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Re: English cricket.

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:25 pm

England wrap up a 4-1 series win, after a narrow victory in Perth today. The Aussies will be strong favourites to win the forthcoming 20/20, especially after the Big Bash.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:10 pm

England beaten easily by Australia in the first T20, as Maxwell makes an unbeaten 103.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:18 am

Well that was nothing short of embarrassing, on a good wicket England were bowled out by New Zealand for 58, that's the 6th lowest England total in their history.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:25 pm

Very embarrassing for the Australians ball tampering, wonder what'll happen to Steve Smith?

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:16 pm

England capitulate again, even with the weather trying to help us, as we lose to New Zealand by over an innings.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:40 am

England have a much better day, as New Zealand end the day on 192-6, lets hope England can press home their advanage on day 3.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:04 pm

Good win for England yesterday to draw the series. India might be a tougher proposition later in the summer.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 am

Looks like it'll be a close fought test series against India. If we need a second spinner then surely John Denley should be picked, as he is proving an excellent spin bowler and leading batsman.

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Post by DARL » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm

Who will open against Sri Lanka - Surely Burns but who will partner?

Ideally it needs to be somebody with test experience as you don't want tow debutantes at the top of the order especially with only six tests to get if right before The Ashes - my vote would be for Bairstow as a short term fix as Stoneman and Jennings cannot get any more chances.

the worry is six years on Strauss has not been replaced - how long will it take to replace Cookie.

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Post by Darlogramps » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 pm

DARL wrote:Who will open against Sri Lanka - Surely Burns but who will partner?

Ideally it needs to be somebody with test experience as you don't want tow debutantes at the top of the order especially with only six tests to get if right before The Ashes - my vote would be for Bairstow as a short term fix as Stoneman and Jennings cannot get any more chances.

the worry is six years on Strauss has not been replaced - how long will it take to replace Cookie.
Burns is a definite. But Bairstow to open? Not a chance. He doesn't have the game or style to open in a Test side. He's much better lower down the order so keep him where he's strongest. I don't even think he opens in the four-day game for Yorkshire does he? So it would be unusual for him to open at test level.

I wouldn't even say we need short-term fixes. We've got Sri Lanka and West Indies this Winter, where the pitches are flatter and better suited for batting. If anything now is the time to let two people try and bed in.

I wouldn't have a massive issue with two debutantes opening. Having two experienced players in Cook and Jennings wasn't working, so we're not losing anything by trying two newcomers.

I reckon they'll take someone like Joe Denly, who's been successful around the county game for a while and has done well at county level. And he can bowl spin, which will be handy in Sri Lanka. Or even James Vince again, who has Test experience and has had a decent summer (albeit he's never broken through at Test level and has had loads of chances). Nick Gubbins perhaps as well could be an idea.

But I don't see why you'd take Jennings. If we're building for the Ashes next year, you need to start afresh. Not with someone who averaged less than 20 this summer. The Aussies would marmalise Jennings so may as well chuck him now.

Given the shortage of quality at the top of the order, I'm guessing: Burns, Denly/Vince Moeen, Root, Bairstow, Buttler, Stokes, Curran, Anderson, Broad, Leach/Rashid.

Given the Sri Lankan pitches render seam bowling totally ineffective, they may even rest one of Anderson or Broad - which may be sensible as they're both cracking on now.
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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:16 am

Denly should be seriously considered as he has now added some extremely good spin bowling to his repertoire.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 pm

England get pummelled by the West Indies by 381 runs in the first test. I thought England were supposed to be unbeatable against the previously poor West Indies?

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:27 am

It'll be interesting to see how Jofra Archer does for England when he becomes eligible to play for them later in the year. I've enjoyed watching him in the Big Bash in Australia, playing for the Hobart Hurricanes.

Yet another poor display by England yesterday, still no surprise there.

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Post by grytters » Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 am

Well.

Guess who went to the Notts v Durham at Grantham on Friday.


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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 pm

Jofra Archer must be picked for the World Cup a genuine all-rounder.

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Re: English cricket.

Post by grytters » Tue May 21, 2019 6:29 pm

Vince and Dawson banned from the weekend's final.

Well done, ICC, explain exactly how that helps eh?

Yet the ECB sail ahead with the 100.

(Still. It stands a chance of snotting Hants prospects, so it's not all bad news)
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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm

Good to see that Archer get's picked for the World Cup, sensible decision.

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Post by grytters » Sat May 25, 2019 3:06 pm

Dear England.

Do not run on a mis-field.

Even in one day cricket.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:49 pm

Great win for England at the World Cup, although fairly fortuitous. But a lot of that good work has been undone in one morning, as they are bowled all out in a morning for 85 against the might of Ireland. Really embarrassing. :thumbdown:

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Re: English cricket.

Post by BUSHEAD » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:15 pm

None of our batters look capable of batting a session, let alone a day currently.

Unless this changes drastically, 4-0 , dare i say it 5-0 looms.

Too much of a ODI mentality is killing us.
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Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 pm

Weather is bad for tomorrow, so England should scrape a draw, but it's embarrassing at times.

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Post by BUSHEAD » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:27 am

Will someone please tell our lads to leave the ball when its outside off stump early in their innings.

Its becoming embarrassing
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Post by ralphb » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:27 pm

My problem with English cricket is we play all types of game in the same manner. Test cricket is a specialist element of the game, our players train for it by playing T20 and one day cricket. What is wrong with playing 4-day championship cricket in preparation for test cricket?

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 pm

We were lucky to win the World Cup & we've been now found out, that we are not a very good side. Today was just plain embarrassing. Root's dismissal was shocking. I'd be very surprised if he's remains captain after we fail to win the ashes.

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Re: English cricket.

Post by BUSHEAD » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:54 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 pm
We were lucky to win the World Cup & we've been now found out, that we are not a very good side. Today was just plain embarrassing. Root's dismissal was shocking. I'd be very surprised if he's remains captain after we fail to win the ashes.
Erm out of all the batters, Root can say he got a decent ball.

Now if you'd said Roy, Stokes, Butler ...........
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Re: English cricket.

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:36 am

I think the team need wholesale changes, as we don't seem to be able to play test cricket.

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Post by grytters » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:29 pm

Yay!
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Re: English cricket.

Post by BUSHEAD » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:30 pm

Sir Ben Fucking Stokes

Unbelievable
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Re: English cricket.

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:57 pm

Credit to England I thought like everybody else it was done & dusted.

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Re: English cricket.

Post by Bernie Rhodes knows » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:28 pm

Just got back from Leeds
That must be one of the best, No THE best innings by an England cricketer ever
Absolutely astonishing from Ben Stokes
You think of Botham 81,but surely that surpassed it

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