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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:43 pm

Balladeer wrote:Durham's batting line-up makes a feather seem solid and ungainly. I think they'll beat their first-innings score, as they did basically every match last season (thereby foregoing any chance at batting points cf. the above discussion), and crash out for 200-and-a-bit.

Nostradamus, or a Durham fan who followed last season? You be the judge.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:34 pm

Middlesex have moved themselves close to safety having been asked to follow on at Wantage Road.

Captain Dawid Malan has produced a brilliant 149 not out to keep Northants at bay, the majority scored in front of Ed Smith.

Just brilliant.

Root 103*. :msgreen:

Ballance nearing a century too. :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:36 pm

Re. Dawid, at least England's 4-7 is bloody hard to break into.

Re. Gary... :shrug:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:45 pm

If we end up with Gary strawberry floating Ballance at 3 for The Ashes...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:59 pm

I'll laugh and laugh.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:40 am

It's that time again. From BBC

Division One:

Ageas Bowl: Hampshire v Yorkshire
Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire v Somerset
The Oval: Surrey v Essex
Edgbaston: Warwickshire v Kent


Division Two:

Chester-le-Street: Durham v Sussex
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Northamptonshire
Bristol: Gloucestershire v Derbyshire
Grace Road: Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Lord's: Middlesex v Lancashire

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:41 am

Certainly is! Looks like a good batting morning, Durham might only be 6 down by lunch.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Literally every England hopeful getting out. Burns, Robson, Clarke, Duckett, Slater. At this rate Lyth might put his name back into the running. Stoneman and Gubbins have passed 40.

Still Hameed, Vince, Pope, Jennings, ( :dread: ), Ballance ( :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: ) to come.

Edit: Pope and Stoneman gone too. So that leaves Lyth (61), Ballance (32) and Gubbins (43) at the time of writing.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm

Lyth out. Gary still there! :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:57 pm

The silver lining is that it bring JE Root to the crease.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:20 pm

We’ll see Gubbins opening in Tests this year or next, I am pretty sure. His average of 35 obviously qualifies him for it.

Sigh.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:28 pm

I think Bancroft's slow grind style of play could possibly come back to haunt Durham here.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:34 pm

That and everything else about how Durham bat. I mean he’s still the top scorer. :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:28 pm

AT LAST.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:06 pm

Was that getting him out?

Ashes top three: Burns, Mitchell, Ballance. ;)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Something tells me that Ben Stokes isn't the death bowler you're looking for.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:30 pm

Oh hang on, here we go! The moment where Hope, just for a moment, raises her beautiful head... before her submarine slowly sinks before the waves.

(Sussex 39/3.)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:32 pm

Sussex :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Hang on, do we have a little Sussex collective here? Drumstick, Mini... which county do you support Rex?

Anyway, it’s Durham. Pretty sure you won’t have much cause to worry.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:04 pm

I follow the Notts scores as they're my local county but I wouldn't consider myself a supporter. Unless they win something and then I'm all 'Wooh Notts' (not really).


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