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    Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

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    The Ashes Test 2009 England V Australia is due to start again
    I am a big fan of test cricket and will be glued to my TV or ABC radio while the test games are on
    Of course drinking a nice cup of coffee while watching the Cricket is a good way to combine 2 of my favourite things *;D

    Who else is a Cricket fan *

    But I will start this thread on a funny note with some funny Cricket Moments on YouTube *

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ew_nITQWY

    And this is the best ball bowled of the 21st century (so far)
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    Ill be watching it as long as it isnt a whitewash either way. It would be good to see a very competitive series that is decided on the 5th test.

    All I can say about the first one is ...Colin Miller!!!! :-?

    It wasnt hard to guess who would be the bowler in the second link but who was the batsman?

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    Yep. Reasonably newly-converted cricket tragic over here :D

    The 2005 Ashes series was what got me hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33392C3B3B342026550 link=1246755341/1#1 date=1246762967
    It wasnt hard to guess who would be the bowler in the second link but who was the batsman?
    That (I think) was Andrew Strauss - 2nd Test 2005 ;). Warne took 10 wkts for the match, however England won by 2 runs!! :(

    My wife and I are both looking forward to the Ashes. (A real worry with our lack of spinning talent, but. Bring back Warney.)

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    Im a converted cricket head! Got alot of girlfriends who shake their heads :-[ Totally excited about the test! The warm up game has been fairly interesting, good to see Brett Lee is in form 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2C2735202B27312C2D20420 link=1246755341/4#4 date=1246779637
    Im a converted cricket head! Got alot of girlfriends who shake their heads :-[ Totally excited about the test! The warm up game has been fairly interesting, good to see Brett Lee is in form 8-)
    You just wanted to boast thT youve had a lot of girlfriends ;D

    Likewise, looking forward to a great series. Lee was bowling beautifully the other night, its funny what a few digs will do to a players ego.

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Here come the Ashes

    SBS begins its coverage of the 2009 Ashes Test Series and One Day International series tomorrow, live from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, at 7.30pm (AEST).

    Test spin-bowler, Stuart MacGill leads the presentation, joined by Greg Matthews and Damien Martyn. Fast bowler Rodney Hogg will be on the ground in the UK, reporting pitch-side.

    SBS’s free-to-air Ashes coverage also includes morning updates at 7am after each match day and daily highlights at 5pm for the first two tests and 5.30pm for the remaining three tests.

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    Looks like Lee is out for the first test at least. If he was looking to the Ashes to revive his career, we might see him retiring in the very near future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 754B4C477D4D447D564A477D6047434C220 link=1246755341/7#7 date=1246951541
    we might see him retiring in the very near future...
    If he makes it for the 2nd - 5th tests and blitzes them, I would agree giving him the chance to go out on a high note. Then again, hes just coming back from a flat spot in his career and keen to demonstrate he is far from a finished force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C362334343B2F295A0 link=1246755341/8#8 date=1246953784
    If he makes it for the 2nd - 5th tests and blitzes them, I would agree giving him the chance to go out on a high note. Then again, hes just coming back from a flat spot in his career and keen to demonstrate he is far from a finished force
    I hope he heals quickly & we see him back quickly! It would be a shame if all his training went to waste :(

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    England v Australia, 1st Test, Cardiff, 2nd day

    Katich and Ponting take control with tons

    Thats our boys :D

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    Impressive, good to see Ponting in form!

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Current state of play @ end of day 3

    Australia continued to tighten their grip on the first Ashes Test against England in Cardiff, ending day three on 479-5 to hold a 44-run lead

    Rain delay for 2 hours
    Persistent rain resulted in a two-hour delay in the evening.

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    Well done boys! Thanks KK, for the update 8-)

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    All I can say is The Ashes+starting work at 5:30am = Brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6D71716E75140 link=1246755341/14#14 date=1247269531
    All I can say is The Ashes+starting work at 5:30am = Brutal.
    Try being up all day, starting work at 10pm, finish at 6am, get home, take phone calls, then go and catch up with a fellow snobber for an hour and a half or so...then have a mate over fer a coffee at 1pm. ;D Now THATS murder.

    Either that or a perfect eye fillet steak...thats murder, beautiful, delicious murder. 8-)

    Ponting was looking impregnable, awesome form. Clarke as well, was a very good ball that got him. Hussey is not looking so strong...flashed at one that was never there, reckon hes probably got one more Test to keep his spot. Theres plenty of good bats making runs with the counties.

