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England in the West Indies
Posted by: old boy! (IP Logged)
Date: 25 January, 2019 17:46

Afraid the golden surrey boys are not quite as good as they thought they were. If Broad and Leach are left out next time there is no hope for us all!
Old Boy!

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 00:11

Sorry folks but after England's 77 I couldn't resist this...

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Just a little ditty with a 'hidden' suggestion of an additional batsman who might be called up.

Farmer

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 08:57

Thank you Farmer. And well done the Windies, they could have enforced the follow on. At least (some of) England's bowlers have got some match practice now. I can't wait to see the batsman in your poem again. Somerset's selectors understand his strength in these situations

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Sloop John B (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 08:57

Superb Paul! How many sleepless nights did that take ?!

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 09:06

That was acrostically brilliant. It's just a pity he can't keep wicket-a must for all batsmen now.

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 09:15

Thank you all. Very much appreciated.

It didn't take me overly long SJB. Three or four hours last evening. Bizarrely, I have found working to the constraint of fixed first letters of a line in a poem is actually easier than free writing. I suppose it concentrates a mind that is used to wandering here, there and everywhere before forgetting where it set out from and where it was supposed to be going!

Farmer

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 09:36

Very good, JCW...👏

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 20:11

Embarrassing X-rated England Cricket, Root And Bayliss - Lamentable Effort

Well done to the Windies, no chase with Chase

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 20:54

West Indies` leading spinner - 8 for 60 in England`s second innings; England`s leading spinner - carrying the drinks.

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 22:47

Broad for Curran; Leach for Moeen (he'd take more wickets and couldn't score fewer!



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2019 23:04

Surely Leach for the hugely expensive Rashid. Root must have a bowler to tie down one end, at the same time as knocking batters over.

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 27 January, 2019 03:52

Wonder what a certain Mr J Hildreth makes of it all ?

Grizzzly

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 27 January, 2019 16:16

Woakes for Curran; Leach or Broad for Rashid, depending on how they read the pitch and whether they get it right; pretty much anybody who's England-qualified who's out there (even from the Barmy Army) for Jennings.

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 27 January, 2019 20:39

Woakes Leach and Broad in for Curran,Rashid and Moenn. Play your best spinner! Still a very long tail with Woakes and Broad at 8 and 9 .

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 27 January, 2019 21:52

We would still make 77.

In my opinion the county game is hugely undervalued and there is a lack of quality 1-2-3's coming through. At least Somerset has been fortunate recently with overseas players for these positions, as well as having Marcus and James in the top order

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 28 January, 2019 07:57

Lack of quality 1-2-3’s partly due to the time of the season championship matches are played making it difficult for top order batsmen?

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 28 January, 2019 10:10

Oh that the ECB gave a flying fox. For all their pro Test rhetoric, they want the money but expect T20 and the '100' to provide the skills.

They don't want domestic 4 dayers and will change the Test format if they can to accommodate the future cricketers their format genetates. They will lose their audience in the long run but what indicators are there in the policies we see that the governing body give a fig about the long run?



(Sm72)

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 30 January, 2019 17:07

Jack Leach picked for the next test.

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 30 January, 2019 17:18

Only in the 12 so still might not get a game!

Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 30 January, 2019 17:28

Quite so.

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