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The Captain

The Captain (No5): The consummate cricket professional. Leads from the front “power of one”, Type-A. Loves winning Tests. Footwork like a dancer. Tweeter. Theme song: World Leader Pretend – REM

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The Kid

The Kid – (Spinner and Batsman)  A Tour bolter, having come into the Squad late under the watchful eye of Coach2.0.  Handy left arm orthodox bowler with batting records to burn. Young and carefree, he’s the baby of the side unless he’s got the bat in his hand – then he’s a leader among men. Theme song: Kids in America ...

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Ashes Diary of the 17th Man – Jul 11

Day 2 – First Test At the end of a day that will not go down as the team’s best, there was nothing but smiles in the dressing room after play.  The Kid may not have taken a bag of wickets yet, but his batting set the world on fire. The score was eye catching, but perhaps it was the manner ...

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Ashes Diary of the 17th Man – Jul 10

Day 1 – First Test Breakfast today was organised in a private function room, with no hotel staff present.  Coach2.0 obviously thought that they would be too interested in observing the players and their breakfasts, hoping to get the inside mail on who was in and out of the team, and sell the information to persons unspecified. And it would have ...

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