Ashes 1-1

Go to it you cricket tragics.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. I feel sick… I don’t know how I can keep watching knowing what could (should) have been.

    Well played stokes. One of the best innings (if not the best?) You will ever see.

    Garry!! [email protected]!!!

      • The Traveling Wilbur

        Thanks for the dedicated page. Much appreciated.

        Is there any chance you could also setup one a week for discussing The Bledisloe?

        (thanks in advance)

  2. Smith in for Paine. Wade has the gloves. The Paine experiment can end now. That captaincy with 70+ runs to play with was woeful. Lost all composure with bowling plans and let Stokes farm the strike and dictate. For reasons unknown trying to bounce Leach in the deliveries he had.

    That Lyon fumble for the run out is Herschelle Gibbs 99 level bad.

    • +1
      The captaincy during that time was like a game where you can take a beer into the field with you.
      They needed to get more balls at Leach and what is wrong with a yorker? When they did bowl a fuller one and hit the pads they review a ball that would have been close to a wide in the shorter versions if it didn’t hit the pads.
      Great innings by Stokes but he was given free reign to do as he liked and bowling bouncers when they did get a chance at Leach was idiotic.

    • Deserves to lose his captaincy with that idiotic DRS review alone. That was him basically conceding defeat, “we have lost this game so may as well use it up and hope for a miracle”.

    • The Lyon fumble shows what happens when the pressure is on. Just like Butler getting run out because of nerves. It’s all fun and games until the opposition looks like they could win from a seemingly unwinnable position.

      • The Traveling Wilbur

        Right now, the best thing about Test cricket is watching Warner get done over by a Broad. Over and over.

  3. Mining BoganMEMBER

    Did anyone put the 10 quid on the Poms when I suggested it Saturday night?

    I didn’t. Wasn’t 500-1 odds though, only 7-1.


  4. Keeps the series interesting, Aus missed smith badly, one of the strangest test I have seen in ages, to go from all out for 67 to winning it was incredible

  5. Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

    Aussies lost their head near the end, the review on the LBW cry that was several inches outside leg stump was particularly stupid. But nothing should take away from how well Stokes played. It was an incredible innings.

  6. *gritted teeth* Well played Stokes and Root */gritted teeth*

    Faaaaaaaarark me for farkin fvcks sake.

  7. For those who venture onto FB, the Cricket Related Simpsons Quotes page is good for a giggle.

  8. Ben Stokes what a legend! Proving that if you have a go, you will get a go.
    How good is Straya England!

  9. “I’ve seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I’ve seen in over 50 years. ” – Geoff Boycott.

    You don’t get any higher praise than that from “Fiery”.

  10. Iron HorseMEMBER

    If it wasn’t for Stokes’ off field fracas he would be in line for a knighthood on this year’s work alone.

    Not bad for a kiwi…!