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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 Drumstick » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:35 pm

Balladeer wrote:And give Burns a chance!

He'll be opening with Cook for the Lions vs. India A in 10 days time.

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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 Balladeer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:28 am

I saw that! Glad the Lions are finally paying attention to him. Shame there's nobody with real pace in the squad (e.g. Olly Stone), but this is a decided bonus.

Hope he's still batting when Cook, Gubbins, and Malan are all out.

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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 Drumstick » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:33 am

Balladeer wrote:Hope he's still batting when Cook, Gubbins, and Malan are all out.

I reckon Malan, if he doesn't impress, might be a goner. Any idea when the test squad is announced? Presumably after that match I suppose.

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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 Balladeer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Not a clue. It's a shame because I rather like Malan, but as a competent county batsman rather than a Test player.

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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 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Heard this live last summer but this is the first time I've seen the desk-cam footage of it. Well worth a watch - absolutely classic TMS :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 Balladeer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am

Ah, I’m sorry I missed that! When you posted it, I mean - as a TMS aficionado I’d already heard it several times before. :P Great moment.

Lots of cricket on today! Rabada dismantling Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh no doubt looking completely out of their depth against a surging WI side later on, and then a fun hitabout between the top two pyjama party cricket teams. It’s all good.

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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 Drumstick » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:08 pm

England in being annihilated by spin non-shocker.

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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 Balladeer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:12 pm

In similarly shocking news, Buttler is England’s best white ball batsman.

God’s sake Ben HIT THE BALL

EDIT: Good thing I don’t believe in jinxes.

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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 Drumstick » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:56 pm

Very pleased to see James Taylor has been appointed as the independent selector.

Also, South Africa were skittled for 126 in their first innings at Galle. Doesn't bode well for our trip to Sri Lanka later in the year.

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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 Drumstick » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Oh here we go again :fp:

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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 Balladeer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:05 pm

Taylor was a quality shout. What are this place’s thoughts on Ed Smith? Prevailing view seems to be that it was a ‘bit of an odd one’.

Never mind Sri Lanka: I’m dreading the trip to the Windies!

Incidentally Root has just hit a fifty and will, I’m sure, be out soon.

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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 Drumstick » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Rooty tooty! :toot:

Smith was a left field selection for me. Most of the TMS folks held a similar opinion and they worked with him.

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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 Balladeer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Yeah... Thoughts were he’d use ‘moneyball’ to revive the English team, but so far he’s just gone and brought back Jos. Granted, that seems to be working well so far.

Nice to see Joe back in some sort of form... Still reckon England will lose.

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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 Balladeer » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:01 pm

...well we all make mistakes. :D

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Balladeer wrote:And give Burns a chance!

He'll be opening with Cook for the Lions vs. India A in 10 days time.


F*CKED IT RORY

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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 Drumstick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Balladeer wrote:...well we all make mistakes. :D

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Balladeer wrote:And give Burns a chance!

He'll be opening with Cook for the Lions vs. India A in 10 days time.


F*CKED IT RORY

Oh FFS. Hopefully the selectors won't place too much emphasis on this one match, doesn't help his case that Gubbins has sailed past 50 unbeaten.

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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 Drumstick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Balladeer wrote:...well we all make mistakes. :D

It was the best kind of mistake to make, though.

Just looked at the upcoming ODIs... 5 each in Sri Lanka and West Indies. If Root plays well he could get 3 or more tons out of those... he is going to pound every England ODI record into oblivion. He was the third fastest player ever to 4000 ODI runs in terms of innings played (behind Amla and Viv).

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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 Balladeer » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm

I’m not too upset! Would be nice if this was Root getting back into form. A real shame to see a player of his obvious class making naff-all in recent times. Upset the whole balance of the ‘Four Young Greats’ too.

Drumstick wrote:Oh FFS. Hopefully the selectors won't place too much emphasis on this one match, doesn't help his case that Gubbins has sailed past 50 unbeaten.


They like Gubbins much more than he deserves. I like most of this team, but Gubbins is weird and Fisher is weird. I’d rather see Northeast/Foakes and a man of genuine pace/bounce.

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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 Drumstick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 pm

Don't think Northeast is good enough. Scored most of his runs in Div 2 and still doesn't average 40. Foakes on the other hand...

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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 Balladeer » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:37 pm

I’ve always had a soft spot for him that may or may not be justified. He seemed to be about to justify it, racking up a merry century at Hampshire... then he crocked himself.

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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 Drumstick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:13 pm

The good news is that Cooky batted all day. Bad news is Malan is looking more and more likely to retain his spot.

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