The Ashes; Melbourne

Eng in Oz, Pak in NZ, India in SA

The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby from_the_stands » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:14 pm

With the urn safely back in the hands of its rightful owner, the series moves to the world's most liveable city. Day 1 is already a sell out, and the chances are, huge crowds will be seen for each day of action, as the home crowd collectively foams at the mouth over the prospect of seeing the continuation of the mauling currently taking place of the old enemy.

The Aussies have not surprisingly named an unchanged squad, whilst the English selectors continue their tradition of shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic!

I'll be at Boxing Day, and possibly the other two and a half days this public flogging is likely to take. Bring it on! ;)
"Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it." Al Czervik, aka Rodney Dangerfield in "Caddyshack" (1980)

2009 India vs SL ODI prediction guru
2010 Australia vs Pakistan Test Prediction guru
2012 Big Bash fantasy guru
2013 Big Bash fantasy guru
2017 IPL fantasy guru
User avatar
from_the_stands
 
Posts: 9788
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:54 pm
Location: Pandora
Team(s) Supported: Aussie cricket team, Liverpool FC (it's a long story) and the mighty blue boys in the AFL. I like watching good teams performing well. An advid fan of the Olympic Games. Looking forward to Rio in 2016 & Tokyo in 2020!

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby KipperJohn » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:12 pm

Certainly right about Melbourne f_t_s. Are you meeting anyone under the clocks?

Enjoy - and may the best team win :)
'Courage is grace under pressure' - Hemingway.
KipperJohn
 
Posts: 2345
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:36 pm

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Adi » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:27 am

from_the_stands wrote:With the urn safely back in the hands of its rightful owner, the series moves to the world's most liveable city.


Haha. Wondering how many Ashes series have been played and number of Ashes series won by Australia and England. and drawn series.
Jonty: The scientist of fielding.

2010 World 20/20
2010 England Vs Australia ODI
2010 Pakistan Vs Australia Tests
2010 Ashes
2011 England Vs Australia ODI
2011 England Vs SriLanka ODI
2011 Friends Life Twenty20
2011 England Vs India ODI
2012 New Zealand Vs South Africa ODI
2012 England Vs South Africa T20
2012 CMS Cricinfo World T20
2013 Caribbean T20
2013 Bangladesh Premier League T20
2013 WI Vs ZIM ODI's + Tests (Combo)
2013 IPL
2013 Yorkshire Bank Pro40
2015 ICC World Cup
2015 Matador Cup
2015 India Vs South Africa Tests
2015 Bangladesh Premier League T20
2016 India Vs Australia ODI's and T20's (Combo)
2016 England Vs South Africa ODI
2016 India Vs West Indies Tests
2016 India Vs NewZealand Tests
2016 West Indies Vs Pakistan Tests
2016 Australia Vs Pakistan Tests
2016-2017 Big Bash (Men)
2017 SriLanka Vs Australia T20
2017 South Africa Vs New Zealand ODI
2017 Aus Vs India Tests
2017 WI Vs Pakistan 4 T20
2017 IND Vs NZ T20
User avatar
Adi
 
Posts: 21152
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:36 am

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:26 am

Australia lead by 1.
it is 38-37 I believe could be wrong though haven't seen the figures till the start of the ashes.

Edit so wrong was 33-32 in Australia favour been 5 drawn series as well.

in terms of test Australia lead by 133-106.
2014 Prem final placings prediction guru
2015 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 open golf prediction guru

2016/17 Australia vs india fantasy league
2017 WI vs England odi guru

ANTI ASHES.
Dr Cricket
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:46 am
Location: UK London
Team(s) Supported: India

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby KipperJohn » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:45 am

Could well be wrong but I thought the MCC owned the Ashes and dolled out a replica to the winners?
'Courage is grace under pressure' - Hemingway.
KipperJohn
 
Posts: 2345
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:36 pm

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:47 am

yeah MCC keep the ashes, although not sure about the owned part they just keep it in the muesum and say the urn is too fragile to travel around the world so a replica is given to both teams when they win the ashes.
2014 Prem final placings prediction guru
2015 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 open golf prediction guru

2016/17 Australia vs india fantasy league
2017 WI vs England odi guru

ANTI ASHES.
Dr Cricket
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:46 am
Location: UK London
Team(s) Supported: India

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby from_the_stands » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:19 am

Yeah, that's actually true. They're kept in a glass cabinet in Lord's. I've visited them on several occasions, but only when the Aussies were the "holders." I couldn't bring myself to look at them in 2005. I did drop in for a visit a couple of years later.
"Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it." Al Czervik, aka Rodney Dangerfield in "Caddyshack" (1980)

2009 India vs SL ODI prediction guru
2010 Australia vs Pakistan Test Prediction guru
2012 Big Bash fantasy guru
2013 Big Bash fantasy guru
2017 IPL fantasy guru
User avatar
from_the_stands
 
Posts: 9788
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:54 pm
Location: Pandora
Team(s) Supported: Aussie cricket team, Liverpool FC (it's a long story) and the mighty blue boys in the AFL. I like watching good teams performing well. An advid fan of the Olympic Games. Looking forward to Rio in 2016 & Tokyo in 2020!

