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Jaded

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1750 on: February 02, 2019, 08:22:16 pm »
I'm wondering if we can skittle the West Indies out for about 12 runs?
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« Reply #1751 on: February 02, 2019, 09:03:00 pm »
It would appear not.
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« Reply #1752 on: February 02, 2019, 09:03:52 pm »
It wasn't a complete disaster.

The England and Wales team made them bat for over two overs!
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« Reply #1753 on: February 02, 2019, 09:06:07 pm »
Were there any Welshmen in the side, or was that a Brexiteer-style attempt to blame innocent parties?  ;)
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« Reply #1754 on: February 02, 2019, 09:18:04 pm »
Oh, I thought it was a joint Cricket Board. Although I would understand if after that performance there was a bit of Welshing.  ;D
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« Reply #1755 on: February 04, 2019, 05:53:50 pm »
If you were going to name it based on where the players were born you'd need to include South Africa (T Curran, Jennings, Roy), Ireland (Morgan), New Zealand (Stokes) and Barbados (Jordan) - depending on who was playing from the current squad.

The last "Welsh" players were Simon Jones, and Geraint Jones (born in Papua New Guinea).
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« Reply #1756 on: February 07, 2019, 01:25:04 pm »
Credit where it's due: Root seems to have settled effortlessly into the role of non-playing captain.

Very good, Peter.  (Unfortunately)

Then he went and dropped Jennings, saying that he (Jennings) needed to go back and get some runs at county level.  I think Root would struggle to get into Yorkshire Seconds at the moment (maybe as a bowler), which has me wondering where all that obvious talent has suddenly gone.  Time for a University of Our Street thesis on the curse of the captaincy?

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« Reply #1757 on: February 12, 2019, 11:15:31 am »
Hmmmm.  Humble pie for dinner, I think!

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« Reply #1758 on: February 12, 2019, 04:32:07 pm »
In light of the third test, I wonder what happened with England/ Windies in the first two...
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« Reply #1759 on: February 13, 2019, 11:19:40 am »
Well, it's a good question.  Part of the answer may be that Holder, the WI captain, who is currently the world's best all-rounder and who scored 200 in the previous test, was out injured.  I don't think there's a lot of encouragement to be gained from this latest result, satisfying though it is.  The top order batting is incredibly frail and I fear that 5-0 to Australia is quite likely, especially if Cummins is fit.  It's nice to see the return of Wood but he bowls so whole-heartedly that I expect him to be injured for most of the season!

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« Reply #1760 on: February 13, 2019, 11:33:19 am »
Peter -Holder did not play as he was suspended as a penalty for a slow over rate in the 2nd test. I think it isn’t the first time this has happened. That is why in the 3rd test they were running between overs.

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« Reply #1761 on: February 13, 2019, 11:35:57 am »
Oh, yes - mea culpa!  Thanks, Jen.

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« Reply #1762 on: February 13, 2019, 12:55:52 pm »
Would have been interesting if they'd allowed Rahkeem Cornwall to play.

(He wasn't awarded a central contract as he won't sign up to the fitness regime that comes with it.)
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1763 on: February 16, 2019, 08:22:48 pm »
How utterly splendid! SA must have been really frustrated after that last wicket partnership.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/16/kusal-perera-heroics-sri-lanka-remarkable-test-win-south-africa-cricket
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« Reply #1764 on: February 17, 2019, 10:30:58 am »
Yes, but fulsome praise from the SA skipper- excellent stuff all round.

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« Reply #1766 on: May 31, 2019, 01:55:04 pm »
England's  bowling attack doesn't seem quite as effective as the Windies', judging from today's Pakistan match.  We'll see I guess.
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« Reply #1767 on: June 07, 2019, 06:58:55 pm »
Anyone want a Pakistan and a Sri Lanka flag?  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1768 on: June 08, 2019, 08:32:55 pm »
Today was good though. A little chilly in Cardiff, though.
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« Reply #1769 on: June 12, 2019, 02:11:55 am »
Really wish there was a reasonable way of watching this over here....

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« Reply #1770 on: June 18, 2019, 11:38:27 am »
Anyone noticed the similarity between England's fixture list in the cricket and their draw in the Football World Cup last time?  Are we in for another effortless rise to 4th place?

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« Reply #1771 on: June 18, 2019, 12:07:10 pm »
Really wish there was a reasonable way of watching this over here....

So do I...
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #1772 on: June 18, 2019, 12:55:57 pm »
I watch the in-play highlights on the BBC website whilst listening to it on 5 Live Sports Extra.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/47482583

There are plenty of dodgy streams of Sky Sports on the Internet if you know where to look.
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« Reply #1773 on: June 25, 2019, 02:36:28 pm »
Oh, Vince  >:(
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« Reply #1774 on: June 29, 2019, 03:56:37 pm »
Essex have had a pretty good June in the County Championship. Currently second in the table, they beat Somerset handsomely in their last match. Somerset are top.

I don't think I can name a single Essex player apart from Alastair Cook.
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