Author Archives: Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp: Watching some cricket that matters

This week I was invited to watch some County Championship cricket at Northampton. It was the first cricket I’d seen since the last day of the Ashes, as I could not have been less enthused about the prospect of seven … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Why does Lord's make it so hard?

Watching cricket at Lord’s is a surprisingly hard thing to do. As I sat in the stands yesterday I was amazed by the constant interruptions of members of staff telling people to what to do and how to behave. Not … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Don't answer the door

I have not had a great deal of luck with hat-tricks over the years. This week I failed to see Andrew Flintoff’s and I’d previously missed watching Darren Gough’s against Australia in ‘99, and Dominic Cork’s against the West Indies … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: You cannot be serious

The start of April has seen a surprising number of emails tumble into my inbox inviting me to play for various cricket teams. As I’ve explained before I’m not an especially gifted player of the game. Yet people know that … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: More fool the ECB

Cricket’s greatest rivalry is no longer the between India and Pakistan or England and Australia but is instead between the various administrators of the game in India and our own wretched ECB. England’s women cricketers should have made this a … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: A tea break in Scotland with Michael Vaughan

Very few Englishmen will have had much reason to celebrate our recent performances against West Indies. One person who may be grateful, though, is Michael Vaughan. The failure of either Ian Bell or Owais Shah to make themselves indispensable at … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Captaincy competency

I have been surprised by praise heaped upon Andrew Strauss as a result of him presiding over a series that was both moderately disastrous and phenomenally dull. Yes, he’s scored a bucket-load of runs but he’s also inherited that peculiarly … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: "Do you play?"

There’s a moment in cricket conversations that I always dread. I was talking with a colleague recently, happily reeling off memories of long forgotten county players, passionately defending the career of Ashley Giles and reciting all of Mike Atherton’s scores … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: England an after-dinner disaster

I knew that the third Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground was going to go down to the wire. But I was looking forward to it. Like our match at Barbados in 1994, I thought a resounding victory would enable … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: A nightmare in every room

When I watch or listen to cricket I am just as superstitious as players themselves. If England are building a partnership I don’t like to move from my position, whatever that is. If we start losing wickets, then I try … Continue reading

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