This one surfaced in my e-mail inbox today, forwarded from
someone who forwarded it from someone who forwarded it… well, you get the
It’s very timely considering the recent outcome of the 2006/2007 Australia v England Ashes Cricket Test series. Thanks go to the unknown contributor.
Billy was at school this morning and the teacher asked all the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came out, fireman, policeman, salesman, chippy, captain of industry etc, but Billy was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.
“My father is an exotic dancer in a gay club and takes
off all his clothes in front of other men.
Sometimes if the offer is really good, he’ll go out with a man, rent a
cheap hotel room and let them sleep with him.”
The teacher quickly set the other children some work and took little Billy aside to ask him if that was really true. “No” said Billy, “He plays cricket for England but I was just too embarrassed to say.”
At 12.18 pm today, Australia continued their dominance of
world cricket by defeating England with ten wickets in hand to complete a 5 – 0
series “whitewash” in this year’s Ashes cricket series.
What can be said about a team that has won their last 12 (that’s TWELVE) Tests in a row? No doubt there will be cricket aficionados and commentators with far more knowledge about the game and its history than I possess that will be able to deliver fitting tributes to the Australian Test cricket team of 2006/2007. However, as a proud Australian I would like to congratulate the team on a brilliant series. They never let up, and even when they knew England were on the ropes, the Australians kept the pressure on. Their demolition of the English cricket team, and its attempt to defend and retain the Ashes trophy they so narrowly won in 2005, has been a marvel to watch and a demonstration of the awesome professionalism of the Australians.
Can I wrap it up with a piece of true Aussie vernacular? I hope so. To the Australian cricket team, their coaches and their management – “Strewth, you blokes are bewdies”
Bring on the One Day Internationals…
C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon….
Game 3 of the Ashes series begins at the WACA in Perth
Can the English cricket team do anything to restore their
battered confidence and pride? They face
an enormous task to retain the Ashes trophy.
They must win at least 2 of the next three games, and do no worse than a
draw in the third. Given the way they
threw victory away in the Second Test in Adelaide, I wouldn’t be putting my
money on them.
In a way, I’d like to see them put up a bit of a fight to keep the series alive. However, as a true blue Aussie, I want to see our team continue to crush the “old foe”. The English win in the previous Ashes Series in England certainly seems to have sparked renewed interest from Australian spectators. I get the feeling this interest is more than likely a desire to watch the Australian team avenge the loss of the previous series.
I can hear the chorus already……. “C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon ….”
At last, Australia can seek redemption for losing the last
Ashes series in England.
The long awaited and much anticipated series began in
Brisbane on Thursday, November 23.
Australia showed their true colours, spending almost 2 days amassing a
massive score of 9/602, and then taking 3 quick wickets to have England reeling
at 3/53 at the close of play on day 2.
Grab a cold beer and a comfy seat in front of the tv and
join me in a rousing chorus of our cricketing national anthem…
C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon…
C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon…
Hehe – ’tis the end of day 3 – England all out for 157, Australia 1/181 (giving the Aussies a lead of 626), and the Barmy Army prove they are just a bunch of whinging poms – all they can do is complain about what they consider heavy-handedness by the local constabulary.
What time tomorrow will Punter declare?
Ok you dinkum Aussies (and anyone else that feels like joining in), sing along – you all know the tune… C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon…