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BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston

02 Aug 05 - 02:22 PM (#1533478)
Subject: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Shakey

Couldn't wait 'til tomorrow, anyway it gives people chance to predict and make a fool of themselves.

Shakey

PS I hope the thread title is ok, does it need UK in front of it? ;-)

England but close (win if Collingwood plays)


02 Aug 05 - 04:29 PM (#1533555)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Shakey

Just discovered that it's er Tuesday today, well I've got a lot on. Anyway this thread is now very early.


02 Aug 05 - 09:18 PM (#1533824)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: ad1943

Do you chaps remember when Tests would run for 5 days and even perhaps be a draw?
Ah! Halcyon days indeed

Allen from Oz


03 Aug 05 - 11:43 AM (#1534009)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: muppett

I reckon who ever bats first will win, Edgbaston has a reputation of high scoring test matches, so lets hope England get in First. Watched Michael Vaghan on Sunday seemed to be back to form, but will he be fit for the game, anyone the latest about him.


04 Aug 05 - 04:18 AM (#1534653)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Paul Burke

I reckon that whoever gets their game together at the lineout will get more penalty corners, but will only convert them to handovers if they are on pole position in the peloton.

Watch out for the bunker behind the 17th.


04 Aug 05 - 04:22 AM (#1534657)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: muppett

Yep Paul I second that


04 Aug 05 - 04:38 AM (#1534661)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

Shakey, you're quick. I was going to revive the other thread, but I didn't want to do it too early. Glad to see you have no such qualms.

If England can hold their catches the're in with a chance.

Should be a good game. Looking forward to it.

Paul -
All Blacks v. Springboks this weekend. Looking forward to that too.
All Blacks by 20.


04 Aug 05 - 05:09 AM (#1534666)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

I'm between contracts (start 1/9) so with the days running into one another I sort of lost track of time and got ahead of myself and I thought it would be easier to have a thread for each game.

Just read England unchanged, shame I wanted Collingwood in, still

McGrath is NOT playing.


04 Aug 05 - 05:26 AM (#1534672)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

McGrath not playing? Well that makes it interesting.


04 Aug 05 - 05:51 AM (#1534683)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Hrothgar

Replaced him with a Queenslander. You're still in trouble.


04 Aug 05 - 06:43 AM (#1534706)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

He will never make a rugby player.............

The choice to field - seems a bad one. 60 for no loss - seems to suggest it was?


04 Aug 05 - 07:28 AM (#1534719)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

112-1

How does Warne do that.


04 Aug 05 - 07:34 AM (#1534721)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

132-1 at lunch

18 for Trescothic off the last Bret Lee over. Early days but a good start.


04 Aug 05 - 08:43 AM (#1534783)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

170-3

Pietersen at the crease.


04 Aug 05 - 08:59 AM (#1534796)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: rhyzla

Ok, I've got a ticket for sunday - what are the odds of me seeing any play??


04 Aug 05 - 09:09 AM (#1534808)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

I have this feeling of duja vu - also.


04 Aug 05 - 01:39 PM (#1534960)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Alan Day

Well a good start by England,over 400 and hit with aggresion.
Australia were saved by the rain but we will know in the morning.
I feel that the first test result was a relief to the Australians,I think they know they are against a better side than they have played against in years.I think the selectors have shown faith in a young team who would have learnt a lot from the first test.If England do win the next test then what an exciting series this will be.
Great stuff.
Al


04 Aug 05 - 02:00 PM (#1534990)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Perhaps this will be seen as wasted opportunity to pile on a really big score? Mind you to do it at over 5 runs per over was good but i suspect the Australians will be able to match this....

We will see tomorrow.


04 Aug 05 - 04:49 PM (#1535134)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Hrothgar at work

These Poms are lazy bastards - hitting all those boundaries instead of running!


04 Aug 05 - 06:32 PM (#1535196)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

I didn't see much of it, but it seems like it was a good first day's play. At the moment it seems that we have a match on our hands.

