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#1 ckn

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:59 PM

England aren't very good at this one day cricket thing are they?

 

The Pakistan v WI game yesterday was a very good game dominated by the bowlers and very few of the large slogging hits that seem to be what the organisers want.


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#2 ckn

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:18 PM

A good job that Australia aren't any better!


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#3 marklaspalmas

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

It's a funny thing about cricket isn't it? You've got to see both teams have a bat before you can see how it's going. I thought our innings stalled pretty badly and we'd be short of runs. A bit of turn and batting's not so easy now.



#4 gingerjon

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

We still shouldn't be wearing that red kit.

It would be quite typical of England to win a tournament that never gets played again and everyone forgets.

Even more typical to be runners up in it.
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#5 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:01 PM

What appeared to be strange tactics from England actually worked.

 

Perhaps they don't fancy themselves with the bat and so maximise what they have by ensuring they make a reasonable score without giving too many chances and maybe have a swing in the last 10 overs.  Then follow this up with aggressive, accurate bowling and fielding to put the opponents under pressure from ball 1.

 

Whether this will work against sides better than "possibly the poorest 1 day Australia side ever" remains to be seen.  I think India would have taken them to the cleaners.

 

We shall see.


Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#6 marklaspalmas

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

What appeared to be strange tactics from England actually worked.

 

Perhaps they don't fancy themselves with the bat and so maximise what they have by ensuring they make a reasonable score without giving too many chances and maybe have a swing in the last 10 overs.  Then follow this up with aggressive, accurate bowling and fielding to put the opponents under pressure from ball 1.

 

Not that strange at all really. I think with the new rules, this'll be the blueprint for target setting in the 50 over game. Get to 30/35 overs with a max of two wickets down, then treat it like a 20/20 thrash to set a target.



#7 ckn

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Another cracking game today. NZ v Sri Lanka. Very low scoring game but very high tension.

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#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

Loved Beefy today. He reckoned we'd whitewash Australia in both forthcoming Ashes.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:54 AM

David Warner dropped from Australian team after alleged stoush with Joe Root last Sunday Morning - Bring back the biff eh ?

http://www.espncrici...ory/641109.html


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#10 marklaspalmas

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

David Warner dropped from Australian team after alleged stoush with Joe Root last Sunday Morning - Bring back the biff eh ?

http://www.espncrici...ory/641109.html

 

Bring back? Drunken aussies misbehaving in a bar has never gone away. ;)



#11 Futtocks

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

Professional sportsmen in a bar at 2am during an international tournament? That's great...

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#12 gingerjon

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

Professional sportsmen in a bar at 2am during an international tournament? That's great...

 

It's not a proper tournament it's the Champions Trophy.


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#13 marklaspalmas

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Professional sportsmen in a bar at 2am during an international tournament? That's great...

 

On the night after the game? Who'd've thought it?



#14 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:04 PM

Professional sportsmen in a bar at 2am during an international tournament? That's great...

 

Is Joe Root old enough ?  :tongue:


Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#15 ckn

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

It's always amusing seeing Australia look distinctly ordinary at any sport...


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#16 ckn

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

Surely McKay grunting like that at every delivery is against the spirit of the game.  He's grunting almost as much as a female tennis pro.


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#17 WearyRhino

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

It's always amusing seeing Australia look distinctly ordinary at any sport...


Although, I see they've won at 'phrases to describe mediocrity'!

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#18 longboard

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

28 off the last over from Sri Lanka by Ravi Bopara. Pretty damn good. He finished with 33 from 13 balls.



#19 longboard

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:24 PM

An exciting finish in order at The Oval...... A test of Cook's captaincy, as well as an examination of England's one day credentials.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

An exciting finish in order at The Oval...... A test of Cook's captaincy, as well as an examination of England's one day credentials.

 

 

A tame finish sadly.






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