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It's not cricket....

....well not as we know it Jim.
I am grateful if not a little surprised not to have any gloating posts about the current ashes tour and Australia's dominant display against an under performing England side or the resent rugby league world cup win over England's finest.
Come on let's stir this forum up a bit even if it's just a few POMs who never made it back to the mother land from paradise.

Where are you from: Barrow

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And where,pray tell is this paradise of which you speak? Regarding gloating try listening to the ABC radio commentary!

Where are you from: Gosport originally now Campbelltown N.S.W

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You must be a glutton for punishment Don.

We don't even need to sledge you Poms this time.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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graham stephens
And where,pray tell is this paradise of which you speak? Regarding gloating try listening to the ABC radio commentary!
Well Graham if Campbeltown in NSW is anything like the one near Glasgow maybe you are all ready in paradise but you just never knew it.

Where are you from: Barrow

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Greg Sinclair
You must be a glutton for punishment Don.

We don't even need to sledge you Poms this time.
That's more like it cheers Greg.

Where are you from: Barrow

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Sledging...that is only taking place in Dave Jewkes village apparently...he has more snow that anyone else.
Aspic banter is far better...we are not playing well....apart from our local lad Craig...just need to get his brother Jamie fit again..he is quicker!!

Yuletide Felicitations to all!! ( Especially Steve!! )

MT

Where are you from: Nynehead UK

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Now we know how the Aussie team always did so well.
They were cheating.
It definitely is not Cricket.

Where are you from: Sheffield

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The media frenzy and the punishment, particularly for Steve Smith are over the top. Steve Smith is a good person who must be regretting that he only had to say "NO" to the idea and all this wouldn't have happened.

I'm not condoning the cheating but I feel for Steve's well being , particularly after seeing him make his media statement on arrival in Sydney last night.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Well said Greg.The media have a lot to answer for and I wish I was the interviewee as they would cop a fair few unprintables! All this stirred up breastbeating in OZ is doing a beautiful game in the longer form much harm.

Where are you from: Now Essex UK, previously Moruya, NSW, OZ.

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Play the game fair and square and there is no need for breast beating is there?
A bit of humble pie would not go amiss.
Never mind it will soon be forgotten.
Until next time. lol

Where are you from: Sheffield

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Sometimes in cricket you just have to take the rough with the smooth, and I'm not talking sandpaper grades!

Where are you from: Nuneaton, England

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Sorry to our antipodean friends.
English & Welsh Cricket team won the world cup on an umpire error.
Hey Ho.

Where are you from: Barrow

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Jason Roy got fined for dissent when he told the Umpire he'd made a mistake in the semi-final. What the Umpire says goes and that's all there is to it no matter what Australia are trying to make out otherwise. Channel 7 bitching on about the boundary count back rule not being fair, the rules were published before the tournament started, if the Aussies didn't like the rules no-one forced them to enter!

Where are you from: Nuneaton

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Captained by an Irishman :-)

Where are you from: Vancouver via Belfast

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Are there any Englishmen in the English team?

Where are you from: South Wales

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That must be the worst innings ever.
I give up give the Ausies the urn now.

Where are you from: Barrow

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Where are you from: Nuneaton

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It was beautiful to watch.

Where are you from: Bilgola Plateau - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but England have beaten the Aussies into the ground. (chortle chortle)

Where are you from: Yorkshire

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Your Right Geoff.
Shows you what I know about cricket.

Where are you from: Heddingley

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Congratulations England. Well won while breaking the last innings run chase record.

Matches like this one are the reason we love TEST cricket.

I was worried when we left England more than two days to accumulate a winning score.

Where are you from: Bilgola Plateau - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Cricket is no longer televised in the UK, much to my chagrin.
So unless you can afford to attend a Test you never get to see it.
The government cut the finance to the BBC so all sports were cut from the timetable.
We have to rely on the internet to keep up with things these days.

Where are you from: Yorkshire

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Geoff Horan
Cricket is no longer televised in the UK, much to my chagrin.
So unless you can afford to attend a Test you never get to see it.
The government cut the finance to the BBC so all sports were cut from the timetable.
We have to rely on the internet to keep up with things these days.
Thought it was shown on Sky and highlights on Channel 5

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We get it on Free to Air TV on Channel 9 here in Australia.

Where are you from: Bilgola Plateau - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Yes it was free here until a few years ago.
Those days have gone now in austerity Blighty.
I wont get political about it though. lol.

Where are you from: Yorkshire

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Greg Sinclair
We get it on Free to Air TV on Channel 9 here in Australia.
The land of opportunity and free to view Cricket sound like paradise to me Greg.

Where are you from: Barrow

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Congrats to the Aussies on retaining the ashes again.
Well done

Where are you from: Barrow

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Gentlemen, Have we all lost sight of the fact that Cricket is a game designed to be a Sport above all else. I Would add the phrase;"It's not Cricket". Maybe I am old fashioned but that's o.k. with me.
Well done Australia. Hard luck England.

Where are you from: origially Gosport then Sydney now Campbelltown

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The beautiful game of TEST Cricket. I'm looking forward to the 5th Test, starting on Thursday.

Where are you from: Bilgola Plateau - Sydney Northern Beaches

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I wish they (the cricket authorities) had not sold out to Murdoch.
I would love to watch the matches once more.
But basic human decency prevents me from having Sky TV. lol.

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The only problem here in Sydney is that the last half of every days play is in the small hours of the morning.

Where are you from: Bilgola Plateau - Sydney Northern Beaches