Monthly Archives: September 2013

A moment we’ll mark time by

Today is the first full day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Which made yesterday – officially anyway – the last day of summer. But as humans we have a tenuous and shifting concept of time, and our personal last … Continue reading

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Test Cricket in Perspective

A visual representation of how long a Test match is in comparison to other sports… ****** *** Inspiration here. 

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DRS

(Note: for the purposes of this post, when I refer to “DRS”, I am specifically referring to the ICC’s Umpire Decision Review System and its rules and guidelines as they stand today. I am not referring generally to a technology … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe

Today, in Harare, Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by 24 runs. It was their first victory in a Test match that wasn’t against Bangladesh since June of 2001 when they beat India by four wickets. It was also only their 11th Test … Continue reading

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Just buy, baby

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the best way to reinvigorate the supporters of a struggling team was, quite simply, to win. But there is another way: buy new players. Look at Arsenal as of late: they have both … Continue reading

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Tinkering

“(b)e comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world…” – Paul Harding, Tinkers * I pulled … Continue reading

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