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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #900 on: August 15, 2017, 10:16:44 PM »

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #901 on: August 15, 2017, 10:31:22 PM »
yo ay been on Budleigh Salteron naturist beach. :D

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #902 on: August 17, 2017, 08:43:02 AM »
Off to Edgbaston today

Hope the weather stays nice!
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #903 on: August 17, 2017, 09:48:35 AM »
Off to Edgbaston today

Hope the weather stays nice!

I'm there tomorrow - it doesn't look promising. Fancy trying to play cricket, in England at 9:00pm.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #904 on: August 17, 2017, 10:42:59 AM »
what are the times folks
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #905 on: August 17, 2017, 01:04:13 PM »
Play ends at 9 I think, might watch a bit later.
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #906 on: August 17, 2017, 01:11:51 PM »
what are the times folks

2pm start, play scheduled to finish at 9 but can go on till 10pm. I'm there tomorrow, looking forward to it.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #907 on: August 17, 2017, 01:13:18 PM »
more beers sold i would imagine
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #908 on: August 17, 2017, 01:17:41 PM »
i love test cricket over any other form of the game. bet ther will be a few go along after their working day. if the weathers right it could work
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #909 on: August 17, 2017, 10:27:18 PM »
England running away with it already

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #910 on: August 18, 2017, 06:14:12 PM »
England declare on 514-8, Cook scoring 243! Batted from first til last ball

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #911 on: August 21, 2017, 06:36:27 PM »
Day night test matches should never happen again in this country

We cannot rely on the weather for it to happen and we also lose a lot of the natural light.

In countries like those from the sub-continent and the West Indies it makes perfect sense

And day/night cricket is not going to turn around the fortunes of West Indies cricket
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« Reply #912 on: August 21, 2017, 06:55:24 PM »
Day night test matches should never happen again in this country

We cannot rely on the weather for it to happen and we also lose a lot of the natural light.

In countries like those from the sub-continent and the West Indies it makes perfect sense

And day/night cricket is not going to turn around the fortunes of West Indies cricket

They were saying on the radio that they wouldn't be surprised to see one of the ashes matches played in day/night format.

Agree it doesn't tend to get dark enough early enough here to really benefit, but the timings may suit the fans a bit more and attract those that may not be able to go during the day.

Ironically they were hoping for bad weather so that the match wasn't finished before the lunch break because of how poor West Indies were

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #913 on: August 22, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
Got to say the non stop 'Don't take me home' was a right pain...might be good for those singing who are well oiled but I don't want to sit in the ground listening to it or sit at home listening to it. Don't mind the odd couple of minutes but not endless...........

Generally I'm against day-night tests....the only good thing is that like any sporting arena it looks good under lights.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #914 on: August 25, 2017, 10:43:20 AM »
hoping to do 3 weeks in Australia for 2 of the ashes tests. magical
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #915 on: August 26, 2017, 12:07:06 AM »
hoping to do 3 weeks in Australia for 2 of the ashes tests. magical

Very jealous my friend

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« Reply #916 on: August 26, 2017, 10:09:58 PM »
hoping to do 3 weeks in Australia for 2 of the ashes tests. magical
If you manage the Adelaide test then go on the Adelaide Oval roof climb. I did it in March and it was awesome, even though there was nothing taking place at the time. You can book a time when you can watch the cricket, about 30 minutes, from seating on the roof before finishing your climb. The experience is well worth it.

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #917 on: August 29, 2017, 01:05:33 PM »
86-2. its going to the wire
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #918 on: August 29, 2017, 03:27:38 PM »
178-2. prey for rain folks
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #919 on: August 29, 2017, 06:46:54 PM »
windies win the second test
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #920 on: August 29, 2017, 06:54:06 PM »
Full credit to the Windies and I'm pleased to see it. We are used to big swings happening between 2 test matches but who could have seen this one coming ?

 

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #921 on: August 29, 2017, 07:41:21 PM »
Well done windies, I hope Joe Root stays as adventurous in the future it was a good declaration just a better run chase
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #922 on: September 03, 2017, 08:47:36 PM »
I personally thought it was a poor declaration.  I think they can be a bit overly-defensive with setting 4th innings targets, but I thought this was too far the other way!

What's everyone's XI for the ashes as it stands then?  Real shame Hameed's form has been so poor this county season, else he'd be the obvious opener for Cook.  Hales in for Malan, and god knows who in for Westley.  Can they persuade Colly to come out of retirement?   :D

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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #923 on: September 03, 2017, 09:24:18 PM »
Nothing wrong with the declaration - came at the right time with a reasonable total to defend.

As for the Ashes - really not sure - there are two places up for grabs and they belong to Malan and Westley. Not sure either are of the required standard but I think I would be continuing with Malan at present who has showed the character and that "nitty gritty" attitude that is needed for Test cricket. Westley looks quite shot and I am not quite sure who is available to set in and replace him unless there is some re-jigging of the order.

At present it is something like:

Cook
Stoneman
??
Root
Malan (??)
Bairstow
Stokes
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson
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Re: England Cricket Thread
« Reply #924 on: December 05, 2017, 05:28:58 AM »
James Anderson is head and shoulders above the rest of this team. I actually feel a bit sorry for him.


BT are talking it up but this test will see a 200/175 run defeat.


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