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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1740 on: July 24, 2019, 12:46:40 PM »
Is Alastair Cook open to cancelling his Test retirement?

Aggers made a subtle comment at the end of his last commentary spell

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1741 on: July 24, 2019, 12:48:15 PM »
I have Thu & Fri off work, so I'll be watching the Test and starting to read Vic's latest book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Spin-Misadventures-Vic-Marks/dp/1911630199


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1742 on: July 24, 2019, 12:53:26 PM »
Blimey, probably not even going to bat until lunch!!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1743 on: July 24, 2019, 12:53:43 PM »
How fucking embarrassing

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1744 on: July 24, 2019, 12:56:08 PM »
Not the first time Boyd Rankin has caused problems for England.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1745 on: July 24, 2019, 12:58:49 PM »
Only Roy could claim that he got out to a ball that had his name on it,  it was an excellent ball that got him out. The rest have been pretty average shots by players who in the main havenít played red ball cricket for several months.

Credit to Murtagh though who knows Lords well and he exploited any early morning juice in the pitch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1746 on: July 24, 2019, 12:59:08 PM »
Ireland have bowled well, it would be unfair to say otherwise. They've put the ball in good areas and made use of the slight movement there has been.

England have just been shocking. A cobbled together team for a match it is clear there has been zero preparation for. The lack of application is no surprise for the test team. The batting has been a disgrace for a number of years yet there doesn't even appear to be an acceptance of the state it is in from the captain/coaching staff.

Hard to see how we can compete in the ashes when we are being blown away by what is probably a 2nd division county attack.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1747 on: July 24, 2019, 01:00:57 PM »
Only Roy could claim that he got out to a ball that had his name on it,  it was an excellent ball that got him out. The rest have been pretty average shots by players who in the main havenít played red ball cricket for several months.
Although Roy had already nearly chopped on and been plumb LBW off a no ball.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1748 on: July 24, 2019, 01:03:01 PM »
I have Thu & Fri off work, so I'll be watching the Test and starting to read Vic's latest book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Spin-Misadventures-Vic-Marks/dp/1911630199



You should be able to read the book uninterrupted on Friday.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1749 on: July 24, 2019, 01:04:31 PM »
We're in this pickle time and again because we can't see off the new ball.  Sibley would have been a far better pick than Roy, for several reasons.  Okay, Rankin's picked up a couple of cheap wickets but generally speaking if you see off the opening pair it gets easier, especially with the lower ranked sides.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1750 on: July 24, 2019, 01:09:01 PM »
All out for 85

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1751 on: July 24, 2019, 01:09:33 PM »
85 all out

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1752 on: July 24, 2019, 01:17:18 PM »
My Dad claimed he played for a team in Ireland against England in the mid 40ís. He also claimed they beat them. He did embellish his stories mind.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1753 on: July 24, 2019, 01:17:46 PM »
M is for Embarrassing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1754 on: July 24, 2019, 01:17:59 PM »
Bloody hell.........MoN is on 'View from the Boundary'