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Wednesday, 14 September 2005 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Yesterday, England could beat Australia in a series for the first time in 18 years. BBC Radio 5 Live's coverage presenter Simon Mayo announced that "The entire crew of Doctor Who, including the director and the Scottish Doctor, are refusing to come to the set while they watch the cricket," followed by some gags from former England cricketer Mike "Thirty Years in the TARDIS" Gatting about wishing they could nip forward a few hours and come back and tell them the score. Meanwhile, as one of our correspondents notes, "I have just returned from watching the victorious Ashes cricket teams on their parade through London to Trafalgar Square. The ... team in the second open top bus was holding aloft a Dalek with the words 'Aussies exterminated' pasted across it." Wicket-keeper Geraint Jones held up the giant inflatable Dalek. Stephen Fry was also one of the commentators on the event. There are also stories at the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun (not yet available online) and a photo (#17) at CricInfo. (Thanks to Andrew Farmer, Paul Hayes, Ian Golden, Nick Kirby, Kelvin Green, Ben Rawson-Jones, Adam Kirk, Gareth Kingston; photo by Tina Engstrom)