Tag Archives: Ashes 2010/2011

Hapless Aussies should burn Doug’s rug and put it in an urn

There was a symbolic moment inside the Sydney press box while England were homing in on their third innings victory of the series, when part of the ceiling fell down on an Australian journalist and hit him on the head. … Continue reading

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England can master Perth’s capricious Doctor

Climatoglogists amongst you will know that when the sun warms the ground, hot air rises and is replaced by cool air from the sea. Hence a sea breeze at a beach resort. There is an extreme version of this in … Continue reading

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Aussie blood flows in the Gabbatoir

So much for the “Blue Monster”. The soubriquet attributed to the Gabba pitch by the Brisbane Courier-Mail before the first Test match turned out to be more like Exhibit A in the case for the Flat Earth Society, and as … Continue reading

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Bowlers the core of England’s strength

Bowlers win matches; batsmen save them. That is the old mantra and, no doubt, it was dreamt up by a bowler fed up with all the flowery plaudits handed out to the glory boys with the bat. But there must … Continue reading

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Ashes phoney war will be a lot of fun

When the England team convened for the first batch of this summer’s ODIs, the first duty of Andrew Strauss was to introduce himself to Craig Kieswetter, his new wicketkeeper and his new opening partner. They have never played together. Strauss … Continue reading

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