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22 November 2006

Ashes to Aussies, Dust to Poms

The sound of leather on willow, the smell of freshly cut grass, the sight of crisp, white uniforms, the harsh, midday sun beating down on you, the taste of a nice, cold beer . . .

As someone much wiser than me once said, "Cricket's better." And cricket truly is better when the boys in the baggy green are trouncing the Englishmen. When it comes to sport, the Ashes is the apogee. And now it's oh-so-close.

At a press conference on Monday, Shane Warne said:

" . . . at the end of the day everyone's done enough talking and answering the same questions. We're just looking forward to getting out there and playing, and playing well."

It sent a mammoth shiver down my spine, and Sydney's soaring temperatures have done nothing to stop the reverberating vertibrae.

There ain't much that beats the excitement of a well-urned victory.

C'mon Aussie

10 Comments:

At 12:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEts hope there are no ball-swallowing crows up @ brissie!!!!
heh slideShowMan!!

 
At 2:47 pm, Blogger tdix said...

No need to go raven on about crows - the aussies have got pigeon!

 
At 6:00 pm, Blogger Crazyjedidiah said...

Go Aussie, Go
C'mon Aussie, C'mon C'mon C'mon Aussie C'mon
Ohh Ahh Glenn Mcgrath I said Ohh Ahh Glenn Mcgrath.

 
At 11:19 pm, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Cricket's better, cricket's better, cricket's better better better better better!

Can't wait till midnight - I don't really need to teach tomorrow, do I? Thanks to the strange heating system, my office is feeling the Sydney temperatures; all that's missing is the midday sun!

 
At 2:36 am, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Wasn't that first ball a great way to start the series?

 
At 4:11 pm, Blogger Crazyjedidiah said...

jonno definitely was

 
At 8:49 pm, Blogger tdix said...

"WIDE THEY BOTHER" chortled The Tele on it's front page on Friday with a big picture of the first ball.

 
At 7:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

onto the city of churches,1 up+full of pith+vinegar!!!

almost as exciting as the McNeilly Park Boules Tourney....

 
At 10:10 am, Blogger tdix said...

Emphasis on ALMOST

 
At 11:07 pm, Blogger tdix said...

5-0

 

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