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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby dave_l on Mon May 08, 2017 11:59 am

pablo jaye wrote:Some confidence building for England in the two ODIs v Ireland, ahead of the ICC trophy, and also good experience for the Irish too.

The schoolboy in me is delighted that England have a Willey and two Balls (one white and one called Jake). They have Wood too! And needless to say, they will be taking precautions with a Johnny!! :thup:


Haha, very true. The bowler's Holding the batsman's Willey still makes me chuckle to this day.

Yeah the ODIs against Ireland went as well as could be expected. A bit no win from an England POV but some of the fringe lads got a good opportunity and mostly acquitted themselves well. We'll be a handful for anyone at home in our conditions during the Champions Trophy but there's some seriously good sides out there.

I'm going to 4 matches in a 7 day period including England v NZ in Cardiff and England v Australia in the Hollies stand at Edgbaston. Looking forward to it, but I think I'll need a holiday afterwards to recover!
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Tue May 09, 2017 7:26 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:Terrible news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/39721254

:thdn:

So the new 20:20 tournament will tun alongside the T20 Blast? What's the point? Either have one or the other.

"All games televised, with significant free-to-air exposure"
By Sky I presume?
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby Slacking student on Mon May 15, 2017 5:23 pm

Possibly the dumbest shot in the history of cricket. Take a bow Shannon Gabriel. Incredible brains from the number 11.

Chase: "Just see it out. We'll take the draw"

Gabriel: "Watch how far I can bomb this bloke"

https://twitter.com/gradecricketer/stat ... 0142620673
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Tue May 16, 2017 7:53 am

LincolnshireHammer wrote:So the new 20:20 tournament will tun alongside the T20 Blast? What's the point? Either have one or the other.



It is a bit of a joke. I can only think the ECB have allowed two tournaments to run at the same time, so that the counties that have no "City" to continue to make money during the summer. Essex would lose out massively if the T20 blast was pulled completely.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby WestHamIFC on Tue May 16, 2017 2:32 pm

Slacking student wrote:Possibly the dumbest shot in the history of cricket. Take a bow Shannon Gabriel. Incredible brains from the number 11.

Chase: "Just see it out. We'll take the draw"

Gabriel: "Watch how far I can bomb this bloke"

https://twitter.com/gradecricketer/stat ... 0142620673" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


The commentator: "Why did he do that?!!" :lol:
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby Centre Half on Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 am

I've fast forward a few months but two T20 games in NZ in mid Feb? :thdn:

Long old time for them away on tour, but I guess money talks
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby fjthegrey on Tue May 23, 2017 10:53 am

Image
For me, the most aesthetically pleasing batsman I've ever seen and a genuine legend of the game.

Nobody I'd rather watch at the crease than Kumar and not many I'd prefer to listen to regarding the game either.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby SoulCircus on Tue May 23, 2017 12:25 pm

I agree FJ. Has said this is his final season in county cricket so everyone should grab a chance to see him while they can. An all-time great.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby southendmadhammer on Tue May 23, 2017 12:32 pm

Essex currently top of the CC Div 1 and through to the semi finals of the One Day Cup. Only lost one match so far this season in all comps (by 1 run!).

Great what Silverwood and McGrath have done. Always had a good one day unit but performances in the four day format were pitiful under Grayson. Hopefully have a good t20 campaign as well.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Wed May 24, 2017 1:00 pm

thats good news for essex

have to get over there this season for a game
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby Big George on Wed May 24, 2017 2:00 pm

fjthegrey wrote:Image
For me, the most aesthetically pleasing batsman I've ever seen and a genuine legend of the game.

Nobody I'd rather watch at the crease than Kumar and not many I'd prefer to listen to regarding the game either.


Absolutely. And he owns a crab restaurant
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby Centre Half on Wed May 24, 2017 2:07 pm

Got the ODI on the TV in the office :scarfer:

How Bairstow doesn't get in this team is beyond me, really what is the need for both of Ali and Rashid- either one will do! Root has proved he is a more than adequate second twirler should the game require it

Roy just goes wafting outside off stumop
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby WestHamIFC on Wed May 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Centre Half wrote:How Bairstow doesn't get in this team is beyond me.


Agreed - it's absolutely bonkers!!!

He's our best batsman after Root - whether it's Tests or an ODI.

I would probably actually drop Plunkett from today's team. Even without him we'd have 5 frontline bowlers - Wood, Woakes, Stokes, Rashid, Ali. And even Root as an emergency 6th.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby wolf359 on Sat May 27, 2017 6:51 pm

England snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Fantastic last over from Wood. Poor old Saffers always choking :D
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby smuts on Sat May 27, 2017 6:52 pm

Well played Mark Wood. What an over.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby pablo jaye on Sat May 27, 2017 11:00 pm

smuts wrote:Well played Mark Wood. What an over.


Brilliant death bowling. Shows another side of the English team - not buckling under the pressure as the momentum was definitely with the Saffers.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby smuts on Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 am

15 for 4. Whoops.
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby steps on Mon May 29, 2017 11:51 am

Glad I didn't buy tickets for today. :thdn:
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby hammerdivone on Mon May 29, 2017 4:24 pm

southendmadhammer wrote:Essex currently top of the CC Div 1 and through to the semi finals of the One Day Cup. Only lost one match so far this season in all comps (by 1 run!).

Great what Silverwood and McGrath have done. Always had a good one day unit but performances in the four day format were pitiful under Grayson. Hopefully have a good t20 campaign as well.


Haven't been able to stop Sangakkara though!

I really hope the light allows him to get the record of six consecutive hundreds
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Re: The English Summer of Cricket

Postby hammerdivone on Mon May 29, 2017 11:29 pm

I see Essex didn't read the script!!
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