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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1890 on: October 11, 2019, 11:13:21 AM »
I mean part of what's going on here, is Bloodwyn wants to be able to sneer and take the high ground. Truth and morality isn't actually what he cares about.

The rest of us don't know for sure what the exact truth is, it may be that he's an abusive arsehole, but I also don't know whether to trust the tabloids on this one.

I don't take the high ground. I'm right in the mire, just keeping your GODS in check.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1891 on: October 11, 2019, 11:38:10 AM »
Ranking the toughness of winning a minimum three test series away from home

India
England
New Zealand
South Africa

Not much between the rest, UAE used to be a fortress but retirements mean the test team is poor right now.

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« Reply #1892 on: October 11, 2019, 11:44:25 AM »
can't wait for the NZ tour. first test in just over a month. would love to go as a tourist, the two tests aren't even that far from each other.

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« Reply #1894 on: October 11, 2019, 12:35:01 PM »
very nice. reminds me of the judo couple who first met as opponents in an Olympic final.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1895 on: October 11, 2019, 12:38:40 PM »
Women's sports in general seem to have a large amount of gay participants. Women's rugby at uni was well known for it, women's football clearly is too, likewise cricket.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1896 on: October 12, 2019, 01:48:34 PM »
No kiddin sport is gay as fuck

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1897 on: November 01, 2019, 12:51:28 AM »
And we’re off.

Aggers is a cunt but I love him

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1898 on: November 01, 2019, 12:55:11 AM »
HERE COMES LOKI.

Aggers and coney. Strap yourself in boys.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1899 on: November 01, 2019, 08:22:47 AM »
Aggers is a cunt but I love him

Pervert.

BBC Sounds 5 live sports extra for the replay. Wanking to Jeremy Coney's voice in your grief cubicle at work.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1900 on: November 01, 2019, 10:11:34 AM »
Decent win that, OK NZ had no Kane or Boult but England had no Roy, Buttler or Stokes. Quite nice to see Vince do well even if I’m down on him generally, there’s a place in T20 for strokeplayers rather than big hitters and he can get runs at this level where luck often trumps judgement and patience.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1901 on: November 01, 2019, 10:14:59 AM »
Ranking the toughness of winning a minimum three test series away from home

India
England
New Zealand
South Africa

Not much between the rest, UAE used to be a fortress but retirements mean the test team is poor right now.

Don’t have the stats to hand, can pull them tomorrow, but if a team win the toss at home their chance of winning is something like 74%, over the last 5-10 years. India have something like a 97% win rate.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1902 on: November 01, 2019, 10:24:37 AM »
Decent win that, OK NZ had no Kane or Boult but England had no Roy, Buttler or Stokes. Quite nice to see Vince do well even if I’m down on him generally, there’s a place in T20 for strokeplayers rather than big hitters and he can get runs at this level where luck often trumps judgement and patience.

What can Lewis Gregory take from today? A cap and a win? The problem with T20, and likely too with the Hundred, is that a player can not contribute anything. That must suck a bit for a pro sportsman. It's worse than being twelfth man.

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« Reply #1903 on: November 03, 2019, 08:55:06 AM »
What can Lewis Gregory take from today? A cap and a win?

It was a bit odd that they didn’t use him, even if the other bowlers were doing a good job, as the point of these games was supposedly to take a look at the fringe and new players.
This morning Gregory did get a bowl and took a wicket with his first ball, and went at less than 6 an over, but still only got the two overs, while Mahmood got four despite going all round the park. Someone in the England setup just has a ”thing” for guys who can bowl really fast, I think.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1904 on: November 03, 2019, 10:25:18 AM »
Still obsessed with pace, aye due to all the drubbings down under. I don't recall our attack of Anderson / Tremlett / Bresnan being express pace exactly, and Anderson has been our best bowler last few times out, but there you go.

In fact going down through history we have routinely failed in that department by picking expensive wayward but fast bowlers when someone who could hit a line and length 95% of the time would have been better.

For the record I reckon these guys are worth a try, but it is slightly diluting international cricket to Lions standard.

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« Reply #1905 on: November 03, 2019, 07:34:47 PM »
Mahmood - and I say this as a blind defender of anything Lancastrian - is not an international T20 bowler.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1906 on: November 03, 2019, 10:45:09 PM »
What’s worse, being an international T20 bowler or not being one?

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1907 on: November 04, 2019, 09:53:08 AM »
see you when the real cricket starts

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1908 on: November 05, 2019, 07:12:15 AM »
Mahmood shiter again

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« Reply #1909 on: November 08, 2019, 08:10:37 AM »
Another game, another chance for Gregory to stand around on the boundary for a bit.

Seems they’ve picked him for his batting rather than his bowling, in which case send him in higher.

Or indeed in which case pick someone who’s a genuine batsman.

Brutal from Malan and Morgan earlier. Now watch them drop Malan when the big names come back.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1910 on: November 08, 2019, 12:06:28 PM »
being circumspect on Parkinson even though I like him. when you're chasing a mammoth you'll have to hit anything tossed up above the eyeline. I'd have fancied myself to take one wicket with a miscued slog today. Still, he took 4/46, so good stuff.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1911 on: November 08, 2019, 05:41:55 PM »
Always likely to take a few wickets with that level of scoreboard pressure. Christ, like you say, most of us might be able to toss some grubbers that get lbw or caught in the deep. Shit format.

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« Reply #1912 on: November 08, 2019, 08:50:23 PM »
I have always had a theory that Jeremy Snape's 'moon ball' was an accident, and then he bowled it deliberately afterwards, then he became a sports psychologist to further argue the science behind the delivery.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1913 on: November 09, 2019, 08:39:12 AM »
My least favourite cricketers are dour 'spinners' who bat just about well enough to get in the side. T20 seems to give oxygen to these slugs as they plow away with their dreck.

Snape, Yardy et al, get tae fuck.

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« Reply #1914 on: November 10, 2019, 05:26:14 AM »
Jordan squeezing these third world cunts in another super over.

Two balls.

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1915 on: November 10, 2019, 05:51:39 AM »
Hahaha to lose one super over in a year is unfortunate.

De Grandhomme dairy farming. Neesham Cabs. Southee sports bar and grill. Make it happen. You got lucky enough to get paid well for getting beat badly by England many times over, we done you a favour letting you flounder in our wake. Now it's time to move on. Cricket NZ is finished. Rugby NZ is over. Let the country sink into the ocean. Bring on global warming ASAP as a favour

Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1916 on: November 10, 2019, 09:14:50 AM »
NZ aren't massive grandstanding dicks at cricket, if anything in this rivalry WE'RE the dicks. That said very funny stuff.

Bit miffed about Bairstow weaving his way back in. Even Aggers was giving it "well he's back in form". AT WHITE BALL CRICKET.

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« Reply #1917 on: November 10, 2019, 09:15:54 AM »
ugh Banton sounds like every dreary public schoolboy.

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Re: Cricket 2019 part II: arise King Jofra
« Reply #1918 on: November 10, 2019, 01:32:51 PM »
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De Grandhomme dairy farming. Neesham Cabs. Southee sports bar and grill.

I laughed.

One of the least meaningful series of cricket for both sides though. Other than the fringe players and those out of form everyone else must feel like it's burnout.