QF WP’s First Test Trip Report - Ashes v England, 8-10 Dec 2021

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Head into the 90’s with a couple of agricultural shots. The first Aussie to get a century?
 
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So a rollercoaster day - we were up, we fell into a dip and recovered late. Almost 200 ahead is a little disappointing considering the second wicket partnership. But tomorrow will bring yet another twist, I’m sure.
 

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So a rollercoaster day - we were up, we fell into a dip and recovered late. Almost 200 ahead is a little disappointing considering the second wicket partnership. But tomorrow will bring yet another twist, I’m sure.
Indeed it will. And a little rain overnight, no doubt:
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Held off long enough for a full day's play.
 

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As the Mt Edelstone sits and ponders it’s short existence, the Henschke rep suggested another bottle whilst we wait. Really good price point at $102. Drinking very nicely…

Catching up late, and drooling ... fortunately, else I would have been driven into the 'cellar' (under stairs) to keep up. Well played, sir.
 

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Well thankfully the thunderstorms stayed away until my wife had picked me up from the train station and we’d got back home. Then 4 separate torrential downpours and lightning ⚡️ strikes that scared the kids, cat and dog. Lucky we didn’t lose power.

Stinking humidity already, the cicadas are humming and it’s going to be a bad time to be fielding - however the ball will move around this morning so let’s see how long our batsmen can last.

Taylor’s this morning I believe. We asked why no Penfolds but they just don’t want to play in this space apparently.
 

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Yes, times have changed and cricket has evolved with the times, however batsmen are batsmen and others can call themselves batters if they prefer.

I suppose the term of bowling a maiden over has disappeared as well.
And I bowled what you would term “left arm C....man because apparently it was unique it was named after a foreigner. I didn’t mind as my nickname was a play on words anyway “Coolie” so double entrendre..... perhaps “gone over everyones head”

Heads gone over 150 and bowled out by Wood.

all out 420 plus 5
 

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Well today is Taylors day…

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Some agricultural shots chasing runs. So wickets falling and I missed getting photos of Head’s 150 and his wicket.

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Australia all out 425. Now the Poms can have a relax until it’s their turn to bat.

We’ll just be having entree with a drink watching them

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Yes, times have changed and cricket has evolved with the times, however batsmen are batsmen and others can call themselves batters if they prefer.

I suppose the term of bowling a maiden over has disappeared as well.
Of course we can use whatever we want but reality is that commentators will now use the "new" terms.
 
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