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Old 04-02-20, 03:23 PM   #3521
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Even though it looks like England have slopped away, barring a get massive final few overs you'd take it.

See Tom Curran is back in the team. Again, not a player that's particularly noteworthy, but another one who only left South Africa 7 years ago.
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Old 04-02-20, 03:40 PM   #3522
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258 - for 8 wickets (50.0overs)

We'd have taken that at 131-6

Soon see if it's gonna be enough - it is a slow pitch
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Old 04-02-20, 03:45 PM   #3523
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258 - for 8 wickets (50.0overs)

We'd have taken that at 131-6

Soon see if it's gonna be enough - it is a slow pitch
Should be enough. We're 6 all out, such a long tail and ordinary and inconsistent batting overall.
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Old 04-02-20, 05:41 PM   #3524
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You should do this easily....

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117 - for 1 wicket (22.5overs)

South Africa need 142 runs to win from 27.1 overs
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Old 04-02-20, 07:36 PM   #3525
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Even though it looks like England have slopped away, barring a get massive final few overs you'd take it.

See Tom Curran is back in the team. Again, not a player that's particularly noteworthy,

Not especially noteworthy yet for England but his time could still come. He's been one of the best bowlers in the Big Bash for the past couple of years.



but another one who only left South Africa 7 years ago.

His dad is Zimbabwean and played much of his cricket in the UK so presumably was only in SA because the situation was better than in Zimbabwe.

He (Tom) also had some of his schooling in the UK.


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Old 04-02-20, 07:56 PM   #3526
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You should do this easily....

South Africa

117 - for 1 wicket (22.5overs)

South Africa need 142 runs to win from 27.1 overs
Meant to say that it should be chased, not sure where my mind was haha. England were poor, but decent performance. Maybe Bavuma has found his format, batted really well today.

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His dad is Zimbabwean and played much of his cricket in the UK so presumably was only in SA because the situation was better than in Zimbabwe.
He (Tom) also had some of his schooling in the UK.
Yes, I'm aware of the family. His father, Kevin played a lot of domestic cricket in SA too. Unlike Sam, [to my knowledge has never spent significant time in SA] Tom is born in SA, and went to school here (in Cape Town and Durban) until he was 17, when he moved to the UK.
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Old 05-02-20, 08:58 AM   #3527
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Yup.

Been enjoying Hales form especially.
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Old 07-02-20, 09:55 PM   #3528
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Attempted match fixers getting some jail time.

Jamshed played more than 60 times for Pakistan, complete fucking idiot.

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Old 07-02-20, 10:51 PM   #3529
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You can maybe find a little sympathy for the kids who are starting out and in awe of the older players who they look up and fall into this trap. Essentially they are groomed by the more experienced players. But fellas in their 30s doing it. Fuck em! Glad they are out the sport
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Old 09-02-20, 04:48 PM   #3530
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Blimey. England tried to give that away in the end.
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Old 09-02-20, 08:08 PM   #3531
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Was at the game, clearly a glutton for punishment. England won fair and square, despite their best efforts to let us snatch it at the end. We were probably 25 runs or so short and it showed. Even though it was a good, competitive game, it is always a little strange when both teams are missing a couple of good players.

Also shit game management to steal a term from football. No idea why Miller took so many singles to let bowlers take strike when he should have maximised the number of balls faced, Dhoni has done this to perfection his whole career and farms the strike when he's in the zone even if there's a recognised batsmen on the other end. Miller easily could have scored those extra 20 odd which could have changed the result. Regardless the long tail is getting ridiculous. We have 3 or 4 genuine number 11s.

On a positive, Jesus Christ! I don't think I've ever seen such a concentration of beautiful women anywhere else in my life. It was absolutely ridiculous, everywhere you looked scantily dressed young birds. I've watched cricket and other sports all over the world and nowhere comes close to the Wanderers. And it's strange because I wouldn't say that Joburg has the hottest chicks out of any city (although it's very decent) but it's like the cricket is a calling. I'd say 95% of them don't know what's going on and hardly watch a ball, but it's great viewing between deliveries or when the quality on the pitch is lulling. I took some friends from Belgium and Spain who don't know much about cricket and they couldn't believe what was on offer
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Old 09-02-20, 08:10 PM   #3532
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16 year old Pakistan bowler becomes the youngest bowler to take a test hat-trick. Good on him.

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Was at the game, clearly a glutton for punishment. England won fair and square, despite their best efforts to let us snatch it at the end. We were probably 25 runs or so short and it showed. Even though it was a good, competitive game, it is always a little strange when both teams are missing a couple of good players.

Also shit game management to steal a term from football. No idea why Miller took so many singles to let bowlers take strike when he should have maximised the number of balls faced, Dhoni has done this to perfection his whole career and farms the strike when he's in the zone even if there's a recognised batsmen on the other end. Miller easily could have scored those extra 20 odd which could have changed the result. Regardless the long tail is getting ridiculous. We have 3 or 4 genuine number 11s.

