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Re: All Pretty Vacant, Down by the Riverside

Postby westoelad » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:18 am

Alviro Patterson wrote:
I'd rather have James Franklin as Yorkshire Head Coach than Andrew Gale tbh

A backhanded compliment if there ever was one.
meninblue wrote:James Franklin as coach is shocking. He was playing till last year, did commentary at year end in some matches. Which and how much experience does he has as a coach. Even cash strapped franchisees of Bangladesh Premiere league and Pakistan Super League have better coaches. In fact even the T10 franchisee tournament in UAE had renowned coaches.



A bit harsh to condemn Franklin without trial surely, Meninblue. He's an experienced International Cricketer in tests and ODIs, extensive 1st class experience and captained a team to a county championship. He hasn't held any coaching posts previously but had he done so, and been available, it would probably be because he'd been sacked from such a post. He's always appeared to be knowledgeable and articulate when interviewed.
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Re: All Pretty Vacant, Down by the Riverside

Postby westoelad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:46 pm

Woody bowling hand grenades.
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Re: All Pretty Vacant, Down by the Riverside

Postby captaincolly » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:52 pm

westoelad wrote:Woody bowling hand grenades.

Yep. Looks as if his pace is back although we'll have to see if he can sustain it over a few spells in a day - although a second spell might not be needed today! If WI collapse and Jennings is in and out before the close I think Bob Willis will explode!
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Re: All Pretty Vacant, Down by the Riverside

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Aussies used to bowl the Tash in 3 over bursts of brutal aggression.... in theory it should have been easy to see him off, but in practice he terrified the batsmen into meekly giving their wickets away
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Re: All Pretty Vacant, Down by the Riverside

Postby captaincolly » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:23 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:Aussies used to bowl the Tash in 3 over bursts of brutal aggression.... in theory it should have been easy to see him off, but in practice he terrified the batsmen into meekly giving their wickets away

Sounds like a good plan. I think Wood bowled 7 overs in his first spell ( albeit either side of the tea break )and the commentators were saying he should have had a shorter spell.
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