• In defence of cricket's stonewallers, the slow batsmen living in fast times

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Dom Sibley's emergence at the top of England's batting order has brought the old question of scoring rates back into focus
    By Jim Wallace for Wisden Cricket Monthly One sort-of-quaint-but-largely-hollow response to the rampant charge of the human race towards mass-everything-ness has been to embrace the artisanal - the handpicked, the handcrafted, the handwoven. For the dopamine-demanding generation whose working week is all hustle and bustle, when the weekend lands they make sure to “‘grab” their coffee in a place where the bricks are self-consciously exposed, there's a penny farthing...
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