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VoiceUpdates from the third day of play at Lord’sArcher ready to return fire following Australia blitzAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.19pm BST
Ashes 2019: England v Australia second Test, day three rain delay – live
“If we go with Arran Watson and put a hat on Lords I wonder if you’d be able to fiddle with the aircon and get it to swing all day. It’d be tampering but it’d be so clever I don’t think anyone would mind.”
Just home ground advantage, Chris Lingwood, surely? 2.11pm BST
Arran Watson writes in. “Call it a knee-jerk reaction if you will, but with all this global warming & stormy summers we can expect in UK in years to come, isn’t it becoming sensible to finally get round to sticking a roof on cricket grounds?”
I’m not sure how easy it would be to just whack a roof on the ol’ Lord’s. Maybe some sort of transparent umbrella canopy might suit the style. It might also be a good idea to put the kibosh on all of these charmers trying to get fracking going in the UK, and maybe put the heat on Australia to stop trying to open a new coal mine every five minutes.

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