Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Decent Haul – Cricket Me Up

A few weeks back I posted a list of cricket-related gifts to help unimaginative readers deal with the forthcoming problem that is forever Christmas. The forthcoming has mutated into the bygone, and now it is time for a reflective synopsis … Continue reading

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The Cricket Bloggers Step Up

All I want to do in life, pretty much, is read about cricket. Along with the statistics, the writing on cricket is what sets it apart from (as an obvious example) chaffball. Dispiritingly, at this tragically over-rated time of year … Continue reading

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Some Cricket Archaeology

Originally posted on The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World:
For Christmas my wife got me a set of vintage cricket stumps. While she discovered these in Brisbane, Australia (owned by a member of the Queensland Cricketers’ Club), they have a…

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Sing a Song For Sanga

One of the interesting sub-stories of the Boxing Day Test held at the ‘G’ (because ‘MCG’ apparently wasn’t short enough) is that it represents an excellent opportunity for Kumar Sangakkara to become just the 11th Test batsman to reach 10,000 … Continue reading

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No Heralds Nor Angels; Cosgrove Harks Back to Previous Era

Christmas Eve. The Big Bash League is the only sport which isn’t darts on TV. Mince pies in the oven, imaginary chestnuts roasting by the real radiator, presents bought, nothing to do; the usual Christmas Eve anti-climax ensuing. On the … Continue reading

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“IN IN IN IN” – How Good Was that?

“IN IN IN IN” Not only was this the desperate thought running through my dense head as Alastair Cook was trapped more or less plumb in front when he was on just 41 of his 176 at Ahmedabad, but it … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

I love Allan Donald, always have done ever since he was at Warwickshire. His glare, his pace, his menace, that duel with Athers. Mesmerisingly exciting. I wouldn’t describe him as being as good as McGrath, probably not as skilled as … Continue reading

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