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CRICKET, LOVELY CRICKET? (Notes from Knaphill 5)

Wikipedia (that well-known font of all knowledge), rather boringly, defines our national sport of Cricket as ‘a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team […]


When I was at Grammar School, more than 50 years ago now, I wasn’t very good at Maths. I did manage to get a GCE ‘O’ Level in Maths, but to be honest I never really enjoyed the subject. I was (and still am) very good at ‘mental arithmetic’ – I could always see the […]

GOD BLESS KNAPHILL (Notes from Knaphill 4)

One of the most exciting and moving stories to emerge in recent years, concerns Ffald-y-Brenin, a remarkable House of Prayer and Christian Retreat Centre set in the hills near the sea in West Wales. You can read the amazing story of God’s work at Ffald-y-Brenin in Roy Godwin and Dave Robert’s very readable book The […]