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4 out of 10 on the volume, 0 out of 10 on the outcome

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THE Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) was introduced into cricket in November for the New Zealand v Pakistan series.

Its intention was to remove the truly awful umpiring decisions from the game, thus making it fairer all round.

However it did not factor in Daryl Harper’s volume button. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

January 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Sporting beard-off won by a whisker

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I WENT to the cinema on Saturday to watch the new comedy film The Hangover and took great pleasure in witnessing one of the greatest beards ever seen on the big screen.

It got me thinking though – what is the greatest sporting beard? Read the rest of this entry »

They just want to be held

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TWELVE teams have been whittled down to two in the Twenty20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka destroyed the West Indies in the semi-finals and must now be considered favourites to win the final.

Most teams employed the tactic against the Windies that “if we get Chris Gayle out early, then we will probably win”, but the Sri Lankans clearly thought “sod that, let’s just get the rest of them out.”

Pakistan progressed thanks to a very impressive victory over South Africa, having reached the semi-finals despite only beating New Zealand of the other test-playing nations.

South Africa have been the most confusing team in this tournament and this is no mean feat in a keenly fought category with England and Pakistan both producing a series of Jeykll and Hyde performances. Read the rest of this entry »