The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:01 pm

England are going to need to set very attacking fields which are liable to leak runs, hence why Root has looked for an almost 4.00 RRR advantage.

Edit: Ben Stokes's average, in this match alone, has gone from 36.68 to 38.58. :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:14 pm

For once a great review, in the nick of time!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:16 pm

Drumstick wrote:For once a great review, in the nick of time!

And including Broad, the gods must definitely be shining on us today.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:18 pm

Drumstick wrote:For once a great review, in the nick of time!

Pun intended?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:07 pm

What a dream-like session.

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Drumstick wrote:For once a great review, in the nick of time!

Pun intended?

Always.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:08 pm

Stokes on at the other end for his five-fer after lunch please.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 pm

Can someone urgently get the following message to Dom Bess:

BOWL IT INTO THE ROUGH.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Ben Stokes. <3

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Stokes chasing back off his own bowling to the mid off boundary, then getting the breakthrough :wub: What a man.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm

Ludicrous effort.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:14 pm

Scurran ya beauty. Just the tail left. :msgreen:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:30 pm

The tail put up less resistance than expected! Wonderful stuff. Decider time.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Jenuall » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:36 pm

Which England will we get in the decider then? Great win to pull it back so let's hope they finish the job properly now!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:36 pm

Leach should come in because his left-arm off-spin will be more effective against WIs litany of right-arm batsmen.

Archer, by virtue of outperforming Wood in Southampton, will come in.

Jimmy is coming back because he's our best bowler.

Broad will keep his spot by virtue of being the best of the seamers in Manchester.

Buttler will keep his spot.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:45 am

The absolute state of today. :dread:

WI: Cornwall for Joseph. Fair enough, except Gabriel looks like he’s made of wood.

England: Burns Sibley Root Stokes Pope Buttler Woakes Bess Archer Broad Anderson

To a certain extent I get that Stokes can’t bowl and that means a shuffle, but... strewth!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:55 am

Root back at 3 :dread: That tail :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:55 am

Not a fan of everyone moving up one. It's flawed Bayliss thinking.

Root could have had a twirl if he wanted spin.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:07 am

Root in second over. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:07 am

And so it begins.

Also - I'm loving that Cornwall is playing. What a man. I hope he gets the opportunity to absolutely run through the England batting order. Based on this first over, he may not get the chance.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:12 am



Aged so well within 60 seconds :lol:


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