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Friday, January 05, 2007

The Ashes

Congratulations to all my friends in Australia for their well-deserved 5 - 0 victory in the Ashes series. Remember, however, it is just for the time being!


Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Yes, congratulations. The English team played like a load of twites.

12:57 pm  
Blogger simon said...

oh yes they did.... simply awful.

But don't worry. We have had to retire 4 of our players (with more to go), at the request of the ICB, just to even things up a little for the rest of the world.
Warne has offerd to go to the UK to hold bowling clinics (and batting clinics too!).

Anyway, the one day series in now on....perhaps England can make amends

10:33 pm  
Anonymous Estelle des Chevaliers said...

Lorenzo the Llama and Simon: I agree with you both! The English take their cricket so seriously in their white trousers! Give me real men and strong thighs in a rugby match all the time :-)

6:57 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Actually...once upon a time, after an important rugby match here in town, I was at the swimming pool next morning... when who should arrive...but all these strong men in swimming togs! Go Tana Umaga!

9:55 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

All this talk of rugby players' thighs, mmm ... thighs ... mud, tackles, swimming pools, torn clothes .. oh I had better go and have a cup of tea.

9:53 am  
Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

So when will the English do the decent thing and let the victors keep the urn in Australia?

11:29 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

When did the English ever do the decent thing. Special relationship indeed.

4:29 pm  
Anonymous Ellee said...

So what did the English team do wrong? And don't blame the wives!

5:46 pm  
Blogger Ju's little sister said...

Lorenzo the Llama; out of the English and the Australians (simply HATE to bring it up again, Simon) who gave an under-handed underarm bowl all those years ago? Not the Poms...they look positively decent to me!

8:39 pm  
Anonymous plumpy said...

Sorry about my mum, she's laughing her head off, thinking she's so funny - water under the bridge I say. Poor old Poms, it can't be easy dealing with a 0-5 loss.

I just popped in to say hello to Maalie (and Simon if he's about.) I won't get round to updating my blog for a while yet... Happy New Years and all that. Rar rar rar.

8:41 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Can you have an under-handed over arm? The English team did not practice enough together playing proper games, even one-day games, so they really couldn't get it together. Also the team they picked was not up to scratch as they didn't have any Macclesfield players on the side.

9:24 pm  
Blogger simon said...

Ju's. It was a legal bowl. 100% Not in the "spirit" of the game, but legal. The true spirit of the game is to win, and that is why we are No. 1. Sledging should be banned too, but we are masters of it.

Ellee, lack of preparation and inability to convert a good result into victory eg a good batting effort in Adelaide.

Sadly the English are looking to the 20/20 match tonight to "find form"!!! and its not real cricket

5:32 am  
Anonymous Estelle des Chevaliers said...

Simon, well, from what I hear, your side scored a record number of runs when it was their turn to hit. Tee hee...
Bring on Jonny Wilkinson, I say ;-)

10:51 am  
Anonymous Ellee said...

There's always next time, hopefully they will have learnt from their mistakes.

Well back from Spain Jim, lucky you. Did you go bird watching?

4:46 pm  
Blogger simon said...

Estelle you are right! 220 off 20 overs.... a record.
England fell over 72 runs behind.

I hate to say it but the body language of the English was not too good.... AND we did not have all our A grade players...(some fresh faces in the team)

11:26 pm  
Blogger Ju's little sister said...

My apologies I'm unable to comment on the play from this year.
As to my jibe about the underarm bowl - I agree, it was a perfectly legal bowl. The point was decency though ;-)
That and after such an ego boosting win it would be my moral duty as a Kiwi to slag the Aussies off just a little! All in jest of course.

5:19 am  
Blogger simon said...

Ju's you make me smile a lot.. no offense taken.. just banter! ;o)

Hope Plumpy is ok!

9:46 am  
Blogger simon said...

um.. beat you in the first one dayer... by a bit...

12:11 pm  

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