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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:21 pm

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Drumstick wrote:Liam Dawson, the bowler that was selected for his batting and ability to tie an end up, has scored 0 with the bat and conceded 29 runs from 4 overs. Another selection that has (so far) utterly backfired.


You know better than to judge a situation by that small a sample size Drummy! He's a good player and is always going to be more useful in the fourth innings of a game. He was also slightly unlucky with the decision when he batted.

Indeed. It doesn't really matter tbh because Woakes will be back in next test provided he's recovered from his side strain.

I actually felt Moeen looked a far better and more dangerous spinner today than Dawson.


Quoting as you're probably the only one interested - breaking news is that apparently Rabada may be suspended from the next test for giving Ben Stokes a send-off today. Must've been a helluva send-off...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:26 pm

Mini E wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Liam Dawson, the bowler that was selected for his batting and ability to tie an end up, has scored 0 with the bat and conceded 29 runs from 4 overs. Another selection that has (so far) utterly backfired.


You know better than to judge a situation by that small a sample size Drummy! He's a good player and is always going to be more useful in the fourth innings of a game. He was also slightly unlucky with the decision when he batted.

Indeed. It doesn't really matter tbh because Woakes will be back in next test provided he's recovered from his side strain.

I actually felt Moeen looked a far better and more dangerous spinner today than Dawson.


Quoting as you're probably the only one interested - breaking news is that apparently Rabada may be suspended from the next test for giving Ben Stokes a send-off today. Must've been a helluva send-off...

Really? Rabada has never struck me as that kind of player. LOL if true though, their bowling attack will be even more toothless.

I've got my third game of the season tomorrow so I won't be able to follow the action.

Edit: just seen the Rabada ban has been confirmed on BBC news. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:48 pm

Luke Fletcher just got smashed in the head by a straight drive in his follow through. Looked horrible :dread: Players nearby look like footballers do when someone breaks their leg and Samit Patel looks like he's in tears :dread: - hopefully just a lot of blood and a couple of stitches needed.

Edit: He walked off the pitch so I'm assuming he's okay so will post the video. If it turns out to be more serious, I'll remove.


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Drumstick » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:18 pm

:dread:

Pretty dull day by the sounds of it. Bat until tea tomorrow and then we've got 4 sessions to bowl them out. Should be able to get a lead of 400 by then.

Cooky can hopefully notch up century number 31 along the way.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:51 pm

Looks like Fletcher's alright.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by Hyperion » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:15 pm

Been shite this morning

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by BTB » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:39 pm

Great day at Lord's yesterday, even if it wasn't the most exciting day of test match cricket, especially when we were batting (although better than we are batting this morning).

Sat in row 1 so I was in the sun all day (managed to avoid any severe sunburn!) got there a bit late so missed the first two wickets, but a lovely place to watch cricket!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 pm

Just done my gym session - I think I'll sit down to a nice afternoon of watching England scor.....

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teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Good start in the field. Half way there for 67.

I'm in dream-world at the moment. England/SA, England women/Aus women, Ind/WI T20. Multiscreen!


Oooo 6 down.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:57 pm

I reckon Moeen will be eyeing up the honours board.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I reckon Moeen will be eyeing up the honours board.


Boom!

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by Rex Kramer » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:14 pm

He's been outstanding in this game, MOTM for me.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Mini E » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:29 pm

And it looks as though we're about to beat the Aussies in the womens' game. Aus need 10 off 2. Excellent.

Edit: misfield on the boundary means Aus need 6 off 1...

England win the womens' game by 3 runs!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Drumstick » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:18 pm

Isn't it nice to be on the otherside of one these collapses? :D

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Drumstick » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:11 pm

We've named the same squad ahead of the second test on Friday. Seems like Woakes is still not ready. :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Mystic Mini E - Roooooooooooooooooooot
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:59 am

I guess the question is - do we need a 2nd spinner at Trent Bridge? Because Dawson certainly isn't there for his batting at the moment.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England reveal their Moeen streak and go one up
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:53 am

We're bowling.

Give Broad the same end he decimated the Aussies at.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England reveal their Moeen streak and go one up
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:03 am

Sounds like it's swinging early. C'mon Broady!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England reveal their Moeen streak and go one up
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:32 am

Incredible to think that at this point (7.0 overs) the Aussies were 28/6.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England reveal their Moeen streak and go one up
by Dowbocop » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:44 am

"SA openers dig in" as the headline when the game was barely 9 overs old - top application of mockers by the Beeb there, they don't factor this value into the licence fee!


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