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Dwight_Schrute
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 9:46 AM 

To be fair you would have dispensed with Broad and Anderson 900 Test wickets ago!

 
 
Stu
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 10:04 AM 

In the commentary it was stated that today there was no seam, no swing, no pace and no spin by the England attack. About right, so not much hope then of keeping the Aussies to less than 700.

 
 
Brian
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 10:08 AM 

At least until tomorrow, the highest total by a team in a test is Sri Lanka 's 952 for 6 declared against India in Colombo in1997.

 
 
Pauld
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 12:30 PM 

The problem is, as we all know, is that the longer form of the game is slowly dying outside of the test arena. If most county games are going to be played at the start/end of summer how are we going to develop fast bowlers,spinners....we ain't so let's not be surprised at the result in Aus. Similarly, when they are back here they will not be able to cope with swing/seam unless of course we employ them all as overseas batsmen...

 
 
Brian
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 1:45 PM 

Very true, sadly

 
 
Guest
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 3:39 PM 

You’ll do well to find any post from me dropping Anderson and Broad 900 wickets ago Dwight.

I’ve always admired Jimmy but think the end can’t be far off in overseas tours. Broad has days when he’s a world beater and others when he’s a dead beat but we just don’t have the back up options to replace them.

 
 
Geoff B
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A draw is possible

December 16 2017, 5:42 PM 

But only if the expected rain takes a decent chunk out of the final couple of days.

 
 

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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 8:33 PM 

It is hard not to conclude that the diminution of the first class program in England, and the fact that several members of the England team rarely play county matches, hasn't had an effect on team performance.
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remit 1
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Hear hear!

December 16 2017, 9:04 PM 

Whilst such a conclusion can inevitably be no more than a hypothesis, it can produce significant evidence in its support. I certainly buy into it.

Of course, the powers that be cannot possibly accept it because not only would it be an acknowledgement of error, but acting on it would mean curtailing the cash-cow impetus of other formats of the game.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 16 2017, 9:51 PM 

Yeah sorry, you are a massive Stuey Broad fan.

 
 
Geoff B
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Day 5

December 17 2017, 8:20 AM 

At 100 for 4 England's main concern must be not getting knocked over today.

Can't see much when one of these two get out.

Needs some decent rain pretty quick.

 
 
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 17 2017, 12:44 PM 

If the marginalization of county cricket is to blame then how come we were so bad in the 90's when county players played day in and day out then?

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 17 2017, 3:31 PM 

Very good point, and we were even worse in the 80s. Only a fool would argue that central contracts have been a backward step, and the Australians also have them. The trend we are seeing is that away test series wins are becoming more and more unusual - home advantage is king. I'm sure nobody will be surprised if England win the Ashes quite comfortably in 2019, when the Aussie batting line up will once again be all at sea against swing and seam.

 
 
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 18 2017, 7:40 AM 

In a probably totally irrelevant aside has anyone been following the T10 - yes 10 - competition in Sharjah ? In the final the Kerela Kings chased down 120 in 8 overs with Eoin Morgan hitting 60 off 20 balls . It got my interest becausue Liam was on the winning team .
I presume it is a new idea to attract those who find T20 a bit too slow happy.gif

 
 
Gavin Gray
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 18 2017, 3:45 PM 

I am just waiting for the first post that blames Andrew Gale for Englands pitiful performance.

 
 
Egham Tyke
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 18 2017, 4:55 PM 

I blame KP. if he hadn't been such an idiot he could have still been playing and saved us single-handedly (this is tongue firmly in cheek before someone has a go happy.gif )

 
 
Idle man
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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 18 2017, 6:52 PM 

That’s very unfair. KP has made it perfectly clear. He wasn’t being an idiot, everybody else was.

 
 

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Re: 3rd Ashes Test | Australia vs England at Perth (Match Thread)

December 19 2017, 9:35 AM 

garywilson - Ref T10 I read is an attempt by the ICC to get cricket into the Olympics as they feel a T20 competition would take too long.
They think the Olympics might be interested in T10 to get more people interested in the Olympics in India (soon to be one of the worlds richest economy's).

 
 
 
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