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Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:01 am
by Darlo_Pete
Bernie Rhodes knows wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Just got back from Leeds
That must be one of the best, No THE best innings by an England cricketer ever
Absolutely astonishing from Ben Stokes
You think of Botham 81,but surely that surpassed it
Probably Botham's was better, as yesterdays commentary team said that the pitch had got a lot better by the last day. I think the pitch wasn't that good when Botham was playing. But either way it is hard to quantify, different era and different bowlers.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:58 am
by robsraiders
I was there and now part of cricket history, and think this innings was the best ever, and dont forget Jack Leach contribution 1 run in a 80 partnership

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:34 am
by EDJOHNS
I have made it quite clear I am not a cricket fan, but even I got caught up in it and having turned on for 10 minutes to watch the start of the end while waiting for another program to start I was there until the end.

A great innings by Stokes, but lets leave it at that. Why diminish an innings like that but trying to quantify which was the best?

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:50 am
by Darlogramps
EDJOHNS wrote:I have made it quite clear I am not a cricket fan, but even I got caught up in it and having turned on for 10 minutes to watch the start of the end while waiting for another program to start I was there until the end.

A great innings by Stokes, but lets leave it at that. Why diminish an innings like that but trying to quantify which was the best?
I agree completely with you (don’t be alarmed!)

Stokes 2019, Botham 1981 - both special, amazing innings which will go down in history. We don’t need to say which was better. Celebrate them in their own rights.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:19 am
by liamsears
Beefy and Ben are so similar in their attitudes. Throw them the ball to get you a wicket, place them anywhere in the field and they'll take a catch that most wouldn't get near to, send them out to bat against bowlers with their tails up and they won't take a backwards step.

How long before we can clone them?

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:23 am
by liamsears
If England turn round the Ashes after this then I think Botham's Summer of 1981 may be eclipsed by Stokes's Summer of 2019, when you take in the WC performances as well, as you can't imagine this England side coming out of the last 2 tests either 1-0 or 2-0 without Stokes getting involved again at some point.

Those 15 overs unchanged on Friday (??) evening were also something special.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:39 am
by Darlo_Pete
Dismal England get their just deserts & lose the Ashes. Root out first ball, must be under threat to keep the captaincy & you could argue that he could lose his place in the side. Hopefully England will now make changes for the final test.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 am
by Darlo_Pete
Truly shocking that England stay with the same squad for the final match of the series. No doubt we'll be hammered yet again.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:13 am
by Darlo_Pete
England were embarrassing this morning, as night watchman scores 40. The whole test match went down the pan then Root won the toss & decided to bowl first. Remember that South Africa have lost their last 5 tests.

Re: English cricket.

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:01 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Well as expected England duly lose yet again. Root is to blame for making a terrible decision when they won the toss. I can't see how he expects to keep his job as captain, he's a liability.