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Golden Summer 1963

Tweet published in Wisden Cricket Monthly December 2021 My Golden Summer? A tough assignment for a player in the twilight of a cricket career which never really had a dawn. But I will name the English summer of 1963. There … Continue reading

28. June 2022 by rkh
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Save English Cricket From The ECB

Tweet An appeal and a promise to the Minister of Sport Nigel Huddleston Esq MPMinister for Sport Dear Minister, By all reports the England and Wales Cricket Board is about to make a decision with terrible and irreversible consequences for … Continue reading

27. April 2022 by rkh
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Afghan cricket and the Taliban

Tweet Extract from letter to Nigel Adams MP, Foreign Office Minister of State with responsibility for Afghanistan and British “soft power”. And cricket-lover. I am writing to urge you to take an interest in the future of Afghan cricket and … Continue reading

07. August 2021 by rkh
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My new book: The Prisoner Of Rubato Towers

Tweet Xerus Publishing publishes The Prisoner Of Rubato Towers – Richard Heller’s crazed memories of lockdown life in the plague year. Publication date 21 September  Price £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8381654-0-6 Distribution: Vine House Distribution Ltd  www.vinehouseuk.co.uk • Nobel Literature prize judges re-convene … Continue reading

23. August 2020 by rkh
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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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