I normally say to people whinging about a decision taken by our sporting representatives that they should shut up and get behind our team. Over the last two posts I cast doubt upon the wisdon of not enforcing the follow-on against Australia. I hold up my hands. I was wrong. The England captain was right and I should not have doubted him. Sack-cloth and ashes have been worn all day.
Apology having been made I will now feast in the enjoyment of the England victory against Australia at Lords. There’s nothing better than a victory over the old enemy. Going 1-0 up in the Ashes series, and doing so at Lords. As the advert says, priceless. Now lets get back at them.