The last of the recognised bats at six, this one was played on a doctored pitch. The poor resupply of suitable balls meant that much of the cricket was played using rolled up ‘100 mph Tape’. Cricket was mostly played with the local children, who picked the game up very quickly, much to the enjoyment of the many fathers amongst the Operators for whom quality time such as this with their own children was rare. Unfortunately, money, drugs, deep familial divisions and power politics still plague Timor Leste and its children’s future. Not to mention any aspirations for securing Test Nation status.