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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    What's irritating is after England's home Ashes series we got all of what 13-14 months before it's off to the old convict colony. The Aussies then get twice as long after their home series before England get a chance of restoring the Ashes to their rightful home, so Australia gets twice the gloating time if England win at home then Australia win at home... totally unfair. It's like saying oh Australia won the World Cup, lets not have another for 8 years then.
    Are you suggesting 5 years between home series so its 2 and a half years each?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid
    Are you suggesting 5 years between home series so its 2 and a half years each?
    Well could that work?
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    TBF I heard that's what we want to do, so that we don't play the Ashes in WC season. Like it matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    What's irritating is after England's home Ashes series we got all of what 13-14 months before it's off to the old convict colony. The Aussies then get twice as long after their home series before England get a chance of restoring the Ashes to their rightful home, so Australia gets twice the gloating time if England win at home then Australia win at home... totally unfair. It's like saying oh Australia won the World Cup, lets not have another for 8 years then.

    That hasn't always been the case. For many years it was the other way around up to 1974/75. For example England won in Australia in 1970/71 and defended on home soil the following summer of 1972 and Australia then had to wait two and half years for the chance on home soil. This sequence changed when Australia agreed to play 4 Tests following the first World Cup in 1975 instead of another scheduled full tour in 1976. From then on the sequence has been the way it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Well could that work?

    Of course it couldn't. There is no way of having an equal gap between the series because of the reverse climates. Unless of course you want to play cricket in England in December/January or Australia in June/July.

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    Of course it couldn't. There is no way of having an equal gap between the series because of the reverse climates. Unless of course you want to play cricket in England in December/January or Australia in June/July.
    Err no, you just play in Australia in December/January and England in June/July or whatever, as happens already. You can have an equal gap for 2 series every 3/5/7 years and so on. If they were in the same hemisphere it would be every 2/4/6 years and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Err no, you just play in Australia in December/January and England in June/July or whatever, as happens already. You can have an equal gap for 2 series every 3/5/7 years and so on. If they were in the same hemisphere it would be every 2/4/6 years and so on.

    Fair enough, I stand corrected. But it's unlikely that the respective cricket boards would want a five year gap between home series anyway.

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    Wouldn't that start getting confusing - there'd be 3 years then 5 years between series in one of the countries.
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    Why couldn't it be every 1.5 years? So it'd be 06/07, 08, 09/10, 11
    Or something.

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    There is no reason to change anything, it's traditionally been every 4 fours in each country and for most of that time the smaller gap has been after the series in Australia until in changed in the 1970's. The only problem in recent history is the infrequency with which England look like winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumped
    AHAHAHAHA!! i hope we do win 5-0, i can just imagine enlgand house holds after last ashes and the confidence and the way they would bag the aussies, a 5-0 would shut them up
    The England team that won the last Ashes probably would have bagged the Aussies, or at least challenged them a fair bit. It's hard when you lose a world class opener, a world class captain and a potentially world class fast bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    The England team that won the last Ashes probably would have bagged the Aussies, or at least challenged them a fair bit. It's hard when you lose a world class opener, a world class captain and a potentially world class fast bowler.

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