Cricket tweeter no Ashes fan

2010-11-29 14:24
Andrew Strauss with the Ashes urn
Cape Town - An American woman has become the focus of the cricketing world’s attention during the 2010 Ashes series, currently being played out in Australia.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the woman from Westfield, Massachusetts, tweets mostly about knitting and her toddler under the name @theashes, but has recently been inundated with people sending her messages and asking for score updates.

According to the report, at first she was amused by the sudden attention but the novelty soon wore off.

"I am not a cricket match. Stop mentioning me and check profiles before you send messages. It's really annoying," she wrote on her Twitter page.

She now has over 6700 followers - up from a few hundred people before the Ashes series began - and her frustration has clearly been evident: "I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH!!!" she ranted.

She soon warmed up again to her new-found fame though and is now using Twitter to find out more about this game we call cricket.

One of her recent posts asked, “What the hell is a wicket?”

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