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On 06/03/2021 at 16:41, Dr Gloom said:

I feel a bit sorry for Bess

Not sure I do.  While he got a lot of wickets in the first test and in Sri Lanka, I think it is fair to say that he was lucky with a lot of them, and he regularly gave away one boundary an over.  You simply can't be giving up full tosses to international players, and he was doing that too often.  

He has been good before, and he probably will be again, but he was shocking in the last test and saying that he had been hard done by previously does not excuse his failure when he got a chance.  Leach got better, Bess got worse.

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Quality from Curran yesterday he probably deserved to win that for us.  Maybe he will look back at some of the runs him and Wood didn't take and think they should have gone for them.  But you can't really argue with how close he got us.

Most exciting game of cricket since Hedingly.

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52 minutes ago, David Kelly said:

Quality from Curran yesterday he probably deserved to win that for us.  Maybe he will look back at some of the runs him and Wood didn't take and think they should have gone for them.  But you can't really argue with how close he got us.

Most exciting game of cricket since Hedingly.

Was thinking that during the game, always take the runs you can, when you can. Wood was looking OK batting anyway.

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6 minutes ago, David Kelly said:

Yeah Wood can certainly hold his bat.  The only issue with him is sometimes he wants to just swing.  Yesterday though he looked like he was happy to sit in with Curran.

When you saw the fields they had for him, he is capable enough and a single was there for the taking any time tbh as you say he showed no inclination to swing yesterday that I remember

 

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Wood looked like he had his batting head on which isn’t always the case. Think it was the 2015 Ashes when Wood came in as nightwatchman and tried to hook the first ball, scampered a quick single and Root had to face about 4 more balls in the over (and nicked one to slip that didn’t quite carry) :D 

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Yeah that's always the worry with him and I guess they thought that if they just hung in he is also capable of going over the boundary once they were into the last couple of overs.  But a bit better communication might have seen them home.  Hard to cricise either of them mind.  Wood was our best bowler and Curran the best batsman yesterday.

 

 

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19 hours ago, David Kelly said:

Yeah that's always the worry with him and I guess they thought that if they just hung in he is also capable of going over the boundary once they were into the last couple of overs.  But a bit better communication might have seen them home.  Hard to cricise either of them mind.  Wood was our best bowler and Curran the best batsman yesterday.

 

 

And Wood was sick as a dog during the game

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I like how the tweets Robinson made when he was 18 are not as bad (but have come under at least as much scrutiny) as things the prime minister has said 

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that was poor from crawley. he looks great when he's in  - plays some lovely drives - but you can't be wafting at one on 7th stump when you're two runs into a test innings. one for the future but i dunno if he's number 3 material for the ashes. we haven't had a proper number 3 since trott, other than root, who doesn't fancy it. we haven't had proper openers since strauss or cook either tbh. top 3 remains problematic. 

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