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Feb 17 – Ireland is a valuable Empire outpost after all

No one thinks much of the West Indies these days after losing to Ireland after posting 300. Their management is further down the hole than the ECB. James Morgan @thefulltoss has done a sterling job reintegrating Ireland to the British Empire – a win is a win! Read his essay from the Mother Country with rising pleasure. *** It’s not ...

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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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