Cricket, Last Word, LeggieLefty, Miscellany

Redesign and a reunification


Well, you will notice immediately that the look of the blog has changed a wee bit. Change log: The color purple has been replaced by a more sombre grey. Click on Home and see a brand new Featured Posts Slider. Amazing, eh? The 3 most recent posts appear in a separate band between that Amazing… Continue reading Redesign and a reunification

Cricket, LeggieLefty, Miscellany

Death on the cricket field


Phil Hughes is dead. He died from a brain injury caused by a vertebral artery dissection. The dissection was caused by a cricket ball bowled by Sean Abbott. He was 25, just a few days from his 26th birthday. Sean Abbott is 22, 3 months short of 23. A freak accident, but an accident that… Continue reading Death on the cricket field

Cricket, LeggieLefty, Slo-Man

ek glo! Despite you, Hansie!


Almost exactly 3 years ago, LeggieLefty wrote this ode to cricket. At that time three young men had been sent to jail for “spot-fixing”, predetermined outcomes within a match. Today’s news is that the one N Srinivasan has been named in a corruption scandal. At the time he was the head of the BCCI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful sports body in the world, some say. He has now been elevated to the world body. The International Cricket Conference is the world’s most toothless sports governance body.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/799467.html

A very sad day for us all here at SloWord. Even though LeggieLefty is transitioning off this blog, he will always remain an integral part of SloWord.

Pray for cricket, if you please!

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Richie Benaud Riche Benaud (Image via Wikipedia)

I am a cricket lover. Cricinfo is a site I visit at least once a day. I played weekend amateur cricket all the way up to 2008. I have received chipped bones, torn nails, bruised limbs and a battered ego as compensation for my enthusiasm. I played cricket in school year round with no regard for seasons, soccer (or more accurately, football), monsoon or summer. Statistics may lie, but, ahh, what a glorious few hours can be spent in comparing the relative merits of two heroes, born generations apart but unified by the figures.

There cannot be for me a day better spent than under a weak winter sun, with a pile of sandwiches, a flask of coffee and a bag of easy-peel oranges, watching Test cricket. The weak winter sun is optional, as are the oranges, indeed all I really need is the…

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Cricket, LeggieLefty

The Summer Game


I read this article by Jonathan Agnew and was struck by it's smarmy tone. As an apology for Peter Moores's reinstatement it fails convincingly. About the only thing the article does is re-iterate the infantile regurgitations of team, team player and togetherness. It has all the hallmarks of those independent car / audiophile equipment reviews… Continue reading The Summer Game

Cricket, LeggieLefty

New Author!


Please join us in welcoming a new contributor to this blog. LeggieLefty will be bringing his specialized and rare knowledge of the lovely game of cricket to these blogs. For some time now, LeggieLefty has been ghosting cricket posts for the LastWord. The LastWord was never truly comfortable with that situation and he has at… Continue reading New Author!