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Queen Mother teaches young Queen how to signal byes

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snappy snappy, ashes

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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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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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5 Cricketing Dreams for New Year 2015

I’m looking forward to going back to work on Friday. I don’t love my job or anything like that, but the end of 2014 has been a bit of a ball-ache in my personal life; I’ve got a minging cold … Continue reading

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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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The Greatest England ODI Team Ever To Take The Field?

I was looking earlier at the number of times in history that England have surpassed Australia’s ODI total against South Africa today of 329 – the answer is 7 times. Or 4 times if you ignore 55/60 over matches. Or … Continue reading

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