Tag Archives: Cricket

The power of cricket

I have never understood those who belittle the importance of sport. Often these people tend to be irritable lefties who write about how football is the opiate of the masses, and a distraction from more important issues. This piece from … Continue reading

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A pictorial representation of just how excited I am about the Cricket World Cup

According to the counter on the Cricinfo website, the Cricket World Cup starts in approximately 8 hours time. I think the picture below represents my level of excitement about this prospect at the moment: If Test cricket is a four … Continue reading

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Thank you Colly

I found one of my best friends at university through cricket. At a flat party in Freshers Week we refused the joint that was being passed around and instead talked about our shared love of Mike Atherton. We ended up … Continue reading

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Paperback Rioter’s Review of 2010

This is the seemingly obligatory end-of-year roundup. Like this blog, this review does not intend to be comprehensive or systematic, and instead hopes to be personal and idiosyncratic. With that in mind, let’s roll: Worst moment of 2010: After delivering … Continue reading

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My exclusive report on the first day of the Ashes having not watched any play whatsoever

Peter Bloody Siddle. That is all. At least, until I watch the ITV4 highlights.

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Why everyone should listen to the Ashes on Test Match Sofa

I’m not going to preview the Ashes, because people far more informed about this sort of thing than I am have already done so. I do, however, want to rave about one of my favourite discoveries of the year. If … Continue reading

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Pic of the day

                Pakistan’s cricket manager Yawar Saeed is the chap on the right reading The News of the World, at Lord’s yesterday. It’s good to know that they seem to know as much about … Continue reading

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