What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by Calvi » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:26:20


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> Irrespective which teams or players played in anything named, from the
> time the Ashes began to present day, what are currently your 3 (or
> even 4) personal favourite Ashes moments in cricket (in terms of play
> and/or anything else) and please separately say why, for each fave
> moment mentioned

> Obviously if anything mentioned occurred before you were born and
> you've only read about it, it's still ok to mention it, but most would
> nominate fave moments seen in person and/or on TV.

Great thread :-)

On TV / radio:

1. Border and Thommo partnership, MCG, 1982/83.

2. That Ball, Old Trafford, 1993.

3. GB and Kaspa partnership, Edgebaston, 2005.

In the flesh:

1. Gabba 2002/03, announcement over the PA: "England have won the toss"  
(Barmy Army goes ballistic) "and chosen to field" (How we laughed. Oz  
2/364 at stumps on D1).

2.  Gabba 1994/95, Slater smashing the first ball of the series from noted  
pie chucker Mccague to the cover point boundary. Tuffers misfielded a ball  
on the fine leg boundary in front of us shortly after. It went through for  
four, which was a nice follow up.

3. Gabba 2006/07, Aust made 600. Late on D2, England had to negotiate  
seven*** overs. After a  solid start, they lost Strauss and Cook in  
consecutive balls to McGrath, and we all knew the Ashes were coming home  
:-)

--

cheers,
calvin

 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by Suresh K » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:25:14


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> Restricting myself to three is almost impossible. I'll only includes
> matches I saw (on TV) to make it a little easier. I'll omit some of the
> more cliched choices, such as the 1981 and 2005 Tests. They are in
> chronological order.

Snipped really interesting collection.

An outsider's view follows.

1. Border and Thommo in Melbourne.
2. Willis bowling England to win after England followed on (Botham and
Dilley doing the rescue act? with late partnership?).
3. Colin Cowdrey walking out to bat with an arm in splint.

Read reports about 2 and 3. Followed one on Radio Australia and then
heard again on the Beeb (11:30 PM in Madras sports round up and
commentary on the day - don't know if it was John Arlott - is there a
way of finding out?).

Suresh

 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by John Hal » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 18:10:34

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Quote:

>> Restricting myself to three is almost impossible. I'll only includes
>> matches I saw (on TV) to make it a little easier. I'll omit some of the
>> more cliched choices, such as the 1981 and 2005 Tests. They are in
>> chronological order.

>Snipped really interesting collection.

>An outsider's view follows.

>1. Border and Thommo in Melbourne.
>2. Willis bowling England to win after England followed on (Botham and
>Dilley doing the rescue act? with late partnership?).

Yes. Headingley, 1981.

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>3. Colin Cowdrey walking out to bat with an arm in splint.

But that was not in an Ashes Test, but England v West Indies at Lord's
in 1963.

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>Read reports about 2 and 3. Followed one on Radio Australia and then
>heard again on the Beeb (11:30 PM in Madras sports round up and
>commentary on the day - don't know if it was John Arlott - is there a
>way of finding out?).

Arlott would have been one of the TMS commentators on the 1963 match
(but had retired prior to 1981). I think that Alan Gibson happened to be
the commentator for the final few overs in 1963.
--
John Hall        "Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always
                  pays off now."  Anon

 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by will_ » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:34:51


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>>>>> Irrespective which teams or players played in anything named, from the
>>>>> time the Ashes began to present day, what are currently your 3 (or
>>>>> even 4) personal favourite Ashes moments in cricket (in terms of play
>>>>> and/or anything else) and please separately say why, for each fave
>>>>> moment mentioned

>>>>> Obviously if anything mentioned occurred before you were born and
>>>>> you've only read about it, it's still ok to mention it, but most would
>>>>> nominate fave moments seen in person and/or on TV.

>>>> OK, then it's two lists:

>>>> A. Saw It Happen

>>>> 1. Jeff Thomson is caught at slip to end the Melbourne Test in
>>>> 1982-83, 3 runs short.

>>>> 2. The Gatting Ball, 1993.

>>> Those were my two immediately. (I didn't see the first one live as
>>> (IIRC) the station went to an adverti***t for Sidchrome.

