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Ashes to Ashes by Wild in Africa on 13 September 2005 11:25am
Hello our Aussie contributors. This Pom must note in these pages our fabulous retaking of what is rightfully ours after so many years. OK, it's taken 18 years but what a comeback after years in the cricketing doldrums!
Love the way 'The Guardian' reported it:
"A fellow sporting £50,000-worth of pink diamond ear studs and apparently wearing a dead skunk beneath his helmet enabled England to tear the Ashes, cricket's oldest and most coveted prize, from Australia's grasp at The Oval yesterday".

Roll on the next cricket world cup.
Re: Ashes to Ashes by perfectbitch on 13 September 2005 2:17pm
I was pleased with the return of the ashes as my late husband would have been ecstatic. The very last time I saw him he was watching the test series last year. Mind you, my Australian lodger was none too pleased.
Re: Ashes to Ashes by tucsonmike on 14 September 2005 2:52am
I'm just watching trying to learn something since I know little about Cricket. I'll use this opportunity to tell a silly story.
In high school, I was on a class trip to Washington. I was a baseball catcher. Joined some West Indians for a cricket match. Stupid me squatted behind the wicket. Then went up to the bowler and said "You have to keep your pitches up, you are throwing them in the dirt."

I have a Laws of Cricket book somewhere that one of my fathers friends got for me. It was published by the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Re: Ashes to Ashes by Ellerd on 14 September 2005 6:33am
I'm in mourning, Wild. :(
But England were the better team, I must concede that, so they deserve to take home the prize. I look forward to the summer of 2006-07, when Australia wins back the urn! ;)
Re: Ashes to Ashes by perfectbitch on 14 September 2005 11:56am
LOL Mike. I have to admit that my knowledge of the game is pretty thin. I still don't know what the fielding positions mean. The language of the game is beyond me and, in the past, there were bowling terms called "chinaman" and "googlie" but I never knew what they meant.

I'm sure that most people will have heard this before but history says that one radio commentater once announced the players with the immortal line, "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey."
Re: Ashes to Ashes by Spursfan on 14 September 2005 12:04pm
Yes, a classic, PB! What about the footie commentator talking about the Arsenal and England goalie "Semen's all over the place!!"

Don't like cricket (though I'm proud to be English at the mo'!!). Had a tour of Lords a couple of years ago (our son won National Apprentice of the Year and the presentation was at Lords cricket Ground). We went in places you wouldn't normally be able to go, and it was quite interesting.

One of the things we were able to see was the actual urn containing the Ashes. I was surprised how small it was, and took a photo for my cricketing nephew in New Zealand.

We just need to win the World Cup next year now (who said we need to qualify first?! Oh ye of little faith!!)!

Re: Ashes to Ashes by edmo1960 on 15 September 2005 2:49am
I stepped on a cricket last night.
Re: Ashes to Ashes by tucsonmike on 15 September 2005 3:21am
LOL! Semen all over the place? Fine as long as he doesn't commit a crime. LOL!

Edmo you stepped on a cricket? Hard not to at certain times of the year, but Chinese would not be happy with you.

Re: Ashes to Ashes by Miss-M on 15 September 2005 12:29pm
Revel in the excitement, my little Pommy friends. It's only a matter of time before the urn is reunited with its rightful owners. Mwa ha ha! :o)

Seriously though, those English lads put up a good fight. Jolly good show!
Re: Ashes to Ashes by Spursfan on 15 September 2005 12:34pm
In your dreams Miss-M; they're ours, all ours!!!!!!!!!!!

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