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England’s treatment of Nick Compton a flashback to the lost generation of the 1990s (via The Sideline Agenda)

I’m a son of the 1990s. When jumpers were to be exceptionally baggy; hair to be centre parted and preferably covered in styling gel; pop music to veer from the horribly commercial (Britney Spears), to the gloriously independent (Pavement). Another … Continue reading

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Misbah and Redemption

Misbah-ul-Haq is the easiest player in world cricket to admire. Elevated to the Pakistan captaincy amid the upheaval and toil that erupted after the spot-fixing debacle of 2010, Misbah has led his side with an honesty and humility that is … Continue reading

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I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish

‘Typical me, typical me, typical me I started something… and now I’m not too sure’ Let’s pretend that the last two series’ combine to make a five-Test mega series. If we do this, then it’s safe to state that for … 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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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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ODI Cricket Is Dead; Long Live ODI Cricket

Over the last three weeks, we cricket addicts have been able to indulge in three separate One Day International series’: England in India; the Sri Lankans in Australia and New Zealand in South Africa. That only one of these head … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan; Into the Fire

This week England has named their squad for the upcoming tour of India. This week may have finally been the point at which Kevin Pietersen snaps, and decides he no longer wants to be a part of this English set … Continue reading

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