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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 08 Dec 21 11.28am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

Probably the least prepared, most distracted squad to have been sent over - what with all that's going on it would have perhaps been better to have billed the tour as something less auspicious


Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

I haven't looked at the timeline but I would imagine that by the time the racism investigation started & had gathered sufficient momentum it was probably already too late to pull out of it.

In all honesty I doubt whether any of our batsmen have given it a thought. By all accounts the conditions were such that having won the toss we should have bowled but I expect that Rooty was scared of doing a Nasser

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 08 Dec 21 12.30pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

In all honesty I doubt whether any of our batsmen have given it a thought. By all accounts the conditions were such that having won the toss we should have bowled but I expect that Rooty was scared of doing a Nasser

Perhaps the batsmen should think about scoring runs. Some can barely be described as adequate.

 


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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 08 Dec 21 7.47pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

I fell asleep in the armchair and woke to find us three down in a blink of an eye. I wisely went to bed at that point.

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 08 Dec 21 8.50pm Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Disaster really. Too many poor decisions. Overcast and green wicket, absolutely perfect for Broad who the Aussie openers are terrified of. Choose to bat. Broad not selected. Fail.

Credit where due, they bowled well. You can never tell what a Ďparí score is until both sides have batted - Iím guessing itís higher than what we scored but you never know.

Bad start but keep the faith.

 

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Originally posted by Goal Machine

Disaster really. Too many poor decisions. Overcast and green wicket, absolutely perfect for Broad who the Aussie openers are terrified of. Choose to bat. Broad not selected. Fail.

Credit where due, they bowled well. You can never tell what a Ďparí score is until both sides have batted - Iím guessing itís higher than what we scored but you never know.

Bad start but keep the faith.


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 09 Dec 21 8.16am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

Disaster really. Too many poor decisions. Overcast and green wicket, absolutely perfect for Broad who the Aussie openers are terrified of. Choose to bat. Broad not selected. Fail.

Credit where due, they bowled well. You can never tell what a Ďparí score is until both sides have batted - Iím guessing itís higher than what we scored but you never know.

Bad start but keep the faith.

They only got nearly 400 at over 4 an over.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 09 Dec 21 9.29am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

You can never tell what a Ďparí score is until both sides have batted - Iím guessing itís higher than what we scored but you never know.

Par might have been close to our score if we didn't drop sitters or take wickets with no balls or miss run out opportunities from short leg

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 09 Dec 21 1.57pm Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

They only got nearly 400 at over 4 an over.

It's looking grim. Focus already turning to Anderson and Broad with the pink ball in Adelaide.

Miracle required.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 09 Dec 21 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Throughout the time I have followed England playing test cricket there has been something of a pattern ... humiliating defeats interspersed with some occasional good, even great performances.

However, whenever we are showing some promise e.g. winning the 2005 Ashes in England and in Australia ( 2010/2011?) we follow it up with inconsistency, and some downright awful showings. We never seem to build a side that can dominate the game for more than a season.

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 10 Dec 21 8.23am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

What a fight back. This is why Test cricket is the best. Gone from absolutely dead and buried to having an outside chance. If Root and Malan can see out the first session with the the new ball (big if), weíre arguably on top. Interesting that Hazlewood wasnít bowled, heíll be fresh and dangerous with the new ball. Root and Malan have been superb, just need to reset and go again tomorrow.

Another 260-270 and weíre in with a real shout. The pitch will get harder to bat on and chasing down 200 is never easy. The series is alive.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 11 Dec 21 11.35am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

That went well

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 11 Dec 21 11.46am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

That went well

Yep. It's the hope that kills you.

Broad & Anderson with the pink ball should make it a more even contest in Adelaide. Warner and Hazlewood looked to be crocked for the convicts.

Worth noting that they've never lost a day/nighter at Adelaide.

 

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