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My Granny Could Win The Ashes

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The crows emanating from Australia last night were heard across the globe, scoffing at the fanciful notion that England could regain the Ashes this summer after their orange nightmare. Well after the Aussies were obliterated by the West Indies today perhaps the volume might be turned down a little on all that Antipodean bluster. At this rate nobody is going to win the urn.

In the field, the West Indians did everything but helpfully chuck the ball over the boundary for their opponents as they clowned around among the pigeons at the Oval. And still the Australians didn’t score enough.

Because when Chris Gayle began his blitzkrieg with the bat not only were the crowd in danger of bombardment but also innocents in the back gardens of Kennington and Stockwell. It was a famous innings. No wonder he likes this format so much.

I have to thank Fabio Capello’s England team for producing 40 minutes of turgid football which gave me full licence to flick over with importunity to the cricket fun. And by some happy chance and with nifty remote controlmanship I was able to witness both first-half England goals which rendered victory facile. I was helped by Sky’s new blue button technology which allows the viewer to return to the previous channel they were watching with just one press: truly the greatest invention of the 21st century. For the armchair sports fan at least.

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Written by harrisharrison

June 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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  1. I like you… carry on.

    Suave

    June 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm


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