Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Flying (home) Finn!?

Just three overs into England’s tour of India,  woe struck as Steven Finn limped off against India ‘A’ clutching his thigh, his face visibly contorted as he yelled the words “sic semper tyrannis“, whilst Englishmen across the globe did nothing until they checked the … Continue reading

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India vs England – Player by Player Breakdown

It is finally less than three weeks to go until the first Test between India and England (see the spectacular countdown on the top right of my homepage for a generic calendar that you can probably also get anywhere else to show this)! With this in … Continue reading

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The Poetry Of Waqar Younis

Originally posted on Ducking Beamers: A Cricket Blog:
From this (and inspired by this): Sometimes it is good not to know Too many things. When you see a fast bowler trying too many things It is not good for his future.…

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Dearth of a Doosra!

Thanks to George Dobell’s latest blog on the bible that is Cricinfo , I recently discovered that there is not one bowler in the English county game who is capable of bowling a ‘doosra’. Maurice Holmes, who is the last … Continue reading

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England Equipped To Claim Jewel In The Crown

He’s back and will be chuntering like a rabid badger on crack to prove a point. A point? what point?! His point?!? God and He Himself only knows. What can be determined, however, is that The Howitzer from Pietermauritzburg (TM wrong’un) has been ‘formally … Continue reading

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The Surrey Juggernaut of 10-15 Years Ago

Not too long ago playing for Surrey had a certain glitz to it. In fact, just over 10 years ago it could be said that the Surrey side made up a considerable core of those in and around the England squad. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Ode To Sidebottom

A left-armed pace bowler is a great asset in T20 competition. In fact, unless you come across an opposition with an obvious weakness against a certain type of bowling (see England looking woeful vs. spin), variety is often a fielding captain’s best … Continue reading

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