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Who gives a hoot about the Ashes?

Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by MISS T, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    3 tests too late.
     
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    At least...

    Anderson out first ball of the day.

    Game on.
     
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    And as we add 244 runs, from SEVEN inningses we get an average of nearly 47...

    Shame it took this long, what?
     
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    Game is drifting away. Fancy scoring 244, carrying your bat, and still not ending up on the winning side. Oh, and the rain is starting, too!
     
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    Like a cold day in Shee f-field,
    Like a greasy chip butty,
    Oh Sheffield United,
    Come thrill us again....

    La la-la-la la-LAAA-la Oi!

    Thin crowd - army of barmy keeping their end up.

    If Smith doesn't carry his bat, i'll eat Paddy Ashdown's hat.
     
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    England win the toss.

    Elect to...


    ... bat first.

    Interesting (is this right, Ed) look at the top ten run scorers of all time, upon which table Cook stands at either six or seven.

    It's not like i was paying that much attention.

    What was interesting was that he had, by quite some margin, the lowest average of all in the top ten - certainly all of those below him had considerably higher batting averages. With his 240+ innings in one session in this series he has dragged himself back to his 46ish average. The pile of pants that preceded it, that arguably lost us the matches that could've won us the series are thus lost in the blink of blithe percentage points.

    In contrast, Smith has an average of over 100 in this series, and an average of 60+ in the outside world. He has consistently killed us.
     
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    600 up for Aus.

    Painful.
     
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    649-7 declared

    2nd innings imminent.

    Heaven help us all.
     
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    Well in answer to the original thread, it seems the England team don't.
     
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    I don't - but I did accidentally hear the wicket-keeper (I think) complaining about the fans' response and saying that people who can't do 1,000 squat thrusts in a day and a half shouldn't really voice an opinion - or something along those lines.

    I couldn't walk across Niagara Falls on a tight-rope, but I could also tell if you can't.
     
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    Well today has been fun so far.
     
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    I spoke too soon.
     
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    Absolutely awesome from Smith, I do hope the boos stop.

    Not a bad reply, though, what?

    Draw?

    I don't think we'll get Smith out - which means we'll have to work out how to get those around him out.

    I think this is going to be a legendary test series.
     
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    Or, apparently, we could just kill him.

    Bit extreme, but seems to have worked.
     
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  18. Lucy

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    Is it time for a new captain? The second session was pretty diabolical; again.
     
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    New captain! I say old boy that's a bit rash at this early stage. Show the blighters a bit spirit is what I say.
     
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    Ah well
     

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