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Old 29th November 2010, 16:31   #1
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England Lions

We seem to have lost the Lions/EPP thread so I thought I would re-instate it. OK, it's hard to get info on how they're shadowing the main team in Oz but there is some stuff out there and some of them are doing really well.

Also an insight I love (well, I would, wouldn't I?) into life as a Lion with Jimmy Adams blogging on the Hampshire website.

http://www.rosebowlplc.com/news/food...rowing-things/
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Old 23rd January 2011, 16:14   #2
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I'd like to see

Jimmy Adams
Adam Lyth
Ravi Bopara
James Hildreth (C)
James Taylor
Craig Kieswetter (+)
Adil Rashid
Liam Plunkett
James Harris
Jade Dernbach
Maurice Chambers

Actually I'd prefer Finn over Dernbach but I gather Finn is staying in Australia after the Bresnan injury. Suspect Gale will play also.

They arrive (Monday) tommorow.

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Old 23rd January 2011, 16:16   #3
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Is there no-one else we can take than Plunkett? Seems a waste of a position to me. Also we should totally send Davies out there.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 21:42   #4
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Of all the openers we have tried the one I liked the most was Kieswetter. I hope that he can get back into the England one day squad.

I would also like to see Tayor play for England but there are others in the queue ahead of him like Morgan, Hildreth and Bopara so he could have a chance in ODIs. Can change tempo according to the game situation and very quick between the wickets, always looking to make ones into twos.

None of the bowlers interest me but we do have a long line up who have already played for England and should keep out anyone else for the next few years.

Anderson, Broad, Tremlett, Onions, Finn, Bresnan, Shahzad, Woakes.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 21:48   #5
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No chance of seeing an attack of Harris, Woakes, Finn and Rashid then :\.

Harris is the one I hope does well. Strangely unnoticed by many, yet clearly very talented.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 22:10   #6
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No chance of seeing an attack of Harris, Woakes, Finn and Rashid then :\.

Harris is the one I hope does well. Strangely unnoticed by many, yet clearly very talented.
I definitely want to see Rashid. I would have preferred to have him in the WC squad to Tredwell. I am sure Woakes and Finn will be playing this year in one form or another. Harris is still young and has time ahead of him.
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Old 24th January 2011, 17:28   #7
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Buck called up to the Lions as cover for Finn

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Old 27th January 2011, 21:14   #8
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An article about the 'Lions' on the ECB website mentioned England A had competed in the West Indies domestic competition a decade ago. Searched around on the net and found Cricket Archive had scorecards from the Competition.

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Old 27th January 2011, 21:33   #9
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Some blasts from the past in there. There are only 2 players who are still in the England fold who featured in this series.

One took 18 wickets at 20.11 including 9 in one match. Bell played one game because he was playing for the U-19 team.
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Old 27th January 2011, 23:08   #10
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An article about the 'Lions' on the ECB website mentioned England A had competed in the West Indies domestic competition a decade ago. Searched around on the net and found Cricket Archive had scorecards from the Competition - Busta Cup 2000/01.


West Indies B v England A: England A won by 224 runs
Trinidad and Tobago v England A: Draw
Guyana v England A: Draw
Barbados v England A: Draw
Jamaica v England A: England A won by 7 wickets
Windward Islands v England A: England A won by an innings and 17 runs
Leeward Islands v England A: Draw

Busta Cup 2000/01 Points Table
1) Barbados - 57 Points (4 Wins, 3 Draws)
2) Guyana - 57 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
3) England A - 54 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
4) Jamaica - 51 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
5) Leeward Islands - 48 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
6) Trinidad and Tobago - 38 Points (2 Wins, 3 Draws, 2 Defeats)
7) West Indies B - 20 Points (1 Win, 2 Draws, 4 Defeats)
8) Windward Islands - 0 Points (7 Defeats)

