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Title: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2017, 08:52:19 PM
No thread was up, I think we should get one going!! Discuss people. And please keep it civil (Looking at you Jukes and elephants ;)).


England squad: Root, Ali, Anderson, Bairstow, Ball, Ballance, Broad, Cook, Crane, Foakes, Malan, Overton, Stokes Finn, Stoneman, Vince, Woakes.
Australia squad: TBA (After this round of shield matches I've heard)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2017, 09:03:35 PM
Here's my predicted XI's from what I've seen and read so far:

Australia: Warner, SMarsh, Khawaja, Smith (c), Handscomb, Cartwright, Nevill (wk), Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood, Lyon
England: Cook, Stoneman, Vince, Root (c), Malan, Bairstow (wk), Ali, Woakes, Broad, Overton, Anderson

Key Points:
 - Smith has planted enough doubts for mine that Renshaw will be dropped. If Marsh scores against NSW tomorrow I really think he takes the spot
 - Cartwright or Maxwell will get the number 6 but Australia like seam bowling ARs, so Hilton gets the nod here.
 - Nevill gloves again, Wade has been terrible at Tassie.
 - Ali better be fit, otherwise Woakes has to bat 7 and Mason Crane comes into the team.
 - Malan batted at 5 ahead of Ballance today, so he has the nod for that spot at this stage.
 - No idea who takes that other spot but Ball didn't impress in his 3 tests so Overton has it at this stage. A lot will depend on how they are used by Root tomorrow.


Note I don't exactly agree with these XIs if I have the best interests of the teams winning at heart (Obviously I'd have Ballance at 5 if I wanted England to pick their best team for starters :P), this is just what I think will happen.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: BB67th on November 04, 2017, 09:51:35 PM
Renshaw cannot be dropped. I cannot fathom why they are even considering it.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2017, 09:55:54 PM
Renshaw cannot be dropped. I cannot fathom why they are even considering it.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 05, 2017, 06:37:06 PM
Renshaw cannot be dropped. I cannot fathom why they are even considering it.
Neither, it's ridiculous. I'll be so happy for England's sake if he wasn't to play.


Gary Ballance not fielding at short leg to Mason Crane, another sign that he's unlikely to play the first test :'(
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 09, 2017, 04:09:54 PM
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/australias-wicketkeepers-are-the-worst-in-the-world/news-story/5f74ce6ee153f67d177cee5524351647

I knew our keepers weren't going so well with the bat but jesus christ hahaha

TEST RUNS SCORED BY WICKETKEEPERS SINCE JANUARY 1, 2014
Pakistan — 2119 runs at 45.1, from 34 Tests
South Africa — 2192 runs at 42.2, from 36 Tests
England — 2849 runs at 40.7, from 46 Tests
New Zealand — 1731 runs at 39.3, from 33 Tests
Bangladesh — 1432 runs at 37.7, from 23 Tests
India — 1823 runs at 35.7, from 39 Tests
Sri Lanka — 2485 runs at 34, from 41 Tests
Zimbabwe — 583 runs at 27.8, from 11 Tests
West Indies — 1281 runs at 23.7, from 33 Tests
Australia — 1093 runs at 20.6, from 40 Tests
TEST RUNS SCORED BY AUSSIE ‘KEEPERS SINCE JANUARY 1, 2014
Nevill — 468 at 22.3 from 17 Tests
Haddin — 362 at 19 from 13 Tests
Wade — 263 at 20.2 from 10 Tests
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 09, 2017, 04:30:19 PM
Our glory days of Gilly rampaging with the bat are just a distant memory  :'(
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 09, 2017, 04:54:49 PM
Surely Bancroft is a lock
The rumour is CA told WA to play Bancroft as keeper to see how he would go.

Though they probably pick Neville and Hughes then drop Renshaw for Patterson or Maddison so we have 9 NSW players  :P
(10 if you count Ussie haha)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 09, 2017, 05:22:48 PM
Surely Bancroft is a lock
The rumour is CA told WA to play Bancroft as keeper to see how he would go.

Though they probably pick Neville and Hughes then drop Renshaw for Patterson or Maddison so we have 9 NSW players  :P
(10 if you count Ussie haha)
HandsGOAT is all us Non-NSW people need.  ;)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Jay on November 09, 2017, 05:29:53 PM
Surely Bancroft is a lock
The rumour is CA told WA to play Bancroft as keeper to see how he would go.

