Monday, June 13, 2005


Well, Bugger Me With A Broomstick!

It isn't often that a fan of the England cricket team gets a lot to cheer about, vis a vis matches with Australia, so I hope my Australian readers will forgive me a little triumphalism this evening. The reason, for those who don't know, is that England have 'put Australia to the sword' in this evening's 20/20 match.

Quality innings for England from Trescothick, Pietersen and Collingwood beat off an acceptable Aussie attack, before great bowling from Gough and Lewis demolished a lacklustre Aussie batting line-up, who at one point lost seven wickets for eight runs in nineteen balls. The victory margin, one hundred runs, is exceptional for the format.

Michael Vaughan has proved once again that he's an excellent captain, not just by his performance today, but more importantly by his performance after the match, and he was quite right in saying:

'"I don't think it will have any impact on the five-day format."'

This is completely true, though in typical fashion the British press tomorrow will be full of idiots saying that it'll be easy for England this summer.

Of course, it won't. I still believe the Australians will beat us, and beat us comfortably, this summer. However, that is all the more reason to savour the victory tonight!

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