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posy
12 Jun 21 17:43
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They are a total disgrace yet will continue to draw huge salaries. It's a fuc king shambles.

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By:
TCat
When: 12 Jun 21 17:53
is Ramprakash still the batting coach ?  I appreciate he isn't picking the team but since he was appointed in 2014 our batting has gone steadily downhill.
By:
posy
When: 12 Jun 21 18:13
Not sure .He certainly was up until fairly recently but thought I'd read it was now Trescothick ,but am open to correction.
By:
johnnythebull
When: 12 Jun 21 20:48
not worth two bob
By:
alun2005
When: 13 Jun 21 10:37
Yes but the important thing is that the England captain and record-capped fast bowler wear T-shirts telling the world that they stand together against something called "Transphobia". That seems to be more of a pressing priority to English cricket than batting, bowling, catching and using the referrals system properly.
By:
isleham
When: 17 Jun 21 23:06
The travesty is many of them are being paid mega bucks to sit on their a**es and rest
By:
mafeking
When: 18 Jun 21 13:36
yep buttler's missed the last 5 matches and woakes has hardly played at all in the last year. think they're on about £2M per year basic between them. maybe tom harrison should more concerned with that than nonsense
By:
feedthepony
When: 22 Jun 21 13:09
If the people pay the money at the gate and to the broadcasters then absolutely.

The talent deserve it more than the top brass suits
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 22 Jun 21 13:21
They deserve it as much as any entertainer or Captain of Industry but would a Cpatin of Industry pay that type of Salary to do nothing for 6 months in the year? The people in charge should not be trusted to run the tuck shop!
By:
bobweenit
When: 23 Jun 21 19:51
Didnt realise there was that much money in cricket. The answer is No. Give Ayt 6 months in the nets he could do what any of the England spinners do. And give Tomtimtum 6 months in the nets and he wouldnt be far behind the tail enders.
Tomtimtum is a brave cricketer as well as the Bridlington press reported. More courage in his 1991 slazenger box than the whole England team...
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 24 Jun 21 14:33
Give Ayt 6 months in the nets he could do what any of the England spinners do. And give Tomtimtum 6 months in the nets and he wouldnt be far behind the tail enders.

There is a little bit of truth in this!

I have seen useless kids with **** / rich parents get them all the gear, lessons, get them into the team near the top. I've seem kids barley able to pick up a bat but just defend the stumps and not be able to hit it off the square. They can bat like that for an hour or more and stop other getting a game. Eventually their defence gets quite decent but there is not much in natural ability to hit the ball. Over time they become relatively average cricketers as they grow.

Of course 'Death was the opposite. Supremely talent could bat, bowl, field and still is a better catcher than many International cricketers imho! My downfall of course was just being lazy! although tbf I only ever played in nets at school when 12 and 13 or so. about 8 minutes batting and the rest as a net bowler. To see how long some professionals practice is the nets is amazing and you wonder how good you could be if you had even an hour in the nets a day.

A couple of years ago I picked up a new cricket bat and a mate bowled at me in the nets. Only 5 mins as they were the two of us only and we wanted a beer but boy I could cream anything that was pitched up to me still and the new bats make the ball react like a tracer bullet.

The only thing I would say is that when the ball is coning at you in excess of 82 mph it can be a little difficult for even the best and the only way to counter the speed is practice practice practice.
By:
strontium
When: 24 Jun 21 22:58
No, they aren't. I'd rather have 30 nurses, if it's all the same.
By:
FatherMaguire
When: 30 Jun 21 22:48
The market says they're worth it - and let's not forget they are ICC World 50 over champions
By:
strontium
When: 01 Jul 21 09:45
Perhaps, but the arrogance and obvious sense of entitlement of some of the senior players is deeply offputting.
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 01 Jul 21 16:39
I don't think they are arrogant. I just think some of them are not very bright or articulate. I am pretty sure they all work very hard. If the market says they are worth that much then so be it. There is nothing stopping nurses from playing cricket. The cricketers don't decide nurses wages, the voters do and who have we voted for? The 1%'ers! Oops politics. I apologise without reservationWink
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 01 Jul 21 16:40
The cricketers are not a disgrace. The selectors and people who sign the cheques have a lot to answer for!
By:
mafeking
When: 02 Jul 21 14:24
jos buttler comes back plays 1 game and then he's off again cos a minor strain. if there were no scans chances are he could play through it and after yet another month off they'll wonder why when it comes to the india series he'll look totally out of nick having had no cricket for months and months. just baffling management of our key players
By:
sageform
When: 10 Jul 21 12:32
Does seem a lot but that is a months wages for a footballer! Lets go back to the days of amateurs only?
By:
cricketnut2
When: 10 Jul 21 17:55

Jul 1, 2021 -- 10:40AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


The cricketers are not a disgrace. The selectors and people who sign the cheques have a lot to answer for!


agreed and well said.

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