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mattc

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Ashes 2013-14
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:40:36 pm »
So who's going to be watching listening all night?!?

[if the times work out I may inflict the last overs on m'colleagues in the morning]

I confess I was more excited about the last round. It really is too soon, isn't it?  :(

I'm still excited - but not as excited as Michael Vaughan, who nearly exploded on R5 a few days back.
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 07:11:00 pm »
When does it start?
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 07:13:01 pm »
FIRST ASHES TEST: AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane Date: 21-25 November Start time: 00:00 GMT

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 08:30:04 pm »
Thanks.

I think I need my sleep.
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 08:58:55 pm »
I'll be listening.  As I sleep alone in Brum, there's no problem leaving my old clock radio on R4 long wave all night.  I drift in and out of it all night.  Can be a bit surprising sometimes when you're listening to England being 130 - 2 or something and then you turn over in bed and realise that it now seems to be Australia being 10 - 0.  WHA?   :o  How the f did that happen?

Or the other one.  You're listening to Australia being 85 -5 and then you come ound again and they're 255 - 5.  Bugger!
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 10:51:36 pm »
So who's going to be watching listening all night?!?
Sadly not, but I'll grab the first and final hour.
I see that Mitchell Johnson has been recalled. Interesting. Apart from being a tad surprised, I'm not sure what to think of that really.
And Prior still uncertain.
Garry Broad

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 11:15:22 pm »
Tremlett plays
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 05:00:39 am »
Well, that's some interesting news at bowel o'clock.
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 07:44:24 am »
Broad. Australia's Public Enemy No 1.

Again  ;D

Will be good to see how we can bat on this wicket. Looks like a bit of patience will pay dividends.
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2013, 08:43:10 am »
Broad. Australia's Public Enemy No 1.

Jim Maxwell [who I always like listening to] described Broad's introduction to the crowd as one of the greatest boos in test cricket he'd ever heard  :D
I see the BBC sports page describes England as having the 'upper hand'. Not sure I've have written that headline just yet with Haddin still batting on 78. Evens more like.
Garry Broad

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 09:16:27 am »
well everything appears to be going in the right direction at the moment, probably best not to get too excited just yet, better to wait until we've had a bat before making any predictions, Have we ever won at the GABBA ?

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013, 09:24:26 am »
Have we ever won at the GABBA ?

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You have to go back to 1986 for England's last victory at the Gabba.

In that game Ian Botham cracked 138 as England rattled up 456 after being asked to bat first.

Graham Dilley then took 5-68 as Australia followed on and five wickets from John Emburey in the second innings left England chasing 75 to win, which they duly did.

I remember that series very well. During a maths lesson after the first day, me and a mate planned to stow away on a ship to get over to Australia. We never did though  :P
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2013, 11:10:23 am »
I was on LW for about 30mins from midnight, and ~90mins around breakfast.  So far so good.

Decent match stat graphics here...  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/match-centre
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2013, 06:05:49 pm »
Further schedule info: 5SportsXtra is re-playing each entire day's play at 1100h.
(although Sat looks tricky, as there is Rugby league in the afternoon!)

Before that, from 0800 onwards, they'll play the normal 30min highlights/recap program every 30mins.

As far as I can tell, anyway ...
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 07:54:32 pm »
Anyone without SKY (like me), and looking for video highlight morsels, the ECB site has am,pm,evening short videos of each day.   http://www.ecbtv.co.uk/
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 08:18:35 pm »
Highlights are also on Pick daily at 10pm which is on freeview I believe.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 08:24:33 pm »
Anyone without SKY (like me), and looking for video highlight morsels, the ECB site has am,pm,evening short videos of each day.   http://www.ecbtv.co.uk/

Last session - that delivery by Broad with the new ball to get of Johnson - just brilliant.
Garry Broad

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2013, 09:12:21 pm »
Yesterday's scorecard in the Courier Mail.

 ;D

They are still refusing to print Broad's name.  It's a bit pathetic really.  ::-)
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2013, 09:42:19 pm »
Highlights are also on Pick daily at 10pm which is on freeview I believe.

 :)  Well spotted - missed that.  <sets series record>
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 06:31:30 am »
<yawns>

Have I missed anything?
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2013, 07:21:43 am »
The Gabbattoir.   

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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2013, 07:34:54 am »
England, first test, first innings.  Entirely predictable.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2013, 08:35:09 am »
Oooops!
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Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2013, 08:35:33 am »
Good job Broad is playing or it could have been much worse.  He's taken half the wickets and got a quarter of the runs.

Re: Ashes 2013-14
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 08:40:27 am »
Oh boy!
Had three pints last night.
Can feel the effects a bit this morning.
Waking to that scorecard feels like I've had thirty.
Garry Broad