Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Tour Diary

Geoff Lemon's Ashes Tour DiaryRoar cricket expert and intrepid adventurer Geoff Lemon has been sent to England – no, not as punishment – but to cover The Ashes, in England in 2013, on the ground.

Thanks to British Airways, Geoff along with video guru Cam Fink will be following Australia’s highs and lows throughout The Ashes, from Trent Bridge to The Oval.

Geoff will be writing a travel diary – mixing anecdotal reporting and storytelling with plenty of humour and irreverence, while also including meaningful analysis of play and of stats, unflinching assessments of the state of play and player, with a literary touch.

Geoff’s trip is his first visit to England – meaning his pieces will come with a touch of the travelogue.

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Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Ashes Diary Articles

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Today is gonna be the day

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Today is gonna be the day

by , 26 Aug 2013

It’s late, it’s warm, and the entire England cricket team is sitting in the middle of The Oval wearing whites with a guitar and beers, singing ‘Wonderwall’.

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Boycott and the joy of boring cricket

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Boycott and the joy of boring cricket

by , 25 Aug 2013

There are very few games where, when unlikely to win, one can merely decide to not lose. Even online Scrabble offers a forfeit when someone goes a week without a move.

No, you don’t hate Shane Watson

No, you don’t hate Shane Watson

by , 23 Aug 2013 Popular article!

It’s not hard to find people who’ll tell you they hate Shane Watson. Our favourite activity after watching sport is hating the people we’re watching.

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: I’m sorry Shane Watson, I am for real

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: I’m sorry Shane Watson, I am for real

by , 22 Aug 2013

I saw something very unfamiliar today. It was an utterly enjoyable day at the cricket for an Australian fan, as Shane Watson took the bloody show apart.

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Rogers gets home, but what to do with Watson?

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Rogers gets home, but what to do with Watson?

by , 11 Aug 2013

Like Nemo, Otis, or whichever Milo didn’t drown in the waterfall scene, Chris Rogers has found his way home. Like a Depression-era grifter with a lazy eye, Shane Watson remains itinerant.

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Tears in the rain, but Australia can still smile

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Tears in the rain, but Australia can still smile

by , 6 Aug 2013

“All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.” And so they will. Pity Michael Clarke in his team’s best Test match for months, even now circling the drain.

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: That bloody biased English weather

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: That bloody biased English weather

by , 5 Aug 2013

As if to taunt us, an hour after stumps long rays of sunlight are slanting through cloud into The Roar’s corner of Old Trafford. The nice things I said about English summers are revoked. The bastards are clearly partisan.

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Australia’s batsmen come good

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Australia’s batsmen come good

by , 2 Aug 2013

It has taken ten of them, but finally Australia has won a day of Test cricket – and with the bat, no less.

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Lord’s lost, but umpiring lamentable

Lemon’s Ashes Diary: Lord’s lost, but umpiring lamentable

by , 22 Jul 2013

While most Australian reports will be lamenting an embarrassing display in the Lord’s defeat, it’s hard to resist the euphoria in London. The only real sour taste comes from the genuinely embarrassing umpiring.

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: England’s blue, unclouded weather

Geoff Lemon’s Ashes Diary: England’s blue, unclouded weather

by , 21 Jul 2013

On my first visit to England, it’s been fascinating to finally come in contact with a culture that has so strongly informed my own. In doing so, you learn that even the apparently familiar has aspects you’ve never considered.


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