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Watching Paint Dry

by Bill Ricquier /

Is cricket too boring? It may seem a strange question to ask but it isn’t really. Writing this on the afternoon of Sunday 11 July … Read More

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On Top of the World

by Bill Ricquier /

There cannot be many genuine cricket followers, even in the subcontinent, who weren’t, if only subconsciously , happy at the outcome of the inaugural World … Read More

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Out of Africa

by Bill Ricquier /

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that being a cricket person in Singapore is fine because these days so much cricket is available on … Read More

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Keep On Keeping On

by Bill Ricquier /

I wrote about Darren Stevens a few years ago (The Old Fox, July 2018: I think it still holds up). Since then his career has … Read More

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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