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I was the last person to interview Sir Alec Bedser who died yesterday. The interview was to commemorate his 90th birthday in July 2008. Here it is in full:

SIR Alec Bedser, England’s second oldest living cricketer, will be guest of  honour at the Oval today to celebrate his 90th birthday. Supreme opening bowler, nemesis of Don Bradman, mainstay with his identical twin Eric of the triumphant Surrey side of the 1950s, long-time selector and administrator, his influence on the game spans almost sixty years and is arguably as powerful as any since the Second World War. Yet he still lives quietly minding his own business in the same Woking house that his father built in 1952 when he was the world’s leading bowler with 236 test wickets. He intends to celebrate his birthday with a pint of best bitter. Read more…

Prince William unlikely to fill void left in the England team by Andrew Flintoff

Prince William’s attempt to fill the void left in the England team by Andrew Flintoff looks set to founder.

His brief cameo with the bat against a succession of Australian kids, suggested a dogged front-foot technique, and a vague and rather stiff swing of the bat which tended to loft the ball into the outfield. Read more…

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