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This post pretty much does what it says on the tin, but I felt it appropriate to mark the occasion. For those who aren't already aware of this, I don't like cricket - I love it!! (apologies to the Sky Sports coverage song). Anyone who doesn't understand cricket can stop reading now, before I bore you any further :D

As cricket should be, it was a true team effort with each of the lads contributing vital runs/wickets/catches/run-outs as appropriate at crucial moments, but top performances of the series have to go to Jonathan Trott for a stunning knock of 41 & 119 on his Test debut, and to my new hero Broady who is shaping up to be a true all-rounder scoring 234 runs & 18 wickets, with a best of 5-37. There was a real sense of handing over the baton to our youngest player, as Freddie bows out of test cricket on a high - his stunning run out of the Australian captain was one of the highlights of the match and the series.

Now we have 2 Twenty20s and 7 One dayers to look forward to - I just hope my new number 8 shirt arrives in time!!

Date: 2009-08-25 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucian-albrecht.livejournal.com
The TMS lads observed that the closest match by far was the one in Cardiff. England scraped a draw by the skin of their teeth. If England had lost (and all other results stayed the same), the series would have been drawn and the Ashes thus would have remained with the Aussies. So England won the Ashes on the strength of Monty Panasar's batting, which is so ludicrous it must be true ;)

Date: 2009-08-26 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] casparrrrgh.livejournal.com
Dammit it was awesome! I would have given anything to watch Broad's spell where he made the Aussie top order look like a villiage team! Phooey to Sky and their damn subscriptions!

At least I had Henry Blowfeld commentating, can't ask for more than that! ^_^

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