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What no cricket thread ?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by peter bj, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. the_bat

    the_bat pfm Member

    I think I enjoyed watching Ian Bell bat more than anyone else in the long form of the game. A career to be proud of, and good on him for choosing to retire because he couldn't meet his own standards.
     
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  2. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Jos again. Turning into a very good summer for him.
     
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  3. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Get in. Still looking for the ball after that last one.
     
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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Cracking win that. Aussies were really poor today; Buttler is in sublime form.
     
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  5. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Great to thrash the Aussies again ,they really hate losing
     
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  6. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    First ODI - was it a good choice to field?
     
  7. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    That will be some chase for England this evening, looking forward to see how Joe Root does.
     
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  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Yes, they batted at a decent pace despite losing early wickets. This won't be easy...
     
  9. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    I always enjoy seeing Warner getting bowled by pace!
     
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  10. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    I'm finding this new fangled background sound effects thing the broadcasters are using quite bloody distracting.

    Same thing repeated over and over again every 2 minutes.

    It's on a loop on the Sky commentary and it's exactly the same thing on the BBC radio commentary

    Once you tune into that gurgling laughing baby thing in the background you can't unhear it!

    Awful idea.
     
  11. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    The idea of having back ground murmur dubbed on has the potential to work well for cricket but the implementation of the same 2 minute loop all bloody summer is awful.
     
  12. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Don't think I will watch any more of this...
     
  13. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Jonny Bairstow has a fair pair of Man Boobs!

    What's not to like?
     
  14. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    OK I've given up with England v Australia. Bowling? We aren't very good in comparison.

    Meanwhile. Yorkshire are playing Leicestershire in a T20 with 11 overs still to go.

    It's quart to nine at night

    WTF is bad light all about in a test match?

    I just don't geddit.
     
  15. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Think England need to look at a couple of their players, just not performing.

    England think they have good bowlers, did you see the Australian bowlers, what were the bowling, missiles, wow can they bowl.

    Very lucky two batsmen came on form for England otherwise it would have been all out for less than 120.
     
  16. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    Warner caught behind off Archer - love it!!
     
  17. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Even better if Warner had caught it with his teeth...
     
  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Could have been very interesting by now if England had taken their runout opportunity as well as OZ took theirs.
     
  19. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Had to watch this afternoon with the sound off. That gurgling laughing baby sound effect was doing my nut it. Every 75 seconds today (yes I got that obsessed with it!)

    Like some sort of evil Chucky monster.

    Totally ruined the coverage.
     
  20. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Patience now being rewarded:) 8 down
     

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