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Ashes 2015

July 14 – Drink invitations

It was a very quiet day today. Wicky withdrew from the Lord’s test for family reasons. Darren, the team psychologist, followed him round all day like an imprinted chicken. Peter, the Earl of Neville, will fill in. He is a reliable gloveman. On the other hand, Hollywood has been sidelined for the Lords Test and perhaps the series if Junior ...

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July 13 – London Calling

The Prof, The Freak and I enjoyed one last Cardiff hot buffet breakfast, which has been particularly good.  The Freak has been maxing out of fried mushrooms and various potato dishes, while we only paused for thought briefly as we downed a side of bacon. When we finally made it onto the team bus, The Prof got to work on a ...

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July 12 – First Test – Day 5

The predicted rain came today, bringing with it a bunch of “if onlies.” If only we’d made it to the end of the day yesterday and forced a face-saving draw. If only we’d tee-d off and scored 416 in a day to win. If only the Euro-zone hadn’t bent all the rules to let Greece join in the first place. ...

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Jul 11 – First Test – Day 4

“The challenge has been set. Score over 400 to win. Get out for less than that and lose. It’s a simple enough equation,” said Coach2.0 to the team meeting. “Limp to 9/259 at stumps, draw it because it’s going to rain tomorrow,” said The Prof under his breath. We winked at each other. That seemed like the best outcome for ...

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July 10 – First Test – Day 3

The CA Media team didn’t know what to make of today, until The Captain summed it up nicely “Shit… shit, shit, shit.” So the Media team released a video of Michael Clarke being hit in the balls in December 2012. It didn’t look that bad; he was batting with a box and it only cut him in half. He wasn’t ...

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