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Cricket

I just read on Yahoo news that a team from Wirral was dismissed for 3 runs. 2 leg byes and one run off the bat by the number 11 batsman! Sounds like they need a bit of help from the KBGS local, eh Brian? Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Auckland, New Zealand

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Yes they play just down the road from me at Clatterbridge (M53 Junct 4). The bowler who took 6 of the wickets is only 17 !
It usually the 4 wkt taker who is Haslingtons star bowler. In my playing days I was often no 10 or 11 for Knowle Park Congs 2nd team, or else the scorer . We did win the 2nd team cup one year and I have a small trophy. One season I scored a total of 10 runs from 3 or 4 matches, for only once out (average 10) -it was a season we lost nearly all matches and I was second in the team averages !

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Yorkshire got thrashed today after having had the upper hand. They need some new bowlers by the sound of it.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Are you volunteering, Brian?

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To break the July Drought of posts. Not many comments on the Ashes this time as yet . As I support England and Mary the Australians I am suffering today .

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 43-46

Current location (optional) Tasmania

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At least Frank Wellock made sure that we slid our bat when running to t'other end! That run out was horrible! Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Orewa, New Zealand.

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Well we reight put t'Aussies in their place ! But our County team are running away with the County Championship too. All the more remarkable as they have been without several plays at different times due to players in the England squad

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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If they want to do better next time, I think the Aussie Bosses should revert to the old style tour of England.

i.e. arrive a month or so before Test 1, acclymatise to the weather, get used to the pitches, play lots of games against MCC - esque county sides.

England selectors should then turn out Yorkshire biassed (weather and pitches - oh and players) and still take them to the cleaners

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-1960

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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Well, if the current 11 are the best of the crop we're in big trouble. Hayes, Vince and Ballance to go and Root on notice.

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Agree with Alec about Hayles, Vince and Ballance, their aggregate average being only about 50 in the 4 tests against Pakistan. They're simply not up to the job, with Ballance's one decent score of 70 not enough to save him and the other 2 consistently nowhere.

"Interesting" to hear the pundits condemning those three only after the final test had been lost - something I (very much a non-expert) had been advocating since Lord's, despite 2 subsequent England victories.

Root's a different class, but needs to curb his limited-overs mind-set or he's in danger of becoming another Petersen.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Dudley

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I rest my case.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55-60

Current location (optional) Harrogate

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He is in danger of becoming another Boycott

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With a Yorkshireman in charge and a Kiwi as no.2 English cricket must be in good hands eh?
Root is not a very common name.When I was at Parkwood primary and then the Open Air School at Braithwaite in 1945-46, there was a Fred Root from up Park Lane way.I wonder if there is a connection? Anyone out there know? Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 19-47-51

Current location (optional) Orewa, NZ

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Glad to hear you'll still be Rootin' for England, Bill.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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Now, Terry, a friend of mine was in Australia in the 1970s - in a bar watching England play Australia in a Test Match. When she announced that she was rooting for England it caused great hilarity. Apparently it means something different in Australia.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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It sure does Shaun. When I was a young fella in Geelong, Victoria, it was not unknown to see the initials NRNR on the back window of a blokes car. I had better let you work it out for yourself what the initials stood for! Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 19-47-51

Current location (optional) Orewa, NZ

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Rooting is the same as rutting !

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Your conundrum, Bill, reminds me of another car sticker I saw in Townsville which also had me beaten. "If it ain't on, it ain't on" .
I was reminded of it by Mrs May's "Brexit means Brexit

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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So, Terry, where exactly does that leave Mrs May?

Doug

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Keswick, cumbria

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Silly mid off?

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Stumped?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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Standing in the slips with legs apart, waiting for a tickle. (apologies to John Arlott RIP)

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Lost in the outfield? Caught at silly point? No ballsd? Hit wicket? Caught hooking? At long-off? Or just LOW?

Doug

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Keswick, cumbria

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Ey up, 'ere we go agin.

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Yorkshire have thrown their first 2017 County Championship match completely away !

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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How about .....

"The bowler's Holding; the batsman's Willey". ??

Brian Johnston ? Trevor Bailey? or Henry Blofeld?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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None. It was John Arlott who said that.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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...'and there's Cowdray, in the slips, legs apart, waiting for a tickle'..

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Brian, surely it was Trueman at backward short leg.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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"Lillie caught Willey, bowled Dilley"- did it ever happen?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945-50

Current location (optional) Keighley

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It certainly did, I remember it well.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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I also remember Arlott reading out a Surrey team, after the first 9, he said...'No 10 is Butcher, No 11 is Baker, and we all know who the twelfth man is , dont we?'

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Thats better from Yorkshire today. Just need one more wicket to win by an innings (if it doesnt chuck it down tomorrow). This young seam bowler (well hes coming up 24) from Harrogate , Ben Coad looks good. Two 5 wkt hauls in this match and one in previous match !

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Because few state schools are offering cricket in recreation classes and you never see kids laiking cricket in the street and parks, it is feared that the game will (if not already) become a class riddled game in the UK, played and peopled by public schoolboys.
To reverse the trend,initiation type activities are being promoted (tip and run) to raise interest in the game which kids claim they don't understand.
I can't see that working. Next they will be organising re-hashes of "Piggy" to get the feel of wood on wood.
Any suggestions for how to save the game?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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The good news is: the Australian cricket team is beatable.

The bad news is : just not by the England cricket team.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55 - 60

Current location (optional) Harrogate.