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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1306 on: November 21, 2017, 07:05:31 AM »
I see Lyon and Hazlewood have been spouting off. It's very strange because surely when you do this it just provides ammunition and even more incentive to us.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1307 on: November 21, 2017, 07:11:23 AM »
I see Lyon and Hazlewood have been spouting off. It's very strange because surely when you do this it just provides ammunition and even more incentive to us.

I'd agree with that, but on the flip side perhaps it shows how comfortable Australia feel? It's not as if they have to worry about a couple of rapid fast bowlers who they will have incensed

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1308 on: November 21, 2017, 10:56:30 AM »
England Women gave themselves a great chance with a massive stand (a 100 and a 50) that left us needing 12 from the last 3 overs but we then lost both wickets in the space of 5 balls. They've been training with the men I suspect.

That said they have nudged along to needing 2 for the win from the final 7.


EDIT - and they did it in 1 with a 4 to end the 19th over.


Congratulations ladies.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1309 on: November 21, 2017, 11:11:25 AM »
Very good that was along with some dodgy Aussie fielding.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1310 on: November 21, 2017, 11:31:16 AM »
No point in having a drawn series. Tell the Aussie cowardesses that we want a decider.

Obviously this doesn't apply to the men's series, as England are the holders...

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1311 on: November 21, 2017, 11:39:59 AM »
I see Lyon and Hazlewood have been spouting off. It's very strange because surely when you do this it just provides ammunition and even more incentive to us.

If you have to speak from the gutter, as I believe Lyon has with his talk of ending careers, then you have lost the moral ground before a ball has been bowled.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1312 on: November 21, 2017, 07:01:26 PM »
Just over 48 hours till the Ashes start, I see it's only on BT and can't see any highlights on terrestrial TV. When cricket needs a boost as many teams are struggling to field teams where I live it's a shame the test series won't be open to a wider audience.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1313 on: November 22, 2017, 06:47:25 AM »
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.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1314 on: November 22, 2017, 07:03:40 AM »
Ball ahead of Overton then.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1315 on: November 22, 2017, 08:33:09 AM »
Ball ahead of Overton then.

Yep, which I suppose could be viewed as a positive selection.  Probably means Broad batting at 9 though and I'm sure the Australian quicks will target him.

Really looking forward to it now and as I said in an earlier post, the first innings of this game could really set the tone for the rest of the series. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1316 on: November 22, 2017, 11:26:49 AM »
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.


Imagine living here. Their capacity for brashness laced with lashings of hypocracy is phenomenal on these occasions.

Their complete amnesia regards David Warner's unprovocked punching of Joe Root whilst demanding Ben Stokes miss the entire tour regardless of whether charges are laid being example A.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1317 on: November 22, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
Ball ahead of Overton then.

Yep, which I suppose could be viewed as a positive selection.  Probably means Broad batting at 9 though and I'm sure the Australian quicks will target him.

Really looking forward to it now and as I said in an earlier post, the first innings of this game could really set the tone for the rest of the series. 

The first ball set the tone in 2006/7

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1318 on: November 22, 2017, 05:49:31 PM »
I am predicting 2-1 either way. Their batting looks shit.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1319 on: November 22, 2017, 06:27:34 PM »
We need a strong first day.