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Alistair20000

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This could be a misprint for Western Furry, in which case all the batsmen would be rabbits.

I suggest we set up our own franchise, to be called Exeter Couldntgiveatossibles. We would change the rules slightly by having two 50-ball overs, thereby avoiding all that tedious changing round. This would have the additional advantage of getting the whole thing over and done with more quickly.
Liking your thinking here Mr Hound (y)

Can we also include:

1. Throwing custard pies at batters who get a first ball duck.

2. Umpires who make two bad decisions put in the stocks for unlimited verbal abuse.

3. Bowlers bowling a no ball to suffer a 50 run penalty and be forced to don a frock to bowl the free hit ball.

4. Abolish the toss and let the crowd have a yay or nay based on the fancy dress that the captains have chosen to wear.
 

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Paul Stirling is leaving Middx at the end of the season as the rules re: Ireland players change at the end of 2019 and he would from 2020 be considered an overseas player.
 

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Gave Debm a look-in at the County Ground this afternoon. 45 for 1 (in pursuit of 207) when I got there, and 100 for 4 when I left. Finally all out 120, so it's Division Two for them in 2020. (n)
 

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Gave Debm a look-in at the County Ground this afternoon. 45 for 1 (in pursuit of 207) when I got there, and 100 for 4 when I left. Finally all out 120, so it's Division Two for them in 2020. (n)
Looks like an early end to your career as a lucky rabbit's foot !
 

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Mason Crane is licking his lips at the prospect I'm sure!
Indeed and don't forget Liam Dawson. :)

Spinners have not prospered at the Ageas, particularly in the red ball game. They did well on the slow tired pitches that were served up a few years back in the T20 when Hampshire were the dominant in that competition. I remember Rob Key saying that one of the pitches was 28 days old after he had fannied around for ages to score a handful of runs.

A lot of the 4 day games peter out into dull draws. Will be interesting to see if some "sporting" pitches are prepared going forward.
 

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Mason Crane is licking his lips at the prospect I'm sure!
Has an English cricketer ever been less deserving of a test cap ?

Just checked his current first class stats, 82 wickets at over 50 runs apiece, that is fooking dire.
 

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Has an English cricketer ever been less deserving of a test cap ?

Just checked his current first class stats, 82 wickets at over 50 runs apiece, that is fooking dire.
Yeah, it was a head scratcher for me too - apparently he "had something".

I remember when we picked Alex Loudon for a tour because apparently he could bowl a doosra. He couldn't bowl much else, according to his stats.
 

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Has an English cricketer ever been less deserving of a test cap ?

Just checked his current first class stats, 82 wickets at over 50 runs apiece, that is fooking dire.
Still very young for a leg spinner Chap and very much finding his way in the game. The Ageas pitch is not helpful to the red ball spinner at all. His England selection was indeed utterly ridiculous.
 

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He has also played Sheffield Shield Cricket in Australia.

Anyway Aggers on TMS just referenced Vintcent van der Bijl. One of several players to have been utterly stuffed up by Apartheid - he finished with a ridiculous FC bowling average of 16.20, and in his one season for Middx he averaged under 15 and was one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year:

 
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