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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1755 on: July 24, 2019, 01:24:15 PM »
Of all the great Irish actors, singers and sportsmen they picked him. Why?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1756 on: July 24, 2019, 02:13:03 PM »
Poor start from Broad and Woakes too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1757 on: July 24, 2019, 02:58:27 PM »
From sublime to ridiculous and nowt in between. Could be a long summer.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1758 on: July 24, 2019, 04:16:33 PM »
Thereís some competition, but this is as bad a day of Test cricket from England that I can remember. Disgracefully poor.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1759 on: July 24, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »
Much better with the ball since tea, taken 5-22

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1760 on: July 24, 2019, 05:49:47 PM »
I do love Curran as a cricketer, always makes things happen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1761 on: July 24, 2019, 06:11:32 PM »
As much as it's not great seeing us play so poorly I guess this was the entire purpose of this test. A lot of these guys haven't played red ball cricket for a long time so I'd rather see us look completely out of sorts in a one off against Ireland than put in this performance in the Ashes.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1762 on: July 24, 2019, 06:49:31 PM »
Tricky few minutes for England now, got to face one over.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1763 on: July 25, 2019, 11:36:34 AM »
Nice bit of application from Leach this morning, doing exactly what a night watchman should do. I disagreed with sending in a night watchman to face an over last night, Roy should have opened as itís his primary role. However Leach has faced 36 balls and is seeing off the new ball.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1764 on: July 25, 2019, 11:50:25 AM »
Nice bit of application from Leach this morning, doing exactly what a night watchman should do. I disagreed with sending in a night watchman to face an over last night, Roy should have opened as itís his primary role. However Leach has faced 36 balls and is seeing off the new ball.

I was ok with it and he's doing a great job this morning. It's just a shame that Burns just can't seem to transfer his club form to international cricket.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1765 on: July 25, 2019, 12:47:25 PM »
51 for Leach off 82 balls.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1766 on: July 25, 2019, 12:48:23 PM »
50 for Leach, good on him. Roy has been very aggressive (which I like at the top of the innings) and sits on 28 from 28 deliveries.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1767 on: July 25, 2019, 01:13:14 PM »
50 for Roy, the fastest 50 on debut by an England test player, 48 balls.

He has an opportunity here which he needs to seize.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1768 on: July 25, 2019, 01:21:08 PM »
A good morning for England, 122-1 at lunch and so the scores are level.

Leach has batted well and although Roy looked scratchy at the start of his innings heís dug in and played his way into some sort of red ball form.

The pitch has certainly flattened out and the heat has extracted any juice that was left. I think our decision to play 2 spinners may be vindicated as I wouldnít fancy batting 4th on that pitch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1769 on: July 25, 2019, 01:30:02 PM »
My betting on Ireland seems to have done the trick 😊