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The Ashes by Any Means: Lord’s

Ah, Lord’s. The name says it all, you’d think, until you realize it’s simply called after Thomas Lord, the man who founded this most famous of all cricket grounds. Nevertheless, it still evokes all that’s great, or spectacularly wrong, about cricket. Its Victorian pavilion is beautiful, its sporting museum is the oldest in the world, […]

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The Ashes by Any Means: Trent Bridge

Every two years, my love for cricket deepens just a little more. Two years is a long time to wait, but it’s finally here again: over the course of this summer, England and Australia will meet for a 25-day battle stretched out over several weeks. Most people find the idea of a day-long cricket match […]