England won a cricket match!

Great result by the boys down under, finally showed a bit of character to beat the Aussies in a competitive match. A fantastic performance by Collingwood to steer the side home.

For the record, England 253-6 beat Australia 252 by four wickets. Via the beeb.

It has been a depressing winter so far, and we look a different side from when we won the Ashes.

Still 1-0 up with two to play, can’t ask for a better start than that!

Supporting England from abroad

My first world cup outside England is not off to a bad start, but here in Spain I’m missing the atmosphere I imagine there is back home. Its just not quite the same here somehow, but the few of us that are here are doing areour best! We try to all meet up for the England games, and some of the other more interesting matches.

The Spanish are generally optimistic, but I’m not sure how far they really think their team can go. One thing that is really frustrating is that there are really few games on terrestrial TV, so I have to try to get out to see the games which isn’t ideal! I’m tempted to get a digital terrestrial box, as there are a few more games on one of the digital channels.

But what has really got me a fed up is that I can’t even get the BBC Radio Five Live commentaries over the internet. Some crazy broadcasting arrangements apparently mean they are unable to allow non-UK residents access to it.

So one fed-up-Englishman-abroad now has yet another reason to upset the wife by going down the pub! Oopps!