#Ashes2015 – Midpoint Analyses

It’s a brave man or a cricket journalist who would dare to offer any predictions at all on the #Ashes2015 at this,  the so-called midpoint of this edition of the age-old rivalry. I’m neither. I’m just a watcher eating rye. With marmalade.

The first Test went to England emphatically. Everywhere in the cricket news ( is there any other (more…)

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The Summer Game

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Expect more of these poses. Image courtesy: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72100000/jpg/_72100418_england_getty.jpg

<This article first appeared in sloword.wordpress.com. Given the abject surrender by England yesterday, I thought it may be pertinent to read what I had written almost a year ago. You can read the original here>

I read this article by Jonathan Agnew and was struck by it’s smarmy tone. As an apology for Peter Moores‘s reinstatement it fails convincingly. About the only thing the article does is re-iterate the infantile regurgitations of team, team player and togetherness. It has all the hallmarks of those (more…)

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Dedicated to Cricket

Hello, You may know by now that I used to blog at http://www.sloword.com SloWord really had no place for cricket in that blog, which has become a more general purpose blog that shares nostalgic stories, essays, travelogues and poetry. The Slo-Man wrote a satirical post here http://www.sloword.com/2014/10/09/sad-news/ announcing the separation of the cricket posts from the parent, SloWord. He took the opportunity to take a dig at the very messy divorce the ECB and Kevin Pietersen are…

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Sad News

For some time now we have been noticing that LeggieLefty has been “very disinterested”. His last post was written in April, 6 months ago. On a few occasions he has thrown away his post, despite such opportunities as “Red Monday”, the day when Bangladesh scored over 600 and Australia fell apart. He missed the collapse of the English empire, the purge on bendy-arm (more…)

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