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Week Thirty-Two: 2022

It’s been a grotty end to the week. I’ve been coping with some sort of summer cold which, coupled with the heat has led to some very uncomfortable days and nights. I took a lateral flow but no evidence of … Continue reading

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This Sporting Life: Turning The Tap

I was ten at the end of 1966 when something in me clicked. That need to find my own distinctive passion. It was conscious but I needed something. And while I can’t be totally sure, I think mum was behind … Continue reading

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This Sporting Life

As readers will know, I’m something of a sporting aficionado, and it takes little to engross me in a sporting contest. I can pretty much identify the moment when I moved from indifference to all and every sport to a … Continue reading

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Week Twenty One: 2022

A week of two halves. In the first part it comprised a fairly settled few days of decent weather, some pottering in the garden and walking Dog. Plus ca change… The second half the whole of the UK went a … Continue reading

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The Five Senses Of Blogging

My cousin in law Craig the Radio DJ is blind. Has been since birth. He also, like me, loves cricket. So every year we go, him soaking up the atmosphere while listening to the commentary. His enjoyment with one less … Continue reading

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Three Ways To A Red Nose

Three things come together this week that make me feel nostalgic. One the garden looks lovely and especially the hostas and irises. Second the warm weather justifies the start of the moth trap season to see what if any moths … Continue reading

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Many a true word

I have debentures at the cricket which guarantees me tickets to my favourite sports.  It’s cheap for a midlife crisis. I took a guest on Friday who’d never been before.  She was very excited.  She told her elderly parent. This … Continue reading

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My dream

Back in 1968, my mum fiddled with the dial on her little transistor radio.  She always listened to what was then known as the Home Service, now BBC Radio 4, which was a magazine and news programme. However round about … Continue reading

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Cricket lovely cricket, or how I found my career path

This post is utterly, completely and thoroughly self-indulgent. By all means skip the RTs, the likes and the comments. I really will understand. Because for so many of you kind followers you will have no enduring fascination with this engrossing … Continue reading

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Richard (Richie) Benaud: 6th October 1930 to 10th April 2015

A hero of mine died today. An Australian cricketer and, most important for me, commentator. When I discovered cricket in 1968 Richie was already one of the voices of cricket on BBC T V. His style of letting the picture … Continue reading

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