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Images: The Glory of Basin Reserve Cricket

Scoop Images: The Glory of Basin Reserve Cricket

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The end of an era, Mr Stephen Fleming an deodorant salesman and onetime NZ cricket captain, walks off Wellington's Basin Reserve for the last time as a test cricketer

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It was test cricket at its finest on the fourth day of the second test between New Zealand And England at Wellington's Basin Reserve in the year of our lord 2008. The morning session was a grinding hell of boredom for the uninitiated – for those versed in the noble arts of 'flannelled foolery' it was however top quality entertainment. The magic of test cricket was supplemented by over-priced hot dogs and hour long waits for a coffee. Another magical summers' days entertainment captured by Scoop…


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Mr James 'Jimmy' Anderson – an English tyro of speed in full flight

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English fan having a whale of a time

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Mr Monty Panesar – a fieldsman of dubious quality but a prospective sheik of tweak

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Mr Stuart Broad – an energetic bowler

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Part of the Barmy Army battalion with culturally 'sensitive' T-shirt

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Mr Matthew Bell, a NZ batsperson – on this occasion successful in not getting out

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A monkey not to be confused with the NZ team who played like chumps not chimps

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The view from on high

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Cheerio chum – Mr Stephen Fleming of NZ's demise

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A stuffed thing – much like NZ's chances after the fourth day of the cricket test

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