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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by skully on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 01:13

If no-one comes out of the pack in the 1st 3 Shield games, I suspect Weed will be retained. If Nifty makes plenty and Weed fails, then there will be plenty of pressure from MEW to flick Weed and bring Nifty back.

That should get your blood pumping, old bean.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Bradman on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 01:21

Actually nice to see a cricket thread getting everyone fired up. Your post count is looking good for the next couple of months skulls and that's even before the action.

Let's hope a real wicket keeper shows some form on some non ft tracks during the opening stanza of SS.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by skully on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 01:31

2nded Q.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by horace on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 02:13

Bradman wrote:Actually nice to see a cricket thread getting everyone fired up.  Your post count is looking good for the next couple of months skulls and that's even before the action.

Let's hope a real wicket keeper shows some form on some non ft tracks during the opening stanza of SS.

Agree and Agree.

Skully ( the same source that told me ages ago that the MM was on borrowed time and would be replaced by Truffles told me the following) 

Boof and Seasick Steve demanded the change to Weed or more to the point away from Nifty because he folded like a deckchair under pressure. I was initially a supporter of Nifty but his limp performances and demeanour did not help his case.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by PeterCS on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 02:40

Are you sure you don't mean

"Rawprawn passed the gloves on to Chunder, who hit the roof and passed the buck on to Thunderquoit, but Fartnose got wind of it and instead slipped a few bucks to Dingbat, thinking he'd crack the whip and let Crosspills root Dysentery for crying out loud"?
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Bradman on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 02:47

Didn't nail all the colloquialisms Pete.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by horace on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 02:52

Bradman wrote:Didn't nail all the colloquialisms Pete.

doncha love it when Pomgolians get angsty about our better use of the lingo.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by skully on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 02:54

Ooh, I've met Peter, and I assure you he is not the angsty type. He's a fine chap. He's merely having a wee dig and a laugh.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by PeterCS on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 03:53

At the almost impenetrable code ...

As long as we don't agonise about not luring in newcomers ... Wink
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by PeterCS on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 04:02

Bradman wrote:Didn't nail all the colloquialisms Pete.

Was meant more to be more outlandish* than mimicry Very Happy

Besides, a close-run satire would have taken too long for the purpose.



*interesting word, that "outlandish" - literally "foreign", "alien", I suppose - "from outside this (familiar and reassuring) land". Like the Germanic word it must come from. Weird uitlander stuff.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by horace on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 07:06

PeterCS wrote:
Bradman wrote:Didn't nail all the colloquialisms Pete.

Was meant more to be more outlandish* than mimicry Very Happy

Besides, a close-run satire would have taken too long for the purpose.



*interesting word, that "outlandish" - literally "foreign", "alien", I suppose - "from outside this (familiar and reassuring) land". Like the Germanic word it must come from. Weird uitlander stuff.

Almost like 'beyond the pale'

All good. I laughed when I read your original post. My 'doncha' was a weak riposte.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by taipan on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 07:14

PeterCS wrote:
Bradman wrote:Didn't nail all the colloquialisms Pete.

Was meant more to be more outlandish* than mimicry Very Happy

Besides, a close-run satire would have taken too long for the purpose.



*interesting word, that "outlandish" - literally "foreign", "alien", I suppose - "from outside this (familiar and reassuring) land". Like the Germanic word it must come from. Weird uitlander stuff.

Uitlander would be more Dutch and has another history in SA.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Big Dog on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 09:02

Paine went ok for the World X1 v Pakistan. Yeah, i know, its only 20/20 yada yada but still.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by lardbucket on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 13:39

The T20 national position is the bone he has been thrown. If he does well he remains in contention.

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Growler on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 23:38

Looks as though Haseeb Hameed will definitely be spending winter at home. Having suffered a severe hand injury last winter and losing form on his return for Lancashire, he's just had another finger broken, this time on his right hand.

His season is over, of course - so I see absolutely no point at all in him touring. It's a shame, because he does seem a really good prospect long term.

Not least because of his attitude ... in India last winter he batted for almost three hours with a clean fracture of a finger - and again today having retired hurt four wickets down, came out as last man with Lancashire looking to save (or even win) the game, before Matt Parkinson (a genuine tail-ender) edged to slip giving Middlesex a 36 run victory. This injury is to his right hand, the x-ray having confirmed another broken finger.

Haseem reminds me of two former England captains, although in different ways. First, former opener Mike Atherton who took some fearful workings over from the most hostile bowlers of his generation without flinching. Secondly, Athers' successor Nasser "poppadom fingers" Hussain, for his seeming susceptibility to hand injuries.

That said, if he has an international career even half as good as those two - he'll be Cook's best opening partner since Andrew Strauss retired by some distance.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by beamer on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 21:42

Toblerone all but ruled out. Unfortunate for him as no guarantee he will get another shot at the Ashes. Seam bowling places really up for grabs though, will they go county form or "horses for courses"? Probably a couple of slots available alongside Anderson, Broad, Stokes and Woakes.

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Fred Nerk on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 23:30

Yeah you need the right blokes to complement Stokes and Wokes

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by horace on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 00:21

Is Wood injured? The Poms should bring at least one express bowler.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by lardbucket on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 00:29

Chance for Plunkett to have a late-career Test redemption? IMO the Poms could do a lot worse.

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by beamer on Sat 23 Sep 2017, 00:32

Fred Nerk wrote:Yeah you need the right blokes to complement Stokes and Wokes
Foakes is a candidate for backup keeper...

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Big Dog on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:48

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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by Big Dog on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:49

Big Dog wrote:What a load of shyte. Just a recipe for drawn games & the end of test cricket.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/england-ecb-pushing-for-four-day-test-matches-icc-board-meeting-ashes-2019-mark-taylor/2017-09-24

Results would be more & more manufactured until the term Test would be irrelevant.
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by beamer on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 11:11

Draws must be at an all-time low currently though, we rarely even get to the fifth day in England unless there's substantial rain (and even that can be largely made up for unless a whole day is washed out). There's surely more four day results now than five day results 30 years ago.

Not saying reducing to four days is the right thing, but if they can speed up over rates and get more cricket in a day, and perhaps have a reserve day for major weather interruptions, it might not make such a difference.

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Post by Bradman on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 12:27

Good points there beams , old bean. Speed up the over rates and the fifth day may become irrelevant without official action
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Re: Ashes 2017-2018 countdown

Post by skully on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 14:26

4 day Tests will necessitate the elimination of roady roads.
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