Category Archives: Cricket

Yesterday on Ujima – Cricket, Music, Blood & Activism

I was in the Ujima studio again yesterday to do another Women’s Outlook show. Here’s what went down. My first guest was Lisa Pagett who is Head of Women’s Cricket for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and also General Manager of … Continue reading

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County Cricket – Down to the Wire

County cricket and nail-biting excitement are not terms that are generally used together. The County Championship is old-fashioned cricket played the way God intended before she realized that T20 games could be a whole lot of fun. Matches are played … Continue reading

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Summer Has Arrived

The baseball season is already underway. The San Francisco Giants opened their season in the snows of Milwaukee last week, where they did OK. Now they are safely back home at Emperor Norton Field and have registered two spectacular come-back … Continue reading

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This Week on Ujima: Cavan Scott, Suffragettes & Art

My first guest on this week’s Women’s Outlook was Cavan Scott. Cav is a very busy boy. We first talked about his Star Wars tie-in novels, one of which was chosen for World Book Day and went on to become … Continue reading

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Champions!

Photo credit: ESPNCricInfo.com So yeah, I spent most of yesterday watching sport. It was glorious. I am so happy for all of my Caribbean friends right now. And I’m especially proud of the West Indies Women. They don’t quite have … Continue reading

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South African Sunshine

One of the things I do to keep positive through the winter is watch the cricket from the southern hemisphere, particularly South Africa as they are almost in the same time zone as I am. They are currently playing a … Continue reading

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A Cricket Story for Americans

There is a one-day cricket match being played between England and Sri Lanka today in which an event took place that nicely illustrates some of the commonalities and differences between baseball and cricket. What happened was that the English catcher, … Continue reading

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A Legend Retires #ThankYouSachin

Perfect balance, perfect timing, and amazing longevity. It has been a privilege to watch you play, sir. Thank you. Photo from Sydney Morning Herald

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Karen & Karen on Napier’s Bones

The promised episode of SF Crossing the Gulf focusing on Derryl Murphy’s novel, Napier’s Bones is now available for download. It is deeply spoilerific, but as usual Karen Lord and Karen Burnham have a fascinating conversation and I’m delighted to … Continue reading

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In Which I Invent A Game

Yesterday was pretty miserable for sport. Wales threw away a very good half time lead to lose the Junior Rugby World Cup Final to England, and after a great deal of faffing around with the weather England contrived to lose … Continue reading

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Radio: Legal Aid, Black History & Thatcher

As I noted on Tuesday, this week’s Women’s Outlook show was light on books and heavy on politics. In the first half hour Paulette and I quiz two Bristol experts on legal aid. What the government is doing in this … Continue reading

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My Brain: She Is Weird

I very rarely remember dreams. This is probably a good thing, because when I do they can be decidedly weird. This morning I awoke from a dream of watching a cricket match. Tim Powers had taken up the sport, and … Continue reading

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West Indies – World Champions!

The finals of the World T20 Cricket Cups were played today. I wasn’t able to watch live as I was at a conference, but I did follow along as best I could on my phone. The ladies game was a … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

It has snowed in parts of England today. Speculation on Twitter has been that this has something to do with the arrival of George R.R. Martin on these shores — he’s a Guest of Honour at Eastercon. However, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Spot Betting Scandal Hits British SF

The British Science Fiction Community was thrown into disarray this week after two undercover Guardian journalists, Alison Flood and Damien Walter, claimed to have obtained footage of a juror for the Arthur C. Clarke Award agreeing to fix the results … Continue reading

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Well Done Ireland!

It was the final day of the Twenty20 Qualifier Tournament today. Two matches were played. In the morning Ireland had a re-match with Namibia, and thrashed them by 9 wickets. That guaranteed them a place in the main event in … Continue reading

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Cricket – Almost Done

Sadly the USA did not end the tournament on a high, getting comprehensively beaten by Hong Kong in the 11th place playoff. Scotland, however, went out with a bang, beating Canada for 5th with a four off the last ball … Continue reading

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Cricket – Into The Playoffs

I’m pleased to report that the USA cricket team ended the tournament on a high, registering their third win as they beat Bermuda by 34 runs to secure 11th place overall. Elsewhere Ireland crushed Canada by 10 wickets, but Scotland … Continue reading

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USA Beats Scotland at Cricket

Yes, you did read that right. The final round of the group stages of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers took place today, and USA registered their second win of the tournament (the other being against hapless minnows, Oman). Unfortunately that wasn’t … Continue reading

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T20 Qualifiers: Day 3

Meanwhile, back at the cricket… Today’s top game was Italy v Ireland. The Irish just squeaked home with two balls and two wickets to spare. Scotland registered their second win, against Uganda. Afghanistan thrashed Denmark while Canada dealt out a … Continue reading

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