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England Vs South Africa - Cricket Tour 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Red Astaire, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Anyone out there into the cricket? I'm off with a mate tomorrow to the Oval to watch day 1. Can't wait although I'm sure it's going to rain. Anyway cricket and beer go hand in hand so I'm the sure the day won't be totally ruined ;)

    I never thought England would ever become the best team in the world in nearly all forms of the game. They are amazing to watch.
     
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    Very into it. Go to watch England whenever possible next two times I will watch us live is at Lords and then in Colombo.

    Weather permitting I expect we'll win 3-0. Though with the amazing English 'summer' we will be lucky to get one completed game. Should be a great series. Though I expect the conditions will be too much for South Africa. Looking forward to seeing how good this Vernon Philander is against the best top order in the game. Easily the two best teams about at the moment and what's also great is how far  Australia and India (the two teams I hate the most) are behind England and indeed South Africa.
     
  3. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Yeah I've got a ticket for Lords day 3 I think. Columbo would be amazing. I've been to the SCG a few times. Twice during the last ashes tour. Amazing. I try and go as much as I can - only test cricket though. I don't really follow county.  

    My big sporting ambition is to do a full tour of the windies! I've got 4 years worth of airmiles to pay for it too. I just need to convince the wife it's a good idea :)

    Tomorrow is a win win for me. Who ever wins the toss will bowl for sure and have the advantage. If that's England fine. If SA win though England will bat and I always prefer watching them bat.
     
  4. LeTallecWiz

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    Easily the two best teams and you'll sweep us?  Come on ... I was going to say England 2-1 if every game gets completed.

    Philander is a very very good bowler.
     
  5. Red Astaire

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    In English conditions though?

    I was going to say 1-0 England with the other 2 drawn.
     
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    England were bloody lucky to escape a 3-1 mauling the last time they faced SA in decent weather.  So I guess with weather and 'home field', you are favorites and should win.  Oh well ... that's why they play the game.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    I just wish cricket was still on channel 4. Fucking sky are cunts.
     
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    Yeah hoping Sri Lanka will be good. Just watching England in Colombo but going down to Hambanton for Sri Lanka vs South Africa. Not going to Kandy because I have no interest in New Zealand, Pakistan or Bangladesh (except for Tamin Iqbal who is awesome).

    I am the opposite. I don’t really enjoy watching England bad…unless we are 400/1
     
  9. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Yeah I remember those days - You get highlights on channel 5 though ;) and there is always the majestic TMS. I could listen to Aggers and Henry Blofeld all day.
     
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    There was something boss about sitting there all day on the couch watching cricket in the summer. I remember when we played SA in 2002 (?) and we got destroyed, god we weren't half shit back then. How times have changed!
     
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    What match was that LTW?
     
  12. dave2

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    It just ain't summer for me unless I have a couple of days of work in the garden sunning myself with cold beer to hand and Blowers on the wireless. Bliss.
     
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    You on about in 2008?
     
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    The tests in SA when Swann (I think) held fort as the last wicket in two tests when we had a few overs to bowl him out.  It was a great series though - ended 1-1 with both results being thrashings (by an inning each I think).
     
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    It was that long ago!?!?
     
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    Think that was the last time yeah. South Africa won 2-1. First match drawn after England posted 500+ first innings.
     
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    I don't think so mate - it was 1-1 with 2 draws ... It was a great series though (makes me wish I could have been there for it!)
     
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    I thought you meant in England.

    Yeah that series was 2009/10.

    The one where you couldn't get our tail out and Collingwood frustrated throughout.
     
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    I'm very much looking forward to this, although pissed off that it's only a 3 match series! This SA side is the only team around who i think has a chance of beating us on our patch, they simply seem to have all bases covered.

    Too tight to call.
     

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