But only by accident. Yesterday we wrote about the reception England used to get upon arriving Australia for Cricinfo; how they’d be rubbished in print and beaten in the warm-up matches. Our point was that this didn’t happen any more.
But lo, England have had quite an embarrassing day against a Western Australia Chairman’s XI with their three lanky seam bowlers (who we said would be fine in that article) going for plenty and mustering just one wicket between them.
We also note that Burt Cockley is playing. It would seem he didn’t become an inexplicable obsession of ours, despite our floating the possibility back in 2009.