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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13800 on: June 24, 2022, 06:22:18 pm »
Highest ever 7th wicket stand for England.

The records are tumbling this summer aren’t they.

Also one of those things it’s easy to underplay - like when Bairstow almost beat the fastest century record. England have been playing test cricket for centuries. It’s insane to break records…

Let me guess. A certain Geoffrey Boycott holds the record for the fastest century?
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13801 on: June 24, 2022, 06:29:48 pm »
Superb Jonny lad.

Four Test centuries this year for Bairstow and each time he's come in with 4 wickets down and less than 50 on the board.

(Poor old Voodoo! He must be hating this  :D )

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13802 on: June 24, 2022, 07:43:22 pm »
Absolutely brilliant from Bairstow and Overton fantastic to watch and has made tomorrow essential viewing but have to say that was a shocking few hours captaincy from Williamson to let them get away like that …Not that I’m complaining

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13803 on: June 24, 2022, 08:05:49 pm »
Absolutely not. On the contrary I don't want anyone to fail.

I know being 'right' on the internet means a lot to some people but I'm not one of those people.

Mad respect to you. Bairstow has proved me completely wrong too...and I love it.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13804 on: June 24, 2022, 08:11:46 pm »
Only in cricket is play stopped for a few minutes due to cup holders on the pitch.

Would be amazing if Overton gets a century on debut from number 8… has that ever happened?

Probably a long time ago? When was the last time an England number 8 or lower made a ton? Moeen batted there for a while? If not him maybe Broad v Pakistan?

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13805 on: June 24, 2022, 08:42:40 pm »
Ah England ..... I was wondering where you'd been hiding....

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13806 on: June 24, 2022, 08:44:55 pm »
Probably a long time ago? When was the last time an England number 8 or lower made a ton? Moeen batted there for a while? If not him maybe Broad v Pakistan?

Was thinking of Woakes at Lord's v India, but when I looked it up he was batting 7.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13807 on: June 24, 2022, 09:09:34 pm »
What's the antonym for 'batting collapse'?
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13808 on: June 24, 2022, 09:12:07 pm »
I've never been a big fan of the shorter format of the game, I've laways preferred test cricket. But I can't see how this style or mindset is going to be sustainable. Yes we'll get some fun wins like Trent Bridge but you can't go out expecting that to happen every time.

The positive mindset is fine, but in a test match the players have time to play themselves in before they start smashing the ball around, Stokes was needlessly reckless in his innings, Bairstow played positively but wasn't reckless from the outset.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13809 on: June 24, 2022, 09:14:53 pm »
Stokes is better with the bat than he's allowing himself to be. Sort of odd because you'd think he'd know that, but maybe he's trying to be an example now he's captain and is overdoing it.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13810 on: June 24, 2022, 09:27:21 pm »
Yeah definitely. It's also worth noting that most of the top order were out trying to play defensive blocks but were done by some great bowling.

Stokes' attitude attitude in every innings is to come out flashing away whatever the circumstance.   

Lees was lucky not to be out second ball trying to smash it over the slip cordon and Pope's technique was totally exposed. Although that spell of bowling from Boult was stunning. Wonder if this is just a way of building some momentum but it's hard to believe it's sustainable. Some great cricket though this summer so far
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13811 on: June 24, 2022, 09:34:15 pm »
Lees was lucky not to be out second ball trying to smash it over the slip cordon and Pope's technique was totally exposed. Although that spell of bowling from Boult was stunning. Wonder if this is just a way of building some momentum but it's hard to believe it's sustainable. Some great cricket though this summer so far
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13812 on: June 24, 2022, 10:20:17 pm »
Let me guess. A certain Geoffrey Boycott holds the record for the fastest century?
 :P

Funnily enough, Boycott was one of the pioneers in setting up the ideal one day innings, with a hundred in a domestic final that started slowly, picked up in the middle overs, and became all action crash bang at the end. Before Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana put paid to the idea of pacing an innings, Boycott's hundred was how you'd imagine a top class one day innings to be.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13813 on: June 24, 2022, 10:23:03 pm »
What's the antonym for 'batting collapse'?

"Tail of a manx cat" - Richie Benaud.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13814 on: June 24, 2022, 11:22:46 pm »
Funnily enough, Boycott was one of the pioneers in setting up the ideal one day innings, with a hundred in a domestic final that started slowly, picked up in the middle overs, and became all action crash bang at the end. Before Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana put paid to the idea of pacing an innings, Boycott's hundred was how you'd imagine a top class one day innings to be.

