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Old 15th February 2008, 20:18   #61
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no its batting badly that makes a good keeper, sans will tell you that.
Therein lies the crucial dispute at the heart of wicketkeeping debates: is it good batting or bad batting that makes a wicketkeeper?
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Old 15th February 2008, 20:19   #62
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Therein lies the crucial dispute at the heart of wicketkeeping debates: is it good batting or bad batting that makes a wicketkeeper?
yeah but your best placed to answer that question! (he says trying to dodge the issue)
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Old 15th February 2008, 20:24   #63
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From what I have seen of Mustard he looks out of his depth at this level with the bat, he may have a role in the 20/20 team as a slogger but 50 overs and test cricket is too much for his talents.

He has been a little unlucky in some ways as he has not played a really bad shot(good catch and ran out) but none the less you can tell he is not quite good enough technique wise.

No idea on Ambrose have seen very little of him I would personally like to see Foster given another chance.
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Old 15th February 2008, 20:28   #64
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From what I have seen of Mustard he looks out of his depth at this level with the bat, he may have a role in the 20/20 team as a slogger but 50 overs and test cricket is too much for his talents.

He has been a little unlucky in some ways as he has not played a really bad shot(good catch and ran out) but none the less you can tell he is not quite good enough technique wise.

No idea on Ambrose have seen very little of him I would personally like to see Foster given another chance.
A fair enough summary. I can't say that I've seen too much of Ambrose, nor much of Foster but in recent times Foster hasn't been in such great form and hasn't had a great tour of India with the Lions. I was in the Foster camp last spring but unfortunately it hasn't seemed to happen for him.
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no its batting badly that makes a good keeper, sans will tell you that.
Are you sledging me?
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Old 16th February 2008, 12:07   #66
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Only as part of a team effort, I'd have thought. You know your sister...
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Old 16th February 2008, 12:11   #67
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Slogger smells. How's that?
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Old 16th February 2008, 12:12   #68
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No, that doesn't really work, does it? You need to work on your sledging to make the first XI lad.
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Old 16th February 2008, 12:21   #69
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No, that doesn't really work, does it? You need to work on your sledging to make the first XI lad.
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Old 16th February 2008, 12:25   #71
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I've heard a lot about Slogger's post. Apparently it's not as wooden as he would like us to believe.

And he's a count - apparently.
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I've heard a lot about Slogger's post. Apparently it's not as wooden as he would like us to believe.

And he's a count - apparently.
True but I try not to make too much of it.
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Not too bothered. The England keeper should be Read or Foster - I'd prefer Ready but obviously Geoff "hypocrite" Miller is going to refuse to pick him, so Foster will do and deserves a chance.

If Mustard gets in the Test side though, he should bat below Broad.
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Not too bothered. The England keeper should be Read or Foster - I'd prefer Ready but obviously Geoff "hypocrite" Miller is going to refuse to pick him, so Foster will do and deserves a chance.

If Mustard gets in the Test side though, he should bat below Broad.
I'm from Nottingham but even I'm not that biased.
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I've heard a lot about Slogger's post. Apparently it's not as wooden as he would like us to believe.

And he's a count - apparently.
Just be careful to include the two vowels.
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I've heard a lot about Slogger's post. Apparently it's not as wooden as he would like us to believe.

And he's a count - apparently.
Absolute poetry guys! If slogger was a count at the moment he'd be Dracula, remember all this running after dark its a ruse for trying to suck the blood of virgins in the parks where he goes to engage in physical activity.
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Absolute poetry guys! If slogger was a count at the moment he'd be Dracula, remember all this running after dark its a ruse for trying to suck the blood of virgins in the parks where he goes to engage in physical activity.
If only it were true. Virgins don't hang out in parks. You know that, Chin.
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If only it were true. Virgins don't hang out in parks. You know that, Chin.
I thought that in the vacinity of Harrow that was an exception to the rule, there are some weird folk who live up there by all accounts.
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I thought that in the vacinity of Harrow that was an exception to the rule, there are some weird folk who live up there by all accounts.
Good point. Certainly I do keep trying the local parks but it's more in hope than expectation.
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Well a nice effort from Mustard just now, finally he converts a decent start, so credit for that despite the flat wicket and somewhat pedestrian bowling.
I still think that better bowlers will get on top of his technique but I guess he's proving to be the best we HAVE NOW at limited overs cricket.

Be interesting to see if he now gets in the Test side as he now has runs to his name.
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