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  • Ash Armstrong
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    A cricket legend has departed.
    BBC News - Shane Warne: Australia legend dies aged 52 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/60622426

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
    Dear Australia,

    Please keep the England cricket team. No need to return them. They're yours to keep, and do with as you please. We don't want them back.

    Kind regards,
    England.
    Rightio !

    Root will become a primary school headmaster
    Stokes will now play for us.
    Burns will be lead actor in amateur drama
    Malan likewise
    Broad will work on a banana farm
    Anderson will gut fish in a factory
    Pope will pluck emu feathers at a factory
    Billings will play T20 for us
    Wood will play for NSW in sheffield shield
    Leach will be a Maths teacher at rough school
    Woakes will join Broad.

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  • Ash Armstrong
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    Dear Australia,

    Please keep the England cricket team. No need to return them. They're yours to keep, and do with as you please. We don't want them back.

    Kind regards,
    England.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    FIFTH TEST DAY 3 TEA BREAK

    Wood has a six-for. Most players look to have fatigue. End can't come soon enough for both sides. Poms in with sniff if Root or Stokes or Crawley or Burns (?) can make a big 100 in final dig.


    Gotta say my fave Pommy, Poldark (Rory Burns) has said, f*ck it and has let his locks down. He looks like a keyboard player from some seventies prog band that plays festivals around the Cornwall area. Also weddings.
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 01-15-2022, 11:15 PM.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    FIFTH TEST HOBART DAY 2

    8mm of rye grass.

    17 wickets.

    You do the math (!)

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Smith second ball duck. Warner duck. AUS 3 for 12.

    Robinson doin'the damage.

    Seaming and Swinging. Slips practice.

    Oh let 'em have a bit of fortune. They've got a mendacious PM, the Royals are droppin'like flies, they've cut ties to Europe their biggest market, you can't get sausage in NI and Piers Morgan is soon to be back on their telly....
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 01-13-2022, 08:28 PM.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Root wins toss. Cloudy day. Greentop. England to bowl. Broad's lickin' his lips.
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 01-13-2022, 07:46 PM.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Winsome ladies!

    Spent 7 years in Hobart. Got off on good behaviour.
    (joking. I actually escaped hiding in a Taiwanese tanker. Jumped ship as it sailed past Sydney)

    Actually went to art school there and taught my first year at Taroona High School. Bit before Princess Mary of Denmark went there. Lovely historic city with snowcapped Mt Wellington sitting behind it, sheltering it from the wild west winds. Wide Derwent River flows majestically out into the Antarctic Ocean.

    The art school was an ex stone warehouse for IXL jam that was exported to Blighty for many years. That'll "really boil your strawberries".

    So the rest of Hobart is Georgian architecture down by the docks, sweeping suburbia 1/2 way up Mt Wellington.

    Bellerive is on other side of river. The Taswegians will be rightly proud today. Sometimes their state gets left off maps. The indignity!
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 01-13-2022, 07:49 PM.

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  • Ash Armstrong
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    And by way of an oblique tribute to the Tasmanian capital:

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    5TH TEST DAY 1 HOBART TASMANIA


    Pink ball DayNighter to begin today.
    Uzi in for Harris to open with Warner.
    Bairstow, Stokes to play.
    Green top so Leach may not play.

    Historic first ASHES test in Tassie.
    Beautiful ground next to Derwent River.
    Expect to see lots of yachts sail past!

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  • highfell
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    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
    Well that was exciting. 😳

    The old firm of Broad and Anderson saw it out.

    Smudge was handed the ball as light was fading. Part time leggie. Nicked Leach off to Warner.

    1 wicket to go 3 overs left.

    Poms stuck it out. No whitewash.

    Now we move down to Hobart Friday.

    Don't expect Bairstow or Buttler to play with possible bad hand injuries. Pope may keep.
    Some honour at long last retained. No longer a 5 Nil drubbing, if that matters. 4 Nil instead probably

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Well that was exciting. 😳

    The old firm of Broad and Anderson saw it out.

    Smudge was handed the ball as light was fading. Part time leggie. Nicked Leach off to Warner.

    1 wicket to go 3 overs left.

    Poms stuck it out. No whitewash.

    Now we move down to Hobart Friday.

    Don't expect Bairstow or Buttler to play with possible bad hand injuries. Pope may keep.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    4th Test Fifth Day Last Session

    Tense.


    England need to bat 1 hour.
    Australia need 3 wickets.
    Cummins and Starc are swinging it a mile.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Uzi Uzi Uzi Oi Oi Oi !!!

    2nd century in same match.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Bairstow. Battered and bruised. 100!

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