ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

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ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by Zero76 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:55 am

With the first test at the Gabba just two days away, I thought it was time to start a thread for this years Ashes. Personally I think it will be close, both teams have somewhat fragile batting lineup but Australia seem to have a slightly more potent bowling attack.

Would have rather seen Hilton Cartwright in the Australian team, instead of going back to Marsh yet again.
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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by Jemisi » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:04 am

The Australian bowling is pretty destructive. Unless our batsmen go completely fragile it is hard to see England winning too many.

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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by pariah » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:32 am

???

Warner(vc)
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith(c)
Handscomb
Shaun Marsh
Paine(wk)
Starc
Cummins/Sayers
Lyon
Hazlewood

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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by sloandog » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:27 pm

pariah wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:32 am
???

Warner(vc)
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith(c)
Handscomb
Shaun Marsh
Paine(wk)
Starc
Cummins/Sayers
Lyon
Hazlewood
Spot on.
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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by Zero76 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:44 am

England 1 for 59 at lunch. Then some annoyingly persistent rain has arrived, doesn't look like going away.
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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by eugene » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:04 pm

WHO KNEW ZCF FORUMITE STONEMAN PLAYED FOR ENGLAND?!
Neil Johnson, Alistair Campbell, Murray Goodwin, Andy Flower (w), Grant Flower, Dave Houghton, Guy Whittall, Heath Streak (c), Andy Blignaut, Ray Price, Eddo Brandes

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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by sloandog » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 pm

Has anybody got a link? I have sky but i don't have BT sports
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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by eugene » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:34 am

sloandog wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Has anybody got a link? I have sky but i don't have BT sports
Any of these work? http://livetv.sx/enx/eventinfo/596739_a ... a_england/
Neil Johnson, Alistair Campbell, Murray Goodwin, Andy Flower (w), Grant Flower, Dave Houghton, Guy Whittall, Heath Streak (c), Andy Blignaut, Ray Price, Eddo Brandes

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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:51 am

eugene wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:04 pm
WHO KNEW ZCF FORUMITE STONEMAN PLAYED FOR ENGLAND?!
:lol:

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Re: ZCF 2017/18 Ashes thread

Post by pariah » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:56 am

Australia very fortunate to be staring at just 300 againnst a Stoke-less England with several batsmen and allrounders not contributing.

A case of a vastly more experienced Test attack versus one still growing. But all in all, extremely poor cricket by both sides.

A former legspinner head and shoulders above everyone else with the bat, not just in this Test but generally in world cricket, underlines the state of the game.

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