Vaughn & Bell could have done a bit more, and I can't believe Jones is still in the team, but still, a score to defend.


04 Aug 05 - 06:56 PM (#1535209)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

I had thought we may have been in for a bigger total but 407 isn't bad. Tommorrow morning should be interesting. If we do get a couple of early breakthroughs, I might even start getting optimistic.

Trouble wth the aussies though is that if one department falls short, a couple from the other often seem to make up for it...


04 Aug 05 - 09:59 PM (#1535317)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: ad1943

At 5 runs per over..could this mean the death of one day cricket?

Allen from Oz


05 Aug 05 - 07:44 AM (#1535536)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

I will certainly make the advanced buying of tickets for test matches on Sunday - a bit unadvisable........

I looked first thing if the wickets would be falling quickly - but only three have fallen by lunch. The cricket has not been quite as exciting or the scoring not so fast as yesterday but it has been just as interesting.

The England captain has had a good day as a fielder - including a fine direct-hit and run-out.


05 Aug 05 - 07:45 AM (#1535537)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

118-3 at lunch, I'll settle for that but the ozzies don't look settled.


05 Aug 05 - 08:06 AM (#1535548)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: A Wandering Minstrel

Well this is much more balanced than the Lords test. Good for Giles. What better way to answer his critics than with Pontings wicket?


05 Aug 05 - 12:20 PM (#1535704)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

308 all out - 100 behind

Flintoff two wickets with last two balls.

Game on.


05 Aug 05 - 12:27 PM (#1535711)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Well 99 to be exact.

All England's batsmen have to do to win - is to bat for two days............That should be easy...... We will see.


05 Aug 05 - 02:34 PM (#1535832)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Overall, a very pleasing day for us and a very good position. I think I will be hopeful for a victory now.

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What do the aussie's think of Warne's batting today? I'd thought he might at least have tried to stick around a while and I know he can bat well but he seemed to me to be almost intent on commiting suicide.


05 Aug 05 - 04:07 PM (#1535907)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Warne's batting was 'iffy' but he is after-all - in the team for his bowling. Which on the evidence of the delivery that got Strauss's wicket - is worrying as the pitch is only going to favour him more.

The only hope is if the match position does not allow Ponting to set the sort of close attacking fields that helped make Warne's bowling so effective at Lords.


05 Aug 05 - 05:56 PM (#1535986)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Alan Day

Although I am hoping England win this one and two more,I cannot but marvel at Shane Warne`s bowling.His two dismisals of Strauss were breath taking,but overall his bowling is a pleasure to watch.He will be sadly missed when he quits test cricket and it is rumoured that this is his last tour,but what a craftsman.
This Ashes clash is so far living up to and surpassing all expectations.Out lads will fight to the finish win or lose.
What a combination of Peterson and Flintoff, at last they both clicked together and with a bit of experience they will be feared by teams Worldwide.I must applaud the selectors for taking a chance on Peterson they would have come in for a lot of stick if he had let them down.
Can we get another 250?
We shall know tommorow.
Al


05 Aug 05 - 06:30 PM (#1536004)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Agreed Alan, Warne is an outstanding bowler. I remember seeing him when he first played a test over here and was amazed and I was still amazed watching Strauss fall today. Mind you, having seen him spin the ball so often, I was probably even more amazed at his bouncer at Pieterson in the first test.


05 Aug 05 - 08:41 PM (#1536070)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: ad1943

Gentlemen

You are watching history with Warne. I have been watching Tests since the early 1950s and have never seen a bowler as good. I have seen Tyson, Statham, Roberts , Lillee, Thomson, Griffith, Garner, Snow, Lock, Benaud, Lindwall, Miller, Hall and countless others who were superb but this bloke is amazing. A good test this one

Enjoy

Allen from Oz


06 Aug 05 - 06:10 AM (#1536261)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

31-4

All England's batsmen have to do to win - is to bat for two days............That should be easy...... We will see.

