Betfair Cricket trading : The Ashes - August/September 2019

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Emmson
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:06 pm

9 down now, I no longer believe the game can be saved.

greenmark
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:07 pm

Well done Leach! Shame the 'batsmen' of the team couldn't match your discipline. Looks all over now.

greenmark
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Bugger!. Well done Australia!

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superfrank
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:31 pm

A valiant effort which was good to see. Australia the better side though throughout the series.

greenmark
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Tim Paine "We've come through a difficult time over the last 12 to 18 months".
That's a poor attempt at justification of an indefencible situation.
Never the less, Oz have batted, bowled and fielded better. Full credit.

greenmark
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:22 pm

Maybe the captaincy model should be rethought. A natural media person as captain, with a leadership group dealing with tactics off/on field. Share the income premium that comes from being captain. The current model just doesn't work.

Aarondewit
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:36 am

greenmark wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Tim Paine "We've come through a difficult time over the last 12 to 18 months".
That's a poor attempt at justification of an indefencible situation.
Never the less, Oz have batted, bowled and fielded better. Full credit.
I don't see how it was not a difficult time? And Australia actually punished its players for cheating. It probably cost them the series against India. Whereas England potentially won the 2005 Ashes on the back of ball tampering and championed it by giving 15 players MBEs. Trescothick, Flintoff and Panasar have all admitted to using various things such as mints, sunscreen, zips etc.

greenmark
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:58 pm

Aarondewit wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:36 am
greenmark wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Tim Paine "We've come through a difficult time over the last 12 to 18 months".
That's a poor attempt at justification of an indefencible situation.
Never the less, Oz have batted, bowled and fielded better. Full credit.
I don't see how it was not a difficult time? And Australia actually punished its players for cheating. It probably cost them the series against India. Whereas England potentially won the 2005 Ashes on the back of ball tampering and championed it by giving 15 players MBEs. Trescothick, Flintoff and Panasar have all admitted to using various things such as mints, sunscreen, zips etc.
Fair comment. Wasn't aware of the zip thing, but the other 2 have been common practice since the year dot.

greenmark
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 pm

Baffled why Roy has been picked again. Are they thinking the 5th test can be used as "test match training" for him. He's had 4 matches and is averaging barely more than the bowlers. Must have friends in high places.
Then again, with Smith in the equation there seems to be no change we can make to catch up.

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wearthefoxhat
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am

Without stating the obvious, Smith was the difference for sure. However, England's bowling was limited due to Anderson being rules out completely and Archer not bowling the fastest due to a slight knock. He also had to cope mentally with nearly "killing" Smith with the bouncer in an earlier test. He was told to focus on line and length after that as well.

Add in the mix, in the last test, Stokes had a shoulder injury and couldn't bowl.

In summary, Australia weren't firing 100% themselves, but their bowlers had enough savvy to do enough to win.

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