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1Cricket's back! Empty Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 08 2020, 14:37

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Posted at 10:2610:26
It's raining - toss delayed
Ah.

Don't you just love cricket...?


Posted at 11:5711:57
Lunch to be taken early
There's been a conference between the umpires, the coaches and the captains. It was a long discussion.

Lunch is going to be taken at 12:30 and then they will take another look at 13:10.


13:17
BREAKING
Play to start at 14:00 BST
I have word from the umpires...

If there's no further rain play will begin at 14:00 BST.

The toss will take place in 15 minutes at 13:30.


14:02
Post update
Are you ready? Pinch yourself, it's really happening.

Cricket is back.

Kemar Roach with the ball, Rory Burns on strike.

The world is watching.

Here we go...

Cricket's back! 9ae1f64f-55cd-4dc4-920c-e30c5a5361f6



Posted at 14:1014:10
With just the 10th delivery of the day, we have a wicket.



Posted at 14:1814:18
Rain stops play
Eng 1-1

The first runs for England as Burns flicks a length ball down towards a short fine-leg.

Oh dear, that drizzle, it's back.

And ... the players are heading off.



Not much changes does it!!!

Very Happy

2Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 08 2020, 16:20

gloswhite

gloswhite
Guðni Bergsson
Guðni Bergsson
I fucking hate cricket. (just thought I would mention it)  Very Happy

3Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 08 2020, 16:20

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I love a day at the cricket when the sun is blazing and the pints are flowing but that's a rarity i'm afraid.

I went to the last Ashes test at OT last year and play didn't start till mid-afternoon because of rain and it was freezing too (it was September i think?)

4Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Thu Jul 09 2020, 16:46

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
England back in the groove - 204 all out Smile

5Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Mon Jul 20 2020, 16:02

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Ben Stokes is like a one man team at the moment, England need 5 more wickets to even up the series.

He is our best player by a mile at the moment, scored crucial runs this morning to give us a lead and now talking crucial wickets and fielding like a mad man.

Arise Sir Ben!

6Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 12:02

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Great win but you have to wonder why a certain bowler was left out of the first test.

7Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 12:17

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@wanderlust wrote:Great win but you have to wonder why a certain bowler was left out of the first test.
Agreed, going to be tough picking for the next test now i reckon as you can't leave Broad out and Woakes did well as well. 
Anderson and Archer will be looking to get back in so someone is going to be disappointed.

8Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 13:56

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@Norpig wrote:
Agreed, going to be tough picking for the next test now i reckon as you can't leave Broad out and Woakes did well as well. 
Anderson and Archer will be looking to get back in so someone is going to be disappointed.
Jimmy is the world  record-holder for number of Test wickets ever taken by a fast bowler, Friday's Test is at his home ground, he's had a rest under the ECB's wise new rotatation policy, and Archer is raw, inconsistent and just let down the whole team and management by breaking lockdown. (At least Archer got punished for his misdemeanour, which is more than can be said for members of H.M. Government and aides! Smile )

9Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 14:04

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I never thought I'd say this, but I no longer care about cricket. So many different forms of the game, Test Match, 20 over, 50 over, 10 over with a side salad, night cricket, red ball, white ball, big bash, small bash, medium sized bash, IPL, give me a break.

10Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 14:14

Sluffy

Sluffy
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A leg break or an off break?

11Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 14:21

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:I never thought I'd say this, but I no longer care about cricket. So many different forms of the game, Test Match, 20 over, 50 over, 10 over with a side salad, night cricket, red ball, white ball, big bash, small bash, medium sized bash, IPL, give me a break.
Ahh....but when it's close as in the WC Final, or the most recent game vs Australia, or even yesterday when time was running out.....it has a long, drawn-out tension and excitement that few other sports can match irrespective of whether it's T20, 50-over, Test, County match or village green.....or even when playing Owzat, Bonce!) Very Happy

(I sense a volley of dissenting posts on the horizon. Back me up, someone!)

12Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 14:29

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Still love the game and love going to OT to watch but no idea why the ECB thought we need the Hundred? I'm hoping they consign that to the dustbin now as it was completely pointless and no one wanted it.

13Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 14:33

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Cricket in kilts might be interesting.

14Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 15:46

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@Norpig wrote:Still love the game and love going to OT to watch but no idea why the ECB thought we need the Hundred? I'm hoping they consign that to the dustbin now as it was completely pointless and no one wanted it.
Good point, Mr. Pig, The 100 is purely a money-making  idea that wrecks the county championship where Test players are found and nurtured. It will not, in any case, draw big crowds. The players will hate it. Can you see Jimmy, Broad, Root, Stokes choosing to play? Counties will see it as a chance to blood second-string.

15Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 16:07

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
When County cricket gets going again, they'll still be playing in front of one man and his dog. County cricket is beyond pointless as a spectacle.

16Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 17:11

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Still one of the best evenings of my life.

17Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Tue Jul 21 2020, 21:35

Hip Priest

Hip Priest
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Still love Test and County cricket and can still get pleasure out of 50 over one dayers but can't give a fuck about any of the crash bang wallop stuff. And as for the Indian Premier League, does anyone really care whatever the hell that is all about (except the players whose only interest is to enrich themselves).

18Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 01:37

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Hip Priest wrote:Still love Test and County cricket and can still get pleasure out of 50 over one dayers but can't give a fuck about any of the crash bang wallop stuff. And as for the Indian Premier League, does anyone really care whatever the hell that is all about (except the players whose only interest is to enrich themselves).
Me too, especially Test cricket.
Think I've mentioned this before but back in the 70s an American mate asked me to "explain cricket" to him at the end of which he said "So they stand in the field for FIVE DAYS?! And it's a tie? WOW!"

Heathens.

19Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 12:18

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
No better way to spend a leisurely day than sitting in the sun at Old Trafford, drink in hand, watching legends of the game like Muralitheran, Atherton, Flintoff, Anderson, Gower in whatever form of the game you care to mention...and the present-day budding heroes too. Once was lucky enough to be at Taunton to watch Viv Richards and Botham.....all much bigger than they look on TV. 
The one thing that stands out for me is the amount of time the great batsmen seem to have to play the ball: a mark of real, effortless class...

20Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 12:52

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The first time I went to see Viv Richards, he was out for 3. Thoughtless bastard. Very Happy

21Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 13:06

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:The first time I went to see Viv Richards, he was out for 3. Thoughtless bastard.
He speaks well of you, though.... Cool

22Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 13:13

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Loved watching Sir Viv as a kid but never saw him play in the flesh unfortunately. I did see him, Botham and David Gower coming out of the commentary box a few years ago so thats as close as i got  Very Happy

23Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 14:16

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What a player. Never seen a cricketer play the ball so late. He had eyes like a hawk.
Used to love his entrance too. A long pause before he eventually emerged from the dressing room, then a languid swagger to the wicket. No helmet of course.
Intimidation on legs.

24Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 14:44

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Clive Lloyd was my hero - huge man who made batting look so easy and I always felt Lancashire were in with a shout whilst he played for us which was pretty much all of his career. And he hit the ball so damn hard. Absolutely riveting watch.

25Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 15:22

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
And what a fielder, Lusty! Telescopic arms in the covers, brilliant catcher in the slips. 

Murali was incredible....didn't look like an athlete at all but I stared, mouth open in astonishment, when a ball was skied yards and yards away from him in the outfield. I gave him no chance of getting to it but his little legs propelled him at breakneck speed to take a scintillating catch on the run....didn't even have to dive!

 Deceptive athletes....who strikes you as a most unlikely star? Brickfeet? Very Happy

26Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 15:30

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:What a player. Never seen a cricketer play the ball so late. He had eyes like a hawk.
Used to love his entrance too. A long pause before he eventually emerged from the dressing room, then a languid swagger to the wicket. No helmet of course.
Intimidation on legs.
My (vivid!) memories of Viv are of him stepping across to his off stump and just nonchalently flicking a rapid delivery over square leg time and again for six, still chewing his gum and swaggering down the pitch to eye the bowler's reaction.

Until one day he had a nasty attack of piles and could hardly move!

27Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 15:32

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
There's a great story about a bloke who'd taken his girlfriend to OT, and Clive and little Harry Pilling were batting together.
'Which one is Clive Lloyd'? asked the girl.
The one in the glasses', came the reply.

28Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 15:34

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:There's a great story about a bloke who'd taken his girlfriend to OT, and Clive and little Harry Pilling were batting together.
'Which one is Clive Lloyd'? asked the girl.
The one in the glasses', came the reply.
:rofl:

29Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 15:56

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Bumble mentioned this on TV during England's Test against W.I. at OT this week when they were discussing the outstanding cricketers who had played as professionals in the Lancashire League:-

In 1964, playing for Burnley, fearsome West Indian,Charlie Griffiths took 144 wickets at an average of 5.20!!! Imagine facing him!

30Cricket's back! Empty Re: Cricket's back! on Wed Jul 22 2020, 16:17

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Put an hour aside. Well worth it.

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