England cricket 2017

Discussion in 'general sports' started by DrRingDing, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Well he's fucked his hand apparently so that could be him out for a while either way. If he was convicted though I'm sure the aussie fans who've endured years of being called convicts will have a field day when he's back on the field.
     
  2. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I can't see him going to Aus if he's charged, tbh.
     
  3. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

  4. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Here we go. The 17 to tour Australia are:

    • Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain
    • Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
    • James Anderson (Lancashire)
    • Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
    • Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
    • Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
    • Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
    • Alastair Cook (Essex)
    • Mason Crane (Hampshire)
    • Ben Foakes (Surrey)
    • Dawid Malan (Middlesex)
    • Craig Overton (Somerset)
    • Ben Stokes (Durham)
    • Mark Stoneman (Surrey)
    • James Vince (Hampshire)
    • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
    We're going to get bummed raw.
     
  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    No we're not.

    Lots of grumbling from people going 'who is this overton chap?. Why didn't they take Leach?' Thus showing they haven't been following any cricket at all. if we stay up it's in large part due to oveton's bowling and general attitude of not letting anyone slack off in effort. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the one day team before too long as well - his batting fits in with the bat-deep approach.
     
  6. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    What strikes me as much as desperate grappling for a batsman is the lack of depth in the bowling department as well, certainly lack of experience. No Wood or Finn.
     
  7. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Well I hope you're right. I have less faith, we can't bat.

    You're right I've not seen much of him, but if Stokes doesn't tour he looks like the obvious replacement.
     
  8. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Mason Crane sounds like the older brother of Frasier and Niles.
     
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  9. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I'm a bit confused. Have they picked the right overton? Where's the pace?

    Still not quite sure what rashid has done wrong.
     
  10. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Jamie is long term injured due to what the England team forced him to do.

    Craig has been excellent this season.
     
  11. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    BBC ticker quoting Simon Mann as saying Paul Collingwood's average this season is much higher than James Vince. Vince has 596 at 33.1. Hmmm.
     
  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    He's another fast medium though. Nobody in there who can bowl fast except broad about once a year. What is it about England and ruining young quicks?
     
  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Overton can bowl very fast - esp when riled. Which is quite often. And he's learnt over the last year to control it far better when he does choose to go flat out.

    Not as fast as his brother though.
     
  14. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    With Wood apparently not fit I'm a bit surprised there is no Plunkett.

    Anyway, bowling is not going to be the problem I suspect.
     
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Not against him. Not seen him tbh. I have seen jamie live and was v impressed. He's the kind of bowler who makes you sit forward in your seat.
     
  16. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Lol. Did anyone else just see that advert straight after half an hour of botham, hussain and athers roundly condemning stokes for his boozing? Stokes seems to be the new face of a beer brand :D
     
  17. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    You're joking? Surely they would have pulled that the moment this happened?

    ETA: He was in that one for Greene King with Cook and Vaughan I remember but that was a while back.

    Having just looked it up apparently that advert is called 'The Knockabout', oh.

    Bit rich of Botham to be sticking the boot in I think.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  18. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    It was with Cook yes - playing cricket on a village green before retiring to the local pub. Might have been greene king.

    Botham was just saying, quite rightly, that Stokes is now a global cricket superstar, has to realise that, and not be caning it at shitty nightclubs at 2.30am in the morning. He will be targeted by fuckwits - whereas a lot of team mates probably wouldn't.
     
  19. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Sure Botham is probably right it's just a bit rich coming from him given how he behaved when he was at the top of the tree.
     
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Botham had to get pissed up at the hotel in his 'batcave' precisely for the reasons he gave there - twats starting on him.
     
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Horrible end to a great innings from Evin Lewis 176 off 130 - looks like a poss broken ankle. Edged one onto it and went down straightaway in serious pain. Off on a stretcher.
     
  22. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Not got the right face. Though he has been pretty poor with the red ball this season.

    Don't, you'll get the selectors obsessed about pace again and they'll pick someone like Rankin.

    No huge surprises. Personally I'd drop Vince for Robson
     
  23. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Ballance lucky he's Root's mate eh? :D
     
  24. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    TBF he did have a good start to the season. Wouldn't make my first 11 mind you.
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I think his early season innings may have kept you up.
     
  26. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Agreed.
     
  27. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Last time the obsession was height wasn't it. Tremlett wasn't particularly quick. Footitt seems to have gone backwards. Genuine quicks seem to pop up then disappear again.

    Dunno about the batting. Nobody does.
     
  28. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Bugger off rain - great game going on here.
     
  29. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

  30. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Not watching that. Wanker whoever sold that footage. Sun are of course cunts.
     

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