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"The cricket bat that died for Ireland"
The bat had the misfortune of being on display in the shop front of Elvery’s store on O’Connell Street, then Sackville Street, during the Easter Rising. J.W. Elvery & Co. was Ireland’s oldest sports store, specialising in sporting goods and waterproofed wear, with branches in Dublin, Cork (Patrick Street) and London (Conduit Street). [...] Its location, about one block from the GPO, meant it was in the middle of the cross-fire and general destruction of the main street.
ireland  cricket  1916  history  easter-rising  crossfire  sports  elverys 
september 2013 by jm
The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage | A lesson for colony cousin
So much win in one article. (a) the Bengali equivalent of "craic" is, roughly, "phatiphati"; (b) "In Irish pubs, amid the tiddly-doo music, this is a craic"; (c) wtf Gadaffi references; (d) shared post-colonialist glee
craic  funny  colonialism  bengali  phatiphati  tiddly-doo  libya  india  cricket  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
The 2011 Cricket World Cup: A Documentary
my mate Sush is looking to fund 'a documentary set in India during the World Cup of Cricket in 2011 about Indian cricket fans and their personal stories.' Looks great -- might blog about this a bit more...
sush  movies  kickstarter  funding  documentaries  cricket  india  from delicious
december 2010 by jm

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