A Cricket Sonnet (with tip of the Hat to John Keats)

Happy is England! I could be content To see no other pitches than its own; To feel no other breezes than are blown By her tall seamers with guileless bowling bent: Yet do I sometimes feel a languishment For wickets ‘Strine, and with inward groan Hunger for fields and Foes to test one’s own. Who’d… Continue reading A Cricket Sonnet (with tip of the Hat to John Keats)

$42 Billion Dollars for Real Aussie Battlers

I had this thought the other day: the recent catastrophic decline in world financial institutions has happened in tandem with a similarly catastrophic decline in Australia's cricketing prowess. I believe that the co-incidence can be represented thus: Given that the current wisdom about how we should get ourselves out of this financial hole involves the… Continue reading $42 Billion Dollars for Real Aussie Battlers