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U19 World cup 2018

January 9 2018 at 9:38 AM
Geoff B  (Login Coastalview)
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Nice start for England in the warm-up match v Ireland, the win included 2 x 100 ret out, one by Captain Harry Brook.

Some games on Sky so I'm going to spend a few weeks seeing if I can spot the next big thing.

It would be nice if he wasn't too far from home.


    
This message has been edited by Coastalview from IP address 2.26.98.39 on Jan 15, 2018 9:22 PM


 
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Phil
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Re: U19 Word cup 2018

January 9 2018, 10:22 AM 

Personally think 2018 will see young Harry kick start his career with YCCC, was impressed with what I saw of him last season. Think he needs one decent innings to get his confidence going with us.

 
 
Geoff B
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Soggy

January 10 2018, 9:14 PM 

England's 2nd match abandoned without a ball being bowled. Second day in a row all 4 practice games have been rained off. Hope it's more a case of getting the rain out of the way rather than an omen of what's to come when the competition proper starts on Saturday. https://www.icc-cricket.com/u19-world-cup/fixtures

 
 
First game
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Re: U19 Word cup 2018

January 14 2018, 9:35 PM 

England just starting against a country that's difficult to pronounce. It seems we have three bowlers injured and unavailable, so we'll see. It's at the beautiful Queenstown venue, so at least the scenery will be good.
Not sure that our performance here will match our brilliant young footballers in the summer.

 
 
JollyD
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Under 19 World Cup 2018

January 15 2018, 7:14 AM 

Easy win for England over Namibia. Unbeaten half century for Harry Brook and two wickets with his deceptive medium pace.

 
 
Brisn
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Re: U19 Word cup 2018

January 15 2018, 9:18 AM 

Hard to pick out prospects at that age and having not seen the top teams in the tournament yet, but from all accounts it's India who seem to have the likeliest lads. Our promising players have a habit of becoming mired in the county system, whereas India does seem to produce the exceptional talents. Mind you, a cricket-mad population of over a billion must help.
Harry looked good against some largely innocuous bowling. I didn't see our leg spinner but the offie was OK.

 
 
Pyrahtechnics
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Re: U19 Word cup 2018

January 15 2018, 9:36 AM 

Currently in Queenstown for a few days, naturally I had to go over to the John Davies Oval and see the Young Lions in action.

The pitch appeared to be on the slow side and pace off the ball seemed to work, though England's quicks bowled just as well. Namibia are no mugs and have two promising middle order prospects in Eben van Wyk and Nicol Loftus-Eden, the former scoring a half century against Bangladesh above a run a ball.

When Harry put himself onto bowl he looked a tad quicker than the time he bowled against Somerset at Scarborough and also filled out a bit more in the upper body area. Not an out and out quick but fast enough to beat the edge of the bat.

England's opener got off to a steady start aided by some quick, but erratic Namibian bowling. When Brook came on he looked like was 100% match sharp, a class above and all the time in the world to play his shots. The first shot that went for four was more of a square drive that pierced the fielding circle and beaten the fielder backing up. When Harry was set he even walked towards a medium pace delivery and pummeled the off-side for four.

Another exciting batsman, Will Jacks of Surrey came in and looked just equally as talented. Took slightly longer to get going, but his stroke play was more aggressive but precise and played all around the park. It's only a matter of time before Jacks makes his County debut for Surrey and a name to look out for in the non too distant future.

Brook and Jacks upped the ante as England looked to better the net-rate Bangladesh achieved against Namibia, as Thursday's forecast at Queenstown has a threat of showers. In the event of a no result and England beating Canada on Saturday, the Young Lions go top of Group C facing the runners up of Group B in the Quarter Final (one of India, Australia or Zimbabwe)



 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: U19 Word cup 2018

January 15 2018, 9:38 AM 

England v Namibia - it really would have been embarrassing if we hadn't disposed of them efficiently. Their team seemed to comprise 10 whites and one token black, and with a population of only 100,000 whites (out of just 2 million total), and only 6 or 7 cricket-playing schools (according to the commentary), they can't have had many players to choose from.

As it was, they scored almost 200 against some pretty awful England bowling, admittedly on a flat, boring pitch. We have an abysmal record at this level, comparing cricket to rugby, for example, where we have dominated at under 20 level for years. We only missed a hat-trick of World Championships this summer because half the best players were with the senior team in Argentina. We still reached the final, though.

 
 
Geoff B
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Early days

January 15 2018, 9:34 PM 

As the old saying goes you can only beat what's in front of you. Playing in such a relatively easy group might well be a disadvantage when the knock-out starts.

Very impressed by the way Brook and Jacks went about things.

 
 
marsker
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 15 2018, 10:07 PM 

is the u19 tournament being televised?

 
 
Pyrahtechnics
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 16 2018, 4:15 AM 

England v Bangladesh group match is televised, 9.30pm Wednesday UK time for those who want to watch.

 
 
Brian
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 16 2018, 10:13 AM 

Sky Sports cricket

 
 
Geoff B
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Highlights

January 16 2018, 12:54 PM 

Highlights of some of the matches also on Sky sports.

Some highlights of the England v Namibia game on the BBC website, only about 5 minutes long but it gives you a flavour.

Lovely scenery if nothing else.

 
 
Geoff B
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Obstructing the field

January 17 2018, 9:01 AM 

SA batsman given out for obstructing the field because he picked the ball up and threw it to the Wicket keeper when it had clearly stopped and he had already guided it away from the stumps with his bat. I presume one of the Windies players appealed, if not the umpires are proper jobsworths. Pleased to see South Africa won the game. http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22126632/twitter-reactions-done-almost-100-s

 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 17 2018, 10:06 AM 

'Handled the ball' has gone from the Laws, now incorporated into 'Obstructing the field', which is what happened here.

Windies captain appealed, umpires had no choice but to give it out, even though the batsman was only helpfully returning the ball to the opposition. Pathetic sportsmanship by Windies, far worse than the 'Mankading' in their last world cup; I have no problem with that at all, more irritated by batsmen cheating, backing up too far.

South Africa U19 look a good team, strong in all departments. It will come as a pleasant surprise if England beat Bangladesh later today, and note the Afghanistan results! They've already beaten Pakistan and Sri Lanka, to reach the QFs.

 
 
Brian
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 17 2018, 2:17 PM 

Daft change. Suppose it's up to batsmen not to help out the fielders. Surely a captain would have had the good grace to withdraw the appeal?

 
 
marsker
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 17 2018, 2:41 PM 

one of the first things i was told as a junior was do not pick the ball up if you are batting, it is the fielders job and has nothing to do with the batsman.

 
 
Geoff B
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Bangladesh bat first

January 17 2018, 9:19 PM 

Annoyingly Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat. Was looking forward to seeing how England went about setting a target. Looks like it's the highlights show for me.

 
 
Alibor
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 18 2018, 7:40 AM 

Very encouraging ton by young Harry.Brook for England U19s. Could break through as CC regular for us in coming season.,

 
 
Guest
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Re: U19 World cup 2018

January 18 2018, 8:20 AM 

I’ve only seen brief highlights but the quality is poor with some nations having limited pools to pick from so I’d reserve judgement on the worth of a century here when deciding on potential in a 4 Day game in April against a far better attack. Not trying to take anything away from Brook as you can only bat against what the opponent has but some of the stuff I saw was on a par with club cricket in Yorkshire on a saturday

 
 
 
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