“Will Pucovski (C8) could be known as Will Killa-COVI,” thinks Joy Cooksey of Harrington. “Could prevent run-outs now the borders are being relaxed.” Kersi Meher-Homji of St Ives suggests Whisky, which would probably be more easily uttered in the heat of battle. He also points out, that many cricketers don’t need a nickname due to their already excellent existing ones, including a couple of “Indian cricketers now in Australia; Washington Sundar and Sanju Samson. Napoleon Einstein represented India in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup and played for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League. Then there were Julius Caesar (1830-78), William Shakespeare (1893-1976) and George Bernard Shaw (1931-84) who played county cricket in England. Any more?”
Gerhard Engleitner of Newcastle says: “We’re not alone, getting picked on by the Chinese government (C8). According to German media, Chinese press is reporting that COVID-19 was caused by imported German pork knuckles and Brazilian beef and prawns.”
“Living as I do in Roseville (C8), a few blocks north of Boundary Street, I’m still confused about the relative merits of being in upper north shore or lower north shore,” says Alan Smith.
Regarding percipient posties (C8), Harry Bell of Bowral recalls: “Years ago, a mate of mine who lived on his Soldier Settler’s block in the New England, was quite chuffed to receive my letter, addressed simply: ‘Ted Punch’. I had cheated, though. The envelope that he received, duly stamped, had been placed inside a larger envelope, addressed to the postmaster at the hamlet which was his postal address. I had enclosed a note to the postmaster, asking him to put the enclosure into Ted’s letter box, which, being a good sport, he did. I also cut a hole in the outer envelope so that the inner one was duly franked, adding to the appearance of authenticity. I fear that it would not work if tried today.”
Jo Rainbow of Orange writes: “My daughter purchased a karaoke microphone that syncs to the playlist on your phone, and also provides lyrics. This has proven to be a mistake as I have used it to serenade her and her brother every morning, until they get out of bed. Apparently, I’m really bad at Sia’s Titanium. Who would have guessed?”