I think under the standing orders of deathlist.net forums I am now legally obliged to call you a twunt (or summat).
I think there would have been some quite harrowing series in the 70s, watching the older style English cricketers like Edrich and co (my favourite was David Steele who was described as the bank clerk who went to war), who had to face Roberts, Holding, Lillee, Thomson etc. who were playing a much fiercer version of the game.
Of course there is the famous story of Chris Cowdrey who was drafted into the 1974/75 Ashes squad in Australia. Came out to bat the first time having not met some of the Australian players and extends his hand to Jeff Thomson (and according to Wiki)
"Mr Thomson, I believe? How good to meet you."Colin Cowdrey
"That's not going to help you fatso, piss off."Jeff Thomson But Thommo is a bogan of the first order and not getting any better with age.
Indeed there were... but one rainy day at Lords in 1977 those brogan Aussies rounded up the straggler spectators when rain stopped play and spent a couple of hours teaching us Aussie Rules..sheer joy. Mind you I've never seen a man (who shall remain nameless) run so fast when he found out I was only 13 at the bar. Still, at least he ran....ah the 70s....