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Būr Sa‘īd

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  • Day5

    Match Day 2

    February 14, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Today we headed to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Ground in Abu Dhabi. The game was played on a neighbouring field. Having lost the toss and been sent into bat, Arman Khan and Jamie Percival put together a solid 110 - run opening stand aided by a plentiful supply of wides and no-balls. When Arman departed (43 off 44) due to an unfortunate run out, the captain John Oliver strode out. However, only 3 runs later, Percival had to go after a well fought 33 of 43. One of the younger members of the team, Ross Hegginbottom, then strolled out to produce a majestic 46 off 46 not out. After this performance, his tour average is a remarkable 59. However, for the time being, it was the John Oliver show: languid cover drives amalgamated with strong defensive shots. Although he had to depart to a brilliant catch after a beautifully played 25 off 32, he had set the perfect platform for Hegginbottom, Adam McMurray (10 off 11), Ruiaridh Russell (Strike Rate of 300!) and Callum Bell (20 off 12) to accelerate. Through Bell's powerful strokes and Hegginbottom's well judged shots, The Glasgow Academy mustered 230/5 runs in 35 overs. An interesting note was that running between the wickets had improved a lot from the last result. To say that The Glasgow Academy were in high spirits when fielding would be an understatement. Heads were held high and voices were raised. The opposition had been heard downplaying our school team and this boosted our morale immensely. And boy did it show in our opening overs. John Oliver and Arman Khan ripped the top order to shreds. Both bowlers put 110% effort into each ball and every fielder made a contribution with their voice. This set the tone for the 5 wicket haul Arman picked up, but also the aggression of our other bowlers. The wry comments continued from the opposition but we had set out to end the game early. With 5 wickets down, Greg MacMillan and Rick Mukhopadhyay kept the pressure on, and the latter picked up a wicket. Good bowling performances followed: Alastair Fry 3-0-17-0, Euan MacDonald 3-0-11-0 and Adam McMurray 2-0-10-2. In the end, Arman finished things off the game by dislodging the bails in fine fashion with a ferocious delivery to collect his fifth wicket. Notably, captain John Oliver not only picked up a wicket with an excellent spell of fast bowling, but led from the front by influencing a run out and bagging an absolute stunner of a catch. However, individual mentions were trumped by the immense pride and team spirit that The Glasgow Academy displayed today to bring the opposition down from the clouds and seal a victory by 83 runs. Now for the next game tomorrow!Read more

  • Day7

    Match Day 3

    February 16, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Today's match was played at the famed Sharjah Stadium on an international size/standard field. Captain Arman Khan chose to bat on a lovely track, but The Academy opener, Ross Hegginbottom, was dismissed for a 12 ball duck. While Fayz Siddiqui and Ruiaridh Russell attempted to resume normal order, the batting team were left reeling at 35 for 1 after the first 10 overs. However, Siddiqui gifted his wicket after scoring 9 off 17, and Russell departed to a misjudged delivery, to leave The Glasgow Academy struggling with 60 for 3 at the halfway mark of 15 overs. Enter John Oliver and Arman Khan, who fought to rebuild and leave a platform for our ruthless middle order to up the scoring rate. Things took an unfortunate twist at this point, when Arman Khan (11 off 14) pulled a muscle rendering him unable to bowl or bat for the rest of the game. Similarly, Oliver had to depart again after a patiently constructed 28 off 36 to an outstanding catch at backward point. However Jamie Percival (21 off 25) and Adam McMurray (17 off 9) took the score into their stride to produce a respectable 145 for 6 in 30 overs. Our usual middle order blaster Callum Bell could not repeat his previous feats when he fell for a first ball duck. As with the previous game, fielding was spectacular. Under the floodlights, temporary captain John Oliver opened with a brilliant spell of fast bowling full of finesse and swing to produce outstanding figures of 6-0-30-3. At the other end Ruiaridh Russell maintained the pressure (4-0-32-0) but was unlucky not to pick up a wicket. Jamie Percival took over from Ruiaridh and produced a wicket. He bowled a very short delivery, deserving of at least 4 runs through deep midwicket, but John Oliver had different ideas. With a flying, diving, jumping effort, he managed to bag his second stunning catch of this tour. Eventually, one by one, wickets were collected by Percival and Greg MacMillan (4-0-24-1). However, to win this game, a stroke of brilliance was required. The next section of this narrative only attempts to recollect the superhuman ability and determination of one player. John Oliver collected a hard hit shot at the midwicket boundary (international size boundary of the stadium) rolled over on his shoulder and knocked over the stumps to produce a direct hit I am privileged to have witnessed. It is not so much the physical prowess as the hunger to win, the desire for victory that impressed all eyewitnesses. Therefore, the game was held in fine balance, but a 57 run 8th wicket stand brought the two sides' scores level. At this point Adam McMurray bowled a delivery which would whirl a few kilometres above Adnan Iqbal at long on. With a look of fear, Iqbal took the catch. The next ball, the opposition chased down the target and won by two wickets. But Adnan's catch, Oliver's brilliance, Percival's calm strokeplay and Khan's determination to lead his side on the field meant that this was a day to remember. As a squad, the improvements are beginning to make vast differences to the score lines. Now to our last game in the same stadium against their very own eleven.Read more

  • Day3

    Match day 1

    February 12, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Following the breakfast, we set out for Al Dhaid Cricket Village. The match was played with a desert and a couple of camels in the backdrop. After a good first innings score of 195/6 (Siddiqui 42(33) and A.Khan 38(68)), we unfortunately lost the game by ten wickets. Nevertheless, many lessons were learnt and the game was thoroughly enjoyed and played in high spirits. Now off to dinner!

