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May
21

The Reduced History of Cricket

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A lot of leather has “plunk-plicked” against willow since cricket was first played on the village greens of Olde England, but this entertaining book heroically manages to capture the true essence of the noble ball game in just 100 run-grabbing moments (plus a few extras for overthrows).

This is the history of cricket as it has never been relayed before: a well tossed-up compilation of surreal match reports, spoof correspondence and quirky sketches. From a Great Victorian refusing to walk (even though his bails have been knocked off by the bowler) to modern-day sledgers playing pajama cricket under floodlights, the game’s towering achievements, hilarious happenings, and ludicrous coincidences are entertainingly recalled.

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How to Play Cricket : How to Bat a Front Foot Defense Shot in Cricket

An expert cricket player shows how to defend a ball on the front foot by batting a front foot defensive shot in this free educational sports video on how to play cricket.

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How to Play Cricket : How to Bowl a Bouncer Delivery in Cricket

The bouncer delivery in cricket comes to the shoulder height or above after the bounce. Learn how to bowl a bouncer in this free educational sports video on how to play cricket.

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Kabul hosts English cricket team

English village cricketers are the opposition as the Afghanistan national cricket team plays a rare home match – on a military base in Kabul.
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May
04

Cricket Briefs (The Telegraph)

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Cricket Briefs (The Telegraph)

Calcutta: Michael Clarke, the acting Australian captain, will not play in Thursday’s Twenty20 game against Pakistan in Dubai and will return to Australia on Monday, Cricket Australia’s national selection panel (NSP) announced on Sunday.
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Bacher calls on ICC to create window for IPL (Deccan Herald)

This is the number one sporting event at the moment in world cricket. I would like to suggest that the International Cricket Council give a permanent window for the Indian Premier League every year, Ali Bacher said.
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Cricket Tycoon Stanford In Surrender Attempt

Cricket entrepreneur and alleged fraudster Sir Allen Stanford tried to hand himself in to a US court – but was turned away because there is no warrant for his arrest, his lawyer has said.
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A gully shot is played behind the square in the game of cricket. Learn how to bat a gully shot, plus get expert tips and techniques on how to play cricket, in this free educational sports video.

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The International Cricket Council has moved its 2011 World Cup headquarters to Mumbai and increased India’s allocation of matches after stripping Pakistan of co-hosting rights following a terror attack last month on the Sri Lanka team.
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Adam Gilchrist, the former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, has said that are on par with Test mind games in Twenty20 cricket and believes the format is not given its due credit
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