THE ASHES 2015

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Chinagirl
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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:43 pm

HB, my personal feeling is that they have, by and large, lost self-confidence as a TEAM. For so many years they have dominated the game (not this particular set of men, but former Australian teams) that they have come to expect to win, and thereby show arrogance to their opponents. Personally I never really warmed to Michael Clarke (many older Australians felt much the same, as he was not quite the calibre of previous Australian cricket captains, though he has become a little less "bogan" in later years). Seems from Wilson's article that his team mates have felt the same. Anyway, he has just announced his retirement, not unexpectedly.

England have gained self-confidence, and are reaping the rewards.

I also take your point about not enough pre-test preparation. I also think the advent of T20 is affecting the way today's cricketers approach the long form of the game, and I think this is a great pity. It's significant, I think, that none of the four tests so far have gone into the fifth day.
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:09 am

Gosh, two overs gone and England hasn't taken a wicket yet .... falling down on the job!
:s_wink
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by honestbroker1 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:04 pm

Old-fashioned test cricket.

Australia have just 16 runs from 14 overs.

That's how the game used to be played at the highest level ....

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by honestbroker1 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:32 pm

There may be something in my analysis?

Oval flat pitch and England getting thrashed.

Lords flat pitch the same.

Seaming pitches and England have the edge.

But only because Australia lack the practice of playing on seaming pitches ....

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:39 am

To enforce the follow-on, or not .....? :s_dunno
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by honestbroker1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:13 am

Chinagirl wrote:To enforce the follow-on, or not .....? :s_dunno
A depressingly familiar question ....

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:47 am

So the follow-on has been enforced. Apparently the first time in Clarke's career that he's done so - in his last international match!
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by honestbroker1 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:07 am

Congratulations to Australia who (I believe to be) the better team, even though England won the series ....

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:33 am

Gosh, HB - 'tis I who should be congratulating (as I definitely do) the English team .....
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:13 pm

The Australian women's cricket team has outshone the men. Just won their Ashes series.

Good on them! :dance-p:
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Truthiness2 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:35 pm

Chinagirl wrote:The Australian women's cricket team has outshone the men. Just won their Ashes series.

Good on them! :dance-p:
Congratulations! :champers:


I sometimes think our ladies should don manly wigs and play instead of our men :s_yes
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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by Chinagirl » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:29 am

I agree, Truthi, but even more importantly I wish radio and TV would give the girls (all girls' sports for that matter) greater coverage.
[T]hose children were left alone and because of that fact one of them disappeared. (Fatima de Oliveira Esteves)

Wrong.
It's because someone took her.

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Re: THE ASHES 2015

Post by honestbroker1 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:41 am

Truthiness2 wrote:
Chinagirl wrote:The Australian women's cricket team has outshone the men. Just won their Ashes series.

Good on them! :dance-p:
Congratulations! :champers:


I sometimes think our ladies should don manly wigs and play instead of our men :s_yes
You're headed for trouble there.

You may have a point, though ....

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