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Thursday, November 27, 2014

[Cricketer NOT baseball player] Phil Hughes dies after “pitch” to the head

Thought this would be of interest.  I’m sure you can find video of it somewhere.  Basically, from the photo I saw, it managed to catch him below/behind the ear where the cricket helmet offers no protection.  The estimate I saw had the ball clocked at about 85 MPH (not sure at what point that measurement is taken) and it of course bounced before it got to him.

Walt Davis Posted: November 27, 2014 at 01:25 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: cricket

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-31-2014

Virginia [MN] Enterprise, July 31, 1914:

ENGLAND WANTS BASEBALL

Writing on the subject a well known American athlete now abroad states there is evidence that cricket is loosing [sic] some of its popularity among English sports devotees.
...
“...the English appreciated the speed of our game as compared to cricket; that they marveled at the accurate throwing and catching and liked the idea of the game being completed in one afternoon instead of three days as cricket does. I am told that cricket is loosing [sic] its hold on the people, that baseball clubs have already been formed and that many have given up cricket for tennis.

If the Englishmen of 1914 thought cricket was long, drawn out, and an unnecessary waste of time that’s mostly spent accomplishing absolutely nothing, they hadn’t seen anything yet. The next four years would make a test match seem positively zippy.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: July 31, 2014 at 09:24 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: cricket, dugout, history, international

 

 

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