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Best of Twitter – Third Test – Day 4

The Natural and The Freak agreed to curate the bet of twitter from Day 4, just for a laugh. They manhandled me from the pool later in the afternoon – I was bathing on The Prof’s lilo and they hit me from underneath like a great white – to get me to transcribe their introduction [Ed. It was nothing personal. We ...

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Dec 16 – Day 4 – Third Test

The morning session took on a carnival atmosphere, with Hollywood and then Mr G dining out on the tired, fed-up and Broadless bowling attack.  The poor crowd, cowering as they were without any shade structures under the relentless sun, were peppered with incoming Kookaburras as our lead didn’t so much edge towards 500 as hurtle past it.  Hollywood rescued a ...

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Best of Twitter – Third Test – Day 3

Puff and Hollywood volunteered to sift through the twitter gravestones of the country graveyard in which the English fans and their heros of the summer lay buried. They did their job clinically in repect  – for where they were a few months ago is England now. Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust. It takes only three devastating victories to erase the long night ...

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Dec 15 – Day 3 – Third Test

Today was the sort of day that made us glad to be alive.  Close enough to the action to feel we’ve contributed to regaining The Ashes [Ed. Now a dead cert], while not so close that we had to actually do anything about it –  like go out onto the field in this heat. But it could be worse.  We ...

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Dec 14 – Day 2 – Third Test

“What is the longest word you can think of” Puff said, as he stretched out on the banana chair at the hotel pool. The batsmen stopped rubbing each others backs with match balls and reread the English press comments on the day’s play. They all used short words; most of them began with f. No one said anything. A few ...

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