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Boris and Cameron rush to congratulate Freddie, Strauss and England's victorious Ashes team

Poor David Cameron went to Edgbaston on the day that the Test was washed out but like all cricket fans he is delighted at today's victory in the Fifth Test.  He has just issued this statement:

"Congratulations to Andrew Strauss and all the England team on their Ashes triumph. Its been an incredible series and a fitting end to Andrew Flintoff's test career. The team and backroom staff should know just how proud the entire country is of their inspirational performance."

Boris got there first with his congratulations:

''England have spun, swung and swatted their way to an incredible triumph. It is a wonderful achievement and testament to the courage, determination and remarkable array of talents within this fantastic cricketing team.  This victory is all the more impressive in the way the team has dealt with adversity, injury and the huge expectations of a nation hungry for cricketing success. I hope this truly amazing feat will inspire young kids who may never have played cricket to pick up a bat or a ball in the hope of becoming the next Freddie Flintoff, Monty Panesar or this weekend's century man Jonathan Trott.''

Guido has, of course, decided that Brown's decision to with-hold his Jonah-style good wishes was the crucial factor.  Perhaps Boris, in contrast, has the Midas touch?  Britain did very well at the Beijing Olympics with him watching... The two winning test matches were at Lords and the Oval - both in Boris-controlled London! ...and he issued this memorable video at the start of the series:

Tim Montgomerie


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