5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

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5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:26 am

Greetings,

Today or tonight (depending where you live), the 5th and final Test match between England and Australia will commence place at The Oval. Test Matches go for up to 5 days and even then, there's not always a winner!

The series is presently tied at 1-1 and England have to actually win the match in order to reclaim "The Ashes"

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(I've actually seen the trophy in person, but this photo isn't mine... we weren't allowed to take pictures on our Lord's tour).

If the Test is drawn, Australia will retain the Ashes, after the last Ashes series in which the Australians humiliated England 5-0 in a series which saw the Test retirement of Aussie greats such as Justin Langer, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

It's a bit more evenly contested and on English soil this time... so it's a much closer series.

Match preview - http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/con ... 20376.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:48 am

Hi Retro,

Whose ashes are in there?

:anjali:

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:55 am

Greetings Drolma,

Apparently it's the burnt stumps and/or bails...

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A good background of the Ashes on Wikipedia (the trophy, the legend and the tournament)... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by Ben » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:39 am

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by Sanghamitta » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:25 am

Its not the winning, its the game... :o

Any way, I bet none of yours are chess champions like " Freddy "... :twothumbsup:
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Post by cooran » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:35 am

THE BAGGY GREEN

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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by cooran » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:26 am

Hello all,

Live Scorecard:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket ... 211140.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

(Cook is out for 10 ~ bowled Siddle, caught Ponting).

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Post by tiltbillings » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:34 am

Ah, yes, from Down Under, where women glow and men chunder. I shall just tip-toe away and be glad that here in the good old USA this is all we have to put up with from our sports fans:
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Post by Ben » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:36 am

Also, where men are men and the sheep are nervous!
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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by cooran » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:04 pm

Hey Ben .... Isn't that New Zealand?

An Australian ventriloquist visiting New Zealand, walks into a small village and sees a local sitting on his porch patting his dog. He figures he'll have a little fun.
Ventriloquist: "G'day Mate! Good looking dog, mind if I speak to him?"
Villager: "The dog doesn't talk, you stupid Aussie."
Ventriloquist: "Hello dog, how's it going mate?"
Dog: "Doin' all right"
Villager: (look of extreme shock)
Ventriloquist: "Is this villager your owner?" (pointing at the villager)
Dog: "Yep"
Ventriloquist: "How does he treat you?"
Dog: "Real good. He walks me twice a day, feeds me great food and takes me to the lake once a week to play."
Villager: (look of utter disbelief)
Ventriloquist: "Mind if I talk to your horse?"
Villager: "Uh, the horse doesn't talk either....I think."
Ventriloquist: "Hey horse, how's it going?"
Horse: "Cool"
Villager: (absolutely dumbfounded)
Ventriloquist: "Is this your owner?" (pointing at the villager)
Horse: "Yep"
Ventriloquist: "How does he treat you?"
Horse: "Pretty good, thanks for asking. He rides me regularly, brushes me down often and keeps me in the barn to protect me from the elements."
Villager: (total look of amazement)
Ventriloquist: "Mind if I talk to your sheep?"
Villager: "The sheep's a liar"


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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by Ben » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:00 pm

Great post Chris!
What I posted was a line from the Men at Work song 'down under'.
But you could be right - it could easily be New Zealand as well.
Cheers

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Learn this from the waters:
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: 5th & final Ashes Test 2009 (series locked at 1-1)

Post by cooran » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:28 am

The Queen has led tributes to England's cricket team after they reclaimed the coveted Ashes from the Australians.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8217412.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Congratulations England!!!!!!!! :woohoo: Great Effort.

Now please excuse me while I ..............
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