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Legspin and England


I've just been reading about the England vs Pakistan series and the exciting sight of a leg spinner on each side. Yes, an English leg spinner! A sight as rare as a Posh Spice smile. Of all the countries that play cricket only three really understand it. All three have had legendary legspinners. Australia has¬†truly… Continue reading Legspin and England

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#Ashes2015 – The Final Report


So that's it then. The Great White Hype is over. This must rank as the worst Ashes series over. With both teams vying for underwhelming batting performances the not particularly brilliant bowling looked much better than it actually was. This series will, in my mind, will be seen in history as a landmark of sorts.… Continue reading #Ashes2015 – The Final Report

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Oh, England!


What an entertaining past few months we've seen in England! I'd love to have been a fly on the wall, a fly capable of listening to and understanding the doublespeak and management gobbledygook spouted. The imagination boggles at the way the ECB conducts itself; hiring Moores after the last debacle. Then getting newspapers and Twitterers… Continue reading Oh, England!

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The Summer Game


<This article first appeared in sloword.wordpress.com. Given the abject surrender by England yesterday, I thought it may be pertinent to read what I had written almost a year ago. You can read the original here> I read this article by Jonathan Agnew and was struck by it's smarmy tone. As an apology for Peter Moores's… Continue reading The Summer Game