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Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1320 on: November 22, 2017, 06:32:36 PM »
If the weather is as suggested I would put them in if we get chance.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1321 on: November 22, 2017, 06:36:07 PM »
What we need to ensure is that our bowling is disciplined. We cannot give them an inch and if we do that I'm convinced they'll buckle.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1322 on: November 22, 2017, 06:51:13 PM »
I am predicting 2-1 either way. Their batting looks shit.

I wouldn't bet against that, I don't think either squad is in a good place right now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1323 on: November 22, 2017, 08:57:02 PM »
Well the time is fast approaching to stuff their words back up their proverbial ..... It is very important that England manage the first day whether they bat or bowl as that will set the tone for the rest of the series. If Aussies bat make sure they are 7 or more down by close of play preferably all gone. If England bat make sure Aussies are not batting before stumps.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1324 on: November 22, 2017, 09:12:59 PM »
Was in Oz for the 1994/5 Ashes.  Itís hard to explain how big it is over there.  Itís all everybody talks about.  All the TV product ads were specially made about the Ashes and beating us.  Itís like the World Cup with bells on.  There were SO many England fans there that series that the trains, greyhound coaches and internal flights were log jammed.  It was great.   Sydney morning news reckoned that there was half a million young Brits in Oz in December 94

Anyhow....Ēeven Ďyourí queen wants us to win..Ē
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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1325 on: November 22, 2017, 09:15:39 PM »
All out to win at the Gabba at all costs.  And the series would be ours.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1326 on: November 22, 2017, 09:19:49 PM »
What we need to ensure is that our bowling is disciplined. We cannot give them an inch and if we do that I'm convinced they'll buckle.
Yep. They need to be switched on 100% , 100% all of the time. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1327 on: November 22, 2017, 09:36:08 PM »
Over in Brisbane, every Aussie we have met has been typically loud mouthed and brash, weather isnít great here so there will be rain delays, if conditions today are replicated in the morning then England definitely want to bowl first.
Cant wait for it, need to shove their words down their throats.

Spent quite a while in 0z 94 to 95.  Was in Brisbane for about 3 weeks on the West End.  I found it an odd place.  A big city but quite a tame and limited night life.  Is it still the same? Although had a very memorable night when a lovely fit young lady and I jumped the fence into a newly opened artificial beach and pool complex on the south bank about 3am (still 29 degrees) and went skinny dipping until chased out by a very angry rotund security guard.  Happy days.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1328 on: November 22, 2017, 10:16:46 PM »
Mornin' Richie, mornin' everybody.

I think I've lost touch big time with cricket these days.  Was the last time we were in Oz really the 5-0?  I thought we'd been over there since then, we seem to play them every year and a half or so.  A few names in the England squad I've never seen play (Stoneman, Malan, Overton), but looking at our bowling attack, I think it's too pop-gun for Aussie pitches, at least traditional ones - although I know they are fond of drop-ins now because they share the grounds with those guys with mullets wearing wife-beaters.  And with a fair few Ashes rookies in there I can see us being skittled a lot unless Cook scores big.  It still seems to be Cook scores big, we score big; Cook fails, we collapse.

A Hampshire-supporting friend of mine was willing to bet me any money that Vince will be top scorer in the series, but I think that's cloud cuckoo land!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1329 on: November 23, 2017, 01:08:53 AM »
Tream s? Kodjia is being unpredictable. Usual story.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1330 on: November 23, 2017, 05:57:46 AM »
Awful time to lose a wicket after a good partnership

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1331 on: November 23, 2017, 06:44:07 AM »
Bollocks terrible blow.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1332 on: November 23, 2017, 06:45:38 AM »
That was fucking idiotic beyond belief from Vince, never a run in that in a million years. He's played so well and looked so untroubled. We've just completely gifted them an opening. I can potentially see this going downhill fast

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1333 on: November 23, 2017, 07:37:39 AM »
Momentum swinging to the big mouthed blokes with shit facial hair. Very nervy ending to the day, what started so well is in danger of evaporating.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1334 on: November 23, 2017, 07:38:16 AM »
That was fucking idiotic beyond belief from Vince, never a run in that in a million years. He's played so well and looked so untroubled. We've just completely gifted them an opening. I can potentially see this going downhill fast
Indeed, Root's gone now