Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfc4ever, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  2. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That doesn't seem particularly exceptional if the tail is weak to be fair.
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  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Haven't got a Jimmy Anderson to hang around a bit...
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Nice to see we have 3 spinners who can step up and produce their best .

    Jennings has a real art of short leg fielding !
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Tense finish ? Another 56 needed with one wicket standing. However this last pair have already put on 49 runs ........
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Getting interesting.

    Unfortunately, take off beckons.

    Will request the Captain makes a running commentary.
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    and it's over !
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Got there in the end .

    So d0 we go with 3 spinners in the West Indies or someone have to drop out ?
  10. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Not a chance 3 will play, possibly only one. Tough decision on who that will be
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  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We’ll take the 3 spinners & it will depend on the wickets how many play.

    Odd for Jimmy & Broady not both to play. If they do, 2 spinners max.

    YJB only came in because of Curran injury.

    YJB & Buttler after one place?

    A look at Roy before the Ashes?

    Extraordinary number of permutations.

    It’s like the Hornets midfield.
  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Windies wickets aren’t as fast as they used to be.

    We probably won’t play three, but I can see us playing two especially if one is Moeen. Pretty sure three will be in the squad.

    Presumably YJB will stay at 3 for the present but I’m not sure he is a permanent solution.
  13. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    This. 2 spinners I would think as their wickets are more spin than pace. Leach or Rashid to drop out. I do think Bairstow may make #3 spot his own.
  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Leach rested for Zummerzet’s annual bid for second place?

    Generally a very successful bid.
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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  16. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

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  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Some “lads” (in their 50s, I would guess) in WFC shirts at the Test today, and a big flag - anyone recognise them?

    Windies having a good day. Might be a decent series.
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  18. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    OK, not such a good day following the second new ball.
  19. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Me and the mrs will be at the 3rd test in st lucia - complete with Wfc beach towel
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  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I’ll look out for you!

    Also, how forward thinking of you to choose a spouse who enjoys cricket. Regrettably Mrs Keighley has something less than zero interest.
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  21. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    My wife has zero interest in the cricket but has been on tours to South Africa and the Windies. She gets to sit in the sun and drink while I get to watch the cricket. Everybody's a winner
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  22. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    This is the second mrs - first one didnt know anything about cricket and wasnt bothered to find out. Thats why she had to go :)
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  23. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Top order doing their usual then.


    We might as well start with 2 down at least before we start batting.
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    48-6 now.

    SEND 'EM HOME!!!
  25. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    49-7. Embarrassing
  26. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    I may cancel trip to St Lucia...

    I did say we wouldn't want to bat 4th on that pitch and the team clearly agreed
  27. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

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  28. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    61-8 now.
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    What on earth happened?
    I only went on court at 2.30pm and they were 8 down.
    I came off at 7.30pm and they were batting again.
    I missed 12 wickets in five hours and that included lunch!
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    We actually got them 5 down for about 60 but their 6th wicket partnership has shown everyone how it can be done.
  31. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I don’t understand why Broad was omitted. Still, he wouldn’t have helped much with the batting.
  32. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Strange decision when West Indies pitches normally have a bit of pace and bounce. We should have plenty of batting without Curran although you wouldn't of thought so after today. This looks very much like an England team underestimating the opposition
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Might have helped with the bowling.

    Seems a notably inept reading of the pitch & selection.
  34. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    'Notably inept' sums up Joe Root's captaincy perfectly.
  35. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    TBF WI pitches have been very spin friendly over recent years but it seems this has recently changed, certainly here. Their 2 pacemen look unplayable on that pitch and with hindsight the selection was dreadful. Broad should have played in place of Rashid.

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