The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:01 pm



Yeah pretty much.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:06 pm

I think the best way to follow the Test from now is through here.

Well actually it’s not to follow the Test, but...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:06 am

200/4 is so much better than 60/3

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:13 am

Saw a stat the other day that England have only gone past 400 once or twice recently. Not surprising when the top 3 contribute sfa. Couple of wickets here and we'll be lucky to make 325.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:40 am

"add two wickets to the score"

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 am

On the one hand, yay I suppose; bit late, but yay nonetheless. On the other hand, I can’t help but wonder if Buttler’s relative success yesterday slams the door on Foakes for a while. That would be wrong and bad.

Before this match I felt that if one of the three was to drop out, it should be Jonny. I feel that even more keenly now.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:59 am

I still think the line up should be Burns, someone, Bairstow, Root, Buttler, Stokes, Foakes.

People go on about Foakes coming in at 8 being the problem - it isn't a problem because he could easily (and should IMO) come in ahead of Moeen.

Perhaps Jonny had tantrum and demanded to bat at 7 if they wanted him to keep.

Anyways, it'd be a nice way to end the tour if one (or both?!) of these could get a ton.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:14 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Saw a stat the other day that England have only gone past 400 once or twice recently. Not surprising when the top 3 contribute sfa. Couple of wickets here and we'll be lucky to make 325.

#obvious

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:46 pm

Wankers.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:06 pm

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:11 pm

(laughs madly)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm

(laughs even more)

My two favourite England players are taking all of the wickets. This is the best day of cricket ever, only spoiled slightly (well, a fair bit (well, a lot)) by it being a dead rubber.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Mark chuffing Wood. And if Cricbuzz is to be believed he's bowling faster than ever!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:52 pm

Couple of 95mph deliveries.

So Root gave him a seven-over spell. :roll: There was tea in the middle, but still.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:13 pm

Godfuckingdammit Burnsy.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:20 pm

If it’d been a longer series England might have fought back through West Indian bowler injuries.

Or, more likely, Mark Wood would have done himself a nasty.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:30 pm

With Gabriel carrying a knock, Paul out for the match, Holder suspended... surely this lot can make some runs. There's only Roach and Joseph operating at 100%.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:33 pm

You just wait Drumstick, this is the knock that will make Denly England’s number wun three for the next five years.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm

Yesss Rooty.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:21 pm

Dull but necessary day.


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