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The England Cricket Thread - 2023
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:46:24 am »
Whilst looking through the window watching storm Dennis batter us, I thought I'd turn my thoughts towards the summer and the upcoming cricket fixtures. Including Sri Lanka next month, there are three Test Match series and countless one day matches. Could this year be James Anderson's swan song? Will we start to see genuine consistency from the Test side? What will we learn from the one day series, will we be callenging for the t20 World Cup later this year?


Sri Lanka V England Schedule

International Test Match Series

Thursday 19th March - First Test Match
Sri Lanka V England
Galle International Stadium, Galle, 04:30 GMT

Friday 27th March - Second Test Match
Sri Lanka V England
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, 04:30 GMT


England V West Indies Schedule

International Test Match Series

Thursday 4th June - First Test Match
England V West Indies
Venue: Kia Oval, London, 11:00 BST

Friday 12th June - Second Test Match
England V West Indies
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham, 11:00 BST

Thursday 25th June - Third Test Match
England V West Indies
Venue: Lord's, London, 11:00 BST


England V Australia Schedule

International Twenty20 Match series

Friday 3rd July - First International Twenty20
England V Australia
Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street, 18:30 BST

Sunday 5th July - Second International Twenty20
England V Australia
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, 17:00 BST

Tuesday 7th July - Third International Twenty20
England V Australia
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds, 18:30 BST

Saturday 11th July - Fourth International Twenty20
England V Australia
Venue: Lord's, London, 13:00 BST

One Day International Series

Tuesday 14th July - First One Day International
England V Australia
Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 13:00 BST

Thursday 16th July - Second One Day International
England V Australia
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol, 13:00 BST


England V Pakistan Schedule

International Test Match Series

Thursday 30th July - First Test Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: Lord's, London, 11:00 BST

Friday 7th August - Second Test Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, 11:00 BST

Thursday 20th August - Third Test Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 11:00 BST

International Twenty20 Match series

Saturday 29th August - First Twenty20 Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds, 18:30 BST

Monday 31st August - Second Twenty20 Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff, 14:30 BST

Wednesday 2nd September - Third Twenty20 Match
England V Pakistan
Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 18:30 BST



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Thoroughly looking forward to this. Will be in Galle for the first few days of that test match and then have tickets to day 3 at Lords for the West Indies.

Don't think this will be Jimmy's swansong though, he's mentioned several times that he wants to go to the Ashes at the end of next year so think we still have a few more summers in him yet.


I'm a bit bored of playing Australia every year now, I know it's a money maker but every 2 years is more than enough.

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Oval Test at the start of the summer looks strange. Only other time I can remember that was 2012 and was to do with the Olympics I think. Wonder why that is.

Busy summer ahead, always good!

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Thoroughly looking forward to this. Will be in Galle for the first few days of that test match and then have tickets to day 3 at Lords for the West Indies.

Don't think this will be Jimmy's swansong though, he's mentioned several times that he wants to go to the Ashes at the end of next year so think we still have a few more summers in him yet.


I'm a bit bored of playing Australia every year now, I know it's a money maker but every 2 years is more than enough.

I tend to agree, but the worst part about it is that we have to put up with watching Steve Smith in every match as he plays in every format for them. Horrible player to watch.
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Pakistan are back again?? Trepidation every time the 16 year old great hope for fast bowling oversteps the line then.
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Decent warm up game for England in Sri Lanka. Finished a draw but in their first innings Root and Buttler both made 70 odd. In the second innings Crawley made 91 and Pope scored a 50.

4 wickets for Parkinson. Good lad! 3 for Bess too. Will be interesting to see what our bowling attack looks like for the Tests.




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Denly and Root will go through a lot of overs so depending on the pitch, England could feasibly have four spinners to call on.

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For those that don't know, starting today TMS are replaying the whole commentary from THAT headingly test from last summer. Sky will be showing the final day on Saturday in full also.
We already have shit in the country, and the game of Liverpool fills life with joy. Thanks

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So I watched highlights of the 1995 England V West Indies Test match at Old Traford on the BBC - it was the Dominic Cork hat trick match. Now I'm pretty sure that I was at this match, not on the hat trick day as normally we would go on day two, but for the life of me I couldn't actually remember the result whilst watching the highlights. Now beacuse I couldn't remember the score I became completely immersed and actually quite tense watching it as I think it brought back all the fear, anxiety and insecurities of watching that frail batting lineup - they all seemed to be walking wickets at the time with the exception of Atherton. Unusually England actually scored some runs but predictably we saw a typical collapse - I remember those days all too well!

Looking at the lineup again, it doesn't really make sense as there were some extremely talented batsmen in there such as Atherton, Thorpe, Smith, Crawley to name but a few - was it a mentality issue at the time? One of the decent performers with the bat was the keeper Jack Russell, he seemed to have the heart and the fight of a little terrier!
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The thing Iím most looking forward to is seeing West Indies spinner in action.

