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Old Aug 26th 2019, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 View Post
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.


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Old Aug 27th 2019, 12:14 am
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Well after all the fanfare, that was an inevitable damp squib.

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

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.
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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?

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