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On the Road

by Bill Ricquier /

I had an email from an old friend this week, asking if we would be able to catch up in our customary meeting place in … Read More

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Fever Pitch

by Bill Ricquier /

My wife, Anita, has a theory about life during the wretched pandemic, which has now been with us for roughly a year. Her view is … Read More

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Three of a Kind

by Bill Ricquier /

Joe Root did something very special at the first Test between India and England at Chennai. He scored a century in his hundredth Test. In … Read More

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Two’s Company

by Bill Ricquier /

It is a truism that cricket is all about partnerships. The record books are full of statistics about batting partnerships. This is an inevitable result … Read More

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Miracle on Vulture Street

by Bill Ricquier /

Even the game’s administrators might at last begin to realise what every genuine cricket person has always known: that there is no sporting contest so … Read More

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House of Cards

by Bill Ricquier /

There could hardly have been a more appropriate way of bringing the weird and often wonderful international cricket calendar year of 2020 to a close … Read More

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The Strong Man

by Bill Ricquier /

John Reid, the former New Zealand captain, who died last week at the age of 92, was one of the outstanding all-round cricketers of his … Read More

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A Gong for The Dazzler

by Bill Ricquier /

Whatever one’s views on Britain’s honours system, nobody is going to begrudge the award of an MBE to the former Yorkshire and England cricketer Darren … Read More