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A Century of Cricket Games

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A Century of Cricket Games

If you're in London or visiting soon, the Minden Cricket team strongly suggests you get yourself down to Lords, the home of cricket, and visit the MCC Museum. 2017 sees the excellent "A Century of Cricket Games" exhibition enter its 2nd year. Cricket board game tragic, Darren Edwards (also the publisher of that fine cricket board game, Minden Playing Card Cricket) has provided his collection of cricket board games for long term loan to the MCC Museum and this forms that basis of the exhibition (making up 70% of all games on display). On your visit you will discover a wealth of...

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Neil Adcock, South African great fast bowler, passes away

Great Players In The News

Former South African great fast bowler, Neil Adcock, passed away yesterday (January 6). Adcock was one of the greats of the game and plied his trade during a period of superb fast bowlers. Reading through the many news reports on his passing last night, I particularly liked this quote in The Hindu from Cricket South Africa's acting chief executive, Jacquest Faul, who said: "Neil was one of the great fast bowlers during what was truly a golden era of fast bowling. At that time England had Trueman, Statham and Tyson; Australia had Lindwall, Miller and Davidson; and the West Indies had Hall and...

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Vale Tony Greig

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Vale Tony Greig

Very sad news. I have just surfed to Cricinfo and seen that Tony Greig has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. He was only 66. What a very sad thing. My wife worked with him briefly in the 90s when we were building web sites for the Nine Network in Sydney and she always speaks of their brief meeting with fondness, saying he was a very nice man. Recently he has slowly been recognised for his important role in modernising the game, and with his lecture at Lord's last year, he has started to be forgiven by the...

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Minden gets mention in the Guardian

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Okay, so it was in the Over by Over account of second day of the Fourth Test in Nagpur, but it was there and quite fun to see. What was there I hear you ask? Nothing but a mention of the finest cricket stats based board game this side of the black stump. And it was fun to see the usage spike, and we sold a small handful of games to boot. So, a big thanks to long time Minden Playing Card Cricket supporter, Phil P, who sent in an email to the Over by Over team at the Guardian...

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