Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 CB40 Fashion Awards

The Clydesdale Bank 40, England’s domestic limited overs tournament, is more than well under way.  Most teams involved have already played at least three matches, and some squads have already played as many as five. Of the three major domestic … Continue reading

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Flip-Flop

There has been a lot of talk today about how next month’s European Football Championships are going to be held in countries well known for having racist football fan groups: Poland and Ukraine. It’s not exactly breaking news, of course, … Continue reading

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Captains

England beat the West Indies in Nottingham today; and in doing so won the test series 2-0; and will remain the number one test side in the world. It was professional and it was efficient. When firing on all cylinders, … Continue reading

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A Tour of West Bridgford

One of my favorite things to do when I have a bit of spare time is Google Streetview the neighborhoods around cricket grounds. And since this morning we are in Nottingham, and the pitch is an absolute road and Strauss … Continue reading

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The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, a Book Review

This article originally appeared on The Sight Screen and is republished here with permission. * A few weeks ago, I was asked by Graywolf Press here in Minneapolis to read and review a novel about Sri Lankan cricket that they were … Continue reading

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The Cook and The Bell

Yesterday morning, Minneapolis time, England won their first test match of the international summer, thanks to a calm and efficient run chase from Alistair Cook and Ian Bell. Watching them grind down the West Indies was neither fun or sexy, … Continue reading

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The Night’s Watch

When it comes to European sport, there are many intricacies that American sports fans simply do not get: draws, added time…etc.  And surely the nightwatchman would be on that list, as well. Today, in London, with England already a man down and … Continue reading

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