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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    First time the word favourite has ever been used in relation to one of Jono's posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    2-1 to England

    Top runscorer - Strauss overall with Clarke for the convicts.
    Top wickettakers - Johnson and Swann.
    Dumpings - North and Hauritz.
    Returningplayers/Debutants - Khawaja,Siddle and Hughes.
    Surprise Package - Bell
    Not too far out i guess, Strauss needs to go a bit though. The rest could happen.

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    Australia to win in Perth by an innings.

    Watto to double-ton up. Beer to take 15 wickets in the match.

    Or Beer to double-ton up, Watto to take 15.

    Or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Australia to win in Perth by an innings.

    Watto to double-ton up. Beer to take 15 wickets in the match.

    Or Beer to double-ton up, Watto to take 15.

    Or something.
    you seem to have double tonned up on the beer, Burgey..



    That said, I do think Australia will stage a pretty strong comeback at Perth. May not be good enough to win them the match but still expecting a strong performance from them.
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    Yeah, their bowlers might average less than 100 collectively

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    high on Beer, ain't you?

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    A series of "The Ashes" comprises five Test matches, two innings per match, under the regular rules for Test match cricket. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them.
    **** I didn't know that! I was wondering what the hell was going on out there
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    Jacken already demonstrating far greater cricketing knowledge than most UK CW members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylez View Post
    I predict that Spark will have the most posts in the match threads .
    Pretty much spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylez View Post
    Pretty much spot on.
    Stand by my comment that the point of a prediction is that it might not come true

    Didn't get to 500 posts in the 3rd test - disappoint

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    3-1 to the good guys (that's Australia, not the Poms!)
    Top runscorer: Watto, Pietersen
    Top wicket-taker: Johnson, Swann
    Dumpings: North, Haurie, Hussey, Bell, Finn
    Debut/Return: Khawaja, Smith (sort of....), Harris, Tremlett
    Surprise Packet: England taking the lead sometime in the Ashes.
    Right now....

    Scoreline: Still possible....
    Top runscorer: Both are rather unlikely to happen.
    Top wicket-taker: Both are still a chance.
    Dumpings: 2 of them happened, 2 of them won't happen, 1 might.
    Debut/Return: 3 of them happened, the other 1 could happen if Ponting's injury is as bad as we feared.
    Surprise Packet: Yes, it has happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Interesting to see no one as yet predicting against their team to win.

    Result: 3-1 Australia
    Runs: Ponting and Strauss
    Wickets: Hilfenhaus and Broad
    Dumpings: North and possibly Hauritz
    Returns/debuts: Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes, Steve Smith
    Surprises: Watson to get injured by the third Test, after which Hughes will gun it. Also, one hattrick will be taken (worth a shot).
    Thought I'd tipped it be 2-1, tbh. Reckon that's more of a chance than 3-1, but it's still a possibility.

    Think we can rule Ponting out of most runs; Strauss isn't impossible but he'd have to do a lot.

    No chance for Broad as he's out injured now, Hilfy surely won't get there now.

    Obviously missed a number of dumpings, but Norf and Haury both did get the sack. Hughes and Smith have returned by now, and Khawaja could yet play.

    Hughes has come in to the Test for an injury by the Third Test, just not for Watto. Yet to gun it. Also still stoked about the hattrick call, everyone else's predictions can GAGF.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscillatingmind View Post
    3-1 England
    Top runscorer - Strauss, Clarke
    Top wicket taker - Hilfenhaus, Broad
    Dumpings - Hussey
    Debutant/Returning players - Khawaja, Copeland
    Surprise Packet - Swan to finish averaging 40+ with the ball (but do well with the bat)
    All terrible and off the mark except the scoreline sadly.

    Swans averaging 37 but even if it creeps over to forty it would be more due to lack of being needed, did what he needed to do when needed. Besides will probably get 7+ wickets in the Sydney match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    3-1 to the good guys (that's Australia, not the Poms!)
    Top runscorer: Watto, Pietersen
    Top wicket-taker: Johnson, Swann
    Dumpings: North, Haurie, Hussey, Bell, Finn
    Debut/Return: Khawaja, Smith (sort of....), Harris, Tremlett
    Surprise Packet: England taking the lead sometime in the Ashes.
    Pretty shocking all round really. Score looks like it'll the other way round, Watto's been ok, but nowhere near Hussey standard, whereas KP's been good but there's been better. Johnson only had one innings, Swann's been ok but hasn't been required enough to take the most wickets. Got 3 of the dumpings rights, and 3 of the returns (and Khawaja could still yet play). Surprise Packet was not a surprise, but yeah it happened.

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