?Well there it is, as predicted (by some even before we got on the plane), its 5-0 to Australia. How any of the England Cricket team can wear their MBE with any sort of pride is beyond me. The Ashes is a 2 team competition - either we win, or the Aussies do. Australia have held the Ashes from 1987, and we got them back in 2005. The team all got MBE's etc etc. Just over 400 days later, we handed them back, with a whitewash that has not happened since the 1920's Why do the England Cricketers deserve their awards for this pathetic performance? Admittedly the Rugby team is going through a lot of dramas, but at least we WON the World Cup, and beat more than one country on the way to doing so. The Football team as well, yes we went out in the last 16 but at least we beat a few other countries on the way to the quarter-finals. Fun as watching the 2005 Ashes series was, I don't believe that years of defeat, then a flash-in-the-pan victory, followed by the worst defeat witnessed in over 80 years, justifies an MBE. If this were the precedent, i would be in the House of Lords.