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Nov 3 – New Faces, Pink Balls

Quick note about the first test in Brisbane. With retirements, banishments and fadings-away, there are some new faces in the team:  ThirdDegreeBurns returns to have another go, having drawn the short straw to replace UnLucky as Puff’s opening partner Mr X returns to join ThirdDegree at the crease at first drop after Puff has flamed out to mid-off from a ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Available Now!

Dad’s Cricket Diary With the big 5-0 looming, our every-man Dad decides that he’s spent enough time watching his teenage sons have all the fun on the cricket field. So, after 25 years on the sideline, he decides to make a comeback. His body is not so sure about that decision. You’ll laugh your way through this personal reflection on cricket, family ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 17 – Dreaming of the Past

It is still raining, so there opportunities to get out of a run or a net session have been limited. This is a worry with the first game of the season just days away.  At least my bruises have settled down, and the knee is showing no ill effects from the tap it got in the nets a few weeks ...

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Ashes Diary 3 – No Fifth Day for Old Men

Five Tests, but No Fifth Day Follow the 17th Man – the last player picked in the Australian cricket squad – as he travels around England, chronicling the Ashes tour with his quirky and insightful pen. With the teams locked at one-all after two tests, they travelled to the Midlands – where England blew Australia off the park at Edgbaston ...

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Aug 29 – England team awards

“I don’t know who this is, but please exit this party line” I yelled into the mouthpiece of the Hotel phone. I was mid-conversation with Thea back home. She was not happy. The new sprinkler system we (she) had installed last week was going crazy during the night. Sprinkler heads had been popping up in the front lawn and garden beds all ...

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