Monthly Archives: July 2013

Act II, Scene IV

I am breaking a cardinal rule: I am writing about day four before it is over. Australia are 191 for 8 and it is 17:37 in London and there is at most 53 more minutes of play and I have … Continue reading

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Act II, Scene III

In my senior year of college I worked at a financial firm doing basic administrative duties. Filing and answering phones and sending out packages. It was mindless but I liked it. I was working there at the absolute peak of … Continue reading

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Act II, Scene II

One of the things that some Americans will have a hard time understanding when it comes to Test cricket is when teams decide not to enforce the follow-on. I am one of those Americans. When Cook decided not to put … Continue reading

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Act II, Scene I

Australia, England, Australia. That was day one at Lord’s in a nutshell. But what a day it was. A few quick hit thoughts: Should England start worrying about Cook’s form? Is the pressure of the armband affecting his performance at … Continue reading

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Act I, Scene V

And that’s that. England are 1-0 up in the Ashes despite a thrilling fight back from the Australian lower order. This was the best Test I have ever witnessed. It simply had everything. It was a non-stop thrill ride from … Continue reading

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Act I, Scene IV

My goodness what an absorbing day of Test cricket. I overslept this morning (5am comes might early on Saturdays after a late night) and so missed the entire first session, but was up during the lunch break for coffee and … Continue reading

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Act I, Scene III

It was a busy morning at the office, and then I left at noon, and took the long way home, and then read on the patio, and so I missed the vast majority of the second session and nearly all … Continue reading

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