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Dec 30 – The Morning After

I have a headache. We have headaches. I don’t know what was in that cocktail last night. No, it wasn’t beer or anything I’ve tasted before. I don’t remember. I don’t remember anything. I think we won. Are you sure? The Age says we did. Read it. I need my sun glasses. It’s too bright out here. Can you read ...

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Dec 29 – Day 4 – Fourth Test

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens) The Prof was on the phone to his bankers. The Dalmatian Coast hotel, the main investment in ...

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Best of Twitter – Day 4 – Fourth Test

 I’m getting this done and out before I go to the celebrations.  4-0, baby!   @Cricketbatcat: Don’t worry England. Warner never limits chances like that to just the one. Two more missed chances imminent. #Ashes @TheCricketGeek: Positives for England from this Ashes series – 1. Ben Stokes @mammalsmall: @TheCricketGeek 2. No players involved in punch ups in bars @legsidelizzy: Lehmann has apparently bought ...

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What it means ‘to have your head up your arse’

The Natural asked me what it meant ‘to have your head up your arse’. He said he never used that kind of language except to batsmen. Big Merv Hughes said it was fair to intimidate batsmen this way but never explained what it meant. I asked The Prof who looked at me coldly, handed me some scrappy notes he had ...

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Best of Twitter – Day 3 – Fourth Test

Cricket is at its best when the supporters of the visiting side get really hot under the collar at a lost opportunity. The English Empire was striking back – for a second – then it fell back in a pile of s**t. That word is now surely a technical term along with the word Faaaark, the term players most often ...

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