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(BBC)   Will 300 runs be enough for the hosts? Will England use anyone other than Jimmy Anderson to take wickets? Will the Australian top order remember what the bat is for? It's day two of the second Ashes test, starting at Lord's at 11:00 BST   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 104
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2013-07-19 07:38:54 AM
Starc and Agar have both had a score in the 90s during this calendar year. No Aussie top 3 player has done that. Time for someone to step the fark up.
 
2013-07-19 07:55:58 AM
Why do I get a feeling before the Ashes in England finish a few week there's going to be an innings that's absolutely insane, either for the number of runs scored or for the speed with which the wickets fall? It's like it's right there, just waiting to happen.
 
2013-07-19 08:03:52 AM

WhyteRaven74: Why do I get a feeling before the Ashes in England finish a few week there's going to be an innings that's absolutely insane, either for the number of runs scored or for the speed with which the wickets fall? It's like it's right there, just waiting to happen.


You mean like this?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/514029.html

(Australia all out for 47, if you don't want to click)

Watson lbw, and reviewing it. Looked out to me. Probably another review wasted because he's a selfish prick. Yep. Farking moran.
 
2013-07-19 08:12:00 AM

Trapper439: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/514029.html


Yeah something like that. Or something going the other way. At least for a total, can't really see anyone involved on either side spending hours out there and threatening Brian Lara's record.
 
2013-07-19 08:13:30 AM

Trapper439: WhyteRaven74: Why do I get a feeling before the Ashes in England finish a few week there's going to be an innings that's absolutely insane, either for the number of runs scored or for the speed with which the wickets fall? It's like it's right there, just waiting to happen.

You mean like this?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/514029.html

(Australia all out for 47, if you don't want to click)

Watson lbw, and reviewing it. Looked out to me. Probably another review wasted because he's a selfish prick. Yep. Farking moran.


Even I could see that was out and I'm listening to it on the radio.
 
2013-07-19 08:14:47 AM

Tigger: Even I could see that was out and I'm listening to it on the radio.


Oh there you are, was wondering if you'd ever show up in one of these threads since I know rugby is more your thing.
 
2013-07-19 08:16:28 AM
For those not familiar with Lara's record http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/england/3620145.stm
 
2013-07-19 08:21:28 AM
Perhaps the most insane part of Lara's record, 400 in 773 mins off 582 balls. He was up for almost 13 hours. He spent almost as much time batting as the Australia match linked to in this thread took from start to finish.
 
2013-07-19 08:26:03 AM

WhyteRaven74: Trapper439: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/514029.html

Yeah something like that. Or something going the other way. At least for a total, can't really see anyone involved on either side spending hours out there and threatening Brian Lara's record.


I'm always a bit worried that Cook and Trott might carry on where they left off in this match:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2010-11/engine/match/428749.ht ml

(England declared at 1/517, the most wtf score I've seen since I read about the Windies 3/790 when Sobers scored 365*)


Tigger: Even I could see that was out and I'm listening to it on the radio.


L to the O to the L.
 
2013-07-19 08:32:43 AM

Trapper439: (England declared at 1/517, the most wtf score I've seen since I read about the Windies 3/790 when Sobers scored 365*)


1/517, yeah I don't think we'll eve see that again. Hell I expect to be in respectable old age, ok just old age, before Lara's record is broken. I have to admit I admire Lara for declaring once he reached 400 and not just going on to see if he could surpass his first class record of 501*.
 
2013-07-19 08:33:02 AM
Two cricket threads in two days, and I can't get an Open Championship thread?

*punches wall*

*pouts in corner*
 
2013-07-19 08:36:51 AM

fatalvenom: Two cricket threads in two days, and I can't get an Open Championship thread?

*punches wall*

*pouts in corner*


Submit one now. I'll green it. Didn't see the earlier one you submitted.
 
2013-07-19 08:38:45 AM

fatalvenom: Two cricket threads in two days, and I can't get an Open Championship thread?


submit one and use the Notify admins link at the bottom of the page to point out it's a major event and deserves a thread.
 
2013-07-19 08:39:34 AM

Unfreakable: Submit one now. I'll green it. Didn't see the earlier one you submitted.


Or just have Unfreakable green one for you...
 
2013-07-19 08:43:01 AM

fatalvenom: Two cricket threads in two days, and I can't get an Open Championship thread?

