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  • Aussies take the edge at Lords

    Posted on July 19, 2013 by Selby


    Another brilliant day of Ashes cricket at Lords, full of  excitement, sports signings and an abundance of cricket memorabilia, It's definitely advantage to Australia thanks to Ian Bell completing the 19th Test century of his career. Having watched day one of the second Test, I personally wouldn’t read much into the collapse of Peterson and Trott these things happen!! wait for the second innings?

    Ian Bell now proudly follows in the illustrious footsteps of  Jack Hobbs, Wally Hammond and Chris Broad by hitting 3 (Hobbs actually did it twice)  Ashes centuries in 3 consecutive matches.

    Bell was on great form when he walked down the pavilion steps with England on 28/3, it is just a shame that Jonathon Trott was unable to follow through on his splendid 58 run innings.

    Mustn't forget Jonny Bairstow’s 67 runs which nearly never happened when he escaped with his wicket from a Peter Siddle no ball delivery.

    it is a shame more runs were not scored as the weather was perfect and the  dry pitch seeming full of potential. it was an opportunity to see new faces as both sides had made necessary  changes for the Lords Test, with Usman Khawaja and Ryan Harris joining the Australia side replacing  Cowan and Starc, and Bresnan controversially in my opinion replacing Steve Finn. (we may well miss his bowling!!)

    I am hoping a couple of signed cricket bats (tourists) will made available on Saturday!!!! If the England openers make a job of it with the new ball on Friday morning it could become a memorable Test series which is what Cricket Memorabilia is all about

    I will be making an early start to take a birds eye view in the Warner Stand!!

    Tony Selby

     

    on the field

    England - Alastair Cook, Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Swann, James Anderson

    Australia - Shane Watson, Chris Rodgers, Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith, Haddin, Ashton Agar, Peter Siddle,  Pattinson, Ryan Harris.


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