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Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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Now I know about Ed Cowan's literary credentials, I am a die-hard fan of his! It's always reassuring and in some way a compliment to the game we follow, to hear of someone who brings more than cricketing ability to the wider cricketing audience. There are, of course, two other Aussie test players, both greats, who have graced both the game and the page: 'Tiger' O'Reilly and Jack Fingleton, but I am sure that there are others that I'd be interested to hear about (can you help, someone? - test players only, please). I wish Ed all success in his late-flowering cricketing career and trust that he continues to write about cricket and whatever else gives expression to his talent.

By the way, I have always contended that no other ball game has the literary pedigree of cricket, although great literature is to be found about the sporting activities of sailing and mountaineering. Is this indicative of cricket's cerebral appeal, above and beyond any other game we care to mention, I wonder?

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There are some encouraging signs that Australia is starting to build an impressive team – Cowan and Warner balance each other nicely as openers, Clarke is turning out to be a very good captain, and there is an exciting bunch of bowlers starting to make their mark.

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