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I’m Sorry Australia

Before the Ashes started, in late October, I posted this article: <https://legsideline.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/how-australia-can-reclaim-the-ashes/&gt; I want to apologise on the behalf of all followers of English cricket; we clearly ain’t used to the success that you Australians take as red. You guys … Continue reading

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A battle for the middle (of-the-table) ages

Cricket has gone a bit weird over the last few weeks, as it has a tendency to do on occasion. Mitchell Johnson did alright, Australia did too, then Jonathan Trott flew home from the tour due to a stress related … Continue reading

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Australia, I’m sorry.

In the glorious violence of boxing, there is an oft used expression: when a boxer enters the ring he doesn’t want to come in cold; he will want to enter the ring having broken a light sweat in the training … Continue reading

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India: the new Australia?

India took the seven match bilateral ODI series against Australia 3-2 with a victory in the final fixture yesterday. I can’t be a complete killjoy: there were some pretty exciting moments during the series; however I can’t really recall these … Continue reading

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How Australia can reclaim the Ashes

They can’t.

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Why Dean Brownlie should be playing (not Corey Anderson)

New Zealand have ended the first day of their two match Test series in Bangladesh on a thoroughly respectable score of 280-5. A good 73 by old ‘two meter Peter’ Fulton, and yet another Test century for Kane Williamson, the … Continue reading

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Finally! Other Stuff is About to Happen!

The BCCI completely flouted the Future Tours Program – and thus the legitimacy of the international calendar – in scheduling a two Test series at home against the West Indies towards the back-end of this year; in what is difficult … Continue reading

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A Haiku on the Whole Nick Compton – Andy Flower Affair.

Compton deserves his spot on the plane, but Andy has fuck’d him again.

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Kyle Jarvis: A Victim of Modern Cricket?

Cricket, like all modern sports, is managed and run with the main priority being the acquisition of vast profits. Money is king; money talks. Often, the development of the game and the development of talent that could enhance it is … 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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