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 Post subject: Ashes
 Post Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 16:32 
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Never in doubt. Arise, Sir Ben!

Makes the end of the WC Final look tame.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 18:56 
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What a. G a me.

Had TMS on all day in the garden as I toiled on my vegetables in the heat, my unreasonable optimistic punctured at junctures during the day, and by the end I was just looking for them to get as close as possible and come away with some pride. As in the World Cup some incredible bits of luck at key times towards the end of the game when just one against us would have been the end. Almost as if fate, the gods etc. dictated we should win. Oh for some of that rub to go with the football team!

I think we'll go on to win the Ashes now, not sure the Aussies will be able to pick themselves up after that one, the weather will be the only thing that will stop us. The match will go down in history in the same breath as the previous Headingley spectacular.

God I love cricket!


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 19:06 
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When Leach had to face the over with two needed...I was beginning to question whether the luck would hold.

Stokes a hero.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 15:20 
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I've just about recovered. Very glad I decided to stick it out as I watched wickets 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 fall when we were still so far from home. 99 times out of 100, I would have turned the TV off and done something else with us in that position, especially on such a nice day, but I just had a feeling that while Stokes was still in there was a glimmer. However, I thought it was in the stars that Jofra would be the one to help Stokes across the line, but he didn't have the patience (or skill) required. Jack Leach. Balls of steel. Luckily the Aussies didn't bowl too many at his stumps...

I put a comment on an England cricket facebook post basically saying a miracle was going to happen. The mocking replies have filled me with much amusement.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 05 Sep 2019, 13:47 
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Jason Roy will never make a test cricketer - just dropped another catch -


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019, 20:49 
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That chap Smith seems a decent player


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019, 21:24 
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Has a weakness when sweeping spin in the 200's....


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019, 21:45 
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Draw this one and then nick the decider.


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 Post Posted: 08 Sep 2019, 09:46 
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lets pray for rain or a plague of locusts.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 08 Sep 2019, 10:20 
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Stokes (207*) and Leach (20*) to see us home.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes
 Post Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 14:02 
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Shame we couldn't win it but at least we got the series draw. If only it hadn't rained so much in the second Test, we could have won it 3-2.


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