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3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby twoguns » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:21 pm

Expect this to dissappear quickly but Ben Stokes should be knighted. With 2 runs needed my better half says can you carve the Sunday roast as it's ready to serve. No came the reply.

Cricket is boring, I don't think so.

Does Ben Stokes go down in history beating Beefy Botham in 1981, he does for me.
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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Too occasional fan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:57 pm

Yes.

Because he bowled and batted significantly.
Because he didn’t go out there to have fun, like Botham did, he went out to win.
Because Botham needed Willis to bowl. Stokes just had to win.

I remember the 1981 match well, this was better, definitely.
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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Foggy » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:01 pm

I think the odds for Ben becoming Sports Personality of the Year just shortened considerably.
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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Timb » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:25 pm

He's a New Zealander.
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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Foggy » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:35 pm

He came here as a kid and grew up here...that is good enough for me.
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Postby Too occasional fan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:44 pm

Timb wrote:He's a New Zealander.


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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Chrisgump11 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:57 am

"Cricket is boring & predictable". Discuss!

Amazing turn around in Ben's life too. 2 years ago, his career was in tatters. Now, all the pundits say he's a changed person and is the hardest worker off the pitch amongst the squad. Shame Hales did not follow his lead as England desperately needs another opening batsman

In 1981, I worked in a tall office in the centre of Bristol. As Willis wreaked havoc after Botham's heroics, Bristol had come to a standstill. I remember looking down at the always congested Lewin's Mead at around 3.00pm when England was after the last 2 or 3 Aussie wickets. All cars were stopped and people were out of their cars listening to car radios

The effect that sport can have at its extremes simply slices though everyday life. Yesterday was another 'once in a generation' moment
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Re: 3rd Test Match Headingly

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:05 am

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cri ... 78736.html

What a wonderful summary in The Independent.

So great was his achievement that Stokes Lane, Bushley near Tewkesbury has been renamed

"Sir Ben Stokes Lane"
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