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11 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

@smogsterking the Inspirati I'd agree with that, especially with the Cook point. When Strauss retired, we failed to find someone to partner Cook. Now Cook has gone we've still failed to find 2 quality openers. 

I still think given time, Burns, Sibley and Crawley will come good.

Its a big summer for them especially with the Ashes coming up. They have all had good innings but no consistency and often give away their wickets. With Cook/Strauss you always felt if they got through the 1st 10 or so overs one of them would get a big score. I don't feel as confident with the current crop at the moment. 

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@smogsterking the Inspirati I'm assuming you are based in the NE. Do you manage to get to the County Cricket much? 

I'm pretty lucky that I have a County club on my doorstep I wish I could dedicate more time to it. As I'd love to be able to watch the 4 day games, but they always seem to be in the week. Usual I make the T20 games, as they are shorter and usually on a Friday or Saturday evening.

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3 hours ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

@smogsterking the Inspirati I'm assuming you are based in the NE. Do you manage to get to the County Cricket much? 

I'm pretty lucky that I have a County club on my doorstep I wish I could dedicate more time to it. As I'd love to be able to watch the 4 day games, but they always seem to be in the week. Usual I make the T20 games, as they are shorter and usually on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Yes based in Middlesbrough. I have managed to get to a couple of the England games based at Durham over the past couple of years and going to Headingley this summer for the Test match assuming Covid allows.  I follow county cricket but haven't managed to get to any matches i do like going to the local clubs like Guisborough, Normanby to watch on a Sunday. 

 

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33 minutes ago, smogsterking the Inspirati said:

Yes based in Middlesbrough. I have managed to get to a couple of the England games based at Durham over the past couple of years and going to Headingley this summer for the Test match assuming Covid allows.  I follow county cricket but haven't managed to get to any matches i do like going to the local clubs like Guisborough, Normanby to watch on a Sunday. 

 

I live a stones throw from Sophia Gardens,  so get to watch Glamorgan a fair bit.  My 7 year old is developing a bit of an interest in cricket so hoping to get him along to some T20 blast matches (not sure I can keep him focused for a 4 day game)

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12 minutes ago, BearSmog said:

I live a stones throw from Sophia Gardens,  so get to watch Glamorgan a fair bit.  My 7 year old is developing a bit of an interest in cricket so hoping to get him along to some T20 blast matches (not sure I can keep him focused for a 4 day game)

Hang on a minute. Are you saying that if you go to watch cricket you can drink beer in the stands and your missus lets you go for 4 straight days? 🤔

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4 minutes ago, Old Codger said:

I think seven is a bit young to be drinking beer...  make him wait till he's ten, like the rest of us 🙂

Not at all. Give him an advantage over the other kids by starting him early OC 🤷‍♂️

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5 minutes ago, BillyWoofs_shinpad said:

Cycle lanes?

Could be the only place they’re allowed to compete 😳

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43 minutes ago, Uwe said:

British cycling could be in a very bad place just now 😮

https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/cycling/56367117

I think it is only the Dr. that is being questioned in all this. Obviously his involvement will raise questions about the wider structure but if I remember rightly Wiggins, Brailsford, Team Sky and British Cycling as a whole has already been through this and not been found guilty of anything.

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Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks tomorrow, Saints have 12 out of the 15 starters coming though the clubs academy. 

Sale have 8 South African's in their starting 15 by contrast.

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