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    Burn The Bails

    We're petitioning the ECB to BURN THE BAILS to mark England's amazing Ashes performance and to mark the seizmic shift in the world order of cricket. See http://burnthebails.com, enter your name in the petition and pass on asap to all your contacts. Cheers.

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    Why not?

    I'd have waited until the series was over though, 'cause you'll look a bit foolish if Australia manage to retain the Ashes. If England win though, it'll mean quite a bit - there are plenty of kids who are moving into their twenties who would never have seen England beat Australia. I think there's reasonable potential for a bit of a shift in power, particularly if they can keep winning and beat Australia in Australia in the next Ashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    I'd have waited until the series was over though,
    So would I, although if you remove the bails now and burn them, doesn't that negate the bowled dismissal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So would I, although if you remove the bails now and burn them, doesn't that negate the bowled dismissal?

    probably helps us more than you cause we have 20 wickets left in the match
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    probably helps us more than you cause we have 20 wickets left in the match
    Think it would help England.

    Aussies have to win, and without any bails many fewer wickets could fall -- nobody bowled, stumped, run out... Much harder to get a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So would I, although if you remove the bails now and burn them, doesn't that negate the bowled dismissal?
    They stick to the stumps anyway. No problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-o
    Think it would help England.

    Aussies have to win, and without any bails many fewer wickets could fall -- nobody bowled, stumped, run out... Much harder to get a result.
    Impossible to get a result. Batsman stands at square leg. Dot balls every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    probably helps us more than you cause we have 20 wickets left in the match
    Yes, but you have to get another 10.

    We don't have to get any in theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Yes, but you have to get another 10.

    We don't have to get any in theory.
    Yea but certain England batsmen would still play at Warne when he's pitching them a foot outside leg...
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    I am pretty sure if the batsman stood at square leg Lee and Tait could knock the stumps out of the ground. And if I am correct, the stumps have to removed from the ground if the bails are dislodged. Is that right ?

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    Good point, but that would require accuracy, and lets face it, Lee wouldn't be able to resist a beamer or 2

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