Ashes Cricket 2019

Ashes Cricket 2019

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FiF

35,700 posts

196 months

Wednesday 24th July
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snake_oil said:
FiF said:
Slightly off topic, didn't realise until now just how much delay there is on TMS transmission over internet versus broadcast. Not quite sure if it's always as much as this, but just nipped into Tesco on way home. Whilst parking and listening on DAB, Aggers was wittering in about selling a flat in his bachelor days. Started listening on phone, quickly went into store, picked up some mayonnaise, a requested magazine for 'er indoors, to coin a phrase, and as walking to till Aggers started wittering about his flat sale. Always thought delays were limited to just a few seconds.

Apparently not.
He did witter for a target long time mind you. You may have just caught different bits of the wittering!
No, it was definitely the same bit, played them together when got back to the car, nearly two minutes delay at a guess, latter not measured accurately.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Ireland take a first innings lead with 8 wickets remaining.

SydneyBridge

4,599 posts

103 months

Wednesday 24th July
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is Boycott still commentating anywhere?- he must be having a heart attack

Will always remember him saying that you have to get the batsmen to play on every ball, which is so true

JustALooseScrew

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502 posts

12 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Just caught news of this calamity on the radio driving home from the workshop - normally I assume my listening is the kiss of death but having watched the world cup final live I might try and get it on the radio tomorrow.

What a shambles frown

Gargamel

11,861 posts

206 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Well they aren’t getting too far ahead

Let’s hope the collapse today was just down to poor prep and we will be back strong in the second.

Some decent bowling too

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th July
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So do we want to bowl them out today and face the prospect of some of our batters being out twice in one day, or 'tactically' let them hold on until the morning?

FiF

35,700 posts

196 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Ockers aren't doing too well in their warmup match either. Haddin XI 105 and 170 ao.

SydneyBridge

4,599 posts

103 months

Wednesday 24th July
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We have to bat again... another two mins and we would not
One over to face

spikeyhead

11,196 posts

142 months

Wednesday 24th July
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I'm glad I've been in meetings all day.

What a shower of ste that was.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th July
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FiF said:
Ockers aren't doing too well in their warmup match either. Haddin XI 105 and 170 ao.
They're only playing with themselves. You could say their bowlers are doing very well.

FiF

35,700 posts

196 months

Wednesday 24th July
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thegreenhell said:
They're only playing with themselves.
That's a bit harsh, accusing them of being a set of w*nkers. smile

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Can we call up Tim Murtagh for the Ashes? He's English, and even played for England U19. We might need an extra bowler with Anderson, Wood and Archer all have injury worries.

Murph7355

22,930 posts

201 months

Wednesday 24th July
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spikeyhead said:
I'm glad I've been in meetings all day.

What a shower of ste that was.
This.

spikeyhead

11,196 posts

142 months

Wednesday 24th July
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Murph7355 said:
spikeyhead said:
I'm glad I've been in meetings all day.

What a shower of ste that was.
This.
With a name like Murph shouldn't you be supporting the other lot?

FiF

35,700 posts

196 months

Thursday 25th July
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Well didn't expect Leach to be still there at midday, and with 38 runs to his tally. rofl

Gargamel

11,861 posts

206 months

Thursday 25th July
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Always funny when the NW makes more than the opener...

Could find himself promoted permanently if he goes on. I bet every run from Leach is getting right up the Irish noses

Seem to have our st in one sock today. Much better so far.

warch

1,584 posts

99 months

Thursday 25th July
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I'm following it on TMS. Apparently Leach had to ask the umpire to clean the condensation off his glasses at one point. He is what England have been missing of late, a truly geeky looking bloke with leet cricket skills.

SydneyBridge

4,599 posts

103 months

Thursday 25th July
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stolen from the BBC

Leach is the first player to score 50 for England whilst wearing glasses since Paul Allott in 1981

he is the second player to bat at number 11 and then open the batting on the same day- first was Harry Butt, for England in 1896

warch

1,584 posts

99 months

Thursday 25th July
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I love a batting underdog, like Ashton Agar's amazing knock in the 2013 Ashes series. Or Monty Panesar and Jimmy Anderson at Cardiff in 2009.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Thursday 25th July
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Good recovery by England. Scores are level at lunch, so in effect they are now starting the second innings at 0-1. I would now expect England to take control as the Irish bowlers suffer in the heat.