If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   The first test offered drama, controversy, records and a nail-biting finish. And now it's time to head to the home of cricket and do it all again. It's day one of the second Ashes test from Lord's   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 18
    More: Cool, Ashes test, home of cricket, England, Test Match Special, Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Sport  
•       •       •

144 clicks; posted to Sports » on 18 Jul 2013 at 9:19 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



18 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-07-18 09:35:25 AM  
Is this some sort of religious festival or cult?
 
2013-07-18 09:38:31 AM  

runaway06: Is this some sort of religious festival or cult?


Not anymore; Shane Warne retired.
 
2013-07-18 10:00:49 AM  
FTA:

Eng 141-4 (Bell 44*, Bairstow 10*)Australia captain Michael Clarke is trying to keep his foot on England's throat as he places two slips and a gully to try and suffocate Ian Bell and Jonny Bairstow out in the middle. Peter Siddle is back into the attack and Jonny Bairstow cuts a loosener for two before ending the over with a flourish - playing a late cut off the back foot to the boundary. Classy.

lolwut.jpg
 
2013-07-18 10:18:11 AM  
Oh good. I was afraid we wouldn't have a thread AGAIN today for whatever the fark this is.
 
2013-07-18 10:42:29 AM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: Oh good. I was afraid we wouldn't have a thread AGAIN today for whatever the fark this is.


Don't you have some thread about how Peyton Tebow has a hangnail you should be posting in? IMHO that's going to have a huge effect on the Green Bay Laker's chances of retaining that quaint little "World" Series Cup thingy. Why don't you go and comment on that thread? There's a good chap.

Great start from Australia, but England are playing themselves back into the game. Bell's good form is quite worrying. This may very well become the greatest summer of his career.

And as I write Siddle bowls Bairstow, but it appears to be a no-ball. Fark.
 
2013-07-18 10:45:57 AM  
How close can you get? Once again technology bites Australia in the ass. Is this going to be a recurring theme for the summer?
 
2013-07-18 11:27:54 AM  
That no-ball looked really close on the first slo-mo replay.  But then they got closer up and his foot was at least 1/2" over.
 
2013-07-18 11:32:57 AM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: Oh good. I was afraid we wouldn't have a thread AGAIN today for whatever the fark this is.


I think of it as my daily aphasia thread. I know those are words, I just don't know what they're saying.
 
2013-07-18 11:42:44 AM  
Root out for 6.  That's really disappointing.  Against NZ he made 40, 71, 104, and 28 (batting #5).  In the Ashes so far he's made 30, 5, and 6.  I thought he was supposed be to a natural opener?  In those 3 innings he faced barely a total of 100 balls...
 
2013-07-18 12:05:50 PM  

FrancoFile: Root out for 6.  That's really disappointing.  Against NZ he made 40, 71, 104, and 28 (batting #5).  In the Ashes so far he's made 30, 5, and 6.  I thought he was supposed be to a natural opener?  In those 3 innings he faced barely a total of 100 balls...


Rushing to replace some one is never a good idea but at the same time I was surprised that Compton got the boot. Openers do need a bit of faith sometimes and Compton looked good. I suppose some one needed to go for Pieterson but it was a harsh decision.
 
2013-07-18 12:25:21 PM  
England have recovered well after a shaky start.
 
2013-07-18 12:58:52 PM  
Noticed this, thought I'd pass on a bit of information that a lot of you probably know, but for those of you that might not:  If there's ever a sports event happening, and the event is about to begin and there's no greenlit thread (or the greenlit thread is still in Upcoming), feel free to use the "Notify admins about this link" thing at the bottom of the thread and the admins will get a notification email about it. Events outside the US (cricket, soccer, rugby, F1 to name a few) sometimes have crazy early start times and the admins might not realize it.
 
2013-07-18 12:59:55 PM  
Bell for a century and then out
 
2013-07-18 01:14:56 PM  
Now we get to see what Bresnan can do.
 
2013-07-18 01:16:20 PM  
The fellating of Clark is getting a bit old.
 
2013-07-18 01:46:15 PM  

Unfreakable: feel free to use the "Notify admins about this link" thing at the bottom of the thread and the admins will get a notification email about it.


Sweet :) I thought about using that before for a couple sports threads but feared the wrath of the admins for abusing the feature.
 
2013-07-18 01:50:10 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Unfreakable: feel free to use the "Notify admins about this link" thing at the bottom of the thread and the admins will get a notification email about it.

Sweet :) I thought about using that before for a couple sports threads but feared the wrath of the admins for abusing the feature.


No wrath, that wouldn't be abusing it. Giving us a heads-up about something is actually helpful for us.
 
2013-07-18 05:16:05 PM  
Went to bed before the end of play with England four down and looking very comfortable.

But the power of the Ring Steve Smith could not be undone...

England still slightly ahead for my money. Australia need to knock off the tail quickly tomorrow, and put on a couple of decent stands.
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report