Monthly Archives: November 2012

An Ode to the Cricket Blogger

Yesterday, Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) over at The Corridor of Certainty posted a piece he wrote about Sachin Tendulkar. It’s beautiful and short and perfect and you should read it. Everyone should read it. A few hours after posting it, my … Continue reading

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Stamina

Over five days, in Adelaide, Peter Siddle steamed in at South African batsmen a remarkable 381 times. While no where near the record for a pace bowler, much less one of the slower variety, it really is an amazing feat. … Continue reading

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#worldtestday

As most are surely aware, yesterday was, unofficially, World Test Day. For the first time in the 134 year history of the format, there were four Test matches happening simultaneously. Four matches, eight nations, two continents, 88 athletes. Brilliant stuff. … Continue reading

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But not today…not today.

I have been thinking a lot lately about pure moments. Moments that are not hampered or tainted or otherwise ruined. Moments that meet expectations, that inspire the cliche of pure, unadulterated joy. And I have been thinking about such moments … Continue reading

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Shooting Stars

Earlier this week, Abul Hasan of Bangladesh became the 92nd cricketer to score a century in his Test match debut. Most pundits agree that Hasan’s performance was just the beginning of a long and successful Test career, but for 28 … Continue reading

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Team 1, Team 2

Note: I am about to do something I rarely, rarely do here at Limited Overs: blog about strategy, team selections, field positionings, and other on the pitch nuts and bolts. I freely admit that I am going to get most … Continue reading

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200

Yesterday (or, errrr, today, depending on where you live), Michael Clarke scored a double century for his country. It was the 59th time a captain had scored 200 or more in a Test match. The last time it happened was … Continue reading

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