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 Post subject: Ashes home again
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:51 am 
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In case anybody hasn't heard, England has beaten Australia in a cricket test series. A 'test' is when national teams play against each other, and when England and Australia play, they play for something called the 'ashes'.

Our cousins across the Tasman Sea are probably very disappointed, and I feel sorry for them, but as a New Zealander, in a country where we also love cricket (it really is an amazing game, everyone) I am very happy to see some real competition at the highest level of the game again - Australia have dominated the sport for many years.

And also, in case anyone is interested, it seems to me that we are in an epoch of the ball dominating the bat.


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Yeah a pity about the Ashes, we Aussies really hate losing anything to the Poms, especially the Holy Grail of "The Ashes". As with teh tri-Nations Rugby we did not play especially bad we just did not win.

Next year

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I reckon you probably would have won the series if McGrath had been fit for all matches, Red. England are good at the moment, but not good enough to score high against the attack of both Warne and McGrath. I reckon no team in the world is.

But you have got a bit of competition at the moment, and that's good, isn't it?


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I think you are right about the warne/Mcgrath combo there Skins. They are a tough pair for any batsman to out play.

As for Competition it is always a really good thing in sport. Sometimes the same team wins (insert valentino Rossi here) but if there is a fair struggle that is fine (as in tri-Nations)

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