Sunday, August 23, 2009

England 2 Australia 1

Fantastic result , kept switching off the radio as all the wickets seemed to be falling when I wasn't listening, the first one I caught live was Siddle, the 8th wicket to fall.

Twitter seems to be in meltdown, favourite one so far:
@dotterel: Rolf Harris, Edna Everidge, Barry Humphries, Clive James. Are you listening Germaine Greer? Your boys took a hell of a beating.

The stats themselves seem to show that Australia were the better team - 8 centuries to Englands 2, the 3 top wicket-takers in the series, better averages all round. But England seem to have managed to rise to it when it mattered - the 10th wicket stand at Cardiff, and a couple of game-changing bowling spells which Australia weren't able to replicate.

The only shame is that we couldn't follow it live on telly. Are you listening Gordon Brown? Can the next Ashes be one of the 'crown jewels' events which are protected as free on mainstream channels, rather than stuff we have to pay for.

Strauss man of the series, Broad man of the match, Michael Clarke the Aussie man of the series, no surprises.

Splendid. Beer time.


  1. i'm actually interested in this stuff. i've never played Cricket and loved it from afar. i'm a huge baseball fan, which isn't the same i know. there's always a group playing in the park on Sunday afternoons here in Canada and i've often wondered if i could just walk up and join them. never have actually walked up though.

  2. Go on, you know you want to. I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have you. I've just started teaching my 4 year old son, and he's picking it up encouragingly well. Was wondering whether to make my kids sit through the highlights on UK tv this evening as an education.

  3. Watched it on TV. Good match. I love it when anyone beats Australia.