Cheap Seats Episode 24: Broken-effing-arm-gate

Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Johnson, and Mark Webber headline Episode 24 of the Cheap Seats

Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Johnson, and Mark Webber headline Episode 24 of the Cheap Seats..

the Cheap Seats podcast: Ryan O’Connell and I are on a triumphant Ashes victory high in the Summer Edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

In Episode 24, we dissect Ryan’s weekend birthday celebrations and just how many candles he blew out, while enjoying the world’s benefit of my sudden Twitter suspension.

Episode 24 talking points: Australia’s dominant First Test win in Brisbane, Jonathan Trott heads home, and indeed, Broken-effing-arm-gate; the RLWC finally gets the long awaited decider; the Wallabies keep winning in Europe; an A-League wrap, and this week’s Splash & Dash, featuring an F1 farewell to Mark Webber, and I floor Ryan with some NBA commentary.

Stay Cheap.

The Ashes – Australia go 1-0: First Test wrap with @testmatchsofa

The Commonwealth Bank have been rather sensationally using 'Test Match' to capture the big moments of the First Test. This was how it wrapped up, according to them. Image : @CommBank via Twiter

The Commonwealth Bank have been rather sensationally using the ‘Test Match’ board game to capture the big moments of the First Test. This was how it wrapped up, according to them. Image : @CommBank via Twiter

Test Match Sofa: I said of making my Sofa debut on Day 3 that there may not be a better time to talk to the guys in London, but it turns out there was indeed a better time, and it came not 24 hours later!

Here’s the wrap-up of the First Ashes Test, after Australia’s commanding 381-run demolition of England in Brisbane, to take a 1-0 series lead into the Second Test in Adelaide next week, including the final over sledging incidents, and the wonderful overall performance of Mitchell Johnson..


 
The Sofa guys will be back on deck for the Second Test in Adelaide next week, and you can find them via the Tune In radio app, at their online home of thecricketer.com, and also on sportstonightlive.com. On Twitter, you’ll find them @testmatchsofa.

The Ashes: First Test Day 3 wrap with @testmatchsofa

England - Carberry bowled Brisbane

George Bailey celebrates as English opener Michael Carberry is bowled through his legs by Ryan Harris late on Day 3. Image: ABC Grandstand

Test Match Sofa: With England still five hundred and plenty behind, and with two wickets already back in the shed, there may not have been a better time for me to make my debut with British internet-based cricket commentary, Test Match Sofa.

Dubbed “the alternative cricket commentary”, the Sofa team have been calling England’s Test series for several years now, and have gained something of a cult following around the world. They have an affiliation with Australian website The Armchair Selector, who also host the Cheap Seats podcast, and it was through this association that their people contacted mine.

You can find Test Match Sofa via the Tune In radio app, at their online home of thecricketer.com, and also on sportstonightlive.com. On Twitter, you can find them @testmatchsofa. Check them out, they really are very entertaining, and maybe even more so when England aren’t doing so well!

And before you settle into enjoy the Day 4 action, here’s how we wrapped up the Day 3 action on Stumps last night:

 

Siddle & Hilfenhaus clean up England on Day 3

Peter Siddle resumed where he left off on Day 2, celebrating the wicket of Pietersen here. Photo: Steven Hight - AURA Images

This morning saw the Aussies produce some of their very best bowling of the Test, with Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus taking 5/53 between them to rout England before lunch.  For 513.

Just a shame about the previous two days…

Jonathan Trott finished unbeaten on 168, and Siddle with 6/75.