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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4515 on: January 18, 2021, 02:09:21 PM »
Sounds like you've watched cricket all over! Are you in the Barmy Army or something?
Yes and no Rory. A group of us travel together and we use the Barmy Army for information on tour dates, ticket availability and suitable accommodation. They get hold of good information early however we keep away from the gatherings whilst on tour. Some of them seem to have an ordained sense of importance as the only fans fit to support England and everyone else is an imposter. Mind you having said that one of their main songwriter/starter  is a lad from Alvechurch a massive Villa fan. So he's ok :).

Watching cricket on TV is far better without the Barmy Army. They strike me as people best avoided

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4516 on: January 18, 2021, 03:21:01 PM »
Tenuously related story, I was in Antigua in January 3 years ago, and having lunch in a great bar/restaurant called OJ's on the west coast. Got talking to two scruffy-looking locals in the bar who were good fun and they introduced themselves as Cheeky and Gravy. Started chatting about cricket and Gravy told me that when David Gower brought England over, (and got stuffed) he made up songs slagging England and Gower off and got the crowd singing. After the match he met up with Gower and had a few beers with the team. Yeah yeah yeah I thought. Anyway, in March of that year I was at a lunch at the Hyatt where David Gower was speaking. I said to him I had been at OJ's a couple of Months earlier and a bloke there said he knew him and lead the singing. "Oh yes" said Gower "that would have been Gravy...."

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4517 on: January 18, 2021, 10:04:50 PM »
I'd like to see Olly Stone given a chance on this tour, Woakes back in the side too.  Moeen in for Curran, Stone and Woakes in for Broad and Wood.  Gives us some more pace and energy and deepens the batting line up too.  I like to look of Dan Lawrence.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4518 on: January 18, 2021, 10:13:25 PM »
I'd like to see Olly Stone given a chance on this tour, Woakes back in the side too.  Moeen in for Curran, Stone and Woakes in for Broad and Wood.  Gives us some more pace and energy and deepens the batting line up too.  I like to look of Dan Lawrence.

I couldnít disagree more. Sri Lanka is a quick bowlers graveyard.

Wood should play, Jimmy will replace Broad on a rotation basis. Moeen will be well short of match fitness and as recently as Friday Woakes was self-isolating so he will also be short Of match fitness too. Iíd keep Curran in the starting XI, he is a special talent.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4519 on: January 19, 2021, 07:40:22 AM »
Brilliant win for India. A great run chase to get 329 in the fourth innings.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4520 on: January 19, 2021, 07:41:35 AM »
First time Australia have lost a test match at The Gabba since 1988.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4521 on: January 19, 2021, 07:42:01 AM »
That is a remarkable win - especially given the injuries they have.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4522 on: January 19, 2021, 07:51:22 AM »
Superb result for India, just seen some clips of lots of byes going past Paine, couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4523 on: January 19, 2021, 08:47:31 AM »
Well played India. Great series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4524 on: January 19, 2021, 10:56:25 AM »
Giving Lyon a signed shirt at the end is absolutely peak shithousery haha! Well done India!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2021, 11:05:19 AM by Ads »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4525 on: January 19, 2021, 04:38:01 PM »
I am not laughing but losing the series after being one up to India's 2nd XI takes some doing. Roll on end of the year :P

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4526 on: January 19, 2021, 04:41:21 PM »
I am not laughing but losing the series after being one up to India's 2nd XI takes some doing. Roll on end of the year :P
Looks like we wonít be there though.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4527 on: January 21, 2021, 04:22:45 PM »
Itís a bit weird that Buttler will leave the India tour after the first Test. Now Iím quite the cheerleader for Foakes and think heíll do an excellent job. But Buttler is clearly number 1 in Englandís mind so it begs the question if he needs resting why not do it for this tour? Rather than playing one Test of the next tour and then leaving.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4528 on: January 21, 2021, 06:32:15 PM »
Wow. Only one change for the second test - Anderson for Broad. I expected at least one more bowling swap.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4529 on: January 21, 2021, 06:56:24 PM »
Atherton is saying in the Times today that Ollie Stone is in line for selection.

 


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