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The day after the night before (via barmyarmyashes.com)

The day after the night before One of the Barmy Army’s finest – Adge Walton – turned to me on the Adelaide Oval hill as Swann took the last wicket and said: “This is my sixth ashes tour down under and we are ahead, I don’t know how to celebrate this.” Well he could have fooled me. Adge and his fellow supporters partied from mid-day to the following morning at PJ O’Briens and the other bars around Adelaide. Probably because of England’s lack of success in Australia since the 19 … Read More

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“Swann will tear you apart again” (via barmyarmyashes.com)

“Swann will tear you apart again” That was the Barmy Army chant on the hill and their prediction was correct  as Swann grabbed a five-for. And  the prediction of an early deluge of rain was incorrect. A massive hailstorm came at two in the afternoon but the game was long over by then. In actual fact the game was won in the sixth over after Michael Hussey fell for 52 after a shot that was not the shot of the player dubbed Mr Cricket. His attempted pull off the impressive Steve Fin … Read More

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It is a beautiful morning in Adelaide (via barmyarmyashes.com)

If the streets of Adelaide, last night, were anything to go by then the barmy army were having a quiet night in anticipation of a noisy celebratory day this morning. It is a beautiful morning in Adelaide with no sign of these predicted rain clouds – yet. Flood emergency-warnings is the first story on the Australian news channels. But it is just a blue sky at eight this morning. The Australian media is debating the Michael Clarke apology for not w … Read More

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Jimmy’s free and it’s just like being at home… (via barmyarmyashes.com)

Jimmy's free and it's just like being at home... Rugby League is like a religion to me – I am totally indifferent to it. But sitting in between a Lancastrian and a Yorkshireman I had no option but to overhear a discussion on the merits of the superleague. This topic of conversation was surprising as there was plenty to talk about with regards the cricket. For the opening forty-two minutes Andrew Strauss continued to allow his men to bat. It was entertaining but with the weather forecast predict … Read More

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Second Test – Day Four – Preview (via barmyarmyashes.com)

The critics of the Barmy Army who regard the Army as a collection of louts and hooligans should have been at PJ O’Briens pub last night. They had organized a charity night for the McGrath cancer trust. It was a great night and everyone there appeared to have a great time. Of course the state of the test match was the main discussion point and the general view is that with rainy weather predicted another draw is on the cards. The forecast might fo … Read More

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