Author Archives: Matt

Notes from Around the System for October 1

Congrats to Captain Sana Mir and the entire Pakistan Women Cricket Team, for their gold medal in the Asian Games. From the Express Tribune: “Pakistan retained the women’s Twenty20 cricket gold medal at the Asian Games on Friday by defeating … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System: Sept. 17 – Sept. 24

From SportsKeeda: “Ireland’s Gaby Lewis became the second youngest cricketer (male or female) to make an appearance in international cricket, when she took to the field against the South African women’s team last Tuesday. … Lewis was 13 years and 166 days during … Continue reading

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Lancashire vs. Middlesex, a game for the ages

Games evolve. That’s what they do. We like to think that the sports we watch are just about the same as they were 100 years ago, but intellectually we know that is not the case. Baseball instituted the designated hitter … Continue reading

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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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