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Jan 4 – The shadow players move in

The team meeting ended. The playing  squad shuffled away to the exits in the auditorium in lines of bobbing hob-nailed white. The squad has swelled like a ripening gourd towards the final test on Tuesday. The young shadow bowlers invited to share liniment with the boys in the hope that they will pick up something, and other things will rub ...

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Jan 3 – Who Writes These Letters?

Training today was a weird combination of youthful enthusiasm (The Kid is back in town) and the relentless sound of hamstrings twanging as various team members struggle to get fit for next Tuesday and Hollywood, as usual,  just struggles [Ed. Although we hear he’s got the squirks]. Tatts didn’t show up at all, which is not a good sign, and there ...

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Jan 2 – Home

It’s great to be back in my home town, and to be back at the address that I loosely call home. All this messing around with the Prime Minister, the curry empire and the shady Russian interests has left me a little jaded. Thea has done a great job with the renovations while I’ve been touring all over the world. ...

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