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09-08-2005, 01:54 PM
Since alot of member here are Aussies or English, wy not a thread on The Ashes

ohh yeah, gota love it, that second test was awesome, one of the best games of cricket i have ever seen, and even though we lost, it was a great close game

too bad for us that McGrath is injured and now Lee has an infected knee, hopefully he wiill be ok, they are talking about Stuart McGill coming in now

and what about Warnie, that ball must spun about a metre

(Im not praising the poms much i know, hey what do you expect im an aussie) :D

anyway, discuss

a ring in return
09-08-2005, 04:01 PM
For us americans, would you care to explain what The Ashes is?

09-08-2005, 05:06 PM
The Ashes is a cricket series. Cricket is baseball on the ground. They stole baseball from us Americans, but couldn't do it in the air, so they do it on the ground. Because they suck.

09-08-2005, 05:16 PM
cricket is another sport that we brits invented... and yet suck ass at.....
as far as cricket goes... i support australia and england... so the ashes ar kinda boring for me... especially since england hasn't won in 20 years.... i doubt this year will be any different

a ring in return
09-08-2005, 05:20 PM
Jesus Christ people, I'm not retarded I know what cricket is.

09-08-2005, 06:14 PM
One thing that I must make clear to people who aren't cricket fans is that you don't sit and watch it like a football game or something, you dip in and out of watching it. You have food and drink, you talk, and also if you know how it all works it does make sense and is enjoyable.

1-1 at the moment, roll on Thursday (COME ON ENGLAND).

a ring in return
09-08-2005, 06:18 PM
Heh, yea I was wondering how someone could sit there and watch cricket all day.

09-08-2005, 06:53 PM
with beer, pizza and a ps2 linked up to a second telly.... thats how i do it!

"The Ashes" themselves are actually ashes... inside the trophy... they are the charred remains of a Union Jack, and the burnt bails from a game back in 1882

10-08-2005, 02:04 AM
yeh, the poms were so upset that they lost to the australian 'convicts' they had a big winge and claimed english cricket dead, since then we have been rubbiong it in their faces as much as possible :D

i watch the cricket all day, you get up run to the kitchen and get another beer between overs and you talk between balls, but every bowl is so exciting i can't not look

10-08-2005, 04:22 AM
Ahh suckarse, 20 years or something we've won the Ashes. Its sad we've got the Poms worked up so much. Won't it be fun to bring them off their high horses again mmm.

10-08-2005, 07:42 AM
...had a big winge and claimed english cricket dead...

how very... british

10-08-2005, 01:19 PM
I think we'll win the next test, then the remaining two will be rained off, meaning England win the Ashes.

11-08-2005, 10:32 AM

11-08-2005, 10:41 AM
I think we'll win the next test, then the remaining two will be rained off, meaning England win the Ashes.
Optimistic and cheap... Go the Poms.

12-08-2005, 11:05 AM
I haven't been keeping up with the 3rd test. Has Warney got his 600th yet?

12-08-2005, 01:46 PM
Yes, Gilchrist caught it when it bounced off his leg pads.

15-08-2005, 06:00 PM
Holy snapping ring spanners. What a game.

15-08-2005, 06:51 PM
It was, Ponting played amazingly, he saved you.

15-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Bah. Bah says I.

15-08-2005, 09:07 PM
It was, Ponting played amazingly, he saved you.

He did - real captain's knock.

Who got man of the match, incidentally?

15-08-2005, 09:50 PM
I believe it was Ponting who got MotM

damn tail enders, you Aussies would be nothing without them

16-08-2005, 07:55 AM
156 runs... finally. Warney got 34, pretty decent with the bat lately.

13-09-2005, 02:01 AM

well, thats it
the ashes are lost
Australia was beaten by the English (weather)

good game though
but the crowd pissed me off so much, when England would get a dot ball the crowd would roar like they got a 6 or something, ridiculous

and also, a goodbye to the beloved Richie Benaud from touring with the team
it won't be cricket without him :(

sad day all round

13-09-2005, 06:43 AM
The crowd was a huge help, huge HUGE support. Its good to see sports support of this magnitude in England again. Considering our football sucks arse atm.
Everyone was extremely well mannered and dignified, but I guess thats what you get for watching and playing a sport which has a break for lunch, and tea breaks.

The situation on London Transport was different however.
Getting the train on the evenings of the test matches, I can tell you from first hand experience, was hellish.

13-09-2005, 08:17 AM
Too bad, England keeps the Ashes... Oh wait, they do so win or loss anyway. Good series though (if you didn't mind watching the Aussies get whipped). If only Kevin wasn't dropped *dreams*