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Ashes 2015

Jul 4 – Aus V Essex Day 4

The Day o’ The Rhino There was a sense of foreboding at breakfast this morning, and it wasn’t because Coach 2.0’s digestive system was back in balance after ThunderGate. And it wasn’t because we had to check out of the hotel this morning so we could leave for Cardiff this afternoon direct from the ground. Neither was it because a ...

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July 3 – Aus V Essex – Day 3

After waxing lyrical about the boredom of the “county match on a road” yesterday, fifteen wickets fell today while runs were hard to come by. [Ed. Unless you were Coach2.0. The consequence of my little addition to his curry yesterday was that he only saw glimpses of the day’s play between dashes to the “facilities”. I don’t think he currently ...

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July 2 – Aus v Essex – Day 2

Writers are known to be afflicted occasionally by writers block. In the same way, watching the progress of the red ball up and down a cricket wicket from the sideline can be one paced, one dimensional and deadly dull.  This wicket is so playable The Prof is sure an inch of concrete is hiding beneath a pitch thick crust of dead matting ...

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July 1 – Aus v Essex – Day 1

On May 30, 2010 the European Court of Justice declared le droit d’oubli (the right to be forgotten) to be a human right [1]. It is an old non-right Sophocles and the Greek philosophers might have debated at length, if they had thought of it, in an age where Delphi was adorned with stone dedications from those bent on immortality. The ...

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June 30 – The Return of Deep Third

The Prof was very coy at breakfast, saying only that he had organised a little tour for us today. With the weather warming up and a couple more training sessions scheduled, I was hoping we were heading somewhere air-conditioned. After the morning net session, we had a quick shower and snuck away from the team. A Rolls Royce was parked ...

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