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The Ashes 2013: Perth

I think it’s the moustache. Shave it off and he’ll be shite again.

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…

What a beating.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this current England side is worse than the shambles we sent out in 2006. History was not kind to them, although the eventual whitewash proved to be somewhat of a last hurrah for the great Aussie side.  Read More…

Au Revior to the bucket of bolts

Droid is the one on the left.


Taking a moment to wish Droid all the best on his return back to Convictland. Read More…

The Ashes 2013: The Aftermath

Well, 3-0 up and could have been 4 (all credit to Clarke for the declaration).

Not a lot to say about this test. Marred by a piss poor pitch, which the Oval always is (time to look at not giving it a guaranteed test a year if they can’t improve), and a day lost to rain. Australia were garbage in the second innings, but far better than England in the first. It took an incredible last day marked and made by a target declaration from Clarke, before he shat it and rolled on the time wasting (I’m not complaining. England have been hugely guilty of this) and bowled 11 overs an hour punctuated with moaning at the Umpires.

In a way it was fitting that the final act of the series was the umpires making a stupid and spectator alienating decision on the light. Read More…

The Ashes 2013: The Oval

The Poms really are crap at celebrating. (The pic is actually from the first test,  but still, the point remains.)

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The Ashes 2013 Part 2: Lords

And so on to Lords.

The first test was nail biting, but made so by the somewhat shoddy umpiring on display. In the end, England squeaked home with Jimmy Anderson (one of the world’s best bowlers) proving the difference.

The teams for Lords are:

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The Ashes 2013

Every 2 years England play Australia in one of Sport’s longest running rivalries: The Ashes. This time around, we’re hosting it and there’s plenty to discuss.

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