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Spurs fan Trott stars as England retain Ashes!

Posted on 28 December 2010  - 12:00

Spurs fan Jonathan Trott played a starring role as England retained the Ashes with a convincing win in the Third Test against Australia.

Spurs fan Trott stars as England retain Ashes!

Spurs fan Jonathan Trott played a starring role as England retained the Ashes with a convincing win in the Third Test against Australia.

Trott hit an unbeaten 168 to take the man-of-the-match award as England beat the Aussies by an innings and 157 runs at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The result meant England took a 2-1 lead in the series with one Test remaining and as holders of the Ashes, a series draw is good enough to take the famous Ashes Urn home to England.

Trott has now scored 445 runs in the series at an average of 111.25.

"This is why you spend long hours indoors in the winter in the nets," he told Sky Sports.

"It's very satisfying to come here and go 2-1 up at the MCG.

"I only played one test in England in 2009 (in the last Ashes series win), I played a little part there and it's obviously nice to do well here.

"I'm happy with my performance in this game but now we've one eye on Sydney and it would be great to go 3-1 up there."

A star of England's Ashes win in the summer of 2009 when he scored a century on his debut at the Oval, Trott's love of Spurs follows a familiar family path.

"I support Spurs because my family have," said South African-born Trott. "When my grandad lived in London he supported Tottenham and my father was a Spurs supporter as well.

"My first vivid Spurs memories are probably from the 1991 semi-final. Around then in Cape Town we'd just started getting satellite television.

"I've always remembered Gary Lineker's second goal more than Gazza's free-kick; he lay on his back after scoring and that was it, we were in the final!

"I love the attacking tradition of the club. The current team is really exciting; they play great football and are good to watch."

The final Test starts at Sydney on Sunday, January 2.