The Ashes Down-Under: Day 4, The Gabba

G’Day! The fourth day of the First Test between Australia and England saw the last throes of the match conclude with the inevitable joyous victory for Australia and miserable defeat for the visitors. Wonderful bowling again by Johnson saw him take another 5 wickets to hold England to a score of 179 runs, thus negating the need for the 5th day. He deservedly took the title of, the man of the match. Ripper! Here are my drawings:

The Ashes Down-Under: Day 3, The Gabba

G’Day! The third day of the First Test between Australia and England was bathed in gold and green, with delight for the home fans. In spite of a good start for the English bowlers, the Aussies batted on to a terrific score, declaring at 401 for 7. This left England’s batsmen with an almighty target of 561 runs to win. Not Pygmalion likely! Highlights were for captain Michael Clarke and opening bat, David Warner who both scored centuries Here are my drawings:

The Ashes Down-Under: Day 2, The Gabba

G’Day! The second day of the First Test between Australia and England proved to be one that the English batsmen would prefer to consign to the dustbin, but it was a great return to form for the Australian bowlers. The afternoon session mirrored the success of the day before, this time seeing English wickets tumble like playing cards from the strong arms of Mitchell Johnson. Roll on to Day 3 very quickly indeed…..!!! Here are my drawings:

Cricket, lovely cricket!

G’Day! The second round of battle for The Ashes commenced at The Gabba in Brisbane. Gorgeous sunshine – very much appreciated watching from UK in November – and the cricket wasn’t bad either! Hailed by local press as the villain of the piece (and that’s putting it politely!) Stuart Broad had a belting day’s work taking 5 wickets to put Australia in a spin. The thing about test cricket though, is that you can’t really see how the match will go until both sides have completed their first innings, so Day 2 will be important. Exciting stuff – Can’t wait…

Cricket, lovely cricket!

Hello! This year’s Ashes contest between England and Australia has been a mixed bag of matches where both sides played well and badly in turn. The Little Urn was retained by England in a match stopped by rain! It all felt a bit flat. However, the 4th Test at Durham was a return to form and really showed both teams and the game at their best. Four days of exciting cricket in sunshine, with long shadows, green grass and a nerve-tingling finish. Howzat!!! Here are my drawings: