If you’re a fan of the gentlemen’s sport I’m sure you are still getting over the heartache of the 2013/2014 Ashes tour (unless you are Australian) where England took an absolute hammering after a 5-0 whitewash.
It was England’s worst ever Ashes tour where three times the margin of defeat was more than 200 runs (381 runs; 218 runs; 150 runs; eight wickets; 281 runs). Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott said that “This is a worse loss than 2006-07 because Australia had great players like McGrath, Warne and Gilchrist last time. England have just disintegrated.”
Where will England go after this devastating defeat? Perhaps they need to be shown a thing or to by the women of cricket who have just retained the Ashes trophy after winning the first Twenty20 international by nine wickets.
Now that the Ashes test series is over, I’m sure that there will be lots of hard work and training – especially for the men for next years World Cup and many more games during 2014.
But, unlike professional sportspeople, us normal folk just play during the cricket season – so if you play cricket or have a partner/children that do in your household you will know how much gear is needed and just how big those cricket bags actually are.
Many clubs keep their kit over the Winter stored in the clubhouse, which can be rife for break-ins or may be you are lucky enough to have the extra space in a garage or a shed – one word – MOULD.