Author Archives: Matt

Playing makeup, wearing guitar

Indulge me. * Tomorrow night I am going to see The Replacements. This probably means nothing to you. And that’s okay. It means nothing to 99% of the world’s population. But it means something to me. And here’s why. The … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for September 10

Cricket’s Sixes format is starting to take root in Africa, as the inaugural Africa Sixes tournament that wrapped up over the weekend was quite successful. SuperSport: “Following the success of the inaugural Africa Sixes Challenge, the organisers hope to expand … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for September 3

Afghanistan cricket is something we should be celebrating, says Krish Sripada with Cricket World. Indeed. “The concoction in which the seeds of Afghan cricket were first sown almost touches the edges of a fantasy tale, a David-Goliath struggle that a decade … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for August 27

Climb every mountain: Scaling Kilimanjaro for the good of Rwandan cricket, from Daily Maverick: “(The fundraiser for cricket facilities in Rwanda) will see two teams scale Kilimanjaro to play the world’s highest ever game of competitive cricket. … The expedition, which takes … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for August 20

American Cricket Federation President, Jamie Harrison, has a go at USACA in his CricketEurope column: “The fiasco that unfolded this weekend at Lauderhill was the direct result of choices and systemic failures that have long come to typify the actions … Continue reading

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The Founders

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  – Margaret Mead ** Cricket. It gets in your blood. It gets under your skin. It sinks its teeth … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for August 13

In the world of Women’s Cricket, the big news this week is the upcoming India vs. England Test at the historic Wormsley Ground in England. Worthwhile reads on the match can be found at The Telegraph, Wisden India and The Cordon. (That … Continue reading

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