Monthly Archives: June 2008

More England vs New Zealand

Cricket’s law-makers have had a busy week. After deciding (rightly in my opinion) not to outlaw the reverse sweep earlier in the week, they rapidly agreed to change the interval rules for One Day Internationals in the wake of the … Continue reading

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Kevin Pietersen and the “reverse sweep”

During Sunday’s 1st ODI between England and New Zealand KP twice unleashed a “new” variant of the reverse sweep – both times for 6 runs – where he swapped over his grip on the bat. This shot seems to be … Continue reading

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Quasimodal (3)

Another day, another Quasimodal gig. This one, however, was a little different. For a start it took place on my birthday (woohoo!), and it wasn’t late in the evening in a dark basement – it was at 6pm in a … Continue reading

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Music in Great Irish Houses

Last night I was lucky enough to be taken (by my employer no less) to a concert in Kilruddery House, near Bray, County Wicklow. Home of the Earls of Meath (since the early 17th Century), the house was rebuilt in … Continue reading

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Ordination of Deacons

At Christ Church yesterday, we had to sing for two Eucharist services – the usual Sunday morning service, and then an Ordination service in the early evening. Ordinations are always length affairs, this one coming in at 1hr and 45 … Continue reading

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England vs New Zealand round-up

Third Test England wrapped up a 2-0 series victory on the 4th morning of the 3rd Test, with Ryan Sidebottom being the main destroyer in New Zealand’s 2nd innings. This completed an excellent match for England with victory being by … Continue reading

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Some Positives from England’s First Innings

England reached 364 all out in their first innings in the 3rd Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. This represents an excellent recovery from the depths of 86-5 which they plumbed just after lunch on the first day. The … Continue reading

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My car is for sale…

I am selling my lovely car after 5 years – I am moving back to England, and it seems silly to take it. It’s 8 years old, in excellent mechanical condition (new rear brake only last month), and could be … Continue reading

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