Not looking too likely at the moment.........


06 Aug 05 - 07:00 AM (#1536276)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST

Oh dear, Pieterson gone too. I'm not sure it was the right decision but 74-5 now.


06 Aug 05 - 07:04 AM (#1536277)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

And 75-6. Just as well we had 99 lead...


06 Aug 05 - 07:13 AM (#1536283)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: alanabit

It's lovely when England get pasted in the Ashes. It is what is supposed to happen!


06 Aug 05 - 07:17 AM (#1536286)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Our time will come again alanabit.


06 Aug 05 - 07:36 AM (#1536294)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

95 - 6 at lunch.

Time for some predictions - Will England's second innings last until tea?

In the unlikely event that it does - what will be the score at tea?


06 Aug 05 - 07:43 AM (#1536297)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

Anything can happen. This series has been full of surprises and I'm expecting more twists & turns before it's decided.

Speaking of twists & turns, Flintoff's arm doesn't look good, does it.


06 Aug 05 - 07:49 AM (#1536300)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

We will go on to make 200 and then bowl them out for about 260.


06 Aug 05 - 07:57 AM (#1536301)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

I'm Scottish and I support the best team and that is AUSTRALIA/AND SCOTLAND.

TAM

Ps.
I do haope that England do well.


06 Aug 05 - 08:15 AM (#1536306)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

Ahhhh!

Tony bloody Greig and Geoff bloody Boycott!

Give us a break!


06 Aug 05 - 08:35 AM (#1536312)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST

And a pleasant Saturday evening opens before us...just after 10 pm Australian est and the poms are 7fer...and these old ashes continue to enthrall. Good to see some fibre in the old firm, but one suspects valiant defeat looms again! And for diversion, we get to see the All Blecks and the 'Boks bash each other at rrugby...ah, this sportin' life!

O>O>O>oy oy oy
cheers, a fan


06 Aug 05 - 08:46 AM (#1536313)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

At least someone brave enough to make a prediction.

England will struggle to make about 150 and fail to bowl Australia out.

It looks as if Flintoff (the best England bowler) will not be able to bowl and as there will be no time pressure - the Australians will be able to make the required runs very easily.

But I hope that I am proved completely wrong........


06 Aug 05 - 09:31 AM (#1536332)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

Cricket and Amercan Football nust be one of the most boring 'sports' in the world.

I mean come on 5 days.


06 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM (#1536336)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Not at that moment Tam, even for you I doubt!


06 Aug 05 - 10:00 AM (#1536350)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

OK, 282 to win. A bit short of my prediction but we could still win.


06 Aug 05 - 10:00 AM (#1536351)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Well 181 and they didn't make the tea interval.

It is just possible for England to still win - but with a batting performance like that one (a few notable exceptions)- would they deserve it?

Warne's final tally was 7 - I think. A bowler that is definitly over-the-hill......


06 Aug 05 - 10:08 AM (#1536359)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

No test side has scored more than 280 to win on this ground. It is interesting that the bookies currently have Autralia as favourites to win.

They are not often wrong. We will see if they are this time.


06 Aug 05 - 11:12 AM (#1536412)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

5 minutes ago, I was thinking "it's no good, they are finding it too easy", now we get 2 Flintoff wickets!


06 Aug 05 - 02:23 PM (#1536498)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

There will be some Sunday play after all.....

It looks as if tomorrow Warne is going to have to win the game with his batting.

Any predictions for the outcome? I think my money must now be on a tie. I suspect the bookies would now be making England favourites.

It is probably more likely that they will get two wickets than Australia get their hundred or so runs - but who can tell with this contest?

Bring it on........


06 Aug 05 - 02:24 PM (#1536499)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: R. Padgett

Freddie man of the match 8 wickets down for Aussies! at 6.30pm Sat

are we up for it!
Ray


06 Aug 05 - 02:37 PM (#1536508)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

I'll stick with my last one for Australia - 260 all out.


