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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    It can turn a loss into defeat.
    Was that deliberate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    It can turn a loss into defeat.

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    Defeat for the opposition. Yeah. Yeah for the Opponents. Yeah.

    *Goes off sulking*
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Really? I'd have thought useless batsmen wouldn't be capable of scoring First-Class 88*s (as a nigh****chman [], incidentally), let alone scoring a few 30s in Test-cricket.
    And that makes him such a good batsmen doesn't it. In Test Cricket the five innigs to date that he has been used as nigh****chaman he has scored 15,5,1,23,5. The guy averages less then 10 with the bat and hasn't scored a Test 50. He really looks like a good batsmen. If a captian is going to use a nigh***chman then they are better of using some who has the ability to score a Test 100. The only exception to the rule is probably Dizzy as the guy has a great defence.
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    And if you'd examined Hoggard you'd probably see he's also got a very, very sound defence. Not, quite, as good as Gillespie's, but not too far behind.
    Hoggard has played significant parts with the bat in several Test-matches - most notably the one at Bridgetown, Barbados in 2003\04.
    And he's never, ever going to score a Test-half-century batting at nine - he's just far too slow. The only chance would be if he came in up the order - probably as a night-watchman.
    And no, he's not so good that you'd expect him to get a half-century every 5 innings - it'll probably take him about 10 or 15 goes.
    But if he keeps getting the chances he'll get there eventually, I'm confident of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    *Goes off sulking*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookie
    As for tests, a NW must be sent in if there is less than an hour to go.

    An hour?!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    England - Hoggard (useless)
    Hoggard does the perfect NWM role.

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