The Touring party for the mid-winter hit and giggle tournament in Zimbabwe has got together, sporting an impressive collection of needle holes in their arms.
The Squad is:
The Captain, Mr G (vc), Cutsy, Big Bad Jimmy, The Hitter, Wicky, Tatts, The Big Show, Cattle and Kane, Trapper, Mr Darcy, Hollywood (shadowed by Lucky), The Prof, The 17th Man (That’s me)
The notable omission is Puff, who is staying at home to hold his partner’s hand through child birth. This is a real pity, because there is nothing I like more that watching Puff and The Hitter take an attack apart. But it is good to have Trapper in the squad after his exploits in The Ashes. We’ll appreciate his hitting, his crazy leg spin and his constant tackle adjustments. As for me, there’s not many specialist batsmen in the team so maybe I’ll get a run.
We’ll be playing four games – two against each of Zimbabwe and South Africa – kicking off on Monday.
Not sure who’s going to be editing this diary in the absence of The Freak. We’ll see – Trapper is my pick. [Ed. Can he read? Coach 2.0 has his doubts, and has said so publicly].
Read all about our triumph in SA earlier in the year in Sunshine on Boerewors.