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    Posted: 31 May 2023 at 8:06am
England's warm up game against Ireland this week in preparation for an eagerly awaited Ashes series against the old enemy. In my playing days I always enjoyed playing against Australians & South Africans - the banter used to be great. Bairstow back for England and batting at 7 shows the strength of the batting line up. My main worry, batting wise, is the form of Crawley who does need a solid series at the top of the order. 

Let battle commence. 
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Yes should be a good summer of cricket ahead.
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Pity Welsh players aren’t involved with England these days but I guess we never really were big time 
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E.C.B has no Welsh in it , neither should the cricket side 
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Pity Welsh players aren’t involved with England these days but I guess we never really were big time 

We'd probably stand more of a chance of Welsh players being involved if Glamorgan could get out of Division 2 & stay in Division 1. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oracle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2023 at 4:47pm
Great point , a warning to all those who want to jump ship in a rugby comparison ....no one cares about Glamorgan ...
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Originally posted by Oracle Oracle wrote:

Great point , a warning to all those who want to jump ship in a rugby comparison ....no one cares about Glamorgan ...

If a Glamorgan, Welsh born player was good enough they would be selected. I totally agree with the nonsense around the name. It should have always been called the British Cricket Board & the team Britain but that does not detract from the spectacle of the series for me.
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Is it time to think about a Welsh cricket team even for one day cricket ? Ireland and Scotland do and that doesn’t seem to stop the occasional player who has represented them representing England.
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I think the Scottish team is a decent example. As far as I am aware the Irish is purely a republic of Ireland team so do not qualify for Engerland. Back in my playing days we used to have  a Welsh team who played against Minor Counties teams but I don't think it contained any professionals. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

I think the Scottish team is a decent example. As far as I am aware the Irish is purely a republic of Ireland team so do not qualify for Engerland. Back in my playing days we used to have  a Welsh team who played against Minor Counties teams but I don't think it contained any professionals. 

Im sure there are players who have represented both Ireland & England.

Edit: Taken from wiki 
Both Dougie Brown and Ed Joyce began their international careers with England before switching teams, to Scotland and Ireland, while Eoin Morgan and Boyd Rankin made the opposite move, beginning with Ireland before switching to England.


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My mistake on Ireland. I watched I think it was Wales minor counties play at the Bont cricket ground a few times in the 1980s but as much for an all dayer when the pubs used to have closing times as to enjoy the cricket. Off to watch Glamorgan at the oval later this month - tickets £34 makes ours look very good value.
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Well whatever the rights of wrongs , I shall be keeping an eye on the ashes and hopefully Australia can clean sweep the tests , after all Old southwales have to support the New Southwales , at least we get a mention on the Australia identification chart , unlike currently over here 
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Originally posted by Oracle Oracle wrote:

Well whatever the rights of wrongs , I shall be keeping an eye on the ashes and hopefully Australia can clean sweep the tests , after all Old southwales have to support the New Southwales , at least we get a mention on the Australia identification chart , unlike currently over here 

Whatever floats your boat Mike.LOL Not unusual really to find us on different sides of an argument. Wink
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Devils advocate is my middle name , ( it's not really btw ) LOL
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Anyhow, great morning for England reducing Ireland to 65/4 with broad taking 3 for 21 from 7 overs.
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