@dezdezzy Not sure, I remember him sitting by the pitch and the Sky people talking to him. Maybe he was just watching and wearing an ear piece.
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:54:53 AM
If I were Somerset I would bat on but at risk mode set to 11, which is a shame for the batsmen who haven't got any runs this season. Get 350 declare, Yorkshire play their favorite card trick and collapse and then everyone watches Ballance block all afternoon on the telly
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:54:12 AM
@nickcricket - haha, the one i'm thinking of wasn't Hameed though - stocky white kid, nearly pulled off a blinder at extra cover?
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:47:56 AM
Yorkshire fans would say yes Lenway, Somerset fans would say no.
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:47:41 AM
@dezdezzy Must be, there was some Lanky doing it at OT forget his name. Ham something looked like a child don't know if he ever made the first team. Hamed maybe?
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:45:14 AM
Is 289 a bigger enough lead for Somerset to declare overnight or should they bat on this morning?
by LenwayBruce7/6/2017 9:44:27 AM
@nickcricket - is it some of the Middlesex 2nd XI? I remember Surrey's young'uns had that opportunity with the Pakistan Oval Test last year and wasn't there a young Lankie sub that fielded quite well at OT too?
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:43:07 AM
Glad we are back to having proper substitute fielders, surprised England haven't started carrying round a 15 man squad just so Chris Jordan can be at first slip off the spinner
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:41:04 AM
@nickcricket - he bowls so slow he could overtake the ball in flight, put the gloves on and field the ball
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:37:30 AM
@dezdezzy The one Yorkshire played on did start keeping low, well that is what the comms said but with Yorkshire's batting they can make concrete look like a minefield
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:37:25 AM
Recent Lords wickets have actually started to deteriorate towards the end of the game so could be a good toss to win if England make the most of Day 1 batting
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:35:49 AM
I'm presuming that means uneven bounce rather than spin or anything fairer.
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:35:32 AM
Will is at Lords today so I am pleased he will get a chance to watch Gary Ballance block, Root says he thinks the pitch will deteriorate, so Mick Hunt must have prepared it different to the First Class wickets
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:34:48 AM
England are batting
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:32:20 AM
@dezdezzy They don't tend to carry a spare keeper in Test Cricket, guess they feel they will name a bloke two hours away and then try and bat and if not then someone will have to have a go until the new keeper arrives
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:31:27 AM
@dezdezzy But how would Ballance bowl if he was keeping? Root has done it before, bet Stokes would push everyone out the way for a chance
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:30:08 AM
Not yet, unfortunately.
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:29:56 AM
@StaggerBreaths - not an elephant?
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:29:34 AM
Does seem strange actually that there's no back-up keeper in the squad - on a serious note who would take over if Bairstow had to go off mid-match - Gazza? Cook?
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:29:20 AM
Not as good as the squirrel last year, but hey ho.
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:28:40 AM
DOG ON THE PITCH KLAXON
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:28:34 AM
@dezdezzy Must be, with Liam Dawson at five
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:27:53 AM
Desperate to find away in for him...
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:27:39 AM
Ok, so TRJ will be keeping then?
by dez dezzy7/6/2017 9:27:17 AM
The Daily Mail (Its Lawrence Booth, who is far too good for them) are saying yesterday Bairstow got pinned on the foot by a Yorker from Tendulkar's son in the nets and hobbled off.
by nickcricket7/6/2017 9:26:25 AM
CLICK IT TO KEEP IT (Doin' my bit.)
by StaggerBreaths edited by David Hopps7/6/2017 9:24:27 AM
Spidercam, spidercam, does whatever a spider can. Sees the match, records it all, hit by six, creates dead ball. Look oooooooout, don't hit the spidercam.
by StaggerBreaths7/6/2017 9:24:04 AM
You know the drill. And if you don't there are loads of lovely people here you can ask*
(*Somewhat rushed rendition of the usual caring post)
by David Hopps7/6/2017 9:24:00 AM
Will someone please think of the Children!
New queuing system at the North Gate. Total Chaos!!! #engvsa