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Bats / Re: Aussie shopping list
« Last post by essendon2 on Today at 12:34:27 AM »
Should also look at Fisher bats. Handmade by Lachlan Fisher two hours outside of Melbourne. Check out his website for his mobile number and he’ll be more than happy to have a chat
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Bat Care / Re: Independent bat repair
« Last post by Jimmy Tieana on Today at 12:23:03 AM »
John at Red Ink.

Agree, John at Red Ink,  plus I had a good experience with Paul at ItsJustCricket.
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by csnew on Yesterday at 10:51:47 PM »
One of the worst Sri Lanka line ups ever. Wouldn’t get carried away with this one.

Rain expected tomorrow - could be an interesting 15-20 overs
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by billyb on Yesterday at 10:44:20 PM »
My 2018 season was such a mess. Played 4 games I think in between my malaria symptoms returning, all midweek. Pretty sure I ran myself out comedically each time... Scored a 20 odd at some point. I really, really underestimated how much malaria and typhoid hit me physically. Like beyond the bravado... Probably shouldn't have played! Looking forward to a fresh start.
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by Wozaboxa on Yesterday at 09:21:52 PM »
My 2018 season. I'd netted for about 6 sessions, was asked to play for the 3rds. I hadn't played for about 15 years, opened twice getting exactly 25 in each innings, played with a Dixon Kashmir willow plank which probably didn't help matters either. pleased with my performance though considering the lengthy absence. will net through the winter and have since got my hands on some decent willow, A CA extra power, A Slazenger V500 and a Hunts county Insignia which I'll try out in the nets and see which suits best.
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by ppccopener on Yesterday at 05:46:15 PM »
Yeah whoever used the term great I think was more on future potential, we know what he meant. An overseas series win these days is pretty rare, we are good at home like most countries, not so good away. A superb India side came here in the summer and we still won comfortably in the end...

So if we do win tommorow it's a fantastic achievement for a newish side but SL are not as strong as they were..we are  still,however,battling conditions, the pitches and the heat....so yes excellent from us

Spinners wise I don't see it like some on here, leach and Ali have been good, Moeen leaks runs but generally get wickets, Leach is a bit like Panesar...right on the money pretty consistent to give Root control.

Rashid is good but Root seems to use him just to clean out the tail...I'm not sure that's enough but they are bowling as a unit.

More generally regarding the comments, most on here know their cricket, different opinions of course but that's the nature of the ameteur game and the forum reflects that
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by LateBloomer on Yesterday at 05:24:18 PM »
Missing summer and playing cricket already...

:( :( :(

Just wanted to let it out! That's all... as you were...

I feel you

Had a net last night and middled a few nice drives. Bowled on the sweep, how topical

Looking forward to April
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by LateBloomer on Yesterday at 05:20:20 PM »
Great ??

Rashids multiple full tosses and half trackers
Ali and leach not showing the ability to create pressure through dot balls.

They’ve done a job sure but hardly worthy of over hyping. Of course, if you’ve only watched highlights then you probably tbf wouldn’t have seen it so would think they’ve bowled Worldie

Still, it’s been an enjoyable test regardless to whether you believe this side is destined for greatness or not.

One person used the word Great, probably not meaning it in its true sense, and you are losing your mind over it

I'm fairly certain most England supporters on this forum know they are a long way from the finished article but are pleased that they are doing well in foreign conditions. And are happy when we win!

You on the other hand - when we lose whiteball cricket is to blame. When we win abroad its still not good enough

Really quite a strange old fish. Do you smile at Christmas?

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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on Yesterday at 04:52:56 PM »
Possibly but I think it’s good that they get a couple of series under there belts against some or the lesser Quality sides away from home to start to learn about test cricket and fit into the squad etc before being thrown in the deeper end. After all we know how they play etc in England.
Think Burns has done well so far, shame he ran himself out 1st innings, Leach looks good as well so far. Still room for improvement I agree but none the less solid, confident starts especially if we, as I expect win the test series 3-0

Agree about blooding players vs weaker oppos is the best strategy. However, people seem to go overboard and start declaring they are suddenly great after a few games
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Latest Matches / Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Last post by SOULMAN1012 on Yesterday at 04:41:19 PM »
Don't believe this series has been a proper test of England's new guys.

Possibly but I think it’s good that they get a couple of series under there belts against some or the lesser Quality sides away from home to start to learn about test cricket and fit into the squad etc before being thrown in the deeper end. After all we know how they play etc in England.
Think Burns has done well so far, shame he ran himself out 1st innings, Leach looks good as well so far. Still room for improvement I agree but none the less solid, confident starts especially if we, as I expect win the test series 3-0
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