Fourth Test – The Lyon roars

England 9/238 (Cook 51, Trott 49; Lyon 4/42, Harris 2/70)

Snubbed for the first two Tests of the Ashes, Nathan Lyon took 4/42 against the Poms.

All comments welcome below.

Comments

  1. Michael Viljoen says:

    5th day, 14th over.

  2. Australian team in batting order……

    Warner
    Rogers
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Smith
    Watson
    Haddin
    Siddle
    Harris
    Lyon
    Bird

    Australia to win on 5th day – at 2.13pm standard Durham time with Root the last man out in the second innings, run out for 99 by David Warner going for the tying run……..

    KP to get a KP (king pair).

  3. England win on the 4th day, 23rd over

  4. Bakes is a great man. I’m selecting the same side.

    Game to end at 2.12pm on Day 5.

  5. Tim and Dave to spend day 5 at Beamish. England’s coal industry’ answer to Sovereign Hill

    Day 4
    England to win
    Day four
    Last session after invoking extra time to get the win

    Tim and

  6. bob speechley says:

    Finishing time
    Day 4, 31.4 overs.

    BATTING ORDER

    Warner
    Rogers
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Watson
    Smith
    Haddin
    Starc
    Siddle
    Lyon
    Bird

  7. Sal Ciardulli says:

    Batting order

    Warner
    Rogers
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Watson
    Smith
    Haddin
    Starc
    Siddle
    Lyon
    Bird

    Match to finish in a draw at tea on Day 5

    KP to be given out controversially LBW, claiming he hit it but hot spot can’t find the knick due to the silicon tape on the inside edge of the bat

  8. day 5 1st session 10 overs into 2nd hour

    Australia to win.

  9. Rogers
    Warner
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Smith
    Watson
    Haddin
    Agar
    Siddle
    Harris
    Bird

    KP – South African shouldn’t be playing for England!

  10. Batting order

    Rogers
    Warner
    Watson
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Smith
    Haddin
    Agar
    Siddle
    Harris
    Starc

    Match to finish in a draw day 1 hour of play left.

  11. Australian Line Up:
    1 – Mark Doyle – Attack is the best form of defence, and you can’t beat Mark’s openings. “Come on you ignorant, pommy buffons – hurl one down and I’ll smack you over the fence”.
    2 – Smokie Dawson – Local knowledge is invaluable in the opening overs.
    3 – Sean Curtain – Previously overlooked by ignorant selectors. Classy stroke player.
    4 – Luke Reynolds – Have to fit a real player in somewhere.
    5 – PJ Flynn – Captain and best bat is always at 5 according to MJ Clarke.
    6 – Dips – Quick between the wickets.
    7 – Cookie – Wicketkeeper. He cleans up all the rubbish we send in.
    8 – Mr Wrap – Ferocious in his attack. Lost a yard in speed but makes up for it in guile and experience.
    9 – Sean Gorman – The West’s very own Merv Hughes. Whatever you toss at him, he throws it back twice as fast.
    10 – Earl O’Neil – Sydney thunderbolt who can swing it both ways.
    11 – Haiku Bob – Spins his mysterious web regularly.
    12th Man – JT Harms. Experienced drink carrier.
    Coach – B McCardle. We need one person who understands the game.

    A lineup to strike fear in the heart of Cook, Anderson, Swann and Flower.

  12. e.regnans says:

    Great spot for a Test match.
    No changes for Australia. Strong message.
    1. warner
    2. rogers
    3. khawaja
    4. clarke
    5. watson (could be interesting watching the (lack of) running between wickets if/when he bats with M Clarke)
    6. smith
    7. haddin
    8. starc
    9. siddle
    10. harris
    11. lyon

    Match over 41st over of Day 5. Australia to win.

  13. Neil Belford says:

    Bakes got the lineup right so
    Warner
    Rogers
    Kuwaja
    Clarke
    Smith
    Watson
    Haddin
    Siddle
    Harris
    Lyon
    Bird

    with an Australian win at tea day 4. Bird will take 8 wickets in the match and we will all be clamouring to know why he wasn’t picked in the first test. I already am. Clamour, clamour.

  14. Luke Reynolds says:

    Rogers
    Warner
    Khawaja
    Watson
    Clarke
    Smith
    Haddin
    Siddle
    Starc
    Lyon
    Bird

    Clarke will slip back down to number 5 “in the team’s best interests”. And so he doesn’t have to sit with Watto while waiting to bat.

    The game will end 61st over final day.

    Honoured to be picked in Peter B’s team. Some of my opponents may disagree with the ‘real player’ tag though.

  15. Luke Reynolds says:

    Good attack for this match with Siddle, Harris and Bird. Picked Starc in my team as I thought Harris would be rested/looked after for a back to back and dead rubber Test. Happy to see him play, hope he holds up.

  16. Nervous Nellie says:

    Having watched the first days play from just backward of square on the fence, it is hard to say whether we bowled well, they batted indecisively or the pitch is of a poor standard. The ball was keeping very low so can’t blame the batsmen for that. Bird bowled well, Siddle could not find a good rhythm, Harris was useful. We will see if we can bowl out Anderson or Bressnan early tomorrow and see how the Aussies find the batting strip.
    Generally, we found the day very enjoyable as able to sit all day and not get sunburnt! But… Very blokey! Not really family friendly as we would find our cricket matches in Aus. Will listen to the radio tomorrow and see what Agars has to say.
    Chester – le -Street is a little village that must have wondered this evening what happened to it when the yobbos left the cricket to invade their streets!

  17. Andrew Starkie says:

    The cricket gods reward C Rogers. You bloody beauty! Cmon Aussie!

  18. Let’s hope C Rogers can go on….

  19. Rowdy wins the wine; Bakes wins the liquorice – well played all.

  20. Any chance that Boof will be calling on the Almanackers line up for the Fifth Test? MDoyle has been in scintillating form in the Pura Milk cup lately, and our captain PFlynn just won B&F for the tenth time in the Catporn Cup.
    If you’re treading on thin ice, you might as well dance.

  21. Cookie – good liquorice would be wasted on Bakes.

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