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The long game 29th November 2005 The answer to Peter Rose’s question (Letters, December) “was there four-day cricket at Hambledon?” is yes. Frederick Lillywhite’s Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers: 1746 to 1826 reports a match at Windmill Downs, Hambledon on 26th-29th August 1783. What is more, “This match was put off, on account of bad weather, and never resumed.” That might mean it was a four-day game, or that it was timeless.

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Thorium and uranium 7th November 2005 In his special report on Britain’s energy problems (November), Richard Barry says that thorium…

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