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Dec 30 – Third Test – Day 5

Well that’s a tough day of test cricket done and dusted, and the trophy is back in our possession. People who use the phrase “petered out to a tame draw” clearly have no idea of how tense things were in the dressing room as we tried to watch Deal or No Deal in the shadows of the late afternoon. In ...

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Dec 29 – Third Test – Day 4

After all the fuss yesterday, Tatts went through the last couple of batsmen faster than a speeding pitchsider being ejected from the ground. After that it was all hard graft, with UnLucky again putting together a solid 50 before being quite unlucky. Hollywood was not so much unlucky as unsatisfying, while in the biggest shock of the day, Captain2.0 got ...

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Dec 28 – Third Test – Day 3

Dad will be pleased. I was on the field for an extended period in the heat of a still day. Sure, it was on the boundary next to the gate but at least it was over the rope. I made it to the middle four times heading for the opposite boundary. What a bloody cheek! I did what I could ...

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Dec 27 – Third Test – Day 2

The Captain was in the commentary box watching Trapper Smith become the next Captain of Australia. Trapper was ticking all the boxes in two sessions of play on Day 2 of the Boxing Day test. The pathway to Captaincy felt very familiar. An injured Captain looks on at the stand-in Captain, who yesterday was just another reliable middle order batsman, ...

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Dec 26 – Third Test – Day 1

Boxing Day. Some people are apparently out getting some bargains in the sales, while the media are under the illusion that the punters want to read about the state of retail sales and whether or not Myer are going to reach their sales targets. Get real – all anyone wants to know is where to get a cheap telly. Or ...

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