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    Ollie Pope is currently 170* after his return from injury, apparently he was on call to be a concussion sub if one of our middle order players got whacked so he must be in the thinking still. I reckon he’ll end up playing consistently in all formats for England, last year was just a bit too early for him.

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    Warwickshire have managed to let Somerset back into the game despite scoring 400+ in the first innings and having a 111 lead. Wickets have gone to pace so Patel isn't going to be spinning us to victory and the pace line up is decimated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    I suppose it doesn't matter whether he plays at 2, 4 or fucking 11 he still shouldn't be in the team, great catch though.

    I'm at Headingley on Saturday and can't wait!
    I'm there Sunday, can't wait either. Last time I was there that fat bastard Lehmann ripped us off flogging raffle tickets for a signed bat and then not doing the draw. Owes me £50.00 I think. Maybe it was £20.00, I aint forgot it though. Lol.
    Just hope the next test lasts four days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arklowolf View Post
    I'm there Sunday, can't wait either. Last time I was there that fat bastard Lehmann ripped us off flogging raffle tickets for a signed bat and then not doing the draw. Owes me £50.00 I think. Maybe it was £20.00, I aint forgot it though. Lol.
    Just hope the next test lasts four days.
    Compound interest would have turned the £20 into at least £50 so you need to sue for the larger figure really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Warwickshire have managed to let Somerset back into the game despite scoring 400+ in the first innings and having a 111 lead. Wickets have gone to pace so Patel isn't going to be spinning us to victory and the pace line up is decimated
    Aye - but Kent are wrecking a winning position against Essex. Sodding hell.

    CORRECTION - did completely spack it and Essex won. Fucking useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrotdude View Post
    Ollie Pope is currently 170* after his return from injury, apparently he was on call to be a concussion sub if one of our middle order players got whacked so he must be in the thinking still. I reckon he’ll end up playing consistently in all formats for England, last year was just a bit too early for him.
    Got 176 in the end - won't help as this is day 3 of 4 & we haven't finished the first innings yet - draw all the way
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Aye - but Kent are wrecking a winning position against Essex. Sodding hell.

    CORRECTION - did completely spack it and Essex won. Fucking useless.
    The only scorecard I have seen like that a game in I played in was against Cove Rovers who had 11 West Indians in the team - doubt that many of us actually saw the ball when we batted & any runs were 4's off a thick edge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    I suppose it doesn't matter whether he plays at 2, 4 or fucking 11 he still shouldn't be in the team, great catch though.

    I'm at Headingley on Saturday and can't wait!
    Don't forget to get dressed up.

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    He could go as Jan Dekker, the darts player. Minimal effort, maximum accuracy.
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    Me and Dekker have never been seen in the same room...
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    I only believe your facial hair is a way for him to sneak into the country undetected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Aye - but Kent are wrecking a winning position against Essex. Sodding hell.

    CORRECTION - did completely spack it and Essex won. Fucking useless.
    Fuck that's as crap a performance as I have known. 40 all out for fucks sake. I have already pilloried the official Kent website not for the first time with regard to home batting as you know.
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    Disappointing stuff. Especially if we don’t beat Warwickshire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Rightly so.

    As discussed yesterday the concussion rules in Cricket are a bit shit.
    The ECB have their procedure, the International Board have a different one and Cricket Australia's appears to be "Suck it up Matilda, be a man and get back out there"
    Langer reckoned it was a 'no brainer' when confirming Smith's absence from the 3rd Test. Aussies are an eloquent lot.
    Cosy consensus makes for a boring forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Headingley is my favourite Test ground for apres cricket
    There's only Arcadia in Headingley that I like.
    Cosy consensus makes for a boring forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkins left foot View Post
    Got 176 in the end - won't help as this is day 3 of 4 & we haven't finished the first innings yet - draw all the way
    Finished 221* and now on his way to Leeds as cover for Roy

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedswolf View Post
    Langer reckoned it was a 'no brainer' when confirming Smith's absence from the 3rd Test. Aussies are an eloquent lot.
    Caused them a bit of a headache in selection meeting I understand.
    Last edited by arklowolf; 22nd August 2019 at 10:01 AM.
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    Excellent win for Somerset (phew!). Really good contributions with the bat by Banton and Bartlett. I know he is only 20, but it might be worth a look at Banton for number three or four for England. Not in the Ashes, but certainly for the winter tours. He looks really solid and his technique seems top drawer.
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    Win toss and bowl I would have thought. Have the best of the batting conditions tomorrow and into Saturday?
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    Delay caused by rain.

    England win the Toss and bowl

    Same team for England, Australia replace Bancroft with Harris, and Siddle with Pattinson.
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    Good toss to win I think.
    Ebony Rainsford on five live said 'win toss and bat', whilst at the same time saying 'Joffra Archer will be steaming in today'.
    Doh.
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    Starc misses out again. He's struggling to get his reverse swing going since the sandpaper was taken out of the occasion.
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    Paine says he would have batted anyway if he had won the Toss.

    You would think Joe Root would know conditions at his home ground.

    Start delayed by rain
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    Need to bowl them out today for under 250 to justify bowling first. With the pitch supposedly set to spin I think I'd have batted.

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    What an over from Broad
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    Broad made Warner look like Tufnell there. No idea how he didn't nick one.
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    Harris gone 8

    12-1

    c Bairstow b Archer

    Rain stops play again
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    Should take an early lunch. This rain will clear through in an hour.
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    Khawaja gone 8

    25-2

    c Bairstow b Broad

    big edge but umpire gave not out, had to review
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    25-2. Could do with getting Labuschagne out early, he looked very good in the last test I thought.
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