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Online wily ole dog

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« 2017-Dec-27, 09:47 AM Reply #50 »
Poms are bowling much better but this is a 600 run pitch. A disgraceful test pitch

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« 2017-Dec-28, 02:23 AM Reply #51 »
I agree Wiles. 


You need to be able to take wickets to win Test matches.


Rolling out a road doesn't seem to run with that philosophy.


Particularly when we've already won the bloody thing. 

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« 2017-Dec-30, 08:52 AM Reply #52 »
Will we capitulate  :chin:

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« 2017-Dec-30, 08:59 AM Reply #53 »
This Australian side is not as good as we like to think, take Smith and Warner out of the batting line up and Starc out of the bowling attack and you clearly have the fifth rated test side in the world. The Poms are making some of the other players look far better than they are.
Where can I get on South Africa to win the series coming up in the New Year ?
South Africa should be 2's on ($1.50 ) to win the series.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 11:05 AM Reply #54 »
God, he was doing so well and that brain explosion :shutup:

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« 2017-Dec-31, 03:15 AM Reply #55 »
In today's West Australian.


"When Shaun Marsh was well taken behind by Jonny Bairstow off the last ball before lunch"

I don't think I'll be able to look at Test cricket the same again.

Shaun Marsh certainly gives his all for Australia. 

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« 2017-Dec-31, 11:40 AM Reply #56 »
No doubt at all that he gives his all :whistle:

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« 2018-Jan-05, 10:54 AM Reply #57 »
It's bad enough watching real bowlers bowl half trackers and getting smashed but to have to see a plodder like marsh trying to bounce Broad and being dispatched is painful
Who the fck devised these tactics

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« 2018-Jan-05, 09:31 PM Reply #58 »
Probably Smith.  He's from NSW and therefore a tosser.

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« 2018-Jan-06, 07:14 AM Reply #59 »
7 overs of worthless crap bowled by Marsh yesterday.
Why bother playing him and weakening the batting

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« 2018-Jan-06, 07:46 PM Reply #60 »
Weakening the batting?

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« 2018-Jan-07, 05:49 PM Reply #61 »
Magnificent centuries to both Marsh brothers!


Imagine the coverage had it been the Waugh brothers!


I'd say both have booked their tickets to Sth Africa. 


Much to the chagrin of some.   :whistle: [size=78%] [/size]

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« 2018-Jan-07, 07:58 PM Reply #62 »
Both will be on the plane to SA, no doubt.
If Shaun stays down the order he has a chance of succeeding. As to the younger one. ....good luck is all I can say   :lol:

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« 2018-Jan-07, 08:54 PM Reply #63 »
I have a feeling Shaun may move to opener if they decide to ditch Bancroft.  Mitch is making so many runs he may replace Smith.

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« 2018-Jan-07, 09:05 PM Reply #64 »
Yes really funny. Mitch has looked really good against their spinners. Most first class batsmen do against grade bowlers.

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« 2018-Jan-07, 10:26 PM Reply #65 »
Fortunately no quicks have been allowed to bowl to him thus helping his prodigious batting average this Ashes series.
Joe Root is a big Mitch fan and has forbidden his quicks from bowling to Marsh.  No he said.  Just plodding spinners. And they can only bowl to Mitchell.  No one else!
This type of captaincy has cost England dearly.


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« 2018-Jan-08, 01:06 PM Reply #66 »
Yes really funny. Mitch has looked really good against their spinners. Most first class batsmen do against grade bowlers.

Actually if you saw the first 40 balls of his knock (I can only assume FZ didn't) the only thing you could say is that he was inept. It was embarrassing. Young crane made him look foolish. Ditto Anderson the next morning. Not as foolish as the ump who turned down the plumb lbw though

To his credit he rode his luck, pinned his ears back and went the tonk like a true flat track bully. That's his only hope.
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« 2018-Jan-08, 03:04 PM Reply #67 »
Yes.  His brother is inept with the bat too. 


Still.  You can only hope the Sth Africans will sort them out. 


What a shame they weren't from NSW.  Then they could be lauded. 

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« 2018-Jan-08, 04:51 PM Reply #68 »
Nah, shauns come good down the order on the back of the stability and solid starts  that his captain has provided.



If you think he's inept thats up to you but i think your being harsh

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« 2018-Jan-08, 09:04 PM Reply #69 »
So now to be not inept a century isn't enough apparently.


You have to score a double ton. 


And I'm being harsh?

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« 2018-Jan-08, 09:22 PM Reply #70 »
Didn't M Marsh get picked because we somehow needed a "genuine all rounder" ? Can someone list all the wickets he took.

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« 2018-Jan-09, 02:15 AM Reply #71 »
By my calculations he bowled 32 overs in the Ashes series and had at least one dropped catch


that I can remember from limited opportunity.


He also featured in a runout. 


His batting featured 320 runs (including a not out) at an average of 80.


So he batted, bowled and fielded.


That's an allrounder. 




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« 2018-Jan-09, 06:52 AM Reply #72 »
Just because you bowl doesnt mean you're an all rounder especially if you cant take at least 1 wicket in 32 overs
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« 2018-Jan-09, 07:55 AM Reply #73 »
I reckon his pace was good and he kept them honest. 


He can't help it if they drop catches from his bowling.


He's not in the team as a strike bowler. 


But let's face it.  You could play him as a specialized batsman right now, no problem. 

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« 2018-Jan-09, 10:42 AM Reply #74 »
How much of his knock did you actually see?


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