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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 7:14
The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Lets just have one big thread for the test match. If a wicket is taken, celebrate on here, if a bowler is doing badly and you want a say, say it on here !! If ANYTHING happens that you want to mention, mention it on here !

COME ON ENGLAND !!!

Timboi Posted on 4/8 7:21
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Australia will win, although it will be empty because some crusty old buggers won't loosen their death-like grip on the burnt stumps.

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 7:22
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Good idea Esky...lets just hope that there will be some good news to post on it.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 7:27
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Aye heres to hoping

Saves cramming up the board every time a wicket is taken or updates with scores etc

We need to win the toss today, if Aussies win they will choose to bowl and the way the pitch is McGrath, Lee and Warne could bowl us out for a very low total

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 7:35
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Of course it is also a great way to a 100 poster..doffs cap and points bat at Capy in the pavillion.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 7:37
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O well i never thought of that. . .

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 9:41
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If this is true aboue McGrath thats greaaaaaaaaaaaat

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 9:43
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OH no !!!!

Now Giles !!!!!!!













































He's fit !!

BoroTommo Posted on 4/8 9:43
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Oh, you've done it already.

See linky

Link: YEEESSSS

Buddy Posted on 4/8 9:44
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I'd prefer us to beat them with McGrath, if you see what I mean.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 9:44
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A bowlers paradise is what they called it !!

Sure McGrath is in paradise, laying on his hammock..... oh wait, its a stretcher !!

Capybara Posted on 4/8 10:02
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So would I. But I'm not complaining.

Oh, and it was a bail that was burnt, not a stump. And it was never awarded as a trophy so why should it now?

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:05
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Big blow for Aussies . . . good news, hope he hasnt broken his ankle tho

mickbrown Posted on 4/8 10:08
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Lost the toss again, we're batting.

Does Vaughan have a double headed coin and keeps calling tails by mistake?

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:08
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As i said earlier, big toss and we have lost it again

Kilburn Posted on 4/8 10:15
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Good. I would've batted anyway, particularly now that they have lost McGrath.

"When you win the toss - bat. If you are in doubt, think about it, then bat. If you have very big doubts, consult a colleague - then bat." - WG Grace

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:19
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Our fielding needs to improve. We dropped 7 catches in the first one, 7 too many

BoroTommo Posted on 4/8 10:21
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I've never heard that before Kilburn - brilliant

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:27
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Here we go !!!

Brett Lee to start

Capybara Posted on 4/8 10:29
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But WG Grace also said, on being bowled first ball, 'Sir, they came to see me bat, not you bowl,' and refused to leave the crease. Cheating old get.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:33
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Get in, we have a run !!!

BoroTommo Posted on 4/8 10:33
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Shackerooni Posted on 4/8 10:34
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I'd be interested to see how the wicket fares over the course of today. While the injury of McGrath is obviously a boost for England, I'm not sure if today will be the best day for batting or if the seamers will have a field day.

I think the bounce will be much more uneven by Saturday, so the team that bats first could, and I repeat could, have an advantage.

That said, we'll probably get bowled out for under 200 again.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:35
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Shack, thats why it was important to win the toss. The pitch is ideal for bowling on, we are going to have to work very hard to get runs against this lot today. If we can bat out the day with the loss of 5 or less wickets i will be pleased

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:38
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Cracking shot !!

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:41
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A couple of beauts from Trescothick there !!

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:44
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Dropped !!! Warne drops Strauss !

Shackerooni Posted on 4/8 10:51
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Thing is though Esky, once the early liveliness leaves the pitch, we might have a flattish track for the first day and half before we start to get uneven bounce.

I think if McGrath had been around to exploit the wicket this morning, we'd have been in a bit of bother, but I'm not sure now.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 4/8 10:53
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Shack are you watching it? they are playing this pitch very well indeed !

Shackerooni Posted on 4/8 10:56
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Not watching it I'm afraid, stuck at work reading the updates on the Guardian and BBC websites. If we let the remaining seamers get amongst us today, then any advantage from the loss of McGrath is lost, we've got to fend them off and take the edge off their attack in the first 10-20 overs.

Warne may come into play in the second innings, but for now we've got to try to stay in. Our bowling attack, spinners excluded, suddenly looks better than theirs.

