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ASHES VICTORY AFTER 18 YEARS: COR LIMEY, WORLD'S GONE UPSIDE DOWN UNDER.

Byline: By MARTIN NEWMAN (London via Wollongong)

FLAMIN' hell! Played hard, done good, fought to the end.

But inked in the copybook is an extraordinary statistic - 2-1 England! For most young Aussies that will be like waking up to find out the Holden ute's turned into something called a Reliant Robin, the beer's gone flat and Chas and Dave are topping the charts.

To add insult to injury, the main destroyers were not graceful, eloquent stylists in the mould of Gower or Brearley but a big galoot known as Freddie and a Yarpie boofhead called Pietersen. In other words, great blokes.

But take heart, unlike that lesser prize the World Cup, Ashes cricket comes round every two years.

So it won't be long before we can once again take on the Limeys. And at least the crowing of English cricket fans will give us all a break from those side-splitting references to convicts, didgeridoos and Aussie bar staff.

And not forgetting the nasal recitiations of "the dingo took me baby".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2005
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