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Paul T17/07/2009 16:41:39
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Barry Foote17/07/2009 18:38:12
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Yet another great day, particularly for the England supporters. The ball doing more than yesterday and 8 Aussie wickets in the day. Can they save the follow on? I reckon not, but with this game anything is possible......Keep your fingers and toes crossed Peter!!
Peter Fitness18/07/2009 01:02:56
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I am Barry, I'm looking like a contortionist at present 
 
As far as Paul goes, I'm afraid some people are beyond help, and are destined to remain Philistines forever  At least he builds great model boats.
 
Peter. 
Paul T18/07/2009 07:56:49
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Peter / Barry
 
I am sorry to say that Cricket leaves me cold.....I did try to get involved in the game, at school I was a good bowler and had a mean spin that defeated the sports master on more than one occasion (he didnt like that at all and I was never asked to join the school team)
In later life I rented a box at Old Traffod for a one day match and took some chums to make an event out of the day, but whilst I enjoyed the company the game failed to inspire.
Perhaps if the thread was about rugby.........................
 
Paul
Barry Foote19/07/2009 07:58:23
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Peter........Peter.........Where are you?????It's gone very quiet over there!!!!!
Peter Fitness19/07/2009 23:53:58
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I'm still here, Barry, I'm the eternal optimist. We might succeed in a record runs chase, it might rain, pigs might fly, I might win the lottery.....anything is possible.
 
Peter. 
neil howard-pritchard20/07/2009 13:03:07
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Oh peter, what an injustice...........we had to cheat to beat you.........I'm sure the umpire's hands had been brushed with silver........never mind, we'll still revell in it,lol
Peter Fitness21/07/2009 05:44:32
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Neil, I would never accuse England of cheating, but I do believe the umpires made some appalling decisions. I can understand the on field umpires making a few mistakes, but I cannot undrstand how the video umpire can fail to see what is glaringly obvious to everyone else - Andrew Strauss's "catch" for example.
 
That said, I firmly believe the better side won, and if Australia had pulled off an impossible win, it would have been a miscarriage of justice. England simply out batted and out bowled Australia.
 
Well done England.  
neil howard-pritchard21/07/2009 10:39:58
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I agree with you totally about the two "outs" that were "in".
It just shows that even with the 3rd umpire we humans are all too infalable....pity we didn't have that umpire on the Rugby world cup a little while back..................lol
 
I shall say nothing more about that one.........just supplying the bullets,lol
Colin Bishop21/07/2009 22:51:17
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Still, as I'm sure Neil will agree, umpiring cricket matches is nowhere near as risky as judging model boat competitions!
 
Colin 

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