The cult of digging in

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Over the weekend, Cricinfo published an article of ours about the English hatred of ‘giving it away’ and how it gives rise to a way of batting which is fundamentally unproductive.

It’s called Why so passive, England? and it’s another angle on the whole proactive batting thing we’ve been so obsessed with recently. Don’t worry, we think we’ve got it out of our system now. We’ll go back to doing whatever it is that we normally do now.


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  1. A short list of the things KC normally does or should normally do:
    * publish pictures of cats (so “online 20-teenies”)
    * cricket paraphernalia in unusual places
    * repair cricket top trumps game
    * express indifference to Ian Ronald Bell
    * elucidate admiring thoughts about Robert Key…

    …help me out, people…

    1. ‘…as in ‘returned’. He hasn’t got Ankylosing Spondylitis or anything.’

  2. definitely more haydo bashing… admittedly KC’s is not the only hand on the stick which bangs that particular drum – but it is (remains) just sooooooo hittable

  3. Really all the things you ‘normally do’ appear to be trends that become every other post for a few months at a time

  4. Thanks for chiming in, people.

    Oh yes…

    …publishing my match reports – how on earth did I omit to mention that one?

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