Though they probably pick Neville and Hughes then drop Renshaw for Patterson or Maddison so we have 9 NSW players  :P
(10 if you count Ussie haha)
HandsGOAT is all us Non-NSW people need.  ;)
Bancroft and Handscomb to share the keeping duties is my solution!
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 09, 2017, 06:04:11 PM
Surely Bancroft is a lock
The rumour is CA told WA to play Bancroft as keeper to see how he would go.
Wow. That really is big if true :o Reckon they’d have him lined up for 6 or 7? If 6 then they could consider a more bowling option at 7.


Jake Ball down injured. This is really not going well. (And none of these injuries are helping Gary get a game in Brisbane :’()
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Jukes on November 16, 2017, 04:36:43 PM
Huge call and a very hot take coming up

This series will be won on the account of, primarily, HGA and, secondarily, toss winners.


(Also just posting for new replies)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 16, 2017, 08:37:52 PM
It was originally a race between Nevill and Wade. Then Alex Carey's name got thrown into the mix. Bancroft became the 4th man to enter the fray with his huge batting efforts.

And the keeping spot has been reportedly won by Tim Paine :o
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 16, 2017, 08:43:14 PM
And also Cam Bancroft has all but replaced Matt Renshaw as Warner's opening partner. No word on number 6 but Shaun Marsh will apparently be in the squad, so maybe he gets it and they will overlook the AR options in Cartwright and Maxwell.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: BB67th on November 16, 2017, 08:48:17 PM
Wow, Paine back in? That would be huge! And dropping Renshaw for Bancroft. Is this a reliable source PB?

Personally, I'd have Renshaw open, Bancroft at 6, Nevill at 7

Edit - Just saw it on CA website, I can't quite believe that's the squad they're going with. But I would be absolutely stoked to see Tim Paine back in the test team. For once they would actually be going with the best gloveman in the country
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 17, 2017, 12:36:12 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Jukes on November 17, 2017, 01:42:01 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail

Isn’t that true about all Aussie batsmen though?

[insert link of 60 all out)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 17, 2017, 02:07:10 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail

Isn’t that true about all Aussie batsmen though?

[insert link of 60 all out)
Haha there you are ready and primed for some ashes banter ? really how many chances does this guy get they just have to move on from him and don't worry the Pom batsmen are already having sleepless nights about facing Starc and Co. over here  ;)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Jukes on November 17, 2017, 02:13:09 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail

Isn’t that true about all Aussie batsmen though?

[insert link of 60 all out)
Haha there you are ready and primed for some ashes banter ? really how many chances does this guy get they just have to move on from him and don't worry the Pom batsmen are already having sleepless nights about facing Starc and Co. over here  ;)

I reckon he deserves it this time as his form has really been in good form for WA and he adds plenty of experience, but it might just about be his last period in the team given he is 34 and probably isn't getting any better.

Only people who should be scared of Starc are our tail-enders, he's a ripper at dismissing the tail but proper batsmen not so much. And unfortunately for Starc our tail doesn't really start until about the tenth batsmen seeing as Ali, Woakes, and, to a lesser extent, Broad are gun batsmen - Broad has a test 150 after all! Don't think anybody would be really scared of Hazlewood, maybe Cummins for the three balls he can get in before having to go off to hospital, and Lyon is a joke tbh.

I reckon it's who can get the most luck with the tosses will go a very long way to winning this series (as it is for most series').
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 17, 2017, 02:29:42 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail

Isn’t that true about all Aussie batsmen though?

[insert link of 60 all out)
Haha there you are ready and primed for some ashes banter ? really how many chances does this guy get they just have to move on from him and don't worry the Pom batsmen are already having sleepless nights about facing Starc and Co. over here  ;)

I reckon he deserves it this time as his form has really been in good form for WA and he adds plenty of experience, but it might just about be his last period in the team given he is 34 and probably isn't getting any better.

Only people who should be scared of Starc are our tail-enders, he's a ripper at dismissing the tail but proper batsmen not so much. And unfortunately for Starc our tail doesn't really start until about the tenth batsmen seeing as Ali, Woakes, and, to a lesser extent, Broad are gun batsmen - Broad has a test 150 after all! Don't think anybody would be really scared of Hazlewood, maybe Cummins for the three balls he can get in before having to go off to hospital, and Lyon is a joke tbh.

