Zak Crawley reveals what REALLY happened after fifth Ashes Test at the Oval as opener responds to claims England turned down Australia’s beer offer
- Zak Crawley has revealed what really happened at the Oval
- The England team have been accused of refusing post-Ashes beers
- Crawley admitted they were taking too long with their farewell speeches
Zak Crawley has admitted England took “too long” in the Oval dressing rooms on Monday, but firmly dismissed Australian claims the hosts turned down a beer after the series.
The angered Australians told the media that after a hard-fought series this summer, Ben Stokes’ side had turned down their offer to grab a few drinks, claiming the hosts locked their cabin doors when they were half a dozen times have been addressed.
However, England captain Stokes indicated his side’s closing stages after the series had lasted longer than usual as tributes had been paid to the retired Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali and the Aussies had already left the south London cricket ground by the time the speeches were completed.
That claim was refuted by the Australian camp, with a source saying: “We don’t really care, we have the ballot box but after a hard fought series it’s pretty pathetic.”
And now, speaking to The Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club Podcast, Crawley admitted England were taking “too long” in the dressing room but stressed they had not snubbed the Australians.
Zak Crawley has dismissed claims that England failed to dispense drinks following the Ashes conferences with Australia
The Australians told the media that England had turned down offers of some beers
“It was a shame, the timing just wasn’t right,” said the opener.
“Obviously both teams do a debrief and ours is usually a little shorter than Monday night.”
“‘Broady’ (Stuart Broad) went, ‘Mo’ (Moeen Ali) went, and one of the physical therapists went too.
“So we had our normal debrief and a farewell for these guys.” We were just at it a little too long and it didn’t quite work out for the Aussies.
“That was a shame.” “It was nobody’s fault, the timing just wasn’t quite right.”