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England in the West Indies
Discussion started by Bagpuss (IP Logged), 15 January, 2019 10:44
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Bagpuss
15 January, 2019 10:44
England start their tour today with a warm up match against a CWI XI in Barbados. Good news for Jack who gets the nod over Adil Rashid. No place for Jos Buttler although I think he'll just be rested as he's had plenty of cricket in the BBL.

Jennings
Burns
Bairstow
Root
Stokes
Ali
Foakes
Woakes
Curran
Leach
Broad
Anderson

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Bagpuss
15 January, 2019 10:51
And the Windies have named six players with Test experience in their side

Jahmar Hamilton (c)
Sunil Ambris
Jermaine Blackwood
John Campbell
Bryan Charles
Miguel Cummins
Chandrapaul Hemraj
Chemar Holder
Alzarri Joseph
Raymon Reifer
Vishaul Singh
Devon Thomas

The match is due to start at 2pm GMT.

Mike BOS
Mike TA1
15 January, 2019 12:03
Some on here seem to think it is ok to play football other do not.

Jos Buttler has admitted it "probably doesn't make too much sense" for England to play football as part of their training routine.
Butter, England's vice-captain, insisted the players were "very careful" and tried to keep things safe while playing. But he conceded there were "obvious risks" involved and confirmed they would accept it if Ashley Giles decided they should no longer play.
[www.espncricinfo.com]

Shepton Paul 2
Shepton Paul 2
15 January, 2019 12:09
Baggers, is it a 1, 2 or 3-day game, do you know?

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Bagpuss
15 January, 2019 12:31
Two 2-day matches over the next four days.

hantssabre
hantssabre
16 January, 2019 22:26
See Olly Stone has broken down again. Maybe an opportunity for an Overton?

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Scrumper
16 January, 2019 23:57
Not Craig, he's crocked.

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Grockle
17 January, 2019 00:18
Jamie has a chance on the pace front. It'd be interesting



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hantssabre
hantssabre
17 January, 2019 17:19
Unfortunately itโ€™s Mark Wood!

Nailsea_Fizz
Nailsea_Fizz
17 January, 2019 19:26
thankfully, they picked someone else to injure

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Grockle
17 January, 2019 19:51
Fairly and boringly predictable. Will he survuve the whole tour?



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mikeindex
mikeindex
19 January, 2019 01:54
What on earth is the point of these warm-up "matches" where anyone can bat twice, both sides field as many players as they like, a draw is the agreed result beforehand (bit like Russian masters playing each other at international chess tournaments in the 60s), and any competitive element is 100% absent?
How does this benefit anyone more than four days of net practice honestly styled as such?
I recall the days when the match with a touring team used to be a county side's high point of the season, barring a home Gillette semi-final. I don't know what's going off out there.

Shepton Paul 2
Shepton Paul 2
19 January, 2019 09:57
You're on form this morning (or last night) mike...

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
23 January, 2019 14:50
A civilised time for some test cricket, no Jack, will we win without him?

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Grockle
23 January, 2019 17:20
Looking at the state of the Barbados wicket I am surprised Jack isn't in. The conversations after the Sri Lanka series was that Rashid was the preferred spunner for the Windies. Time for him to justify that. Nothing happening presently.



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Bagpuss
23 January, 2019 23:57
England wearing black armbands in memory of Ruth Strauss on day 1 of the Test.

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
24 January, 2019 17:58
8 wickets down, follow on possible, first use of the word Execrable this year?

hantssabre
hantssabre
24 January, 2019 18:44
Think it was worse than that ! 77 all out

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
25 January, 2019 16:38
No hope for England now.

Rashid's match figures by lunch 24 overs for 98 runs

Loyal of Lhasa
Loyal of Lhasa
25 January, 2019 16:53
Leach has had a good match!



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bob andrews
old boy!
25 January, 2019 17:46
Afraid the golden surrey boys are not quite as good as they thought they were. If Broad and Leach are left out next time there is no hope for us all!
Old Boy!

Farmer White
Farmer White
26 January, 2019 00:11
Sorry folks but after England's 77 I couldn't resist this...

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Just a little ditty with a 'hidden' suggestion of an additional batsman who might be called up.

Farmer

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
26 January, 2019 08:57
Thank you Farmer. And well done the Windies, they could have enforced the follow on. At least (some of) England's bowlers have got some match practice now. I can't wait to see the batsman in your poem again. Somerset's selectors understand his strength in these situations

Sloop John B
Sloop John B
26 January, 2019 08:57
Superb Paul! How many sleepless nights did that take ?!

geordie moonraker
geordie moonraker
26 January, 2019 09:06
That was acrostically brilliant. It's just a pity he can't keep wicket-a must for all batsmen now.

Farmer White
Farmer White
26 January, 2019 09:15
Thank you all. Very much appreciated.

It didn't take me overly long SJB. Three or four hours last evening. Bizarrely, I have found working to the constraint of fixed first letters of a line in a poem is actually easier than free writing. I suppose it concentrates a mind that is used to wandering here, there and everywhere before forgetting where it set out from and where it was supposed to be going!

Farmer

Shepton Paul 2
Shepton Paul 2
26 January, 2019 09:36
Very good, JCW...๐Ÿ‘

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
26 January, 2019 20:11
Embarrassing X-rated England Cricket, Root And Bayliss - Lamentable Effort

Well done to the Windies, no chase with Chase

cricketjerry-mouse
cricketjerry-mouse
26 January, 2019 20:54
West Indies` leading spinner - 8 for 60 in England`s second innings; England`s leading spinner - carrying the drinks.

Loyal of Lhasa
Loyal of Lhasa
26 January, 2019 22:47
Broad for Curran; Leach for Moeen (he'd take more wickets and couldn't score fewer!



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