Capybara Posted on 4/8 11:02
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England would have batted first anyway, they just said on the wireless.

dicky200006 Posted on 4/8 11:07
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The groundsman there will be some uneven bounce when it gets hotter so if we can get a decent first inning score we have a great chance

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 11:07
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Have watched the first half hour and the wicket is as flat as a ducks instep there is no bounce or lift and no swing. The general feeling among the pundits is that Ponting has made a mistake putting us in, Boycott reckons we have a great chance to get Lords out of the system. Benaud reckons that Ponting had no idea how the wicket would play and put us in hoping for a couple of quick wickets and thus putting some pressure on.

Bushead Posted on 4/8 11:13
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it is a flat slow wicket - easy a 500 runs plus 1st innings pitch - esp without mcgrath !

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 11:14
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No such thing as an easy 500 runs against Australia lets get to 100 first....44-0 9 overs.

Bushead Posted on 4/8 11:18
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Warne is only serious threat now that Mcrath is out ! Pointing has had a shocker putting us in defo.

Its got less pace than a Darlington RA wicket !

moneypenny Posted on 4/8 11:21
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McGrath stood on a cricket ball, twisted his ankle. love it. laughed my ass off when I heard.

Strauss brings up 50 for England 12 overs

BoroTommo Posted on 4/8 11:31
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Tresco caught off a no ball HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sparkins Posted on 4/8 11:49
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God I love the Radio commentary - Blowers just spent almost 3 minutes describing Kasprowich's run up as similar to a large cart horse 'One can really visualise a large stallion in a dressage competition). Superb.

post_edit Posted on 4/8 11:50
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big 6...gerrup there!

CzechBoro Posted on 4/8 11:55
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Going after Warne. Gone for 21 off his first 3 overs

Capybara Posted on 4/8 11:59
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Bowlers like Warne don't mind being hit around. Means they are more likely to take a wicket.

It's a bit early for 'HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA' as well, isn't it?

CzechBoro Posted on 4/8 12:03
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Well. The encouraging thing is that they are scoring off Warne not getting bogged down so far.

That said he has just bowled a maiden

littlejimmy Posted on 4/8 12:10
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And the hundred is up. 103-0.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 12:21
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Looks like another great first morning to an Ashes Test for England !

billyboro Posted on 4/8 12:23
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Strauss out just before lunch.

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 12:29
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Lunch 132-1 Tresco 77 no Strauss 48 Vaughan 1 no...Tresco hits 18 off the last over off Lee.

Matelot Posted on 4/8 12:37
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Trescothick has played very well indeed.
we have a great chance here, the pitch is flat as a fart and we have freddy and kp to bat as well!!!!
not to mention macgrath will miss this and the next game at least.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 12:59
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Me and my big mouth !!

Sorry Strauss - but , mate 5 minutes before lunch ? Keep padding up to Warney !

Geraint Jones is the same - always out just before a break, playing a really ambitious shot!

Kilburn Posted on 4/8 13:05
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It's still a great start. New ball seen off with only one wicket down, 132 runs in the morning session.

Can't complain at that.

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 13:10
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Trescothick and Strauss have virtually left everything that was wide outside the off stump even 2/3 balls that stood up and could have been put away for four so it is obviously a policy that we are adopting.....McGrath has torn the lateral ligament in his ankle and will certainly be out of the 3rd test and perhaps the series...as someone who once severed the same ligament I can tell you it bloody hurts.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 13:13
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I agree Blogs! It's just brought a tear to my eye I can tell you!!!

sparkins Posted on 4/8 13:14
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I read yesterday that Ponting had come out and said already that he would stick England in if he won the toss. I thought at the time it was a strange thing to say, but put it down to the Aussies' mind games.

It is an old adage about captaincy that if you win the toss, you look at the pitch, think about putting the opponents and then bat. i just got the feeling that Ponting was sending out the message that he had no doubts his side could bowl England out cheaply twice and he didn't need to worry about batting first to win the game.

Very interesting as the Aussies have really ratcheted up the psychological stuff this week. Very impressed to see the way England went about their work this morning. I don't remember Tres ever scoring biga against the convicts, so this knock should do him the world of good. I am really keeping my fingers crossed for Bell on his home ground - very good player who needs a score.

