by Matthew Bailey
I love cricket. And I don’t mean the modern, hit-and-giggle abomination of ‘T20’. I mean what’s called ‘first-class’ cricket, the kind that goes on for days on end and usually finishes in a draw. And I like it for a lot of the same reasons I like cycling.
This may seem surprising. In a sporting sense, cricket, of course, is nothing like cycling. And their roots – one quintessentially British, the other uniquely continental – couldn’t be more different. But in other ways they have a lot in common.
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