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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 102007 times)

Offline OzVilla

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1260 on: November 13, 2017, 04:58:27 AM »
I've watched a little of this series and there's nothing wrong with the women's technique with the bat at all.  The bowling can be inconsistent though, the women seem to struggle to bowl a consistent line and length.

The big difference is with the fielding and in particular the catching, they generally need to create 15 chances per innings to take 10 wickets. 

Overall its definitely improving though and quite watchable.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1261 on: November 13, 2017, 08:02:53 AM »
The schedule for the three Women's Ashes T20s is quite annoying. There is only one weekend game which starts at 0320 our time. Both the midweek games are day-nighters and start at the much more leisurely time of 0900. Why couldn't they have had two weekend games and had them all as day-nighters? Would have been able to watch a lot more, then.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1262 on: November 13, 2017, 08:52:16 AM »
I've watched a little of this series and there's nothing wrong with the women's technique with the bat at all.  The bowling can be inconsistent though, the women seem to struggle to bowl a consistent line and length.

The big difference is with the fielding and in particular the catching, they generally need to create 15 chances per innings to take 10 wickets. 

Overall its definitely improving though and quite watchable.

Fielding is always the slowest skill to develop so there's no shock there.  The problem with the bowling is that they have to go to variations to make things happen because they don't get the pace and bounce which is so effective in the mens game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1263 on: November 13, 2017, 10:28:21 AM »
My kids' school has got cricket on the timetable for girls for the first time ever next year.  My eldest is looking forward to it as she's quite handy with a bat and ball.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1264 on: November 13, 2017, 03:38:14 PM »
I've watched a little of this series and there's nothing wrong with the women's technique with the bat at all.  The bowling can be inconsistent though, the women seem to struggle to bowl a consistent line and length.

The big difference is with the fielding and in particular the catching, they generally need to create 15 chances per innings to take 10 wickets. 

Overall its definitely improving though and quite watchable.

Fielding is always the slowest skill to develop so there's no shock there.  The problem with the bowling is that they have to go to variations to make things happen because they don't get the pace and bounce which is so effective in the mens game.

That's my thought process in thinking that a smaller pitch would be beneficial to the womens game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1265 on: November 13, 2017, 03:43:46 PM »
I've watched a little of this series and there's nothing wrong with the women's technique with the bat at all.  The bowling can be inconsistent though, the women seem to struggle to bowl a consistent line and length.

The big difference is with the fielding and in particular the catching, they generally need to create 15 chances per innings to take 10 wickets. 

Overall its definitely improving though and quite watchable.

Fielding is always the slowest skill to develop so there's no shock there.  The problem with the bowling is that they have to go to variations to make things happen because they don't get the pace and bounce which is so effective in the mens game.

That's my thought process in thinking that a smaller pitch would be beneficial to the womens game.

You might be right but I think a lot of people would have a problem with it in some misplaced sexism accusation.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1266 on: November 13, 2017, 03:54:56 PM »
I've watched a little of this series and there's nothing wrong with the women's technique with the bat at all.  The bowling can be inconsistent though, the women seem to struggle to bowl a consistent line and length.

The big difference is with the fielding and in particular the catching, they generally need to create 15 chances per innings to take 10 wickets. 

Overall its definitely improving though and quite watchable.

Fielding is always the slowest skill to develop so there's no shock there.  The problem with the bowling is that they have to go to variations to make things happen because they don't get the pace and bounce which is so effective in the mens game.

That's my thought process in thinking that a smaller pitch would be beneficial to the womens game.

You might be right but I think a lot of people would have a problem with it in some misplaced sexism accusation.

Unfortunately so.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1267 on: November 15, 2017, 08:11:31 AM »
Woakes took 6-54 this morning, good stuff.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1268 on: November 15, 2017, 09:20:57 AM »
Woakes took 6-54 this morning, good stuff.

Moeen bowled 16 overs which is also good news. We have been hampered by injuries already on this tour so it's good to see him back bowling.

Bairstow was off for an hour after bruising a finger but was back behind the stumps later in the day.
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1269 on: November 15, 2017, 09:54:24 AM »
Heading out to Brisbane next Monday, feeling a little more confident than i was a week ago..

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1270 on: November 15, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
We dropped three catches apparently. We really need to make sure our catching is bang on come the Ashes. Good to see Woakes in the wickets, but is anyone concerned by Broad's form? He wasn't great in the summer and that appears to be continuing.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1271 on: November 15, 2017, 05:36:49 PM »
Heading out to Brisbane next Monday, feeling a little more confident than i was a week ago..

The Olbiyun twat that works for me goes on Saturday but has 3 days in Singapore before going on to Brisbane. He is there for the first two tests.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1272 on: November 16, 2017, 12:16:31 AM »
We dropped three catches apparently. We really need to make sure our catching is bang on come the Ashes. Good to see Woakes in the wickets, but is anyone concerned by Broad's form? He wasn't great in the summer and that appears to be continuing.

Broad cleaned up the final wicket early on day 2 which is good.  The other defence I'll offer is that, if he was going at 4+ and not getting wickets I'd be worried but right now he does give us some control of the scoreboard which allows someone like Woakes to be a little more expensive by being really aggressive in spells, it's why I always thought people were unfairly critical of Bresnan as well.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1273 on: November 16, 2017, 07:02:33 AM »
Good to see most of the batsmen getting some runs, particularly Cook.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1274 on: November 16, 2017, 07:57:24 AM »
Good to see most of the batsmen getting some runs, particularly Cook.

Yes a good confidence booster for the them before the ashes. Cook, Stoneman, Root and Malan all in the runs.