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Australia’s Two-Tiered Test Team

Tier One Warner Smith Johnson Harris Tier Two Rogers Watson Marsh Burns Haddin Lyon Hazlewood How this lot engineered a 5 zip result last winter is still utterly beyond me.

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Domino Effect for Duminy Domination?

It is no longer unexpected to see a brilliant innings from AB de Villiers, and it almost was an inevitability that he notched up his 18th Test ton to drag South Africa past both respectability and then formidability in the … Continue reading

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Five Clashes Of The Forthcoming Ashes

Mitchell Johnson vs Jonathan Trott “I’m ganna bowl at their fackin’ Pommy throats” squeaked Mitch. Mitch loves a bit of hyperbole, whilst Trott loved facing him last time Down Under. Looking admittedly fearsome in Australia’s recent one day series’, Mitch … Continue reading

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Blockhead is Spearhead

Today Michael Clarke cunningly relayed his predicted England XI in the Australian press conference held apparently to announce his own squad for the first Test, in what can only be an attempt to camouflage the peculiarly absurd shortcomings in his … Continue reading

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Kevin Pieter-ton

Australia vs England is always a special occasion, and the first match of any Test series as a resumption of history is always a little bit special. What marks out next month’s contest at the Gabba for extra-special specialness is … Continue reading

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The Non-Brilliant Captaincy of Michael Clarke

In going 3-0 down it struck me that this Australian team is actually pretty decent; taking England to the final session in 2 out of the 3 completed Tests and dominating the abandoned match. Rogers, Warner and Clarke are decent … Continue reading

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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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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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#RISE

“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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