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    Default The Big Cricket Thread

    (Hoping its made sticky)

    Yes another one about cricket, but this is where we can discuss cricket news, fixtures results and Bangladesh being so close to beating the aussies. So anything crops up, put it in here, discuss it, and thats job done.



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    Default Re: The Big Cricket Thread

    A sticky cricket thread?

    In a football forum? Nah.... (Go'on Bangladesh though!)


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    Default Re: The Big Cricket Thread

    It is destined to die.

    Can anyone explain to me why we are so good at cricket all summer but we can' win now?

    Also, are Nottingham any good at cricket?


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnip
    It is destined to die.

    Can anyone explain to me why we are so good at cricket all summer but we can' win now?

    Also, are Nottingham any good at cricket?
    Yes, Nottingham are defending the County Championship this year.


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    I'll have a go at answering your first question Turnip.

    The reason we beat the Aussies last summer and have had a mediocre tour of the sub continent is down to several factors:

    1. We were very lucky against Australia - key Australian players got injured (Glen McGrath for example), key decisions went Englands way
    2. It was for the Ashes series - the most important trophy in cricket.
    3. Consistency of selection - Apart from Simon Jones, the England team remained unchanged throughout the summer. This winters tours have seen the side decimated by injuries and players coming and going.
    4. Michael Vaughns captaincy - the guy has a phenomonal cricketing brain and seems to know when to make changes and how to best use his field
    5. Pitches / Bowling conditions - the English pitches are totally different to those in the sub-continent. They provide a lot of help to our bowlers. It will interesting to see how Pakistan do this summer over here
    6. Support - the support for the home tests was incredible and I'm sure helped to drive our players on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbit
    I'll have a go at answering your first question Turnip.

    The reason we beat the Aussies last summer and have had a mediocre tour of the sub continent is down to several factors:

    1. We were very lucky against Australia - key Australian players got injured (Glen McGrath for example), key decisions went Englands way
    2. It was for the Ashes series - the most important trophy in cricket.
    3. Consistency of selection - Apart from Simon Jones, the England team remained unchanged throughout the summer. This winters tours have seen the side decimated by injuries and players coming and going.
    4. Michael Vaughns captaincy - the guy has a phenomonal cricketing brain and seems to know when to make changes and how to best use his field
    5. Pitches / Bowling conditions - the English pitches are totally different to those in the sub-continent. They provide a lot of help to our bowlers. It will interesting to see how Pakistan do this summer over here
    6. Support - the support for the home tests was incredible and I'm sure helped to drive our players on.
    Ok then, why does Micheal Vaughn never score highly even though he is batsman and bats at the top of the order?


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnip
    Ok then, why does Micheal Vaughn never score highly even though he is batsman and bats at the top of the order?
    He's been going through a bit of a bad patch of form recently however his test average is over 40 (seen as the bench mark for high quality test players). He is by nature and preference an opening batsman but has moved down the order to allow Strauss to open with Trescothick.

    I've just had a look at his stats for the last few series. He averaged 32.60 against the Aussies last summer with a highest score of 166, 20.50 against Pakistan, with a highest score of 58 (although he was injured and only played 2 of the 3 tests).

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    Often the pressures of captaincy and the need to continually concentrate both in the field and then as a top-order batsmen lead to batting captains going through a slump before they pick up again. This seems to be quite an English thing - Botham, Atherton are two examples.

    An exceptions would be Ricky Ponting who inherited a team that could virtually run itself - although he did go through a lean spell at one point.


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    Default Re: The Big Cricket Thread

    A big cricket thread eh? Good idea...

    Is the Aussie v Bangladesh match on the tele does anyone know?


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    No fan of cricket, but happy to make it sticky since there's a good number of you with nowt better to do




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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    [img width=432 height=576]http://godofinsects.com/images/specimens/143_11.jpg[/img]

    The beast is stirring yet again!! :devil:

    it has nothing to do with football or NFFC

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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    England wobble or comfortable win?


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    106-0 after 19.2 in reply to India's 223 - so probably due a wobble :laugh:


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    I'd expect a flurry of wickets before Matthew Hoggard scores the winning runs.


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Mystic Squibbs strikes again ... now 127 for 2, Strauss and Pietersen at the crease


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Bell, the perennial safe bet to fail.


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    198-3 (and Strauss retired hurt (cramp) on 74)

    Should still go on to win


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dadford
    Bell, the perennial safe bet to fail.
    I think he will end up being absolutely awesome, still young, did very well in Pakistan and... i used to play against him (he was ridiculously good)


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    207 for 4 (Prior out for 3)


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DanR
    I'd expect a flurry of wickets before Matthew Hoggard scores the winning runs.
    209 for 5 now (Plunkett out for a duck) ... you could well be right Dan


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    We win by 5 wickets! Only 4-1 behind with 1 game to play :-\


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    [img width=140 height=143]http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/teachers_resources/images/jiminy_140x143.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Quality way to win the match ... hitting a six off a no ball ... nice :laugh:


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    I didnt think that game was going to finish.

    Well its about time we won, in honesty, we shouldve had the first two sewn up easily. But credit to strauss, captaining his country and he wouldve made his century quite easily. And also, I didnt know Kevin Pietersen could bowl Harbhajan is a mardy cock aswell


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    Default Re: [STICKY] The Big Cricket Thread

    Pietersen started off life as a bowler who could bat a bit. He now just bats and penetrates any quasi attractive women he can.

    A bit harsh whoever criticised Bell. Hes got 46 in one innings, only Pietersen averages more than that this series. Hes also a good fielder and a decent bowler. He will be around for some time.


 

 

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