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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Barney » December 6, 2017, 12:23 pm

Say no More.

Was never in doubt.
England did come back and well done to them for making a few Aussie doubting supporters nervous.
The 2 fat bowlers di well to finish them off.

Some thought the aussie batting in the 2nd dig was our downfall and let England get a sniff, but forgot that we do have a potent bowling attack who are more than capable of taking 20 wickets a game.

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by marjamlew » December 6, 2017, 4:09 pm

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December 6, 2017, 7:42 am
Thanks to one of the links from this thread I am now a member of the Australian Cricket Fraternity. I blame a certain teacher from Melbourne whom, my brother believes, should walk around Udon Thani when he's here, with a health warning sign around his neck claiming: "Drinking with this man is Hazardous to your Health." Ron says Hello Mark. Think I'm looking forward to today's play. However during my visits to Adelaide it always reminded me of Manchester, never stopped raining and the locals? spoke with Mancunian accents. Maybe a rain dance is the order of the day!
Cheers David.
Unfortunately I was still at work when today's action occurred and by the time I'd driven home it was down to the press conferences. But as I am a member of the same cricket family/fraternity as me old mate I'll be able to watch the replay at my leisure. Please say g'day to Ron when you next speak and let him know that I have mellowed on the Booze since I've slipped into middle age and given the sangsom away. But I'll raise a glass to you both when I have a few over the cricket club tomorrow evening.
So it's off to Perth with the 5 zip still on the radar. Happy Days :D
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Zidane » December 6, 2017, 6:43 pm

Barney wrote:
December 6, 2017, 12:23 pm
The 2 fat bowlers di well to finish them off.
A bit of an uncalled for remark there,Barney ! I know Hazelwood is a bit stocky but Starc is tall and relatively slim and don't forget those two boys bowled you to victory today ! :D

As for England.....well,Australia aren't a great team but how many English players would get into their side ? Root,Anderson (as a 4th fast bowler),maybe Bairstow but that's about it......can see it finishing up 5-0 now. :(
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by wazza » December 6, 2017, 7:40 pm

Apologies from Bob Helm.

He had an early session then a late session at my place.

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by stattointhailand » December 9, 2017, 4:48 pm

What's that saying .......... WHEN IN ROME ........

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/42291541

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Barney » December 9, 2017, 7:08 pm

stattointhailand wrote:What's that saying .......... WHEN IN ROME ........

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/42291541
Ben Dukket. Never heard of him. What a absolutely shocking thing to do. Tipping out a drink, no matter where it lands. Huge penalty is truly needed and at minimum a shout for the entire bar.



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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by marjamlew » December 10, 2017, 4:50 am

Your'e kidding yourself Statts - no Australian would commit such an offence. Wasting a drink should result in a flogging with the cat-o'-nine-tails. Where did you get this bogan touring squad?

Kebab anyone??? \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Zidane » December 10, 2017, 11:57 am

England are currently playing yet another Cricket Australia XI in Perth.....what happened to the days when they played the State sides like Victoria,NSW etc.....that,plus England are playing half a dozen of their Lions squad currently touring Australia.
Two players out to impress the selectors for the next Test,Gary Ballance and Ben Foakes only scored 1 and 2 respectively :(
However,fast bowler,Tom Curran made 77 not out.....maybe they should play him at no.3 and be an extra bowler ?
Lions opener,Keaton Jennings,made 80 but I cant see him coming into Test contention.
England 314-8 dec
Cricket Australia XI 62-1

Ben Duckett.....what a waste of a can of Victoria Bitter.....although in his defence he said it was undrinkable ! ;)
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Barney » December 10, 2017, 2:08 pm

Jesus Mr Zid, you have to love a girl in a short midriff singlet top.

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by marjamlew » December 10, 2017, 3:18 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
December 9, 2017, 4:48 pm
What's that saying .......... WHEN IN ROME ........

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/42291541
Heard on the ABC today that the boy tipped a pint of beer over Jimmy Anderson's ugly mug because Jimmy was sprouting his usual crap and gobbing off whilst on the turps. Well done young man. Put him straight in the team.
I'm taking it nobody fancies a kebab then? \:D/ =;
Oh an agree with you Zid on the tour games issue. The 4 day games against the full state sides were both great for the touring side to get in some tough cricket between tests and also gave the local fist class shield players a chance to match it with the best. I remember going to a Victoria v West Indies game years ago when all the test starts played and it was brilliant. Same traditions shoud be respected.
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Zidane » December 10, 2017, 3:59 pm

Barney wrote:
December 10, 2017, 2:08 pm
Jesus Mr Zid, you have to love a girl in a short midriff singlet top.
Indeed so,Barney,hasnt she got lovely lips......
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Latest : Cricket Australia XI 204-4 (Dean 100) but Tom Curran 3-28 to add to his 77 not out.....who needs Ben Stokes ?
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Zidane » December 11, 2017, 1:32 pm

This pretty meaningless game turned into a bit of a thrash yesterday and ended in a draw.

England 314-8 dec and 130-3 dec (20 overs)
Cricket Australia XI 151-4 dec and 269-8 (36.5 overs)

Englands two spinners took a bit of a hammering so I doubt if either will be considered for the Tests :oops:

Leach 9.5-0-104-4.......went for 10.58 per over :oops:
Crane 9-0-69-1....went for 7.67 per over :(
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Barney » December 14, 2017, 9:39 am

WACA early progress

The poms continue their great form and go 3 nil up

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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by Zidane » December 14, 2017, 11:57 am

England 91-2 at lunch with Stoneman 48 not out......Cook out for 7 and Vince 25.
When are England going to get a decent opening partner for Stoneman ? :D
They might as well have tried the young lad Curran who made 77 not out and took 3-28 and 2-28 against Cricket Australia...neither Cook nor Vince can bowl ! ;)
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Re: 2017 Ashes Tour

Post by marjamlew » December 14, 2017, 5:18 pm

Great days cricket for the visitors with Malan and Bairstow showing a fair bit of ticker and ability on the lively WACA track. Unusual to see Australia drop two regulation slips catches but probably a consequence of changing the team as Handscombe has very safe hands. No turn and no threat from Lyon. With two Marshes in the Aussie side the poms must be quietly confident of getting a test back.
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