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Latest Matches / Re: England Vs India Test Matches
« Last post by SD on Yesterday at 11:36:03 PM »
England have struggled in recent times to win tests because they don't have the ability to take 20 wickets in the game, particularly away from home.  They need to start picking bowlers on the basis that they are likely to take wickets rather that because they can bat a bit
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Gloves / Kook neoprene bands
« Last post by rsh107 on Yesterday at 11:30:39 PM »
Has anyone used the new kook gloves with the neoprene wrist bands? if so what did you think of them?
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Gloves / Re: How many gloves do you own ? How many is too many ?
« Last post by DorsetDan on Yesterday at 10:01:21 PM »
I'm a little worried I'm being stalked as that is exactly what happened right down to the plus 2 bats :)
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Six Sixes Cricket / Re: Visiting Gray-Nicolls Monday 23rd July
« Last post by Six Sixes Cricket on Yesterday at 09:36:53 PM »
Decent bats, very hard to get one in lighter weight, but they did make some around 2í10 and with very big edges  ;)
Yes I know, Iíve seen the pics :D , and Iíve had 4 requests for light ones, but the likely hood is that most will be over 2-13 but will try!
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Latest Matches / Re: England Vs India Test Matches
« Last post by ppccopener on Yesterday at 09:12:07 PM »
Rashid and hales should never of given up red ball cricket in the first place, it was daft, Butler has more brains and had the right idea, he was planning to play for lancs  this season long before he got a surprise call up.

I don't see any problem at all, Gale is not an England selector so there is no issue.

The problem with some of these Counties is they think they are bigger than the England team, most of them are being propped up financially and don't pay the wages of those contracted to England.

If I was Andrew Gale I'd pick up the phone and say thanks to Ed Smith. Rashid is more likely to play for England if he plays some 4 day cricket for Yorkshirw.
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Latest Matches / Re: England Vs India Test Matches
« Last post by Manormanic on Yesterday at 09:01:28 PM »
Interview with Baylis earlier suggested Rashid May back track on his white ball only plan after seeing Buttlerís success in Odis.


Apparently now Rashid has released a statement too saying red ball cricket may be back on the cards.


Rashid for this test squad??

So, Andrew Gale asked Rahid to play the Roses match and was basically told to p155 off.  According to two papers today, Ed Smith has asked Rashid to reconsider and all of a sudden its back on.

Ho hum.
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Six Sixes Cricket / Re: Visiting Gray-Nicolls Monday 23rd July
« Last post by Chalkie on Yesterday at 08:36:47 PM »
If anyone is after an extreme, be it the powerbow or the select, they no longer feature in next seasons offerings ( extremes are from 2.13/2.14 onwards )

Decent bats, very hard to get one in lighter weight, but they did make some around 2í10 and with very big edges  ;)
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on Yesterday at 08:36:25 PM »
I've been on the wrong side of these games a few times, it's not the most enjoyable situation but you almost have to make your own game within the game when it does happen.

In these situations my team will go for 2 things.
1 - Full batting points (or as close to as possible). If you're going to lose you may as well pick up some bonus points.
2 - Keep the opposition out in the field for the whole innings. Even if you can't bat out your overs make them work for their bowling points! If you prevent them from claiming a full haul of bowling points then it's a minor victory in itself.

As soon as a team realises a side is batting like this for th draw, itís down to them to tempt them into shots.. attacking fields.. catchers.. part time bowlers Etc.. no point bowling tight and accurate ball after ball.. got to use a bit of skill, tactics and imagination .. thatís the fun bit.. weeding out that batter fighting for his life .. not much fun when you know itís just a matter of time cause heís teeing off.. Just luck if he comes off or not most of the time
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on Yesterday at 08:33:29 PM »
Guess it comes down to the level of standard being played. I'd personally have no interest in playing in a side where the intention isn't to go out and win (or at least try) but each to their own - we all play for different reasons after all!

But why is getting wacked for 300 (sometimes someone comes off so itís not always Ďthe better sideí ) then getting skittled for 210ao more fun?

Itís more fun for the winning team I suppose but for the others... bugger all to play for If you donít think you can chase it..

Isnít that the point of Cricket ? To win you have to score runs and TAKE wickets
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Your Cricket / Re: Your 2018 Season
« Last post by RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on Yesterday at 08:30:58 PM »
Literally everything that is wrong with win/draw cricket in one scorecard, can anyone honestly say they enjoy blocking out for 160 chasing over 300?!

Ok, so what should they do ?? If they at some point donít think they can score 300?. ĎHave some funí, hit out.. get out .. get in the bar ?? Why, just so the winning side feel good ?

I mean sure, it looks bad but maybe the team batting first needs to use itís brain and not score as many, declare earlier.. entice the chase.. etc etc

The beauty of draw Cricket is itís way more tactical than Ďbash runs then defend and just wait for bats to get outí
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