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The England Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by robfosters, May 25, 2015.

  1. Participant

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    LOL great punditry :D.
     
  2. Cob

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    Being left-out did him the world of good ;)
     
  3. Cromulent

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    I know this is slightly off-topic here, but I'm sure you guys will be able to help :). I watch England cricket on TV, but I'd like to listen to or watch county cricket.

    I've never really got into county cricket and felt like I am missing out on a lot. Ideally, I'd like to follow Surrey so if anyone can recommend a good place to listen to Surrey games I'd appreciate it. I don't mind paying if it is required.
     
  4. andicole0

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    You could try the ecb web site. They probably have something.
    Andi.
     
  5. resurgam

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    Local radio tends to have quite a lot of commentary, either that or on the BBC Sport website.
     
  6. Cob

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    A pretty boring days cricket...
     
  7. andicole0

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    Can't wait for the Ashes :confused::eek::(
    Andi.
     
  8. manic111

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    The only positive is that this is bringing back lovely memories of my childhood, sat with my dad watching Ambrose and Walsh skittle us for less than 100 before Lara took us apart with the bat.
     
  9. Participant

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    :) I was thinking this on the drive home earlier.
     
  10. Participant

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    Jimmy Anderson having a proper strop lol. Understandable I guess.
     
  11. Freddie1980

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    It's so refreshing to see a England bowler (Mark Wood) with raw pace, if England are every expected to win in places like the Windies or Australia we need bowlers who can bowl consistently over 90mph so their pace can make up for the lack for swing once he ball goes soft.
     
  12. rickjames

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    This ODI team is special. Very, very special.
     
  13. The_One

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    How many balls did gayle lose out the ground :D:eek:
     
  14. rickjames

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    World Cup preliminary squad announcement at 11 as well as the squad for the Pakistan ODI series. Don't expect any drastic changes but the talking point is whether Archer rolls in or not...
     
  15. zxh800

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    Shame about Alex Hales. I think Vince can do a job but still think we'll miss Hales' big hitting. It does hit them when he's in the mood.
     
  16. rickjames

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    I mean, he won't get into the starting 11 if they're all fit and firing, like.

    ECB have managed the Hales thing so poorly it's beyond belief.
     
  17. andicole0

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    Alex Hales has managed himself poorly as has whoever's managed him if he has one.
    Andi.
     
  18. cheesyboy

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    It feels like this is a regular assessment of the ECB. Bunch of utter clowns.
     
  19. rickjames

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    1) Around 15th April - Hales informed of second failed drugs test. ECB administrators, Nottinghamshire and PCA informed. Handed 21 day suspension as per the guidelines

    2) April 17th - Hales in squads for World Cup and Pakistan series.

    3) April 20th - Hales taking a break for 'personal reasons'

    4) April 26th - Story broken that he's serving a drugs ban

    5) April 29th - Hales out of all England squads for the summer


    There's no way 5 happens without 4: they implemented their outlined procedure i.e a 21 day ban and intended to sweep it under the rug whilst assuring Hales' (who is still a moron) place wasn't going to be affected. The moment it broke the outcry came out, they've gone a step further and they've now made themselves look worse than Hales. It stinks of double standards.
     
  20. rickjames

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    Lovely day. Also: BEN STOKES

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