Who reckons they can confidently predict the outcome of the Ashes series? Not me. Talk about strange and unpredictable. Much like Melbourne’s weather. What is certain is I’ll be hosting the Melbourne Cricket Club’s Women in Cricket Breakfast on Day 2 of the Test. We’ve had some terrific guest speakers over the years and next week Justin Langer will join us with his thoughts on the current Australian team and state of the game. (I believe the invitation went out to Liz Hurley to attend but it’s safe to say she won’t be joining us now.)
Simon O’Donnell gate-crashed the Breakfast last year (with cake) much to the delight of the all the ladies in the room. What followed was a slightly dodgy rendition of “Happy Birthday Angela”. (I share my December 29 birthday with David Boon, Brad Hodge and Mary Tyler-Moore.)
No offence to Simon but what I really want this year is for Richie Benaud to jump out of a cake and sing a sultry version of “Happy Birthday” to me. Now that would make my day.