In celebration of former England seamer Phillip DeFreitas joining us on the latest episode of The Shackles Are Off podcast, which is out tomorrow, we’ve rolled the clocks back to a special moment back in 1995.
The Adelaide Test of the 1994/95 Ashes tour was special for many reasons, not least because it was when the Barmy Army were founded by Paul Burnham and Dave Peacock.
It was England’s only win in a losing series and that was, in part due, to an inspired batting display from DeFreitas.
Daffy made a blistering 88 from 95 balls – the highest Test score of his career – to help his side pile on 328 runs in their second innings and ensure that the Aussies had a tough final innings chase.
The highlight of DeFreitas’ career-best score was, without doubt, the way he dispatched Craig McDermott. The England number eight bludgeoned 22 runs off a single over as he put the Aussie fast bowler to the sword.
We’ve dig up footage of that destruction – with a little help from Robelinda2 on YouTube – so just sit back and tuck into seven minutes of pure joy…