Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Talk about cricket, soccer, tennis, rugby, whatever you like. Talk about it here!

User avatar
boncer34
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 9090
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:14 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by boncer34 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:01 pm

tonysoprano wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
It may have been because it was v Zimbabwe, or perhaps because it was a day night test (or both factors) - but I believe there was an inaugural 4 day test match Saffers v Zimb? Sadly I think it finished well inside that time.

But I'm with many of you, the pitch has to give bowlers a chance. Placid feather beds kill the game. I'd prefer grassy seamer on days 1 and 2, drying and turning on days 4 and 5.

Of course, I'm not an agricultural scientist, horticulturalist or curator, so I'm probably asking the impossible.
Also coz India reneged on the original deal to play a boxing day test against them so to fit their rejigged tour schedule in they needed to make it 4 days.
Essendon Football Club- We arent arrogant, just better.

User avatar
tonysoprano
Club Captain
Posts: 4426
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:31 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by tonysoprano » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:01 pm

Any thoughts on this pitch so far?

From where I sit (lounge!) looks hard to score and hard to get people out. The very definition of a poor wicket. Perhaps not as bad as Melbourne - yet.

Edit: and Warner gets out!

Crazyman
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 6804
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:51 pm
Location: Sydney (Don't hold it against me)
Contact:

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by Crazyman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:58 pm

Better than melb pitch.
Day 1 a bit for the bowlers if they get it right. Yes scoring slow, but sensible batting can be like that.
I think today and tomorrow will be best for batting and days 4/5 will slow down and turn...

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:31 am

5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) v AUS 2/193 (U. Khawaja 91*, D. Warner 56, S. Smith 44*)
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
F111
Essendon Legend
Posts: 15168
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:55 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by F111 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:44 am

Khawja and the Marshs proving my thoughts wrong but opposition is crap. 5/544 as MM posts a 100.

MM clean bowled immediately after getting the century. :roll:

198 in front. Predictions of declaration? Bat it out or a lead of 350? Whichever comes first?

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:06 pm

F111 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:44 am
Khawja and the Marshs proving my thoughts wrong but opposition is crap. 5/544 as MM posts a 100.

MM clean bowled immediately after getting the century. :roll:

198 in front. Predictions of declaration? Bat it out or a lead of 350? Whichever comes first?
I think they should declare around 303 runs ahead.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:28 pm

5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) & 4/93 (J. Root 42*, N. Lyon 2-31) v AUS 7/649 dec (U. Khawaja 171, S. Marsh 156, M. Marsh 101, S. Smith 83, D. Warner 56, Moeen Ali 2-170)

While I still don’t like the way they’ve made their way back into the team, the Marsh brothers have had excellent series. Well done.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
tonysoprano
Club Captain
Posts: 4426
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:31 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by tonysoprano » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am

Root in hospital.
Should be quick end (to the match, not Root)

User avatar
boncer34
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 9090
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:14 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by boncer34 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:39 pm

So turns out Smarsh can bat when put in his natural middle order position.

Still not sold on Mitch, 2 tons on 2 absolute roads still worries me heading into South Africa. At least his brother made one on a slightly more difficult deck.
Essendon Football Club- We arent arrogant, just better.

User avatar
rockhole
Club Captain
Posts: 4768
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:31 am
Location: La Grange

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by rockhole » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:27 pm

tonysoprano wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am
Root in hospital.
Weak as piss!!!
Too far for Baker now he's on to it, now he’s got it, OPEN GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Dons are in front by one point at the 8 minute mark

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:15 am

:roll: 5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) & 180 (J. Root 58rh, P. Cummins 4-39, N. Lyon 3-54) v AUS 7/649 dec (U. Khawaja 171, S. Marsh 156, M. Marsh 101, S. Smith 83, D. Warner 56, Moeen Ali 2-170)

MoTM: Pat Cummins
MoTS: Steve Smith
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am

1st ODI;

AUS 8/304 off 50 overs (A. Finch 107, M. Stoinis 60, M. Marsh 50, L. Plunkett 3-71, A. Rashid 2-73) defeated by ENG 5/308 off 48.2 overs (J. Roy 180, J. Root 91*)
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:57 pm

2nd ODI;

AUS 9/270 off 50 overs (A. Finch 106, J. Root 2-31, A. Rashid 2-71) defeated by ENG 6/274 off 44.2 overs (J. Bairstow 60, A. Hales 57, J. Root 46*, J. Buttler 42, M. Starc 4-59, J. Richardson 2-57)

3rd ODI;

ENG 6/302 off 50 overs (J. Buttler 100*, C. Woakes 53*, E. Morgan 41, J. Hazlewood 2-58) defeated AUS 6/286 off 50 overs (A. Finch 62, M. Stoinis 56, M. Marsh 55, S. Smith 45, M. Wood 2-46, A. Rashid 2-51, C. Woakes 2-57)

Great stuff from Aaron Finch 8)

Time to f*** Smith off from ODI's. f****** useless with field placements, and I'm sick of his f****** stubborn stupid shit with Maxwell. Just f*** off.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 7404
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by grassy1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:29 am

Lucky we're not playing Afganistan just yet.

Wonder how long we'd last against their U/19 side,who just Caned the Kiwis on their own Turf by 202 Runs!

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:40 pm

4th ODI;

ENG 196 off 44.5 overs (C. Woakes 78, P. Cummins 4-24, A. Tye 3-33, J. Hazlewood 3-39) defeated by AUS 7/197 off 37 overs (T. Head 96, A. Rashid 3-49)

f*** Smith off from ODI’s.


BAZINGA!!!
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:25 pm

5th ODI;

ENG 259 off 47.4 overs (J. Root 62, J. Roy 49, J. Bairstow 44, A. Tye 5-46, M. Marsh 2-24) defeated AUS 247 off 48.2 overs (M. Stoinis 87, T. Curran 5-35, M. Ali 3-55)

Warner has done SFA in this series. But seriously, f*** SMITH OFF FROM ODI’s
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 7404
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by grassy1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 pm

I tend to agree about Smith Ben,but I'm afraid that ain't going to happen for some time yet.

Reckon they really have been in holiday mode.Ashes Won,Job Done.

Cricket Australia have a Year and a Half to sort the One Day caper out before Mid 2019.

Still,pressure's ALL on the Poms as they haven't Won a Cricket World Cup yet and if they blow their best chance at home next year,what a laugh that'll be. :x

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:21 pm

grassy1 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 pm
I tend to agree about Smith Ben,but I'm afraid that ain't going to happen for some time yet.

Reckon they really have been in holiday mode.Ashes Won,Job Done.

Cricket Australia have a Year and a Half to sort the One Day caper out before Mid 2019.

Still,pressure's ALL on the Poms as they haven't Won a Cricket World Cup yet and if they blow their best chance at home next year,what a laugh that'll be. :x
We ain't going to be winning any World Cups with him at the helm.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 7404
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by grassy1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:26 pm

Perhaps not,but it's up to Lehman and Co to work that out.

Unless JL's taken over by then.That'll be the push by Wesszttern Australians here,who never go to our Shield Games.

JL owes us a Shield Winning Season before he Buggers off to National Duty in my book.

User avatar
BenDoolan
Essendon Legend
Posts: 24755
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:40 am

grassy1 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Perhaps not,but it's up to Lehman and Co to work that out.

Unless JL's taken over by then.That'll be the push by Wesszttern Australians here,who never go to our Shield Games.

JL owes us a Shield Winning Season before he Buggers off to National Duty in my book.
He already has a big influence in national duty. Seems to be in the ear of the selectors to get his pets in the side.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

Post Reply