Belfast Telegraph

Ashes just not cricket

Steven Beacom

The Ashes series ended in farce last weekend as bad light stopped play with England 21 runs from a Test victory with four overs left.

It wasn't the only incident that left a bad taste.

Both sides were guilty of slow over rates during the summer denying the paying public the amount of cricket they deserved, there was the shameless decision by Stuart Broad not to walk after he nicked the ball to first slip and last but by no means least some England players decided to urinate on the Oval pitch as they celebrated their Series success. That really was taking the you know what!

A few days later the England squad got round to apologising for their appalling behaviour. All a wee bit too little too late.

Just not cricket lads.

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