Monthly Archives: August 2012

God Defend New Zealand

This afternoon, as I was thinking about the 2nd test between New Zealand and India that starts tonight it suddenly struck me: I talk a lot about New Zealand on this blog. I am not sure if I talk about … Continue reading

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Two Teams to Watch

After beating England in the second ODI by 80 runs today in Southampton, South Africa are now the number one side in the world: in all three formats. They also dominate the Player Rankings in the Test category: Amla is the … Continue reading

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Speaking of…

Yesterday this blog received its most impressions ever in one day – the total was nearly five times my normal daily traffic, and more than double the old record. But what was driving it all is a complete mystery. This … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Yesterday, in one of the more interesting days of test cricket in a very long time, South Africa defeated England at Lord’s to end the hosts year long reign as the number one test side in the world. It is … Continue reading

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Melancholympics

Melancholympics (noun): that feeling of emptiness one experiences on the Monday after the Olympic Closing Ceremonies * I find the Olympic Closing Ceremonies very depressing. Not because of the aging rock stars or any other of the standard closing ceremony … Continue reading

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Programming Notes

As I mentioned over on Twitter, the U19 World Cup and the Sri Lanka Premiere League are both available to US viewers in their entirety on ESPN3. I have my issues with ESPN. Their sports as entertainment rather than athletics mission (see … Continue reading

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Yuvraj

Big news this morning out of Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh has been named to India’s T20 squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand as well as the T20 World Cup next month. This is just delightful news. It really is … Continue reading

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