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  • Junkyard
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    They wont win a single match and wont get a draw without the weather
    Occasionally England may need to bat twice

    Never ever been able to say that have we

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Checked the TV, had to find a digi box to get the live coverage, dinner on beer open. Come On England if all goes well sport will be uninvented down here by the end of August.

    Seems to be low down the news already

    Ro5ey
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    I wholely agree with Junky

    I’ve “Never ever been able to say that have we” I

    Oh crap. I agree with Junky.

    It feels so dirty. 🙁

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    and the sound of Aggers on TMS kicks it all off

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    and hand in Bat for England

    DenDennis
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    Oh BEHAVE.
    This is Australia and this is the ASHES.

    They ALWAYS raise their game. This will not be easy.

    OH, hang on are you lot trying to jinx it?

    Morning everybody, morning Richie. its a slightly overcast day at trent bridge here, the sun is beginning to come through the cloud cover…. etc

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    don’t count your chickens. Gatting 86/87….. can’t bat, can’t bowl, can’t field.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    So the biggest question, Aussie TV with commentary or with the sound off and TMS over the top?

    Warner not in is the other bit of news, wonder when he is going to get some game time to prepare?

    Junkyard
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    rats, buses, pigeons, cakes and it is officially summer

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Not as bad as Steve Harmisons first ball in Oz

    psychle
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    Morning from Downunder 😀

    Ah, Psychle! How the devil are you, old chap?

    Care to discuss the rugby?

    Hello? Hello? Anyone there?

    😉

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    as requested int other one

    Name changed for whole summer

    psychle
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    You lot did us a favor in the end, now we have a decent coach who will take us to the next World Cup final 😉

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    psychle wrote:

    You lot did us a favor in the end, now we have a decent coach who will take us to the next World Cup final

    Picked for the colour of his passport I hear

    and a couple of 4’s and TMS on fine form

    psychle
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    Light meter out already??

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    DId I just hear that right? Overcast, bit dull, light meter out?

    Its a scorcher here today and Im only the other side of the midlands from Trent Bridge 😯

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    hmm disaster has struck
    The missus has vetoed the live coverage on the TV, is it streaming in Oz?

    The locals are already complaining that the coverage (sky) has the score the wrong way round and speeds in mph.

    And Cook WHY????

    psychle
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    Got him! That’s the one we wanted early! 😀

    psychle
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    Do you have Foxtel Mike?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    psychle wrote:

    Do you have Foxtel Mike?

    Nope was enjoying the free terrestrial tv until offspring came on

    psychle
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    Ah, well, you can’t use the Foxtel app on your pc/tablet/phone then…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    and Warner is off to SA to play some games

    psychle
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    Genius change from Clarke! 😀

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Well I got the tv back in time to see root rooted in the words of the missus.

    Down before lunch is a good start for a team who can’t bat bowl or catch..

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    BBC are reporting Haddin dropped pietersen……

    yossarian
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    98-2 @ lunch on a pitch thats looking good for the quicks and later for the spinners?

    I’ll take that.

    psychle
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    Yeah, I’d give that session to Engerland, just… If Haddin had gloved that chance off Pietersen then it would’ve been Australia’s… He did well to get to it but just dipped at the last moment 🙁

    Trott will be loving this. Get in, get settled, accumulate.

    KP? Well, who knows. We’ll see glorious or daft and nothing in between, I’d wager!

    psychle
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    Nothing it is Captain 🙂 KP looked nervous and out of sorts, never looked to be likely to stick around… Now to just winkle the other Saffa out 😉

    yossarian
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    its boom boom or bam bam with KP isn’t it. Never mind, we have the run machine that is Ian Bell coming in now.

    uwe-r
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    Not so good a position here. I always go with a minimum of 50 runs per wicket for a useful score in a test match. 100 per wicket is happy days.

    We were looking ok at lunch being just off my benchmark rate above – back under now!

    psychle
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    You bewdy!! 😀

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    uwe-r. Not a bad rule of thumb, but 500 an innings is wishful. Duncan Fletcher set a target of 400 for the 2005 series as being their target first innings score, which more often than not meant someone getting a ton, he reckoned if you got 400 then you’d generally be in a strong position.

    Cricket’s not just about centurions, it’s about partnerships – hopefully trotty can just bat and bat and let bell and Bairstow and Prior form partnerships along the way. If these 3 can average 60 or so per partnership, that’ll put us close to 300 which is a solid base.

    [edit – Arse!]

    psychle
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    If someone drew a caricature of Siddle they’d do well to draw him like a Great White Shark, his big teeth and the way he screws his face up really make him look like one I reckon

    yossarian
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    anything over 300 will be good enough. Lets not forget that England’s real prowess is bowling.

    uwe-r
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    My 50 a wicket is the base level for the top order, i.e. first 4 batsman to post 200+, you then would expect things to tail off but with a half decent final score for the innings. We are 130 for 4 as I type which is poop but as ever a decent partnership could transform the look of the scoreboard.

    psychle
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    Well I’m off to bed chaps,enjoy the days play, here’s hoping I awaken to god news 😀

    johndoh
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    We’re doing well aren’t we?

    (Sarcastic Englishman)

    uwe-r
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    I blame this thread. Can I suggest we start a whole new positive vibes thread tomorrow AM. Jimmy to take 5 wickets before lunch tomorrow.

    johndoh
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    Ohh twattity

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    Jimmy to take 5 wickets this evening before lunch tomorrow.

    Changed to more accurate hopefulness.

    wrecker
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    I don’t really know cricketz. Is that what they call a “collapse”?

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    I don’t really know cricketz. Is that what they call a “collapse”?

    Nope, “normal”.

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