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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    My over-riding of Jones was how often he was bowled throgh the gate after playing a few pretty shots.
    He did get out occasionally like that but I don't think he had any serious technical weaknesses. Geraint often batted in a carefree and often brainless manner. Frequently, he would come in and play expansive drives and pulls without being set. He was a compulsive hooker and a dodgy player of spin who often tried to sweep his way out of trouble despite not being a very good player of the sweep shot. If he batted with patience and application he might have been a good player, but such a thing has never existed really for Geraint as even when he was scoring his one and only test match 100 he batted in a rather crass manner
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    England are stuck with Prior until/if he regresses with bat or gloves until Davies - hopefully steps up. Since a pure keeper can never play in tests (Foster), given Flintoff can't ever play as part of a 4-man attack.

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    Was Prior one of the or the Australian keeper playing for England or was the someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Was Prior one of the or the Australian keeper playing for England or was the someone else?
    Does anyone else understand what this means?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Was Prior one of the or the Australian keeper playing for England or was the someone else?
    I presume you are referring to Geraint Jones who was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in Australia? Prior was born in South Africa

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    I swear there was a couple of Australian keepers who played for England. I thought Prior was one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    I swear there was a couple of Australian keepers who played for England. I thought Prior was one.
    Tim Ambrose was born in NSW and, as for Geraint, I'm not convinced any country wants to claim him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Tim Ambrose was born in NSW and, as for Geraint, I'm not convinced any country wants to claim him.
    Ahh, Ambrose it was. Thanks for that.

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    Ambrose and Jones were both raised-ish in Australia; Prior was essentially raised in England. However, Jones is closer to being Australian than he is PNG'an.

    Prior is effectively in the same boat as Strauss.
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    On the back of that excellent take in the last Broad over thought it'd be nice to bump this to praise Priors keeping once more. He's been excellent in the series so far and appears to be showing genuine improvement. Encouraging signs for him, hope it continues.

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    Haven't been encouraged by his keeping today to be honest. He's taken some very good takes for sure, be he's also grassed a fair few regulation ones coming through

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    I think he did decent with the gloves, and really was superb with the bat. Has given us the option of an overnight declaration.

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    The fact remains... he is an improving keeper and averages 50 with the bat.

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    Why has Davies replaced Ambrose in the Lions' team. He was doing a decent and bats well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy View Post
    The fact remains... he is an improving keeper and averages 50 with the bat.
    We've no evidence of his being an improving 'keeper. If he is, great, but as I say, he's done what he's done since his most recent rank shocker before now.

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