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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Aug 30 – The Cricket Shop

My plan of attack when going to the cricket shop is to go early. Arriving at 11.30 on a Saturday morning is a recipe for a long stay and getting only distracted attention from the sales assistant who is trying to get four young cricketers to decide which bat they want all at once. I also have an unwavering strategy ...

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Aug 28 – Licking Wounds

The team is still a bit shell-shocked after throwing the game away yesterday. [Ed. Dropping, it surely – Thanks Mr G and Tatts!] The batsmen are smug while the all-rounders are a bit sheepish having failed against the more serious examination provided by the SA attack. The bowlers did not appreciate the abundance of pies on the breakfast buffet this ...

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Aug 27 – Aus Vs SA

After posting a 50 over total of 337, a wag in the members bar was heard to rejoice “Only England could lose it from here!” We all felt that way at the change of innings, bubbling with certain victory and dismissive of defeat. The sky was clear. Everything was in its rightful place. The Prof was settled in a sea ...

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Aug 26 – Rest Day

“Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.” “What do you mean…. Yawn”, yelled Junior(sq.). The Prof was completely unmoved. “But I got 89 and smashed them,” he replied with a big swish of his fist “yes, you bloody beauty”. “Ah, well that is true. But you didn’t smash the window in the commentary box.” “Huh. Oh.” “That’s what will get you onto YouTube. I ...

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Aug 25 – Game 1 – Aus V Zim

A lovely African dawn greeted the touring party. Cool nights and warm days are a great recipe for late winter cricket, even if the preparation has been as short as the batting lineup is with specialists. Security is tight but unobtrusive.  We have to stay together, which means there is no avoiding the moping of non-participant Lucky Hughes.  He should ...

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