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Daily Archives: July 11, 2013


Unlucky (Opener): A man with a list of first class batting achievements as long as his test career is short. The oldest player in the touring party, he has teenage children and a Walkman. Theme song: The Oldest Story in the Book – Paul Kelly.

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Wicky (Wicketkeeper) (Vice Captain) : Short and hairy. Communal spitter due to larynx injury removing a stump in U13 20/20 final. Loves sledging. Keeper of the team song. Learning to tweet. Theme song: Almost With You – The Church

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Rocket Man

Rocket Man (Quick): Young clean tearaway with occasional reverse swing.  Huge wraps. Heavy mortgage on his future.  Guitar player, dancer and Boy band lover. Tweeter. Theme song: What Makes you Beautiful – One Direction

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The Prof

The Prof (Batsman, occasional keeper): The curly-haired bespectacled brains of the team. Triple maths major.  Soothsayer and satirist.  Loathes curry but loves India. Thinks only birds tweet. Theme song: Money – The Flying Lizards

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Plopper (No1 Spinner):  Test regular. Only ever wanted to bowl for Australia. Slept with a ball since he was six. Will play even if not selected. Theme song: Straight to my Heart – Sting

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