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Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #735 on: July 28, 2017, 06:37:40 PM »
England have dropped off a bit here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #736 on: July 28, 2017, 08:23:39 PM »
England have dropped off a bit here.

Shame we couldn't have got them all out tonight, but we are still in a great position.  Not sure if Philander will be able to bat tomorrow, but hopefully we can finish them off pretty sharpish and build a really commanding lead. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #737 on: July 29, 2017, 09:31:16 AM »
It didn't help that we had to bowl the spinners because the light was so bad. We lost momentum then & the batsmen played themselves in.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #738 on: July 29, 2017, 12:15:44 PM »
Congrats to TR-J for his 'five for' and a that gives a decent lead.  To be fair, the catching has been good so far. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #739 on: July 29, 2017, 07:29:59 PM »
Did the Lord's tour today. Nearly two hours long. Highly recommended

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #740 on: July 29, 2017, 09:15:33 PM »
Shame about the rain delay but it shouldn't impact on us too much hopefully.  The forecast supposedly looks OK   for the next two days, so if we can score at a fairly decent rate tomorrow, we should have a big enough lead by tea.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #741 on: July 30, 2017, 12:31:08 PM »
In a very commanding position here.  Barring a disastrous collapse we should have more than a good enough lead to make the South Africans bat before tea. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #742 on: July 30, 2017, 12:37:16 PM »
Did the Lord's tour today. Nearly two hours long. Highly recommended
I have done that. It's a super tour and no matter how much you know there is something to learn about this great game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #743 on: July 30, 2017, 12:39:31 PM »
I say declare at lunch with a lead of 350 that should be enough and with typical summer weather maximum time is needed to win the match.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #744 on: July 30, 2017, 12:42:22 PM »
Congrats to TR-J for his 'five for' and a that gives a decent lead.  To be fair, the catching has been good so far. 
It's not right that England should be allowed two bowlers, Roland and Jones, to bowl simultaneously.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #745 on: July 30, 2017, 02:32:33 PM »
Stokes and Malan need to push on a bit here, if we're going to take overs out of the game to push the score then we need to make good use of them.  The lead is big enough to be very tough already so we're getting close to the point where they'll be thinking about surviving rather than chasing.  I reckon another 40-50 for a lead around 420 and we should declare.  If we cna get them facing 10-12 overs before tea then that's a tricky spell where we could see a wicket or 2 just like on Friday.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #746 on: July 30, 2017, 03:04:42 PM »
A good, confident team would probably go for the early declaration.

But this England team is a patchy side, capable of hot spells -equally capable of being utter bobbins.  If the likes of Amala or Faf get in, a vaguely competitive score can be chased down.

I'd push the lead beyond 440-460, just to be safe.
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #747 on: July 30, 2017, 03:27:03 PM »
Fucking declare, you twats!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #748 on: July 30, 2017, 03:33:03 PM »
I think they've decided to bat until tea now.  I'm not that upset, I think staying in for 120+ overs on this pitch will be tough.  The target is, in my opinion, already too big to be chased down, it would be one of the greatest 4th innings of all time and this SA team don't have a good enough batting line-up to do that.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #749 on: July 30, 2017, 03:39:14 PM »
I think they've decided to bat until tea now.  I'm not that upset, I think staying in for 120+ overs on this pitch will be tough.  The target is, in my opinion, already too big to be chased down, it would be one of the greatest 4th innings of all time and this SA team don't have a good enough batting line-up to do that.

Surely not as tough as staying in for 130 overs? We should have been having a go before tea then another straight after. Effectively two new attacks at the openers.