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Reg Smeeton
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« Reply #165 on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:58:51 »


He must have played v Ireland then, I just remember an England collapse, Jack Leach and then Broad and Woakes.

Sam is going to have to maintain this over say another 15 or so Tests to really qualify, and atm he doesn't get picked.

Many think he'll become a batsman who bowls, but he's down the IPL route, so how can he learn how to construct an innings
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« Reply #166 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:57:18 »

 So Convicts keep the urn, but series drawn. Yet England come out of it perhaps better than expected, given  some pretty lame performances.  Having said that it was noted that Convicts weren't great and so it proved, so I guess a drawn series feels about right.

It made me think back to 72 which ended 2-2, with us retaining the urn, losing the Oval Test meant that it didn't feel like much, you need to be winning it for that buzz.

Interestingly thoughts turned to the famous Lords Test of that year when Convicts brought in a medium pacer Bob Massie, who promptly got 16 wickets on debut swinging it like a boomerang. Were they sandpapering the ball back then?

That Convicts weren't above cheating, was shown by the down uinder series of 70/71, which England won despite playing 7 Tests and not receiving a single LBW decision  Smiley  (Home umpires back then)
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« Reply #167 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:16:47 »

Doesnít say much about England when 1 Aussie player retained the Ashes on his own. Say what you like about Smith but heís a fabulous batsman.

Canít see much knocking about in the Counties to bolster a rather lame top order. Maybe thereís a batting Archer we can nick from somewhere.
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« Reply #168 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:17:51 »

Doesnít say much about England when 1 Aussie player retained the Ashes on his own. Say what you like about Smith but heís a fabulous batsman.

Canít see much knocking about in the Counties to bolster a rather lame top order. Maybe thereís a batting Archer we can nick from somewhere.

Smith is a UK passport holder....

Trouble is that there is zero incentive as a young player to make it as a old skool bat. It's the biffers who get the contracts and the Test spots.

One who did look likely Hameed has been released by Lancs. There's nothing wrong with the idea that you have the 2 Divs of CC, and maybe 16 games a season.... it should be an event.  But it's the shunting of the menu off to the beginning and end of the season which causes problems.

April/May, it's seaming everwhere, and no good for spinners.... anybody in form then either does nothing or plays white ball, when England might be looking for a replacement for the Test team. Prime summer, next to no red ball then some stuck on in Sept.

If England want Test batsmen, they'll have to pay for them. 
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« Reply #169 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:27:55 »

Jack Leach giving Warner some advice on batting technique  Smiley

https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/1173516256458215424?s=20

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