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Feb 5 – Kevin Pietersen – Best of Twitter Ashes

The Prof and I, the 17th Man, contemplated the madness of cricket yesterday over a few Castle beers at the local Potchefstroom pub we’ve adopted as our base camp. We gathered from the 17th Man’s twitter timeline, the best references we could find to KP during the 10 Ashes Tests that started at Trent Bridge in July 2013 and ended ...

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Jan 7 – Whitewash washed-up

“The sand of the desert is sodden red Red with the wreck of a square that broke; The Gatling’s jammed and the colonel’s dead, And the regiment blind with dust and smoke..” (Vitai Lampada, Sir Henry Newbolt, 1898) “IN BREAKING  NEWS: The  door to the Sibble hotel where England Ashes captain Alastair Cook was staying overnight was blown off its hinges this ...

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Dec 29 – Day 4 – Fourth Test

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens) The Prof was on the phone to his bankers. The Dalmatian Coast hotel, the main investment in ...

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Dec 28 – Day 3 – Fourth Test

Cricket is a funny game. The England fans were clutching at straws yesterday, as England dominated Day 2.  They were trying to gain some comfort from the possibility of a “5-3” aggregate over the two series – as if that would mean anything now that Australia hold the Ashes.  It doesn’t matter whether we keel over from boredom and only ...

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Dec 26 – Day 1 – Fourth Test

The Captain agreed. He said he would win the toss and bat on a pitch smoother than a bowl of yellow jelly and chock a block with runs. The Captain won the toss and signalled to the dressing-room. “What did he say?” “We’re batting and bowling,” Sarah said looking at Coach2.0 who was massaging his head. “What?” “Bowling.” “He said ...

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