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The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:38 am

Something that I used to do on my, now defunct, Twitter page.

Not so much a blog as just my choice as to who is top of the class in the world of cricket that day and a brief reason why.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:20 pm

Joe Root - 133*
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:06 pm

Hi Prof. Good idea. Got to be Honest Joe.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:31 pm

you don't say why, though.... even though you are absolutely correct

for me it was the effortless way that he scored his runs. There didn't seem to be any bludgeoning going on.... just good footwork, deft touches, great timing, excellent shot selection. A joyous thing, when it's done well, and far more satisfying to me than a bit of bish, bash, bosh (thrilling though that can sometimes be)
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:24 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:you don't say why, though.... even though you are absolutely correct

for me it was the effortless way that he scored his runs. There didn't seem to be any bludgeoning going on.... just good footwork, deft touches, great timing, excellent shot selection. A joyous thing, when it's done well, and far more satisfying to me than a bit of bish, bash, bosh (thrilling though that can sometimes be)


I will when it's less obvious.

Was only him or Dawid Malan in running yesterday.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:23 pm

Sean Ervine for his lion's share in a partnership of 263. He bagged 160* in 263 balls.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:28 pm

The Professor wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:you don't say why, though.... even though you are absolutely correct

for me it was the effortless way that he scored his runs. There didn't seem to be any bludgeoning going on.... just good footwork, deft touches, great timing, excellent shot selection. A joyous thing, when it's done well, and far more satisfying to me than a bit of bish, bash, bosh (thrilling though that can sometimes be)


I will when it's less obvious.

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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:22 pm

Liam Livingstone who added two wickets to his 129 against a South Africa A team.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Not Amla?

Livingstone is having a breakthrough season, I think
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:46 pm

I always have a bit of a soft spot for those who contribute with both bat and ball.

TBH Tahir had more of a shot than Amla did for me.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:21 pm

Cameron Steel for his superb 128 for Durham against Northamptonshire
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 pm

good lad!

caught off a no ball early on, too. Fine margins
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:42 pm

won't be a Durham player today
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby The Professor » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Wouldn't be so sure DFM!

On a day where there was only brief outbreaks of County Cricket and an abandoned Champions Trophy game it was Paul Coughlin who stood out for me. His four wickets today completed his first 10-wicket match haul despite the loss to Northamptonshire.
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Re: The Professor's Cricketer of the Day

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:39 pm

Mitch. I think.
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