I reckon it's who can get the most luck with the tosses will go a very long way to winning this series (as it is for most series').
If Starc can stay fit and if can get up to the 150kmh + he is going to be your worst nightmare this summer and with Hazelwood and Cummins backing up watch out and tell me how long before basher Stokes is sent over I reckon when you are 2 nil down for the 3rd test they will forgive him  :D
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 17, 2017, 05:54:30 PM
Yeah if I supported Australia I'd be looking at the Marsh selection and be not overly displeased. He's a better bat than Cartwright and Maxwell, Bancroft isn't a number 6 so I don't believe that him dropping down is an option.

I don't see any other number 6 as a better batting option than Shaun Marsh, maybe Callum Ferguson. And people have been crying out for a long time to just pick a batsman at number 6. Australia have some of the best bowlers in the world for these conditions (Starc, Hazlewood, Sayers, Lyon), an All Rounder is not required.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 20, 2017, 06:11:24 PM
I know it is coming Clarke is going to be commentating this summer he has already had his whiny voice on the women's games looks like TV on mute and radio commentary  ;)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 21, 2017, 12:20:14 AM
I know it is coming Clarke is going to be commentating this summer he has already had his whiny voice on the women's games looks like TV on mute and radio commentary  ;)
there is a long line of reasons why the TV should be on mute and Clarke is at the far back of that line :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 21, 2017, 08:15:13 AM
I know it is coming Clarke is going to be commentating this summer he has already had his whiny voice on the women's games looks like TV on mute and radio commentary  ;)
there is a long line of reasons why the TV should be on mute and Clarke is at the far back of that line :P
Never been a fan of Clarke ever and now with him commentating it has increased tenfold I find myself wishing that Ian Chappell was on the mic and that is pretty flowered  :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Ringo on November 21, 2017, 09:46:59 AM
I know it is coming Clarke is going to be commentating this summer he has already had his whiny voice on the women's games looks like TV on mute and radio commentary  ;)
there is a long line of reasons why the TV should be on mute and Clarke is at the far back of that line :P
Never been a fan of Clarke ever and now with him commentating it has increased tenfold I find myself wishing that Ian Chappell was on the mic and that is pretty flowered  :P
Time to mute the TV and listen to the ABC commentary.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 23, 2017, 10:06:35 AM
Guess I should roll out a proper prediction. I don’t see how England’s batting is good enough to compete with the Aussie bowlers. We will need to target Adelaide and Sydney, and hope we can draw this match to get a 2-2. In saying that, I’m going Australia 5-0, again. I hope I’m wrong, I’ll take anything that’s not 5-0 hahaha
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Levi434 on November 23, 2017, 10:11:40 AM
I'm hype! Let's go!
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 23, 2017, 10:25:47 AM
do this
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Nige on November 23, 2017, 10:30:19 AM
Smarsh playing, grats England.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 23, 2017, 10:39:30 AM
Aussies 3-1

Josh Hazlewood man of the series
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: GoLions on November 23, 2017, 11:10:53 AM
Mitchhhhhh
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 23, 2017, 11:12:55 AM
Its that dirty mo
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: valkorum on November 23, 2017, 01:25:34 PM
1st session to the poms
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 23, 2017, 05:39:08 PM
Lyon ain't bad, is he BratPack?  ;)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 23, 2017, 06:07:30 PM
Starc's pace is a bit underwhelming thought he would pushing 150 + he is not a much of a threat at around 140
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: GoLions on November 23, 2017, 09:18:26 PM
Starc's pace is a bit underwhelming thought he would pushing 150 + he is not a much of a threat at around 140
Pitch is slow af
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 23, 2017, 09:50:23 PM
Starc's pace is a bit underwhelming thought he would pushing 150 + he is not a much of a threat at around 140
Pitch is slow af
Isn't the pace measured out of the hand?
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: GoLions on November 23, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
Starc's pace is a bit underwhelming thought he would pushing 150 + he is not a much of a threat at around 140
Pitch is slow af
Isn't the pace measured out of the hand?
Unless he's gonna bowl yorkers all day, it doesn't really matter how fast it's coming out of the hand. He was hitting mid 140s later in the day after there was more sun, tomorrow should be good providing there's no more rain.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 24, 2017, 08:04:59 AM
Starc's pace is a bit underwhelming thought he would pushing 150 + he is not a much of a threat at around 140
Pitch is slow af
Looking at how much these players are getting payed I expect them no demand that they all over perform no matter what conditions are  ;)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2017, 10:07:49 AM
still got it Clarkey
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Nige on November 24, 2017, 10:40:35 AM
Did you know that Moeen Ali is actually a better allrounder than Ben Stokes and won't let the bowler settle?
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 24, 2017, 11:14:30 AM
Did you know that Moeen Ali is actually a better allrounder than Ben Stokes and won't let the bowler settle?

