Sunday, August 23, 2009

Welcome home!

Listening to: Test Match Special

The Urn is back. Andrew Strauss and the boys have won the 2009 Ashes 2-1 with a massive victory at the Oval.

We can talk till we're blue in the face about the role of the umpires and the pitch, but the collective eyesight of cricketing umpires has been on a steady decline for many years now, and further incorporation of Hawk-Eye is something the ICC should seriously consider. The fact remains that England played well when they needed to, and Australia came up (marginally) short.

In addition, Freddie Flintoff has retired from the longer version of the game and England has bid farewell to one of its most inspirational test cricketers in recent times.

As I said on Twitter -
I feel so British right now! :D


Speak now, or forever hold your peace (well not really)!