When you've spent your entire childhood watching some f**king shocking players represent England and trying to wrestle the Urn away from some of the all-time greats of the game, you enjoy days like today and series like this, even more.
The sh*t we've gone through since those Aussies tonked us 5-0, to come through the other side smiling with the Ashes in our hands is remarkable. It's been a joy to watch England play some top notch quality cricket. The entire side with maybe one exception has chipped in with big roles at some point during this series. And when that happens, you are more likely to win because your true world class players are then adding runs to an already healthy total or taking wickets from an already depleted side as opposed to scoring just about enough to make your total par or taking three wickets while the score is racing along to 400 odd.
I f**king love watching us win and watching us win well at that. The Lord's Test asked a lot of questions, they were answered at Headingly and Trent Bridge.
And it wouldn't be one of my posts without mentioning Joe Root. Everybody knows how much I rate the lad. Up there as one of my all time fave players. Not just his batting but his fielding and his whole personality, even to a fan at home it's infectious. He genuinely looks like he's having the time of his life just to be playing for England. Man of the series for me, though I think Broady might get it this time because his bowling throughout has been immense. And Joe Root is now the number one batsmen in world cricket.
It doesn't get better than that from a cricket perspective for me.