I was not aware of that, thank flower the commentators have mentioned it 5 million times!
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 24, 2017, 11:17:32 AM
Did you know that Moeen Ali is actually a better allrounder than Ben Stokes and won't let the bowler settle?

I'm pretty sure he has a basketball background as well
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 24, 2017, 04:48:59 PM
Did you know that Moeen Ali is actually a better allrounder than Ben Stokes and won't let the bowler settle?
Despite having a lower batting average and higher bowling average ??? How Ch 9 came up with that I have no idea
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 24, 2017, 06:09:43 PM
Saw the forecast this morning looking like a wettish weekend coming up ?
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Grazz on November 25, 2017, 05:04:50 PM
Thank flower we have Smith.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Capper on November 26, 2017, 12:15:39 PM
Is there anyone on here going to the Adelaide Test?
I will be there on Saturday and Sunday

Gimme a buzz
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gandalf123 on November 26, 2017, 12:18:18 PM
That would of been the best catch I've ever seen if smithy got to that
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 26, 2017, 12:50:50 PM
Poms doing it tough but the Aussies still have to bat hope the tail can hang in there with Smith to reach our target  :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 26, 2017, 06:17:56 PM
Not much chat on here bit of a surprise but this 4th inns. is a bit of a turn around after the first 3 .
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2017, 09:06:51 PM
Not much chat on here bit of a surprise but this 4th inns. is a bit of a turn around after the first 3 .
all on discord mate get on it :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 28, 2017, 06:14:29 PM
This infatuation with Marsh by selectors is starting to be a bit embarrassing lets hope the pitch is a road or he will fail

Isn’t that true about all Aussie batsmen though?

[insert link of 60 all out)
Haha there you are ready and primed for some ashes banter ? really how many chances does this guy get they just have to move on from him and don't worry the Pom batsmen are already having sleepless nights about facing Starc and Co. over here  ;)

I reckon he deserves it this time as his form has really been in good form for WA and he adds plenty of experience, but it might just about be his last period in the team given he is 34 and probably isn't getting any better.

Only people who should be scared of Starc are our tail-enders, he's a ripper at dismissing the tail but proper batsmen not so much. And unfortunately for Starc our tail doesn't really start until about the tenth batsmen seeing as Ali, Woakes, and, to a lesser extent, Broad are gun batsmen - Broad has a test 150 after all! Don't think anybody would be really scared of Hazlewood, maybe Cummins for the three balls he can get in before having to go off to hospital, and Lyon is a joke tbh.

I reckon it's who can get the most luck with the tosses will go a very long way to winning this series (as it is for most series').
If Starc can stay fit and if can get up to the 150kmh + he is going to be your worst nightmare this summer and with Hazelwood and Cummins backing up watch out and tell me how long before basher Stokes is sent over I reckon when you are 2 nil down for the 3rd test they will forgive him  :D
Haha so predictable Poms
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 28, 2017, 08:42:49 PM
It's not like he's a fringe player or a bolter or anything. He's the best All Rounder in the world (Maybe bar Shakib), I think they all want him in the side!

Let's just hope we aren't down 2-0 when Stokes inevitably comes into the side for the Perth test.
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 29, 2017, 11:54:57 AM
Very tardy by the Poms this happened ages ago there is no doubt he did it they should acted quickly fined him banned him for a time then just named him to play before the series started even if was the 2nd test now it is going to be a media circus if they name him not really what they need
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Gigantor on November 29, 2017, 12:41:13 PM
It's not like he's a fringe player or a bolter or anything. He's the best All Rounder in the world (Maybe bar Shakib), I think they all want him in the side!

Let's just hope we aren't down 2-0 when Stokes inevitably comes into the side for the Perth test.

