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Gray Nicolls / Re: Any thoughts on the GN Oblivion Stealth Pick up
« Last post by procricket on Today at 08:50:47 PM »
cheers mate will look into one yes the stealth  sorry been away for a while
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Gray Nicolls / Re: Any thoughts on the GN Oblivion Shockwave Pick up
« Last post by SOULMAN1012 on Today at 08:33:05 PM »
The oblivion stealth if thatís what you mean I had was superb in the pick up department and if I hadnít started making my own would have used one this season for sure
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Gray Nicolls / Re: Any thoughts on the GN Oblivion Shockwave Pick up
« Last post by jimmy23 on Today at 08:25:48 PM »
Oblivion Shockwave?
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by fros23 on Today at 08:23:52 PM »
Kumar Sangakkarra.

The only one to score 2000 runs whilst batting in top 3 and keeping.  Only 3 others have managed 1000 runs and none of those averaged 40. 

Kumar averaged 68 batting in the top 3 when he didn't keep compared to 43 when he did.  If Bracey is anywhere close to being as good then he shouldn't be burdened with the gloves.
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by ppccopener on Today at 08:22:28 PM »
Prior is the one for me who I look back on and appreciate how difficult it has been to find a replacement.  Stewart averaged 34 with the bat as a keeper which is good, but Prior along with Les Ames  are the only two who managed returns of over 40 whilst keeping wicket.

Perhaps relevant to the current debate is that both Stewart and Prior were both functional  keepers not outstanding  ones. 

They were def  functional rather than natural. You can see how far back we have to go for England to play the best keeper if you exclude Foakes in SL or WI.

Prior was an excellent lower order bat, I don't think myself having seen both he was close to Stewart keeping wise, but better than Bairstow or Butler.

It's subjective I suppose but both made themselves into 'good' keepers. Prior has hampered for his last year with a nasty injury he never recovered from.
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Reviews / Re: 2020 Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth
« Last post by procricket on Today at 08:12:18 PM »
I know it a old topic how did you get on with this bat Chris
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by shadowlight on Today at 08:12:06 PM »
Kumar Sangakkarra.

I think Sangakara had given up keeping by the time he started batting at 3.
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by SD on Today at 08:03:42 PM »
Makes one appreciate Alec Stewart even more... one of my favourite batsmen growing up

Prior is the one for me who I look back on and appreciate how difficult it has been to find a replacement.  Stewart averaged 34 with the bat as a keeper which is good, but Prior along with Les Ames  are the only two who managed returns of over 40 whilst keeping wicket.

Perhaps relevant to the current debate is that both Stewart and Prior were both functional  keepers not outstanding  ones. 
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by Jeff Navarro on Today at 08:01:08 PM »
Stewart was excellent for us and made himself into a decent keeper after a couple of years doing it.

Root has backed Anderson and Archer you would think they want to look at Robinson maybe for the last test with Jimmy rested.
Whether Anderson tours if we go is another matter I suppose.

I hope England pick Curran instead of Archer, there may be some swing around for him and we seem to do well when he plays.
It does make our batting stronger too.
BCCI has supposedly signed a multiple year agreement with the venues in the Middle East and they say we will play the 5 tests there instead
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Latest Matches / Re: Englandís international summer
« Last post by ppccopener on Today at 07:44:10 PM »
Stewart was excellent for us and made himself into a decent keeper after a couple of years doing it.

Root has backed Anderson and Archer you would think they want to look at Robinson maybe for the last test with Jimmy rested.
Whether Anderson tours if we go is another matter I suppose.

I hope England pick Curran instead of Archer, there may be some swing around for him and we seem to do well when he plays.
It does make our batting stronger too.

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