Well done the lads

I wasn’t going to post anything on our historic Ashes victory. However, I had to chuckle at this article in the Telegraph about some predictions by an Australian journalist before the series.

Anyway, well done to England for a superb performance. I also want to give a bit of credit to Shane Watson who has given a lot of the end of the day interviews on the TMS podcasts for Australia. I think he has acquitted himself well and has been commendably honest in difficult circumstances. He’s one of the few Aussies along with Hussey and Siddle who have put their hands up to be counted. He’s also someone who has had a lot of bad luck with injuries, yet has persevered. Good on you Shane!

Meanwhile India have retained their top spot in the Test rankings, so the summer series in England should be extra special. Sri Lanka is also a tasty hors d’œuvre.


9 thoughts on “Well done the lads”

  1. Well done to the poms, the best team won, a few of us Aussies where sick of the Australian cricket team winning all of the time anyway, should make for a few interesting years ahead in Australian cricket.

    Here are a few of the jokes going around at the moment.


    WHAT do you get if you cross the Australian cricket team with an OXO cube?

    A laughing stock.

    The Australian bobsleigh team have asked the Aussie cricket team for a meeting.
    They want to ask their advice about going downhill so fast!

    What’s the difference between Ricky Ponting and a funeral director?
    A funeral director doesn’t keep losing the ashes.

    What do you call an Australian with a champagne bottle in his hand?
    A waiter.

    Of everyone in the Aussie team, who spends the most time at the crease?
    The woman who irons their cricket whites.

    What’s the height of optimism? An Aussie batsman putting on sunscreen.

    Why did the Aussie break his leg throwing a ball?
    He forgot it was chained to his foot.

    What is the main function of the Australia coach?
    To transport the team from the hotel to the ground.

    On his way out into the middle to bat, Ricky Ponting gets a call from his wife and teammate Michael Hussey tells her he’s heading out to the middle. His wife replies: “I’ll hold, he won’t be long!”

    What’s the difference between an Aussie batsman and a Formula 1 car?
    Nothing! If you blink you’ll miss them both.

    Who has the easiest job in the Australian squad?
    The guy who removes the red ball marks from the bats.

    What do Aussie batsmen and drug addicts have in common?
    Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.

    What did the spectator miss when he went to the toilet?
    The entire Australian innings.

    Why do Australians call their favourite drink XXXX?
    Because they can’t spell beer.

    Why can’t Australian blokes take their girlfriends to the cricket?
    They eat all the grass.

    What does an Australian batsman who is playing in The Ashes have in common with Michael Jackson?
    They both wore gloves for no apparent reason.

    Heard the one about the Englishman who was stopped by Australian immigration officers at Sydney airport?
    They asked him if he had a criminal record.
    He replied: “I didn’t know it was still necessary.”

    What’s the difference between Ricky Ponting and a phoenix?
    At the end of the ashes, the phoenix still has a future.

  2. Your silence on the one day series has been deafening, so I thought that I would give you a quick run down.

    While the England team totally outplayed Australia in every department in the Ashes series, but they turned up to the one day series thinking that is all they had to do to win, Australia had other ideas and after 6 games in the 7 game series, Australia 5 and England 1.

    last nights game was ripper, with England batting very well to score 333 run, but Australia batted better and posted their biggest one day winning total of 334 runs with a few balls to spare.

    Last game of the tour is next Sunday, I will keep you posted.


    1. Congratulations. I think our boys just wanted to get home after the Ashes! What would you rather win. I think I know the answer 🙂

      That cyclone looks terrible. What has Queeensland done to deserve the pasting it’s getting?

      1. I have to agree with you, I would swap the one day series for the Ashes but going into the World cup England must be starting to worry.

        Floods and Cyclones are part of life in Queensland, though Cyclone Yasi is a very big one, 1000k across, wind where recorded at 285kph. I am glad that I live far south in Canberra.

        My parents and sisters would be having recollections as they experienced Cyclone Tracy in Darwin in 1974, they moved to Darwin a week before it hit.


      2. There’s been a lot of coverage of the catastrophes in Queensland in our media. I think there’s a huge amount of sympathy in the mother country for the sufferings of our friends in Australia.

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