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Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 2:20 pm

Ashes 2017/8
 
So are we all sitting comfortably, ready for the den of politeness and etiquette that is the Gabba?

I see Eng have plumped for Jake 'not-sprained-ankle' Ball ahead of Overton.

Bring it on!

Oink Nov 22nd 2017 5:16 pm

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387173)
So are we all sitting comfortably, ready for the den of politeness and etiquette that is the Gabba?

I see Eng have plumped for Jake 'not-sprained-ankle' Ball ahead of Overton.

Bring it on!

Bring it on is right. I’m “working” late all this week and maybe the weekend depending on how the match proceeds. Takeaway booked although I need to pop out to get the lager in. Hoping the rain lets up as it’s a bit crass to take a cab to the liquor store. ;)

Shame about Stokes though. Hoping Woakes takes up the slack, I think he has the talent to do so.

dave_j Nov 22nd 2017 8:49 pm

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What are the ashes?

Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 9:03 pm

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Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12387408)
What are the ashes?

In short, the cricket test series played between Eng & Australia

Named after Oz won a test at the Oval in 1882 and The Times wittily proclaimed the 'death of English cricket' The stumps were cremated & 'the ashes' were taken back to Oz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashes

We currently hold them.

Prob not that exciting to non cricket fan, although many a non fan was turned into one through following Ashes (1981, 2005 especially)

Novocastrian Nov 22nd 2017 9:07 pm

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387173)
So are we all sitting comfortably, ready for the den of politeness and etiquette that is the Gabba?

I see Eng have plumped for Jake 'not-sprained-ankle' Ball ahead of Overton.

Bring it on!

Does it start tonight? Shit I suppose it does.

A long no sleep time approaches.

Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 9:14 pm

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Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12387418)
Does it start tonight? Shit I suppose it does.

A long no sleep time approaches.

Not if you live in BC ;)

Oink Nov 22nd 2017 10:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387422)
Not if you live in BC ;)

No, it's quite a civilized time. :thumbup:

Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 10:34 pm

Re: Ashes 2017/8
 
Joe wins the toss & elects *not* to 'do a Nasser'

c'mon Chef & Stoneman....

Oink Nov 22nd 2017 10:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387466)
Joe wins the toss & elects *not* to 'do a Nasser'

c'mon Chef & Stoneman....

:fingerscrossed:

Oink Nov 22nd 2017 11:10 pm

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I miss Bumble :(

Cheltonian Nov 22nd 2017 11:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12387418)
Does it start tonight? Shit I suppose it does.

A long no sleep time approaches.

The next test will be worse as its a pink ball day/night test

Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 11:27 pm

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Originally Posted by Cheltonian (Post 12387491)
The next test will be worse as its a pink ball day/night test



:thumbdown:


Chef back in the hutch. Need Vince :ohmy: and Stoners to steady the ship

Cheltonian Nov 22nd 2017 11:59 pm

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I hope i am wrong but i think Cook may be the weak link in the batting line up, we need stability at the top of the order and having to bring in a new opener if he has a few failures will upset the whole balance of the team.

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 12:13 am

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Anyone using Willow TV to watch?

Cheltonian Nov 23rd 2017 12:24 am

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12387515)
Anyone using Willow TV to watch?

Didn't think it was on Willow TV


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