Friday, 7 August 2009

England set to fail Headingley Test

Day one at Headingley and it's no exaggeration to say that today England may have thrown away the Ashes. They certainly seem to have thrown away this game.

Andrew Strauss's men were bowled our for a paltry 102 and Australia closed the day 90-odd runs ahead with six first innings wickets still standing. A poor show.

John McIlroy (standing up) was our first special guest, joining Wee John (nearest the camera) and my dad (bincoculared).

Our view was great...

...but the couple in front of us seemed more interested in their novels than in one of the world's greatest team sporting events.

It takes all sorts I suppose.

We can only hope for a better England performance tomorrow, but I'd be surprised if the game now lasts beyond Sunday.

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