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TEST CRICKET: England Vs New Zealand 1st NPOWER TEST at Lord's


Dickie Hyde
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Well, IMO, a great 5 days of cricket. Great play from both sides, and I'm glad that England came out with the win.

 

A particular well done to Andrew Strauss, scoring a ton and 83 on his debut, Hussain for his ton and some nifty fielding, Richardson for his batting, Mcullum for his batting and keeping, and Jones for his excellent keeping... (and Throrpy's batting and all of the bowlers :))

 

Well done England!

 

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I wouldn't call Jones's keeping 'excellent' by any means. His batting was good, but that chance he dropped was truly abysmal, and the byes count was far too high.

 

Strauss was without doubt the star of the match, Nass's fielding was superb and his century was great to watch. Also MAJOR props should go to Mark Richardson's incredible concentration. Exciting he might not be, but he's a brilliant batsman.

 

Problem is... who plays at Headingly, or to be more precise, who gets dropped for Vaughan?

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giles will get dropped for vaughan, then the batting order will be shuffled about, unless nasser retires in the mean time, becuase headingly is a seamers wickets.

 

i'd just like to mention how well harmison,simon jones, and freddy bowled in that match, these 3 bowlers should be first names on the sheet, and the good thing is they are only young, and still have plenty of time ahead of them to get better.

 

now as much as strauss was superb, personally i would have given richardson motm purely because he faced over a days play on his own, how many players in the world game can do that, not many, if any at all.

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I wouldn't call Jones's keeping 'excellent' by any means. His batting was good, but that chance he dropped was truly abysmal, and the byes count was far too high.

 

Strauss was without doubt the star of the match, Nass's fielding was superb and his century was great to watch. Also MAJOR props should go to Mark Richardson's incredible concentration. Exciting he might not be, but he's a brilliant batsman.

 

Problem is... who plays at Headingly, or to be more precise, who gets dropped for Vaughan?

 

Sorry Chrissy I never saw the chance that he dropped. PLease tell me about it. I.E - Standing up/back? who was bowling ect... And correct me if I'm wrong but was it the first or second innings where he only let through 4 byes for over a days keeping? And as pointed out by the analyst Simon Hughes, they should have been called as wides.

 

I don't particularly rate Jones that much, but he's a good young keeper and to be playing for England he's obviously a talent.

 

Unfortunatley for Chris Read, in this day and age there's no such thing as specialist keepers anymore. England would much rather have an average keeper who can have an average of say 30 when batting, than a specialist keeper who can't really bat. (that's my problem in real life lol :P)

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