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England In The 90s reminds us cricket used to be front-page news | Barney Ronay | Sport | The Guardian
"The bowlers are a joy too, players with home-made, defiantly un-homogenised actions, all oddly-angled run-ups and sweeps of the arm. Devon Malcolm ran in like a heavy goods vehicle triumphantly veering off a mountain pass. Allan Mullally’s run-up didn’t seem to be anything to do with sport at all, resembling instead a man running along the beach or about to catch a Frisbee." Delightful cricket writing.
sport  cricket  writing 
may 2016 by infovore
Historical Meet-Ups -   Samuel Beckett Playwright, novelist, and Nobel...
"Years later, when recounting his conversations with Beckett (which he did often), André the Giant revealed that they rarely talked about anything besides cricket."
history  wrestling  beckett  cricket 
july 2011 by infovore
YouTube confirms worldwide deal for live Indian Premier League cricket | Media | guardian.co.uk
"YouTube has confirmed its first live major sporting deal, announcing today that it will host live Indian Premier League cricket matches in the UK, and casting into doubt the value of British TV broadcast rights." Wow. Awesome!
google  youtube  cricket  ipl  media  tv  licensing 
january 2010 by infovore
BBC SPORT | Cricket | Cricket mourns death of Frindall
That's sad; he was a fount of statistics since I first listened to TMS, and long before that.
bbc  radio  cricket  radio4  tms  billfrindall 
january 2009 by infovore
cityofsound: Cables
"Either way, I love reading these cables. The language is crafted so perfectly, despite the constraints. They’re caught between poetry and machinery." Yes. And what a different game it was then; lots to like in this taut post from Dan Hill.
broadcast  media  sport  commentary  compression  cricket  condensation  cables  telegram  bandwidth 
january 2009 by infovore

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