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A winter away

Posted in Domestic Cricket

Having been in Adelaide just shy of a month my teeth are well and truly stuck into the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy's programme.

A typical week consists of two running sessions, three gym sessions and four skill sessions. However, you also have another two additional training sessions with your club side.

I'm playing for Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club which is a very good outfit particularly in the one-day form, but more importantly off the field.

The past two weekends has been my first games for the club.

In the two-day game that's just finished we beat Southern Districts convincingly by over 100 runs.

As my first competitive run out since touching down I was happy to make 46. Apparently all the Poms that play at the club normally start with a duck!

Last weekend we also had a one-dayer against Kensington - we won that game as well. No runs this time out but it was good to be part of a side that hasn't lost a one-day game in around two years.

Away from the Academy, all the boys are pretty chilled. We've been doing our best to see what Adelaide has to offer, which mainly involves having a few drinks or heading down to one of the many beaches.

As I write this, my roommate Dan Redfern is in his natural habitat...tucked up in bed with his iPad. It’s an image that is very rapidly becoming synonymous with the trip so far.

I’ll wrap this entry up with an acknowledgement to the boys back home that will be starting winter training imminently in the freezing cold.

It isn't easy to get yourself out of bed to train in 35 degrees either...