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England in South Africa
#21
A very sexy 196 runs off 25 overs this morning.... Thats a T20 scoreing rate if ever there was one. Brilliant from Stokes!
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#22
How dare they make test cricket exciting :-)

Unfortunately I missed this morning's session - hopefully this afternoon's will be as good.
LE - aka John
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#23
Enjoying England's Ginger Revolution in Cape Town.
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#24
(03-01-2016, 11:44 AM)Warleybear Wrote: A very sexy 196 runs off 25 overs this morning.... Thats a T20 scoreing rate if ever there was one. Brilliant from Stokes!

and no mention of KP. He's a bit special Stokes. As much as don't rate Bairstow's keeping. he's  worth sticking with as his batting is a major upgrade on Buttlers

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#25
Although today may contribute to the death of a gentleman?
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#26
boring dull unsexy cricket today.

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#27
Indeed..... not everyday can be like yesterday. ... but today was dreadful in so many ways. Yes we can say that in the context of the game that SA had a job to do it.... But it wasnt good and what of the pitch?
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#28
I can't blame the south african batsmen. The situation they were in they can only draw the match but wickets like this will kill test cricket.

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#29
Chris Woakes must be pleased Jimmy Anderson was fit for this one. Good one to sit out.
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#30
Before the Test, our old friend KP said: "I don't know who that kid is who bats six, (Temba) Bavuma, I don't know why he's batting in that line-up." 
Bavuma has scored an unbeaten 102 off 148 balls so presumably Kevin knows now.
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#31
It could be a very significant for the future of the game in Africa, the first test century by a black African.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#32
(06-01-2016, 12:14 AM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: It could be a very significant for the future of the game in Africa, the first test century by a black African.

Absolutely right, Mugabe. Black Africans make up 80% of the population of South Africa.
(If I wanted to start the New Year by being really picky, I would say that the first black African to score a Test hundred was Hamilton Masakadza for Zimbabwe but that's a different story)
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#33
(06-01-2016, 12:14 AM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: It could be a very significant for the future of the game in Africa, the first test century by a black African.

Maybe but on a flat wicket against tired bowlers some might say its an easy hundred. The hard work was done by Amla

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#34
Paul, the old saying is true - no matter the opposition you still have to score the runs and not every batsman scored a ton. It amazes me that all these years after the death of aparteid so few of the black population appear at the top in sport.
LE - aka John
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#35
Theres been a few bowlers hasn't there?

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#36
This article goes some way to explain why it has been so difficult for young black South Africans to break through:
http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2...o1PnGHkg50
I've been to Langa, where Bavuma comes from and it's poor in a way that is far beyond any British standards of poverty. 
And bearing in mind the size of the Afro-Caribbean population in England, when is a black Englishman going to score a Test hundred?
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#37
Interesting point. Chris Lewis is of A-C origin and scored a century for England but wasn't born here. Whilst the Asian community seem to be breaking into county cricket successfully, there are precious few A-C cricketers in the county sides. Perhaps it reflects the decline of interest in cricket in the West Indies.
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#38
Thanks for that information, Terry. It must be almost impossible to succeed from the townships.
Also it is interesting regarding the A-C UK community. I do not think their waning interest in the sport is anymore that the rest of the UK. The adminstrators of the sport are certainly guilty of failing to promote the sport across the whole of the UK children and for retaining the elitism that still exists.
LE - aka John
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#39
(06-01-2016, 07:19 PM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: Interesting point. Chris Lewis is of A-C origin and scored a century for England but wasn't born here. Whilst the Asian community seem to be breaking into county cricket successfully, there are precious few A-C cricketers in the county sides. Perhaps it reflects the decline of interest in cricket in the West Indies.

Chris Lewis is a good call.  I'd forgotten about his hundred.
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#40
More bowlers than batsmen in county cricket in England. I can only think of Michael Carberry as a batsmen who has played for England. I'm sure someone will point out others though. How many black English batsmen have we had play for Warwickshire? Doubt if theres much interest in cricket and its more a white middle class sport in this country supported by the asian comunnity as well.

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