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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

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Start Me Up

by Bill Ricquier /

It was impossible not to feel sorry for Simon Kerrigan, the Lancashire slow left arm bowler, as he made his troubled, not to say calamitous, … Read More