It makes you think.

Cricket is a  game which promotes reflection. The authorities’ attempts to shoehorn it into television schedules with shortened “100 ball” versions completely misses the point about all that makes cricket so special: it is a “long” game – in every sense – and that is its unique selling point. Yesterday I found myself in oneContinue reading “It makes you think.”

Jeremy, Cyril, and a hovercraft

It’s Summer 1974 and during the university holidays I’m working as a car park attendant and deck chair boy on the sea front at the west Lancashire resort of Southport. My beat is on the Sea Wall – which is a dyke, as you might find in Holland, topped with a road and car parkingContinue reading “Jeremy, Cyril, and a hovercraft”