ECB conspiracy theory number 26...

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ECB conspiracy theory number 26...

Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 7th, 2017, 6:07 am #1

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 7th, 2017, 8:57 am #2

Only number 26, I think you missed a one off that
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 7:14 am

September 8th, 2017, 7:31 am #3

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
Not too sure about the conspiracy part but this does seem a ridiculous decision (not to rest him generally but to chose to do it there). Only likely to annoy/turn off/alienate people
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 8th, 2017, 7:36 am #4

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
He had two days rest in the first test and likely to get another today and then Monday too.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

September 8th, 2017, 7:43 am #5

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
He really needs to pick up another demerit point and he'll get another rest missing 2 ODI's before the Ashes start!
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 7:14 am

September 8th, 2017, 8:52 am #6

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
I've got nothing against players who play all 3 formats having a rest, particularly if they are fast bowlers, but a few common sense principles need to be applied. Things such as not resting on mass for any game giving the paying spectators at that game a second tier experience and not resting players on their home grounds where a lot of people will be coming specifically to see them. Surely neither of those are too difficult?
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 13th, 2017, 4:20 pm #7

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
And now Cook cleared to play last two games for Essex....
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 9:52 am

September 13th, 2017, 4:45 pm #8

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
Good decision - he needs form ahead of the Ashes, isn't playing in the one-day series and the championship is virtually won anyway.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 13th, 2017, 5:33 pm #9

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
Apart from the issue over who he is playing against and whether they have player availability!
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 13th, 2017, 5:45 pm #10

So having stuffed Durham up royally with relegations and points deductions and removal of tests they now rest their top draw player for their t20 v the West Indies. It's a sell out on the back of a Stokes appearance especially with Samuels in the opposition but Baylis and Strauss decide Big Ben needs a rest. Why not rest him in the odi at lords or the Oval?
Exactly TU. We have 4 regulars missing, Essex will have none. It could well be a match that we HAVE to win to avoid relegation, and we are playing the full strength Champions, on their patch.
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