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March Madness . . . Cricket Style!

We have now reached the semi-final stage of the cricket World Cup, and as some of our readers may remember, we predicted the final four teams on Day 2: India, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. These teams were so much … Continue reading

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The World Cup Quarter Finals: No Surprises

The cricket World Cup has finally moved into the business—i.e., knockout stage—end of the competition, and, so far, the quarter finals have offered up no surprises. Not even the mighty resistance of Kumar Sangakkara could prevent Sri Lanka from being defeated by a South … Continue reading

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The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 2

Hot on the heels of the The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 1, here comes the second installment, featuring the four other top teams. South Africa It’s fair to say the biggest hurdle that South Africa has to overcome is … Continue reading

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The Beards to Be (Not) Feared

The more observant baseball fans among you will know that a lot of store is put in hairiness or the lack of it. The Yankees are notoriously clean shaven; their perennial rivals the Boston Red Sox, by contrast, are riotously hirsute. … Continue reading

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Hot Stove Cricket

The Major League Baseball season has come to an end. For all those fans of the pastime who dread a desolate few months without the sound of bat hitting ball, may we direct your attention to a winter of fascinating … Continue reading

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The Genius of Cricket

The World Twenty20 cricket tournament is taking place at the moment in Sri Lanka, and you’d be hard-pressed to figure out who are likely to be the winners. England are the current world champions, but South Africa, India, Pakistan, Australia, … Continue reading

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The Quiet Men, Part 2

I (Martin) cannot heap enough praise on this South African side. Through a process of remorseless professionalism and incredible team discipline, the Proteas have marched their way up the world rankings until they now sit—uniquely—at the top of all three … Continue reading

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