Monthly Archives: June 2013

Time For Bell’s Blend?

There is a big seven months in store for England’s elegant but unloved middle order batsman: Two series’, ten matches, twenty innings and one big, sport-defining rivalry. As a team, England tend to be judged on Ashes success (or failure) and … Continue reading

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Ten Inciteful Thoughts From Taunton

I’m not sure what this incoherent ramble will incite, per se, but it is certainly not particularly insightful… 1. Ed Cowan. It seemed like he nicked it. One of those where there was a noise as the dark red passed … Continue reading

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James vs Dale

James vs Dale, Jonah vs the Whale Which one is the zenith; cricket’s alpha male? Swallowing men whole, like fish with no tail New ball taken with batsmen to derail Wickets coming aplenty, the economies of scale Those things that swing, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Un XI – Part 2 – Opening Batsman 2

Marcus Trescothick I feel almost slightly guilty about writing a piece on Trescothick having not read his book; I’m not sure I should be allowed. It means I have little or no real insight when it comes to his problems … Continue reading

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England’s Third Best ODI Bowler

He won’t make many (indeed any) headlines for his figures of 10-1-51-1. He may never make a headline in his career. He certainly won’t ever break any long-standing records as James Anderson did at Edgbaston – he probably won’t break … Continue reading

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