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July 30 – Third Test – Day 2

What is happening? It’s only the end of Day 2 and we are hanging on by a bloody thread to a skinny lead with 3 wickets left, including that of Peter, the Duke of Nevill, who is doing his best to redeem himself and keep Wicky from fourth test duties. He has faced 100 balls, more balls than anyone in ...

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July 29 – Third Test – Day 1

All the chatter about the hypocrisy of trumpeting a ‘Family First’ policy flopped into the sewer at the fall of the first wicket this morning. Sure the pitch wasn’t worth a row of beans – again – and The Captain chose tails instead of heads. [Ed. Doesn’t he get it? Tails sucks in England.] There is nothing worse than choosing ...

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July 28 – Third Test Eve

There was still no sign of The Prof this morning. I raised it quietly with Coach2.0 over breakfast, and he didn’t seem too concerned. The conversation went something like this: “Is he in the Eleven?” Coach2.0 said, mouth full of bacon. “No.” “If someone in the Eleven broke their ankle in the next 24 hours, would he get to play?” ...

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July 27 – Where is The Prof?

There was no sign of The Prof at breakfast this morning. He hasn’t been to his room in our Royal Imperial Suite last night, and there’s still no sign of him as I write this at 10pm. Other members of the touring party look at me strangely when I try to casually ask them “Have you seen The Prof?” The ...

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July 26 – Wicky’s gloves

Coach2.0 finished off his blog for Cricket Australia and gave it to Sarah for review. Five minutes passed before she handed it back, which was a good sign. He scanned the sea of red corrections, and then the two funny paragraphs about the team bus trip to Birmingham that had survived unscathed. His eyes sparkled. (Sarah is slowly learning.) He ...

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