Off Topic Cricket World Cup

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  1. M0WDS

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    If they could score at that rate in a test it would be great that we could kill a game in a session, however it just isn't like that. They should stick with Burns as the other opener but deffo worth Roy getting a go as Jennings has had as many chances as Vince.
     
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    Leave Bairstow where he is in the test team Ffs. He's been messed about throughout his career because of weaknesses in the team. Let him keep wicket and bat 5 or 6.
    Regarding Roy, opening in tests is massively different from the white ball game. He has a poor record in the longer version. Having said that, he has proved he has the temperament, we have a gap there so give him a go and see if he can adapt with Burns.
     
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    Agree with most of this but he was out with just two overs to go, so Buttler's intervention wasn't that critical
     
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  4. M0WDS

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    Our all round performance today was superb. The Aussies have been similar to us in getting good starts from the openers. Their middle order though has fell away quite a lot and they have had the odd decent score to give them respectability, Carey a couple, maxwell chipping in with 20's, but nothing that standout. Smith has been fairly ordinary. They have relied on their Bowlers. Today we played like we have for the last 4 years.
     
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    Agree, and probably for the next four years. Unlike any other team we have all posts covered. Anything can happen on Sunday but we do have an outstanding team who will continue to get better and better. Buttler, possibly the worlds most destructive batsmen, has not even got going yet!
     
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  6. dennisboothstash

    dennisboothstash Well-Known Member

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    I love watching cricket

    Because I’ve never played it at any level at all I rarely understand the technical nuances of it

    ...but I still ****ing love it!
     
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    you old enough to have spent summer days in the 70s or before listening to the great john arlott? poetry.
     
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  8. dennisboothstash

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    Yep
    I get cricket
    I just don’t really intuitively know what the **** the cloud cover and the colour of the wicket combined with the thickness of the bowlers moustache are likely to mean in terms of reverse swing...
     
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    It's a bit like understanding Astrology.
     
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  10. Anal Frank Fingers

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    Aah, I get it. So when you have Mars over Uranus, then we'll win.

    I'll give Marianne a bell. Lump on chaps, we're in!
     
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  11. askewshair

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    I thought I'd explained this?
     
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    It wasn't that long ago I recall you stroking a beautiful drive through the covers and smashing a greenhouse window in my garden. In terms of you spending a quite day watching live cricket, someone normally ends up in hospital, someone else gets ejected from a student pub and then the group end up in a spat with cocaine fuelled Sheffield Wednesday fans.
     
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    I must say that with the extensive coverage, over the last few weeks, of the Women’s World Cup, Wimbledon & also Glastonbury I’ve found myself watching a lot of the Cricket. It’s been thoroughly absorbing, a great tournament. England winning would be the icing on the cake.
     
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  14. dennisboothstash

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    Standard cricket day out! (including unplanned stop over and milk train home too!)
     
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    Haha. Never quite the same watching it on tv!
     
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    Start delayed to 1045, rain around. Hope the weather doesn't spoil the occasion...
     
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  18. M0WDS

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    Bowl first today.
     
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  19. askewshair

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    Mmm bowling first. I do think that's NZ's best chance of winning, though glad we don't have to face Boult first up on that wicket and a bit of damp.
     
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    Yeah I was going to say that...
     
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