06 Aug 05 - 04:43 PM (#1536571)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

That brave prediction has been noted.

Whatever the outcome tomorrow - it is clear that the rest of the series will be tightly contested. And if only England can get someone other than Flintoff, Pietersen and to a lesser extent Trescothick and Strauss - to stay at the crease and get some runs - England should even win.

Simon Jones at least stayed around long enough with Flintoff and it was only this parnership that gave Australia any sort of target to chase. It would only be honest to say that the rest have not really justified their selection as batsmen. With just a few more second innings runs - this game would have been over.

Despite this - there does seem to be a fighting team spirit and everyone seems to know what to do in the field - so perhaps the team should be left as it is? Not that there appears to be too many altenatives....


06 Aug 05 - 06:07 PM (#1536587)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

What a great, well balanced test this has been and it could still go either way. Just shows what a difference having McGrath in the team makes.

Perhaps in order to keep the series interesting England should be allowed at the start of each match to pick a member of the Australian squad who would be ineligible to play.


06 Aug 05 - 07:37 PM (#1536611)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Looks like it did miss when MC went down...

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I think I'd leave the team as it is. The minimum they will have achieved is to give the aussies a big scare and as you note they all seem to be pulling together as a team in the field. Perhaps with a bit more confidence the bating will improve.

I think this one has offered us the best chance with McGrath out of action and possibly Ponting's strange (to me) decision on winning the toss but I do think we should be able to make a game of all these tests.


06 Aug 05 - 08:35 PM (#1536633)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

I don't think Oz can win this match now, but I didn't think the Springboks could beat the All Blacks either.

Whatever happens, the series is alive. Jon, if you're picking a team for next test I'd lose G. Jones if I were you.
Oh yeah, and Flintoff too. Lose Flintoff eh?


06 Aug 05 - 09:00 PM (#1536651)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

You may have a point there John, I would agree that he is the most suspect. Now I know a keeper I really would like but I don't think you would part with him...

Lose Flintoff - you have (and are) to be joking. Funny thing with him though is when I first saw him, I think I would have lost him... I thought he was just going to be what you sometimes see over here branded as the next Botham but wasn't going to come to much.


07 Aug 05 - 04:21 AM (#1536741)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Strollin' Johnny

Watching Freddie, I'm nervous that we might lose him through that shoulder thing. Hope our physio's up to the challenge and has him fully fit before round 3.


07 Aug 05 - 04:52 AM (#1536758)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

Why are you all so obssed with this silly game called cricket.

Where supposed men dress in white and rub their balls so hard you think they would do some harm.
They stand around in the field all day doing nothing, unless you are the bowler.
They sit in the pavilion all day if they are not batting.

Having said all that - come on ENGLAND
Stuff it up them big headed Aussies.
Get it over quickly so I can take my family out and save a great big scene.
Freedie is world class and I bet the Aussies hate that.

10 minutes to go. Can't wait. LOL


07 Aug 05 - 06:06 AM (#1536783)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Only 62 runs to win..........


07 Aug 05 - 06:32 AM (#1536794)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

30 to win
13 off the last over
last man in. What a game


07 Aug 05 - 06:33 AM (#1536795)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

I think I have put the mockers on England


07 Aug 05 - 06:47 AM (#1536802)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

20 to win, bloody hell!!!


07 Aug 05 - 06:48 AM (#1536804)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

20 to win

A prediction.

Its not going to be a drawn game.


07 Aug 05 - 06:53 AM (#1536807)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

LOL. This is too tense.


07 Aug 05 - 06:56 AM (#1536811)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

perfect tense


07 Aug 05 - 06:57 AM (#1536812)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

bloody adverts, fuck off


07 Aug 05 - 07:00 AM (#1536815)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

dropped catch, 8 needed


07 Aug 05 - 07:06 AM (#1536818)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: gnu

The suspense is tense. I am glues to the PC screen for your next post.


