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Notes from Outside the System for July 23

Editor’s note: I will now be including a weekly column on news and notes from around the non-Test playing cricket world – mostly women and Associate stuff, plus some affiliates and USA cricket when I have time. This should publish … Continue reading

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Five Days in July

July 17, 2014 At 11 o’clock in the morning on July 17th, in the steamy cauldron of Lord’s Cricket ground in the heart of St. John’s Wood, London, a coin was flipped, and 22 players in white – 11 from England … Continue reading

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Old friends

After the Matt Prior story broke this afternoon, it got me to thinking about all the cricketers I have watched retire from the international game over the last few years. Looking back at the squad lists from the 2007 World … Continue reading

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On World Cups…

Everyone knows that cricket’s World Cup is long. But just how long when compared to the two other major global team tournaments? Taking a look: 2015 Rugby World Cup: Number of teams: 20 Length of tournament: 43 days 2014 Football … Continue reading

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Cricket’s Legacy

Sometimes you read something and you remember why started doing this all in the first place. North of Colombo there is a town called Chilaw. There is an ancient Hindu temple in Chilaw that was once visited by Gandhi. Every … Continue reading

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#ICYMI

I have been doing some freelance writing, and I wanted to pass along the links in case anyone was interested. For the brand new PasteSoccer.com I have been helping them out with their World Cup coverage. I wrote a piece about … Continue reading

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Mankading

Earlier this week Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake “Mankaded” English batsman Jos Butler and the whole of world cricket went completely mental. Traditionally, while legal, the act of Mankading is seen to be in violation of the “spirit of the game”, and … Continue reading

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ESPN and Cricket

About two and a half months ago, I wrote a post about why I had cancelled my Willow.TV subscription. In that post, I made the following statement: And so we can only hope that ESPN expands its coverage, and fills … Continue reading

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Traditionally speaking

Yesterday I wrote about how unfortunate it was that a makeup day was not scheduled for the Ireland v Sri Lanka ODI series. But I guess it was not a mistake or a purposeful slight, it was, in fact, tradition: @limitedovers … Continue reading

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Without a Ball Bowled

Today’s ODI between Ireland and Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled due to heavy rains and a wet outfield. For Sri Lanka, I think this means very little. In fact, they probably welcomed the unforeseen day off in … Continue reading

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