Monthly Archive: October 2015

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How Wahab put England into reverse

Mercurial country Pakistan. Despite the exile from playing tests on their own soil, the match-fixing scandals, the constant upheaval, they keep unearthing match winning bowlers. The latest are Wahab Riaz, whose blistering spell on...

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Wasim Akram: the fastest bowler I never saw.

If you want an example of how not to prepare to face a seriously brilliant Pakistani fast bowler, read this account of Middlesex v Pakistan at Lord’s two decades ago… (extracted from Who Wants...

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Ibiza: an island for everything and everyone

It is easy to develop misconceptions about Ibiza. Dubbed the undisputed party capital of the world, the island is often used as a byword for excess. The television documentary Ibiza Uncovered – featuring a...

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Barbados: a special place in the sun

Barbados was once famous for the three “W”s: Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, the fabulous 1950s cricketers. More recently, the three “R”s have taken over: relaxation, rum and rib ticklers. It is...