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Old 19th Aug 2019, 19:24
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 21:18
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I played against some rubbish bowlers when I also played at Station level...I wonder if we ever met ?
Highly unlikely.................................................... .............................................., you would have remembered it if we had.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 22:50
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Cooda Shooda I have been making much the same argument. A couple of weekends ago one of our young and genuinely quick young tyros , though nothing like an Archer, was getting good bounce from the wicket. The young lad batting was making some awful attempts to hook the ball and I remarked to the umpire that this could get messy. Sure enough a couple of balls later he wore one on the helmet, fortunately on the strong part. Why he was trying to play the hook I cannot imagine as he was never in any position remotely likely to have success. Whoever was responsible for his coaching should be held accountable. Wearing the helmet gave him a false sense of invulnerability.
I'm not known for my batting, and that is probably exaggerating my competence, and I am of an age whereby I have never worn a helmet. I know my limits. I don't hook, I sway, duck, fall on my arse or whatever is necessary to get out of the way. If you watch the ball it is highly unlikely you'll get hit by the ball because your natural reaction is to get out of the way.
I enjoyed Archers bowling, but I didn't in any way enjoy seeing Smith get badly hurt. I was really surprised how he turned his head away, I hadn't expected that of him. He'd almost have been better to duck into it using the top of the helmet to protect himself, but that is counter intuitive.
Hopefully he'll be back at the crease for the 4th Test, the 3rd might just be a tad too soon, and the conundrum of how to get him out can continue.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 09:28
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and the conundrum of how to get him out can continue.
Unfortunately it looks like the only way for Smith to get out, at the moment, is for him to make a mistake.
I do like watching him bat though, reminds me of the very elegant Gower, apart from the theatrics after he has let one go by.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 09:56
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Unfortunately it looks like the only way for Smith to get out, at the moment, is for him to make a mistake.
I do like watching him bat though, reminds me of the very elegant Gower, apart from the theatrics after he has let one go by.
Gower was very elegant and very good......apart from his predilection for wafting his bat outside the off stump and getting himself out as a result.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 13:53
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 00:47
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So do I but the real concern for England is how we will replace our best ever seamer James Anderson. I well remember when he first came onto the scene as a young and fairly erratic pace bowler.
Importing one from Barbados seems to be working quite well so far!

(my post no 1661)

A six wicket haul - he is getting better and better.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 02:44
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‘World-class bowling at its best’
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 12:08
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How safe is Joe Root's place in the side? Just asking. ��

6/45 now. England doing its best to avoid having to face Nathan Lyon on a fifth day pitch?

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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 18:23
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 03:52
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My ABC reminds me whilst having my breakfast coffee that last night's fiasco was England's lowest total against Australia since 1948. As a loyal Pom how come I've been humiliated twice in a life time?

Caught a bus at 4.30 a.m. then a tram to join a longish queue to sit on a hard bench to watch my heroes, last night just settled in my armchair! The other advance this time round I was able to describe variously the actions of men I'd hardly heard of in language I had yet to learn in 1948.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 06:16
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Originally Posted by Pom Pax View Post
My ABC reminds me whilst having my breakfast coffee that last night's fiasco was England's lowest total against Australia since 1948. As a loyal Pom how come I've been humiliated twice in a life time?

Caught a bus at 4.30 a.m. then a tram to join a longish queue to sit on a hard bench to watch my heroes, last night just settled in my armchair! The other advance this time round I was able to describe variously the actions of men I'd hardly heard of in language I had yet to learn in 1948.
As a loyal pom, how come you're drinking coffee?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 05:15
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As a loyal pom, how come you're drinking coffee?
I was once asked by Cesare Fiorio "Why do you English drink beer for breakfast".

Root.........The new Boycott............England won by an innings and 579 runs this weekend 81 years ago.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 07:05
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The first coffeehouse in England was opened in Oxford in 1652.

The first tea was sold in a coffeehouse, in Exchange Alley in London, around 1657-8.

Samuel Pepys had his first taste of tea in 1660 - “I did send for a cup of tee (a China drink) of which I never had drank before”.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 07:30
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The first coffeehouse in England was opened in Oxford in 1652.

The first tea was sold in a coffeehouse, in Exchange Alley in London, around 1657-8.

Samuel Pepys had his first taste of tea in 1660 - “I did send for a cup of tee (a China drink) of which I never had drank before”.

I stand humbled by your erudition and grateful for the enlightenment so imbued.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:45
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Blimey.......
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:53
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Blimey.......
An understatement!!
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 17:13
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An understatement!!
Understatement of the year; what has turned in to Ben Stokes' Year!

Thrilling stuff. Well done to the lads.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:16
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Turning into a contest at last?

Root not too bad either.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:24
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Very honourable mention for Leach in keeping Stokes company to the very end. Why on earth Broad bats at anything other than number eleven is beyond me.
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