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Old 20-06-2023, 20:21   #1141
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The 30 or 40 runs they could and should have scored when they declared will cost them this match.
Stokes has made some very costly decisions in this test.
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Stokes has made some very costly decisions in this test.
Including keeping Root on when a new ball was,available.
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Old 21-06-2023, 05:57   #1143
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Including keeping Root on when a new ball was,available.
l found that decision pretty staggering.
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Old 21-06-2023, 09:35   #1144
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Re: English Cricket

Test cricket needs more support and closely won matches with lots of excitement give that. One team dominating (winning the game in fewer than 5 days), slow slogs and draws just push more people to short formats.
Still it is only a game and you can't win them all. Mistakes get made and hopefully learnt from.
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Test cricket needs more support and closely won matches with lots of excitement give that. One team dominating (winning the game in fewer than 5 days), slow slogs and draws just push more people to short formats.
Still it is only a game and you can't win them all. Mistakes get made and hopefully learnt from.
Tell it to the Aussies they are more interested in boring winning. So old fashioned....

Entertaining losing is the name of the name of the game these days, they'll catch up eventually...
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Tell it to the Aussies they are more interested in boring winning. So old fashioned....

Entertaining losing is the name of the name of the game these days, they'll catch up eventually...
The questionable decisions in the 1st test have cost us the Ashes.
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England have gone from brilliant to brainless in six overs. Only a no ball saved them from being in deep s**t.
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Old 02-07-2023, 09:40   #1148
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Sooooo, Duckett out or not out?

Not out for me.
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Sooooo, Duckett out or not out?

Not out for me.
Same here.
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Same here.
Mind you he should have retired after playing such an awful shot.
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Getting tasty now.
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Getting tasty now.
l have never heard Lords boo like that before.
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that is ashes done just hope we don’t lose 5-0
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that is ashes done just hope we don’t lose 5-0
Too many weak links in our squad allied with inflexibility in our overall tactical plans.
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Re: English Cricket

Missed this afternoon, sunning myself on a remote Welsh beach with no reception. The Aussies want to win, we just want to be nice. Stuff the Ashes, think I prefer nice. They never get them anyway, they stay safely locked away at Lords.
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