Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Test day two – live!


“I have three autographs,” opens Ian Forth, tantalisingly, “Chris “Spider” Cattlin, Coventry City left back of the early ‘70s, and later proprietor of a rock shop on Brighton seafront. I bearded the great man in his den, much to my wife’s chagrin, on a weekend away where we reminisced about the time he broke a Stoke winger’s leg. (“I didn’t mean to”.) Also Robert Smith and Simon Gallup of The Cure, who I met in a bar in 1979 before they went on the (very small stage). They kindly signed the back of my Lloyd’s Bank statement which was the only thing I had in my pocket. An unlikely trio, although one day I look forward to the four of us getting together.” Marvellous.

Moving swiftly on, Ali Martin made sure to document Jofra Afrcher’s utterances following play yesterday.

I’m over the moon to get six wickets. I guess these are the things you train for. If you train hard in the game you should be rewarded eventually. [And] I don’t need to run in and bowl 90mph every spell to get wickets. It’s shown that today.

Related: Jofra Archer ‘over the moon’ after six-wicket haul in third Ashes Test

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