Second Test: preview


Some thoughts on what might transpire.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Went to pour a cup of tea and Ponting wasn’t in.

    Came back to the telly and Ponting wasn’t in.

    Second Innings will be his last.

    Short odds on that JTH.

  2. Skip of Skipton says

    You missed Punter’s lovely leg-side shot for four off his first ball, Phantom. Warner was no good and unsuitable for test cricket last week. A week is a long time in cricket.

  3. Poor old Ricky looked like Jimmy Higgs facing Sir Richard Hadlee at the MCG in about 1980. He made a straight break look unplayable.

    Sad to see.

  4. Peter Flynn says

    On the Wahringer Strasse, all the talk is about the extraordinary rate of scoring.

    Test cricket has gone mad.

    Is Warner the new Roy Fredericks?

  5. Geez, that Harms is a fair dinkum genius. The draw was always the go. Pattinson got on at the 20/1 at the end of Day 1 and then feigned the Day 3 side strain to make it a good thing.
    Extra dim sims on the menu at the Harms and Pattinson households tonight.
    “The draw is the go and leave Australia alone.” I reckon Ollie took plenty of that.

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