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Test in Tweets – SAvAUS – First Test – Centurion

The Prof and I pulled this list of tweets together overnight. Nothing exceptional. Understandably South Africans are more thunderstruck than humour laden after being hammered from the first ball on Day 1 to the last ball after tea on Day 4. Smithy cannot even remember playing, but he couldn’t remember anything worth recalling before play began. Who is Mitch Johnson ...

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Feb 16 – Day 5 – First Test

It was one of those “pinch yourself” mornings today.  The automatic reaction when you wake up on a playing day is to check that you’re not late for the team bus to the ground, and then to check that your roomie hasn’t done anything unsavoury to you (or themselves) overnight. Reality, for once, was so much sweeter.  The Test is ...

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Feb 15 – Day 4 – First Test

There is only one team in town. The Captain declared when Sarah (from Marketing) confirmed at the start of play that the bowlers were singing Edelweiss (the Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music version) on the players balcony. He hates Edelweiss almost as much as The Lonely Goatherd (the Julie Andrews original). Anyway, Junior was out and the only reason for ...

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Feb 14 – Day 3 – First Test

Coach2.0 is a genius. He thinks more  about how to keep CA’s (independent) Digital Media team busy than The Captain thinks about bowling changes and field placements during a match. He carries a list of ideas in his back pocket his 9 year old daughter told him she wrote during a maths test in class. (She must have inherited her ...

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Feb 13 – Day 2 – First Test

Dad got the time zones all mixed up and woke my up early this morning with a phone call. He was all chatty for a while, but he was soon ranting about how come two more players had leapfrogged me to fill vacancies in the batting order. He still has ambitions of me being a long term Test player, mainly ...

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