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Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
AGod 25 April, 2019 12:41
It never rains, but it pours...

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cricketjerry-mouse 25 April, 2019 12:44
Doesn`t look good for Sam Billings. He had to have oxygen after injuring his shoulder fielding in the very first over.

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AGod 25 April, 2019 12:54
Was he in line for the World Cup squad? I've lost track.

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hantssabre 25 April, 2019 13:19
Billings not in the provisional 15 and with Buttler and Bairstow the keepers would think it’s unlikely he would get in. Highly overrated player on my opinion anyway.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Bagpuss 29 April, 2019 11:35
Alex Hales has been dropped from England's squad for the ODIs v Ireland and Pakistan, as well as from the World Cup squad following the revelation that he is currently serving a 21 day ban for failing a second time testing for a recreational drug. The ban would have been served before the first England match at the end of this week.

James Vince has been called up as his replacement.



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Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
hantssabre 29 April, 2019 13:31
Where did you find the news of James Vince Bagpuss only cant see anything official anywhere yet?

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Bagpuss 29 April, 2019 16:43
I heard it on a BBC news bulletin. Now saying Vince in for Pakistan ODIs. Jason Rpy out pf the Ireland ODI and the Pakistan T20 with a back spasm. Duckett and Malan in for the Ireland match and Duckett for the Pakistan T20



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Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Somerset LaLaLa 29 April, 2019 17:13
So Malan not playing at Radlett and Vince won't be seeing us on Sunday?

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cricketjerry-mouse 29 April, 2019 22:51
Is that the Duckett who would have scored a king pair for Notts against Somerset in the recent championship match, if he hadn`t been dropped first ball in his second knock? In fact, he managed 0 and 4

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cricketjerry-mouse 29 April, 2019 23:13
It would be difficult to think of a more pusillanimous coverage of the current England one-day squad troubles than that on the Nottinghamshire website.

It lauds to the hills the late selection of Ben Duckett for the squads against Ireland and Pakistan, but conveniently fails to mention he is replacing county colleague Alex Hale, discarded because of his drugs ban.



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Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Grockle 30 April, 2019 01:08
Is that also the Ben Ducket who hasn't exactly covered himself in personal glory with behaviour abroad while furthering his international career. Hasn't he been sent home before now?



(Sm72)

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
nelliec 30 April, 2019 09:35
The ECB are already downgrading the Royal London with the Irish and Pakistani internationals already taking the best players away from their counties.This is obviously why it was brought forward this year!!!!

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cricketjerry-mouse 30 April, 2019 10:12
Ben Duckett was suspended from a Lions tour of Australia, Grockle, after touring beer over James Anderson`s head in a Perth bar.

Hugely ironically, he was replaced on that tour by Joe Clarke, now a Nottinghamshire team mate, who himself was suspended from Lions participation, along with Yorkshire`s Tom Kohler-Cadmore, in January of this year, after unsavoury evidence emerged at the first rape trial of former Worcestershire colleague Alex Hepburn.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Bobstan 30 April, 2019 10:35
John Arlott always used to say that he had only ever known two professional cricketers who were bad people. I wonder whether he would be able to say that now.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Somerset LaLaLa 30 April, 2019 18:52
An interesting read from Vic:

[www.theguardian.com]

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Wickham 01 May, 2019 04:24
A comment (in Vic’s piece) by a former Somerset Chairman which we can all applaud.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Sloop John B 01 May, 2019 08:39
Indeed Wickham. Even with expletive!
Had forgotten Fred's role in setting up pca.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Shepton Paul 2 01 May, 2019 08:58
Thanks for that link SLLL. I'm intrigued by the photo: is it a Somerset team walking off (Rumsey was slightly before my time so I don't recognise anybody), and where is it? Looks a bit like Guildford, but not convincingly so...?

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Wickham 01 May, 2019 09:06
Yes, they are Somerset players. The player on the right is Graham Atkinson and I think the other two are Brian Langford and Terry Willetts, but I stand ready to be corrected.

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Clarence Parker 01 May, 2019 10:54
I think that the player to the rear is Brian Roe, and the one to the fore could be Brian Langford.

I agree with Graham Atkinson.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
MisterMurph 02 May, 2019 08:50
Do Somerset have a 2nd overseas 20:20 player? There is a fantastic young South African who hasn’t made it in to the SA WC squad but looks like he’ll play for Kent. As a hard hitting all rounder and more importantly a most humble and polite chap, I will wish Wiaan Mulder every success this year.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
wsm fan 02 May, 2019 10:11
Azhar Ali to be the second T20 overseas player, you heard it here first!

Absolutely no source whatsoever just the longer it goes without announcing one the more likely the simplest option becomes Azhar......

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Wickham 02 May, 2019 10:43
I now think that CP is correct and that my initial view was wrong - on reflection, I agree that the player in the middle is probably Brian Roe.

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Shepton Paul 2 02 May, 2019 14:06
Thanks chaps; anyone know WHERE the photo was taken?

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Bobstan 02 May, 2019 14:18
I have no idea where it was, but I'd like it if Clarence Parker was able to say that it was at Clarence Park.

For the National President of the Pedants' Society: I do know that the conditional should be followed by the subjunctive.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Roger ivanhoe 02 May, 2019 14:21
Looks like Weston to me.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
Bobstan 02 May, 2019 14:40
Ah thanks, Roger. I hope CP can still confirm this.

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
nelliec 02 May, 2019 17:58
Looks like a very close finish between Hants and Sussex..AHants win would give us a better chance of winning the group I think

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hantssabre 02 May, 2019 18:06
My money is on Sussex right now unless they can get Wiese out

Re: 2019 OTHER CRICKET NEWS
hantssabre 02 May, 2019 18:51
Well that was close! Mason Crane saves the day for Hampshire

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