Author Archives: Matt

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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Notes from Around the System for October 1

Congrats to Captain Sana Mir and the entire Pakistan Women Cricket Team, for their gold medal in the Asian Games. From the Express Tribune: “Pakistan retained the women’s Twenty20 cricket gold medal at the Asian Games on Friday by defeating … Continue reading

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Notes from Outside the System: Sept. 17 – Sept. 24

From SportsKeeda: “Ireland’s Gaby Lewis became the second youngest cricketer (male or female) to make an appearance in international cricket, when she took to the field against the South African women’s team last Tuesday. … Lewis was 13 years and 166 days during … Continue reading

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Lancashire vs. Middlesex, a game for the ages

Games evolve. That’s what they do. We like to think that the sports we watch are just about the same as they were 100 years ago, but intellectually we know that is not the case. Baseball instituted the designated hitter … Continue reading

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