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Old 25th Jul 2019, 08:20
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According to Graham Gooch on the BBC this morning, the total Australian squad (22 players) have managed only 200 odd runs in 2 games at Southampton. Hardly stellar!
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 11:11
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Anyone listening to The Great Romantic on Radio 4? Biography of the great cricket writer Nevil Cardus. Some very interesting insights into the game at the time. Cardus was a Northerner and was scathing about the snobbery in the game at the time, especially at Lords, where he was treated as an outsider when he first went there to report on matches. Mornings at 9.45 and available on catchup.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 14:01
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Ouch. Ireland 38 all out in the final innings. Chris Woakes 6-17.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 14:30
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What was somebody on this thread gloating about this morning?
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 14:38
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
I watched it on TV last night and was astonished. If I had been an England player, I would have gone sick at lunch, thus avoiding the embarrassment of having to show my face for the 2nd innings!
Murtagh was incredible. Not just for his 5 wickets but for the fact that he allowed England only 13 runs!
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Ouch. Ireland 38 all out in the final innings. Chris Woakes 6-17.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 15:03
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
What was somebody on this thread gloating about this morning?
A bit of a revelation for you....commenting on here to the effect, that, England's first innings total was abysmal ( other terms and expressions are available ) doesn't actually constitute "gloating "...same as questioning the veracity of some contributors posts doesn't constitute "stalking "......but, no matter. Mind you, my faith in the power of prayer has diminished rapidly with this result.....

Please read on...

Kindly provided below are the names of some Australians who may not be entirely disposed towards losing gracefully or even just losing per se ......interesting to see one Mr Siddall is included.....nasty piece of work Mr Siddall.....in cricketing ability terms I should add.... before the misunderstandings begin......a very effective change bowler hence, as a I say, with a nasty habit of picking up wickets as a result. Certainly no slouch in the movement and length aspects of bowling and no mug with the bat either.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49127451
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Old 27th Jul 2019, 00:52
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Talking about Bancroft, Warner and Smith coming back after their bans for cheating:

They know what to expect. I'm sure the crowd will try to get under their skin, but it was only common sense that we included them."They have served their time and it would be nice if everyone could just get on with it and let them play the game."
In exchange for which Australia promises to abstain from sledging during the series?

Yeah, right!




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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:36
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I am surprised not to read innumerable posts praising the (JB) "national treasure's " performance yesterday !

. To put this into perspective however, I know, but unfortunately perspectives clarify matters somewhat, your hero produced his best return in England since, erm, the aberration in 2015......which says a lot really, plus, one of his wickets wasn't...sadly, the Aussies didn't review.

However, it was a pleasure to watch a Mr Smith launch him for 6.....there again, it was a pleasure to watch Mr Smith batting and making a deserved century....

Less you feel deprived, one will be away and tele / t'internet free for a couple of days at a doggy holiday event.....so you will all be able to heap fulsome praise as and when relevant......not much is expected however as he's probably peaked for the series in the first innings of the first match.

One apologises for the incorrect spelling of Mr Siddle's name earlier.......
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 15:02
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English cricket, for me, ended with Mike Brierley's captaincy - arguably the last 'gentleman' in what was, supposedly, a gentleman's game. Of players, the retirement of Gower was the end of classic quality elegance. Today's drunken 'slob's outing' has little to do with the game as I knew it. Ironically the rot was accelerated by the antics of Atherton and Swann as captured by the TV cameras. The reaction of we 'fair minded' Brits to this episode of sportsmanship was to select both for the next match - somewhat different from the Aussies ban for equally reprehensible conduct! The British sense of fair play comes to the fore, though, with the Edgbaston crowd's antics - Dr Johnson, the intelligent one, got it right in one - "the last refuge etc."
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 16:10
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For those puzzled by K n c's never-ending antipathy to a very fine bowler, perhaps the last paragraph of his #30 post on the "Hey Teacher, My Kid Was First" thread offers an explanation.

