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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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Cook’s England ODI Side

Cook’s England ODI side (“CEODIs”?) had an ethos. It was the “laptop approach” ethos, which is just about the least glamourous ethos there is, but, you can say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an … Continue reading

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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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KP Batting Masterclass

I was linked to this video on the Graun, BTL on Vic Marks’ latest piece. I’m not too sure who by, but thanks. Two things stood out for me: – For someone with every shot in the book, as well … Continue reading

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***1990s Cricket Memory Alert***

Born in the 1980s, a lot of my “growing up” memories were formed as a child in the 1990s. It was when I got into cricket, and what a decade it was for the game! From the decline of that … Continue reading

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Cook’s Last Test As Captain?

2-1 up. India utterly broken; plenty of runs at Southampton… “Role on Australia!”. Etc. Let’s start this off by stating that England will probably win this Test. India don’t win Tests away from home very often, let alone get series’ results … Continue reading

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Test Three – The Saafampton Bowl

The last time I found myself at the Rose Bowl, Aaron Finch bludgeoned his way to a world record 156 in an international T20 match, and England, in spite of posting 200+ themselves in the chase, found themselves falling rather short. … Continue reading

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Test Cricket – The Big Two – Huzzah!

Finally, the two biggest cricket playing nations in the world lock horns! We’ll ignore the sizeable populations of Pakistan and Bangladesh. We’ll ignore the ICC rankings. We’ll ignore South Africa’s general dominance of both sides over the past five years. … Continue reading

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Bowlers Vs Batsmen

For those who can’t be bothered to play a video, James Anderson says, while basically in tears: “We’ve tried our hearts out this series; all the bowlers bowled brilliantly. Man of the Series could have gone to any number of … Continue reading

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