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Paradise Regained: What a Bore

I wrote an article a while ago where I discussed my love for the sport of cricket as a whole, as being far stronger than my singular, nationalistic support of the England side. A clear example of this sentiment, was … Continue reading

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‘The King Is Dead; Long Live The King!’ Why I Believe Andy Flower’s Time Is Running Out

Andy Flower, as the coach of the England cricket team, deserves the universal acclaim he has received, but just as Duncan Fletcher eventually left the same role among a tainted, rancorous atmosphere, I believe Flower’s time must come to an … Continue reading

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Moeen Ali: the Story of the Talented County Professional

Worcestershire County Cricket Club, post the 6th of May 1988, has been a club completely dominated by the performance and legacy of one man: Graeme Hick. On that day, the 21 year old Zimbabwean made history and inadvertently shaped that … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Good Men Gone And Where Are All The Gods?

‘Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds? Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need. I need a hero. I’m holding out … Continue reading

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A Cricketing Masochist

I am very proud to be a British citizen  (my roots are clogged up with a bunch of Scots and Irish, so I could never only exclusively say ‘English’, I mean, look at my surname) and an important aspect of … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett: Cricket’s Nobel Laureate

There is only one Nobel Prize winner, who has a place in the pages of Wisden; who has a profile on ESPNCricinfo; who has a first-class record. It had to be Samuel Beckett. Famed existentialist, nihilist, absurdist (Beckett has, with … Continue reading

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Something is Happening Here and You Don’t Know What it is

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson have all been sent back to Australia from the tour of India. After the humbling defeat in the second Test, the coach Mickey Arthur asked each player to think of three … Continue reading

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The Art of Muttiah Muralitharan

Last week I wrote a short piece in celebration of Harbhajan Singh’s one hundredth Test Match appearance. I wrote about his bowling; his action and how exactly he has deceived and dismissed over 400 batsmen throughout his fifthteen year Test … Continue reading

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Bhaji, or Australia’s Number One Pest

Harbhajan Singh will walk out tomorrow in Chennai with the weight of fifthteen years of Test cricket behind him and will be wearing his one hundredth (floppy) cap. Of course the whole tradition of a cap awarded for each appearance … Continue reading

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South Africa vs Pakistan Preview

This should be a good one. Pakistan come into this series with perhaps two of their best years in the Test format behind them, full of confidence following their clean sweep of England twelve months ago and the recent ODI … Continue reading

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