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Leopards Loose in The Domain

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Out of a steel neon jungle the big cats prowl through the wind in the willows wuthered, but when we come to play it is clear that I was pumped and the boys truly mothered! First up I bowled a seaming inswinger and rapped on the pads…”how was that?” I shout, pivoting to see a pointing finger, but the bastard umpire says “not out!”. Behold the shot, the call of “no, yes, no”… a sledge and slog over the white pickets and puffs of stupefying herb that blow in post-match bar in the oak tree thickets. For a play and a prey the big cats reign when the Leopards are loose in The Domain. Written: November 1992 Pic above is of Auckland Domain. *The Leopards are a cricket team. *Cricket bats are made from willow trees. *Mothered is slang for extremely drunk. *Inswinger is a type of bowling delivery. *If a bowler appeals to an umpire for a dismissal and he agrees the batsman is out he points and raises his finger. *Sledge is a cutting insulting remark.

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