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Andy Hustler22/06/2009 10:38:17
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A very good question ??? i suppose they play cricket in scotland as i know even the irish ,supprisingly,have a cricket team .But i have watched cricket off and on from a child and i personaly belive that the game has gone down hill with beer swilling yobs in the stands and even pitch invasions !!! Come on this is a gentlemans game no some fotball match.
Cricket seems to be popular down here in cardiff as i live in an area with a high asain population and the kids are out in the small park over the road having a great time ,so could one of these kids be the next cricket star ??
Any way back to a more seious subject the weather men reckon we are in for a week of good weather so lets all get out there and enjoy it !!!!!!!!
Peter Fitness23/06/2009 03:25:46
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Andy, the Irish did remarkably well in the 20/20 World Cup, surprising a number of more fancied teams.
 
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Barry Foote23/06/2009 08:46:44
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I once went on a cricket tour of Scotland, finishing off at Leith in Edinburgh. The cricket they played was not up to much. We never lost a game (although every player in our team was either a pro or ex pro). That said, the Scots make the very best hosts and they kept drinking us under the table!!!1Happy days!!
Peter Fitness24/06/2009 00:48:10
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On the best single malt Scotch I hope, Barry
 
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Barry Foote24/06/2009 08:01:57
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Well Peter, when in Scotland, you should do as they do...........Only 14 days to go now!!!
Barry Foote08/07/2009 19:40:14
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Okay Peter,

 Well the end of the first day and a great day's cricket it was too. Plenty of runs, 7 wickets......Errors by both sides......Just about even I think given the wicket. If it keeps this up it could be asuperb series.....
Peter Fitness08/07/2009 23:44:39
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It certainly looks that way, Barry.
 
I was rather surprised that Steve Harmison was left out, particularly as he seems to have Philip Hughes' measure.  I'm also surprised that Australia chose Hilfenhaus instead of Stuart Clark, and Hauritz is a gamble, given his performances in previous matches.
 
As long as the cricket is good, I don't mind and, so far, it's been top notch.
 
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Barry Foote09/07/2009 08:26:53
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Harmison, is great on home soil, but a big girls blouse away from home. He does not like being away from his family and it shows. On that basis he is no longer picked for away tours and so it would not be right just to pick him when it suits him.

Right, getting ready for the second day.... 
Peter Fitness10/07/2009 00:06:38
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The second day is now over, plenty of runs scored, and Ponting strikes form - finally!! The Australian bowling's lack of Ashes experience really showed, as the England lower order did well, but no England batsman scored 100. Nevertheless, 435 is a pretty good total.
 
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Barry Foote10/07/2009 10:03:57
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A great start to the series. Superb batting from Ponting and Katich, but rather poor English bowling......Nicely poised so far and I hate to say it but the Welsh really have done a marvellous job of hosting their first Ashes Test..

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