Monthly Archives: July 2014

Notes from Outside the System for July 30

The big news from outside the System this past week was Afghanistan’s defeat of Zimbabwe by 100 runs, which leveled their four ODI series at two-a-piece. The series was Afghanistan’s first bi-lateral ODI series against a Full Member, and they ended … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System for July 23

Editor’s note: I will now be including a weekly column on news and notes from around the non-Test playing cricket world – mostly women and Associate stuff, plus some affiliates and USA cricket when I have time. This should publish … Continue reading

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Five Days in July

July 17, 2014 At 11 o’clock in the morning on July 17th, in the steamy cauldron of Lord’s Cricket ground in the heart of St. John’s Wood, London, a coin was flipped, and 22 players in white – 11 from England … Continue reading

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Old friends

After the Matt Prior story broke this afternoon, it got me to thinking about all the cricketers I have watched retire from the international game over the last few years. Looking back at the squad lists from the 2007 World … Continue reading

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On World Cups…

Everyone knows that cricket’s World Cup is long. But just how long when compared to the two other major global team tournaments? Taking a look: 2015 Rugby World Cup: Number of teams: 20 Length of tournament: 43 days 2014 Football … Continue reading

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