Tag Archives: Cricket

Hitler only faced one ball

As regular readers of this blog may have noticed, I enjoy cricket and collect cricket trivia. I do obscure cricket-y things like remember sundry batting averages and how Don Bradman was dismissed in his last innings (bowled). I’ve also played at a moderately high standard, including for Oxford University, and still get an immense kick […]

Peter Siddle and Delhi’s ultimate impersonator

Australian quick bowler Peter Siddle tries out his media talents when he talks to a bloke in Delhi who has half the Australian team completely down pat. Look out for the Ricky Ponting rip-off in particular — Siddle completely loses the plot and the whole thing dissolves into a memorable exercise in the giggles.

A visit to Lord’s

As part of my college’s 500th anniversary celebrations, sundry sporty types (fellows, students and alums) got together at Lord’s this week to celebrate. In matters cricketing, Colin Cowdrey is Brasenose’s most notable graduate, although there have been others who starred at county level, or as administrators. I’d never been to Lord’s before — not even […]

Pakistan shits in cricketing nest

Despite Imran Khan’s repeated assertions that terrorists would never attack cricketers in Pakistan (even though the Taliban frowned on the game), terrorists have fired on the Sri Lankan team’s tour bus in Lahore, killing several local police officers and wounding several of the players, two seriously. Understandably, the Test currently underway has been abandoned, the […]