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26 May 2010


Watching England warm up today, there was a overriding feeling that something was missing. It was an eager Labrador of a player, whose spindly legs invariably protrude from a pair of shorts as he bats,...

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19 May 2010


Watching Andrew Strauss compile a polished 92 at the Oval today,  I  find the speculation surrounding his England role baffling. There has been criticism of his absence on tour with England in Bangladesh and since...

14 May 2010


Contrary to popular belief, twenty20 cricket is as old as the hills, having been played particularly in northern club circles since the early 1900s. Appropriately England’s match-winning tactics with the ball in St Lucia borrowed...

11 May 2010


Last nights win against New Zealand was very important for England morale for one simple reason. It was achieved without Kevin Pietersen. And it was achieved batting second which is harder on these dry...

4 May 2010


This is written before England’s match with Ireland. Its a risk but I just think this is England’s time. They’re worth a flutter. Why? Because they have a power-packed batting order with left and right...

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