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Winning but not convincing. South Africa vs England 2016

England have won a series in South Africa, yet end a successful comeback from the woes of UAE with a humbling defeat in the final test. 2,069 more words

Sport

Moeen, Man of the Match

He may not have won this year’s Beard of the Year award but Moeen Ali did his best to compensate this morning by taking three quick wickets as England bowled out South Africa to win the First Test in Durban by the impressive margin of 241 runs. 209 more words

Cricket

R.I.P. Brian Close

I heard today of the death, at the age of 84, of former Yorkshire and England cricketer Brian Close. Close was an abrasive character whose personality made him more than a few enemies, but he had a very successful playing career and was a tough but effective captain both on the field an in the dressing room. 265 more words

Cricket

The Last Match

Yesterday (Saturday 22nd August) I took the day off to go to Sussex County Cricket Club‘s ground at Hove watch some cricket and also to watch a play called… 1,537 more words

History

The Ashes Regained!

Well, there you have it. England’s cricketers have won the Fourth Test of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge (in the Midlands) by an innings and 78 runs, to take an unassailable 3-1 lead with one game to play. 522 more words

Poetry

The England Cricket Team - Another Apology

Some time I wrote a post on this blog about the 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia at Cardiff which resulted in an England victory. 210 more words

Cricket

Verity

Something rather different from my usual poetry postings. This poem was written in memory of celebrated cricketer Hedley Verity, who was wounded in action in Caserta, Sicily and taken prisoner; he later died of his wounds in a Prisoner-of-War camp at the age of 38. 578 more words

Poetry