Craig's Ashes Diary: Part Three

It’s not long now until England face Australia in the second Ashes Test.

Ahead of the match Craig Overton has sent us part three of his Ashes Diary:

“Well, this week was no ordinary week for me. It was my first week involved in a Test match!

“The build-up was really good. There were two training days when the Lions bowlers joined us. That meant I got to see Leachy and Bessy. It was great to see how they were getting on with the ball out here. I found out that I wasn’t going to be playing the day before the match which was obviously disappointing. I was pleased with how the warm up games had gone for me and felt I couldn’t haven’t done any more with the ball.

“The Test match didn’t quite go to plan for us after the first three days but we will come back stronger here in Adelaide. The Barmy Army out here were awesome during the game and I managed to get out onto the field a few times to experience the atmosphere. I was slightly nervous going out but that soon eased the more times I went out and fielded.

“It was nice for my parents to finally arrive out here and to catch up with them a couple of times. I think they enjoyed the test match but I’m sure they would have enjoyed it more if I was playing and if England won! The game finished early on day five so we had the rest of the day to pack our stuff ready for the flight to Adelaide the following day. It’s almost a three hour flight, so a few episodes of the series The 100 were downloaded to watch on the flight. Today (Wednesday) was roasting hot at 36 degrees so I was quite pleased to have the day off to recover before training starts tomorrow afternoon.”

Part four of Craig’s Diary will appear on this site soon.

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