Diary of the 17th Man
By Dave Cornford and Jeremy Pooley
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Diary entries from the lastest tour by the Australian Cricket Team.
||CleanJul 8 – First Test – Day 1||To say the First Day of the First Test did not go to plan would be an understatement. At this stage, no one is willing to own up to having had the bright idea that we should travel to the ground by barge on the River Taff.||10 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 6 – Meeting Prince Charles||Sarah handed out the Code of Conduct in preparation for the visit of the Prince of Wales on the Sofia Gardens pitch at 11am: Rule 1: Address him as His Royal Highness. Do not call him Tampon Charlie unless he asks for an example of a good sledge Rule 2.||7 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJul 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 c||4 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 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.||3 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 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 . It is an old non-right Sophocles and the Greek philosophers might have debated at length, if they had thought of it,||2 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 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.||1 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 28 – Kent demolition and space junk||The Captain signalled to Eve (Adam Voges) and I during the morning session. The Kent lower order were batting well to hold out our pace attack on a slow flat wicket. “What does he want? He keeps pointing to the sky.” “Sunscreen?” “Nah.||29 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 26 – Aus vs Kent – Day 2||Coach2.0 cares enough about his ‘Dad’s Army’ team to organise a series of business seminars during the non-playing tour day’s to prepare the Dad’s for life after cricket. (To be clear, “Dad’s” refers to those over 30 who have children.||27 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJun 25 – AUS Vs Kent – Day 1||Let the games begin! After the rather one-sided Tour of the West Indies (The Prof won all the games of Spot The Case of ABC Bias we played on iView) it’s good to be back in England. It should be an interesting series – England for some reason are al||25 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMar 15 – The island of Brac, Dalmatian coast||The three of us – The Prof, The Freak and I – brushed out of Cape town early in the morning. I was so bleary–eyed I don’t even remember passport control or what airline we travelled except that the destination was Split, not Beijing.||31 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|