The Ashes

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  1. Pembers

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    Any other cricket fans in?

    Just been listening to the first session of the first test on BBC TMS, lost Cook very early but steadied the ship afterwards, 59-1 which is decent. Need to post 350 plus really.
     
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    Not a cricket fan but my boss is so get to hear about it anyway.
     
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    yes big cricket fan, though as an Engish cricket fan will tell you, I'm contantly in fear of imminent collapse at any given moment
     
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    Yep. Honours even so far I think, we need a good start tonight.
     
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    Course I remember the 70s and 80s, when we really could play the game
     
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    I think we had a good run from circa 2003-12 give or take where we were a match for most teams. We've had a downward cycle the last 3-4 years but hopefully this series can be the start of another upward curve.
     
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    My mum was complaining about the Ashes taking up her normal movie slot today XD
     
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    I'm assuming (too lazy to Bing it) That "The Ashes" is a play-off of some sort? For Cricket?
     
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    It’s a series of 5 cricket test matches between England and Australia.

    It’s held every 2 years. Alternating between the two nations as hosts. They compete for an urn that holds the ashes of the stumps that were burnt after their first meeting over 100 years ago.
     
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    Why? Were they infected?
     
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    Yes they started behaving like clams.
     
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    Had a phone call from my sister. She works in Brisbane and was late to work because of all the people on the bus and the train travelling to the Ashes. I didn't realise they were in Australia this year since I don't follow sports.
     

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