Author Topic: Ashes 2013-14  (Read 13311 times)

T42

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #200 on: 05 January, 2014, 09:52:03 am »
Harris & Johnson had better get food tasters for the return series.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #201 on: 05 January, 2014, 11:11:56 am »
I should think that's a good idea for our lot, too.

clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #202 on: 05 January, 2014, 01:35:17 pm »
Having seen their acceptable foods list, I'm up for that job!

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #203 on: 07 January, 2014, 09:41:31 am »
personally I think it's always a bad sign when coaches can't accept some of the blame or is this normal for South African cricketers, at least Gooch has stood up to be counted, Something has gone wrong somewhere and the coaches must take some of the blame, I think it all started when Andrew Strauss was kicked out instead of KP, that was the thin end of the wedge. It's not the first time this has been said but perhaps the team should have a look at what the women's team are doing, they seem to get it right most of the time unlike the blokes who are getting it wrong most of the time.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #204 on: 07 January, 2014, 10:18:02 am »
I think it quite possible that Andy Flower will go.  But you can see it from his point of view: when he tries to get another job, it's going to be with a considerably less high profile team, say Kenya or Todmorden Seconds.  When the most recent thing on your CV is a 5-0 thrashing, you're going to try and bluff it out in your present job, I would imagine.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #205 on: 07 January, 2014, 09:15:47 pm »
perhaps the team should have a look at what the women's team are doing

Speaking literally - following the blokes on an Ashes tour down actually! It's worth mentioning.

I follow the fortunes of the women's international football team, but I'm not so clued up on the cricket team,
except when they get a mention or are interviewed in person on TMS - particularly when they win their Ashes series, like they did last summer. See the parallel with the men :)

I see that the structure of the women's Ashes series is different from the mens [pretty sure they only play one Test Match], but it's still a veyr competitive series nonetheless.

I'll be taking an interest in what happens.

Their fortunes might be the fillip we all need right now :)
Garry Broad

clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #206 on: 24 January, 2014, 11:02:30 am »
Come on England!! You can do it!! Or not!! It's really difficult to say isn't it!!

Jaded

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #207 on: 24 January, 2014, 11:15:39 am »
We just won a match!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #208 on: 24 January, 2014, 11:17:03 am »
Blimey.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #209 on: 24 January, 2014, 01:56:22 pm »
Hoofuckingray. About sodding time...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Wowbagger

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #210 on: 24 January, 2014, 02:09:36 pm »
Does that mean that England have won the ashes back?
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #211 on: 24 January, 2014, 02:53:56 pm »
Does that mean that England have won the ashes back?

We only need to win one more game with one ODI and three twenty20 games to go. Then we will have retained the ashes  :)

BBC
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #212 on: 26 January, 2014, 01:04:58 pm »
Come on England, you can....oh bollocks, I give up  ::-)

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #213 on: 26 January, 2014, 01:46:44 pm »
Bopara just isn't getting his eye in quick enough. 25 runs from 44 balls wasn't what we wanted at that point in the innings. He's not really at fault for his dismissal, it was a bit of a freaky one that.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #214 on: 26 January, 2014, 01:59:47 pm »
apart from where his foot was or wasn't I thought the keeper had to be in control of the ball to claim a stumping, so bouncing off your beer gut does not count as being in control or does it ? ;)

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #215 on: 26 January, 2014, 09:32:33 pm »
apart from where his foot was or wasn't I thought the keeper had to be in control of the ball to claim a stumping, so bouncing off your beer gut does not count as being in control or does it ? ;)

Nope.

Quote from: http://www.rulesofcricket.co.uk/the_rules_of_cricket/the_rules_of_cricket_law_39.htm
Law 39 (Stumped)
1. Out Stumped
(a) The striker is out Stumped if
(i) he is out of his ground
and (ii) he is receiving a ball which is not a No ball
and (iii) he is not attempting a run
and (iv) his wicket is fairly put down by the wicket-keeper without the intervention of another member of the fielding side. Note Law 40.3 (Position of wicket-keeper).

(b) The striker is out Stumped if all the conditions of (a) above are satisfied, even though a decision of Run out would be justified.

2. Ball rebounding from wicket-keeper's person
(a) If the wicket is put down by the ball, it shall be regarded as having been put down by the wicket-keeper if the ball
(i) rebounds on to the stumps from any part of his person or equipment, other than a protective helmet
or (ii) has been kicked or thrown on to the stumps by the wicket-keeper.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Clare

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #216 on: 29 January, 2014, 07:16:04 am »
Does that mean that England have won the ashes back?

We only need to win one more game with one ODI and three twenty20 games to go. Then we will have retained the ashes  :)

BBC


YEEEEESSSSSS

Go England, Go England!!


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We don't need no steenking prima donna men.

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #217 on: 29 January, 2014, 11:05:10 pm »
Very well done! 




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Jaded

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #218 on: 29 January, 2014, 11:15:03 pm »
1) it is cricket in Australia
2) it is women cricket
3) they lost
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clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #219 on: 31 January, 2014, 10:50:22 am »
A wicket!! Australia now running scared (no they aren't - ed.)

clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #220 on: 31 January, 2014, 10:59:13 am »
And another!! Here we go..... :smug:

clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #221 on: 31 January, 2014, 12:35:08 pm »
Marvellous.  Is Jade actually a bloke's name??

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #222 on: 31 January, 2014, 09:04:26 pm »
That's great stuff from the women's team, really excellent, they could so easily have been affected by the dreadful outing from the blokes, but they proved themselves to be much more resilient than that  :thumbsup:
Congrats of a different kind are probably deserving of Andy Flowers too. It's easy to forget the good times when things turn sour [eh? good times? what's he talking about?]
Garry Broad

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #223 on: 01 February, 2014, 07:42:12 am »
Marvellous.  Is Jade actually a bloke's name??
Probably not.

(The gender of member Jade D is unknown.)
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clifftaylor

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #224 on: 02 February, 2014, 11:03:55 am »
Just the 165 needed from 84 balls, then.......