Tag Archives: Australia

23 May 1982

Sun May XXIII Got up at 2am to watch V Dull FA Cup Final between Spurs + QPR. 1-1 aet. Now I’ll have to watch on Fri Morn to see who wins. Some of you will read this and think … Continue reading

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14 March 1982

Sun Mar XIV Went to the test again, and got the autographs of Martin Sneddon, Geoff Howarth and Gary Troup. I don’t think Aussies like giving autographs somehow. I remember getting Troup‘s autograph, this time on my scorecard. At the … Continue reading

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13 March 1982

Sat Mar XIII Cricket. 0 batting 2-1-1-0 bowling and Alistair didn’t bowl me again! His captaincy cost us the game – one left hander kept hitting us behind Square Leg in the air, but A.P. didn’t put a man there … Continue reading

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20 February 1982

Sat Feb XX Cricket Cancelled – it poured with rain overnight – so borrowed the Parkes’ portable T.V. (portable? its got an 14″x12″ screen!) and watched the 1 day International (NZ 74 all out Aussies 75-2). Mum offered L+K $1 … Continue reading

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13 February 1982

Sat Feb XIII Went to the 1 day International. NZ beat Australia. NZ 240-6 (50 overs) (Edgar 79, Coney 45, Howarth 34, Reid 20, Cairns 18no, Wright 18, Hadlee 11, Pascoe 1-36, Alderman 1-40), Australia 195 (46.5 overs) (G Chapell … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Musical Memory

Exactly three years ago today, I flew to Australia. The idea was that four of us would fly from the UK, meet up with another four in Los Angeles, before joining up with my parents in Brisbane for a three … Continue reading

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Remembering

It all started in the most innocuous of ways. At the time, I had two email conversations going on, both about cricket. One was with the Hudson brothers, Nick, Steve and Chris. At that point I had known Nick for … Continue reading

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