Almanac (Backyard) Cricket: Queensland conditions

The Bank Road Christmas Test did not disappoint. J.J. Leahy gives his analysis which includes a recognition of the man of the match – a large python. “Its sighting,” writes JJ, “attracted the attention of some of the neighbours who gathered under the poinciana tree on the front footpath to share a pitcher of Pimms, and observe the serpent.” [Photos included – Ed]