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 13:16
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When I did mine you could hear the screams all over Teesside...God did it hurt.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 13:19
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I thought I'd broken a bone when mine went. It sounded like I'd cracked something and felt like it had been amputated.

Even so - the pain I feel for McGrath has its compensations!

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 13:26
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162-1 Treco 88 no. Vaughan 18 no.

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 13:32
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Treco out for 90 164-2.

ste_north_stand Posted on 4/8 13:38
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Bell out for 6, good ball from Kasprowicz

Capybara Posted on 4/8 13:42
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Don't say your Uncle Capybara didn't warn you.

Link: ahem

Nedkat Posted on 4/8 13:43
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Hold it steady now England !! Let's not have any of those collapsing displays going on .....

mattfj Posted on 4/8 13:44
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Its inevitable.....

littlejimmy Posted on 4/8 13:48
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Is it the collapse?

mattfj Posted on 4/8 13:50
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probably!

Nedkat Posted on 4/8 13:52
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I hope ......

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Nedkat Posted on 4/8 13:52
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Vaughan can keep them on an even keel for another 150 partnership with Pietersen.

holgate_rochey Posted on 4/8 13:58
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vaughan out, daft shot realy, caught from Lee on the Boundary.

By the way....WHY IS BELL IN THE SQUAD! what does he actually do? apart from get out without any meaningful contribution!

Shaun71 Posted on 4/8 13:59
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Ian Bell is in the squad because hes probably the best young batting prospect weve got

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 14:01
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Don't get on Bells back he is a young player with a big future and we have to stand by him and not put the boot in....

Nedkat Posted on 4/8 14:02
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COME ON FREDDDDDDY !!!!

Shaun71 Posted on 4/8 14:02
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Your right, though bomb him out after 3 innings. Dont forget his 1st 3 innings though where he got 2 50's and a century.

Lets go back to the bad ol days and ruin good young prospects confidences by just giving them a couple of tests.

I read a good article with Thorpe last week where he implored the selectors to keep waith with Bell. He said it took him 10 tests to get used to it all and he didnt have a bad career did he?

ste_north_stand Posted on 4/8 14:03
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Warne's got Flintoff in allsorts of trouble.

sparkins Posted on 4/8 14:04
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Agreed Shaun - he comes into the side having played 3 tests and averaging 245. Critics complain he has only scored runs against poor opposition. The Ashes starts and before a ball is bowled the knives are out for him. If he had ear rings, bleached hair etc he would be praised in all corners.

sparkins Posted on 4/8 14:07
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Does anyone else have problems with the BBC online Sports Player? every day I listen on the web at work and in the morning session it always works fine, but in the afternoon it is like listening to Norman Collier. Every 10 seconds it buffers and then re-buffers. I am getting pi55ed off with it now

Capybara Posted on 4/8 14:14
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It took Gatting about 50 .....

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 14:30
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It's another one day game!

holgate_rochey Posted on 4/8 14:31
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Flintoffs hit warne for a good few 6's now, keep it up freddy!

Cobain_94 Posted on 4/8 14:32
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Is it me or is Gilchrist's Shane Warne bumming after every ball irritating?

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 15:10
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289-4 Tea.. Flinty 68 no Pieterson 39 no...157 scored in the session

mf_c Posted on 4/8 15:36
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Flintoff out - 290-5

All up to Pietersen now.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 15:49
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Looks like a good pitch!

400 will only be a par score. Suspect we will need 450 to get anything from this game.

mf_c Posted on 4/8 15:50
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Jones out too (293-6)

Suddenly 350 is looking a good score for England rather than 450

lazenby_smoggie Posted on 4/8 15:52
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starting to fade a bit but still quite confident.

we got a decent partnership from freddy and yarpy and yarpys still in.

Kilburn Posted on 4/8 15:56
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If Australia bowl England out for 350, they will be happy with their day's work. As Fatsuma says, this is a 400+ pitch. However, there is every chance of us scoring another 100+ runs from the last four wickets, provided Pieterson stays in.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 16:29
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Now I'm getting worried.

6 out of 8 batters have now 'got in'.

The scoring rate is great, but if Australia bowl us out by the end of the first day's play - without McGrath , they will be thinking that they are in with a great chance.

