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Oli Broom: I’m on my way to The Ashes

October 15th, 2009 by TWC in Miscellaneous


Oli Broom is cycling to the 2010-11 Ashes, and he’s on his way. Please go to the bottom of the page and donate to one of his chosen charities.

The past few months have been so full of research and organisational errands, that I have barely had time to consider what I have just set out to do. Last Saturday’s departure date crept up on me to such an extent that at 11pm the night before I had not practised packing, had never ridden the bike “fully loaded”, and I had less than 100 songs on my ipod … that’s one song to listen to every four days.

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Edward Craig: You can’t bag Tiger Pataudi

October 15th, 2009 by Edward Craig in Champions League


Decide to go for a wander around Delhi – Connaught Place is the tourist shopping centre – a layout of confusing and massive circular roads, stuffed full with shops, people, markets and offices. There’s also a beautiful park in the centre.

I am not sure what it is but people spot me as a visitor – I even put on a sunhat to cover the ginger hair and hid my camera in my rucksack – but they still come up offering help.

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Hoggard Gone: Where can we save next?

October 15th, 2009 by Alan Tyers in Alan Tyers, County cricket


By Jack Pilkington, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Bursar (i.e. Him as is in charge of brass)

Fifteen years hard work as a fast bowler for Yorkshire, says Matthew Hoggard. Don’t talk to me about hard work, lad. When I were your age I toiled down the pit for 27 hours a day, then ran over to Scarborough in the freezing rain to bowl 45 overs into a gale, then went in as nightwatchman in the pitch black and had to face Wes Hall with nothing but a Garibaldi to protect meself and when I got back in the dressing room Brian Close would beat us within an inch of my life and then and only then was I allowed to start on the double-entry book-keeping and other vital financial matters as kept Yorkshire County Cricket Club as the most prudently run cricket club in the whole world.

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