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Peter Fitness

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2015, 12:05:53 AM »

England certainly outplayed Australia in this test, and were deserved and comfortable winners. Despite something of a fight back by the Aussie tail, there was an air of inevitability about the result. I tend to agree with Mike regarding David Warner, he really needs to modify his attitude, but maybe I'm just being old fashioned. If he learned to keep his mouth shut and let his bat do the talking he would come across as a much better person. I'm told that behaviour like his is part of modern cricket, and possibly of modern sport generally, but I for one don't like it, again because I'm old fashioned - or simply just old :((


Like Dave M, I wouldn't even try to predict what will happen in the next 2 tests, both teams have performed poorly at times in the series, and extremely well at other times, so who knows?


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2015, 09:23:37 AM »

It's probably the most unpredictable series ever.  Without Anderson I would have said England no chance of bowling Australia out twice in the next test and that Australia will run riot with the bat.  But nothing would surprise me. On balance I would go for Australia to hit back with a vengeance next test and the final test drawn and rain affected.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2015, 01:21:08 AM »

I'm just going to wait and see, with no bold predictions %)


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2015, 07:03:02 AM »

I forgive you for gloating Peter, that is if you still are {-)
Forgive me if I appear to be gloating, but that was an absolute smashing for England, 405 runs and a day to spare :o . If I were the England coach I'd be giving Ben Stokes a boot up the you-know-where for that schoolboy run out. One of the basics when running between wickets is to keep your bat grounded as you near the crease, Stokes appeared to be completely disinterested, as if he was out for a gentle jog.


I don't agree with Barry and Dave about the Aussie attack, it may not be the best we've ever had, but it's still a very well balanced unit, more than capable of taking wickets. Yes, the England batting was awful, but credit has to be given to the bowlers for taking advantage of an amateurish performance by the England batsmen.


The ease of the win will be a massive boost to Australia, whereas England will need to put it behind them and focus on Edgebaston.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #129 on: August 02, 2015, 11:25:49 PM »

Not at the moment <:(


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2015, 02:10:25 AM »

It's still wide open Peter, anyones Urn at this time.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #131 on: August 03, 2015, 06:46:37 AM »

It certainly is Nige, and as I said earlier, I can't pick a winner at this stage.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #132 on: August 03, 2015, 08:54:16 AM »

.........but Australia cannot afford another first days poor performance or it will be all over before the final Test!! %)
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #133 on: August 06, 2015, 11:40:53 AM »

England off to a cracking start in the 4th test. Broad getting his 300th test wicket by removing two of the Aussies in his first over! Let's just hope that it demoralises them enough to not make it a rollover like they did in the 2nd test.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #134 on: August 06, 2015, 11:51:25 AM »

Oh dear.  Still 4 and 7/8 days to go so anything could happen but seems to paraphrase corporal jones  'these Aussies don't like it up em'.  Mr Clarke and Mr Warner seem to have morphed from their normal bullying behaviour of threatening to break peoples arms, punching people and not applauding good play to broken men.  Kinda sad but...,..
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #135 on: August 06, 2015, 12:47:49 PM »

60 all out.  Unreal.  I wonder if its crossed Alistair's mind to forfeit England's first innings and send Australia straight back in? It's worth it just for the humiliation factor alone.  But then of course England can easily get themselves out for less than 60 in one session so best not!
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #136 on: August 06, 2015, 01:39:11 PM »

The interesting thing here is that the English Bowlers went for the Wicket, and not the Man, and still prevailed. A lesson here for the overly aggressive Australian bowlers, who despite recent tragic events, have continued, up until now, to bowl in an excessively dangerous manner. We are all big boys, but, there is a limit...........
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #137 on: August 06, 2015, 05:37:57 PM »

.........but Australia cannot afford another first days poor performance or it will be all over before the final Test!! %)


I did not think for one minute that it would be all over before the end of first day!!!


Spoiled a good match today!! %%
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #138 on: August 06, 2015, 06:06:08 PM »

This from Michael Vaughans official facebook page.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #139 on: August 06, 2015, 06:23:45 PM »

Its the little ironies in the game that make it all the sweeter.

Broad taking the wickets on the same ground where he didn't walk and had to endure all the hypocrisy of the Aussie batsmen saying he should have and they always walk they are that sporting.

Root getting his hundred with a four off Warner who punched him and verbally abused him last series and failed to applaud his century in the first test. Amongst other things.

Sweet.  Gloating and sweet yes.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #140 on: August 06, 2015, 06:45:26 PM »

Sweet.  Gloating and sweet yes.
I almost hesitate to say this, but the show ain't over until the fat lady sings. England have been known to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory before; let's hope that doesn't happen here - difficult as it is to imagine.
Off now to watch the Channel 5 highlights - with a large JD and a big smile!
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #141 on: August 06, 2015, 06:57:17 PM »

Too true.  As I said earlier I would put it past England to have had a first innings collapse and I don't rule out a second innings collapse after a strong aus second innings fightback.  But today is a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy the humiliation.  Even if we lose the test.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #142 on: August 06, 2015, 08:35:49 PM »

The only thing that can snatch victory from england in this game is the weather. What is the forecast for the next 3-4 days?

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #143 on: August 06, 2015, 09:26:55 PM »

Not sure but today was good weather for ducks.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #144 on: August 06, 2015, 10:22:21 PM »

as a good Nottinghamshire lad I know what Trent bridge can do to teams. Let's hope that the sum shines on us in the morning or the Aussies will be back in batting by noon. I ' glad the sun shone on us today, usually if we don't have bad luck we don't get any...
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #145 on: August 07, 2015, 02:10:31 AM »

There is a God after all.  :}  G'day!
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #146 on: August 07, 2015, 09:29:09 AM »

Is there a cricket match on somewhere? %) %%


Absolutely horrible, embarrassing, humiliating, and anything else you can think of. What a shambles <*< >>:-(


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #147 on: August 07, 2015, 10:20:20 AM »

 ok2 Never mind Peter,every team in history has had their bad moments,England have had some terrible matches and must certainly will again,so chin up and there is always the Oval where the aussies will do better as that wicket will suit them,Ray. ok2 ok2 ok2 ok2   
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #148 on: August 07, 2015, 11:04:08 AM »

Am not a cricket fan but tonight's news rated it as the second worse result in history. <*< <*<

Wow what a distinction. :(( :((

Liked the cheap cricket bats photo  {-)
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #149 on: August 07, 2015, 12:17:49 PM »

I loved that photo too. :}  Ray, what you say is true, but at the moment I'm just glad the English Premier League kicks off tomorrow, so at least I'll have something decent to watch, even if it is only the highlights show :-)


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