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#61 Post by Woody » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:41 pm

I think the theory is to wear out the opposition bowlers, West Indies currently 273-5🏏
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#62 Post by llondel » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:25 am

Perhaps they wanted a bit of batting practice.

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#63 Post by ian16th » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:34 pm

Day 2: 18 wickets fall.
Day 3: 0 wickets fall, that is until England bat!
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#64 Post by ian16th » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 pm

Even England cant get out!

What a weird wicket.
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#65 Post by ian16th » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:57 pm

Ah well, the agony is over.

I'm sorry for anyone that bought a ticket for the 5th day.

When I lived in Joburg, I always always went Wanderers on day 2, definitely was the most action for ones money in Barbados.

The Oztralians must be looking forward to the Ashes series.
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#66 Post by Woody » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 pm

Roston Chase had a Test Match bowling average of 47, today took 8-60, better than Shane Warne’s best figures ~X(
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#67 Post by Krystal n Chips » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:32 am

Yep, a mere 381 runs was all it took to beat England.

There's a beautiful and unintended irony here however.....it was a spinner that did the damage. The irony is, that, when the Windies were at their peak, they had a Mr L.Gibbs in the team. Mr Gibbs was, as they say, at the top of his profession as a spinner and although it's hypothetical, we can only wonder how much more he would have achieved if contemporary bowling and training methods had been available to help him.

We now await the clarion calls for the nations saviour, Broady, to return to the side for his usual match saving centuries and astounding bowling returns......

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#68 Post by Woody » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:42 pm

Much as I admire Lance Gibbs, surely the Windies didn’t really hit their peak until the late 70’s and most of the 80’s and I can guarantee that Roston Chase would get nowhere near that team.
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#69 Post by Krystal n Chips » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:39 am

Woody wrote:
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Much as I admire Lance Gibbs, surely the Windies didn’t really hit their peak until the late 70’s and most of the 80’s and I can guarantee that Roston Chase would get nowhere near that team.
Fair comment. Mr Gibbs was prominent in the emergence of the Windies in the late 60's untl he retired in the mid 70's.....thereafter, as we know, pure unassailable class and magic prevailed.

Mr Chase, as you say, would not have been a participant in those teams.

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#70 Post by Woody » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 am

Well even by England standards that was pathetic ~X(
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#71 Post by ian16th » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:01 am

Woody wrote:
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Well even by England standards that was pathetic ~X(
I didn't think they were that good.
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#72 Post by Woody » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:58 am

No sign of any contrition then :((
David Warner and Steve Smith said it felt as though they had never left the Australia squad after they met up with them for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal in March 2018.

The pair were banned for 12 months after the incident in South Africa.

They were not included in Australia's squad for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan but met players and staff in Dubai on Saturday.

"There were a lot of big hugs and cuddles," Warner said.

"It's like we didn't really leave, the boys were very accepting of us coming in and with open arms."

After the end of their bans, both players would have been available for selection for the final two games of the five-match series against Pakistan, which begins on Friday.
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#73 Post by ian16th » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm

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No sign of any contrition then :((
Yes there is; they are sorry, that they got caught!

I've never met Fanie de Villiers, but he has always come across as a guy I would enjoy a beer with.

He earned his salt that day!
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#74 Post by ian16th » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Is Garry Ballance attempting to get back in the Test team?

Again.
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#75 Post by Woody » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 am

ian16th wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Is Garry Ballance attempting to get back in the Test team?

Again.
Hameed scored more runs yesterday than he did in virtually the whole of last season 🏏
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