Cricket @ 7he Sevens

  On the weekend we went out to 7he Sevens stadium to attend the annual charity cricket match between the famous Lord’s Taverners and our semi-professional Fly Emirates team.  It was billed as a large fund-raiser, with even buses organised from work to pick up people.  Sadly though, there was nobody really there except the […]

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A load of 2011 updates

It’s almost been an eternity since we had regular internet access at home, so there’s been no blogs for some time. I’ve occasionally added to a journal, so I’ll post some of these out of date and out of context items below – and reset the date of the publishing, as they were mostly from […]

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If you can’t train in Australia, why not bring Australia to Dubai

In a move to hopefully to improve Dubai cricket, the ICC Global Cricket Academy is reproducing a variety of pitch types from the UK, Asian sub-continent and Australia albawaba.com middle east news information::ICC Global Cricket Academy Gets Australian Pitches (17 May 2009) http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/UAE/245929

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Cricket in UAE schools

Cricket is already the second  National sport of the United Arab Emirates, but only due to the expats. It would be nice to see more interest from Nationals. “Cricket should be introduced and encouraged in all schools of the UAE” Kapil Dev goes out to bat for cricket at UAE schools – The National Newspaper […]

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Australia vs Pakistan in Twenty20 – 07 May 2009

32 today, 32 today! I experienced my first birthday in Dubai.  I received some handy gifts. Of note was the remote control toy car Range Rover that Myles picked out. He slyly asked if he could use it some times. He’s dreamin’. It’s different from having a birthday at home in a number ways. For […]

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Car based trivia

My four year old was driving with me on an errand when he spotted a taxi driving along beside us. He proudly explained and demonstrated how you get a taxi driver’s attention by waving your hand. I then asked, and what do cricket umpires do with their arms when the batsment hits the ball into […]

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