Ashes 2013/14

Here’s the full story of my trip to Australia following the 2013/14 Ashes tour, day by day:

16th November – One day to go
17th November – The first leg of the journey
19th November – First day in Australia
20th November – Second day in Australia – the day I lost my purse, cards and cash

21st to 24th November: 1st Test – the Gabba

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch (England squad fancy dress party), tea, close of play
Day 3 – lunch, tea (the 50 year storm), close of play
Day 4 – lunch, tea, close of play

25th November – Farewell to Jonathan Trott
26th November – Last day in Brisbane
27th November – Sunshine Coast
28th November – Captain Cook’s Diary part 1
29th November – Australia Zoo
30th November – Fraser Island
1st December – Captain Cook’s Diary part 2
2nd December – Town of 1770
3rd December – Lady Musgrave Island, the Great Barrier Reef
4th December – Goodbye Brisbane, Hello Adelaide

5th to 9th December: 2nd Test – the Adelaide Oval

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play and après-cricket
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 4 – lunch, tea, close of play and carols
Day 5 – the England Pantomime Troup, close of play

10th December – Out and about in Adelaide
11th and 12th December – England Performance Programme Squad v Western Australia 2nd XI

13th to 17th December: 3rd Test – the WACA

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play and trip to the races
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 4 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 5 – lunch, close of play

18th December – The Freemantle Doctor isn’t the only Doctor in Perty
19th December – First Day in Melbourne
20th December – Surfing, ice cream and my first Big Bash game
21st December – Platypus Hunting at Lake Elizabeth
22nd December – Requiem for a Swann
23rd December – Healesville Sanctuary
24th December – Christmas Eve in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley
25th December – Merry Christmas!

26th to 30th December: 4th Test – the MCG

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play and football
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play and hugging Bairstow
Day 4 – lunch, close of play (with batting stats)

31st December – Downton Abbey meets the Engand cricket contingent
1st January – Celebrating my birthdays and New Year, Australia-style
2nd January –
Thoughts before the final Test

3rd to 5th January: 5th Test – the SCG

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch (batting collapses), tea, close of play
Day 3 – lunch (Ben Stokes’ sleeve), tea, close of play

6th January – End-of-series averages
7th January – End-of-series partnership figures
7th January – This is not a “Sack ‘Em All” post
8th January – Thanks

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