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How a simple 3rd Day sledge led to a 5th Day climax

The Prof had the binoculars and with assistance from Mr Bean, a schoolboy linguist, faithfully translated the on-field exchanges between The Captain and KP on Day 3 of The Oval Test in the best interests of Australian cricket.   The Freak who was fielding at wide fine leg at the time, and who is himself an accredited translator and lip reader, ...

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Aug 17 – Collapsible Middle Order.

Day 2 – Aust V English Lions Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… (Antigonish, Hughes Mearns, 1899) I feel this morning like I did as a child wandering through the rooms of the derelict house on the corner, next to the vacant lot ...

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Ashes Diary of the 17th Man – Jul 12

Day 3 – First Test Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown; Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own. (Hamlet, 3.2.208), Player King Coach was unusually reflective in the sheds after stumps. Blood oozed from his bandaged hands. His knee was encased in ice. He was a picture of peaceful profundity. ...

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