Noel Gallagher turned down the opportunity to watch the English cricket team in action in Australia last week (ends17DEC06), because he was convinced his countrymen would lose. The Oasis star was Down Under to promote greatest hits LP STOP THE CLOCKS and was offered tickets to watch the third Ashes test match in Perth. But he says, "I couldn't be bothered hanging around to watch them get beaten again." England are currently trailing three-nil in the five-match series.