Category Archives: Cricket

What is my Kasparov Number?

This has been a fun week in sport, what with England slaughtered at the Gabbatoir and Anand sliced up by Carlsen’s endgame magic. The latter games were fascinating if not necessarily exciting per se; consisting more of slow grinds rather … Continue reading

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The problem with baseball

Jordan Ellenberg, in a lovely slate article, explains perfectly what I don’t like about baseball. I think the fundamentals of baseball as a sport are sound. I like the pace of the game, the variation, the statistics, the quirkiness, the … Continue reading

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A plea to my Australian readers

It used to be the case that one could listen to grandstand’s coverage of the cricket while following along on cricinfo. Now, the ABC blocks anyone with an IP address outside of Australia from listening in. Does anyone in Australia … Continue reading

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