England Cricket: tour of South Africa

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:42 pm

Denly nearly went as well... :oops:

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by sendô » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:53 pm

smuts wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:55 am
Doubts over Wood...and Archer gets injured in the warm up. :(

Obviously a quicker pitch but harsh on Bess.
4 wicket Root is our frontline spinner now.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by DasNutNock2 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:04 pm

smuts wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Denly nearly went as well... :oops:
Collapse well & truly under way now. From 107-0 to 150-3. Good old England...

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:19 pm

4 now, 57-4 since the break. Ball doing a little bit but some soft wickets here. Saying that I think our bowlers will clean up on here.

Stokes having some choice words with someone in the crowd as he walked off
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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by sendô » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Stokes gone, 157/4.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:00 pm

off for light, the integrity of the game is important but in a stadium with flood lights no wonder people get annoyed with Test cricket. In the umpires defence there was 3 minutes left of the offical play.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by FreeWheeling » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:37 pm

wolf359 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:19 pm
4 now, 57-4 since the break. Ball doing a little bit but some soft wickets here. Saying that I think our bowlers will clean up on here.

Stokes having some choice words with someone in the crowd as he walked off
understatement of the year :D

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by SoulCircus » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:45 pm

wolf359 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Stokes having some choice words with someone in the crowd as he walked off
This bit on the Cricinfo article about Stokes's misdemeanour made me laugh:

'The spectator's comments were not broadcast, though it is understood that the spectator involved, who is middle-aged, suggested Stokes looked like the singer, Ed Sheeran.'

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 pm

SoulCircus wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:45 pm
'The spectator's comments were not broadcast, though it is understood that the spectator involved, who is middle-aged, suggested Stokes looked like the singer, Ed Sheeran.'
Could have been worse, could have suggested he sounds like him.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:04 pm

As he was walking off, having been dismissed for two in the final session, Stokes was caught on television coverage responding to a fan off-camera, shouting: “Come and say it to me outside the ground, you ****ing four-eyed ****.”

What the spectator said to Stokes was not audible on camera but witnesses in the area suggested to the Guardian that a middle-aged male supporter wearing a South Africa one-day shirt had walked more than 50 metres to abuse Stokes, allegedly calling him a “ginger ****” and referencing the singer Ed Sheeran

Depending on how the match referee, Andy Pycroft, interprets the incident, Stokes could be charged with the level three offence of “Threat of assault on another player, player support personnel, umpire or Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an international match.”

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:09 pm

old fart wrote:
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a middle-aged male supporter wearing a South Africa one-day shirt had walked more than 50 metres to abuse Stokes
KP? :)

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:27 am

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Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:09 pm
KP? :)
Anyone heard his commentary on TV and Radio?

On the radio, he's provocative and more annoying than Boycott.

Yet, on TV he comes across pretty articulate and reasonable. :o

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by old fart » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:21 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
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Anyone heard his commentary on TV and Radio?

On the radio, he's provocative and more annoying than Boycott.

Yet, on TV he comes across pretty articulate and reasonable. :o
I find Kevin (it's all about me) Pieterson equally irritating, tries to be one of the boys when it's clear that Nasser,Athers & Holding struggle with him

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:51 am

Pope goes for another 50, great stand of 100. Unlucky chopping on. SA looked lost this morning, just waiting for something to happen and it now has.

Buttler time, will he make double figures?
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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:59 am

Another good knock from Pope. :thup:

Buttler probably knows he needs a score here or that's his lot.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:13 am

Root follows and Curran gets a 1st baller, (terrible shot) good bowling from Nortje. Wicket doing a bit with is not terrible from an English point of view.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by smuts » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:19 am

Poor from Curran.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by DasNutNock2 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:33 am

Decent recovery to make 300+ for 7. Would guess 350 would be a good total given the flurry of wickets yesterday.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:38 am

Buttler you plum.

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Re: England Cricket: tour of South Africa

Post by sendô » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:42 am

Buttler gone to "Knobhead" for 20.

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