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One Barmy Soldier

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Normally the Barmy Army trumpet rings out it works as a call to arms, the signal for a thousand stupefied contract workers to form a disorderly conga and sing ribald songs about Mitchell Johnson. In Dubai it sounds like a lonely last post. Where is everyone? Perhaps the insurmountable clash of cultures is to blame. Beer snakes and t-shirts bearing unhilarious ‘all Australian people are convicts’ slogans are actually forbidden according to sharia law. Getting lashed is stitched into the constitution of the Barmy Army. But not with an actual lash.

The ICC are hoping that the attendance will double when the series returns to Dubai for the final game. I’m going.

As for the team, maybe they are pining for the boozy encouragement from the sidelines. Or maybe they didn’t prepare properly. A lot has been spoken about the issues that the English batsmen had picking the length of the spinners. Thanks to an e-mail from a nice woman who appears to be doing PR for dhows, I’ve found the reason why:



Written by harrisharrison

January 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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  1. I read that the Barmies are mourning the loss of one of their footsoldiers, one “Podge” found at the foot of some cliffs. Supporting England can do that you know.


    January 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

    • That’s the attendance halved right there.


      January 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  2. The English batsmen aren’t the good players of spin I think except Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan especially who is a very talented and good player of spin.But they have to promote him up the order if they need him to kick out regularly.


    April 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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    Andrew Somerville

    November 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

  4. Thanks for sharing this cricket news, and want to say that keep sharing cricket highlights.

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