07 Aug 05 - 07:07 AM (#1536820)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

5 needed


07 Aug 05 - 07:08 AM (#1536821)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: gnu

Jeepers!!!!


07 Aug 05 - 07:10 AM (#1536822)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

4 needed Lee hit on the hand at 90 mph dropped his bat and ran without it. Why not come into chat


07 Aug 05 - 07:12 AM (#1536823)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

WOW!!!!!

What a game.


07 Aug 05 - 07:12 AM (#1536824)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

England won aye Just!


07 Aug 05 - 07:13 AM (#1536825)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Who predicted a 3 run victory?

Not much wrong with the England wicket keeper...


07 Aug 05 - 07:18 AM (#1536830)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Bob Bolton

G'day lads,

Well, that's nice ... we still have an interesting Test series ahead.

Congratulations!

Regards,

Bob


07 Aug 05 - 07:18 AM (#1536831)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Warne didn't do too bad with 42 but top scorer was Lee with 43. All credit to the tail-enders.

This result does make the series more intersting.


07 Aug 05 - 07:19 AM (#1536832)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

2 run victory


07 Aug 05 - 07:19 AM (#1536834)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

Jones managed to glove one. He would have been a dead man if he'd let that one go through.

The series is alive. Not a convincing win by anyone's standards but it's one all and that's good.


07 Aug 05 - 07:24 AM (#1536836)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

2 run victory

I stand corrected.

But I would have settled for even one run - as long as England won.

Not very good at this prediction lark are we?


07 Aug 05 - 07:32 AM (#1536838)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: R. Padgett

I have been on the end of my seat since 10am and it didnt get underway until 1030am

Freddie surely man of the match just got 2000 and magnum of Champagne !!

Warne played brilliantly too

Full house at Edgbaston, yesterday overspill to filed and Big TV screen, brill spectators and carnival dressing upo atmosphere right spirt

Next Test match at Old Trafford (3rd in series, big momentum to next game for England ( 1 each so far)


07 Aug 05 - 07:34 AM (#1536840)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Linda Kelly

deep deep joy!!!!


07 Aug 05 - 07:36 AM (#1536841)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

COME ON AUSSIE from a Scotsman


07 Aug 05 - 07:54 AM (#1536845)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Taffy

COME ON ENGLAND AND WALES from a Welshman. You all forget that it's not the English Cricket Club.


07 Aug 05 - 08:08 AM (#1536852)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Leadfingers

So England won by two runs !!!!!


07 Aug 05 - 08:20 AM (#1536858)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

England won by 2 runs on a wrong decision. The hand hit was not on bat that is not out.


07 Aug 05 - 08:26 AM (#1536861)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Ah well it wasn't a bad wrong decision and there had been wrong decisions go the other way... Who'd be an upmpire?


07 Aug 05 - 08:30 AM (#1536866)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

Robbie, Robbie, Robbie...

Check the scoreboard. It says he was out.


07 Aug 05 - 08:52 AM (#1536871)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

When has the Englsih supported Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.


07 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM (#1536894)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Outboasting
From: The Fooles Troupe

Unless there has been a rule change, a hit on the glove (if the hand is one the bat handle) is out.


07 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM (#1536895)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Perhaps a word for the umpires (it is a good job they are not Scotch)?

Seeing their decisions subject to slo-mo and all the other gadgets and gizmos - the surprising thing is not that that they may sometimes get it wrong (in the spit seconds they have) but how often they are shown to be right.

There are of course some good and not so good decisions but they do tend to cancel each other out.


07 Aug 05 - 09:36 AM (#1536897)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

May I remind you Shambles the word Scotch is whisky, the people from Scotland are called SCOTS


07 Aug 05 - 09:52 AM (#1536903)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Tam the Scotchman

Scotch is an adjective and can be applied to anything. It just so happens that some tight arsed Scotch Presbyterians don't like to be compared to whisky. Read your Burns Tam the man and you'll find there are Scotch lawyers as well as Scotchmen ... lighten up.


