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Trotty!
#1
Good to see that Jonathon has started the tour well top scoring with 85 in the first warm up match.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the reaction he receives when & if he makes a Test appearance & also how he handles it. :001_smile:
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#2
I read today that, at the Oval, he was the first english player to make his debut with the ashes still on the line for 113 years!

So I think he will be more than fine (as long as he ignores the booing from Michael Vaughan in the TMS commentary box)
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#3
That stat is remarkably nerdy even for you, Kim!
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#4
It will be interesting whether he will open or Denly will be stuck with...
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(06-11-2009, 06:57 PM)sweatysock Wrote: That stat is remarkably nerdy even for you, Kim!

Why thank you :thumbup:

I have some good ones about Hamish Marshall of Gloucester but Im saving them to tease you all.

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(06-11-2009, 07:05 PM)DD BEAR Wrote: It will be interesting whether he will open or Denly will be stuck with...

Im pretty sure they will stick with Denly

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(06-11-2009, 07:05 PM)DD BEAR Wrote: It will be interesting whether he will open or Denly will be stuck with...

"Jonathan Trott does not hang around. It took him one game to establish himself in England's Test side. Now an innings of 85 in England"s tour-opening victory over Diamond Eagles will establish him in England's 50-over team, perhaps as an opener.

As Kevin Pietersen flies to South Africa on Monday, somebody will have to make way for him as soon as he has fully recovered from his Achilles injury. Joe Denly and Trott were the likely candidates – until Denly was yorked for three and Trott scored 85 from 104 balls to set up an overwhelming win.

It was not just the amount of Trott's runs, it was the assurance he exuded. He looked at home from the start, and not merely because he was in his native land.

"Everyone coming here has their goals and we are all working hard to contribute to the team," Trott said. "I want to perform and try to get myself in the one-day side, then think about the Tests afterwards. I don't want to be thinking of the importance of Test matches at this stage, this is just as important for us."

Opening the innings for England in 50-over cricket is not an option that Trott rejects: "At Warwickshire I've either batted at four or opened, but in one-day cricket you can be out there any time and it's all similar."

Although it was Trott's first innings in South Africa for his adopted country, he was not subjected to any special treatment. "No, no comments out there, I have played against a few of them before in county cricket and it was all right," said Trott.

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#8
His bat is full of money as well as runs:
http://www.sportspromedia.com/deals/_a/e...n_websites
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And I like this ironic view of his move to England:
http://www.cricinfo.com/page2/content/story/433300.html
Especially:
"And now he plays for England, he will obviously discard all those JM Coetzee novels, the salty biltong, the muscle vest t-shirt, the Jonty Rhodes coaching manual and the religion on his shirt sleeve. Instead Jonathan, you make yourself a nice brew and settle back with Now magazine to catch up with the latest details on Jordan and Peter. Watch The Thick of It for some kosher British swearing, perhaps with an overflowing Turkish pizza on your knee. And while you're at it, try not to be too articulate - it's just not authentic."
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An interesting interview here that deals with the Michael Vaughan criticisms:
http://wisdencricketer.com/item.php?pare...tem_id=612
I didn't know he had a half-brother who played first-class cricket in South Africa.
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#11
England won their warm up today.

And Trott top scored again :D.

http://www.cricinfo.com/rsaveng09/engine...87560.html
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#12
We arent going to see much of Trotty in future, are we?

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*puts on new Rod Stewart CD*

Cheers up

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*slits wrists*
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(17-11-2009, 09:29 PM)DD BEAR Wrote: *slits wrists*

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#15
Yep was really impressed to see he top scored again for England, but as has been said, great news for him and England, not so great for Warwickshire!

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#16
Hes off to a flyer in iternational cricket isnt he - really looks the part and probably a year or two too late
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#17
He has Sweaty but I think he was called up at exactly the right time. A year or two ago I'm not so sure he would have handled it as well. In 2007 he had a terrible season particularly in first class cricket. Is it any coincidence that his last two years have been his best, after Ashley took over.

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Dave C made a point about George V National Journos on another thread. Trott really hammers this home because he really want on any of their radars until selected for the 4th test squad last summer and even then some of them questionned it.

Makes me wonder what they do with their time cos its clearly not spent doing any research. .
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Jonathan Trott, although Strauss would not confirm it, is certain to play and maybe to open, as he has for Warwickshire – even though he has been socialising with the opposition.

Was the captain concerned about Trott lunching with South African players? "No, not at all. He's already shown he's here to make runs, not make friends"

Good for Strauss.

Take note Michael Vaughan.

(whose book is selling really badly)

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Vaughan backs Moores despite criticism ..



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