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India Tour Paperback now available

“From Dust to Dust” Paperback now available The 17th Man’s diary of the Tour of India is now available as a paper back from and You can tell your Facebook Friends about From Dust to Dust HERE and receive a free eBook to download – that essential guide for all touring cricketers, Nanna’s Travel Tips. Armchair Selector We’re pleased to ...

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Ashes Squad Applications – April 24

The pressure has been on for the last few days, as Cricket Australia has been on our backs to finalise our squad recommendations.  There were hundreds of applications, and picking the cream for the selectors to consider has not been easy – The Prof, The Freak and I have been working day and night. Anyway, here’s a selection of what ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – April 11

This Test Squad business is driving me mad. The waiting is killing me, while CA has put The Prof and The Freak in charge of vetting applications for the squad (the whole sorry tale is here), and they’re struggling to make any sense out of most of them.  They keep asking me to comment. How am I supposed to decide who’s in the running to ...

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The Armchair Selector

The team at The Diary of The 17th Man is pleased to announce a link up with the multi-sports website The Armchair Selector. The 17th Man will be posting in the cricket section occassionally, and doing an end-of-test round-up through The Ashes.  Daily goodness will still be found right here! Check out The 17th Man’s first post at Armchair here, and ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – 8 April

Life is strange. After all the stress and excitement of the Tour, there’s not much to do sitting around at home waiting for the Ashes Squad to be announced. Apart from reading through the CA Contracts list, wishing my name was on there somewhere. I’ve checked ten times, it’s still not there. With the mix of Test, ODI and T20 “Specialists”, it’s hard to pick where I stand, really, ...

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