Though the coverage of the first test did mention that Ali had a better record than Stokes several million times and showed the stats so bloody often I think I got burn in on my TV  :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Jukes on November 29, 2017, 02:13:40 PM
Gotta confirm Stokesy is one of the best ARs in the world (imagine what you would've liked Mitch Marsh to have become - that's Stokes) and probably our second most valuable player behind Root (and probably equal with Broad). Means we only have to play one of Woakes+Ball+Finn instead of two

In fact, Stokesy is actually better away from home than at home which is hard to believe in this day and age
Home averages: 33.63 batting, 34.65 bowling
Away averages: 37.10 batting, 33.42 bowling
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on November 29, 2017, 03:41:27 PM
Gotta confirm Stokesy is one of the best ARs in the world (imagine what you would've liked Mitch Marsh to have become - that's Stokes) and probably our second most valuable player behind Root (and probably equal with Broad). Means we only have to play one of Woakes+Ball+Finn instead of two

In fact, Stokesy is actually better away from home than at home which is hard to believe in this day and age
Home averages: 33.63 batting, 34.65 bowling
Away averages: 37.10 batting, 33.42 bowling
Where are his fighting avg's  ;D
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on November 29, 2017, 04:36:01 PM
It's not like he's a fringe player or a bolter or anything. He's the best All Rounder in the world (Maybe bar Shakib), I think they all want him in the side!

Let's just hope we aren't down 2-0 when Stokes inevitably comes into the side for the Perth test.

Though the coverage of the first test did mention that Ali had a better record than Stokes several million times and showed the stats so bloody often I think I got burn in on my TV  :P
Yeah, the stats which said Stokes has a higher batting average and lower bowling average. It was an interesting basis for their argument ;D
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on December 03, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
Yeah if I supported Australia I'd be looking at the Marsh selection and be not overly displeased. He's a better bat than Cartwright and Maxwell, Bancroft isn't a number 6 so I don't believe that him dropping down is an option.

I don't see any other number 6 as a better batting option than Shaun Marsh, maybe Callum Ferguson. And people have been crying out for a long time to just pick a batsman at number 6. Australia have some of the best bowlers in the world for these conditions (Starc, Hazlewood, Sayers, Lyon), an All Rounder is not required.
Just showing that I was never against the Marsh selection :P


Good innings though, can't take it away from him :)
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on December 10, 2017, 08:23:52 AM
Just got back from a weeks holiday Poms 2-0 down and all they seem to be doing is sooking about sledging , can't see this series getting any better for them
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on December 18, 2017, 06:45:54 PM
Ashes back in the land of OZ what a flogging has to be the worst Pommy team since the ninety's unless there is some bad weather in the last 2 tests 5-0 on the cards ....... maybe they will bring Stokes in now not that would make any difference  :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on January 06, 2018, 07:51:50 PM
Bit annoying when the 3rd Umpire who is meant to correct wrong decisions manages to make mistakes. This guy doesn't even have the excuse that he just looked at one replay and made his decision, he spent enough time on it and still flowered up!
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on January 07, 2018, 11:45:51 AM
The main thing is the Aussies keep the Poms out in this heat as long as possible , they should be well and truly cooked later on the today just stick a fork in them to see when they are cooked perfectly  ;D
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on January 08, 2018, 02:17:57 PM
Well 4-0 the Poms never fired a shot lets see if they can do anything in the one dayers GO AUSSIES WHAT A FLOGGING :D
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on January 08, 2018, 03:59:38 PM
hell yeah good shower boys
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: PowerBug on January 09, 2018, 01:32:28 AM
Guess I should roll out a proper prediction. I don’t see how England’s batting is good enough to compete with the Aussie bowlers. We will need to target Adelaide and Sydney, and hope we can draw this match to get a 2-2. In saying that, I’m going Australia 5-0, again. I hope I’m wrong, I’ll take anything that’s not 5-0 hahaha
4-0, I'll take it :P
Title: Re: The 2017/18 Men's Ashes
Post by: shaker on January 09, 2018, 04:11:17 PM
Guess I should roll out a proper prediction. I don’t see how England’s batting is good enough to compete with the Aussie bowlers. We will need to target Adelaide and Sydney, and hope we can draw this match to get a 2-2. In saying that, I’m going Australia 5-0, again. I hope I’m wrong, I’ll take anything that’s not 5-0 hahaha
4-0, I'll take it :P
Well done mate I actually thought the Poms might have won 1 and Draw 1 or 2 by the way has anybody seen Jukes maybe he has been on discord ? but certainly gone from here but sure he will be back when the Aussies play a good team and lose  :P