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Shane Warne Retirement

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So much has been written about Shane Warne in the context of his upcoming retirement, and I’ve probably read too much of it. As someone who has been bowling leg-spin for a long time (not particularly well, but with great intent), there is another angle to Warne that no-one has picked up. Warne has made leg-spin sexy. Back in the days of Jim Higgs, did you see little kids practicing leggies? I think not! But…

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Ashes Victory

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Call me un-Australian if you like, John McDonald, but this is not the result I wanted. Not yet, anyway. Having booked my tickets for the Boxing Day test months ago, I was hoping that it would still be a live rubber. The fourth day of the 3rd test in Perth would have to rank as a classic as far as test cricket goes. Yes, England were staring down the barrel of defeat. They had to…

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Damien Martyn Retirement

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Well done Damien Martyn! You have done a great service to Australian cricket. Your pre-emptive strike at the selectors reminds them that as a player, you can choose your own destiny as well, and that if they don’t take succession planning seriously, Aussie cricket will be in crisis in 2-3 years (if not sooner). Your timing through the off-side has always been exquisite and effortless, but sometimes your shot selection has let you down. In…

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A Memorable Lunch Experience

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(note: I wrote this back in 2003, as indicated by the post date, and am placing it now (2007) on the blog for posterity. Many of the numbers have changed since that time) Some people have dubbed me a “gastronomic Zionist” – having traveled 8,000 miles for a decent meal. I am currently in the middle of a 10-week sojourn in Israel, principally for my family to have a living experience here, to support the…

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