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22 hours ago, Husky said:

Some 50 overs players would be good. I'd take a summer World Cup win over any test series.

It’s nice to win anything for sure. For me personally it’s all about test series wins, particularly away ones, and the ashes as the crowning jewel.

I appreciate this summer winning the 50 overs World Cup would be a more noteworthy achievement than beating Ireland in the one off test but personally I’d take another 2015 debacle or the 2014 t20 defeat to Holland if it meant regaining the ashes. 

 

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As for this St Lucia test Jennings is simply an atrocious test player. The sooner he’s back at Lancs the better for both England and Lancs. Having been dropped twice on 3 playing the same drive. He had a thrash at another then got out to the exact same shot next ball. Quite pathetic scenes really.

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18 hours ago, den said:

300 is a long way off. Pitch is still doing things, need a few more off these two yet. 250-270?

Looks like it was the latter. From 232-4 the infamous collapse and 277 all out.

You gotta love England.

It will be interesting to see what Woods gets out of the pitch (if the others leave him any wickets to get).

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First time this series we’ve been ahead. Makes a difference having a bloke who consistently bowls 90mph and a few at 95mph.

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Exiting conclusion in South Africa. Perera 153 not out in 2nd innings to win by a wicket is very impressive. Particularly in a very low scoring game. Stunning really. 

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Farbrace going to coach Warwickshire now. I thought he take over at England head coach. So take over from Bayliss? 

Flower?

Ottis Gibson?

Tom Moody? 

Micky Arthur? 

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2 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Noticed a Rovers shirt and flag last night...

Yes BBC feed was listing places flags were from and listed Blackburn

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Strange to think Gayle was practically on the verge of criticism for 'scoring too slowly'. 😙

Even though it was a big target, England never really looked like they wouldn't chase the score down.

It looks like they are setting these pitches up to be runfests.

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This series is well and truly on. England still have problems chasing a Target on certain pitches. Windies would have won much easier had they taken their catches - that Nurse guy is simply comical in the field.

I've also never subscribed to this 'long batting line-up' notion. Rashid is an absolute bottler for example.

How many times have the number 9 and 10 come out and hit 30-50 runs to win the game? Which surely you could  reasonably expect if  they  are indeed true batsmen.

You've got to pick your best bowlers if indeed it does come down to that, not someone that 'might get some  runs'- i.e. - Mostly not Ali as he's often a liability in one day cricket. He's lollypop and doesn't have any variety like Rashid.

With all that said. I haven't seen a worse umpiring decision than the Tom Curran lbw for a long long time. Probably not since the C&G final in 2006.  An absolute SHOCKER!

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6 hours ago, Husky said:

I haven't seen a worse umpiring decision than the Tom Curran lbw for a long long time. Probably not since the C&G final in 2006.  An absolute SHOCKER!

Don’t remind me. Stuart law was not out in a month of Sundays. Worse still it was that chucker that got all the wickets. 

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Got to bed around 5 am here after watching this great ODI,  records galore.

I really thought the Indies would do it even after Gayle's fantastic knock.

A pleasure to watch and managed 6 hours kip.

I now like the "Salute"

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What a brilliant match.

Buttler's innings is the one the best that I have ever seen, his last 108 runs came from 32 balls, just sensational.  Gayle at 39 years old at his best with some amazing hitting.  At one point West Indies were well ahead of the game but then 2 crazy shots in that Wood over pulled it back for England, then very brave captaincy from Morgan to give Rashid that 47th given what Braithwaite had done to him in his previous over but boy did he deliver.

Fabulous entertainment.

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Lancashire are playing a county championship home game vs Durham at Sedbergh school, Cumbria.

Seems a strange one to me. Few thoughts 1 it’s not (nor ever has been) in Lancashire. 2 50-80 miles away from the bulk of towns/cities in Lancashire. 3 facilities/pitch will be debatable. 4 no transport links. 5 no accommodation. 6 minimal connections between the school and lccc. 7 a massive slap in the face to our traditional out grounds and those clubs like Preston cc even bloody Whalley cc who obviously never get a look in. 8 taking the piss out of the members expected to go up there. Classic Lancashire ccc thinking.

This decision seems to be for no reason other than Paul Allott’s hubris in thinking after 155 years we can suddenly grow the game in Lancashire’s favour in deepest darkest Cumbria. They can forget branching out. They ought to try looking after the people in the exiting catchment area. 8,500 members down since turn of the century...

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I see that Ramprakash has been sacked as batting coach. Hard to argue that it’s the wrong decision. Our batting has terrible for years. So he is either partly responsible or unable to have a positive impact. 

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Good to see Haseeb Hameed starting the season with a good knock - he's just made 200 today, which will do his confidence no end of good. I know it's only against the students at Loughborough but still....

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7 minutes ago, only2garners said:

And another 100 today, this time against Middlesex - 108 not out as I type.

Out for 117 c anb Milan 17 x 4 's and1 x6

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