Our Friends in Oz: Dont Cry Over the Ashes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Centre Punch, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Hi guys,
    I did'nt want to mention the cricket at first but something got the better of me.
    This may be a bit childish but we English dont get an oportunity to do this very often. WE WON THE ASHES /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif, so dont cry you might win them back, but judging the way your men played i dont think so /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

    Ian

    "I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
     
  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Messages:
    5,085
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Are ashes that valuable? If so, I will start up an export business and send you all the ashes you have money to buy. How much are you willing to pay for a ton of ashes?

    So how do you play cricket in England. What I do is put a flat piece of plywood over some tall grass, wait three days. Take a mason jar (drink all of the moonshine out of it first) and flip over the plywood and catch as many of the crickets as I can before they hop away and put them in the jar. Then I am ready to go fishing after I get a fresh jar of corn squeezings. My best ever is twelve. They are extra hard to catch after drinking a jar of really good stuff.

    Hohoho -that was a good funny. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,634
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Bob,
    i'm with you.i also thought cricket meant fishin bait and i sure am in a world of hurt that we didn't win the "ashes". aren't they what you piss on when you break camp?
     
  4. brianwinzor

    brianwinzor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    201
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Centre Punch, Congtratulations!!!! Enjoy the moment.

    However, Aussies don't run for cover, and acknowledge that we were beaten by a team that was playing at home, and played better over the 5 Test series.

    No, we won't cry, and look forward to meeting you on home soil in 18 months time, and if you beat us again, then we will acknowledge that you are clearly the better team.

    Perhaps before the beers, champagne, and emotion of the victory clouds your perspective, it is best to remember that commencing in 1989, Oz has won 8 consecutive series (4 home, 4 away). Also, since 1876/77, Oz has a 126 - 97 win/ loss Test record over "the Poms", which by any reckoning is a significant difference.

    Apart from a lifetime interest in shooting, reloading, wildcatting, etc, I have had about 50 years involvement in cricket. To check how Trescothick, Strauss, etc compare to the Aussies, I invite you to visit www.howstat.com, which is a cricket statistics website that a friend and I put online in November 2000. Enjoy the celebrations and good shooting. Brian.
     
  5. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    buffalobob,
    send all your ashes to Australia, they need them more then we do /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Oh, and while your are waiting for your Crickets, i will have caught all the fish with bait i bought at the baitshop /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Ian

    "I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
     
  6. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Dave,
    That strange game you play with a piece of aluminium pipe and what looks like a small upturned umbrella on your hand, continues to baffle us as to why you throw the bat instead the ball. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Tell me, surely if you piss on your campfire you will get ASHES and PISS on your boots. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Ian

    "I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
     
  7. ds

    ds Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    235
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    cricket....for everyone who thought it was fishing bait.

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
     
  8. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Clearest explanation posible /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Was really lucky to be in the UK to see the end of the 4th test and start of the 5th. Ages since Ive been able to watch a game.

    Eevn had my missus - who being Spanish knows less about Cricket than I do about cross-stitch - sitting nerviously on the edge of the sofa with cup of tea clenched firmly.

    But it did give me warm glow to read that the honors had returned home (the ashes themselves of course being in the UK anyway).
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,634
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    now that part makes a little sense. the ashes gave you a warm glow.i'm beginning to understand.