This isn't me blaming the pitch for our pathetic batters but found some interesting quotes. Oval pitch 'overcooked' to order - The Ashes 2009 - Fox Sports How the mighty have fallen - The Ashes 2009 - Fox Sports Which brings us back to a similar thread started in the Cricket chat forum. The ICC need to set some sort of standard for the pitch being produced. First we have pitches being prepared for draws in the Caribbean and now we have 3rd day dust bowls being produced for day 1. Just too far in the extremes for my liking, something in between would be much better for the fans.