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1. Posted by dannyc (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Im gonna be Australia when England retain the ashes,
due to budgets im not gonna be able to watch any matches in the grounds. Is there big screens in the cities when the games are on like they do over here?

2. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

I'm sure they'll be plenty of pubs with all the matches on........
coz you know how crazy about cricket the aussies are..............
it's gonna be so sweet to retain the ashes in there own back yard.
Come on England..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Posted by Jay_9 (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

When & where is this?

4. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

you guys would have to be kidding!!!! you cant seriously think England have any chance what so ever!!!

5. Posted by CanadaBoi (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Is it true that cricket matches stop for a tea break? Not a whole lot of cricket being played openly in Canada so I am kinda clueless, yet I am...hmmmm interested.

6. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

Setting aside who will win (Aussies of course) and getting back to the original question. Chances of lots of bigs screens is minimal but it will be on TV and as mentioned above, most pubs will have it on. Bear in mind this will be the height of summer in Oz and hot (or hot and wet) so I suggest you find someone having a barbie and spend the day beside their pool watching their TV.

As for tea breaks - cricket was invented by the English, what to you think!!!

7. Posted by aliyoung99 (Budding Member 56 posts) 10y

Ill be at the third test in melbourne...

Barmy Army!

8. Posted by dannyc (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

In England, they set up a huge TV screen in fields next to the grounds such as lords and the oval, then its a minimum fee to watch on these screens rather than big prices to enter the grounds. Everyone then brings cases of beer and can watch the game with a great surrounding atmosphere, does the same not happen in Oz?

9. Posted by DanT1980 (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Not a problem.... there are plenty of pubs with big screens so you will be able to watch Freddie and the boys retain the ashes.

I was over there for the Rugby World Cup, and the atmosphere in the pubs was superb.... and of course the result was ideal!

There are plenty of sport themed bars with sport on all day... particularly in Melbourne.

Just remember to wear an england shirt at all times, especially if we win. It strikes up good conversations if nothing else!

10. Posted by CanadaBoi (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Haha tea suckin bastards. Just kidding, much love for my friends across the pond!