Earlier today there were reports of fireworks and excessive summersaulting on an Essex farm. Now we know why. Ryan Harris, who has been a thorn in our side for too bloody long, has decided to hang up his boots.
He just couldn’t get his body right for the Ashes. We weren’t sure if this news was worth a post in itself, so please head over to the Tavern Forum to have your say.
How much does this news boost England’s Ashes hopes? My personal feeling is that Alastair Cook is a lot more likely to score runs now. Harris was the best Australian bowler at pitching it up and pushing the ball across him.
Maybe, just maybe, this news is the fillip that England need.