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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 104044 times)

Offline peter w

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #240 on: May 24, 2017, 08:18:24 PM »
Nice bowling from Plunkett. I'd still have ZAF still slight favourites from here though. de Villiers quite clearly crucial.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #241 on: May 24, 2017, 08:20:16 PM »
Morgan and Mo showed their value.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #242 on: May 24, 2017, 08:37:15 PM »
Could end up being a close finish.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #243 on: May 24, 2017, 08:56:32 PM »
AB out, England should win from here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #244 on: May 24, 2017, 09:07:12 PM »
Win? We should walk this.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #245 on: May 24, 2017, 11:22:51 PM »
Excellent all round performance there. Put together a couple of good stands and had the batting depth to be able to shrug off a couple of cheap wickets and still get the now seemingly mandatory 10 per over off the last 10. Saffers are normally better in the field mind.
Bowling was disciplined as well, when a side is 140-1, especially one with batsmen as destructive as SA, it could have been easy to panic in a desperate attempt to get wickets, we didn't.

We have a definite chance in the Champions Trophy.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #246 on: May 25, 2017, 07:03:40 AM »
I think this side is perfectly balanced. If we can just get Roy into form we'll be flying.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #247 on: May 25, 2017, 08:22:12 AM »
Very good win against good opposition. I know i have said Morgan shouldn't be in the side but yesterday he proved me wrong with that performance. I still think he is suspect under pressure but you cannot argue with the batting display yesterday. 100/2 gave him the platform to perform.

 Think they'll rest Stokes for the rest of the series?   

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #248 on: May 25, 2017, 08:29:13 AM »
Not so sure, but there's no harm in throwing Bairstow in in the final game, or Billings, if we're 2 up.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #249 on: May 25, 2017, 08:47:04 AM »
Stokes seemed to be carrying an injury in the IPL from what i saw. He only bowled two overs yesterday and the [relatively] simple catch he dropped seems to all go to show hes not 100%. A simple three game series I might rest him for the last game but with the tournament coming up immediately on its heels i think they may leave him out for games two and three. We will see. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #250 on: May 25, 2017, 10:04:49 AM »
Stokes seemed to be carrying an injury in the IPL from what i saw. He only bowled two overs yesterday and the [relatively] simple catch he dropped seems to all go to show hes not 100%. A simple three game series I might rest him for the last game but with the tournament coming up immediately on its heels i think they may leave him out for games two and three. We will see. 

I agree, he seemed slightly off with the bat as well, he just seemed uncomfortable.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2017, 12:17:53 PM »
Stokes is very much needed in the tournament, so they should be protecting him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #252 on: May 26, 2017, 12:59:32 AM »
Stokes is very much needed in the tournament, so they should be protecting him.

Agree, but him missing does alter the balance of the side a bit be cause you lose his bowling.  Bairstow or Billings could replace his batting at six, but you would have to lose that fourth seamer or second spinner.

Another good win the other day though and we do look a strong side going into this tournament. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #253 on: May 26, 2017, 11:52:28 AM »
If anyone looking for a cricket fix this weekend there are three ICC trophy warm up games at Edgbaston this weekend with:
Bangladesh v Pakiston Saturday 27/05
Australia v Pakistan Bank Holiday monday 29/05
New Zealand v Sri Lanka Tuesday 30th
All of these games commence at10:30 and is free admission to Bears members and are only £10 or £15 to public which is great value,
and just £1 for U16's.
I will certainly be going Mon & Tue especially if sun out. There are a few isolated showers but.....still worth it.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #254 on: May 26, 2017, 01:01:10 PM »
If anyone looking for a cricket fix this weekend there are three ICC trophy warm up games at Edgbaston this weekend with:
Bangladesh v Pakiston Saturday 27/05
Australia v Pakistan Bank Holiday monday 29/05
New Zealand v Sri Lanka Tuesday 30th
All of these games commence at10:30 and is free admission to Bears members and are only £10 or £15 to public which is great value,
and just £1 for U16's.
I will certainly be going Mon & Tue especially if sun out. There are a few isolated showers but.....still worth it.

Thanks for that info PGW. I had no idea that these games were on, and I must get 3 or 4 emails per week from the club!