Sporting Life: A dodgy wicket

02 June 2015 - 02:00 By Tom Eaton

Most sports are fundamentally meaningless, a mostly arbitrary set of movements governed by an arbitrary set of rules. But as a blank screen onto which we can project our ideals, they are extremely potent. Thanks to the power of projection, the act of hitting a ball with a plank suddenly becomes an expression of heroism, and part of a season-long soap opera full of unlikely plot twists and shocking character developments.

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