Author Archives: Daniel Brigham

Middlesex return to Division One

Middlesex and Surrey will compete together in Division One next year for the first time since 2005 after both counties clinched promotion. With Surrey’s innings victory over Derbyshire yesterday placing them one point ahead of Northamptonshire, Middlesex needed only to … Continue reading

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Twenty20: the circus by the sea

“DJs blare out music, dancing girls strut to their podium, Mick the safety officer ensures celebrations do not get out of hand. As the music ends as abruptly as it began, the problems facing the counties have been forgotten behind … Continue reading

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Why Eoin Morgan should be England ODI captain: Daniel Brigham

There are two assumptions doing the rounds at the moment. The first is that Eoin Morgan will take Paul Collingwood’s place in the Test side. The other is the imminent resignation of Andrew Strauss from the one-day captaincy. The first … Continue reading

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The Lunatic Fringe

For two decades touring Australia offered only bad memories for England fans, yet they kept going in their thousands. Daniel Brigham finds out why. February 17, 1971. England were in sight of their first Ashes series victory for 14 years, … Continue reading

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How England have saved the World Cup

For a country that doesn’t like 50-over cricket, England are doing a great job of keeping the format alive. Their 18-run win over West Indies with 32 balls to go sounds tame by their standards in this tournament but it … Continue reading

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Cricket and the zombie apocalypse

If the England cricket team was a crow, it would have flown 41,237 miles since setting out for Perth at the end of October. That’s a very long way for a crow, but it’s an even longer way for a … Continue reading

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World Cup: Ten Doeschate the real hero

Five matches into the tournament and we finally get a game worth remembering. While the scorecards will record a six-wicket win for England, all those who watched it will know the game belonged to one man. Ryan ten Doeschate’s century … Continue reading

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Don’t pick Collingwood for World Cup

Paul Collingwood doesn’t get in my World Cup XI. I realised this quite by accident, when fiddling around with the BBC’s excellent team selector. When looking at my final selection (Strauss, Bell, Trott, Pietersen, Bopara, Prior, Bresnan, Yardy, Broad, Swann, … Continue reading

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Top 5 sleep-deprived Ashes moments: Daniel Brigham

Sleep can return to The Wisden Cricketer. For six weeks, every Ashes wicket, every dropped catch, every bit of Botham bile meant the eyes sank a little deeper and the sniffles, coughs and husky voices grew in foulness. A collective … Continue reading

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Aussies give England edge: Daniel Brigham

Just when you thought that England might be there for the taking, with their minds on babies, partners and giddy thoughts of being 1-0 up in the Ashes, Australia go and help them out by indulging in a spot of … Continue reading

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