The Ashes, it's Aussie v's Pom, Bet it's a Belter!
This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Four years ago I was at the Oval cricket ground on the last day of the 2005 Ashes to watch England crowned champions after a thrilling test series versus the Australians.
After losing the little urn of bail ashes back to the Aussies in a disastrous 5-0 whitewash in 2007 down-under, it’s game on this summer back in the UK and after the first clash it’s honors even with a draw. The English side were lucky to hold on, but then the Australians are kicking themselves for not being able to get the final remaining wicket in their remaining 11 overs.
So now we move to the home of cricket, the MCC and not always the best ground for the British team, the hallowed turf of Lords Cricket Ground, in Marylebone, London.
My heart wants England, but the bookies have the Aussies as favourites. And now with injury to Flintoff reported today and a week bowling performance in Cardiff the omens don’t look good. Follow our take on the game on http://Twitter.com/Oggs this coming week.
Looks like another terrific contest this summer looms, who will be the heros and villains this time around? England need Flintoff and Pietersen, possibly Harmison or Strauss to be on form, and although the Aussies are without the wiley Shane Warn, Ricky Ponting is again on top of his game with the bat and they have yet to unleash fast bowler Brett Lee after he tore a rib muscle in the lead up to the first Test.