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Maks Executive Travel

 

Week Four: As the worlds only cricket playing Hungarian approaches a month away, it seems that the frantic, playboy lifestyle of the YMCA’s very own jet setter has been replaced by a more familiar helping of mundane TV, warm beer and male company…

 

Hi All

Hussy and Patsy – spent hours on the beach together!

Phew…what a scorcher, today its 39ºC and its too hot! I don’t know how the Aussies play cricket in this heat. Spent a couple of hours on the beach with my mate, Patsy from Reading and that was just about enough.

Visited ymcacricket.com today and I see you all had a good night on Saturday. I can’t believe Phil Wilton turned up! The photos came out well, especially Gerry Davis’ twin antennae disguised as lamps!

Did Jim get to grips with Cathy Barry? I see Ricky Wilson was ‘worming’ his way in. Talking of Ricky, its nice to see Sheffield Wednesday are propping up the table:

Played Won Drawn Lost G.D. Points
22 Stoke City 22 3 6 13 -18 1
23 Brighton 22 3 5 14 -19 14
24 Sheff Wed 22 2 8 12 -19 14
 

James Kirtley was the last man to fall for England in the one-day warm-up in Canberra. The Australian Prime Minister's XI scored 153 for 6 to beat England’s 152 all out by four wickets. Call up the hungarian!

Went to nets yesterday with my godson and had a good knock. I feel in fine form with bat and ball so I gave him a lesson on how to bowl line and length!

Didn’t play cricket on Saturday, as loads of regulars were back, despite my fine showing from the previous week! I see England suffered yet again against a Mickey Mouse Eleven.

Looking forward to spending Friday with Patsy watching England v Australia on the box with a few cool beers.

Speak to you soon

Hussy (and Patsy)

 

 

Week Three: As Hussy's voyage Down Under reaches the third week our Eastern European Sports Reporter falls into a state of depression as England's Test series, and his hopes of a holiday romance, fade into the far distance...

 

Hi everyone

Today should have been the fourth day of the Test but, due to yet another shambolic gutless display, I will have to play golf or head down to the beach.

Day One: Nasser wins the toss and bats, a good decision. But, once again, on a perfect batting track in ideal conditions England out for a paltry 185. The Aussies lead the way by scoring at seven runs an over to leave them in control with just two wickets down.

Day Two: The Aussies pile on the runs scoring 456 in 99 overs with Lee at number nine scoring 41 and Dizzy at 10 with a rapid 27,neither looked in any bother at all against a feeble pop gun attack. England lose their usual wicket by the close.

Day Three: England need to bat for three days to save the game. But within 15 mins they have lost three wickets for one run. A pathetic run out and an LBW. England crawl at two an over before folding after tea.

I sat with the Barmy Army great fun and banter!!! The Aussie team came over and shook hands with us all. They are a good bunch and took the banter in great way and even Langer and Waugh were joining in the songs during the game.

My next cricket match is a floodlit match between Westen Australia and Tasmania on Friday. Hopefully I will get a game on Saturday and show the Aussies how its done!!

See ya,

Hussy

 
In next weeks episode of Home & Away, Hussy tackles the Tasmanian Devil, gets bitten on his behind by a Black Widow and comes clean about his relationship with his new friend, Patsy.....

 

Week Two: Not since the discovery of Scott of the Antarctic's Diary has there been such eager anticipation as we await the second instalment in Hussy's 'journey of discovery'. In week two, Tony offers the world's most successful ever test cricket captain a word or two of advice, inspires Glen McGrath to take the catch of his life and sends Dermot Reeve 'barmy'. Read on...

 

Hi everyone

Just arrived back in Perth from Adelaide, a 4 hour flight. Had a good chat with old stalwart Dermot Reeve, who's also writing a book on the tour. He was kitted out in his Barmy Army regalia. I mentioned my diary for our website but he didn't seem overexcited. I got through baggage reclaim and who should be standing there but Steve Waugh. I asked him if he was here to meet me but delight turned to sadness when he said "unfortunately not
mate"!!.

Anyway back to the Second Test.....

Day one was excellent up until the last ball when Michael Vaughan got out.

Day two the Aussies piled on the runs, as they did on the Day three before declaring and leaving England with a tricky 20 overs to negotiate, this proved beyond them as the wickets tumbled to poor shot selection. I was sat one seat behind Martin Bicknell, he could not believe what was happening. The Barmy Army were temporarily silenced!

Day four was a strange day plenty of disruptions and it was felt that, if we could just bat all day, then the weather on day five would save us. But, once again, poor shots reminiscent of Ricky Wilson put an end to that. Highlight was Glen McGrath's great catch just in front of me.

Day five - Torrential rain all day.There would definitely had been no play! I, like everyone else, was in town at the Bradman Exhibition or the shops muttering if only we had this rain yesterday!

It is 28ºC and fine in Perth this morning, probably off to the golf course. See 'The Gas' just scraped thru in the cup.

G' Day All,

Hussy

 
In next weeks diary...... Hussy makes his debut for a depleted England but is called for chucking on day one and finally has success on the 'Sheila' front before discovering her name,  Dame Edna Everidge!!

Week One: Over the coming weeks the YM's very own eastern European import, Hussy will be relaying the exciting stories of his Austrailian adventure. Chapter One begins with Tony showing them Aussie boys how to get wickets with a dodgy action and then hide in the field whilst basking in 30ºC heat. Read on...

Hi All

I have been here nearly a week now. Went to the W.A.C.A to watch Westren Australia beat Victoria by an innings. Great batting from Hussey, Martyn and Gilchrist. Western Australia scored 409 runs in 93 overs you would have loved it!! On Friday night went to the local pub called the "Old Bailey" then to a disco pub next door.

On Saturday, I played cricket for Joondalup in the 32ºC heat after getting in at 4.30am the night before! We fielded first and bowled the opposition out for 120 on an artificial wicket. I bowled and took two for 17 in a hostile opening spell. We knocked off the runs in 20 overs for the loss of just two wickets. On Saturday night I watched England thrash the Aussies.

Chilled out Sunday morning and then went to watch Perth Glory win 3-1 in the Oz league, 12,000 there. Standard is GM Conference/Sheffield Wednesday.

Off to Adelaide in the morning for Thursday's Second Test, don't hold out much hope!

See you soon,

Hussy.

We await more news from our intrepid explorer!

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