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Key: We Must Trust

Kiwi Mistrust     The New Zealand cricket board sacked their best batsman as captain not very long ago. Here’s some quotes: Mike Hesson, NZ coach, to Ross Taylor: “Ross, we believe you to be a follower rather than a … Continue reading

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Cricket Stat Watch

***Che Pujara has passed 50 nine times in his Test career. In three of those knocks he has gone on to reach at least 150, and he has failed to reach a ton on just three of those occasions.*** ***Shivnarine … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Four Poem

Day One – it began, a cricketing Leviticus Dull to it’s core; a chore, a bore, an eye-sore, please Geoff – no more! Day Two – a progression, at it’s best serendipitous A grind condensed, my two cents: no ubermensch … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Three Poem*

Day Three begun, with New Zealand stunned A flurry of wickets, England playing top cricket Yes – he’s got him, 5 up for Jim! Then England set about, putting the game out of doubt However Cook was caught and Compton … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Two Poem

Joey Root, Johnny B, Came out to face The new cherry Block and leave Like the day before Not much to cheer, Maidens galore A quiet first hour Recovery perhaps? Then a leg side snaffle And an English collapse Two-three-two … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day One Poem

First dawn of the English Test summer, England ready to take on all-comers Raring to go Were Cook and Compo’ Yet their blocks made the Lords crowd so much glummer When Trott came in we were then torn Each dull … Continue reading

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England Ahead of the Test Summer – Who’s in “the pink”?

In the pink signifies a state of well being; good health. The pink here has nothing to do with colour, but is based on the old English ‘pynca’ meaning “point”, hence “peak” or “apex”. Shakespeare speaks of “the pink of … Continue reading

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