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Pavilion at Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club

Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club

Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club (OCLTC) was founded in 1855 and for the majority of its life, laid claim to the most Southerly grass cricket pitch in…

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The Great Tamasha by James Astill

The Great Tamasha by James Astill

The sub-heading, “Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India” gives clear guidance on what to expect from this book!

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ICC Champions Trophy – Cricketeer Volunteers

The ICC Champions Trophy is fast approaching and like most major sporting events now, its success will to some degree be dependent on the support of an army of volunteers. Those volunteers have been labelled ‘cricketeers’ by the ICC.

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Wisden at The Oval, edited by Jon Surtees

Wisden at The Oval

Wisden at The Oval, edited by Jon Surtees Wisden at The Oval The Summer of 2017 sees the Oval host its 100th Test match, England v. South Africa starting on Thursday 27th July. To celebrate the event, the Oval have…

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Michael Clarke talks nutrition

Michael Clarke on Nutrition for Cricketers

Michael Clarke on Nutrition for Cricketers Michael Clarke appeared on a Facebook Live chat this week with prominent Indian celebrity nutritionist, Nmami Agarwal of Nmami Life. The subject of nutrition is a relatively recent one for professional cricketers. Not so many…

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Colour Bar by Learie Constantin

Colour Bar by Learie Constantine

Colour Bar by Learie Constantine Colour Bar by Learie Constantine Learie Constantine doesn’t have a first class or Test record that immediately jumps out at you looking at statistics alone. Delving a little more into his life, as I was…

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Fizz at Lord's

Rugby v. Marlborough at Lord’s

Rugby v. Marlborough at Lord’s School cricket at Lord’s these days is best known for the Eton v. Harrow match. Historically though, it was one of many rivalries contested on the ‘hallowed turf’ of St John’s Wood. 2017 sees the…

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Cricket at the Kia Oval

Kevin Pietersen – The Return of the Prodigal Son?

Cricket at the Kia Oval Kevin Pietersen – The Return of the Prodigal Son? The Return of the Prodigal Son is one of Dutch artist Rembrandt’s best-known work’s of art. Likewise, Kevin Pietersen is one of the best-known cricketers of recent…

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IPL 2017 - The English Influence

IPL 2017 – The English Influence

IPL 2017 – The English Influence IPL 2017 – The English Influence This week’s IPL auction has seen a record number of England internationals snapped up by the 8 franchises. Every franchise now features an England International. The greatest percentage…

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Alastair Cook - aka Chef!

Alastair Cook plays The Clash

Alastair Cook: Should I stay or should I go? In the words of The Clash, “Should I stay or should I go”! That is the decision facing Alastair Cook at present. And it looks like the latest meeting between the…

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