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Peter Fitness20/06/2009 00:57:13
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Paul, what do you mean "Ashes???" 
 
It's that game where you all go in until you all get out, then the other team go in, until they get out, and you try and bowl a maiden over ...........well, you get the idea
 
Peter.
Paul T20/06/2009 07:47:05
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Peter
 
You guys "down under" do have an exciting life, going in until you go out and bowling maidens over.....I haven't done anything like that since my rugby club days and all we did was tip cows over as our maidens would thump us if we tried it on them.
 
I presume the "Ashes" is a reference to the Aussie love of BBQs.
 
Paul
Barry Foote20/06/2009 08:02:14
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What's all this about Pieterson not playing??'That is just a rumour we started down under to lull you chaps into a false sense of security. Can't wait now.....Let the banter and games begin!!
neil howard-pritchard20/06/2009 23:14:12
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It's NOT  a game, barry
 
it's WAR. LOL.
Peter Fitness21/06/2009 00:04:22
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Paul, I'm shocked that you, an Englishman says "Ashes???". What's the world coming to
It's the age old battle between right and wrong (where the English are always wrong ), the eternal battle between parent and child, where the brash youngster overcomes his elderly parent, the triumph of good over evil.....I think I'm getting a bit carried away here.

Anyway, it's all played out on the hallowed turf of Lord's, The Oval, Edgbaston, Headingly, and Swalec Stadium ?????? in Cardiff (that's a new one to me, whatever happened to Old Trafford?), as well as the Melbourne and Sydney  Cricket grounds, Adelaide Oval, The WACA in Perth, and the famous Gabba in Brisbane.

It's not a matter of life and death, however, it's far more serious than that , as Neil said, it's WAR.........let the battle commence.

I think I'd better have a lie down now, I'm mentally exhausted

Peter.
Barry Foote21/06/2009 06:27:57
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Posted by neil howard-pritchard on 20/06/2009 23:14:12:
It's NOT  a game, barry
 
it's WAR. LOL.
 Neil,

So sorry, but was trying to avoid firing the first broadside.......

Ah well lets get on with it the....War is declared.......at least until August..

As for that Swalec Stadium, we have to be politically correct these days and have a test match in Wales. Old Trafford, where I spent many happy days as a youngster, is simply not up to the job at the moment. It has been allowed to deteriorate considerably, but is now having a complete refit.... 
Andy Hustler21/06/2009 21:08:11
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Gentlemen as i know nothing of this strange game it is nice to see that our ladies teams,yes the ladies,are doing extremly well and i do belive that they have won the ashes so thats one in the eye for mens cricket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Peter Fitness22/06/2009 00:23:45
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Yes, Andy, the England ladies team has won the 20 / 20 World Cup, not quite the equivalent of the Ashes, but very impressive, nevertheless.
 
Barry, seeing as we are being so politically correct, if a Test is being played in Wales, how come there isn't one in Scotland? I thought the much loved Gordon Brown would have insisted on having one up there . Perhaps the Welsh have more political clout, after all, the FA Cup Final was played in Cardiff while the new Wembley Stadium was being built.

Peter.
Barry Foote22/06/2009 08:29:07
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Scotland you say.....Well to avoid a tirade of abuse from our Scottish friends, lets just say, they don't have any grounds up to Test standard!!
As for the ENGLISH FA cup final being played in Wales, there was almost a revolution about it.
neil howard-pritchard22/06/2009 09:00:39
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SCOTLAND,? Peter
 
they can't find a field flat enough, lol

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