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SlippyBlue
27 Jul 23 05:58
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Overnight there has been light rain with a gentle breeze, it could be that showers may arrive around noon but there will be a fair amount of uninterrupted play, hopefully anyway.

The market has been pretty steady all week with England favourites @ 2.44, Australia 2.70 and the draw 4.50.
It would be a fitting finish, to me anyway, if England could level the series 2-2 and that's my punt.

Whatever does happen it has been a very entertaining Ashes Summer so far so let's hope for another enthralling match to round it off in style.
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Report brentford July 31, 2023 5:01 PM BST
just need to clone Chris Woakes...
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:01 PM BST
(licks lips)
Report brentford July 31, 2023 5:02 PM BST
Bairstow Cool
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:02 PM BST
We are all singing Jerusalem  here!!  he he
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:02 PM BST
J.B. Grabs a beauty.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:03 PM BST
F.Me and I am a Foakes man

Redemption for YJB!

Good man!
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:03 PM BST
What a flipping grab that was!
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:04 PM BST
We got three wickets Excited
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:05 PM BST
What an amazing and enthralling match, top drawer stuff.

An absolute doozy of a catch by J.B.
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:05 PM BST
Pleased for Moeen, too.

Probably his final Test as well.
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:05 PM BST
Still need 4 wickets which isn't likely
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:07 PM BST
Safe hands Crawley.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:07 PM BST
I was weak Apt and layed Aus at 1.87 1.80 and 1.74

Do we now buy back England or wait?

Oh as a bonus I got series drawLaugh
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:07 PM BST
BlushConfusedCoolDevilGrinHappyLaughLoveShockedSillyCrazyExcitedHappyScaredSurprisedTongue OutWhoopsWink
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
I was weak Apt and layed Aus at 1.87 1.80 and 1.74

Do we now buy back England or wait?

Oh as a bonus I got series drawLaugh
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
I was weak Apt and layed Aus at 1.87 1.80 and 1.74

Do we now buy back England or wait?

Oh as a bonus I got series drawLaugh
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
Yes Apt, me too. Very happy for Moeen.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
I was weak Apt and layed Aus at 1.87 1.80 and 1.74

Do we now buy back England or wait?

Oh as a bonus I got series drawLaugh
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
I was weak Apt and layed Aus at 1.87 1.80 and 1.74

Good Man, well played!
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
I was just thinking those slips were too close together.  Shows how wrong one can be.
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
Still need 3 wickets and not likely...
Report brentford July 31, 2023 5:08 PM BST
WD's had a stroke in the excitement Laugh
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:09 PM BST
I've had a tidy day, too.

And this is the end this series warranted, however it rides in...
Report black shuck July 31, 2023 5:10 PM BST
Cmon my boys
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:10 PM BST
I'm on series draw, too. (only for fun but forgot about that)
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:10 PM BST
My dad's pacing the living room as he's on 2-2 whisp

He's literally doing his nut looking at the weather map and telling the tv to hurry up
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:11 PM BST
Forum's even lost it's cool, repeated posting away Grin
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:12 PM BST
Nasser knew, he kept the faith.
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:12 PM BST
Gotta admit for a dead rubber it's not a bad test .
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:13 PM BST
we are west london
more darker clouds but not raining
it is more or less coming from the west
fair bit of wind blowing it in to the Oval
I am greening out
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:15 PM BST
Swept off middle there, risky cross-bat with a bit of dip
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:16 PM BST
It's a very nice afternoon here Mo, lots of blue sky amongst the clouds.
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:18 PM BST
If his hand hurts, he will not enjoy Wood
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:19 PM BST
yes some blue sky patches mixed with darker clouds coming your way too ha ha

all the best J   I am out now.
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:22 PM BST
Is bruv still perched on the hill and looking after the roses - super location
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:22 PM BST
Got a feeling to green again and enjoy the show!
Report black shuck July 31, 2023 5:23 PM BST
Bird commentary must have a vendetta against Crawley. Gave root and then duckett for catches taken by Crawley..hmmm
Report sageform July 31, 2023 5:26 PM BST
Right to get out of the draw after all although it is still possible.
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 5:26 PM BST
Imagine if it was 2-2 right now
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:28 PM BST
I know aptdemon Cry

So annoying
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:28 PM BST
Yes Mo, we had a lovely family get together yesterday in the pub garden.
The roast beef lunch was absolutely sublime mate.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:29 PM BST
If it was 2-2 coming intothis test it would have been for the ages!

