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The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 22nd, 2017, 4:39 pm

Down under it's almost upon us
Fancy it will be closer than some think
Think our bowlers are the key and not necessarily the batsmen.
Cool heads are important
Any comments folks?
Nice to keep this thread going throughout the series
(To take our minds off our skillful plummet downwards :roll: )
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Re: The Ashes

Postby Percy plunkett » November 22nd, 2017, 5:54 pm

A gamble with rookies and a few where the jury is still out.Finn and/or Plunkett should have gone plus Hales.Number 6 could be a problem with Vince or Malan not convincing and Foakes untried.Stoneman is finding his feet at test level but I would have taken Robson as well just in case.He is Aussie born so knows the conditions.Too many inexperienced players I fear but let's hope they are fearless and do the biz but some may freeze.
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Re: The Ashes

Postby UPTHEPORT » November 22nd, 2017, 8:02 pm

Root is the key man for me

I'm just wondering if this could be Jimmy and Alistair's last tour

2-2 I'm going for
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm

UPTHEPORT wrote:Root is the key man for me

I'm just wondering if this could be Jimmy and Alistair's last tour

2-2 I'm going for


Errrrmmm........... A sneaky feeling you'll find there's five Tests.... :mrgreen:
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Postby Exile 1976 » November 22nd, 2017, 9:24 pm

4-1 Australia
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 22nd, 2017, 10:09 pm

Exile 1976 wrote:4-1 Australia

Rubbish!
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Postby UPTHEPORT » November 23rd, 2017, 12:48 am

mad norm wrote:
UPTHEPORT wrote:Root is the key man for me

I'm just wondering if this could be Jimmy and Alistair's last tour

2-2 I'm going for


Errrrmmm........... A sneaky feeling you'll find there's five Tests.... :mrgreen:



Yes one drawn :roll:
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 23rd, 2017, 9:27 am

Important first session tomorrow
Need a solid morning against the new cherry
Aus just edged the day methinks
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Re: The Ashes

Postby Exile 1976 » November 24th, 2017, 6:45 pm

mad norm wrote:
Exile 1976 wrote:4-1 Australia

Rubbish!



Yeah because that could never happen hey.
Since 2002 Aus have won 3 of the 4 series down under, results being 4-1, 5-0, 5-0.
I just don't think this England team have got what it takes to win a series down under.
I hope I'm wrong and Ingerrelund win.

What score do you predict then?
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 24th, 2017, 7:29 pm

Exile 1976 wrote:
mad norm wrote:
Exile 1976 wrote:4-1 Australia

Rubbish!



Yeah because that could never happen hey.
Since 2002 Aus have won 3 of the 4 series down under, results being 4-1, 5-0, 5-0.
I just don't think this England team have got what it takes to win a series down under.

What score do you predict then?

We are a well oiled machine
The only problem is the best batsman in the world is still in
Crucial first test this...... fascinating
Result? 3-2 England
Optimistic ?yes
Mad? Deffo!

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Re: The Ashes

Postby Corpaboy » November 25th, 2017, 1:19 am

Coloured , lighty up bails ????

It sure on that , Norm ??? :shock:
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 25th, 2017, 8:52 am

Cooky failed again..Root Stoneman century each
Uphill tomorrow
Aus bowlers giving it wellie
Ho hum
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Re: The Ashes

Postby Exile 1976 » November 25th, 2017, 10:03 am

Well England have gone from a great position having them at 74-4 and 213-7 but now they're in real trouble. Need a big partnership tomorrow to save this.
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Re: The Ashes

Postby mad norm » November 25th, 2017, 1:00 pm

England go from 136-2 to 199 all out.Australia win by ten wickets
England 269 all out.Australia 201 all out


Which result the more likely?
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Re: The Ashes

Postby Marky » November 25th, 2017, 2:22 pm

Wish they'd sort this Stokes business out, the Aussie quicks will tire and they'll be a one man team, it's there for the taking.
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