Tags » Cricket

E.W. Swanton v Enoch Powell

As a footnote to the Grand Christmas Quiz, this is the full text of the letter that E.W. Swanton sent to the Spectator in response to Enoch Powell’s so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech at Birmingham in 1968. 303 more words

Sport

Grand Christmas Cricket Quiz : Round 3

Welcome to the third and final round.  I wouldn’t expect anyone in their right mind to know the answers to these questions, but please do feel free to have a go, and I hope the quiz has provided some amusement along the way. 650 more words

Sport

Grand Cricket Christmas Quiz : Round 2

1.    Of whom did Jonathan Agnew write the following (in 1988)?

“He had problems with his approach to the game last year, and failed to fulfil his enormous potential.   507 more words

Sport

Grand Christmas Cricket Quiz : Round 1


It’s time to join the Three Wise Men above (Percy Chapman seated and Plum Warner on the far right), not to mention Freddie Brown (second left) for the first round of this year’s Grand Christmas Quiz. 545 more words

Sport

Instead Of A Christmas Card

He knows if you are sleeping. He knows if you’re awake.  He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake! 97 more words

Sport

Tillakaratne Dilshan inspires Sri Lanka as England are hammered again

England’s miserable tour of Sri Lanka ended in a tame defeat as they were soundly beaten by 87 runs, in the seventh one-day international in Colombo. 487 more words

Sport

How I rekindled my love for late night cricket

Nothing screams of an unhealthy cricket obsession more than the ‘all-nighter’. The heroic struggle through the wee hours of the morning, as leather smacks willow thousands of miles away. 1,147 more words

Sport