Monthly Archives: April 2013

XI County Stalwarts Who Ought To Have Played More Test Cricket

Michael Carberry – Carberry got to the stage where he’d established himself as the next batsman in the English Test queue in 2009 and even managed to make his debut, only for a burst blood vessel in his lung to … Continue reading

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Wary Of The Auld Adversary

Whilst the official Australian Test Squad naming ceremony for this summer’s Ashes Series proceeded today amid a modicum of tittering and wittering among English cricket fans, I for one instead immediately felt The Fear. Michael Clarke (Captain – 92 caps) … Continue reading

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County Cricket – Surrey vs Somerset

So we had England openers Marcus Trescothick and Nick Compton opening the batting for Somerset, facing England Lions and ODI regulars Stuart Meaker and Jade Dernbach for Surrey having seen Ashes hero Chris Tremlett rested; the bowling side captained by … Continue reading

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Boucher The Poucher Replaced By No Sloucher

Mark Boucher’s horrendous eye-injury last summer might have meant a slightly premature end to a gritty Test career as an exceptional gloveman and resolute lower-order batsman, but it also released the proverbial Kraaken lurking within the Proteas, propelling them to … Continue reading

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County Championship – Odds

Division One Warwickshire – 4/1 Nottinghamshire – 11/2 Somerset – 6/1 Middlesex – 7/1 Surrey -7/1 Sussex – 9/1 Durham – 9/1 Yorkshire – 10/1 Derbyshire – 28/1 Although Warwickshire start favourites after last season, I don’t see value at … Continue reading

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Cricket In The Animal World

‘Bear’ with me here (awful pun to kick off blogpost – tick). I was half inspired to write this by a post by The Anonymous Widower entitled ‘Badgers Stop Play’. Now, clicking through the link you’ll note that the post … Continue reading

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Timeless Tests

England’s tour of New Zealand: a 23000 mile round trip, a series spanning fifteen days and three matches, and not a ‘result’ to be found. Just a solitary wicket could have settled the series and given the Black Caps a … Continue reading

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