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England / Re: County Championship 2018
« Last post by Manormanic on Today at 10:03:04 AM »
This is, in part, exactly what the ECB wanted - though perhaps taken to extreme?

The ECB's stated aim was to get pitches that lastest four days, starting out good for batting but taking some spin later.  I think Ciderabad has become somewhat different to that.

I don't know that I have that much objection to Somerset producing pitches that offer some assistance - as long as it isn't the exaggerated assistance seenin some games such as the Middlesex one last year or the recent game against Lancashire.  I do, however, have an issue with the ECB toss directive, as it penalises the Northern counties unduly - with the best will going, the times when they now play Championship cricket are such that most pitches up North will start green and damp, and it seems unreasonable to penalise the home side for circumstances beyond their control.
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England / Re: County Championship 2018
« Last post by Bats_Entertainment on Today at 09:37:49 AM »
I think the spinning wickets are a product of the ECB's scrapping of the toss.  If you prepare a green seamer, you get stuck in and are behind the game throughout.  If you prepare a raging bunsen, batting first is often the best bet as you at least get a small window of respite.  Its cheeky, but you can't really blame them whilst that daft policy is in place.

This is, in part, exactly what the ECB wanted - though perhaps taken to extreme?
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Gray Nicolls / Re: GN 2019
« Last post by Six Sixes Cricket on Today at 09:17:38 AM »
@Six Sixes Cricket - Possible to get Legend pads and gloves custom made in black or blue colour?
Ive asked a few times, no one at GN Hq replies, i will try again as Uzair is after a pair
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England / Re: County Championship 2018
« Last post by edge on Today at 09:15:14 AM »
Why on earth would you not want a county with two good spinners to produce turners? Or should everyone just carry on bemoaning the fact we don't produce any spinners?
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by edge on Today at 09:10:26 AM »
Jennings will start won't he - what would the point of taking him otherwise?
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by Seniorplayer on Today at 08:29:28 AM »
Surprised Jennings in- must have been his hindered on debut and the fact it was in India no?
Yep
Sure that's  the deciding factor struggles against  the  moving ball but  scored 112 in Mumbai.
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by Seniorplayer on Today at 08:26:33 AM »
Yes figured Denly was in maybe to open as well and smith on interview said Denly is in as a top order batter an an option to spin.

Like a lot of us on here I think I would start him and burns first test,the guy deserves a chance. And....it gives us possible 4 spinners in the side....

You got to think all matches will turn a lot. Or they could leave one out play 3 spinners and slot in stone for extra pace(or rest Anderson or broad to do that)
Not a bad call at all but England will be thinking if we play just 2 seamers what happens if one breaks down.
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by ppccopener on Today at 07:52:10 AM »
Yes figured Denly was in maybe to open as well and smith on interview said Denly is in as a top order batter an an option to spin.

Like a lot of us on here I think I would start him and burns first test,the guy deserves a chance. And....it gives us possible 4 spinners in the side....

You got to think all matches will turn a lot. Or they could leave one out play 3 spinners and slot in stone for extra pace(or rest Anderson or broad to do that)
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Bats / Re: New Custom Robinsons sports cricket bat
« Last post by DorsetDan on Today at 07:23:08 AM »
That is right up my street. Lovely looking bat, enjoy!
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England / Re: County Championship 2018
« Last post by Manormanic on Today at 07:13:12 AM »
I think the spinning wickets are a product of the ECB's scrapping of the toss.  If you prepare a green seamer, you get stuck in and are behind the game throughout.  If you prepare a raging bunsen, batting first is often the best bet as you at least get a small window of respite.  Its cheeky, but you can't really blame them whilst that daft policy is in place.
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