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February 21st, 2015

Afghanistan Reaches Cricket World Cup, Provides ‘Symbol Of Hope’

Afghanistan’s first trip to the Cricket World Cup may be “an early contender for the most remarkable and unlikely sports storyline of 2015,” writes USA Today Sports reporter Martin Rogers. He joins Only A Game’s Karen Given to explain.

September 27th, 2014

Nebraska: America’s Cricket Hotbed?

There’s a new sport in Nebraska. (Actually, it’s an old one.) Cricket is gaining ground in America’s heartland through the most enthusiastic of sports fans: kids. Robyn Murray has the story from Omaha.

September 14th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘The Great Tamasha’

An excerpt from ” The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India” by James Astill.

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September 14th, 2013

‘The Great Tamasha’ Examines The Evolution of Cricket In India

Cricket holds a special place in India’s social and popular culture. James Astill, author of ‘The Great Tamasha,’ joins Bill Littlefield to detail the evolution of the sport in India.

January 19th, 2013

India Vs. Pakistan: A Cricket Rivalry That Transcends Sports

Imagine two nations that have more in common than most families. Then imagine four wars and a stockpile of nuclear weapons on both sides. This is the backstory each time India and Pakistan meet to play cricket. India and Pakistan recently played a three-game series in Delhi and Calcutta. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman was there.

December 22nd, 2012

India And Pakistan Ready To Face Off On Cricket Pitch

On Christmas Day, India and Pakistan will begin their first bilateral cricket series in five years. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman is traveling to India for the matches, and spoke with Bill Littlefield about the significance of the series.

October 1st, 2011

Cricket’s Comeback In Needham, MA

While celebrating his town’s 300th anniversary on Sunday, Bill Littlefield discovered a cricket match being played on a neighborhood field that many residents thought was named after a chirping insect.

May 14th, 2011

Cricket Bats Hit New York City Schools

Cricket may be a popular sport in the rest of the world, but it hasn’t caught on in the United States. That may be changing in New York as the city’s public schools are promoting cricket as part of their athletic program. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on the emergence of batsmen and bowlers […]

July 6th, 2010

Bargain Books / All Aquiver with Love

“With this bullseye, I thee wed.” Bill has the story of hunters getting married in a tree stand. Also, these old books about cricket can’t be worth anything … or can they? Read Bill’s latest post about the wackier side of sports.

May 7th, 2009

Batting on the Bosphorus

Angus Bell’s book, Batting on the Bosphorus: A Liquor Fueled Cricket Tour through Eastern Europe, might not teach you much about the game of cricket. But, Bill Littlefield says, it will keep you laughing.

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