Day 4 of the Boxing Day Test Match, Melbourne
Posted by Vietnam Swans on December 30, 2012
Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan cricket team was only good enough to last two and a half days of the 2012 Boxing Day Test match. This, of course, threw the Swannies’ plans of attending the fourth day’s play, yesterday, into turmoil.
However, we rebounded quickly and strongly and, at midday, headed to the London Tavern in Richmond, just a stone’s throw from the hallowed MCG.
The usual suspects from Melbourne were there: Willy, Nat Payne, Dave Hadley, Dez, Josh Little and Mick Garnham. Then we had some big guns from overseas: Rick and Jamie Gaffney (Tassie!), Danny Armstrong (China), Kev Dacey (PNG), Dave Kainey (Singapore) and from Vietnam, Billy Cranger (on his Australian Tour), Dan Hopkins and Phil Johns.
While the number of Swannies fell far short of what we would have pulled if there was still cricket on at the ‘G, it was still mega fun. And we also managed to bump into some players from the Melbourne Footy Club including former captain, Brad Green.
Meanwhile, the Swannies have sent our photographer, Mark Stennett over to Sri Lanka, dressed in Swannies retro t shirt and hat, to find out what the heck is going on with the country’s national cricket team. Above, Mark can be seen at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. This may not be the temple’s real name but apparently it has Buddha’s tooth inside.
- Kainey/Jeffery/Johns/Bruce win coveted Red Jacket at Swannies Annual Ryan Jeffery Golf Day. 23 golfers. Dan Hopkins and father win two rounds of golf at Montgomerie Links, Danang, Vietnam.
- Celebration Soiree a mega hit with more than 40 attending. Stan Middleton wins $100 VIP Cabs voucher. Mark “Willy” Williams wins 2 nights’ accommodation at Novotel Nha Trang.
Whoever said that “Too much Swannies is never enough” can read the play like a newspaper.