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    Ben Foakes is having some debut!

    Only the second time an England wicketkeeper has got a debut century
    Then gets a catch with the second ball behind the stumps.
    Then becomes the first English keeper since 1971 (Bob Taylor) to take a stumping in his first inning in a test match.

    Jonny Bairstow might have some real competition once his ankle's mended.

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    He was like grease lightening with that stumping!

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    • #3
      Keaton Jennings goes in for his tea on 98 not out.

      Not sure what he'll want to eat.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Regardless View Post
        Keaton Jennings goes in for his tea on 98 not out.

        Not sure what he'll want to eat.
        A kismet curry would give him the 'runs' he needs.
        Dirty Harry. Spouting shite and nowt better to do since 2015.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dirty Harry View Post
          A kismet curry would give him the 'runs' he needs.
          You do talk shit.

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          • #6
            Jennings probably bought himself enough time already to ensure Lancs won't see much of him next year. Plus we don't have a captain either. Promising start

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bigtallsi View Post
              Jennings probably bought himself enough time already to ensure Lancs won't see much of him next year. Plus we don't have a captain either. Promising start
              Rumours are were trying to persuade Vilas to sign for an extra year, making it two more with us, and to take the captaincy. Id go for Anderson myself, with England not playing tests until much later next summer. Buttler is undoubtedly the best potential captain but hell be away far too much to make it work.

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              • #8
                Am I right in saying there's no overseas in 50 over cricket next season? Would Vilas count as overseas?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bigtallsi View Post
                  Am I right in saying there's no overseas in 50 over cricket next season? Would Vilas count as overseas?
                  I think that starts from 2020 and the competition will run during the new (now not called the 100) competition. I would expect Kolpaks to be allowed to play as they are non overseas but Vilas would probably be picked for the new competition?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wld View Post

                    I think that starts from 2020 and the competition will run during the new (now not called the 100) competition. I would expect Kolpaks to be allowed to play as they are non overseas but Vilas would probably be picked for the new competition?
                    Yes you're probably right there, he would. Anyway, by 2020 50 overs will probably be replaced by 50 balls after the latest results from the mumsnet focus groups have been collated, or wherever the ECB are getting their research from

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                    • #11
                      Great victory for England, some very impressive performances from a number of players in the team.

                      Heard an interesting stat on the way in to work. Moeen Ali reached 147 wickets in test cricket in 6000 fewer balls than John Emburey.

                      However Mo is not a number and I would stick Jos Butler there, as he appears to have the temperament to play any type of cricket in any position and stick Mo down the order. Denly could bat 3 but not sure they can change the team, unless you drop either Jimmy or Stokes, which I doubt they will

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pbc373 View Post
                        Great victory for England, some very impressive performances from a number of players in the team.

                        Heard an interesting stat on the way in to work. Moeen Ali reached 147 wickets in test cricket in 6000 fewer balls than John Emburey.

                        However Mo is not a number and I would stick Jos Butler there, as he appears to have the temperament to play any type of cricket in any position and stick Mo down the order. Denly could bat 3 but not sure they can change the team, unless you drop either Jimmy or Stokes, which I doubt they will
                        Heard another one too, first time England spinners have taken 16 wickets in a Test since the 1950's. Although Agnew on the BBC earlier this morning saying spinners weren't causing any issues and Stokes posed the only threat. Odd comment from someone who seems to be more irrelevant as each series passes, coupled with some bitterness around the lack of TMS this winter

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wld View Post

                          Rumours are were trying to persuade Vilas to sign for an extra year, making it two more with us, and to take the captaincy. Id go for Anderson myself, with England not playing tests until much later next summer. Buttler is undoubtedly the best potential captain but hell be away far too much to make it work.
                          Good knowledge on the Vilas captaincy front!!!

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                          • #14
                            Anyone know why Herath has retired 1 match into a 3 match series?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cpnend View Post
                              Anyone know why Herath has retired 1 match into a 3 match series?
                              It does seem a bit odd doesnt it ?

                              Was Galle his home ground or something ?

                              He got a terrific reception from everyone at the ground when he came into bat yesterday .....

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