Ashes Cricket is Back - Again!
There will be many bleary eyes to be seen in England today, including those belonging to yours truly, as the Ashes series between Australia and England got underway at the Gabba in Brisbane at midnight last night, UK time.
Live broadcasts went on throughout the night and many people followed the series for as long as they could remain awake, many tucked up in bed, live radio commentary streaming into their ears, even after they had finally fallen asleep.
Australia closed on 273 for 8 which I reckon is a reasonable result for them, especially after they had earlier been 132 for 6, before a century stand between Haddin and Johnson rescued the situation.
The enfant terrible Stuart Broad did the business once again, much to the local newspaper’s chagrin, taking 5 for 65.
Now it all depends on how England can bat tomorrow, after that is, mopping up the Australian tail. A great start to what promises to be an incredibly exciting series.
Remember, England have not won at Brisbane since 1986. Could that all be about to change? We shall see!
And talking of the Ashes, this gives me the ideal moment to reprise the article I wrote on the series in 2007, and there is also film on that page of a Freddie Flintoff hat trick, (not against Australia) so if you would like to see that please go here now.
Thanks for visiting my pages,