Sunday, January 07, 2007


This is a press photo, to celebrate Australia's whitewashing of the English in the recently completed 'Ashes' series of test matches in Australia. We won 5 - 0! This is only the second time in the history of the Ashes (130 odd years) that this has happended (the last time being the 1920/21 series in Australia). All the games had their interest, the poms couldn't help but lose it seemed (The second Adelaide test, when they declared in first innings at 6/516 and the Aussies still won it with three overs to spare on the fifth and final day). Anyway, it was a moment that put a smile on the faces of millions of Australians.

The above photo also marks the end of an era, the last time we'll see Shane Warne (the greatest leg spin bowler ever, who's magic entranced), Glen McGrath (Ooh-Aah Glen McGrath) and Justin Langer on a test podium. Ave!

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