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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    No, it was just the end of our posting, but the embassy did close about 6 months after we left due to worsening relations. Was pretty scary at times during the last year there, lots of food riots and police violence. We were all glad to be leaving, which was terrible because the first 2 and a half years there were wonderful.
    Good to have missed the worst then - hopefully the worst, anyway. Still, must have been an incredible experience. It looks like a beautiful country in the tourist imagery they show on tours to Zimbabwe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Pretty cool experience. How do people get invited to such functions? I've had freebies to the game in corporate boxes and stuff, but a player function... That's something else.
    Went to the British High Comms reception for the England team in SA in 04/05 and the guys all signed the invitation addressing it to my 1 month old son - I have since lost it. They are cool events to go to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Chris Harris was awesome though he spent ages talking to me about his career.
    Must of been glad of a captive audience that showed interest in it

    Seriously, most cricketers are pretty good chaps to be around away from the game. You get the odd Parore but it's rarer in cricket than most sports I suspect.

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    Pretty sure it was the first of Clarke's triple hundred against India in Sydney on the second day. Unless Ponting got to his first. Went to the second and third day's play, so I saw all three of his tons too.
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    Matt Hayden 197 on day one against England at the Gabba, 2002/03.
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    haven't seen one, closest has been ponting's 99 v South Africa at the MCG, 2008/09

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    Think it was Bryan Young v Sri Lanka in Dunedin in about 1996. We were in a corporate box when he bought up his 200, but we had to watch it on the TV in the corporate box, due to the smoke from the couch fires on the terrace below completely blocking our view...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Yeah, third team in the triangular was Zimbos, so they included Aus A.

    Hence, no longer a triangular.
    One of the stupidest tournament ideas Australian cricket have ever come up with. Not only was there the high probability of Aus A ending up playing Aus in the final (which happened and the finals series ended up being some lame Aus trials series where the fans didn't know which team to cheer for), but you also had the situation where if a player in the Aus A team had a blinder they could be poached by the Aus team for the next game. And what if Aus A had won the finals? Ludicrous.

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    Although, Hadlee's 400th Test wicket is the thing I will always remember from that match. First bowler in history to take 400 test wickets. Bishan Bedi coming out onto the ground to congratulate Hadlee personally was a very special moment.

    First ODI ton was Gordon Greenidge 104:
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