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The Ashes - The Sequel.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: The Ashes - The Sequel. Reply with quote

What on earth is happening at Trent Bridge???? Shocked Shocked

It was all going swimmingly this morning.Crying or Very sad

Hats off to Agar and Hughes though .. .credit where credit is due!

Agar 92 off 93 balls...not sure about Hughes.

Records are tumbling by the minute!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too close to call at end of play
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating stuff....
It was great that Agar's parents had quickly come over from Oz to watch his debut when he was unexpectedly selected. Little did they suspect they would find themselves sitting in the TMS box being interviewed about their record-breaking son. Even the most partisan supporter was sorry when he was out on 98.
Happily, he took the headlines away from some very strange umpiring.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
Fascinating stuff....
It was great that Agar's parents had quickly come over from Oz to watch his debut when he was unexpectedly selected. Little did they suspect they would find themselves sitting in the TMS box being interviewed about their record-breaking son. Even the most partisan supporter was sorry when he was out on 98.
Happily, he took the headlines away from some very strange umpiring.

Me included until it was pointed out by someone that we had won in 2005 at Edgebaston by just 2 runs...those two runs could be all important. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agar at time of posting this has two wickets and England are struggling.Need Bell and Prior to step up to the plate
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking better now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walk or not walk? I don't think it's in the spirit of the sport - for that's what it is, not to.

It's been a great test so far, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would like to see players walk when it is plain for everybody (except the umpire Rolling Eyes ) to see that they are out. ...Adam Gilchrist was turned on by his own team mates for walking when he had been given not out by the umpire ..I say "good for him".. the game would be all the better for more like him

What is the pleasure in the win (not that I'm jumpin' the gun her Wink ) if it is not gained 100% rightfully

After saying that it's 2-1 to the Aussies up to now in errors so .... Smile


Michael Holding thinks Stuart Broad should be banned from the second series for his non walk

Holding said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should view Broad's decision not to walk in the same light as when West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin falsely claimed a catch against Pakistan in a Champions Trophy match at The Oval in London last month.

Ramdin was banned for two one-day games by the match referee, who happened to be Broad's father, Chris.


http://www.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/ban-stuart-broad-calls-michael-holding-88822.html

Great innings from Bell
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



You Beauties!!! .. .. .never in doubt,was it? Shocked


England have never lost a test match when Bell has scored a century... I wish I'd been in possession of that fact before the match had ended!

Fantastic 5 days! !

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a finish! Well done to both sides - but glad we were the winners Smile.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very exciting test but left with a bitter taste re Broard
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with littlepieces, the Broad (non)dismisal tarnished the victory. The thing about the other decisions was that they could only be judged using the technology. Broads edge was so obvious that I don't know how he had the nerve not to walk.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No change in the line up for Lords despite most of the pundits, I heard,saying Finn would be dropped.


The specially commissioned Test Match Special Ashes poem by Murray Lachlan Young.... the bard of 6 Music breakfast

Itís time again for twenty-two
To stand fore-square upon the turf
The baggy green and navy blue
Let cork and leather strike the earth

The willow-crack the ball in flight
Oh quicken hearts and hungers burn
The gold and green, the red and white
In quest to hold the sacred urn

But can it be true what the papers all say?
The Aussies are lost and in deep dissaray?
With talk of indiscipline throwing the book
Of Arthurís dismissal or Warnerís right hook

And will Clarky turn up? Will Watson survive?
Can Agar and Hughes keep the Aussies alive?
Will Trott be on shot? Cook hit the boil?
With KP the nuts and Jimmy the foil

Will England be ruthless and brutally strong?
Or will the whole thing go unfeasibly wrong?
To the echoes of gleeful Australian cries
About rabbits in headlights and Ďchuckersí of pies

For it wouldnít take *memeralogical classes *new word
To recall the Kiwis were kicking our arses
Just six months ago, so shall we say no?

To braying or quipping, No counting of chickens
To gloating, showboating or talk of a whipping
For the summer is young and thereís miles to go
So itís out with the mic and itís on with the show

Where:

Aggers is anticipating,
Boycs is busy ruminating
Blowers is encapsulating
Ashers is corroborating

Vaugny is expostulating,
Grumpers coolly cogitating,
Victor is extrapolating,
Tuffers is discombobulating,

So:

Tune in for patter on bowler the batter
From Devon to Dacca, from here to the WACCA
As cricketing matters both former and latter
There isnít a doubt that weíre in for a cracker,

From under to over From Dubai to Dover
To Woolamaloo weíre all here for the test

Of Test match special, quite simply the best
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a way i want Australia to win this to keep the ashes alive.If England go 2-0 up its all over.After cook's press conference have a feeling Finn may be dropped
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a batting day Eng are 28-3 Bell needs to come to the party again
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
In a way i want Australia to win this to keep the ashes alive.If England go 2-0 up its all over.After cook's press conference have a feeling Finn may be dropped

Well they've made a great start,littlepieces, with their new man,Harris,taking 2 of the 3 early wickets.

We need Trott and Bell to steady the ship now (big time)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much as I love our wins I hope the Aussies can re-group and make a fight of the remaining matches ...with us winning all of them,naturally Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Much as I love our wins I hope the Aussies can re-group and make a fight of the remaining matches ...with us winning all of them,naturally Very Happy


England are under the cosh could be interesting if the Aussies win this one
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:

England are under the cosh could be interesting if the Aussies win this one

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It's looking very likely they will win this test after today's play.

England two down already, in their first innings, after only 30 overs Sad

Cook is due a big innings so let's hope he delivers in this one...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting times at Old Trafford ...England 27 for 3 + Clarke dropped Root a couple of overs ago.

Looking at the forecast this morning I didn't think there would be ANY play today.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raining at moment,looks like we will regain the ashes but bit of a damp squib
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity about the weather.. Sad I would much rather win a series fair and square without the weather being a factor....

I feel for Australia.

Listening to Merv Hughes and Kevin Pietersen talking to Freddie Flintoff (on TMS) is a + whilst the rain comes down.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pouring down here and I just got a real soaking while out shopping. I came home and switched on the TV hoping that our rain was the Manchester lot sliding down the map but it seems set for the day up there. Tough luck for the Ozzies.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quality of the England team may vary between Test Matches but they can always rely on their loyal twelfth man - the Manchester weather Laughing

Though I'm not really a mad keen cricket fan well done England Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think we deserved it at all, they outplayed us. I would have preferred us to have retained the ashes without relying on wet weather to help us.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The defensive tactics and timewasting didn't befit a side that professes to be the world's best, either.

At least the Aussies have redeemed themselves a little, with the people back home.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe it's nearly time for the last in this series Sad

I agree with this article by Vic Marks in The Observer.

Quiet man of Ashes Ian Bell should be rewarded when series ends

Unassuming England batsman hits three centuries against Australia but has yet to be named man of the match



http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/aug/17/ian-bell-england-ashes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lads are off down under today...

Alastair Cook's team will play warm-up matches in Perth, Hobart and Sydney before the first of five Tests starts in Brisbane on 21 November.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/24625869

Beefy is going for 5-0 to us ...I'd settle for a 3-2. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sleepless nights ahead going to go for a 2-1 england win
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