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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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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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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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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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West Indies’ Spin Battery

My Ukrainian friend came round my flat to watch the football on Wednesday. His interest in cricket is passing at best (but he is a sucker for football). At half-time I flicked over to check the West Indies-Zimbabwe score. Shane … Continue reading

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