His name is Rahkeem Cornwall, heís 6 ft 5 and weighs 22 STONE.


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Who the fuck is James Bracey?

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Who the fuck is James Bracey?

Was asking myself the same. Apparently he plays for Gloucs.

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Who the fuck is James Bracey?

Can't wait to quote this tweet in 10 years as he overtakes Alistair Cook's run total
We already have shit in the country, and the game of Liverpool fills life with joy. Thanks

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Can't wait to quote this tweet in 10 years as he overtakes Alistair Cook's run total

:D

If he can rattle of 15k Test runs in 10 years then weíll be asking who the fuck is Don Bradman.

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First day of cricket this summer and itís fucking raining.  ::)

ĎTwas ever thus.

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First day of cricket this summer and itís fucking raining.  ::)

ĎTwas ever thus.

So annoying given how decent the weather has been generally. Forecast for some rain tomorrow too (but not as bad as today), then Friday onwards seem decent so should still be ok to get a result. I imagine both sides will be itching to bowl.

Read on the BBC that Sibley has lost 12kg since the abandoned tour to Sri Lanka. He was looking a bit out of shape for a modern day Test cricketer.

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So annoying given how decent the weather has been generally. Forecast for some rain tomorrow too (but not as bad as today), then Friday onwards seem decent so should still be ok to get a result. I imagine both sides will be itching to bowl.

Read on the BBC that Sibley has lost 12kg since the abandoned tour to Sri Lanka. He was looking a bit out of shape for a modern day Test cricketer.

You need energy reserves to see you through five testing days of cricket though. Ask Rob Key.

Actually, who was that fat spinner cum none rounder who was always on the verge of selection a few years ago? Supposed to have been one of the best spinners we had and capable with the bat to boot, but had stats akin to our 90s all rounders.
"i just dont think (Lucas is) that type of player that Kenny wants"
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http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=267148.msg8032258#msg8032258

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You need energy reserves to see you through five testing days of cricket though. Ask Rob Key.

Actually, who was that fat spinner cum none rounder who was always on the verge of selection a few years ago? Supposed to have been one of the best spinners we had and capable with the bat to boot, but had stats akin to our 90s all rounders.

Samit Patel (more of a Batsman who bowled a bit)?
Ian Blackwell?

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Gareth Batty? Was he more squat than fat?
AHA!

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Samit Patel (more of a Batsman who bowled a bit)?
Ian Blackwell?

I was thinking of Samit Patel.
"i just dont think (Lucas is) that type of player that Kenny wants"
Vidocq, 20 January 2011

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=267148.msg8032258#msg8032258

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Weather radar isn't indicating any massive showers and the rain that is about might actually miss Southampton.
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Weather radar isn't indicating any massive showers and the rain that is about might actually miss Southampton.

Not even rain wants to go to Southampton.

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Not even rain wants to go to Southampton.

Used to work down there horrible place to get to, I really didn't look forward to that journey. They had strange accents too!
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Toss delayed.

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drizzle!

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Weather radar isn't indicating any massive showers and the rain that is about might actually miss Southampton.

Toss delayed.

I blame you Yosser. It's all your fault. Despite the forecast being like this for the last week your post on RAWK confirmed the rain. I've been looking forward to this.

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Used to work down there horrible place to get to, I really didn't look forward to that journey. They had strange accents too!

Ever so slightly yokel arenít they?

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I blame you Yosser. It's all your fault. Despite the forecast being like this for the last week your post on RAWK confirmed the rain. I've been looking forward to this.

A mate of mine was a helicopter pilot and he was obsessed with the weather and forecasts, which I kind of understand given his job. Anyway he said that the biggest problem with forecasting in the UK was that the weather keeps 'bloody moving' - just ask Micheal Fish!

If it was me, I'd be out there, but then I do have some excellent waterproofs for golf. I'm sure they'd be ok for cricket as well.
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I blame you Yosser. It's all your fault. Despite the forecast being like this for the last week your post on RAWK confirmed the rain. I've been looking forward to this.
Weather radar had it's MOT deferred
A win for the Liverpool country

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Michael Holding on racism, knocking the middle stump flying with his delivery.

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Michael Holding on racism, knocking the middle stump flying with his delivery.

For those who haven't seen it, or want to see it again.

https://twitter.com/ajarrodkimber/status/1280811985131704325?s=20

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the whole segment was very good in general.







sky will run out of their pre-recorded stuff soon at this rate though!

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2PM start!

Right I'll go and clean my pond filter now so as not to curse any England wickets which invariably fall when I go to work on the pond.
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England win the toss and will bat

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England win the toss and will bat

Will they open their first innings with a nightwatchman?

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Luckily Elzar isn't captain so no

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