Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Stuttering Form of Steven Finn

Aged 20, Steven Finn looked like the next all-time great pace bowler. Height, pace, bounce; regularly hitting the mid-90mph region and with a useful knack of picking up wickets off the cuff, he was the Chosen One of English cricket, … Continue reading

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Leather & Willow

Originally posted on Thoughts of a (recovering) Cricket Addict:
Dear reader.  You may have noticed the new banner that I have on my blog and got very confused.  This is understandable, for it has incontrovertibly changed.  Leather & Willow?  This…

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Something of the Night

“There is something horribly seductive and even a little disorientating – a dab of raw jet-lag rubbed straight into the gums – about watching night-time southern hemisphere cricket. Propped up in your frozen armchair, lulled by the watery glow of … Continue reading

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Watto Farce – A Tribute Poem

Tanned, muscular, A fine blonde mane An Australian by birth, An Australian name Spooked by spirits On his very first tour Watto broke down injuries galore The worst was feared a heart attack? ’twas just food poisoning a dodgy kebab! … Continue reading

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Captain Cook Completes Collection

Given the timing of this column, it probably ought to eulogise a maiden Test century from the assured looking Nick Compton. From all accounts a gritty, composed knock which helped England bat through the vast majority of Day Four with … Continue reading

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