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« Reply #950 on: December 18, 2017, 12:29:14 AM »
P**sing down in Perth.  ;D
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« Reply #951 on: December 18, 2017, 02:06:48 AM »
P**sing down in Perth.  ;D
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #952 on: December 18, 2017, 06:44:22 AM »
3-0 by the end of the day..Ashes over..poorest performance for a long time from our so called senior players...

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« Reply #953 on: December 18, 2017, 07:49:41 AM »
Embarrassment complete...Men against Boys...turgid and depressing performance. .

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« Reply #954 on: December 18, 2017, 08:28:14 AM »
3-0 by the end of the day..Ashes over..poorest performance for a long time from our so called senior players...

Poorest performance since we last played away from home and got tanked by India. It's becoming an alarming trend under Bayliss. Once they lose a game they seem unable to find their way back into a series. As for demanding changes in the County Championship, no chance. That might happen when Australia come over to England and beat us 5-0 but as it stands one tour every four years isn't enough for the ECB to move around the two one-day competitions to fit in first-class matches in July and August when the pitches are driest.

Stoneman, Malan and Overton come out with a little bit of credit, as does Anderson who has atleast managed to find a way to take some wickets. Cook, Root and Broad as senior players need to have a series word with themselves - I wouldn't be surprised to see next summer be Cook's last if he doesn't make some runs. Root has to stop getting 50 and out, compare his conversion rate to Steve Smiths - he isn't in the same league.

I'd be starting next summer with something along the lines of:

Stoneman, Cook, Malan, Root, Bairstow, ,Foakes (wk), Curran/Stokes, Overton/Broad, Leach, Porter/Garton, Anderson.

If we're ever going to be successful away from home again we need a proper spin bowler - Leach is currently the best we have and we need to give one of the young quicks a chance I've gone for Porter or Garton, I think Mark Wood is finished at test level.

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« Reply #955 on: December 18, 2017, 11:40:27 AM »
Chin up lads. To have been 368/4 and to have lost by an innings is an impressive achievement.  ;)

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #956 on: December 18, 2017, 11:46:04 AM »
Root for me is never a captain. give it to Bairstow
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« Reply #957 on: December 18, 2017, 06:14:56 PM »
Root for me is never a captain. give it to Bairstow

Root never seems to me to be mentally strong enough. Lost the mind games battle with Smith pretty early. Should of worried about what the Aussies were doing instead of saying.

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« Reply #958 on: December 18, 2017, 06:39:07 PM »
Root's looking pretty lost and what he's saying doesn't make sense as in  'we haven't been blown away'.

Unfortunately there were no obvious alternatives when he got the job. Of the automatic selections at the time
Stokes - enough on his plate already (that's when he's not banned)
Bairstow - keeps wicket and is an important batsman...no reason to believe he'd do any better and he's got enough on his plate already.
Anderson  - doubt he's up for it or suitable
Broad - doubt he's suitable
Ali - can't see it happening.

So Root got it and will keep it for now - we have to go to Australia better equiped in the bowling department especially.






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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #959 on: December 29, 2017, 12:36:51 AM »
Cook 244 not out, good knock but a bit late.

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« Reply #960 on: January 04, 2018, 09:36:16 AM »
Good recovery spoilt somewhat by the bizarre decision not to have a nightwatchman. Brain-dead  >:(

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« Reply #961 on: January 04, 2018, 11:55:59 AM »
Root fancy getting yourself out, thats most likely cost us
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« Reply #962 on: January 07, 2018, 11:01:29 PM »
Root in hospital due to severe dehydration. Crazy to play in those temperatures.

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« Reply #963 on: January 08, 2018, 07:25:30 AM »
Thank God it's now over. Embarrassing.

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« Reply #964 on: January 08, 2018, 10:32:23 AM »
Root in hospital due to severe dehydration. Crazy to play in those temperatures.

Wasn't it due to gastroenteritis? The heat won't have helped mind.

Least the tour is over. Need to have a serious think about our red ball game
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #965 on: January 08, 2018, 10:37:39 AM »
It's interesting - so much of what's being said by people from the England camp in the wake of a dreadful tour sounds a lot like what TP used to say after each dismal defeat.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #966 on: January 08, 2018, 02:05:51 PM »
I don't think Bayliss is cut out to coach a test team - signs were there when we lost at home to the Windies in Summer.

Ideally, if he could stay on to coach the ODI/T20 teams and we get a new guy in to coach the test team.

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« Reply #967 on: January 22, 2018, 10:32:15 AM »
won the one day series, well done england
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« Reply #968 on: January 22, 2018, 05:16:41 PM »
Aussie has been conspicuous by his absence since the ODI series started  ;D
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« Reply #969 on: January 28, 2018, 11:23:23 AM »
well done england bashed the aussies 4-1, great win today
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #970 on: February 13, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
Our T20 bowling attack is absolute garbage. Big improvements needed.
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« Reply #971 on: February 13, 2018, 09:37:02 AM »
Our T20 bowling attack is absolute garbage. Big improvements needed.

Agreed, Woakes is still to come back into that attack and, subject to legal proceedings, Stokes, which will strengthen us moving forward. Wood, Willey and Jordan aren't up to it though. Always makes me laugh with the clamour of wanting Wood back in the side in all formats purely because 'he bowls quick'

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« Reply #972 on: March 07, 2018, 12:20:57 AM »
 Dunedin looks a fantastic setting where New Zealand are playing England in the 4th ODI. free on sky sports mix tonight.

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« Reply #973 on: March 07, 2018, 01:47:37 AM »
Dunedin looks a fantastic setting where New Zealand are playing England in the 4th ODI. free on sky sports mix tonight.


Surreal innings by England. Raced to 260 for 1. Then 46 for 8. Then 18 off the last 5 balls from Curran. Centuries for Bairstow and Root. Single figures for virtually everyone else.


Should still be a winning total but it's a very good pitch.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #974 on: March 07, 2018, 06:18:38 AM »
Taylor's innings..WOW....