A Year of Thinking Positively.

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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby braveneutral » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:25 pm

I reckon in thinking about a second spinner it is worth giving Jason Brown another go.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Definitely he and Gary Keedy for the tours of Pakistan and India to follow.

Swann has probably missed out. I bet Alex Loudon is ahead of him.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:24 pm

And Shaun Udal.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:05 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Aussie First class averages are headed by Michael Bevan (97.6). Is he coming back? Also, not mentioned above but averaging over 50, Dominic Thornely, Jason Arnberger. No me neither. And Marcus North. And for bowlers, below 25, Nathan Bracken, Joe Dawes, Brett Dorey, Mick Lewis, Andy Bichel. I don't think we have to worry about that lot. At least Shane (not Sean, or Brad) Watson reminds me more of Marilyn Monroe than Keith Miller.

I reckon that Bracken fella could be an outside bet

Someone who definitely won't make the Aussie team is Shaun Tait... he played for Durham briefly...... kept bowling 13 ball overs. All over the place. Hopeless with the bat too

Probably best if the Aussies stick with their ageing warhorses
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:35 pm

Suppose it depends how desperate Australia get... which is likely not to be that desperate.

Mick Lewis is doing ok in Australia. Might be a good pick up for Durham.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby braveneutral » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:59 pm

That Alex Loudon is the future of English cricket. He can apparently do a doosra thing.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:11 am

But after Gilo's summer last year, the job is his for as long as he wants it. We know that people posting 'play four seamers and get Vaughan to send down some spin' is secret code for 'I don't know what I'm talking about'.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Dr Cricket » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:24 am

I reckon fletcher should use specialist fielders as 12 men instead of fat, slow players.
Anyone know any good fielders in county cricket that can do the job.

Plus all the games In FTA I wonder how cricket will be like in 10 years time in grass root cricket with sky getting exclusive rights.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:31 am

The rotating of fielders has been going on for ever in this country. It's fine. That's not crossing the line. That's our culture. So yes, work that.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby braveneutral » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:38 am

Rotate fielders all you want. I think that is the sort of thing the Aussies would appreciate.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:57 am

Hard to imagine it will be an issue. If it's not just business as usual, things like dropped catches and injuries will be crucial. Stuff like sub fielders, or Ponting chatting to the umpire for five days is just for the ethical Ashes. Which have never existed.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby braveneutral » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:01 am

Completely agreed. Sub fielders seems like a non-issue. Ponting seems like a level headed and decent chap. He is quite the bat too. Not yet but maybe soon I think he will be considered better than Tendulkar and even Lara. You would have thought Tendulkar will give it all up soon anyway.
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:35 am

K shoes of Kendal have developed a pair of cricket boots with exceptionally large and protruding heels. I wonder if Shane Warne would be interested in a pair for the Edgbaston test?
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby rich1uk » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:00 am

SKY have just shown the highlights of the Edgbaston test this morning and I still think we are going to lose when I watch it
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Re: A Year of Thinking Positively.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:39 pm

I've got tickets for the weekend of the Edgbaston Test. I'm hoping it won't be too exciting. I'll take an innings win over a thrilling and unforgettable game.
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