The Ashes

Bring it on!

It’s somewhat lost over here, in a country bereft of cricket. However, the interweb means I’ve been able to listen, and a fellow British client means I’ve been able to share the enthusiasm.

I wish I was in London to savour the victory and the post-match euphoria.

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3 Responses to “The Ashes”

  1. Mum on September 13th, 2005 21:40

    Absolutely brilliant cricket and that is from one who has never watched a match or understood the perfect English game! I was rivetted on Monday from 2.30 p.m. until the end. Don’t know how I found the time to get ready to go out at 7.00 p.m.
    Much appreciate Ben drawing my attending to Billy Bowden’s “quirky” displays of a 6, a 4 or out! Great fun!

  2. Rob on September 13th, 2005 22:11

    Yes, I was quiet amused by your ‘sports’ post on the last day of the test without it’s mention. It was riveting and of course live on free to air TV here. One must ponder how cricket, fine wine, mouldy cheese all are more palatable with age (of the consumer) and worry about that 😉

    Anyhow, now I’m almost Aussie (got a NSW driving license this week and watched them chew a hole in my UK one) I have to admit would rather have seen the Aussies win.

    Why?

    Well, I have moaned long and hard about the poor state of British sport (and sorry guys, the country in general – why else would I be here?). OK, so things have been coming good in places lately, but watch the Commonwealth Games next year and see who tops the medal table. Anyhow, point being I’m not going to suddenly go on about how great Britain is again just because of this one victory.

    Also found it amusing that one UK site (think it was channel 4) said this was the best British sporting achievement since the ’66 world cup. Now come on, it’s only the Aussies for god’s sake (and it has to be said, not at their best either), not the entire world. Get it together!

  3. Dan on September 16th, 2005 13:17

    Traitor. It’s great to see us do well, particularly when there’s so little expectation. Also, the rarity of victories in any sport make being in the UK when one happens makes it all the more special…

    Glad to see you’re enthralled, Mum!

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