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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 104324 times)

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #720 on: July 28, 2017, 04:30:28 PM »
23-2 Roland-Jones gets Kuhn.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 04:32:31 PM by Villan For Life »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #721 on: July 28, 2017, 04:31:50 PM »
It will be a difficult 20 minutes or so before tea for the South African batsmen. Hopefully we can eke a couple of them out.

that would be perfect to have them 15-2 at tea.. :)

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all right I was a little out at 23/2.....now for 48/4  :)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #722 on: July 28, 2017, 04:41:15 PM »
Well this is going rather well for Roland-Jones!!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #723 on: July 28, 2017, 04:42:37 PM »
Amla gone and Roland-Jones has his third. Quite a first day of test cricket for him!

Dr Butler, I think your second prediction is coming true!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #724 on: July 28, 2017, 04:54:16 PM »
Three great wickets from Matt Le Tissier.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #725 on: July 28, 2017, 04:57:42 PM »
If we haven't taken 4-5 by the close then our bowlers will have failed in my opinion, there's plenty to work with here.

4 for 5 would be some collapse! 😉

I think it was fair and the game so far is on my side, the ball is swinging all over the place it only needed one of our 4 quicks to work it out and the wickets were going to fall.  The only real surprise is that TRJ was the one that got it first.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #726 on: July 28, 2017, 04:59:27 PM »
The best two bowlers in this match have been Philander and TRJ, neither of whom are your modern lithe athletes

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #727 on: July 28, 2017, 05:03:13 PM »
The best two bowlers in this match have been Philander and TRJ, neither of whom are your modern lithe athletes

They've bowled the best lengths.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #728 on: July 28, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
That's the 5 then, can we clean them up by the end of play?

This shows just how well we played this morning though, I'll stick to my thinking that 300 was a good score and 350 was superb.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #729 on: July 28, 2017, 05:18:30 PM »
It will be a difficult 20 minutes or so before tea for the South African batsmen. Hopefully we can eke a couple of them out.

that would be perfect to have them 15-2 at tea.. :)

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all right I was a little out at 23/2.....now for 48/4  :)

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Pfft.  Miles off! ;)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #730 on: July 28, 2017, 05:32:02 PM »
Tremendous from Stokes and TRJ.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #731 on: July 28, 2017, 05:56:30 PM »
They are saying on the Sky coverage that Philander won't bat so if we get the last two wickets tonight for once I can see us enforcing the follow on.

This England team can be very frustrating at times. A wonderful performance so far in this test in sharp contrast to the woeful performance in the Trent Bridge test.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #732 on: July 28, 2017, 06:01:47 PM »
76-7 and effectively 8 with Philander looking unlikely to bat if we get 2 more tonight.  I really hope we push for this, they shouldn't be getting treble figures from here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #733 on: July 28, 2017, 06:10:48 PM »
We should enforce the follow on as well.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #734 on: July 28, 2017, 06:20:33 PM »
Sounds like having to wear white trousers is not recommended for Veron at the moment