South Africa 2015/16

A day-by-day guide to my trip to South Africa for England’s Test tour in 2015/16:

15th December – The revival of the Ashes Tourist blog
24th December – Heathrow25th December – Merry Christmas from Durban!

26th to 30th December: 1st Test – Durban

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 4 – lunch (Religious XI), tea, close of play
Day 5 (with report card)

31st December – If the England squad were in Star Wars
1st January – Birthday celebrations

2nd to 6th January: 2nd Test – Cape Town

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play (Stokes and Bairstow stats)
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play (and Vineyard)
Day 4 – lunch (ID the players from their stats), tea, close of play
Day 5 – lunch, tea, close of play (and Warriors film)

7th January – Kirstenbosch, Cape of Good Hope and False Bay
8th January – The Tale of the Vizier and the Djinn9th January – Whale Coast and De Hoop
10th January – The Halfway Point
11th January – Road trip continued
12th January – The end of the road trip

14th to 16th January: 3rd Test – Johannesburg

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play

17th January – Third Test review
18th January – Pretoria Zoo and Sandton
19th January – Kruger National Park (and Fibber in the Heat review)
20th January – If the England squad were South African mammals

22nd to 26th January: 4th Test – Centurion

Day 1 – lunch, tea, close of play (Cricketing Christ)
Day 2 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 3 – lunch, tea, close of play
Day 4 – lunch, tea, close of play (and South Africa batting stats)
Day 5 (and England batting stats)

27th January – End-of-tour thanks

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