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Ashes 2015

Aug 3 – Purging the curse of Jimmy

My night was occupied tending to The Prof who is still feeling the after shocks of spending an evening in the British museum chased by an Egyptian mummy. A scare like that provokes all sorts of childhood nightmares long ago buried in the deepest cavities of the hippocampus. At times the Prof’s movement was so random and violent I thought ...

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Aug 2 – Seat warming isn’t what it used to be

UnLucky reads a lot on his kindle. Poor bugger. No one else on tour reads anything, comics aside, except me and Coach2.0 who reads my stuff on email [Ed. I wouldn’t read your diary but for the email you send, and if I don’t read it my bloody ipad shuts down for 24 hours.] UnLucky was consuming all the gossip ...

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Aug 1 – Third Test Day 4

Coach2.0 issued firm instructions to the catering staff that breakfast would be simpler for the remainder of our stay in Birmingham – we arrived in the team dining room to find a whole lot of WeetBix, yogurt and fruit, and bugger all fried pork products. The younger members of the squad [Ed. Yes, there are some] were not happy not ...

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July 31 – Third Test – Day 3

The Prof strolled into breakfast this morning as if nothing had happened – even though he’d been absent for days, and the Test and possibly the series was on the verge of going down the proverbial gurgler before our eyes. “Don’t ask, I can’t tell you yet,” he said before I even had a chance to open my mouth and ...

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July 30 – Third Test – Day 2

What is happening? It’s only the end of Day 2 and we are hanging on by a bloody thread to a skinny lead with 3 wickets left, including that of Peter, the Duke of Nevill, who is doing his best to redeem himself and keep Wicky from fourth test duties. He has faced 100 balls, more balls than anyone in ...

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