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1 Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 11:58

Sluffy

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Anybody else watching Ben Stokes demolish the South Africans?

Amazing stuff!

2 Woe to wow! on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:01

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Time to put aside our dejection over BWFC for just a little while and rejoice in the most electrifying morning of Test Cricket (by England in Cape Town). I'd almost forgotten how it feels to be proud of a team I support:

Stokes: second fastest double hundred in test history and fastest ever by an Englishman. Most runs scored in a single session ever!

Awesome stuff. I hope some of you were watching history being made!

Bonce: you'll need to adjust your Owzat game to reflect a new reality!

3 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:22

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Great innings but a stupid way to give your wicket away

4 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:25

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Sluffy: I've just posted the same thing on the BW Banter page. Not sure whether I beat you to it or not but it bears repeating in any case. So many records broken and magnificent sporting viewing!

5 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:25

Sluffy

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Shame.

I think he was completely cream crackered in the end though.

Fantastic innings - extremely well done and thoroughly entertaining.

6 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:30

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Frank Worthington
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Declared on 629-6 with Bairstow getting 150 as well! Whatever they had for breakfast this morning get it in the Macron canteen pronto!

7 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:33

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Have you moved my post over to this page, Sluffy........or am I going mad?

Surely time to declare. Moeen in a no-win situation. Also got to feel for Taylor, out first ball.....

8 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:40

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Yes mate I merged them.

The merge function lists them in 'time' order, so I didn't try to steal your thunder or anything - just that we had the same thought about the same time - but I got in first this time.

Looks to me that Cook fancies his chances of getting amongst the wickets whilst the South African heads are down - otherwise he should have batted on - whilst Bairstow had his eye in - and easily got over 700 runs.

Ball now in South Africa's court to bat solidly for the next two days.

9 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:47

Sluffy

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The plan worked!

South Africa lose their first wicket already.

10 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 12:49

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okocha wrote:

Bonce: you'll need to adjust your Owzat game to reflect a new reality!

I'll have you know that King Herod scored 596 in a 'Biblical Characters' v 'Celebrity Chef' match last year.
It beat the previous record,set by H.G.Wells,by 33 runs.

11 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 13:00

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boltonbonce wrote:
okocha wrote:

Bonce: you'll need to adjust your Owzat game to reflect a new reality!

I'll have you know that King Herod scored 596 in a 'Biblical Characters' v 'Celebrity Chef' match last year.
It beat the previous record,set by H.G.Wells,by 33 runs.
But HG Wells got his runs in minus 35 minutes Smile

12 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 03 2016, 22:42

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Smile

13 Re: Cricket on Mon Jan 04 2016, 01:39

Hip Priest

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Terrific stuff from Stokes and Bairstow. Not many things in the sporting arena make you proud to be English these days but today in Cape Town did. Records tumbling all over the place as we absolutely trashed the world no.1 cricketing nation in their own back yard. Stokes will get all the headlines obviously, but I was so chuffed for Johnny Bairstow when he scored his 1st ever test century.His celebration, when he screamed at the sky with tears in his eyes(in tribute to his father,also a wicketkeeper for Yorkshire and England who committed suicide at the tragically young age of 47) had me blubbing like a baby.

14 Re: Cricket on Mon Jan 04 2016, 05:04

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
luckyPeterpiper wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:
okocha wrote:

Bonce: you'll need to adjust your Owzat game to reflect a new reality!

I'll have you know that King Herod scored 596 in a 'Biblical Characters' v 'Celebrity Chef' match last year.
It beat the previous record,set by H.G.Wells,by 33 runs.
But HG Wells got his runs in minus 35 minutes Smile

But he was playing next week.
Could be a great test as long as we keep the Sarfies under the cosh.

15 Re: Cricket on Mon Jan 04 2016, 14:51

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Had a bit of a row with my son about the declaration. My view was that it's an easy batting wicket so England should have carried on for as long as possible whilst they were scoring freely and tried to post 8 or 900 and trash the pitch in the process. His view was that our bowlers are better and so we should declare and get stuck into them. 
He was crowing a bit when SA lost the early wicket but he's reconsidering his position now.

Unless something dramatic happens this test may well end up as a draw - despite the self-congratulatory nonsense written prematurely by the English media.

16 Re: Cricket on Mon Jan 04 2016, 15:23

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I thought the same - build up a massive first innings lead (or throw the bat for quick runs whilst Bairstow had his eye in and we had other decent strikers of the ball to bat).

