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The Oval beckons...

While it will be an absolute pleasure to make the first pilgrimage of the year to The Oval for some part of Surrey’s County Championship opener against Glamorgan from Sunday, their entrapment in Division Two will remove a little of the gloss. 711 more words

Surrey's members ready to go nuts for Ford-inspired KP

JASON COURT says that there’s more optimism in the members’ pavilion at The Oval ahead of the County Championship, which begins on Sunday

On Sunday I will be joining the masses of cabbies, retirees, students, the unemployed and other 40- and 50-somethings, filled with huge anticipation. 845 more words


The start of summer

I recently found out that in less than seven weeks I will have taken my final University exam. Suddenly the 19th May stands out as the definitive end of a long spring; months of continuous work in which taking a day off and not feeling guilty about it has been rare. 644 more words


The new world of Canadian writing

Not so long ago, Canadians who were feeling inundated by American culture were constantly being reminded of the importance of “telling our own stories.”

The message became a key tool in the kit of Canadian film and literary organizations. 663 more words


Soup of This Day #364: Breakin' Out And Headin' Home

Crazy paving is not a suitable surface for cricket – It’s myriad cracks would bedevil the most assured of players, rendering it a true nutcase wicket – … 1,637 more words

Soups Of These Days

Weekly Round-Up News Quotes

Week Two

“I heard her voice, just after the last shot, it faded away.”

-       Michelle Burger, Oscar Pistorius’s neighbour testifying in the case against Pistorius. 242 more words

Oscar Pistorius

Respite for England

IT has been a miserable few months for England cricket captain Alastair Cook. He was the captain who presided over possibly the worst Ashes tour in living memory. 805 more words