Twenty20 Finals Day match report

Lemon Bella writes: Indian Skimmer and I went to Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston. It didn’t go well. In retrospect, we think we were punished for going against our principles and attending a match at Edgbaston. We have a history with Edgbaston. Edgbaston hates us and we hate Edgbaston. First

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England fast bowlers have short lives

Following Andrew Flintoff’s Test retirement, Steve Harmison is now making rumblings about leaving the international game. He says his body couldn’t last the 18 months that would take him up to the next Ashes series. Steve Harmison is 30 years old. Flintoff has been in hospital about once a fortnight

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Why Australia lost the Ashes

The thing about Australians is that when it comes to the crunch situations, they’ve got no backbone. It’s because of how they’re brought up. They’ve got a gentle, sunny climate, they’ve got a high standard of living and they’re all too well off. They don’t have to endure any hardships,

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An Ashes T-shirt to help you gloat

The Swann v Hauritz 2010 Ashes T-shirt from the King Cricket shop: Available in various colours, with ringer and long-sleeved options. Prices start at £12 for the value white version. It’s the perfect T-shirt for the 2010 Ashes. Buy it here.

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Outstanding Ashes bet

Bert writes: I have a standing bet of twelve bottles of red wine on the Ashes with an Aussie mate, so I sent him this picture this morning – nothing else, no comment, no title. I find that gloating is best done in a minimalist way.

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