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About wrongunatlongon

I'll muse on various subjects, mainly involving willow, leather and grass. My natural instincts is to heap as many compound adjectives as I can to sporting natterings. If you like, then feel free to link :)

Cook Good, Cook Bad, Cook as Expected

Good Series: India Away – 2012/13 Australia Home – 2015 As expected Series: Australia Home – 2013 India Home – 2014 New Zealand Away – 2013 Bad Series: West Indies Away – 2015 Australia Away – 2013/14 NZ Home – … Continue reading

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Queen Mother teaches young Queen how to signal byes

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snappy snappy, ashes

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that poor excuse for a journalist, Simon Hughes’s latest article

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Simon Hughes – times online Last updated at 12:01AM, May 21 2015 ‘I’ factor rules out Kevin Pietersen from being part of the team Alastair Cook declared yesterday that he was not consulted on the fate…

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Key: We Must Trust

Kiwi Mistrust     The New Zealand cricket board sacked their best batsman as captain not very long ago. Here’s some quotes: Mike Hesson, NZ coach, to Ross Taylor: “Ross, we believe you to be a follower rather than a … Continue reading

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Step Forward In Time: An Interview with Dave Richardson – 2023

It is rare that my blog gets scoops of any sort – let alone a scoop that saw me travel to the future, speak openly to the long-serving Chief Exec of the ICC, and happen to jot down everything he said, … Continue reading

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The “Available Cricketers Not At The World Cup” XI

Kevin Pietersen (c) – 9 ODI tons and an average of 41. Capable of something very special, on the biggest occasions, and against the very best. A frankly mind-boggling omission. Jonathan Trott – Who else in the world averages in excess … Continue reading

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Stepping Back

It was around a year ago that cricket really stunned me. I mean, I’ve been shocked before; as a 10 year old on the receiving end of a beamer from a frustrated 15 year old Devon bowler (‘orrible spotty sod); as … Continue reading

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A Memory, and a Lament

Just over a year ago, Kenya chased down 266 to beat the Netherlands in an ODI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in New Zealand. Dutch keeper-batsman Wesley Barresi’s unbeaten 137 (150 balls) set a tricky target that was chased down … Continue reading

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Four Spots of Happy Cricketing News

It is difficult to blog when the recurring theme on one’s chosen subject tends to be miserable. Thankfully there have been a few things in the cricketing world which made me smile over the past day or so, so I thought … Continue reading

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