Micheal Vaughan, couldn't wait to get stuck into this team.

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  1. Met

    Metatarsal Well-Known Member

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    Worked in the office today, TMS streaming through my laptop. Bliss. Apart from the cricket.

    Even when I'm at our head office, no one objects to having TMS on in the background. Amazing how many non-sporty colleagues get interested in the cricket, drawn in by the commentary.
     
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    It doesn't make the achievement any more important though. Micheal Atherton did a section on a bowler from 1932/1933. A bit of rebel maybe, Harold Larwood. He was a bowler (of a group )that changed cricket. It's important to me and it wasn't shown on bbc or Channel 4 free to air.
     
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    You really have to take players records over a career rather than just a high point, because as interesting as that is for a moment in time, it doesn't really tell you the story of a batsman's career. There's few batsmen ever that consistently score over a rating of 750 and whilst it's true Boycott only once got above that level, it's also remarkable that his record over 18 years as an opening bat was so consistently very good. Also, whilst most batsmen's career finishes on a downturn, Boycott's rating was still going up.

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    Haha!

    Hemsworth Tyke hammering people for being critical.

    Dear me! You couldn't make it up.

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    Of course there will be criticism. We were how can I put this delicately? ****.


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    Is there a free choice of the final four letters?
     
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    Yup. An expletive or no pun expletive of your choice.


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    Absolutely bang on!
     
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    Bowled to his captain's orders to support "leg theory" on the tour of Australia.

    Have you ever seen the drama serial "Bodyline"? Great TV, was broadcast in the mid 80's on free to air BBC2. Might be on YouTube, well worth watching.

    No idea of your age mate, but presumably you didn't experience much of the BBC cricket coverage in the 1980s? Yes, basic in comparison to what is done now. The anecdotes and stories about Larwood, Jardine, Bradman, Hutton, Cowdrey etc were regular features. Partly because some of those talking about them knew them, were coached by them, aspired to be them. The likes of Benaud, Graveney, Laker. A fortunate era in many ways for the likes of me. And available to anyone who wanted it.
     
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    Hemsy is cruising for a bruising having a pop at Boycs. A player like him is what the current crop are lacking.
     
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    I'm 26. watched something yesterday about him. The ECB told him to apologise and he said he wouldn't. http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/cricket/10950517/athers8217-guide-to-harold-larwood
     
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    If you get the chance, watch Bodyline. He was a rebel to an extent, but less of a rebel than his captain Jardine. There's a bit of artistic licence in the drama, but it tallies well with most of what's been written about that era of English cricket. All essentially tactics to disarm Australia of their top man, Bradman. And ended up with a revision of the laws of cricket.

    He only played 21 tests I think, as you say he incurred the wrath of the authorities, which at the time were the Marylebone Cricket Club MCC. ECB, TCB, ICC all relatively modern. Arguably he was correct not to apologise, he simply did as he was asked by his captain.
     
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    The problem here Phil is that you're reading and accepting opinions about events that happened before you were born...what those few words do not tell you was that Yorkshire was the most fragmented, political, and badly run club in cricket . I'm not going to name names but a friend of mine was a Yorkshire second teamer for several years...he told me one player was made captain purely because he was seen as the best bet for a particular coach's daughter...against any serious cricketing advice.
    I'm not a fan of Boycott...but the failure of Yorkshire County CC was a collective effort.
     
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    So Sky sports is bestest and is doing no harm?
     
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    Sky sports has single handedly removed cricket from the living rooms and consciousness of a huge swathe of the British public.
    If they cared about the game they would facilitate better access for free to air cricket. But they're a business purely in the game to maximise their profits. They have no interest in the long term future of the game.
    On their watch participation numbers will continue to decline and the game will decay even further.
     
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    "It's good not to be part of the mad threads" - Hemsworth Tyke, 17th July 2017.
     
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    This team are unable to bat time. A very weak minded team that only look good when the pitch is flat. But then so are India, so are Australia. Its a very poor phase of cricket we're going through and its pretty much all down to bats with no edge and "power hitting"

    The techniques are terrible, a huge gate when playing forward defensive, not getting a stride in so getting pinned on the crease and then swipes to hole out without resistance.

    If you haven't got a good defence as a batsmen, you don't deserve a test career.
     
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    Yet in your opening post you write that Root was angered by Vaughan's comments.
     
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    This, this, THIS. Trying to run a cricket club at village level is a nightmare. I played last week despite having retired 10 years ago. The average age of our team was 49, including 1 in his 70s and 3 in their 60s. We did it to avoid having to concede a match and inevitably we got hammered. Most young cricketers have never heard of Joe Root, and never see any top class cricket. Viewing figures on Sky for football and cricket are pathetic and getting worse. A financial meltdown is coming. We're all doomed.
     
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    Irrelevant. You have often dismissed the past history of BFC, saying that what happens now is the only thing that matters and the past has no bearing on it.
     

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