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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 7, 2015, 11:14 pm

Considering we were 9/47 yesterday :lol:

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 7, 2015, 11:26 pm

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 7, 2015, 11:32 pm

How the **** were we so bad in the first innings

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Manchild » August 7, 2015, 11:58 pm

To be fair Broad bowled very well and England fielded just as good.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Begbie » August 8, 2015, 12:05 am

Manchild wrote:To be fair Broad bowled very well and England fielded just as good.
Can't stand the bloke but had the perfect actions with the pitch and conditions.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Begbie » August 8, 2015, 12:11 am

How do we get all out for 60, no luck, Everything caught for the match by great fielding; to none for 100, All other the luck in the world and poms fielding like busted asses all in the time span of two days? What a strange match.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by rolhai » August 8, 2015, 1:06 am

Begbie wrote:How do we get all out for 60, no luck, Everything caught for the match by great fielding; to none for 100, All other the luck in the world and poms fielding like busted asses all in the time span of two days? What a strange match.
Don't worry it's back to normal proceedings now, 4 wickets fall in the space of 27 balls. SMarsh looks to just hang his bat out where it doesn't belong to give the slips catching practice.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 8, 2015, 1:50 am

Clarke a shot duck

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 8, 2015, 3:05 am

If Voges scores 300 odd we are still in this

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by rolhai » August 8, 2015, 7:51 am

Whoop whoop! We made it to day three
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 8, 2015, 9:05 am

Who remembers the days when Clarke could smash a double ton with a door snake.

Good times.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 8, 2015, 9:22 am

green94 wrote:Who remembers the days when Clarke could smash a double ton with a door snake.

Good times.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 8, 2015, 9:59 am

bonehead wrote:
green94 wrote:Who remembers the days when Clarke could smash a double ton with a door snake.

Good times.
Form is temporary
So what are you implying bone ?
Everything will be ok when Clarke is back on on hard,fast, bouncey pitches in Australia this summer smashing the WestIndies to all parts ?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by kiwi raider » August 8, 2015, 11:05 am

How long was left in the day before they went off for bad light? You would have to admit it would have been piss funny if they had lost within two days

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 8, 2015, 11:14 am

If it wasn't for ticket sales, broadcasting, sponsors etc I'd be putting them on a plane and bringing them home. They won't last the morning session on day 3.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Raidersrawesome » August 8, 2015, 6:53 pm

BREAKING: Michael Clarke set to retire after the Ashes. Exclusive via @BenHorne8 on @telegraph_sport
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 8, 2015, 7:13 pm

Wise move.. He could of lingered like Ponting did

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gangrenous » August 8, 2015, 7:44 pm

Yeah, Ponting left like 2 years too late.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » August 8, 2015, 7:58 pm

So were likely to see 5/6 batting changes for the next test series. Great.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 8, 2015, 8:10 pm

Burns and khawaja have been doing well in the a series in India

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Schifty » August 8, 2015, 8:50 pm

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#Ashes series
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Toviii » August 8, 2015, 11:58 pm

Is the cricket on? Can't find it on any of the channels?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Manchild » August 9, 2015, 2:31 am

Toviii wrote:Is the cricket on? Can't find it on any of the channels?
C'Mon the Wallabies.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Raidersrawesome » August 12, 2015, 9:54 am

Tim Gavel ‏@TimGavel 1h1 hour ago
Australian keeper Brad Haddin is returning home from the Ashes tour before the 5th test as he deals with family issues.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » August 12, 2015, 11:53 am

Lenny Leonard wrote:Burns and khawaja have been doing well in the a series in India
Only in limited overs stuff though. They didn't score many in the 4 day stuff.

Bancroft did though, he'll be short odds to be Warner's next partner.

Burns and Khawaja will almost definitely come into the test squad for Bangladesh too, but more likely as middle order bats I reckon.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by VictorTheViking » August 12, 2015, 12:28 pm

Burns never should have been dropped

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 12, 2015, 2:25 pm

I suspect we are about to see Australia go through another period of bollocks performances like they did a few years ago (prior to the 2013 Ashes series, where they started to turn for the better). A lot of players who might have talent but aren't test hardened, and what's more cannot play on abrasive pitches (I am betting on a 4-0 thrashing in India again to accompany the main course of an ass whipping in England)

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 12, 2015, 3:35 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if we turn around and spank England next time they're here

We weren't great in the 2013 England tour then came back home and wiped the floor with them

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 12, 2015, 4:56 pm

green94 wrote:
bonehead wrote:
green94 wrote:Who remembers the days when Clarke could smash a double ton with a door snake.

Good times.
Form is temporary
So what are you implying bone ?
Everything will be ok when Clarke is back on on hard,fast, bouncey pitches in Australia this summer smashing the WestIndies to all parts ?
No i wasn't

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 12, 2015, 5:03 pm

Hard to make a case for Clarke in top 6 of the past 20 years
Hayden
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Ponting
M Waugh
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 12, 2015, 10:43 pm

I ain't no Clarke fan but he averaged more than Taylor and Mark Waugh I am pretty sure. That said other than Taylor I'd have little argument over that order - we really miss someone with S Waugh's grit nowadays.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 13, 2015, 8:13 am

bonehead wrote:Hard to make a case for Clarke in top 6 of the past 20 years
Hayden
Taylor
Ponting
M Waugh
S Waugh
Hussey
That's a great 6 but how close were you to adding Stuart Law ?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 14, 2015, 12:39 pm

Azza wrote:I ain't no Clarke fan but he averaged more than Taylor and Mark Waugh I am pretty sure. That said other than Taylor I'd have little argument over that order - we really miss someone with S Waugh's grit nowadays.
Taylor opening with an average no worse than Clarke and, from memory, no tests against Bangladesh or Zimbabwe.
Taylor made 890 runs at 80odd in england in 1989, 334* in Pakistan. His poor patches of form were probably on home decks.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 14, 2015, 1:13 pm

It's pretty hard to compare an opener and someone who batted 4/5

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 14, 2015, 2:24 pm

That was kinda my point Tim.

I'd be interested in his stats home and away vs mark waugh.
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