I think the thinking however was in two parts - strike whilst their heads were down (the quick wicket seemed to back that up) but also it seems to be bloody hot in the middle and bowling out the South Africans twice in succession would seem to be a big ask for the bowlers without some sort of a rest.

Fair play to Amla for his return to batting form so far though.

17 Re: Cricket on Tue Jan 05 2016, 15:28

wanderlust

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Well I was right. South Africa have now declared and are going to have a go at winning the match.

Hopefully next time the pundits will STFU until BOTH sides have batted on the wicket!

18 Re: Cricket on Tue Jan 05 2016, 16:32

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Tony Kelly
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How is this even possible?? 

"An Indian teenager scored more than 1,000 runs in a single innings to set a new world record in school cricket.
Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899 on Monday.
But he continued his innings in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament and reached 1,009 runs.
He smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes before his KC Gandhi School declared the innings at 1,465 against Arya Gurukul School on Tuesday"
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19 Re: Cricket on Tue Jan 05 2016, 17:04

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Nat Lofthouse
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okocha wrote:How is this even possible?? 

"An Indian teenager scored more than 1,000 runs in a single innings to set a new world record in school cricket.
Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899 on Monday.
But he continued his innings in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament and reached 1,009 runs.
He smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes before his KC Gandhi School declared the innings at 1,465 against Arya Gurukul School on Tuesday"
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I saw him on the news today. It's all legit apparently.

20 Re: Cricket on Tue Jan 05 2016, 17:53

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So he was scoring runs at roughly 150 a hour. Where they bowling underarm with a tennis ball?

21 Re: Cricket on Wed Jan 06 2016, 10:52

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
okocha wrote:How is this even possible?? 

"An Indian teenager scored more than 1,000 runs in a single innings to set a new world record in school cricket.
Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899 on Monday.
But he continued his innings in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament and reached 1,009 runs.
He smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes before his KC Gandhi School declared the innings at 1,465 against Arya Gurukul School on Tuesday"
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I believe the other team were bowled out for 32 and 50 odd so it was obviously a bit of a mismatch.

22 Re: Cricket on Wed Jan 06 2016, 10:58

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
So England are now paying for that awful decision to declare and despite all the crowing after the first innings could even end up losing the match. Now 80 odd for 4.

Heads should roll if they f*** this up.

23 Re: Cricket on Wed Jan 06 2016, 11:32

okocha

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Tony Kelly
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wanderlust wrote:
okocha wrote:How is this even possible?? 

"An Indian teenager scored more than 1,000 runs in a single innings to set a new world record in school cricket.
Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899 on Monday.
But he continued his innings in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament and reached 1,009 runs.
He smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes before his KC Gandhi School declared the innings at 1,465 against Arya Gurukul School on Tuesday"
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I believe the other team were bowled out for 32 and 50 odd so it was obviously a bit of a mismatch.


How come my 10 wickets for 3 runs didn't get in the world news?!
( Is there a Nuts award for modesty? Embarassed )

24 Re: Cricket on Wed Jan 06 2016, 12:03

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Six down now.

I fear the worst.....

25 Re: Cricket on Wed Jan 06 2016, 12:08

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looking forward to seeing what the supporters trust has to say tonight

26 Re: Cricket on Sat Jan 16 2016, 12:20

Sluffy

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Another fantastic test!

Stokes and Root yesterday and Broad on fire right now.

Don't miss it if you can.

27 Re: Cricket on Sat Jan 16 2016, 12:24

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Tremendous stuff.

Broad's having another day like that one at Trent Bridge when he bowled the Aussies out on his own.

Fantastic!

28 Re: Cricket on Sat Jan 16 2016, 12:56

Sluffy

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South Africa 47 for 7.

Tremendous stuff.

29 Re: Cricket on Sat Jan 16 2016, 23:39

Copper Dragon

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I've just watched the highlights and what great catches by Taylor and that's some catch at the end by Broad. It takes some doing does that for a big lad like Broad, brilliant.

When Broad has got the bit between his teeth there isn't a bowler in the world who comes close to the devastation he brings.

30 Re: Cricket on Sun Jan 17 2016, 20:10

Copper Dragon

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Ivan Campo
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He's big 
He's bad
He's better than his dad
Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad

Now the top ICC test bowler in the world, well done Broad..............


http://www.icc-cricket.com/news/2016/media-releases/91514/broad-becomes-number-one-ranked-test-bowler

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