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Nov 17 – Trumpets and Goji Berries

 Want want want. A real umpire to stand in at practice.  An accredited scorer to keep track of something or other.  Relaxing the rules about the Barmy Army trumpeter so he’s allowed to come into the ground. The list of demands from the England Team, cock-a-hoop at the prospect of winning 4 series in a row, seems endless.  I’m sure ...

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Nov 16 – Ashes Umpire Training Session

The sign to the side entrance of the indoor cricket nets in Brisbane read ‘Reserved for Umpires. Authorised Personnel Only.’ Inside an Umpire dressed in full test match uniform stood at the bowlers mark in each of the four practice nets, adjudicating appeals from replays of televised first grade fixtures and test matches. It was stifling. Huge sunlamps radiated heat ...

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