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Online wily ole dog

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« 2019-Jul-08, 02:26 AM Reply #10800 »
Rightfully Handscomb and Wade are back in the squad

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« 2019-Jul-08, 03:45 AM Reply #10801 »
Can't help but think we look better with those inclusions. 

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« 2019-Jul-10, 03:29 PM Reply #10802 »
The toss is the key depending on the weather.

England are a very good side and will have the support of most neutrals.

The question will how the newcomers adjust to the swinging white ball as the English full strength team is a lot classier than the sides they have been playing against.

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« 2019-Jul-10, 03:31 PM Reply #10803 »
If the ball swings, sadly our bats stuggle :sad:

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« 2019-Jul-10, 06:44 PM Reply #10804 »
We never stuggle!

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« 2019-Jul-10, 07:06 PM Reply #10805 »
Both teams are primed for tonight. England have a harder attitude towards the Cup than ever before. Usually they expect to be knocked out before semis but not anymore.

It could be a big 12 months coming up for England with Cricket WC, Rugby WC, Euro and the Olympics. British sport overall is better than Australia and has been for last few years. Even their horses seem better than ours.

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« 2019-Jul-11, 01:19 PM Reply #10806 »
The Kiwis beating India a definite surprise. 

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« 2019-Jul-11, 11:38 PM Reply #10807 »
Ordinary with the bat are we.  Still. 223 is better than I thought they'd get.


Handscome a poor choice.  Got out like he always does - playing on. 


Steve Smith triumphant with the bat again and Carey just keeps making a case to be in the Test side.


Last appearance from Maxwell you would hope.  Always promises, never delivers. 


Stoinis a bad choice too. 


Going to be hard to defend.


C'mon Starcy and Berrers. 

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« 2019-Jul-12, 12:04 AM Reply #10808 »
Like NZ, we have to give credit to the English bowlers. Swinging balls did the trick at the start.

The fact is till we have a dependable number 6 in test and one dayers, we will always struggle if top 3 fail.

The disappointing aspect for us is we have so many players who have been given an opportunity and they showed promise but no sticking power.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 07:45 AM Reply #10809 »
If the ball swings, sadly our bats stuggle :sad:


 :sad:

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« 2019-Jul-12, 11:33 PM Reply #10810 »
A new winner of the WC and that will be great for the game.

Unlike previous English sides, most of this team seem devoid of personality so they donít grate on your nerves. Thus I donít mind them. However I do like our neighbours to win something other than rugby.




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« 2019-Jul-13, 12:59 AM Reply #10811 »
Ut would certainly guve me the shuts. 

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« 2019-Jul-15, 04:52 AM Reply #10812 »
Unbelievable night of drama.  I'm going well.  Shouting for Federer and the Kiwis.


Both lost in incredible circumstances. 


Roger had his chance when he broke the Joker but couldn't hold serve to take the title.


And when did they bring in a bloody tie-breaker in the fifth set? 


The Kiwis similarly looked like they would win till the ball hit Stokes' bat for 4 overthrows.  Shut!


Super over.  Two off one and got run out coming back for the second. 


Probably my best night of sporting drama ever! 


Must say well done to all and all can lift their chins up. 

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« 2019-Jul-15, 07:43 AM Reply #10813 »
What a night to be an Englishman.

The cricket team win with maligned Stokes and his bat helping them to their first ever WCC and Hamilton winís the British Grand Prix to almost mortgage another Driverís World Championship.

Wimbledon played host to arguably one of the greatest ever tennis matches. On top of this, England is also playing host to the world netball World Cup too where they will challenge NZ and Aust for the win.

The British Open is also on this week so the great smorgasbord of British sport is on.

If only we get all the events to coincide like this in Aus, we would have a great sports crawl similar to the pub crawls.

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« 2019-Jul-15, 09:14 AM Reply #10814 »
Bit tough for the Kiwis.......especially with the NZ born Stokes.

Get a bit used to expat rugby players playing against their country but they don't have as many "spare" cricketers.

I would have given the win to the Kiwis simply because they only lost 8 wickets.....but then I don't make the rules.

Well done to the host nation England.

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« 2019-Jul-15, 09:17 AM Reply #10815 »
Why not just keep playing super overs rather than deciding on most fours for the tournament?

Why most fours?

Why not most sixes?

Or whose mothers cook the best roast dinners?

Stupid way to determine the winner. emthdown 

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« 2019-Jul-15, 12:25 PM Reply #10816 »
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If only we get all the events to coincide like this in Aus, we would have a great sports crawl similar to the pub crawls.


Mate, Iím in the states at the moment and got to watch both......... in daylight hours rather than trying to stay awake all night

First time Iíve watched Wimbledon all the way through for a long time. Great tennis and glad the joker saluted

Sadly I was on the kiwis


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« 2019-Jul-15, 07:08 PM Reply #10817 »

Mate, Iím in the states at the moment and got to watch both......... in daylight hours rather than trying to stay awake all night

First time Iíve watched Wimbledon all the way through for a long time. Great tennis and glad the joker saluted

Sadly I was on the kiwis



Lucky bugger.

What is the interest in the state for the cricket or is at expat clubs?

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« 2019-Jul-15, 07:12 PM Reply #10818 »
Just on the WCC, it seems that there maybe a mistake with the 4 overthrows added to to the two run to make it 6 off the third last ball.

Some interpretations have it as 1 plus the the 5 as they did not cross when the ball was thrown so technically Stokes had to go back if the runs were to be added on.

It will be interesting to see what the official interpretation from ICC would be.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/cricket-why-umpires-may-have-got-crucial-world-cup-final-call-wrong/567925a0-4c25-4d79-b39a-7e748cf2614a


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« 2019-Aug-02, 03:32 AM Reply #10819 »
Get rid of the Paki and bring in Carey.   How the hell he didn't get a game I don't know.


I reckon Smith is going to be even better now that he isn't captain.  I never reckoned he was a natural captain.


If he can just worry about batting he is going to bring great pain to the Poms. 



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« 2019-Aug-02, 06:13 PM Reply #10820 »
More importantly why donít they have the ashes on the main station. Very annoying as canít flick through at times with other sports on tonight.

Smith is a legend and would be regarded as second to Bradman except for the Sandpaper issues.

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« 2019-Aug-02, 06:21 PM Reply #10821 »
"Sandpapergate" exposed his shortcomings as a leader.

Bradman had those in trumps.




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« 2019-Aug-02, 07:57 PM Reply #10822 »
I agree but Bradman also had a better team.

Would Smith be the in Australiaís top 11-12. I do think so but do we penalise him for ďSandpapergateĒ and not include him.

Warnie will always be the greatest spinner for Australia but also accepted money from a bookie and was suspended for drug violation.

Yet he was brilliant to watch.

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« 2019-Aug-03, 03:07 AM Reply #10823 »
Bradman was not popular with team mates.   Smith is immature.


How the hell Starc isn't playing is beyond me.  I thought he must have been injured when not picked.


This team selection is incredibly stupid. 

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« 2019-Aug-03, 11:14 AM Reply #10824 »
When you see the English batsmen bat solidly, you have to start wondering is it the right team etc.

This is the first test so long way to go. The more pressing concern for Australia rather than our bowlers is the batting issues.

No Smith and we are below 100. We need more 100s and 50s from our top 6. I canít see that unless we stick true to our team for a few tests. They need to get used to the conditions but then again do they have the talent.


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