Thankfully, we scraped through, 2-1 in Ashes - the greatest contest in cricket - with one to play.

If we hadn't won, I think I would have joined the local Flying Spaghetti Monsterism movement and start worshiping the noodles.

Like Thurya and Adam and other English bloggers, I'm elated.

The King of Spain hits the winning runs (er I meant this one).

My condolences to pineapple_head and Frank (congrats on the shirt!). In particular, I'd like to say hard luck to Philip the Aussie and fellow 'softie, who has the displeasure of hosting me at a BBQ next weekend.

More England reaction

Australian reaction :-)