Nup, 3-0 in 90/91. Draw at Sydney (despite e e hemmings and the Cat bowling 78 of 89 overs and taking 8 between them) to take the Ashes by the Third Test, then a draw in Adelaide to seal the won series.I was also pretty sure that the return series to (either before or after) the BaggyGreenWash was also a 4-0 TBH, but it's most unlike Haakon to get factual details wrong, so I presume I'm recalling incorrectly.
2001. All thanks to Butcher & Gilchrist.One interesting thing is has there ever been an Ashes in England of five or six Tests where there were no drawn matches? (There was also a four-Test one in 1975 of course but I know beyond doubt there were three draws there, although one was caused by the pitch being vandalised).
No, no, wasn't referring to 1989 (I'm very well-versed in 1990/91 and that infamous SCG game - why on Earth Gooch didn't bring back Malcolm the minute the rank rabbits Rackemann, Reid and Alderman were at the crease I'll never know), was referring to the one that actually was - in Australia in the 1920s, I forget whether it was '20/21 or '21/22 or what. There was a series in England, right before or right after, that was also almost a BaggyGreenWash - and I think it was four-nil.Nup, 3-0 in 90/91. Draw at Sydney (despite e e hemmings and the Cat bowling 78 of 89 overs and taking 8 between them) to take the Ashes by the Third Test, then a draw in Adelaide to seal the won series.
Of course, how on Earth could I forget that?2001. All thanks to Butcher & Gilchrist.
Don't think the gap's that big tbh, especially given our lack of experience and/ or success in English conditions at Test level.My naural pessimism makes my immediate impulse to say 5-0 to Australia, but I do think that the weather will play it's part, so I'll predict 3-0 to the Aussies.
For England to win a single test, someone like Anderson will have to have one of his ocassional red letter days and the Aussies would have to seriously underperform.
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Can't guarantee it! but we all hope so too!