BREAKING NEWS l Gary Ballance called up to the England Lions

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BREAKING NEWS l Gary Ballance called up to the England Lions

Joined: November 14th, 2016, 6:05 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 10:57 am #1

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Poor man’s Tim Bresnan
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 11:10 am #2

So the decision is two from Brooks, Coad and Patto. Brooks and Coad for me.
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Joined: February 11th, 2014, 8:13 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 12:00 pm #3

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Err who is keeping wicket then ?? 🙈
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

June 23rd, 2017, 12:05 pm #4

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
There's a young, ginger haired lad called Jonny Bairstow who'll probably keep?
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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 6:27 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 12:11 pm #5

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Hmmm. I was trying to stay optimistic about Ballance and the Test squad, thinking they may look elsewhere or stick with the team that finished the India series, but I'm worried now. I suppose Mr Root's opinion may be a deciding factor
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

June 23rd, 2017, 12:33 pm #6

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Ballance now available for the first two days against Surrey!
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Joined: December 28th, 2003, 2:48 am

June 23rd, 2017, 12:39 pm #7

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
A call up to the Test squad is now inevitable. Ballance's current form is simply too compelling.

I won't mention that some us took a lot of flack for predicting that England would come calling, and complaining about the ECB destabilizing our side while making a mockery of the County game. At least Jonny is back for a brief visit. Lets hope he puts up a big score, as there doesn't appear to be enough runs in the rest of the squad.
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Joined: March 27th, 2014, 1:24 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 12:41 pm #8

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Available for first 2 days vs Surrey
Call for TKC..
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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 6:27 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 12:42 pm #9

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
With all due respect Alex, we know about the ECB making a mockery of the county game, I don't think many on here or at the games dispute that, but is there any need to crow about "I told you so"?
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 2:11 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 12:47 pm #10

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Think it devalues a First class fixture that someone is available for first two days and not all the game.
You are either in the side or not. How does it work? Will another player be allowed to bat and bowl fresh last two days after Ballance has gone to Lions.
What if end of day 2 Ballance is not out overnight? Who bats the next morning?
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