  • Day6

    The ICC Cricket Academy

    February 15, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Yesterday's glorious victory was followed up with a lovely dinner and McDonalds' ice creams. After the morning's gym-swim session where MOST people attended, and another brilliant breakfast, we went to visit the ICC Cricket Academy. We were treated to a tour of the wonderful facilities and even watched Kent and Essex training. Now we are getting prepared for our penultimate game against the Mercedez Benz XI!Read more

  • Day29

    Weiter geht's...

    January 2 in the United Arab Emirates

    Wir verabschieden uns aus Dubai und fliegen (hoffentlich) mit einem Stop im Bahrain weiter nach Colombo, Sri Lanka. Der ursprüngliche Abflug war für 23:35 Uhr geplant aber aufgrund von Nebel in Manama sitzen wir noch in Dubai fest. Es wird wahrscheinlich eine sehr unbequeme Nacht am Flughafen, aber die Schlafsäcke sind im Handgepäck.

    Euch eine gute Nacht und wir melden uns dann irgendwann von irgendwo ;)Read more

  • Day2

    Hyatt Place Al Rigga

    February 11, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Finally, we have arrived in our rooms. Fantastic!

  • Day7

    RTA

    March 15, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Surprisingly in a city where most things are so expensive its borderline extortion, the public transport is some of the cheapest we have experienced on our travels.

    The train system is excellent and very clean. Each train has a gold and a woman only cabin.

    This afternoon the train was so full I barely got in while Isabel walked into the woman only cart no problem. Ironically it was the same train cart with a line in the middle that men are not allowed over. The woman side was half empty while the other side looked like a can of sardines.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day3

    #Tag 2 von 227

    October 31, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Tag 2: Wüstensafari in Dubai

    Aufgewacht. Losgelacht. Nass gemacht.

    Ungefähr so könnte man unseren Morgen beschreiben. Denn da wir den Pool am vorherigen Tag leider nichtmehr besuchen konnten, war das heute unsere erste Aktivität.
    Da unsere heiß geliebte Kamera, dessen hoch geschätzte Qualität ihr bald schon kennen lernen werdet, uns allerdings kurz darauf schon ein wenig Probleme bereitete, machte sich Christina auf den Weg diese Problem aus der Welt zu schaffen, während Feline genüsslich zwei Stunden lang im Himmelbett am Pool schlief. (Man kann ihr dies nicht übel nehmen da sie A) nichts von dem Problem wusste und B) ja schon um die unglaubliche, unmenschliche Uhrzeit von 09:00 Uhr morgens von Christina aus dem Bett gezerrt wurde. Man muss hierzu wissen dass sie zur Gattung Murmeltier gehört).

    Nächster Programmpunkt war dann die Wüstensafari, welche wir im Nachhinein unterschätzt haben. Sie bot uns eine abenteuerliche Reise durch die Wüste plus Quadfahren plus Kamelreiten PLUS Barbecue bei Arabischer Musik und Bauchtanz unter freiem Himmel.

    Das Ganze ist hier schriftlich schwer zu beschreiben, sollte euch aber durch das kommende Video einen besseren Einblick ermöglichen.

    Im Moment lassen wir mit arabischen Bulgur bei kuschligen 28 Grad den Tag ausklingen und schicken euch liebe Grüße aus Dubai.
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  • Day18

    32 Grad um Mitternacht

    October 31, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Dubai...aufwärmen, durchatmen, Stempel holen...
    Die letzten 2Wochen Erholung sind dahin...ich bin knülle...

    Mit aller Kraft holte ich mein Gepäck, als einzige, obwohl viele weiter nach Kiew wollen...seltsam...durchgecheckt wird es nicht. Ich geh sixher, ich will was erleben und stürz mich mit Kraxe in ein Taxi um zum anderen Terminal zu kommen. Ein schwarzes Taxi, warum nicht die gelben? Angeblich ein Neues, nur funktioniert die Kartenzahlung nicht...häääää? Neu und schon kaputt? Der kommt wohl aus Nepal ;)? Spaß beiseite.
    Ich habe dazu gelernt und verbrachte bereits einen Tag in.der Stadt...dann wird der Fahrbetrag halt aus unterschiedlichen Währungen zusammengelegt...und schau an...Kartenzahlung geht - ich komm nämlich aus Nepal ;)

    Meine Metrocard schenkte ich weiter...ich kann von meinem Glück gern was abgeben ;)

    Auf in den nächsten Flug, hoffen auf Schlaf...
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  • Day7

    Ab auf die Insel

    January 22, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Das war also Dubai..🌇

    + beeindruckende Bauten, absolut sauber und sicher! Das öffentliche Netz ist hervorragend und die Leute sehr freundlich!

    - it's all about the money! Noch höher, noch größer.. unzählige Baustellen und neue Projekte (Expo 2020).

    Fazit: lohnenswert, zwei Tage reichen aber. Die Wüste begeistert als neue Welt!

    Jetzt sitze ich im Flieger nach Bahrain, um von dort nach Colombo zu fliegen. Das wird anders..😊Read more

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Būr Sa‘īd, Bur Sa`id, بور سعيد

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