All purpose cricket thread

Discussion in 'Football & Other Sports' started by chiefdave, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    Thought we had one but I can't find it.

    If I didn't have a season ticket I'd be very tempted to stay at home today and watch the rest of the cup final, Warwick looking very good for a win here.
     
  2. Terry Gibson's perm

    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8,338
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Location:
    Nuneaton
    Wish I had stopped at home to watch the Bears win today.
     
  3. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    2,474
    1st Bears final I have missed in years gutted I didn't go now! Superb win but it shouldn't overshadow a dismal championship season, in which they still could go down next week!
     
  4. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    22,842
    Likes Received:
    7,228
    Watched the first innings and Warwickshire's bowling was quality! Much more entertaining than that shower of shite we had to watch this afternoon

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
  5. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Awesome performance, great result after a poor season
     
  6. jimmyhillsfanclub

    jimmyhillsfanclub Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,437
    Likes Received:
    3,172
    Location:
    here
    Praying for a draw at lords today......

    Somerset was my team when I was a kid......I was lucky enough to see arguably the most exciting one day county side ever with Beefy, Richards & Garner......up the worzels !!
     
  7. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    It's gonna be close but not overly bothered who wins although I would like someone new to win it for once
     
  8. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    Good effort by Warwick to ensure they're in the top flight next season. Will be interesting to see what happens over the close season. They were expected to challenge this year but its been poor. With an aging squad could we see a clear out.
     
  9. Terry Gibson's perm

    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8,338
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Location:
    Nuneaton
    Olly Stone is coming in but we need an opener badly shame that Jennings opted to stay at Durham, not sure if they went for Borthwick but he is going to moneybags Surrey. Rankin must be on dodgy ground.
     
  10. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    2,474
    Clubs in a mess needs a proper clear out but it won't happen as the fund aren't there to bring quality players in which will be needed on top of the mediocre players salaries that should be gone, not a lot of youngsters coming through which is worrying yet Worcester are producing talented kids by the bucket load. Worrying times.
     
  11. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Very disappointed with how we performed this year, the cup was a great result by we should have never been in that position
     
  12. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    Anyone else think it is only a matter of time before a player lamps someone in a major cricket match?

    Watching the England v Bangladesh game yesterday and have to say, the celebration and taunting of Jos Buttler following his dismissal, was way over the top.

    The pundits were saying he is usually such a calm and level-headed individual and that his behaviour yesterday was well out of character. He had to be restrained and was yelling obscenities at the Bangladeshi players before he left the pitch and then Ben Stokes confronted their players at the end of the game too.

    I really think we are not that far away from punches being thrown.

    I've seen England players do it too, go right up to players and taunt them right to their face.

    Definitely been creeping in for sometime and the fear of course is that young kids playing the game see this and replicate the behaviour out on school pitches up and down the country.
     
  13. ccfctommy

    ccfctommy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,673
    Likes Received:
    259
    Ben Stokes is one of the worst for sledging. It always has been 'part of the game', but it can boil over sometimes.



    F*ck you Marlon!
     
    vow and Otis like this.
  14. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    The match referee or whatever he is called should deal with this. Big fines and suspensions and that kind of behaviour would soon stop.
     
  15. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    The first day night test in England will take place next August against the West Indies at Edgbaston. Starting at 2 in the afternoon. Not sure about the idea but have to say I'm tempted to go over one night.
     
  16. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    Here is the incident.

    http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/cricket/10612194/buttlers-outburst-at-bangladesh

    Most of the Bangladeshi players appear to just be celebrating, but there are a few taunting Buttler a little too wildly after the decision in my opinion.

    Umpires need to calm players down a little. It's fine to have exuberant celebration, but I do think they need to tone down the taunting, otherwise it could all get a little bit nasty. When you're batting out there it is 11 to 2. Can understand it more when they has been words between players during games, building up to such an incident, but I don't think that was the case here.
     
  17. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Anyone listen to r5 sport extra for the commentry this morning? had it on whilst driving to work. Jonathan Agnew's description of the dog getting onto the pitch and doing a shit had me in tears. Absolute quality radio if anyone can find it.
     
  18. ccfctommy

    ccfctommy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,673
    Likes Received:
    259
    I read the transcript. I really wanna see/hear it..
     
  19. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    Pretty sure someone will have picked it up and bagged it to be honest. Otherwise it would be covered in flies by now.
     
  20. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    I did it was shit though.....
     
  21. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Anyway, We really struggled today and set ourselves a very big target to go for and have to be careful that we don't get the follow on at this rate. An absolute masterclass by Purjara and Kohli yesterday and we really needed our top order to do the same but wasn't to be.

    Uphill battle for the next few days here but lets hope we can hang on for the draw
     
  22. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Duckett looks like he's never seen a spin bowler before. Playing down the wrong line and off the back foot way too often to get away with it more than a couple of times. He needs to get some decent practice and the coach needs to be in his ear to get forward.
    Lets hope the Ginger twins stick around until at least teatime tomorrow.
     
  23. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    sadly I think we will get skittled out pretty quickly with the new ball in the morning.
     
  24. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    Yep. Tend to agree.

    Be surprised if England get anywhere near 300.
     
  25. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    Yep, made a right mess of this.
     
  26. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    2,474
    To be honest in 5 weeks time when the series is over the first test will be the anomaly of the series.

    Ashwin & Jadeja will teach us a damaging lesson.
     
  27. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    I see the BBC live reporting cricket website has gone batshit crazy this morning.

    Been following it on there as I am watching something else on the TV.

    All was going well in the reporting stakes, but then suddenly it said it was 11.34 and 'that's all for today folks. End of play.'

    Scrolled back and the previous hour was all 11 something, when it was clearly only 7 and the day only 3 hours into the match.

    Then suddenly it was saying we were 244 for 8, but then a few mins later 251 for 5.

    Someone at the Beeb got a hip flask or something?
     
  28. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Maybe that dog took over the scoring too. England well off the pace but thankfully took the early wicket. Been watching it since about 5 am when the cat woke me up!
     
  29. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    Yeah, same here.

    Very worrying, cos we don't have a cat.
     
    Covstu likes this.
  30. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    5,161
    Likes Received:
    1,682
    I'm just glad Geoffrey is back to add his sensible comments. Have been missing him.
     
    stupot07 likes this.
  31. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Absolute mountain to climb and I don't think we have it in them to get 400+ on this wicket. Best we can hope for is to bat out the day but they will be throwing the kitchen sink at us. I think we will fold about 260
     
  32. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    No way we will get anywhere near 400 on this wicket.

    Don't even think 220 would be doable.

    Would predict England being all out for 156.
     
  33. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Not 157???
     
  34. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    46,511
    Likes Received:
    25,434
    No. I could never be that exact.

    Great start for England and 40/0 at the moment, but we have seen this so many times. Teams get off to a really good start but then one wicket falls and the whole thing collapses like a packet of cards.

    Hope I am wrong for sure, but do not think we will get anywhere near close.
     
  35. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,266
    Likes Received:
    11,762
    Location:
    Coventry
    Its going to need a few players having very good days tomorrow. We have a tendency to only have 1 or 2 players perform in each innings, do that tomorrow and its game over.
     

Share This Page