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A Factual Geography (of cricket)

Somewhere, during my lifelong speculations on the History of the Future, the Science of Absurdities and the Geometry of Invisibility, I stumbled across a perfectly Factual Geography of Cricket. Even those who say they cannot get their heads around the simple notion that a cricket team is in until it is out, whereupon a second team goes in until it is out, and that this can happen four times in a contest that may last five days without achieving a result, would at least concede that climate, location, botany, landforms, migrations of people and a host of other geographical factors have an enormous influence on where and when this mysterious game is likely to be played.

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