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  • (From The Daily Telegraph, July 4th, and I so wanted to be wrong.) The Aussies: Right on Top When England beat the Australians in 2005, the celebration was a deranged combination of New Year's Eve, Summer Holiday and an official state reception. Cakes and ale and bread and circuses. That's how much it means. Alas, such garish outbursts of joy reflect the unlikeliness of an England win. An Ashes series looms once again, spreading the chill shadow of Australia's recent dominance. Forget their early exit from the Twenty20 World Cup – Test matches are what Australian cricketers do best. Can you feel it? Here it comes, that familiar dark-green aura: unflappable, relentless, invincible. They're coming to get us. An English

    Jul 12,