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Catch Me if You Can

by Bill Ricquier /

Records are made to be broken. That is certainly true of sport. In some ways it is almost the point of sport. Feats that appear … Read More

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Clash of the Titans

by Bill Ricquier /

Who was the greater bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne?  Such questions are almost impossible to answer. This is obviously the case with cricketers from … Read More

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Going Viral

by Bill Ricquier /

On Friday 14 March 2020 COVID-19 made its first impact on international cricket, and we had our first, decidedly untantalising taste of the immediate and … Read More

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Abdul Qadir

by Bill Ricquier /

The great Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died last week. This article about him first appeared in my book, The Pakistani Masters. “Mummy, I want to … Read More

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Time Machine Cricket

by Bill Ricquier /

Come on everyone! It’s England v Ireland at Lord’s! And we’re going back to the nineteenth century! It really did seem like that in this … Read More

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Someone Had To Lose

by Bill Ricquier /

That’s the rule. Even England, the side all neutrals wanted to lose (after the elimination of India) can’t be blamed for that. Not so long … Read More