Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby Aidan11 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:17 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Nathan Lyon has a mystery ball. Apparently...


I hear this before every series...

Murali has a new mystery ball
Warne has a new mystery ball
Ajmal has a new mystery ball


Now every other country's batsmen would say "So what? Let's see who can hit it the furthest"

Whereas our batsman say "AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!" and head for the nearest toilet.


So basically Lyon doesn't have a mystery ball....he just wants England to think he has.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:43 pm

Or he was joking.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:46 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:The Australians are playing four (count 'em) warm up games against the counties. Pity they aren't playing England Lions. Would be worth Rashid, Plunkett, Finn having a game.



No they're not! Two, count them.

I did get this from a newspaper article though.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:53 pm

Australia’s Ashes warm-up matches
25-28 June 2015: Kent v Australians, Canterbury

1-4 July 2015: Essex v Australians, Chelmsford

23-25 July 2015: Derbyshire v Australians, Derby

14-16 August: Northamptonshire v Australians, Northampton

Two later in the summer.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby from_the_stands » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 pm

Yeah, that's it. Too bad there isn't a few more.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby hopeforthebest » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:04 pm

I see Lords is getting preferential treatment once again. Starting the Cardiff test on Wednesday to ensure the third day of the Lords test falls on Saturday.
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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:25 pm

GarlicJam wrote:I don't know how you can say that Root>>Voges. One ">" at the most, but using your logic that you just applied to Moeen, Voges superior bowling should drag him to equal.



Then again, Voges has triple the test batting average of Root......



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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby GarlicJam » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:19 pm

I didn't see Voges, but Root certainly was impressive. Fair enough, on this showing. I stand corrected.

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Re: Counting down to the Ashes series in 2015

Postby The Waugh Twins » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:28 am

We will win, we will win. :|
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