A bit of obdurate play was required today. Bat for 5 sessions and then see what they can do.

BobUpndown Posted on 4/8 16:30
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will we make 400?

Capybara Posted on 4/8 16:31
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Exactly. Perhaps they should think about calling up Giuly for the Third Test.

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 16:32
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Ah! Nemesis !!!

Come in. I've been expecting you !

Kilburn Posted on 4/8 16:39
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Looks like it'll be not many more than 350 now. Probably advantage Australia, although until England have had a bowl on this pitch, we won't know for sure.

Fingers crossed that there is sonething in it for the taller bowlers like Harmison and Flintoff.

corruptbiggins Posted on 4/8 16:39
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Go Harmison!

BoroMutt Posted on 4/8 16:46
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Harmison... gone!

I'm sorry this is no way to play a test match. If the Aussies come out and bat for two days and make 600 we'll look like right dickheads.

Gillandi Posted on 4/8 16:49
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Our chances will be greatly improved if I dont watch any of the damn thing. Been in and out of the house all day today, everytime I switch Ch4 on, we lose a wicket within a couple of minutes.

Agree, it's such a missed opportunity when we play our way in and then get out.

Good to see the Aussies fielding like Englishmen today anyway. I didn't think from the first test that it was possible for them to drop the ball.

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Capybara Posted on 4/8 16:51
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Sounds like it's been Test Match cricket for the Twenty20 generation today

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 16:54
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"Hey-ey Baby......"

Gillandi Posted on 4/8 17:00
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"the British Lion isn't dead matey, it's sleeping, you pull it's tail and it'll turn around and bite yer bleeding head orf."

Alf Garnett on the chances of Englands lower orders hitting the runs we need to have a chance of winning this game.

beeline Posted on 4/8 17:01
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The Guardian text coverage is probably as much fun as the cricket itself:

72nd over: England 383-9 (Hoggard 6, Jones 7) Warne continues to Jones. He's got plenty of rough patches to work with [insert gag about his marriage here], and has Jones playing and missing for fun - but England survive for now. "Women do wear boxes, though they are a different shape to men's as they have a different shaped pelvic bone," points out Richard Hagan. "They refer to them as manhole covers. (NB it is actually dangerous for a woman to wear a man's box, apparently)."

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 17:04
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"Ooh- Ahhh" !!



Take it none of you go to 20/20 then !!

Gillandi Posted on 4/8 17:04
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"manhole Covers"


Quelity Beeline. How much is that costing yer?

beeline Posted on 4/8 17:08
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Nothing Gill, just popped on the paper site...

Link: freebie

Fatsuma Posted on 4/8 17:14
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Clever these Aussies.

Happy for a stalemate now to reduce the number of overs they'll have to face tonight !

NOW is the time England should go for broke.

Score runs or get out and have a go at them !!!!!!!!



!

paulaner Posted on 4/8 17:18
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pieterson is class hes got no fear but he should get a ton before he gos for it .

Blogsworth Posted on 4/8 17:21
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399-9 Jones just lamped Gillespie for 6 Hoggy 12no Jones 15no.

holgate_rochey Posted on 4/8 17:23
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406-9 woohooooooo! come on england!

holgate_rochey Posted on 4/8 17:25
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407 all out! Respectable, but should have been better

BoroTommo Posted on 4/8 17:25
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All over, 8 overs to bowl a couple out

corruptbiggins Posted on 4/8 17:35
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damn rain.

jarazinho Posted on 4/8 21:57
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Alf Garnett.....nice one!!

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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 5/8 9:58
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Biggest day of the ashes series so far today, need Harmison and Flintoff firing on all cylinders

COME ON ENGLAND

sparkins Posted on 5/8 10:02
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I just have a feeling Esky that with all the rain on the wicket last week and heavy overnight rain again, it may be a day for the other seamers Jones and Oggy as they are natural swingers of the ball and rely less on the bang it in style favoured by Harmy and Fred. Just look how ineffective Brett Lee was on that surface yesterday.

Kilburn Posted on 5/8 10:49
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Looks like you could be spot on, although it sounds like Harmison is getting swing too at the moment.

