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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 5005
    One day cricket is getting way too unbalanced in favour of the batsman these days.

    That said, we didn't half annihilate the Aussie bowling today!
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4666
    481 for 6 - And the Aussies fought well in the last 5 overs to keep this below 500 - Should have brought in Willey and Plunkett once Hales and Morgan out - To big hitters - maybe, just maybe 500 was on then
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    Today you've had the first and third highest team scores in one-day cricket ever.

    scrumhalf said:
    One day cricket is getting way too unbalanced in favour of the batsman these days.

    That said, we didn't half annihilate the Aussie bowling today!
    Wrong tense. It is too unbalanced in favour of the batsman. 
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    No records broken today. CRICKET IZ FUCKED. 
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1651

     Wrong tense. It is too unbalanced in favour of the batsman. 
    Especially in white ball/ODI's.  I'm really resenting all the new rules to make it even more stacked towards batsmen, eg fielding restrictions and the new white balls. 
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865

     Wrong tense. It is too unbalanced in favour of the batsman. 
    Especially in white ball/ODI's.  I'm really resenting all the new rules to make it even more stacked towards batsmen, eg fielding restrictions and the new white balls. 
    There was a piece on Cricinfo yesterday where Tendulkar was quoted as saying they need to go back to one ball in 50 over ODIs so that they can get reverse swing in the death overs.  That would help.

    They need to look at the fielding restrictions as well.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    ODI tomorrow. Now the football's done, let's get a proper sporting thread up there again :D
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865
    ODI tomorrow. Now the football's done, let's get a proper sporting thread up there again :D
    Have to wait a bit longer then.  The proper cricket (in whites) doesn't start until 1st August.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    I'm so desperate for something longer than the 20 over shite that even ODIs counts as proper cricket now. 
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1651
    I'm so desperate for something longer than the 20 over shite that even ODIs counts as proper cricket now. 
    Your avatar of Barney Ronay is somewhat disturbing.  Any particular reason for choosing that particular Graun writer and not Jacob Steinberg? 
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865
    I'm so desperate for something longer than the 20 over shite that even ODIs counts as proper cricket now. 
    Your avatar of Barney Ronay is somewhat disturbing.  Any particular reason for choosing that particular Graun writer and not Jacob Steinberg? 
    Isn't it Donald Tusk?  If you are brave, go and read the Brexit threads in the politics section and you will get the context.  Alternatively, call the men in white coats for @Heartfeltdawn
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1651
    crunchman said:
    I'm so desperate for something longer than the 20 over shite that even ODIs counts as proper cricket now. 
    Your avatar of Barney Ronay is somewhat disturbing.  Any particular reason for choosing that particular Graun writer and not Jacob Steinberg? 
    Isn't it Donald Tusk?  If you are brave, go and read the Brexit threads in the politics section and you will get the context.  Alternatively, call the men in white coats for @Heartfeltdawn
    I think you're right! 

    I did not appreciate how much Ronay looks like Donald Tusk


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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 5005
    This new Indian spinner looks a bit useful, I think we could be in a lot of trouble this summer.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    He bowled absolutely beautifully today. We clearly can't pick his googly and he bowled at the right pace on that wicket. 

    Very heartening to see three sides out there today internationally with left-arm leg spinners (Yadav for India, Sandakan for Sri Lanka, Shamsi for South Africa). 
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 20602
    edited July 20
    Had the huge fun of playing at Hove yesterday for the Sussex Invitation XI v Lords Tavs

    Got a wicket coming down the hill- (former Eng bat Chris Adams, seen below contemplating his suicide method after his dismissal)  many members said that the sight of Gassage in full flow was reminiscent of Imran in his pomp. #whiteImmie

    What a lovely day topped off by the trad visit to the Kebab Shop at 1am.







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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 5005
    Congratulatins to Jordan Clark of Lancashire who took the first Roses hat-trick for ages.

    He dismissed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow.

    Not a bad haul.
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1651
    scrumhalf said:
    Congratulatins to Jordan Clark of Lancashire who took the first Roses hat-trick for ages.

    He dismissed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow.

    Not a bad haul.
    I saw that as well. A hat trick of 3 of the best batsmen in the world, truly incredible. The Roses T20 match recently was a cracker as well. IMO it's a shame domestic cricket doesn't get a huge amount of exposure, which is a shame as the standard of cricket is possibly as competitive as any format of cricket available to viewers in the UK.
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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 352
    Agreed, why the heck isn't that Roses match being shown even on Sky?
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865
    I don't know about other counties but Somerset live stream their home County Championship matches on YouTube.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    Watch it on the Lancashire CCC live stream.


    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865
    Who will England pick as their spinner(s) against India?  Bess not in the Somerset team in the current CC match.

    Saw a newspaper article suggesting a recall for Rashid, but difficult when he refuses to play first class cricket for Yorkshire.  Not sure I'd trust him to bowl 30 or 40 overs when he hasn't bowled more than 10 for ages.

    Leach is back for Somerset, so I guess he's in pole position.

