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#1029101 - Wed Jan 08 2014 03:59 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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If anyone ever listened to ABC grandstand and was a fan of Kerry O,Keefe then you'll know he retired as of the last test. They did a fun farewell to him that is a podcast on iTunes now.

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#1029103 - Wed Jan 08 2014 04:38 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago
If anyone ever listened to ABC grandstand and was a fan of Kerry O,Keefe then you'll know he retired as of the last test. They did a fun farewell to him that is a podcast on iTunes now.


I've downloaded it. On the Grandstand website, there is also a poll for people to vote for their favourite Kerry moment, which you can listen to.

On the Saturday of the last Test, I drove back from Sydney, and of course, listened to the cricket all the way. Kerry gave us one final gem -
After listening to a cross to the Brisbane International Tennis tournament, Kerry comes out with, "And in Brisbane, Australian qualifier, Marinko Matosevic, will be playing Croatian qualifier, Joe Smith". laugh
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#1029167 - Thu Jan 09 2014 04:01 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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good on them for helping out smile
I do wonder what they said to him though "mate, we just lost the ashes five nil ... you think you've got problems?!!!"
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/engl...0109-30i4a.html

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#1029169 - Thu Jan 09 2014 06:16 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Copago]
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A mate of mine suggested that the man they saved from jumping was Alastair Cook!
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#1029473 - Sat Jan 11 2014 09:08 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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The 5 match ODI series has began & England is batting first

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#1029511 - Sun Jan 12 2014 11:16 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Last night Australia beat England again by 6 wickets after Australia chase down the target of 270 set by England in the 1st ODI

Aaron Finch made 121 last night for Australia

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#1029777 - Mon Jan 13 2014 09:52 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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The English womens cricket side defeated Australia yesterday to go 1-0 in the Ashes series

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#1029837 - Tue Jan 14 2014 05:18 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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England beat the PM's XI by 172 runs in Canberra today.

BRING BACK JOHN HOWARD AS PM!!! cry
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#1029840 - Tue Jan 14 2014 05:34 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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England won a match? I've given up checking!

Bopara 4 wickets for 3 runs. I suspect that won't happen when it matters.

On the positive side, it's good to see the younger members in Ballance and Buttler (spellcheck hates both those names) getting the runs.


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#1029850 - Tue Jan 14 2014 07:48 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Dalgleish]
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Originally Posted By: Dalgleish
England beat the PM's XI by 172 runs in Canberra today.

BRING BACK JOHN HOWARD AS PM!!! cry


Oh yes, please bring him back. It tends to bring the best out in England when he's PM; we like his face when he's forced to present us with the Rugby World Cup. grin
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#1029939 - Tue Jan 14 2014 09:04 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Why don't they do a tri-series for the ODIs any more?

What do you think will happen in South Africa? Will Australia be able to dominate like they have on home soil?
The last year have been big on the home side winning but will Kallis not being in the side make a difference?

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#1030028 - Wed Jan 15 2014 03:47 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago
Why don't they do a tri-series for the ODIs any more?

What do you think will happen in South Africa? Will Australia be able to dominate like they have on home soil?
The last year have been big on the home side winning but will Kallis not being in the side make a difference?


They raised an interesting point in the paper today. Kallis was expected to retire after the series against Australia, not before. It's left the SA selectors in a bit of a quandary, because the aren't sure what type of player to replace him with. Should they bring in a specialist batsman, should they bring in a specialist wicketkeeper, or should they bring in another paceman? They already have a specialist batsman at 7, so maybe a wicketkeeper could come in and allow de Villiers to play as a bat only. Trouble is, de Villiers WANTS to keep. And a specialist paceman would upset the balance of the side, as you would then have the tail starting at 7.
There is also the factors for SA that Steyn has a broken rib, and de Villiers has a hand injury, but both are expected to be fit for the series.

They dumped the Tri-series concept a few years ago when they decided that no-one was watching ODIs anymore. The games featuring Australia were well-patronised, but the games featuring the two touring teams were ratings disasters for Channel 9. I think they will come back, because ODIs haved proved to be more popular than the "experts" thought they were.
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#1030217 - Wed Jan 15 2014 11:44 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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They dumped the Tri-series concept a few years ago when they decided that no-one was watching ODIs anymore. The games featuring Australia were well-patronised, but the games featuring the two touring teams were ratings disasters for Channel 9. I think they will come back, because ODIs haved proved to be more popular than the "experts" thought they were.


Now with the extra free to air channels it might solve that problem .. whack the visiting team games on gem or go?

Has anyone been watching the Big Bash? I reckon that channel ten haven't done such a bad job of the coverage. I am slowly coming around to Twenty20 - I don't necessarily think it's great for a player's tactical game but it does have its place.

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#1030231 - Thu Jan 16 2014 01:44 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Channel 10 has done a good job with The Big Bash i love hearing Ricky Pointing,Mark Waugh & Adam Gilchrist along with Viv Richards doing the commentary

The only thing wrong with The Big Bash is the Million Dollar Six Catch with the celebrity in the ring in the crowd

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#1030238 - Thu Jan 16 2014 03:36 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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The Big Bash has been great this season. But it really annoys me that a couple of guys who've played over 250 Tests between them don't even know some of the basics of the game. a left-arm finger-spinner is NOT an off-spinner, and a left-arm wrist-spinner (or chinaman bowler ala Brad Hogg) is NOT a leg-spinner!
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