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Pizzawheel Aug 26th 2019 11:45 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oakvillian (Post 12727671)
Reminded me more of Chris Tavaré, who played the stubborn, plodding foil to Botham's exuberance through the 1981 series. A properly old-school No 3 bat, there to build an innings and hold and end with dogged reliability rather than all the flash-bang antics of the middle order. One of the most underrated players to have had a place in the Test side, IMO.

Of course, Tavaré wouldn't get in to the side today. The growth of the limited overs game and the slogfest of T20 mean that his style of quietly determined blocking has fallen completely out of favour. Few Test matches now last to stumps on day 4 unless the weather intervenes. Call me old-fashoined, but I can't help feeling the loss of the attritional, almost chess-like, defensive battles between batsman and bowler have diminished the 5-day game.

Chris Tavares greatest legacy is I can't for the life of me pronounce the name of the maple leafs iced hockey player.


Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12727675)
Whilst I sympathise with your feelings, simply put, barring perhaps Sibley of Warks (who is only 23), there simply isn't any county cricketers demanding to be picked.
We should sort out the batting order for a start, and play Roy down the order, move Denly to open & let Root bat at 4.
Stokes scoring a ton is not a surprise, his technique is up there with Root & far superior to a lot of the specialist bats. The fact he is asked to bowl forces him down the order to have a rest

I don't think there is any choice for opening bat, so Roy stays by default. I think Buttler has to be dropped though, and bring in Sibley or Pope because, why not. I'd sooner have Curran than him at & too.



BristolUK Aug 27th 2019 12:14 am

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Cheltonian (Post 12727800)
And not a helmet in sight

It was the Hovis.

Hawkmoon77 Jul 8th 2020 10:25 pm

Re: Cricket
 
Well after all the fanfare, that was an inevitable damp squib.

:confused_smile:

Oink Jul 12th 2020 3:33 am

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12878748)
Well after all the fanfare, that was an inevitable damp squib.

:confused_smile:

I thought the Windies played rather well. England have been poor but it's fun to watch though. It's on DAZN so no need for dodgy streams.

BristolUK Jul 12th 2020 8:37 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12880352)
I thought the Windies played rather well. England have been poor but it's fun to watch though. It's on DAZN so no need for dodgy streams.

Did you hear the tweet thing?

https://wisden.com/series-stories/en...r-prank-on-air

Oink Feb 13th 2021 5:20 am

Re: Cricket
 
England India in the 2nd test in Chennai. I think we’re going to get slaughtered. :(

Bob Feb 13th 2021 5:44 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12971361)
England India in the 2nd test in Chennai. I think we’re going to get slaughtered. :(

I was thinking the same, then went to the bathroom and two wickets were taken on the way up the stairs...It might be a little closer than I thought. We'll see.

Oink Feb 14th 2021 1:45 am

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 12971516)
I was thinking the same, then went to the bathroom and two wickets were taken on the way up the stairs...It might be a little closer than I thought. We'll see.

Watch it in the bathroom. ;)

I went to bed incensed about the drop by Stokes. Funny to watch Rohit laughing at him though.

Cheltonian Feb 14th 2021 6:06 am

Re: Cricket
 
Lets face it a Test Match in India is over before the first ball is bowled 90%of the time.

Oink Feb 14th 2021 9:57 am

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134 all out is shameful. I’m slightly done with cricket.

Bob Feb 14th 2021 3:16 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12971694)
134 all out is shameful. I’m slightly done with cricket.

That didn't end well....Wonder if they'll avoid the follow on....

Flogger Feb 14th 2021 11:04 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12971361)
England India in the 2nd test in Chennai. I think we’re going to get slaughtered. :(

this one is done but next up is the day/ nighter . Still a chance we could be 2-1 up with 1 to play

Oink Feb 15th 2021 7:25 am

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Flogger (Post 12973467)
this one is done but next up is the day/ nighter . Still a chance we could be 2-1 up with 1 to play

A very good point, especially if Anderson comes back. Foakes has been a revelation. How we missed a specialist keeper. I’ve also been impressed with Leach.

Hawkmoon77 Feb 15th 2021 10:35 pm

Re: Cricket
 
I feel that Leach is pretty darn good, *IF* paired with Foakes as keeper.
Nice to see the Beard to be Feared back as well.

Flogger Feb 15th 2021 11:54 pm

Re: Cricket
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12973543)
A very good point, especially if Anderson comes back. Foakes has been a revelation. How we missed a specialist keeper. I’ve also been impressed with Leach.

Leach has been brilliant considering how little cricket he played last year .
also Root , he has been magnificent, amazing what a little time out of the spot light can do .
Yep we will lose this game. We just cant compete on a real bunsen and india gave played brilliant this game but just maybe under lights, bit of swing! Would love it if we could go 2-1 up and 1 to play


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