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)
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
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Don Bradman. Recently, critical scholars have begun to question the historical reliability to some of our sources for the life of The Don - a few have even gone so far as to suggest that he may never have really existed. Other's have piously suggested that… Continue reading The Bradman of History or The Don of Faith?