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Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 3:20 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 6:16 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 9:49 pm

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What are the ashes?

Hawkmoon77 Nov 22nd 2017 10:03 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 10:07 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 10:14 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 11:19 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 11:34 pm

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Joe wins the toss & elects *not* to 'do a Nasser'

c'mon Chef & Stoneman....

Oink Nov 22nd 2017 11:59 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 23rd 2017 12:10 am

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I miss Bumble :(

Cheltonian Nov 23rd 2017 12:19 am

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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 23rd 2017 12:27 am

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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 23rd 2017 12:59 am

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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 1:13 am

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Anyone using Willow TV to watch?

Cheltonian Nov 23rd 2017 1:24 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

dave_j Nov 23rd 2017 3:14 am

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387417)
Prob not that exciting to non cricket fan, although many a non fan was turned into one through following Ashes (1981, 2005 especially)

I'm disapointed, I expected, at the very least, a torrent of righteous indignation that anyone would admit to not knowing what the Ashes are. Instead I get a polite explanation, not like this site at all.

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 6:16 am

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12387496)
:thumbdown:


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

Disappointed to see Stoneman bowled. :thumbdown:

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 6:42 am

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Unforced error and I don't mean the too much Indian takeaway I ate. :(

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 8:06 am

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I think this low run rate will come back to bite us. :(

Hawkmoon77 Nov 23rd 2017 2:34 pm

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Would rather the low run rate than getting rolled over. Didn't sound like there was much pace in the pitch either.

Shame, as I would have loved to have Lyons words stuffed back his throat, although there is still time to do so. A bit more pace might suit YJB's style of batting if it picks up day 2

Hawkmoon77 Nov 23rd 2017 2:36 pm

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Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12387562)
I'm disapointed, I expected, at the very least, a torrent of righteous indignation that anyone would admit to not knowing what the Ashes are. Instead I get a polite explanation, not like this site at all.

haha, happy to disappoint you on this occasion. I got used to explaining Ashes to everyone at work (in UK) back in 2005, where for one brief moment the rest of England got interested. For about 5 minutes :lol:

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 8:19 pm

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The BT coverage was abysmal. Little to no technical analysis plus they have annoying Australians on there with their awful accents. They sound like a dolphin being run over.

Oink Nov 23rd 2017 10:55 pm

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Pizza tonight I think. Given the length of the match, I think I can manage two large ones. :thumbup:

JamesM Nov 23rd 2017 11:48 pm

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Anyone got a decent web link?

JamesM Nov 24th 2017 12:09 am

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BT Sport 1 Live Streaming - Live Cricket and Watch Online Streaming #CricHD

Oink Nov 25th 2017 6:45 am

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We're doing our best to lose this test against very mediocre opposition. :(

Cook's spent force.

Cheltonian Nov 26th 2017 2:03 am

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5 down at lunch on day 4. Pray for rain.

Oink Nov 26th 2017 2:09 am

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Originally Posted by Cheltonian (Post 12389147)
5 down at lunch on day 4. Pray for rain.

Some very weak batting in this innings. :frown:

Cheltonian Nov 26th 2017 2:17 am

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Its funny how the aussi bowlers are getting so much out of the pitch when the England bowlers struggled so much.

Oink Nov 26th 2017 2:32 am

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Originally Posted by Cheltonian (Post 12389151)
Its funny how the aussi bowlers are getting so much out of the pitch when the England bowlers struggled so much.

Lyon gets far more bounce and turn than Ali and I'm disappointed with Woakes. I thought both his bowling and batting would be the difference, I suppose they are but not in our favour.

Oink Dec 14th 2017 3:26 am

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Day one of the 3rd test at the WACA. Cook already caught lbw. :(

Oakvillian Dec 14th 2017 2:46 pm

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just catching up on yesterday's reports. Not a bad first day, good to see Dawid Malan securing his maiden Test century, and Johnny Bairstow is having a reasonable knock as well. Looking at the online replays of Stoneman's dismissal it seems a pretty marginal decision for Aleem Dar to have overturned - whatever happened to "umpire's call" when the video evidence is not conclusive? Still, that's a good start from England in the face of some properly aggressive pace bowling...

Hawkmoon77 Dec 14th 2017 3:20 pm

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Originally Posted by Oakvillian (Post 12399679)
just catching up on yesterday's reports. Not a bad first day, good to see Dawid Malan securing his maiden Test century, and Johnny Bairstow is having a reasonable knock as well. Looking at the online replays of Stoneman's dismissal it seems a pretty marginal decision for Aleem Dar to have overturned - whatever happened to "umpire's call" when the video evidence is not conclusive? Still, that's a good start from England in the face of some properly aggressive pace bowling...

I agree. The DRS was to remove "howlers" which this patently wasn't.

YJB at 6 *cough* Where he should have been from the start.

Heard that Strauss has gone back to UK, to be with his missus, who has cancer. :(

Puts a game of cricket into perspective and all the best to the Strauss family.

Flogger Dec 18th 2017 12:16 am

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https://vimeo.com/247056899

Hawkmoon77 Dec 18th 2017 3:08 pm

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Originally Posted by Flogger (Post 12401279)

Very good :)

Shame we handed over the Ashes so tamely.

Changes for Boxing Day?

Flogger Dec 18th 2017 3:46 pm

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Originally Posted by Hawkmoon77 (Post 12401555)
Very good :)

Shame we handed over the Ashes so tamely.

Changes for Boxing Day?

Moeen needs a break. carrying an injury and was probably only played due to not wanting to be without either allrounder . Hopefully they won't play Crane who isnt ready, think Leach is with the lions.
Overton, Broad maybe, cook probably not .

Vince second innings i imagine, have given him the last 2 tests.

Apparantly 20 mins after the last wicket the rain came back and didnt stop.

BristolUK Dec 27th 2017 12:43 pm

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Guardian: Stuart Broad backs Alastair Cook to ram home England’s advantage at MCG

:confused:

Aus all out for 327, we're 192-2, 135 runs behind.

Australia only had 135 at 2 and 160 for 3. But then 260-4 and added 54 on the next two wickets to 314 for 6 and collapsed further.

It's been a long time since I paid much attention to cricket but let's get past 300 and still have most wickets left before thinking we're in a good position.

BristolUK Dec 28th 2017 11:51 am

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307-6 it didn't look so good, but 491-9 is promising.

Oink Dec 28th 2017 9:46 pm

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It was quite a special day yesterday. So glad Cookie did so well. A very classy innings. Let’s hope our bowlers rise to the challenge.

Hawkmoon77 Dec 28th 2017 10:18 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12406506)
It was quite a special day yesterday. So glad Cookie did so well. A very classy innings. Let’s hope our bowlers rise to the challenge.

Hurrah for Chef, well played old chap.

And Broady too, for that matter.

Now add some cheeky last wicket runs, then get amongst them.


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