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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 16:21
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
....... somewhat different from the Aussies ban for equally reprehensible conduct! .............
The bans received by the three were an unavoidable response to the "outrage" (??) of the Oz cricketing public.
Had the Oz cricketing board been able to sweep it all under the carpet without risking a riot then they most certainly would have.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 07:57
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I always thought batting practice was something that took place in the nets....thankfully, England being the generous hosts we are, decided the better option was in the middle during a Test match !......one Test century is always an accomplishment, two, in the same Test match speaks volumes for the player......thank you, Mr Smith for your outstanding efforts here.

My fingers can get a bit, well, clumsy this time in the morning so 22.2 1-91 4.14 is just a typo error........to save any confusion .
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 16:30
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 22:57
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Smith needs more time in the nets. He keeps getting out in the 140's.

I have to admit I was surprised at the speed of the final day capitulation. Other than Woakes, who impressed me throughout the match, you have to wonder whether the English team has the ability to mount a comeback.

Has as anyone else wondered whether the MCC dictating not only the brand but the construction of the ball constitutes ball tampering?.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 06:26
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Originally Posted by CoodaShooda View Post
Smith needs more time in the nets. He keeps getting out in the 140's.

I have to admit I was surprised at the speed of the final day capitulation. Other than Woakes, who impressed me throughout the match, you have to wonder whether the English team has the ability to mount a comeback.

Has as anyone else wondered whether the MCC dictating not only the brand but the construction of the ball constitutes ball tampering?.
It wasn't a capitulation. It was a strategic reduction in numbers to allow the players more time to recuperate prior to Lords.

Mr Woakes has always batted lower than he should given his ability to score very useful runs..... been known to take wickets as well .....which also helps.

The ball issue is a red herring.......after the Aussies overcome their shock at seeing the real thing, in comparison to their own reversed engineering version, they seem to have no difficulty in understanding the purpose and use of the ball in the game.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 08:47
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Nice thought Joe, alas, there are "one or two " others to contend with as well..........

Anyway, the wx is forecast to be typically British........as in wet.......... so a draw would be a reasonable expectation ( subject to England batsmen understanding of the use of the bat that is )

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ond-ashes-test
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 11:38
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There was bad weather at Lord's last year, but a result was achieved. I was lucky enough to be there to witness Broad (4/44) tear the heart out of India's middle order (Pujara, Rahane, Kohli and Karthik) to set up victory.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 11:45
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
There was bad weather at Lord's last year, but a result was achieved. I was lucky enough to be there to witness Broad (4/44) tear the heart out of India's middle order (Pujara, Rahane, Kohli and Karthik) to set up victory.
You were indeed lucky to witness a rare display of bowling from Broad....presumably on this basis, and given the location and wx you are expecting a reprise as he rips the heart out of the Aussie batting.......22.2 1-91 4.14 being a cunning plan on his part.

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Old 14th Aug 2019, 13:23
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Hardly "rare" in tests against Australia: 6/91 4th test Headingly 2009; 5/37 5th test Oval 2009; 5/71 and 6/50 4th test Riverside 2013; 6/81 1st test Gabba 2013; 4/83 2nd test Lord's 2015; and, of course, 8/15 4th test Trent Bridge 2015 - a performance which, as a former England captain said, will be talked about for as long as the game is played. Oh, and let's not forget 5 for (I think) 86 in the first test of this current series.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 13:54
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
Hardly "rare" in tests against Australia: 6/91 4th test Headingly 2009; 5/37 5th test Oval 2009; 5/71 and 6/50 4th test Riverside 2013; 6/81 1st test Gabba 2013; 4/83 2nd test Lord's 2015; and, of course, 8/15 4th test Trent Bridge 2015 - a performance which, as a former England captain said, will be talked about for as long as the game is played. Oh, and let's not forget 5 for (I think) 86 in the first test of this current series.
Well as a non wearer of schoolboy hat and blazer, or a member of Lords to be more exact, clearly I know nothing about cricket but, thank you anyway for your time and effort in producing those stats in support of the charade of being a Test player during his career.

These stats however tell a somewhat different and more relevant story......


https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket...8a162ffdac66e1

https://www.wisden.com/stories/opini...t-stuart-broad
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