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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Rio on Mon May 28, 2018 1:13 pm

Jennings replaces Stoneman in the latest revolving door method of selecting an opening partner for Cook
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby smuts on Mon May 28, 2018 2:06 pm

Rio wrote:Jennings replaces Stoneman in the latest revolving door method of selecting an opening partner for Cook


Adam Lyth, Robson, etc all better get their kit bags ready for another spin of the selectors wheel.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Bend it like Repka on Mon May 28, 2018 7:51 pm

Rio wrote:Jennings replaces Stoneman in the latest revolving door method of selecting an opening partner for Cook


Difficult isn't it. If you look to county form Jennings is an obvious choice, but we all know what happened last time.

You wonder if he has had his chance already.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Tue May 29, 2018 7:22 am

We may as well start putting our entire one-day side out. It couldn't do any worse.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Tenbury on Tue May 29, 2018 2:26 pm

I have wondered if Morgan shouldn't captain the test side. Not sure about his batting but he would have some experience and authority.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby sendô on Tue May 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Hmm, I remember Morgan being dropped from the test side, because he was more of an aggressive style batter and so wasn't as well suited to test cricket as the shorter forms. Something that seems a bit ironic at the moment...
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Tenbury on Tue May 29, 2018 11:08 pm

Good point.

Just shows how desperate it all seems.
Come to think of it........ David Steele's only 76, and there's always Geoffrey's mum....
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed May 30, 2018 7:15 am

Rio wrote:Jennings replaces Stoneman in the latest revolving door method of selecting an opening partner for Cook


Is this the bloke that looks like a statue at the crease? :lol:

I bet Pakistan can't wait to get into this bloke.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby steps on Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 am

Jennings was shocking in the England Test side but I understand he’s doing really well on the county circuit so it’s no surprise he’s got another call up.

Another South African eligible to play for England, I believe. The selectors obviously view this in a good light following in the footsteps of Messrs Strauss, KP, Prior, Trott etc.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby hammerheadjim on Wed May 30, 2018 1:07 pm

Rio wrote:Root isn’t a captain.
We’re shifting back to the 90’s scenario of having plenty of players with talent, but not a cohesive unit of classwith the right temperament.
While the scattergun selection policy hasn’t reverted that era, it’s beginning to move towards that path.
Bowling wise as mentioned above. Jimmy can’t go on forever. Broad has been a consistent enigma for years, ranging for genuinely devastating and classy, to brainless and inept dependant on what side of bed he woke up on. Those waiting in the wings haven’t proved themselves and the likes of Jamie porter must have really offended someone.
We’re not had a decent spinner since Swann decided he couldn’t be bothered anymore. The Ali experiment went on far, far too long.
On the plus side we have about 4 quality batsman wicketkeepers.


He will get his chance very very soon... :hush:
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby wolf359 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:07 am

Three changes for England, lose toss and Pakistan choose to bat. Some movement early on with Imam saved on review second over. Looks like a batting day though once you get through the 1st hour (something England are seemingly incapable of doing)
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby wolf359 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:09 am

0-1 with Imam going for an England style ODI drive early on. Maybe it is catching.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby smuts on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:05 pm

79 for 7! England ripping through them!
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby sendô on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm

96/7. Wickets tumbling. English bowlers looking rampant.

English batsmen looking on nervously?
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby wolf359 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:01 pm

smuts wrote:79 for 7! England ripping through them!

26 runs in two overs, 141-8 now. A bit like in the winter, how many runs did the Aussies tail add? Need that killer instinct
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby sendô on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:26 pm

174/9, a proper waggly tail and already setting a target that England's batters wont fancy. :P

ed - all out 174, a tall target for our top order.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby smuts on Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 am

Doesn't look like there'll be much play today. :(

26 wickets I think for Jimmy to become the best test seamer of all time.....
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby smuts on Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:15 pm

Root goes for his usual 45 odd. Hard to grumble too much when he always seems to get 40 plus most innings but his total inability to go on is bloody annoying.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:48 am

Just goes to prove what the loss of early wickets and scoreboard pressure can do to a team. A complete role reversal from last week.

A lead of around 150-170 should be enough for us to level the series.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby aaronhammer on Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:36 am

I’m surprised Curren was given out then. Personally I did think it was out and the correct decision has been made, but the soft signal was not out and was it conclusive that he got his fingers under it and it didn’t hit the ground to overturn it? Ultimately good to see the right decision made (imo) but will that consistently happen?

Currently leading by 159, would be good if Broad and Buttler can put on a few more which could completely put Pakistan out of the game.

50 up for Buttler too. I’ve been calling on his return to the rest team for a while now, glad he has grasped the opportunity with 2 half centuries in 3 innings. I still think he’d be a better keeper than Bairstow too, but JB hasn’t done anything wrong to have the gloves taken off him.
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