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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby yuppie » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:02 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:
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Sayers i think is being prepared to play in Adelaide. Very good with the pink ball under lights, or so they say.

so they'll keep him with the team for the next few weeks then, and deprive my team of his services..... deep joy (shrug of resignation)



Possibly letting him know that he is there abouts, and send him back to the state to play. Or maybe they are including him because one of the quicks has a niggle?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:12 pm

we can only hope

preferably Starkers. He's going to destroy us from 1 to 5
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby The Professor » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:27 pm

Found this on Twitter

Shaun Marsh's disjointed Test career:
In 3
Out 3
In 4
Out 23
In 2
Out 4
In 5
Out 3
In 1
Out 3
In 2
Out 6
In 2
Out 5
In 4
Out 2
In ??

In 23. Out 49.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:01 pm

Good stats Prof.

A factor in the DN Test for people watching in UK is the long break before the last session. That's not what you want as the extreme tiredness grips.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:03 pm

The Professor wrote:Found this on Twitter

Shaun Marsh's disjointed Test career:
In 3
Out 3
In 4
Out 23
In 2
Out 4
In 5
Out 3
In 1
Out 3
In 2
Out 6
In 2
Out 5
In 4
Out 2
In ??

In 23. Out 49.


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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:27 pm

very good stats

here's one for Borthdick

in 1
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby bigfluffylemon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:17 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Good stats Prof.

A factor in the DN Test for people watching in UK is the long break before the last session. That's not what you want as the extreme tiredness grips.


For people who stay up all night, yes. But won't the night session be on in the UK from about 7-9am? So perfect for some pre-work breakfast viewing? Or have I got my timezones muddled?
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby bigfluffylemon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:very good stats

here's one for Borthdick

in 1
out 50


This made me chuckle.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby bigfluffylemon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:50 pm

Good article here. I reckon the assessment is about right.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:32 pm

bigfluffylemon wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:very good stats

here's one for Borthdick

in 1
out 50


This made me chuckle.

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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby m@tt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 pm

The Professor wrote:Found this on Twitter

Shaun Marsh's disjointed Test career:
In 3
Out 3
In 4
Out 23
In 2
Out 4
In 5
Out 3
In 1
Out 3
In 2
Out 6
In 2
Out 5
In 4
Out 2
In ??

In 23. Out 49.


Similar disjointedness if you look at his batting positions. This year alone, he's batted as an opener, #4, #5 and #6. He batted at #3 earlier in his Test career too.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby The Professor » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 pm

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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby Durhamfootman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:40 pm

ha!

what does he know? Apparently England rugby winger Jonny May is faster than Bolt over 40m, it's the last 60m that made Bolt great... no use whatsoever on a cricket pitch
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby bigfluffylemon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:43 am

Well, the pre-series press chatter, player conferences, articles etc. are everywhere.

England are saying mostly the right things, while frankly the Australians' trash talking is a little embarrassing. But none of it will matter on the field.

I do wonder how much of it is staged behind the scenes, by the press and the two cricket boards to try and build interest/excitement in a series that most predict is going to be pretty one-sided.
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Re: The Ashes Cometh.

Postby GarlicJam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:28 am

TOMORROW!!!!!
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