Monthly Archives: December 2013

Under Blue Skies: 2013, A Year in Review

2013, despite being a rather eventful year for cricket, can be summed up in just two words: Ashes and Sachin. Looking back over my blog – and while I freely admit that is a poor barometer – but when it … Continue reading

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The End

And that’s that. It’s all over. Australia have won the Ashes. And the back to back five Test series we have been drooling over since July are all but done. Sure there are two more Tests, but like too many … Continue reading

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Book II: Act III, Scene IV

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Fellowship of the Ring. One of my least favorite movies of all time is The Return of the King. I disliked the former for many reasons. It’s heavy handed, too … Continue reading

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Book II: Act III, Scene III

Not six months since beating Australia 4-0 in England, England are on the verge of going down 3-0 in Australia, to Australia, and in the process lose retention of the Ashes, a trophy they have held since 2009. ** Two … Continue reading

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Book II: Act III, Scenes I & II

England are in trouble. Real trouble. I am stating the obvious, but it is worth saying. A sorely needed and decent 72 from their captain was the only highlight of their first innings, and now the entire weight of the … Continue reading

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The Streaker

Last night I met Paul Molitor at a fundraiser. Molitor was a favorite of mine growing up. He was a member of the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers team that lost the World Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals … Continue reading

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Book II: End of Act II

Cricket is addictive. That is of course obvious to all of you reading this blog – because otherwise why would you be here? – but it is a fact nonetheless. It is addictive for many reasons – the characters, the … Continue reading

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