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby from_the_stands » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:21 am

KipperJohn wrote:Certainly right about Melbourne f_t_s. Are you meeting anyone under the clocks?

Enjoy - and may the best team win :)

I'm going with some friends. I'm hoping to go to a few days. We'll see how the body is holding up. A Smith Century and/or England collapse should get me through.
"Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it." Al Czervik, aka Rodney Dangerfield in "Caddyshack" (1980)

2009 India vs SL ODI prediction guru
2010 Australia vs Pakistan Test Prediction guru
2012 Big Bash fantasy guru
2013 Big Bash fantasy guru
2017 IPL fantasy guru
User avatar
from_the_stands
 
Posts: 9788
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:54 pm
Location: Pandora
Team(s) Supported: Aussie cricket team, Liverpool FC (it's a long story) and the mighty blue boys in the AFL. I like watching good teams performing well. An advid fan of the Olympic Games. Looking forward to Rio in 2016 & Tokyo in 2020!

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby yuppie » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:49 am

from_the_stands wrote:
KipperJohn wrote:Certainly right about Melbourne f_t_s. Are you meeting anyone under the clocks?

Enjoy - and may the best team win :)

I'm going with some friends. I'm hoping to go to a few days. We'll see how the body is holding up. A Smith Century and/or England collapse should get me through.



After cricket drinks at the Mount View? Used to live 2 doors down from that pub. Last time i was in Melbourne i went in for a cheecky pint, and they had renovated an amazing upstairs section. Great views of Melbourne and beyond.
2009 New Zealand Vs India Tests Prediction Guru
Prem final standings prediction guru
2010 AFL Footy Tipping Champion
User avatar
yuppie
 
Posts: 12350
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:07 pm
Location: Lund, Sweden
Team(s) Supported: Australia, Nottingham Forest, Carlton.

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby sussexpob » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:10 am

from_the_stands wrote:the series moves to the world's most liveable city


Isnt that a tag that about 30 cities hold from various studies? I know the economist one, which Melbourne always wins, is rated on some pretty daft system which compares how cities rate to New York, and uses a simple "is it as acceptable" scale. So as long as city is not a mega-metropolis, has a concert hall, a public transport system that is better than New York (which in my experience, is pretty much everywhere) and cheaper than the most expensive place in the world, you score 100%.
2010 French Open fantasy league guru 2010 Wimbledon fantasy league guru 2014 Masters golf fantasy guru 2015 Players Championship FL Guru 2016 Masters Golf Fantasy Guru

And a hat and bra to you too, my good sirs!
sussexpob
 
Posts: 23884
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Asker, Norway
Team(s) Supported: Sussex and England Cricket, Vålerenga Fotball/FC Barcelona/Seagulls! ....
England and Norway at everything else

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:43 am

lol KP thinks he can still play for england.
from this showing he his worse than cook and will be a laughing stock in the ashes if he played at the moment.
KP said the gabba was a slow deck when their were bowling and now he suddenly making the pitch look quick.
2014 Prem final placings prediction guru
2015 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 Prem final placings prediction guru
2016 open golf prediction guru

2016/17 Australia vs india fantasy league
2017 WI vs England odi guru

ANTI ASHES.
Dr Cricket
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:46 am
Location: UK London
Team(s) Supported: India

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:54 pm

from_the_stands wrote:Yeah, that's actually true. They're kept in a glass cabinet in Lord's. I've visited them on several occasions, but only when the Aussies were the "holders." I couldn't bring myself to look at them in 2005. I did drop in for a visit a couple of years later.


They were in Melbourne in 2006. That's the only time I've seen them. They were in the museum with a lot of other memorabilia.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 54721
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby yuppie » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:05 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:
from_the_stands wrote:Yeah, that's actually true. They're kept in a glass cabinet in Lord's. I've visited them on several occasions, but only when the Aussies were the "holders." I couldn't bring myself to look at them in 2005. I did drop in for a visit a couple of years later.


They were in Melbourne in 2006. That's the only time I've seen them. They were in the museum with a lot of other memorabilia.



So they let it go to Australia, as long as Australia are not holding them? That's cruel on so many levels..
2009 New Zealand Vs India Tests Prediction Guru
Prem final standings prediction guru
2010 AFL Footy Tipping Champion
User avatar
yuppie
 
Posts: 12350
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:07 pm
Location: Lund, Sweden
Team(s) Supported: Australia, Nottingham Forest, Carlton.

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:48 pm

Typical arrogant Blighty provocation.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 54721
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Re: The Ashes; Melbourne

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Must have gone over for the centenary Test I would have thought.
2012-13 SL vs NZ combined fantasy guru

I always say that everybody's right.
User avatar
Arthur Crabtree
 
Posts: 54721
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Nottingham
Team(s) Supported: Yorkshire/New England.

Next

Return to Live Cricket Matches

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests