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The Ashes 2021/2022

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by plmc135 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:19 pm

With TMS due to start at 2300, an 0400 alarm call is likely on previous performance to be too late :ninja:

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by tm74sqn » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:01 pm

Awaiting COVID test results - could bring this match, and maybe the complete series, to a premature end.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:40 am

Sadly the 3rd Test will be over shortly. England 65 for 8. Still 17 runs behind.

At least it will be an early night

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:46 am

65 for 9, Boland has 6 wickets for 5. Only poor Jimmy Anderson left

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:51 am

Australia win by an Inning and 14 runs.

The whole England system needs to looked at.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Al dunn » Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:42 am

The England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 setup has been more interested in white-ball cricket for the past few years so no wonder we are so abysmal on the test match scene

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:18 am

plmc135 wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:19 pm
With TMS due to start at 2300, an 0400 alarm call is likely on previous performance to be too late :ninja:
I don't believe it !

We do focus on white ball cricket but then so do all the other test nations but I agree county cricket should be being played in mid summer and not sidelined.

What a carp couple of days sport - both Man U and England feeble.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by time on target » Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:49 am

Get rid of central contracts. Its no good playing back to back test matches with no time in between to re-group or practice. In the past between test matches players would return to their county for practice if necessary. Its no good expecting players to perform at the highest level in the current test match programme of one match after another. We also need to bring on english players and stop the wholesale import of overseas players just to swell the coffers. Often these players do not perform as expected. We have produced our own highly talented players such as Botham, Anderson, Stokes which are just as good to watch as some of the overseas players. Lets look at home grown players and give them a chance.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by flasheart » Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:52 am

Australian Media have reportedly awarded the England Cricket Team their Sports Personality of The Year Award, for helping them retain the Ashes!

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by plmc135 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:18 am

time on target wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:49 am
Get rid of central contracts. Its no good playing back to back test matches with no time in between to re-group or practice. In the past between test matches players would return to their county for practice if necessary. Its no good expecting players to perform at the highest level in the current test match programme of one match after another. We also need to bring on english players and stop the wholesale import of overseas players just to swell the coffers. Often these players do not perform as expected. We have produced our own highly talented players such as Botham, Anderson, Stokes which are just as good to watch as some of the overseas players. Lets look at home grown players and give them a chance.
Stokes of course imported from New Zealand.

Question on BBC Sport site: How many people think England will lose series 5 - 0

Latest figures, Yes 22,900 No 990 :lol:

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:32 pm

Make that 22,901 - I'm in :D

Not a loss of national pride just realistic.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:12 pm

I think you are being unduly pessimistic - the Sydney weather is notoriously unreliable. Two or three wet days should give England a fighting chance of a drawn test.

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by johnwayne » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:28 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:12 pm
I think you are being unduly pessimistic - the Sydney weather is notoriously unreliable. Two or three wet days should give England a fighting chance of a drawn test.
I feel so much better reading that mate . :'(

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by slogen51 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:51 am

Not really at the top of my priorities

Another England coach has tested positive following a regime of PCR testing introduced on 27/12 according to the BBC :-

" England have recorded seven positive cases - three support staff and four family members - since a PCR testing regime began on Monday 27 December. "

Seven positive tests seems quite high to me in a country that we are told has a very low incidence of Covid-19

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by reheat module » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:07 am

I ordered a Rapid Test Kit from the NHS website, they sent me a DVD of the 2021 Ashes Series...
Money can't buy you happiness? - it can buy a jet ski, I'm v happy on mine

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by slogen51 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:17 am

Quality :)

Still takes three days for a result though!

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:45 am

4th Test starts at 23.30 tomorrow, see what sort of entertaining collapse we can expect this time

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:48 pm

The weather in Sydney for the next 5 days look like UK weather :lol: At least it will save England further embarrassment

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:48 pm

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wkt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.

England: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wkt), Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Aussie won the Toss and will bat

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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Post by Gary » Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:52 pm

Day 2 starts at 23.00 making up for some of the lost time yesterday. Aussies 126 for 3

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