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Re: Cricket

Couldn't you have got her to read the over summaries on Auntie's website?
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Well, that's that, next up Bangladesh in the test match at Lord's on the 27th.  Handwarmers all round.
In the meanwhile I see Scotland have beaten Leicestershire Shocked.
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Actually, I forgot, The women are playing their final too and it loks like the Aussies are already in trouble.
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Is anyone else listening to Aggers doing the commentary on the Women's T20 final?  It's hysterical, he's been trying so hard to be politically correct whilst suggesting that the women can't cope with the large boundaries or are hard enough to field properly and now there have been two fantastic catches and a massive six.
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Sadly not, sounds like I'm missing a treat though Sad

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SRD
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The Kiwis are collapsing, although there has been some superb Aussie fielding.
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Looks like Robert Key's coming into form.  I wonder if he'll be picked for England this summer?
James
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I've always seen Key as a bit of a Hick/Ramps.
Great first class player but never really cut it at the next level.
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Couldn't agree more, sometimes I think KP falls into that category too, although with him it's more the long and short games.
James
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Nah, Pietersen's there, it just depends on his shot selection and his general mood.
He's without a doubt test class, remember his 150 in the 5th test when we won the Ashes in 05?
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Yeah, I agree he's better than the others mentioned, but his attitude to the long game is up the creek.  It seems that, for the vast majority of the time, he thinks that if Wham! Bang! Thank you Maam! isn't good enough you can poke your long game.  I heard an interesting interview with one of the South African coaches who were responsible for him not progressing in their youth sides, he said that they thought his attitude was wrong and that he wasn't reliable, a great talent, but no backbone.
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He's still got a test batting average of nigh on 50... (49.25).
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I think it is a trait that will become more and more evident amongst players Sad
The art of the long game is dying.

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I don't think it's that it's dying, there''s just more money (and therefore interest) in the shorter form.
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after a slight tweak to my post I still stand by it Smiley

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