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Archives for January 2011

My top-10 moments from the Ashes

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Adam Mountford | 09:56 UK time, Saturday, 8 January 2011

I have to admit it has been a pleasure being a Pom in Sydney right now.

Normally, at the end of an Ashes series down under, you have to try and adopt an Aussie accent and speak knowledgeably about the events in Ramsay Street and the music of Savage Garden.

But not this time. Every Australian who I have spoken to over the past 24 hours has immediately congratulated me on the success of Andrew Strauss and the team before launching into a diatribe about the failures of the Aussie side.

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In the pink for Sydney Test

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Adam Mountford | 09:57 UK time, Sunday, 2 January 2011

The attitude of the Test Match Special team is very much the same as that of the England side. We are delighted that the Ashes were retained at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after 24 years of hurt, but know the job is not yet finished.

Don't you worry, there will be no complacency slipping into Aggers' commentary; Geoff Boycott will not be taking his foot of the pedal when it comes to demanding bowlers put the ball in the "corridor" and, if anything, Andrew Samson, our fantastic scorer on this trip, will be working even harder to make sure no record is missed.

Then of course there is the matter of Jonathan Agnew's much-publicised sprinkler dance.

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