The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:24 pm

We've made a bit of a pig's arse of this session so far. Slips have had a shocker.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Terrible stuff. Especially with the better opener out early and the out-of-form Azhar at 3.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:19 pm

Currant Bun. :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:48 pm

That stance was giving everyone Fawad Alarms.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:24 pm

Annoying to have play curtailed but we've definitely had the better day.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by SerialCeler » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:45 pm

Rex Kramer wrote: (no idea if Samson lives in the UK or SA).


I think he does live in SA, so presume he just could not travel over this summer.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:16 pm

Drumstick wrote:Annoying to have play curtailed but we've definitely had the better day.

Considering the heat I’ll definitely take more rain and less play. Check back in during day 3 to see if I still agree with this statement.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:11 am

George Garton took nine wickets against Essex. Please can this be the time he cracks red ball cricket.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:08 am

Might actually get some cricket today boyos! (And girlos. And other os.)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:37 am

Burns is having an absolute stinker this year, poor fella.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 am

Yeah. But he has been the best batsman in first class for the last few years so hopefully they stick with him.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:09 pm

Interesting that the first comments the Beeb and Cricinfo published after the wicket were defending Rory.

Crawley looking like a million bucks. Looking forward to him completing the Vince comparison and edging to the slips any moment now.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:41 pm

Ebony and Aggers giggling about Dorset knobs. Great to hear.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:31 pm

Creepy Crawley :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:23 am

Lots jumping to defence of Jos after yesterday on Twitter. The questions have never really been about his ability to bat (though he does seem to have curtailed some of his attacking intentions) but his glove work. Does seem to be a lack of appreciation about what a top class keeper brings amongst the English selectors going back years (I'm still annoyed at the lack of caps for Chris Read).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:49 am

Jos could make 900* today and whilst I would acknowledge that as a ridiculously incredible feat, I would still want Foakes keeping in the subcontinent.

I am pleased that Jos is making runs though.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:54 am

Really hoping Creepy Crawley makes a double today.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:34 am

Excellent stuff from Crawley yesterday backed up well by Jos. Shame they'll probably only get about 5 more runs each this morning

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:33 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Lots jumping to defence of Jos after yesterday on Twitter. The questions have never really been about his ability to bat (though he does seem to have curtailed some of his attacking intentions) but his glove work. Does seem to be a lack of appreciation about what a top class keeper brings amongst the English selectors going back years (I'm still annoyed at the lack of caps for Chris Read).

To be fair I didn’t like his batting much either. It’s nice to see it come good but as you and Drumstick say, the result is going to be som very dodgy keeping in the subcontinent.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:38 pm

Not sure why there is talk about when to declare, we might as well just bat the game out.


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