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Dec 1 – The City Flat

The Prof called me from Perth where Queensland is being hammered by WA in their 4-day Shield game. He called me from the stands. He had taken a call from Dennis before play with the latest update from Adelaide. I was still on the field at Bellerive Oval riding the boundary at deep mid-wicket for the NSW Blues. An anxious ...

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Nov 30 – It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

Down in Hobart, we’re struggling against Tassie, with all our Test Stars resting. They posted a good first innings score, although without much help from former Tourist Mr Bean. In reply, we’ve had to rescue the wreck of our innings from 5 for 107.  I doubt my plucky innings will make any impact on Adelaide selections, but we’ll see if I can continue ...

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Nov 29 – Hot, Hot, Hot!

After chasing the ball around all day in the frigid wasteland that is Bellerive Oval on the second last day of spring – it barely got up to 16 deg C at about tea time – it was good to receive an email from Deep Third. Typing a post is one less thing I have to do with frozen fingers.  Dear 17th, ...

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Nov 28 – Ashes Dreaming

“There’s a great divide, across this land Like a Berlin Wall, made of salt and sand A congregation’s trapped inside Getting fewer As years goes by” (Country Life, Meagher, Jenkins, Baker, 2002) Dennis was in Alice with 200 stalwarts from the BarmyArmy. [Ed. Alice Springs… Northern Territory… it’s a town!] “I didn’t realise Alice is so isolated. Deserted in the ...

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Nov 27 – The best sledgers never get caught

Trapper and I joined Hollywood at The Prof’s favourite coffee shop in Paddington [Ed. Sydney, for English readers] for breakfast. The Prof had a meeting with his (our) bankers in town and was flying back to Brisbane late in the day. After much teasing, Trapper recalled the sledge incidents late in the match on Day 4. He was fielding at ...

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