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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 103275 times)

Offline Chris Jameson

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #945 on: August 21, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
Only reason I said to save it for T20 is that I never attend any. Does that prat that looks like Savile still lead them with his trumpet? He's the Sheffield Wednesday band gone solo.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #946 on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:44 PM »
Due to the monsoon-like conditions on Friday we took refuge in the Tally Ho, where, unbeknown to us, the Barmy Army take over and you can have a few drinks after (and before) the game. We were only in for a short while but during that time some sort of band came on, all acoustic instruments and England Cricket songs. I'm probably being rather unfair here but what with the red, white and blue décor throughout the room it reminded me of "Half A Shilling" from Phoenix Nights.

I'd had a few mind.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #947 on: August 22, 2017, 09:46:10 AM »
Only reason I said to save it for T20 is that I never attend any. Does that prat that looks like Savile still lead them with his trumpet? He's the Sheffield Wednesday band gone solo.

No idea, though I'm guessing he might keep more of a low profile these days after recent revelations about his lookalike.  There was one idiot running up and down the front of the Hollies Stand on Thursday (don't know if it was him) trying to start an 'Icelandic Thunderclap' in the different sections.   I think the trumpeter is someone else, but I certainly wouldn't want to be near any of them if I went to a test abroad.   

   

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #948 on: August 24, 2017, 03:40:44 PM »
Woakes back in for TRJ for the test starting tomorrow, probably the right thing to do, Woakes needs the game time to kick on in his recovery and TRJ has already secured his place in the squad for Oz.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #949 on: August 24, 2017, 03:48:59 PM »
Only reason I said to save it for T20 is that I never attend any. Does that prat that looks like Savile still lead them with his trumpet? He's the Sheffield Wednesday band gone solo.

He cut his hair after the Saville revelations.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #950 on: August 25, 2017, 11:19:15 AM »
England won the toss and are batting, fairly quiet first few overs.

10-0 (4)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #951 on: August 25, 2017, 11:44:40 AM »
Cook went quite cheap (great low catch in the slips though) so now is where we see if Stoneman and Westley can step up and make a partnership.  Our problem in the last couple of years has been that if Cook and Root don't score big then we don't so these 2 need to show that they have the ability and temperament to address that.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #952 on: August 25, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
Doesn't seem to matter what the opposition are or what the conditions are, England are generally 30-2.

Westley's flaw of bringing the bat down at that angle should be terminal to his ashes hopes. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of replacements though


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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #953 on: August 25, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
26-2

Westley LBW is starting to look a bit familiar, good delivery to him but he needs to fix that technical flaw if he wants to play at this level.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #954 on: August 25, 2017, 12:18:18 PM »
and now Stoneman has gone, thin inside edge to the keeper for 19, can't fault him much, very good delivery, seem was wobbling a lot.

37-3

We really need Malan to hang around with Root for a bit now.  It is Headingley under clouds though so 250-300 is probably a decent score but we've got work to do to even get to there.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #955 on: August 25, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »
Bad drop at first slip to reprieve Root

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #956 on: August 25, 2017, 01:56:25 PM »
71-4

terrible shot from Malan to play on.  The ball didn't really do anything, he just misread the line.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #957 on: August 25, 2017, 03:00:47 PM »
Score looks a little more respectable now at 124-4 and Root/Stokes are, again, building a decent partnership.  From the conditions I honestly think 300 is a good score on here.  As well as the cloud the pitch is already cutting up quite badly in the footholes, it certainly doesn't look like it's only seen 42 overs, Gabriel in particular has done a number on one end.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #958 on: August 25, 2017, 03:09:43 PM »
I really should know better than to type stuff like that...

Root gone.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #959 on: August 25, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
Pretty weak from England this.