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Anything for 'Ashes'!

india Updated: Dec 08, 2006 19:39 IST
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A crazy England team cricket fan sold his house after losing his job for watching his favourite team battle Aussies at Ashes and felt that this was the only way out.

An England team cricket fan Allan Fairlie-Clarke has sold his house so that he can watch Andrew Flintoff and his boys battle the mighty Aussies for the Ashes Down Under.

Thirty one year old Fairlie-Clarke, a Scot, lost his job and realised that the only way to go to Australia was to sell off his maisonette in Chelmsford, Essex, which fetched 180,000 pounds.

Reckoning on spending at least 10,000 pounds, he has also vowed to go to the match ground every single day of the Test.

"I will get to every day of the Tests," The Mirror quoted Fairlie-Clarke as saying.

He said he also didn’t regret his decision to fund his trip by selling off his house despite the humbling defeat England suffered at the hands of Ricky Ponting and his team.

He said, "I didn't have a ticket for the first day at Brisbane but a guy got me one for 60 pounds. I was born in Edinburgh, but when it comes to cricket there isn't much alternative to supporting England, is there?" he said.