Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Saturday 08 May 2010
Thursday 06 May 2010
Thursday 22 April 2010
Sightings of James Anderson playing Championship cricket for Lancashire may be rare but no one can accuse the England bowler of not giving value for money when he does pull on a county sweater.
Friday 16 April 2010
Having urged his Somerset side to "get off to a flying start" at Headingley yesterday, Marcus Trescothick got into the pilot's seat and led by example. In his first game as captain, the former England opener got his first century of the summer at the first time of asking, reaching 117 off 175 balls.
Monday 11 January 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Andrew Gale was yesterday appointed captain of Yorkshire as a replacement for Anthony McGrath, who stood down at the beginning of the week, and believes that, with the backing of the senior players in the dressing room, he can improve the struggling county's fortunes.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick has signed a new three-year contract with Somerset
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
The word "jocks" either conjures up images of Scots or American high school quarterbacks. While the former may be envisaged as dour, stony-faced and apparently under a permanent black cloud, we would not expect the latter to be affected by any kind of mental anguish. The whole point of the expression is that sporting achievement among the young goes hand in hand with immunity to any kind of introspection. After all, they get the prettiest girls, the open-top cars, the adulation of the crowd. The quarterbacks, that is, not the Scots. Who needs a convertible under all those black clouds?
Last Night's Television: This World: Can Obama Save the Planet? BBC2<br/>Inside Sport: Mind Games – Depression in Sport, BBC1<br/>Terror Attack: Mumbai, More4
Thursday 26 November 2009
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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- 4 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 5 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection