The old boy stories continue with the news of an on-stage interview with Darren Gough last night, at the Adelaide pre-Test dinner. The former England bowler said that Darren Lehmann, the South Australian skipper, was a 'strong rumour' as the next England coach after Duncan Fletcher. Whether it was a blast at the current coach is unknown, but Gough said: "He teaches enjoyment to the players... his knowledge is second-to-none, especially of the England players after playing in the country for so long."
Word reaches Nutley of a sponsored streak during the Adelaide Test. It is understood a major company has been looking at ways to maximise marketing potential over the last few months through the stunt. One local radio station had a phone-in this morning to gauge the city reaction. In a country that used to like the odd disruption at sporting events, the results were surprisingly even, depending on the sex of the streaker and what time of day it was at the time.