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    Quote Originally Posted by 57vintage View Post
    Fill yer boots

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3BBoGguhFg

    Of course, for 40 minutes, until Allan Donald was knackered, this was the most attritional, gladitorial sporting telly of 1998 whn it was still on BBC (**** off Murdoch).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JojnoSO4MDc
    Will watch a bit of that when I get home. That whole test series was quality. I'd forgotten about the last test but reading the Guardian article on it was quite enjoyable. Never knew Boucher was a racist


    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...-1998-the-spin

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    All over. England win by 239 runs, Moeen Ali with a hatrick to wrap things up. Schloppy batting, particularly in the first innings cost the Saffers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandfreeFM View Post
    All over. England win by 239 runs, Moeen Ali with a hatrick to wrap things up. Schloppy batting, particularly in the first innings cost the Saffers.
    Ah well, **** cutting the grass and hairsting the ingins tonight then. Channel 5 highlights at 7pm, with the sound turned off and Paul Jones's Blues and Soul Show providing the soundtrack.

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    Geoffrey Boycott really got stitched up on test match special today.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b5j5t

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    Hopefully we get a close game at Old Trafford because the last three tests of the summer will be against as weak a Windies side that have ever toured here. Hey ho

    Anyway, to matters at hand. England win the toss and bat. Another injudicious stroke from the callow Jennings sees him caught of an edge by the wicketkeeper for 17. He has that haunted look of soon-to-be-punted England openers, an Adam Lyth look so to speak.

    Currently 66-1 in the 26th over, pitch looks nae bad.

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    Not sure how I feel about day/night tests. Hard to assess the conditions/pink ball etc because the Windies were predictably awful.

    Last three hours looked like a stag-do in the Eric Hollies stand, funny for the guys in the commentary booths, probably less funny if you were there trying to watch the cricket. I've been at tests near the Barmy Army, rivaled only by the Tartan Army in their sanctimonious self satisfaction. I like a p!ss up as much as the next man but a little goes a long way when its stockbrokers and IT consultants boasting loudly about how much lager they've consumed (often not that much tbh), chiding folk for not joining in with their "banter" and singing the same daft songs over and over.

    Good centuries for Chef and Roooooooot I suppose. Eng will start day 2 on 348-3, Cook 153*

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandfreeFM View Post
    Nae bother min

    59-3, typically useless start fae England.

    According to TMS:- "Over the last three years, in 64 innings, England have lost their third wicket at 55 or lower 23 times." That's absolutely appalling cricket.
    Nae great today either. England currently 44-3. Roooooooooooooot just dropped on 8 so could have been worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBrianIrvine View Post
    Ooooohhhh the Stokey Cokey.

    Him getting on the bowlers board reminded me to recommend Lord's tour.
    If you've not been and were ever tempted, I'd highly recommend it. First class couple of hours - well worth it.

    Now come on James...
    Lords tour is excellent. Especially when you sit in the away dressing room and the auld mannie tour guide tells you you're sitting where Sachin Tendulker normally sits

    Bowlers day yesterday. Normally want the test matches to last 5 days, in part for the benefit of the counties as well. But Lords/MCC are so rich and get double the tests of any other ground, they can go fu(k themselves. Wee Stokesy ton would do nicely today.

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    Looks like Wee Stokesy is out of the Ashes after the shenanigans in Bristol. Massive blow for Guff

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    Well, the least anticipated Ashes series in recent memory starts tonight. Two poor unsettled teams (each of the 2005 sides would have won 5-0 against a combined 2017 XI) begin at the Gabba in Brisbane, where England's record is total sh!te. On BT Sport so I personally will be listening to the radio instead.

    Predictions:-

    Aus will probably win 3-1 but there is plenty of weaknesses in the Aus lineup. If you can get Warner and Smith out cheaply, they don't really have much else. But they have home conditions going for them and a more balanced bowling attack (if they can stay healthy) which looks more likely to take 20 wickets than England's bowlers.

    Most runs:-

    Warner (A), Roooooooot (E)

    Most Wickets

    Starc (A), Woakes (E)

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    Oh good
    It gives me something to listen to at night.

    Test Match Special is not what it was mind
    you.

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    Plusnet have rented me the BT Sport app for £2.50 a month, and I figured that BT are going to make a loss on that, that **** Murdoch gets none, and I get the Ashes (a). Sso I'll get to see the denouement overnight (with TMS on) and for the next 5 weeks. Some of the times mean that I'll also get the first hour in the morning on my work PC.

    None too confident without Stokes, but by **** that's an odd Ocker line-up.

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    I don't give a f'uck who wins.
    Never have.

    If pushed I would say I would prefer it if England got thumped but I'm almost as happy laughing at the Ozzies.

    I remember when England were 66 all out against the West Indies though.
    Anyone who doesn't like Test Match Special doesn't like words.

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    I listened to that hammering by the Windies on a radio in the Beach End, funnily enough.

    I see Nathan Lyon’s been bumping his gums about ‘ending England players’ careers’. That’ll make the first few overs tasty.

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    I've just slept through the first hour of the build up.

    Bugger, I'll be up all night now.

    My own fault for thinking " I'll just try this new pub" in the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBrianIrvine View Post
    Good deal. Folks still have Sky, looked into price of BT Sport via them for my dad for duration.
    No go, astronomical, setup fee and fixed term contract. You'd think they'd have offers on but possibly sour-grapes?
    Even if I could have afforded it, my old man wouldn't have been happy.

    Thankfully friend with BT Sport has shared their log in.

    Disappointed we're not even getting Ch5 highlights - I enjoy that show.
    Be interesting to see how BT handle cricket.
    The deal is £2.50/month for 6 months, then a fiver and I can cancel anytime. That means I can see The Ashes then get rid if I like.

    Some throw by Lyon for that run-out.

    Commentary not up to much, like Pointer's hair!

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    Radios been on all night.
    Tried watching the first few overs on what was a very good stream ( no charge whatsoever) but they kept going to some sort of adverts between overs.

    I have a very low tolerance of being advertised to ( I only made it to the first wicket) but that's unwatchable surely.

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    “Pointer”???

    Punter (it wanted to make that ‘Pinter’).

    Bloody predictive text.

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    Have Steve Smith and the fanny in our no 11 shirt ever been seen in the same room?

    New ball.

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    No bad day for England. Pity Vince didn’t cling on for a ton.

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