Monthly Archives: July 2013

Two Summers, Two Batsmen

2012 “Anderson to Amla, FOUR, for a second it appeared he’d spooned that to midwicket, but he timed his bottom-hand punch over the in-field superbly…and that’s a new career-best for Amla. A monumental innings.” One of the abiding memories of 2012, … Continue reading

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Life of Brian

Originally posted on ChicanePictures:
The former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara is arguable regarded as the best batsman of the modern era. He topped the test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several records, including the record for the…

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The English Equivalents of the Australian Cricket Team

I’ve decided that this non-contest is frankly a waste of time! It appears but a matter of time until England are declared 10-0 victors, and Australia’s surgical self-mutilation will be complete. So I thought we could perhaps make the contest more … Continue reading

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“The ECB has launched an interactive campaign ahead of the upcoming Ashes series to encourage fans to get behind the cricket team and ‘#RISE for England’. Featuring stars such as Matt Prior, Alastair Cook and James Anderson the poster will … Continue reading

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The Stuart Broad Test Diary

Day One. Ah, the first day of a Trent Bridge Test match! My home, my manor, my castle! The batsmen let me and Jimmy down (again), but needless to say I produced some shots on my way to a blistering … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To The Wrong Un

It is almost an entire year since the wrong’un blog was founded. In that year I have penned (keyed?) 97 articles (including this one), accumulated 74 blog followers, gained 300 Twitter followers and made no friends. So. Where to from … Continue reading

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Test One Day One – Poem One

A debut for Agar A chance for Finn A batting paradise! A great toss to win! Captain Cook and young Root Bats and pads Striding out from the pavilion Our proud English Lads! Patto one end Starc the other Cook … Continue reading

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Four Gambler’s Thoughts On The Ashes

1. The Weather. Sunny conditions = England struggle. Overhead mizzle (a mix between mist and drizzle) = England prosper. That’s the train of thought in some circles. July is meant to be a hot month and the weather is due to … Continue reading

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