The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 am

Harry Ellis wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Burns and Sibley are looking a reasonable opening pair who might give us a start on a regular basis. All we need now is a new Trott and we're set.

Denly, whilst not posting big scores, has actually been pretty good in the last 10 Tests or so. Always seems to get in, just keeps getting out. Also bats very patiently.

Fair point. Trott was world class in his position so it's probably unfair to compare.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:41 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Fair point. Trott was world class in his position so it's probably unfair to compare.

Denly's last 6 Tests:

4 (24)
53 (123)
14 (26)
94 (206)
74 (181)
35 (142)
4 (8)
50 (111)
31 (79)
38 (130)
31 (79)

If nothing else, he is pretty decent at soaking up deliveries and weakening the effects of the new ball. Which makes it more annoying when he gets out.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:38 am

133 (311) with a control factor of 90%.

Bossed.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:38 am

56.5
Anderson to Maharaj, no run, nip off the seam, into the splice, and Maharaj's bat has been snapped in two! Grrr! Pace like fire from the ageless Anderson! Out comes a replacement ... the original is looking rather forlorn, bent like a twig right at the base of the handle!

:datass:

Burns misses the SL tour, hello Keaton Jennings.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:46 am

Jimmy for a Michelle and all done before tea.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:52 am

Keaton is good against spin, that’s not a bad thing. Shame for Burns though.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:51 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Jimmy for a Michelle and all done before tea.

Looks like the GR mockers has done in Jimmy Anderson.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:50 pm

Cracking finish to this test match, Tuffers is having a ball on the Cricket Social.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:07 pm

What a match!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Mini E » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:07 pm

Love a finish like this. I think Philander will see it out - it would be extremely poetic.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Mini E » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:09 pm

Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:Love a finish like this. I think Philander will see it out - it would be extremely poetic.


Damn, I'm good at this mockers 8-) What a finish!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:10 pm

Quality mockers. Feel a bit sorry for Sibley as Stokes is MOTM after that bowling performance.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:49 pm

So does Stokes apparently.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:40 pm

Oh bloody hell. Do 5 Live Sports Extra not have the rights to the SA test? Looking for the commentary on Sound and it's not there :/

edit: offs. TalkSport 2 have it but they don't have a catch up service. Useless twats.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Eng/SA, Aus/NZ - Boxing Day Sport <3
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:54 pm

No, just the cricket social which isn't really commentary. And you have to listen to Ryan Sidebottom for a whole day.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Imrahil » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:09 pm

Yeah, I'm not a fan of TalkSport commentators. I've been sticking to cricinfo/bbc online commentary lately.

I've only been watching highlights of this series so far, but it's good to see England competing at least. Neither team are what you would call 'solid' in the batting department, so I have no idea which way this series will go. If Stokes' form continues through the last 2 matches then I'd maybe peg England as slight favourites.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:33 am

Cheers you two. Will check Cricket Social out.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:22 am

The quirky alternative radio option is Guerilla Cricket. They’re not live at the ground (they watch it on telly), instead emphasising irreverence, user interaction via Twitter, and playing parody tunes when someone new comes in to bowl or bat.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 am

Snowballadeer wrote:The quirky alternative radio option is Guerilla Cricket. They’re not live at the ground (they watch it on telly), instead emphasising irreverence, user interaction via Twitter, and playing parody tunes when someone new comes in to bowl or bat.


Will check 'em out. Ta!

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:29 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Cheers you two. Will check Cricket Social out.

I'm unsure whether this will meet your needs. It's basically the TMS lot + guests talking about cricket in general and then occasionally chirping up when a boundary is hit or a wicket falls.

-Anderson is missing the rest of the tour.
-Archer should be OK so it seems like it'll be a straight swap.
-Mark Wood has declared himself fit but hasn't played a red ball match since the start of the World Cup.
-Will Bess keep his spot, will Leach come in, or will they go with an all seam attack?

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