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White On Green review in the Cricket Society Journal Autumn 2017

Tweet Generous and perceptive analysis by John Symons One year on from the Book-Of-The-Year shortlisted Wounded Tiger: A History Of Cricket In Pakistan, Richard Heller and Peter Oborne return to the topic with a new opus which aims to “celebrate … Continue reading

15. November 2017 by rkh
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A Wounded Tiger At Bay In Pakistan

Tweet With the Wounded Tiger Cricket Tour of Pakistan 2014: a few personal notes Weds Nov 5: satisfactory PIA overnight flight to Lahore, although unable to resort to normal longhaul relief by drinking myself insensible (cf Squire Haggard). To refurbished … Continue reading

17. November 2014 by rkh
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Peccavimus (We Have Stayed In The Sind Club)

Tweet Impressions of a first visit by Peter Oborne and Richard Heller (November 2012) For a first-time visitor, the Sind Club is hard to believe. Set within a sprawling, noisy turbulent city, its order, its elegance, its history make the … Continue reading

17. November 2014 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS (more)

Tweet There were many things which Arthur Fraser used to hate about his job, but the worst of them was the lift. He worked in a tall building called Excelsior House. Both the building and its lifts were shared between … Continue reading

22. May 2014 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS is reprinted!

Tweet “It had always seemed unjust to Pat Hobby that his only lasting gift was for playing cricket. In fifteen years he had lost twenty-three writing jobs, four houses, two wives and many weekends, but he had never lost his … Continue reading

21. May 2014 by rkh
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Luke Upward’s Wisden Obituary

Tweet UPWARD, Luke Constant Lee, whose death due to pernicious anomie was announced on 31 June, was once described as the David Gower of English literature, delighting his followers with a stream of effortlessly exquisite aphorisms and apophthegms. He also … Continue reading

22. March 2014 by rkh
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Qamar Ahmed: the reporter who has covered 19 per cent of all the Test matches every played

Tweet Co-authored with Peter Oborne. Published in the Daily Telegraph 14 January 2014 The world’s most exclusive cricket club will gain a new member on Thursday [16th]. Our friend Qamar Ahmed, one of the world’s leading cricket writers, will report … Continue reading

14. January 2014 by rkh
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Rediscovered Brilliant Review of A TALE OF TEN WICKETS

Tweet A Tale Of Ten Wickets: 1995 Review by Mike Seabrook I found a back number from 1995 of the magazine Cricket Lore, with this generous review by the late Mike Seabrook, himself an author of fine cricket novels. I … Continue reading

11. January 2013 by rkh
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Making sense of THE NETWORK: some cricket terms explained

Tweet Notes and Glossary to The Network (for non-devotees of cricket) Some ex-friends think them funnier than the novel itself I hope that The Network can be enjoyed by non-devotees of cricket, but there are passages where an explanation of … Continue reading

11. April 2012 by rkh
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