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The Ashes

Post by comeondarlo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:21 pm

It's nearly upon us.

Any predictions......

I reckon it'll be closer than everyone thinks.

I think England will win 2-1 with Joe Root man of the series.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:46 pm

3-1 to us, Cook to be player of the series with Onions coming in after the 2nd test......

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Re: The Ashes

Post by karlo-cardiff » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:41 pm

England will win 3-0,only the good old British weather saving the Aussies a white wash........I can't see them even coming close to winning a game and wouldn't be surprised to see an innings defeat more than once !

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Darlo_George_96 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:14 pm

2-1 England. What date does the first match start?
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Re: The Ashes

Post by WeAreDFC » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:29 pm

I wouldn't pretend to be an expert on cricket but the Aussies seem very poor nowadays. I would go 3-1 England.

Btw, why is the return series later this year instead of next?

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Re: The Ashes

Post by PaulMJohnson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:56 pm

WeAreDFC wrote:I wouldn't pretend to be an expert on cricket but the Aussies seem very poor nowadays. I would go 3-1 England.

Btw, why is the return series later this year instead of next?
It's because with the current schedule the Ashes were always being held either just before, or just after, the Cricket Word Cup.

Hence, they are holding the Ashes twice in 12 months to apply an offset to that.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by fozzovmurton » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:57 pm

WeAreDFC wrote:I wouldn't pretend to be an expert on cricket but the Aussies seem very poor nowadays. I would go 3-1 England.

Btw, why is the return series later this year instead of next?
Is the Ashes first to 5 games or best of 5 games, not a big cricket fan, but from what I have heard about it, England are looking good for to take it again...

Has it ever happened where England have a hat trick of Ashes wins in history

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Re: The Ashes

Post by PaulMJohnson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:05 pm

fozzovmurton wrote:
WeAreDFC wrote:Is the Ashes first to 5 games or best of 5 games, not a big cricket fan, but from what I have heard about it, England are looking good for to take it again...

Has it ever happened where England have a hat trick of Ashes wins in history

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It's best of 5.

England are looking good. Good is probably not the best term, they are looking OK. While they're not the side they've been for the last 5-10 years, Australia look dreadful, so England should be a safe bet.

England have won three in a row many times, though the last time was 1977 - 1981 ('81 being the famous "Bothams Ashes").

In total, England have won three in a row on 4 occasions. The most they ever won in a row is 8, though that was when the Ashes first started, and Australian cricket hadn't found it's stride.

The 8 in a row Australia won between 1989 and 2003 is almost certainly the most impressive record of either side. Australia during that spell were nothing short of amazing. It's hard to imagine us ever seeing such incredible cricket dominance from one country again.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by comeondarlo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:58 pm

Some cracking knowledge here!

It starts next Wednesday at Trent Brhdge, in the middle of a heat wave apparently. I think their bowling which isn't too bad will win them a test.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by MaddosMilkman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:08 pm

I don't think we'll tear them a new arsehole - but I think we'll win the series by a couple of tests. 3-1 is my prediction.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by grytters » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:53 am

2-0 England.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:18 pm

Onions now in the squad but doubt he will get picked even though he is the most inform bowler out of the whole lot this season and last

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Re: The Ashes

Post by BUSHEAD » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:23 pm

I'm very very wary of the wounded animal that is Australia.
These might not be best talented bunch that have been over here but remember the last time they were written off before a ball was bowled .

2-1 England in a much tougher series than people expect.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by THE PRINCE OF WALES » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:12 pm

i agree with you slappy not going to easy.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Hilly » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:26 pm

Boycott has been the Aussies best player...!

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Re: The Ashes

Post by comeondarlo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Hilly wrote:Boycott has been the Aussies best player...!
?

Remember he's my God!

The Aussies have started very well, we need to settle down a bit.
If overhead conditions stay the same, we'll bowl well tomorrow also.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by WeAreDFC » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:34 pm

Well this has been a disaster so far.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Spyman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:39 pm

Let's wait and see how we bowl/they bat before writing it off as a disaster.

Low 200s is not good by any means, but we've got the bowling attack to hurt the Aussies.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Exactly Spyman, just a pity Onions ain't bowling in these conditions, reckon we may skittle them out for under 200, well we will see now England all out for 215, last 4 wickets for 2 runs!!

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Hilly » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:46 pm

comeondarlo wrote:
Hilly wrote:Boycott has been the Aussies best player...!
?

Remember he's my God!

The Aussies have started very well, we need to settle down a bit.
If overhead conditions stay the same, we'll bowl well tomorrow also.
Everytime he's commentated on TMS berating the Aussie bowling attack they've taken a wicket!

He called the Aussie bowling, "buffet bowling" and the very next ball they took a wicket.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:05 pm

Aussies 53-4 so far with only two quick bowlers as pretty boy broad has a bruised shoulder, still reckon sub 200 on the cards if not 150-175

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Re: The Ashes

Post by comeondarlo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:56 pm

Bogratsteve wrote:Aussies 53-4 so far with only two quick bowlers as pretty boy broad has a bruised shoulder, still reckon sub 200 on the cards if not 150-175
Agreed, lol at 'pretty boy' btw.

We're favourite for this Test again.

I must admit to questioning Finn's involvement when it was swinging so much.
Breslad or Onions would have both done well.

The groundsman said that a ball hadn't swung all season until today!

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Re: The Ashes

Post by comeondarlo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Hilly wrote:
comeondarlo wrote:
Hilly wrote:Boycott has been the Aussies best player...!
?

Remember he's my God!

The Aussies have started very well, we need to settle down a bit.
If overhead conditions stay the same, we'll bowl well tomorrow also.
Everytime he's commentated on TMS berating the Aussie bowling attack they've taken a wicket!

He called the Aussie bowling, "buffet bowling" and the very next ball they took a wicket.

Ah, when will commentators learn!

Unusual for Boycott to get something wrong!

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Re: The Ashes

Post by WeAreDFC » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:02 am

WeAreDFC wrote:Well this has been a disaster so far.
Maybe not then. The Aussies are utter pants.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by grytters » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:34 am

Has anybody bought tickets for day 4?
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Re: The Ashes

Post by WeAreDFC » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Mind you, looks like they've unearthed a top batsman in Agar. :o :)

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Spyman » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:18 pm

I'll be taking the odds on Agar going for a duck in the second innings, whatever they are.
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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:37 pm

Staggering stuff from him on debut

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Re: The Ashes

Post by MaddosMilkman » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 pm

Pretty disastrous start to the second innings for England.

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Re: The Ashes

Post by Bogratsteve » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:59 pm

Panic mode and melt down by the sounds of it, need Boycotts granny out there with her stick or Rhubarb to sort these convicts out.

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