GrumpyOldGit Posted on 5/8 10:54
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Hayden out first ball!! Come on England!

Kilburn Posted on 5/8 11:07
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Aaargh!

Ponting is mashing us to all parts of the ground, and he should have been easily run out for 0.

Yet another chance missed in the field.

sparkins Posted on 5/8 11:10
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We need Ponting quickly he is very dangerous. I reckon on form he is as talented as any player in the world currently

post_edit Posted on 5/8 11:37
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74-1 ponting 50 n.o.

post_edit Posted on 5/8 12:02
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88-2 ponting gone for 61

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borobadge Posted on 5/8 12:03
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ole ole ole ole ole ole....

post_edit Posted on 5/8 12:25
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118-3 martyn run out (by an inch or so)

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borobadge Posted on 5/8 12:25
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gerrrouttt!......

post_edit Posted on 5/8 12:26
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lunch.

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 12:39
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This next session could be the most decisive of the Series.

They will want to get to 210, we will be looking for at least 3 wickets.

BoroTommo Posted on 5/8 14:33
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194-4

Well done Gilo

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 14:35
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That's about what we were.

Still think that the next 10 overs are critical.

post_edit Posted on 5/8 14:54
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208-5 come on!

stampysdog Posted on 5/8 14:54
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208/5

Katich cought by G.Jones ()

Gerrinther Freddy!

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 14:56
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Now we're talking! Next wicket before tea please!

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 15:15
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Well there was nothing decisive about THAT was there ?

I must have meant this NEXT session!!

Aussie's will be looking to get to 360, we will want to get at least 3 wickets. Ant the first one VERY quickly!

stampysdog Posted on 5/8 16:05
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Langer out.

LBW from S. Jones.

262/6.

Capybara Posted on 5/8 16:06
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ste_north_stand Posted on 5/8 16:08
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cracking ball from the Welshman. Now let's have this fat oaf out.

Juventus Posted on 5/8 16:12
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What's Harmison doing? Whatever it is, he isn't doing it every well.

We need more from him and Fred Fred Freddie.

stampysdog Posted on 5/8 16:19
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"fat oaf" is apt.

stampysdog Posted on 5/8 16:20
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"fat oaf" is gone.

Bowled by Gile-o.

273/7.

borobadge Posted on 5/8 16:20
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ouzzaattttttttttt!

ste_north_stand Posted on 5/8 16:20
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Warney clean bowled by Gilo.

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 16:24
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The King of Spain undoes the King of Spin !


ste_north_stand Posted on 5/8 16:26
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Flintoff drops Lee, tough chance though

borobadge Posted on 5/8 16:37
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here comes gillespie.........

post_edit Posted on 5/8 16:38
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come on engerlaand...282-8

borobadge Posted on 5/8 16:42
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when the barmy army get bevvied up and sing "football" style chants (as they are at the moment)..theyre "very good fellows and chaps..


when we do it were "hooligans"....

still a excellent exciting test match...

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 16:42
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A lead of 100 would be tasty.

Then 35 for 1 off 11 overs tonight.

ianson_smoggy Posted on 5/8 17:02
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i predict 327 all out

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 17:11
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Compare and contrast Gilchrist's measured response to the situation with Pieterson's "biff, bang, out".

post_edit Posted on 5/8 17:12
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308-9

borobadge Posted on 5/8 17:13
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

out go's gillespie.....heee haa!!

Juventus Posted on 5/8 17:15
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Yeeeeeha!

post_edit Posted on 5/8 17:15
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

all out 308

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 17:15
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Yes!! Serves Gilchrist right!!

He should have given it the old "Biff, bang, pow!!"

borobadge Posted on 5/8 17:16
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

oooooowwwzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzattttttttt...!!!all out..308..

excellent game yesterday and today..

corruptbiggins Posted on 5/8 17:16
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

I think that Giles has now justified his inclusion in the team.

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Murton_Red Posted on 5/8 17:17
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

what a ball that last one was mind the first one was never out going well down the leg side
by the way did you hear the easy chants ... cringes

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borobadge Posted on 5/8 17:18
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

easssah...eeeessssah..eeeesssahhh!..cringe indeed.

holgate_rochey Posted on 5/8 17:19
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Giles has proven me wrong, I didn't think he was up to it after the first test.

