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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 Harry Ellis » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Good score batting first but it kind of feels like they left 20-30 runs on the field in the last powerplay.

239/4 after 35.5 overs when Roy got out to 342/8.

Nice to see Roy get another ton, been a while since he's made any sort of score at all.

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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 Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Test Match Special is strawberry floating wonderful this afternoon. That is all.

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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 Mini E » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 pm

This is quite a pleasant watch thus far.

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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 Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Highest score in a 50 over match, 444. #justsaying

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by Harry Ellis » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm

Glorious so far. A few milestones could come under threat!

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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 Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:12 pm

400 off 43 overs :shock: This is just glorious.

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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 Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 pm

481 and I'm actually disappointed.

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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 Hyperion » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Boom. Terrible last 5 overs, really need to learn how to bat at the death.

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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 Harry Ellis » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:41 am

Interesting stat about Bairstow opening the innings:

He's scored 6 centuries since assuming one of the two opening spots last summer. In comparison, both Hales and Roy have scored 5 each when opening since the last World Cup.

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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 BTB » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:55 am

Just caught up with the highlights from yesterday. Don't think they did the match justice compared to watching it live obviously. But good grief, marvelous, just marvelous.

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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 Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:04 am

Hyperion wrote:Boom. Terrible last 5 overs, really need to learn how to bat at the death.


I take full responsibility for this :lol: :cry: Hales and Morgan were both out seconds after I tuned in.

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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 Caroller » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 am

Hello! New forumite, new cricket person. Likes Tests, not keen on T20, even less keen on The Hundred.

I'm guessing it's mostly an international community here? As in, not much interest in the county game? I just like to know whether my witterings about Cameron Steel for England will be met with scorn or bewilderment.

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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 Mini E » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 am

Balladeer wrote:Hello! New forumite, new cricket person. Likes Tests, not keen on T20, even less keen on The Hundred.

I'm guessing it's mostly an international community here? As in, not much interest in the county game? I just like to know whether my witterings about Cameron Steel for England will be met with scorn or bewilderment.


Welcome mate :) There's a fair amount of interest in the County game in here. I'm a Hants fan. We debate squad selection quite a lot (Vincey :wub:). Hope you'll stick around :)

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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 Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 am

Balladeer wrote:Hello! New forumite, new cricket person. Likes Tests, not keen on T20, even less keen on The Hundred.

I'm guessing it's mostly an international community here? As in, not much interest in the county game? I just like to know whether my witterings about Cameron Steel for England will be met with scorn or bewilderment.


Although most of the chatter is around internationals, we do have forumites in here who more than know their county game. So yeah, witter away :P And welcome to the forum!

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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 Caroller » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:45 am

Thanks both! I'm a big fan of Vince... for the white ball squads. :P Do like Sam Northeast though! And, er. Gary Ballance.

I'm a Durham fan for my grievous sins, but also have ties to Middlesex and Leicestershire. The latter of whom seems to be beating the former right now. Not sure what the heck's going on there.

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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 Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:47 am

Welcome. I tend to follow Notts' results but I'm not particularly informed on the county game. And Vince is nowhere near the England team and that's how we like it.

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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 Mini E » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am

You rate Gary Ballance? You were doing so well...

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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 Caroller » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:11 am

Part of me still remembers and can't get away from when he started in the England team and, for a short while, seemed to be an absolute rock at the top of the order. (And took his shirt off for some reason.)

I know he's fallen away dramatically since then, and he's nowhere near my England choices as things stand; but I long for the day when he'll rise again, like a phoenix from the Ashes. Only with a more doughy-looking face.

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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 Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:52 pm

I am not much of a follower of county cricket, but I’d say I was a Somerset fan. Really I should support Gloucestershire (as I am from Bristol) but it has always felt wrong to me. :lol:

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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 Harry Ellis » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm

This is Sussex's year to return to Div 1. 8-)

Gary Ballance was once fantastic in the England team. Then New Zealand and Australia exposed his technical flaw and he has seemingly refused to alter his technique based on his most recent recall. One of the many players that are probably too good for county but get found out at test level and are unable to adapt. It's a shame really, because like I said, he was at a time so reliable and consistent.

Keaton Jennings has done his chances of retaining his spot atop the order a world of good with his unbeaten ton today. Personally I think Burns deserves a go, perhaps at number 3.

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