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Nov 17 – Ashes Team Announcement

SO, the first test team (in likely batting order) is: Puff Warner CamBan Mr X Trapper Smith (c) HoneyComb Junior March “Fingers” Paine (wk) Mr Darcy Pat “Coming and Going” Cummins Hazelnut Plopper Lyon   So, no MaddisonAvenue, no Rickshaw, no Lord Nevill. Three keepers. Two quicks carrying the drinks. Junior Marsh doing a Nelly Melba and Fingers Paine scrambling ...

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July 17 – The Wages of Sin….

The pre-season email has just come out from my grade club. As usual, fitness training started two weeks before the email came out but that’s just to make everyone feel guilty. Unfortunately, I have no niggling injuries so have no excuse.  Not too keen on the first catching session, though – it’s too bloody cold. Every other email, phone call, ...

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Dec 15 – Did you hear it? I heard it!

There is always one, and in this team it is usually Wicky. We were still having a leisurely breakfast at about 9 when he shambled through the lobby of the team hotel, heading for the bus and what he thought was an imminent team departure. Finding himself alone in the marble-veneered portico, he was looking confused when the Captain sauntered ...

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Dec 4 – Did you see the catch?

“Did you see the catch?” everyone was asking, all night. “Yep, what a ripper!” I lied. I did not see the catch. I DID NOT SEE THE CATCH. To see the catch, I would have had to be: sitting in the dressing room, watching the match. sitting in the dressing room, not watching the match but able to look up ...

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Dec 3 – The Big No Show

Some people just don’t get it. In the wake of the loud-mouth Wicky from Victoria making it back into the Test side on the strength of his batting and ornery on-field persona, someone who shall remain nameless wish they’d made it back also [Ed. The Big Show] seem to think they have been hardly done by while batting at six ...

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