Shaun71 Posted on 5/8 17:20
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Excellent last balls from Freddie even though the 1st one wasnt out.

Really enjoying the series and match so far. As long as we dont go out in 1 day mode here.

Strauss and Trescothick just need to play sensible and make sure they are there at 6pm. Were not even half way yet!

Juventus Posted on 5/8 17:56
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

That.............was one hell of a bowl from Warne.

Capybara Posted on 5/8 17:56
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Indeed. Strauss was all over the place. 25-1.

post_edit Posted on 5/8 17:58
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

just a brilliant ball...

stampysdog Posted on 5/8 18:00
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

I don't see the point in night-watchmen. Surely a number 3 batsman would be better equipped to block 4 balls than a number 9 batsman?

ste_north_stand Posted on 5/8 18:09
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Strauss did try and do the right thing in covering his offstump just came too far over as they said in commentary. What a ball though, almost unplayable.

Fatsuma Posted on 5/8 18:10
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

That was not a bad prediction!

Very nicely balanced now.

Vaughan can NOT throw his wicket away again, and Bell must deliver if we are to set a score of 400 plus.

Capybara Posted on 5/8 18:10
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Gatting's on Five at the moment

Capybara Posted on 5/8 18:12
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

And, from memory, I don't find myself agreeing with stampysdog on many occasions but I do on this issue. There are exceptions but, on the whole, you shouldn't have a night watchman.

karembeu_ca Posted on 5/8 18:15
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

capy, that would be from 100 balls too, right?

Gatting made Boycott look adventurous!

corruptbiggins Posted on 5/8 18:18
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Jones (Geraint) and Bell were the only ones who failed to get to double figures in the 1st innings and they both need to improve on that, especially Bell. Vaughan needs to do better as well.

Here's hoping for a good days batting tomorrow.

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rayparlourfanclub Posted on 5/8 19:12
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Do you think this will get to a 5th day? I need to book train etc. you see so.... what you reckon?

speckyget Posted on 5/8 19:16
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

21 out of a maximum 40 wickets already down. Pitch will probably deteriorate a bit so probably wrap up on Sunday.

Barring weather of course, so I'd check the forecast.

downing_4_england Posted on 5/8 19:23
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

england have it in the bag for me
an innings of 200+ will seal it as the pitch is poor at the moment i reckon
CMON THE LADS!!!

ste_north_stand Posted on 5/8 19:24
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

weathers gotta be good over the next 2 days

fennerz1 Posted on 5/8 19:57
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

england needs to score at least 200 second time round i reckon.
shame about losing strauss so late in the day

holgate_rochey Posted on 6/8 12:22
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

87-6

Bell got given out when he was never out, as did Pieterson!

Now Flintoffs in but has injured himself playing a shot, they think he might have popped his shoulder out. He had remained in, but is no longer himself because of his injury

Come on England!

GtownBeerBelly Posted on 7/8 11:39
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Cricket knobs. This is the thread for you. Use it.

Capybara Posted on 8/8 9:21
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Anyone know the result?

Blogsworth Posted on 8/8 11:33
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Morning Mr Capy..did you join the rest of us in dancing around the living room when Jones took the catch? or was it a case of...oh I say what a spiffing catch I believe we have won the test match jolly good show chaps.

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Capybara Posted on 8/8 11:43
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Somewhere in between. Spontaneity was suppressed by the wait for the unpire to give the dismissal.

And was I the only person in the world whose immediate impression was that Warne had trod on his wicket?

SirGooner01 Posted on 8/8 11:45
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

No I was in a pub full of gooners in cardiff and we all thought the same thing

laugthing are head of at warne

Blogsworth Posted on 8/8 11:52
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Just think if Bowden had called a no ball there would have been millions of TV sets chucked through living room windows all around the country....did not pick up Warne standing on his stumps..you just might indeed be the only to pick it up.. a crackerjack pencil is on it's way.

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BoroMutt Posted on 8/8 11:54
re: The Ashes Thread - 2nd Test

Wasn't sure he'd kicked is wicket over but I saw the ball fly down the leg side untouched well wide of leg so I pretty much worked it out before the commentator did!

Funniest thing I've seen in ages I hate the fat tvvat with a passion.