Test of endurance to win back the urn

Australia’s 3½-month tour of duty and discovery in England ends on Monday, but for many in Michael Clarke’s team, and the people managing it, the test of endurance is just beginning. Of the ODI squad that has stayed in England throughout the sodden five-match series, five players – Clarke, Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Phillip Hughes … [Read the full story]

The Ashes in high heels…surely not

In the build-up to the Ashes in the old country, the English are trying to put Australia off their game by spreading the match over three different varieties of cricket…by also allowing the ladies to win the Ashes. In India this would not be allowed. The tremendous fast bowler Bunged Itin could not be bowling … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

A young child killed in her bed by a motorist crashing through the wall of her bedroom, children killed by rocket attacks in Syria and fire in a disco killed hundreds of youngsters in Brazil.  What terrible tragedies. France sending in troops to fight in Africa…are they mad? After a disaster in Vietnam, which drew … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

I don’t know how to report the news this week. The darkest time for all of us, especially parents…its cruel how the wickedness in some people can destroy the lives of so many. At Christmas time we enjoy the friendship and happiness of our families and there’s (or at least there should be) peace to … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How would Australian police have handled Lindsay Lohan this week? Maybe we are more used to using common sense and not jumping to conclusions. It reminds me of a story I was told many years ago. Rex Harrison was a very famous star and loved by his fans. However, unknown to them, he was a … [Read the full story]

Russell Brand soaks up the rays in Australia

He’s in Australia on his I Am A Walrus stand-up comedy tour. And Russell Brand, 37, has wasted no time in taking advantage of the warm summer weather. The comedian spent the day outside watching Australia play South Africa at cricket in Perth last week. The star looked relaxed as he sat in a box … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week it’s been. I always feel insecure when pollies tell us they are looking to give us better defence and a safer world. Look at what’s happening in the USA…there’s a president who does not want to spend money during a depression on war. He looked on as Egypt changed governments and Europe … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

Australians seem to breed the best jockeys

I have been very upset by the comments received from Aussie racing fans about my racing column. I have many years experience of racing around the world. The best racing in the world is in England. The majesty of Ascot, the enormous size of Goodwood, the bitter cold of Catterick (where there are more cows … [Read the full story]

Does ‘get knotted’ mean, ‘do yoga’?

Hello to all my fans. It’s good to be back after my holiday in India. Thank you for all your comments on my last article about test match cricket. My English is not good enough to understand the colloquial terms used by some of my fans. I once spoke to my Guru and asked him … [Read the full story]

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