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The Ashes
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:05:10 AM »
This is the big English TV for the next few months. Is anyone following it?

This is the England v Australia cricket series which consists of 5 test matches in Blighty. The winning trophy is a replica of a small urn that historically contained ashes from the first ever series around 130 years ago, hence the name.
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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 08:32:17 AM »
Lunch on day 2 of the first test. Aussies 229 for 9, a lead of 14, after they were 117 for 9.

Got to get this last Aussie wicket pretty sharpish.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 09:41:57 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 09:47:19 AM »
Nobody understands you.  ;)

I suspected that would be the case  ;D

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 09:52:12 AM »
Lunch on day 2 of the first test. Aussies 229 for 9, a lead of 14, after they were 117 for 9.

Got to get this last Aussie wicket pretty sharpish.

112 runs on one wicket?

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »
Lunch on day 2 of the first test. Aussies 229 for 9, a lead of 14, after they were 117 for 9.

Got to get this last Aussie wicket pretty sharpish.

112 runs on one wicket?

Yep. The LAST wicket too, which should be easy to get. Aussies finally out for 280 - their number 11 batsman was out for 98 on debut.


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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 10:15:40 AM »
THis is cricket right? I never really got into the sport but have always had an interest in it, in high school we did a few classes on playing the game. It isn't televised anywhere in Canada is it? Sportsnet maybe?

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 10:25:41 AM »
Lunch on day 2 of the first test. Aussies 229 for 9, a lead of 14, after they were 117 for 9.

Got to get this last Aussie wicket pretty sharpish.

112 runs on one wicket?

Yep. The LAST wicket too, which should be easy to get. Aussies finally out for 280 - their number 11 batsman was out for 98 on debut.

That's quite impressive brings the lead to 65?

How do England's batsmen compare to Australia?

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 10:35:46 AM »
THis is cricket right? I never really got into the sport but have always had an interest in it, in high school we did a few classes on playing the game. It isn't televised anywhere in Canada is it? Sportsnet maybe?

Yep, it's the holy grail of cricket. We have an immense rivalry between our two countries.
Not sure to be honest. I'm watching it on Sky Sports in England and I'm sure there would be an international feed.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 10:37:48 AM »
I've seen it on Sportsnet previously as well as the Score I believe. I'm sure Sportsnet International or World or whatever it's called would carry it.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 10:39:36 AM »
Lunch on day 2 of the first test. Aussies 229 for 9, a lead of 14, after they were 117 for 9.

Got to get this last Aussie wicket pretty sharpish.

112 runs on one wicket?

Yep. The LAST wicket too, which should be easy to get. Aussies finally out for 280 - their number 11 batsman was out for 98 on debut.

That's quite impressive brings the lead to 65?

How do England's batsmen compare to Australia?

We have the better batsmen on paper - but as the saying goes, cricket is played on grass not paper ;) plus our bowlers are better than theirs too. But you never know.

It's nice to say all of the above. For years the Aussies used to wallop us and we'd have to endure taunts from former players and resident Aussies. Usually the series weren't even close. But we won the last two series to regain the ashes, including beating them down under.

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 10:42:17 AM »
And while typing the above we've lost two of our 11 wickets just before the tea break. So we are still 54 runs behind with two down.

The only saving grace is that the pitch will deteriorate as the match goes on and the Aussies will have to bat last on it.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 02:11:32 PM »
80 for 2 at close of play. An overall England lead of 15.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 04:35:29 AM »
Close of day 3 yesterday...England 326 for 6 at the close, leading by 261.

Should be just about enough runs on the board already but it is going to be extremely hot today (day 4) so we will want to keep the Aussie bowlers toiling in the field as long as possible. Ideally take the lead up to 350 then probably declare halfway through the afternoon session assuming we are not all out before.

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Re: The Ashes
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2013, 10:32:03 AM »
First test result - England beat Australia by 14 runs shortly after lunch.

Once again the last wicket Aussie pair nearly came through for them with a partnership of over 80 runs that brought them so close to victory. Next test starts on Thursday at Lord's, the home of cricket.