England v New Zealand 2nd Test

seasideone

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Slow but ok start!

After reading on another thread about increases in Covid - not sure 17k fans is best idea on reflection.
 

NewburyOne

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Slow but ok start!

After reading on another thread about increases in Covid - not sure 17k fans is best idea on reflection.
It's madness, football lasts 90 minutes and most people are around the stadium for 2hrs or so. Cricket involves a lot more beer and supporters are there from 1030 until 1800!
 

NewburyOne

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Couldn't ask for much more; win toss, bat, 0 down at lunch. Hopefully we see more fluent batting in the middle session.
 

straightatthewall

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Echoing Newbury's comments about the crowd. Great to see. Presume - like the Euros games - vaccine passports or negative tests will be needed for entry?
 

bfcpete

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Can't understand why England didn't bowl with overcast conditions and the ball swinging massively. Doesn't excuse some poor batting though
 

Grayth

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Mess of a team. You can't even bin them off 'cos there's no one worth putting in. The top order has been a shambles since Strauss retired.
 

SeasideKurt

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Can't understand why England didn't bowl with overcast conditions and the ball swinging massively. Doesn't excuse some poor batting though
We were 0 for lunch and then 3 terrible shots got them out.

What Crawley was doing is beyond me, he's no where near as good as Vince.
 

Pauls_Boutique

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What did they have for lunch?!

Agree with the comment above about no one being around to come into this rather flimsy batting line up, although Denly got dropped basically because he dropped anchor and didnโ€™t score fast enough.....
 

SeasideKurt

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What did they have for lunch?!

Agree with the comment above about no one being around to come into this rather flimsy batting line up. Remember when Denly got dropped basically because he dropped anchor and didnโ€™t score fast enough.
He was also really shit, that didn't help his cause.
 

TimperleyTangerine

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Just switched on, the difference a crowd makes. Could have heard a mouse fart at Lords. Same with England football in London. Itโ€™s not just the numbers there today.

The more we play in the regions the better.
 

NewburyOne

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Mark Wood coming in at number 8. Yikes.
Aye, worrying isn't it, Wood and Broad can be a pest and score quick runs but we do look well short of match winners with the bat. The Snicker of Dibley and Creepy just aren't cutting it but I am unsure who else is coming through, I note Hameed is rebuilding his career and doing OK at County level.
 

straightatthewall

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The rest of the top 3 in that time has been made up of the likes of Lyth, Roy, Hameed, Jennings, Denly though. No one with the temperament and talent to bat at the top of the order.
I was being pedantic and of course, you're right. There's a lot of questions over the top 3 and that will regularly expose Root earlier than is ideal against a newer ball.
 

Rektseasider

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When the Kiwis have found any form of swing weโ€™ve not been able to deal with it.

Shame for Burns we needed him to kick on past 100 to give ourselves a decent chance.
 

NewburyOne

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We'll be bundled out for under 250, can't see how we get the 300+ now. Another good knock from Burns.

It has to be said that NZ are a bloody good team and have bowled very well after lunch.
 

20togo

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terrible from Bracey. Wide ball swinging away just no need to play it, especially when it's facing your first ball.
 

NewburyOne

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I hope we at least have a go, a few quick runs now will at least get the crowd going, not that they need it. Then the last hour or so with Jimmy and Broad getting stuck into them.
 

Born_in_the_Fifties

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You resemble a shit?

Assuming you're the same Fifties from all those years ago, it's good to have you back on the board. Need you and 20's to get the old Statler and Waldorf routine going...
Aye the same older Fifties - had a few lagers with Twenties on the way to Wembley, he's older as well and a helluva lot calmer than he was!

He 'briefly' mentioned AVFTT, so I thought I'd have a look in again....๐Ÿ˜„
 
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