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Feb 16 – Six quotes for Six Games in 42 seconds

Sometimes there is just nothing to do except take stock. A few of the Australian lads got together – you know the ones who do crosswords when it’s raining, or who like a good book. The exercise was to find a quotable quote to best describe each of the first six games of CWC15 in 42 seconds, the aggregate time ...

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Feb 15 – A Letter from England

Oscar Wilde write “The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.” This could have been said by another Irishman, Eoin Morgan, and it is just as well. An Englishman could not have written with such optimism. The AUSvENG encounter was always a mismatch. One doesn’t send a boy to do a man’s work any more than one ...

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Feb 14 – The dawn of battle – Aus v Eng

There are a number of Hotels near the MCG and Southbank. We were in one of them overlooking the dirty Yarra river snake its way to Port Phillip Bay. We were all on the roof top bar watching the dawn clear the darkness from the lips of the MCG. The Prof and I flipped through the blog posts of hopeful English ...

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Feb 11 – Is the best team ever on the park?

The all night Monopoly game was at an interesting stage. I was wedged between a capitalist to my right who owned half of everything – big red hotels were plonked on each property – and a communist leaning tree-hugger on a roll. She was kind enough to lease her property portfolio to me at a very modest  rent until I ...

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Feb 8 – English Fear of the Black Knight

Scene I A bright day. The batsmen are consolidating a partnership after lunch. The bowlers have settled into a quiet rhythm. The spectators are restless. A young lad balancing trays of beers for his thirsty companions slips on a burger bun and up ends in the spreading bosom of an old woman amid desultory cheers. In the dressing room Moregain and ...

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