Author Archives: Matt

Outlier

I came to cricket late in life. A full grown adult who hadn’t the slightest of knowledge about the game. But that is so utterly rare in sport that it’s almost unheard of. Sports are, at their core, games for … Continue reading

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On the Teevee

And what do you say about a Test match like that? I have no idea. It had everything. Peaks, valleys, hidden tunnels. Heroes, goats, villains. From Stokes setting Lord’s alight and reminding us all of Flintoff at Edgbaston; to Moeen … Continue reading

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The cricket for the corruption

But watching Root and Stokes battle back at a zesty five runs an over in glorious sunshine was a reminder that cricket – and all sport for that matter – is often best enjoyed by unhooking from the issues that … Continue reading

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USACA, the ACF and the ICC

I won’t rehash the bizarre, embarrassing and frankly not entirely unexpected events that took place during USACA’s recent T20 tournament. But here’s a few links. (H/t Jamie Harrison.) What the farce of a tournament actually means for the future of the … Continue reading

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Filling the void

Cricket returns in less than two weeks. And I am not talking about the IPL, I am talking about Test cricket. And not just Test cricket, but Test cricket in my hemisphere. The West Indies are hosting England for three Tests … Continue reading

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Olympiad

The Greeks defined an Olympiad as “a period of four years between Olympic Games, used in dating events.” In other words, an Olympiad wasn’t about athletic contests, it was instead the space between those contests. The events were just moments … Continue reading

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On hiatus

In the meanwhile, follow me on twitter (both cricket Matt and regular Matt) and I plan on writing about all kinds of stuff (Arsenal, music, politics, video games) over on Medium.

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