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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 3, 2019, 10:29 pm

Got to get these guys out quickly though and geez broad annoys me

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 3, 2019, 11:00 pm

C'mon lads...this is starting to stretch out a bit now...
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 3, 2019, 11:30 pm

Nah, we've let this slip.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » August 3, 2019, 11:31 pm

It's not a massive lead. Any 4th innings chase is challenging.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gergreg » August 3, 2019, 11:51 pm

Finally. Did we actually just come up with a plan, and stick to it?

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by gergreg » August 4, 2019, 12:10 am

God? Bounce him up in the ribs - every bloody ball... he won't last the over

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by RedRaider » August 4, 2019, 5:24 am

Another reason to pick Starc is that he is usually very good at cleaning up the tail. Play cut short due to poor light. Smith looks to be maintaining his first innings form. Hopefully the coaches will get to Head and Wade and Paine and tell them that batting time and accumulating runs in support of Smith is vital for the team.

Bancroft just doesn't look a Test player. After Starc is selected, I hope that Joe Burns is given the nod and 'Sandy' Bancroft is given the flick.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 4, 2019, 6:45 am

35 run lead with 7 in the shed with 2 full days to play.

If Smith, Head, Wade and Paine push ahead and we get contributions from all the bowlers I reckon we are in a fair position.

Chasing 200-250 would be tough for the soap dodgers..
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 4, 2019, 7:01 am

For god sake someone just stay with Steve Smith

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Post by Matt » August 4, 2019, 8:55 am

I don't think it's a stretch to think Siddle over either of Starc or Hazelwood was dumb. BUT... Starc in swinging English conditions?!? Is CRAZY! Most of us said that before the team was selected, and more so when both were left out.

As for the batsmen...
Bancroft won his spot back. Hasn't done anything in this Test, but I doubt he is dropped for the 2nd. Don't forget, his partner hasn't done anything either.

That 40 from Uzi was nice, but needed to be a 50+++ score. Once in, you have to go on.

I hope Head, Wade and Paine can all play decent innings. If all 3 made 30+ (in Heads case, 30 more) tomorrow, in partnerships with Smith, the Poms will be chasing 250ish on day 5.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 4, 2019, 9:59 am

If we bat well tonight we're in the box seat I reckon..

2 full days to go..we can win this test match !!

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 4, 2019, 11:15 am

If Head can stay with Smith I think we've got something to bowl at.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 4, 2019, 9:36 pm

Head keeps getting out when he gets starts

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Post by yeh raiders » August 4, 2019, 9:37 pm

Good knock from Head, but he loves getting a start and departing with a loose shot.

Blessing that his innings was interrupted by stumps and he got a start both yesterday and today lol

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » August 4, 2019, 9:37 pm

Head looks so dejected.
He knows how well he was going.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » August 4, 2019, 9:42 pm

Was that not a back foot no ball for the Head dismissal?
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » August 4, 2019, 9:49 pm

They’ve just gone back to that replay. That’s a no ball
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 4, 2019, 9:53 pm

I'll join the no ball chorus. Poor Head.

Wade at least seems to have come out with intent.

Come on Smithy, do your thing before lunch.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » August 4, 2019, 10:14 pm

on the split screen it was fine, not a no ball
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 4, 2019, 10:31 pm

Well this is a big turnaround in this match I must say. There's been a couple of times in the match I thought the Aussies were gone.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 4, 2019, 10:34 pm

Azza wrote:
August 4, 2019, 10:31 pm
Well this is a big turnaround in this match I must say. There's been a couple of times in the match I thought the Aussies were gone.
I think we need to give them at least 250 to chase. I wouldn't be comfortable under that, and we're still a fair way off.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 4, 2019, 10:48 pm

This bloke is an absolute freak

Like he's never been out..

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 4, 2019, 10:48 pm

Ahhh, good job, Smithy.

Sure shut those pathetic booing Poms up.
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Post by yeh raiders » August 4, 2019, 10:50 pm

Even during the World Cup, he looked primed for test cricket. A lot of patience and pure class.

Magic cricketer.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by raiderskater » August 4, 2019, 10:50 pm

Right, off to bed.

Don't you dare fall in a heap while I sleep, boys. Let's bring this one home.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » August 4, 2019, 11:05 pm

raiderskater wrote:
August 4, 2019, 10:34 pm
Azza wrote:
August 4, 2019, 10:31 pm
Well this is a big turnaround in this match I must say. There's been a couple of times in the match I thought the Aussies were gone.
I think we need to give them at least 250 to chase. I wouldn't be comfortable under that, and we're still a fair way off.
I think we'll get there.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 4, 2019, 11:10 pm

I'd want 280-300 to be comfortable

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Post by yeh raiders » August 4, 2019, 11:40 pm

-TW- wrote:
August 4, 2019, 11:10 pm
I'd want 280-300 to be comfortable

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Post by yeh raiders » August 4, 2019, 11:43 pm

Loving this.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 4, 2019, 11:51 pm

England have crumbled, they have no answers atm

Just hope we don't get skittled by the new ball

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 5, 2019, 12:44 am

Another good session

Hopefully we come out after tea and try to push on to a 320 lead and then have a crack tonight

Big chance for Lyon to take a bag full

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » August 5, 2019, 1:24 am

Azza wrote:The Wade experiment has started a resounding success
The great man delivers

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » August 5, 2019, 6:24 am

Way on top now.

Great work from SSmith and MWade.

Only 2 possible outcomes now..AUS win or a draw.

The Poms know they're in a contest now...
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » August 5, 2019, 6:42 am

julian87 wrote:
August 4, 2019, 9:42 pm
Was that not a back foot no ball for the Head dismissal?
They showed the split shot, and he drags the side of his boot.
The rule states 1st impact.
It's inside the line.
When weight transfers, the toe hits the line.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » August 5, 2019, 6:47 am

Guys, don't forget, the Poms have been down a 1st class bowler since over 7or 8 of the Test. No Anderson has been a big factor.

That said, Smith IS the best since Bradman. He avges 140 in his last 10 Ashes Tests. That's ridiculous!

Wade just went a long way to proving the critics wrong. Great countering knock. From ball 1 he looked like the guy that has plundered runs here all summer.

Paine needs to find ways to covert a score though. Chasing quick-ish runs or not.

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