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Paradise Regained: What a Bore

I wrote an article a while ago where I discussed my love for the sport of cricket as a whole, as being far stronger than my singular, nationalistic support of the England side. A clear example of this sentiment, was … Continue reading

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Moeen Ali: the Story of the Talented County Professional

Worcestershire County Cricket Club, post the 6th of May 1988, has been a club completely dominated by the performance and legacy of one man: Graeme Hick. On that day, the 21 year old Zimbabwean made history and inadvertently shaped that … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Good Men Gone And Where Are All The Gods?

‘Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds? Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need. I need a hero. I’m holding out … 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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Bhaji, or Australia’s Number One Pest

Harbhajan Singh will walk out tomorrow in Chennai with the weight of fifthteen years of Test cricket behind him and will be wearing his one hundredth (floppy) cap. Of course the whole tradition of a cap awarded for each appearance … Continue reading

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Interview with Jack Shantry

Jack Shantry is a medium pace bowler for Worcestershire. Two things struck me when I first saw him on television: his resemblance to Kevin Pietersen and his staggering bowling action. Indeed, describing his body as it contorts, twists and thrusts … Continue reading

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ODI Cricket Is Dead; Long Live ODI Cricket

Over the last three weeks, we cricket addicts have been able to indulge in three separate One Day International series’: England in India; the Sri Lankans in Australia and New Zealand in South Africa. That only one of these head … Continue reading

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James Franklin (or How I learned to Love the Medium Pacer)

James Franklin is famous (well, as famous as a New Zealander could be) for all the wrong reasons. First off he plays for New Zealand, which in cricketing terms is the equivalent of being the resident IT nerd: smart, thin … Continue reading

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Australia vs Sri Lanka verdict (+ other thingy-ma-jigs)

Australia beat Sri Lanka 3-0. A whitewash. I didn’t predict that one did I? You all have permission to desert me now for ever more. To my (and their) credit, the Sri Lankans only embarrassed themselves in one of the … Continue reading

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