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    Now on TMS the team are discussing the ‘Pomnishambles’ – England’s Ashes defeat in 2013-14 – with Mitchell Johnson.

    Mitchell Johnson

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    “A bit of pace” – the understatement of the century.

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    SMS Message: Playing down in Sussex against Middleton Cricket Club when a young lad by the name of Jofra Chioke Archer was thrown the ball.

    After being bowled for a duck our skipper ‘Rusty’ trudged back to the pavilion exclaiming ‘that Archer lad has a bit of pace’. from Stu from Worthing

    Playing down in Sussex against Middleton Cricket Club when a young lad by the name of Jofra Chioke Archer was thrown the ball.

    After being bowled for a duck our skipper ‘Rusty’ trudged back to the pavilion exclaiming ‘that Archer lad has a bit of pace’.

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    It looks horrible out there. It’s still raining. The hardy souls that are here are cowering under whatever cover they can find. It’s just grey and nasty.

    Cricket fans ahead of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia

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    It’s such a shame. For months and months people have waited for this…

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    Tom Fordyce

    BBC chief sports writer at Lord’s

    You can often judge the weather at Lord’s by the visibility of London landmarks. At 10:30 BST the concrete brutalism of the Trellick Tower in Westbourne Grove was plain for all to see. At 11:00 it was hazy. It has now disappeared.

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    Tom Hutchings:Played against Stuart MacGill in the Devon League – then weirdly he ended up at my house to watch Tyson v Holyfield in the early hours of the morning…

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    Now that is proper rain. It’s definitely not that bad a Lord’s.

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    It’s still raining at Lord’s.

    Here’s the latest forecast for the rest of the day.

    Bleak.

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    SMS Message: Played against Andre Russell in the Birmingham League a few years back, the keeper was stood on the 30 yard discs, seriously quick! from Scott

    Played against Andre Russell in the Birmingham League a few years back, the keeper was stood on the 30 yard discs, seriously quick!

  • ‘Archer will cause a few surprises’

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    Injured fast bowler Mark Wood, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast:“Jofra is a guy that can just naturally bowl fast
    and I think some of the Australia team will have seen him before but nobody’s
    played against him in the Test arena. I’m sure he’ll cause a few surprises.”

    Can he ruffle Steve Smith’s feathers? “I certainly hope so, we need somebody that can. Jofra’s the kind of guy that’s got that
    little bit extra, that X-factor and I think if we get
    that ball moving at Lord’s, then we can cause Steve Smith problems.”

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    That’s a loyal captain who sends home Jonathan Trott! You may have got away with a lot of leather chasing.

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    SMS Message: Playing for my club side when Jonathan Trott had just joined Warwickshire. He hadn’t told his club side, Harborne, he was available but turned up anyway only for his captain to send him home as they already had XI… A close shave! from David

    Playing for my club side when Jonathan Trott had just joined Warwickshire. He hadn’t told his club side, Harborne, he was available but turned up anyway only for his captain to send him home as they already had XI… A close shave!

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