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How Australia can reclaim the Ashes

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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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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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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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