The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Aus lose by the 4th greatest number of runs in test history (I'm not deflecting, honest...)
by Moggy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 am

Mini E wrote:Also - in light of recent events in the Football Thread, I'm going to leave an appropriate delay before reporting and news in the topic title. I don't want to spoil any results.


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Isn’t Talksport owned by the Sun? :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Saint of Killers » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 am

I think they are in a kind of semi-official partnership with Sky Sports/Sky.

edit: Oh god yeah! Wireless Group is owned by News Corp. That explains the above relationship :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Drumstick » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:38 am

As awful as it is, the decision appears to have been made by the respective West Indian and Sri Lankan cricket boards. According to Aggers, our friends at the ECB are (for once) blameless on this occasion.

I wasn't at all aware that opposition boards get a say in who delivers our UK coverage.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Mini E » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:47 pm



:fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Didn't someone do the maths with regards overs?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Mini E » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:56 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Didn't someone do the maths with regards overs?


The concept could see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over.


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Mini E wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Didn't someone do the maths with regards overs?


The concept could see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over.


:|

Jesus christ, what kind of strawberry floating idiot comes up with that solution?
"You know what cricket really needs? Another format!"
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:33 pm

As if that announcement isn't stupid enough (it's literally April Fools level trash)...


What is with the strawberry floating THREAD TITLE SPOILERS?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Hyperion » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:33 pm

As they're reducing the number of balls, they should score two runs per run between the wicket

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Moggy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm

It’s about time that cricket was fully decimalised.

10 balls per over.
100 overs per game.
1000 points per run.
10000 points per boundary (if it bounces)
100000 points per boundary (if it doesn’t bounce)
1000000 points if you hit it out of the ground.

The scores will be MASSIVE (except for England) and the crowds will LOVE IT.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Ah man. So disappointed they didn't introduce scoring zones :cry: I was expecting another cricket format to be introduced (dunno why, I just was) but was also expecting it to be much more sillier than what's been announced. Though I guess they are at least trying with the 10 ball over :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Kevin Pieterson 158* secures England retaining the ashes for the first time in 18 years!
by Mini E » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Drumstick wrote:What is with the strawberry floating THREAD TITLE SPOILERS?


Sorry. Have to do my best to keep the thread title up-to-date and contemporary.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Drumstick » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:44 pm

If you can find them you've got to watch the highlights of RCB vs. CSK for one of the most Dhoni innings ever. Comes to the wicket with CSK in massive trouble on 74/4 in the 10th over chasing 206. He smashed 70* (34) to get CSK home with 2 balls to spare. :slol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Saint of Killers » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Drumstick wrote:If you can find them you've got to watch the highlights of RCB vs. CSK for one of the most Dhoni innings ever. Comes to the wicket with CSK in massive trouble on 74/4 in the 10th over. He smashed 70* (34) to get CSK home with 2 balls to spare. :slol:


Those wides though :P But yeah, it was an amazing knock from MSD.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Mini E » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:07 am



:lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Drumstick » Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 am

I trust you chaps have seen the selection announcement. :fp:

The things I don't understand are, why keep Stoneman but not Vince? They're in the same boat, except Vince has had an alright start to the county season, Stoneman has been terrible. I'm not shedding any tears for Vince, I would agree with dropping him but I think they should have dropped Stoneman too. I would guess that these two Pakistan matches are his last chances.

Apparently Root will bat at 3 'for the good of the team', Malan will come in at 4 and Bairstow at 5, the latter of which is long overdue.

Why in hell's name have they gone back to Buttler? :fp:

The only good thing about this squad is that they didn't take the easy option and go back to Moeen. Instead they look to be trying to find a specialist spinner, which IMO is 100% the right move.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 am

I'm really unsure on Buttler, I just don't see scenarios where you need someone who might bludgeon 50 runs in double quick time in a test match. Given England's recent batting history, he's far more likely to be coming in where he needs to hold an innings together after early losses. Plus, he scores his runs against significantly different fields. I think ultimately this will have been a mistake.

Definitely no tears for Vince, he's flattered to deceive far too often in test matches. We don't need a no. 3 who averages 20 odd and gives his wicket away with stupid strokes outside off stump.

Jury is still out on Stoneman though I think he's only there due to a lack of serious competition. Same with Cook, he's had his day and if there was a decent alternative then I think he'd have been retired a while back.

No idea on the spinner. England definitely need one but we never take the gamble and play them enough for them to develop at test level. It's understandable given English wickets but it means we've no chance in the sub-continent. i don't think he'll play.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Mini E » Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 am

How has no-one picked up on the fact that I made the title incorrectly weeks and weeks ago? :lol: English cricket died at the Oval... not Aussie....

With regards to test selection.

Rex Kramer wrote:Definitely no tears for Vince, he's flattered to deceive far too often in test matches. We don't need a no. 3 who averages 20 odd and gives his wicket away with stupid strokes outside off stump.


But... those five cover drives before he nicks off are so pretty :( Vincey :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Australian cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Mini E » Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 am

How has no-one picked up on the fact that I made the title incorrectly weeks and weeks ago? :lol: English cricket died at the Oval... not Aussie....

With regards to test selection.

Rex Kramer wrote:Definitely no tears for Vince, he's flattered to deceive far too often in test matches. We don't need a no. 3 who averages 20 odd and gives his wicket away with stupid strokes outside off stump.


But... those five cover drives before he nicks off are so pretty :( Vincey :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Saint of Killers » Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Toss could be axed for Ashes series to reduce home advantage

• ICC looking to reduce home advantage in Test championship

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... ampionship

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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