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nimrod

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The ashes
« on: November 23, 2017, 21:46:26 »
Good 1st day for England, lets hope more confidence today
I'm off to The Gabba in an hour  :)

Lekos

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 22:22:19 »
I can't handle cricket...bores me to death. Having said that - have a great time and get pissed in the sun!

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 12:46:06 »
Facing a big l10 wicket oss in the first test. We kind of competed for a couple of days but our weakness in bowling and batting badly exposed today. We needed to step up for the 2nd test or this series could end up a 5-0 whitewash.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 17:56:30 »
Day nighter test match starts in the early hours of tomorrow morning.  Not really got much confidence in England for this game.

gavin

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 22:33:52 »
I used to love staying up to watch the cricket. I wish I could still do it.

nimrod

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 22:40:18 »
We could do with the white Mike Tyson here.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 09:47:35 »
Putting them in to bat was a bit of a left field decision. If we can nick Smith out today though we’ll be happy.

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 20:38:39 »
England got the two wickets they needed (Warner and Smith) but the quicks (Anderson especially) bowled too short and outside off stump too often. Overton at least managed to find a line and length to trouble the Aussies.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 21:27:33 »
How well we bowl with the new ball tomorrow morning could prove key. Woakes worries me, if he is rally one of the best we’ve got real problems.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 21:41:33 »
At the end of the day. You win the toss and put the opposition in to bat, you need to be taking a lot of wickets. That didn’t happen today. Big call when you lost by 10 wickets in the first match.

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 00:00:50 »
Some damning stats on Australian TV news this morning. Warner was able to leave 40% of the balls he faced, and for the first 13 overs England only managed to bowl one ball on the stumps! As you say Hesperus - if you decide to put an opponent into bat, you're supposed to make them play and get them out!

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 07:51:35 »
The Aussies have gone past 400. Root will be very disappointed wth his decision now.

I imagine they’ll put us in to bat today and have  an hour at us under the lights with a new ball..... and take about 3 wickets.

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 08:58:13 »
I used to love staying up to watch the cricket. I wish I could still do it.
Lightweight!  Hopefully City's match is interesting or I may doze off in the stand.  :D

Aussies declare at 442-8, could be a lively last session for the England batsmen.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 09:26:43 »
Difficult start for our openers. Come on lads, dig in. We need Cook to put an innings in.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 08:33:53 »
Good fight back from the bowlers, but the Aussies missed a trick not enforcing the follow on.

History suggests there is zero chance we reach the target unfortunately.

nimrod

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 11:01:33 »
Good fight back from the bowlers, but the Aussies missed a trick not enforcing the follow on.

History suggests there is zero chance we reach the target unfortunately.

They certainly did miss a trick and now look under pressure, need a big innings from Root

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 13:14:33 »
Well, records are there to be broken. So there is always a chance. Root will probably need to hold his bat to the very end though.

nimrod

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 21:39:24 »
Even if England lose, its shown they will not necessarily lose the tour 5-0, (as I thought)
There is fight in the old dog so to speak, ohh and the barmy army were fantastic in that last session.

Hesperus

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 11:00:13 »
Batsmen blown away this morning. I got a bit giddy yesterday and seriously thought about a 3am alarm call. Glad I didn't now. The Waca next up, where we last won in 1978.... 🤔

nimrod

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Re: The ashes
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 11:45:33 »
Its about this time when I tell people here Im not really interested in cricket  :(