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Re: The creekit

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:49 am
by Eddies Boots
Vampire wrote:Added to which the ICC finally getting its act together for a world championship of test cricket adds importance to any test series over the WC. The “world champions” tag of the future will more likely be applied to the winner of that rather than any ODI tournament.

You think?
It suffers from not having a big finale - unless the top 2 were to play a 5-test series in a neutral country.
And also, with the time it will take, the player turnover could be quite high, so you will lose the idea of the iconic line-up.
To me, it seems enough for England that we play the Ashes, and can potentially rise to #1 in the Test rankings at some point (again).

Re: The creekit

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:07 pm
by dirty leeds
Good morning for Yorkshire v Somerset. Latter 70 for 4 at lunch. Proper cricket.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:53 pm
by eric olthwaite
Eddies Boots wrote:You think?
It suffers from not having a big finale - unless the top 2 were to play a 5-test series in a neutral country.
And also, with the time it will take, the player turnover could be quite high, so you will lose the idea of the iconic line-up.
To me, it seems enough for England that we play the Ashes, and can potentially rise to #1 in the Test rankings at some point (again).


Like you EB I find the notion of the World Test Championship utterly dispiriting. The joy of Test Cricket is the ebb and flow of full Test series on pitches home and away. England in the Ashes and England vs India or South Africa are ongoing and standalone competitions. There's already plenty enough information available to determine the world's top Test side at any point: the imbalance in series length; the duration; players coming in and out of form; the choice of who plays who and where renders the whole exercise meaningless.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:58 pm
by dirty leeds
Somerset 149 for 8 now.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 am
by dirty leeds
And Yorkshire have fucked it up...

Re: The creekit

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
by Tycipa
dirty leeds wrote:And Yorkshire have fucked it up...

September conditions on a dodgy wicket? 21 wickets in four sessions, makes a mockery of the county game really.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:44 am
by dirty leeds
Tycipa wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:And Yorkshire have fucked it up...

September conditions on a dodgy wicket? 21 wickets in four sessions, makes a mockery of the county game really.


Very fucking dodgy.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:08 pm
by Yeboah

Re: The creekit

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:02 pm
by Tycipa

The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:56 am
by Still Hates Gordon Watson
Tycipa wrote:https://twitter.com/markaustintv/status/1171779751364763654?s=21


Oh my word, that’s just spectacular. How the hell does the fielder have the speed and presence of mind to do that in a split second?

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 am
by Vampire
Don’t understand Paine’s decision to bowl first or the selections TBH.
:roll:

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am
by AndyPaul
Vampire wrote:Don’t understand Paine’s decision to bowl first or the selections TBH.
:roll:


Yeah I mean putting us in first and bowling us out for 150 sounds reasonable but I'd definitely want to bat first and put on 500 (probably 300 from Smith) Not sure what conditions are like?

The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:02 am
by Still Hates Gordon Watson
BBC said pretty cloudy and muggy today then generally sunnier over the next four days. Might not be such a bad idea to bowl but fingers crossed Vamps is right [emoji3]

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:06 am
by dirty leeds
Still Hates Gordon Watson wrote:BBC said pretty cloudy and muggy today then generally sunnier over the next four days. Might not be such a bad idea to bowl but fingers crossed Vamps is right [emoji3]


Feels bright and sunny here in Forest Hill, only a couple of miles away.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:06 am
by Vampire
Still Hates Gordon Watson wrote:BBC said pretty cloudy and muggy today then generally sunnier over the next four days. Might not be such a bad idea to bowl but fingers crossed Vamps is right [emoji3]


Looks very dry underneath - will turn later. It’s a big gamble - why gamble when you’re ahead?

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:21 am
by kennyb41
I can only think he's thinking how easy it's been to skittle us out Vamps no matter what the conditions and has confidence in his attack.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:44 am
by London_White
Most amazing thing I think is that the opening partnership of 27 is the highest of the series by either side

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:09 pm
by AndyPaul
London_White wrote:Most amazing thing I think is that the opening partnership of 27 is the highest of the series by either side


Very poor that

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:01 pm
by eric olthwaite
London_White wrote:Most amazing thing I think is that the opening partnership of 27 is the highest of the series by either side


If I had to be generous, I'd say that on the Aus side that's been because Warner's been particularly shit. But on our side we've been more universally shit, across the board.

Re: The creekit

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:33 pm
by London_White
eric olthwaite wrote:
London_White wrote:Most amazing thing I think is that the opening partnership of 27 is the highest of the series by either side


If I had to be generous, I'd say that on the Aus side that's been because Warner's been particularly shit. But on our side we've been more universally shit, across the board.


Yep - I'd say that was generous!