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This, that and the other. Mostly the other
This week, the world's cricketers help us answer questions such as: "When is an abbreviation not an abbreviation?" and "How many breakfasts is it acceptable to eat in one day?" We also see a resurgence in interest in the sport's favourite chicken restaurant and learn a valuable lesson about road layouts. Never let it be said that you don't learn anything useful from this column.
The RAS syndrome (redundant acronym syndrome syndrome)
Scott Styris has been abbreviating.
Umpires do seem increasingly happy to give batsmen out lbw before wicket.
The big plans
Stuart Broad woke to a tempting offer from a fellow fast bowler.
Bet he didn't get up until gone nine either.
Has Ramnaresh Sarwan got anything to share with us?
Hopefully you aren't sharing too much information there. To be on the safe side, don't mention anything like that ever again.
Lou Vincent has bowed out of cricket.
Anything else? Andre Adams has an addition.
And so does Scott Styris.
The mankini was probably the final straw.
Shoaib Malik had managed one Twitter update since November up until this week.
"Inshallah will try to use twitter often!"
That was February 15th. Nothing since.
The time zone
Graham Onions has been chasing breakfast round the globe en route to New Zealand.
Sounds fantastic. Although do you now have to go four days without to compensate?
Life with Kemar Roach
As ever, it's all go in the land of capital letters and exclamation marks.
"Life Is Amazing!"
He provides a great insight into the world of professional sport.
What's your philosophy?
We've had too many weeks without Shaun Pollock recently.
Actually, on second thoughts, I preferred the wisdom of Manoj Tiwary. What can we learn from the man this week?
Think less. There's a sentiment we can all get behind.
And deny the existence of cul de sacs. Again, practical advice we can all make use of.
Pretty sure winning is an act and pretty sure that second sentence doesn't really make sense.
Stories of a terminal decline in interest in Nando's may have been exaggerated. Turns out it may just have been that the UK's cricketers were hibernating.
Hampshire's Danny Briggs is stirring.
"A winter without Nando's until now... Can't wait! #lovenandos"
While Leicestershire's Josh Cobb is already up to speed, having headed to sunnier climes.
Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket
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