Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

It was a lovely competition between Australia and Pakistan with the most brilliant display by both teams. Played with great sportsmanship and leadership. We have been preparing for the test matches with special attention to fitness and cullinary expertise. As you know India now has very strong soccer teams, and the league games are showing … [Read the full story]

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]

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

Customs find 10,000 turtles in man’s suitcase

Sun cream, spare underpants and 10,000 sea turtles is what one air passenger decided to pack before catching a flight to India. We’re not sure what he replied when asked ‘Did you pack this bag yourself?’. Stunned customs officials discovered the exotic reptiles after stopping two Indian nationals at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International … [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 Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

Watch for tricks from the Poms in The Ashes

Australia has named their proposed test team to play The Ashes. I have no doubt they will bring back the winnings. Australia have a new team who is young, but has experience…and certain to give their best. Talking of the best, in India we are seeing the last games to be played by the greatest … [Read the full story]

The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

I thought Sledging was an Olympic sport?

India is the spiritual home of all cricketers. Every space in India, young boys and girls are playing the game. But how can Sri Lanka be seeing off the famous Aussies. We are the best in the world with the exception of a few South African batters. England invented the game but they are history. … [Read the full story]

What has TOG been up to for the past 6 months?

After so many emails from my Ozzie News readers asking where I have been for the past six months, I feel it is only justice if I come clean on my sojourn. I was asked to help create a guest room-come playroom for my grandchildren out of a worn out garage. Now, building, construction and … [Read the full story]

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