I don't really follow the criket and didn't ever get past being a very poor wicket keeper. However, when I was in london last it was hard not to get into it. However, the first time I followed the Ashes it did not work out so well for the Australia - sorry to all for that.
It was a really good series to follow and seemed to really push the game's following along in the UK so it is probably all for the best. Well done England!