4 posts tagged "Ashes"

The Sheikh of Tweak 18 Dec 2006

The Ashes are lost, thanks mainly to Shane Warne who was the leading wicket taker this morning at the Waca. England's latest capitulation means that they're now 3-0 down in the 5 match series, but I wonder if that's a fair reflection on the relative ability of the two sides...

What's contributed to such a poor performance? Take your pick from under-preparedness , Giles dropping Ponting before h...

Ashes, cricket, Shane Warne

War of Words 21 Nov 2006

Two days till the Ashes start and the war of words is heating up.

"I'm going to target Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell" - Glenn McGrath
"The Australian bowling line-up is like Dad's Army." - Ian Botham
"They [England] are in for so much pain, so much pain. Facing the tiger who's tail you've been pulling. Pain, baby." - Russell Crowe

But you're a kiwi, Russell. Stay out of it!

Ashes, cricket

Countdown to The Ashes 28 Oct 2006

Just under 4 weeks now until the first Ashes Test in Brisbane and the Australian propaganda machine is in overdrive! Remember, Ricky Ponting, what happened last time. Maybe they just can't help themselves. The Aussie cricketers seem to like a good taunt about as much as Jose Mourinho likes a good winge. Perhaps it's a sharp tactic. Low, but potentially effective. Sport is, as one of the america...

Ashes, cricket, Ricky Ponting

Who is Ricky Ponting? 19 Jun 2005

Sunday, 12th June 2005 - One week into the tour
"Andrew Flintoff is the only England player who could force his way into the Australia side."

Tuesday, 14th June 2005 - After a 100-run Twenty20 defeat by England.
"It's a pretty important game for us now against Somerset and we've certainly got to try and get whatever we can out of that.
"By the time Saturday and Sunday come around there won't be an...

Ricky Ponting, cricket, Ashes