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#21 ckn

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:11 PM

Top scorer now the Australia number 11...


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#22 Futtocks

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

Australia have passed 200 now.

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#23 gingerjon

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Cock.


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#24 Futtocks

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

Australia catch up with England's total. Bum.

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#25 Futtocks

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

The teenage No.11 Agar out for 98!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

The teenage No.11 Agar out for 98!

"Agar out" must make some RL fans feel nostalgic, eh? ;)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

England two down for next to nowt, still 54 runs behind, and Starc on a hat-trick. Not going well, is it? Cricket… bl**dy hell!
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

There has been more interest and excitement in this match so far already than most T20 matches.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:27 PM

This is sport at it's best.


And its nuttiest! I was planning to go to the shopping centre on the way home, but I don't know if I could bear to miss the highlights on C5. :)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

And its nuttiest! I was planning to go to the shopping centre on the way home, but I don't know if I could bear to miss the highlights on C5. :)


Definitely worth watching. I've only seen bits of the game today, but what I have seen has been excellent - or at least very entertaiing
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

KP getting his head down and grafting!


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:44 AM

Definitely worth watching. I've only seen bits of the game today, but what I have seen has been excellent - or at least very entertaiing

There's no way he's a No.11. That wasn't a plucky knock; he was playing shots that had even Boycott in raptures. Agar was interviewed afterwards and seemed like a nice guy, too.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

The ICC has apologised to England on behalf of their incompetent third umpire and his useless technology.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

"Agar out" must make some RL fans feel nostalgic, eh? ;)

 
 

The ICC has apologised to England on behalf of their incompetent third umpire and his useless technology.

 
As does this :)

Edited by Griff9of13, 12 July 2013 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:03 AM

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#36 amh

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

Just missed the Agar wicket trying to light the bbq - man came to take over


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

Great game. A full house for a match where they may have seen less than half an hour of play. The importance of international cricket, at least in England, cannot be overstated.

 

On the same day another full house for a county T20 game in Chesterfield.

 

RL bosses must be very jealous of this, but seemingly nothing they can do about it. (*)

 

(*) Note - bringing back GB isn't the answer.


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#38 THE RED ROOSTER

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Five days of my nerves being shredded. Massive win in terms of the psychology of the series

 

If England had lost a game that, like the Champions Trophy final they were expected to win, this would have been a massive psychological downer

equally had Australia as the underdogs pulled off a win then that would have set them up for the series. It is a bitter pill to swallow coming so close more so that a 100 run defeat and this may open up the rifts in the Australian dressing room.

 

On the Agar first innings dig no one mention two important facts, firstly Broad was unable to bowl until the end of that innings and extending the lunch interval by 30 minutes meant he and Hughes could flog a tiring attack.. It points out the need for England to have four fit and firing bowlers.

 

The other point is despite batting all the way from 1 to 11 Austalia only mustered 280 and 296 neither of which are match winning scores.

 

The positive energies are with England and a strong showing on the first day at Lords on Thursday could seal the series in England.

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

Great game. A full house for a match where they may have seen less than half an hour of play. The importance of international cricket, at least in England, cannot be overstated.

On the same day another full house for a county T20 game in Chesterfield.

RL bosses must be very jealous of this, but seemingly nothing they can do about it. (*)

(*) Note - bringing back GB isn't the answer.

Not sure that's an entirely fair comparison.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

Great game. A full house for a match where they may have seen less than half an hour of play. The importance of international cricket, at least in England, cannot be overstated.

 

On the same day another full house for a county T20 game in Chesterfield.

 

RL bosses must be very jealous of this, but seemingly nothing they can do about it. (*)

 

(*) Note - bringing back GB isn't the answer.

 

It's not the answer but I think we were mistaken to drop it.

 

The Ashes are pretty much the only cricket events that I have any interest in. I enjoyed the test but I'm just not going to watch our tours against anybody else with anything like the same enthusiasm.

 

Whilst it didn't have the same national appeal obviously as the cricket, I can't help but feel the RL Ashes series were the only equivalent that we had. Competing against the Aussies in a tournament with history behind it was the only time we captured the publics imagination internationally. For some reason playing the Kiwis never replicated the interest and other subsequent tournaments don't quite have the same feel. I don't think we can simply bring them back and it have the same effect but in hindsight we should never have dropped them.






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