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wingy

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Plenty of furlough /work from home and kids off with an incentive to.wake early .
 

Covstu

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I’ve got up early and watched all tests, usually about 5.30 ish so generally missed a bit. Sadly another case of engineering the pitches to home advantage and we just couldn’t bat in these conditions. Need a lot more investment in bringing in decent spin and batting against it. Still nice to see some cricket That you don’t have to pay for
 

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Yep the 100 is a joke
I am not a huge fan of 20/20 certainly the Birmingham title doesn’t help but this abomination is terrible, howling until they go t10 like they have in some countries
 

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I am not a huge fan of 20/20 certainly the Birmingham title doesn’t help but this abomination is terrible, howling until they go t10 like they have in some countries
Just look at this series, probably didn’t make 100 overs in a lot of these innings so games will run very short! Just a shite vain attempt to claw money in like the other franchise cricket out there. The county game needs a look at but that’s about it
 

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One thing I'd love to see in a limited overs comp is the requirement for every fielding player (poss less the WK) having to bowl.

In cricket you often see ex-batsmen talk about how crap bowlers are at batting, so let's see them have to have a go at bowling. In a short format it be an interesting thing to see as to when do you bring them in, batting sides trying to make the most of their overs taking risks etc.
 

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I’ve got up early and watched all tests, usually about 5.30 ish so generally missed a bit. Sadly another case of engineering the pitches to home advantage and we just couldn’t bat in these conditions. Need a lot more investment in bringing in decent spin and batting against it. Still nice to see some cricket That you don’t have to pay for
I wondered if anyone would see me???

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Apparently not........
 

Covstu

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not a huge total to chase but the wicket doesn’t look like it’s giving much. Good early wicket for England but this should be close
 

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2 overs of absolute garbage. Even worse from Stokes having struggled when he batted
 

Covstu

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Great cricket today, massive total to chase but England digging in well. At this rate it’s going to be close and a much better watch that city!
 

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I have not been following this much but noticed no Chris Woakes again if England are joy going to use him hopefully they will feee him up for Bears use and not that 100 rubbish.
 

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Great win. Didn’t expect that with bowling line up. Amazing innings from stokes (and Bairstow). Great to see Roy back on form this winter as well
 

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Chaseable total, at one point it looked like we were going to have to chase an impossible total but pant was a massive wicket and we needed to break that partnership up. England have the capability to smash 400 but equally hit 200! Let’s hope it was the same as the last ODI