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Old 25th August 2017, 17:34   #101
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Once again nobody trusts Jimmy with the bat...
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:35   #102
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Woakes should probably start throwing the kitchen sink at everything, England need to be bowling.
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:35   #103
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:36   #104
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Much better by W.Indies. Catch Ben early on and 160.
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:39   #105
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This could be the enthralling contest many of us have been craving all summer. Still not sufficiently enthralling to stop me popping out to see Surrey Stars tomorrow, mind.
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:42   #106
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Once again nobody trusts Jimmy with the bat...
Because there's not a lot left to trust tbh. Batting average just above 10 and it is 8.6 since the start of 2010, and that includes his 81 v India of course.

If Windies had caught properly it would have been 150 or so and not 258
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:49   #107
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:54   #108
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Because there's not a lot left to trust tbh. Batting average just above 10 and it is 8.6 since the start of 2010, and that includes his 81 v India of course.
I went through all that with MF last week. This idea that Jimmy would be averaging 30 if someone would just give him a chance, dammit is absolute cobblers
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:56   #109
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I went through all that with MF last week. This idea that Jimmy would be averaging 30 if someone would just give him a chance, dammit is absolute cobblers
Perhaps time to talk about declarations again then!
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Not great from England's new ball bowlers, especially Broad. Too short and a bit too wide.
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Sunny tomorrow but with this evening's weather you'd fancy England to be into the WI middle order at least by the close.
Assuming they'd be able to make the batsmen play, of course. I hope this story about Curtley being the new bowling coach has got legs.
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Old 25th August 2017, 18:07   #112
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Not great from England's new ball bowlers, especially Broad. Too short and a bit too wide.
Now where have I heard that before.

So frustrating.
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Old 25th August 2017, 18:10   #113
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Old 25th August 2017, 19:37   #114
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Nobody's mentioning that time Stokes was out but not given. Changed the game as much as the drops.
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Now where have I heard that before.

So frustrating.
You wonder what the management do ? Actually I don't wonder ...
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Old 25th August 2017, 21:41   #116
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To be fair, the critics have been getting on at them to play like the 1980s Windies.
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Old 25th August 2017, 22:43   #117
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so yet again a test match turns into a game of "who has the worst batting line up?"
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Old 26th August 2017, 01:12   #118
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Old 26th August 2017, 07:42   #119
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so yet again a test match turns into a game of "who has the worst batting line up?"
Worst or daftest...
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I think the England guys heard I'd bought tickets, so they thoughtfully underachieved yesterday so I could watch the WI bat all day. I went to the second day of the 2nd test against SA as well and that was probably England's worst day of that series.
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