Page 360 of 384

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:33 am
by Drumstick
I don't really have time for a full response right now but if they want a left arm bowler I'd prefer someone that bowls faster than 75-80 mph. Agree to a degree about Porter, I suppose they are going to use him to rest one of Broad and Anderson at times in the series. I'd like Porter to get at least 3 bites of the cherry though. What are they going to do with him when Woakes is back?

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:37 am
by Balladeer
I’d prefer that too. How much does England miss Ryan Sidebottom?

Probably drop him. Is it the right thing to do? Certainly not. Will they do it anyway? Almost certainly.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 am
by Rex Kramer
Wasn't there talk of Broad and Anderson being rotated in and out of the team during this series or am I imagining it? I guess Porter will get his opportunities then.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am
by Drumstick
Balladeer wrote:Is it the right thing to do? Certainly not. Will they do it anyway? Almost certainly.

The ECB mantra.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:02 am
by Drumstick
Rex Kramer wrote:Wasn't there talk of Broad and Anderson being rotated in and out of the team during this series or am I imagining it? I guess Porter will get his opportunities then.

Yeah, ideally, but as I said, Woakes is due back soon. What do they do with Porter then?

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:03 am
by Balladeer
Are we bowling or batting first then gents? I think I’m bowling, trying to get Dhawan and Kohli nicking off early.

Also: screaming at Broaderson to PITCH IT UUUUUUUUUP

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:09 am
by Drumstick
In the last week it's (apparently) seemed like a sub-continental pitch but the staff have been pouring thousands of litres onto the pitch to help retain some damp. If you win the toss in the sub-continent, you bat first. Win the toss here, generally you bat first.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
by Drumstick
Also, I'm really hoping Kohli grabs a few ducks, not least to see r/Cricket go into total meltdown.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:12 am
by Balladeer
Cricinfo has decided that the ball-by-ball needs to be accompanied for an advert for clothing that’s barely there. Not really something I want to display on my work computer. :dread:

Drumstick wrote:Also, I'm really hoping Kohli grabs a few ducks, not least to see r/Cricket go into total meltdown.


Yes please.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:25 am
by Balladeer
Joe Clarke has been seen training with the squad. Rory Burns has not.

Fuxache.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:26 am
by Drumstick
He'll be the replacement for Malan.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:28 am
by Balladeer
If they’re going for talent over evidence, may as well play Vince. At least he looks good.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:36 am
by Rex Kramer
England win the toss and bat.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:38 am
by Rex Kramer
Balladeer wrote:Cricinfo has decided that the ball-by-ball needs to be accompanied for an advert for clothing that’s barely there. Not really something I want to display on my work computer. :dread:

You do realise they're cookie based adverts that serve content they think you're interested in? Mine is Aviva, which I assume is because my car insurance is due in the next month.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:41 am
by Balladeer
Fairly sure I’ve never shopped for women’s ‘clothing’ on my work computer.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:47 am
by Balladeer
Dobell tells me a presentation was being made to Colin Graves for England's 1000th Test...but he has dropped the trophy...it's broken in two...


The symbolism is strong with this one.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:42 pm
by Mini E
Silence in the thread while England bat :lol:

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm
by Rex Kramer
Mini E wrote:Silence in the thread while England bat :lol:

FFS Mini :x

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:21 pm
by Balladeer
Mini E
India

Opposition in our midst.

Re: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:32 pm
by Mini E
I've nailed that. Almost took Root with me too.