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#1611997 - 23/11/2017 06:30 The Ashes
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Discuss...
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#1612000 - 23/11/2017 07:19 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Ashes to ashes,
Dust to dust
If you don't wash your coupé
It will all turn to rust.
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#1612010 - 23/11/2017 11:04 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Not a bad start from England. Need to get a total over 300 in the first innings I think in order to pressurize the Aussies.

The Aussies have what looks to be a weak team on paper, recalling blowers that have not played test cricket for years.

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#1612015 - 23/11/2017 15:40 Re: The Ashes [Re: bockers]
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Blowers? He's retired laugh

DYAC laugh

Minimum 350 I think.....

Very impressed by the way Vince and Stoneman have stuck it out. I can forgive Root for a failure after so much continued form up to date but not sure about Cook - I suppose he will continue to open for the duration of the series but imagine he will hang up his boots before too long. Let's see how his performance in the slips goes.

Yes the Aussies have been too much mouth in the warm-up and if not careful could fall hard if they don't come up to expectations, not a comfortable place with their super-critical fans.

I loved Tuffer's nervous giggle "I'm all goosebumps" at the very first ball of play laugh
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#1612017 - 23/11/2017 17:17 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Didn't realise it had started yet!

This must be one of the lowest low key advertised series I can remember!

Not seen this anywhere is it just on sky this year?

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#1612021 - 23/11/2017 19:12 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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It's on Radio 4 in the wee small hours...
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#1612032 - 23/11/2017 21:31 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I'm currently on a train traveling from the gold coast to Brisbane central. It is packed with cricket fans - mostly Aussie of course, a few barmy army too. I wish I was heading to the Gabba today rather than to work frown

Match seems evenly poised at the moment, looking forward to today's action even though I'll have to settle for listening to the radio coverage.
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#1612034 - 23/11/2017 22:00 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Evenly poised seems to be the word. Crucial start to play tomorrow. If Australia run through England with an almost new ball, I think England's early good showing will count for nought. If England can get to 350, it could signal a classic series. Game on!
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#1612036 - 23/11/2017 22:27 Re: The Ashes [Re: barnacle]
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Originally Posted By barnacle
It's on Radio 4 in the wee small hours...



Neil!

R5L Sports extra!`

(Don't think they'll send you any unwanted emails wink )
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#1612042 - 24/11/2017 02:52 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Promising start for England this morning, but a bit of a collapse has brought the Aussies back into it. You'd have to bet that 300 isn't going to be enough on this wicket, but it's something to play with. Should be a fascinating afternoon of cricket.
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#1612043 - 24/11/2017 04:07 Re: The Ashes [Re: Boosted7]
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And, of course, it's a lovely warm Spring day here, he says dressed in shorts and T shirt. Hope it's not too hot for our visitors.
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#1612045 - 24/11/2017 06:34 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Decent start by England's bowlers. Still fancy Australia to take a first innings lead if Smith can keep his wicket intact.
At least it seems like a proper contest.
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#1612049 - 24/11/2017 08:46 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Nah, they have no tail, and unlike last home series they have no Brad Hadin. I reckon they will be 50 short.

This series is the first I have not been able to watch. Maybe see if BT sport is on a Black Friday deal frown

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#1612145 - 25/11/2017 20:38 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Well, that was more or less what I expected. If England can keep their heads (literally!) tomorrow, they could leave Australia chasing an uncomfortable total, even if not an imposing one.
I suspect, however, there will be a collapse and the Aussies will wrap up a comfortable enough victory by lunch on the last day at the latest.
If that is the result, it still won't be a disaster.
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#1612165 - 26/11/2017 07:25 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Damn. That's a bit more accurate a prediction than I imagined.
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#1612174 - 26/11/2017 10:35 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Yes, it was the kiss of death indeed Jim.

If the umpires are going to allow four bouncers an over as happened with England's tail I'm very interested in the outcome....a return of bodyline perhaps?
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#1612211 - 26/11/2017 22:22 Re: The Ashes [Re: Edinburgh]
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A bit of cloud cover here this morning with a max temperature of 29 predicted. But then the match should be over before it gets too hot with only 56 runs needed for us to win! smile
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#1612216 - 27/11/2017 02:41 Re: The Ashes [Re: Possum]
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A win to Australia with 10 wickets in hand.

One has to be happy with that. yipee
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#1612224 - 27/11/2017 07:32 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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A cricket lesson for England. Effectively, Steve Smith was the difference. England need to learn from his example.
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#1612229 - 27/11/2017 10:12 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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It's great to see that my predictions are as reliable as ever.... reliably rubbish laugh

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#1612653 - 05/12/2017 20:34 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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No sport can match test cricket for suspense or tension. I fully expect England to lose tomorrow, but the fact that they *could* win is brilliant.
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#1612657 - 05/12/2017 21:16 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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But England must *believe* that they can win...someone, somewhere, will break records - why not now?

Invoke the spirit of Headingley!
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#1612661 - 06/12/2017 06:38 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Meh!
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#1612662 - 06/12/2017 06:41 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Another good result in Adelaide earlier today with Australia winning by 120 runs! yipee beer
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#1612663 - 06/12/2017 11:57 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Was awake at 3.30. By about 3.45 i wished I hadn’t bothered.
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#1612664 - 06/12/2017 12:14 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I too awoke at 3.05.... frown

What has been learnt then?

Maybe that Stoneman and Malan are worth persevering with but I'm not convinced at all with Vince at any position, let alone the troublesome no.3 slot. Gary Balance has to be a consideration here but he has the baggage of being selected and dropped again a number of times which may play on his mind. Having said that, Marsh seemed to do ok for Australia!

It's astonishing that it's taken till Jimmy Anderson is 35 years old to bag his first 5-for in Australia....
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#1613139 - 16/12/2017 10:25 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Looks like another great day at the WACA with a double century to Steve Smith and a 300+ partnership with Mitchell Marsh!!
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#1613141 - 16/12/2017 10:54 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Michael Vaughan echoed Boyc's mantra about needing to plan ahead to develop a bowler of real pace and a first-class spinner.

If Aussies are used to playing 90+mph then our England's mid-80's attack seems like a holiday.

The lack of swing conditions downunder doesn't help England - only that session in the day-nighter at Adelaide worked for them - but we still lost!
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#1613158 - 16/12/2017 20:49 Re: The Ashes [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Do the balls swing the other way south of the equator?
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#1613163 - 17/12/2017 01:50 Re: The Ashes [Re: barnacle]
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Do the balls swing the other way south of the equator?


No, but doesn't the water go down the plughole the other way?
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