Friday, July 10, 2009

The Ashes Prediction Competition

For once it is not Sportsfreak running a tipping competition.

This time its a couple of South Africans, who for some reason are interested in the Ashes. I presume to witness Australia's demise.

After all their coach, Mickey, gave the English some tips. So did Buchanan, but so what right? Australia are not losing the Ashes!

That's my tip anyway.

The competition is being run by The Commentary Position, a South African blog operated by Darren and Roscoe.

Their tips, or predictions like they call it, are here.

So far its them, Jrod, Damith, Brian Carpenter, and I who are competing.

Yep, Damith and I are up against each other again after our all famous Pakistan-Sri Lanka debate over at BCC!

Here are Damith's picks for the Ashes.

And here are mine.


THE FORMALITIES


Most Runs Overall (15) --> Michael Hussey, yeah I think he's back to his robotic ways. Everyone will pick Phil Hughes I'm sure.
Most Runs England (10) --> Ravi Bopara, any doubts?
Most Runs Australia (10) --> Phil Hughes, I'm hedging!
Most Wickets Overall (15) --> Mitchell Johnson, he will kill them English.
Most Wickets England (10) --> Graeme Swann, the pacers are useless.
Most Wickets Australia (10) --> Mitchell Johnson, don't need a hedge here.
Best Tosser (captain who wins the most tosses) (5) --> Andrew Strauss, he has to win something!
Man of the Series (10) --> Mitchell Johnson & Andrew Strauss, in England there are always 2 men of the series.
1st Test Result (10) --> England
2nd Test Result (10) --> Australia
3rd Test Result (10) --> Australia
4th Test Result (10) --> Australia
5th Test Result (10) --> Australia
Overall series result (15) --> Australia 4-1.


THE TRIVIALITIES


Number of Tests that lose overs to rain (note, not bad light) (5) ---> 3
Number of Tests that Flintoff will be able to manage (5) ---> 2
Number of Tests won by an innings (5) ---> 2
Number of Tests played by McDonald (5) ---> zero
Number of Tests played by Lee (5) ---> zero

If you're interested in taking part, you can still do it; however you will start from -1. Still worth it I believe.

Hop on over to The Commentary Position and give them your entry.

Make your pitch on this post...



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9 Pitched:

  1. Krish said...
     

    1st Test England? Surely, that is a typo!

  2. Q said...
     

    The prediction was made before the test started :-)

  3. Roscoe said...
     

    Hey there. Roscoe from The Commentary Position. I can't speak for Darren, but I'm on Australia's side for this one. Whenever England win, it's usually accompanied by grand triumphalism, wall to wall media coverage and medals from the Queen. This is annoying. It breaks my Saffer heart to say this, but Come on you Aussies.

  4. Q said...
     

    Welcome to Well Pitched Roscoe,

    A Saffer supporting Australia - must be a first!

  5. Sean said...
     

    Well I am a Saffer so I just cant bring myself to support Aussie. But I also Cant bring my self to support Kevin Pieterson (known to me as "FIGJAM" google it for the meaning) So I have a tough time watching when he is batting

  6. Q said...
     

    Sean,

    Welcome to Well Pitched.

    You are more like the Saffers I know..

  7. Leg Break said...
     

    I tried entering this imitation competition, but I couldn't scroll down toe the word Verification bit.

  8. Q said...
     

    LB,

    I'm having the same trouble leaving comments there.

    Roscoe, any idea why?

  9. Anonymous said...
     

    Australia 0-5 England

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