Tag Archives: ashes

Updating the alternative Ashes

Back in January 2011, I looked at what would have happened if cricket’s Ashes weren’t restricted to being won by Australia and England. As much cricket has been played since that time, I thought it was time for an update to see what had happened since then. At that point, India held the Ashes, holding […]

What if everyone could compete for the Ashes?

A thought struck me as I was looking at the Cricinfo archive yesterday – what if the Ashes hadn’t stayed as purely England vs Australia series, but – when other countries started playing Test cricket – had been seen as an accolade everyone could play for? Googling didn’t reveal any cricketing equivalent of the Unofficial […]

Worth Reading 3: The search for a spork

I looked, and lo, the internet did provide these morsels of interest: Save the Sea Otter Pups from No2AV flippancy – Beneath the jokes about dead wildlife, Duncan Stott asks an important question about why the No2AV campaigners think a military dictatorship is a good advert for their cause. 6 Real People With Secret Identities […]

One paparazzi surgeon required

Just reading the news that Andrew Flintoff will be having knee surgery following England’s Ashes victory, and a thought strikes me. As the England team have inconsiderately chosen to have lots of other matches this summer, is this the chance for the papers to get shots of a bleary-eyed Flintoff struggling to walk to match […]