07 Aug 05 - 10:49 AM (#1536934)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Flash Company

Adverts are bad enough, but Channel 4 Racing yesterday? Come on!!!
I had to be out this morning, and just got back in time to see the final wicket. I'm not sure my heart would have stood the strain of watching it all.
Roll on Old Trafford.(Rain forecast for the Manchester area for Thursday!)
FC


07 Aug 05 - 01:25 PM (#1536967)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

I get annoyed by the racing too but I can remember at least one occasion where they did manage to delay going over because of the state of the game. If they have to do it, wish they did it the other way round and make those with the satelite equipment (for Film 4?) watch the horse racing. I gather the cricket goes elsewhere next year which I think, even alowing for horse racing and ads, is a bit of a shame as I have liked thier coverage.

Rain at Old Trafford eh? My bet with myself for the series was 3-1 to Australia with 1 draw. Perhaps that one will be the draw then...


07 Aug 05 - 01:49 PM (#1536986)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

The ball hit the glove but the hand was not on the bat. Not out would have been the correct decision


07 Aug 05 - 02:14 PM (#1536993)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Skipper Jack

Well who you do you, fellow mudcatters, think should be the man of the match? Both Warne and Flintoff are worthy contenders. But I shall go with Flintoof on the account of his batting as well.


07 Aug 05 - 02:25 PM (#1537002)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Well as Flintoff got it, I'll go for him.


07 Aug 05 - 02:44 PM (#1537004)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

May I remind you Shambles the word Scotch is whisky, the people from Scotland are called SCOTS

You may indeed remind me but perhaps I can remind you that this is a thread about cricket and England even had a Scotch captain once.

As a resident in Scotland for twelve years I do not need reminding that (some) folk in Scotland do not like to be referred to as Scotch.*Smiles*

And I have (in the earlier thread) made the point that many English people do indeed support the sporting endeavours of the Scotch and Welsh.


I think that had Australia won - Warnes contribution to that victory would have made him man of the match. As England won - it was Flintoff's individual contribution to that victory that deserves to makes him the man of the match. Without his 73 and those sixes - there would have been no match.

Nice to see him console Bret Lee at the end. That probably sealed it


07 Aug 05 - 03:19 PM (#1537013)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: rhyzla

Well, I can proudly say - "I was there" - left the ground at 12.15pm - left the pub at 5.15pm -- sheeshh!

Bloody close or wot?


07 Aug 05 - 06:39 PM (#1537112)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Alan Day

The most exciting Test Match Ever!
What a tail end fight back and what excitement.
We did however make it difficult for ourselves with a bad second innings batting performance and the result was that we were lucky to win.The fighting spirit of this team pulled us through.This will be a big moral boost to the lads and it would not suprise me now if we pulled of an Ashes win.
Warne and Flintoff were the stars and it was a shame that they both did not get man of the match awards.
A great win over a great team.
Al


07 Aug 05 - 06:57 PM (#1537125)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: John O'L

In the after-match interview Flintoff was asked if he thought England could win the ashes.

"We've GOT to," he said.

I like that. We've got a battle ahead.


07 Aug 05 - 07:12 PM (#1537136)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Shakey

I nearly had a coronary, took me all day to calm down.

Nice touch from Flintoff, the first person he went to was Lee, not to gloat but to congratulate him for nearly pulling it off.


08 Aug 05 - 06:55 AM (#1537414)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

Rhyzla

Were Rhyzome there entertaining the crowd!!! Must take your opportunities LOL

I bet your blood pressure went up a bit :-)

I know mine did, and the missus saying "come on, we want to go out - bloody cricket" LOL

Great win.

Its not about how many you win by, but have you got the guts to take the pressure.

England proved that they are up with the tops.

