Category Archives: cricket

A thing with feathers

Just past eight o’clock on Sunday evening, the heat abating from a day that has burnt itself into the memory; I am at the local park. About one hundred yards away, out to my right, two young lads walk home. … Continue reading

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Oh cricket, what have you done?

Cheating is the bastard brother of sport. The shadowy figure few talk about, as if the mere existence of its presence sullies the soul. Cheat is a word almost onomatopoeic in nature, that shoots from the mouth like a poison … Continue reading

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A Noble Heart

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V Scene 2 The amount of copy that has flowed at the news of Muhammad Ali’s death has … Continue reading

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Two juvenile fingers

Is there something of a movement going on? Are sportsmen and women really not seeing age as a factor? Is sport moving towards the concept that experience is not as important as ability? Let’s look at some recent evidence. Football: … Continue reading

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Put your nugget on it

When I was growing up, at around this time of year, I’d sneak out of bed and power up the TV. My chosen destination was BBC Two. I loved to watch a chap called Steve Davis, bent forward as he … Continue reading

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Did He smile to see His work?

As far as sporting stories go this week, two catch my eye. The first is that Father Time, the iconic weather vane that sits atop Lord’s, the home of the MCC and English Cricket, has taken a battering. The recent … Continue reading

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