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9 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Does Gould taking the top job at the ECB spell doom for the Hundred (perhaps after the broadcast deals are up)?

Not necessarily as there are plenty of examples of people being against it who then tone down that opposition once they're on the payroll.

I suspect he might want to see the workings behind head boy Strauss's review though. That will be a meeting of mind. The 's' deliberately removed.

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5 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Not necessarily as there are plenty of examples of people being against it who then tone down that opposition once they're on the payroll.

I suspect he might want to see the workings behind head boy Strauss's review though. That will be a meeting of mind. The 's' deliberately removed.

I was hoping beyond hope I guess.

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7 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Great result for Irish ☘️ cricket in the T20 World Cup.

They deserve it in my opinion for years of hard work.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2022/oct/26/t20-world-cup-cricket-england-v-ireland-live-updates

Well done, Ireland. The rain may have helped but setting that total game them a chance and England failed to bat well enough.

England have been all of the place recently in white ball. I wasn't expecting them to win the tournament, but as T20 is a lottery made worse by rain being around, it's still possible.

It's a great format for bringing on developing countries and it's clearly more popular than the other formats with the general public.

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14 hours ago, tim2 said:

Well done, Ireland. The rain may have helped but setting that total game them a chance and England failed to bat well enough.

England have been all of the place recently in white ball. I wasn't expecting them to win the tournament, but as T20 is a lottery made worse by rain being around, it's still possible.

It's a great format for bringing on developing countries and it's clearly more popular than the other formats with the general public.

You need for the result to matter and it will always matter in a World Cup. Great win for Ireland.

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A good win against the New Zealanders keeps England in the tournament. Now they have to beat Sri Lanka to progress.

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22 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

A good win against the New Zealanders keeps England in the tournament. Now they have to beat Sri Lanka to progress.

With a bit to spare, if they can. Don't want Aus overtaking our Net Run Rate.

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1 hour ago, tim2 said:

With a bit to spare, if they can. Don't want Aus overtaking our Net Run Rate.

The Aussies' NRR is pretty lousy, but nothing is certain in Cricket of any format.

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On 01/11/2022 at 13:04, Futtocks said:

The Aussies' NRR is pretty lousy, but nothing is certain in Cricket of any format.

Afghanistan ran them very close today. Takes NRR out of the equation for England tomorrow. Just need to win....

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Just now, tim2 said:

Afghanistan ran them very close today. Takes NRR out of the equation for England tomorrow. Just need to win....

"Just". :kolobok_scare:

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On 05/11/2022 at 13:04, Adelaide Tiger said:

Certainly was.  But just booked two tickets for the semi final at Adelaide Oval for Thursday night.  Should be a cracker.

England haven't played well as a full unit yet. Hope they start now.

Meanwhile, South Africa find new and interesting ways of choking in major tournaments.

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2 hours ago, tim2 said:

Meanwhile, South Africa find new and interesting ways of choking in major tournaments.

I woke up at some ungodly hour this morning and put on TMS just for background burble, when heard this news. It's hard to drift off while laughing...

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Well, this is going well so far...

England need 19 runs in 37 balls

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3 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Final will be live on Channel 4.

It's going to rain all day, isn't it? :kolobok_unsure:

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The match is due to start at 8am GMT.

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9 hours ago, GeordieSaint said:

Some performance by Hales and Buttler; simply outstanding. 

I was always in favour of a Hales return, but only if Morgan was gone as it clearly was never going to work with those two. Also needed to be sure that Ben Stokes was happy with it.

The whte ball turnround from 2015 has been astonishing. It's almost matched by an equivalent deterioration in new red ball players.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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