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    Default Who is going to save old Blighty now lol


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    205 to win, 2 days and 7 wickets left. Stranger things have happened, hopefully not this time but I hae ma doots!
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    I just want them to hurry up - the was the worst cricket last night that I have seen in years- have they been reincarnated as Geoffery Boycott
    Australia should win just for that shocking display of Cr@p cricket
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    Taking your best batsman out with a vicious bouncer has obviously not paid the expected dividends.....ouch!

    On a more serious note, in answer to the original question, some of us are so desperate, it might even be that bitter old anti-Semitic Marxist Corbyn? Christ help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    Taking your best batsman out with a vicious bouncer has obviously not paid the expected dividends.....ouch!

    On a more serious note, in answer to the original question, some of us are so desperate, it might even be that bitter old anti-Semitic Marxist Corbyn? Christ help us.
    Sad days indeed,

    Ps I play veterans Cricket in Melbourne, Glen Iris team(Over 40's) and I'm 56 and think I could put a better show on batting then the Poms did last night- was Blo@dy Awful
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    Funny, I thought the batting was just what was needed.
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    That was not batting as we know it that was just not getting out and boring everyone stupid
    I predict Blighty will struggle to get another 100 runs all out
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    I remember lurking on a cricket forum of the Sydney Morning Herald when England were stuffing Australia in their own backyard in 2010-11 and virtually every Aussie there was wailing about 'we've had it' and 'we won't win the Ashes for at least ten years' etc etc. I messaged along the lines of saying 'don't worry - this is England we're talking about and normal service will be resumed before too long'. England shoot themselves in the foot more than most teams and they can often be less than the sum of their parts, even when the parts weren't particularly amounting to a great deal in the first place.

    The way that England dropped anchor yesterday after almost inevitably losing two early wickets is how most test innings should be constructed irrespective of the state of play: one of England's troubles is that most of their batsmen now have a one-day mentality and too often try to blast their way out of trouble with injudicious shot selection - batsmen on central contracts with England rarely play championship cricket for their counties now so test cricket is pretty much the only 'long game' they are involved with, which I think is seriously detrimental to both technique and mental approach.

    Australia should still win today but if England fall short by a narrow margin they will have only themselves to blame due to their woeful performance in the first innings.
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    But being an Old Oz bush Cricketer myself, England missed a gold opportunity yesterday - I must say, sure you drop anchor and I have done that myself amongst the gumtrees on cricket ovals from Victoria to Queensland but you must score at a reasonable rate too, because the longer you are out there the more likely you a to: 1. play a bad shot or 2. get an unplayable ball that cartwheels you. Sure England survived yesterday but that is all, the next day is always different - a different game almost and with fresh bowlers and a new ball soon, Oz have the upper hand. If the Poms had have got even another 50 yesterday it could be a ball game still..................
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    I do see what you mean Ed, but right now with loads of time left I'd rather they be three wickets down with 203 runs to get instead of five wickets down wanting 153.

    Spill the beans, then - what kind of batsman were you back in your glory days?
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    An opener but Oz style, managed to get 101 Not out one nice day in 53 overs, carried my bat as we declared for 3 for 253 and creamed the Murtoa Team - go the Mighty Blackheath - even won the Premiership that year.
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    215/4 ha ha ha ha 140 to go on a wing and a pray - ya going down
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    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    I'm sorry, what was that you said??? 1981 all over again????

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