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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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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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A Day at the Cricket

As far as sporting experiences go, there’s nothing quite as English as a day at a Test Match. Sure, the spirit at a football game is louder and more engaging, and the roar of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” at Twickenham … Continue reading

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