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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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A day at the cricket – a sonnet for the day

A day at the cricket   The crowd are people-pixels, sun grilled And shimmering with hope. A boy, half aware of play Picasso-eyes a girl in red; he looks away At the sharp head-toss. She’s noticed; he’s thrilled. He checks … Continue reading

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I don’t like cricket….

… I love it. So spake the gods with guitars, 10CC. Ok they were only ok, but Dreadlock Holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WUglF9nQ8Y&feature=kp  is a cracker of a song, if only for that lyric. For those you out there, who don’t get cricket … Continue reading

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