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Offline PGW

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1050 on: September 06, 2017, 05:20:36 PM »
They've dropped Woakes for Toby Roland-Jones.
Quite happy with that if they allow him to play for Bears Next Week. They cited he lacks overs, so if they omit him then deny him opportunity to get overs in for us then it's wrong

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1051 on: September 06, 2017, 06:50:16 PM »
He has to play for Bears this week.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1052 on: September 06, 2017, 07:06:16 PM »
They've dropped Woakes for Toby Roland-Jones.
Quite happy with that if they allow him to play for Bears Next Week. They cited he lacks overs, so if they omit him then deny him opportunity to get overs in for us then it's wrong

It seems strnage that they didn't make the call a couple of days earlier so he could've played against somerset but yes he has to be allowed to play the next match or they'll have fucked up massively with him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1053 on: September 07, 2017, 09:48:46 AM »
I'm still not sure about the decision to drop him, as surely Roland-Jones could have come back in and Woakes could have been used more as an all-rounder, easing himself back in.  Malan could have been tried at three instead of Westley, whose technical flaws look too great to conquer at test level. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1054 on: September 07, 2017, 09:57:46 AM »
Blowers' last game on TMS

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1055 on: September 07, 2017, 09:59:07 AM »
I'm still not sure about the decision to drop him, as surely Roland-Jones could have come back in and Woakes could have been used more as an all-rounder, easing himself back in.  Malan could have been tried at three instead of Westley, whose technical flaws look too great to conquer at test level. 

The problem with that is that it leaves us with a 6 man attack and a bowler who needs overs to find his rhythm might not get too many chances in that situation.  a couple of championship matches is much more use to us.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1056 on: September 07, 2017, 10:16:02 AM »
I'm still not sure about the decision to drop him, as surely Roland-Jones could have come back in and Woakes could have been used more as an all-rounder, easing himself back in.  Malan could have been tried at three instead of Westley, whose technical flaws look too great to conquer at test level. 

The problem with that is that it leaves us with a 6 man attack and a bowler who needs overs to find his rhythm might not get too many chances in that situation.  a couple of championship matches is much more use to us.

Oh as a Bears fan I definitely agree Paul!!  It's just that with him being as good with the bat as he is then it changes things a bit.  Saying that, I thought it was a bit harsh to drop Roland-Jones in the last test as he has taken some important wickets this summer. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1057 on: September 07, 2017, 02:05:11 PM »
I hate a 6 man bowling attack, it's just too many options and somebody goes unused.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1058 on: September 07, 2017, 04:07:42 PM »
I've said before that I don't mind Graeme Swann as much as others do. However, his funny voices are doing my head in a bit today

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1059 on: September 07, 2017, 04:11:42 PM »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1060 on: September 07, 2017, 04:34:29 PM »
I've said before that I don't mind Graeme Swann as much as others do. However, his funny voices are doing my head in a bit today

Is he doing his 'hilarious' West Indian accent?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1061 on: September 07, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »
Stokes had it hooping. Windies tailenders stood no chance

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1062 on: September 07, 2017, 05:58:32 PM »
Our top order are leaving it late to find form before The Ashes.
I fear for them on a bunsen in Perth.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1063 on: September 07, 2017, 06:31:55 PM »
Yes not overly resilient.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1064 on: September 07, 2017, 06:40:55 PM »
In fairness it was horrendous conditions to bat in, and only Root can be classed as giving his wicket away.

Shannon Gabriel in particular bowled one or 2 brilliant balls at around 92/93 mph and seaming all over the place

Great days cricket