What a send off for Moen!
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:30 PM BST
Yes Apt, the country would be watching chewing their nails.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:30 PM BST
Hail Mary on the draw?
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:31 PM BST
grrrrr  feel the 'hate' vibes whistling through the air  haha
I am still doing the railway stuff and the real cars plus a new line in model ones.
good luck and best wishes to you and brother
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 5:32 PM BST
Open top bus through the streets of London town.
Oh well, never mind. This is wonderful anyway and it has been an absolutely outstanding Ashes series. Unforgettable in fact.
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:32 PM BST
great cricket.
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:33 PM BST
Still need 2 wickets and no...
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:35 PM BST
new balls ?? hehe
Report black shuck July 31, 2023 5:37 PM BST
Cmon broady..last ball six batting..last ball wicket..forever legend
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:38 PM BST
a meg ryan moment there
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:39 PM BST
If had been 2-2 this being the winner take all it would have been the best series for me personally, even topping 2005 as Ive appreciated it more this time

Its so frustrating it isnt a decider
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:40 PM BST
No need to change the ball but if they are going to it might be as well do it now

Really though no point right now
Report brentford July 31, 2023 5:47 PM BST
difficult one..got this moving a bit still (probably as only 50 overs old)  and Mo bowling quite well..new one might not do as much and probably means taking Mo off for at least a few overs...
Report moisok July 31, 2023 5:47 PM BST
and make sure the bowlers are very heavy footed in the right batting area hehe - I am wicked
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 5:53 PM BST
Be nice if Broad got the wicket to win it
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 5:55 PM BST
Need a change up here. Try Root
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:09 PM BST
Woakes, please. If he's not shot after eight on the spin.

Most threatening and most economical so far.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:10 PM BST
Take the new ball
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:10 PM BST
The old bail trick!
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:10 PM BST
Change the bails, next ball. AGAIN!
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:11 PM BST
Oh my.
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 6:11 PM BST
Ah, that is so cool for Broad.

Fantastic.
Report brentford July 31, 2023 6:11 PM BST
great bowling...3 absolute peaches in a row...
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:11 PM BST
Superb over.

Well done again, JB. He's shown up there today.
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:12 PM BST
Good take by YJB tbf, body moving the wrong way
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:12 PM BST
Who knew...only need 1.4overs if you rotate the bails every time.
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 6:12 PM BST
You know where you can stick 20/20.

This is proper cricket.

Grin.
Report sageform July 31, 2023 6:15 PM BST
Even fiction writers would not suggest that you could change the bails and then take a wicket next ball-twice.
Report sageform July 31, 2023 6:15 PM BST
Even fiction writers would not suggest that you could change the bails and then take a wicket next ball-twice.
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:21 PM BST
Probably couldn't write that a cricketer could hit his final delivery for six, and take a wicket with his final ball, either Excited
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:26 PM BST
Boom. He just flipping did it Laugh
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:26 PM BST
What a script

6 off his last ball of his last innings batting

2 wickets after changing the bails


Taking the last 2 wickets including his last ever ball of his career

Winning the Test Match, saving the series, stopping Aus winning their fist Ashes in England in 22 years!

What a finish!
Report brentford July 31, 2023 6:26 PM BST
incredible stuff...fitting end to a great series...well done Broady...
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 6:30 PM BST
A drawn series probably fair I'd say

Weve been the better side 3rd and 4th tests but this one was pretty even first innings we had the weather 2nd innings

A fantastic series and they still haven't won here since Tony Blair was loved
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:31 PM BST
Getting Carey out to win caught Bairstow!
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 6:35 PM BST
Sensational.
Report SlippyBlue July 31, 2023 6:38 PM BST
Just an incredibly wonderful Ashes series, it had literally everything and it was compelling and enthralling viewing all Summer.

I absolutely loved it and it was excellent reading everyone's opinions and positions as well.

Jobsagoodun.

