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Tales of the Unexpected

by Bill Ricquier /

Is COVID the explanation for everything that has happened since? Time is a curious and mysterious concept and the pandemic definitely made it seem more … Read More

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Bishan Singh Bedi

by Bill Ricquier /

Of the Indians who have played county cricket since the easing of the qualification rules in 1968, only Farokh Engineer has made a greater impact … Read More

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Crisis? What crisis?

by Bill Ricquier /

“ Litotes?”, a friend said in response to my WhatsApp message that my prediction regarding the Men’s Cricket World Cup – that England were a … Read More

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How are the mighty fallen?

by Bill Ricquier /

[External link] Empires come and go. Sporting ascendancy is equally, and inevitably, ephemeral. Few sporting giants, however, can have been brought back down to earth as completely and precipitously, as the West Indies cricket team.

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Ashes 2023 Autopsy

by Bill Ricquier /

The 2023 Ashes was an outstanding series, providing the sort of ever-changing narrative that limited-overs cricket simply cannot deliver. Four of the Tests resulted in … Read More

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Spirit of the Age

by Bill Ricquier /

Jonny Bairstow faced up to the final ball of Cameron Green’s eighth over. It was predictably short and Bairstow ducked under it. He then made … Read More

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Captains Fantastic

by Bill Ricquier /

The 2023 Ashes got off to a terrific start at Edgbaston. It grabbed attention from the first ball, sent flashing through the covers for four … Read More