Ashes victory for England & a great pub quiz question.

The Ashes are coming home though I confess to have been feeling a little discombobulated for the past couple of weeks. How strange is it to hear Australians whine about the weather and throw cricket matches?

This has been a cracking series with all sorts of records being broken but perhaps the longest lasting legacy that this series has could be a great pub quiz question.

“Who is the only test batsmen to be given out first ball four times in a test?”

The answer is Ryan Harris, in the second Test in Adelaide.

  • In the first innings he was bowled lbw first ball by Swann. The decision was appealed and he was then given out, again, by the TV umpire.
  • He repeated this feat in the second innings, this time off the bowling of Anderson. LBW first ball. Appeal. Out again.