Cricket: New Zealand at home

If you have a life outside of BWFC, then this is the place to tell us all about your toilet habits, and those bizarre fetishes.......

Moderator: Zulus Thousand of em

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri May 29, 2015 8:01 pm

297-8 at stumps? Could be good if we get the tail out quicksticks. Much depends on our own batting. Absolute cracking catch by Lyth. Full bore, just short of the boundary and facing into the sun. After a big dropsy session off Ali, mind...
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat May 30, 2015 11:39 am

350 all out doesn't sound disasterous, but we gave away fifty runs in half an hour to the tail enders. They smacked us all over the park. Lets hope we get a grip now.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Worthy4England
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 23229
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 pm

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Worthy4England » Sat May 30, 2015 2:27 pm

Well done Cook on becoming England's all time leading run scorer.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat May 30, 2015 2:52 pm

Worthy4England wrote:Well done Cook on becoming England's all time leading run scorer.
Yeah, big roar from the Headingly crowd for that. Cracking stuff, especially when added to Jimmy's 400 wickets. Well done both.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
Dujon
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 3252
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:37 am
Location: Nr. Sydney (Australia)
Contact:

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Dujon » Sun May 31, 2015 12:28 am

It's good to see a decent opening partnership. In this case a superb platform for those following. A half decent second partnership and the ship is holed and going down fast. Hopefully Bell can produce something and the tail helps wag the dog. Still, nearly 100 behind so I don't think a first innings lead is looming on the horizon. I hope it happens.

From reading the BBC reports I get the impression that England's fielding was nothing short of atrocious, which I found surprising. I'd had the impression that they'd improved considerably over the last couple of seasons. One batsman dropped by three different fielders in the space of five balls? Strewth!

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun May 31, 2015 11:24 am

Catches weren't all straight forward Dujon. Pretty even stuff so far. The Kiwis are good competitors and McCullum comes across as a really decent sort in his interviews. Re Bell, was really hot stuff a while back then seemed to lose it. Surprising how quick that can happen. I'll quote Trott and Matt Prior as examples. I'm quite happy with the games so far, the entertainment is pretty good.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun May 31, 2015 11:48 am

Now we're struggling. 267-8 and three wickets gone in the first 45 mins.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Worthy4England
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 23229
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 pm

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Worthy4England » Sun May 31, 2015 11:58 am

That'll teach me to bemoan the fact our top order were being largely propped up by our middle/lower middle order. Top order fires and every fcuker decides to have a day off.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun May 31, 2015 1:45 pm

350 all out. How Even-Steven can you get? I'm betting this is great for the spectators.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35801
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Bruce Rioja » Sun May 31, 2015 5:57 pm

Worthy4England wrote:Well done Cook on becoming England's all time leading run scorer.
The bitter old Yorkshire c*nt, Boycott, reckons that that shouldn't mean anything to Cook. No. course it shouldn't, you fecking gobshite. :roll:
May the bridges I burn light your way

jaffka
Legend
Legend
Posts: 8439
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:36 pm
Location: uk

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by jaffka » Sun May 31, 2015 6:15 pm

Rich from Geoff 'I play for myself' Boycott.

Gobshite!

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun May 31, 2015 6:16 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Worthy4England wrote:Well done Cook on becoming England's all time leading run scorer.
The bitter old Yorkshire c*nt, Boycott, reckons that that shouldn't mean anything to Cook. No. course it shouldn't, you fecking gobshite. :roll:
I never tend to kick the old brigade, but since he's been a pillock since he was young it's about time they put him out to grass. He never did that much except stonewall everybody to death.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35801
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Bruce Rioja » Sun May 31, 2015 6:27 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Worthy4England wrote:Well done Cook on becoming England's all time leading run scorer.
The bitter old Yorkshire c*nt, Boycott, reckons that that shouldn't mean anything to Cook. No. course it shouldn't, you fecking gobshite. :roll:
I never tend to kick the old brigade, but since he's been a pillock since he was young it's about time they put him out to grass. He never did that much except stonewall everybody to death.
And nice person his Mrs.
May the bridges I burn light your way

User avatar
Dujon
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 3252
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:37 am
Location: Nr. Sydney (Australia)
Contact:

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Dujon » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:13 am

It looks like day 3 was a right rip-snorter. Judging from the scorecard the Kiwis really got stuck into the bowling. Will McCullum bat through (assuming wickets don't dissolve) for two sessions before declaring? What will Cook do if England can snare the remaining wickets reasonably quickly? Ah, stratagems and timing, the heart of many a test match. It seems that a day over the hills could be a day well spent. Which leads me to the crowds: I was looking at some photos on this here Internet on my Saturday and it looked like the ground was more than half empty. I know it was a working day for most (Friday) and that it's 'only' New Zealand as the opposition . . . but? Were my observations misleading?

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:17 pm

435-8 and in danger of slipping away from us. Got to clear it away now and get some real batting performances. Have a feeling we might have to work real hard.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
Montreal Wanderer
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 12688
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 12:45 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:47 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:435-8 and in danger of slipping away from us. Got to clear it away now and get some real batting performances. Have a feeling we might have to work real hard.
A feeling? What is our record fourth inning run chase? With this lot?! Just hope for a draw...perhaps a lot of rain....
"If you cannot answer a man's argument, all it not lost; you can still call him vile names. " Elbert Hubbard.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:10 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
TANGODANCER wrote:435-8 and in danger of slipping away from us. Got to clear it away now and get some real batting performances. Have a feeling we might have to work real hard.
A feeling? What is our record fourth inning run chase? With this lot?! Just hope for a draw...perhaps a lot of rain....
Well, you got that bit right Monty... :D :(
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
Montreal Wanderer
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 12688
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 12:45 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:20 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
TANGODANCER wrote:435-8 and in danger of slipping away from us. Got to clear it away now and get some real batting performances. Have a feeling we might have to work real hard.
A feeling? What is our record fourth inning run chase? With this lot?! Just hope for a draw...perhaps a lot of rain....
Well, you got that bit right Monty... :D :(
A professional baseball team needs four good starting pitchers to obtain a good record. Back in the day, the old Boston Braves had only two good pitchers - Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain. They got into a pennant drive one September, where they needed to win more than two of four games. The local paper published the following doggerel:

First we'll use Spahn
then we'll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain.

The fans shortened this to "Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain". The Braves won the pennant that year. Perhaps if we pray hard enough we can draw the test and win the series.
"If you cannot answer a man's argument, all it not lost; you can still call him vile names. " Elbert Hubbard.

bwfcdan94
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6045
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 2:32 pm
Location: South

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by bwfcdan94 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:14 pm

Fingers crossed the heavens open tomorrow, if they don't Cook and Lyth need to make it to lunch if were to hold on.
The above post is complete bollox/garbage/nonsense, please point this out to me at any and every occasion possible.

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38451
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:17 pm

bwfcdan94 wrote:Fingers crossed the heavens open tomorrow, if they don't Cook and Lyth need to make it to lunch if were to hold on.
How about we set about them and get the runs to win? Unlikely the weather will be kind, but you never know.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests