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Aug 20 – Fifth Test – Day 1

The Prof left early from Heathrow on a special assignment Coach2.0 sanctioned as a small reward for his part so he said “using a magician’s legerdemain to pluck our reputation from a bottomless pit.” Reports that The Oval pitch would be a green top proved to be nothing but an elaborate hoax when we arrived at the ground to hear ...

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Aug 19 – Test eve – green, green, green

Non… rien de rien Non je ne regrette rien Ni le bien… qu’on m’a fait Ni le mal, tout ça m’est bien égale… (Edith Piaf) “A fucking green top!” Coach2.0 mumbled to himself as we trudged onto The Oval for the first practice session of the day. We all had a look at the green monster. The bowlers salivated, thinking ...

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Aug 18 – Exit, Stage Left

It was not unexpected, but UnLucky made the official announcement today that he was pulling up stumps after the Fifth Test. He also made the unofficial announcement at breakfast and the informal announcement on radio. The casual announcements were made in a series of interviews. With a little luck he can grab the 25 runs he needs to reach the ...

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Aug 17 – London Calling

It was hard to judge the mood of the touring party as we traveled to London on the team bus today. There was a little steely determination to be felt, a sense that 3-2 is a lot better than 4-1. A sense that history won’t judge our “all out for 60” debacle as harshly as it might if we bounce ...

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Aug 16- Aus v Northampton – Day 3

We were all out on the field before play began listening to Coach2.0 make it clear what was expected today. There was no holding back. It reminded The Freak of 2013 just before Coach1.0 dropped his bundle and was replaced by Coach2.0. How quickly the wheel has come full circle. The English must be thinking the same thing. When it ...

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