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Ashes 2015

Aug 8 – Fourth test – Day 3

“I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita… ‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’” (J Robert Oppenheimer, 1944) At 5.30am, 16 July, 1945 the first atomic bomb, Trinity, was tested in a desert wasteland in Nevada, USA. It worked better expected vaporising the steel tower from which it had been dropped and turning sand into ...

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Aug 7- Fourth Test – Day 2

Disaster tumbled into the second day with the same unstoppable force it had on the first morning at Edgbaston and before it at Cardiff. In hindsight, Lords was like a false Arctic thaw, a splash of warmth before darkness closes in and every living thing hugs the earth until winter spends itself. Unrepentant, disaster has rolled on like a vicious ...

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Aug 6 – Fourth Test – Day 1

The worst Ashes collapse we, Australia, have suffered since 1936, and the fewest balls bowled to dismiss an innings, ever. Worse than in South Africa, worse than any New Zealand innings, ever, ever. All out 60. A day’s cricket doesn’t get any worse than this. [Ed. lets wait until tomorrow] My Dad phoned saying he was moving house again for ...

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Aug 5 – Fourth Test Eve

The successful pranking of the England Team at Nottingham Castle last night has lifted the spirits of the team no end. As for the WAGs, they were still laughing so much they were crying tears of joy into their bowls of Special K this morning. There is more than a little selection speculation going around, with several options being considered: ...

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Aug 4 – Men in Tights

After our failed trip to Sherwood Forest during the Derbyshire game, we were dead keen to make it there while in Nottingham. “Is there a current ‘Sheriff of Nottingham’?” The Prof asked from the back seat of the Rolls Royce of the day. “I know there’s a Bailiff of Nottingham, in fact I’ve had his personal acquaintance,” said Parker from ...

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