Calling all cricket thinkers: Second Test writers step up

G’day all,

It snuck up me; this whole series. And so, we find Pakistan 1–0 Australia with one to play.

Let’s provide some light on this series that has been lost to free-to-air TV and radio. Let’s together cover each day’s play. Play starts around 5pm Melbourne time.

 

So far we have the following nominations for reports/ stories. More than one story per day is great. But it would be even better to cover every day… Happy to coordinate from the treetops here.

adios, E.regnans.

 

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – UPDATED 12pm Melbourne, 29 October

Day 1 – Thursday 30 October: L Reynolds &

Day 2 – Friday 31 October: Raj &

Day 3 – Saturday 1 November: Smokie & J Moore

Day 4 – Sunday 2 November: P Grindlay & DJ Wilson

Day 5 – Monday 3 November: JTH &

 

Add your nomination below. Along with any advice you have for Australia ahead of the Second Test.

About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He is married and has two daughters and the four of them all live together with their dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.

Comments

  1. Shows how little loyalty there is in cricket and the Almanac these days. An Ashes win and I’m shown the door. Replaced by booze artists, punt drunks and has beens on the National Selection Panel.
    I’m happy here on the golf course in Cottesloe.
    You can stick your match reports up your quoit.
    Invers.

  2. Paddy Grindlay says

    That sounds great, I can do Day 4. Get P.J.Hughes in the side for M.R. Marsh, need better players of spin in the side as we were torn to pieces by Pakistan’s offies. Doolan out for Pattinson and play O’Keefe as all rounder.

  3. Happy to take Day 2 I think Maxwell for Marsh and Hughes for Doolan

  4. Ahh, grand.
    Invers.
    We love you. Come & play.

    Day 1 – Thursday 30 October: L Reynolds
    Day 2 – Friday 31 October: Raj
    Day 3 – Saturday 1 November: Smokie
    Day 4 – Sunday 2 November: Paddy
    Day 5 – Monday 3 November: JTH

    The more the merrier. Crack on.
    e.r.

  5. Paddy – I’ll wax with you on Sunday night. We’ll put on a clinic. Partnerships.
    Day 1 – Thursday 30 October: L Reynolds &
    Day 2 – Friday 31 October: Raj &
    Day 3 – Saturday 1 November: Smokie &
    Day 4 – Sunday 2 November: Paddy & e.regnans
    Day 5 – Monday 3 November: JTH &

    I reckon stick with the 1st Test side and win the toss.
    That should do it.

  6. Joe Moore climbs off the AFL GF canvas & throws his name in front of selectors.

    Day 1 – Thursday 30 October: L Reynolds &
    Day 2 – Friday 31 October: Raj &
    Day 3 – Saturday 1 November: Smokie & Joe Moore
    Day 4 – Sunday 2 November: Paddy & e.regnans
    Day 5 – Monday 3 November: JTH &

  7. Game day.
    Preview on cricinfo by Daniel Brettig
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-v-australia-2014/content/current/story/793961.html

    Looking for Day 1 writer to partner L Reynolds.
    Carn, have a go.

  8. Paddy Grindlay says

    I’ll do two…:)
    If needed I can do day 1 if no one else comes up

  9. Malcolm Ashwood says

    I will put my hand up to open the batting and do day 1

  10. Paddy – good on you. Your reports on any day are very welcome. I’ll leave you assigned to Day 4 on the card, but float around elsewhere if you like. M Ashwood is down for Day 1 (thanks very much Rulebook).
    Step right up, step right up.

    Day 1 – Thursday 30 October: L Reynolds & M Ashwood
    Day 2 – Friday 31 October: Raj &
    Day 3 – Saturday 1 November: Smokie & J Moore
    Day 4 – Sunday 2 November: P Grindlay & e.regnans
    Day 5 – Monday 3 November: JTH &
    (P Grindlay floating throughout as a possible pinch-hitter)

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