ASHES 2017-2018

So the first squads being selected. Couple of interesting in's and outs. Lets see if the Aussies can get some runs on the board.

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 Our bowling looks good, our

Tue, 2017-11-21 18:00

 Our bowling looks good, our batting suspect and the keeping role is a shambles. However, dad's army bowling attack for the poms isnt flash and root is the key wicket.

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Not sure

Tue, 2017-11-21 18:40

 Just cant rule out broad or anderson, not sure which way this series will go.

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 Can’t wait!! Gotta love the

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:15

 Can’t wait!! Gotta love the ashes..hope someone takes it by the throat like Jonno did a few years back...

thought the dorf would have got a bowl and spewin about Coulter Nile but a couple of west Aussies still having a crack. Hope our young bat gets some runs and I hope shaun pays back the faith (or rewards the Bloke who he has incriminating pictures of!).

Prey the weather plays the game.

roll on session 1 day 1 of test 1...hope we bowl first and stark sets the tone with some nasty short stuff

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 Bring it on, and the big

Tue, 2017-11-21 20:48

 Bring it on, and the big bash. I love nothing more than blobbing out on the couch over the hols with cold beer and good cricket on the TV.

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Cant wait!I got tix for Ashes

Tue, 2017-11-21 20:54

Cant wait!

I got tix for Ashes Day 1 at the WACA and Aus vs Eng ODI at the new stadium 

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 Getting very excited now and

Tue, 2017-11-21 21:08

 Getting very excited now and can't wait to see Cummins bowl at the Gabba. As far as watching sport goes nothing beats watching the Ashes for me and if we're bowling first on Thursday I'm going to watch the first session at home.

 
I'll get a ticket to day 2 or 3 on a mate's members guest pass to join a crew about about 20 blokes I grew up with in Balla for a day of mayhem. The trick to longevity these days is to drink mid strength until midday and then get on the super.
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6 minutes until we hear the

Thu, 2017-11-23 06:55

6 minutes until we hear the sound of summer on 9.

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Thu, 2017-11-23 07:21

 Could have got the cheque book out and pensioned off old Bill and Chappel I reckon. Pains in the arse those two will be.

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Sounds like Kevin Mitchell Jr

Thu, 2017-11-23 09:43

Sounds like Kevin Mitchell Jr has rolled out a CEO's pitch

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Thu, 2017-11-23 10:20

 Yeah, nothing like they were forecasting a day or 2 ago.

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Lyon's run out

Thu, 2017-11-23 18:31

 Great bit of fielding to break up a slowish day. Good to see Patinson fire up towards the end of the day. Harder/dryer pitch tomorrow should liven things up.

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The Poms batted well today on

Thu, 2017-11-23 22:31

The Poms batted well today on a paceless pitch. Lyon was amazing to watch with his drift, turn and bounce and was pretty unlucky not to have a couple at least.

Bring on the new ball and hopefully a quicker pitch tomorrow

 

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Fri, 2017-11-24 12:03

 It’s happening.......

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Oh dear...

Fri, 2017-11-24 13:06

Oh dear...

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Fri, 2017-11-24 13:19

 We’ll be lucky to salvage a draw.

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Captain stands up again

Fri, 2017-11-24 15:43

 Good support from Marsh. Long way to go to get back on top. Good hard fought cricket. Reckon England will struggle if the two pace back up bowlers do not keep it tight. Pitch still seems slowish no real zingers even though the Aussie pace man bent their backs to get the ball up for a good spell.

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Another ton for Smith

Sat, 2017-11-25 12:57

 Great knock

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Whadda player

Sat, 2017-11-25 13:25

Whadda player

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Sat, 2017-11-25 13:24

 Deficit is nearly done, tail is wagging beautifully 

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It's a line and length clinic

Sat, 2017-11-25 14:53

It's a line and length clinic from Hazelwood

Edit: BOOM! Cop that Ellen

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Sat, 2017-11-25 14:58

 Root Rattled

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Sun, 2017-11-26 10:10

 Well well well, an outright win is certainly possible now, need to knock them over in this next session after lunch, and hopefully not lose many wickets ourselves.

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How good is Test match

Sun, 2017-11-26 12:40

How good is Test match cricket! This match has pulsed back and forward for 4 days. Advantage Australia.

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Well Well Well

Sun, 2017-11-26 12:56

 Can the Aussies get up? Not a hugh total to chase. Day and a session to go. Heads down and no stupid shit. Pitch still may have a part to play.

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It's not too late to purchase

Sun, 2017-12-03 15:17

It's not too late to purchase tickets for a ride on the Smarsh train Walloped

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Cerdit where it is due, S

Sun, 2017-12-03 16:07

Cerdit where it is due, S Marsh has batted Australia into a position where we cant lose the test, only win or draw.

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Poms arent so chirpy on day 2

Sun, 2017-12-03 15:27

 Grinding them into the Adelaide pitch

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Could be a brutal twilight

Sun, 2017-12-03 17:00

Could be a brutal twilight session for the Poms. Where's my beer...

