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Dec 9 – Day 5 – Second Test

And so it was recorded that King Canute himself could not hold back the in-coming tide. The Freak and The Natural bagged the final four English wickets with simple stump bowling in 10 short overs before mid-morning drinks. The wicket balls seemed, at least from the air-conditioned safety of the dressing-room, to be no better than the fence balls; ordinary ...

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Dec 4 – Test Eve

Test Eve and all that everyone has been talking about all day  is the makeup of the team, but unlike last tour, it’s not us they’re tlaking about.  Winners get to leave their team unchanged, tollerating a couple of weaker performances [Ed. Not mentioning any names] to stick with the winning formula. England are forced to make changes after the untimely ...

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Dec 1 – The City Flat

The Prof called me from Perth where Queensland is being hammered by WA in their 4-day Shield game. He called me from the stands. He had taken a call from Dennis before play with the latest update from Adelaide. I was still on the field at Bellerive Oval riding the boundary at deep mid-wicket for the NSW Blues. An anxious ...

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Nov 21 – Day 1 – First Test

There was a stony silence in the dressing room after play today.  Lost opportunities, squandered starts, and unlike the procession of wickets that marked the series in England, the flood of LBWs was replaced by a stream of off-side wafts. Sarah (from Marketing) was stalking around with a frown on her face.  It’s her job to put the good news stories out ...

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Nov 20 – Test Eve

Coach2.0 and The Captain were upbeat at the team meeting. Coach2.0 mentioned the cane toad plague the Brisbane Courier reported and that he had doubled security at the hotel for all players, including The Prof and I. The Queensland Premier had declared open season on cane toads and announced a matching grant of $500,000 from the Sports Minister in Canberra ...

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