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Cassandra

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ODI vs Ireland
« on: Jul 31, 2020, 04:10:01 PM »

Liked the look of Mahmood for the 5 day game, quick at times with a lovely action, he's still learning of course but gave a good account of himself yesterday I thought. David Willey was excellent and he's a real heart and soul player to have in your side too. I could watch Rashid bowl all day, another really committed and intelligent cricketer. Ireland looked very ordinary at first and seemed to suffer the England complaint of collapsing as we used to a few years back. However they rallied, but once they lost McCarthy as a bowler after five deliveries the result was never really in doubt. They are really only county 2nd X1 standard and personally I would never pay to watch them, or whats done to them frankly. Still Zoon will no doubt (and probably rightfully)  ;) point that it keeps the game alive. (music excepted!) I'll never conceed that frightful rubbish. I'd love to see them win one though, they certainly fought well enough! Paddypower - what!

How sad to see that beautiful modern ground swathed in Sunshine and empty! Still it was great not to have the chavvy music blaring out after every boundary, wicket or player appearance!

Never mind Alison's evergreen shriking cliche's kept the fly's off her mike I'll bet!
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2020, 05:31:05 PM »
Hi Cass...So glad you enjoyed it so much old thing.. ;D  Your prediction as to my view was correct but that doesn't mean I like the bloody intrusive 'music' any more than you. It's out of place.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2020, 09:55:19 PM »
Watched the highlights at 05:30 this morning. Thought Willey and Mahmood looked good, but the highlights scarcely showed the spinners. WHY are the boundaries brought in? Can't understand it. Penalises the bowlers, but then, as FST frequently observed - it's a batsman's game.
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Cassandra

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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2020, 11:45:58 PM »
Watched the highlights at 05:30 this morning. Thought Willey and Mahmood looked good, but the highlights scarcely showed the spinners. WHY are the boundaries brought in? Can't understand it. Penalises the bowlers, but then, as FST frequently observed - it's a batsman's game.
Mike

I completely agree and Fred's right. Sadly speccies - not cricket lovers don't take that much interest in bowlers. I love a tale from one of your recommendations for reading 'And God created cricket' (Simon Hughes). As we know the the eminent Dr WG Gace was not averse to advise appealing bowlers;

"not to be stupid dear chap, they came here to see me bat - not you bowl - now go back and get on with it!"

Apparently that great bowler from very near my birth place in Essex C.J, Kortright the Essex Express was bowling at the great Dr. W.G. Grace. First over the Doc was clearly caught behind, the second he was lbw, but of course no umpire would give him out. Next over Kortright (himself a great wit) left only the leg stump standing.

"Surely your not going Doc" 'Charlie' said, "when there's still one stump standing?"

Priceless Mike - two great books by the way 'Lillee to Larwood' and the above - many thanks.

I reckon we three, (Zoon, you and I) have this section in splendid isolation, but some of the tales are worth recounting when circumstance rekindles their memory?
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »
Speaking for myself, I never tire of hearing from such a rich archive...We can forgive the others for they know not what they miss.. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:36:59 AM »
Hi Cass...So glad you enjoyed it so much old thing.. ;D  Your prediction as to my view was correct but that doesn't mean I like the bloody intrusive 'music' any more than you. It's out of place.

You won't believe this of me - an old time elapsed anachronism Zoon, but remember the fabulous West Indies followers in the 60's with their steel bands and bongo's. I loved them and the atmosphere they created - shouting out 'Noooooooooo' to Fred Trueman every time Gary for example, clamped down last second on a 90+mph yorker. They were noisy yes, but it was synced into the cadence of the game somehow? There also used to be a wonderful Jamaican originated character in a huge top hat and tails with a silver knob topped walking cane and white spats shouting to Fred when he was fielding, telling him to 'put your back into it man'.

Their various exchanges which were really funny, are still fortunately in the untidy library of my mind tonight 54 years on. I always remember a very nattily dressed member of the crowd 'proceeding' around the boundary at The Oval with a huge tray of drinks on a little lop sided trolley (one wheel very distressed) he'd 'borrowed' from a bar somewhere on the ground. Non-one was watching the cricket, all were mesmerised by this obviously well oiled gent in his straw MCC bowler with his precarious burden - where was he going? He eventually parked up by the Steel band and passed them all a pint, then jogged onto the Jamaican gentleman, who doffed his topper bowed in thanks and raised his glass and then finally left one for Fred on the square leg boundary. The whole ground, listening in to John Arlott's inimitable description of this on their tranni's, roaring with laughter, plus Fred and Topper aiding urgent trolley axle repairs was just magical. A policeman sides aching with laughter just stood aside watching and then joining in took off his helmet to Topper, at which point the band gave him a loud drum and steel roll!

Sadly today H&S, Security, and other Woke interference wouldn't permit this glorious comedy. Also, or is it just time obfuscating reality but there seemed a fabulous atmosphere between the fans anyway. They loved Fred and we adored Gary for example. Very often we'd all end up together somewhere in Brixton afterwards downing Red Stripe lagers and enjoying the remains of the day - no necessity for BLM clench fisted displays etc.
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Aug 01, 2020, 01:11:40 AM »
It's absolutely not time obfuscating reality..I remember seeing some of that on the evening sports news as a youngster..The Rasta guy with the outrageous hat, spats and cane..The steel bands and crowds, as you say, 'somehow synced into the cadence of the game'.  Something the Barmy Army and Blarney Army reflect today perhaps? You tell a fine tale sir..Order on me. ;)
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Aug 01, 2020, 04:07:39 AM »
Another snippet from the current book. Fred had been extolling on TMS thar cricket is a ‘sideways’ game. Best bowling action, best batting stance, sideways on. They got a letter of complaint from a schoolboy saying Fred’s ‘sideways on’ hadn’t worked for him when he tried it. In two overs he conceded 18 byes. He was a wicketkeeper
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #8 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:23:09 PM »
Another snippet from the current book. Fred had been extolling on TMS thar cricket is a ‘sideways’ game. Best bowling action, best batting stance, sideways on. They got a letter of complaint from a schoolboy saying Fred’s ‘sideways on’ hadn’t worked for him when he tried it. In two overs he conceded 18 byes. He was a wicketkeeper
Mike
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #9 on: Aug 01, 2020, 07:49:01 PM »
What's ODI?

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 01, 2020, 07:53:27 PM »
One day international, played in pyjamas with a white ball in contradiction of everything cricket should be
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2020, 07:57:35 PM »
One day international, played in pyjamas with a white ball in contradiction of everything cricket should be
Mike

Thanks for that but I don't understand the 'v Ireland' part either.
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #12 on: Aug 01, 2020, 08:10:14 PM »
Versus, abbreviation thereof
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 04, 2020, 07:18:41 PM »
Ireland doing much better this time - 88/1
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Re: ODI vs Ireland
« Reply #14 on: Aug 05, 2020, 08:08:06 AM »
Well done Ireland - thoroughly well deserved win. It is always difficult to be sure of w=one's ground when only seeing highlights, but England's bowling seemed pretty poor ta times. a plethora of 80 mph (or slower) half trackers interspersed with full tosses. 328 should surely have been a defensible score
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