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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:14 pm 
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Curran started too short and its not swinging for him. But that doesnt really set him apart from any England bowler that isnt Jimmy over the last 10 years.


Much as I like and admire Sam - do we really think he's the best choice as an opening bowler at test level? Seems a slightly odd choice in a 3 man seam attack for me.

Yeah, I dont get it. Theres plenty of batting in the side. He's a first change bowler at best at this stage. How he gets in ahead of Broad and Woakes I dont know. I commend backing youth but I think this is setting him up to fail.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Haven't seen it but maybe a bit of impatience for the young opener. Still what England wouldnt give to be 50 for no loss whenever they bat.

Incidentally, Jimmy had an economy rate of 0.62 for his 8 over spell.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Not a great morning session. Anderson looked good - other than that, pretty toothless. Pitch looks easy and likely to be even better after lunch.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:07 pm 
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etherman wrote:
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Haven't seen it but maybe a bit of impatience for the young opener. Still what England wouldnt give to be 50 for no loss whenever they bat.

Incidentally, Jimmy had an economy rate of 0.62 for his 8 over spell.

On the flipside of that, it's proper old school opener stuff from Brathwaite. Just sees off the seamers and then make hay when they have to stick on the spinner before lunch on the first day. Watch and learn Burns/ Jennings. Campbell made a nifty 40 but now he's got his boots up. Lets she which apporach garners the more runs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:41 pm 
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Holy shit... :lol:

Broad's bed bug bites

Jonathan Agnew

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There's an untold story about why Stuart Broad might not be playing.

He's got some bad bed bug bites - in a very sensitive area, which I inspected yesterday on the outfield. He slept with his full whites on, but they seem to have got through his jockstrap. I don't think it has kept him out of the game - that is ridiculous.

But some of the players have been sleeping on mattresses outside their rooms.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Better session for us with Stokes snagging a couple before the rain interrupts play.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Stokes with 2 quick wickets. Finely ballanced this one. Lets see what the Windies middle order is made of.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Jimmy nicks one out before the end of the day. 2 wickets for 28 runs off 21 overs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 pm 
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Good piece on England getting slaughtered at Sabina Park in 1986.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/13/scariest-test-england-ever-played-terror-west-indies-cricket-1986-patrick-patterson


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:23 pm 
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Good fightback from Stokes and Anderson. I suspect we'd have been more on top with Broad in the side. Their bats enjoyed the quantity of spin we bowled and Curran was ineffective.

But you'd take getting them 8 down for 264 after losing the toss.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:35 pm 
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Hetmyer is some talent but lacks the hunger of a Lara.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Hetmyer is some talent but lacks the hunger of a Lara.

Pretty decent innings though.

Glad that's over. Jimmy another five.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:07 pm 
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etherman wrote:
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Haven't seen it but maybe a bit of impatience for the young opener. Still what England wouldnt give to be 50 for no loss whenever they bat.

Incidentally, Jimmy had an economy rate of 0.62 for his 8 over spell.

Yup


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:09 pm 
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Jennings flops again. Not a good ball, did nothing. He just didn't get forward enough. Same old story.

Lots of work for our batsman to do here - there's just enough in the pitch to keep the bowlers interested and the batsmen watchful - and they won't be donating runs with 30 overs of spin like we did.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:11 pm 
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ovalball wrote:
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Curran started too short and its not swinging for him. But that doesnt really set him apart from any England bowler that isnt Jimmy over the last 10 years.


Much as I like and admire Sam - do we really think he's the best choice as an opening bowler at test level? Seems a slightly odd choice in a 3 man seam attack for me.


woakes gets swing in england.

they need to give curran a go at 7 and see if he can cut it as a batsman yet. he's not a test match bowler, and there's no point picking a very talented bastsman to bat at 9 and bowl a few overs. moeen should be batting at 9.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:12 pm 
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ovalball wrote:
Jennings flops again. Not a good ball, did nothing. He just didn't get forward enough. Same old story.

Lots of work for our batsman to do here - there's just enough in the pitch to keep the bowlers interested and the batsmen watchful - and they won't be donating runs with 30 overs of spin like we did.

Dont get the double spinner thing. Especially when Root was probably the pick of the spinners yesterday!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:48 pm 
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Eng 35/2. Burns out for just 2


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:59 pm 
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44/3 ffs Johnny


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Same old story 3 down and less than 50 on the board. 2 out to nothing balls and Bairstow a bit unlucky to be bowled off his elbow. England seriously misjudged this pitch by playing two spinners.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:11 pm 
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4 down - Root LBW.

Deep trouble.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Root. Ffs


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm 
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moeen at 7 ffs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm 
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48/6 Ali out 1st ball

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:29 pm 
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FFS :x


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:35 pm 
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5 wickets for the very average Roach. How pants are England?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 pm 
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1-0 windies


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:39 pm 
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1-0 windies


And that will mean two absolutely flat, slow, roads, for the final two tests.

We've just lost 5 wickets for 5 runs :blush:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:40 pm 
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It's been a few minutes without a wicket but only because it's time for a drinks break.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 pm 
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If England hurry, they can get all out before the Aussies wake up. They’ll never know


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm 
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61/8

Well short of the follow on target :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:03 pm 
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It’s quite comforting, this is the England I grew up with.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:27 pm 
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It’s quite comforting, this is the England I grew up with.

:lol:
I haven't checked the teams but I assume Holding, Roberts, Marshall and Garner are playing for the W Indies?


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It’s quite comforting, this is the England I grew up with.


It isn't comforting that the Windies are as I remember them as well


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:32 pm 
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It’s quite comforting, this is the England I grew up with.

:lol:
I haven't checked the teams but I assume Holding, Roberts, Marshall and Garner are playing for the W Indies?

Holder, Gabriel, Roach and Joseph - not far off name-wise, but ability :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:33 pm 
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Havent been able to check the score since about 3p. What the actual Fark? Comical batting, or good bowling?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:35 pm 
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This is very soothing, isn't it? Now we can cling to vague hopes like, "Chris Woakes would've taken wickets and scored good runs on this track" or "Joe Denly should be playing" or "Hameed is the future and should be fast-tracked, he's like Trescothick, he had a bad county average as well you know, it's about character not stats"


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:45 pm 
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This is very soothing, isn't it? Now we can cling to vague hopes like, "Chris Woakes would've taken wickets and scored good runs on this track" or "Joe Denly should be playing" or "Hameed is the future and should be fast-tracked, he's like Trescothick, he had a bad county average as well you know, it's about character not stats"


:lol:

Mind you - the management have badly misread the conditions. No Broad (or Woakes) and 2 spinners - couldn't have got it more wrong. Doesn't change the woeful batting though.

Following on - need a miracle.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:49 pm 
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People already bring up Broads exclusion. Thats got feck all to do with their batting order folding like a clothes horse in a tornado.


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