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Streeter
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Streeter (IP Logged)
16 September, 2017 16:21
So , Agod , I'm intrigued . What is your opening chat-up line ?

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
16 September, 2017 17:33
Whatever it is, if she says no, it'll be MM's fault.

If anyone says anything about bowling a maiden over, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will, er, be extremely disappointed in you.

 
AGod
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
AGod (IP Logged)
16 September, 2017 19:02
It was neither that kind of situation (there with her kids) nor, indeed, that kind of pub.

 
Clarence Parker
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 09:58
Heard last evening that Myburgh had been offered a one - year deal for next year. Don't know if it is solely for white - ball games or if indeed it is correct, but the source is usually very reliable.

Wait to see I suppose.

 
Mike BOS
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Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 10:15
He is one of those players that supporters don't want to see him go!

There was talk on the last day of the Lancs match he was staying (nothing definite).

 
Roger ivanhoe
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 11:24
Johann was at the 1875/Longroom dinner on Friday evening.
None of those announced as leaving (to date) were in attendance.

Chris Roger attended but I did not spot Josh Davey, but he may well have been there.

 
MESSAGES->author
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Grockle (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 11:36
I mentioned in the comments during the Lancs game that JM's only option for next year would be a white ball deal. It seems daft that he would be so involved at the end of the season IF he was leaving

It would be good news



(Sm72)

 
chunkyinargyll
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 13:44
So, if it is true Myburgh is staying, the 'mole' (and I think we've all sussed who that was) was well wide of the mark- only being 50% right, which confirms the conversations near the end of July were merely 'indicative' and not definite.

And a bit of a troublemaker to go to the press with what turned out to be mostly duff gen.

 
AGod
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
AGod (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 14:08
What it probably demonstrates is that he assumed that he was being released because he's mainly a white ball player but that the club had other reasons for not wanting to retain him such as, perhaps, the not unreasonable view that he isn't really good enough.

 
chunkyinargyll
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 14:10
I never thought Myburgh was the mole- did you, AGod.

 
Mike BOS
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Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 14:52
I didn't and that's for sure.

 
MESSAGES->author
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Grockle (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 16:30
Or he simply waited until the end of the season to see what was happening like many many other professional cricketers.

So much intrigue and speculation... so little end product other than that which is not at all surprising.



(Sm72)

 
AGod
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
AGod (IP Logged)
17 September, 2017 22:47
Wasn't talking about Mybs, Chunky

 
chunkyinargyll
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
18 September, 2017 07:05
I think we can assume one person was given a very very very very clear indication they were unlikely to get a new deal, and assummed other conversations had gone the same way.

 
AGod
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
AGod (IP Logged)
18 September, 2017 09:33
Yes. It seems unlikely that other 'indicative conversations,' were had in which people were told 'you're probably going,' only for the club to perform a volte-face a few weeks later.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Grockle (IP Logged)
18 September, 2017 20:41
Not the opinion at the time though. Belief in the report far outweighed the assumption that the club had not acted in this way for a pretty long time.



(Sm72)

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
18 September, 2017 23:06
Don't tell me that the view from certain quarters of the club's actions in the first instance without knowing the facts is looking a little foolish. Surely not.???

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Grockle (IP Logged)
19 September, 2017 00:22
Those who "poo poo" the concept of evidence being important because it usually shows that their theories came out the back of a bull should now understand why we ask for proof before we create the alternative facts that fit a pet theory.

You may laugh at the request for evidence but the only way something can be proved is with it. The rest is smoke and mirrors and nothing else.



(Sm72)

 
Bagpuss
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 10:17
Piece in Telegraph today that ECB looking to shorten Tests to 4 days.

Of course, if they weren't trying to shoehorn two T20 competitions into the middle of the summer...

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 10:35
Average Test is 330 odd overs it seems.



(Sm72)

 
chunkyinargyll
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 10:47
I've no problem with tests against Ireland, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and possibly West Indies being 4 day.

It even makes a bit of sense, because Ireland and Afghanistan are likely to find the step up tough, so the motivation of 'If we can survive four days we get a draw' may increase their resolve. Surviving five days might be to big a job for them, so you might end up with them folding in 3 days (as Bangladesh always used to), but if a draw is only 4 days away, it might make the minnows try harder.

Tests between England and Australia, India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka should stick at 5 days.

New Zealand need to prove they care about test cricket to stick at 5 days.

 
AGod
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
AGod (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 11:10
I would only agree to four scheduled playing days if a reserve day was included to make up time lost due to inclement weather.

 
Bagpuss
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 11:18
But a reserve day would mean they couldn't play tests on a weekly basis as would have to allow for it in scheduling. Which is the point of changing.

58% of Tests go to day 5.

 
Mike BOS
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Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
24 September, 2017 12:00
The ECB just don't like RED ball cricket.

Now if there were two division in test match nations, it would look a bit more sensible to have five days for division one and four days for division two.

 
Grizzzly
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 04:47
Ashes series tied at 2-2, all down to the last Test.

Fourth day ends with England seven wickets down & fifty runs short of a victory that would win the Ashes.

Still, we will get another meaningless T20 tournament to enjoy instead.

What a fitting tribute to the ECB's management of the sport.

Grizzzly

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 09:47
I propose we nominate Grizzzly to head the ECB and introduce one-day Test Matches, along with 200:200 over matches. The County Championship matches will be played only on Wednesday afternoons with a soft ball and will be confined to sides that contain a Test Match ground.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Grizzzly
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 00:57
All far too sensible LoL !

Grizzzly

 
Mike BOS
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
09 October, 2017 16:57
A burglar who dragged a safe across a cricket field before abandoning it would only have found a match ball inside, club officials have said.

The thief, who broke into Blackburn's East Lancashire Sports Club on Sunday, lugged the safe down stairs and across the pitch before ditching it unopened.
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Well and truly stumped.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
09 October, 2017 17:11
A load of ball?



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
tractor
Re: 2017 NEWS SNIPPETS
Tractor (IP Logged)
09 October, 2017 17:29
The burglar misunderstood. He was paid to steal a very rare Scottish oven; turned out he'd stolen a Cooker Burra.

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