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 Post subject: The Ashes
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:16 am 
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I stayed up far too late to see if England could somehow salvage a draw or if Australia would regain the Ashes. Another whitewash seems likely at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: The Ashes
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Unless England start batting and bowling a lot better then it may well be a whitewash.

Their best chance in the last test was due to water getting under the covers overnight!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:38 pm 
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That faint vibration you can feel in the northern hemisphere is the distant echos of England being ground into the dust, 4/542 on the fourth day of the fifth and final test, English “fast”bowlers ambling in with the ground tempreture 41 degrees, century batsman at either end, firts innings lead 190, series lost well before Christmas, but the angony is prolonged well into the new year...


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Wasn't there a version of Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' written for a previous, even more disastrous Ashes series ?

"The Ashes, my friend, are blowin' in the wind, the Ashes are blowin' in the wind..."

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Will England make it to lunch on the fifth day?

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Perhaps; it does depend on Root and how long he can stick around with a bad finger. The England tail has wagged, but the main duty goes to Root and Bairstow.


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Another waste of a year’s budget...

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There might be an issue with the weather.

There was a brief thunderstorm at about 5.20 am with rain forecast for later.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Something very unusual has happened in this series. Currently the leading wicket takers are,

Starc 22
Hazlewood 20
Cummins 20
Lyon 20

With six wickets still to fall. Whats unusual is having such an even spread of wicket takers, against this attack there is virtually nowhere for a batsman to hide, no easy change bowler to wait for and relieve the pressure. Whats more, there has never been an Australian series where the four main bowlers have taken all the wickets. With six wickets left to fall, its still posisble that Marsh or Smith take one to spoil the stat, but for the meantime its highly unusual.

Next highest wicket taker is Anderson on 17.


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