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The Ashes Diary 2013

Aug 7 – All Taped Up

T minus 2 A solid day of training today, with Coach2.0 pushing and pushing to get the best out of the team.  It looks like Mantis and Mr Darcy might be in contention for one bowling spot.  I was relieved that I didn’t have to bat in their nets – they were letting fly in bursts, although the limited supplies of energy ...

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Aug 6 – Spooked in Durham

“Grey towers of Durham Yet well I love thy mixed and massive piles Half church of God, half castle ‘gainst the Scot And long to roam these venerable aisles With records stored of deeds long since forgot” (Harold the Dauntless: Sir Walter Scott)       We unpacked at the Marriott. Sarah cancelled the original discount booking at Durham Castle ...

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Australia’s Ashes scores sometimes (ok, often) leave us choking on our Weetbix in the morning. Then there’s the RAIN!! To ease the pain for Sydney based subscribers, CUSTOMS HOUSE BAR in conjunction with the DIARY OF THE 17TH MAN is offering 50% of all pizzas for 10 days covering the Third and Fourth Ashes Tests. That’s right – Thursday 1 August – Monday 13 August, ...

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Aug 5 – I Can’t Stand the Rain

Day 5 – Third Test   Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed Nothin’ seems to fit So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done Sleepin’ on the job Those raindrops are fallin’ on ...

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Aug 4 – Murder in the Dark

Day 4 – Third Test. The England tail end hung around for a while, stitching together a few runs, but what shocked us all in the dressing room was the on-field Johnny Walker “Just Keep Walking” advert they seemed to be rehearsing for.  Thinking of their post-career earnings potential, I guess. Which is something I’ve been doing a lot lately.  Trouble is, ...

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