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FR Ashes thread - c'mon you Brit and Aussie Freepers
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Posted on 09/12/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT by Killing Time

npower Test Match Series: England v Australia 08-09-2005 at The Brit Oval In Play England won the toss and decided to bat England 1st Innings 373 all out (105.3 overs) England 2nd Innings 73 for 3 (25.0 overs) Australia 1st Innings 367 all out (107.1 overs)


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Unclassified; United Kingdom; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: ashes; cricket
73/3! Two quick wickets from McGrath after it looked like Vaughan might just be playing himself in for a proper Captain's knock.

You'd still fancy England, but its going to be a looog day.

1 posted on 09/12/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

Please..cricket gives me a headache.. >_<


2 posted on 09/12/2005 3:30:20 AM PDT by DefiantZERO
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To: DefiantZERO

You don't know what you've been missing this summer dude.


3 posted on 09/12/2005 3:31:12 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

I'm starting to look at the game with my hand over my eyes, peeking between my fingertips. You are so right, it's going to be a very long day.


4 posted on 09/12/2005 3:33:32 AM PDT by his sidekick (A Conservative American living and keeping a stiff upper lip in England.)
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To: Killing Time

Let me know if two scruffy looking guys on a sofa suddenly appear on a pitch. Or robots from an alien space ship.

Don't panic.


5 posted on 09/12/2005 3:35:18 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Give a man a fish, make him a Democrat. Teach a man to fish, make him a Republican.")
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To: Killing Time; Rutles4Ever
Thank GOD you put this in breaking news!
'Cause around here the only thing that sucks less than Soccer is Cricket.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

6 posted on 09/12/2005 3:37:18 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Well, its happening now, so how is that not breaking?

I thought that there might be enough Aussie and Brit freepers to merit a thread.

For the uninitiated this is the last day of the last game in what might be the best cricket test series ever, this being the oldest sporting rivalry in the world.
7 posted on 09/12/2005 3:49:09 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

It's cricket, so therefore, it's not news.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

8 posted on 09/12/2005 3:54:17 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Killing Time

I'm the odd American who likes cricket (and all other sports, save soccer). Post away my friend.


9 posted on 09/12/2005 3:54:48 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Never draw to an inside straight.)
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To: Killing Time

Thanks for the update. My day would not have been complete without it. /s


10 posted on 09/12/2005 3:55:11 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Killing Time

A cricket thread in news? May Yobs infest your knickers, you gormless git. (That's the extent of my command of the British language.)


11 posted on 09/12/2005 3:57:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; Killing Time

But since only British Freepers and Australian Freepers and Americans with sleeping disorders are awake, do you really think this thread will last much longer?


12 posted on 09/12/2005 3:59:29 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Previously known as Pookie Me, a Freeper since 7 September 1998. All who joined later are newbies!)
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To: Killing Time

Keep posting! The Ashes are a tense battle to the finish!

How can that other poster not like football? (shakes head in disbelief). I grant you American Football isn't as dull as Basketball (which is like watching lane-swimming) but at the end of the day AF is still a bunch of big girls in body armour crashing into each other. Try Rugby!


13 posted on 09/12/2005 4:03:32 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Killing Time

Adding to my #10, to be fair, I have as much interest in most of the traditional American sports as I do cricket - especially football and basketball.


14 posted on 09/12/2005 4:07:02 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Its an experiment.


15 posted on 09/12/2005 4:10:54 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

Spare a thought for us older guys with blood pressure problems. After the last three Tests, I can't take the tension any more - I'm off out on the bike for the next three hours, and by the time I'm back it'll probably be settled one way or the other - or not. Anyone who still thinks cricket is a dull game must have been on another planet for the last three months. I've been watching all kinds of sport for fifty years, and I tell you nothing in any sport has come anywhere near the sustained tension of this Ashes series.


16 posted on 09/12/2005 4:59:02 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: Killing Time
England needs to bat out until Tea. I just don't see them lasting that long. Warne and McGrath are too good.

What Australia will do after those two retire is another question.

At least one of the streakers at the Oval was female.

17 posted on 09/12/2005 5:10:44 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats
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To: Winniesboy

I'm on the mature side myself. Embrace life!


18 posted on 09/12/2005 6:30:48 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: You Dirty Rats

188/6 now, Pieterson & Jones. My take; if Pieterson (on 78) gets his century then the ashes are England's.


19 posted on 09/12/2005 6:32:48 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

Well, here I am back from my bike ride. Didn't dare to switch on the radio for 20 minutes - and then discovered I'd missed all the fun. England have won the Ashes. Thought I'd never be able to say that again in my lifetime. What a wonderful day! 17 years of humiliation swept away in three months of unrepeatable tension and exhilaration.


20 posted on 09/12/2005 9:48:53 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: Killing Time
Australia gets to bat - 342 runs needed in 18 overs. All they need is 19 runs an over - no problem!

What would Australia have without Warne and McGrath, who are both getting pretty old?

21 posted on 09/12/2005 9:55:08 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Roberts = CHIEF; 'Rats = GRIEF)
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To: Winniesboy

England has a young team also. They should do well Down Under.


22 posted on 09/12/2005 9:58:51 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Roberts = CHIEF; 'Rats = GRIEF)
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