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The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:59:15 PM »
Starts at midnight.

It's going to be a late one for me and BT have gazumped Sky so I can watch it live without lining Murdoch's cancerous pockets.

I'm not one for predictions but the Aussies have picked a Tasmanian wicket-keeper who can't even get in the Tasmania team.

Apparently they have 3 murderously fast quicks.

We've Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad who are the most successful opening bowlers in the history of English cricket but our bowling looks potentially dodgy to me and the tail is a bit long without Stokesy performing his regular miracles at #6.

It'll be all about the toss. Win it and bat for two days and all will be fine. Win it and get out for under 400 and the pressure will be on. Win it and get skittled and it's all over.

Time for Joe Roooooooooooooooot to step up and prove that he's an all-time great.

It all starts at the Gabba in Brisbane which is one of sport's most impenetrable shrines. There will be a huge crowd.

C'mon England!

Can't wait.
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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 09:56:20 PM »
Aussies have the home advantage and those pitches should their style of quick bowling. However, I am hopeful and I want Eng to surprise those gobby Aussies.

Excited and looking forward.

Will you be doing night duty Barbs? :)

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 10:17:11 PM »
I will. Not sure how long for. Will stick with it until lunch I expect.

If we're doing alright a bit longer...


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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Mitch Johno look....Johnson looked too intimidating compared to these two shrimps :)

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 10:48:33 PM »
They look like clones of each other (is that possible?).

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 11:10:09 PM »
Starc has a lovely action....easy on the body and athletic. Quick too. Where as Johno was more muscular. 


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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 11:31:00 PM »
Steve Smith is a useless tosser!

Rooooooooootie opts to bat.

Bring it on!

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 11:36:33 PM »
Steve Smith is a useless tosser!

Rooooooooootie opts to bat.

Bring it on!

Two baby faced captains....

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 12:01:21 AM »
Prefer tms at this time of the night.

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 12:15:12 AM »
Cagey start. Decent bowling. No apparent worries then Cookie edges one to 1st slip for no good reason. Not what we wanted. 2-1 in the 3rd over. Advantage Australia.

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 12:16:16 AM »
Cagey start. Decent bowling. No apparent worries then Cookie edges one to 1st slip for no good reason. Not what we wanted. 2-1 in the 3rd over. Advantage Australia.

Good ball. He had to play it.

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 12:17:03 AM »
Good ball. He had to play it.

Cricket fan?

Nice(despite our political differences)  :)

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 12:17:54 AM »
Cricket fan?

Nice(despite our political differences)  :)

We have political differences?

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 12:19:33 AM »
We have political differences?

Never mind. I don't want stalkers invading this thread.

Good to see you follow The Ashes :)

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Re: The Ashes Down Under 2017/18
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2017, 12:43:47 AM »
Good ball. He had to play it.

It was and he did but he didn't play it very well. One of those dismissals he'll be very unhappy about.

Other than that it's going through straightish and the bounce is predictable. Sir Geoffrey would be booking in for tomorrow tea-time.