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They think it's all over... it is now

Apr 30 2007

I never thought it would happen but the cricket world cup is finally over; and it seemed only fitting that this bloated affair, stained with the tragedy of Bob Woolmer’s murder at the start, meandered to an incompetent and farcical end when the three umpires and match referee did not know the rule [ ... ]

It's not fair

Apr 27 2007

It’s obvious that as you grow older your heroes die, but it doesn’t make it any less painful. For a sports fan, especially a cricket fan, it’s been particularly hard lately. First Les Jackson the great Derbyshire fast bowler passed away and this week it was the turn of Arthur Milton. I d [ ... ]

Reviewers – love them or hate them

Apr 23 2007

I wish I could be like Chris Hilton, co-author of our “Memories of George Best” which will be published in November on the second anniversary of his death. Chris doesn’t read reviews so he won’t get too elated by good ones or depressed by bad ones. I read them all; fulminating against [ ... ]

The London Bookfair and cricketing matters

Apr 19 2007

Just returned from the annual London Bookfair and while I’m as tired as always (all that talking!) I haven’t got much to complain about the venue – for a change. In my time the fair was always held at Olympia and then last year switched to the wastelands of Excel in the docklands, no fac [ ... ]

World Cup Cricket

Apr 5 2007

We are not fond of one-day cricket at SportsBooks. We prefer the old fashioned sort – whites on a summer’s day; a game that takes so long you can fall asleep, wake up and immediately pick up the thread (a bit like Coronation Street in that respect). That’s why we like biogs of dead crick [ ... ]