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.
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 !
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
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.
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.
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.
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.