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Best of Twitter – Day 2 – Fourth Test

The twitterers missed England’s comeback on Day 2. For those who were interested and had nothing better to do – I can only assume they were in England or English journalists on holiday in the press box – here is a small helping of Christmas leftovers of some of the better tweets. I ignored most of the Piers Morgan rubbish. ...

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Dec 27 – Day 2 – Fourth Test

We waved the lads out onto the field at the start of play, with Coach2.0 issuing strict instructions to clean up the last four wickets before lunch.  We’d have been happy to have them out there and out of our hair until tea, but I guess there is a dead rubber to win and a Number 1 Test ranking to claim. [Ed. ...

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Dec 26 – Day 1 – Fourth Test

The Captain agreed. He said he would win the toss and bat on a pitch smoother than a bowl of yellow jelly and chock a block with runs. The Captain won the toss and signalled to the dressing-room. “What did he say?” “We’re batting and bowling,” Sarah said looking at Coach2.0 who was massaging his head. “What?” “Bowling.” “He said ...

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Dec 25 – It’s Christmas!

Christmas Day! Sunny in Melbourne. Our nephews and nieces collared us early to rip open presents: cricket and Lego for the boys (and a signed copy of the 17th Man’s collected works) and bangles, books, stationery, and music boxes for the nieces. I bought Dad a collection of Viv Richards and Ian Botham’s greatest innings. He looked at them, at ...

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