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« Reply #30 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 14:59:39 »

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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« Reply #31 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 15:22:04 »


Cheers Reg.
Proper grass roots.
Doesn't look as if the local talent pool is being utilized properly going by the table.
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« Reply #32 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 18:00:08 »

Cheers Reg.
Proper grass roots.
Doesn't look as if the local talent pool is being utilized properly going by the table.

SCC has always to some extent reflected the prevailing social conditions.  When I was a kid it was very much a case of it was a club for the small numbers of solicitors, bank managers, estate agents etc in Swindon, very much wanted to keep the oiks out.

Swindon BR was more open to talent.  TBF that was a long time ago, and in recent years they've tried to get more kids involved.  Cricket in Swindon schools though is pretty much dead.

Look at the sort of facilities you've got at somewhere nearby like St Joe's.... disgraceful, and they're probably not the worst.  At St Joe's there'll be numbers of cricket mad Goan kids, how do they get a chance?

Then go somewhere like Marlborough, walk up to the Common past the school playing field and you'll see 2 if not 3 pristine cricket pitches, scoreboxes, pavilions etc with full time groundsmen beavering away.

There's so much potential talent just going to waste.
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« Reply #33 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 15:24:14 »

Credit where it’s due.  England get their tactics and concentration levels right and win by an innings within 3 days. Tougher tests to come against the Indians, though.  Should be interesting.
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« Reply #34 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:23:37 »

Credit where it’s due.  England get their tactics and concentration levels right and win by an innings within 3 days. Tougher tests to come against the Indians, though.  Should be interesting.

Really looking forward to the Indian series, but the bummer is we've now a 2 month wait, stocked by one dayers. The Test series shunted off to the back end of the season. OK a good one dayer is OK, but who remembers much about them?  It should stay as it always used to be, perhaps a couple of one dayers to warm up the summer, five Tests in June/July early August, then some one dayers tacked on at the end of the season. Especially now they can played under lights.
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« Reply #35 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:25:41 »

Really looking forward to the Indian series, but the bummer is we've now a 2 month wait, stocked by one dayers. The Test series shunted off to the back end of the season. OK a good one dayer is OK, but who remembers much about them?  It should stay as it always used to be, perhaps a couple of one dayers to warm up the summer, five Tests in June/July early August, then some one dayers tacked on at the end of the season. Especially now they can played under lights.
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« Reply #36 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:33:00 »

I'm at a conference which is taking place at The Oval this week. I gather some cricket is due to happen on at least one of the days, and since some of the sessions are taking place in boxes, I'm assuming a pitch view. Is there anything worth distracting myself from the sales sessions for?
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« Reply #37 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:35:36 »

I'm at a conference which is taking place at The Oval this week. I gather some cricket is due to happen on at least one of the days, and since some of the sessions are taking place in boxes, I'm assuming a pitch view. Is there anything worth distracting myself from the sales sessions for?

Surrey v Glamorgan in a one dayer 50 overs on Wednesday.
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« Reply #38 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:39:38 »

I'm at a conference which is taking place at The Oval this week. I gather some cricket is due to happen on at least one of the days, and since some of the sessions are taking place in boxes, I'm assuming a pitch view. Is there anything worth distracting myself from the sales sessions for?
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« Reply #39 on: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 22:32:39 »

Death by power point by a load of managers full of their own self importance riding on your efforts. Unless you’re one of those managers...

My innings will, as ever, be mercifully short and unremarkable.
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« Reply #40 on: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 16:34:44 »

Rather enjoying ourselves against the aussies in the one dayer today.  Though we have just had a collapse to 459-5 with a couple of overs left!
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« Reply #41 on: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 17:02:46 »

Rather enjoying ourselves against the aussies in the one dayer today.  Though we have just had a collapse to 459-5 with a couple of overs left!

Trent Bridge is the place for 50 over stuff. Flat pitch and boundaries which seem to get smaller by the year.  Couple of years back Notts got 445 and Northants managed 425 chasing
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« Reply #42 on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 16:35:43 »

5-0 to England! Buttler digs us out of a hole.
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« Reply #43 on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 19:48:35 »

Death by power point by a load of managers full of their own self importance riding on your efforts. Unless you’re one of those managers...
I'm at a conference which is taking place at The Oval this week. I gather some cricket is due to happen on at least one of the days, and since some of the sessions are taking place in boxes, I'm assuming a pitch view. Is there anything worth distracting myself from the sales sessions for?

I sat out side for 10 minutes twice last week on the way to a school. Wondered if there was a game on, but that explains the suits wandering in past me
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« Reply #44 on: Monday, June 25, 2018, 16:53:20 »

World Cup ticket emails just went out... Applied for over 2k worth of tickets (in fairness, I'd be fucked if we got even half of them) and got only Bangladesh v New Zealand in a midweek day nighter at the Oval. Glamorous.
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