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Offline manic-road

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #450 on: June 21, 2017, 06:31:38 PM »
Great start for England against South Africa, first ball of the innings a wicket for Willey.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #451 on: June 21, 2017, 08:01:07 PM »
Great start for England against South Africa, first ball of the innings a wicket for Willey.

Good bowling performance all round.  Especially good from Mason Crane, the young leg spinner on debut. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #452 on: June 21, 2017, 09:49:49 PM »
Willey getting someone early is why I'd pick in the 50 over team, he brilliant at it and even if he only bowls 4-5 at the start if he can take a wicket or 2 and put them on the backfoot early then it's job done.  With us picking 6 frontline bowlers and having a very good aprt-timer in Root we can go for a genuine specialist like him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #453 on: June 21, 2017, 10:32:14 PM »
Very good win that.  Good bowling performance and excellent run chase.  Roy looked back to form and Hales and Bairstow were excellent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #454 on: June 22, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »
Afghanistan and Ireland have both been granted full test status.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #455 on: June 22, 2017, 06:06:50 PM »
I wouldn't fancy the away tour.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #456 on: June 22, 2017, 07:48:52 PM »
Yeah, fuck Dublin for a game of soldiers.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #457 on: June 23, 2017, 01:09:51 AM »
Afghanistan and Ireland have both been granted full test status.

Not seen much of the former, but they are supposed to have a pretty decent leg spinner aren't they?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #458 on: June 23, 2017, 01:16:15 AM »
Haven't seen him but some nineteen-year-old took eight for fifteen against the Windies the other day.

Very pleased for both countries, well deserved.

If the Afghan team can give a bit of hope and cheer to the population, then good luck to them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #459 on: June 23, 2017, 02:43:49 AM »
Haven't seen him but some nineteen-year-old took eight for fifteen against the Windies the other day.

Very pleased for both countries, well deserved.

If the Afghan team can give a bit of hope and cheer to the population, then good luck to them.

That's him.

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/95266/could-crickets-current-best-legspinner-be-from-afghanistan-rashid-khan-feature

Agree about Afghanistan and Ireland, good for the game as a whole. 


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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #460 on: June 23, 2017, 08:07:41 AM »
Blofeld to hang up the microphone (not before time imho).

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #461 on: June 23, 2017, 12:45:35 PM »
Blofeld to hang up the microphone (not before time imho).

Yep, Blowers used to be a great commentator but it's become cringeworthy listening in recent years

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #462 on: June 23, 2017, 06:15:29 PM »
Blofeld to hang up the microphone (not before time imho).

Yep, Blowers used to be a great commentator but it's become cringeworthy listening in recent years

My dear old thing!!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #463 on: June 23, 2017, 06:44:27 PM »
Shall see when both sides have batted of course, but I think thats a fine bowling effort from England on such a small ground

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #464 on: June 23, 2017, 07:47:45 PM »
This has been really good from Roy, if only he'd have found this form a few weeks back.