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Monday, 23 April 2007

Top Ten Photographs 06/07

Writing my 'blog was a really enjoyable experience and judging by the feedback I've received since coming home it appears it made for a welcome respite when bored at work. I think the main reason it worked so well was because whenever I couldn't explain something properly I would just stick in a photo instead.

I took around 1,500 snaps on my trip. A lot of them are random moments at the cricket that I'll probably never look at again. Some of them are of people I've already forgotten the names of. And many will remain unseen and forgotten on my photobucket account until the end of the Internet.

But a few of them bring back such great memories, or just picture a point in time that sum up the moment so perfectly that I thought I'd put them together in one end of tour post. And so here are my top ten photographs from my Aussie Tour 06/07.

Surf crew, Coffs Harbour
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Seems like such a long time ago now but this is where my trip really started off. This was Day Four of my Surf Tour with Tom, Rand, Gigi, Joyce, Dustin & Eva showing the form and poise that enabled us all to surf waves by the end of the trip.


Day 2 scoreboard, Adelaide Oval

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We didn't have much reason to cheer but when things did go our way we made the most of it. It's fair to say that this was as good, or as close, as it ever got.

Barmy Army, Adelaide Oval

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When you're watching cricket in such picture perfect surroundings under beautiful blue skies it's hard not to maintain England's reputation as having the World's best cricket fans.


Falling asleep at the MCG, Melbourne

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Okay, okay, even the 'Barmy Army' has its limits. Both mental and physical. This was on Day Three at the MCG, by far the most miserable of the five Test matches.


The MCG, Melbourne

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This photo taken in the 100,000 capacity MCG was pretty much the only good thing to come out of the Test.

'Geoffrey Boycott!' Sydney

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The only time the Aussies were ever on the losing side as Danny, Dougie, Martin, Mark, Joe, Nathan & I taught them a lesson in the art of the drinking game.


Indian Head, Fraser Island

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Possibly my favourite photograph

Beach cricket, Jervis Bay
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Lick a shot! Viv Richards, eat your heart out!


Matrix Tom, Manly

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This photo is impressive enough as it is. But not only is Tom doing a passable impression of a Praying Mantis he also managed to connect so well with the ball that it flew out of the pool, over the protective fence and slammed into an apartment wall a good ten metres away.

Fe and I, Sydney

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The perfect ending to a wonderful holiday.