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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 09:35 on 10th Jan 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
Selectors are making sure we don't go down the Aussie route of playing the supposed top players at every opportunity, thus giving actual playing experience to the next in line, thus keeping those in the seat constantly on the ball ... competition is healthy, and means those who are boroughtin are ready (Tremlett, Bresnan, etc :roll: )
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AllyB
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 10:55 on 10th Jan 2011

Joined: 17:18 on 28th Oct 2010
Posts: 18
After Day 3 in Melbourne whilst we were queueing to get in to Turf Bar one of the guys who knows Matt got a text from his saying something along the lines of 'Great support again today, brilliant. Get stuck in to Mitchell Johnson again tomorrow, brilliant!'

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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 10:02 on 10th Jan 2011

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
addtamx Wrote:
.........an unsung hero.

2 years ago on this very forum we were discussing the virtues or otherwise of Matt's keeping abilities.........anyone got any doubts now???

He hasn't missed a trick behind the stumps, and to top the series off in Sydney with a ton was just f#@$ing brilliant.... he averaged 50+ for the series with the bat, and in the excitement of the win I can't recall if he ended up beating Knotts record of catches for an Ashes series or not???

But I saw something in Matt Prior in Melbourne that just made me think this was the mongrel element we have been missing for so many years.........It was day three and Ponting had not long been at the crease, we were all giving him some stick from the stands......sacked in the morning, you're getting sacked in the morning.

Prior turned around and gave us the gee up.....as if to say, keep this up lads....keep the pressure on him. Matty was probably giving some chirp himself at the time and appreciated some assistance from the legions of fans behind him!!!

I thought it was a quality moment and just showed to me the awareness, competitiveness and ruthlessness of the man.

The likes of Cook, Trotty and Jimmy etc will take the major accolades from this series, and rightly so......but I've found my own personal new hero of the side.......take a bow Matthew Prior 8-)



careful now...

Deco will get jealous
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the paperboy
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 19:51 on 10th Jan 2011

Joined: 19:32 on 4th Jun 2008
Posts: 29
Also remembering that his century in Sydney was the fastest English Ashes ton since Botham's in 1981. Get him back in the ODI team pronto. He's a born leader.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 03:16 on 20th Jan 2011

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 966
Location: Australia
Crouchy Wrote:
Matty Prior is a superb Test batsman-wicketkeeper who deserves another run in the one day team. Most improved England player of the past three years bar none, and a top bloke as well.


Excellent news Crouchy......Prior is back in the world cup side :D

www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldc ... 97417.html

Had to happen.
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Huey Lad
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 09:27 on 20th Jan 2011

Joined: 18:02 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 664
addtamx Wrote:
Crouchy Wrote:
Matty Prior is a superb Test batsman-wicketkeeper who deserves another run in the one day team. Most improved England player of the past three years bar none, and a top bloke as well.


Excellent news Crouchy......Prior is back in the world cup side :D

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket ... 97417.html

Had to happen.


Davies is a good player of seam, but in the ODI games last summer he got himself in a tangle against Ajmal and Afridi quite regularly.

There will be plenty of games in this tournament where spin is introduced very early so its the right move I think.

I also think Trott suffers from this problem so I wouldn't be surprised to see a top six for England come World Cup time of;

Strauss
Prior
Bell
Pietersen
Collingwood
Morgan
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deco
Post subject: Re: My appreciation thread to Matt Prior
PostPosted: 00:12 on 27th Jan 2011

Joined: 05:55 on 30th May 2008
Posts: 10
Rock 'n' Roll Matty...
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