Author Archives: John Emburey

John Emburey: Spinners can use DRS even more

If England have learned anything from the 3-0 defeat they suffered against Pakistan in the UAE Tests then it is that they simply must get their preparation right for the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. I know that Graham Gooch, … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Fear factor banished from county game

I’m not sure if the 2011 domestic season will go down in the annals as one of the really vintage years, but it was certainly a fascinating summer and in one significant way I think it provided real evidence that an … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Tendulkar has claim to be better than Bradman

All eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar when he tries to score the 100th international hundred of his magnificent career during the first Test between England and India at Lord’s. But it is the wider issues at stake which make … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Strauss selection for Somerset is beyond criticism

I am very pleased to see Andrew Strauss included in the Somerset team to play a three-day game against the Indians at Taunton in mid-July, ahead of the four-Test series which will provide not just the high point of this … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Time for Broad to grow to full maturity

The absence of the injured Jimmy Anderson from England’s next two Tests against Sri Lanka, at Lord’s and at the Rose Bowl, could be the catalyst for the final growth to cricketing maturity of Stuart Broad. There were signs at … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Pietersen must stretch himself to secure Test spot

Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan and James Hildreth are going head-to-head this week for the right to succeed Paul Collingwood in the England Test side. All three are playing for the England Lions in a four-day game against Sri Lanka at … Continue reading

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John Emburey: England facing serious World Cup questions

Even if England manage to beat the West Indies in their final group match I cannot see them progressing beyond the quarter-finals of this World Cup. And, unless there is a remarkable turnaround in form and performance, I think that … Continue reading

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England need World Cup strategy rethink

I think England are going to struggle to make a big impact on this 2011 World Cup, and that’s not because their preparations have been so badly hit by injuries. I just believe that England’s management need to have a … Continue reading

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Broad has qualities to lead Ashes attack

Because I’m married to an Australian the battle for the Ashes becomes quite a big issue in the Emburey household, more so than it might do for other families, and this up-coming series will be no exception. My wife Susie … Continue reading

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County Championship shames its detractors

It was a wonderful day yesterday for county cricket, and the County Championship, and perhaps that was the most pleasing thing about the whole drama of the day, which ended with Nottinghamshire pipping Somerset for the title at the death … Continue reading

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