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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 pm

Ireland beat Namibia today to end a six game T20 losing streak.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:17 pm

Nice to see Boyd Rankin having a good day against UAE.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:10 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Nice to see Boyd Rankin having a good day against UAE.


Lot of Ireland's side looking very promising.

O'Brien and Stirling back on form at the same time is key and Wilson offers something in the middle.

The bowling in this tournament has been a revelation for Ireland. Return of Boyd, discovery of Mulder and Dockrell and McBrine backing them up.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:37 pm

Despite losing, Ireland did very well to get to the finals.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Making_Splinters » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 pm

365notout wrote:
Arthur Crabtree wrote:Nice to see Boyd Rankin having a good day against UAE.


Lot of Ireland's side looking very promising.

O'Brien and Stirling back on form at the same time is key and Wilson offers something in the middle.

The bowling in this tournament has been a revelation for Ireland. Return of Boyd, discovery of Mulder and Dockrell and McBrine backing them up.


Boyd is a very good county pacer, Dockrell wasn't good enough to get a spinners bearth in County Cricket, and England don't have decent spinners to start with. McBrine averages over 45 in ODIs - bear in mind the standard of side Ireland play most of their ODIs agains - and Mulder has played less than 10 games at recognised level in his entire career outside of the micky mouse provincial cup.

A revelation? Pull the other one.

This side isn't promising, since Joyce quit they don't have a decent batsman in the side, their bowling as noted above is pretty poor, can we just stop this fantasy about Irish cricket at some stage?
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby dan08 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:29 am

Have Ireland actually produced a single decent player in the last 5 years?

All their regulars have been around for like 10 years.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Making_Splinters » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:31 am

Since Ireland have started focusing on bringing in players from the Provincial competitions instead of County Cricket, the standard of their players has gone down.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby andy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:52 pm

Making_Splinters wrote:Since Ireland have started focusing on bringing in players from the Provincial competitions instead of County Cricket, the standard of their players has gone down.



not suprised...i highly doubt the standard of Irish domestic cricket is any good...i know that sounds harsh, but it appears to be true
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Making_Splinters » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:32 pm

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Making_Splinters wrote:Since Ireland have started focusing on bringing in players from the Provincial competitions instead of County Cricket, the standard of their players has gone down.



not suprised...i highly doubt the standard of Irish domestic cricket is any good...i know that sounds harsh, but it appears to be true


From what I understand there are 3 major competitions in Ireland: The three day Inter-Provincial Championship which consists of 3 teams and 6 games in total, a 50 over cup again with 3 teams and a T20 trophy which is the same as before in terms of teams.

The players playing in this by and large, have only played in Provincial cricket and a few have played in the ICC tournaments. It's a bit of a joke really.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:29 pm

Really enjoyed the Desert T20 Cup and the preceding ODI series in Dubai.

There should be more Associate only competitions. It's the only way they will develop.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby dan08 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 pm

365notout wrote:Really enjoyed the Desert T20 Cup and the preceding ODI series in Dubai.

There should be more Associate only competitions. It's the only way they will develop.

If only the ICC gave them more funding so they could actually organise more series...
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:22 pm

Anshuman Rath got 134 ....and ended up on the losing side today. Can't have happened too often.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Making_Splinters » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Didn't someone make 190 odd and end up on the losing side, I want to say it was for Zimbabwe but short of looking it up I can't remember who.
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby Dr Cricket » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:22 pm

Charles Coventry got 190 odd before,
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Re: The associate's thread

Postby The Professor » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Just watched the highlights of the Hong Kong v Netherlands game.

Both sides would give Zimbabwe a run for their money.
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