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Adelaide: Five Pre-Match Statistical Thoughts

Opening Batsman It was 23 Test match innings between David Warner’s latest century in the first Test at the Gabba and his previous hundred against South Africa at Adelaide. Meanwhile Alastair Cook has not managed to notch a ton now … 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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“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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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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Time For Bell’s Blend?

There is a big seven months in store for England’s elegant but unloved middle order batsman: Two series’, ten matches, twenty innings and one big, sport-defining rivalry. As a team, England tend to be judged on Ashes success (or failure) and … Continue reading

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Wary Of The Auld Adversary

Whilst the official Australian Test Squad naming ceremony for this summer’s Ashes Series proceeded today amid a modicum of tittering and wittering among English cricket fans, I for one instead immediately felt The Fear. Michael Clarke (Captain – 92 caps) … Continue reading

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