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chiefdave

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Jimmy's taken 7-35 today against Notts in what is potentially his last match for Lancs.

Still not convinced retiring was his decisions and he's not finishing because he's been told he's not getting a spot in the England side, which itself is crazy. He went from telling everyone who asked he hadn't even considered retiring to only playing the first test this summer seemingly overnight and after a meeting with McCullum.
 

CCFCSteve

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Jimmy's taken 7-35 today against Notts in what is potentially his last match for Lancs.

Still not convinced retiring was his decisions and he's not finishing because he's been told he's not getting a spot in the England side, which itself is crazy. He went from telling everyone who asked he hadn't even considered retiring to only playing the first test this summer seemingly overnight and after a meeting with McCullum.

Yeah, not his call but they’re planning for next ashes and he’s not been quite the same in recent tests. What a bowler though. Will probably be the best English quick I’ll ever see. Knowing him he’ll get a fifer next week !
 

tisza

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Yeah, not his call but they’re planning for next ashes and he’s not been quite the same in recent tests. What a bowler though. Will probably be the best English quick I’ll ever see. Knowing him he’ll get a fifer next week !
Agreed. They've played so many quicks/seamers alongside Anderson and Broad other last few years and haven't seemed to decide where they're going moving forward. Woakes ageing as well. Robinson seems closest but out of form ATM.
 

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Woakes hasn’t taken a wicket against Somerset in either innings innings so far and looks very rusty.
 

tisza

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Hmmn. Nearly posted on here that Atkinson better had tightened up his consistency and line if he was starting this Lord's test.
 

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Amazing we keep being told test cricket is dying Lords looks pretty full and I bet it isn’t cheap to get in today amazing compared to that rubbish in the West Indies where nobody attended.
 

tisza

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Amazing we keep being told test cricket is dying Lords looks pretty full and I bet it isn’t cheap to get in today amazing compared to that rubbish in the West Indies where nobody attended.
My neighbour's from St Lucia. She reckoned the ticketting prices and game timings (set for Indian market) killed local interest in attending. You'd think with the TV money they'd do more on prices to get the locals in. Plus population of St Lucia is only around 170k. Plus there's just a thing where West Indian interest in cricket is just continually falling away - Tests get no crowds, ODIs some, 20/20 can half fill a stadium on normal tours.
 

chiefdave

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Amazing we keep being told test cricket is dying Lords looks pretty full and I bet it isn’t cheap to get in today amazing compared to that rubbish in the West Indies where nobody attended.
this is kind of the problem thought isn't it. Lords, first test of the summer, sold out. Will be decent attendances at all the tests. Same in Australia and India but not anywhere else. How sustainable is test cricket when only three countries are really capable of staging it?
 

OffenhamSkyBlue

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The BBC Sport live cricket website is a piece of crap! You used to be able to see the text commentary in the centre pane, with the summary scorecard down the right. This has now gone, and instead you have to toggle to another tab, and the layout of that is rubbish (e.g. doesn't say "Still to bat").
As for the "Scores & Fixtures", there is no entry for the Test beyond today, so if you were looking for something to watch on Saturday, it doesn't tell you about the Test.
Whoever has "revamped" the BBC online content needs to be shown the door!
 

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If anybody has a Lords ticket for Saturday you can start thinking about what you can spend your refund on.
 

tisza

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End of an era - if only he could have held onto that caught & bowled. Been an absolute pleasure watching him bowl at his best.

Not sure what to make of the rest of it. West Indies looked clueless in both innings.
 

rob9872

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Got tickets for day 2 of the third test in the Hollies. I hope there's a better showing from the Windies in the second test so there is at least a little interest remaining for Edgbaston.
 

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Just finished a full match replay match on you tube. Absolutely engaging match all 4 days, great wickets for both teams, both low score first innings, then sheer run fests for both in second innings, last half hour very tense, you sensed history almost made, all three (four, rather) results still possible in final over. Highly recommend.
 

tisza

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This "new" Test cricket continues to amaze. 86 for 1 in about a dozen overs having been put into bat. Growing up that was a good score by lunchtime :) Used to think Gooch was an anomaly but can't remember him being this prolific - mind you he often had Boycott up the other end
 

rob9872

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It's well over a hundred pounds.

My day three ticket at Edgbaston cost £55
We paid £87.50 ea for day 2. That is for the Hollies but it's not the best view for cricket, so only a premium for the atmosphere. It would be like charging extra for block 15 at the CBS.
 

chiefdave

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107 - 5, going to be tough from here. Hate to say it but they've gone to shit since Ali came back, and not for the first time.

Just seems to mess with the balance of the side or something. I mean it should be a no brainer that they improve when you bring a player like him in but that rarely seems to be the case.
 

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