Who, other than me, gets cricket withdrawal during our off season? Seems so long between the last Test match of the summer and the Shield final to the start of the next red ball season. Yes there is plenty of limited overs stuff in the meantime.. mostly abroad. But is that the same to we Test purists? No it is not. I was little more than an ankle biter when I got my first taste of Test cricket watching the Baggy Greens annihilate the Poms at the SCG in 74/5. Roll on cricket season.