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« Reply #15 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 15:02:00 »

Itís one thing getting humiliated by the Aussies over there, but suffering the same fate in a home series is a step too far.

Surely the batting coach has to be under pressure after another abject batting performance.

It's difficult to know where to go from here... it's partly a case of too many chiefs not enough Indians.  There's a case to be made for a complete cull of players and staff, including getting a new captain. At the moment, we seem to have Strauss who's taken time off to look after his sick wife, then Bayliss who's stated he's going next year.  The selectors have the clueless Ed Smith, backed up by someone, not sure if Fraser and Newell stayed on or not, at one time they were not.

As for coaches what do they really do?  The bowling coach Silverwood played a handful of Tests, is Jimmy or Broad going to listen to him.  Ramps, was a great county batsman but failed in Tests.

No, I think we have to accept that the ECB, no longer take Test cricket seriously in this country. 

This Test will last less than 3 days, the next one starts at Headingley on Friday.... Headingley should suit this Pakistan side nicely, then we see no more Tests til August, just one day stuff.  A couple of Tests shunted off into September.
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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 18:46:03 »

It's difficult to know where to go from here... it's partly a case of too many chiefs not enough Indians.  There's a case to be made for a complete cull of players and staff, including getting a new captain. At the moment, we seem to have Strauss who's taken time off to look after his sick wife, then Bayliss who's stated he's going next year.  The selectors have the clueless Ed Smith, backed up by someone, not sure if Fraser and Newell stayed on or not, at one time they were not.

As for coaches what do they really do?  The bowling coach Silverwood played a handful of Tests, is Jimmy or Broad going to listen to him.  Ramps, was a great county batsman but failed in Tests.

No, I think we have to accept that the ECB, no longer take Test cricket seriously in this country. 

This Test will last less than 3 days, the next one starts at Headingley on Friday.... Headingley should suit this Pakistan side nicely, then we see no more Tests til August, just one day stuff.  A couple of Tests shunted off into September.

What makes you think that Ed Smith is clueless?   
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« Reply #17 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 19:00:35 »

Nice to see the young lad (Bess) showing some fight, and a decent technique.

Presumably Ramps hasnít managed to break him yet Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 19:20:22 »

What makes you think that Ed Smith is clueless?   

Or that the test will last 3 days
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« Reply #19 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 19:40:13 »

What makes you think that Ed Smith is clueless?   

Watched him bat, read a book (not all) and listened on TMS. 
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« Reply #20 on: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 22:03:48 »

Watched him bat, read a book (not all) and listened on TMS. 

Reg is right he wasn't a good batsmen. Defo pink tie/pig bothering scenario got him him in my limited opinion.
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:11:45 »

Reg is right he wasn't a good batsmen. Defo pink tie/pig bothering scenario got him him in my limited opinion.

He was a good batsman at county level.  His batting ability won't have any bearing on his ability as a selector. 
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:38:45 »

Or that the test will last 3 days

Hour and a half over 3 days.  Good that a couple of Somerset lads, at least kept the Lord's crowd entertained on Saturday evening.  But just delaying the inevitable.  

Heads should roll, after this latest debacle, but we know they won't as the ECB no longer see Test cricket as important.
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« Reply #23 on: Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:03:42 »

 So, the only head in the tumbril, is poor old Mark Stoneman, who at least looks like he tries to graft.  Keaton Jennings, gets another go, although Buster Keaton may have been a better bet.  My impressioin was that last summer he had a spot of bother against Vernon Philander.... watching Abbas bowl he reminded me of Vern  Hmmm
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« Reply #24 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:10:58 »

Good over from Broad, batsman gets a reprieve from a review of an lbw only to slash it to the slips a couple later. 

Pakistan 0-1
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« Reply #25 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:46:16 »

Good over from Broad, batsman gets a reprieve from a review of an lbw only to slash it to the slips a couple later. 

Pakistan 0-1

Bit of luck that we're bowling....  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 14:26:02 »

170-9

Christ, weíre going to get 45 on that basis
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« Reply #27 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 14:32:57 »

Another addition to the long list of occasions when we fail to polish off the oponentsí tail end.  Itíll be ok though because weíll be sure to bat sensibly, understanding that there are still four days and one session to play.  Oh, hang on ...
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« Reply #28 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 14:39:53 »

Another addition to the long list of occasions when we fail to polish off the oponentsí tail end.  Itíll be ok though because weíll be sure to bat sensibly, understanding that there are still four days and one session to play.  Oh, hang on ...

Think that's a bit over critical, if a couple lower down have a swing they can easily pick up 20 or 30. 

It's going to be interesting to see if England can bat properly and put a decent score on the board.  Far from guaranteed, Amir was sat in the pavilion with a big grin on his face, probably thinks there's a fifer coming up.
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« Reply #29 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 14:52:14 »

Who actually plays cricket at the CG?

Was hoping to support the local team over the summer, i.e. crash out comatose in a deckchair for the day.

Nearest venue for Wilts minor counties looks to be Marlborough or Calne.
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