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Nov 4 – First Test Eve

Test wins in Australia by the Black Caps are pretty rare, and we don’t want to be the team that allows them to add to their list.  Also pretty rare are occasions when the All Blacks Captain receives a yellow card for his persistent off-side play – but that’s another story all together. There was an official team function today where the ...

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Nov 3 – New Faces, Pink Balls

Quick note about the first test in Brisbane. With retirements, banishments and fadings-away, there are some new faces in the team:  ThirdDegreeBurns returns to have another go, having drawn the short straw to replace UnLucky as Puff’s opening partner Mr X returns to join ThirdDegree at the crease at first drop after Puff has flamed out to mid-off from a ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Available Now!

Dad’s Cricket Diary With the big 5-0 looming, our every-man Dad decides that he’s spent enough time watching his teenage sons have all the fun on the cricket field. So, after 25 years on the sideline, he decides to make a comeback. His body is not so sure about that decision. You’ll laugh your way through this personal reflection on cricket, family ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Oct 21 – My Life in Tech Support

There are many challenges to being a modern parent. So many things have changed. All my mum and dad had to do to support my studies at school was provide a desk, a few pens, some paper for me to work on and a library card and keep me from watching too many repeats of MASH and James at 15 ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Oct 18 – Band Concert

Planning the weekend’s activities remains a challenge of the highest order, and I sometimes wish I had an Army logistics expert on hand to solve it for us. Today was no exception, with various overlapping activities and transport requirements that involved making sure the right car with the right capacity was in the right place at the right time under ...

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