November 10, 2008

Papua New Guinea

Rare turf wicket spotted in Papua New Guinea

Will Luke

Turf wickets are rarer then hen's teeth beyond the Test world, but Papua New Guinea are the proud owners of a brand-new grass wicket in Kimbe.


Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Kevin Gallagher on (November 11, 2008, 13:30 GMT)

'Rarer then hens teeth outside the Test world.'

Shoddy journalism I'm afraid. There are plenty, and I mean plenty, of turf wickets in Scotland, Ireland, Jersey, Holland, Namibia, UAE, Canada, Nepal, Denmark and all the West Indies nations. No doubt I have forgotten a few. Poor stuff, even if you allow for a certain amount of sensationalism intended in the report.

Must do better.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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