>>> The last I only heard on radio and that was Walters hooking the last
>>> ball of a Willis over to complete a century in a session. It was more
>>> the sportsmanship of Willis that he gave him a hittable ball that makes
>>> the moment memorable.

>> roflmao

>> Dougie was not a *** and the ball was not a gift but an attempt to
>> stop Walters getting the ton

> Oh really? It was a pull shot- one that he used very effectively.

nope, it was a hook

Dougie was not a *** and Willis knew that and thats why he bowled him the
bouncer

 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by Declan Murph » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:50:31


Quote:

> > Irrespective which teams or players played in anything named, from the
> > time the Ashes began to present day, what are currently your 3 (or
> > even 4) personal favourite Ashes moments in cricket (in terms of play
> > and/or anything else) and please separately say why, for each fave
> > moment mentioned

> > Obviously if anything mentioned occurred before you were born and
> > you've only read about it, it's still ok to mention it, but most would
> > nominate fave moments seen in person and/or on TV.

> OK, then it's two lists:

> A. Saw It Happen

> 1. Jeff Thomson is caught at slip to end the Melbourne Test in
> 1982-83, 3 runs short.

Derek Underwood's all round guts at Sydney in 1980.

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> 2. The Gatting Ball, 1993.

Ditto.

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> 3. Merv Hughes bowls Chris Broad with a slow googly at Headingly in
> 1989, the first snowflake of Australia's storming of that series.

Brilliant ball, can't seem to find it on youtube. Lillee bowling Gower
for 25 with a classic cutter was also wonderful, but pipped by Hughes
just through the application of rat cunning.
 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by higg » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:02:56


Quote:


> > > Irrespective which teams or players played in anything named, from the
> > > time the Ashes began to present day, what are currently your 3 (or
> > > even 4) personal favourite Ashes moments in cricket (in terms of play
> > > and/or anything else) and please separately say why, for each fave
> > > moment mentioned

> > > Obviously if anything mentioned occurred before you were born and
> > > you've only read about it, it's still ok to mention it, but most would
> > > nominate fave moments seen in person and/or on TV.

> > OK, then it's two lists:

> > A. Saw It Happen

> > 1. Jeff Thomson is caught at slip to end the Melbourne Test in
> > 1982-83, 3 runs short.

> Derek Underwood's all round guts at Sydney in 1980.

> > 2. The Gatting Ball, 1993.

> Ditto.

> > 3. Merv Hughes bowls Chris Broad with a slow googly at Headingly in
> > 1989, the first snowflake of Australia's storming of that series.

> Brilliant ball, can't seem to find it on youtube. Lillee bowling Gower
> for 25 with a classic cutter was also wonderful, but pipped by Hughes
> just through the application of rat cunning.-

Not on YouTube?

Then didn't happen..........

Higgs

 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by Declan Murph » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:05:11


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> > > > Irrespective which teams or players played in anything named, from the
> > > > time the Ashes began to present day, what are currently your 3 (or
> > > > even 4) personal favourite Ashes moments in cricket (in terms of play
> > > > and/or anything else) and please separately say why, for each fave
> > > > moment mentioned

> > > > Obviously if anything mentioned occurred before you were born and
> > > > you've only read about it, it's still ok to mention it, but most would
> > > > nominate fave moments seen in person and/or on TV.

> > > OK, then it's two lists:

> > > A. Saw It Happen

> > > 1. Jeff Thomson is caught at slip to end the Melbourne Test in
> > > 1982-83, 3 runs short.

> > Derek Underwood's all round guts at Sydney in 1980.

> > > 2. The Gatting Ball, 1993.

> > Ditto.

> > > 3. Merv Hughes bowls Chris Broad with a slow googly at Headingly in
> > > 1989, the first snowflake of Australia's storming of that series.

> > Brilliant ball, can't seem to find it on youtube. Lillee bowling Gower
> > for 25 with a classic cutter was also wonderful, but pipped by Hughes
> > just through the application of rat cunning.-

> Not on YouTube?

> Then didn't happen..........

> Higgs

hehe - its getting that way. If I have any footage its on VHS, in
storage, about 10000 km away.
 
 
 

What are currently your 3 favourite Ashes moments in cricket and why?

Post by JPD » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 03:35:40


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> hehe - its getting that way. If I have any footage its on VHS, in
> storage, about 10000 km away.

Well, get cracking.

JPD