This week on Getting Rooted: obnoxious weeds

“I’m Cec.” “I’m Cyril.” “And we’re Getting Rooted.” Continue reading “This week on Getting Rooted: obnoxious weeds”

Ashes 2005: Fifth Test The Oval

England v Australia, Fifth Test, The Oval, 8-12 September 2005
England 373 and 335, Australia 367 and 4 for 0.
Match drawn. England win the series 2-1.

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Ashes 2005: Second Test Edgbaston

England v Australia, Second Test, Edgbaston, 4-7 August 2005
England 407 and 182, Australia 308 and 279.
England won by two runs.


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Brilliant batting but brittle bowling

Australia is the outstanding Test team of our time, there can be no doubt. They have a batting lineup whose depth and talent is of historic proportions. Matthew Hayden demonstrated amazing staying power with his world record 380 against Zimbabwe at the WACA, while Adam Gilchrist is an extraordinary player to be coming in to bat at seven. The bowling, however, does not have the same immense depth to draw upon. Continue reading “Brilliant batting but brittle bowling”

Hayden 380

Bravo to Matthew Hayden for a brilliant innings and a new world Test record of 380. And for grabbing some of the media spotlight away from the Rugby World Cup on its opening night. Continue reading “Hayden 380”