*punches wall*

*pouts in corner*


From the Guardian:

"

12.58pm  BST

Tiger knocks his tee shot into the middle of 13. As clubface meets ball, a wag in the crowd does the God-bless-Merica thing of GET IN THE HOLE. On the BBC, in a totally involuntary reaction, Peter Alliss responds in milliseconds with OH SHUT UP. Man's on fire today."
 
2013-07-19 08:44:26 AM

Trapper439: Peter Alliss responds in milliseconds with OH SHUT UP


bwahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2013-07-19 08:46:33 AM
Headline in Anglish please.
 
2013-07-19 08:54:12 AM
Well THAT was just about the weirdest lbw I've ever seen. Swann bowls a rank full toss and Rogers completely farks up what should have been an easy four.

And now hawkeye says it was missing the stumps. Bizarre all round. I wonder if he'd have reviewed it if Watson hadn't wasted a review earlier?
 
2013-07-19 08:59:01 AM
It's 25 degrees, Beefy. Of course everyone would appreciate that weather, you gormless twatwaddle.
 
2013-07-19 08:59:19 AM

Trapper439: And now hawkeye says it was missing the stumps. Bizarre all round. I wonder if he'd have reviewed it if Watson hadn't wasted a review earlier?


I think most certainly. If I were Watson I'd hide from Rogers in the clubhouse.
 
2013-07-19 09:05:46 AM
Clear noise there. Hughes has just wasted the second review I think.
 
2013-07-19 09:06:58 AM
Hot spot was on the ball, not the bat.
 
2013-07-19 09:29:46 AM
So, is Ricky still in England? Can he come to the rescue? Katich? Better yet, what about Boof himself?
 
2013-07-19 09:40:49 AM

steerforth: So, is Ricky still in England? Can he come to the rescue? Katich? Better yet, what about Boof himself?


I think Katich is in England. Ponting scored a century in his final first class innings while playing for some English county a week or so ago, but he's probably flown home since then.

It's pretty amazing how far Australia's batting stocks have fallen over the last decade. Our second (and even third) XI from 10 years ago would wipe the floor with these numpties as far as the top six is concerned.
 
2013-07-19 09:45:44 AM
So with Australia looking like the wheels are about to come off, be fitting if they produced the first instance of six sixes in an over in a test. Would fit wouldn't it?
 
2013-07-19 09:48:41 AM

Trapper439: steerforth: So, is Ricky still in England? Can he come to the rescue? Katich? Better yet, what about Boof himself?

I think Katich is in England. Ponting scored a century in his final first class innings while playing for some English county a week or so ago, but he's probably flown home since then.

It's pretty amazing how far Australia's batting stocks have fallen over the last decade. Our second (and even third) XI from 10 years ago would wipe the floor with these numpties as far as the top six is concerned.


Yup. I actually think that the lack of talent also exposes Michael Clarke for not being quite as good as we all thought he was. He's very good, but having Ponting or Hussey or even Gilchrist to play with, along with a foundation set by good openers, perhaps has made him a bit lazy in his own development.

There's a case for having a stodgy, dour old bastard in there anchoring an innings.
 
2013-07-19 09:49:07 AM

Trapper439: steerforth: So, is Ricky still in England? Can he come to the rescue? Katich? Better yet, what about Boof himself?

I think Katich is in England. Ponting scored a century in his final first class innings while playing for some English county a week or so ago, but he's probably flown home since then.


I think they showed Ponting as a spectator at Lords yesterday.
 
2013-07-19 09:50:12 AM
That said, I quite like this Smith chap.
 
2013-07-19 09:52:46 AM

jonathan_L: Trapper439: steerforth: So, is Ricky still in England? Can he come to the rescue? Katich? Better yet, what about Boof himself?

I think Katich is in England. Ponting scored a century in his final first class innings while playing for some English county a week or so ago, but he's probably flown home since then.

I think they showed Ponting as a spectator at Lords yesterday.


If they rope in Warne and McGrath from the commentary box, I could whip out my Ashes Glory 2006-2007 box set and barely notice the difference.
 
2013-07-19 10:00:58 AM
OMG could Australia be any worse with DRS?  What are they going to review next, a clean catch at mid-off?
 
2013-07-19 10:05:05 AM
Clarke is gone.

We're into 'avoiding the follow on' country.

Awesomeness
 
2013-07-19 10:05:39 AM
I don't get it. It's a bright, clear summer day, it should be perfect batting conditions. Broad and Swann proved that this morning. So how can Australia be this bad?

