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Prince Phillip 18-12-2021 11:50 AM

Australian batters not afraid of Broad and Anderson under the lights. That's another 600-page England planning dossier for the recycling, then.

davech 18-12-2021 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16157963)
Australian batters not afraid of Broad and Anderson under the lights. That's another 600-page England planning dossier for the recycling, then.

They know how to bat properly. That's almost like cheating.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 18-12-2021 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 16157936)
But he is the only senior player guaranteed a place in the team. Stokes I guess is an option but not sure he is captain material. Too injury prone, a bit hot headed and I suspect on a downwards curve

Think you and Davech have it in a nut shell. Root great bat ,shit captain . But who do you bring in as skipper.

Olympian2 18-12-2021 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16157909)
Seriously though, an uncompetitive Ashes is just another nail in Test Cricket's coffin. Globally it's only got about 10 years to go. Who's going to pay the subscription money for so many forgone conclusions?

This is the most prescient comment of the last 20 or so pages. Every now & then we (globally) get a magnificent series but on the wholeÖ.

The ECB talk the talk but clearly do not walk the walk. I canít imagine the BCCI would be too upset if red ball cricket disappeared. Aussie folks - what do CA think?

davech 18-12-2021 12:20 PM

Well, those 40 runs have probably tipped it. Out of our reach now :D. Ratboy's run-out is a bonus though.

davech 18-12-2021 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16158089)
This is the most prescient comment of the last 20 or so pages. Every now & then we (globally) get a magnificent series but on the wholeÖ.

The ECB talk the talk but clearly do not walk the walk. I canít imagine the BCCI would be too upset if red ball cricket disappeared. Aussie folks - what do CA think?

It's all so sad. Red Ball cricket must never die. It IS cricket. How that translates into a change of the cricket heirarchy goodness only knows.

Tomo 18-12-2021 12:30 PM

Embarrassing.

An hour with a new ball under the lights and our only chances came through run outs.
Not one of them good enough.

Golf Boy 18-12-2021 12:36 PM

Is the captain allowed to receive information from the balcony?

davech 18-12-2021 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Golf Boy (Post 16158108)
Is the captain allowed to receive information from the balcony?

I think so. They could always bring out some strapping for Buttler's hands with a secret message. A bit of velcro probably wouldn't go amiss. Not sure how good the advice would be though.

art malice 18-12-2021 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16158096)
It's all so sad. Red Ball cricket must never die. It IS cricket. How that translates into a change of the cricket heirarchy goodness only knows.

Pink ball cricket can do one though

desperado 18-12-2021 12:51 PM

Joe Root is England's best batsman and on the final session the bowler most likely to take a wicket

Too many players not up to Test match quality and others who are one day players who play as if a Test match is a 20 over game

ECB reaping what they have sown over the years by focussing on the money available from Mickey Mouse cricket and ignoring the breeding ground for quality Test match players who can compete at the top level

PeterH 18-12-2021 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16157908)
I delayed looking at the score this morning through dread. Might not bother in future.

I went to bed and we were in a fair position at lunch with the two of them going well. Then got up to this shit shower.

Worksop Palace 18-12-2021 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16157934)
Silverwood is cricket's version of Steve Sherwood.

Root needs a captain to take the weight off his shoulders, much like Mike Brearley did for Ian Botham. I have no idea who this captain might be, given the paucity of County Cricket. Oh for a Mike Brearley now.

As in the ex Watford (iirc) keeper?

I think heís shit but not that shit

:D

cockneyrebel 18-12-2021 03:13 PM

Another tedious series with no competitiveness as so one sided.

Worksop Palace 18-12-2021 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by cockneyrebel (Post 16158215)
Another tedious series with no competitiveness as so one sided.

It shouldnít be though cr

Itís not like Aus are streets ahead of us on paper or even player v player. We just donít have the right mentality in the main. We donít dig deep. We donít battle out sessions or even segments of a half hour or hour.

Weíre just weak and Iím afraid that comes from the top.

Golf Boy 18-12-2021 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16158134)
I think so. They could always bring out some strapping for Buttler's hands with a secret message. A bit of velcro probably wouldn't go amiss. Not sure how good the advice would be though.

Or just get Mike Brearly on the balcony and an earpiece for Root. Sorted:p

davech 18-12-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 16158181)
As in the ex Watford (iirc) keeper?

I think heís shit but not that shit

:D

Apologies. Got my Sherwoods mixed up. I meant Tim :o

eaglesheart 18-12-2021 03:30 PM

There is nothing now to look forward to in this series as a cricket fan. All hope extinguished in the quickest possible time. Thanks you bunch of craven, lily livered losers.

Timbo 18-12-2021 03:36 PM

England players have been let down by the ECB. Why was the preparation so poor?

Worksop Palace 18-12-2021 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16158290)
Apologies. Got my Sherwoods mixed up. I meant Tim :o

I assumed so :D


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