Happy
Report geordie1956 July 31, 2023 6:40 PM BST
fantastic cricket and shows that test cricket is still the best format of the game by far
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:43 PM BST
Well done Australia

Lest we forget

Ashes retained!


The Spirit of Cricket is alive and well!
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:44 PM BST
You know where you can stick 20/20.

This is proper cricket.



Well said Slippy!

What do they know of cricket that cricket only know!
Report Whisperingdeath July 31, 2023 6:51 PM BST
This Australian attack was at the start of the series one of the finest and certainly the best in the World.

Lyon was undoubtably the turning point
Report Aptdemon July 31, 2023 7:20 PM BST
Good man, Slippy - couldn't agree more Blush
Report brigust1 July 31, 2023 8:49 PM BST
This is the first Ashes test series I have ever watched and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will certainly watch the next Ashes.
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 9:15 PM BST
The next one is in Australia brigust and our record there since ive been a watcher is

4-1 5-0 1-3 (a very much a case of the exception to the rule) 5-0 4-0 4-0

The last two could have easily been 5 zip as well barring for weather and a lifeless wicket

Series down there are mainly one sided in the Australians favour
Report brain dead jockeys July 31, 2023 9:17 PM BST
a reserve day in the 4th test would have brought a victory on the monday and probably a great comeback from 2-0 down to win the series 3-2.........
Report SontaranStratagem July 31, 2023 9:17 PM BST
Over here we get belters, almost makes me feel sorry for the Aussies

Although they find satisfaction in giving us a good kicking so shouldnt feel to sorry for them Laugh
Report brigust1 August 1, 2023 12:03 AM BST
Thanks Son. The matches must be overnight then. Not sure about that, may have to wait the 4 years.
Report LoyalHoncho August 1, 2023 12:06 AM BST
Fabulous entertainment.
Report SontaranStratagem August 1, 2023 12:21 AM BST
Yes starts around 12 midnight for four tests (Perth a bit later), so first session and bed

We usually just have to watch getting tonked and have to listen to crowing Aussies on the commentary
Report Whisperingdeath August 1, 2023 11:39 AM BST
Sport is the best reality tv show there is and Cricket is our dirty little secret


Everybody who watched, listen or followed on the internet was enthralled yesterday.

Glad you enjoyed it brigust1!

Test Cricket has everything
Report SlippyBlue August 1, 2023 2:25 PM BST
Completely agree Whispering, it was an absolutely joyous series to behold.
Just a shame it's all over!

Anyway, Glorious Goodwood to occupy my mind this week instead.
Report elisjohn August 2, 2023 8:04 AM BST
im probably the only one in the world, but i thought the series was terrible, standard wise worse 2 teams ever to contest the ashes Crazy
Report Whisperingdeath August 2, 2023 1:08 PM BST
No Elis,

Standards were not at their highest this true but as a contest it was exciting. 2005 is still the high point and 1981 for me was my favourites but this series is up there. It was not a terrible series but I do agree standards have fallen.
Report geordie1956 August 2, 2023 3:42 PM BST
The fact that there were mistakes made it all the more compelling .. it was a great series to watch and has left people wanting more which is surely the way to best help test cricket to survive
Report SlippyBlue August 2, 2023 4:42 PM BST
You probably are Elisjohn!

There's always one isn't there.
Tut tut.

Grin
Report Des Pond August 2, 2023 8:53 PM BST
This 100 thing is entertaining enough. My cricket knowledge is limited, but such are the swings in prices in this tourney that trading seems quite easy. Just wait until one team is about 1.2 or less and lay them. As soon as they start chucking wickets away the price balloons up again. A naive approach maybe, and might not work every time, but was successful yeterday and is working again tonight.
Report elisjohn August 2, 2023 9:15 PM BST
this for me  was like watching all football matches played without a goalkeeper and defo no defence  and games finishing 32 31 , but i probably hated the series after backing the 2-1 correct series score at around 28/1 before 4 test Sad,
Report elisjohn August 2, 2023 9:16 PM BST
SlippyBlue Wink
Report DeSSieReborn September 15, 2023 1:28 PM BST
joe root looks very out of sorts and is likely to give his wicket away here.
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