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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6075 on: December 09, 2021, 10:58:28 AM »
Insert an 'a' into your name, and then claim it's always been that way and it's just everyone else that gets it wrong.

Because I don't see the situation improving over the next 40 days or so.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6076 on: December 09, 2021, 11:04:35 AM »
Insert an 'a' into your name, and then claim it's always been that way and it's just everyone else that gets it wrong.

Because I don't see the situation improving over the next 40 days or so.

Good idea!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6077 on: December 09, 2021, 11:15:23 AM »
Ive dropped out of following cricket in the main now but I used to be well into cricket when I was younger.
The late 70's, early 80's even saw me with a season ticket for Warwickshire.
Are Australia that good or are we just that bad?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6078 on: December 09, 2021, 11:22:45 AM »
We're eternally 'that bad', punctuated occasionally by an individual or two that raises us for a brief period.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6079 on: December 09, 2021, 11:37:35 AM »
We're eternally 'that bad', punctuated occasionally by an individual or two that raises us for a brief period.
Looking at some of our horrendous batting on day one it seems as if the days of occupying the crease at the least are long gone in favour of the shorter versions of the game.
I say bring back Davis Steele and Chris Tavare'!


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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6080 on: December 09, 2021, 11:54:25 AM »
Stokes being injured is a massive blow.

Stokes being injured is also a massive "I am Jack's complete lack of surprise".

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6081 on: December 09, 2021, 11:55:12 AM »
Ive dropped out of following cricket in the main now but I used to be well into cricket when I was younger.
The late 70's, early 80's even saw me with a season ticket for Warwickshire.
Are Australia that good or are we just that bad?

One day side were very good. But weve totally lost the plot with Test cricket - some structural issues with a marginalisation of first class cricket and also just some poor management.

In the main we still bring through good seam bowlers - as evidenced today. Spin is weaker, although I dont think Leach is as bad as the figures suggest today. Main problems are batting is really weak and heavily reliant on one or two quality players getting big runs. The fielding is bad, catching particularly - we are one of the lowest performing fielding sides in the Test game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6082 on: December 09, 2021, 12:03:56 PM »
Ive dropped out of following cricket in the main now but I used to be well into cricket when I was younger.
The late 70's, early 80's even saw me with a season ticket for Warwickshire.
Are Australia that good or are we just that bad?

One day side were very good. But weve totally lost the plot with Test cricket - some structural issues with a marginalisation of first class cricket and also just some poor management.

In the main we still bring through good seam bowlers - as evidenced today. Spin is weaker, although I dont think Leach is as bad as the figures suggest today. Main problems are batting is really weak and heavily reliant on one or two quality players getting big runs. The fielding is bad, catching particularly - we are one of the lowest performing fielding sides in the Test game.
So we've basically neglected the longer form of the game.
There seems to be plenty of evidence around to back that up.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6083 on: December 09, 2021, 01:47:01 PM »
Yep they definitely have.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6084 on: December 09, 2021, 04:01:46 PM »
Ive dropped out of following cricket in the main now but I used to be well into cricket when I was younger.
The late 70's, early 80's even saw me with a season ticket for Warwickshire.
Are Australia that good or are we just that bad?

One day side were very good. But weve totally lost the plot with Test cricket - some structural issues with a marginalisation of first class cricket and also just some poor management.

In the main we still bring through good seam bowlers - as evidenced today. Spin is weaker, although I dont think Leach is as bad as the figures suggest today. Main problems are batting is really weak and heavily reliant on one or two quality players getting big runs. The fielding is bad, catching particularly - we are one of the lowest performing fielding sides in the Test game.
So we've basically neglected the longer form of the game.
There seems to be plenty of evidence around to back that up.

Domestically we predominantly play 4 day cricket in spring & autumn to book end the ECBs money machine of Blast & Hundred so its hardly surprising that young batsmen dont exactly flourish & building an innings seems to be a forgotten art.  Oh for a Cook, Strauss, Bell, Trott etc to give Root some support

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6085 on: December 09, 2021, 04:18:52 PM »
Ah that batting lineup from ten years ago. Cook, Strauss, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Collingwood, Prior. (Wistful sigh)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6086 on: December 09, 2021, 08:06:16 PM »
The bowlers did alright today, but how mental is it that the management have been banging on about planning for the Ashes for two years and in the first Test weve got an opening bowling pair who have never opened the bowling? Great planning.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6087 on: December 10, 2021, 12:43:02 AM »
This is tortuous.
Will we get past day 3 in the opening Test Match?
There's always hope.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6088 on: December 10, 2021, 01:25:20 AM »
Painful stuff.  Reduced to playing for pride already and at least trying to get some kind of momentum for the next test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6089 on: December 10, 2021, 01:42:33 AM »
We should be batting overs now. If we can just bat 150 overs, no pressure to score, the weather might save us...maybe.

Either way, bat overs, not runs or time.

 


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