• Cricket's glorious condensed summer nears end with a grim coda | Andy Bull

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    It has been a vintage season for England's men despite empty grounds - but a hard financial winter looms The way Douglas Adams told it in Life, the Universe and Everything, the world ends right after England win back the Ashes on a glorious late summer day at Lord's. “The sun was shining on a happy crowd,” Adams wrote. “It shone on white hats and red faces. It shone on ice lollies and melted them. It shone on the tears of small children whose ice lollies had just melted and fallen off the stick. It shone on the trees, it flashed off the whirling cricket bats.” If the last few months have...
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