There are few people in the world that can claim their birthday will be better than what Calvin Ayre has planned for his 50th in Dublin as part of next year’s iGaming Super Show. Expect plenty of girls, vats full of booze, a large helping of surprises, and of course more gamblin’ drinkin’ and carryin’ on than most people can cope with. One Australian may well be reaching the same plateau as Calvin after today’s Ashes though.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle managed a hat trick on his 26th birthday as he removed the English trio of Alastair Cook, Matt Prior, and finally Stuart Broad. This made sure the Gabba, in Brisbane, lived up to its nickname of the “Gabbatoir.”
It was also a rather personal milestone for Siddle who hasn’t played a test match since January, finishing with career-best figures of 6 for 54. As for the rest of the day’s play, England can consider it somewhat of a success. Andrew Strauss was out early on, but scoring well over 200 is quite the achievement for the visitors who have perennially struggled on this ground.
Play will continue tonight as shops up and down the UK sell out of matchsticks. Well how else are we expected to keep those eyes open for long enough. Cricket can be tedious at the best of times and all niter on the beers won’t go down to well at work the next day.
Who are we kidding after all that – Calvin Ayre’s 50th Birthday is not going to have an equal, and if you come out of the party sober it might be time to get your head tested!