FB bowled straight – well mostly. He found the middle of the bat – at least twice. He took a wonder catch (any catch is a wonder catch for FB).
And all through this year he benefited from the sterling encouragement and support of Mrs FB. Still, as FB looks back on the year he begins to have the uneasy feeling that he may not have fully understood some of the conversations.
Towards the start of the year Mrs FB looked up from behind the sporting pages of the newspaper where she had been perusing the outcomes of her each way bets. She said, ‘I see Mike Hussey has retired………younger than you.’
It only seemed the next moment when Mrs FB seemed to be immersed in the recently arrived Hermes catalogue but mentioned to FB, 'I see your Jamie Kerr has retired.......younger than you.'
FB understood from the judicious addition of 'your' to her sentence that Mrs FB was noting the closing of the career of one of Carlton's greats - the club's legendary wicketkeeper for the last 19 years.
Was she trying to tell him something?
'Don't you dare think you'll be doing the same - I don't want you cluttering the house up next summer.'
|Class of 2013.|