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Offline AliciaLynette

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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2018, 04:03:42 am »
Pakistan really have come a log way, haven't they, from when they'd be a guaranteed series/tour win by whoever was playing them?  Vaughan yesterday was saying that they were playing the way we were expecting England to play - calm, patient, collected.

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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2018, 09:29:37 am »
Have you seen the story in the Telegraph about Sri Lanka and the match fixing sting? I was rather hoping we were done with this sort of thing.
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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2018, 10:50:57 am »
Unfortunately, I donít think that match fixing will ever go away - the amounts of money involved are enough that there will always be someone tempted/coerced into it.

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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2018, 06:23:07 am »
Gah, Buttler and Bess played so well yesterday evening, but Buttler was out LBW this morning, and Wood has just gone caught behind for 0!! Drat drat drat!!

Was certainly looking like the match wouldn't go all 5 days, but now, we may not even play all of today!

Bigger dammit! Broad has just been caught for 0, we have 1(!) wicket left!

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 07:21:21 am »
Shall we skip over the rest of the match?  :o :o :o

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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2018, 08:04:36 am »
Me, I'm an Ulsterwoman by birth, so possibly I shall declare for Ireland instead of England?
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Offline AliciaLynette

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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 05:26:35 pm »
Me, I'm an Ulsterwoman by birth, so possibly I shall declare for Ireland instead of England?

Might be a good idea, although with Ed Joyce retiring there might not be much of an Ireland team for a few years!

Disclaimer: Ireland are my 4th* team, so I'm always happy when they do well!


*I'm greedy when it comes to cricket! I have 4 county teams (Lancs, Notts, Warks, & Middlesex) and 4 & 1/2 international teams - England, NZ, SA, Ireland, and whoever's currently playing Australia!

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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2018, 08:58:14 am »
OH just emailed me "Why do England look like a different team?", and I thought, we do, but wait till we bat, because that's where we're weakest!

Although Broady's just taken their 5th wicket, so fingers crossed!

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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 06:12:05 pm »
Ok, so England lost to Scotland last Sunday, bit not good (although Scotland played wonderfully, and well deserved the win). 

Today, our middle order collapsed a bit (again!) but we did beat the Aussies!  1 - 0 up in the 5-match series!  Roll on Friday at Trent Bridge!
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2018, 04:17:39 am »
Woohoo!!

Five ODIs, and one T20 against Australia, and we hammered them in every match!!  Yes there's a bit of schaudenfraude here, because of how badly we lost the Ashes, but still, our boys played amazingly, and Buttler was phenomenal throughout!
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