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2009 Ashes series (cricket)

England rejoice, Aussies weep

Renfeh Hguh
post 11.Jul.2009, 01:54 PM
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Now that the real cricket is well under way, I was thinking it would be good to start a thread for Aussies and English to discuss the only cricket competition that really matters to the two countries biggrin.gif

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I like the fact that the Aussies are going into the series as the underdogs.

As I write, it is day 4 with the Aussie batting building up a handy 1st innings lead and the English probably praying for rain laugh.gif

England: 435 (106.5 overs)
Australia: 579-5 (166.3 overs)


Over to you Mr Sprat tongue.gif
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ziabach
post 11.Jul.2009, 02:25 PM
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ah cricket, we'll come back and kick your aussie arse's wink.gif
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Renfeh Hguh
post 11.Jul.2009, 02:49 PM
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Australia: 662-5 (179.0 overs)
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Renfeh Hguh
post 11.Jul.2009, 03:04 PM
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The Aussies have declared at 674-6 (181.0 overs)

The pomes need 239 runs to make the Aussies bat again. I guess English supporters will be praying for day 5 to be washed out assuming they can survive today tongue.gif
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jack sprat
post 11.Jul.2009, 03:46 PM
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Must confess I am amazed to hear you mention the word cricket again RH, after the extreme previous embarrassments suffered by your good self and the team during the early shambolic performances.

However I would imagine it is for that reason the England lads may be thinking of giving you a head start just to even things up so to speak,...being such good sporting types as we are,... ey what.

By the way, I wonder what happened to that poor guy who got sent home because he couldnt handle a decent brew?
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Renfeh Hguh
post 11.Jul.2009, 03:58 PM
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Good to see you drop by, I was wondering if you might just hope this thread would go away wink.gif

The 20/20 was only just a side show diversion for the real thing, so we weren't going to lose sleep over it. It was probably a bonus getting dumped out as the players could focus.

I seem to recall that your boys have a bit of problems handling a brew when on tour from time to time. I see that Symonds was actually born in Birmingham which may explain a lot biggrin.gif


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jack sprat
post 11.Jul.2009, 04:10 PM
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Ah,no problem at all RH.
We can always take it on the chin,...quite used to it in fact.

Was somewhat disappointed however by the way you seemed to melt away and disaappear into thin air after the 20/20 debacle.

Catch you later anyway,...just got to go and attend to my harem for a while,...much more enjoyable than boring cricket methinks... biggrin.gif
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Renfeh Hguh
post 11.Jul.2009, 04:13 PM
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Watching grass grow can be more interesting, but when you grow up with you can't help following it closely laugh.gif

The Welsh weather may end up saving you, and to think most English probably think that Wales is good for nothing wink.gif
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BillyB
post 11.Jul.2009, 04:28 PM
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Hello misfortune, how's my old friend "Mr. Misery"?
I've been away so long I bet you think you saw the last of me
Got no bed, to rest my head
No doors or walls or window pane
Now all I needed was the rain
rain, rain, rain, rain

Met a little honey at the "Buzzin' Bumble Bee Cafe"
Yes I did
One drink and all my money and that honey bee had flown away
I'm 'bout as low, as I can go
I don't really mean to complain
Now all I needed was the rain
rain, rain, rain, rain

All I needed was this rain
All I needed was the rain


Nature is on Englands side
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Nuname
post 12.Jul.2009, 07:31 PM
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Get in!

I love test Cricket, roll on Thursday, come on England.
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Nuname
post 12.Jul.2009, 07:39 PM
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Stolen from The Guardians OBO.

"Paul Hogan, Paul Keating, skippy, Ned Kelly, Harold Bishop! Can you hear me Harold Bishop? Your boys took one he'll of a draw!"
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Renfeh Hguh
post 12.Jul.2009, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Nuname @ 12.Jul.2009, 08:39 PM) *
Can you hear me Harold Bishop? Your boys took one he'll of a draw!"

You English are so sad... you swallowed Neighbours and embraced it... We would have killed it 20 years ago if it wasn't for you laugh.gif


It was lucky for you that we have such inexperienced bowlers these days. Bring on the 2nd test smile.gif
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BillyB
post 12.Jul.2009, 07:49 PM
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Amazing! i cant believe they held on all day.

Mentally that will feel like a win for England and a loss for Aussies.

Lets see what Thursday brings...
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Bajen
post 12.Jul.2009, 07:53 PM
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Australia by far the better team and yet Monty/Anderson save the day with the crowd roaring for every dot ball. pure ashes magic.

Ponting's face at the end summed it up for me - superb batsman but not sure of his capataincy and his appealing during the last day was pushing the limits. He also goes to the top of my list for people who deserve a good slap.

Still, England have some big problems with their overall performance and Strauss needs to get a grip and get his players to knuckle down.
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Nuname
post 12.Jul.2009, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (Bajen @ 12.Jul.2009, 08:53 PM) *
Ponting's face at the end summed it up for me - superb batsman but not sure of his capataincy and his appealing during the last day was pushing the limits. He also goes to ... (show full quote)


The declaration was perfectly timed though IMO. Johnson should probably have been pulled out of the attack earlier though.
Lets hope we are galvanised the same way as in 2005 and go on to improve dramatically in the rest of the series.
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