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Welcome To Galle

by Bill Ricquier /

The first between Sri Lanka and South Africa, which starts on Wednesday at the Galle International Stadium will be the twenty third Test to have … Read More

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In The Frame

by Bill Ricquier /

Watching Virender Sehwag bat in the Pepsi IPL wearing spectacles made one think of Test cricketers over the years who have been similarly adorned. It … Read More

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Thirty Years On

by Bill Ricquier /

After a five-nil drubbing at the hands of the best team in the world, England and its beleagured left handed batting captain might be hoping … Read More

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Who’s in Charge

by Bill Ricquier /

Image: Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga tosses a cricket ball during a practice session on October 2010 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. By paddynapper (LASITH MALINGA Uploaded by Chamal_N) … Read More

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Down and Out

by Bill Ricquier /

“Form is temporary, class is permanent” is an addled old cliche, but like many an addled old cliche, it has the tiresome attribute of being … Read More

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Sixes and Sevens

by Bill Ricquier /

There were all sorts of good things about the drawn second Test between New Zealand and India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. Many cricket lovers around … Read More

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The Sri Lankan Masters

by Bill Ricquier /

English county cricket owes a huge debt to its overseas players. Particularly since the qualification rules were liberalised in 1968, county supporters have been able … Read More

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Boxing Day Blues

by Bill Ricquier /

Image: Mitchell Johnson bowling a bouncer to Graeme Swann at the WACA during the 2013-14 Ashes in Australia. By Dan Heap (Mitchell Johnson – bouncer) … Read More

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Camera…lights…play

by Bill Ricquier /

Image: By ABC TV (ebay) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Peter O’Toole died on 14 December. At his best he was a major performer on … Read More

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The Great Game

by Bill Ricquier /

Image: Salim Durani, by Vasim Maner/ Impact Index One of the most intriguing aspects of the next fifty-over World Cup, to be staged in Australia … Read More