Your Boys Are Taking One Hell Of A Beating

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Ireland’s Tim Murtagh (left) of Ireland bowls out Jason Roy of England this morning

This morning/afternoon.

Lords Cricket Ground, London, United Kingdom.

Via The Guardian:

OH MY DAYS! OH MY ABSOLUTE DAYS! IRELAND ARE HAVING A DAY OUT, ENGLAND ARE HAVING AN ENGLAND!

There were two noises: the ball hitting the front pad, then the ball hitting the back pad!

As the whoops begin from the fielding side, the umpire is ordered to reverse his decision because the ball is cleansing the stumps, and this is astonishing!

Ireland have bowled superbly! England still do not know how to bat in Test cricket!

Howzat, Charger?

FIGHT!

England v Ireland: Lord’s Test match, day one – live! (The Guardian)

Pic: Getty

Meanwhile…

Update:

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21 thoughts on “Your Boys Are Taking One Hell Of A Beating

  1. Charger Salmons

    Keep your powder dry lads.
    It’s a four day game.
    And England’s 2nd XI.
    But today is indeed a time to fill your boots against Charger.
    Enjoy !

    1. Brother Barnabas

      fair play, charger – you’re a good sport at least*

      [*not counting the time you stormed off in a huff for 6 months]

    2. B9Com From No

      Oh my. Isn’t the Ashes on soon as well now?

      We’ll see the true standing of the former colonies best players “England” cricket side in the white heat of proper test cricket then

      Cheating cheats cheat us all

      1. Rob_G

        I remember hearing about the Ashes, and how it was a big deal that “England have reclaimed the Ashes for the first time in 20 years!”

        Then I learned that the Ashes is a competition between TWO teams – to win the Ashes, England have to beat one other team. And there was a 20 year period where they failed to do this…

        1. Cian

          And do you know why they are called the ashes?

          The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, immediately after Australia’s 1882 victory at The Oval, its first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”

  2. Charger Salmons

    Tim Murtagh gets his name on the honours board in the Lords Pavilion.
    Every player at Lords who has ever taken either five wickets or scores a century goes on the board and gets to keep the ball.
    A magnificent achievement for Murtagh, a 37-year-old veteran playing on his home ground where he turns out for Middlesex.
    He knows exactly how to use to wicked slope at the home of cricket.
    Long way to go yet though ….

  3. Charger Salmons

    England all out for 85 before lunch on the first day.
    A fantastic spell of bowling from London-born former England Under-19 bowler Tim Murtagh taking five wickets.
    If he was still alive his Irish grand-father would be very proud of him.

        1. Charger Salmons

          Yup.
          Morgan is an outstanding sportsman.
          Great leader.
          Liked by everyone in the game from all countries.
          A credit to Ireland.

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