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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1215 on: October 03, 2017, 12:46:37 PM »
I see Mark Wood has been named in the Lions squad to tour Aus this winter.  Bit of a strange one that seeing as he didn't make the full squad.

He’ll be in Australia & playing, makes perfect sense to get overs in to him rather than carry the drinks for 2 months, call him up & him breaking down because he is coming in cold - same with a Jennings & Westley who will be playing & hopefully getting runs in the conditions

Fair point.  I think he is suited to the pitches down there and if fit would definitely look at having him in the side (especially if Stokes is out). 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1216 on: October 03, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »
I see Mark Wood has been named in the Lions squad to tour Aus this winter.  Bit of a strange one that seeing as he didn't make the full squad.

He’ll be in Australia & playing, makes perfect sense to get overs in to him rather than carry the drinks for 2 months, call him up & him breaking down because he is coming in cold - same with a Jennings & Westley who will be playing & hopefully getting runs in the conditions

Fair point.  I think he is suited to the pitches down there and if fit would definitely look at having him in the side (especially if Stokes is out).

Agree, he has pace that would be useful, if he is fit

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1217 on: October 03, 2017, 01:30:43 PM »
I imagine his ankle is very much not suited to pitches down there though sadly.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1218 on: October 04, 2017, 10:08:34 AM »
This brilliant little film was hidden away on BBC Four, worth 30 minutes of your time.

Race and Pace: The West Indians in East Lancashire

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1219 on: October 16, 2017, 08:29:23 AM »
I see Davey Warner pouring oil on troubled water.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1220 on: October 16, 2017, 10:43:03 AM »
Brilliant interview with my favourite sportsman.

Jonny Bairstow

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1221 on: October 28, 2017, 06:44:03 PM »
I see two guys in the Stokes incident have confirmed he was defending them from homophobic abuse and they had feared being attacked before he intervened. He may well have gone too far, but it paints it in a different light.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1222 on: October 28, 2017, 11:00:54 PM »
I saw that as the Aussies have been delighting in the Stokes incident regularly.

What might this mean for the case though? Could it mean he could play sooner?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1223 on: October 28, 2017, 11:21:36 PM »
I would think if he is charged it may have some impact on sentencing, but haven't got to a decision on whether he's going to be charged yet.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1224 on: October 30, 2017, 03:29:15 PM »
Whilst Stokes went over the top I actually find it quite refreshing that he saw fit to stand up for two men on a night out getting homophobic abuse and from what I can gather neither he nor Hales had revealed what they did for a living when chatting to the men earlier in the evening.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1225 on: October 30, 2017, 06:52:48 PM »
I agree.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1226 on: October 31, 2017, 05:23:36 PM »
There wasn't much on TV last night so I amused myself by watching a rerun of Broad skittling the shackle rattlers at Trent Bridge.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1227 on: November 01, 2017, 11:42:12 AM »
Despite the latest revelations I see David Warner's wife, Candice Falzon, has come out and said Ben Stokes should be banned from the entire Ashes tour.

Yes, that's David 'gobshite who punched a player in an unprovocked attack and got banned for 28 days' Warner's wife.

Rumour has it she's had more pricks than a 2nd hand dart board too.



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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1228 on: November 01, 2017, 01:09:38 PM »
Despite the latest revelations I see David Warner's wife, Candice Falzon, has come out and said Ben Stokes should be banned from the entire Ashes tour.

Yes, that's David 'gobshite who punched a player in an unprovocked attack and got banned for 28 days' Warner's wife.

Rumour has it she's had more pricks than a 2nd hand dart board too.




Before being Mrs Warner wasn't she caught in the bogs with Dunny Bill Williams?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1229 on: November 01, 2017, 08:19:24 PM »
Yep thats her, all class as you can imagine.