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#1004513 - Mon Aug 19 2013 06:05 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago
Flitoff ad

This made me smile smile


I get an ad for Jacobs crackers.
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#1004998 - Wed Aug 21 2013 03:38 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Flopsy you beat me to it with that link ROFL!
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#1005118 - Wed Aug 21 2013 11:09 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Watson has come good, at last, curse him! I thought he was supposed to be injured...
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#1005178 - Wed Aug 21 2013 01:03 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Australia ends day 1 of the 5th Ashes test at 4/307 with Shane Watson making 176 where has this been form been all series for Australia

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#1005575 - Thu Aug 22 2013 01:28 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Australia declares at 9/492 after Steve Smith makes a 138 following on from Shane Watson's 178 and England ends Day 2 at 0/33

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#1005700 - Thu Aug 22 2013 10:38 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Off to a pretty good start.
Australia has almost breathed a sigh of relief that Watson got a good score ... and he did but I'd like to see him have a bit more consistency before all is forgiven.

Here's a funny youtube video about DRS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqT3__sO6WU&list=HL1377047713&noredirect=1

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#1006342 - Sun Aug 25 2013 11:19 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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There are 18 overs left in this Ashes series and England are 2/112 needing a another 115 runs to win

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#1006354 - Sun Aug 25 2013 11:56 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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10 overs left England need 67 runs, What happen Australia their 1st innings was excellent

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#1006397 - Sun Aug 25 2013 02:21 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Well, that was a shame. Bad light faded England's hopes when it looked as though we were actually going to win. Oh well, the Ashes are still where they belong. smile
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#1006413 - Sun Aug 25 2013 03:06 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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A very disappointing end to a wonderful day's cricket. Full marks to Michael Clarke for an aggressive attitude in the third innings and a well timed sporting declaration,and to England for responding to the challenge.
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#1006499 - Mon Aug 26 2013 12:42 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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It was an exciting day's cricket, especially after England's slow progress on Friday. Well done to Michael Clarke for setting it up. It's a shame that the umpires had no choice but to end the day early, but it was pretty gloomy.

The English women won their match, so are now ahead in their Ashes challenge, too.
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#1006507 - Mon Aug 26 2013 02:11 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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I thought it could've been over with Piertsen & Trott smashing the ball all over the place

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#1006778 - Mon Aug 26 2013 11:09 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Now can Australia win a match in either the one-day series or 20/20s with England

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#1006863 - Tue Aug 27 2013 05:11 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Australia has been stronger over the past few years in ODIs than Tests, so perhaps they will find their mojo.
But really, who cares? They went there for an Ashes tour, not for a couple of Mickey Mouse tournaments.
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#1006872 - Tue Aug 27 2013 05:39 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Totally agree with you, dalgleish. The real cricket is finished and heartiest congratulations to the Poms for a deserved and resounding 3-0 victory! Overall, I thought there were only 2 players that made a substantial difference - Ian Bell (the standout) and to a slightly lesser extent, Graeme Swann. Other English players made very useful contributions here and there (Anderson, Pietersen). It was Australia's batting that let us down whereas the bowling was generally very good (Ryan Harris please note - stay fit!), with the exception of not being able to dismiss Bell the Rock.

The biggest loser over the series (ignoring Mickey Arthur) - The Decision Review System and more specifically the umpire adjudicating on that technical information.

Now for some slap and tickle before the real stuff returns in the Antipodes in a few months. Will I watch the ODIs and 20/20s? Of course. Will I care very much whether the Aussies win or lose? Not really.

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#1006890 - Tue Aug 27 2013 06:04 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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England's record in ODIs isn't great and several players have been rested, so your chances should improve, even if no-one is that bothered, including us. That little urn is what counts.
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#1006974 - Tue Aug 27 2013 12:33 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Does anyone think Australia has chance to win the Ashes this summer in Australia if they played like what they did in the 5th test i say yes

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#1007456 - Thu Aug 29 2013 04:44 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Yeah, if they are smarter than they have been, then yes.
Look at the facts from the recent series - yes, England won 3-0, but the 1st Test was by 14, and Australia had the better of two other Tests which were crueled by rain. England didn't pass 400 once, Australia did it twice. England's much vaunted top 3 averaged only around 23 between them, whereas Australia didn't even have a top 3 until the last Test.
Australia still has a lot of work to do, particularly in the batting dept. They need two steady openers, not just one, they need Watson to make 3 his own, and they need a reliable 5 or 6, as well as a reliable keeper/batsman, not just a stopper/part-time batsman. The bowling seems to be sorting itself out, so if Boof can wave his wand one more time, then we are a big chance.
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#1007590 - Thu Aug 29 2013 12:44 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Watching the 20/20 between England and Australia what an innings by Aaron Finch he scores 156, Australia are 3/227 in the 17th over

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#1007592 - Thu Aug 29 2013 12:58 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Australia innings ends at 6/248, England needs 249 to win

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#1007607 - Thu Aug 29 2013 02:50 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Australia beat England by 39 runs in the 1st 20/20 match

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#1007692 - Fri Aug 30 2013 12:27 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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That was an exceptional innings by Finch. I don't think any bowler in the world could have contained him the way he was playing. England made a better attempt than I expected. Well done Root for scoring so well, especially after being hit in the face by a ball sneaking through the grille.
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#1007698 - Fri Aug 30 2013 02:33 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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If only if they played Finch in the test matches who knows what would've happen


England beat Australia to win the Womens Ashes

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#1007706 - Fri Aug 30 2013 05:41 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Finch's first class record last season was ordinary. He was dropped from the Victorian side, so you really can't factor him into Ashes calculations.
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#1007968 - Sat Aug 31 2013 01:35 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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I think that was pretty much a 'one off' innings where everything went his way. Today's match went some way to proving that, and also means the 20/20 matches are shared.
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