The Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by SteveH, May 17, 2013.

  1. SteveH

    SteveH BSoDL candidate for SW London

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    Prior first ball!

    192 - 6

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  2. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    Shocking!

    Cue for a song (I do like cricket though). Someone had to do it.

     
  3. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    And Broad 3rd ball.

    This is going well.
     
  4. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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  5. SteveH

    SteveH BSoDL candidate for SW London

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    203-8

    Bloody good start to this weekend! :censored:
     
  6. ShelfSide18

    ShelfSide18 Well-Known Member

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    Working from home, TMS on the radio... perfection.
     
  7. Archibald&Crooks

    Archibald&Crooks Aegina Expat Admin

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    I'm starting to worry about this England team. Just lately it's been struggle, struggle, struggle with the bat. Maybe too many 'new' boys in the side at the same time?
     
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  8. SteveH

    SteveH BSoDL candidate for SW London

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    You must be a Kiwi?
     
  9. ShelfSide18

    ShelfSide18 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, just enjoy listening to the cricket (no Sky to watch it), with a cup of tea and little work to do.

    Lot of cricket left in this test match, but not a great start for England.
     
  10. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    Root top scorer, and Bairstow 29 n.o. as I write (thereby condemning him to an instant dismissal). Maybe not enough 'new' boys in the side!
     
  11. Misfit

    Misfit Magnificent bastard.

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    We're reverting to type. Was delightful to genuinely have a side playing with confidence and allowing it's quality to shine through. But yeah, back to the statistical norm of maybe getting a top 3 ranking in a good yr and instead of dreading rain delays, praying for them again.
     
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  12. mpickard2087

    mpickard2087 Fantastic Member

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    Compton added to Cook and Trott is not a good top three. If they bat slowly, don't go anywhere and let the opposition have control and exert pressure when they want its a dangerous game. Fair enough if they bat through it and grind the life out of them but lately they aren't in the greatest nick and then the middle order comes in with not many runs on the board and an opposition feeling confident with their tails up and are left with an uphill task.
     
  13. Archibald&Crooks

    Archibald&Crooks Aegina Expat Admin

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    Well yeah, in this instance they've done better but it just feels like there's some balance missing.
     
  14. Kendall

    Kendall Well-Known Member

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    Cook is unbelievable but he needs better foil, foil with personality that can score runs a bit more quickly.
     
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  15. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    When KP is fit again, have Root opening in place of Compton, keep Bairstow at 6. Sorted.
     
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  16. Spurs_Bear

    Spurs_Bear Well-Known Member

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    Compton has a shocking technique for an International opener, I echo those who are concerned about this England team to be honest. If KP is not fit for the Ashes this is a weak as piss batting line up. They are all decent players, they just don't complement each other as a batting order.

    Hopefully Jimmy will swing it round corners and they wont like Finn's extra bounce.
     
  17. Kendall

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    I think they're grooming Root as an opener, but I can't see that happening prior to the ashes.
     
  18. Spurs_Bear

    Spurs_Bear Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this is what I was getting at, there's nobody to take the pressure off the batsman at the other end. The Black Caps haven't had to change their field for any of the batsmen as they are all out the same coaching manual. Bairstow (who I think will get found out by the Aussies) is the only one who has looked remotely comfortable because he has a very prominent bottom hand.
     
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    Spurs_Bear Well-Known Member

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    That's almost a pun I would expect from Gardener's World.

    Bang out.
     
  20. Archibald&Crooks

    Archibald&Crooks Aegina Expat Admin

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    Yeah, I think that's about right. I like Bairstow but i'm not sure he's as ready as Root for example, but then we've always had that one position that hasn't really settled, currently being fought over by Morgan, Bopara, Bairstow etc etc. I do think eventually Bairstow will win the gig though. The return of KP will be a massive help, I can't see him scoring at 2 an over like this lot have.

    We need to have a really good session with the ball now.
     

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