Monthly Archives: August 2012

Andrew Strauss Resigns!

Well, I’m disappointed. 50 games as skipper, and England reached the top of the world during his tenure for the first time since before I was but a twinkle in my parent’s eye. I think – and hope – that history … Continue reading

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The Test Cricket Mace A Red Herring

A red herring is a clue which is intentionally or unintentionally misleading or distracting from the actual issue. It was nice that England were ranked number one in the Test rankings for the past year. It resembles a positive step … Continue reading

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Test Cricket – Henry Blowfeld (1988)

Henry Blofield is always worth a viewing…thanks to Quiet Working Mouse who found it!

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The ‘Older’ Pro

Bam! England 0-2 South Africa; as comprehensive a thumping as England have taken since the 2006/07 Ashes Down Under. Oh, apart from the 3-0 in the UAE, which obviously doesn’t count. One of the hallmarks of the South African success was the depth … Continue reading

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Saffer Tail Wags

At the start of the series, one of the advantages that England purported to have over South Africa was the strength of positions 7/8/9/10 with bat in hand. In Prior, Bresnan, Broad and Swann, it was felt that England’s weight … Continue reading

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The Red-Head XI Of World Cricket

Forgive me if the writing here is a little ‘rusty’ (ba-dum-tish), but Jonny Bairstow’s deluge of follical rouge has stirred a childish interest within me. It is a subject that I was slightly concerned about penning an article about, as … Continue reading

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The Mouth of Kevin Pietersen

1. KP was born and has a verbal spat with the midwife who didn’t deliver him to his high standards.   2. KP falls out with coaches/team in South Africa, after not enjoying 5 months in England playing club cricket … Continue reading

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Fortune of Petersen Boosts Proteas

There are occasions when a batsman racks up a score he’s probably not capable of repeating. I’m not talking about Tino Best slogging his was to a 90 odd on a flat pitch (was that partnership the first sign of how flat … Continue reading

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Things I like in Cricket

1. Short Batsmen. The seemingly flashier swish of willow from a short man, the greater sense of timing over brute force, Sachin Tendulkar, the pull shot from a good length, Brian Charles Lara…James Taylor? 2. Tall Fast Bowlers. The Whispering Death, steepling … Continue reading

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