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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:01 am
by Drumstick
England coach Trevor Bayliss on the Ashes squad: "There are two or three positions that will take more time than the others. I can't see us going outside the people we have played in the last 12-18 months.

*groan*

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:31 am
by Drumstick


That Khawaja decision :lol:

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 am
by Mini E
Drumstick wrote:

That Khawaja decision :lol:


Thank you for this video :slol: It's brightened up my office morning.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:48 am
by Rex Kramer
I've watched that Ian Bell one about 4 times and there is no way you can say it's definitely carried. Salty bastards.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:58 pm
by Rex Kramer
Is Hameed irretrievably broken?

Hameed c Bartlett b Trego 4 70 mins 56 ballls 0 0 S.R. 7.14

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:02 pm
by Mini E
Rex Kramer wrote:Is Hameed irretrievably broken?

Hameed c Bartlett b Trego 4 70 mins 56 ballls 0 0 S.R. 7.14



:slol: He got into the England team as a defensive unit who it was so difficult to dislodge. After his injury, his technique changed and he's been getting out a lot caught behind the wicket playing outside his off stump. It sounds like someone has said this to him and now he's back to grinding out a strike rate of under 10.

He's 9 not out off 33 in their second innings, following on, so he's positively flying along.

I went out to open in a 40 over game once where we needed 175 to win and my captain told me to be there at the end. I promptly made 41 not out from 39 overs and we won by three wickets :lol: Gotta know your role in the team.

Also - Westley failed today for Essex (got out to Woakes who's taken 2 for 64 off 24). Also, Stoneman scored 131 for Surrey, Ben Foakes (who some are suggesting as a backup keeper) scored a hundred too. You just know that Ballance is going to make a score for Yorks in that match :evil:

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:00 pm
by Drumstick
Why not bat JB at 5 and Foakes at 7? Foakes is a decent bat.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:46 pm
by Drumstick
Mini E wrote:You just know that Ballance is going to make a score for Yorks in that match :evil:

Not today. 8-)

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:25 am
by Drumstick
Hopefully we can do better today than the gooseberry fool show of Saturday.

Bairstow is opening the batting with Roy relegated to the bench.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:35 pm
by Mini E
Root just dropped Gayle at slip 4th ball of the game. Let's see if this is an omen :fp: :slol:

Always very strange to see Bairstow fielding at slip.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:45 pm
by Drumstick
Aaaand here he goes.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm
by Mini E
Hameed and Jennings both failed today for their counties.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:49 pm
by Rex Kramer
Notts seem to be trying to outdo the Saffers with their current choking.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:18 pm
by Hyperion
Jonny B :wub: :datass:

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm
by Drumstick
Hyperion wrote:Jonny B :wub: :datass:

So pleased he's finally getting a run in the team and managed to convert his start to a ton.

Mini E wrote:Hameed and Jennings both failed today for their counties.

I think Jennings is done in terms of an Ashes call up. Hameed still has time but he needs something big. Would not bet against Stoneman making another ton tomorrow.

Sadly I would also not bet against Ballance putting Warks to the sword.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:31 am
by Rex Kramer
Subtle attempt at invoking a GR mockers on Ballance. The cricketing gods have taken note.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:13 pm
by Drumstick
Rex Kramer wrote:Subtle attempt at invoking a GR mockers on Ballance. The cricketing gods have taken note.

Success!

I see Stoneman made a 50... Surely his ticket down under is booked? He deserves to go based on his domestic form.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:49 pm
by Hyperion
Yeah, fairly certain Stoneman's going

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:32 pm
by Drumstick
Hameed has broken a finger. Again. Yes, really.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 pm
by Rex Kramer
And now TRJ might also be out of the tour.