The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:55 pm

Broad :datass: :datass: :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:43 pm

So they’re leaving him out of the first Pakistan Test, right?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:56 am

Balladeer wrote:So they’re leaving him out of the first Pakistan Test, right?

I didn't realise the next series was starting so soon - love it when we play Pakistan, never a dull series.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:46 pm

Y’all will be glad to know that apparently my mockers extend to other fora. Wanted Big Rahkeem to get a quick fifty. Didn’t happen.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:35 pm

A 10-fer and a 5-fer. Lovely.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:45 pm

Good stuff, looks like we got in just before the rain

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:27 am

Decent article articulating why Broad is unstoppable when he's on-song: https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id ... better-age

Also, Broad post-Hadley:

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2019-2020   15   29     479.3   119   1368  65      6/31  10/67  21.04   2.85    44.2    2     1

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:19 am

Back to White Ball Cricket™ today, sponsored by Balladeer.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:32 am

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Still, can’t complain about a lack of Test cricket at the moment! And to be fair I’ll take anything where Moe gets to play. Love Moe. :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:46 pm

I know I wasn't sure whether today's game was 50 or 20 overs but you'd have thought they'd have told the Irish.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:51 pm

Moe’s not going to get a chance to play. :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:49 pm

I see Bairstow and Roy missed a big chance to inflate their averages.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:54 pm

Reminder that the Bob Willis Trophy started today. Proper cricket. :wub:

And Durham have already been rained off.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by TonyDA » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:59 pm

The Dagnall-Pietersen commentary team must be one of the worst foisted upon us in cricketing history.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:02 pm

I did enjoy it when he said about how you shouldn't hold grudges and Pietersen just fumed :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:14 pm

TonyDA wrote:The Dagnall-Pietersen commentary team must be one of the worst foisted upon us in cricketing history.

What's wrong with Daggers? I must admit that the one time I heard Pietersen on TMS he seemed decent as well, begrudgingly.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:57 am

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TonyDA wrote:The Dagnall-Pietersen commentary team must be one of the worst foisted upon us in cricketing history.

What's wrong with Daggers? I must admit that the one time I heard Pietersen on TMS he seemed decent as well, begrudgingly.


I don't mind Charles Dagnall. KP just says the same things repeatedly. Had to deal with the Sky comms for both of the ODIs so far, and KP pulls out identical commentary for each player (in particular James Vince). Very opinion based. Not awful, but definitely a 'B' Team, which is inevitable for these games. To be fair, the same goes for TMS. I have a huge amount of time for Michael Carberry as a player (used to watch Hants a lot, think he was treated awfully after the Mitchell Johnson Ashes series, has done amazingly with his health battles) but he's a very average commentator.

Even the commentary teams seem quite 'after the Lord Mayor's show' for these games. Bring on Wednesday and the return of the big guns.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:49 am

I see Hameed got a score yesterday. Nice to see given his struggles since that India tour.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:11 pm

Peter Moores might be just what he needs. Or might not.

Mini E wrote:Even the commentary teams seem quite 'after the Lord Mayor's show' for these games. Bring on Wednesday and the return of the big guns.

Carlos Brathwaite has absolutely been the find of the summer for me. Great in the commentary box.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:50 pm

Ollie Robinson bowling Sussex to victory over Hants. 8-)
Balla's Boys on the way to beating Yorkshire (sans Ballance)! :toot:
Hameed scored two half-centuries! :msgreen:

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