The only different fixture this time around is against 'Combined Campuses & Colleges' rather than West Indies B. If Wikipedia is correct Barbados have been the most successful domestic side, however Jamaica have won the last 3 First Class Titles. England Lions start their tour tommorow with a two day warm up game against a St Kitts/Nevis combined side.
I think the selectors have done a better job this time round. That was rather a poor team.
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Old 28th January 2011, 07:04   #11
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Old 28th January 2011, 12:55   #12
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I think the selectors have done a better job this time round. That was rather a poor team.
I'm happy with the batting but the bowling looks a bit weak in the absence of Finn and Woakes. I don't think the likes of Plunkett, Chambers and Dernbach are likely to make it at international level.
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Yet but Chambers is well fast and we all know the value of an express bowler bowling juicy full tosses onto the batsman's pads.
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I'm happy with the batting but the bowling looks a bit weak in the absence of Finn and Woakes. I don't think the likes of Plunkett, Chambers and Dernbach are likely to make it at international level.
Chambers was actually a bit useful last season and is worth a punt in a development side. Not saying he's close to international honours right now but I think he has promise for one.
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Old 28th January 2011, 13:03   #15
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Chambers was actually a bit useful last season and is worth a punt in a development side. Not saying he's close to international honours right now but I think he has promise for one.
How old is he Chin?
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Old 28th January 2011, 15:21   #17
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An article about the 'Lions' on the ECB website mentioned England A had competed in the West Indies domestic competition a decade ago. Searched around on the net and found Cricket Archive had scorecards from the Competition - Busta Cup 2000/01.


West Indies B v England A: England A won by 224 runs
Trinidad and Tobago v England A: Draw
Guyana v England A: Draw
Barbados v England A: Draw
Jamaica v England A: England A won by 7 wickets
Windward Islands v England A: England A won by an innings and 17 runs
Leeward Islands v England A: Draw

Busta Cup 2000/01 Points Table
1) Barbados - 57 Points (4 Wins, 3 Draws)
2) Guyana - 57 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
3) England A - 54 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
4) Jamaica - 51 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
5) Leeward Islands - 48 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
6) Trinidad and Tobago - 38 Points (2 Wins, 3 Draws, 2 Defeats)
7) West Indies B - 20 Points (1 Win, 2 Draws, 4 Defeats)
8) Windward Islands - 0 Points (7 Defeats)

The only different fixture this time around is against 'Combined Campuses & Colleges' rather than West Indies B. If Wikipedia is correct Barbados have been the most successful domestic side, however Jamaica have won the last 3 First Class Titles. England Lions start their tour tommorow with a two day warm up game against a St Kitts/Nevis combined side.
Wasn't that the tour when David Sales did some horrific injury to himself and pretty much ended any chance of playing for England?
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I would also like to see Tayor play for England but there are others in the queue ahead of him like Morgan, Hildreth and Bopara so he could have a chance in ODIs. Can change tempo according to the game situation and very quick between the wickets, always looking to make ones into twos.
Taylor should queue-jump then.
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An article about the 'Lions' on the ECB website mentioned England A had competed in the West Indies domestic competition a decade ago. Searched around on the net and found Cricket Archive had scorecards from the Competition - Busta Cup 2000/01.


West Indies B v England A: England A won by 224 runs
Trinidad and Tobago v England A: Draw
Guyana v England A: Draw
Barbados v England A: Draw
Jamaica v England A: England A won by 7 wickets
Windward Islands v England A: England A won by an innings and 17 runs
Leeward Islands v England A: Draw

Busta Cup 2000/01 Points Table
1) Barbados - 57 Points (4 Wins, 3 Draws)
2) Guyana - 57 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
3) England A - 54 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
4) Jamaica - 51 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
5) Leeward Islands - 48 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
6) Trinidad and Tobago - 38 Points (2 Wins, 3 Draws, 2 Defeats)
7) West Indies B - 20 Points (1 Win, 2 Draws, 4 Defeats)
8) Windward Islands - 0 Points (7 Defeats)

The only different fixture this time around is against 'Combined Campuses & Colleges' rather than West Indies B. If Wikipedia is correct Barbados have been the most successful domestic side, however Jamaica have won the last 3 First Class Titles. England Lions start their tour tommorow with a two day warm up game against a St Kitts/Nevis combined side.
How times have changed, back then there was Read, Sidebottom, Afzaal, Swann, Franks and Alleyne who all went on to play for Notts. This time around only the Notts manager is on the tour......bodes well then
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The latest scores on their two-day matches with St Kitts can be found here....

http://www.cricket-match-special.com...php?f=8&t=3881
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