Category Archives: cricket

Aussie’s are “Super Pension Savvy” – why aren’t we?

As most people (in pensions) know, Australia has a thriving retirement savings industry that works because there is a social contract between Government, Unions and Employers to fund workers pensions at ever-increasing amounts. I don’t want to do a teach in – … Continue reading

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If you don’t think women can’t win, you haven’t been watching the cricket!

The wonderful series “the women’s cricket world cup” , culminated in a sell-out thriller at Lords on Sunday. It even had the Tapper family turning off the golf! Back in the day, I liked to listen to the Au Pairs … Continue reading

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It’s just not cricket – (that’s why we love it!)

I love cricket, played it very badly and still enjoy a bit of umpiring and scoring. I am a very hands-off cricket fan. That all changed last night when I sat on the Oval terraces and watched Surrey and Middlesex … Continue reading

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Letting the side down

Despite being a supporter and previously a member of Surrey Cricket Club, I rarely watch my team. I watched a 20/20 against Glamorgan and yesterday I went to the 50 over final at Lords where a close result  was expected … Continue reading

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Turning it round- lessons from English Cricket

  I can’t think of a a better example of turning things round than the English one day cricket team. Earlier this year I was embarrassed to be an English cricket fan, this morning I am reading of us winning … Continue reading

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Freddie Flintoff’s fabulous comeback; T20 Finals Day

The Blast Finals Day held at Edgbaston is the best value major sporting event of the summer. For £50 you can get a full 11 hours of cricket and a bunch of support acts including the magnificent Mascot Race, a … Continue reading

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The #ashes of test cricket?

Indeed, at close to £100 a pop, test match cricket may soon be beyond the means of anyone but said consultants, the rest of us being forced to pay subs to Sky to watch the stuff. Continue reading

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Get up! Stand up! For your pension rights!

Governance on these schemes cannot be imposed by Government, it needs to happen organically – bottom up. Continue reading

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Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

The River Thames is hammering past my patio delivering the rain that’s fallen in mid England back to the ocean, it curls under Windsor bridge and pounds down to Romney Weir past Minivet and on to Eton College. Years ago … Continue reading

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Australia squeeze home against South Africa at the Wanderers

 For posterity, here is the last page of ESPNcricinfo’s wonderful commentary of the last overs of the Jo’burg test twixt the Saffers and the Aussies.   South Africa 266 & 339 Australia 296 & 310/8 (86.5 ov) Australia won by 2 wickets Australia RR3.57 Last … Continue reading

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