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#41 shrek

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

I'm a big fan of test match cricket and often find myself engrossed in England games either on TV or via TMS, but having never played and never watched much in the flesh, one thing I've always wondered is.............

 

Do batsmen go out to bat "cold", having sat on the balcony in the dressing room padded up for potentially hours, or are they warming up on and off all day in preparation of going into bat?



#42 Northern Sol

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

I'm a big fan of test match cricket and often find myself engrossed in England games either on TV or via TMS, but having never played and never watched much in the flesh, one thing I've always wondered is.............

 

Do batsmen go out to bat "cold", having sat on the balcony in the dressing room padded up for potentially hours, or are they warming up on and off all day in preparation of going into bat?

AFAIK you can be "timed out" if you don't come to the crease within 5 minutes of the previous batsman getting out. Hence the next batsman in must wait, padded up, ready to bat at the drop of a hat. That would make it rather tricky to do a bit of batting practice on the side.



#43 marklaspalmas

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Yes, as NS says, you just sit there for hours waiting. Impossible to warm up, apart from walking to the middle. In an extraordinarily long stand, the next man in might get switched just to give him a break. But there has to be someone padded up watching and waiting.


 

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#44 shrek

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

AFAIK you can be "timed out" if you don't come to the crease within 5 minutes of the previous batsman getting out. Hence the next batsman in must wait, padded up, ready to bat at the drop of a hat. That would make it rather tricky to do a bit of batting practice on the side.

Cheers, didn't realise you got as much as 5 minutes to be honest as there always out there fairly sharpish.  But did wonder, if in longer partnerships if you'd not get some nets in or perhaps not take the field from the dressing room, but from the nets or something, obviously not.

 

Having never played, I find it incredible guys can go from sitting on there behind for hours to heading straight out to face deliveries of 85-90mph.



#45 marklaspalmas

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

I think it's three minutes actually. (90 seconds in 20/20). But I'm not sure if it's ever happened. Very very rarely if ever.

 

Plenty of players have scampered on late, not fully attired though, especially when there's a clatter of quick wickets.


 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Back to this game,

 

What the flying f is Cook doing pootling about? Get some quick runs slogged and get them back in asap. Should've opened with Buttler.


 

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#47 Futtocks

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

Some players sit and wait, some pace about and maybe play a few air shots... and Phil Tufnell would be probably asleep somewhere.


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#48 marklaspalmas

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

Tad late that declaration. I'd've followed on, but that's academic now.

 

10 wickets to go........


 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Did well last night and a good start this morning.

 

4 wickets to go.........


 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Did well last night and a good start this morning.

 

4 wickets to go.........

 

Game over, England win.

 

Now 1 win each in the series. Hopefully we will push on from here and see more of the same in the final couple of matches.


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#51 marklaspalmas

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

Monkey/back removal completed. Let's hope we can push on from here.


 

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#52 Northern Sol

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

8 wickets for Ali. Not bad for an "occasional bowler". Essentially he won the match for England. You have to wonder about England's bowling attack. Conditions obviously suited spin but who was our spin bowler in the attack?



#53 Wolford6

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

Moeen bowled a lot better without those wristbands resticting the circulation to his spinning fingers.

;)

 

Seriously, I bet the  decision to make him take them off got  both his dander  and  concentration up.

 

It was a misguided decision at best; the selectors never bothered when their captain Andrew Strauss was helping to raise money for the Conservative party.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

Strauss and Ali can raise money or wear whatever they like off the field. On the field is another matter. If you let Ali wear a pro-Palestinian band then you have to allow for the fact that some other players may wish to wear pro-Israel ones. Keep it off the field.



#55 Wolford6

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

Anderson has escaped a ban.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Strauss and Ali can raise money or wear whatever they like off the field. On the field is another matter. If you let Ali wear a pro-Palestinian band then you have to allow for the fact that some other players may wish to wear pro-Israel ones. Keep it off the field.

You can't even show a brand badge on field from a clothing manufacturer.  If a player's running late, loses his pads and has to buy a new pair on the way to the ground then he needs to tape over the manufacturer's name.


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#57 Andrew Vause

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

You can't even show a brand badge on field from a clothing manufacturer. If a player's running late, loses his pads and has to buy a new pair on the way to the ground then he needs to tape over the manufacturer's name.

There was a time when players had to cover tattoos up. Pietersen's England crest on his upper arm was one such instance. I abhor tattoos but I think that if players want to display them so be it.

When Bill Athey batted for England in the mid-80s he had a tattoo of a Union flag on his left upper arm to face the bowler. This probably would be deemed as racist now.

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#58 marklaspalmas

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

Arguably this test starting today is more important than the last, so important for England to back up and go on and win the series.


 

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#59 Futtocks

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:17 AM

Looking forward to it!


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#60 Futtocks

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

India 8 for 3 already. One wicket for Broad and two for Jimmeh, who's fast closing in on Ian Botham's record.


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