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The Ashes Diary 2013

Nov 27 – The best sledgers never get caught

Trapper and I joined Hollywood at The Prof’s favourite coffee shop in Paddington [Ed. Sydney, for English readers] for breakfast. The Prof had a meeting with his (our) bankers in town and was flying back to Brisbane late in the day. After much teasing, Trapper recalled the sledge incidents late in the match on Day 4. He was fielding at ...

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Nov 26 – Homeward Bound

After all the tension and excitement of The Win [Ed. Hopefully not the last one this summer] it was good to get home today.  Thea was at work, but had set the place up really nicely with a bunch of washing and ironing for me to do, and a list of “jobs” that need doing around the house.  It’s nice to ...

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Nov 25 – Day 5 – First Test

After nearly six months of the “No Win, No Party” rule imposed by Coach2.0 when he took over, to say there was a bit of pent up party people pressure would be something of an understatement. Further details of what actually happened after our win on Sunday are slowly emerging through the fog and the heavy tint of our our ‘day after’ ...

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Nov 24 – Day 4 – First Test

“Let the word go forth from this time and place….” This phrase [Ed. Clause technically, no offence] harried me all day. Every ball bowled today, every minute that passed, every thunderstorm that was superseded by bright sunshine, every wicket that fell to banish hope and make victory more certain, called forth this phrase from another time and place more insistently ...

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Nov 23 – Day 3 – First Test

Even the bowling Coach was at a loss to explain the after lunch destruction of the English bowling attack today.  At least as much as the batting Coach was confounded by the English batting collapse after lunch on Friday.  “All I did”, he said on the bus back to the hotel “was remind them of what it feels like to ...

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