On a positive, Jesus Christ! I don't think I've ever seen such a concentration of beautiful women anywhere else in my life. It was absolutely ridiculous, everywhere you looked scantily dressed young birds. I've watched cricket and other sports all over the world and nowhere comes close to the Wanderers. And it's strange because I wouldn't say that Joburg has the hottest chicks out of any city (although it's very decent) but it's like the cricket is a calling. I'd say 95% of them don't know what's going on and hardly watch a ball, but it's great viewing between deliveries or when the quality on the pitch is lulling. I took some friends from Belgium and Spain who don't know much about cricket and they couldn't believe what was on offer


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Old 11-02-20, 05:59 PM   #3534
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16 year old Pakistan bowler becomes the youngest bowler to take a test hat-trick. Good on him.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/51436954
Yeah outstanding & brave of Pakistan to play him
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Old 16-02-20, 05:05 PM   #3535
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Cracking display of hitting in that T20 today.

Good run chase by England in the end 223 was a decent knock from SA
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Cracking display of hitting in that T20 today.

Good run chase by England in the end 223 was a decent knock from SA
I hate T20 and don't usually watch it, but as much as I hate to say it, I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I think it was the close competition and how hard fought it was.

Entertainment sure, but still can't stand it. It's a platform for wank medium pacers who can slog a bit, like Pretorious to look like half decent cricketers.
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Old 24-02-20, 08:47 AM   #3537
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I know India are historically shit away, but losing by 10 wickets against NZ within 3 and a half days. That's shocking. They should be ashamed of themselves considering their calibre of player. Yet, somehow with the way the rankings are skewed, they'll never drop below 3rd or 4th.
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Old 29-03-20, 10:28 PM   #3538
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Can recommend the Test on Amazon Prime.

7 part series following the Aussie Cricket team post scandal.

Really good insight, in the main they come across as a cracking bunch of lads. Maybe except Warner...
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Old 08-07-20, 09:32 AM   #3539
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Test cricket is back today!

Looking forward to watching Stokes standing on the pavilion balcony, gazing glumly into the gloom all day.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:04 AM   #3540
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Looking forward to falling asleep in front of the TV watching the Umpires confirm its raining.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:30 AM   #3541
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Broad left out

In cricketing terms, I'm not sure - he has a much better average than Mark Wood over here, although I'm a big fan of Wood, and he can consider himself extremely unlucky to be left out imo.

On a personal level - lol. Unlucky Stuey, you smug cunt
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Old 08-07-20, 11:04 AM   #3542
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Anyone watching Michael Holding on race now?

He’s really powerful.
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Anyone watching Michael Holding on race now?

He’s really powerful.
Very well articulated and powerful speech.
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He’s been brilliant since the video too. Armed with logic, facts and clear ideas.

This sort of stuff is so good.
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Typical England - still not a ball bowled, can't escape the rain even in summer.

Does anyone have a clip of the Holding's talk? I love Michael Holding and would love to hear what he has to say. He's great for the sport, but more importantly a quality human overall.
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Thanks. Love it, Mikey is and always has been one of the good guys.
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I met him when I was a kid (he played for my county, Derbyshire) and, unlike a lot of my childhood, I remember it vividly. Couldn't take my eyes off him and came out in goosebumps listening to his velvet voice. He was Godlike
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Said it in The BLM thread. But again we have sportsmen leading when politicians, and particularly the Government, look away.
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Even though this is a bit of a mismatch, looking forward to this. Think that Roach is a bowler, should have played much more cricket than he has. 32 already. Hope he can do something with the new ball.

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His voice is lyracal chocolate haha.
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Old 08-07-20, 02:06 PM   #3552
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I would have given that if I were the umpire. Burns a bit fortunate there.
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Old 08-07-20, 02:19 PM   #3553
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England nought for one. God it's good to be back
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Old 08-07-20, 02:24 PM   #3554
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Would be fuming if I were Sibley! Go out for 3 overs and get a good one, then it rains again. Opening the batting is such a shit, unrewarding job.
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Old 10-07-20, 12:42 PM   #3555
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Brathwaite goes for 65 - think he's a pretty good player, should have a better record than he does.

WI 64 behind with 7 wickets in hand. They would want a lead of at least a hundred from here, but their batsmen are fairly inexperienced and unproven at this level. Will be interesting to see how this develops, if they get a decent lead and the weather holds, they'll back their bowlers to knockover England. First time I'm watching Brooks, looks decent after his start here.
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I take it everyone saw the Athers blooper yesterday? I was in tears.

For those who missed it, club cricket was back in England yesterday so Athers invited club players / viewers to send in their achievements on the day.

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Sorry, you're going to have to explain that.

I've a small brain but surely there's more to it than the funny name of Cockermouth.
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Sorry, you're going to have to explain that.

I've a small brain but surely there's more to it than the funny name of Cockermouth.
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Sorry, you're going to have to explain that.

I've a small brain but surely there's more to it than the funny name of Cockermouth.
The joke itself is fairly lame - Hugh Jardon, 6-9, Cockermouth. It's the corpsing that killed me.
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I found it amusing because Atherton is exactly the type who would get stitched up by something like that. 'Cockermouth, Ben Stokes old club' got me, still oblivious whilst everyone else were killing themselves.

On the cricket, thought West Indies did quite well to recover from the awful start they had. Definitely deserved it for being the better over the 4 days. Both teams have good bowlers but fragile batting (sounds like almost every other test match in the last 3 years). No wickets from Roach is an eye opener, he'll look to improve in the next match.

On Denly, it's weird. He looks really good at the crease and bats for long periods of time doing all of the hard work, then inexplicably finds ways of getting himself out once he's set. It's usually before he's even started to cash in, he's gone for 20-40 rather than 40-60. I think he should be one of England's best batsmen but I wonder how long he'll last. Although he's exactly what teams need in this fragile batting environment.
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