Monthly Archives: March 2013

Samuel Beckett: Cricket’s Nobel Laureate

There is only one Nobel Prize winner, who has a place in the pages of Wisden; who has a profile on ESPNCricinfo; who has a first-class record. It had to be Samuel Beckett. Famed existentialist, nihilist, absurdist (Beckett has, with … Continue reading

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West Indies’ Spin Battery

My Ukrainian friend came round my flat to watch the football on Wednesday. His interest in cricket is passing at best (but he is a sucker for football). At half-time I flicked over to check the West Indies-Zimbabwe score. Shane … Continue reading

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Something is Happening Here and You Don’t Know What it is

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson have all been sent back to Australia from the tour of India. After the humbling defeat in the second Test, the coach Mickey Arthur asked each player to think of three … Continue reading

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The Art of Muttiah Muralitharan

Last week I wrote a short piece in celebration of Harbhajan Singh’s one hundredth Test Match appearance. I wrote about his bowling; his action and how exactly he has deceived and dismissed over 400 batsmen throughout his fifthteen year Test … Continue reading

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