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    Yeeza, lucky there is coffee to help with those late Ashes nights and early work mornings.

    LOVE the cricket, almost as I LOVE coffee. Infact even as we speak/write its on and I have a warm brew in my hand... perfect combo!! ;D ;D

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    As it happened "LIVE" from Cardiff
    Congratulations Marcus North on achieving a
    Maiden Test Century (100)

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C4C4C424E47474444210 link=1246755341/16#16 date=1247310323
    Yeeza, lucky there is coffee to help with those late Ashes nights and early work mornings.

    Ha, yeah thats how I justify doing it to my body.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C4C4C424E47474444210 link=1246755341/16#16 date=1247310323
    LOVE the cricket, almost as I LOVE coffee.
    Yeah, I can happily sit and watch 5 days of test match cricket. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 183C353536360C183C203E3C530 link=1246755341/17#17 date=1247313560
    As it happened "LIVE" from Cardiff
    Congratulations Marcus North on achieving a
    Maiden Test Century (100)

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    Isnt it his maiden Ashes century? Thought he already had a test century he made on debut in Sth Africa?

    Tell you what, hope the English can find some enthusiasm soon ... zzz ...

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 5943554040340 link=1246755341/19#19 date=1247315529
    Isnt it his maiden Ashes century? Thought he already had a test century he made on debut in Sth Africa?
    Yes you are right Marcus North scored 117 runs in his Maiden first Test innings, in South Africa
    And the first Australian to do so against South Africa (maiden century)
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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    4 aussies to get tonnes in one innings = goodbye poms.

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    Theyll probably play out a draw. Especially if the rains come.

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    Was *going to say to YeeZa that his was a big call if you know anything about the weather in Wales (July average 89mm, and rain in 14 days out of 31)

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    Yes congratulations to Brad Haddin on getting an Ashes test century with 121 runs

    Current score and state of play
    Snip: from an article

    England face a test of nerve on the final day of the Ashes opener in Cardiff after slumping to 20-2 in their second innings, still 219 behind, when rain brought a premature close to the fourth day.

    Marcus North and Brad Haddin plundered centuries as Australia declared their first innings at 674-6 in mid-afternoon - their highest total in an Ashes encounter for 75 years.

    And Australias new ball attack of Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus both struck early to put England in deep trouble at tea.

    Johnson removed Alastair Cook (6) lbw in the fifth over of the innings, the tall left-hander trapped in front of middle stump attempting to work a straight ball to square-leg.

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    *Now* I agree with you YeeZa 71-5 ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2E2B2C2C23272C420 link=1246755341/25#25 date=1247398182
    *Now* I agree with you YeeZa71-5
    ;D I just revisted this thread to post a "I told you so", then saw your last post haha

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    It may will be a draw, if the poms do a rain dance :-[

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    England cling on in Cardiff
    Australia unable to dislodge last-wicket pair in final hour

    Result a draw
    Snip: from an article

    James Anderson and Monty Panesar held off Australias bowlers to save England from defeat in a dramatic opening Test in the Ashes series.

    The last-wicket pair were unlikely batting heroes as they stood firm for 69 deliveries in the final hour of day five to see their side through to 252-9 at stumps.

    Paul Collingwood had held Englands second innings together with a determined 74 that saw him occupy the crease for almost six hours.

    However, when he was dismissed by Peter Siddle, caught at the second attempt by Michael Hussey in the gully, Australia looked odds-on for victory.

    England, though, were able to rely on numbers 10 and 11 to see them through to safety, meaning the two sides are still deadlocked ahead of the start of the second Test at Lords on Thursday

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 70545D5D5E5E6470544856543B0 link=1246755341/28#28 date=1247438648
    meaning the two sides are still deadlocked
    Odd term to use considering this is the First test. *:-?

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 202A3F2828273335460 link=1246755341/29#29 date=1247439206
    Quote Originally Posted by 70545D5D5E5E6470544856543B0 link=1246755341/28#28 date=1247438648
    meaning the two sides are still deadlocked
    Odd term to use considering this is the First test. *:-?
    It is a snip from a Sky News article
    But it could be a carry over from the last Ashes ??
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    In the last Ashes series (2006 -7), England was soundly flogged by the Aussies 5-0 so if it was a carry over, they couldnt STILL be deadlocked let alone be deadlocked at all.

