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Ashes predictions?

Post by benread » 20:25 Wed 24 Nov 2010

Anyone care to debate the likelt result of the impending Ashes series? I for one am very excited and have discovered one advantage of the nocturnal feeding habits of newborn babies. I can earn brownie points doing the overnight feeds and watch the cricket!

My prediction is 3-1 to England.
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Post by DRT » 20:45 Wed 24 Nov 2010

My prediction is that I will not stay up to watch the cricket.

Apart from the last day of the last test if it looks like Australia are about to win.
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Post by DRT » 02:38 Thu 25 Nov 2010

I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that losing your first two hitters for 29 runs isn't a great start to an Ashes series?
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Post by benread » 02:44 Thu 25 Nov 2010

I thought you were not watching!
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Post by DRT » 01:57 Fri 26 Nov 2010

benread wrote:I thought you were not watching!
DRT wrote:Apart from ... if it looks like Australia are about to win.
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Post by AHB » 00:10 Sat 27 Nov 2010

I think the intelligent money at the bookmakers was right - Australia are favourites to win the series and I think that's right. 3-1 to Australia, with England winning the last test once the Aussies have secured the Ashes.

Or perhaps I'm just in a grumpy mood. I will have the radio on tonight while "asleep" from 11:30pm.
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Post by benread » 07:04 Sat 27 Nov 2010

I have just got up and am no longer feeling very optimistic!
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Post by AHB » 09:49 Sun 05 Dec 2010

OK. Who are those imposters in Australia and what have they done with the real England cricket team. They may look like the England players who lefty these shores a month ago, but they are clearly not the same people.

The real England cricket team don't play like this. KP doesn't make big scores any more - he always throws his wicket away with a stupid shot once he gets settled in. Jonathan Trott can't field for toffee and Jimmy Anderson always tries too hard.

So could that team be Australia A in disguise, trying to make a point about being overlooked by the Aussie selectors...
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Post by benread » 11:07 Sun 05 Dec 2010

We may even see Australia praying for rain to save a test match. How very English that would be!
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Post by Deleted_User_1 » 17:42 Fri 10 Dec 2010

I think this will all be over before we get to Melbourne...for those who do not understand it means we win in Perth and retain the Ashes...whoopdewoo!!!

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Post by benread » 20:15 Fri 10 Dec 2010

It is strange how quiet my Aussie cricket loving friend has gone since the end of day 1 of the 1st Test!
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Post by Deleted_User_1 » 12:15 Sat 11 Dec 2010

Just taken 5 Aussies down to London from Stansted Airport and for some reason they didn't want to talk about the cricket...I wonder why :wink: :wink:

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Post by DRT » 23:52 Sat 11 Dec 2010

My great-great-grandad is an Australian immigrant and he thinks we're going to turn it around in the next test.

I don't watch cricket very often but what has confused me more than anything from this series is that I haven't heard the comentators talking about what I thought was a mandatory "England middle-order collapse". Has that rule been removed from the game?
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Post by benread » 07:25 Sun 12 Dec 2010

DRT wrote:I don't watch cricket very often but what has confused me more than anything from this series is that I haven't heard the comentators talking about what I thought was a mandatory "England middle-order collapse". Has that rule been removed from the game?
It has not been removed, but the mantle is now taken up by Australia. At Adelaide, Australia lost 4 wickets for 25 runs in 6 overs to seal the win for England!
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Post by DRT » 11:33 Sat 18 Dec 2010

benread wrote:
DRT wrote:I don't watch cricket very often but what has confused me more than anything from this series is that I haven't heard the comentators talking about what I thought was a mandatory "England middle-order collapse". Has that rule been removed from the game?
It has not been removed, but the mantle is now taken up by Australia. At Adelaide, Australia lost 4 wickets for 25 runs in 6 overs to seal the win for England!
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Post by AHB » 16:08 Fri 31 Dec 2010

benread wrote:Anyone care to debate the likelt result of the impending Ashes series? I for one am very excited and have discovered one advantage of the nocturnal feeding habits of newborn babies. I can earn brownie points doing the overnight feeds and watch the cricket!

My prediction is 3-1 to England.
I predict that England will retain the Ashes.

OK. I confess. I am really not used to watching an England side that wins. It's a very odd feeling.
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Post by DRT » 23:27 Tue 04 Jan 2011

I predict a miraculous victory for Australia.

How many cups of tea do they have to win by to be awarded the cinders?
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Re: Ashes predictions?

Post by KillerB » 12:57 Wed 05 Jan 2011

DRT wrote:I predict a miraculous victory for Australia.

How many cups of tea do they have to win by to be awarded the cinders?
After last night I would say that 'miraculous' may only be a slight exaggeration.
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Post by AHB » 14:41 Wed 05 Jan 2011

DRT wrote:How many cups of tea do they have to win by to be awarded the cinders?
By enough cups of tea to have sufficient to drown their sorrows...
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Re: Ashes predictions?

Post by benread » 07:01 Fri 07 Jan 2011

benread wrote:My prediction is 3-1 to England.
I wish I had put money on that!
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