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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:30 pm

westoelad wrote:IPL starts 23rd March- Aussie participants arriving late because they have to attend awards events? Doubt it.
And Warner is participating in IPL. :d'oh:

Cricket Australia must be trying to rival FTECB in illogical decision making!
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby westoelad » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:56 am

Given the scores of our overseas in the opening games in the last 2 seasons 0,2,0,0 Cricket Australia are probably doing us a favour.
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am

westoelad wrote:Given the scores of our overseas in the opening games in the last 2 seasons 0,2,0,0 Cricket Australia are probably doing us a favour.

:lol: Good point!
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:50 am

bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:21 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement

Speaking of Poynter I see he has made his test debut - against Afghanistan. No prizes for guessing how many he scored but quite bizarre that he was batting at number 6.
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:36 pm

perhaps Ireland felt that Poynter was the player with the most experience of coming in 4 down with only 55 on the board
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:perhaps Ireland felt that Poynter was the player with the most experience of coming in 4 down with only 55 on the board

:lol: That must be it!
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:41 pm

lets hope that by the end of the season, the sister will have forgotten what it's like
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:43 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:lets hope that by the end of the season, the sister will have forgotten what it's like

Let's hope so. The top order looks stronger than in the past couple of years but not that middle order still looks dodgy to me.
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby KingOttis » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement


Why "bad boy Smiffy, too"? Surely he hasn't blotted his copybook? In any case, I wouldn't have him as a definite starter in the first team anyway. The choice as skipper comes down to Rushworth, Steel, or Lees for me. I also reckon Eckersley is well worth a punt as an alternative to Poynter.
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:48 pm

KingOttis wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement


Why "bad boy Smiffy, too"? Surely he hasn't blotted his copybook? In any case, I wouldn't have him as a definite starter in the first team anyway. The choice as skipper comes down to Rushworth, Steel, or Lees for me. I also reckon Eckersley is well worth a punt as an alternative to Poynter.

I agree about Eckersley although I think - if we do sign him - he's one of a good few players who is more of a useful squad member than ideal first team regular. Same as Poynter and too many of the other likely regulars for my liking.
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby westoelad » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:29 am

It's a whole new ball game this season-literally. Balls with a less pronounced seam, use of heavy roller and playing most CC games in high season. All we need now is hope Vic is able to produce pitches which lessen the effect of the ludicrous no toss rule.
Rushy is hugely confident that we'll do well- knows his cricket does Rushy :D
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby KingOttis » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:33 am

captaincolly wrote:
KingOttis wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement


Why "bad boy Smiffy, too"? Surely he hasn't blotted his copybook? In any case, I wouldn't have him as a definite starter in the first team anyway. The choice as skipper comes down to Rushworth, Steel, or Lees for me. I also reckon Eckersley is well worth a punt as an alternative to Poynter.

I agree about Eckersley although I think - if we do sign him - he's one of a good few players who is more of a useful squad member than ideal first team regular. Same as Poynter and too many of the other likely regulars for my liking.


Yes, we could really have done with a proper quality middle order batsman (kolpak, probably) to prop up the middle order and allow some of the less proven/consistent batsmen to play around him. All we need is Dale Benkenstein and a time machine....
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 am

KingOttis wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement


Why "bad boy Smiffy, too"? Surely he hasn't blotted his copybook? In any case, I wouldn't have him as a definite starter in the first team anyway. The choice as skipper comes down to Rushworth, Steel, or Lees for me. I also reckon Eckersley is well worth a punt as an alternative to Poynter.

sorry KO, the first line was in reply to the comment about Warner playing in the IPL and I was noting that Steve Smith was too

Rather unfortunate then that I began the next line talking about the absence of Will Smith from the touring party

Lots of scope for confusion :oops:
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Re: Durham Match Thread 2019

Postby captaincolly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04 pm

KingOttis wrote:
captaincolly wrote:
KingOttis wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:bad boy Smiffy, too

The absence of Smith was the first thing I noticed from that touring party, so presumably he won't be the capt for the year

I can only imagine that Eckersley is hoping to fill the gap vacated by Davis as the sister's eventual replacement


Why "bad boy Smiffy, too"? Surely he hasn't blotted his copybook? In any case, I wouldn't have him as a definite starter in the first team anyway. The choice as skipper comes down to Rushworth, Steel, or Lees for me. I also reckon Eckersley is well worth a punt as an alternative to Poynter.

I agree about Eckersley although I think - if we do sign him - he's one of a good few players who is more of a useful squad member than ideal first team regular. Same as Poynter and too many of the other likely regulars for my liking.


Yes, we could really have done with a proper quality middle order batsman (kolpak, probably) to prop up the middle order and allow some of the less proven/consistent batsmen to play around him. All we need is Dale Benkenstein and a time machine....

Yep. I'd have thought their priority would have been to replace Colly in the middle order and whoever it was would probably also have been a good option as captain. They may prove us wrong and easily secure promotion but I have my doubts.
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