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RazorsEdge 08-12-2021 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16140138)
Yes, but I'm not sure that really answers NKE's question. When I was a young pup there were almost as many first class counties (I think only Durham were added), no two tier system, and two or three one-day trophies. Along with this, you had some of the world's best cricketers playing for counties as well as the Lancashire leagues whatever they were.

I may well have misunderstood everything but would like to blame all that is wrong with the game on the ACB, BCCI and ECB.

It doesn’t. I think your point about back in the days counties had worlds best cricketers drives home succinctly.

Nowadays the worlds best cricketers play T20 and the one who come to play the counties are not really worlds best. This might have been a factor in reducing the standards of our county games and introducing 100 etc did not help.

I can’t see a short term solution unless they open up a commonwealth county championship, which could then completely ruin the domestic games (or could improve) but something needs to be done in grass-root Cricket to save test match cricket

Olympian2 08-12-2021 09:47 PM

It is worth saying, however, that NZ & India have possibly their strongest Test sides ever at the moment. Australia not far behind. Then Pakistan, South Africa & England all seem to be slipping, with WI & Sri Lanka the sick-men of the Test scene. Some of it is cyclical but some of it definitely feels difficult to reverse.

art malice 08-12-2021 10:17 PM

Glorious sunny morning in Brisbane

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16140199)
Glorious sunny morning in Brisbane

Surprise.

Did they not look at the forecast ffs? What a dumb call.

Oh well fingers crossed..

art malice 08-12-2021 10:25 PM

Australia will also get an extra half hour in it early

RazorsEdge 08-12-2021 10:44 PM

Quarter past 11 start I think today

RazorsEdge 08-12-2021 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 16140201)
Surprise.

Did they not look at the forecast ffs? What a dumb call.

Oh well fingers crossed..

To be fair to Joe, the Aussie captain has now said he would have batted first too, but is glad he didn’t win the toss

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16140221)
To be fair to Joe, the Aussie captain has now said he would have batted first too.

He said that at the toss interview. They don’t have a flakey as feck top order so I’m sure he would have batted, especially with no Broad.

Easy in hindsight though agreed and it was always a ‘good toss to lose’. If Burns hadn’t shat himself at the sight of the Aussie bowler running in, we might have at least amassed a massive 230 or so.

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 11:25 PM

Here we go then.

Wickets needed in first 10 overs or it’s na nights

Wolfnipplechips 08-12-2021 11:36 PM

**** off Warnie you boring twat.

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 16140245)
**** off Warnie you boring twat.

You spelt Workshop wrong….

:)

cockneyrebel 08-12-2021 11:40 PM

What we saying? I reckon over 500 for the Aussies then declaring.

Apparently England last won in an Ashes test after being bowled out in first innings for less than 150 in the 1890s. WG Grace was the man.

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by cockneyrebel (Post 16140248)
What we saying? I reckon over 500 for the Aussies then declaring.

Apparently England last won in an Ashes test after being bowled out in first innings for less than 150 in the 1890s. WG Grace was the man.

I think we’ll have them done for 300-350, weather dependent

But we need early wickets

Bones14 08-12-2021 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 16140245)
**** off Warnie you boring twat.

Good to see you're still your miserable self Wolfie.:D

Another Australian upsetting you?
Maybe have a glass of half full instead of a glass of half empty. It might cheer you up.

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 11:49 PM

Great start by OR.

Not so Woakes. Sluggish

Worksop Palace 08-12-2021 11:51 PM

Is the commentator calling Warne ‘King’?

Wolfnipplechips 08-12-2021 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Bones14 (Post 16140252)
Good to see you're still your miserable self Wolfie.:D

Another Australian upsetting you?
Maybe have a glass of half full instead of a glass of half empty. It might cheer you up.

Do the other commentators really call him “King” with a straight face?

Bones14 08-12-2021 11:52 PM

King of spin

Wolfnipplechips 08-12-2021 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Bones14 (Post 16140252)
Good to see you're still your miserable self Wolfie.:D

Another Australian upsetting you?
Maybe have a glass of half full instead of a glass of half empty. It might cheer you up.

They’re embarrassingly sycophantic.

cockneyrebel 08-12-2021 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bones14 (Post 16140252)
Good to see you're still your miserable self Wolfie.:D

Another Australian upsetting you?
Maybe have a glass of half full instead of a glass of half empty. It might cheer you up.

To be fair Warne is a bit of a wrongun. Around 50 and going with a teenager.


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