Monthly Archives: July 2012

An Odyssey; Plymouth – Manchester for (Rigged?) Olympic Football

Egypt 1-1 New Zealand Brazil 3-1 Belarus I was trying to find something to write along the line of a ‘Herculean’ effort in the title, but the only thing Herculean about the day was the effort put in by the … Continue reading

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New Zealand Ball Tampering?

Was just watching the 1st Test between NZ and the Windies, and Doug Bracewell will be very fortunate to escape a ban for scratching at one side of the ball. It could be the TV shots making it look worse than … Continue reading

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If you can’t handle the heat, then get back in the Pavilion?

After a period of perhaps 3 months where it has rained for large periods of almost every day, it was scarcely believable that spectators at the Oval would be treated to a rare outbreak of good weather during the first Test. Although a flash-storm briefly interrupted play on the … Continue reading

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Smashing throw …

Originally posted on bobmcgee:
Make sure you wait for the slow motion replay at the end … http://youtu.be/JDPCPr0t6uU The poms weren’t so amused by the final result!

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Changes of English Charges?

It seems odd that in spite of the number one ranking, England have actually lost 5 of their last 9 Tests. Sure, four of those were on the subcontinent, but it is a record that could certainly get worse over the next … Continue reading

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I Ron Bell to show his mettle?

Tight bowling and a couple of poor shots saw England stumble to 102-4 at close of play, some 150 runs behind the total South Africa and the magnificent Hashim Amla piled on over the preceding three days. Although a fired up … Continue reading

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The Wrong ‘Un

Originally posted on The Sharp Single:
  The South Africans may have Graeme Smith to knock our boys all over The Oval (which, by the way, is neither Kia, nor Brtivic, by the way, just The Oval), but we have Paul…

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