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Hi all,

From what I can gather The Ashes test match series between the hosts, and holders Australia and England starts tonight at midnight GMT.

I've usually always watched at least the first couple of hours of the first test down under, then feel asleep and woke up to catastrophe, so probably will feel the urge to wake up at 2am to watch the start.

Seems like cricket's reputation has been tarnished lately, well for quite a while really, so it would be good to have a nice competitive, but sporting series, where some good cricket dominates proceedings.

I'm hoping for an England win, but fear we could be in for another whitewash at the hands of our arch-enemies.

Looking forward to the first ball in Brisbane.

Come on England 8-)
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White Riot wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:02 pm Hi all,

From what I can gather The Ashes test match series between the hosts, and holders Australia and England starts tonight at midnight GMT.

I've usually always watched at least the first couple of hours of the first test down under, then feel asleep and woke up to catastrophe, so probably will feel the urge to wake up at 2am to watch the start.

Seems like cricket's reputation has been tarnished lately, well for quite a while really, so it would be good to have a nice competitive, but sporting series, where some good cricket dominates proceedings.

I'm hoping for an England win, but fear we could be in for another whitewash at the hands of our arch-enemies.

Looking forward to the first ball in Brisbane.

Come on England 8-)
Yaye! With you on this one Riot. I've got my alarm set for 11.55 tonight so I can catch the first few overs. I don't hold out much hope for our lads away in Oz but I'm really looking forward to watching some quality cricket :)
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whiteswan wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:07 pm Yaye! With you on this one Riot. I've got my alarm set for 11.55 tonight so I can catch the first few overs. I don't hold out much hope for our lads away in Oz but I'm really looking forward to watching some quality cricket :)
I thought you were in full malt mode at that time of night..... :) :)
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I'll be in bed by 10pm, some of us have to rise early, need to get in my eight hours sleep :sleep:
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hector wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:18 pm I thought you were in full malt mode at that time of night..... :) :)
I will be dear hector :) what a lovely way to watch The Ashes with a nice glass of Cardhu malt whisky :cricket: :tumbler:
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whiteswan wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:23 pm I will be dear hector :) what a lovely way to watch The Ashes with a nice glass of Cardhu malt whisky :cricket: :tumbler:
the only way to watch is through closed eyes........ :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
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hector wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:26 pm the only way to watch is through closed eyes........ :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Ah, ya spoilsport :lol:
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White Riot wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:02 pm Hi all,

From what I can gather The Ashes test match series between the hosts, and holders Australia and England starts tonight at midnight GMT.

I've usually always watched at least the first couple of hours of the first test down under, then feel asleep and woke up to catastrophe, so probably will feel the urge to wake up at 2am to watch the start.

Seems like cricket's reputation has been tarnished lately, well for quite a while really, so it would be good to have a nice competitive, but sporting series, where some good cricket dominates proceedings.

I'm hoping for an England win, but fear we could be in for another whitewash at the hands of our arch-enemies.

Looking forward to the first ball in Brisbane.

Come on England 8-)
Will be watching intently in the hope we can get a famous win.
Hope the tournament isn't tarnished by racist aussie chanting 8-)
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whiteswan wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:07 pm Yaye! With you on this one Riot. I've got my alarm set for 11.55 tonight so I can catch the first few overs. I don't hold out much hope for our lads away in Oz but I'm really looking forward to watching some quality cricket :)
Great, good to hear you're on board Swannie :)

It'll be 2am for me here in Bulgaria, so I'll just see if my body clock wakes me up then :-D

I'm off today and tomorrow on rest days, so I can just chillax (hated that word when it was all the rage) tomorrow.

BBC says Anderson's left out as he's got a calf problem, I didn't know he raised cows :duno:

His record's poor in Brisbane and the Aussies will be right up for it at the Gabbatoir :lol:
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mentalcase wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:59 pm Will be watching intently in the hope we can get a famous win.
Hope the tournament isn't tarnished by racist aussie chanting 8-)
All good fun MC, sure they'll be giving it "Pommie Baaaarstards" and all that :)

Our supporters will be giving them the Aussie Family song = Your sister is your mother, your father is your brother, they look like one another the Aussie Family :lol:

To the tune of the Addams Family 8-)
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hector wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:26 pm the only way to watch is through closed eyes........ :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Yep, checking the inside of your eyelids :)
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White Riot wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:40 pm Yep, checking the inside of your eyelids :)
A very under-rated passtime.. :) :)
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hector wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:26 pm the only way to watch is through closed eyes........ :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Don't worry hector, we'll all keep you posted on what's happening on the cricket pitch :lol:
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I'll be listening to TMS on the clock radio in my bed , just like when I was a youngster with my transistor radio and an ear piece
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hector wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:48 pm A very under-rated passtime.. :) :)
I was a big fan of it at work when I used to "work" night shifts :sleep:
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Lorimer46 wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:54 pm I'll be listening to TMS on the clock radio in my bed , just like when I was a youngster with my transistor radio and an ear piece
I remember doing the same in the early 80s when Brearley was captain, and Norman Flash Cowans was our pace bowler and we won a test by 3 runs in Aus, celebrated with a large glass of brandy :) then :sleep:
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Lorimer46 wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:54 pm I'll be listening to TMS on the clock radio in my bed , just like when I was a youngster with my transistor radio and an ear piece
I used to do that but listening to Radio Luxenbourg Fab 208 :)
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whiteswan wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:16 pm I used to do that but listening to Radio Luxenbourgh Fab 208 :)
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Is TMS still on the go ?
It must be like listen to the archers
From 1937
ooh I say aggers old chap.. what a splendid cake Mrs chumley Warner of wormington on sea has made
goes down rather nice with a 67 chatuex de doux.

See Compton made a 50 aggers old chap....that's right sir Henry blowers....what do you think Geoffrey..thy mutha could of t made 50 with a stick of rhubarb and I would of made a double 100......I would of run t bugger out

Having said that I'm stopping up if England are batting fog
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liggy wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:06 pm Is TMS still on the go ?
It must be like listen to the archers
From 1937
ooh I say aggers old chap.. what a splendid cake Mrs chumley Warner of wormington on sea has made
goes down rather nice with a 67 chatuex de doux.

See Compton made a 50 aggers old chap....that's right sir Henry blowers....what do you think Geoffrey..thy mutha could of t made 50 with a stick of rhubarb and I would of made a double 100......I would of run t bugger out

Having said that I'm stopping up if England are batting fog
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