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Also very nice in Kingsland, been pretty settled, for last couple of hours, don't think it will last all afternoon, same as yesterday, NZC has been a bit unluckly with weather. Part of it is there own making by as its just not warm (as autumn and night time) enough to dry the ground quickly post showers.And bright sunshine about the same distance north of Auckland too.
this is blatantly untrue on all countslol. There's no Nicholls haters here - only those observing that against international standard bowling he's always looked rubbish aside from 1 freak innings against SA. If he can show that wasn't a fluke I'm happy to say he's proved me wrong
What is particularly stupid is that daylight savings ends on Easter (Sun)day -part way through the 2nd test which is a red ball day game. I will be really annoyed if bad light affects that match. Surely the day-nighter would make more sense after DSWhat I was wondering:
The autumn has started. Season is basically over, not? I know I am a bit further north (Holland) than you are south, but having cricket matches by the start of October seems very odd.
Latham isn't a 'pretty' player to watch either. But he has brought a level of competency to a role we've really struggled with.this is blatantly untrue on all counts
he's committed the most heinous crime of any international cricketer - he isn't a pretty glory boy to watch play. hence why nicholls gets more heat on him every game than latham has had for his entire career of being the specialist 40 merchant.
Agree with Flem defending Nicholls - there's definitely been a lot of criticism all around the place on him, and I've flip-flopped a bit myself, but the above is right that there's no comparison to Latham. So much more genuine competition for a NZ test middle order spot than there is to be an opener.Latham isn't a 'pretty' player to watch either. But he has brought a level of competency to a role we've really struggled with.
Nicholls on the other hand gets less leeway because he's a middle-order bat and his record for Canterbury is mediocre.
After Latham, who do we have? No one of note. After Nicholls? There was Munro for a long time, a literal first-class god, there's Will Young, and maybe an outside chance of someone like a Tom Bruce. So it makes sense that there's more pressure on a player like Nicholls. It has almost nothing to do with whether or not he's a pretty player to watch.
He hasn't looked rubbish. He has played well vs quality bowling quite a few times now.lol. There's no Nicholls haters here - only those observing that against international standard bowling he's always looked rubbish aside from 1 freak innings against SA. If he can show that wasn't a fluke I'm happy to say he's proved me wrong
I would be happy, be funny if they actually turned up next week and won.Two days of storms by all accounts, meaning likely England may only need to bat for three sessions to hold out for the draw. Not sure how I'd feel about that result as an England fan, releived obviously but it might paper over the cracks and prevent the severe kick up the backsides that are needed for the chaps in charge of the test team...