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Aug 24 – It’s raining . . .

Day 4 – Fifth Test As an international cricketer, I can attest to the fact that some days go quickly, some days go loooooooong.  A day in the dressing room with a bunch of caged lions with the raining pouring down outside is always going to be on the long side.  The frustrations of the Tour, bottled up for weeks, ...

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Fifth Test in Tweets – Day 4

Day 4 The rain kept the twitterati at bay today, but here are some gems that shone through the gloom from The Oval.   @Not_Chappelli: The way England are playing they might actually lose runs today. #Ashes @LiebCricket: I’m giving up and watching a horror movie. If the rain stops and the regularly scheduled horror resumes, I assume somebody will ...

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Aug 23 – Snailsbury Tails

Day 3 – Fifth Test The hightlight of the day was me appearing on testmatchsofa.  It was all cloak and dagger at this end, as communicating electronically from the dressing room is frowned on at the best of times.  I spent the morning surreptitiously checking the extent of the wifi coverage in the dressing room’s quieter recesses. My investigations proved that the ...

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Fifth Test in Tweets – Day 3

Day 3 @RichieBenaud_: Not even Ranatunga is as slow as the over rates yesterday. #Ashes @Dan_Eurosport: Trending on commentary: “These are perfect conditions for batting…” The 2,876th use of this line has already been recorded this morning. @RossoCricket: Thoroughly expecting that in time for the next Ashes series Mitchell Starc will be the Prime Minister and Kevin Rudd the Australian ...

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Fifth Test in Tweets – Day 2

Day 2 @richiebenaud_: Sachin just called. He wants to know why Cook would drop a sitar? “What a waste of a perfectly good instrument.” @markpattersonbr: Bob Willis: ‘I’m afraid Simple Simon was the pieman today’ @RichieBenaud_: Kerrigan can still save his reputation with a well made 98 batting at No.11 #Ashes @warwicktodd_not: England just wet the Ashes @richiebenaud_: England may ...

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