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Old 21st December 2009, 18:56   #21
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You've forgotten Graham Neighpier...
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:06   #22
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:35   #23
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:37   #24
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Cautious optimism regarding Trott - he certainly looks considerably more comfortable at this problem position than the previous couple of incumbents.
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:40   #25
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Old 21st December 2009, 22:39   #26
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Old 22nd December 2009, 04:28   #27
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Back on topic;

I particularly like the way Trott gets so angry with being dismissed, it shows he's got the fight and holds his wicket in such high regard. Something the all-conquering Aussies did. How many times did we see the likes of Hayden, Langer etc get into bother for their carry on once they reached the dressing room. I'd far rather that than a feeble batsman who throws his wicket away time and time again with little backbone for a fight like our recent number 3's have done.

Trott/Pietersen/Collingwood actually looks a very tidy middle order and not one that will roll over so feebly as some of our middle orders have done in the past.

Unfortunately now we seem to have an answer for the number 3 we now lack a number 6/all-rounder and more worryingly any decent opener to partner the captain.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 08:51   #28
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Back off topic - Peter Saddle (Siddle)..... look it's early ok.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 08:55   #29
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He's really got Graeme 'Black'Smith pretty hot under the collar.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 13:04   #30
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Old 22nd December 2009, 13:36   #31
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I think the biggest compliment you can pay him to date is that he played a match-saving innings (despite the collapse that followed his exit) which would surely have been beyond Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell and Owais Shah, the pretenders to #3. It's hard to imagine him being dislodged for a while to come - which I know could sound somewhat hyperbolic after 2 Tests, but yet doesn't feel like an overreaction.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 13:43   #32
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I think the biggest compliment you can pay him to date is that he played a match-saving innings (despite the collapse that followed his exit) which would surely have been beyond Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell and Owais Shah, the pretenders to #3. It's hard to imagine him being dislodged for a while to come - which I know could sound somewhat hyperbolic after 2 Tests, but yet doesn't feel like an overreaction.
He's only played two tests and yet he's already delivered two innings (119 at the Oval and 69 at Centurion) better than anything Ian Bell has mustered in his entire career. A very good start indeed.
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He's only played two tests and yet he's already delivered two innings (119 at the Oval and 69 at Centurion) better than anything Ian Bell has mustered in his entire career. A very good start indeed.
It's quite an endorsment and very promising for England and the fans. Not only that he's scored the runs but the way in which he's done it, very backs against the wall, extremely high pressure, gritty stuff against some of the worlds best opponents.
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Old 24th December 2009, 01:41   #34
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It's quite an endorsment and very promising for England and the fans. Not only that he's scored the runs but the way in which he's done it, very backs against the wall, extremely high pressure, gritty stuff against some of the worlds best opponents.
Hardly surprising, South Africans have always proven to be very gritty performers against us and hard to remove.
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Old 24th December 2009, 02:09   #35
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Didn't he get a warning in the ODIs?
Trott got accused of time wasting by graeme smith.

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Old 24th December 2009, 04:40   #36
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Trott, like Hussey a few years ago, has shown the value of someone promoted to the test arena with oodles of experience who's just entering his batting prime. You notice especially in terms of temperament.
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Old 24th December 2009, 05:49   #37
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Trott, like Hussey a few years ago, has shown the value of someone promoted to the test arena with oodles of experience who's just entering his batting prime. You notice especially in terms of temperament.
It does seem batsman really come of age in their late 20's. By that age they seem confortable in their ability, experienced and mentally stronger. They seem to know their game better and don't seem to get carried away in the occasion like young players can.

I'm a believer in giving talented youngsters a taste of international cricket at a young(ish) age, let them know what it is they need to do to succeed at the highest level, give them the chance to learn where their weaknesses lay which otherwise may not be found out at the lower levels. If they don't quite make it at the young age they can go away knowing what they must improve on and work hard domestically, coming back once they've matured further.
Hayden and Langer are two such examples, even michael clarke who was dropped for a year.
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Old 24th December 2009, 14:25   #38
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Back off topic, you've all carelessly failed to remember the women's cricket manager, Neil Rider.
http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30919.html

Or even Jesse Ryder.

And as any horseman will tell you, it's important to Shane Bond with your horse.

And make sure you shut the stable door before the horse does a Usain Bolt (he has bowled Chris Gayle out, after all).

In days of yonder, many the horse would work down the Thomas Pitt.
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Children often like to tie an Ian Bell to their pony.

Kim seems to have forgotten that Warwickshire horses do a Neil Carter.

Dont forget that you need to Robert Groom your horse, http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/13940.html, taking particular care of it's Vinayak Mane http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30919.html and it's Alfred Hind leg. http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/14838.html

And at dinner time, feed it some Greg Hay? http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/269111.html and serve it in the James Manger.
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Having done all that, it's time for your horse to do a bit of Drawing, maybe even at Canterbury!

Oh dear, think I'm now scraping the Ben Barrell.
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Better stop now as don't want to stirrup any trouble.
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Old 24th December 2009, 17:35   #39
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Should pass the 1k mark by the end of the series. His average of 51.27 is the highest on either side.
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