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Tribute to my dad by Peter Newlinds


I’ve been lucky enough to be able to pay tribute to my own father in Around the Grounds in both fond and, I hope, amusing ways. A highly accomplished and by any measure successful man who appreciated the simple pleasures of life, my father was also very practical and good with his hands. When the opportunity came up some time…

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Cricket’s cultural crisis’, complex problems for a simple game. Peter Newlinds


In my two decades in the working media covering and commentating on Australian men’s cricket, a term I always liked was a ‘Suit’, a general somewhat pejorative term used to refer to an important looking ex- player or official who spent time (often lots of it) watching over cricket matches. I never saw someone wearing a ‘Suit’ taking a wicket…

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