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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 04:33

JGK wrote:
Henry wrote:So England’s ashes farce begins with Stokes drinking too much, and finishes with Root not drinking enough!

Nice

Heh, nice summation, Trev. Very Happy
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Post by furriner on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 04:34

Henry wrote:So England’s ashes farce begins with Stokes drinking too much, and finishes with Root not drinking enough!

Played.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 05:00

skully wrote:
Nath wrote:odds of the SCG pitch getting an infraction?

Not if Elmer and 2nd runs through 'em.

Fixed. Good Test pitch. aces
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Red on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 05:15

skully wrote:
skully wrote:
Nath wrote:odds of the SCG pitch getting an infraction?

Not if Elmer and 2nd runs through 'em.

Fixed. Good Test pitch. aces

The excessive heat on Sunday did help to bake it though. Think Australia may have been able to see out Ali and Crane on the last day.

Interesting that there are many critics of Root for not bowling first. They think he's gun shy after Adelaide re. sending teams in. Certainly they set Australia up for the pancake flat middle days of the test.

Absolute comprehensive win by Australia. There was never any doubt that it was going to end this way. The only thing stopping 5-0 was a moribund Melbourne pitch.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by JGK on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 05:35

BTW, Jimmy's batting average fell below 10 today.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Red on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 05:42

Henry wrote:So England’s ashes farce begins with Stokes drinking too much, and finishes with Root not drinking enough!

Bet the papers wish they thought of that, though these days may not be allowed to publish it as a headline. Smile

In essence though, the Aussies didn't really have to work super hard for such an emphatic win.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 06:22

OP Tipping wrote:Dello has given a summary of the English performance in the other thread.

Among the Australians, it is hard to point to any genuine weakness in the final line up, with the possible exception of Bancroft but I'd still give him a chance. Everyone else earned their lunch money.

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Post by lardbucket on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 06:23

embee wrote:Was the Gripper hoping he wasn't gripping?

Masons allegedly have an odd grip ... perhaps we should just call him Trevor

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by whitburn on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 07:15

A drug addict can't begin to get better until he/she accepts he/she has a problem and the England cricket team will do themselves no favours either with ridiculous wishful thinking like we heard last week. ''We've outplayed the Australians for periods but not for long enough''. DO me a favour! I don't know which 3 overs they were talking about but 4-ZIP with each and every defeat being not by 10 runs or 1 wicket but by a hammering from a very big height means we were unadulterated RUBBISH. No pace, nobody turning the ball, several of them with an eye on the retirement home in Antigua, plus raw players who'd have struggled against Zimbabwe quite frankly. Let's hear less of the dare i say it, SPIN and quietly crawl away somewhere whilst we try and find a team capable of playing away from the cold damp conditions we love. Congratulations Australia because whilst few of their current 11 would get in a best post-war Aussie team, they played to the best of their ability and it was way too good for our shower. G'day.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 20:20

Must acknowledge that Jo Root has been unfairly targeted in social media, ie being 'asleep on the job'. Gastro can be very nasty and combined with heat can threaten life. I admire that he had a crack for his team and am happy sense prevailed and he was allowed to sleep in the dressing room from lunch onwards.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by beamer on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 20:26

The BBC post-match discussion page added a touch of popular culture-based humour by putting a picture of Jon Snow under a heading about “nightwatchmen”...

Which begs the question, was John Snow ever a nightwatchman in his career?

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 20:49

beamer wrote:The BBC post-match discussion page added a touch of popular culture-based humour by putting a picture of Jon Snow under a heading about “nightwatchmen”...

Which begs the question, was John Snow ever a nightwatchman in his career?

It would have been poetry to watch, as it were. However I can't recall Snow being sent in as a night-watchman.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by beamer on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 20:50

horace wrote:
beamer wrote:The BBC post-match discussion page added a touch of popular culture-based humour by putting a picture of Jon Snow under a heading about “nightwatchmen”...

Which begs the question, was John Snow ever a nightwatchman in his career?

It would have been poetry to watch, as it were. However I can't recall Snow being sent in as a night-watchman.
If you’re wrong, then you know nothing about John Snow Wink

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 21:00

Have you read Some JS poetry?

Not bad but hardly Auden.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 21:02

Haven't watched GoT in years. Any worse and Kirk Douglas would have guested.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by PeterCS on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 21:57

Root and branch ...

among the selectors & coaching staff.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by beamer on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 22:12

PeterCS wrote:Root and branch ...

among the selectors & coaching staff.
Well, they didn’t pull up any trees, and will leaf without much to show for it.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Growler on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 22:28

Too much dead wood.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by vilkrang on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 22:31

Congrats again Australia on a thoroughly ruthless demolition job.

I'm just glad it's over now.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 22:41

Cheers vilks.

Never fear, it'll be much closer in 2019.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by OP Tipping on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 00:53

beamer wrote:The BBC post-match discussion page added a touch of popular culture-based humour by putting a picture of Jon Snow under a heading about “nightwatchmen”...

Which begs the question, was John Snow ever a nightwatchman in his career?

He was a day 3 nightwatchman in this match
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17318/scorecard/62981/england-vs-south-africa-2nd-test-south-africa-tour-of-england-1965/
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 04:10

Well found OP.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 04:25

That's a very odd-looking England scorecard with Titmus batting at 4 in the first innings and 3 in the second, while Boycott's bowling figures of 26-10-60-0 also make amazing reading.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by beamer on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 07:58

OP Tipping wrote:
beamer wrote:The BBC post-match discussion page added a touch of popular culture-based humour by putting a picture of Jon Snow under a heading about “nightwatchmen”...

Which begs the question, was John Snow ever a nightwatchman in his career?

He was a day 3 nightwatchman in this match
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17318/scorecard/62981/england-vs-south-africa-2nd-test-south-africa-tour-of-england-1965/
And he scored nothing, John Snow!

A Maester’s chain for OP for that piece of research...

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 08:10

Nice tribute to the Ashes victory at Circular Quay last night...

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