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Shaun Marsh 100

Sun, 2017-12-03 15:41

 Knockers stand down

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Aussie's make head way

Mon, 2017-12-04 14:41

Got the Poms on the back foot.

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 Aussies looking a bit wobbly

Mon, 2017-12-04 20:10

 Aussies looking a bit wobbly now Wes maybe should have enforced the follow on.

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The Aussie cricket team can

Mon, 2017-12-04 21:07

The Aussie cricket team can still hear the moans from the ghosts of Kolkata

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Wouldn't be easy

Tue, 2017-12-05 06:56

batting in the evening session when not set. Time to make a lead of 350+ and have about a day and a half to bowl the Poms out.

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We'll have two cracks at the

Tue, 2017-12-05 07:33

We'll have two cracks at the Poms under lights, this evening and if necessary tomorrow evening. We have a lead of 250 which is enough but will bank another 100+ today as the princess has had her rest.

 

Bugger me, Lyon bowls his heart out, takes a screamer and then has to face a rampant bowling line up, under lights for the princess. Shame.

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Pretty strange commentary

Tue, 2017-12-05 08:34

Pretty strange commentary aye, it's not like last night was the only twilight session for the match. We've got two quicks who've returned from injury just in time for the Ashes and a bloke we've only just got back on the park after being constantly injured for 7 years and we weren't exactly hooping it around before the last wicket.

Smarsh made a tonne in the last dig so going on his history we all know what comes next regardless of twilight or daytime. Quack, quack, quack.

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Hazelwood

Tue, 2017-12-05 10:04

Quite inconsistent in both matches so far. Be good for him to get back to line and length, he should be the one to get swing in the evening. Lyon having another good match. I wouldn't have sent SMarsh in last night either, would have been another easy wicket for the Poms.

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S Marsh getting the

Mon, 2017-12-04 21:35

S Marsh getting the nightwatchman when Smith and Hanscombe dont. It must be great to be a Marsh. We can make 150 and win this by 100. Poms are a rabble.

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Gotta protect his series

Mon, 2017-12-04 22:46

Gotta protect his series average of 177

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All out for 138

Tue, 2017-12-05 13:58

352 for the overall run chase. Lets see how much grit the Poms have. Gotta have the Aussies favorite for the win.

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2 Nil up

Wed, 2017-12-06 13:27

Starc cleaned up the tail to have five for the innings. Not sure what the Pom's can do to get back into the series.

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 Great win by the Aussies ,

Wed, 2017-12-06 13:30

 Great win by the Aussies , Marsh a well deserved man of the match,  stick that where the sun don't shine all you knockers.

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Yep

Wed, 2017-12-06 13:56

Got to agree.

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 Mitch marsh in for

Wed, 2017-12-06 22:00

 Mitch marsh in for handscombe for the WACA test 

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The Eastern states will be in

Thu, 2017-12-07 09:16

The Eastern states will be in meltdown hahaha. It's a real shame that Head can't find that consistently he needs to crack it.

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WACA

Fri, 2017-12-15 16:12

 Poms batted well on day 1, threw it away day 2 and now we need a big stand, game in the balance.

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 Tomorrow will probably be

Fri, 2017-12-15 19:28

 Tomorrow will probably be the best indication as to what way it will go .Having said that the forecast is for rain so maybe a draw . If it goes that way will be a cracker boxing day test.

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I think we can now start to

Sat, 2017-12-16 07:50

I think we can now start to mention Smith in the same breath as Chappell and he may well go past Ponting. What a genuine superstar!

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 "Ashes to ashes, dust to

Sat, 2017-12-16 15:09

 "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust; if Shaun don't get you, Mitchell must!" 

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 You've changed yr tune Jack

Sat, 2017-12-16 16:17

 You've changed yr tune Jack lol. Go Aussies great batting display.

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Weren't my comments around

Sat, 2017-12-16 17:50

Weren't my comments around his technique?

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 Dunno mate must have got you

Sat, 2017-12-16 20:00

 Dunno mate must have got you confused with all the other knockers. Great end to the days play i think smith and marsh ran out of steam towards the end. Think we need to be around 250 in front then send the poms back in. Hope the rain stays away. 

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 Fucking Barmy Army clogging

Sun, 2017-12-17 01:18

 Fucking Barmy Army clogging up the bar at the Royal  But can't out last an old hand like me :P 

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Great knock Steve Smith

Sun, 2017-12-17 08:26

 Mitch to also get a double ton. Get a lead of 250+ and then send some leather past the Poms nostrils again. Be interesting to see if there's any swing with the change in weather. Hopefully the Aussie will not have to chase to many runs on the last day.

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Sun, 2017-12-17 09:25

 I reckon they may declare when Marsh gets his 200. Can’t hang around too long as this weather looks like playing a part.

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