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2 02, 2018

The Vanishing Sport

2018-02-02T17:06:46+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Talking Points|12 Comments

I took my kid to winter nets last weekend. He has turned ten now, and this marks his first exposure to a hard ball. To ease them in gently the coaches intersperse the hand-smacking cherry with a tennis ball and one of those “Incrediball” things. They swing so much that even I [...]

1 12, 2017

One Watch Down. And Now My Next Watch Begins.

2017-12-01T10:13:45+00:00December 1st, 2017|Ashes 17/18|21 Comments

One-nil down. Where do you go from there? If you happen to be the England cricket team in Australia, usually only further down. All the way, crashing through the basement into the hard earth beneath. For a short while, much like with the England Football team before a major tournament, I allowed [...]

19 07, 2017

Our Dear Old Blowers

2017-07-19T08:41:03+00:00July 19th, 2017|Nostalgia|19 Comments

I suppose that Henry Blofeld has often divided opinion. You could almost describe him as the Jeremy Corbyn of the commentary box - a sobriquet that is deliberately facetious as I think it would be stretching credibility to suggest that Blowers is hiding even a hint of red under the bed. He might have a [...]

12 05, 2017

40 Not Out … And That’s Just The Waistline

2017-05-12T15:31:18+00:00May 12th, 2017|Nostalgia|10 Comments

I turn 40 this week. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Brian Johnston style appeal for cake. I won’t suddenly be sending out “thank yous” to Mrs. Cholmondeley in Upper Piddle for delivering a rather nice chocolate sponge with strawberries on top. But cake or no cake, these type of milestones do tend [...]

14 04, 2017

A Codger’s Comeback

2017-04-14T11:19:19+00:00April 14th, 2017|Fun|4 Comments

Sooner or later we all fall prey to the pitfalls old cricket club sages warned us about. You know the kind of people? The unreconstructed types that played cricket every Saturday and Sunday for 40 years despite being married with 6 kids. When asked for their secret they’d simply reply that they [...]

20 03, 2017

The Golden Age Of Umpires

2017-03-20T12:09:45+00:00March 20th, 2017|Nostalgia|18 Comments

I am conscious of my own personal preponderance to wallow in nostalgia of late. Something I should give up based on the adage that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Too many backward glances down the old barely lit paths of the mind - at best a dodgy incursion into loose [...]

22 02, 2017

What Are Your ‘Stolen Moments’?

2017-02-22T11:02:48+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Nostalgia|17 Comments

My childhood was eons ago. It was a world before the internet, blanket media and instantaneous access to information. A world that my kids think is somewhere between the Jurassic period and Victorian England. A dystopian world where dinosaurs routinely knocked down buildings and feasted on mangled chimney sweeps. My oldest son once participated [...]

18 01, 2017

The Ghosts of Cricket Past and Future

2017-01-18T14:53:45+00:00January 18th, 2017|Nostalgia|31 Comments

Back in those hard hitting and intoxicated days before Christmas and the New Year - a mere stitch back in time when the elastic on my trousers was relaxed and my liver chipper and fighting fit - I wrote a morose piece on Why Red Cards Have No Place In Cricket. I promised [...]

23 12, 2016

Red Cards Have No Place In Cricket

2016-12-23T14:40:10+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Talking Points|7 Comments

“Say it ain’t so Joe” the little kid may have said to Baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. Or Ray Liotta, depending on whether he had seen the movie “Field of Dreams” or not. What we do know is it has been repeated multiple times in a million schmaltzy Baseball books and films. [...]

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