the Ashes 2013/2014

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  1. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Sid, you boring bastard.

    :stfu

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    :lol3
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    4 overs left. :lol3 After all that, it was Australia that was in a hurry to leave.
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  4. A. T. T-W

    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    Okay, I'll admit to feeling a bit cheated by the bad light decision at the time but it was only fair given the earlier off for light. That's the rules.

    Only three months or so to wait for the next clash down under. Should be good.

    The real winner in this series was "old fashioned" Test Cricket. As much as I enjoy limited overs games and the IPL in particular, Test Cricket is still the best version of the game.
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  5. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Amen!
    Ironically, your point is proved by turning it into a one day game.
    Thanks and respect to Micky Clarke, nice gesture. It would have felt really sort of damp to have limped through the last day of an Ashes series on an agreed draw. Good man!
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  6. Oscar

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    ...and here we go again!

    Aussie 110/5.
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  7. Oscar

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    Stuart Broad 42/4

    All the Aussies sledging is really getting to him:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  8. Wildman

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    Lucky we won the toss. :bluduh
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  10. Wildman

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    Decent fightback.
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    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Sparky sort of a first day, enjoyed listening (on and off).
    Good start!
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    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Right.
    Mixed sort of a performance from me on the first nights cricket. Tea only a partial success.
    Tonight, I am going to see how beer helps with staying awake. :D
    Looking forward to seeing how Carberry gets on, also seeing M. Johnson bowling.

    Ooooh, Ryan Harris out! Broad onto 6-for!
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    I see they say it's a wicket with runs in it and that Australia's 295 is terrible. But then England are 55-2 at lunch. Maybe the wicket isn't what they think it is? :dunno
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    I'm not seeing too much in the wicket, not too much movement off the seam. Have we had any LBW shouts?
    I think we are seeing the top order batsmen getting themselves out really.
    First game nerves... almost trying too hard. Along with some long-standing weaknesses in technique, Clarke, Trott etc.
    Like the way Carberry is going about things.
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    87-6.

    4-5 in 40 deliveries. :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
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    89-7. What a collapse.

    Any rain in the neighborhood? :lol3
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  17. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    No rain at the moment. The gabba is located in an area that gets high humidity though....
    Not a fan of Broad being booked I must say. Though in hindsight he kinda deserves it :1drink
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  18. Wildman

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    Holy-moly! Didn't see that coming.
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    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Well that certainly went belly up quickly. Cock!
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    Saw him play in a 20Twenty down here in Kent earlier in the year (first and only one I've ever been to - corporate hospitality from my business bank of all things - and quite enjoyed it which was a surprise). Very impressive player.