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Aug 29 – England Team Awards

Ring, ring…..ring, ring…..ring,ring “Yes” “Cabinet War Rooms. Operations room” a muffled voice said before the line dropped out. Dad was rereading Sir Vivian Richard’s book ‘Batting with Confidence,’ quoting liberally from the best passages. “I faced the fastest men in the business in a crimson cap,” he yelled to me from the other side of the heated pool. “The tattoo ...

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Aug 27 – Awards Night

The Prof and I breakfasted early. The Freak joined us shortly afterwards and slammed The Telegraph on the table with as much mock annoyance as he could muster. “Even Warnie says  piddling on the pitch crosses the line,” he said. “Stupid is how I would characterise it,” The Prof remarked. “Something exile in South Africa might fix. A tiny chin ...

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Aug 25 – After Midnight . . .

Day 5 – Fifth Test My eyes adored you Though I never laid a hand on you My eyes adored you Like a million miles away From me you couldn’t see How I adored you So close, so close And yet so far away (‘My Eyes Adored You’, Frankie Valli)  The Captain was at his generous and combative best at ...

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How a simple 3rd Day sledge led to a 5th Day climax

The Prof had the binoculars and with assistance from Mr Bean, a schoolboy linguist, faithfully translated the on-field exchanges between The Captain and KP on Day 3 of The Oval Test in the best interests of Australian cricket.   The Freak who was fielding at wide fine leg at the time, and who is himself an accredited translator and lip reader, ...

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Fifth Test in Tweets – Day 5

Well, after an unexpectedly exciting last day of the series, here is how it panned out on twitter.  For your information, I left out a lot of material relating to Warnie’s commentary – it got a bit boring after a while. The 17th Man   Day 5 @warwicktodd_not: 2 days after getting in, Woakes is out @RichieBenaud_: There will be ...

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