Six wickets down, still 70 short of the follow-on
 
2013-07-19 10:06:14 AM
Man, I love listening to TMS in my office here in Delaware.

/Where's my cake?
 
2013-07-19 10:06:51 AM
Yorkshire 617/5d vs. Darbyshire 235 & 74/4 is a more competitive match than the Ashes right now...
 
2013-07-19 10:07:16 AM
Draco Malfoy gets Clarke lbw. We're screwed.
 
2013-07-19 10:07:57 AM
Well this is officially in ugly territory now. Aussie tail need to rescue them again, but you can't expect that to keep happening.
 
2013-07-19 10:15:35 AM

Trapper439: Draco Malfoy gets Clarke lbw. We're screwed.


Five points to Slytherin!

/might as well be playing quidditch
 
2013-07-19 10:15:41 AM
Agar has hip pain from yesterday, but they say he's ok to bat and bowl.  We'll see...
 
2013-07-19 10:16:38 AM
Boycott is giggling about the Aussie's self-destructive tendencies on TMS...
 
2013-07-19 10:17:34 AM

FrancoFile: Agar has hip pain from yesterday, but they say he's ok to bat and bowl. We'll see...


Be a good time for a yorker
 
2013-07-19 10:25:03 AM

gwowen: Boycott is giggling about the Aussie's self-destructive tendencies on TMS...


TMS was the reason i spent £40 on a digital radio and has never let me down. The radio will be a duller place without Blowers and Boycott and the Sky pundits just feel like a love in without any one injecting the real world into it.

I know enforcing the follow on is not the done thing any more but holy hell putting the Australains in again will be a kick in the teeth.

/The last test was the best chance the Australians had
//DRS seems to be voodoo witchcraft to Clark at the moment
 
2013-07-19 10:29:30 AM

Norfolking Chance: gwowen: Boycott is giggling about the Aussie's self-destructive tendencies on TMS...

TMS was the reason i spent £40 on a digital radio and has never let me down. The radio will be a duller place without Blowers and Boycott and the Sky pundits just feel like a love in without any one injecting the real world into it.

I know enforcing the follow on is not the done thing any more but holy hell putting the Australains in again will be a kick in the teeth.

/The last test was the best chance the Australians had
//DRS seems to be voodoo witchcraft to Clark at the moment


It's used at the domestic level enough.  I think Australia's morale is low enough that England should do it.  They are only in the 37th over, and they can use Root as a part-time bowler if any of the frontliners get fatigued.
 
2013-07-19 10:30:14 AM

Norfolking Chance: I know enforcing the follow on is not the done thing any more but holy hell putting the Australains in again will be a kick in the teeth.


I'm an Aussie fan, and I'm experiencing a perverse desire to see England enforce the follow on and beat us by an innings. At this stage that seems a fair reward for an absolutely gutless and inept batting "performance".
 
2013-07-19 10:32:40 AM

FrancoFile: nd they can use Root as a part-time bowler if any of the frontliners get fatigued.


A good all-rounder could really demoralize Australia at this point.
 
2013-07-19 10:34:34 AM
Hold on to your strawberries!
 
2013-07-19 10:34:55 AM
Agar ain't so pretty now.
 
2013-07-19 10:42:03 AM

macadamnut: Agar ain't so pretty now.


I really need to come up with a petri dish joke involving him.
 
2013-07-19 10:42:46 AM

Norfolking Chance: gwowen: Boycott is giggling about the Aussie's self-destructive tendencies on TMS...

TMS was the reason i spent £40 on a digital radio and has never let me down. The radio will be a duller place without Blowers and Boycott and the Sky pundits just feel like a love in without any one injecting the real world into it.

I know enforcing the follow on is not the done thing any more but holy hell putting the Australains in again will be a kick in the teeth.

/The last test was the best chance the Australians had
//DRS seems to be voodoo witchcraft to Clark at the moment


I'm in Australia and am stuck with Daisy Gower, Nasser Hussain and Sirian Fatbottom. It's almost as appalling as Australia's batting effort.
 
2013-07-19 10:43:33 AM
Is Mustafa Kemal bowling?
 
2013-07-19 10:53:17 AM

WhyteRaven74: macadamnut: Agar ain't so pretty now.

I really need to come up with a petri dish joke involving him.


He's like a jelly out there.
 
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