Tag Archives: cricket

492. The Australia-New Zealand World Cups

There have been three World Cups this year for sports that started in England: cricket, netball and now rugby. In all three, England have disappointed and disappeared. In all three, the final was/is Australia vs. New Zealand. Not a good omen … Continue reading

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306. And Then You Wake Up

In the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne: New Zealand 183 all out (45 overs) Australia 186 for 3 (33.1 overs) I had one of those hyper-real dreams last night: the ones where you feel like you are a participant … Continue reading

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303. Mind Games

A World Cup final. Against Australia. In Australia. The only way it could be better is if we win the damn thing. It’ll be like repatriating pavlovas and Split Enz in one hit. (They can keep Russell Crowe.) But let’s face it, … Continue reading

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302. Reading All About It

MrsDavy and I have been taking the wilderness cure.  Which is to say, that she booked us on the Routeburn Track and bullied me into a bit of training but not quite enough, and put a pack on my back and … Continue reading

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291. Cricket World Cup – The Knockout Stages

The last two games of pool play in the Cricket World Cup yesterday could have produced an upset by letting Ireland slip through to the knockout stage. But they didn’t. Which is a shame because Ireland have played with real … Continue reading

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288. England Cricket, Champions

As the English cricket team prepare to fly home to face their media, renowned for their fair play and moderate comment, I’ve come up with the perfect riposte for coach Peter Moores and captain Eoin Morgan: We looked at the … Continue reading

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286. Who’d Be A Coach?

It’s been said many times in different ways by many people, but I like the way Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips put it with a Texan twang: There’s two kinds of coaches, them that’s fired and them that’s gonna be fired. … Continue reading

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284. Can You Hear Me, Maggie Thatcher!

Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden! Clement Attlee! Henry Cooper! Lady Diana! Maggie Thatcher – can you hear me, Maggie Thatcher! Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a … Continue reading

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283. Weekend Sports Wrap

Super XV Chiefs 17 – 20 Highlanders Brumbies 27 – 15 Force Blues 10 -13 Lions Reds 5 – 23 Waratahs  Cheetahs 20 – 39 Bulls Stormers 29 – 13 Sharks The Rebels, Crusaders and Hurricanes had byes this week, … Continue reading

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276. Radio Luvvies Talks Cricket

I was tootling around town yesterday afternoon and to take my mind off the IDIOT IN FRONT OF ME WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT AN INDICATOR IS AND I WONDER WHY THEY PUT SO MANY MIRRORS IN CARS I’M NOT REALLY … Continue reading

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