England v South Africa 3rd Test at the Oval 08-12 September 2022.

Newby

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Confirmed England team.

Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, HARRY BROOK, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

It's almost certain to be interesting, good luck to all those making their debut.
 

Donnylad

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Harry!!!! All the very best for your debut.

I just hope he doesn't get a ripper off a length first ball from one of those SA quicks. Basically I hope he doesn't have to bat until Friday afternoon but that is as likely as YCCC signing s decent overseas quick bowler,
 
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DaveMorton

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Yorkshire are reported to have shown an interest in signing a Queensland fast bowler. Raymond Russell Lindwall is 100 years old (101 next month), and died in 1996. Nevertheless, he is rated a better prospect than Duane Olivier, or Haris Rauf, or Shannon Gabriel. An announcement is expected in the next few days.
 

Newby

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Due to the sad death of HM the Queen day 2 of the Test match has been called off. There will be a further announcement later.
 

Newby

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Sad to see Root go so early, just a wee bit loose Joe, but nice to see Harry Brook in the middle.

He started his test career with 2 fours, no great surprise there.
 

Donnylad

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Amazing day ... Robinson looks the business again in English conditions after 2 fairly wet days. Good! However Jansen showed that others can do the same - he looks like a very good cricketer - does he fancy a season at YCCC next year?

The openers were .... as usual ... still waiting for something special from Crawley. Some poor shots in the circumstances, Root, Brook and Stokes (who did not look up for batting at all) have let them back into the game. I can't see 8, 9, 10, Jack surviving very long this morning.
 

Newby

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Amazing day ... Robinson looks the business again in English conditions after 2 fairly wet days. Good! However Jansen showed that others can do the same - he looks like a very good cricketer - does he fancy a season at YCCC next year?

The openers were .... as usual ... still waiting for something special from Crawley. Some poor shots in the circumstances, Root, Brook and Stokes (who did not look up for batting at all) have let them back into the game. I can't see 8, 9, 10, Jack surviving very long this morning.
England all out very quickly as you forecast.

Is it just down to the conditions, or are they preparing the kind of wicket that they are trying to get rid of in County cricket.

I suppose taking a day out of the match may have fried some brains but both teams should have batted much better.
 

Donnylad

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... oh dear ... I was secretly hoping for a few more runs.

Bazball. ..... what was needed yesterday was a couple of hours steady batting and accumulating without trying to hit the cover off it.
If the batsmen felt that there was a ball with your name on it so have a thrash ... well KO ..... bowler friendly yes ...... demon spitting pitch ... no.
 

Karma

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Yesterday the conditions made England's bowlers look better than they actually are. Today's conditions and South Africa's application makes England's bowlers seem pretty ordinary.

As I type no SA wickets and they're 57 -0 after 15 overs, a lead of 17. SA are the better bowling side and although it's very early days, I fear if this carries on without wickets then the game could drift away.

Tomorrow 's weather looks ok down south but poor for Headingley
 

Newby

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I suppose the old adage you can only play what's in front of you comes in here. A couple of batsmen have held up the bowlers but not for long enough. Nobody seems to have the patience, especially not in this game.

It's September, the special circumstances leaving only 3 days in which to get a result, South Africa heading for home on Tuesday. It all seems to have combined to leave us with a very strange game of cricket.

Surely there isn't enough time for England to wrap it up today, Crawley seems to think there is.
 

Karma

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Wow, someone must have put too much mustard on Crawley's pork pie. he's certainly not crawling along.

Still can't get my head round an 11am start for this Test . It's not bad light, just the wrong time to play because of light conditions.

CC starts at 10:30 in September, are the powers that be all members of The Flat Earth Society?
 

Newby

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10:30 would have been a very good idea today especially.

Oval are charging £20 tomorrow for what could be something like 6 or 7 overs. Charity donation I think they are calling it, doubt they will get too many takers, which might be what they are aiming for.
 

Donnylad

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10:30 would have been a very good idea today especially.

Oval are charging £20 tomorrow for what could be something like 6 or 7 overs. Charity donation I think they are calling it, doubt they will get too many takers, which might be what they are aiming for.
Now been converted to 'free' ... for those who want it ... especially those who paid out for Day 5 tickets ....
 

Newby

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Weather looks set fair so it should be done and dusted within half an hour.

50 for Crawley so that will see him as a fixture for the next 6 months. Lees, dropped first ball must be the main concern now.

Doesn't look like Harry will get the chance to bat again which will be a shame after the lousy shot that got him out in the first innings. Very reminiscent of his first few games for Yorkshire.
 

Newby

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It lasted just about long enough for you to have a little rest.

We've won 6 out of the last 7 Tests, I don't know how but we have so onwards and upwards.

I found it depressing to listen to the TMS crew speculating about Broad and Anderson and the next Ashes, here we go again, nothing else seems to matter.
 
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