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Matt Prior—Unsung Hero

Like his teammate Jonathan Trott, England’s Matt Prior is not a sexy cricketer—not least because their stocky, balding frames makes them character-actors rather than leading-man material on the cricketing stage. True, Prior’s not as dour and workmanlike as Trott; but … Continue reading

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England vs. South Africa, First Test, Day 5

Final result. England 385 & 240. South Africa 637-2 declared. South Africa win by an innings and 12 runs. As expected, England succumbed to defeat in the first Test match today. Only Ian Bell and Matt Prior put up any real resistance to the … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding

Frank Loesser said it best. “Ask me how do I feel,” chimes the ostentatiously virtuous Sarah Brown (rhetorically) to the covertly virtuous Sky Masterson in Loesser’s musical-without-equal Guys and Dolls, “Well sir, all I can say, is if I were … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Cricket

A game of Test cricket can last up to five days. Each of those days is made up of three sessions of two hours each, split by two breaks—the lunch and the tea intervals. On the third day of the … Continue reading

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