Only a few photos were taken as I just did not feel like getting behind a camera - rather be "in the moment" - if you know what I mean.
- So, we got to see Siddle take a hat-trick the first day!!!!!! What an atmosphere in the stadium for that - the roar was unbelievable.
- Doherty made his Test debut for Australia and took wickets!!!!!
- Hussey (Mr Cricket) made 195!!!! He is one of my fave players - so down-to-earth
- and Haddin made 136!!!!!
Not bad for 3 days
Now I have to say that we had lots and lots of conversations with Pommies - Australian Pommies and English Pommies.
Absolutely amazing how many were at the cricket ☺ ☺ ☺
BTW - "The Queen" was sitting in front of us on the 2nd day, but I felt rude grabbing a photo, but "shim" did make the local papers. She loved to go walking and often was found stirring up the Barmy Army (who were on the other side of the oval from us, a bit hard to find in the photo) when they were too quiet with her graceful wave ☺ ☺ ☺
Nov 2010 GABBA 1st Ashes Test
And now a thank you - for no particular reason, other than its nice to say when its not prompted ☺
Well done to QLD Transit Authority (I think that's what they are called)!!!!!!
They provided FREE!!!!! buses from various points in the city to and from The Gabba
Very, very handy for us
It was chaotic at the end of the day, but moving over 35,000 people would always cause a problem
And to Brisbane Council who had a LARGE number of double bins (garbage/recycle) strewn throughout the city. The streets were lovely and clean. A pleasure to walk.
P.S. - Just noticed that I have over 300 emails and 300 blog feeds to read. Oops, it will take me a while to catch up with eveyone. But I will eventually
Bye for now