Alex Massie

Gone Cricketing

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Note the jaunty attempt to emulate Gordon Greenidge; note too the lack of control which has caused the bottom hand to leave the bat, suggesting that this attempt has, alas, more or less failed. Photo: Grant Kinghorn.

No blogging until next week, I'm afraid. Holiday time. Albeit an unusually energetic trip overseas as I'll be playing cricket every day this week. I'm making my debut for the White City All Stars - a team skippered by Peter Oborne, late of this parish - on the club's annual tour of Ireland. Should be fun. Runs and wickets permitting, of course.

Anyway, see you on the 28th or so.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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