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    Re: The Ashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason H View Post

    Anyway, in other news, Ben Stokes has been cleared to play for England.
    In terms of this thread that's the proverbial "shutting of the stable door after the horse has bolted" !

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    Re: The Ashes

    Stokes is not allowed to play for England while Plod and the CPS are fannying around.

    Stokes is charged with Affray which is a serious offence but can play for England on the basis that the trial may take some time and it would be unfair to stop him playing.

    Not sure how logical that is.

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    Re: The Ashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    Stokes is not allowed to play for England while Plod and the CPS are fannying around.

    Stokes is charged with Affray which is a serious offence but can play for England on the basis that the trial may take some time and it would be unfair to stop him playing.

    Not sure how logical that is.
    I think the answer is it is totally illogical - maybe there were some Aussies working behind the scenes in CPS and the general Criminal Justice system

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    Re: The Ashes

    I can only think it was down to the possibility he might have been up for more serious charges.

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    Re: The Ashes

    This ODI cricket is bloody easy....

    Englands ODI side when you add Stokes into it looks a proper side

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    Re: The Ashes

    3-0! Not a problem....

    5-0 would be a sweet way of saying thanks.

    Butler outstanding...Woakes is a very good all round cricketer these days

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    Re: The Ashes

    Perhaps the next time we have a test series anywhere just pick the one day side and stick with that instead of sending three different squads out.

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    Re: The Ashes

    Hales , Butler , Roy & Morgan all better bats than Ballance , Vince & Stoneman....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CREDYGRECIAN View Post
    Hales , Butler , Roy & Morgan all better bats than Ballance , Vince & Stoneman....
    Hales shouldn't be anywhere near the test side.

    I wouldn't be against Jos Buttler coming in for Vince, keeping wicket and allowing Bairstow to move up the order.
    Last edited by The Proper Chap; 21 January 2018 at 22:11.

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    Re: The Ashes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Proper Chap View Post
    Hales shouldn't be anywhere near the test side.

    I wouldn't be against Jos Buttler coming in for Vince, keeping wicket and allowing Bairstow to move up the order.
    I'd argue the opposite with both. Hales was coming good as a Test batsman and it was only his refusal to tour Bangladesh that lost him his place.

    Buttler's technique with the red ball is *awful*, it's perfectly suited to the comparatively low risk white ball game.

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