Category Archives: Sport

Ice Hockey for Beginners

I attended my first ice hockey match last night. And I’ll say right up front that I really enjoyed it. I’d been told that the puck moves too fast to follow, and that not much happens apart from fighting, but … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Cricket

I must apologise upfront for writing two posts about cricket in a row. It’s entirely unforgivable. But what happened at Trent Bridge yesterday was a perfect example of what I love about cricket (at least as a neutral supporter). For … Continue reading

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Ashes Season

It’s a wonderful time to be in England. If you’re a cricket fan, that is. The Australians are in town, trying to have a go at getting the Ashes back, having not had a whiff of them since 2007. England … Continue reading

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IPL 2013 – the Story So Far

As a cricket fan who revels in Test cricket, rather than the short-term one-day stuff, it’s to be expected that I’ve never followed the Indian Premier League too closely. In fact, I can’t really say that I’ve followed it at … Continue reading

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Tribute to Smith

On Friday, Graeme Smith led South Africa out in a Test match for the 99th time. Including another Test as captain of the World XI (vs Australia in 2005), that made him the first person to captain in 100 tests. … Continue reading

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Dusting

Having been away for a two-week holiday back home, and then trying to settle back into a cold-weather routine, posting to the blog hasn’t been a top priority. When I have thought about it, it’s been along the lines of … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Honourable Draw

Test Cricket has a side to it that is missing from the vast majority of sports (including one-day Cricket). It’s the notion of a draw that is hard-fought: a positive result for a team that is struggling to compete. A … Continue reading

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