    Good news on the fast bowling front.  Jamie Overton is back for Somerset and took 4 wickets today.
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  • CabbageCatCabbageCat Frets: 5539
    Gassage said:
    Had the huge fun of playing at Hove yesterday for the Sussex Invitation XI v Lords Tavs

    Got a wicket coming down the hill- (former Eng bat Chris Adams, seen below contemplating his suicide method after his dismissal)  many members said that the sight of Gassage in full flow was reminiscent of Imran in his pomp. #whiteImmie

    What a lovely day topped off by the trad visit to the Kebab Shop at 1am.




    Pan round to the right another 20 degrees and you'll see my seat for the T20s this season. 

    Don't recognise your kebab shop though. 
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2146
    edited July 24
    I was going through some of my late dad's stuff today.  For a long time he was a member at Lancs CCC, and I found he'd been using his 1998 fixture list as a bookmark.

    Fascinating to see the comps they were in: Brittanic Assurance Championship, AXA Life League, Benson & Hedges Cup (!), NatWest Trophy.

    Cornhill Insurance Test match (3rd of 5) against South Africa (could that have been one of the first post-apartheid?), Texaco Trophy ODI vs SA.

    I wonder how many of those sponsors are still with us?

    *edit* the season ran from 17th April to 20th September!

    Did anyone bring the petits-fours?
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2146
    And the Cat came back!  Welcome back, @CabbageCat ; :)
    Did anyone bring the petits-fours?
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    crunchman said:
    Who will England pick as their spinner(s) against India?  Bess not in the Somerset team in the current CC match.

    Saw a newspaper article suggesting a recall for Rashid, but difficult when he refuses to play first class cricket for Yorkshire.  Not sure I'd trust him to bowl 30 or 40 overs when he hasn't bowled more than 10 for ages.

    Leach is back for Somerset, so I guess he's in pole position.

    Good news on the fast bowling front.  Jamie Overton is back for Somerset and took 4 wickets today.

    With Bess not playing against Worcs and Leach not really hitting his straps yet (a friend of mine was at the Worcs game for two days, said he bowled OK without looking at his best: also said Moeen bowled very tidily), then I'd be doing everything I could to get Adil Rashid into that squad. No he won't bowl you 30 or 40 overs and nor should anyone try to make him bowl like that. What I've liked about Rashid this year has been a bit more zip on his leg break. 

    Cook
    Jennings
    Root
    Malan
    Stokes
    Bairstow
    Buttler
    Rashid - if not him, then Leach 
    Moeen
    Anderson
    Broad

    Yes I'm going two spinners with the way the weather has been and assuming Stokes is fully fit. 

    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865

    What kind of bowler is Porter?  Is he another 83mph trundle, or can he get it through a bit?

    Sounds like a bit of a fudge on Rashid.  Here's what Cricinfo quoted from Ed Smith:

    "Before the selection meeting, Adil had confirmed his availability to play Test cricket for England for whole of this summer and the upcoming winter tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies," Smith said. "Adil fully understands that if he wishes to be eligible for Test cricket in the 2019 season, he must have a county contract to play four-day cricket. Moving forward, England Test players must be committed to the county championship."

    He probably is our best fit spinner but something doesn't sit right about it.

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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11603
    Jamie Porter is two things: fit and in alright form.

    Finn and Wood are injured, Woakes isn't Test match ready yet and we saw how ineffective when he was undercooked after injury last year, TRJ isn't playing this season, Craig Overton seemingly isn't considered good enough for a frontline slot, Jamie Overton hasn't played enough cricket and stayed fit enough to be considered for a 5 day match, and it would appear that the selectors don't fancy Ben Coad yet. 

    Porter isn't outright quick but he is what I'd call a seamer with some nip to him. Consistent, doesn't ten to spray it around. 

    Rashid on form is our best spinner. The problem really comes in that he will miss T20 games for Yorkshire when he's on a white-ball contract. That stuffs up Yorkshire's plans and shows what a complete mess the fixture list is. Imagine, all this sun and slow bowlers aren't bowling long spells because the list is dominated by two hour cricket. 

    ALso important to remember that part of the reason for the fixture list being so T20 dominated right now is because the powers that be felt players struggled switching between T20 and CC cricket, yet here we are having two Test selections this summer coming on the back of limited overs cricket success. 
    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3865

    Given how brown and abrasive the outfields are likely to be, we need fast bowlers who can get reverse swing.  Is that all going to be on Stokes?

    Admittedly, with Wood not fit, I can't think of anyone who could fit the bill.

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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 5005
    crunchman said:

    Given how brown and abrasive the outfields are likely to be, we need fast bowlers who can get reverse swing.  Is that all going to be on Stokes?

    Admittedly, with Wood not fit, I can't think of anyone who could fit the bill.

    It wasn't th\t long ago that we were bemoaning the lack of decent spinners. Now we don't seem to be able to produce quicks who can bowl more than a couple of spells without breaking down for the season.

    You have to ask, what's going on?
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