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Ashes to ashes

THE RELUCTANT CRICKET FAN I’ve always attributed my antipathy to cricket as being down to my Scottish nationality rather than, say, to my inability to bowl straight, score any runs, or throw or catch a ball. I can still hear the schoolyard cries of derision following the dropping of the easiest of catches, or being

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Proper football

Australia v Tajikistan World Cup Qualifier, Adelaide Oval On the eve of Easter, and the eve of the AFL (Aussie Rules) season, thirty five thousand football fans turned up to watch the Socceroos versus Tajikistan in a World Cup qualifier at the Adelaide Oval. Not bad for a country that only just embraces the world

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