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Bats / Re: GM maestro
« Last post by alexhilly1492 on Today at 06:06:47 PM »
I think it was an owzat special this year
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Bats / Re: GM maestro
« Last post by Timbo287 on Today at 05:45:26 PM »
I hope it is. I had a GM maestro when I was young it was a hand me down from my brother so many fond memories with that bat
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Latest Matches / Re: England Vs India Test Matches
« Last post by Timbo287 on Today at 05:15:10 PM »
An Indian on another forum posted this message today

On the occasion of Independence day let us all remember those who struggled for us against the British and are still Struggling....Specially Murali Vijay, Shikar Dhavan, K. L. Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and the entire INDIAN Team........GOD Bless

Made me chuckle
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England / Re: Ben Stokes Trial
« Last post by Seniorplayer on Today at 04:18:59 PM »
It doesn't really matter. What everyone's forgetting is that when you are employed, most employment contracts have terms that stop you doing stupid stuff outside work that if linked to your company can bring the company into disrepute. This case exposes just that. And if it also highlights to people that they have clauses such as this in employment contracts, it's probably not a bad thing.

You know what that they say about contracts of Employment if it's  not written it does count I should llve written hundreds
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by Seniorplayer on Today at 04:00:40 PM »
Opposition conceded so once again got a game in the player pool. On arrival, skipper asked me whether I batted or bowled, said prefer a bat so fielded while the opposition were bowled out for just 42. Tea was decent but as I am going into the changing room assuming I am opening or going in 3, skipper tells me I am batting at 8.  In fairness, if he had put me at No.5, I wouldn't have got a bat as target was reached in less than 10 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets but that's one club I won't be pooling for again.

Just wrong cllubs that  do that don't deserve guest players
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After all that, opposition just conceded  :(

how are things at Kempton? heard some 'interesting' things on the grapevine
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by Warneymonster on Today at 02:42:25 PM »
have finally found some form with the bat, last 4 games 96* 15* 70 & 58. its a shame my body is starting to fall apart towards the end of the season, knee looks like an elephants and back getting steadily worse.

only 5 or 6 games to go this year then I can get the knee sorted and rest my spine. most of it is my own fault for trying to play golf in the morning and cricket straight after
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England / Re: Which 'generation' of England bowling attack?
« Last post by alexhilly1492 on Today at 02:16:07 PM »
pure stats would suggest the ancients however with better pitches now i would say the moderns would get the nod for me

however if your deciding between attacks id go even smaller date ranges and say the ashes 05 was the best all round attack ive seen (botham and willis' may be better)
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by NT50 on Today at 02:11:20 PM »
Opposition conceded so once again got a game in the player pool. On arrival, skipper asked me whether I batted or bowled, said prefer a bat so fielded while the opposition were bowled out for just 42. Tea was decent but as I am going into the changing room assuming I am opening or going in 3, skipper tells me I am batting at 8.  In fairness, if he had put me at No.5, I wouldn't have got a bat as target was reached in less than 10 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets but that's one club I won't be pooling for again.

That skipper sounds like an (No Swearing Please)!
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England / Which 'generation' of England bowling attack?
« Last post by FattusCattus on Today at 01:57:25 PM »
Prompted by the comment quoted on here of Anderson and Broad 'best ever', I wondered how various fantasy bowling attacks from various eras of English cricket might fare against each other. There are many ways to rate a bowler; average, strike rate, total wickets taken etc - I went for the remarkably unscientific 'how many wickets per test'.

I then cobbled together 3 x attacks from 3 very loose era's, and i am using a fantasy pitch that is covered, but is a bit like Edgbaston, doing a bit on the first couple of days, but flat enough to score runs on if you stick at it, and then breaking up slowly over the last 4 sessions.

**** Please remember, these are just my whimsical musings, and I'm sure many people will have a counter-suggestion ****

These are each of my attacks, with their wickets per test - who do we think would've meed the most deadly?

ANCIENTS TO 1940's

SF Barnes -   7.00
H Larwood -  3.71
M Tate -        3.97
G Lohmann - 6.22
H Verity -      3.60


1940's to 1980's

Truman -      4.58
Snow -         4.12
Botham -      3.75
Bedser -       4.62
Laker -         4.19


90's ONWARDS

Anderson -    3.95
Broad -         3.53
Gough -        3.94
Caddick -      3.77
Swann -       4.25
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