Its great to see English bowlers giving the batsman a lot of bruises. Been a long time since we saw England dishing it out. That will make the Aussies think a bit.


08 Aug 05 - 08:22 AM (#1537454)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Strollin' Johnny

Bliss!


08 Aug 05 - 08:36 AM (#1537467)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

I'm from Scotland and I am Scots, if you don't mind being called 'scotchman' then good luck to you.

I just hate being called Scotchman that's all.


08 Aug 05 - 08:37 AM (#1537469)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

Anyway what has this got to do with Cricket


08 Aug 05 - 09:10 AM (#1537501)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Tam the scotchman

You started it!


08 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM (#1537530)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

Oh grow up, GET A LIFE Tam the scotchman,

Anyway, are we not grown ups, well I know I am.

Are you.

Tam the Scotchman

I just made a point, you don't have to agree with it. I'm sorry about you being so childlike


08 Aug 05 - 09:38 AM (#1537538)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Tam the man

Look Tam the Scotchman, I'm sorry if I have upset you.

Lets agree to disagree eh!

let bygones by bygones.

Forgive and forget.

Tam.

Aye right enough we shouldn't arguing about this calling Scots, scotch afterall it's just a word, and as you say the Shambles what has this to do with Cricket nothing


08 Aug 05 - 02:00 PM (#1537749)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Long Firm Freddie

It's OK, you can put both feet on the floor now.

(Last post was no 111)

LFF


08 Aug 05 - 02:46 PM (#1537784)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Perhaps the reference to putting ones feet back on the floor can be explained? If there IS an explanation........


08 Aug 05 - 02:56 PM (#1537796)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

Yes its to do with that umpire who when the score gets to 111, he jumps on his feet. Superstinion thing.

Whats his name damn on the tip of my tongue.


08 Aug 05 - 03:17 PM (#1537820)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

David Shepherd.


08 Aug 05 - 03:28 PM (#1537830)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

Thanks for the help there Jon :-)

I knew it was to do with sheep and big men LOL


08 Aug 05 - 04:21 PM (#1537882)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

Should have added, I doubt we will see him do that again. He's done his last international match and retires from all cricket at the end of the season.


08 Aug 05 - 04:29 PM (#1537892)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Villan

I wonder what he would do if he got on the number 111 bus. Just a thought :-)


08 Aug 05 - 05:09 PM (#1537929)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: RobbieWilson

111 nelson 1 eye 1 arm 1 leg


09 Aug 05 - 07:08 AM (#1538312)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: Hrothgar

Well done, Poms. I saw the last finish like that one twenty-odd years ago when Allan Border and Jeff Thomson nearly pulled off an equally unlikely victory at the MCG, and lost by three (again when the fast bowler was caught). There were 20,000 people at the MCG for a day that could have lasted just one ball and went for over an hour.

Thommo's other claim to fame is that he made damn sure Kasper didn't go back to rugby (but I tried!).

Now, who is going to explain this to the hotshot marketing men who decided we needed that Twenty 20 crap?


09 Aug 05 - 01:18 PM (#1538604)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: The Shambles

Perhaps Jon should have credit for his prediction. For he did have faith and predict an England victory at a time when others (me for one) were a lot less sure and he was only 20 or so runs short of predicting the final total.

Interesting that a side has still to make more than 280 to win. As this run chase was started on the 3rd and and not the 5th - it is a bit surprising.


09 Aug 05 - 01:46 PM (#1538618)
Subject: RE: BS: Ashes 05 Edgbaston
From: GUEST,Jon

A question there though shambles is did I realy have the faith? The truth is to some degree it was "fighting talk" over here and didn't actualy equate to my expected outcome wich was like yours. The other side of that "faith coin" though is that I did believe the capabilty was there within the team.

As for the 280 target, I think on the face of that game, a higher target could have been achievable and certainly looked that way until Flitoff got those 2. There was a point where say 280-3 would not have suprised me... but isn't that just cricket with all it's twists and turns?