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Best of Twitter – Day 1 – Fourth Test

¬†On a day when KP swallowed a fly, here’s the best of twitter! @Cowcornered: Maybe Cook will win the toss in Sydney… @tickerscricket: For the first time in the series, England have a lead. One run to the good. #AdvantageEngland @17thManDiary: Clarke has made a mistake here, playing the man (for mental disintegration) not the ball (always bat first). @MClark23e: ...

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Dec 24 – The Trouble with Granny

The whole town is still abuzz with the aftermath of the unexpected departure of Swanny from the beleaguered England team. We’ll miss the humour and his rapier wit, but the lefties [Ed. The openers are the only ones to survive the Great Leftie Purge] are all sleeping easier now that they don’t have to worry about his arm ball. In ...

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Dec 23 – Under Seige

The England team have been engulfed in the Swanny controversy, with rumours abounding that the team is about to impode, explode or disappear up their own basksides. I guess there is a sequence of those three things that could be interesting to watch. As a result, the whole England team is in lock down. We haven’t heard anything from Deep ...

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Dec 22 – A Death in the Family

“Graeme Swann retired, with immediate effect? Are you serious? Is this just another English prank?” The Captain had been rinsing his tattooed¬†sleeve with coconut oil to bring out the greens. “It’s confirmed. The press conference just finished,” The Prof reported. “Half-way through a tour?” “The Urn is gone. It’s a dead rubber.” “But HALF-WAY through a tour? These last tests ...

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Dec 21 – Welcome to the MCG

The English arrived in Melbourne this morning as fresh as a blood-stained poultice applied to a mortal wound. The open-wound stretcher cases came first, then the hobbling wounded and those with dirty ill-fitting field bandages, then the bruised and battered, the shell-shocked and neurotic and the sick at heart. These fallen heroes who have flayed all who they met since ...

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