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Oh, Lords; The English are at it again!

You've undoubtedly heard the results of what went on in London yesterday.

It was a "bloodbath".

People were running around, going in and out, and observers and the media were in a frenzy.

Although people could see what was obviously happening, no-one knew what was going on.

Yes, I'm talking about the first day of the first Cricket Test -- between England and Australia -- for that greatest prize, "The Ashes".

And you thought I was talking about the second series of terrorist attacks in London!?!

This Ashes test is being played out at the famous Lord's Cricket Ground (named after it's founder, Thomas Lord rather than the House of Lords, the 'upper house' of the British parliament.)

17 wickets fell -- an almost unbelievable number for one day's play;

Firstly... 10 when Australia 'collapsed' to 190 runs for its 10 wickets, off 'just' 40.2 overs;

Then... England 'collapsed' to just 21 runs for the first 5 wickets, before recovering to end the day with 92 runs for 7 wickets off 37 overs.

Australian fast bowler, Glenn McGrath did most of the 'damage', achieving a wonderful bowling record (a career record few achieve: 500 wickets taken) in his game statistic thus far of 5 wickets for ceding only 21 runs off 13 overs bowled, 5 of which were 'maiden' (scoreless). This overshadowed the English bowler, Harmison, who also got 5 wickets, but conceded 43 runs off 11 overs.


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