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Abdul Qadir

by Bill Ricquier /

The great Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died last week. This article about him first appeared in my book, The Pakistani Masters. “Mummy, I want to … Read More

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Time Machine Cricket

by Bill Ricquier /

Come on everyone! It’s England v Ireland at Lord’s! And we’re going back to the nineteenth century! It really did seem like that in this … Read More

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Someone Had To Lose

by Bill Ricquier /

That’s the rule. Even England, the side all neutrals wanted to lose (after the elimination of India) can’t be blamed for that. Not so long … Read More

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Roundheads and Cavaliers

by Bill Ricquier /

The two semi-finals of the 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup could hardly have been more different from one another. Yet both games contained elements that … Read More

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Six Down, Three to Go

by Bill Ricquier /

The so-called group stage of the 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup has been an unqualified success. Group stage seems odd nomenclature because of course there … Read More

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Jockeying for Position

by Bill Ricquier /

Twelve days, and fifteen matches, including the washout at the Ageas Bowl today (Monday 10 June) seems a good time to see where we are … Read More