Oh right, fair one. Everyday is a school day in this thread!
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I was just thinking about this story:-

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To be honest he's the sort of player this current England team could do with. Who would be the last proper opener that they've had - Cook? How long ago was that?
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13815 on: June 25, 2022, 11:28:47 am »
Don’t honk Bairstow has ever batted better in Test cricket than in the last few months…

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13816 on: June 25, 2022, 11:32:09 am »
Don’t honk Bairstow has ever batted better in Test cricket than in the last few months…

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13817 on: June 25, 2022, 11:33:09 am »
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13818 on: June 25, 2022, 11:33:30 am »
I think I heard on the radio that yesterday saw only the second time that the top three wickets fell for single figures in test cricket.
I assume that means English wickets.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13819 on: June 25, 2022, 11:35:49 am »
Bairstow closing in on his test best score.

Few more runs for Overton and he’d become the first player to take a wicket and get a century on his England debut since W.G.Grace…

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13820 on: June 25, 2022, 11:36:25 am »
I think I heard on the radio that yesterday saw only the second time that the top three wickets fell for single figures in test cricket.
I assume that means English wickets.
Surprising, I’d have expected that to have happened more just within the past couple of years.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13821 on: June 25, 2022, 11:37:12 am »
I think I heard on the radio that yesterday saw only the second time that the top three wickets fell for single figures in test cricket.
I assume that means English wickets.

I think it was the first time they were bowled for it?

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13822 on: June 25, 2022, 11:37:54 am »
I think I heard on the radio that yesterday saw only the second time that the top three wickets fell for single figures in test cricket.
I assume that means English wickets.

We were once 2-4 (2 runs, 4 wickets) in South Africa. Michael Vaughan's debut series.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13823 on: June 25, 2022, 11:39:18 am »
Will he end up like Alex Tudor?
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13824 on: June 25, 2022, 11:40:01 am »
Will he end up like Alex Tudor?
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13825 on: June 25, 2022, 11:40:24 am »
somehow it was kind of inevitable.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13826 on: June 25, 2022, 11:41:17 am »
Just never looked set all morning, think we’ll see Bairstow go hell for leather now.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13827 on: June 25, 2022, 11:41:28 am »
Noooooo  :(

What an innings, though.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13828 on: June 25, 2022, 11:43:07 am »
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13829 on: June 25, 2022, 11:47:05 am »
Honk if you bonk!

Haha me and my fat fingers ……Shame for Overton but it’s never easy to come back the next day, even Root sometimes struggles when he has to start again

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13830 on: June 25, 2022, 11:56:20 am »
Broad not hanging about here!
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13831 on: June 25, 2022, 11:57:51 am »
These lads forgotten to bowl at Broad's stumps?

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13832 on: June 25, 2022, 12:00:40 pm »
Headingley, Boult and co, feel a NZ 1st innings lead is very likely.

Well that aged well…

Brilliant fight back from England, shame Overton fell short, but a great knock from him.
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13833 on: June 25, 2022, 12:01:49 pm »
Gutted for Joverton. What a knock though.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13834 on: June 25, 2022, 12:13:10 pm »
sounded like some chat there on the stump mics between broad and (I presume) the keeper about livingstone smashing the ball in a t20 last year. I'm guessing someone asked about the ball being hit over the stand or something.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13835 on: June 25, 2022, 12:24:48 pm »
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13836 on: June 25, 2022, 12:25:49 pm »
Leach century might make it interesting. Or even a 50!

...maybe not, a good 8 though!
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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13837 on: June 25, 2022, 12:39:36 pm »
from potentially following on to a small lead. decent.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13838 on: June 25, 2022, 12:40:13 pm »
Fessing up here... I really enjoy the "catastrophic gene" in-built in nearly all English representative sport. It's the comforting certainty that (Eoin Morgan's crew apart) disaster always lurks around the corner. But. I have really enjoyed this latest model test match mayhem ala Stokes 2022 version of Test match cricket. I almost hope they win again, as long as it's another pulling victory from the jaws of defeat. Extraordinary what a new voice in the dressing room can do. Southgate take note.

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Re: The England Cricket Thread - 2022
« Reply #13839 on: June 25, 2022, 12:40:39 pm »
Foakes has a stiff back so Jonny's taking the gloves.