Still, they capture a wonderful moment in English cricket - the seconds after Alastair Cook's side clinched an eight wicket win over the Aussies to take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes.
The only time I ever bunked off school was to see an England v Australia Test - even as a youngster I realised that the chance to see Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson in their prime was worth a detention.
For years the Aussies had it over us, until the unforgettable series of 2005, when England claimed the urn for the first time in 18 years.
Back then, the Edgbaston test was a crucial turning point, with England winning by just two runs, and and after a caning at Lords, the Birmingham stadium could once again prove to be a turning point.
With Warwickshire's homegrown star Ian Bell unbeaten at the crease in the second innings (rescuing his Test career as well as his team) alongside Joe Root - who thumped the winning four - it was a good day all round for the home fans, marred only by the knowledge that top bowler Jimmy Anderson will miss the next match with a side strain.
The visitors, though, are no pushovers. A Test which threatened to be over within two days, ultimately stretched into two full sessions on Day 3.
Although the result was never in doubt after Australia were bowled out for 136 in the first innings, obstinate batting down the order by Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc ensured that England had to wait for victory.
There are undoubtedly more tough challenges ahead.