I am not a fan of cricket. I find the game tedious in the extreme, and must confess to bewilderment with those whose life is dominated by it during test matches.
I do though feel sorry for the English fans following the latest humiliating defeat by the Australians.
Nothing much has changed. I am reading Fred Hoyle’s The Nature of the Universe published in 1950. He describes the 100,000,000 galaxies within the then range of observation, each with, he estimated, around 1,000,000 planetary systems; more than a hundred million million in total.
“I find myself wondering,” he says, “whether somewhere among them is a cricket team that could beat the Australians…”
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