The Ashes

Watching last night and looking at the scores this morning thinking... if only we had a left hander that can throw them down at 150 clicks. Oh wait, we do, he is carrying the water at the drinks break. Suprised we also dropped arguably our best batsmen from last summer and played 3 keepers.


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100%

Sat, 2019-08-03 09:04

 Couldn't agree more mate, might be time to shake up the selectors. 

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batsmen

Sat, 2019-08-03 10:01

Would help even more if we had some batsmen who could play a swinging/seaming ball

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Been an issue since 2005. We

Sat, 2019-08-03 12:40

Been an issue since 2005. We roll out too many CEO decks nowadays across the International schedule and the Shield and the Poms clamped down on Aussies plying their trade in county cricket.

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All our very good players are in the Womens team !!!

Sat, 2019-08-03 10:38

 All our very good players are in the Womens team !!!

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You are not wrong

Sat, 2019-08-03 12:50

It is quite enjoyable watching the women’s cricketers and they are very good representatives for Australian sport. 

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Sat, 2019-08-03 21:28

The pommy tail is wagging and wagging and wagging

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 well done head, very smart

Sun, 2019-08-04 19:33

 well done head, very smart batting

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 ahhhhh why did i say

Sun, 2019-08-04 19:37

 ahhhhh why did i say anything 

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Let’s see what our backup

Sun, 2019-08-04 20:32

Let’s see what our backup keeper can do. 

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We're more than back in this 

Sun, 2019-08-04 20:44

We're more than back in this 

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 smith 

Sun, 2019-08-04 20:53

 smith 

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 300 min

Sun, 2019-08-04 20:57

 300 min

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 cmon aussies

Mon, 2019-08-05 20:04

 cmon aussies

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Great first session

Mon, 2019-08-05 20:25

they are in with a real chance methinks.  All set up by the aussie batting yesterday. 

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 How good is Test match

Mon, 2019-08-05 20:56

 How good is Test match cricket

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Jackfrost, totally agree, my

Mon, 2019-08-05 22:24

Jackfrost, totally agree, my favourite form by far.

The win was never in doubt . Helps when one player scores 280 throughout the match.

Siddle bowled well without luck and Garry was special.

Still hope we play Starc for Pattinson and Harris for Bancroft (this one unlikely) for test #2

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Sensational win

Tue, 2019-08-06 05:55

 What a great effort  First blood now bring on Lords

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Bancrofts slip fielding was stunning

Tue, 2019-08-06 08:33

He deserves to be in the side just for those skills, unbelievable reflexes  

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Good stuff...Glad Bancroft

Tue, 2019-08-06 12:33

Good stuff...Glad Bancroft had some input, hopefully with the Bat next.

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What a terrific win. The top

Tue, 2019-08-06 14:23

What a terrific win. The top 2 were passengers but the rest contributed well. Having Siddle tie up an end is invaluable and fully supports Lyon being able to attack.
The Poms will be scratching their heads as to whether to provide a lively wicket or a turner...they now need to produce pitches that will bring about a result.
The addition of Archer and possibly Wood would(enjoyed typing that!)suggest that a green top is more likely. We now have an attack that wont mind what they produce.

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Been awesome watching them at

Fri, 2019-08-09 16:37

Been awesome watching them at a civilised time here in WA, that’s one of the huge benefits being on this side. 

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 Amazing catch Bangers

Thu, 2019-08-15 21:34

 Amazing catch Bangers

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Poms all out for 258

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:54

 Warner goes cheap again. Aussies 1/30, not a bad effort apart from a couple of dropped catches, and yeah Bancroft reeled that one in.

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Fri, 2019-08-16 12:47

How much longer do Australia have to keep Warner? Dead set liability.

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 But do we get rid of

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:38

 But do we get rid of Bancroft before Warner? Or both at the same time. Both look absolutely lost on English pitches.

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Yep

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:32

 Piss him off

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Harris

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:59

 Get rid of the cheating,self centred wanker and give Marcus Harris a go. 

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 smith has found his match

Sat, 2019-08-17 21:43

 smith has found his match

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I don’t understand why he is

Sun, 2019-08-18 16:57

I don’t understand why he is the only test player in the world not wearing the padding at the back of the helmet.

