Batting on the Bosphorus: A Liquor-Fueled Cricket Tour by Angus Bell

By Angus Bell

Angus Bell is innocently operating within the Montreal journal while, profiting from a psychic’s imaginative and prescient, he units off to find the key cricketing global of japanese Europe. From tournaments on ice in Estonia to college leagues within the crumbling Crimea, and from a Croatian army island to communist Belarus, Bell learns how Slavs play the Englishman’s online game. Encounters with fingerless Tamil Tigers in Prague, a bomb-plotter within the Austrian Alps, a Guatemalan anarchist, and an MI6 agent making out lineup playing cards show the shadowy facet of Slavic cricket. yet not anything can cease Bell from enjoying the sport or perhaps changing into the captain of a global crew. among fits, he’s pursued by means of the KGB, turns into embroiled in a drug bust at the nighttime convey, and wishes emergency therapy from a Romanian dentist. This boisterous traveler’s story redefines the spirit of cricket, changing even sworn enemies of the sport into avid fanatics.

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When Owen’s content he’s dragged enough reasonable bumps out of Austin, ‘the Rocket’ finishes with the Sharpshooter. Owen deserves special praise here for dragging Terry Austin out of negative stars. He was a shambles. Vince quizzes Owen after the match on who he favours in tonight’s MSG tag title match up. Owen dances around the question but wants the Quebecers for the belts at the Rumble. The WWF insist on blaring Owen’s entrance music over the interview so hardly a word can be heard and Bret has to lean in to understand.

Brian Walsh HBK has Diesel in his corner, not that he needs him. I love that Walsh has a sparkly blue ring jacket to try and make himself look legit, nut Shawn Michaels has sparkles on everything, and sparkles on top of that. Brian Walsh has been outsparkled. Shawn generously allows Walsh a few arm ringer counters. The WWF aren’t interested and focus on Johnny Polo booking The Quebecers against Marty Jannetty & 1-2-3 Kid next week for the tag titles. Jacques, via phone, isn’t bothered, but he should be.

Bret & Owen Hart, but Owen turned heel at the Rumble to scupper that. JR points out that Mabel is the strong link of the MOM team. I would agree wholeheartedly with that. The WWF did too, cutting the other scrubs loose long before Mabel outlived his usefulness. JR knows his history too and talks about the Wild Samoans when Afa is onscreen. Mabel bosses the island team with his sheer size so the ‘Shrinkers run some obvious heat on Mo instead. I quite like the Headshrinkers as a team, but their matches vary enormously in quality depending on their opponents and when they face an inferior team (*coughmenonamissioncough*) they get lazy.

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