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A Cricketing Masochist

I am very proud to be a British citizen  (my roots are clogged up with a bunch of Scots and Irish, so I could never only exclusively say ‘English’, I mean, look at my surname) and an important aspect of … Continue reading

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Come! Come! Come – Nuclear Bomb

Everyday is like Sunday Or so it seemed on the Nagpur track where England ground out the dourest of draws to secure their first test series win in India since 1984/85. Even Trott and Bell’s partnership over the last day … Continue reading

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…And Then I Lied

To those who read regularly, I apologise in advance for not honouring my word: I’m not doing the new monthly feature on my cult heroes. I will get to that before Christmas for certain (I do have twenty two more … Continue reading

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I Breathe Again…

Yes, it has been some time since I’ve posted. The clamour has grown too loud; I poke my head out of the window and call: “University essays on the Cold War, Renaissance and Roland Barthes have deprived me of any … Continue reading

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Pup the Skip

As an Englishman, there is a very powerful instinct somewhere among the cocktail of testosterone and (too much) sugar inside of me, that calls out to praise the day that gives the Australian cricket team hardship. To mock as the … Continue reading

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Post-Hobart Blues

The New Zealand cricket team has a proud heritage; indeed, it is almost a cricketing archetype: that of the scrapping, over-achieving Kiwi. The cricketers of New Zealand face a unique situation among the major nations: of playing a minority sport … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan; Into the Fire

This week England has named their squad for the upcoming tour of India. This week may have finally been the point at which Kevin Pietersen snaps, and decides he no longer wants to be a part of this English set … Continue reading

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