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 from what i read he hates

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:31

 from what i read he hates how uncomfortable they are

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I wonder if he is now

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:39

I wonder if he is now pondering... what is more uncomfortable, extra padding on the helmet, getting hit in the back of the head or padding up to a ball hitting middle half way up as a result?

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 may as well add another bit

Sun, 2019-08-18 18:03

 may as well add another bit to fidget with.....

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☔️☔️

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:30

And it’s raining in London just now

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So, mock some one you have injured badly

Sun, 2019-08-18 22:44

Let the bodyline battle begin.

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 Steve Smith ruled out of

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:36

 Steve Smith ruled out of next test 

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That Archer can bowl but it

Fri, 2019-08-23 06:55

That Archer can bowl but it helps when the ball is swinging and then seaming at right angles. See what happens when we bowl

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At least Warner fired a shot

Fri, 2019-08-23 06:59

Good innings from Lasagne as well, lets hope we can do some damage with the ball.

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Go you good things

Fri, 2019-08-23 19:53

Bowling like Test Cricket should be 

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Demolition job on the soap

Fri, 2019-08-23 20:51

Demolition job on the soap dodgers

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Now that is so embarrassing

Sat, 2019-08-24 21:13

What a low score, that will take a lot of living down. Embarrassing to say the least.

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The pommies are showing a bit

Sun, 2019-08-25 10:55

The pommies are showing a bit of fight... Do I mention the variety to our attack that a certain left armer would bring

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 horrible bowling, this will

Sun, 2019-08-25 19:21

 horrible bowling, this will be over soon

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 Getting tight now. 2 wickets

Sun, 2019-08-25 22:16

 Getting tight now.

 2 wickets to go 

 Make that 1

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 Harris Warner and

Sun, 2019-08-25 23:14

 Harris Warner and Lyon.......... 

 

 Worst of all the umpire no lbw to lyon

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Although it was a poor

Mon, 2019-08-26 07:47

Although it was a poor umpiring decision, worst of all was the Cummings LBW review the over before. Bowler and captain both new it pitched outside leg and barely appealed but reviewed in hope. Crazy

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Crap

Sun, 2019-08-25 23:20

 

Cricket 101.  Pitch the fucking thing up.  This short shit against the tail means squat.  They deserve to lose that.

 

 

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From heros to

Mon, 2019-08-26 07:18

 Zeros

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Mon, 2019-08-26 15:28

Lyon had Stokes plumb LBW, DRS showed it hitting middle and leg, 2 runs needed, umpire said not out, no reviews left, end of story.

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 lyon had him run out by 2m

Mon, 2019-08-26 17:03

 lyon had him run out by 2m but dropped the ball 

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yep

Mon, 2019-08-26 17:14

lyon wouldnt be sleeping well. 

that was hard to watch. 

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So what the hell happened

Mon, 2019-08-26 19:33

Bugger bugger bugger 

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Fair play though. That was a

Mon, 2019-08-26 19:49

Fair play though. That was a Test match for the ages and we just happened to be on the wrong end of it. Series is still alive but the soap dodgers still need to win the last two matches.

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Tim Paine

Thu, 2019-08-29 07:45

 Rested or dumped, resting a captian don't  think I've  heard of that  before.

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and given Captaincy to a guy

Thu, 2019-08-29 09:12

and given Captaincy to a guy that is one more failure from being dumped. Alex Carey is the future though.

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 About time

Thu, 2019-08-29 09:58

 About time

 

 But it is only a trial match. Why isn't Warner getting a bat, he needs all the practice sessions he can get

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Khawaja, Pattinson out, Smith and Starc in

Tue, 2019-09-03 09:19

Fair calls I reckon for Old Trafford.

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Time to get those bunny ears

Wed, 2019-09-04 19:30

Time to get those bunny ears out Warner

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What about Smith though

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:57

 I'm amazed by his determination, concentration, the value he is putting on his wicket since coming back from the cheating saga. If the Aussies do win the Ashes, he will have played a major role in achieving that, particularly with the failure of the openers to give us a decent start every match. 

To me, he has absolved himself, though I know some people will still call him a cheat.

Big day 2 coming up. Hopefully Smithy will carry on and bury the Pom's hopes.