    Anyway, semantics! The English were saved by the weather - and by their tail.

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    Not happy >:( >:( >:(

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    I was listening to the radio and some comments on the game were that the English just batted to a draw and it was not cricket
    I say they did what they had to do and got away with it
    Lets hope with our great performance the English dont get away with a mediocre performance again

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    I love the time wasting by the poms. Bring the 12th man out two overs in a row and the physio too, just to give James Anderson a pat on the back...Benny Hinn of physiotherapy (better than the magic spray which was also used in the same innings...) Halleluja!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 645A5D566C5C556C475B566C7156525D330 link=1246755341/34#34 date=1247483972
    I love the time wasting by the poms.
    Yeah, there were complaints made. I dont know why they dont call time out during these occasions. Given the no. of overs that were lost and the sun not setting until 9:30 or so, why dont they just bowl extra overs on the last day. Make it a rule or something. Theyve got lights anyway.

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    dunno that that was the case if you read pommie sport websites :D but like the aussies to sledge the poms when you dont get a win :D

    /me runs

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    I reckon that the main reason that Test cricket is losing popularity is because you can play 5 days and not get a result. This is even after the Tests were extended to s fifth day.

    20/20 is very popular for a multitude of reasons: Wicket taking, shot making, 2 hrs for a match, and a draw is highly unlikely.

    Maybe Test cricket should introduce some sort of "sudden death" format to force a result.


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    The problem with any form of the game is how much one understands about the game

    Its a miracle that other variations have been invented for cricket and all popular

    I like all 3 versions of cricket but I will go back to my first point
    Most people have not seen an actual cricket pitch and a good majority of followers have only seen it on the box (TV)

    I have played cricket in my youth and I can inform people that a cricket pitch looks like c**p its like a war zone - pitted - cracked - scuffed.
    Much damage is done during the course of the passing days

    The draw after 5 days is a testament of staying power against - the opposition, the elements, the body fatigue,
    To get a draw in the face of defeat, is to be interpreted as a chance to fight another day

    Test Cricket matches are not only about results but how the game is played by the 2 sides.

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    I also like all 3 forms of the game. Im warming to 20/20 as it evolves from just being a "kncok the ball out of the ground" game. The IPL looks very competitive.

    Test cricket is best viewed on the last day of a close match when the result could go either way. The 2 tied tests were among the most entertaining in history.

    One-day has also offered some highly entertaining matches as it requires a very high level of strategy not just based on field placing.

    My first forays into cricket was on an asphalt pitch (ie playground) or a concrete one with a mat overlay if we played another school. My two cricket highlights were once making into double figures and inexpilcably bowling the school champ on one of the few deliveries that wasnt ridiculously wide.


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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Ok Boys & Girls

    Second Ashes test at Lords is under way

    Apparently Australia have not lost a test match at Lords since the 30s

    Good luck Australia

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    Results on the first days play 2nd Ashes Test - Lords
    I was getting worried at the start as England were over 150 runs without a lost wicket

    But I woke up to slightly better news England 6 for 364

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    I am a bit shocked @ the latest 2nd Ashes Test results
    Here are the latest scores stumps day 2

    Australia 8 / 156 :( :-/ :-X

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    Oh dear :o

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    :( :( :(

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    Hauritz & Siddle at the crease, 190/8. Will the Aussies be made to follow on or will we make it? :-X Need 36 more runs...........

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    I wont mention the Rugby :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 382F2E3025242F7B787B4A0 link=1246755341/46#46 date=1247914707
    I wont mention the Rugby *:) :)

    Whats that ???

    Oh...

    Tough-guy Eddie Szymala was in the wars again. And after the beefy but intellectually-challenged Barrow forward broke his jaw in a match against Oldham, coach Frank Foster was quick to pay tribute to the wounded hero.

    ‘’Eddie doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear,’’ Foster told the assembled press.

    ‘’Mind you, there are a million other words he doesn’t know the meaning of, either.’’

    Thats Rugby

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    Im ready to hit Bumble in the head ;D

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    Re: Cricket Test: The Ashes 2009

    Current scores update
    Australia 1st innings all out for 215

    At stumps 2nd innings England are 6/311 & 425

    England lead by 521

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