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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:52 pm

So, for the New Zealand series, my XI is:

Burns
Sibley
Denly
Root
Pope
Stokes
Foakes
Curran
Leach
Archer
Broad/Anderson (depending on fitness, may have to make Curran 12th man).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:56 pm

I think you might get one out of Sibley, Pope, Foakes and Curran actually playing. I think Bairstow and Buttler are too ensconced in the side to get dropped.

Be interesting to see where England go next for their coach. Alec Stewart was getting a mention, I've always been a big fan of his and I think he'd do a top job.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:58 pm

I heard that Root might be rested. Intriguing if true. Broad to captain?

Otherwise I like Drummy’s impossible improbable side.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I think you might get one out of Sibley, Pope, Foakes and Curran actually playing. I think Bairstow and Buttler are too ensconced in the side to get dropped.

Be interesting to see where England go next for their coach. Alec Stewart was getting a mention, I've always been a big fan of his and I think he'd do a top job.

Being a Surrey boy, Stewie would get all of those in the team (Sibley was at Surrey previously).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 am

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id ... s-jury-out

Decent article on Test selection under Bayliss.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:38 am

The strawberry floating S*n. There's an extremely narrow portion of society I will bring out the C-bomb for in my life, but anyone involved with that shithole of a company falls within those boundaries. Absolutely unbelievable.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:59 pm

I don’t think I want to know what they’ve dug up. It sounds like none of my business and none of theirs.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Balladeer wrote:I don’t think I want to know what they’ve dug up. It sounds like none of my business and none of theirs.


Tldr: Stokes' Mum had a first husband who was not a nice man. They literally went and knocked on the door of his parents' house to dig around for information. Absolute scum.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:01 pm

Mini E wrote:Tldr: Stokes' Mum had a first husband who was not a nice man. They literally went and knocked on the door of his parents' house to dig around for information. Absolute scum.

That is, amazingly, even worse than I’d though.

Twats.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Moggy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm



Great response from Stokes.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:10 pm

Kyle Abbot has just taken 9-40. Is too late to get him into the England set up or are Kolpaks not allowed?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:19 am

James Vince is in apparently "irresistible form" this innings. Oh goody.

Dom Sibley with another ton. Get him on the plane to NZ, Ed.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 am

Are there two worse players to (effectively) lose the CC to? The Kolpak who left just when he’d cracked the national squad, and the selectors’ darling who everyone else can patently see doesn’t deserve it.

I don’t like Hampshire much.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm

Counties update:

-Kyle Abbott now has match figures of 15-78 and there's 3 wickets left for Hants/Abbott to take
-Dominic Sibley has now passed 200*
-Essex on course to win Div 1
-Sam Billings approaching his third consecutive FC ton

Edit:
-16 wickets now for Abbott
-Sibley carried his bat for 215*
-Billings has his third consecutive FC ton

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:09 pm

I wouldn't say "Essex on track to win Div 1" - it all comes down to Essex/Somerset in the final round of games. Exciting!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:26 pm

Essex/Somerset is going to be dominated by rain.

Congratulations Essex. Again. :roll:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:27 pm

Why the rolleyes?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:36 pm

Somerset have never won the Champ. I was rooting for them. (The cruel might say that this is an example of why...)

I’ve got nothing particularly against Essex, and tipped them to win the Champo before the start of the season (one of only two predictions I got anywhere near right, the other being Lancashire topping Div. 2). Didn’t want it to be like this though.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:09 pm

Sibley got his second ton of the match.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:31 pm

:lol: Notts.


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