Saturday 25 May 2013 09:56 UTC
Here be cricket.
I think you're looking for the footy forum. Go back to the main page where you'll find a whole host of specialised forums - I think the footy one is just below the forum for one-armed, three-legged, lesbian twig collectors, and just above the one for middle-class, transexual, classical music fans.
This is the cricket forum, you're only allowed to talk cricket and take the pish out of Australians here.
Here's the current SYD ATIS:
I cycled to work this afternoon; beautiful conditions out there.
No doubt that we don't have as strong a touring squad as we have had in the past. Give them a few years and with a bit more experience they'll be a force to be reckoned with. It is nice to see some cricket that is not a foregone conclusion - the Poms actually might win something...
getting harder to stay up through the night to watch it though - first there was Wimbledon, then Tour de France, and now the Ashes. I really need a few decent nights' sleep...
CASA: The Campaign Against Small Aeroplanes
I'm assuming that you are too young to recall the 1980's?
Cricket - like most things in life - is cyclical. Today's strongest team are tomorrow's losers. That is a lesson that a whole new generation of Australian cricket supporters are just starting to learn.
I wouldn't place good money on either side winning this series, they are very evenly matched, England with a better bowling attack, Australia with a stronger batting line-up. We can only hope that the weather co-operates, key injuries don't complicate things and the next two pitches aren't so flat. The good thing is that the era of Australian dominance in world cricket is over for now. (No. 4 in the ODI rankings, and likely to lose the No 1 test slot by the end of the month ) Everybody except the Fanatics was getting bored with it. I fully expect SA to inherit that mantle - until it is someone else's turn.
Mr Jones - the above is but one of the lessons in life that cricket teaches - that is why, more than any other sport, it matters.
Here we go then - Harmison IN - Flintoff OUT.
England have won the toss and have elected to bat......
In the absence of any indication of any form of cordon bleu catering being avialiable I'll go and see if the tripe has reached a simmer yet, I take eveyone would like potatoes with theirs.
I hope there are onions in the tripe.
Oops... Posted to early. Now 43 for 4...
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I think it was a toss the captain's wanted to lose. Perfect conditions for swing to start with, but when the cloud goes, conditions might start to favour the batsmen. I was just saying to a friend England need to just dig in until the conditions change and the ball gets old and hopefully make Ponting suffer for not selecting a spinner - but not looking good that we'll manage that. 90 minutes in, less than 50 on the board and out last batsman at the crease - after this it's bowlers who can bat. At the moment I'll be concerned with not getting 100, relieved with 150, thrilled with 200.
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