Betfair Cricket trading : The Ashes - August/September 2019

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Aarondewit
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:27 am

My favourite part was when the English crowd booed Smith when he was out for 118, only for him to stroll back and make another hundred. Amusingly, a few bright sparks, who hadn't yet gone home, continued booing as he strolled past 200. The booing hadn't worked for the previous 600-odd runs, but kudos for sticking at it. Showed great bravery. Almost as much fight as the British parliament.

Archer has been very chirpy in the media for someone who has played two Tests. Perhaps he could have focused on his own game as he bowled like Boycott's grandmother. Maybe play a few seasons before you strut around like Ambrose? He will be at his most effective in 2-3 Test series.

Can England fluke it again? The pitch is still good to bat on, but despite the arctic conditions, boy that pitch looks dry. Lyon, who has been poor since Birmingham, should be well suited. He is at his most dangerous when there's some pace and bounce, rather than slow turn. I wouldn't be surprised to see England needing to bat the last 4 sessions, with an extra 30 mins on Day 4 and 5. If this pitch retains its bounce, it will be a much tougher proposition day 4 and 5 than Headingly. Lyon needs to redeem himself somewhat. I think he may. Judging by the fact Specsavers got a few to straighten, it's already taking more turn.

Big innings coming up for Root. He hasn't scored a century in his last 17 innings in Ashes cricket. Meanwhile Smith has 7 in the same period. He needs a ton; not a tidy 50. It's hard to bat knowing you can only draw. Who knows how Roy will play.

greenmark
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:38 pm

Barmy army sound like they're getting well lubricated. Cheering Lyon as he catches the ball before each ball he bowls. I imagine Lyon will use it as motivation.

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wearthefoxhat
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Today has been nice smooth swing trading for the draw (B2L).

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wearthefoxhat
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:20 pm

wearthefoxhat wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Today has been nice smooth swing trading for the draw (B2L).

Since last post, 1.70 to 1.46 in an hour or so.

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greenmark
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Roy is in. Now peeping through hands over face!!!

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:26 pm

:lol: Roy is a waste of space. Whoever is responsible for selectng him should be sacked. It's ludicrous for him to be in the England team as a test batsman. He just just isn't!

Emmson
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:01 pm

If England are still batting into afternoon session I can see draw going very much shorter than it is now at 2.4ish

greenmark
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:24 pm

Came in, saw Aus 63-4 and thought "We got Smith!". Silly person :roll:

greenmark
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:31 pm

First time in my life I've elected to watch cricket rather than England football. Smith isn't just performing, its a masterclass. All the more incredible after his lay off. Talk about redemption!

greenmark
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Smith gone. Thank flip for that. Won't change the result now. Massive respect for Smith. He's ridiculed by the barmy army, but his interview with Nasser Hussain showed a dedicated cricketer. He deserves all the plaudits.

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