah.

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« Reply #1279 on: January 23, 2019, 01:51:59 PM »
What was actually said? That Windies are shit?

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« Reply #1280 on: January 24, 2019, 11:53:46 AM »
What was actually said? That Windies are shit?

Essentially. I think he said in a column that the windies are an average side populated by average players.

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« Reply #1281 on: January 24, 2019, 05:11:28 PM »
This is going well.

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« Reply #1282 on: January 24, 2019, 05:12:28 PM »
After the unpleasant shock of an away series win nice to see the boys keeping their feet on the ground out in the Caribbean. 44/4

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« Reply #1283 on: January 24, 2019, 05:13:41 PM »
So there's no TMS for this? How long has that been the case?

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« Reply #1284 on: January 24, 2019, 05:17:48 PM »
Sri Lanka in November was Talksport too.

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« Reply #1285 on: January 24, 2019, 05:27:57 PM »
Another wicket down.

Smashing effort guys

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« Reply #1286 on: January 24, 2019, 05:29:01 PM »
48/6 now.

We’re back lads!

As for Talksport any broadcaster that gives Jarrod Kimber more airtime than Michael Atherton can get fucked.

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« Reply #1287 on: January 24, 2019, 05:30:31 PM »
Talksport. Fuck that.

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« Reply #1288 on: January 24, 2019, 05:38:30 PM »
We’re obviously trying to beat our personal Caribbean innings best of 51 so at 49/7 you really have to give kudos to the lads

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« Reply #1289 on: January 24, 2019, 06:03:36 PM »
Jennings 17 is starting to look heroic. And they were all slagging him off!