Even the Squire had never conducted a coaching session in a sand storm before.
“After a game at Slindon, we once spent the night on the West Wittering sands, but this is a first, Third Man.”
KP wisely accepted the pair of Second World War tank driver’s googles purchased on E-bay for just such an eventuality and took guard outside leg stump.
The Squire had shaved a couple of ounces off his bat with an old coffin shaped smoothing plane picked up from Little Baddow on the way.
After a 360km drive from Dubai through the constantly shifting sculptures of some of the highest dunes in the world, the intrepid travelers had found themselves transfixed by the breathtaking sight of the Liwa Oasis.
“It looks for all the world like runs in the desert,” said KP.
“It’s a secret place that you can’t always find.”
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/4, 130||England||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||21 Feb 2012||ODI # 3247|
|111*||England||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||18 Feb 2012||ODI # 3243|
|26||England||v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi||15 Feb 2012||ODI # 3240|
|14||England||v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi||13 Feb 2012||ODI # 3238|
|41||England XI||v Eng Lions||Abu Dhabi||10 Feb 2012||Other OD|
|32, 0/9, 18||England||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||3 Feb 2012||Test # 2034|
|14, 1||England||v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi||25 Jan 2012||Test # 2032|
|2, 0||England||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||17 Jan 2012||Test # 2030|
|38, 0/3, 3, 1/10||England XI||v PCB XI||Dubai (GCA)||11 Jan 2012||First-class|
|0/23, 15, 1/12, 1||England XI||v ICC Comb XI||Dubai (GCA)||7 Jan 2012||First-class|