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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:05 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Wonder why they keep going back to McG who isn't an interesting commentator.

probably frightened that he might shoot them, if they don't
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:25 pm

Maybe that was why they were so uncritical of Cook's captaincy.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:35 pm

why, does Cooky like a bit of dumb animal slaughtering action too?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby GarlicJam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:20 pm

only when it is man-against-beast in a fair-battle-of-wits-and-survival.

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(if it is a matter of hunting his own food, I don't really have a problem with it - but is this a case of that?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Slipstream » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:50 am

Think Cook will have to be vice-captain. Who are going to be the slip fielders, Cook, Root ......
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:41 pm

Anderson, for both jobs?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 pm

First tour match is the 4th of November, so not far off.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:36 pm

GarlicJam wrote:only when it is man-against-beast in a fair-battle-of-wits-and-survival.

hmmm

is it only Cooky who uses an exocet missile to kill a small deer, or does Glenda use one too when he goes for a stroll in the Serengeti?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby GarlicJam » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:08 pm

Tanks are the safer option
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Slipstream » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:30 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Anderson, for both jobs?


I heard Ali, Bairstow and Broad mentioned somewhere.

There is the warm-up game between the Tests and Root won't be playing in that, so a captain will be needed, probably Vince.

I think Bairstow would be fine for vice-captain but Cook has the experience.

As for Anderson in 3rd slip, what happens when he is bowling? Root will probably be slip fielder for Ali.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:42 pm

I think England will line up:

Stoneman/Cook/Vince/Root/Malan/Bairstow/Moeen/Woakes/Ball/Broad/Anderson.

Though only Mason Crane is certainly not going to play in the first game. Perhaps Foakes, but he could conceivably make it. Anyone who performs in the warm ups (except Crane) will play in Brisbane.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Slipstream » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:49 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:I think England will line up:

Stoneman/Cook/Vince/Root/Malan/Bairstow/Moeen/Woakes/Ball/Broad/Anderson.

Though only Mason Crane is certainly not going to play in the first game. Perhaps Foakes, but he could conceivably make it. Anyone who performs in the warm ups (except Crane) will play in Brisbane.


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Is that the Ball who has 2 Test wickets at 114.00
His ODI series don't look good either.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:58 pm

Well, not sure anyone stands out for that spot. Finn is out of favour and a late addition. Don't know what to expect from Overton. I wouldn't have Vince, but he's going to bat at three in Brisbane. Ball looks like a flat pack Stuart Broad to me, but he's always around the side, and if it's anyone's turn, it's his.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby andy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:04 pm

IMO too harsh to judge ball on a couple of tests, i think he will be very handy in OZ, i rate him, hope he gets a chance
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby GarlicJam » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:20 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:I think England will line up:

Stoneman/Cook/Vince/Root/Malan/Bairstow/Moeen/Woakes/Ball/Broad/Anderson.

Though only Mason Crane is certainly not going to play in the first game. Perhaps Foakes, but he could conceivably make it. Anyone who performs in the warm ups (except Crane) will play in Brisbane.

Quite a few names unfamiliar to the average Aussie: Stoneman, Vince, Malan, Ball, Crane - even Woakes is someone heard of, but I don't think we've seen, have we?
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