The Australian Lawyers Cricket Council (ALCC) is preparing to send its newest batch of cricket recruits to defend the glory found at the most recent Lawyers Cricket World Cup (yes, there is such a thing) held in 2009.
Two years ago, a dedicated team of swinging, tossing and fetching lawyers from around the country - including barristers, solicitors and government lawyers - earned themselves the title of world champions at the competition held in Cambridge, England.
According to the ALCC's website, after two weeks of fierce competition (and no doubt many cups of Earl Grey and a scone or two) Australia beat India in the final at "The Oval" by a mere run, with two balls to spare!
This year, the ALCC has rounded up some more players to defend the title in - wait for it - Barbados!
While this alone sounds like a tough gig (having to toss a cricket ball amongst the swaying palms and snow-white sand must be a real bummer), the chosen few will have the opportunity to retain the Butterfield Cup and know that they are the best team of cricket-playing lawyers in the whole world.
What more could a lawyer want?
The tournament will consist of several 30-over, one-day matches between 7 and 21 August, which will be hotly contested between teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, the West Indies and England.
Folklaw might just have to make the trip to Barbados with the team in order to provide the most extensive coverage possible ...
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