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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #975 on: August 26, 2017, 11:32:57 AM »
That's my concern. We will get away with it against the Westdies, but the Aussie bowlers will have a laugh against our top order.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #976 on: August 26, 2017, 03:45:03 PM »
We're in some difficulty here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #977 on: August 27, 2017, 10:16:07 AM »
Stokes is very close to a suspension now. We really don't need that to happen in the Ashes.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #978 on: August 27, 2017, 10:22:11 AM »
I think England can learn from Hope and Braithwaite. Sometimes you need to occupy the crease.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #979 on: August 27, 2017, 11:10:18 AM »
I think England can learn from Hope and Braithwaite. Sometimes you need to occupy the crease.

You need to actually be at the crease to do that!!  Problem with three of our top five is that they aren't generally there long enough to do that.

What a first over at Headingley!!  If we can get them out sharpish and bat very well, we still might pull this one out. 
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 11:16:53 AM by tomd2103 »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #980 on: August 27, 2017, 11:18:57 AM »
That's my concern. We will get away with it against the Westdies, but the Aussie bowlers will have a laugh against our top order.

The pitches are probably going to be fairly flat, as they've been for a long time. If 6-9 bat as well as advertised, there shouldn't be too many problems.

I think I'd be more concerned about whether the bowling attack is good enough to pick up 20 wickets.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #981 on: August 27, 2017, 03:37:23 PM »
I wish TMS would get rid of Graeme Swann and replace him with James Taylor then Swann can watch the Tests in fancy dress with some kind of inflatable with his 'wacky'mates. His West Indian accents this morning were reminicisent of Jim 'Chalky' Davidson, Aggers always seems slightly irritated by him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #982 on: August 27, 2017, 03:39:56 PM »
I wish TMS would get rid of Graeme Swann and replace him with James Taylor then Swann can watch the Tests in fancy dress with some kind of inflatable with his 'wacky'mates. His West Indian accents this morning were reminicisent of Jim 'Chalky' Davidson, Aggers always seems slightly irritated by him.

He's a twat isn't he? He's got this aggressive alpha 'banter' thing where he has to turn every conversation into an arm-wrestle. It's uncomfortable to listen to, to be honest.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #983 on: August 27, 2017, 03:43:12 PM »
I wish TMS would get rid of Graeme Swann and replace him with James Taylor then Swann can watch the Tests in fancy dress with some kind of inflatable with his 'wacky'mates. His West Indian accents this morning were reminicisent of Jim 'Chalky' Davidson, Aggers always seems slightly irritated by him.

I was thinking that. It was cringe worthy.

The two new boys now have a chance to guarantee a place on the plane to Australia.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #984 on: August 27, 2017, 04:21:55 PM »
England are feeling a bit 90s with selections at the moment, I bet that's probably someone in for Westley now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #985 on: August 27, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
Westley and Jennings won't cut it at test level. Shuffle the order and put Jos Buttler in instead? Say at six?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #986 on: August 27, 2017, 04:40:00 PM »
1,2 and 3 positions must be sorted pdq. Cook is one of those it's the other two batters England need to find solid enough to thwart Aussie quickies at Perth and Adelaide.☹️

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #987 on: August 27, 2017, 06:21:00 PM »
I wish TMS would get rid of Graeme Swann and replace him with James Taylor then Swann can watch the Tests in fancy dress with some kind of inflatable with his 'wacky'mates. His West Indian accents this morning were reminicisent of Jim 'Chalky' Davidson, Aggers always seems slightly irritated by him.

I don't mind Swann most of the time but he does seem to be trying too hard to be wacky and the humour seems forced.

Unlike, say, Tuffers who is funny and insightful

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #988 on: August 27, 2017, 06:21:55 PM »
I know that the Windies have dropped some catches but Moeen's earlier to day was worse than any of them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #989 on: August 27, 2017, 06:22:34 PM »
Wow, Jason Holder has finally remembered that Bishoo is on the field