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The Cricket Thread.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, May 11, 2016.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Vince.
  2. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Cricket? Is it interesting or something?
  3. Nuuk

    Nuuk Occasional commenter

    Such a pity that James Taylor can no longer play. Thought he gave a great interview. No self pity, just an account of what happened and his hope he could remain part of the game in some capacity. I hope he can too.
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    The top order still looks frail to me.
  5. stevejp65

    stevejp65 New commenter

    Not for me - too expensive to keep a man in the side in the hope that he'll come good every 9-10 innings. A class batsman when he turns it on, undoubtedly, but too inconsistent to keep when there are other guys who need to be developed and nurtured. You could never relax when you saw Bell walking in, until you saw which Ian Bell had turned up!
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I aways maintain he played his best in the context of a sound side playing well. I can't remember too many times when he pulled us out of a h o le.
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter


    What a specimen!
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  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    One can't live forever on potential.
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Sadly it took me fully 45 seconds to work out what @kibosh was DRIVING at. ;)

    Given the fact that cricket isn't followed as widely as football I think extra marks should be awarded for cricket puns and contributions even only slightly on topic.

    Thanks @kibosh
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I forgot about the Test until 12!!!

    I cannot believe how remiss I was.

    The shame!
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  11. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Oh my! So how many of the wickets have you missed?
  12. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Maybe you'd like this place - I'm in Nepal and there are multiple channels showing cricket all day every day (or so it seems), some live, some recordings and even on the big screen in bars and restaurants. Much of it is Indian one day or 20-20 leagues but thanks to your reminder I've just realised we have the test live right now :)
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We hadn't lost any wickets. Until I tuned in. :(

    Nepal, eh? You climbing Everest? @rachel_g41 The things intrepid TESsers do!!!!
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  14. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter


    Er, no, not climbing. Working in a school here, no time for climbing mountains. Probably no tv signal up there anyway.
  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Still. Very exciting and intrepid.
  16. SportyK

    SportyK Occasional commenter

    "The bowler's Holding the batsman's Willey."
    Oh I do miss Jonners. :)

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  17. SportyK

    SportyK Occasional commenter

  18. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Oh it is so hard!

    Elder Pee has started to be selected for for his cricket team which means more pitch-side attendance for dad. Of all the sports and activities we do or watch, cricket is by far the most painful and I just can't make a connection with it.

    I wonder if there is something in a Scottish gene that throws a mental switch preventing interest the subject?

    Must do better:oops:
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  20. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Not true in my experience. They don't all support England, mind you.

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