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The Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Mulletperm, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Buzzing for Wednesday and the 1st Lockdown Test Match

    Wonder how we will line up
    I'm going with the below

    Burns
    Sibley
    Denley
    Crawley
    Pope
    Stokes
    Butler
    Bess
    Archer
    Broad
    Anderson
     
  2. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    England opener Dom Sibley has lost 12kg after receiving a "wake-up call" on the aborted tour of Sri Lanka in March.

    "Training in that heat, I saw some of the lads running after a big session and it was a bit of an eye-opener for me," said the 24-year-old.

    "I was sitting on the plane home thinking that I needed to do something."

    Sibley will play his first home Test when England begin their three-match series with West Indies on Wednesday.

    The Warwickshire batsman averages 40.22 from six Tests, having made his debut in New Zealand in November.

    He was due to play in Sri Lanka, only for the two Tests to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    However, a player previously nicknamed 'The Fridge' learnt more about the demands of international cricket on that tour.

    "For the first time in my career I felt a little bit self-conscious about my physique and my weight," Sibley said. "I was probably carrying too much weight.

    "I saw how fit some of the guys are, especially the senior guys, and how impressive they are in their training."

    Sibley said his weight loss is down to a mixture of diet and training, saying he has not done anything "drastic".

    In the first Test against West Indies he will resume his opening partnership with Rory Burns, which was broken up in South Africa after Burns suffered an ankle injury.

    "I've always been someone that hasn't been the fittest in the squad," Sibley said. "Whether it's been at Surrey or Warwickshire, I've always been coasting a little bit in that aspect.

    "I've had taps on the shoulder before, but I haven't done anything about it. It was probably a bit overdue, me having that wake-up call.

    "I don't feel much different. People have said I look different, which is obviously nice. Regardless of whether it leads to runs or not, it was just something that I needed to do."

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  3. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Sooner this cricket starts the better. Frustrating morning.
     
  4. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Will defo get Cricket from Friday onwards, might be a 3 day test match
     
  5. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    This is just typical, wait all this time without any rain and as soon as test is to start it rains.
     
  6. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    35/1 at Tea
    Not sure I would have batted with the forecast for the first 2 days
     
  7. MKSpur

    MKSpur Simon Davies

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    106/5 - good use of reviews by Windies. Don’t understand why we batted first either.
    Not sure the tail will add much either so a lot required from Stokes and Buttler.
     
  8. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    95mph from Wood, he is rapid
     
  10. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy McCormick

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    :oops::D

     
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  11. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    I think the Windows have a serious team, talent across the board now, something they haven’t had for ages
     
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    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    Had a bit of a sad realisation the other day that 'my' England team is all-but gone now. I'd say roughly '09-'15 were the years I was really into it. Bell, Cook, Strauss, Prior, Pieterson of course...once Jimmy & Broady go that really will be the end of that great side.

    I don't know, I just somehow can't muster the same enthusiasm for the string of anonymous faces we've trotted out these last few years, Stokes aside. Not the same.

    Or maybe it's just that there's a bit of the glory hunter in me afterall, in spite of my affilation with Spurs...:D
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    I think they need to get rid of the “boys” club meteorology to move onwards. Essex have won everything in 3 years and have not had much of a sniff of a player being picked. Lawrence maybe is or isn’t ready, I don’t think he is but if he was playing for Australia he would get a call up should they need, they proved that by plucking the form guy from the shield in the ashes that no one had heard of. We plucked for Denly who should have started his career in his pomp 10 years ago (to prove my point about giving younger form a go). Porter the bowler broke all sorts of records 3 seasons ago didn’t get so much as a sniff of a call.

    It’s all about the same selection of players going round in circles, even Pope had to jump through hoops to get a chance, got plucked out mid game in the ashes after a first innings knock of 200 and was then sent home and England picked an out of form Roy and we lost.

    We have young and exciting players but with Root he seems to have comfort in his mates, it’s ok leading your mates into battle as you trust them, but is it all to comfy when you lose and you don’t have bottle to drop them?
     
  14. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Think 2nd test will be:
    Burns
    Sibley
    Crawley
    Root
    Stokes
    Pope
    Butler (love Butler but I’d have Foakes personally)
    Bess
    Archer
    Broad
    Anderson

    looks a better side to me and I think we’ll win, we are notoriously slow starters in test series it seems, always seem undercooked (not their fault this time)
     
  15. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Archer dropped for going home inbetween tests, what a fudging dope
     
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  16. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy McCormick

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  17. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    So a wicket last ball before lunch and then first ball after
     
  18. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    How did they not know where Archer was if he was on a bio bubble? Surely they noticed he was missing
     
  19. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    All the players went in their own cars from Southampton to Manchester and he went home on the way apparently
     
  20. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    hahaha eejit
     

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