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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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Dec 28 – Day 3 – Fourth Test

Cricket is a funny game. The England fans were clutching at straws yesterday, as England dominated Day 2.  They were trying to gain some comfort from the possibility of a “5-3” aggregate over the two series – as if that would mean anything now that Australia hold the Ashes.  It doesn’t matter whether we keel over from boredom and only ...

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