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Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #765 on: July 31, 2017, 02:48:49 PM »
That was a real team effort to win that test. There are several candidates for man of the match:

Cook's innings on day one when batting was difficult

Stokes' ton, an exhibition of calm and measured batting.

Roland-Jones 5-fer on debut

Moeen's hat trick.

It's a straight choice between Stokes and Roland-Jones for me.

Edit: Stokes gets it for his ton, three wickets and 3 good catches.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #766 on: July 31, 2017, 02:54:02 PM »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #767 on: July 31, 2017, 03:03:18 PM »
Mo with a hat trick to finish the game

First one ever in a test at the Oval. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #768 on: July 31, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »
Mo with a hat trick to finish the game

First one ever in a test at the Oval. 

only the third hat-trick to finish a test ever and the first for 115 years apparently.

I can't for the life of me work out why the 3rd had to be reviewed, it clearly pitched and hit in line and he was far enough back that you'd never have questioned that it was going on to hit.  I can normally see why they're not sure but it looked clear in real time.  If England didn't have a review left that would have been a travesty.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #769 on: July 31, 2017, 03:19:31 PM »
Very close to two hat tricks in a match, never seen that before.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #770 on: July 31, 2017, 03:24:12 PM »
Very close to two hat tricks in a match, never seen that before.

3 hat-trick deliveries in a single innings, that's probably a first at test level.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #771 on: July 31, 2017, 03:24:37 PM »
A pretty good way for the 100th test at the Oval to end with a little piece of history.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #772 on: July 31, 2017, 06:27:22 PM »
Great all round performance, now they need to back it up next game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #773 on: July 31, 2017, 11:13:04 PM »
Would be great if that win today had clinched the series.

Five tests against the Aussies is standard, that should never be tampered with. But against the other nations, three is quite enough.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #774 on: July 31, 2017, 11:33:38 PM »
Amount of kolpac players isn't going to help the development of any young players. Last couple of years Yorkshire used the hit and run to give young players some playing time but they seem to have abandoned that idea this season apart from the odd match. Heard Ashley Giles on TMS a while ago saying how the academy at Warwickshire wasn't producing players so they were having to scout for players from other counties who weren't getting a game in the first team.

The son of a mate of mine had been playing as Wicket Keeper for one of the youth levels at Warwickshire. Scored runs for fun when given the chance. However, there sounded like there were a hell of a lot of politics going on and he ended up leaving to get game time despite looking like a star when he was played.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #775 on: August 01, 2017, 12:29:53 AM »
Amount of kolpac players isn't going to help the development of any young players. Last couple of years Yorkshire used the hit and run to give young players some playing time but they seem to have abandoned that idea this season apart from the odd match. Heard Ashley Giles on TMS a while ago saying how the academy at Warwickshire wasn't producing players so they were having to scout for players from other counties who weren't getting a game in the first team.

The son of a mate of mine had been playing as Wicket Keeper for one of the youth levels at Warwickshire. Scored runs for fun when given the chance. However, there sounded like there were a hell of a lot of politics going on and he ended up leaving to get game time despite looking like a star when he was played.

They let Ali go in similar circumstances as well didn't they?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #776 on: August 01, 2017, 12:34:52 AM »
Five tests against the Aussies is standard, that should never be tampered with. But against the other nations, three is quite enough.
Why?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #777 on: August 01, 2017, 12:36:12 AM »
Very close to two hat tricks in a match, never seen that before.
3 hat-trick deliveries in a single innings, that's probably a first at test level.
Or very poor opposition on the day.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #778 on: August 01, 2017, 12:47:12 AM »
Five tests against the Aussies is standard, that should never be tampered with. But against the other nations, three is quite enough.
Why?

Three tests will usually give you a better chance of winner takes all, so I'd prefer to see a result.

Onto the specifics of this series: As far as this England side is concerned, they are more than capable of losing the next test by an innings +

4 tests against South Africa is too much.  And whoever signed off on five tests away to India needs shooting.  A 2-0 or even a 3-0 defeat down there would be about par usually (which is why the 2012/13 result was so outstanding). But a 4-0 drubbing following on so soon from the Bangladesh series benefits no one except the BCCI.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #779 on: August 01, 2017, 10:51:23 AM »
Any changes for the next test?  The only real consideration for me would be Jennings dropping out for Stoneman, but the runs in the second innings might have earned Jennings a reprieve.