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Anyone for cricket – in the middle of the sea?

BRAMBLE BANK, England: Gathered on a strip of sand in what is normally a busy shipping lane, a group of men in white uniforms and a dog played cricket on Thursday, fusing Britain's passion for sport and eccentricity. The match on Bramble Bank is played once a year in August, when enough of it appears during the spring tide. The sandbar sits in the Solent, the strait that runs between the Isle of Wight and England's South Coast. The teams are formed by members of the Island Sailing Club in Cowes and The Royal Southern…