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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Have a vague memory of the Sydney test starting New Years day.


    Adelaide used to be on Australia Day weekend back when there used to be full tours
    I remember when it was in days before I was drinking so must have been 94/95 tour and Boycott was on TMS saying he went to bed before midnight.

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    Thatís because no one wanted to stay up and have a drink with the ****
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    Yeah, think CA wanted to make sure that they maximise the weekend - make Monday the fifth day. Fair enough too with some people back at work. Like me

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    The Sydney Test of the 1994/95 Ashes started on New Year's Day, but that meant the Melbourne Test actually started on Christmas Eve.

    In anycase, the real big question for this upcoming match is: can it be the first one this summer that hasn't been impacted by rain delays? After the debate stirred up here by the bad weather at the start of the Champions Trophy in England having all 5 Tests rain-impacted would be a shame Australian cricket will never recover from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincywagstaff View Post
    The Sydney Test of the 1994/95 Ashes started on New Year's Day, but that meant the Melbourne Test actually started on Christmas Eve.

    In anycase, the real big question for this upcoming match is: can it be the first one this summer that hasn't been impacted by rain delays? After the debate stirred up here by the bad weather at the start of the Champions Trophy in England having all 5 Tests rain-impacted would be a shame Australian cricket will never recover from.
    I should be able to remember this, but I can't remember this test starting Xmas Eve and there being a rest day on Xmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    remember when we used to argue who was better out of KW, Root and Smith
    lol roots not even top 4 in the world. bloke is an absolute flake. imagine averaging 50 odd because thats the exact score you make every innings.

    shambles and a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpatientLime View Post
    lol roots not even top 4 in the world. bloke is an absolute flake. imagine averaging 50 odd because thats the exact score you make every innings.

    shambles and a disgrace.
    Why? He still makes the 100 runs per test that your other guy who gets a hundred then bust in the next innings scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincywagstaff View Post
    The Sydney Test of the 1994/95 Ashes started on New Year's Day, but that meant the Melbourne Test actually started on Christmas Eve.

    In anycase, the real big question for this upcoming match is: can it be the first one this summer that hasn't been impacted by rain delays? After the debate stirred up here by the bad weather at the start of the Champions Trophy in England having all 5 Tests rain-impacted would be a shame Australian cricket will never recover from.
    That's a strange thing to think given all games got a result regardless, except Melbourne which probably would have been a draw anyway. IIRC the Champions trophy had plenty of games washed out and incomplete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpatientLime View Post
    lol roots not even top 4 in the world. bloke is an absolute flake. imagine averaging 50 odd because thats the exact score you make every innings.

    shambles and a disgrace.
    Behave youself FFS
    You flew out to India
    When your country needed you
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    What a find.....

    Na na na na na na na na na

    Ali Ali Cook , Ali Cook , Ali Ali Cook

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpatientLime View Post
    lol roots not even top 4 in the world. bloke is an absolute flake. imagine averaging 50 odd because thats the exact score you make every innings.

    shambles and a disgrace.
    Why is he a ''shambles and a disgrace''? That seems an incredibly harsh statement, especially the latter word, even if one was highly critical of his conversion rate (or some other aspect of his cricketing skills?)!
    He (Alastair Cook) and his family are very much the sort of people we want the England captain and his family to be
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    Oh well stiff ****. I'm surprised that the Melbourne Boxing day thing is only recent. I have all along thought this was a thing since before I was born. As it is, it only really started since I started watching cricket.

    Now for my favourite test each year. I have always loved the Sydney test having grown up with it being the only one we stood a chance for a win against the West Indies on and the one where Border was a dangerous bowler. Their stands are nice too. Melbourne was always big, but ugly. Plus I got to watch the Sydney test on tv.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but the SCG is the only nice Australian Test venue remaining now that they've buggered up the Adelaide Oval? The SCG still has those lovely green Victorian stands, the Ladies' pavilion and the members'.

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    yep. As long is the tv cameras don't point the other way, the SCG looks awesome.

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    I'll be going on day two. Looking forward to it
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