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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #510 on: July 01, 2017, 11:25:00 AM »
Yeah I don't entirely get the Dawson selection, he won't play, but just seems odd.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #511 on: July 01, 2017, 11:28:45 AM »
I think Dawson will play, otherwise Broad would have to bat at no 8 which i can't see the selectors doing.

They should have just picked an extra batsman

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #512 on: July 01, 2017, 11:59:28 AM »
I doubt they'll go two spinners when there have been fitness questions over Broad, Jimmy and Stokes.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #513 on: July 01, 2017, 07:03:30 PM »
Good to see Ballance get another go.  Decent player but needs to take this chance. I wonder though if we are a bit short of number 4 batsman?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #514 on: July 01, 2017, 08:15:33 PM »
Good to see Ballance get another go.  Decent player but needs to take this chance. I wonder though if we are a bit short of number 4 batsman?

Nah, Root is a 4, we just need to get the 3 above him working so he's coming in after 40-50 overs rather than after 10.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #515 on: July 01, 2017, 09:36:42 PM »
I didn't see any of it but some seriously impressive stats from Alex Hales today.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #516 on: July 02, 2017, 07:56:12 PM »
I didn't see any of it but some seriously impressive stats from Alex Hales today.

I'd feel sorry for the young lad who dropped him on 9 when he sent a simple catch to him but as he plays for Surrey and Batty is his captain I can't.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #517 on: July 02, 2017, 10:07:00 PM »
Good to see Ballance get another go.  Decent player but needs to take this chance. I wonder though if we are a bit short of number 4 batsman?

Nah, Root is a 4, we just need to get the 3 above him working so he's coming in after 40-50 overs rather than after 10.

Agree Paul.  Surely last chance saloon for Ballance, as there can't be many more chances now.  Surprised Stoneman wasn't given a chance as he got a couple of decent scores for the Lions recently.

Bit of a strange line up really and a worringly long tail.  The only thing I can think is that maybe Stokes won't bowl so they needed the four seamers. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #518 on: July 03, 2017, 11:56:39 PM »
Got back yesterday from our tour, up from London, played the Evesham Fossils at Malvern Friday, two nights at the premier inn at New Road and watched England A against South Africa on Saturday and a game at Wantage in Oxfordshire on way home Sunday. Top weekend.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #519 on: July 05, 2017, 07:07:00 PM »
So Dawson is going to play. Hopefully he does well but he feels like a bit of a 90s selection for me. It's a bit of a weird squad all around.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #520 on: July 06, 2017, 12:23:19 AM »
So Dawson is going to play. Hopefully he does well but he feels like a bit of a 90s selection for me. It's a bit of a weird squad all around.

Agree Paul, seems like he is there to fill an 'all-rounder' spot really rather than offer a real threat with either bat or ball.  Might as well have played an extra batsman really.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #521 on: July 06, 2017, 09:35:56 AM »
So Dawson is going to play. Hopefully he does well but he feels like a bit of a 90s selection for me. It's a bit of a weird squad all around.

Agree Paul, seems like he is there to fill an 'all-rounder' spot really rather than offer a real threat with either bat or ball.  Might as well have played an extra batsman really.

I'd guess his job is to, as you say, add depth to the batting but also to occupy an end for long stints without going for loads of runs.  I don't care if he takes wickets, if he can make himself difficult to score off and bowl a long spell then you can give Wood, Broad and Jimmy short sharp spells at the other end and keep them all fresh.  It's the job Bresnan did for a while and that Woakes does with extra wicket taking.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #522 on: July 06, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
Fucking awful start.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #523 on: July 06, 2017, 11:51:48 AM »
Not reviewing the Jennings decision was very poor, it looked worth checking on first view and the replays showed it was a really poor decision from the umpire.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #524 on: July 06, 2017, 12:51:41 PM »
The poor morning continues.

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