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What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

Bhaskar News | Aug 10, 2013, 16:37PM IST
  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?
    New Delhi: Fourth Test of the Ashes series is currently underway at Riverside Stadium, located at Chester-le-Street in Durham, and apart from cricket, what attracts people to this venue is its picturesque backdrop. 
     
     
    Standing tall right behind the stadium is an imposing fort that has now been converted to a luxury hotel.
     
     
    However, far from appealing Aussue all rounder Shane Watson, the hotel spooked him when he last stayed here.
     
  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?
    The fort gives a picture perfect view to the setting. 
  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    The fort was constructed by Sir Ralph Lumley in 1389, and is still known as Lumley castle.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    In 9th century, the fort became the official address of Bishop of Durham, and later beca,e a part of University of Durham.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    In 1960, the University sold it off, and since then, it was converted to a luxury hotel.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?
    In 2005, Riverside Stadium hosted a day-nighter between Australia nd England. The Aussie team was lodged in this hotel. 
  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    It is learnt that Brett Lee and Shane Watson freely roamed about the castle, and enjoyed the view of the city.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    Post match, Watson, who had retired to bed, sensed something unusual and sinister in his room. 

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    Badly afraid, Watson somehow managed to exit his room and ended up in Brett Lee’s room. Watson slept in Lee’s room that night.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    Legend goes that the soul of Sir Ralph’s wife Lily still resides in the castle.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    Lumley castle is widely recognised as one of the most spooked places of Durham.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?

    History suggests that Lily was murdered in the castle and her body was dumped in a well located within the castle.

  • What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?
    Lily was apparently murdered by two fathers for not adopting Catholic faith, and Sir Ralph was duly informed that his wife had disappeared to become a nun.