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 - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Drumstick » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 am

Vince doing just enough not to get dropped here I see.

Edit: Right on time.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Mini E » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:19 am

To be fair - that was unplayable. Frustrating for him but absolutely nothing he could do about that.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Skippy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:49 am

Are people still going to defend Cook? The man is done

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Rex Kramer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:58 am

Bastards, I was hoping to wake up and it all be over. Now I'm going to be subjected to listening to us lose the ashes whilst working (if we can bat for another 90 mins).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Drumstick » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:53 am

It is done. Malan's resistance impressed me. From our perspective, that's it. I'm considering sending the ECB a scathing email, the only thing that puts me off is that I don't think the arrogant bastards would bother reading it.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 3-2
by Rex Kramer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 am

We might as well get the post mortem over with now, the rest of the series is an irrelevance. So, where do England go from here? Is it time for Cook to hang up his bat? Should Jimmy be swapping seam for crown green? Is it really worth seeing Broad fending off fast bowling for another year?

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by TigaSefi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:17 am

Couldn’t even bat out 70 overs.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Hyperion » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:38 pm

Well this has all been a bit rubbish

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by more heat than light » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:57 pm

The thread title. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:39 am

Overton set to miss fourth test with a rib injury.

Do you bring in Ball and try somethign radical and give Mason Crane a shot?

Personally, I would drop Vince and try to reshuffle the batting order. If you play Crane, Moeen has to play as a pure batsman or be dropped (either is OK with me because he's being carried so far this tour).

I'm still drafting my ever growing email to the ECB.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:56 am

Looks like Mason Crane is definitely playing but I think that'll leave England very exposed in pace bowling with just Woakes, Broad and Anderson (you can guarantee one of those will pick up a knock during the game). Don't think Ball will play and Vince probably did enough in the last test to cement his place for the rest of the tour. If we had another opener on the tour then I'd consider dropping Cook and blooding them but we don't.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:01 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Looks like Mason Crane is definitely playing but I think that'll leave England very exposed in pace bowling with just Woakes, Broad and Anderson (you can guarantee one of those will pick up a knock during the game). Don't think Ball will play and Vince probably did enough in the last test to cement his place for the rest of the tour. If we had another opener on the tour then I'd consider dropping Cook and blooding them but we don't.

What do you do with Moeen if you play Crane?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:32 am

Harry Ellis wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Looks like Mason Crane is definitely playing but I think that'll leave England very exposed in pace bowling with just Woakes, Broad and Anderson (you can guarantee one of those will pick up a knock during the game). Don't think Ball will play and Vince probably did enough in the last test to cement his place for the rest of the tour. If we had another opener on the tour then I'd consider dropping Cook and blooding them but we don't.

What do you do with Moeen if you play Crane?

Dunno, maybe tell him to score some bloody runs?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Mini E » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:22 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Looks like Mason Crane is definitely playing but I think that'll leave England very exposed in pace bowling with just Woakes, Broad and Anderson (you can guarantee one of those will pick up a knock during the game). Don't think Ball will play and Vince probably did enough in the last test to cement his place for the rest of the tour. If we had another opener on the tour then I'd consider dropping Cook and blooding them but we don't.

What do you do with Moeen if you play Crane?

Dunno, maybe tell him to score some bloody runs?


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:50 am

WTF :lol:

And no he is not the answer. Although, I wouldn't be surprised to see the following happen:

The ECB, with all their brilliant plans, decide to drop Vince without a recognised and credible number three on standby to replace him. They then decide to shunt Malan up the order to three with the logic that he is our leading run scorer. By doing this they create a problem space at number five... leading to the return of you know who.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Drumstick » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:45 am

Cooky. :wub:

Proving the doubters wrong once again.

What a day. Australia slumped from 260/3 to 327 all out.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Rex Kramer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:45 am

And none of it matters one little jot.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by more heat than light » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:03 am

Rex Kramer wrote:And none of it matters one little jot.


You're kidding, right? It's England Vs Australia. It always matters.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by Rex Kramer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:13 am

myrrh heat than light wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:And none of it matters one little jot.


You're kidding, right? It's England Vs Australia. It always matters.

Nope. The ashes are gone and Australia have any easy excuse for losing any of these games. The results of these last 2 tests are irrelevant unless you're a mis-firing England batsman.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - well I guess it's going to have to be 4-3
by more heat than light » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:34 am

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/bi ... vp-BBHefEE

That's not the talk of an irrelevant match.

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