I wish now I had blogged some weeks ago when it was fashionable to say maybe Stuart Broad should be dropped from the England cricket team. I have been a long term fan. I was telling my cricket friends I would keep him. He is a good batsman, often called on to rescue an innings when the specialist batsman have scored too little. As we saw yesterday, on his day he can also be a devastating bowler. For me he is the new Flintoff.
I was busy yesterday. I heard the lunchtime score and felt our chances of the Ashes were slipping away fast. When I turned the radio on again at 5.30 pm I couldn’t believe the transformation.Watching the highlights last evening, it was the most sustained spell of accurate and testing fast bowling England has produced for a long time. He has given our team a real chance of winning the Ashes. Let’s hope they take it.
Whatever the final outcome this has been a great Ashes series. Two games have seen a dominant and talented Australian side in full flight, and two have seen England on song. The tie breaker is proving compulsive.